Sometimes we go through periods of time where we don't feel joy and may be held back from where we want to be. Fortunately, we have tools to help us through these dark times. Counseling and prescriptions may be useful and necessary options to explore; it is so wonderful that we have professionals and medications to help in times of need. Here are some additional ideas that can be used in conjunction with help from care providers. These tools may help lessen the time and effort it takes to get back to being yourself.
Importantly, most of these can be used safely during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Many are free or inexpensive ways you can help yourself. Some you can use to help other members of your family as well.
While we have varying levels of training and certification in some of the below mentioned modalities, we are not therapists - we cannot diagnose or prescribe. We urge you to seek out professionals who can do those things to best help you. We simply offer these nine ideas to expedite your healing and to give you some tools so that you can help yourself as well.
1. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT; aka Tapping)
2. BodyTalk Cortices
3. Bach Flowers
5. Essential Oils
6. Emotion Code
7. Healing Code
8. Yoga Nidra
9. Placenta Encapsulation
What other tools have you used to help when you've been blue? We'd love to hear from you as you share your experiences with others!
Melissa and Ellen are birth doulas, childbirth educators, placenta encapsulation specialists, and Parent Effectiveness Training instructors serving the Denver, CO area. They are passionate about pregnancy, birth, baby care, and parenting. They bring over twenty years of combined experience to their premium childbirth classes, doula support, parenting classes, and placenta encapsulation services in the metro Denver area.