On a very large scale, emotional trauma is affecting the population at large.
What are your automatic responses?
Are you anxious, irritable, withdrawn, binge eating, not eating at all, abusing alcohol, physical symptoms of nausea, headaches, having issues focusing on the tasks at hand? The list of symptoms goes on and on.
During the COVID pandemic, we are keeping our distance from each other; however take advantage of the ability to video chat, or engage in conversation on the phone with loved ones and friends. Human contact is essential.
Do not hesitate to share your feelings.
What are your feeling?
Are you facing your feelings or avoiding them?
It is important to face our feelings head on. We cannot deal with something if we are ignoring it. We do not, however, want to be obsesses either. Acknowledge your feelings.
Physical exercise is a perfect release. You can put on the boxing gloves and release on your punching bag or you can simple go for a leisurely stroll each day. There are benefits in both these examples or you can find something to do somewhere in the middle.
Meditation is a proven tool to help us deal with trauma, stress, etc. The meditation period can be as little as five minutes or as long as an hour or more. I remember reading that if you can't find the time to meditate, that is a sign that you need at least an one-hour meditation. Sitting in silence and quieting the mind is very effective. If you are new at meditation and struggle to quiet your mind, take advantage of the many guided meditations available on the internet. Don't get discouraged. The more your practice, the easier it becomes to quiet your mind.
Do not overlook the need to have healthy food. You would not expect your car to run without gas. Our bodies are no different. We need healthy nutrients to feed every part of our hardworking bodies. Avoid sugar.
Never underestimate the benefits of a hobby. We have an ingrain need to be productive. Do something you enjoy. Feel good about what you are doing/creating but do not over do it. Find your creative juices and enjoy.
Be patient with yourself but never be afraid to reach out for help. It is okay to ask for help to deal with trauma whether it is a one time event, ongoing stressful pandemic or trauma from childhood.
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