With none of us knowing when life might return to ‘normal’ I thought you might find some ‘self help’ information useful.
This is a new page for my website, so I’ll add things I feel you might find helpful as and when I find them.
Here are a couple of hand Reflexology videos you can try with your ‘lockdown buddy’;
First up is a video showing a short hand Reflexology sequence to help with stress and tension. Please click here for the Stress and Tension hand Reflexology video. The link will take you to You Tube and a video put together by the Association of Reflexology.
Secondly, here is a video showing a short hand Reflexology sequence to help with relaxation before bed. In these strange times, you can sometimes find your mind working in overdrive, making it difficult to relax and in turn making it difficult to sleep. If you try it in the evening, shortly before bed, you may find it helps with sleep. Please click here for the Sleep hand Reflexology video. The link will take you to You Tube and a video put together by the Association of Reflexology.
The videos I have shared above are for hand Reflexology for you to do with someone else. Here is one you can do by yourself to help withAnxiety. It can be done anytime you are feeling stressed or anxious. You don’t have to follow the whole sequence either. You could just choose a few of the reflex points that you gain most benefit from working. I always find working the solar plexus (in the centre of your palm) helpful. Just take a couple of minutes to work one or two of the reflexes anytime you feel it may be beneficial. You can do this at any time. Just before you go to sleep at night, whilst you’re taking a coffee break, even in the shower!
I‘m not usually one to read ‘self help’ books, but have just finished this one by Fearne Cotton and it’s a great read.
Whilst it’s all about her struggle with depression, which I fortunately have not had to battle, I found a lot of the things she talks about have been really relevant for me over the last few weeks.
Slowing down and taking note of the simple things in life. Looking for the ‘happy’. Reflecting on what is actually important in life... health, family, friends, love.
This is all about ‘gut health’ and the relationship between how what we eat can impact how we feel. May sound boring but it’s something I’m fascinated about.
This may be a text book, but it’s easy to read and one you can read from cover to cover, or jut dip into the sections that relate to you. There is also a recipe section - the butter bean curry is fab!
Here is a link to her website, The gut health doctor, if you want to find out more about her.