Updated: Dec 9, 2019
For many Christmas is not the joyful holiday that it is for others. Christmas is a reminder of past traumatic events, loss of loved ones, loss of family gatherings or loss of the sense of inclusion.
If Christmas is a trauma trigger, causing you grief, depression or melancholy try these little steps to help you get through the holidays:
Keeping your grounding is key when upsets, sadness or depression rises up within. Here are some grounding tips and tricks.
Visualize roots running down your spine, down your legs, out your feet and running deep into the earth.
Stand on the bare earth without shoes on. In the winter this can be tricky and cold. So an alternative for the winter is to use a grounding mat.
Crystals For Grounding
Dragon's Blood Jasper
Dark Blue Tourmaline
Epsom Salt Baths for clearing, cleansing and grounding
Walking in Nature
Drinking Lots of Water
2. Keep Your Meridians Running In The Right Direction
There are several ways to do this; however the simplest and fastest way is to do energy exercises. When your meridians are running the wrong way, you feel tired, depressed and lacking passion for life. Here are a few of my favorite tools you can try:
Donna Eden's Daily Energy Routine
Yoga - Stretching and elongating opens up the energy flow
Music Therapy - Play music that makes you happy
3. Relaxing, Releasing Meditations with Positive Affirmations:
This one is for releasing stress, tension and anxiety
This one is for releasing anger and upset: