Increase Your Resilience and Transform Stress and Anxiety On-the-Fly
“the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”
One of the leading researchers on trauma said in early 2020 that two of the defining factors of trauma are unpredictability and an inability to do anything to change your external circumstances.
And that sure defines many of the parameters of the world during covid, doesn’t it?! It’s hard to feel resilient when you feel so out of control.
He suggested that the best way to combat these factors and therefore increase your resilience is to do what you can to control the things that are within your control.
But how do you DO that when you’re feeling so drained? As Lindsey Holmes recently shared in her Huff Post article, two years into the pandemic it’s getting harder and harder to “self-care” your way into feeling better.
She offers a few good suggestions, but I’ve got an even better idea:
Did you know that you can actually learn to increase your resilience and control your emotional response to these stressful times?
Teaching tools that transform stress and anxiety and increase resilience during chaotic times in-the-moment and on-the-fly has been the backbone of my business for the past decade. And I’m not talking about spiritually bypassing, avoidance, or head-in-the-sand-like-an-ostrich techniques.
In this four-week mini-course, you will:
- Learn simple techniques to calm your mind in-the-moment and on-the-fly [so you can be a better partner, friend, mom colleague, boss] with tools that don’t require you to find a quiet room and shut yourself away, pull out a journal, or change your scenery.
- Gain an understanding of the wiring in your brain – and how to interrupt and then change your typical response to stress [without pharmaceuticals.]
- Explore ways to decrease frustration [and other emotions that get in your way of getting what you really want] before you lose your cool.
- And so much more.
Parable of the Wolves
There is a Native American story about a grandfather sharing wisdom with his grandson.
The grandfather says, “There is a terrible fight going on inside every person. It is between two wolves. One is trouble–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is beneficial – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
His grandson pondered for a moment, and then asked, “who wins?”
“The one you feed,” replied his grandfather.
It’s so easy to “feed the bad wolf” during this pandemic. There is so much fear and anxiety and resentment in the world right now. This course will help you honor and acknowledge the emotions you’re experiencing as part of the human condition. But it will also help you feed your “good wolf”, by teaching you simple tools that allow you to access more peace, joy, love, hope, empathy, and compassion even in the midst of all this [waves arms around.]
I have been guiding clients in these tools for nearly a decade, and I’d be honored if you’d allow me to guide you through this time.
We are now two years into this pandemic, and just when we think we’ve seen an end to it, another variant shows up, disrupting our lives.
The world needs your strength and your presence NOW more than ever.
Yet it’s hard to hold it together when you’re anxious and scared of what’s coming next in this unpredictable world we’ve all been tossed into. And if your response is ennui or apathy, well that probably doesn’t serve you very well either.
This four-week course can change how you respond –not just during the pandemic, but over the course of your life.
Week One: Learn, apply, and practice simple but powerful tools that disrupt your typical response to stress –in-the-moment and on-the-fly.
Week Two: Learn an additional tool and how to apply it to your life authentically –even if you’re feeling mad, sad, scared, or just plain “over it.”
Week Three: Cultivate resilience. Practice shifting your perspective from fear and anxiety to that of a wise observer.
Week Four: Find the Silver Linings. Turn stressors into gifts. Seek out serendipity.
- Bi-weekly emails with lessons and tools (Sundays & Wednesdays)
- Weekly live 45-minute Q&A calls via Zoom. Thursdays at noon Pacific. (Recorded if you can’t attend live.)
- A Facebook group to interact and share with your course-mates and to get additional opportunities for personal attention from me.
Hi. I’m Intuitive Guide, Kristin Halberg and I’ve been teaching this course in various ways since 2012. These tools have been part of my own go-to resources for stress and anxiety for nearly a decade, and they’re based on peer-reviewed science that goes back 30 years.
With all the chaos going on in the world right now, I offer relief that really works that you can use over and over in your life long after this pandemic is over. They won’t rid you of your stress, but they will give you tools that build your resilience so that even when your life is really stressful (like mine has been over the past five years) you can get through it authentically with courage, grace and humor –no spiritual bypassing or pharmaceuticals necessary.
I’d love to share my tools with you.
PS) Can’t do it this time around? This tool will start you on the journey.