Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First
ONCE UPON A GENE – EPISODE 029
Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First
My sister, Christy Foster is a CranioSacral therapist, pioneering educator, speaker and mentor in the field of body-mind integration. She specializes in teaching health and wellness practitioners on how to interpret the subconscious language of the body. Her mission is to empower and create self-awareness. Christy is joining me for a sister chat on ways to take care of ourselves and pay attention to the ways our bodies tell us to check in.
Tell us about what you’re doing in your work now.
What are ways to recognize, manage and avert the stress and anxiety that stems from the quarantine?
Why does it make such a difference to acknowledge where my feet are and how they’re positioned?
A lot of our kids have gone from important schedules that support their well-being to everything being cancelled. Can you recommend exercises and ways we can help our kids with their anxiety?
What is the importance of language in needing to check-in?
What can you leave us with for mindfully getting through our day-to-day?
Self-care for you
- Draw four oxygen tanks and put the simple, high-reward activities or thoughts in them
- Focus on each oxygen tank at least once per day
- Pay attention to the language behind your thoughts to identify when you need a resource
Caring for your kids
- Use smell and music to create a routine
- Use touch to help them settle their bodies
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