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The PAUSE Method: Nurturing Mind-Body Connection for Healing and Growth After Loss

The PAUSE Method: Nurturing Mind-Body Connection for Healing and Growth

“Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.” — Rumi

The recent passing of my dad has brought to light the profound significance of pausing into silence throughout my day. Amid grief and loss, I’ve grown to realise the deeper significance of allowing myself to rest in the healing space that lies beyond our bustling minds.

The above words of Rumi resonate deeply within me. These sentiments capture the essence of my journey. I’ve discovered that amidst distress, embracing the mind-body connection and acknowledging trauma responses are essential for healing and growth.

Embracing the PAUSE method has equipped me with the tools to nurture my mind and body, finding solace in the moments of stillness, and unveiling the path to healing not with words, but with the heart’s yearning in the sacred mystery of silence.

Presence: A Breath to Rediscover Awareness

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with the present moment. The first step in nurturing the mind-body connection is to cultivate presence. Take a breath and rediscover awareness of the here and now.

By grounding ourselves in the present, we create space to understand our feelings and reactions. This awareness allows us to respond thoughtfully rather than impulsively reacting to situations.

Allow: Settling into the Stillness

Allow yourself the gift of stillness. Settling into the quiet space within can be challenging, but it is essential for nurturing the mind-body connection.

When we allow ourselves to be still, we create the opportunity to listen to our inner wisdom and intuition. This practice helps us release tension and anxiety, fostering a sense of calm and centeredness.

Untangle: Freeing Ourselves from Troubling Thoughts

Our minds can often become tangled in troubling thoughts that lead to stress and emotional upheaval. Understanding the mind-body connection means recognising that our feelings stem from our thoughts about the circumstances we face.

By practicing the PAUSE method, we can create a space to untangle ourselves from these troubling thoughts. This allows for a clearer perspective and a calmer state of being.

Surrender: Finding Tranquility in the Stillness

Surrendering to the stillness nurtures a sense of tranquility within ourselves. It’s about letting go of the need to control everything and finding peace in embracing the present moment.

When we surrender to the stillness, we open ourselves up to profound healing and transformation. Surrendering allows us to release the grip of negative emotions and embrace a state of tranquility and inner peace.

Embrace: Unveiling Our Authentic Self with Compassion

As we navigate the journey of nurturing the mind-body connection, we uncover our authentic selves. Embracing who we are with compassion is a transformative act of self-love.

The PAUSE method provides the space for us to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections with kindness. By doing so, we not only heal the wounds of the past but also foster resilience and self-acceptance.

Understanding the mind-body connection and the profound impacts of grief is essential for our mental and emotional well-being. By practicing the PAUSE method, we can create the space to nurture our minds and bodies, allowing for healing and growth.

Embracing presence, allowing stillness, untangling troubling thoughts, surrendering to tranquility, and embracing our authentic selves with compassion are powerful steps in this transformative journey.

Let’s PAUSE, breathe, and cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves for a brighter, more vibrant life.

You can learn more about the art of pausing by clicking here.

With love,


Namaste- I honour the place in you in which the entire universe resides. I honour the place in you, of love, of light, of truth, and peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.


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