Updated: Nov 5
Our reality is determined by our experience. What we think, how we feel and what we do in this world. The world we create outside of our body is reflecting the inner landscape. I am no doctor, no virus expert, no scientist, so what do I know about the virus. Only as much and as little as YOU.
The power of NLP, Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, lies in Modeling, which is the process of recreating excellence. We can model any human behaviour by mastering the beliefs, the physiology and the specific thought processes that underlie the skill or behaviour. It is about achieving an outcome by studying how someone else goes about it. (Check out an in-depth article here from iNLP to learn more about NLP)
This is what I want to offer you in this blog post, if we change and model great minds, we create a different experience for us.
I looked at influencers from different domains, and looked at their public opinion on how to deal with the corona virus. This is meant to offer you different perspectives in order to model the ones which resonate with you.
Our health is our responsibility, so is our happiness, joy and fulfillment. We can allow others around us to influence us, but be mindful that in almost all cases we have a choice of how much we let ourselves be influenced by others. I recommend choosing from excellence.
A virus spreads, yes. Even if we don't want that, and we want to stay healthy, it will spread. What we can influence is how we approach the current virus and any other threat to the system.
I have selected Deepak Chopra, Sadhguru, Tim Ferriss and Dr Lissa Rankin.
One thing is certain: Wash your hands
Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
1. restful sleep between 7-8 hours
2. reduce stress, use meditation and stress management techniques to reduce the inflammation in your body. Practice self-awareness, transcendence through mindful awareness to help your body establish homeostasis and self-regulation.
3. Movement and Exercise, yoga and breathing to activate your para-sympathetic nervous system
4. Focus on healthy emotion rather than panic. Support each other with love, compassion and empathy. Caring for each other with deep listening and showing appreciation.
5. Connection to nature
6. healthy nutrition and supplements to decrease inflammation like ginger and tumeric concentrates, aloe vera, herbs (adaptogenes like: ashwagandha Dr. Axe article: 7 Adaptogenic Herbs or Adaptogens that Help Reduce Stress)
Avoid rubbing your eyes, mouth and nose
Swop handshake for elbow greeting.
see the time of adversity as a time of reflection
Corona is an opportunity to change to a completely HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
We must respect life. Think of life as divine, then this challenge will only make us stronger.
Read more in full blog post here.
Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life. Source
Viruses largely coming from the same sources in China, from other wild animals which humans are not competent to handle.
Handling an infection youtube video with a humorous approach. Watch
Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 400 million downloads.
Be informed, collect data
avoid unnecessary travel and group interaction
do a risk assessment
don't buy into other people's knowing, when they simply cannot know
wear you metaphorical seat-belt
Dr. Lissa Rankin
Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Flame, Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, creator of The Daily Flame, and mystic. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she discovered that connecting with your “Inner Pilot Light” is not only essential to optimal health, making your body ripe for miracles. Source
Practical tips For Coronavirus,
Protection from a Virologist For Preventing Infection
NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
Open doors with your closed fist or hip—do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
The Items Dr. Robb Thinks Are Worth Stocking Up On
1. Latex or nitrile disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and other outside activity when you might come in contact with contaminated areas. [Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average—everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces, and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs). The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
2) Disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth. (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!) This is the only way this virus can infect you—it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth—it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth. [Note from Lissa: This is important to understand. Surgical masks and respirators are not effective at preventing you from getting infected since this virus is not airborne. The only reason to wear one is if you’re around infected people, this will protect you from putting your hands near your nose or mouth.]
3) Hand sanitizers. The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.
4) Zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx.
Lissa also offers this to scared people (source facebook post 1 march)
Just to keep things in perspective, we have had 18,000 deaths in the US during this year's flu season. COVID-19 seems to have a higher mortality rate than this year's flu, but it's still only 2-3% from what infectious disease specialists can figure. That means that even if you get it, there's a 97-98% chance of full recovery.
So...take precautions to avoid viral spread. But remember that overall, you're at much greater risk of dying of the flu, and panicky hysteria is more likely to kill you than this coronavirus.
If you feel scared, see if you can comfort that scared part as if it's a little child. Close your eyes and give that little one hugs, support, nurture, and maybe a cup of tea. Use it as a trailhead to get more insight into why this part panics when there's no rational reason to panic. While panic is not rational (of course, it's emotional, not rational), the emotion is real and deserves your attention and care. If you follow it, you're likely to find a part that was hurt a long time ago that's doing everything it can be get loved- and maybe to get a sense of being in control, perhaps because when things were out of control during your childhood, bad things happened. Love this part. Hold it. Let it know you're a grown up and you'll do your best to keep it safe. Rock it like a child and ask what it needs from you. Promise to come back tomorrow and check up on it if you're willing.
Background about the Virus from WHO Summary
• A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. • WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks. • The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. • The international community has asked for US$675 million to help protect states with weaker health systems as part of its Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. • On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19. • To stay up to date, follow @DrTedros and @WHO on Twitter, read WHO’s daily situation reports and news releases, and watch our regular press conferences.
Wishing everyone to find their best way to handle the situation.
If you feel anxious, nervous, scared and seek help to manage your emotions, reach out to a therapist, counsellor, coach near you or DM me. Mind YOU and Namaste,
PS: Want to read the article from iNLP and learn more about the founders, concepts and ideas behind the science of NLP read this article, click here.