Emotions and Reactions - How They Impact You
One of my very favourite books is 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' by Charlie Mackesy. I was flicking through this recently and this page jumped out at me.
Every day we will experience a huge variety of emotions as we navigate through home and work. Some of the experiences we encounter can 'trigger' us in many ways, these can be happy and wanting to 'belly' laugh, they can be sad and we cry, they can be so overwhelming that we don't know which emotion do use.
From personal experience and being a Kinesiologist I have learnt it is not so much the experience that can challenge, but the way that we react to it.
I am privileged to work with many wonderful clients, each of whom have deeply personal stories and recognise that the reactions to the experiences they have encountered have made an impact to their health and happiness.
With Kinesiology we work with your whole system to understand how different experiences have caused a challenge to your wellness. When we work at this level we are understanding your body chemically, physically and emotionally.
There is a good acronym that I have shared with my clients and it is called STOP. It uses mindfulness to help with emotion regulation, and reduce anxiety.
S: Stop. Whatever you’re doing, just pause momentarily.
T: Take a breath. Re-connect with your breath. The breath is an anchor to the present moment.
O: Observe. Notice what is happening. What is happening inside you, and outside of you? Where has your mind gone? What do you feel? What are you doing?
P: Proceed. Continue doing what you were doing. Or don’t: Use the information gained during this check-in to change course. Whatever you do, do it mindfully.
Remember you're true power lies in the reaction that you give to any situation or experience.