COPING WITH STRESS 1 DVD. More and more we find the medical profession exploring forms of spiritual exercises as antidotes to the poisonous effects of stress; some of these spiritual approaches may themselves be dangerous, especially when they are derived from New Age tenets. But other spiritual approaches are not only safe but truly therapeutic, such as any prayer that is not merely an abstract uplifting of the mind to some “Force” or “architectonic Energy”, but authentic prayer directed to a personal loving God who is loved and trusted in total abandonment. No religious movement or organization offers these ideal conditions better than Christian spirituality when properly understood. There is no better exercise to counteract stress than learning to relax in God’s arms, like a baby in the loving embrace of a nurturing mother or father. It is simply enjoying a prolonged divine hug. That is the simplest act of creature- Creator trust possible. This teaching offers a guidance plan that is not only the most therapeutic means of stress-reduction; it is also the most grace-laden.