MIND FIT MARCH | THE LOVE APPROACH
HOW TO CALM THE MIND BY LAURA GUTIÉRREZ, ENERGY HEALER & HEALTH COACH
Relax, Receive + Heal by Laura Gutiérrez
Our Mind Fit March program continues. In February, we centred on physical activity and movement, and dedicated time and space to learning and feeling the multi-faceted benefits of exercise. And while that serves and strengthens us all in so many ways, at P.E Nation, we firmly believe a holistic approach to health that covers mind, body and self is the best strategy for sustained wellbeing.
We don't always have to be set to fast, best, first - and too often we learn the hard way that downtime is just as important as 'up' time. So, we've dedicated March to uncovering new ways to support, protect and improve emotional vigor. We're shifting from physical fitness to cerebral sport - focusing on all the many ways we can nourish and challenge and strengthen our minds. To truly take care of our whole selves, we have to be willing to put back into our emotional wellbeing as well as our physical.
This week, we've partnered with Laura Gutiérrez to help us find and facilitate new ways to calm the mind among the daily chaos. Laura is an energy healer and health coach, podcast host and founder of The Love Approach Project, who helps men and women find their unique 'harmony formula' incorporating mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Laura helps clients shift past the elements that are causing imbalance, overwhelm and disconnection in their lives so they can experience a calm, fulfilling and purposeful life. She does this through her Relax, Receive & Heal programs, live events and 1:1 sessions including vibrational healing techniques like sound healing, crystal therapy, reiki, intuitive healing and health coaching. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Laura now lives in Sydney, Australia, where she has her practice and runs live and online events and programs.
How to calm your mind
I believe everyone has a unique harmony formula. Our human experience has four components: body, spirit, mind and emotions. The mind is the one that creates thoughts and our representation of reality.
If we have a busy mind, our reality will, therefore, be a reflection of that. When our mind is busy, it interferes with our physical, emotional and spiritual experience. And that can create pain, emotional distress and spiritual disconnection.
When the mind is quiet and calm, everything else seems to follow it. All of a sudden, our emotions are stable, our body feels balanced and harmonious, our spirit is elevated and we can have a better experience of life because our thoughts are leading the path.
When we are under pressure, we tend to become more un-resourceful in our thinking and our mind can be noisy and busy. Have you heard of the ‘monkey mind’? The monkey is busy doing many things, scattered, unsettled, unproductive, messy… sounds familiar?
Over the years, I have seen the transformation created by simple techniques that allow you to be more aware, present and mindful and therefore have a more fulfilling human experience. I will share 4 quick tips to help quiet and calm the mind.