I often ask my clients to start their session with some deep breathing. In our hectic lifestyles we can end up holding our breath throughout the day, stomach tightened, creating a cascade of tension throughout the body. I can’t tell you how often (when I set my awareness to my breathing), I realize that I’m holding my stomach in such a tight way, not fully allowing breath to come in; it’s almost as if I’m bracing myself for something. It’s easy for this to become a habitual way of being, especially when we are experiencing stressful situations.
So for the next few moments, as you read the rest of this post, breathe deeply into your diaphragm. Feel the breath enter your body, releasing the tension that is there. Allow yourself this time to connect with how you are feeling, noticing any tension or discomfort if it is present, and thanking your body for all it does for you.
This first session is dedicated to finding your voice. Remember that this series can be applied to any situation, but I will be focusing on the infertility journey.
Voicing your journey is important. Infertility can be a very difficult thing to discuss with anyone, even those closest to us. Often, we don’t allow ourselves to spend much time in this space because it can be painful. But having a place and time to voice our own experiences, however messy, creates an opening for healing.
So here are some questions to help you begin to get in touch with your own voice:
How do you feel that the experience of infertility has impacted you?
What aspects of your infertility journey concern you the most at this time?
If you had to take one step towards making a change that would impact your journey, what would it be?
Do you have all the information and resources you need to move forward?
So, spend some time on these questions. Allow yourself a reflective time-out. Make a cup of tea, breath deeply and create your own sacred healing space.
Peace and blessings to you. See you in Session 2!
I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to send me your experiences and insight!.