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Laid Off? Put Yourself First

Written by Rosalyn Acosta on . Posted in Heal.

Have you recently lost a job? Being laid off is often unexpected, and creates financial hardship and uncertainty. Additionally, numerous emotions can arise when you lose a job such as anxiety, worry, self-doubt, sadness, anger, and despair.

So, how can you learn and rebound from getting laid off in a healthy way? First, take a moment to reflect inward before reaching outward to a recruiter. Before polishing your resume or updating your LinkedIn profile, give yourself some time to acknowledge your emotions and regain a balanced state. But, you may be asking “How can I turn inwards and heal?”

Reiki can help.

Reiki is a type of energy healing that originated in Japan. It involves the practitioner placing their hands on or near the recipient’s body, with the goal of promoting relaxation and well-being. While reiki is not a cure-all, it is helpful in supporting overall health and well-being, which is beneficial during times of stress, such as the loss of a job. Here are a few ways reiki can help you after being laid off:

  • Reiki can help to reduce stress and anxiety. The relaxation and calming effects of Reiki can help to lower the body’s levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, and promote feelings of peace and tranquility. This can be particularly helpful for someone who is dealing with the uncertainty and anxiety that can come with losing a job.

  • Reiki can help to improve mood and promote a positive outlook. Receiving reiki can help to shift the recipient’s perspective, allowing them to see things in a more positive light. This can be especially useful for someone who is feeling down or depressed after losing their job.

  • Reiki supports the body’s natural healing processes and restores balance to the body’s energy systems. This can be beneficial for someone who is dealing with the physical and emotional toll of losing their job.

  • Reiki can help to promote relaxation and promote better sleep. The calming effects of Reiki can help to induce a state of deep relaxation, which can be helpful for someone who is struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep due to stress.

While reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment or therapy, it is a complementary form of energy healing that can support someone who is recovering from being laid off. Give reiki a try for relaxation, reducing stress, and improving your mood during this time of transition and growth.

Put yourself first during this transition

Contact Rosalyn to book an in-person (Bay Area only) or distance (virtual) reiki session today.