I was recently asking during a podcast interview with Travis Barton what was in my wellbeing toolkit, so naturally, it got me thinking... I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years immersed (read completely down the rabbit hole and not coming out anytime soon) in learning about different wellbeing practices, techniques and working with a wide spectrum of practitioners. And much like anything, there’s been a huge amount of trial and error within that exploration. Some experiences have been wonderful, even life changing, and others, what have felt like a total waste of time and money. Whilst in reality, there’s no such thing, simply lessons learnt and experiences had, which had not met my own personal expectations of what that wellness modality or practitioner could or should have offered me. What is should anyway? A conversation for another time perhaps! ;) Back to our wellbeing toolkits…
I’ve listed my own personal exploration journey toolkit which is made up of the different modalities that I’ve tried on over the years for you to use as a reference in the hope it might inspire or give you ideas of what you might like to add to your own. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it represent my monthly, weekly or evenly daily wellness toolkit. This is simply a showcase of the types of wellness avenues you can or might explore on your own journey of wellness.
Please remember what works for me may not work for you, I am not a medical practitioner but provide this information to help you consider the many beautiful layers that make up you. The fun and sweet spot lays in finding out what works out for you. If my words and sharing different experiences that I’ve personally had can help you add to your own wellbeing inventory and it also helps you save some time, heartache and money, then that’s just marvellous!
I’ve broken them down into the Death By Lycra Collective wellness modalities, which includes an exploration of mind, body and soul work. The framework I’ve created to work with people consists of a beautiful blend of cognitive, physical, energetic and spiritual wellness. Of course, within each of the listed healing modalities there is overlap and many of the things could easily be sub-listed into many of the other categories listed below, but for ease and simplicity I’ve kept them in their umbrella category.
For example; yoga arguably is for mind, body and soul but for the purpose of this exercise I’ve left in it body.
Cognitive Healing - the mind.
Practicing the Art of Gratitude
Visualisations and Affirmations
Continued Self Development Courses
Physical Healing - body (movement of the body).
Running Outdoors Preferably in the Woods or by the Sea
Walking Outdoors Immersed in Nature
Yang and Flow Yoga
Dry Skin Brushing
Regular Massage including Remedial and Aromatherapy to aid Both Performance and Relaxation
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Spiritual Healing - infinite possibilities for spirit (soul work) expanded consciousness, spirituality is about opening to, tuning in to, and resonating with that consciousness.
Inner Child Work
Exploration of Soul Gifts
Discovering Self Image
Exploring Self Love
Cultivating Self Awareness and Personal Discovery
Unlocking Creative Expression
Breaking Down and Understanding Limiting Beliefs
Past Life Regression
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Emotional Release (including trauma release)
Use of Pendulums
Have you come across or used any of these wellness modalities before? Are there are from that list that spike your curiosity and interest?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on what your own wellbeing toolkit looks like. Be sure to comment below or reach me on social.
Until next time,