"In order to recover, mind, body, and brain need to be convinced that it's safe to let go." -Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk
More than ever, we can be using our tools during this time to create a sense of safety. Yoga, meditation, breathwork- all of the habits we've developed are vital during times of high stress (aka now). Breathwork synchronizes our nervous system, which is especially important when we're in fight-or-flight mode and feeling unstable or unsafe. We are all challenged by the current situation in different ways, and breathwork can create a sense of safety in our body and mind when we may be holding onto fear, grief, anger or sadness. It's a "bottom-up" approach. Changing your breath changes how you feel.
Guest post by Ali Putnam, LMFT-Associate
Ali is a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) in Austin, TX