You are triggered by the thoughts you have surrounding a stressful situation.
Take a deep breath in and slowly breath out, take another breath in and slowly breath out, continue breathing in this way.
Choose an essential oil aroma that you love and inhale it from the bottle or place up to six drops in an essential oil diffuser.
A beautiful blend for freedom from emotional stress and tension is:
1 Drop German Chamomile
2 Drops Grapefruit
1 Drop Melissa
1 Drop Everlasting
2 Drops Geranium
Continuing taking slow deep breaths, savour the aroma and hold the emotional stress relief points on your forehead (just place your flat palm across your forehead and hold as you breathe).
Notice your thoughts (but don’t engage). Question the validity of the thoughts; they are real for you but not necessarily true. Simply repeat to yourself “real but not true”, “real but not true”.
Notice your feelings and name them. Some examples could be “this is hurt”, “this is fear”, “this is anger”, “this is resentment”, “this is no choice”, “this is agitated”, “this is powerless” “this is intolerance” etc.
Treat yourself as if you were your own beloved child. Show care and compassion for your situation. Repeat “I’m sorry”, “please forgive me, these thoughts which are not true”, “Thank you for the opportunity to process and let this go”, “I love you.”
Draw your attention to where you feel stress and tension in your body. Soften into these areas on the out breaths.
Draw your attention to your heart space. Repeat “I love you.”
After a few minutes of breathing and releasing you should feel calmer. From this grounded state you will have more focus and clarity around the situation and be able to see things from a broader perspective.
Affirm to yourself “Real freedom comes when I choose gratitude over expectation, direct thinking towards the positive, steer attitudes towards steadiness, adaptability and contentment and attune to the rhythm of my life.”
Brainstorm ways to resolve the situation peacefully, creatively, with empathy and understanding, think win, win.
Build your resilience muscle, go beyond any hurts, develop your confidence and strong sense of integrity and inner containment.