How to Regain a Sense of Balance, Stability & Safety During a PandemicCOVID-19 is taking a on our minds & emotional outlook. Here is a technique to help you Regain a Sense of Balance, Stability & Safety During a Pandemic.
Carol Gignoux, M.Ed
Filed Under: Wellness, Relaxation, Advice
COVID-19 is taking a on our minds & emotional outlook. Here is a technique to help you Regain a Sense of Balance, Stability & Safety During a Pandemic.
Today I am reminded of a quote by Neal Donald Walsh: “All change is change for the better. There is no such thing as change for the worse. Change is the process of life itself and that process could be called by the name evolution. And evolution moves in only one direction: forward and toward improvement”.
At this moment a virus is sweeting the globe. The earth is experiencing a great change affecting our very survival, causing us to take a deeper look at the world we live in and our relationship to it. How are we making sense of it? What can be learned? What are we being called to change and do differently in mind, body and spirit?
Interacting with the news daily, hour by hour and minute by minute, can take a considerable toll on our minds and emotional outlook. I have been noticing a stark difference between those who limit their intake of the latest fearful predictions and those who keep the TV on in the back ground constantly aware of each and every update. Less screen time is allowing my clients, friends and colleagues to make better use of their time and opportunities. They seem able to maintain and enhance a healthier optimism for the future.
So for all of you, I’m offering a way to unhook from the fear and dire warnings of the external environment whenever you need and want to. For just a few minutes a day the following practice can help you regain a sense of balance, stability and safety at a most difficult time:
1) Sit quietly in a chair with both feet on the ground and hands relaxed. Take 3 deep breaths and as you do, let everything – thoughts, worries, stresses – go as if they are water off a duck’s back.
2) Put your hand over your heart and focus your awareness there – and only there – during the practice.
3) Breathe in slowly counting 6 seconds to reach full lung capacity. Hold for a moment, and then breathe out slowly like you did breathing in.
4) As you are breathing in and out, project a genuine sense of caring and compassion for yourself, anything, everything and everyone.
You can do this practice for as little, as long and as often as you choose to or are able. Three minutes or less is a perfectly fine.
If you’d like, you can let me know how it goes for you and what you experience. As always, I am here to support you in a any way I can and will continue to visualize wellness for you and all beings of our beautiful planet.
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