August 15, 2019

Managing Stress & Anxiety Naturally

Aromatherapy 

Lavender - The “Angel of Healing and Purification” (Neil S. Cohen) lavender is the most gentle and versatile of essential oils. Antiseptic, antibacterial, it enhances both the physical and psychic immune systems. Soothes the mind, heart and soul. Invites guidance, brings clarity, peace of mind, emotional balance.

Bergamot Orange - brings light, brightness, and cheerfulness. Has a normalizing effect - can either be sedating or uplifting. Regulates appetite, boosts the immune system, steadies nervous system, balances cycles. (Earl Grey Tea is flavored with bergamot.)

Grapefruit - calms the nervous stomach, aids in digestion, eases depression and moodiness. Clears the mind. Inspires confidence, joy, and cheerfulness.

Lemon - Why do you think they call it lemonade? Think Lemon- Aid, without all the sugar! Lemon strengthens the third chakra, solar plexus, place of will and empowerment. Energizing, purifying, uplifting. A digestive aid, liver tonic, helps regulate systems.

Chamomile - imagine putting a daisy chain around your heart. Soothing, gentle, calming, Chamomile tends to the inner child, offering comfort and reassurance. Helps with feelings of being overwhelmed. Promotes inner peace and security.

German Blue Chamomile - has the same properties, but it’s distinctive blue color also enhances the third eye, intuition, and visualization. Use sparingly, it may dye your skin.


Gemstones

Hematite - silver/grey, sometimes magnetic. Absorbs negativity. Very grounding, calming, encourages willpower, concentration, trust, and balance.

Onyx - black or brown. Increases vitality, energy, stamina, endurance, self-control. Encourages contentment.

Sugilite - dark purple, turns black over time as it absorbs energy. Soothes the mind, enhances conscious awareness, channeling, and healing. “Helps the idealist and the extremely kindhearted to remain unhurt by the shocks of the world.” -Dolfyn

Peridot - green. Soothes the heart. Renewing, comforting, relaxing. Increases intuition, recuperative abilities, and stress reduction. Said to heal the healer.

Rose Quartz - pink. Balances and comforts the heart. Enhances self-love, tolerance, and forgiveness. Fosters tenderness, gentleness, and peacefulness.


Other Recommendations
Bach Rescue Remedy - available as drops or spray, a combination of flower essences to reduce trauma - Rock Rose to alleviate terror and panic, Impatiens to mollify irritation and impatience, Clematis to combat inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem to ease shock, and Cherry Plum to calm irrational thoughts.

St. John's Wort - takes time to accumulate before feeling any effect, anywhere from a week to a month. Promotes an even emotional keel, feelings of being able to manage one’s emotions rather than having them manage you.

BRAT diet - Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast. Easy to eat and digestible when one is upset or has no appetite. Other easy foods: yogurt, boiled eggs, smoothies. Choose smart comfort foods to nourish yourself rather than indulging your inner child.


YouTube Videos
Simple Self Hypnosis Technique

Chakra Balancing

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to diagnose or prescribe, nor is it a substitute for medical attention. Please consult your doctor first for any allergies, or do a skin patch test.

August 5, 2019

Self Blessing Ritual

Self Blessing Ritual 

Too Blessed to be stressed 
Too anointed to be disappointed - Unknown

 Anoint yourself each day with this simple ritual. You can use essential oils, perfume, holy water, or just tap your fingers on the points if you prefer to not use any scents. You don’t need much, a little goes a long way. During the day you might catch little whiffs which will remind you of starting the day feeling clear in your intentions.

 Please do consult your doctor first for any allergies, or do a skin patch test. Remember, less is more.

 Start by placing just a couple of drops on your fingertip, and begin by tapping each of these spots using these affirmations:

Crown of Head: I am balanced in my mind. I am focused and engaged in creative and productive ways.

Third Eye: I am balanced in my vision. I allow myself to dream and I follow through on my best ideas.

Behind the Ears and Bottom of the Throat: I am balanced in my communication. I listen attentively and I speak my truth compassionately.

Along the Sternum: I am balanced in my heart. I am here to give love and I am here to receive love.

Solar Plexus: I am balanced in my power. I am here to empower others and I am empowered by everything.

Top of Belly: I am balanced in my belly. I take in what I need to be healthy and I let go of what no longer serves me.

Bottom of Belly/top of pubic area (do not put essential oils in or on vagina!): I am balanced at the root of my being. I attract what I need and all my desires are fulfilled.

Behind the Knees: I am balanced in my bones. I have structure and I am flexible.

Around the Ankles: I am balanced on my path. I am grounded and centered. I know what steps to take.

Back of the Neck: I am balanced in my sense of security. I am safe. I am protected.

Lower Back: I am balanced in my boundaries. I know where I begin and where I end. I know my limits.

Each Wrist: I am balanced in my needs. I am willing to give and I am willing to receive.

Blessed Be.

June 12, 2019

Kayla's Brief Rule

Kayla's Brief Rule
Adapted from St. Romuald’s Brief Rule


Dwell each moment as if in paradise. Know that you have nothing to do right now, but simply this. Let your thoughts drift by like clouds in the sky. Know that even as you pause, you are still on your path.


When you come to the crossroads, take a moment to listen to your heart, and to gather up more information before continuing on your journey. Realize there are no wrong decisions, only life lessons. Be assured of your choices.


Allow yourself to be guided, and you will be provided. Be open to receiving. Be willing to give. Await with certainty and allow life to carry you. Be content with the simple grace of this moment.


Blessed Be.

June 6, 2019
New Camaldoli Monastery, Lucia, CA



May 15, 2019

New Review on Yelp


"I've seen Kayla three or four times, now, and (speaking as a person who's met more than my fair share of therapists/healers with little success over ten years), I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone.

Another reviewer noted that after her first session with Kayla, she "felt as though she was thrust back into the flow of the universe." Perfectly articulated. That's how I felt, as well, after just one session. Kayla's presence is calming and accepting, and she provides creative and effective tools and insights that are fun, powerful, and simple enough to integrate into everyday life to make positive change.

Even on my "off days" (which are frequent), I feel comfortable telling her if I feel dissociated or anxious, and she immediately jumps into action, sharing (and providing options for) simple grounding techniques that really work for me.

Her home office is especially inviting, and inspiring to simply exist in. Kayla's energy is both comforting and energizing. When I leave after a session with her, for the first time I can remember, I feel as though life is not only manageable, but navigable. Hopeful. I will continue to see Kayla for hypnotherapy, and if you've been considering it, Kayla's sessions are worth every penny. I can't thank her enough."

Read Lucy N.'s review of Kayla Garnet Rose, PhD, Tools for Transformation on Yelp