Affirmations

​Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind, so that in turn, they affect our behavior, thinking patterns, habits and environment.  Below is a list of useful Affirmation resources:

Psychology Today article:

"Affirmations and Neuroplasticity", David Hanscom MD

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-another-name-pain/202001/affirmations-and-neuroplasticity

 

You Tube:

"How Affirmations Work/What Affirmations Do To the Subconscious Mind", Ryan Cropper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pmwREfYymw

 

Wild Word Mama:

"Calming Affirmations for Corona Virus 2020"

https://wildworldmama.com/coronavirus/

 

Affirmation BlogSpot:

 "21 Affirmations for Nurses" 

https://affirmationspot.me/2019/02/11/21-affirmations-for-nurses/

Sleep

A good night's sleep can impact both mind and body -- from unleashing your creative powers to boosting your memory and immune health.  Below are a list of resources to help you get the sleep you need during this difficult time: 

TED Talks:

"Sleep is your Superpower", Matthew Walker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=5MuIMqhT8DM&feature=emb_title

 

You Tube:

"Why Sleep Matters Now More than Ever", Matthew Walker

https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_walker_why_sleep_matters_now_more_than_ever

 

Mind Valley:

"How To Sleep Like a Baby and Perform Like a Monster", Michael Breus, Sleep Doctor

https://www.ted.com/talks/priya_parker_how_to_create_meaningful_connections_while_apart

Tapping, Appreciation, and other stress relief techniques

Tapping:

Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few.  Click here to access "Tapping 101" a video about what tapping is and how you can start utilizing this technique.

Appreciation:

Did you know that heartfelt appreciation can facilitate the healing of the human body and spirit?  Sincere, heartfelt appreciation uplifts, inspires, and drives us to achieve that which we did not think possible.  Click here to access a quick appreciation exercise that will help reduce anxiety and stress.

Deep Breathing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Imagery:

There are many different techniques you can do at home in order to help reduce stress and anxiety, especially during this difficult time.  Click here to explore these self-care tools.

Acupressure:

Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. 

 

Free Video: "Acupressure to Support the Immune System" 

Free until May 15th, 2020

https://vimeo.com/403680416/8c0e481435

Additional Stress Relief Classes/Resources

Guided Self Care Session: Seva Stress Release 

Free until May 15th, 2020

https://vimeo.com/403824354/d31fb28ee9

 

Guided Self-Care Session: Seva Stress Release & Crystal Singing Bowls

Every Monday @ 9:30-10am

Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZYpcOihqTsobYUDKuhzKl3ZXWPQvjUdSg

 

The “Heart Math Experience”

This effective 90‑minute interactive learning experience, which has been featured at film festivals, provides insights into the power of your heart’s intelligent guidance. 

https://www.heartmath.org/training/heartmath-experience/

Qigong

Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is a collection of basic tai chi-style movements, massages, and energetic practices that improves the circulation and balance of the body’s vitality or “life force energy”. Below is a list of Qigong resources:

You Tube Video:  "Medical Staff China Qi Gong"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQV-UGM-bHs

 

You Tube Video: "Jeffrey Chand Qi Gong for Calming and Grounding the Mind"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvIIDTOgStk

 

You Tube Video: "Jeffrey Chand Immuni Qi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC9MvsxZrW4

 

You Tube Video: "Master Nan Lu Qi Gong for Immunity Corona"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWuwmJlzPcM

Tai Chi

The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind integrated with the body, control of movements and breathing, generating internal energy, mindfulness, song (loosening 松) and jing (serenity 静). Below is a list of online Tai Chi resources: 

You Tube Video: "Bina Bou Easy Tai Chi in Sedona"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQCqYmsM40M

 

You Tube Video: "Taiflow Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEOS2zoyQw4

 

You Tube Video: "Jake Mace Best Tai Chi for Beginners"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7wya1v6iZQ

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