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InTouch with Rebirth

InTouch with Rebirth 

Julie Brannen, MA, LPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA

As posted on www.semperfemina.org 

As we are amidst a viral pandemic of COVD-19, and in this realm of the unknown and uncertainty, we are all searching for answers. 

There are many  ways to cope with this new norm as well as theories we can apply to what is happening. In this blog I will describe one esoteric way to connect and then a practical way. 

 Corona means Crown in Latin. The crown is the 7th chakra or energy center that represents the seventh opening to God / Source / Universe (whatever word you’d like to use for divinity). When a baby is born it is called crowning as it descends head first. We are being birthed anew. What we are seeing is the long time reigning power, the old system(s) dying. A virus is a piece of code which is capable of copying itself, such as corrupting or destroying data. The Corona Virus is potentially dismantling that which no longer serves the collective. It is a deletion of the old systems of fear, so that we can rebirth a new system. 

How does this show up for me? With nearly all social cancellations and changes in work environments, it has been a big shift of my reality. As someone who has created work around people and building community, this is just simply suspended and not possible right now. I have felt the calling to go within, rest more, and truly reset. 

How do I do this? 

  1. I bring awareness to my body. 
  2. I focus on my breath, the rise and fall rhythm of my torso, chest and belly.
  3. Whenever I notice my mind wandering to something else, I gently guide it back to the experience of my breath.

This fosters trust with my inner knowing that my body simply knows what to do and how to be. This also triggers a self-regulation process, therefore inherently calming down my nervous system. An important response during times of incredible vulnerability. 

At InTouch & Motion, we provide services that address potentially problematic mental patterns with creative, integrative, and holistic ways. We do this because the ways that have been in place, just like the systems falling away right now, may not be serving us anymore. 

My clinical interest and area of focus is working with folks who are ready to address patterns that no longer serve them with courage and compassion. I also work as a doula, supporting mothers and families during the first year of childbirth. I am grateful for this opportunity to go within myself (building self-awareness and reflection) during this time and also share my point of view and gifts with you, the reader. Thank you for being here. 

To learn more about Julie visit our website :: https://www.intouchandmotion.com/profiles/julie-brannen/

*We now offer telehealth: all of our creative art therapies can be offered via phone and video sessions.

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