If you have a Ziva practice, chances are you’ve discovered that Ziva is not a toy. The Ziva Technique is a powerful tool to help detox your mind and body. Sometimes the old stress in the body can have a bit of the same flavor on the way out as it did on the way in. If you’re feeling a bit tired or emotional, don’t panic. It’s part of the journey.
Everyone is different, but there is a light at the end of the unstressing tunnel or no one would recommend meditation. This too shall pass.
According to our friend, Dr. Joan Rosenberg, when we are in the thick of unpleasant emotions such as sadness or anger, it can feel like they’ll never pass. In truth, your body cannot maintain arousal states for very long and wants to get back to your emotional baseline as fast as possible. Some good news here is that Ziva is raising your emotional baseline every time you get to the chair.
So even though it can feel like forever, when you allow yourself to fully feel these uncomfortable emotions they only last about 90 seconds.
Her suggestion? If you can ride these 90 second waves of unpleasant sensations, you can rewire your brain for confidence and resilience.
So if you’re feeling emotional due to unstressing, what if you bravely move through the discomfort instead of trying to ‘fix it’? Feel things for 90 seconds, cry if you need, punch a pillow if you have one handy, but give yourself permission to move through it. What you resist persists.
Dr. Rosenberg’s TED Talk is below. Please watch; it will help you through this phase.
And if you aren’t feeling any symptoms, don’t panic! That’s OK, too. Everyone’s experience with unstressing is different. I myself didn’t experience much unstressing when I began my practice long ago. My life still transformed beautifully.
After you watch the video, head over to the Ziva Meditators Facebook group — you’ll be excited to see you’re not the only one dealing with unstressing. We all get by with a little help from our friends.