Anxiety is a complex subject and we are all different in our healing. What works for one person may not resonate with another. I have noticed in my life that I have more success moving through uncomfortable emotions and feelings by layering a variety of tools. Earlier in the week I shared how I use Mudras to help with Anxiety. Here are a couple more tools and techniques that I use to help with Anxiety.
One tool I use is Colour. Yes, Colour! I have worked with Colour for many years so I know firsthand how well it works. Colour is a huge part of our lives and we use it every-where from decorating our homes to what we decide to wear each day. Each colour has a unique signature in healing: red is fiery and passionate, yellow makes us feel happy, green is healing, pink is love, and blue calms us.
The Colour Blue is very calming and cooling on your emotions and physical body. So how does this work? The Colour Blue stabilizes your emotions and brings you back into a balanced state. Remember how it feels to look at the vast blue sky, or sit by water whether a stream, lake, or ocean. It is very soothing on the emotions. I have a blue sapphire ring, that is the same colour as a soft blue sky and my sister’s eyes. Actually, it was her ring and I wear it all the time for two reasons. The first is because it reminds me of her and the second is that it reminds me to draw the Colour Blue through and around my body. I’ve done this for so long that it has become automatic.
This is a practice and it may take some time to notice what you are feeling. I encourage you to do this exercise daily and/or whenever you feel anxious – it only takes a few minutes. It takes 21 days to form a habit, so commit to yourself and watch what happens.
The final tool is Sound. I have always been fascinated with sound and learning new healing modalities. A number of years ago I studied Sound Healing. One of the training’s I took was using Sound to move you into different brain wave states such as beta, alpha, theta, and delta. Alpha and Theta brain wave states are very expansive and are the states that we are in when meditating. I also trained with a women who’s focus was on Sound and the body. She taught us to travel inward and explore the terrain (the body) through Sound.
Did you know that your body loves your voice? Well, it does! Your voice resonates, soothes, and calms your body, mind, and emotions. In particular your body loves it when you to hum to it. Your hum resonates and flows easily throughout the body because it’s more that 75% water. Your hum travels along through the fluids of the body exploring the body for blocks, patterns, and beliefs that do not support you.
I had awareness’s around this because I have always hummed or sang during my day and knew for a long time that when I wasn’t singing or humming I wasn’t as happy. When I checked in it was because something was bothering me, I was stressed and anxious. My son is a whistler, he was always whistling and his nickname was “Sunny Boy” because he was such a happy kid. He is an adult now and is one of the happiest people I have ever known, and he still whistles all the time. Coincidence, maybe or maybe not — what if we both are soothing ourselves with the hum of our own voice.
I encourage you to explore Sound with your own voice, specifically try humming. Hum throughout your day — loudly or silently. Allow yourself to play around with your Hum and see if and how it shifts your Anxiety.
You can use one or all three of the tools that I have shared this week. My hope is that one or all of the tools will help you. Give them a try and notice what happens.
You are the master of yourself so take ownership in your healing.
I know that Anxiety can be scary. Believe me, I’ve been there and I get it. Through my own personal journey and helping countless other people, I have developed my signature Platform for Well-Being system that is a proven holistic path for moving through grief with ease and reaching a balanced and happy life gracefully. If you need support during this process from someone who’s been there and come out the other side, reach out to me for a (no obligation) Discovery Session. I am here to support you.