BODY LAND is a podcast style resource for your self care. These sound bites send deep image lyric storytelling through your ears to your body. These guided visualizations are made by me, Liz Greenhill, licensed acupuncturist, artist, and writer, and they are based on the hands-on work I do with patients.
The basis for these visualizations comes from my personal experience with anxiety. When I was in my twenties, I struggled with my mental health. The EMDR therapist who helped me through that difficult time, Bruce Patterson, taught me that anxiety is the imagination gone rogue. In an anxiety state we are telling ourselves stories that aren't true, stories that are filled with hypothetical tragedy, pain, chaos, and scenarios of misfortune and failure. The idea behind Body Land is that we can repurpose our wonderfully creative imaginations for the opposite effect: to use metaphor and lyric imagery to get embodied and build sensations of safety, nurturing our cravings for belonging, awareness, intuition, and inner peace. These small experiences are not meant to be curative solutions for anxiety but rather help managing it. They offer fleeting micro-antidotes to help you remember what the opposite of anxiety feels like and to land in your body and claim it as your home.
Each visualization is designed for you to feel more safe and comfortable in your own skin. Listen to these visualizations with your eyes closed and let the imagery sink in to your bones. Let yourself space out, travel to the in-between, or even sleep. The images that appear in your mind's eye are yours to keep. Imagine them floating around inside you like holograms in outer space. You can call on them whenever you need. Your body will remember.
BODY LAND is produced by Night Sky Acupuncture + Ideaphoria.