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Pregnancy JSJ Meditations - Hold For Healing

Pregnancy JSJ Meditations - Hold For Healing

By Katie Falk
Katie Falk is currently 33 years old and pregnant with her second child. She feels called to share the practices she's learned over the last 10 years to easily help pregnant women release anxieties, fears, emotions, and physical discomforts easily and safely. Her practices became crucial for her during all stages of pregnancy and while she prepared for labor and birth (medication-free).

Katie loves to share pregnancy meditations with a guided focus on JSJ self-care holds, exhalation, emotional freedom techniques, positive thoughts, affirmations, and more.
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Rest, Reset, Recharge During Pregnancy
In this JSJ self-help guided meditation practice, you learn two sell-help holds that will encourage the stressors of the physical body to dissipate as well as relieve some of the fatigue many women can feel during pregnancy. The first step is a hold (SEL (safety energy lock) 11 and 15) which helps our supervisor energy flow, and the second is a self-help quick hold to help relieve fatigue (SEL 19s held together). With a JSJ practice, you will find that many times some other symptoms/conditions might fade or disappear over time. And this is because all our energy systems are interconnected. When we support an energy flow, we are supporting our whole bodies and all the functions within them. JSJ is safe, gentle, and effective which makes it. a great go-to during pregnancy when we're all just trying our best to decrease substance use in general. JSJ is an extremely helpful tool to have in your toolbox when pregnant because you can utilize it to help assist you through emotional discomforts, mental discomforts, and physical discomforts.  I love all feedback. Please consider writing me about your experience or if you have any questions.  And thank you for being a listener! Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
13:32
September 22, 2022
Sleep Blissfully During Pregnancy
Practice falling asleep during pregnancy using this delightful JSJ energy flow. In Jin Shin Jyutsu, called the Spleen Function Energy Flow, this flow helps support our reproductive functions and helps relieve us of pregnancy insomnia (among other things as well). I use this flow all throughout pregnancy (both right and left flow) to help assist myself to sleep.  During pregnancy, we have to be very careful in what we consume for insomnia relief. Some women are used to consuming substances that they are now told to stay away from (such as Xanax, Ativan, alcohol, marijuana, etc...) Instead of a substance after a long day, use this flow to help your body ease into a blissful night's sleep. I find that the first two steps of this flow help me release stress and strain from the day. And immediately when I settle into the next position (after moving my hand from tailbone to beneath my ribcage) I can feel my body and mind let go, and then I feel somewhat of a sinking, relaxing sensation, and this feeling always helps me drift right to sleep.   I would love your feedback on this episode if you have the time. And thank you for being a listener! Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing  Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support  Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk       And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
14:20
July 18, 2022
Part 2: Heart Support During Pregnancy
This two-part meditation series was created to help support our heart function energy flow. These two particular JSJ self-help holds will help calm a very strong and fast heartbeat. This pregnancy meditation supports our hearts physically, mentally, and emotionally. These self-help holds also bring vitality to our lungs and entire chest area, open our hearts, and help calm and steady our hearts.
13:35
May 10, 2022
Part 1: Heart Support During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, supporting our hearts physically, mentally, and emotionally can offer huge benefits to you and your growing baby. No need to spend hours in visualization meditations if you're more word-based in your mental space like me. Connect with your inner soul, your heart space, and instantly feel connected with your own growing baby all the time. During these meditations where old emotions and possibly intense emotions may rise, I like to leave the baby out of communication in this process because these meditations are focused on the mom and giving all the attention to the mother and her body, mind, and soul.
13:06
May 10, 2022
Raw: Anxiety Attack to Calm
In this spontaneous JSJ guided meditation, I practice 3 self-help holds to assist me out of an anxiety attack. When pregnant, anxiety and anxiety attacks can feel debilitating; whether it's from increased fatigue, exhaustion, changing hormones, environment, etc, sometimes it feels like just all too much to handle.  Although infrequent, I still have an occasional anxiety attack, and most of the time, I am able to process and shift out of it easily even though it's not fun. These three holds was just spontaneous decision. There are many holds to help yourself during anxiety/panic attacks. The holds we practice today help us to ground, allows for adaptation, encourages movement, and centers our soul, and stills our minds and bodies. Today, I start with finding a safe place, then accepting the feelings, then shifting thoughts, then realigning with thoughts more beneficial and positive. Watch a transformation from an anxiety attack to calm and ready for the next step in my day.  I didn't purposely leave baby out of this episode (usually I reference or talk about growing baby during the episodes), however, I would have added near the end of the meditation something like this message to baby: "I love you so much baby. This anxiety attack that you may have felt has nothing to do with you. Even if you think it is, even if I think it is, truly, it's not. These are my feelings and my emotions, and you, my sweet baby, don't need to worry about it or take these emotions on in any way." I considered not publishing this episode. Mostly because I wasn't sure about being so vulnerable. But, I'm here to be real after all, so publishing this episode made sense even if it just helps one person!  I edited this episode heavily, and I would love all feedback, as it helps guide me to build and create episode by episode. Being pregnant is hard! I'm so glad I have JSJ, meditation, and a whole bag of other tools to help me along the way. What an insane journey this is: the journey into motherhood. There are no words to describe the intense emotions I have felt and continue to feel during this time. I don't know how I might be acting and what would fill my thoughts during this transition time if I hadn't begun my healing journey long ago.  Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk      And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
16:24
April 19, 2022
Befriend Breath - Revitalize Body and Baby
In this spontaneous JSJ guided meditation, I practice what is called the self-help 10 flow. These holds revitalize 10 out of our 12 organ function energy flows. These holds also increase our respiratory function which helps us breathe and brings harmony to our entire system. During pregnancy, our bodies work very hard to build and create life within us. This hold helps aid our bodies (organs in particular) back into a state of balance and harmony. Pregnant women suffer from many physical ailments during pregnancy. I used JSJ to balance and harmonize myself throughout pregnancy, and I was able to alleviate myself of the most common pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, backaches, swelling, cramping, depression, fetal problems, gestational diabetes, high or low blood pressure, placenta previa, preterm labor, and more. This meditation is great for balancing our physical bodies (yes, this includes hormones!). If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
14:28
April 02, 2022
Support Reproductive System & Transform Into Motherhood
Practicing this simple JSJ self-care hold can be very beneficial during pregnancy. In this episode, I teach pregnant women a simple hand placement they can do to help revitalize and support their reproductive system.  We set a focus and intention on exploring transformation into motherhood and releasing resistance to this transformation into motherhood. Relax, and let go of stress and tension in this guided meditation created for pregnant women around the world.  It's amazing to me how we can revitalize all the functions that take place within our reproductive system with a simple placement of our hands. And within this transformation into motherhood meditation, we disentangle from feelings of resistance physically, mentally, and emotionally. We realign with feelings of strength, courage, confidence, creativity, intuitiveness, fluidity, flexibility, ease, and grace. Use this guided meditation anytime during motherhood to help you feel more balanced, calm, and stress-free. Earlier this week, coming to this particular JSJ self-care hold because I found myself transforming into a different stage in motherhood. Now I have a 3-year-old and 10 month old; things are changing, within all 3 of us, and within the rest of the family that’s involved with us too. There’s transformation happening all around me during this time of motherhood. So when I can take time to practice holding my safety energy lock 17 as well as my ring finger, I can find peace, I can find so much peace. And I might even hold these spots standing in line at the grocery store or when I’m sitting in line anywhere with a free hand. And coming right to that wrist hold, it calms my entire nervous system. That's one of the other benefits of this hold. To calm your nervous system. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com *These JSJ meditations cannot be used to replace any medical advice or treatments. All content on this Pregnancy JSJ Meditations is for entertainment purposes only. None of the content is intended to offer medical or health-related advice. We accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any injury, loss, or damage in any shape or form as a direct or indirect result of our content provided. Do not use the content while driving or in any situation where it may be unsafe to relax and fall asleep.
17:54
March 17, 2022
Relieve Mental Stress and Anxiety - Pregnancy JSJ Meditation
In this spontaneous JSJ guided meditation, I practice what’s called the self-help 26 hold (giving yourself a hug). This hold, along with the emotional freedom techniques used during this episode, helps me detach from over-analyzing my thoughts and relieve mental stress when pregnant. On a physical level, this JSJ hold helps to relieve physical stress, depression, and anxiety. It also helps balance our endocrine system (think hormones and reproductive system!) which is such an important system when pregnant. This hold helps me relax into a state of “being” rather than “doing”. I can get so caught up in trying too hard to "do things", that I'm creating anxiety and emotional stress. So, I take a moment to “hug” myself and focus on truths, my breath, and my baby. I let go for a time to help my mind and body relax. And invite my body and growing baby into my parasympathetic mode during this meditation rather than sympathetic mode. Using guided meditation during pregnancy can support your parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and healing, rather than the typical sympathetic mode which means fight or flight mode.   Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk      And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
16:13
March 02, 2022
Connect Breath w/ Baby Belly - For Pregnancy Anxiety & Stress
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I practice the JSJ flow called the stomach function energy flow. This is a JSJ flow that helps us digest all things both physically and emotionally. This meditation focuses on our breath and connects our breath with our baby belly in a unique visualization. Breath relaxation techniques can be so helpful during pregnancy. Release pregnancy anxiety, worry, and stress with this JSJ self-care hold. When we connect a full and complete exhalation with these self-care holds, we feel more grounded in our bodies, and more connected with baby. I would also practice this many nights before sleep while pregnant to help with pregnancy heartburn as well. We can release anxiety quickly with our breath very easily.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
13:23
February 16, 2022
Soothe Tension, Headaches & Stress During Pregnancy
This JSJ self-care spontaneous guided meditation guides you through the first two steps of a third depth organ function energy flow in the JSJ practice. We focus on breath awareness, more specifically, exhalation awareness. This flow helps ease tension headaches, relieves neck tension, and helps balance emotions and clear the mind. This pregnancy meditation can help with relaxation awareness as well as give you a sense of peace, flexibility, and trust. This episode includes emotional freedom techniques and pregnancy affirmations. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk      And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
13:28
February 02, 2022
Total Relaxation - Connect With Baby
This JSJ guided meditation helps rejuvenate our entire body and is the source of our life energy. This is a vital flow, and I practice this flow all the time whether pregnant or not. The main central vertical flow helps to generate all 144,000 functions of our bodies. I use this flow regularly, especially when I want to feel calm and connected to my inner spirit, breath, and baby. I find that this flow helps me relieve stress, tension, overwhelm, and anxiety. Practicing this flow on a regular basis will help revitalize your entire being during pregnancy. This flow will help your baby’s development and will aid in helping both you and your baby flourish in health and wellness during pregnancy. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
23:18
November 10, 2021
1st Trimester - Relieve Nausea and Morning Sickness
During this JSJ guided meditation, you will learn a flow called the main central vertical flow. I spend more time on a hold during the middle of this flow because this hold is a specific one to relieve nausea. However, I would recommend practicing this entire flow at least a few times a week, and then you can use this specific nausea hold as a quickie during the remainder of the week. Dealing with nausea and vomiting during that first trimester of pregnancy can seem overwhelming and completely debilitating and frustrating. Using this JSJ flow along with other tips and tricks to help reduce feelings of nausea, will help you be able to cope with daily life, get through the nauseous part of pregnancy, and move on to flourish in the next trimester of your pregnancy. The main central vertical flow is the top self-care hold to use in the JSJ practice, and you are helping revitalize all 144,000 functions of your entire body. This flow will help your baby’s development and will aid in helping both you and your baby flourish in heath and wellness. Thank you for being a listener! If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
46:49
September 28, 2021
Practicing Deep Breathing And Relaxing When Anxious
Preparing for labor and birth can be quite a journey. I believe practicing focusing on your breathing while experiencing uncomfortable sensations in our bodies, such as anxiousness, is an important first step in preparing for labor, delivery, and birth. If feelings of anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions during your pregnancy are overwhelming you right now, this might be the episode for you. *Disclaimer: emotions may rise to the surface during these JSJ meditations. This is because JSJ is a highly developed form of acupressure, and you are helping your body move energy, which can sometimes bring up or stir up strong emotions. I encourage you to use tools you may already have to manage these emotions, repeat the meditation, or choose another meditation to help further release and shift into feelings of peace, calm, and clarity within.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
13:17
September 13, 2021
Melt Into Peace - Let Go of Trying Too Hard
In today’s meditation, we practice a very simple JSJ self-care hold to release all the  "trying to" and "efforting" of the day. Maybe we're trying too hard to please other people or accomplish goals and to-dos. In this meditation, we simply let go of the mental chatter and feel enjoyment in the stillness and find peace in the present moment.  This particular attitude (or emotion) of "trying to" and "efforting" is overlooked in today's busy societies, because it is encouraged. But as my mentor reminds me, we are human beings, not human doings. We must take time to just simply be (watch the clouds roll by if you will).  During pregnancy, we can experience excess mental stress and/or physical stress, and in my opinion, it's because we are just doing too much. Pregnancy is a time to tune inward and give our bodies and babies what they are needing day by day. But in most societies, we run on clock rhythms rather than body awareness and need-based rhythms.  This meditation helps us connect with ourselves and the growing baby inside. Enjoy today's episode and easily let go of mental stress and physical tension. If you're enjoying this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support   Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
16:42
August 12, 2021
Simple Stress Soother
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditations, I practice a JSJ self-care hold that releases stress and tension that accumulates in our bodies during pregnancy. In general, this hold helps ground us and helps us feel the relief of mental and physical stress. This JSJ self-care hold also helps aid in harmonizing our reproductive organs and reproductive functions. This simple position is a major "intersection" of many other JSJ flows and is a simple, yet powerful hold to practice during pregnancy.   Today's episode is short, simple, and informal. As always, I bring a focus to our breath exhalations. We also practice releasing muscle tension in our face and shoulder areas. I love this JSJ self-care hold because it is very simple and I can practice sitting, laying down, or even standing up when necessary. This is one of my go-to's during pregnancy, especially if I'm needing to feel grounded in my body, free in my mind, and connected with baby easily and quickly. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
11:24
July 13, 2021
Calm Mama, Calm Baby
In today’s episode, we practice a very simple JSJ self-care hold on both sides of the body. This meditation helps to calm our nervous system quickly, which also helps clear our minds and connect with our growing baby inside. During pregnancy, our bodies are going through so many changes and working so hard to grow our beautiful little baby. It’s important for us women to take time to stop, breathe, and just be still periodically during our busy days. Not only are you instantly helping your body and mind when practicing these JSJ meditations, but you’re helping to prepare yourself for labor and birth. Meditation helps you learn how to be present, tune into your breath, tune into your body, as well as practice listening to your body, mind, and spirit. This self-care JSJ hold that we practice today also helps balance reproductive energy, relax our mind, and calm our nerves. A great self-care practice for any pregnant woman (or anyone in general) experiencing anxiety, stress, and/or worry. In addition, this is also a great hold for the postpartum period! If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
12:10
July 08, 2021
Letting Go Fear Of Labor and Birth
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I practice the JSJ flow called the kidney function energy flow. This is a JSJ flow that helps increase the energy within us, release fears, and help create and transform our lives. This meditation dives deep into reprogramming our minds about the fear of labor and birth and shifting these difficult emotions. Starting with breath relaxation techniques, then accepting our fears, and then releasing and shifting emotions of fear into more positive ones like trust, peace, clarity, trust, and strength. Release fear of labor and birth and feel empowered. When we have fear within us, many times there's a build-up of fear and when new fear sits on top of old fear, many of us just don't know what to do with it, so we just live with it. But we don't have to! We can release our fear of labor and birth and transform these feelings instead very easily. This flow also helps harmonize any kidney issues, balances our reproductive functions, and relieves muscle aches and pains. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
21:45
May 01, 2021
Relieve Frustration Clear Stress During Pregnancy
Ease frustrations and clear emotions of anger, annoyance, resentment, irritability in today’s pregnancy JSJ meditation. Practice a JSJ self-care hold, breath exhalation, and emotional freedom techniques that help you relax and melt these feelings away. I'm currently at 35 weeks of pregnancy, and this week people surrounding me just started to annoy and irritate me. This signaled to me that I needed my third depth balanced, which is what this meditation focuses on. During the final weeks of this pregnancy, whether it's my hormones, exhaustion, or the day-to-day busyness, I find frustration creep up on me more easily these days. I use this hold often even if only for a few deep breaths to help balance my body and mind and get back into a place of love, joy, acceptance, and peace.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
14:01
April 05, 2021
Relieve Physical & Emotional Discomfort During Pregnancy
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditations, I practice a JSJ self-care flow and guided meditation to help us practice relaxing in our discomforts. This JSJ self-care flow helps us balance our physical and emotional bodies. Feeling discomforts during pregnancy can feel like a burden, but I believe the discomforts come and go with ease. We don't need to be stuck with any particular discomfort for a long duration of time. This flow is also very effective at relieving back pain, dissolving fears, and harmonizing our reproductive and urinary systems. The meditation begins with helping us to relax physically, and then we move into emotional freedom techniques to help our emotions pass through. I love this JSJ self-care flow and is one of my go-to's during pregnancy, especially if I'm unsure why I'm feeling discomfort either emotionally and physically. I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant, and dissolving emotions relating to fears is a must for me as I prepare for labor and birth! If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
20:47
February 22, 2021
Relax During Pregnancy - Embrace Imperfection
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I practice two self-help JSJ acupressure holds that helps us physically to balance our hormones and harmonize our reproductive functions. These holds mentally help us let go and release mental stress (anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, etc...). I struggle with "trying-to-hard" to make things happen, to make everything go perfectly, which ultimately stresses me out, gives feelings of anxiety, or overwhelms me--every. time. So I continually practice letting go of perfectionism especially during pregnancy when all I need to do is provide myself with the most basic needs and trust everything else will fall into place while feeling joyful, and relaxed. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
19:59
February 01, 2021
Lower Fatigue and Release Fears During Pregnancy
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I explore two different self-care JSJ holds that reduce fatigue. I practice emotional freedom techniques that help alleviate feelings and emotions of fear surrounding pregnancy and your unborn baby. With JSJ holds and breathe awareness, we can easily shift our state of being both mentally and physically. I've always accidentally stuffed down emotions instead of just feeling and witnessing them in order for them to be released. In this pregnancy guided meditation, I start with breathe awareness, then allowing feelings of fear to be witnessed, then shifting states with emotional freedom technique, then bonding with the baby moment, and then back to emotional freedom technique. These two holds I practice in today's episode would be great holds to practice at night and during moments of overwhelm during your pregnancy.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
19:59
January 12, 2021
Turn Stress to Peace During Holiday Season
In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I explore a few different self-care holds in a series that will help alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety -- more specifically overwhelm and what I call feelings of "trying too hard" which disrupts our energetic systems. During the holiday season, we can get caught up in all the hustle and bustle and forget to care for ourselves and take time to clear our minds, take a break, and simply relax. Being pregnant during the holidays can be extra tough, and I know I certainly have been feeling an extra layer of stress and overwhelm because of the pregnancy. This meditation for me helped me to 1. initially ground myself and remember that my basic needs are still of utmost importance, and 2. to help me release tension and feelings of "efforting" which can cause disruption within our systems (aka stress & anxiety), and 3. to relieve feelings of overwhelm and really experience a sense of calm in this moment of practice and connect with my mind, body, spirit, and my baby growing inside. I hope you enjoy today's meditation as much as I did. May it bring a bit of peace during the potentially stressful holiday season. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
23:07
December 22, 2020
Find Joy During Pregnancy
Pregnancy hormones got you feeling down? Bored? Disconnected? Depressed? Lonely? I like to call all these feelings simply feeling "stuck". I define my emotions so much differently than I used to, but I think depressed, bored, and down would be words I would have described this feeling in the past. In today's pregnancy JSJ guided meditation, I use the self-care JSJ hold for the 10 flow which helps bring movement into the body as well as help us feel a sense of abundance within. This flow helps us breathe easier and feel a sense of joy, peace, and connection within ourselves and our lives surrounding us. I start the episode by helping you figure out where to place your hands, guide you in white light, warming visualization to help calm your nervous system, and then move into emotional freedom techniques to help you shift these stuck emotions into more positive and helpful ones. I end with practicing connecting to our growing baby and sending them positive feelings, thoughts, and love. I love this particular self-care hold because it's easy to practice almost anywhere if you have free hands--like when watching a movie, riding in a car, etc... Shift your depressing and "stuck" feelings into feelings of joy and connection.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
20:44
December 05, 2020
Pregnancy Stress Relief Guided Meditation
Do you ever feel like there's just too much going on? In this pregnancy JSJ guided meditation, follow along with me as I practice the Umbilicus function energy self- help flow. The combination of the JSJ holds, emotional freedom techniques, and guided visualization helps relax your nervous system, calm down your entire emotional body, and help you to feel an overall sense of physical and mental relief. I know when I'm overwhelmed, I immediately start to feel stressed or anxious. Feeling stressed during pregnancy is no fun for us or the baby, so this can be your go-to self-care hold and meditation for overwhelming, stressful times. Sidenote: this self-care hold will also help harmonize all our relationships, including the relationship we have with ourselves. It allows us to be a mother to ourselves as we become a mother during pregnancy. Go from feelings of disconnection and unsureness to feelings of connection and empowerment. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
18:18
November 23, 2020
Release Lower Back & Hip Pain During Pregnancy
In today’s pregnancy JSJ guided meditation, I practice the front supervisor self-care holds on the left and right side of the body. These JSJ holds are amazing at releasing back pain, back tension, hip pain, and hip tension during pregnancy (and really anyone experiencing this type of pain)! But during pregnancy, these areas can become quite uncomfortable as our bodies are physically shifting down in these areas. These two self-care JSJ supervisor holds are beneficial for not only lower back and hip pain, but also receiving daily stress and tension from our physical bodies as well as aiding in boosting our immune systems. These are wonderful holds to practice at any time during the days of pregnancy and the holds are accessible from a sitting down position which is quite handy if you’re somewhere and have to sit for a while. If I have to sit down for an extended amount of time, whether visiting with family, a meeting, a long car ride, I practice this hold and keep the energy moving so my body doesn’t feel so lethargic and stiff from sitting for extended periods of time. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
18:48
November 07, 2020
Cultivate Love For You and Baby
In today's JSJ guided meditation for pregnancy, I focus on cultivating feelings of love while practicing the JSJ main central vertical flow. Focusing on images and ideas of love during pregnancy can cultivate a wonderful bond between you and your unborn baby. I believe the baby can literally feel the energy and love feel comforted by it. The main central vertical within the JSJ community is the most important flow, as our body's 144,000 functions stem from this flow. This meditation could be utilized at any point in pregnancy to bring some balance back into your day, to wake up in the morning, or to easily fall asleep at night. This is a versatile flow to be practiced no matter what you're experiencing. Having anxiety during pregnancy? Depression? Worry? Fear? Sleepless nights? Overwhelm? Frustrated? Feeling nauseous? Mental exhaustion? You name it, and this JSJ meditation can help bring you and your baby back into a state of wellness and balance so you are able to take the next steps during your day with more peace, confidence, and love.  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
25:49
November 02, 2020
Adapt to Change & Connect With Baby
In this pregnancy JSJ guided meditation, I explore three self-care "quickie" holds. This would be a great meditation to practice for any anxiety or worry during pregnancy. The first part is focused on breath awareness and the hold calms down your entire nervous system so you can feel the sensation of relaxation. The second part focuses on emotional freedom technique aimed to adjust to changes both physically and emotionally with a hold that pairs nicely with this concept. The third part helps you connect with baby while practicing a hold that allows your system to adapt to pregnancy changes and allow these changes to integrate with your whole system while relieving fear and fatigue at the same time. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did! Music in the background from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
22:38
October 16, 2020
Balancing Emotions and Accepting Change
In the JSJ guided mediation, I practice the right and left mediator flow. This is one of the top three flows you would learn in a self care JSJ course. This is a great go-to hold for when you’re needing to balance emotions and going through changes in life (hello pregnancy). During pregnancy, many women experience anxiety, stress, worry, depression, sadness, frustration, irritation, and many other strong emotions—thank you, hormones! When I practice this hold, it helps me release these “stuck” emotions and just let go so that I’m able to just feel happy and more easily accept all of life’s changes. This meditation is focused on JSJ self-care holds, breath awareness, and emotional freedom techniques. You can use the mediator flow throughout your pregnancy over and over again to help balance emotions and welcome change in your life. The cool part of JSJ--you do not need to be "meditating" to practice. I find being relaxed helps the effectiveness of the practice, but it is not necessary. You can practice anytime and anywhere you have your hands free. Thank you to Fesliyan Studios for background music. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
18:52
October 16, 2020
Reduce Fatigue During Pregnancy
This spontaneous guided JSJ meditation is great for reducing fatigue in pregnant women. This specific flow helps boost energy levels and combat extreme tiredness (especially the fatigue felt during the first trimester). I practice the spleen function energy flow first and end with "a quickie hold"  for a fatigue flow. This flow I practiced helped me relieve my overwhelming feelings of tiredness and fatigue so that I could get on with the rest of my day and just feel good. This flow would also be a great flow to practice at night before you sleep as well. If your body is really needing sleep, it's common to fall asleep when practicing this flow, but I always wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go! It's a versatile and important flow within the JSJ community. Can also help combat feelings of anxiety, worry, and depression. Music in the background from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
20:44
September 22, 2020
Boost Energy & Immune System During Pregnancy
This spontaneous guided JSJ meditation is great for pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy. This specific flow helps revitalize all reproductive function, boosts immune system response (especially during season changes, which is why I've picked this particular flow today), as well as brings energy into our body to help us relieve the sluggish and heavy feelings within our bodies. Being pregnant is an amazing time, but it can often leave us feeling depleted and tired. This JSJ flow helps to boost our energy levels while also taking time to relax and enjoy a moment of meditation and just simple relaxation.  Music in the background from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com  If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
21:00
September 12, 2020
Reduce Anxiety During Pregnancy
In the JSJ guided mediation, I practice a finger hold sequence that is great for relieving mental and physical feelings of anxiety and anxiety-related emotions such as stress, worry, tension, anxiousness, restlessness, overwhelmed, and even anger. During pregnancy, many women experience anxiety or increased anxiety. This meditation is focused on deep breathing (more specifically exhalation), JSJ self-care holds, emotional freedom techniques, and an emotional acceptance process. You can use these finger holds throughout your day to relieve feelings of anxiety and worry which is the wonderful part of JSJ--you do not need to be "meditating" to practice. I find being relaxed helps the effectiveness of the practice, but it is not necessary. Thank you to Fesliyan Studios for the background music. If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes: Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com
19:00
September 03, 2020