Q&A webinar - March 17, 2020
Here you'll find the recording of our webinar from today. In the webinar, we spoke about some steps you can take to care for yourself, for strong feelings and sugar cravings in the wake of the corona virus:
- Make room - make room for your feelings and experience
- Connect with yourself - connect with your inner experience and how you're feeling
- Connect with others - lean on others to co-regulate and to nurture your need for connection
- Move emotions - use play to drain and move emotions
- Attend to the next thing - take the next small step forward
We practiced making room and then soothing our emotions with a compassion practice in the webinar. I encourage you to listen and give it a try!
I shared several quotes and poems in the webinar - including one I couldn't find! I've enclosed them for you here:
Vast Sky by Judy Sorum Brown
The sky here is
so vast it can
of weather at
one time -
blue sky, a
all at once.
If feelings are
of the soul,
quite vast enough to hold it all.
And the people stayed home:
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed." ~Kitty O'Meara
The Guest House by Rumi
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.