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Katie Falk is currently 33 years old and pregnant with her second child. She feels called to share the practices she's learned over the last 10 years to easily help pregnant women release anxieties, fears, emotions, and physical discomforts easily and safely. Her practices became crucial for her during all stages of pregnancy and while she prepared for labor and birth (medication-free).

Katie loves to share pregnancy meditations with a guided focus on JSJ self-care holds, focus on breathing (mainly exhalation), emotional freedom techniques, positive thoughts, and affirmations. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support

Pregnancy JSJ Meditations - Hold For Healing Katie Falk

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Katie Falk is currently 33 years old and pregnant with her second child. She feels called to share the practices she's learned over the last 10 years to easily help pregnant women release anxieties, fears, emotions, and physical discomforts easily and safely. Her practices became crucial for her during all stages of pregnancy and while she prepared for labor and birth (medication-free).

Katie loves to share pregnancy meditations with a guided focus on JSJ self-care holds, focus on breathing (mainly exhalation), emotional freedom techniques, positive thoughts, and affirmations. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support

    Practicing Deep Breathing And Relaxing When Anxious

    Practicing Deep Breathing And Relaxing When Anxious

    Preparing for labor and birth can be quite a journey. I believe practicing focusing on your breathing while experiencing uncomfortable sensations in our bodies, such as anxiousness, is an important first step in preparing for labor, delivery, and birth. If feelings of anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions during your pregnancy are overwhelming you right now, this might be the episode for you. *Disclaimer: emotions may rise to the surface during these JSJ meditations. This is because JSJ is a highly developed form of acupressure, and you are helping your body move energy, which can sometimes bring up or stir up strong emotions. I encourage you to use tools you may already have to manage these emotions, repeat the meditation, or choose another meditation to help further release and shift into feelings of peace, calm, and clarity within.
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    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/holdforhealing

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    • 13 min
    Melt Into Peace - Let Go of Trying Too Hard

    Melt Into Peace - Let Go of Trying Too Hard

    In today’s meditation, we practice a very simple JSJ self-care hold to release all the  "trying to" and "efforting" of the day. Maybe we're trying too hard to please other people or accomplish goals and to-dos. In this meditation, we simply let go of the mental chatter and feel enjoyment in the stillness and find peace in the present moment. 
    This particular attitude (or emotion) of "trying to" and "efforting" is overlooked in today's busy societies, because it is encouraged. But as my mentor reminds me, we are human beings, not human doings. We must take time to just simply be (watch the clouds roll by if you will). 
    During pregnancy, we can experience excess mental stress and/or physical stress, and in my opinion, it's because we are just doing too much. Pregnancy is a time to tune inward and give our bodies and babies what they are needing day by day. But in most societies, we run on clock rhythms rather than body awareness and need-based rhythms. 
    This meditation helps us connect with ourselves and the growing baby inside. Enjoy today's episode and easily let go of mental stress and physical tension.

    If you're enjoying this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes:
    Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing
    Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support  

    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    • 16 min
    Simple Stress Soother

    Simple Stress Soother

    In today's pregnancy JSJ meditations, I practice a JSJ self-care hold that releases stress and tension that accumulates in our bodies during pregnancy. In general, this hold helps ground us and helps us feel the relief of mental and physical stress. This JSJ self-care hold also helps aid in harmonizing our reproductive organs and reproductive functions. This simple position is a major "intersection" of many other JSJ flows and is a simple, yet powerful hold to practice during pregnancy.  

    Today's episode is short, simple, and informal. As always, I bring a focus to our breath exhalations. We also practice releasing muscle tension in our face and shoulder areas. I love this JSJ self-care hold because it is very simple and I can practice sitting, laying down, or even standing up when necessary. This is one of my go-to's during pregnancy, especially if I'm needing to feel grounded in my body, free in my mind, and connected with baby easily and quickly.
    If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes:

    Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing

    Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support
    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    • 11 min
    Calm Mama, Calm Baby

    Calm Mama, Calm Baby

    In today’s episode, we practice a very simple JSJ self-care hold on both sides of the body. This meditation helps to calm our nervous system quickly, which also helps clear our minds and connect with our growing baby inside. During pregnancy, our bodies are going through so many changes and working so hard to grow our beautiful little baby. It’s important for us women to take time to stop, breathe, and just be still periodically during our busy days. Not only are you instantly helping your body and mind when practicing these JSJ meditations, but you’re helping to prepare yourself for labor and birth. Meditation helps you learn how to be present, tune into your breath, tune into your body, as well as practice listening to your body, mind, and spirit. This self-care JSJ hold that we practice today also helps balance reproductive energy, relax our mind, and calm our nerves. A great self-care practice for any pregnant woman (or anyone in general) experiencing anxiety, stress, and/or worry. In addition, this is also a great hold for the postpartum period!

    If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes:

    Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing

    Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support
    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    • 12 min
    Letting Go Fear Of Labor and Birth

    Letting Go Fear Of Labor and Birth

    In today's pregnancy JSJ meditation, I practice the JSJ flow called the kidney function energy flow. This is a JSJ flow that helps increase the energy within us, release fears, and help create and transform our lives. This meditation dives deep into reprogramming our minds about the fear of labor and birth and shifting these difficult emotions. Starting with breath relaxation techniques, then accepting our fears, and then releasing and shifting emotions of fear into more positive ones like trust, peace, clarity, trust, and strength. Release fear of labor and birth and feel empowered. When we have fear within us, many times there's a build-up of fear and when new fear sits on top of old fear, many of us just don't know what to do with it, so we just live with it. But we don't have to! We can release our fear of labor and birth and transform these feelings instead very easily. This flow also helps harmonize any kidney issues, balances our reproductive functions, and relieves muscle aches and pains.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes:

    Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing

    Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support
    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    • 21 min
    Relieve Frustration Clear Stress During Pregnancy

    Relieve Frustration Clear Stress During Pregnancy

    Ease frustrations and clear emotions of anger, annoyance, resentment, irritability in today’s pregnancy JSJ meditation. Practice a JSJ self-care hold, breath exhalation, and emotional freedom techniques that help you relax and melt these feelings away. I'm currently at 35 weeks of pregnancy, and this week people surrounding me just started to annoy and irritate me. This signaled to me that I needed my third depth balanced, which is what this meditation focuses on. During the final weeks of this pregnancy, whether it's my hormones, exhaustion, or the day-to-day busyness, I find frustration creep up on me more easily these days. I use this hold often even if only for a few deep breaths to help balance my body and mind and get back into a place of love, joy, acceptance, and peace. 

    If you enjoy this show, please consider one of the following ways to support me and sustain future episodes:

    Please consider buying me a cup of coffee 😊 https://www.buymeacoffee.com/holdforhealing

    Support this show monthly: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support
    Make a one-time donation: paypal.me/katieefalk

    And always feel free to contact me at holdforhealing@gmail.com


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pregnancyjsjmeditations/support

    • 14 min

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