During times of stress or loss we can be at increased risk for injuries and setbacks. One goal of Body Aware Grieving is to avoid creating new problems while we learn to recover from any current difficulties.

There are many ways problems can become multiplied when we are upset. During strong emotions it is harder to think clearly and move with care which can lead to avoidable accidents, especially while driving. Stress can also weaken our immune system which leaves us more prone to becoming sick. Upsetting times also tend to increase challenges with various forms of addiction like drug, alcohol or eating disorders. It is not our intention to judge anyone’s behavior or choices, we only care about increasing our ability to sustain and improve health.

There are many circumstances when we need to take especially good care of ourselves. After experiencing a trauma, hearing bad news, the first days, weeks or months following a death of a loved one, romantic break up other major life change. Other problems can be more chronic and long-term like financial struggle, care giving for a friend or family member, dealing with poor health, depression, or struggling with physical changes due to aging.

The following Injury Reduction Techniques are intended for any situation when physical and/or mental function is impaired. Please see which ones most suit your current needs and situation. Feel free to ask any questions or make comments in the section below!

Ways to evaluate ones current situation and begin to organize effective care.

Body Aware Grieving Basic Self-Care Questions

System for evaluating one’s current level of physical, mental and emotional function.

Wellness 100

Learn to reduce frustrations by adding a moment of pleasure to accepting what one can not change.

 Going Belly Up

Choosing to separate important parts of the day with short, refreshing breaks.

Transition ’10’

Creating balance with the difficult times in life by savoring enjoyable ones.

Don’t Miss Bliss

– See more at: http://www.bodyawaregrieving.com/injury-reduction-techniques/#sthash.oOLqSY3i.dpuf

Written by Margo Rose
Margo Rose has been a fitness trainer for over 15 years and specializes in practical ways to manage loss, stress or disappointment. Margo Rose's book, Body Aware Grieving, A Fitness Trainer's Guide to Caring for Your Health During Sad Times is available on Amazon.

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