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Aromatherapy - Grief And Healing The Heart

February 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 373

The healing journey is a very personal process for each of us.

When do we grieve?

When someone close to us dies or someone close gets sick, leaves home, moves far away and more.

There are 4 areas in which the grief process shows itself

1. Feelings- sadness, anxiety, misery, heartache, blame, hurt, frantic, rage, fear, guilt regret, anger.

2. Thoughts- going over and over the past, going through the what if's and if only.

3. Behaviour- yelling for no apparent reason, bursting into tears, talking to self as if the person is there, wear the lost persons clothes or jewellery

4. Physical symptoms- loss of appetite, lethargy, restlessness, sleeping too much, breathlessness, waking through the night or very early, hair loss.

How can we help!

One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain. It very is important for the person grieving to be able to express their feelings and talk about their loss or traumatic experience. This helps one to feel supported and know that they are not alone, and that they are being heard. Comfort is so important for the grieving person.

Comfort is to soothe in times of distress or sorrow.

Take a moment to think about what essential oils can support you.

What essential oils bring a smile to your face, uplift your emotions and remind you of happy times. Remember essential oils are sourced from an abundant array of flowers, leaves, bark, woods, herbs, spices, fruit and more. They offer their own insights, transitions and healing. As we make our way through different journeys in life these wonderful beauties from nature subtly integrate any changes taking place.

Self care is never a selfish act. It is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have. The gift I was put on Earth to offer to others. Anytime we can listen to our true self, and give it the care it requires. We do not only for ourselves, but also for the many others whose lives we touch.

~Parker Palmer

Here are some suggestions of ways in which you can soothe your emotions, being mindful of the moment.

Sit and be quite breathing slowly and deeply

Have Aromatique Baths while playing some music that you enjoy listening to.

Use your Aromatherapy burners, room or body sprays, remember to choose oils that remind you of happy times and uplift your emotions, giving you courage and support

Take time out for you and your friends

Exercise daily, take walks on the beach or woodlands, hug a tree

Write yourself some positive affirmations

Thomas Moore once said ~ The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.

Affirmations for healing your Heart - Inspired by Robbi Zeck

My heart blossoms with quiet assurance as peace flows through me now. Paradise is an attitude of the heart, Joy cascades through me now. Life supports me as I support life; my heart and my wisdom are one. I love what I do and do what I love.

Essential oils:

Bergamot- balancing, uplifting, gentle, kind, supportive Basil- strengthening, focus, determination Chamomile- nurturing, supportive, healing, uplifting Cedarwood- hold fast, strength, courage Cinnamon- warming, abundance, supportive Clary sage- balancing, supportive, embracing, to see clearly Cypress- transition and transformation, strengthening, courage, cleansing, moving forward Everlasting- supportive, healing, calming, love Frankincense- supportive, healing, spiritually cleansing, grounding, comforting, gatherings Geranium- balancing, calming, supportive, nurturing, uplifting Ginger- courage, strength, emotionally warming and energising Grapefruit- boldness, courage, strengthening, cleansing, protection, happiness Jasmine- supportive, nurturing, balancing, empowering, loving Juniper- strength, support, expansion and growth Lavender- nurture, calming, supportive, emotional warmth Lemon- clarity, happiness, lightness of being,Lime- happiness, supportive, freshness, bubbly Mandarin- gentle, caring, support, happiness, calming,Melissa- for matters or the heart, comfort, heeling, strengthening Myrtle- supportive, gentle, love Neroli- supportive, loving, protection, rescue remedy, nurture, matters of the heart, uplifting Nutmeg- strengthening, warming, courage, emotional pain Sweet orange- lightness, happiness, fun loving,Patchouli- grounding, supportive, warming, stability, healing, protective Rose- love, self love, nurture, calming, protection, balance, support, uplifting Rosewood- kind, healing, gentle, calming, supportive, grounding Sandalwood- balance, protection, stability, calming, soothing Vetiver- grounding, connectedness, protection, strength, balance Yarrow- nurturing, caring, supportive, gently soothing Ylang ylang- happy, vibrant, balancing, heart oil, love

Aromatherapy Bathing to Nurture Your Soul

3 drops rose, 2 drops Jasmine, 1 drop vetiver of sandalwood 4 drops bergamot, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops patchouli 2 drop ylang ylang, 3 drops lemon, 2 drops rosewood

Burner recipes to Uplift and Balance your Emotions

4 drops bergamot, 3 drops sweet orange, 2 drops cardamom 4 drops mandarin, 2 drops lavender, 3 drops geranium 3 drops clary sage, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops neroli, 2drops sandalwood (night time blend)

Room and Body Sprays to Shift Your Energy

In a 100ml glass bottle, coloured or opaque fill it half way with filtered water add your essential oils and then top up the bottle with more filtered water, place on spray top, gently shake and spray around the room and around your body.

10 drops each lavender, geranium, juniper 15 drops lemon, 5 drops sandalwood, 10 drops myrtle 10 drops each grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, 3 drops geranium, 5 drops rose

Remember that grieving is a part of the healing process, I am sending you my love and support, be courageous, face your pain and allow your heart to heal so that you may move forward and love some more!

I wish you smiles, happiness, and love.

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