Hello all, I hope this finds you healthy and well. Thanks for joining! Today’s subject is going to be a technique I use for my clients called “sectioning”. We use it for focus, and to allow ourselves to put stresses or different aside in order to live happier and more productive lives. Before we get into the subject—let’s set up the exercise! First, please write one sentence about your current emotional state. Second, write one sentence about what is MOST on your mind right now. Be specific,, e.g., “the paper I have to write,” “my job search,” etc. Write away!
I think a song that makes happiest would be More than Enough by Alina Baraz. My favourite lyric is “second I’m with you all my love pour out. Serve it on a platter, all that really matters, all they really matters is you keep showing up, promise I’ll remind you that you are more than enough”
THIS is sectioning. Our thoughts are ours. While I would never suggest we can COMPLETELY control them, if we can take a moment and decide- “not right now”- we can ask them to move aside. Maybe for five minutes. Maybe longer.
The breath and movement activate a number of physiological aspects to help us with moving them.
And with practice: this become muscle memory. When you breath and make your “sectioning” movement—your brain says, “OK, time to focus elsewhere.”