These practices include meditation, mindfulness, positive energy focus, spending time in nature (aka nature therapy), journaling and Reiki to name a few. All of these practices are now in the forefront in studies on stress management and wellness. CEO’s, sports teams and first responders are using forms of mindfulness and meditation for mental rehearsal and readiness, to cope and to respond not react.
This journey made me realize that I had pain and stress related to unresolved trauma. And so did a lot of others.
Therefore, part of this learning, self-discovery and growth led me to obtain my YogaFit for Warriors certification – Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY). Everyone has been touched by stress, illness, grief, addiction, PTSD; trauma touches us all in some way whether personally or by affecting someone we care about. Trauma Sensitive Yoga brings another modality for treatment in addition to talk therapy and allows for a reconnection, grounding and somatic release. The more tools we have, the greater the chance for healing.
In 2019, I became a Certified Coach Practitioner. Being a Stress Management and Wellness Coach is helping myself define my path to meet my goals. Seeing how this has helped me, I know I want to coach others to make achievable life transforming goals. Part of becoming a Stress Management and Wellness Coach is sharing with large groups or public speaking events. What a great way to share knowledge! If even one person takes away something positive then that makes for a better world.