SOS for Collapse

Stabilizing After a Traumatic Event: SOS For Collapse ~

SOS for CollapseAfter a traumatic experience many people feel lost, shattered or fragmented and if they don’t get a chance to reintegrate, their power and life force can easily get drained. Moreover, if the problem isn’t addressed fairly quickly, the pattern can become ingrained, making them more susceptible to long-term feelings of hopelessness and feeling disconnected. Going through SOS for Collapse helps to quickly reconnect fragmented parts of a soul and its energy. By reducing the impact of shock and fear on the nervous system, patterns of hopelessness can be dispelled before they get a chance to become habitual.

SOS for Collapse - Soul Oriented SolutionsUse this formula when you are:

  • Feeling lost, hopeless or out of balance
  • Anxious or upset due to a traumatic experience
  • Weakened and want to regain your strength
  • Triggered by the memory of a traumatic event
  • Having a flashback or out of body experience.

Directions: Confirm this is the best formula for you with the SOS symbol.

Here’s how it works: Simply go through the formula while you follow the directions. Gaze softly at each image and notice any thoughts or feelings you might have in response to the words that accompany them. Some people like to write down their insights to share with a trusted counselor or friend.

You might also want to use this formula like a prayer or request for help. Remember to remain open though, because help doesn’t always come in the way we expect it to!

SOS for Collapse


1. Begin by taking a few deep breaths while you gaze softly into the Circle. Focus in on the center, blank area.

Gradually feel your strength returning to you. Stronger and stronger with each and every breath.



2. Notice where you are right now. How old do you feel? How old are you really?

Feel your hands open and close.
Notice the time. Move around. Bring yourself into the present.



3. What do you need right now? What would help you the most?

 Make a note of whatever comes up, even if it doesn’t make sense at first.



4. Do you know what has happened to you? 

How would you describe it?

What insights do you get about your situation?



5. How are you feeling?
What would help you to feel better?



6. Describe how you would like to feel.
Breathe deeply and let yourself imagine what that would be like. 



7. What do you want to have happen? 



8. Is there anything else that you want to ask for? 



9. How do you feel now? 



10. Focus your energy on taking good care of yourself. 

If you like, imagine yourself standing in the center, blank area of this Circle with helpful energy coming toward you along the lines. Pure, life affirming energy from the Universe.



11. What will help you to take good care of yourself? 



12. Is anything stopping you? 

Notice if there are any negative thoughts or emotions present. Running away from uncomfortable self-talk just hides the pain temporarily. You can face it, feel it and let it go.



13. Make a list of everything you need.
Keep looking at the Circle until you run out of things to write down. 



14. Let peace and hope be with you.
Let them fill your heart with strength and courage. 

If you can, find some time to relax, take a walk or move around.

Completion and Integration

What are some words of encouragement you like to give yourself?


What are some ways I could be gentler with myself?


What are some things I’m grateful for?

What gives me hope?


Be sure to give yourself time to rest and integrate. Now is a good time to take a walk or go out into Nature to help this all settle.

SOS Soul Oriented Solutions for Collapse

SOS for Collapse is one of nine self-care formulas and mind exercises from SOS Soul Oriented Solutions, a self-help journal for your inner journey from emotional stress to self-love by Rheanni Lightwater.


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Rheanni Lightwater, Reiki Master Teacher

If you feel that SOS for Collapse has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel off track or overwhelmed.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email:

SOS for Collapse should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Special Applications:
This self-care formula can be profoundly useful in several difficult circumstances:

  • Energy Cascading
    Use it to reconstruct aura integrity when a person’s energy system collapses under extreme stress. Learn more beginning on page 14 – PTSD and the Subtle Energy System.
  • Soul Retrieval
    This formula frequently works to bring a dissociated person back into their body. Scattered soul fragments can be recovered and awareness restored to the mind.
  • Clearing Trauma from Abandoned Dogs, Cats or other Animals
    Place your hands on the animal’s heart or chest area and go through the formula imagining that you’re beaming the symbols into them, helping them to recover quickly.
  • Preparing for a Peaceful Transition
    Use for anyone who might die or is preparing for their transition. Simply beam the sequence of symbols towards them and their energy field will organize itself for a peaceful transition in alignment with their Soul.
    – Reiki assists in all these processes. Use the Distant Healing Symbol.