The days are noticably getting longer again and the odd sunny day can remind us of the coming of spring, even if it is still quite cold. Snowdrops blossoming now are therefore often linked to hope.
American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote this poem about hope:
Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul, – And sings the tune without the words, – And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard; – And sore must be the storm – That could abash the little bird – That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land, – And on the strangest sea; – Yet, never, in extremety, – It asked a crumb of me.
Often people doubt that a seemingly simple self-help technique like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which involves gentle tapping on a few acupuncture points, can really be helpful for significant problems. However, I see over and over again with my clients, how despair turns into hope within a few minutes of tapping.
It may be simple, but it can make a huge difference in day to day coping.
Why not give it a go? You have nothing to lose but so much to gain.
With my best wishes,