Being plugged into ‘news’ and scare stories 24 hours a day depletes the immune system. It kicks us into fight, flight or freeze mode and keeps us there!
Our bodies respond to the images in our minds!
The mind and body are intrinsically connected. Your body is unable to tell the difference between reality and imagination. So when you focus on your fears it creates as much havoc with your hormones, body chemistry and energy field as it would if you were facing a dangerous situation in real life.
Stress knocks our bodies off balance and triggers a cascade of stress hormones which influence your body via the autonomic nervous system. When our bodies are in flight, fight or freeze mode they have less energy available to maintain our immune systems and to heal and repair. It stands to reason then that chronic stress can easily lead to poor health and illness.
Your thoughts create an instant reaction in your body. Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems.
More than ever we haveto find a way to consciously relieve our stress levels everyday!
One thing you can do is disconnect from all sources of ‘news’ at least for a short time during the day. Make sure you don’t leave the news on in the background. Even though you might not be consciously aware of it, those fear-filled messages are getting through to your subconscious mind!
Boost your immune system!
Your immune system is what is going to get you through this crisis. It has protected you since the day you were born and you want it to be healthy when you venture out into the world. Boost your immune system with loving, grateful and positive thoughts and messages. Visualize your immune system healthy, vibrant and sparkling with light. Set a powerful intention to send love and gratitude to your immune system then use these Top Ten Affirmations to Boost Your Immune System
Choose where to put your Attention
Focus on something uplifting as often as you can throughout the day. Nature is a great nurturer. No matter how far from nature we seem to have come, as human beings, our roots are in nature and nature is a great healer. So even if all you can see of nature is the sky or a house plant, try to focus and connect with nature in some way.
We are also dealing with grief at the moment. Some people are suffering horrendous personal loss. Even if we haven’t suffered personally, we are all grieving the loss of a way of life. This grief is perfectly valid and most of us will go through the recognised phases of grief. You can ease and perhaps even speed up getting through this grief by dealing with it consciously rather than trying to ignore or suppress it. Our Affirmations for Grief & Trauma (Recommended as one of the best in grief affirmations by ObitTree) may help you do this.
It can be hard if not impossible to completely quiet and still your mind at the moment. This is where guided meditation really helps. It is not asking your mind to be still, simply to follow along as you are guided through letting go of painful or fearful thoughts and replacing them with peaceful, loving, healthy and empowering ones. Over 21K meditators have enjoyed my free Release, Heal & Transform Fear meditation and left some really lovely reviews. Learn more and download the MP3 free here.
Reading, speaking aloud or using energy therapies with affirmations can be a great way to step out of stress and anxiety. I have literally thousands of free affirmations for physical pain, finances, self- love, grief, stress and anxiety here on my site just use the search facility to find what you need. Probably the most useful (apart from the meditations for physical pain which can be found through the search facility) at the moment are:-
All of us carry grief and emotional shocks and traumas to some degree. Emotional traumas don’t have to be huge earth shattering events to affect us. We are all sensitive emotional, vibrational beings even if we don’t realise it! We carry grief and trauma in our bodies as well as our minds. If we don’t release and heal it it will affect our physical health as well as our emotional and mental health.
There are times in life when we are brought to our knees! The emotional pain can be so overwhelming we feel we just can’t go on. Letting go of grief can be a huge challenge which can haunt us for years. It has a huge impact on our lives and our health.
This healing guided meditation starts where you are, in the depth of the darkness. Taking gentle, tiny, baby steps it leads you through releasing the painful emotions to seeing the possibility of light at the end of the tunnel.
I accept my situation, I am where I am and I can build on that!
I have a bright future!
I give my body love and space to heal!
I am grateful to my body for everything it does to support me!
I am still standing!
I am reassured!
I am safe!
I am loved and supported!
Fear contracts, love expands. I allow myself to relax, to feel love and to expand!
I am worthy!
I am reassured and safe!
My self esteem and confidence are growing!
I move forward and leave the past behind with confidence!
I can do this!
I am peace!
I am love!
All is Well!
“Really helping as part of treatment for PTSDit’s going really well at night sadly still having flashbacks but this app helps to calm after…so glad I’ve got this tool. ..everyone should have it just for the days life throws you off track be it a day week month or longer. ..just amazing”. Gill Young
“The most amazing guided meditation I have come across! Wow, “What Your Body Wants to Hear Release Grief & Trauma” is the most amazing guided meditation I have come across! There are so many out there but this really asks the most profound questions … making you really look into your thoughts and feelings”. A.Y.
“A lot of the pain in my neck and at the base of my skull had GONE! And that night I slept soundly which was wonderful as the previous two nights I’d hardly slept due to the agonising pain. For two days over the weekend just gone, I was in agony, I had severe pain in both sides of my neck and at the base of my skull, I thought it was due to a flare up of my fibromyalgia. So I put hot packs on my neck and took the max. dose of painkillers. I began to think I would have to see my chiropractor again!
Anyway like I told you in my last email I’d downloaded your meditations and it was that same night that I was guided to listen to your meditation on Grief & Trauma. I started to play it and as it continued I burst into tears and just kept sobbing….What a release!
I knew I was letting go of the Grief & Trauma that had been building up since my beloved husband passed over two years previous. And the things you mentioned on the meditation I really identified with and I was a little taken aback as I hadn’t realised I was holding onto such beliefs! And recently I’d left a job where I’d been bullied and was still holding onto a lot of resentment and unforgiveness towards my ex-colleagues and over the last few years many of the jobs I have undertaken, had left me feeling disappointed, hurt and lacking in confidence. So I think some of these emotions were also released! After the tears I felt as though a weight had lifted from me and a lot of the pain in my neck and at the base of my skull had GONE! And that night I slept soundly which was wonderful as the previous two nights I’d hardly slept due to the agonising pain.So THANKS AGAIN Barbara!! I will continue to listen to your Grief & Trauma meditation (& your other meditations). Love,Mary.
“Have been listening to the Grief & Trauma meditation to help after the death of my husband. I feel a real difference after just a few listens, my breathing has slowed down and the palpitations have lessened dramatically. I also feel more relaxed and less “weepy”. K.R.