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Welcome to our 8. Day of the Natural Highs Academy!

Updated: Apr 14




Hi,

I hope the guided meditation in yesterday's (email) care packet allowed you to transform your experience of stress & anxiety.

If you missed it here is the link for the guided meditation in "How to turn Anxiety into your Superpower".

https://www.naturalhighs.org/product-page/guided-meditation-turn-anxiety-into-your-superpower Use the Coupon "coronarelief" to get the audio download for FREE. The truth is that different strategies work for different people in how to get out of a state of overwhelm or stress into a place of feeling grounded and relaxed again. Today, the invitation is for you to create your own "Treasure Chest" or "First Aid Kit" of strategies that work for you. The problem is that when we get overwhelmed, the thinking part of our brain goes offline and we go into reflex mode: fight/flight/freeze. You have probably noticed that it is very hard to come up with any good ideas when overwhelmed. The trick is that you have to be prepared for moments like this. You have to make your personal collection of strategies visible so that in a situation of overwhelm you can see them in front of you. We attached two options of creative worksheets: if you would like to draw a collection of strategies as symbols, feel free to pick the "Treasure Chest" Sheet, if you would like to write down a list of your favorite strategies feel free to use the scroll - whatever feels more inspiring to you. Or feel free to create your own poster that you can hang up on your wall. If you want to look through a collection of strategies to get ideas first, feel free to look at the attached handouts: Strategies for Anxiety (in English or Spanish). Feel free to give yourself a few days to try out the different strategies or invent your own. The more you personalize your favorite Self Care strategies the better they will work for you. TODAY'S ACTIVITIES:

- Feel free to print out the attached Worksheets

- Experiment with the different Strategies for Self Care during the day and start collecting your favorite personal strategies on either the Treasure Chest Worksheet or the Scroll Worksheet or make your own.

- Feel free to take a picture of your collected strategies and send it to: avani@naropa.edu or 303.859.5778. We will send the best ideas out on email to inspire others.


Also, feel free to check out the Natural Highs Google CALENDAR with daily Natural Highs activities for TEENS: 

Teen Calendar of Online Events

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=83gi6m9jfn9j2noao4gac5adlk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FDenver If you have joined the Natural Highs Academy after March 30, you can find all the previous exercises and worksheets that you might have missed on:  & Materials

Feel free to share any of these resources with anyone - teen or adult - who you think might benefit from daily inspiration and structure during these times. I so look forward to have you be part of the Natural High https://www.naturalhighs.org/post/welcome-to-the-natural-highs-academy Want more Natural Highs Resources? Now, everything in the Natural Highs Store is available for FREE with the Coupon: "coronarelief": Community. We can support each other to make the best of these times Stay strong & inspired ❤️ Avani














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