As a highly sensitive person, I feel deeply and if I can tune into things that are rhythmic or soothing, like music, it helps me heal.
I believe being highly sensitive is a gift, a superpower but it is, like all things, about learning how to work with it rather than against it.
Highly sensitive people can easily get overwhelmed by sensory input - bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, etc. but we also feel the beauty of life deeply.
Redirecting our attention to the sound of music, the soft texture of a blanket or clothing, the rhythm of our breathing when overwhelmed will help us regulate our nervous system and build resilience.
Tuning in is the first step to changing anything - we must notice and then we have choices.
If we choose to give our attention to something neutral or positive that is around or within us, it can become our resource and support to navigate through the changes life will inevitably bring.
Change is the only constant so finding ways to ride those waves is key to resilience and preventing burnout.
My favorite breathing practice to help me calm my nervous system is Ocean Breathing. I think of it as sneaky self-care that I can carry with me anywhere I go. Click here for a free video on Ocean Breathing.
I am so excited to hold space for others to create a cozy, safe space in their home to receive some well deserved nourishment and rest at my Cozy Winter Workshop on February 6th from 2-4 EST!
This offering is focusing on practices to help embody security, comfort and safety within and around us.
We have CEs, equity seats and a recording that will be available if you can't join us live!
For more information and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.heirloomcounseling.com/cozy
May we all love the life we live…