Feeling lonely in isolation? Me too.
Are you struggling in isolation? Feeling lonely without human contact? Me too.
And we’re not alone. We as human beings are social creatures. Even the most introverted person needs human contact, to feel connected, and to feel like we belong. Humans need to feel like we are part of a pack.
The need to be hugged, to feel loved, to be touched and to be close to someone is in our DNA. Sometimes we don’t realise just how much we need this human contact until we don’t have it, like now in isolation! And unfortunately while we are still locked down, its tricky to get these needs met. As much as social media and zoom and catching up online with friends can be helpful, it’s just not enough.
For those of you whose primary love language is physical touch, this period in isolation can be even more stressful – both on your mind, body and nervous system. Gary Chapman first wrote about the 5 love languages (words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time and physical touch) and explains that we all have a need for all 5, but most of us have 1-2 primary love languages. We can still give and receive most of these even while in isolation, however physical touch is the one that actually goes against what we are trying to do right now – physical distance!
We know in our minds that physical distancing is important to prevent the spread of COVID19 and to keep each other safe, however at the same time, we ALL have a need for physical touch – some more than others. For those people whose primary love language is physical touch, the longer the period of isolation goes on, the more excruciating this will be. And it may be why even though you’re catching up with friends and family online, talking on the phone call, and perhaps even exercising at a distance with each other, it doesn’t quite meet the need to be held, touched, and loved in the way you receive love best.
Nothing will help the lack of physical touch until lockdown is lifted, but what can help is to talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Sometimes the lack of touch combined with the confusion as to why you’re feeling SO down or SO depressed can exacerbate the problem even more, and cause even more stress in your mind and body. When you can talk about your needs, feelings and frustrations with someone that understands, it can ease the burden and ease the pressure. I know that it can be hard to talk to your friends and family about this as they might not understand (especially if their love language is not physical touch), and you also might not want to burden them when everyone is already going through their own struggles.
That’s why I’m here. I’ve built my business on being here for people so they can open up, and talk freely about how they’re feeling. I am here to listen to you without judgement, so you can talk without shame for feeling the way you do. I understand the need to express your emotions, and the need to understand why you’re feeling the way you do.
A session with me involves being able to talk through your worries, concerns, fears and frustrations. Then we will have a beautiful Reiki healing in which you get to relax and enjoy some guilt free time out. At the end, you can share your experience and how you felt through the Reiki healing
, and I will also give you guidance on where to go from here. You will feel more calm, less anxious, and more at peace.
To book an appointment or find out more, click here. I would love to help you ease some of the burden that isolation and COVID 19 is having on you.