So, seen as I haven’t posted in a few days I thought I’d just talk a little about my week and what I have been doing towards this project. I want to keep up momentum and keep posts coming so this blog stays alive and can begin to flourish.
This week I began a course to lean to bring mindfulness into my own life to help reduce anxiety. The course is delivered online, via Zoom, but there us still a nice group feel with the other oeople who have joined and we’re all aiming for the same outcome, even though people have different reasons for joining. Its was just a general intro, a chance to talk in small groups of 3 and an activity wherever had to eat a raised ‘mindfully’, as in, noticing all of the senses involved in this simple act. It was really interesting to hears peoples thoughts on the activity. Homework is to practice a 30 minute body scan meditation each day during the week before the next session. My problem with that this week is staying awake! I’m feeling a bit sluggish and lethargic the last few days. After completing this personal course I’m looking at training to teach mindfilness to others. I’ve also read a little able teaching mindfulness to children, i think planting this seed young could be extremely valuable to many young people.
Last Sunday I enrolled on an accredited life coach training course! I will offer one to one life coaching sessions once qualified, but I want to use the skills to create online courses for people that have specific life goals in mind but are not in a position financially to pay for one to one sessions. These courses obviously won’t be as personalised to the individual but will be much more affordable and be available to many more people who need them. They will be as specific as I can make them whilst still catering for different individuals at the same time. I’d like to hear your thoughts on this idea?
I have also had a phone call to say I can begin exposure theyapy from next week as I’ve reached the top of the waiting list. I do want to do this to conquer my anxiety about leaving the house, however I am also worried that it might not be as effective in the current climate. There are places i can’t go and things i can’t do, at least not in the ususal way, due to the pandemic. Keeping myself and four children clean and safe in a busy place or on public transport presents a whole different set of problems to be anxious about. What have been your biggest challenges during the pandemic?
I’m about to start contacting some other blog owners who are writing about mental health or other related topics, to ask if we could collaborate on some posts. This will bring more valuable content to you and hopefully raise the profiles of both of our blogs as well. 🙂
I’m sorry this is a bit short and not as in depth, I just wanted to let you know where I’m at.
Tha dks for reading.