Covid-19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus)

This page has been updated as of 9/6/20.

All the information you want to know about how AWAKEN is handling the current health situation with Covid-19

Awaken's Current Operations

First let me begin by stating that I am VERY PROUD to be a part of the Newburyport, MA community; where I work and live. πŸ™Œ All across the board, I am reminded of how people are stepping up to the plate to help others in need AND also remain accessible to support our community through the local businesses here. We are truly seeing what we are capable of through kindness and generosity during this difficult time. πŸ™

Unfortunately, mental health & wellbeing do not take a backseat during a crisis... in fact, often these circumstance may ENHANCE existing challenges. πŸ˜•

 

Awaken is deemed a part of America's CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE as defined by homeland security; being a healthcare service.

As such, I have REMAINED OPEN in my operations throughout Covid-19 to support my clients with their ongoing needs amidst this health situation.

Luckily, I have the BLESSING of operating a SOLO practice with a LARGE office space; providing 6+ feet of distance between myself and clients easily. In addition, I am THE ONLY PERSON WITH ACCESS to my facilities (with the exclusion of my landlord), and have the ability to arrange my appointments to limit the cross-over of clients waiting in my lobby. Due to these circumstances, I feel confident I can maintain safe provision of services amidst this health concern.

Please read below for my full list of the modifications I will be making to provide the best options for my clients and community members:

  • I request for ALL CLIENTS to self-acknowledge any change in health status PRIOR to attending your appointment; so as to not expose others to potential risk.

  • Ability to cancel (including last minute) without penalty due to a change in health status OR change in mind for meeting in-person in regards to Covid-19.

  • Offer to change in-person sessions to VIRTUAL sessions for PRIVATE THERAPY CLIENTS during the recommendations of "social distancing"; as long as the client is WITHIN MA STATE LINES during our video call. This stipulation is due to my licensing requirements.

  • Ability to provide in-person AND virtual coaching sessions (including Deliberate Dating coaching) remains available to all non-therapy clients and has no legal restrictions across state lines.

  • Practicing recommended "social distancing" guidelines of 6+ feet within my office (avoiding hugs and handshakes, etc.)

  • Cleaning will be done on any touched surfaces, door handles, bathroom in my office, etc. between each client.

  • Postponements and modifications to scheduled programming have been updated.

  • Continued sharing of, and empowerment to use, Energy Psychology practices and tools to mitigate the stress and emotional challenges presented during the Covid-19 virus situation.

  • Spontaneous video updates on Facebook and/or YouTube will be considered as additional ways to connect with the community and provide encouragement during these challenges... Keep your eyes peeled for my surprise messages of POSITIVITY online! πŸ€©πŸ€—www.facebook.com/awakenhcs

This list will likely continue to shift as we receive new developments from the government on how to operate through this challenging time. Please stay tuned for any follow up emails with more specific updates to my practice.

Comprehensive Holistic Tips for Staying Well During Covid-19

Never have we been in a time during which we have had to seriously consider such a risk to our healthy-safety in our daily experiences. It is unprecedented that we have been encouraged to self-quarantine, limit social gatherings, and otherwise remain "sequestered"... indefinitely. 
Talk about a STRESSFUL situation.

Even though we have made great progress in knowing more about this challenge, we are still encouraged to use social distancing, hand washing (follow this link to learn the PROPER ways of handwashing and using sanitizer), and reduce community exposure to large groups of people to help limit the spread of Covid-19.

Below is a list of MY recommended tips and tools to utilize; which not only consider your physical health, but ALSO your energetic and emotional health. Enjoy the recommendations, and please visit any and all linked resources offered below to enhance your wellness during the Covid-19 health situation.

These tips have been UPDATED recently. Please read thoroughly for NEW information weaved into my "holistic tips for wellness during the Covid-19 situation".

  • Beware of news and media outlets that focus their messages using language of DANGER to incite a feeling of CRISIS in you as a viewer/reader; especially ones that use "fear mongering" statements like "Highest Daily Death Toll" and "will run out of money" and "In 4 devastating weeks, Americans fear...". The reality is, the data continues to change rapidly... and there is a VERY HIGH rate of recovery being demonstrated and reported for the Covid-19 virus. It is not as deadly as they feared, and MOST people (including elderly and immunocompromised individuals) ARE being treated successfully and getting back to their normal health status. Please be weary of those who BENEFIT from scaring you and consider that they MAY have agendas (i.e. news media outlet ratings, product distribution companies, etc.). Only time will tell how this whole thing pans out.

  • Make sure you are EARTHING regularly

Get outside and EARTH for at least 15 minutes daily. This has PREVENTATIVE and HEALING capabilities. πŸ‘

An increasing amount of scientific studies have been proving that "Earthing" (a.k.a. "grounding" with your body) produces the following REDUCTION in:

  • Inflammation throughout the body; including neural inflammation

  • Pain sensations

  • Problematic autoimmune responses within the body

  • Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Impaired sleep and symptoms such as snoring and teeth grinding

  • Depressive symptoms, lethargy, and chronic fatigue

  • Colic in babies

  • Weight (loss; inflammation related)

  • Problematic behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms in children; including those with autism (study shows improvement after 2 months of Earthing)

  • MORE improvements being reported regularly… stay tuned for more research!

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(PHOTO: Actual thermography imaging of inflammation reduction from a clinical case study called "Medical Thermography Case Studies on Earthing 2004-2005". CLICK THE IMAGE TO VISIT THE PAGE AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE STUDY TO VIEW MORE.)

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To get access to more scientific information on this topic AND indoor Earthing products, visit www.earthing.com OR watch the FULL EARTHING DOCUMENTARY on Youtube at https://youtu.be/44ddtR0XDVU

[Please note: I do not have any affiliation with Earthing.com OR any financial stake in this recommendation.]


What better way to stay healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic than to LET THE EARTH HEAL AND PROTECT YOU! πŸ™ ...This is a SOLO activity, so no need to go near anyone to do so. πŸ˜‰ β€‹

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  • If you have to go out in public, do your "Zip-ups" before you leave! To learn how to Zip-up your energy field (Biofield) and reduce risk of overlapping with others, visit this link to watch how the Zip-up is done: https://youtu.be/_YifgYPpXb8 

  • Learn about your Biofield from scientist, Beverly Rubik (who is originally from Brookline, MA), through The Science of Energy Healing Trailer here: https://youtu.be/LDW65ec-8S8 ...and the importance of intention with our body's biofield here: https://youtu.be/96D-vi59Czs

  • Make sure you are keeping up with your vitamin and immune boosting regimens at home! Our bodies are naturally made to fight off illness. We just need to strengthen our immune system to enhance our natural healing abilities.  ...Again, see EARTHING above. 

  • Looking for HEALTH RELATED RESEARCH and NEWS on the NATURAL front? Visit these website to learn additional perspectives you WON'T hear on mainstream media!! greenmedinfo.com   AND   spiritofchange.org

  • Consider visiting the Resources for Resilience page on YouTube; which is CHOCK-FULL of Energy practices to calm and soothe your body!! This YouTube channel is part of ACEP's Humanitarian offerings to people around the world (which CAN be shared across cultures with different languages)! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH30AbsSa73ugXNWSL9RW_g You can also visit their FULL WEBSITE at r4r.support

  • Feeling like you want to scream or cry under this stress??? ...Consider clearing your THROAT CHAKRA and ROOT CHAKRA with these healing recordings. It is recommended that you play these tracks loud enough near your body so that the vibrations penetrate your energy field and provide some clearing: Throat Chakra Tuning (Multiple Hz- 15 minutes long) https://youtu.be/gukhsgK3yhM ; Heal Root Chakra [the part of your body related to SAFETY and SECURITY] with tibetan singing bowls (3 hours) https://youtu.be/W7zKtDk6mFg

  • Focus on keeping your VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY HIGH. Some recommended supports for doing so are listed here:

    • Positive thought and prayer

    • Healing crystals

    • Sea Salt and/or epsom salt baths; which cleanse the physical AND energy body

    • Pure essential oils  (following their specific recommendations)

    • Sleep

    • Meditation

    • Sound healing music (Here is a GREAT 3-hour crystal bowl sound bath you can listen to: https://youtu.be/gq8snFSEwlU , a 25 minute Tuning fork healing https://youtu.be/MdLTKqx6kWM, and a 741hz multi-instrument healing for a Full Body Detox https://youtu.be/jK2hS40pr-g)

    • Funny shows and movies (to help you laugh). Laughter heals! πŸ˜Š

    • Reduced exposure to Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) Waves whenever possible; i.e. take breaks from your cell phone, stay away from your modem, and decompress with wi-fi off or limited.

    • Eat organic and non-gmo foods which are nutrient dense [Providing a LIVING MATRIX of built-in energy; as Mother Nature intended.]

    • Drink more WATER, especially "Living water" like that from a natural spring OR charged by prayer and/or positive energy intention. Use a GLASS cup for this process. πŸ™ 

  • Listen to Law of Attraction resources to better navigate your negative thinking concerns.  My personal FAVORITE resource for this is Abraham-Hicks. Here is a wonderful conversation about illness produced by Abraham-Hicks: https://youtu.be/JT_EasIMVnA  Additionally, here is a brand new offering directly from Abraham as this situation continues to develop with Covid-19. https://youtu.be/cqVrAHx0-Kk

  • Consider using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) a.k.a "tapping" to target any stressors that arise at this time. See my recorded video instructions below based on age group for MY personal guidance with using this method. Additionally, you can find "The Tapping Solution" by Nick and Jessica Ortner as a FREE app in your play store on your phone for easy access and following along with an avatar. Just search it by name and you should find it quickly. 

  • Take advantage of opportunities to video or phone chat with your loved ones and community to avoid feeling intensely isolated. Whether you use a video conference software like ZOOM, or a smartphone video call/phone call, you are likely to feel a little more connected than if you were to completely avoid other people all together. No, it's not the same as in-person gatherings, BUT it might be enough to keep you going until we return to normalcy.

  • Use this extra time on your hands to focus on what YOU WANT to improve in your life. Make time to journal, have important conversations with your loved ones, and make time for "connection" in positive and compassionate ways while you are all together.

  • If you need additional support during this time, reach out to your local resources who are available to help. If not in person, MOST resources are still available electronically or by phone. If you need assistance with finding local holistic resources, please reach out to me via email and I can share some recommendations. Of course, always know you can reach out for support WITH me as well. 

  • Please try to STAY POSITIVE and HAVE FAITH. Look for the BLESSINGS out of this situation and find gratitude for things you are appreciating at this time. The world needs as much help and OPTIMISM as it can get right now! 

  • Lastly...PLEASE ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU NEED IN TOILET PAPER AND PAPER TOWELS WHEN YOU ARE ABOUT TO RUN OUT! ...There is absolutely NO REASON for us to have this shortage of TP and paper towels right now. ...DO YOUR PART and SHARE WITH OTHERS!! Nobody's derriΓ¨re is more important than the next persons! We are ALL in this TOGETHER!!  ;-)  <3

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) "tapping" for stress relief

Below are the linked recordings of EFT "tapping" instruction I provided VIRTUALLY to the community in April 2020. Feel free to click on any of the images to watch the videos and learn about this simple self-help tool! Additionally, listen to questions from participants and hear more on some holistic tips shared in the recordings.

 

(Click IMAGES to view videos, and LINKS to download the handouts used for each recording.)  Enjoy!

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Downloadable Handout for Youth EFT (Ages 4-17):

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1toLDvUSnJhxblpRdKBs1FSEbvQ8sc_KO/view?usp=sharing

Downloadable Handout for Young Adult EFT (Ages 18-35):

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kpug_0DodXNFCec-pDzKHIzJNQFYgYLC/view?usp=sharing

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Downloadable Handout for Adult EFT (Ages 36-99):

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kpug_0DodXNFCec-pDzKHIzJNQFYgYLC/view?usp=sharing

PLEASE NOTE:

ALL information listed on ALL of my internet platforms is subject to change at any time, at my discretion. Please check back frequently for New Updates!!