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Sports | Rehab

Manage emotions and expectations while you devote your time and energy to a healthy recovery.

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Hi, and welcome to day one of the rehab pack. I'm sorry that you've injured yourself in some way or are having to take some time out from something that you love, something that's important to you. So no one likes that situation and the idea of a long journey of recovery or rehabilitation but such a big part of rehab is how we approach it mentally. So on the one hand, it's out of our control. The body will heal in its own time. And as long as we create the most favorable conditions, that will happen in the quickest time possible. But how we deal with that in the meantime, not only in terms of accepting what's happening, being patient with that journey, but also expectations and planning for the future. Those things play such a big part in not only how we feel mentally, emotionally, but ultimately how that then impacts the environment in the body, so we're looking to create an environment in the body that's conducive for healing. And fundamentally that's an attitude of positivity. So over the next 10 days, I'm going to take you through a very simple exercise. I'll guide you through it. It's a visualization exercise. So make sure you watch the visualization video if you haven't done any of this before. And it essentially helps to ground the mind and the body to step out of any negative thinking and instead focus the attention on healing in the most efficient and effective way as possible. Right now though, just take a moment to get comfortable. We're going to start in the usual way. So sitting upright, eyes open, a nice soft focus and when you're ready, just taking some big deep breaths. And with the next out breath just gently closing the eyes, just failing the weight of the body, not focusing yet on any one particular part of the body, just feeling the weight of gravity pressing down. And just starting to notice the space around you, the different sounds around you, and as you settle into that posture and into that space. And as you bring the attention back to the body now, you wanna scan down from head to toe, just noticing how the body feels. So still not focusing on just one particular part, but scanning evenly, noticing what feels comfortable as well as what feels uncomfortable. And just starting to become more aware of the breath now. As the body breathes, creating that rising and falling sensation, just noticing where in the body you feel it and the rhythm of the breath. So having focused the mind on the breath in this way, just turning your attention now to that area of the body that requires the attention, care. So whether it's a muscle, joint, bone, just bringing the attention to that area of the body, not thinking about it, but just gently placing your attention on that area. And I'd like you to imagine...


# of sessions10
Duration10-20 min

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