Self-help tools come in many shapes and forms. Sometimes it’s physical in nature (such as a self help book or a massage), or spiritual ( as in the case of flower essences, Reiki, and meditation).
Outlined below are five of the best self help options that I’ve used successfully to help relieve my own mind, body and spirit.
These are fabulous self help tools which greatly benefits overall health and wellbeing. There are many techniques to choose from such as:
- Visually guided meditation
- Candle meditation
- Breathing meditation
- Crystal meditation
- Writing meditation (using dominant and non-dominant hand)
- Walking meditation
- Body scanning
- Self healing meditation (using either color, breath work, aromatherapy, etc.)
Vibrational essences are used in healing to assist with the removal of emotional blocks and patterns, as well as resolving issues from past lives.
Essences are generally in liquid form and can also be used in creams, ointments, and oils. I sometimes combine mine with an aromatherapy oil blend.
Vibrational substances are derived from light, healing energy, plants, minerals, the environment, or animals.
Some examples of essences are:
Journal writing is a fabulous healing tool, connecting you with your true essence – your spiritual self. Find yourself a diary to write in. You can use brightly colored inks or the more traditional black, blue, or red.
Make a date with yourself to do some journal writing every morning, before rising out of bed. Write out your worries, sadness, loneliness, or whatever is on your mind. Once done, write the excitement, enthusiasm, and passion you intend to experience for the day ahead – the projects you’re working on, friends you’ll catch up with, food you’ll eat, possible miracles that might happen, shopping to be done, etc.
Have a Massage
Treat yourself to some bodywork. Swedish massage is a more traditional soft tissue type of massage. If you’re after something a little more unique for healing the mind, body, and spirit, you could choose:
- Aromatherapy massage – there’s nothing quite like this one using essential oils
- Ka Huna, LomiLomi – gentle, relaxing, soothing, and stretching massage
- Reflexology – therapeutic hand and foot massage
- Reiki – hands on energy healing (aligns Chakras, etc.)
- Vichy Shower – warm water is directed over your body, gently massaging it
- Acupressure – form of bodywork based on Chinese Meridian theory
- Ayurvedic – part of a traditional detoxification and rejuvenation program of India called Panchakarma; vigorious massage with warm oils and herbs to remove toxins; is calming and balancing, as well as facilitates profound inner peace
- Hot stone massage – warm smooth stones are placed on the body
A massage not listed that I experienced while ago was a form of Swedish massage. I was given small smooth rocks to hold in either hand, at the end of the massage the therapist held my feet and ‘tuned’ me, which sounded like a clarinet going up and down the scales. To say that I felt relaxed and energised at the same time is an understatement. It was amazing!