Hypnosis in No Time

Time management hasn’t always been a strength of mine. Especially when it comes to things I really need to do for myself. For years I had five kids in the house, which took all reserves of energy, patience and time. So even when I’d promise myself to do just DO IT (hypnosis, exercise, reading for relaxation)—I’d usually end up bumping “me time” for everyone else in the family. This choice often hurt more than it helped because I hadn’t given myself the same consideration and priority which left me drained.

Part of my problem was seeing everything in chunks of time that were much too large. Exercise takes one hour. Self hypnosis, thirty minutes. Reading for relaxation? Forget about it. So it would get postponed. And so would my peace of mind.

It wasn’t until I decided that something was better than nothing. Five minutes of exercise a few times a day was a start. And once you become accustomed to inducing hypnosis, you can get relaxed in mere seconds (maybe a minute or two on a really rough day). If people could learn to hypnotize themselves and program positive suggestions in just minutes—I knew that had to become part of my daily routine. Sometimes I do it first thing in the morning, sometimes at night, and sometimes right in the middle of the kids having an argument—which helps!

Self hypnosis is by far one of the best tools I use for peace of mind, stress reduction and personal change. Somehow, it just makes everything better.

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Stress!

Somehow life always manages to sneak in little tests, to see how well I can handle stressful situations. Things I thought were long past and resolved, recently popped their ugly heads out of the sand. The surprise of it all always has me staring at the offending event wordlessly. Like if I stare long and hard enough—it will vanish. Becoming invisible. But, alas—this is life. And while my first response to stress is to feel—-well, stress, I now counter that pretty quickly and get myself back in the game. I choose not to let it control me anymore.

Things happen. Some things we can change or fix or talk about. Some things we can’t. Stress is feeling helpless to do anything. And even if it’s something we can actually fix—feeling stress about it only makes it worse.

Here’s a few ways I manage stress (beside my beloved hypnosis!) 🙂

1. Spend some time with kind, positive people

2. Get a full night’s sleep

3. Exercise

4. Try to learn something. Do better in the future

5. Cry or Laugh. Or both.

6. Breathe.

What do you do to manage stress naturally?

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Forgiveness

I’d thought I’d follow up a post about guilt with one about forgiveness. Forgiveness is the key to releasing you from the past—and that includes guilt. I personally have a personality type that struggles with forgiveness, so I have to work extra hard sometimes to move past difficult events (and difficult people!). But, once I realized lack of forgiveness only hurts ME, I knew I couldn’t allow myself to hold onto past hurt anymore.

Forgiveness—of yourself and others—is a way to access the super highway of personal freedom. It’s a gift you give yourself. A gift that literally changes your perception and transforms how you experience life.

Acceptance and gratitude turn life lessons into wisdom.

Once we stop fighting with the fact the “something happened” and accept our inability to time-travel into the past and change it—we can embrace ourselves in the present moment, which allows us to experience life from a better and higher place. It doesn’t make us better than anyone else. It just means we refuse to allow others to have such power over us. Seriously think about it. Those we hold in resentment and anger, have a tremendous power in our life. They hold us down. And control our ability to live better and keep us from a higher expression of ourselves. WE are the only ones who can choose to cut the cords to the past and embrace a new future.

Now, I know forgiveness can be extremely hard sometimes. Especially if what happened is a violation of human rights or personal privacy. So, if you find yourself truly trapped and unable to move forward—no matter how hard you try—consider trying hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can connect you with your higher self and empower you to step into your greatness, free of pain, hurt, resentment and unforgiveness. Hypnosis can make the process much less difficult and speed up the transition to freedom.

Think about it. How much lighter you’ll be without the weight of others on your shoulders. Free to be you. Free to be.

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Good Health, Plain and Simple

The first time I ever read that my mind could influence my health—I’ll admit it—I sorta balked. Sure, maybe it was possible for some people, but not me. I kept reading, intrigued really, at the connection of my mind and body. And the connection my emotions had to—well, everything. 

By the time my brain was done absorbing the information, I was a believer. I knew I could positively affect my health. And I did.

I decided I was done being sick 3-4 times per year, like pretty much everyone else I knew. During one of my early self-hypnosis sessions, I gave myself post hypnotic suggestions: I am healthy. No illness can enter my body. I am well. My immune system is strong. Stuff like that.

I bought this belief heart and soul. It became a part of me, and I expected nothing less than good health. Well, fall came that year and my kids went back to school, I waited optimistically. School always started the cycle. One of the kids would bring home a bug and it would cycle through the family for weeks. Except this time, I stayed well. For the first time ever, I didn’t get sick in the fall. Or that winter. Or the next fall or winter. In fact, I went over 4 years without so much as a sniffle. FOUR YEARS.

It took a near divorce to sidetrack my belief in wellness and my body’s ability to maintain it. I started to question myself and whether it was me and my belief system or if it was just a fluke. Of course, I’d never gone over 6 months without getting sick before, but even still—the stress of a relationship breakdown had me questioning everything. And the more I questioned it—the closer I came to illness. Because I allowed a belief that I had successful held for over 4 years to begin to crack. The moment I began saying, “I don’t know if I can stay well this fall when the kids return to school” —was it. The strong foundation I’d built, now was faltering, and I was solely responsible for it. And yes, I finally got sick.

The great thing about all of this is—-I learned more about myself, my power, my mind and how truly influential I can be on my own life and health. I realize that many illnesses start in our brain, or at the very least fester and grow there. If we can use the magnificent power in our minds to keep our immune system strong and healthy—there’s not much we can’t do.

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Finding Your Truth

Every day is an opportunity to discover new ideas and learn more about who you are and who you’d like to become. Other people (especially those who ruffle our feathers) can be a gauge for our life experiences. Each situation can teach you what works, and what doesn’t. What you like and don’t, and what boundaries you still haven’t set in stone.

If you have teenagers (like me), you have abundant opportunities to self-adjust, if you choose to use those moments for awareness and improvement. For example, we can’t change people, but we can change how WE react to those people. Each moment can be expressed through conscious action, instead of unconscious reaction.

Unconscious reaction is our subconscious programming at work. It’s the messages and beliefs we were brought up with. If you were lucky enough to have a majority of positive messages absorbed by your brain—count your blessings. However, everyone can find false beliefs lingering in their mind, beliefs that are standing directly between an okay life and a great life.

Inside all of this—-resides your truth. The core of who you are. And the blueprint of the best you can become. By simply being aware—you can begin to shift everything in life to align with your truth. If anything is particularly difficult to admit or change, hypnosis can provide a springboard for you.

The more you stand in your truth, the more fulfilling life can be. A small step in the right direction each day can make a difference. After a year, you’ll be standing in a whole new place. Baby steps eventually become giant shifts in awareness.

All it takes to start—is this moment.

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Life Experience & Hypnosis

Using hypnosis to positively affect children is easier than you think! In fact, most people don’t realize we are constantly being hypnotized during our formative years. Any repetitive message can eventually creep its way into the brain, set up a nice little home and manage to impact the rest of our life. Anyone brought up with the constant hum of, “you’re not good enough” or “you can’t do that” — are most certainly carrying those heavy words somewhere in their subconscious mind. So, without conscious awareness, our entire lives could be dictated by messages that aren’t even true!

And guess what? Everyone is capable. Everyone deserves to be happy. To be successful. To have love. If there is something in life you haven’t yet obtained, you can be certain there’s a sneaky, untrue belief lurking inside of you—sabotaging every effort you make, and keeping you right where (your programming thinks) you belong. You’ve been hypnotized to believe you are less than or something other than amazing.

It doesn’t take much to turn this all around. It really doesn’t. In fact, sometimes the first step is the hardest to take because it involves removing the glasses of denial and peering (often uncomfortably) at the truth. ANY message you accepted growing up that prevents you from health, happiness and success— is B.S. Admit it’s there. Challenge it. And then reprogram a new way of being into the computer of your mind. Hypnosis works. Meditation works. Visualization works. Mostly importantly, being in a relaxed state of mind while reprogramming tends to have the best results. I use hypnosis. (in case that’s not obvious already)

Back to kids. Any child that you have interaction with or impact on—-remember—-their minds are like sponges, soaking up everything they see, hear and experience. Make sure the messages are uplifting, positive, caring and supportive. Make sure they know they are good enough. They can do it. And they matter. That way, the next generation won’t need to focus on fixing negative subconscious programming. They can focus on living!

What are you believing that isn’t true?

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Gratitude

Want a simple way to a better life? Practicing gratitude is a subtle, yet powerful way to retrain your brain. This is a technique that doesn’t necessarily require hypnosis, however, I’ve found practicing conscious gratitude while in a relaxed state of mind (hypnosis) seems to have a stronger, more immediate impact.

How is it done? Well, it’s simple really. Take a few minutes each day and list things you are grateful for. You can practice this while doing something else (like driving, brushing your teeth, during commercials, etc.) to maximize time. Or, put yourself on the fast track by going into a relaxed state of mind, by listening to a hypnosis CD or practicing self hypnosis first. (when the conscious and subconscious minds are working together, change is that much easier!)

When I started practicing gratitude, I’ll admit I had a hard time coming up with things to be grateful for. It’s not like my life wasn’t full of blessings, it was that stress and fear had temporarily stripped me of being able to see truth. So, I had to start with the obvious: I’m grateful I have legs. I’m grateful I have eyes to see. I’m grateful to have a roof over my head. Once I got a little practice under by belt, dozens—if not hundreds—of things came to mind. My children, my parents, all the experiences that brought me to today (even the tough ones, because when I really thought about it—they shaped who I am.).

For me, listing five things each day began to shift my focus. And as my focus shifted, my life improved. Have you ever heard of the saying, “that which you focus on, expands?” Well, for me anyway, that seemed to be true. The more I focused on what I had to be thankful for, the more aware I became of the abundance all around me.

Simple? Yes. Better life? Yes.

The best part is that anyone can do this. Anyone. (p.s. kids love this!)

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We’re only human

Life happens. Stress happens. And even the most studied self hypnosis person can have the limits of their patience tested. Let’s for argument sake say, I’m that person.

The day began in a rush and has been swirling relentlessly ever since. As the day’s events piled on—one on top of another and the pressure began to build. Before I consciously realized it, I had entered the stress zone. So, needless to say, my little mental reminder that all is well and calm—wasn’t exactly getting through. Cut to hours later.

Now, I’m sitting here type this, and wondering how I allowed myself to getting super stressed out. Well, the simple answer is….I am, after all, still human. I forget to use my hypnosis techniques on occasion. And sometimes, I forget to remember that I even know how to bring myself back into a place of relative calm and ease. But, there’s always that moment—a flash goes off in my brain—and I know. I am in control if I choose to be. I can act from a place of peace. Things do work out. Breathe. Relax. Be.

That’s the moment I feel empowered once again. When I remember that I don’t have to worry. I just have to breathe, decide, and act. The rest—always seems to take care of itself. Maybe during my next hypnosis session I’ll add in the post hypnotic suggestion that: I always remember to use relaxation techniques during times of stress. I’ll let you know how it works! 🙂

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