For the last several weeks, we have been talking about trauma and how it impacts us, our body, our emotions, and our mind.
Today, we will explore some ways that we can rediscover and ground our self in a calm grounded center. There are many ways to do this. As we are all unique, we must find what works for us.
Over the last few weeks, I have offered a breath technique, the hug, and placing your hand on your heart. This is a wonderful starting place. Today, I’ll share another possibility.
Another way to nurture a calm grounded center is to remember memories from your past where you felt loved, safe, secure, heard, respected. And the list could go on, but I think you get my drift. It could be anything that leaves you with a pleasant feeling inside.
Here are some areas that you can consider:
1. Who is a person or pet that you feel welcomed and/or safe with?
I have my three beloved cats who surround me with their love. And some close friends that I feel very safe with and can share my heart.
2. Is there an object that helps you to feel safe?
This could be a piece of jewelry, a teddy bear, maybe a warm cup of tea. Let your creativity have some fun with discovering an object that would help you to feel safe.
3. Is there an action or activity that grounds you or brings you into a pleasant or calm state of body and mind.
I love working in my yard and planting beautiful plants and watching them grow. I like to go for walks and appreciate nature around me or listen to an uplifting song or podcast.
4. Is there a place where you feel welcome and content?
I love my home. I feel safe within my home. Being in nature helps me to feel grounded and content. And I love teaching my yoga classes which brings me great joy and connection with others.
5. What words can you say to yourself that give you comfort? Is there something that you can say to your inner child to reassure yourself? What did you most want and need to hear as a child? Can you say those words to yourself.
Be creative with this exploration
This is just a very short list of the possible external places, people, events and activities that can assist in returning to a balanced state. Use your creativity to discover what works for you. As you discover what works for you, consider how you can integrate them into your life.
I understand that overcoming trauma is a long-term process. Many times, it may feel like you are not making any progress. Yet every kind word, grounding breath or hug takes us one step closer to recovery.
May you feel welcome, safe, and loved, 💕Bindu
Thanks for your patience.
I am having a challenge in getting the time together to finalize the program.