Coronavirus. Economic upheaval. Job losses. Turmoil in schools trying to teach kids by Zoom video conference. Race riots. Mass shootings.

And now the U.S. presidential election, with fears of mass violence and mass protests no matter who wins.

A recent poll reports 55 percent of Americans report that tomorrow – Nov. 3 – will be the most stressful day of their lives.

It’s enough to make anybody feel more than a little overwhelmed.

The American Psychological Association reports “We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.”

Nearly half of adults (49%) report their behavior has been negatively affected. Most commonly, they report increased tension in their bodies (21%), “snapping” or getting angry very quickly (20%), unexpected mood swings (20%), or screaming or yelling at a loved one (17%).

Along with tried and true stress management techniques including exercise, meditation and breathing exercises, I’ve created some simple-to-follow videos showing how you can re-set the stress out of your brain.

During my 27 years in natural healing, I have studied and practiced a wide variety of modalities to heal the brain.

The techniques that I demonstrate here come from a system called Total Body Modification, or TBM.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, hopeless, troubled or uncertain, follow along to these videos and re-set the stress in your brain in this order:

  1. Hypothalamus
  2. Pitutiary
  3. Pineal

You can do these techniques for yourself as well as for your loved ones.

Your hypothalamus is a small central region of your brain that maintains homeostasis.

Here’s how to re-set stress out of your hypothalamus:

  1. Shut your eyes.
  2. Rub the temporal fossae on both sides.
  3. Inhale, exhale and breathe for about 30 seconds.

Your pituitary gland is referred to as the master gland of your body. It regulates your adrenal glands and thyroid as well as many body functions.

Here’s how to re-set stress out of your pituitary:

  1. Put the heel of one hand at the base of your skull.
  2. Put the heel of your other hand below the bridge of your nose.
  3. As you inhale, lift firmly. Exhale and relax.
  4. Repeat 3 to 4 times.


Your pineal gland is sometimes referred to as the seat of your soul. It regulates your melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone that regulates your sleep and circadian rhythms.

Here’s how to re-set stress out of your pineal gland:

  1. Place your hands above your ears.
  2. As you inhale, press in and up lightly and gently. Exhale and relax.
  3. Repeat 3 to 4 times.

Diagram of your brain

Your brain is the most important organ in your body.

When you practice techniques to release stress out of your brain, you can think more clearly, overcome depression and anxiety, maintain healthy hormone balance and experience naturally high levels of personal energy.

If you recognized you are feeling stressed, you can use these techniques throughout the day.

I often think of the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal like the circuit breakers in your house.

When everything functions normally, electricity flows.

When your circuits become overwhelmed, the circuit breaker in your house shuts the electricity off.

As you re-set your hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal regularly, you can find yourself feeling more resilient and able to cope with whatever stress life throws your way.

During the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been giving away FREE copies of my Amazon number 1 bestseller The Little Book of Breathwork to people in 17 countries across the globe.

The Little Book of Breathwork

The Little Book of Breathwork by Catherine Carrigan, available in paperback, ebook and audiobook

The Little Book of Breathwork  contains directions for a breathwork routine I use to cut anxiety in half in eight minutes or less as well as photographs and directions for my favorite hand mudras and affirmations you can use to release stress.

If you would like a FREE copy please email

What is healing? Healing happens when you re-set the stress out of your brain.

To set up an appointment for a medical intuitive reading or healing work, please email catherine@catherinecarrigan or call 678-612-8816. If you are calling internationally, please call me at the same number through WhatsApp so I can return your call toll free!

Coronavirus Survival Resources 
Right now the environment we are all living in has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have to consider how this larger situation is affecting us mind, body and spirit.
I’ve been searching around for ways to help everyone get through the Coronavirus, an illness known to attack the respiratory system, hinder breathing and adversely affect people’s lungs both during and after the virus.
To discover 3 ways you can be happy right now – even in the midst of a pandemic – read my blog about happiness at this link.
Get your mindset right by reading my article 4 Steps to Overcome Any Adversity at this link.
You can root for me as I do my best to beat my addiction to reading the news. Find out what I’m doing about that at this link.
Learn to release tension out of your face with this simple yoga exercise. Watch the video and read the directions at this link.
You can learn how to clear loneliness by using the healing technique I describe at this link.
Discover how healing soul wounds empowers you to clear grief. Read the article at this link.
Learn how to overcome fear by connecting to the power within. Learn how by reading this article.
I explained how to take your power back from the fear pandemic. You can read the article I wrote at this link.
To cultivate the feeling of contentment no matter what your life circumstances, read the article I wrote at this link.
We added an extra Saturday morning 10 a.m. yoga class on Zoom. You can find out about joining us at the link.
Turn to Mushti Mudra to release emotional stress when you don’t think you can handle any more anxiety, depression or loneliness. Find out by reading this blog.
And above all I know how profound the breathing exercises in The Little Book of Breathwork can be.
I wrote the book and produced a series of FREE videos of these exercises because I know you can usually cut your anxiety in half in a mere eight minutes. That’s why I called the breath work routine “Eight Minutes to Inner Peace.”
When it’s 2 a.m. and you can’t call your best friend, you can practice the breathing exercises, affirmations and hand mudras to feel better.
When you’re experiencing shortness of breath, anxiety, high blood pressure or don’t know what else to do to make yourself feel better, these are simple tools you can turn to for FREE.
If you are sick with Coronavirus and notice yourself having trouble breathing, you can turn to these breathing exercises, hand mudras and affirmations to redirect your chi and hopefully open up your airways.
To join us for yoga and qi gong classes via video conference right now, email or call 678-612-8816 to receive the code. Yoga classes meet via on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST and Thursdays 11 a.m. to meet via on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings 10:30 a.m. EST. Qi gong meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. EST.