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One Woke Mama – Episode 056 – Clear Vision for 2020. What is your declaration under this Full Moon?

One Woke Mama – Episode 056 – Clear Vision for 2020. What is your declaration under this Full Moon?

Posted July 05, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 056 – Clear Vision for 2020. What is your declaration under this Full Moon? Do you have a clear vision of what you desire? Do you know where you are heading and which direction you want to travel? Sometimes I have trouble gaining clarity – I’m so in the present moment of my reality. Motherhood brings us so quickly into each moment. Children demand that. And I’m grateful for this lesson that motherhood has delivered. Be here NOW. However, what I’ve noticed over the years, and especially over the last 6 years within the delicious depths of parenting, that if I’m not intentional about what I want then I often feel a little untethered. Questions I find I need to hone in on are: where I am going what do I desire and with whom what is important to me what is no longer important to me why? what and I ready to cultivate and create what feels good? This is not to be in a forceful place of creation, of being in the doing constantly. Sometimes, when we drop into our Divine Feminine Energy being in flow, spontaneous, present is simply delicious. And in fact I welcome that more and more as I age. However, in order to fully surrender into that energy I do need a container, a structure around me. Guiding posts, signposts, directions. This structure creates freedom. As I write/record this we are about to hit the third eclipse and Full Moon. We have just past the Winter Solstice – although here in the Southern Hemisphere we are still very much in winter we are now traverse, ever so slowly out of the darkness and back towards the light that is Spring and Summer. At this half way point I often feel called to review. To gain 20-20 vision (which is pertinent considering this year has brought MUCH light to our previously poor vision on many fronts). I’d like to provide you with a really beautiful, simple practice for tuning in to your inner intentions, to clarify what your declaration is to self. And to learn to embody the essence of this. It’s a somatic practice and one I share with many clients. First we centre in our Length, Width and Depth. Then we tune in to our guiding principle, our heart space, our soul. We get clear – What or Who is important to me? What is for my highest good? What matters to me most, right now? What intention, vision, commitment is coming forward. From there we bring into our body the literal SHAPE of that vision. If you were to SHOW me in your body how it looks when you are holding the SHAPE of this intention and vision, what would that look like? Bring that shape forward. Embody it. Literally. Adjust your breath. Your posture. Your facial expression. Find the essence of that. And then call forward ONE word that summarises that intention or declaration. ONE word that allows you to instantly gain the felt sense of it. Now here’s the daily practice. Of course, you can create lists and action points of HOW you will move forward with this declaration. That is your Divine Masculine at play here. Beautiful. We absolutely must take action to make our visions a reality. But what I want to leave you with is this practice – let that WORD become a mantra that you call forward throughout your day. Whilst washing the dishes. Playing with your kids. Driving your car. Attending to colleagues and your work requirements. And when you do bring that mantra forward let your body follow suit. Reshape yourself-  in posture, breath, expression and even the emotions that match it – to embody the essence. FEEL IT. Carry it in your soma. Let your body meld and merge around and within that essence. This is a way of manifesting. You are raising your vibration to match that which you want by embodying it. You are raising your emotional vibration to match what you are intending, what you desire, what your 2020 vision is. And when it lives in your body, you then support your brain to carve our new neural pathways that match it. These pathways change how you are able to take action, move forward, commit, show up. I’ve included a (relatively rough) recording here for you to listen and hear what this cantering practice is like. It’s from a client session (it only includes my voice, not my client) and is a great follow on. It is a short DAILY practice that will guide you into embodying the essence of the quality/intention you want to manifest and become. Tune in HERE for the Cantering Practice. Listen to Episode 056: Show notes: Book in to JULY Breath Medicine 75 Minute Online Class HERE: $15 including replay available for 72 hours This ONLINE breath work journey will blend breath work practice with gentle movement and meditation. Expect to feel clear headed, light, bright and beautifully grounded. Your body will feel open. Your cells buzzing with fresh oxygen. Your brain open. Your heart free from anxiety. Your spirit high vibing. Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter. A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful […] Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 055 – Guided Breath Awareness Meditation

One Woke Mama – Episode 055 – Guided Breath Awareness Meditation

Posted June 21, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 055 – Guided Breath Awareness Meditation This episode is a Guided Breath Awareness Meditation. An offering for you to support you during times (such as now) where you might be feeling pushed and pulled by the energies, global situations, challenges closer to home. For times where you feel ungrounded, destabilised, uprooted, off centre. Allow your breath to be the medicine and magic that you need – and that it is. Your breath is your ally! To learn more about the breath please visit Episode 053 with Helle Weston. Otherwise come and join my upcoming LIVESTREAM BREATH MEDICINE CLASS. 75 minute breathwork journey – including meditation, journaling and gentle movement. $15 AUD Book your place here – www.claireobeid.com/breathwork-classes Listen to Episode 055: Show notes: Book in to Breath Medicine 75 Minute Online Class HERE: $15 including replay available for 72 hours This ONLINE breath work journey will blend breath work practices with gentle movement and meditation. Expect to feel clear headed, light, bright and beautifully grounded. Your body will feel open. Your cells buzzing with fresh oxygen. Your brain open. Your heart free from anxiety. Your spirit high vibing. Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter. A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 054 – Unlearning and Relearning. Becoming anti-racist.

One Woke Mama – Episode 054 – Unlearning and Relearning. Becoming anti-racist.

Posted June 14, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 054 – Unlearning and Relearning. Becoming anti-racist. What a year it has been. Each time I’ve move to a different level of awakening, of consciousness, something else explodes within the collective to show me where I am not awake. Where I need to pay attention, to do more to show up. As a mama, this is important to me. The children I raise, the world they will play and work in, the values, ideas, impressions I leave them with. From our Global Climate Crisis To handling a pandemic and the truths coming out from that experience. To the lies we are constantly handed by government, big pharma. From the whisperings of our civil liberties being removed and vaccines being enforced… and so on. We’ve been bitched slapped to wake the F up, haven’t we? And now we are here –  with the global collective attention on Anti-Racism. And let me be clear, when I say “now we are here”… I am in no way implying this is a NEW issue. I know it’s hundreds of years in the making. You know it too. But the world has been forced to pay attention. And as far as I can see, the world is. What matters for me though is that I am waking up. I really want to to talk about today is Racism… I know this is uncomfortable. I know you probably feel like turning off the episode right now. Please, I ask you not to. I’m not here in judgment, or finger pointing. How can I be? I am a white woman in a western world. Ok, before we begin I want to lay out all of my worries and concerns. I want to be an ally. But I’m unlearning and learning a lot at the same time.  I want to scream and rage and share my despair on how many black, indigenous people and cultures have been treated. But I can’t, that’s not my place.  I want to promote and support Australian Aboriginal businesses and people. But I also don’t want to be performative and showy about it. We are hearing all this guidance… be an ally. Pay attention. Share. Promote. Follow. Donate. But don’t do it perfomatively. Don’t do it to be seen to do it. Do it authentically, do it from you heart. Unlearn. Relearn. Get educated. Be genuine. Why am I sharing this?  I’m in NO WAY getting on the poor me/poor us. As a white woman, I don’t really know the suffering that POC have experienced. I just don’t. I may never truly be able to empathise, although I will try my hardest. I am sharing all of that for FULL disclosure that I am confused. That I deeply care. That I don’t want to get it wrong. That I’m eager to make change, but unsure how. Here’s the thing. I’ll be confused for a long time. I will always care.  I WILL get it wrong. Change is going to be slow. But the only way is for me to get in the arena. In some way.  I know it begins with myself, my mindset, my attitudes and perceptions. It also begins at home in the conversation I’m having with my children. And then it must filter into my community, my friends and so forth. And it must filter into my business too.  With all of that said I want to share something more personal – my personal experience of racism and how I now see it through a new lens – how I can see that although I once labelled myself anti-racist, I now know that I was now and am ready to learn how to be. I’ve got work to do. So much work to do. I have a child who is absolutely obsessed with the Aboriginal People and their culture. Literally, she role plays Aboriginal games and stories. She, in her own way, is demanding I support this love, this connection, this truth. It’s brutal and it’s tough, but necessary. I can’t lay out a clear pathway for this journey. It’s yours to walk. I’ve shared some resources in the show notes. There are COUNTLESS on instagram. Start following some key voices, share, do the work. Please don’t click, read, feel something, share and do nothing. SHARE away but do the inner work. Take SOME action. One thing at a time. In your own way. However it is best for you. Listen to Episode 054: Show notes: Anti-Racist Resources: A compilation of resources to support your unlearning/learning journey Book in to Breath Medicine 75 Minute Online Class HERE: $15 including replay available for 72 hours This ONLINE breath work journey will blend breath work practices with gentle movement and meditation. Expect to feel clear headed, light, bright and beautifully grounded. Your body will feel open. Your cells buzzing with fresh oxygen. Your brain open. Your heart free from anxiety. Your spirit high vibing. Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter. A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of […] Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 053 – Your Breath Is Your Ally with Helle Weston from The o2 Awakening

One Woke Mama – Episode 053 – Your Breath Is Your Ally with Helle Weston from The o2 Awakening

Posted June 08, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 053 – Your Breath Is Your Ally with Helle Weston from The o2 Awakening First and foremost, I began this journey as a yogi. Yoga is what began me on this spiritual path of awakening.  I’ve spent the better part of the last 13 years within the yogic space in some way, shape or form.That shape and form as definitely morphed and evolved as I have. I no longer teach yoga full time like I used to, but over the 5-6 years where teaching was a central and core component of my life I was a student and guide of pranayama. Pranayama – the discipline and practice of breath work – is a component of yoga that I feel takes you deeper within yourself, more than any other pose can. It is threaded into the physical practice of yoga, and over time, becomes a seperate and powerful/potent practice all of its own. I’ve never left the breath, but learning to breath in different ways over the years for different experiences has been a vital part of my growth. Breathing through labour, breathing through triggering moment with my children. Last year when I began my Trauma and Somatic /Embodiment training a very big component was and still is breathwork – it is a powerful resource for healing trauma, for embodiment and somatic work. So I began diving back into my previous lessons, teachings and breath work practices. I decided to take up some breath work training (mostly just for me, but hey nothing I do is ever contained to just me, it always spills out into my work – if I love something I have to share it!) I’ve been feeling (and ignoring) the pull to bring breathwork back into my work for sometime. But the feeling was getting stronger.  I love teaching yoga, but I always knew it was only going to be one element of my journey… and that there was another layer. When I think back to the many times that I walked out of a yoga training or class and felt grounded, aligned, connected – in all honesty it was down to the very conscious breathing. Yes the poses and opening my body and strengthening myself in every way was vital and important and felt amazing. And still is a cornerstone of holistic wellness… but it was always the breath.  Especially for someone like me who was never modelled good breathing (my mother used to breath hold during times of stress) and who therefore did the same thing – my sister often reminded me to BREATH. Now, it was at The o2 Awakening with Helle and Lukis in february that I had one of the most beautiful, cathartic, godly experience. I’ve had experiences like this before, but this was different. Because throughout the experience I often received the download – teach this. learn this. do this more, more, make this part of you life.  And when I explored what this was  – I heard “BREATHE”. February was a big month of healing. I knew it would be, the stars just aligned to provide me with experiences to facilitate healing in a truly somatic way (through and from the body). So once covid-19 hit I continued on with the o2 awakening’s online course. And loved their daily practice. I also began to take myself through my own breath work journey’s 60 minutes, solo – and have felt such a sense of grounding. Deep peace. Calm. Understanding and insight ever since. Today I invite you, with a hot cup of cacao to listen in with all your heart and soul. Let’s breathe together, – 3 big sighs. And I invite you to do so many times during this interview – so you can integrate what Helle is sharing. So you can take it into your cells and let your body decide if breathwork is for you to explore. In this episode we cover: The backstory that covers how Victoria, Helle and Lukis came together to form The o2 Awakening. Helle’s childhood experiences and her gifts. The trauma and emotional pain she experienced that led her down her own path of healing and awakening. What Helle originally thought breathwork entailed and what actually happened. How Helle and Lukis discovered Breathwork. The divine guidance that created The o2 Awakening. The beauty of shadow work for transformation, healing and what it actually is via the lens of the breath What breathwork actually is as a tool and how it can support you What the Conscious Connected Heart Breathing is and how to do it. Why mouth breathing is a therapeutic tool but not for your ongoing daily breath. How the breath affects the brain, the subconscious mind and your body. The heart as a doorway to meet yourself exactly as you are – the seat of unconditional love and compassion What you can expect from The o2 Awakening style of breath work from union with god, higher guidance, physical healing, cathartic release, energy clearing, and so much more. How breath can help you access deep connected states, shift your state of being permanently rapidly. Moving from theory to embodying a new way. Helle’s own breathwork journey experience Why it’s important and safe to show up for yourself through your breath. Breathwork and Trauma – how breathing can support deep healing for both small and big trauma experiences. The o2 Daily Breathwork Practice, Online Course and Live Workshops and so much more! Listen to Episode 053: https://soundcloud.com/claireowellness/episode053/s-WPuQVPZYNVU Connect with The o2 Awakening: Visit The o2 Awakening online for more workshop dates, online course information and to connect via Socials. https://www.theo2awakening.com/ Show notes: Book in to Breath Medicine 75 Minute Online Class HERE: $15 including replay available for 72 hours This ONLINE breath work journey will blend breath work practices with gentle movement and meditation. Expect to feel clear headed, light, bright and beautifully grounded. Your body will feel open. Your […] Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 052 – The Signs That You Are Awakening

One Woke Mama – Episode 052 – The Signs That You Are Awakening

Posted May 31, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 052 – The Signs That You Are Awakening How do you know you are on the path of awakening? What are the signs that you are traversing through change, growth, transformation? In this episode through the sharing of personal stories and examples of my own I showcase the kind of signs you might experience and see within your life, as you begin or move through your own awakening. Some of these signs come as discomfort, unease, struggle – and through many of my own examples from more that 15 years ago I share how we can embrace these signs and become OK with what is unfolding, knowing that it is all part of our unique journey of consciousness and awakening. Listen to Episode 052: Show notes: Book in to Breath Medicine 60 Minute Online Class HERE: $15 including replay available for 72 hours This ONLINE breath work journey will blend breath work practices with gentle movement and meditation. Expect to feel clear headed, light, bright and beautifully grounded. Your body will feel open. Your cells buzzing with fresh oxygen. Your brain open. Your heart free from anxiety. Your spirit high vibing. Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter. A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. __________ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 050 – Consciously Choosing How You Direct Your Internal Energy

One Woke Mama – Episode 050 – Consciously Choosing How You Direct Your Internal Energy

Posted May 17, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 050 – Consciously Choosing How You Direct Your Internal Energy I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I’m deep into Somatic Coaching training and Breathwork training. And there has been this beautiful, common teaching over the last couple of weeks around our INTERNAL AWARENESS. Let me start here by highlighting something. As a mama, I can see that we often, without intending too, pull our children out of the body and into their head. We almost demand that they THINK through their feelings, emotions, experiences. We demand that they use their mind CONSTANTLY to discern, understand, grow. Of course, the mind is powerful and necessary. It’s how we learn many important skills. We use our mind constantly. However, the problem with our obsession with the mind and our constant encouragement to our children to use their mind is that it prevents us from learning how to listen to the other cornerstones within our internal awareness – Emotions AND Felt Sense/Sensation. Then, these children (just as we have) will inevitably grow into being quite heady. Disconnected from body, from heart. From trusting their emotions, their physical sensations, their intuitions. What’s almost comical about this, as my teacher Dan Brûlée highlights (and many other teachers I’ve had when learning about the brain/neuroscience/trauma) children are predominantly in their right brain/sub conscious mind for the first few years. It’s actually incredibly challenging for them to constantly be in a thinking state. Feeling states are their normal. Yet we push them to jump into their head and overload them with mental information. We present what is right, wrong, normal, abnormal. We teach our children (can you see this in yourself) that the mind is the guide, the leader, the default place for our attention. I’m pondering now on how different the world might be if we were all taught to honour our internal awareness from all sides – our thoughts, feeling sensations and emotions. How that would change our sense of wholeness, aliveness and the SHAPE of who we are in mind, body, spirit, soul. How we make decisions, show up in the world, connect with source energy, connect with our world and those in it. All thoughts, feeling sensations and emotions are forms of energy. We have the ability to choose where our attention goes to within our internal awareness which is made up of our thoughts, feeling sensation and emotions. You can choose to get stuck in the loop. Or you can choose to interrupt that cycle, that loop, otherwise it will spread and overwhelm. What if you can chose, despite the pain, or despite the incessant thoughts, or despite the overwhelming emotion to bring your attention gently elsewhere. To choose another way through. To calmly notice without judgment. Breathe. Drop the tension. Shift your awareness. Take the story out of it. You are not denying, ignoring or suppressing the pain, the emotions, the experience. No you are just choosing, consciously, where to bring your focus and attention on your internal awareness and therefore your outward daily experience. Just as I attempt to do when supporting my children through their experiences. You are exploring feelings and thoughts and even sensations that unconsciously drive your behaviour. Listen to Episode 050: Show notes: Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter.   A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. __________ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 049 – Episode 049 – A Guided Meditation to Collect and Gather Yourself

One Woke Mama – Episode 049 – Episode 049 – A Guided Meditation to Collect and Gather Yourself

Posted May 10, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 049 – A Guided Meditation to Collect and Gather Yourself Happy Mother’s Day beautiful one. Today I’m gifting you a delicious meditation, designed to bring you into peace, presence, patience. This is for you. To support you in the ever demanding, constantly evolving role of mother. Let this be a way of collecting and gathering yourself. To be in your body, to breathe, to cultivate more presence and grounding. Your breath is the home base. Let it be your home. The gateway to presence and a doorway to mindfulness. Let it go, let it go, let it go. Open to the present moment. Be patient with yourself as you relax, release and let go. Pause, reopen your attention, let go of the dance of the mind and it’s cluttered noisy thoughts. Listen to Episode 049: Show notes: Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Try out PMSM for only $1 for the first month, and $29 p/month thereafter.   A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. __________ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 048 – What does it look like to emotionally hold yourself?

One Woke Mama – Episode 048 – What does it look like to emotionally hold yourself?

Posted May 03, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 048 – What does it look like to emotionally hold yourself? As a mama, I’ve been on a quite a journey, over the last 5+ years, in learning how to emotionally hold space for my daughter, and now my son. I’m not going to pretend that I’ve nailed this. It’s still a huge work in progress. My daughter is the child that challenges me the most. I frequently feel triggered by her emotional outburst, her reactions, her big feelings. She takes my nervous system to the edge and I’m often left feeling dysregulated and quite shaken. She requires a recipe – that I’ve yet to perfect. However, in my exploration of how to both honour her feelings, support her to feel those feelings yet inspire her to be brave, self-motivated, able to process the experience and grow from them, I’ve come to learn a few basic tools in how to emotionally hold space for her. The irony, in all of this learning, has been that most of what I’m learning to do with and for Soleil and Rafael, I’ve been teaching to my clients and learning for myself. The core of this is – how do we emotionally hold space for ourselves when we are feeling a lot. When there is rage bubbling up. Or shame, guilt, frustration. Or even apathy, boredom, exhaustion.  I want to share with you what I not only do for my children (as much as possible, yet I do frequently get somewhat derailed and have to get back on track), I also apply these tools to my clients, and most importantly myself. So whether you are a mama or not, everything I’m about to share – these simply, reflective tools – can be powerfully harnessed to support you to emotionally “HOLD” others, your clients, yourself. 1.Begin with awareness. Tune into the mind and body connection. Check in with your body. Notice sensations and feelings. Anchor into your body. Breathe. Big deep breaths. SIGH. Exhale with relief. YAWN. Slow the breath down. Make it rhythmical. Then come inward. Before you even go into any cognitive awareness, just  tune in to the sensations and feelings coming up and try and describe the sensation and where it’s felt. E.g I feel unsettled in my tummy. My heart is pounding. My body feels jittery. My head is achey. 2. Name what you feel, name what you notice. This leads to the ability to ultimately process and release these feelings. Can you name those sensations as feelings? Can you label them? Understand what’s underneath them? What do you FEEL. What’s the emotion? Now you are going to sportscast those sensations into FEELINGS. Acknowledge without judgment. This Qs below can be applied for children AND for yourself. This is a powerful and simple practice where you allow the feelings to exist. You are aware of them without moving, yet, to change them. What do you FEEL? You’re really angry right now I can see how angry you feel right now You really didn’t like it when…. You feel hurt about….. and you really wanted…. I’m noticing how flat and switched off you feel… I wonder if you are feeling scared? I can sense that you feel frustrated/annoyed… You are making it safe (for yourself and others) to feel SAFE in ALL of the feelings present. 3. Seek help, take action – through practices to change what you’re feeling. To move to the other side of what you are processing. Ask yourself or your child; what do you need right now? What would help you to feel different/better? Is there something your body is asking to do? What about your breathing? How can we breathe differently right now? Do you need to stay inside, go outside? +++ You’ll know for yourself and/or for your child when you are getting to the other side. The body will change shape, posture will open up, breathing will shift and regulate, smiles will return. There will be a clear shift in the sensations in the body and a clear grounding that returns. And in real time – only 20 minutes before recording this – I’ve had to use this practice on myself. I had to notice and become aware of the sensations. Label them and sport cast my own emotions. Then explore how I could help myself. Ultimately it was movement, breathing, mantras, meditation. I needed to shift some stuck and heavy energy. Listen to Episode 048: Show notes: Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  Cost: $11 per month until May 8th (increasing to $29 p/month) A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. __________ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more

One Woke Mama – Episode 047 – The Catastrophising Mind and How to Quieten The Mental Chaos with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

One Woke Mama – Episode 047 – The Catastrophising Mind and How to Quieten The Mental Chaos with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Posted April 26, 2020

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood One Woke Mama – Episode 047 – The Catastrophising Mind and How to Quieten The Mental Chaos with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz The world we live in right now is doing at great job at inducing fear. Which leads to loads of catatrophising in the mind. Not to mention that MOTHERHOOD, all on its own, lends itself to mental chaos, a loud over active mind. This episode is a previous interview from my private Om Mama Love program where Amy and I discuss how to quieten that mental chaos and alleviate the catastrophising mind. A perfect conversation for our current global climate +++ About Amy: Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is an internationally awarded life coach, best-selling author, award-winning journalist and creator of ‘Happy Mama’. Over the past 5 years, she has coached and supported more than 5000 women through her many online programs, one-on-one coaching, workshops and retreats, allowing her an inside understanding of how women are affected by and live with modern motherhood. In 2013, she created her very first ‘formula’ for women with young children to help them navigate the enormous changes, demands and expectations placed on women, but it wasn’t until she discovered the groundbreaking research into ‘matrescence’ that all of her years of research, interviews and coaching came together. Connect with AMY on the web: https://www.amytaylorkabbaz.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amytaylorkabbaz/ Listen to Episode 047: Show notes: Join the Practical Magic, Spiritual Medicine Membership Group HERE  A monthly membership group to nourish, soothe, support and uplift. Come together, connect and share in resources, practices and tools as a support through these wild times. What’s Included: Regular Practical Magic and Spiritual Medicine based sessions: meditation, eft, breath work, somatic practices and more. Themed monthly content: to dig a little into the spiritual, energetic, mental, physical and emotional support we all need. Monthly Virtual Sacred Circles: Via zoom – to come into presence together. Connection. Illumination. Honouring. Reflection. A responsive, inclusive and supportive space: designed to alchemise those heavy, anxious and out-of-control emotions; raising our vibration, staying present, positive and connected. Cost: $11 per month until May 8th (increasing to $29 p/month) __________ Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire Read more


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