I know these are weird times and some people are really feeling a lot of extra weight. I hope you’re taking good care of yourselves. Plenty of water, good food and good rest. And working together we’ll help ensure you are feeding yourself good words as well.
If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just feeling less chill than you’d like, here are some quick things you can do to shift your energy back to calm.
Check out the poster below – you can download and share. Please pass this along to anyone you know who could use some extra support!
And please join me for an upcoming web call for even more support.
I have an invite for you ❤️
Some of you know I’m certified in and practice something called Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT).
RTT does just what its name says: It transforms. In a therapeutic – healing treatment – way. And it’s fast. Most results happen in 1-3 sessions vs years of traditional therapy.
RTT is used for all kinds of issues: anxiety, addictions, bad habits, ptsd, limiting thoughts/behaviors, overwhelm, and more. It’s used to help work through the tough issues as well as to reinforce desired new outcomes – new habits, success/growth mindset, and more. I use it with adults, kids, teens and tweens.
With the current state o’ things, I’m going to be increasing my offerings and would like to invite you to join me, if you’d like this kind of support.
I’m offering a series of web calls that will focus on anxiety and I’ll take you through a simple group session to help clear out anxiety and worry and to help you feel more calm, capable, ready to deal with anything that life throws at you. And life is sure doing its best to keep us on our toes.
These calls are meant for adults. Nothing offensive, but it’s just different than working with kids.
(If there’s demand for a group kids/teen/tween class, let me know. I know my kids have been experiencing worry this week. I love working with kiddos and I’d be happy to do it – just comment below or send me a note.)
Sign up via the link below and I’ll email the info to join live. I’ll keep you posted as I add more options to help accommodate changing situations.
And please share with anyone you think could benefit from this.
If you’d like to learn more about RTT, visit this page and scroll down to the video: KatyMoses.com/RTT
6 Ways to Quickly Diffuse Anxiety
1. Focused Breathing. Put one or both hands on your belly and your heart. Take a deep breath in through your nose and a deep breath out through your nose or mouth (Breathing box GIF). Feel the air entering your nose, moving its way down, filling your lungs. Then feel it make its way out. Repeat for a minimum of 3 breaths.
2. Legs up the wall. Sit down on the floor, near a clear wall area. Laying down, reach your legs up the wall. Place a small pillow or towel under your tailbone to gently tilt your pelvis. You should be in an L shape. This is a gentle inversion that will calm your nervous system and help circulation. Stay here for up to 3 minutes (longer if you regularly do inversions – down dog, etc)
3. Crazy jumping jacks. These are effective both as a movement and because you’ll feel so silly doing them, you’ll likely laugh. Jump up and down, doing regular jumping jacks, running, and side-to-side hops. Mix it up. The idea is to move everything in every direction. Get your energy moving, shifting.
4. Breath of Fire. Sitting cross-legged or on your knees, rest your hands on your knees. Keep your spine nice and long. Take a smooth, deep breath in and then exhale – short, powerful, staccato breaths. It should sound like one loooooong breath in (fill your belly) and then several short exhalations (pushing your belly in), then another single loooong breath in, several short powerful exhales. Repeat 5-10 times.
5. Smile. Smiling, even when you’re not feeling it, has been proven to release feel-good chemicals that will actually help you to feel good. So give it a try. I KNOW that it feels as fun as starting your taxes, but once you’ve done it a minute or so it really does make a shift. If you’re really struggling, stick a pen lengthwise across your mouth, so the ends stick out either side. This pushes your mouth into a smile and this works too. It is silly, but sometimes hard times call for such extreme measures.
6. Diffuse the balloon. If you’re feeling acute anxiety, locate where you feel that sensation in your body. Where is it sitting? Often you can find it in your chest, belly, throat or fingers. Imagine there is a balloon around the area where you’re feeling that anxiety. Take a deep breath in and imagine that balloon is getting even bigger, stretching out the anxiety, breaking it up, then exhale and imagine the balloon is losing all its air. On the next inhale, fill that balloon again, the breath is stretching out and breaking up the anxiety even more. Exhale and let the balloon shrink and let the anxiety out. Repeat, continuing to break down and diffuse any remaining anxiety on the inhale. Release it all out on the exhale. Continue until you feel it subside.
Katy Moses is a Rapid Transformational Therapy certified practitioner based in Evergreen, Colorado. She’s available for both online and in-person sessions.
Katy works with women-in-business, helping them break free of the negative voice in their head, so they can feel better and can think and plan more clearly and effectively. Working with Katy and in harnessing their powerful subconscious mind, these women make more consistent income, attract better clients and opportunities. They’re doing work they love and living a full, rich life.
In addition, Katy works with children, teens and tweens, helping them navigate the roads of childhood that lead them to feeling overwhelmed and out-of-control. These kids are feeling the weight of peer pressure and real and imagined expectations from their friends, classmates, teachers, coaches and parents. She helps them find confidence in who they are, trusting that they are enough as they are so they can cultivate tremendous coping skills, develop grit and tenacity and relax and actually enjoy the gifts of a happy childhood!