The simple evocation of the concept of “retirement home”Can produce, in the senior, a whole lot of anxiety-inducing thoughts. An imagination sometimes very far from reality, which is nevertheless at the origin of fears orapprehensions.
What to do in relaxation therapy?
- Become aware of feelings generated by parasitic thoughts (fear of the unknown, feeling of abandonment, worthlessness). A great way to regain control over your mind and your emotions.
- Eliminate the a priori to develop a positive vision of the retirement home.
- Build self-confidence to develop their ability to adapt.
here is a ideal sophrology exercise to develop adaptability, to be performed while sitting or lying down, eyes closed.
The exercise takes advantage of a memory from personal experience. Before starting, choose a gesture that will allow you to fix this memory (ex: hand on the chest, thumb and index finger touching each other, etc.).
Then, become aware of each part of your body by relaxing every muscle, from the top of the head to the toes.
Now, remember a memory of great change, lived with success.
Take the time to relive the scene. Observe for a moment the places, the colors, perhaps the people around you. Pay attention to the noises, smell the smells. Be aware of every detail.
Fix now this memory of success by your signal gesture.
Become aware of your physical feelings : in which part of the body do you perceive feelings? In what form are these sensations expressed? Are they the same everywhere?
Become aware of these feelings and seek to anchor them in you.
Become aware of your ability to adapt successfully to changes.
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