Tools and Techniques to Help relieve stress and bring a return to wellness (This is a quick guide so it is intended that you follow links and/ or do a web search for in-depth information on the topics below.)
Helpful tips for selfcare:
Spending time in the Sun
Smudge with sage-it kills germs!
Opening windows and doors to let some fresh air in
Dry Bathing: The act of brushing down one’s energy field and or physical body to remove energy and used in conjunction with one’s intention and or visualization.
Playing a crystal or Tibetan bowl and bringing the sound waves over your body (can listen on YouTube)
Using Essential Oils (I recommend www.blueskyewellness.com as a great resource)
Healthy Food choices: Foods that are rich in nutrients and that have high vibrations (fresh, organic, fruits and vegetables, sourced with integrity such as Fair Trade
Prayer or positive visualization
Meditation, yoga, mindfulness
Good Sleep routines
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping. EFT is a technique that uses a method of tapping certain points on the body which have shown to decrease stress and calm emotions. One great resource is Nick Ortner @ http://www.nickortner.com/
My Top 4 Supportive Crystals
1. Smokey Quartz-Stress, Grounding, Fear, Depression
2. Clear Quartz-Master Healer (adapts to individual and circumstances), immune stimulator
3. Amethyst-Protection, insomnia, anxiety
4. Black Tourmaline-Immune system, Grounding, Fear, Protection
How to Cleanse your crystals and stones
*Candle Flame *Reiki *Praying *Brown Rice *Sunlight *Moonlight *Smudging
Grounding and Techniques to ground your energy
Grounding is associated with the first chakra which energetically connects us to the Earth. It vibrates at the same frequency as the color red and deals with the here and now. Are we safe? Do we have what we need to survive? Do we have money, food, and shelter? Is our family healthy. This is our center of “fight or flight”.
*Exercise (running, tennis, karate, weight- lifting)
*Spending time in Nature-soothing and cleanses our energy fields
*Food (especially-root vegetables, beef, nuts)
*Gardening-connection to the Earth
*Color therapy -use red in your environment, clothing or meditate on it
*Crystal therapy-hold or carry on your person one of these great stones which have grounding energies: hematite, garnet, smoky quartz, jet, obsidian, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye
*Massage your feet-brings focus and attention to the area
*Guided meditation-listen to a meditation that focus’s on breath (there are many free ones online)
*Affirmations-Repeating certain phrases such as “I am safe and healthy.” “All is well.” “I have everything that I need.” “My needs are always met” etc.