Apr 19, 2020
In this episode, a look at affirmations. Not as a linguistic
vending machine. Or a means to be financially powerful. I'm viewing
affirmations as a tool to support healing.
Not the only tool to be used but as a means of support, nourishment, encouragement and self-care.
We are humans. And are hard wired to seek certain things in order to be functional and stable. We don't have those things and we get a little crazy. And then a lot more crazy.
Affirmation are not for everyone.
There are people who are task or function specific. Speaking words of encouragement to themselves isn't comfortable to them. They view it as a waste of time. Easier to take a pill.
Some people do believe that there is a separation between the mind and body and only want to focus on their symptoms.
Whatever you believe, I hope that you would try to see affirmations as option to be kind to yourself.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
In housekeeping news, posting new episode will be more fluid. Spending too much time on the computer makes my eyes unhappy. Probably shifting to the weekends. I do know that I will be posting with a day ending in y.
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D has a post on Psychology Today on 5 Steps to Make Affirmations Work for You
Ezz at Through The Phases has a whole list of affirmations specifically for anxiety conditions like OCD, general anxiety and social anxiety.
Verywell Mind Has a post on Positive Affirmations to Relieve Anxiety and Stress.
Louise L. Hay was an author, motivation teacher and became a publisher of affirmation and spiritual books, video and now podcasts.One of her books to consider is You Can Heal Your Life. The link is to an audio study course version of the book.
Her company, Hay House, is still in existences and produces new materials. There is a section of the website that contain free resources like the Affirmations Coloring Book. This is a 96 page PDF, however, due to the file size, it can take a long time to download, even on a decent connection.
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