"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks,he becomes.”
To make the most of your upcoming session ask yourself two questions:
What change do you envision in your daily life?
Are you open to receiving this change?
Healing is a partnership between client and therapy. No therapist can "heal" a client. A therapist is a facilitator who supports a client's healing journey.
Our bodies use pain as a way to communicate with us. Our bodies only want to help us and protect us.
- What is the message in the pain?
- Is the body asking for balance and relief from repetitive motions and over use?
- Are muscles tension from an endless loop of negative thoughts?
- Have fear and anxiety slowed the digestive system?
- Is the lymph (detoxing) system overworked creating a feelings congestion and joint aches?
Pain is an invitation for a lifestyle change. The combination of receiving healing therapies with improved self care and body awareness can alleviate pain
Remember too, if a chronic pain has developed over 20 years it will require consistent attention over a period of time to heal. Commit to a month long plan of therapy and self care. It takes about a month of daily practice and awareness to change a habit.
In the week before your session:
- Pay attention to your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
- A physical pain can have an emotional, mental, or spiritual root cause.
- Tune into your discomfort.
- When and where does it happen?
- How long has this been an issue?
- Is it associated with certain activities, thoughts, and/or feelings?
The day of your session:
- Honor this gift your are giving yourself be allowing time to relax and center before your session.
- Rushing in from work at high speed means that it will take more time for you to relax into the session and less time for true healing.
- Drink water.
- Talk to your therapist sharing your observations about how you have been feeling.
- Trust your therapist to create the optimum healing session.
There are many ways to heal. Sometimes the physical body needs massage; other times the mental, emotional, or spiritual bodies require energy work. A chronic pain, that never seems to heal, is a good indicator that energy work will be helpful. The pain may dissolve by making a connection to a memory or a thought pattern or by balancing the chakras.
During your session:
- Set your intention to allow healing to happen.
- Release judgement of your body, your thoughts, your emotions, and of the healing process.
- Relax your mind and from this relaxed place be an observer of your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
- Celebrate with gratitude all that unfolds.
After your session:
- Allow quiet time to process the session.
- Drink water, preferably with lemon.
- Take a detoxing bath.
- Call your therapist if you have any questions.
- Make a daily self care plan that supports your healing.
Some of my favorite self care exercises by Holy Shift:
Yoga Sequences from Yoga Journal: