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Stress Management Techniques for Entrepreneurs with ADHD

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As an entrepreneur, you’re likely no stranger to high stress levels. For those of us dealing with ADHD, this stress can be even more pronounced. The demands of running a business, juggling multiple projects, and managing financial pressures can create a perfect storm of stress and anxiety. Effective stress management is not just beneficial—it’s essential for maintaining both mental and physical health


   Understanding Stress and ADHD

Stress and ADHD are often a vicious cycle. Stress can exacerbate ADHD symptoms, making it even harder to focus, stay organized, and make sound decisions. This can lead to a decrease in productivity and an increase in frustration, creating a negative feedback loop. For entrepreneurs, this can mean a significant impact on mental health, potentially leading to burnout if not managed properly.

   Stress Management with Qi-Energetics

Qi-Energetics is a holistic approach that integrates dynamic meditation techniques, introspection, brain education, and energy cultivation practices to transform stress into stress resilience and mental agility. Developed by Arrow Gonsalves, Qi-Energetics focuses on building resilience against stress and enhancing mental clarity and energy levels. By calming both the mind and body, Qi-Energetics provides a comprehensive strategy to transform stress, by getting centered, restoring the parasympathetic system, and empowering the immune system.

Qi-Energetics works by harmonizing your brain-body connection. This approach not only calms your nervous system but also helps you regain control of your brain function.

By deeply conditioning the body, mind and spirit, starting with their core, practitioners strengthen their immune system and transform their brain chemistry.

Rewiring their cellular intelligence to seamlessly shift from reaction mode to creative mode, and from surviving to thriving.

By increasing the production of neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and melatonin, Qi-Energetics helps regulate mood and cognition, reducing the overwhelming sensations that often accompany ADHD.

   Use Effective Stress Reduction Strategies

Stress Reduction Strategies in Qi-Energetics

Qi-Energetics provides several effective stress reduction strategies that you can incorporate into your daily routine. These strategies focus on calming your mind, releasing physical tension, and building resilience against future stressors.

Restoring Water Up- Fire Down energy condition is a Principle of Energy Management

It begins on the physical level. Getting control of your stress response, basic health and immune system. Housed in your gut and brain stem (primitive brain), the immune system is innately designed to repel pathogens of every nature from body, mind and spirit.

Since most people in today’s information age don’t know how to stay centered and circulate their physical energy through the day (whether sitting at their desk while they work, or during exercise and sports), they have too much heat or fire energy in their head.

The fire energy produced by the heart gets drawn upward through thoughts and inactivity. This makes the brain less efficient, even sluggish, and foggy. Stiffness, tension and other energy blockages form in the neck and shoulders and chest.

When the muscles in your neck and shoulders are stiff and tight, muscles constrict and tighten in the brain as well, trapping fire energy produced by your heart up in your brain. Vital energy is robbed from the intestines and vital organs. The physical body loses harmony and balance, creating stress in your body and daily life.

Sequence Of Reversed Energy Symptoms

1. Stiff neck and shoulders

2. Poor digestion: constipation/diarrhea

3. Insomnia

4. Low energy for hobbies and playtime

5. Lower back or hip pain

6. Thick/painful joints

7. Cold hands and feet

8. Infertility, impotence

9. Arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes

10. More serious diseases

To restore circulation, the fire energy that is trapped in the brain needs to be released and redirected into your gut. Tension in the neck and shoulders needs to be released and blockages in the chest must open and clear. 

Intestines and other vital organs need to warm and relax to release stagnant energy and toxins… and then tone and condition (restoring healthy peristalsis) to function cleanly and harmoniously as designed.

Water up-fire down energy circulation is activated by simple exercises that trigger the following sequence of restorative actions

Restoring Water Up – Fire Down Circulation

1. Open the In-maek channel which runs through the front of your chest, to bring the “fire” energy from your heart to your core. This deepens your breath and warm your core; activating your enteric nervous system and lowering your brain waves, nourishing your vital functions, stimulating neuro-chemical production, improving digestion, and strengthening your immune system

2. This warms your kidneys and adrenal glands, sometimes breaking a sweat to release stagnant energy and stress, while activating the cool refreshing “Water” energy from your kidneys to open the Do-Maek channel that runs up your back behind the spine to refresh your brain, so it is clear, cool and bright to optimize brain function.

This is the same model used in conventional western medicine. It is a proven method to regain control of the primitive brain and peripheral nervous system.

   Benefits of Water Up Fire Down Energy Condition

It’s helpful to note; The autonomic nervous system is a component of the peripheral nervous system that regulates involuntary physiologic processes including heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal. It contains three anatomically distinct divisions: sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric (housed in your gut).

By restoring Water up-fire down energy circulation you get present, release toxins and circulate fresh energy throughout your body.

Pairing this important principle of energy management with Qi-Energetics classes harmonizes your brain and body to move with an economy of motion. Internally, to master your inner game; physically, emotionally and mentally, and then outward to direct your mind and energy in your life and business efficiently. These practices help you feel more peaceful, productive, and creative, allowing you to trust yourself to perform without needing to strain or worry.

Practical Exercises for Daily Routines

    • Morning Qi-Energetics Routine: Start your day with a series of Qi-Energetics exercises to release stress, get centered and awaken your body and mind. These exercises help start your day in peak performance and harness your mind for the day ahead.
    • Mid-Day Resets: Incorporate short, 10-minute breaks into your day to take a walk, or practice deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation. These breaks can help reset your stress levels, boost creativity and maintain focus.
    • Evening Wind-Down: Create clean cuts between your workdays, free time and days off This helps signal to your body that it’s time to relax and prepares you to engage with the people and activities you love and get restful sleep.




Stress is an inevitable part of entrepreneurship, especially for those of us dealing with ADHD. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can manage this stress effectively and maintain both your mental and physical health. Qi-Energetics offers a comprehensive approach to stress management, combining dynamic meditation, mental agility exercises, and energy cultivation practices to help you stay calm, focused, and productive.

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If you’re ready to take control of your stress and enhance your overall well-being, I encourage you to explore Qi-Energetics further. Join our community, participate in our programs, and discover how these holistic practices can transform your life and business.

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