Most of us have experienced trauma in one way or another. We all respond to trauma in different ways. One result of trauma is anxiety. We might feel overwhelmed when someone or something reminds us of a traumatic experience, or we focus too long on negative thoughts. Anxiety is a sign that we have become disconnected from ourselves.
Here are some steps we can do together to help bring us back into alignment:
1) Take six deep breaths in this manner: count to five slowly (one-one thousand, two-one thousand, etc.) while inhaling. Count to 7 at the same pace on the exhale.
2) Focus on 5 to 10 items in the room and name them.
3) Repeat five times: I am here, and now I am in this moment.
4) While breathing deeply, focus on the base of the spine, visualize the color red and associate it with this region. You can either place your hands there or keep your mind tuned to the area. Please repeat after me: I release any anger, anxiety, or frustration I may have stored here. I am safe, and I am protected. I am calm and peaceful. I am mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially stable and grounded. Thank you for keeping me safe and protected.
5) Take a deep breath. Set the intention that from this moment forward, “I will have a beautiful and blessed day, and for that, I am grateful.”
6) Take another deep breath and allow yourself to have a better day by staying present in each moment.
Singer, Song Writer, Emcee (rapper), Poet, and Published Author Jessa Calderon is of the Chumash and Tongva Nations of Southern California. Jessa also identifies with her Yoeme and Mexican roots. Jessa is a natural born singer who truly found her voice in hip-hop. As an emcee, poet and published author, Jessa is able to share her culture and truth in a way that keeps the crowds intrigued. Not only does Jessa bring pictures to life through the minds’ eye with her writing, she also brings her listeners enlightenment and healing. Since 2019 Jessa has joined the Dream Warriors collective with Tanaya Winder, Frank Waln, Lyla June, Tall Paul, Mic Jordan and Gunner Jules. Together they share, music, culture, stories, poems, seminars, workshops, webinars which equates to healing as a community.