Guest Post: 5 Ways to Mindfully Move through this holiday season!
As we expand our "circle" virtually to include posting blogs in 2021, we are encouraging members to highlight their knowledge and skills by offering guest posts. Our first post is from the current regional representative for Ontario Lea Nasrallah of @Talk_Move_Heal, offering some sage wisdom to get you through this holiday season! Thank you, Lea!
During this Holiday Season, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, left-out or just emotionally and physically drained. If you are a healthcare professional, a caregiver or just a living person during this pandemic, here are a few tips on how to try and make yourself feel better!
o Express Yourself!
Wear a special outfit, dress up and move to your favourite music, even if you’re at home.
o Practice Kindness
Helping others through acts of kindness that could create a sense of fulfillment in you.
o Cook to connect!
Make a family recipe or dish that brings you good memories and comfort.
Allow yourself to be sad or cry until you’ve self-regulated your emotions.
o Share Honestly
Talking to a loved one who can make you feel heard and supported.
For more mental health tips and more interesting facts on dance/movement therapy, follow Lea @Talk_Move_Heal on social media!
About Lea Nasrallah
Lea is a registered dance movement psychotherapist currently based in Ottawa. She has completed her masters at Goldsmiths University of London and has worked with people from all ages in the UK, Jordan and Lebanon struggling with mental health, survivors of domestic violence, refugees victims of war trauma and others with special needs and learning difficulties. She is planning to continue working with children and teenagers in Canada and also provide support for the elderly who would benefit immensely from the creative Arts therapies. Her goal is to raise awareness about the importance of the body-mind connection, how it affects our everyday lives and how we can use it to improve our well-being.