Graceful Ways To Manage Stressful Times

Whether we consciously mean to or not… we all allow stressful emotions to subconsciously impact our lives.

When we get stressed out, more often than not we bury it deep down, suppressing it from bothering us. Why? Because that is easier than doing the emotional healing needed. Also, because most of the time our parents learned how to suppress their stressful emotions, and so on for generations.

Few people anymore seem to understand the importance of diving deep and healing those emotions, let alone figuring out how.

Signs you're enduring extreme stress

  • High pulse rate
  • Faster aging
  • Fear
  • Feeling stuck
  • Experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions
  • Feeling panicked
  • Fight or flight response

You cannot think and feel at the same time. Just as you cannot talk and breathe at the same time.

It's time to stop suppressing your emotions

While it is very easy to get angry and offended, we need to deal with and release our emotions so they don't continue to disrupt our lives.

When we ignore our suppressed pain and emotions, they always come back up later in life, stronger each time, until we end up at our breaking point.

Essential oils are powerful tools for helping you cope with suppressed emotions, but they only work when you use them consistently.

There are stages of emotional healing that we go through. It isn't just sniffing an oil and acknowledging pain. Each episode of emotional trauma has many layers to come to terms with, forgive, and release. Essential oils come into this by helping our brains sort through different emotions harbored within us through neuroplasticity.

This is what it means to do the “inner work”… navigating the traumatic stressful emotions suppressed within you.

Graceful techniques for managing stressful times

  • Breath work: breathe in for 5 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds. Repeat until you feel calm. Optional: use your oils
  • Essential Oils
  • Sound Healing
  • Emotional Release Points

What I love the most about using sound therapy and essential oils is that they embody different frequencies. These frequencies have specific effects on our chakras, which are essentially the doorways allowing our emotional, mental, and spiritual forces to flow into physical expression.

Best essential oils for handling extreme stress gracefully

This is where essential oils come in. Essential oils are fantastic at helping you calm down and reframe your mindset.

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Essential oils work with our brains to help us make sense of essential oils, access specific memories, and release suppressed emotions so that we can heal on a much deeper level.

There are two collections of essential oil that I highly recommend. Click the links below to see how to use them, where to find them, and DIY alternatives.

Sound Healing

The benefits of sound healing include

  • Energizes your body
  • Soothes and balances your nervous system
  • Lifts your spirit
  • Promotes a deep state of relaxation
  • Enhances a meditative state
  • Improves mental clarity
  • Enhances your brain's overall functioning
  • Increases your mental concentration abilities
  • Enhances massage, meditation, Reiki, and acupressure practices
  • Balances and integrates both sides of your brain
  • Balances and realigns your chakras
  • Clears and charges your aura
  • Clears and raises your vibrational frequency

Tuning Forks for Sound Healing

I know… at first thought, you wouldn't think that Tuning Forks used for tuning instruments would be useful for our bodies (other than doctors back in the day using them to test for hidden bone fractures). This surprising tool also disrupts energetic frequencies, which in essence allows you to essentially hit the reset button with stored emotional energies.

Start with the C (128 hz) tuning fork to relax, starting at the root chakra and working your way up, holding the tuning fork slightly above each location for 20-30 seconds, visualizing the color of each chakra as you work on it. As you move up, sweep the energy upwards to the next point unit you reach your crown chakra. After working on your crown chakra, sweep the energy down.

Singing Bowls for Sound Healing

While there have been very few scientific studies done with sound bowls, they do have a very long history of being used in ancient eastern medicine for reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and in healing.

To create sound with a singing bowl, press the accompanying mallet firmly against the bowl's outside edge or bowl's belly, and drag the mallet along the edge in a circular motion. Slow your motion when you hear a bright, clear tone. Be sure to use your entire arm to make the circular motion, not just rotating your wrist. You may also gently strike the bowl before beginning the circular motion.

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