Grounding and Setting the Foundation for Growth: Tools

RootsGrounding and setting the foundation forgrowth

What an honor it is to write about this.

I had a meeting with a social media expert last week. We spoke about the image of trauma. Separateness, heaviness, fire, destruction and detachment.

Using the earth imagery, it allows us to ground back in. To cool earth. To closeness. To creation.

That’s what I want to talk about today. Grounding back to earth after our lives have been flipped over. Rooting ourselves back in to our bodies. Finding an anchor in the chaos.

In full disclosure, these are only ideas. The beauty of Post Traumatic Growth is that it belongs to you and you alone. You are the agent, the catalyst for your rebirth and your rising out of the ashes.

Ways to find your roots and reconnect with your body and mind:

  1. Meditation: I have been meditating for over 15 years now. There is nothing that mentally centers me more and helps me to find focus within myself. Meditation could simply be quiet breathing exercises, or you can use a guided meditation podcast such as Meditation Oasis. Mary Maddox has a wonderful and soothing voice. Her meditations are very straight forward and easy to follow.
  2. Walking in Nature: Being outside has scientifically proven benefits. Take a quiet walk in the woods and just be with yourself. Let your thoughts come to you, focus on your surroundings. Allow yourself to be as you are.
  3. Reiki Healing: We have entered the world of woo. Reiki is energy work, in which a Reiki therapist will move the energy in your body. This can open up blocked channels, help with physical healing. And allow you to process the physical manifestations of emotional trauma.
  4. Spirit Animal Retrieval: Again, very woo, but this is something I utilized as I explored different modalities of healing. My shaman Heidi Howes is a talented intuitive reader. She took me on a meditative shamanic journey in which she met my spirit animal. It was a beautiful experience. While I know it’s not for everyone, this experience has really stayed with me and has had long term benefits.
  5. Journaling: Expressing your feelings and getting them out of your head and on to paper is a fantastic way to manage mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. By looking at what is ruminating in your head and examining it, you are able to then utilize your pre-frontal cortex and analyze rationally what’s going on in your mind.

I hope some of these suggestions are beneficial. I would love to hear about some of the ways that you are reconnecting with your physical and soul bodies.

Here’s to growth.

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