Explore New Terrain: Only for the Bold
Sean Phelps D.C
This modern world has become overwhelming to us. Anxiety in my experience has become the norm. However, like confrontation has gotten to have a bad wrap today! Anxiety is a natural human emotion. It’s our nervous system’s response to uncertainty, mild threat, or stress. Its aim is to heighten our senses and support us to discern how to create more safety.
Anxiety can be related to physical, emotional or psychological safety. When the threats are more internal (emotional and psychological) and recurrent, we can develop a habit of chronic anxiety — perpetually expecting the worse or worrying. When anxiety becomes chronic, it interferes with our capacity for joy in life, as well as our ability to respond effectively in relationships or broader, societal issues.
If you would like to know more about the current neuroscience and bodywork that can help optimize your brain to remove obstacles to health or simply would like to feel more dynamic to bring more passion and purpose to your work, then rather then purchasing a new pair of trainers to up your running, etc, what about looking into ‘your’ inner world?
Here in Britain and in parts of Europe, this has not been easy..up until now!
Transformation is a word used a lot today and sounds great and to potentially change the person you think you are now, can re-shape your mind, your body, your tension patterns, and even your ‘breathing’ patterns. However, it would be useful from the beginning to have some sense of ‘well-being’ to use as a holding environment to venture into this terrain.
-What is Well-Being?
Two aspects of emotional/ Mental health are
- eudaimonia. A sense of purpose (Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯moníaː]), sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia /juːdɪˈmoʊniə/, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing or prosperity” and “blessedness” have been proposed as more accurate translations.
- Hedonia. Pleasure, delight, suffix meaning “(condition of) cheerfulness”: anhedonia, hyphedonia, parhedonia.
So what is required to turnaround from “Coping” i.e; still holding the situation at arm’s length as something we have to put up with to ‘Acceptance’ that is the start of a transformation.
..”Acceptance is seeing what is true, without resisting that it is true”.
Q: Are you actualizing your full potential NOW?
Developmental coaching can help us to “purposefully evolve ourselves”. The difference between coaching and therapy is with coaching we are building resources. These resources are not addressing our lack within ourselves, but rather of exposing one’s delusions.
Looking at emotions intimately is more natural for some of us. Basic emotions like ” anger, disgust, fear, sadness, happiness, and surprise are modern emotions that are a good place to start noticing. *Please note that this may not be the right time to do this if you are experiencing PTSD or going through a life crisis.
“Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so you must attend to nourish the garden of your becoming”.
– Jean Houston