Monday, March 9, 2015

Handling Stress with RESCUE


Many of you know that my background is in psychology.  I have two jobs - one of them teaching psychology classes at a local college, and the other working with people in the community who have mental health challenges and need assistance in daily functioning.  With the latter job, a big focus of what I do is helping people find healthier ways to manage and cope with anxiety and stress. 

Stress happens to all of us.  There is a spectrum on our capability of handling stress - some people roll with the punches and daily hassles better than others.  But regardless, we all have moments where life can feel very overwhelming.  Kids get sick, cars break down, there are family tensions - all sorts of moments, both happy and sad, can knock us a little off balance. 

The best ways to deal with stress are healthy ways - talking with a friend, getting out in nature, participating in a hobby.  Techniques that heal our mind without causing any harm to ourselves or others.  There is also a homeopathic product line that I've been using for over ten years called RESCUE that brings natural stress relief and helps you stay calmer during difficult times.  I first discovered RESCUE over ten years ago.  My family was flying to Florida, and my youngest brother was experiencing significant anxiety over flying due to a traumatic experience he'd had some months earlier, flying in a thunderstorm over the Rocky Mountains.  He was totally freaked out about stepping foot on a plane again, so my mom picked up RESCUE for him to try. 


Non-habit forming, the ingredients include flower remedies for things like: courage and presence of mind, focus when ungrounded, patience with problems and people, balanced mind when losing control, and softening impact of shock.  It immediately helped calm my brother, and after having a more positive flying experience, his anxiety lessened.

One thing I like about RESCUE is that it has no side effects.  I am very sensitive to side effects, and have had some negative experiences.  Because RESCUE is homeopathic, it works with my system and does not cause side effects like drowsiness.  It just seems to gently take the edge off, and I feel mentally calmer.

When I was in the store picking up the Pastilles, which I have taken before, I noticed that they had a  sleep liquid melts line.  I decided to pick these up for Paul and I, since we both have trouble sleeping at times.  I put them on the nightstand for the next time I was tossing and turning.
RESCUE sleep liquid melts include homeopathic ingredients to treat some of the same issues as the Pastilles, but also includes relief from repetitive thoughts, which is exactly what plagues me when I cannot sleep.  They dissolve on the tongue, and I found the orange oil taste very pleasing.  Paul and I both were very impressed with the sleep that we had after trying these.  I am such a light sleeper, but felt like I slept deeper than usual, and awoke without the grogginess or headache that a sleeping pill might cause.

RESCUE is a brand that has been around for over 70 years.  You can find it at places like CVS, Whole Foods, and Walgreens.  It is used by millions worldwide, and I have found it to be an effective and healthy way to provide stress relief when you most need it.  Want to try it?  Check out the website for more information, and a coupon! 

Readers, do you have any healthy ways you like to manage stress?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. This is a sponsored post.

29 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

This sounds very interesting Lisa I am going to see if it is available in Canada. Thank you. B

A Quiet Corner said...

Sounds like a great item to have and I am going t pass the info on to others too! Thanks!...:)JP

Monkeywrangler said...

Apart from the obvious stress relief of exercise, better diet, time spent with my husband etc, I find melatonin to be very helpful for easing me into sleep. I also find GABA to be calming and relaxing.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This sounds like a helpful product, and I'm definitely going to look into it.

I have problems with racing thoughts at bedtime, and I try to focus on what's around me, especially the sounds, so my mind isn't on the past or future.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the review - and even better, knowing you've trusted their products for 10 years or more.

Chatty Crone said...

I have the drops - what kind of store I wonder would you buy these - Health Food Store?

Jeanne said...

interesting product.

Sally said...

Lisa! This is exactly what I needed to read; not for me but another person I'm close to. Thank you so much for the information. I'll be going to CVS today! :)

Ginny said...

I AM getting this today! And one for my friend who needs it badly. All natural and no side effects, it almost seems too good to be true! I have to go to CVS today anyway to pick up some RX. THANKS!

mail4rosey said...

That was a good idea to put them alongside the bed. I'm glad they helped your brother. Bad flying experiences do tend to taint your next attempt(s) to fly.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing. I am going to look into buying these items. I see that our CVS pharmacy carries them.

Enie Dub said...

Rescue remedy is commonly used here in Ireland. My mother finds it very effective when flying.

Michelle said...

I know about this line of products and have been wanting to try rescue remedy. I also will share that I have started sleeping with a sound machine. It has various sounds, but the ocean waves have me sleeping deeper than I have in a long time. Don't know if you have tried one of those.

Lin said...

Hmmmm...never heard of the stuff, but will look for it at the store. I'd like to try it.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I normally sleep pretty well, especially since I have gotten rid of a lot of my health issues. But, last night I just couldn't sleep. We are in a motel room so that probably has something to do with it.
I need to get these... just in case.

Mary said...

Lisa I'm glad you reminded me of the Bach's Flower remedies. I used the original drops for many years, first in England and then here for a while when life was a bit off kilter some years back. I think I would like to try it again, seems the older I get the more I require something to calm me now and then, especially when traveling, and the pastille form sounds great - will be off to look for them tomorrow!

Have a wonderful week - Mary

SweetMarie said...

thank you...thank you...thank you! when I have a lot on my plate or stressed I have repetitive thoughts when I'm trying to sleep. I am buying this Rescue remedy tomorrow. :)

Small Kucing said...

wish we have it here. I would certainly love to have some

Abraham Lincoln said...

I haven't been around for a long time. I got stuck mostly on FB but still have one blog blog.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've never heard of this RESCUE, but I'd love to try it....sounds good even if I'm not stressed. :)

Lady Lilith said...

I try to handle stress by painting or listening to music. Sometimes the stress inspires my art work more then my ideas itself.

Gail Dixon said...

Thanks for this post!!! I have so much trouble sleeping, so I will be trying the sleep liquid melts. For daily stress, a camera in my hand, observing nature, quiets my mind.

Ginny said...

I have just returned from CVS, where I bought several types, and some for my friend, too.

alissa apel said...

I've never heard of RESCUE before. Thanks for introducing it.

After my husband lost his job it was indeed stressful. Usually I go for walks when I'm stressed. It was hard to do that with it being icy out.

I wasn't as healthy with my stress relief as I should have been. I did write. That helped.

Thankfully he got a job on Fri. The weather is getting warmer for now. Hiking can start back up for stressful times.

Harry Flashman said...

Lisa, I am going to buy some of this for my son, who has anxiety sometimes. I appreciate the post, it's very useful information.

I sometimes have a shot glass of Southern Comfort if I am having a stressful time, but I sneak it out in the barn as I promised my wife when we got married I would quit drinking!

Linda said...

I haven't personally had luck with homeopathics but I've seen them work on my dog!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

I heard of this product for the first time! Well, i normally don't get stressed, but when i do, sleep helps me :)

April Lou said...

I'm interested... I could use a lot of help in the stress department. :)

Michael Manning said...

That sounds interesting, Lisa! Most of Americans suffer some sort of sleep deprivation, so this sounds like a safe alternative to explore. Thanks for sharing!