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Feeling Overwhelmed by Life in General?

06 Jan

Hello again.  I trust you’re all remembering to write “2014” now, on your checks and letters.  I’m not – never do.  But I should get the hang of it by April or May.  

Word from the office is that we’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from folks who are feeling pretty overwhelmed by life in general, and wondering what might help get them back on track.  The staff has been throwing around suggestions on what to recommend.

I think that for feeling overloaded and overwhelmed, the best thing to do is to get centered and grounded.  There are so many simple practices that can very quickly help us tune out all the noise and overstimulation that surrounds us, and instead drive awareness inward, to the peaceful stillness at our center.

If you want to branch out beyond guided imagery, which works so well for some (General Wellness and Guided Imagery Mix come to mind) or Affirmations, which can be so effective for others, you could try a different approach that can serve just as well as an antidote to being overwhelmed.

Consider these: 

It’s hard to predict who will respond well to which approach, so the best thing is to check out the sound samples or try one at a time.  

Take care and be well.

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award