Empowerment is a word that gets tossed around a lot, but what does it actually mean?
Fundamentally, self-empowerment is about confidence, inner peace, and acting in your own best interest — even when life throws you some serious curveballs.
It’s about aligning your thoughts and actions with your own highest good, i.e., being your own champion with every decision you make.
Stressors Are All Around You
In difficult times, it’s easy to lose faith in your own power. Everyone’s been there. When crappy stuff happens to you, it can feel like you have no control.
You get fired. Your girlfriend/boyfriend dumps you. Your car gets stolen. Life brings an endless array of stressful situations.
Even one scroll through social media can get your anxiety going, fueling that monkey mind and wreaking havoc on your mood.
But no matter what happens in the outside world, there’s one thing you can always control: your reaction to any given situation.
It’s Up to You
“There’s nothing more empowering than being able to help yourself in times of need.” – Marlise Karlin
All the great leaders throughout history have echoed this sentiment: peace comes from within. You’ll never be able to stop the storms of life, but you can stop yourself from being bounced around by them.
Your mind can be the calm port in a raging tsunami — a place of peace and tranquility where you can reset and recharge, whatever comes your way. That’s what self-empowerment is all about.
Tools to Help You When You Need It Most
So how can you empower yourself and train your mind to work for you — instead of against you?
Meditation is all about coming to your own rescue; and SOS Method app offers Life Tools, Discovery Programs, and special formula Meditations to help you harness the power of your own mind and the ability to find empowerment in any situation.
If you’ve got a specific goal in mind, like improving your relationships, sharpening your focus, or relieving stress, the SOS Method app helps you explore the latest groundbreaking science plus wisdom from Eastern holistic traditions, all designed to help you meet unrealized goals.
Once you pick a track, the app offers beginning and advanced programs that you can listen to in under six minutes a day, where each audio is designed to help you achieve your aim.
Every SOS Method member starts with the 5 Day Essentials program, to clarify how the mind and body can actually support your goals, and set the stage for stress release and peace of mind with simple daily practice.
Following that, you have lots of options. There are the Discovery Series programs, which include an in-depth understanding of how to get Soothing Relief, Focus & Creativity, and Improve Relationships. There are even Guides for Moms, Dads, Kids, and Dogs!
Whatever it is you want to improve in your life, whatever habits or behaviors you want to change, these programs help you find self-empowerment and tweak your thoughts and behavior to meet the goals you seek.
The SOS Method app has more than 50 specialized meditations, each one with a specific focus or topic, and they range from just five to 11 minutes and some longer for sleep.
There are meditations for releasing stress, powering up when you need energy, drifting off to sleep, expanding your potential, and a whole host of others designed to help you build that mental muscle and stress free environment in your body.
They fall into categories including daily stress relief, calm, and inspiration, relax & deep sleep, uplift & revitalize, forgiveness & love, and many more.
The more you practice these meditations and explore the different options, the better you’ll be at helping yourself during difficult times.
The scientific concept of neuroplasticity demonstrates that you can physically change the way your brain works, rewiring your very neurons so they support healthier thoughts and actions.
Meditation is by far the best tool for creating new neural pathways — and finding self-empowerment in all areas of your life.
In addition to meditations and program tracks — the SOS Method app also offers targeted tools that are designed to come to the rescue during moments of acute stress or particular challenges – or to empower you to access that well of creativity and inspiration needed to meet your goals.
Each Power Tool has a three-step process, Explore, Listen, Engage which includes various meditations.
Some tools are for when you’re having a rough day, to help you shift your mental state into positivity to set the stage for an awesome day; some tools help you turn your dreams into action so they become a reality; and there are tools that support better communication to improve all the relationships in your life.
All of these specialized techniques are there to help you when you need them, so you can access immediate, tangible solutions to the issues you’re dealing with.
That’s the power of SOS Method; you don’t have to wait weeks or months to reap the benefits. You can find support for daily life — and anytime you need it most.