Proceeding with caution or full speed ahead?
At this point in time with COVID, are you proceeding with caution or full speed ahead? I raised this question in the July/August 2021 issue of Desert Health in my article, “Jailbreak or Peeking from Behind the Curtain?“
The answer to my question is complicated and highly personal. I urge you to carefully consider the ramifications of your decision – especially now with the strength of the current variant.
Those of us who are vaccinated wonder if we can trust that the unvaccinated will wear face masks. Is it safe to gather inside with family and friends who are unvaccinated? What if you’re the only person in a store not wearing a mask?
These are just some of the thoughts and questions people have shared with me as they talk through their excitement, fears and anxieties.
While I am very much enjoying in person interactions with my vaccinated family and friends, I’ve come to appreciate my quieter and simpler stay-at-home life.
I invite you to read “Jailbreak or Peeking from Behind the Curtain?” where I offer you some simple and yet practical mindfulness skills you can use to help you find your reentry.
We are currently in a situation that has been referred to as the pandemic of the unvaccinated which is anxiety provoking for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Self-hypnosis and other mindfulness techniques can help you to feel calm, manage the uncertainties of life and improve your health. Call me or send me an email for your free hypnosis consultation and find out how hypnosis can benefit you. All sessions are live online worldwide. We can meet from the comfort of your home, office, hotel, RV or wherever you may be.
What awaits us all is the
renewed joy of seeing each other smile
Jailbreak or Peeking from Behind the Curtain?
One simple yet powerful technique to address anxiety or uncertainty is “Roger’s Wiggle.” Simply wiggle your toes and your behind while breathing deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. (When in public, you don’t have to literally wiggle your behind — just the thought of wiggling it will create an internal grin to help ground and center you.)
After completing the wiggle or another mindfulness technique, you can mentally rehearse your social interactions, practicing safety, courtesy, patience with yourself and others and conclude the event calm and relaxed. The goal for the rehearsal is to prepare for success. Be sure to give thanks for your success as part of your visualization.
Another tip is to acknowledge your thoughts and emotions as you explore your new normal without judgment — of yourself or others. If you have a fearful thought, acknowledge it: “Isn’t that interesting. I’m experiencing fear.” Then allow the fear to evaporate. Poof!
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I have renewed joy of seeing each other smile.
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