Kia ora to all my lovely Wellington members!
Wow! Where has May gone? How are we in June? I hope you have all had a wonderful May, and enjoyed the pockets of sunshine that we’ve had in the city 😊
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to have phone calls with me this month, it has been so lovely to catch up with many of you. I always feel so privileged to be part of your journey in some small way. I want you all to know that I am always here, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any support or would like some resources. I always love hearing from you 😊
I wanted to encourage you all to come along to our online social groups (I know I sound like a broken record) but with Winter coming up, it can be a really great place to meet with others and have some really cool conversations. I always love putting faces to the names, as most of the time we speak on the phone, so its really awesome to have some face to face (Even if it is virtual) encounters.
Finally, I have been thinking a lot about glimmers……These are the opposite of our triggers (Both which are so important to know as part of our healing journey), but glimmers signal our nervous system that we are safe and calm. We might feel a moment of joy, be more mindful, present, open, creative and socially open. For me when I’m soaking up my glimmers, I could be out in nature hearing the birds in the trees, for some it might be finishing a puzzle, or having a shower, or getting a hug from a loved person. Something that keeps you relaxed and open. It can be helpful to keep a note of both your triggers and your glimmers, as it brings deeper awareness, and helps to consider what resources we need to cope with the triggers, as well as gently seek out our glimmers. This can in turn, help reshape our nervous system and aid the healing process.
So if you have experienced some glimmers recently, it doesn’t matter how small they are (I had the joy of getting to my favourite bakery early today on my way to work and getting a croissant, which they normally sell of out super fast 😊), I would LOVE for you to share it with me.
As always, thank you all for always being so kind and generous with sharing your experiences and your journey with me, I really appreciate it 😊.