Resources for healing the Physical Body.
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
This is a list of the most effective techniques I’ve found for healing and rejuvenating the body.
Light, non-competitive exercise such as walking, hiking, swimming, dancing, yoga, Pilates, gardening.
Eating healthy organic meals, reducing sugar, caffeine, gluten and processed foods.
Cranial-sacral and bodywork.
Massage - Shiatsu, Lomilomi, Swedish, Hellerwork, acupressure and acupuncture are wonderful for relaxing and healing the autonomic nervous system.
Earthing (walking bare foot or lying down on soil/sand/grass for 30 min daily). Leather soled shoes are better for walking and grounding than rubber, wood, or plastic.
Daily self-care routine (including infrared sauna, red light panel, 1/2 sea salt and 1/2 baking soda baths, cold shower therapy, yoga, Pilates, etc.
Laughter - watching films with comedy or romance themes, nature documentaries…nothing too violent, stressful, or scary, or challenging.
Jin Shin Jitsu - A wonderful method from Japan…what could be easier to do than holding each finger for five minutes? Another option is to interlace your fingers together all the way to the webbing, then pull them apart, and repeat 30xs. Since the thumbs don’t touch with that move, place the right thumb over the thumb and index finger web of the left hand, then pull apart. Repeat for 30xs then switch hands for 30 xs. This activates the nerve endings at the webs of the fingers which affect many areas of the body.
Music - I like bi-naural beats music which fosters right and left brain hemisphere synchronization. Here are some links to recordings which you should listen to using can type headphones that fully cover the ears —not Earbuds—in order to get the full effect of the beats! Students may find listening to tracks while they study helpful in retaining information and inspiring creative thinking. Delta tracks may help lower cortisol, and relieve stress and sleep disorders.
Resources for the Mental Body
Reduce time on cell phones, computers and WIFI exposure which negatively affects brain functioning.
Seek the Higher Self perspective of situations, problems, and dis-ease. Assume that whatever it is you face now is showing you a part of yourself that can grow. Ask yourself, What’s the lesson here? Why do I feel/act this way? Why do they feel/act this way? Can this be healed if I change my attitude? How can I grow beyond this?
Don’t obsess over the mental work. Turn off the mind chatter by moving your body. Or immerse yourself in a creative activity like playing a musical instrument or making art. Play with pets or children.
Identify negative mindsets/thought patterns/beliefs. Write them down, then vow to heal them on your own and with outside help—because we all need reflection from others to identify what we can’t see on our own.
Until you are mostly unaffected by bad news, do not watch the tv news or mainstream media— especially before bedtime— because it just doesn’t serve your mental health or nervous system in a positive way.
Resources for the Emotional Self
Identify the tight, painful emotions you feel, and see if you can trace back to when you FIRST FELT THAT WAY IN CHILDHOOD. See yourself at that age, and have a conversation with your inner child that changes the tone of feeling.
Allow yourself to fully feel emotions and not hide in reason-based logic or withdraw or go numb when emotional pain becomes “too much”. Meditation and prayer are very helpful for this.
Seek feedback/advice from Healers/Mentors (therapists, energy workers, etc.) when you are too overwhelmed to make a breakthrough on your own.
Writing and journaling are opportunities to express what you’re going through and what you’re grateful for. Speak kindly and gently but firmly with yourself. If you’re the type to bury your negative feelings, practice dealing with them in the moment. Identifying and being able to explain what you feel to others is part of the healing process. Choose your friends wisely. You should feel both supporting of and nourished by close relationships.
Resources for the Spiritual Self
Regular prayer and meditation practice
Ask Higher Self for help and healing…allow yourself to become personally close to God.
Slow down…because rushing around and being “busy” all the time often means you’re not using your intuitive powers and/or you’re distracting yourself from feeling something uncomfortable. And sometimes what’s uncomfortable is the act of being and not doing!
Love beyond love, always, all ways,