Mindbody Wellness Clarity Tip:
You Don’t Have to Get it Right
Dear Awesome Woman,
Ever think you have to get it right? Get what right, I don’t know, but I’ve certainly had that thought and wow, does it put a ton of pressure on me. It’s a very heavy thought.
Sometimes you may not even know that you’re thinking that thought, but an easy way to check is to notice what’s happening in your body. Tension, pressure, anxiety, jaw clenching, headache, shallow breathing etc.? The list can go on and on.
So, try these two tips to release that stress:
1) Repeat after me: “I am willing to release the need to falsely believe that I have to get it right.”
This statement is a foundational step that jumpstarts your healing because it shifts your willingness. Instead of continuing a habit and pattern of limitation, you’re willing to let go of that ‘need’ to do that to yourself.
And affirm this: “I am willing to embrace joy, comfort and ease in my mind and life.” Ahh. Breathe that in.
This new belief does not put an end to effort, but it does put an end to doing it in unkind way to yourself. Instead, you are choosing to accomplish your goals from a kind place within you.
2) Do Hanna Somatic exercises a few times a week.
I’ve been doing this and the results are enlightening. These exercises were developed by a man named Thomas Hanna who heralded them as a way to reverse the physical effects of aging (or to prevent them from even happening). It’s a way to wake up the memory of muscles from the inside out and gain an awareness of your body. I wasn’t even aware of certain muscles that I use when I move and walk.
These exercises are also wonderful for trauma and stress release. I was fortunate to have a few sessions with Hanna Somatic practitioners and have found that doing a few exercises three times a week for about thirty minutes really grounds me in my body and releases tight muscles and tension. This is a very gentle healing from the inside out.
I recommend a video called ‘Somatic Movements to Improve Your Posture (undoing the red light reflex)’ by practitioner Theresa Evans of Stone Path Yoga. It is inexpensive (15$) and she takes you through the exercises very slowly and thoughtfully. You can also read up about the theory in Thomas Hanna’s book, ‘Somatics,’ and learn more.
The main thing is to do the exercises. I didn’t find the grounding and benefits until I was led slowly and thoroughly through the video (free ones online didn’t give me that).
Anyhoo—may we all discover the healing our bodies need from the inside out.
And please keep in mind how important your emotions are, no matter which healing modality you choose.
As a Somatic Healer, Clarity Coach and Writer, I help empower women to break free of unhealthy relationship patterns, whether in their personal lives or in their careers. This could be specific to the toxic patterns in relationships with Borderline/Narcissists or other controlling personalities.Through learning to trust the wisdom of their bodies, emotions, souls, and intuition, women discover a clear, healthy path to empowerment, vitality and joy. I also specialize in helping women recover from trauma, grief, anxiety, and physical pain ailments. For more info, please visit MiriamRacquel.com or schedule your free Clarity Call.
Sending love and blessings,
Miriam Racquel (Meryl) Feldman
Somatic Healer & Clarity Coach