How To Use Breathing and Self-touch:
I had a teacher in Switzerland once who talked about our 5 senses and how we can use them to modulate our state. He also said that one of the most underused ‘sense’ was touch.
The truth is, we allow only a few people to touch us and usually only in very specific ways. Yet, we all know how wonderful it is to have someone we care about squeeze our hand or give us a hug. Another person’s touch can be incredibly soothing. The mere touch of someone we love can usually settle us down like nothing else can.
What About Self Touching?
And what about touching ourselves? Leaving sexual touching out of the discussion, most of us barely touch ourselves, which is unfortunate, as self-touch can have a deep impact on how we feel, as you will discover in the protocol I’m offering you today.
The Breathing protocol we’re going to work with today is a 3-tiered process, starting with breathing, then adding in a protocol based on the practice of Havening that involves touching the face and arms, and then finishing with some affirmations. Most people find themselves feeling more grounded and affirmed after doing it, as well as deeply relaxed and stable.
How To Use Self-touching:
Find yourself a comfortable place to sit and get comfortable.
Before we start, scan your body and on a scale of 0 to 10, ‘0’ being no stress and ‘10’ being full on stress, give yourself a number so you can see if it changes. When the protocol is done, scan your body and mind again and notice the changes that have taken place.
Have a great week!