This weekly blog offers a series of diverse and effective coping techniques that can reduce stress, improve mental and emotional well-being, and perhaps make you even more effective in achieving your individual goals. Check back every Monday morning for the newest skill of the week.

“Breathing in positive light and releasing unwanted feelings is a quick and easy way to turn a stressful situation around in any place at any time.” Dr. Lies van Bekkum

Light Stream Exercise

Concentrate on a disturbing feeling or thought in your body. Does it have a shape, size, and color. Which of your favorite colors might you associate with healing?

Take a moment to focus on your breathing and breathing in this warm healing light coming in through the top of your head. Image breathing out the disturbing feeling or thought with the associated color.

Visualize one color leaving your body with each exhale and the healing light filling your body with each inhale. Allow the light to come in and descend starting at the top of your head slowly down to the rest of your body. All the way to your finger tips and toes.

About Dr. Lies van Bekkum

Dr. Lies Van Bekkum

Dr. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center. She is passionate about her work with mothers and their partners during pregnancy and postpartum, and with her upbringing in the Netherlands, she brings a refreshinginternational perspective on birth and parenthood.