Let’s continue with our finger holds to balance the emotion of fear. Sometimes fear can get the better of us when it isn’t related to our immediate experience. It is not uncommon with traumatic stress for fear to arise when thinking about the past or future.
Hold the index finger. Exhale fear, inhale courage.
Sometimes after trauma we experience emotions that can be overwhelming. While this is normal, here is a body practice that can restore balance so our emotions don’t get ahead of us. It is so simple we can do it while waiting in line or before drifting off to sleep. Curious?
Finger holds. Yes, holding each finger for a minute or two releases the energy of strong emotions. The theory is that each finger has a meridian that is connected with different organs of the body.
Let’s start with the THUMB. This is where we hold grief. Wrap the thumb with the fingers of the opposite hand. Hold. Breathe. Feel a pulsing? Ahh. Calm arrives.
Finger holds do not repress our emotions. The practice supports our body’s ability to restore balance.
For further study refer to Trauma Healing and Transformation by Patricia Cane, Ph.D