· B R E A T H E. These aftershocks and tremblings have many people holding their breath, which can reduce oxygen in our systems, creating tiredness, anxiety, and closed loops in our thinking patterns. At least twice a day breathe deeply.
· Decide on a meeting place and strategy to get in touch. The nearest school or Civil Defence designated site is useful.
· Get Thru has useful tips and a plan http://www.getthru.govt.nz and carry out the plan there.
· Meet your neighbours. Even if you have been there for years. You might like to organise a neighbourhood gathering.
· Take photographs of your house, family, friends and treasured possessions.
· Turn off the TV and GNS site. Someone else is telling you what to see, feel and think. There is no definitive prediction of a fatal earthquake occurring. A bit like life, we can only plan for the worst and expect the best.
· Focus on what you can do to help yourself and others reduce fear and create positivity by facilitating positive discussions and behaviours. Acknowledge, and try not buying into or increasing the drama and fear patterns in others.
· Practice gratitude for the here and now, as it increases focus on the positive things. Living well in the present is something we can all do.
We have some free sessions available if you are having trouble coping with the earthquakes. Call us on 04 212 5299 to find out more. If you are a certified NLP Practitioner and would like to offer your services to assist others in coping please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org with your details, availability and offering.