A Claim Made: Reliable ways for alleviating stress — Exercise, a long hot shower or bath. Talking with a friend.
Our Response: These methods may prove helpful for some but to say they are reliable is, in our opinion, a false claim. Why? Because these methods do not directly address the cause of stress, which is always thinking.
These methods are, at best, indirect responses as they may distract one from thinking. But they do not deal directly with thinking and with the nearly universal habit of accepting thinking as true.
Stop accepting thinking as true, greatly reduce incidences of emotional suffering — stress included.