Sunday, 29 May 2016

Healing Mind and Body

 Last updated: September 2017


I'm currently working on a blog page of articles that I've been finding helpful on my self help/personal development journey so far. (Similar to my Resources page). I intend for it to have quite a few categories and links, so while I'm still working on it, I thought I'd also do a post about healing your mind and body. I'm including Law of Attraction (LOA) links. For more on the Law of Attraction you can read my post about it:  http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html

Healing is something I've been working on for years in relation to my mental health, due to having depression, OCD and anxiety since I was a teenager. In recent years I've been trying to eat more healthily and have lost some weight. In books and articles I've read they mention how the mind and body are linked, so I think it's good to take care of both your mind and body.


There are some things I like to do which help with my mental wellbeing:

Reading and re-reading LOA books
Reading blogs/sites
Writing exercises (eg. "body journalling", see below)
Writing stories- I've been writing since I was little and sometimes I find it relaxing just sitting there and writing.

Also check out a post I did a couple of years ago on my healing tools: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/my-healing-tools.html


Now here are some useful links. I've divided them into categories.



Wellbeing

A couple of links on general wellbeing.

http://jianiteo.com/four-dimensions-wellbeing

http://enlightenyourlovelife.com/keeping-it-simple-universal-law/

http://kriscarr.com/blog/kris-carr-self-care-planner/

http://www.eltscott.com/a-guide-to-mindfulness/

http://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/5-mini-mindfulness-methods-that-you-can-do-anywhere/slide/7/

https://melissaambrosini.com/health/my-8-daily-non-negotiables-for-supercharged-productivity/*



Body 

Body Journalling

I tried this exercise recently after reading Louise L. Hay's You Can Heal Your Life book (see below). I just called it "body journalling". Over the years I've had a lot of anxiety over my body which has come out in the form of health anxiety. So I started writing down about how I felt about my body over the years.



Websites

Post from Sarah Prout about accepting your body and feeling worthy: http://sarahprout.com/reframing-our-body-issues

Post from Tammy Stait on redefining your body image: http://www.tammystrait.com/redefining-body-image/

Louise L. Hay post on positive body affirmations: http://www.healyourlife.com/love-your-body-0

An interesting post that gives you a basic intro to self healing: http://align-mentality.com/an-intro-on-the-art-of-self-healing/

Post about loving your body: http://belindadavidson.com/how-to-love-your-body/

Post on healing affirmations: http://amybscher.com/5-positive-healing-affirmations-actually-work/

Celestina Chua's (Personal Excellence) body image series: http://personalexcellence.co/blog/body-image/

Post on accepting your body: http://blessingmanifesting.com/2012/07/5-ways-to-stop-hating-your-body.html/

Good website that's all about body positivity: http://www.bodyposipanda.com

Post about healing your physical body: http://evolutionarysoul.com/healing-physical-body/

Post about releasing guilt about the food you eat (centres on the holiday/Christmas season but good tips for any time of year): http://www.tammystrait.com/banish-food-guilt/




Books

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay (Good for body issues as well as mental ones).

Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body by Kate Hudson

You are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza

How to Be Well: Use Your Own Natural Resources to Get Well and Stay Well for Life



Mental Work

Links on transforming your life and finding yourself:

http://alifeofperfectdays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/do-work-how-to-start-transforming-your.html

http://www.bustle.com/articles/91702-10-things-you-need-to-do-to-find-yourself-for-people-who-have-never-really-understood


Links to releasing limiting beliefs, blockages and fear:


 http://viendamaria.com/2014/05/a-4-step-guide-to-releasing-reframing-old-habits-blockages-beliefs-patterns/


http://jianiteo.com/how-to-release-what-no-longer-serves-you

http://conniechapman.com/heal-and-release-fear

http://www.stellaseaspirit.co.za/release-limiting-beliefs/

http://viendamaria.com/2014/02/its-puzzle-its-pattern-its-enigma-its-destroying-your-life-how-end-destructive-patterns-5-steps/


Resistance: http://viendamaria.com/2015/02/read-next-time-youre-desperately-submerged-resistance-aka-work/

Post about learning how to love yourself: http://lonerwolf.com/self-love-doctor-of-the-soul/


Post on healing the mental body: http://evolutionarysoul.com/healing-mental-body/



Accepting yourself:

http://kriscarr.com/blog/the-power-of-unconditional-acceptance/

 http://theeffortlesslife.rocks/the-power-of-negative-emotions/

http://www.tammystrait.com/letting-go-of-who-you-are-supposed-to-be/



Beliefs:


http://lonerwolf.com/core-beliefs/

http://lonerwolf.com/how-to-change-your-core-beliefs/

http://notesonbliss.com/power-of-beliefs/


My posts on beliefs/believing (from LOA perspective):

http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/what-is-possible-loa.html

http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/beliefs-and-believing-loa.html


Feeling better:

My post: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/raising-my-vibration.html

http://adventuringhome.com/raise-your-vibration/


Forgiveness:

 http://stronginsideout.com/stop-negative-self-talk/

http://conniechapman.com/forgive-someone-hurt/

http://elizabethsantos.com.au/2016/05/08/forgiveness/

https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/forgiving-unforgivable/

Good post if you're struggling to forgive someone like I have been http://kriscarr.com/blog/forgiveness-how-to-forgive/


Inspiration:

 http://jianiteo.com/art-of-inspiration/


Opening up to others:

http://conniechapman.com/embrace-your-divine-feminine-soul-open-your-heart/


My post: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-blog-about-love-posts-on-vulnerabilty.html


Self Worth:

http://heartflow.in/mystory-worth/




Various


Anxiety:

http://cocreationcoaching.org/five-spiritual-techniques-overcoming-anxiety/

http://oneinfinitelife.com/ways-to-reduce-anxiety/

http://stronginsideout.com/move-through-overwhelm-when-you-cant-handle-it/

http://www.joellecharming.com/2016/05/all-about-anxiety.html

http://kriscarr.com/blog/kris-carr-fears/

List of  anxiety/mental health resources (geared towards teens but helpful for anyone): http://www.scarleteen.com/anxiety_and_other_mental_health_resources

http://theinspirationlady.com/ways-manage-anxiety/


Depression

http://www.blessingmanifesting.com/2017/08/manage-depression-naturally.html/


Energy:

http://goop.com/understanding-how-to-move-and-manipulate-energy/

http://theawakenedstate.net/energy-techniques-to-help-beginners-understand-energy/

Technique for shifting your energy: http://satyacolombo.com/calibrate-your-energy-to-the-luminous-frequency-of-light/

http://www.musingsofanearthangel.com/how-much-is-your-energy-worth/

https://www.elevatevitality.com.au/cleanse-and-balance-your-chakras/




Spiritual practice from Rebecca Campbell: http://rebeccac.wpengine.com/non-negotaiable-spiritual-practice/*

http://amybscher.com/energy-therapy-techniques/


General healing:

http://www.lunchwithcinderella.com/blog-posts/2015-the-year-of-healing 


http://www.drmarypritchard.com/layers/



Pinterest:

Pinterest is a good tool for making vision boards and creating boards that raise your vibration and help you feel better. so I've included it here. Check out a few of my boards below:


Healing: https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/healing/


Inspiration:

https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/inspiration/

https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/inspiration-2/



LOA:

https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/loa/

https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/loa-2/

My wishlist (Vision Board): https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/my-wishlist/


Various:

 https://uk.pinterest.com/moonsparkle84/beauty-and-peace/




*Note: Personally I wouldn't be keen to call anything "non-negotiable" because I wouldn't say that you "have" to do anything and for me using that sentence can make me feel like I'm forcing myself to do something. But these are good resources and I thought they might resonate with some people. :)

Ultimately I believe you should do what feels right for you. As I've written before I'm not a huge fan of meditation, although some people say it's the only way you can advance spiritually. But I do believe if you're drawn to doing a spiritual practice then you should do whatever vibes with you. :) I have done some meditations and I tend to get on better with guided ones. I had a go at Rebecca's Light Sourcing meditation in her book Light is the New Black and also the audio one. It's something that I will do again although probably not every day.



Hope you find this helpful. :) I'll update it as I find more useful links.

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