Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back to School

Today was the first day of school for many kids here in Canada  ~ and with the first day of school often comes TEARS from either the children, the parents or both. Deb from over at Take Heart Canada had an awesome idea that I just LOVE to share with others this time of year ... Comfort Hearts make a great transition object for children and adults alike during times where separation anxiety might be running high. You and your child each hold a heart and fill it full of all the love and positive energy you can spare and than you exchange hearts and go on your way for the day ~ during those stressful times of the day you hold your heart and draw on its energy to help each other find comfort while apart! 

Imagery is a powerful helper for the brain in helping with self regulation and comfort hearts are an amazing visual ritual for children and adults too! If you'd like to learn more about Take Heart Canada check out Deb's website here or give her page a like on Facebook!  

If you'd like to take your ritual a step further than just the 'visual' you can add a 'sensory' aspect to it by adding an Essential oil that will help with calming the nerves. A few drops of oil onto the comfort heart can provide hours of aromatherapy for the soul. Here are a couple of my favourites for diffusing when we have a new friend in the program who is feeling a little anxious about their change in routine. 

Is a grounding blend of oils from dōTERRA that is awesome in my experience for helping with anxiety.

The warm, woody aroma of Balance, the dōTERRA grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile relax the body, while Frankincense supports an overall well-being.
Lavandula angustifolia or Lavender is known for its unmistakable aroma and its ability to create a calm and soothing environment. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. It's relaxing aroma is amazing at calming nerves and balancing emotions.

Wild Orange
Citrus sinensis or Wild Orange is one of dōTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and benefits. Wild Orange possesses stimulating and cleansing qualities and it can be used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. In my expeirence the cirtrus scent is also helpful at 'centering' emotions! 

Calming Blend the Serenity essential oil blend soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors. Serenity’s calming aroma is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime or to add to your Comfort Heart.
Citrus bergamia or Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its aroma’s ability to be both uplifting and calming, while also cleansing the skin. An awesome addition to your Comfort Heart.

Use individually or combine the oils to create your own blends!

Have an amazing day!
Life Well, Laugh Often, Love Much!

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