As we all navigate a path through uncharted territory during this time of quarantine and self-isolation, we at Hudson Healing Arts recognize that self care and wellness practices are more important than ever. We want to reassure you that several of our practitioners are available to help you remotely, in a way that's structured to fit into your life during this period of time. Herbal consultations, health and wellness consultations, psychotherapy, Bach Flower Remedy consultations, and energy balancing work are all available by phone, Zoom, or Skype. And do follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram - our posts offer supportive and encouraging messages for you.
Our remote offerings:
Joe Del Giodice - Herbal consultations and Health consultations (201) 653-7700 ext.3
Carla San Diego - Available for in-person acupuncture treatments by
appointment. Herbal consultations available remotely (917) 830-5877
Beth O'Boyle Bach Flower Remedy consultations, AshWork Energy Clearing,
Distance Reiki treatments
(201) 653-7700 ext.1
Andrea Inauen Psychotherapy (973) 886-0941
How to Transcend the Limitations
As we're being asked to limit or forgo our usual range of activities in the world, it can be challenging to make these adjustments. It's normal to look upon self-isolating and social distancing as taking something precious away from our lives, depleting the richness of life. Yet this is a time that holds powerful energy for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection. We have only to look at nature awakening to Spring right outside our windows to see renewal happening right before our eyes. Flowers are in bloom, the trees are putting out new leaves, the grass is greening, and nature is breathing easier. If you need help refocusing on what's good in your life, we've listed some thoughts below on ways to help shift your mood from stress to one of greater ease.
Consider the Gifts of this Period:
1. Extra sleep - it's good for your immune system!
2. Parents have real time to spend with their children and families are eating meals together.
3. We're getting really creative figuring out ways to connect. Groups and clubs are meeting virtually. If you're used to meeting friends after work or on the weekends, get together for a virtual brunch or cup of coffee.
4. There are loads of online classes, from art courses to yoga and everything in-between, many of them offered at no charge. It's the perfect time to learn something new.
5. There's time for that book you've been meaning to read...
6. We're realizing the power of connection and taking time to reach out to those who need company or an encouraging word.
7. It's giving us time to understand the value of what really matters.
8. We will get through this. Take this opportunity to let go of what doesn't matter and focus on keeping yourself strong and well.
How to Create a Sense of Structure for Yourself
It can be daunting to face a totally unstructured week. Humans are creatures of habit and we tend to feel better when there's a sense of structure in our lives - it helps to support a sense of purpose and self-worth. Consider what you can do to build a gentle, yet supportive routine for yourself, especially if you're not employed at this time.
Meals are great way to begin. Your body likes and thrives on routine, so try to have meals at regular times. It's a good opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen. Not only is cooking a wonderful creative outlet, it's a way to nourish yourself deeply with good food. Make it a point to actually sit down for meals.
Try to get up and go to bed at the same times each day. Yes, there may be those days when all you want to do is stay in bed and if that's what you need - do it. But getting up and getting dressed can actually help you feel better about yourself. Make time for exercise - it's a great way to release stress. There are lots of online classes being offered now.
We wish good health and safety for you, your families, and your loved ones. We're all in this together. Let's come through this time as wiser, more compassionate, loving people.
Hannah Chenoweth is a Hoboken-based conference producer and freelance writer who enjoys covering all aspects of health and wellness.