Improving Mental Health by Practicing Self Awareness

I recently had the intuitive hit:”Don’t fear fear”. Since then, I have been taking time to notice whenever anxiety arises and respond to it swiftly so it doesnt stick around so long. It is only in the resisting and repressing that challenging feelings remain. When I instantly exercise some self care by simply noticing the feeling, it speeds up it’s passing.

I acknowledge the feeling by speak to the feeling as if it were a friend. When we relate to our feelings and sensations instead of trying to control and resist them, it has been my observation that they pass so much more quickly. Furthermore it greatly improves Mental Health.

An example of a conversation with my feelings or body sensations might sound like:

Me: Stomach, I am sensing some tension in you. Do you want to tell me what you need? What would you like me to know?

Then, I breathe a few deep breaths directing the energy into my belly. I feel directed to stretch… arms out, head back, upper back, slightly bent …creating an opening for tense belly energy to move. Next, I listen a little longer and get the vision of walking along the shore. Yes,I get it. My bodymindspirit needs a break after a couple of intense work weeks.

I honor this insight immediately by packing up my computer and papers, and taking some time to restore my energy by walking along the waters to release some nervous energy.

I let excitement ebb…fear flow…before you know it, feeling restored and ready to go;-)

AT PLUM ISLAND

By Jenn Brouillette

The shore is isolated

 except for

so many sandpipers

 searching for sustanence in the surf

and

although it is a gray breezy day on the beach,

my being feels brightly lit

 with a warm, roaring fire

 of love and gratitude

flickering within.

while outside, 

expansive, spacious sands

 inspire… invite…

 exuberant cartwheels

 of freedom,liberation.

Powerful, pounding waves

 penetrate

into my core

with an echo

of crashing confidence…

So,be it.

I listen intently

 to interpret

the tides’  language

sensing the sea

 has an 

intimate  message for me.

 the ebb and flow,

a whooshing whisper,

a secret.

I cant comprehend the words

but I perceive the feeling.

All at once, 

there is a washing away 

of self doubt… inadequacy

and I embody this knowing:

the power…the worth…the soothing support

 of the sea…

…I am in her, and she is in me.

Contact Jenn, at jlbrouha@gmail.com to participate in my workshops to improve Mental health and learn strategies for enhanced personal development ♥️☮️

Published by jlbrou

I am all about self exploration and healing. The discoveries which I have made while searching my soul have enlivened me as well as have generated excitement and empowerment. I am eager to share tools and strategies that I have implemented which have made my sailing on the sometimes stormy seas of self discovery and healing a little less threatening.

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