The Irish Government are choosing to describe ‘self-isolating’ and ‘quarantine’ as Cocooning.
Cocooning! Isn’t that wonderful? Doesn’t that just, instead of sounding hard-edged, sharp and like a loss, an absence, doesn’t it instead sound like an act of deep self care and love?
A cocoon evokes images of softness, cosy space, rest, quiet and a necessary passage for transformation. Instead of evoking a sense of disconnection and loneliness, it sparks images of hope, protection. Right?
How powerful language is!
What if we thought of this time as cocooning? How do we cocoon ourselves and protect our loved ones?
Small little playful decisions that think of this time as a cocoon means a chance to transform the way we care for ourselves.
Amazing! It’s a chance to set up some pretty awesome habits that could stick for life.
Finding a daily creative practice, actively disconnecting from news, conversations with friends, moving your body every day, just a few ways to make your cocoon cosy but also your own flavour of fun.
And who knows? At the end of all this, we might all emerge as magnificent butterflies! 🦋
We know many people face uncertainty around employment right now, which makes other things like housing uncertain too. Our job as a community is to also create cocoons for those facing such challenges, however we can.
Over here at Rumpus, we are following the media, watching the news, reading the articles, listening to the podcasts, feeling the feelings. We are learners, our work is about learning. National Reconciliation week has driven home just how much further we have to go in truly working towards healing.
Did you know that drawing, singing, dancing, knitting, any creative practice, actively reduces stress hormones and promotes calming of our nervous system?
Rumpus delivers a range of training and creative programs on mental health and psychological safety for teams. We are based in the beautiful Illawarra, the perfect spot for team off-sites and retreats, just 90 minutes south of Sydney.
Mental Health First Aid is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues. Rumpus is providing Online Mental Health First Aid to individuals, organisations and workplaces throughout Australia. We serve people in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
Are you feeling wired, hyper-vigilant and awake? Panicky, fluttery in the belly, a bit shaky? Or exhausted, flat and drained?It’s so very likely that right now many of us are in Survival Mode: our flight/fight response is ON, adrenaline is surging and we are unconsciously and consciously primed to perceive danger. This is so understandable right now. We’ve never been through this before.
As we try and find a rhythm in this new way of being and living right now, try to remember to include a dose of nature, each day. It will do us all the world of good.
Folks, let’s talk about ‘Social Distancing’. Us humans are ‘social’ beings which means we seek and crave companionship and are suited to living in communities, yes? It’s wired into our DNA, our bones. Ya feel? Well, nothing about that has changed. We are seeing, and sure you are too, humans getting real creative with ways to continue to connect, and be connected in these times.
Skillshare invites anyone in the community to share a skill by teaching a class. We are not seeking experts, we are seeking passionate individuals who are eager to pass their knowledge along.
Pay-it-forward for an artist from bushfire affected South Coast to attend retreat. Make a donation to support the Giving Chair at Jamboree Creative Escape.