Firstly, I hope that you and your families and friends are well. No doubt you will be having a range of emotions and experiences at the moment and, naturally, your ‘fight or flight’ instincts may be on high alert right now.
What can you do?
Whilst we cannot control the forces around us, we do have some control over our inner world.
So I’d like to invite each of you to find 10 minutes a day without any distractions (so no TV, radio, internet, phone, kids, pets). For those in a busy household, head for the garden, the shed, a locked bathroom, the cupboard under the stairs!
Take those 10 minutes to: check in with how you feel mentally and physically; breathe; stretch and move; or simply stare out of the window.
What can I do to help you?
That’s easier said than done, right? So I am offering a free 20 minute call (or video call) to each of my clients to offer some 1 to 1 advice, tips on self-care or simply some space in these testing times. The call might include:
• A chat – just talking about how you feel is extremely beneficial
• Guided breathing and meditation exercises
• Self-treating your aches and pains
• Stretches for desk-workers or couch potatoes!
I will be available for your free 20 minute chat every Monday to Friday 10-11.30am and 2-3pm, and Thursday evenings 8-9pm. We can use the phone, or video calls through Whats App, Duo, Google Hangouts or Zoom. I am developing a low-cost support service should you want regular sessions. If you would like to book a slot please text or call me on 07817 202516, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have serious concerns about your own or someone else’s physical or mental health do seek medical help. NHS 111 online, your GP and the Samaritans (call 116 123) are all good starting points. Know that you are not alone.
I look forward to hearing from you and wish you all well during this tricky time.