Rewire: Stabilizing Practices for Anxiety w. Hope Hood
Living with anxiety and associated issues? Looking for more tools for your toolkit? Perhaps private Rewire sessions are for you.
From Humans of New York:
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"When a wave comes, go deep."
"I think I'm going to need an explanation for that one."
"There's three things you can do when life sends a wave at you. You can run from it, but then it's going to catch up and knock you down. You can also fall back on your ego and try to stand your ground, but then it's still going to clobber you. Or you can use it as an opportunity to go deep, and transform yourself to match the circumstances. And that's how you get through the wave."
When you have anxiety, so much attention and energy goes into managing potential outcomes, and we can become stuck in our heads. Sometimes it feels like life is always sending a wave at us (it is!), and our systems feel ill-equipped to ride those waves. We wouldn’t try to control the ocean, but sometimes we think we can control the instability of life itself. The stabilizing practices were designed to help us dip down below the waves of uncertainty, change, and anxiety, to experience and sit steadily in the deeper self. Through these practices, we begin to create positive changes in how our brain is wired, leading to a calmer, more spacious, more joyful life.
Introductory sessions, which include consultation, are 90 minutes long.
Each regular session is 60-75 minutes long and may include:
- Restorative yoga
- Yin yoga
- Other yoga poses to help downshift the nervous system
- Meditation including japa, tonglen, walking, yoga nidra, eating and other mindfulness techniques
- Marma massage - Ayurvedic acupressure
- Aromatherapy (if desired)
- Ayurvedic lifestyle tips for managing anxiety, including dietary guidance and daily routine
- Customized home practice suggestions
- Forest bathing
1 session - $100
3 sessions - $250
5 sessions - $375
Sliding scale sessions are available.
About Hope Hamling Hood:
Hope has spent two decades gathering and testing methods she believes to be helpful in managing anxiety. Living with anxiety requires that we have many tools at our disposal, and she is pleased to share the practices that resonate the most with her.