Well, how things can change in the blink of an eye! Last Monday, the Bay Area was told to shelter in place. This meant putting my business on hold overnight! By Friday, the whole state of California was in shelter in place. My children are navigating online schooling, my husband thankfully has paid work, working from home. Whilst there have been some challenging times, I have much to be grateful for. I am acutely aware of how many of my colleagues find themselves, suddenly, with no income and having rent to pay for their office spaces. If you are one of those people and reading this newsletter I am holding a free Zoom call on Monday, March 30 at 10 am PST to create a space for community support and insights for coping in these difficult times. Whilst I have no easy solutions to the predicament that we find ourselves in, I do know that the group mind can be way more creative and supportive. Take a look at my upcoming events page for the details.
I am very grateful for everything I have learnt in the 18 years that I have been studying with Suzanne Scurlock and the Healing from the Core curriculum. I have completed all the training, become a certified presenter, assisted many classes and also spent many years honing my skills in long-distance phone sessions, following the basic tenants of CranioSacral Therapy. I feel very fortunate that I can continue to support my clients in this way. Working in this way can be helpful in supporting you through this stressful and in helping to relieve physical pain. If you think that a long-distance appointment would be helpful to you, please make an appointment here.
This pandemic is challenging for all of us in many different ways. I am holding a free Zoom call open to all on March 28 at 9am PST called Exploring Ways to Ground and Calm. I hope that you can join me. Coming together as a group is very powerful support for us. I will be doing a “ground-and-fill” guided exploration along with some time to share our experiences. Suzanne also has free mini explorations that she has created for us all called Calming Strategies for COVID crisis.
Overall, for me, there have been almost equal part challenges and blessings. You may be feeling a different proportional mix depending on your circumstances! But it still comes down to where do I want to place my attention right now. As one of my mentors says, we have a “choice point” about how we are thinking at any given moment. I have been bringing in the resources that support me such as being outside in my yard, having a warm bath at night, remembering animals that I feel supported by (it should be no surprise that dolphins and whales are in there!) and my teachers that have passed over. And I am also paying attention to when I need to have a quiet moment with myself and allow myself to feel some of the strong emotions that have surfaced or if I am feeling energized to reach out and support friends, family and my community in whatever capacity I can.
Sending you all a big 'virtual' hug and an extra dose of love as we all navigate this unique time.