So many mums I meet are stuck in a cycle of chronic stress, often without even realising it. ⁠

They might be seeing me for treatment of specific issues like headaches or back pain, but when we dig a bit deeper they also express feelings of exhaustion, lack of motivation, anxiety, irritability, and moodiness. 😔⁠

In my experience, I’ve found that hands-on techniques and exercises can only take us so far. That’s why I make sure to include strategies for ‘calming the farm’ when working with these mamas. ⁠

If you suspect your nervous system might need a little tlc (it does, your suspicions are correct 😉), here are nine different techniques to try out (And here’s a 🔥 tip : our kids can benefit from these too!) ⁠

  1. Cold water – Stand under it, Splash your face with it, Drink it
  2. Gentle Exercise – Slow walk, Yoga, Strech
  3. Laugh – A good, genuine belly laugh if you can
  4. Positive social interactions – Spend some time with your people; the ones who make you feel like yourself & who don’t take more from your cup than they give
  5. Get some sunshine – Stimulate your serotonin, production with some sunlight
  6. Be in nature – Aim for green or blue space if you can. Take it in with all of your senses.
  7. Diaphragmatic breathing – Into your belly and entire ribcage – front, back and sides. In through your nose, and out through your mouth.
  8. Hugs – Cosy, comfy, warm ones if you can.
  9. Meditate – Or pray. Whatever floats your boat. No pressure. No perfection. Just sit and be still.

Pick 2-3 that resonate most with you and experiment with them this week. Try to incorporate something small in each day and notice the difference it can make. ✨⁠

Wishing you the calmest of farms! 🌾👩🏻‍🌾⁠