The more time I spend in a state of Awareness, the more the Light of Awareness weakens the blockages. Darkness just can’t take the high vibrational frequency of Light. High frequencies nullify low energies.
I use Live Beautifully flip books to focus my mind during the upheaval phases. Each page contains a statement of Loving Truth. By focusing my attention on these statements I 'hold my ground' mentally during upheaval.
The Journaling for Transformation tools are another way to successfully ride out the flare ups and release the blockages.