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There are many more practices available to you. Here are just a few.
Being around animals (e.g., dogs, cats, horses, dolphins) can positively affect health, mood, and quality of life. Visiting an animal shelter, a horse farm, a cat cafe, or swimming in the ocean with dolphins can help us soften and practice compassion. Petting animals can release "happy" hormones. The human-animal bond can help us relax and reduce loneliness. Some of us may even want to commit to having a pet.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) involves tapping areas of the body that hold energy in a specific sequence while saying aloud what you wish to work on. By tapping on these energy channels (meridians), we can release blocked energy and restore the energy balance in our bodies. According to some, the technique can be helpful for those suffering from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, and weight loss issues. One can see an EFT practitioner for treatment or treat oneself.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy that may enable people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress resulting from traumatic life experiences.
Family Constellation, or Systemic Constellations, is a therapeutic method in which individuals positioned in the room act as stand-ins for family members, and relationships between them can be drawn. Thus, relationships between the "family members" can be visualized and understood.
Breathwork refers to various breathing exercises and techniques. People often report improved mental, physical, and spiritual well-being from performing them. Many forms of breathwork therapy involve breathing consciously and systematically. Many people find breathwork promotes deep relaxation or leaves them feeling energized.
"TRE is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance."
Somatic Experiencing is a form of alternative therapy developed by trauma therapist Peter A. Levine to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client's perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).