During this 30 minute practice, I will guide you through a breathing exercise and then a progressive muscle relaxation practice. Next you will focus on a neutral or calming word or phrase. Finally, you imagine “seeing” a healing image of yourself, and if possible imagine feeling your body completely whole and well.
While insomnia is considered a common grief reaction, sleeplessness should not be ignored, but tended to mindfully. When we don’t get enough sleep it impacts our immune system, our mood, and our ability to handle our day-to-day tasks. Simply put, a lack of sleep can make us feel worse.
The Relaxation Response is the antidote to the fight-flight-freeze response caused by the stress of grief. Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing in this simple meditation practice.
It is not only your heart that suffers when you grieve the loss of a loved one. For most of us, our body feels the icy pain of loss and collapses in on itself. You will certainly experience the physical aspects of grief in your own way, but some of the common reactions include fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath and a tight sensation in the throat and chest.