I’m starting the third week of taking 75% of my usual dose of SSRIs (citalopram, 20mg to begin with)!
I noticed recently that I’d been wanted to eat as a distraction. I’ve been biking more frequently, and that may have added to it, but I had the sneaking suspicion my body just wanted to find a way to create more serotonin. WELL….. Here’s what I came up with.
Reiki! Of course, I didn’t come up with reiki, but a little reiki goes a long way! I’m certified Level 2—thinking about getting certified Level 3 and Master soon, but no rush.
So I get stressed (as I did this morning concerning an unrelated dentist appointment). I can feel my agitation much more clearly, but I can also 1) Stop, 2) Breathe, and 3) Observe. After doing this, I realized I needed a brief chillout interlude. That’s where the reiki comes in!
I did a mini-session on myself. I count self-reiki by breaths. Often times I’ll do 30 deep breaths at each reiki point. This time I just did 10, and I’m feeling much better.
I plan to use this process to chill me out and keep from gobbling down the secret stash of Hershey’s Kisses I was told existed in the office…