Summer Self Care by Stephanie
“What you do for yourself-any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself-will affect how you experience your world.” -Pema Chodron
Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit
Summer is the perfect time to slow down and notice where you need to be "fed", aka, practice self care. Nobody can do this for us. And if we don't do this for ourselves, we risk becoming resentful, contracted, and unhappy! We must feed ourselves in order to feed others.
As I spoke about last week, we are in charge of our own happiness and this includes on going self care. Give yourself permission to do what makes you feel good. You're worth it.
Top 5 Picks to Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit:
Massage - From therapeutic and deep tissue massage to relaxing massage, it's one of the oldest healing modalities. Massage can relax muscles, soothe aches and pains, release energy blockages, rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Yoga - Yoga promotes inner and outer health & well-being. In addition to improving physical health: flexibility, strength, balance, pain management, yoga is a powerful tool in personal transformation. Yoga has been shown to decrease stress, helping with anxiety and PTSD, while improving our mood and outlook on life.
Meditation- We get 2 choices: medicate or meditate. From managing stress, anxiety, and PTSD to cultivating a deeper sense of inner peace and well-being, meditation can help.
Energy Healing - Chakra Balancing is an energetic healing technique that works holistically on the body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Major systems of the body are restored with life-force energy to promote body's natural ability to heal. Chakras will be cleared and re-balanced so you feel lighter and empowered.
Reading List - Self-enrichment is one of the keys to growth.
Our top 5:
-Untethered Soul by Michael Singer -- We are all trying to be okay. Guess what? You already are!
-Reclaiming Joy by Stephanie Filardi -- 4 Steps, when applied, to live happy, healthy, free.
-A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle -- Awakening to your life's purpose and then some!
-A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson -- Love is a potent force and the key to peace...in relationships, work, life...
-Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth -- How we eat teaches us volumes about our life. Time to stop the battle with food and deeply listen.
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Most of my inner work over the last decade has been focused on understanding the interconnection between my physical, mental, emotional and energetic body. More recently, my focus has been on my energy body with shamanic energy healing.
Why? Healing happens faster and often with a lot less “drama” at the level of the energetic.
Why? It gets to the root of the issue in an empowering way.
Here’s an example:
Client “X” comes to me wanting to end her destructive pattern of yo-yo dieting. She goes to the doctor who tells her, “it’s time to get help”. What is the most effective help? If you ask me, working at the energetic. How?
Here’s what it looks like at each level: physical, mental/emotional, energetic
Physical: I give Client “X” a sustainable meal plan and work out routine. She is motivated to change and does well for a few months. When stress mounts at work, her discipline is lost and things go downhill, fast. Old habits return. She gains back the weight she lost. She beats herself up and winds up eating more.
Mental/Emotional: I work with Client “X” to find connection between emotional eating and stress, leading to weight gain, loss of motivation and further stress. In addition to the meal plan, and work out routine, I give Client “X” tools (meditation, affirmations, writing exercises) to help her manage stress. When the stress hits, she uses the tools to bring her back to center. Doing so helps her stay on track with her food and work out. A few months go by with her staying on track. Suddenly, work stress is at an all time high after she is passed over for a promotion she was depending on. Now her entire foundation is shaken and she is unable to stick with her eating, work out and stress relief routine. She yo-yo’s again. She beats herself up. She is tired and all motivation is gone. She is willing to try anything. Even a shamanic energy session!!
Energetic: During our session, we discover she has a fear of being seen that goes back to a traumatic event she experienced as a child. As a result of this event/wounding, she makes a silent agreement to herself that in order to be safe, she has to hide. The extra weight is insulation- a form of protection for her. For a time, the extra weight serves her. It allows her to feel safe and live her life. Then the day comes where the extra weight is now costing her more in terms of her health and overall self-esteem. She makes a conscious choice that it is time to get to the root of the issue and be a healthy weight. We work energetically to heal the wound from childhood, create a new “agreement” where she feels safe to be seen and she is given tools to implement this new agreement. As she becomes more comfortable on the inside, the outside begins to shift. She finds herself naturally wanting to make healthy choices around food, exercise, and even her work environment. She loses weight without much effort…
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