Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
The world awakes to news that so many are feeling shock, fear, terror and disbelief at, or so it seems here in the UK at least. Donald Trump elected to be the President of the U.S.A on the 9th November 2016.
The shock that is reverberating around the world, or at least within my social circles, could be well founded or may not be, right now, no one is in the position to know just now. And I find that intriguing. We take it on ourselves to fear something we have no idea about. More and more I believe that it's just a part of our human experience to tap into that place, and the work it takes not to is interesting. Maybe, as some would propose, and I may agree, we used to be less like that. Certainly the statistics would show more unhappiness now than ever before. More depression, anxiety and definitely more medication to deal with it.
But for acute shock, what can we do?
I am a big fan of Byron Katie and her work. Questioning our thoughts is really helpful to me - who says everything is a disaster? Can that be really, 100% true? She has some great worksheets and videos on her website that can be downloaded, watched for free and learnt from. Plus even if it is true, how do you feel when you believe that thought? Or when you don't. Is there any positive reason to keep thinking it? Using the focussed mindfulness work I do, I work with something similar to this and questioning judgements can be helpful to many people.
Rescue remedy - long standing 'cure all' for anxiety. So many driving tests powered through, interviews, exams - that feeling of generalised anxiety in the moment. Rescue remedy can be one to try as well as the Bush Flower Essence version Emergency Essence.
Homeopathic remedies can help in times of acute stress. Some suggestions available from Helios are here. As ever, if you're taking remedies, it's my advice that you take the minimum needed to create an effect - if you've taken a tablet and you start to feel better then wait and you may not need to repeat. If you're taking remedies for acute situations you may need to repeat more often, but it's worth speaking to a practitioner. There is also lots of information on the Homeopathy app available from both the iPhone app store and Android stores.
Take time out in nature, in your community, in your surroundings. It's real, it's here and it's right now. What is happening in America may well influence our world, but you can have a bigger influence on your immediate world. So connect, be, nourish - yourself and others.
Give. Give to someone who needs it, who doesn't need it. To yourself. Be open. This year my heart has opened and melted in ways I never imagined it might, and I feel in ways I never imagined I might feel. Closing away doesn't get me that. Connect and love.
Lastly if the stress is tripping over into daily life then it's good to look at it on a deeper level. Do feel free to get in touch if you think I might be able to help.
And if all else fails I recommend a ukulele, a dog and a camper van...
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition