Free Resources To Support You During Challenging Times – Stress Management Coach, Oakland, EastbayCA
I’m sharing some of my favorite resources to help everyone during these challenging times. Please feel free to share them far and wide.
Stress and fear damage the nervous system, which in turn affects the immune system. One of the most important things we can do right now, to support our health and the health of others, is to get our stress and anxiety under control. I’m sharing two of my personally crafted hypnosis mp3’s to help you, your family and your community. They can be listened to as often as needed to provide some calming support.
“Stress Relief for Busy People” is also supportive for people who are dealing with challenging times.
“Your Healing Journey” is a great one to listen to while healing. It will help the listener to tap into their own healing power. The body wants to heal and it’s fully capable of doing so, when we get the mind out of the way.
Find the uplifting stories that get you to a more balanced state. Remember, there are tons of stories of people who have spontaneously healed from an assortment of illnesses that were supposed to be irreversible.
Here are some simple ways to maintain perspective during this crisis:
- Limit your exposure to social media. Mass consciousness can be quick sand. Remember, fear is just, if not more contagious. Maintain a healthy distance to stay grounded.
- Stick with trusted sources of news. This is also another source of anxiety that you can limit. I read about a great exercise to separate fact from fiction. Take a piece of paper and list two columns. On one side, list what you know to be true. This will be column one. One the other side, list the things that you can’t validate. This will be column two. Put an X through column two. Stick with the facts. The anxious mind attempts to create information to support predictability when things are uncertain. This rarely provides predictability, just panic.
- Learn to be ok with uncertainty. It helps to remember a time when you were faced with uncertainty. Remember how you got through it. Use those skills now to help you to feel more grounded and measured. Take if one day at a time and practice being in the present moment.
- Future pace the steps you would take if you felt sick. You can write a plan of action to help your mind feel more at ease, because you’ve thought it through.
- Self-Care, Self-Care, Self-Care. Take good care of yourself. Eat healthy food. Get plenty of rest. Meditate, pray or become mindful in order to quiet the mind. Create a sacred place to rest and sit. Journal about all the things you’re grateful for right now. Reach out and check in with friends and family. Remind them that we’ll all get through this together. Make sure you’re maintaining your appointments with your wellness community like acupuncture, massage and chiropractic, as long as they’re operating.
I’m being asked by many clients to offer online classes, so I created one called CALMFERENCE | Learn how to calm your nervous system, outsmart stress and cope with anxiety during these callenging times. The online class is donation based, and you’ll get a recording of the class plus all the support and bonus material emailed to you for future reference and refresh.
Natural Cold and Flu Tonic. This is a wonderful way to support your immune systems naturally.
- 5 Lemons
- Finger size chunk of ginger
- 3 garlic cloves
- Pinch of Cayenne pepper
- 5 cups of water
Directions: Slice the lemons and put them in a pot with water. Peel and slice cloves and ginger and add to pot. Add a pinch of pepper to taste. (some people have more tolerance for spicy stuff, so add according to your tolerance). Simmer all the ingredients for 20 to 30 minutes until the lemons look pale. Let it cool a bit to drinking temperature. You can add a spoon of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it if you prefer. Sip on it throughout the day.
You can look up the history behind Thieve’s Oil, because it’s really interesting. It was used during another challenging time in history. I wanted to share one of my favorite essential oils that I diffuse when my household is in the grips of the flu. It’s called Medieval Mix by Aura Cacia.
If you can’t find this brand, you’ll find lots of recipes on how to make it on the internet.
Clearning Your Home
I wanted to share some of the more spiritual rituals I use to shift energy and clear my home and office. I love using Sage and Frankinscense. I do these practices every day, especially when my household is experiencing sickness.
Here’s a great quote from an article sharing scientific validation of the power of smudging.
“Simply put, sage clears bacteria in the air. Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood. The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal. Other qualities believed to be associated with sage when burned are giving wisdom, clarity, and increasing spiritual awareness.” Vogue
I also use Frankincense. I buy the resin and burn it in little charcole disks. I’ll use cones or incense sticks. I make sure you walk through each room and wisk the smoke into each corner. I also open windows to allow for lots of air flow.
Use practical caution with any of these practices, because smoke can also be and irritant and harmful. And with any health recommendations, do your own due diligence.
I wanted to provide some supportive resources for you, your family and community. Please share this blog far and wide. We’re all in this together and we’ll get through it together.
Kind regards, Lorie