On this page you will find some of my absolute favourite tool and techniques for helping ME to give myself some much needed self care.
These tips for self care have been picked up both professionally, and personally.
I have been in practice since 2004, and have learnt SOO much from my patients over the years, and introduced to so many therapies, food theories, supplements etc. In addition, I have done extensive personal development (often inspired by my gorgeous patients!).
I have shared some of my favourites.
The Box Breathe/Square Breathe
Learning way to take control of your breathe can have life changing consequences. You can use your breathe to get an energy hit, to improve your immunity, to control your body’s reaction to temperature.
This particular style of breathe work helps to relax your body, and mind. Its one of my favorites as you can do it anywhere, any time. Just listen to the instructions below a few times to cement the technique then you know you can use it ANYTIME.
Here is a wee audio simply repeating the breathe for a minute or so to help you when you are out and about – you can save the link in your bookmarks.
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Improve your Affirmations
I always read that affirmations were great for improving your mental health & relationship with yourself.
I felt like a failure at even doing affirmations: my wee inner critic became like a drunk heckler shouting down the affirmations “aye, right – you??” or “who you kidding?”, it was relentless.
I found that I felt WORSE after from the internal battle going on.
These two points in combination helped me to release the sense of burden I felt and allowed me to relax and be open to hearing and FEELING those affirmations, all thanks to acupuncture… I soon realised others needed this combo too.. and so I am sharing with you the two points you can use for acupressure combined with an affirmations recording.
- Get yourself comfortable: sitting but relaxed.
- take a few slow steady breathes
- start the meditation
- put your hand over your heart and over your lower abdomen, and follow the box breathe
- then shift to applying pressure over Ren 17 for a few minutes
- shift down to Stomach 40 and allow all that you carry to drift away – all the expectation you have on yourself, allow it to just melt away.
- return to Ren 17 for the last few minutes
The Silent Scream
This little gem of a trick I was taught during my work with Kalyani as part of my totality therapy work. It is a great way to release those uncomfortable feelings – I have used it for my frustration, anger and also my anxiety.
It has also come in VERY handy around the PMT week for those strong uncontrollable feelings. (also check acupuncture point Liver 3 for acupressure for that too!)
It doesn’t have to be silent by the way – scream as loud as you want – maybe just warn your neighbours