April 6, 2020

Hello! Have you found your space at home? It’s important to practice being mindful. Which means focusing on the present. Not thinking about the past or the future. I want to share a perfect tip with you called color meditation. What is color meditations? Look for a place in your home where you feel calm and relaxed with no distractions. Set your phone aside. Put your thoughts in a box and set it to the side. Now think about any current negative thoughts and unnerve. Maye it’s sadness, worry, or anxiety. For example, I’ll choose anxiety. Pick a color that explains your anxiety. I’ll choose the color pink. My negative feelings of anxiety will be pink. Set that aside. Now think about your positive feelings. A positive feeling could be happiness, excitement, relaxation, or calm. I think I’ll choose calm. The color that explains my calm feeling is blue. Now your negative anxiety feeling is set with the color pink. And your positive happy feeling is set with the color blue. Now imagine your body as an aura and think about being calm and relaxed. Take deep breathes and feel your lungs expand and fill with air. Take a deep breath in and hold for 1, 2, 3, and exhale for 1, 2, 3. Inhale 1, 2, 3, exhale 1, 2, 3. Keep taking those deep breaths and think about your body. The negative, pink anxiety all over. As you continue to breathe in and out imagine that with each breath the blue calming color is filling your body and replacing the pink. Take your time, keep breathing in and out as the pink changes to blue from your toes to your head. Until finally the pink is gone and the blue remains. Feeling calm and relaxed. Your aura is now blue and you are feeling calm. Practice that. Let me know how it goes!

If you have any questions/concerns, please call or email us: Stefanie Everton-Lovell, Lead Clinician, at 619-550-3432 or severton-lovell@dcsofsd.org

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