Each season requires special behaviors and activities on our part to optimize for ourselves living a purposeful and happy life. We actually have to practice our positive emotions, just as the champion tennis player practices her swing. We have to try to use our mental capacities as fully as ... Views: 490
The Truth About Anger.
Ever wonder what anger is really all about? Ever wonder why it is that some people just get under your skin? Ever wonder why you seem to have the shortest fuse with those people you love the most?
Well ¡KI have pondered all of these questions. Yes, sometimes because of ... Views: 1780
The idea of hypnosis conjures a variety of reactions from most people, but it’s rare to find someone with no opinion at all regarding the validity of “being hypnotized”. The strength of opinions generally fill a range from believers who have had first hand experience (or know someone who has), ... Views: 456
I always say you never know who will come through during a session with your animals. I am constantly humbled and amazed at the accuracy of the messages that come through for loved ones who are open to their messages.
At an expo I was attending in Chicago in February of 2008, a lovely lady ... Views: 910
The development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychological problems by war survivors has been well documented1. Despite substantial efforts to provide these individuals with Mental Health services, the reality is that that the services are not usually available, or are ... Views: 1104
Domestic violence survivors often wonder what next? Now, that I’m no longer defined by my role in my “other life,” then what next... Who is this person? What is this person? What ought this person be doing with her life?
In some respects this pondering is typical of battered ... Views: 438
You want to know exactly what happened to you during your surgery. You want to know what the doctors found, cut, took out, ignored, moved, or not. And of course you want to know why and what their reasoning was when they did it. Yes, you can go back to all of those events as an observer in ... Views: 705
I am a believer that things happen for a reason, and people come in to your life when they should. I have talked in past blogs about my friend Patrick and the great Spiritual River daily blog he does. I look forward to a full collaborative “thing” with him. Who knows where it may ... Views: 756
Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was a significant aspect of my recovery from abuse. Sometimes, as abuse survivors, no matter how many “clinical” articles we read, or how much professional help we receive, there is nothing more healing than to have our experiences ... Views: 1286
The successful use of clinical hypnotherapy (CHT) for the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been established in at least 14 published studies (1) (2) where it has been shown to produce significant reduction in the cardinal IBS symptoms and associated symptoms such as ... Views: 2270
Addictive behavior in parents often begets addictive behavior in their offspring. According to Nakken (1988), if a child grows up in a family in which one parent is an addict, the child is likely to develop an addiction. If both parents are addicts, the child's chances of addiction ... Views: 2163
The roots of the word prison comes from prisune from before 1112, which means confinement. Prisune was influence by pris, which means taken.
As a result of a growing and changing prison population in this country, I will reiterate statistics of the presence of an archetype. Personal observation ... Views: 5526
When we live with fear and a lack of self confidence, we need to be in control.
Do you see the need to control people, places and things in yourself?
Daily, I use the serenity prayer, and on some days, with great frequency. In my professional life, it is easy to slip in to this mode and to be ... Views: 472
Saying sorry is one of the hardest things to do in this world. Sometimes, even the two words, “I’m sorry,” are not enough to express what we truly feel. Learning how to say I’m sorry is definitely a creative process. From expensive gifts to hand-written letters, the ... Views: 1930
When trying to figure out if you or someone you care about is a drug addict or alcoholic, knowing what the alcoholism symptoms or drug addiction signs are, can be very helpful.
There are various symptoms and signs of addiction - but rather than tell you what they all are here (don't hesitate to ... Views: 628
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."
- Thomas A. Edison
This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Before making any changes to your current health care program, consult with your doctor. ... Views: 1112
ARE YOU LIVING IN TODAY?
There is real joy in working with others. They, in part, keep me totally focus in the day. I help my clients to identify their dreams and make them a reality. By the journey they take is taken a day at a time. Again, the words of others ring true.
“Living or ... Views: 390
There is a flow of energy or consciousness, a way of BEING, a state where everything flows together and feels in sync. We move easily from one moment to the next with a sense of meaning and purpose. We feel peace, joy, a sense of well being. This state has been called flow, living from center or ... Views: 1033
You have recently noticed that you frequently forget a lot of things and worst you are not sure what exactly is causing this. Before going straight for the resolution, there should be a basic understanding of what short term memory or working memory loss means. Beginning with short term memory, ... Views: 1972
So you've identified that you or someone you love needs help. So what then are the options are far as alcoholism addiction treatment and treatment for drug addiction?
In my opinion, you should always try and make rehab/treatment program your first choice. You'll typically spend 4-6 weeks ... Views: 633
From stuffed turkeys to full tummies, we celebrate Thanksgiving by immersing ourselves in the moment. We enjoy ourselves by coming together and sharing our food and memories. We reflect on our country, our faith and our family. The day-long – and sometimes week-long – preparation ... Views: 450
The truck I stole to have a place to sleep was a white Toyota with yellow and orange stripes, lifted with fat tires and no power steering. Everything I owned was stuffed into a dark green hefty trash bag, including a birthday card my mom had managed to get to me when I had turned 16. At the ... Views: 950
Journaling is one of the most creative ways to heal a fragmented self. Regardless of the identified condition: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Co-dependency, Grief, Depression, Substance Abuse or some other type of addictive habit or behavior; keeping a journal and making regular entries can ... Views: 1205
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ... Views: 763
Do you ask yourself the questions, 'what is alcoholism or what is drug addiction really?' because you really want to understand the nature of addiction?
So if you are one of those people, hopefully I can help. Now you need to understand that alcoholism and drug addiction can be quite complex to ... Views: 524
Can You Relate?
You are the hero of your life.
This statement is the foundation behind my journey and a new life (now 14 years and counting) and the true fundamental principal that drives my coaching practice.
YOU MUST BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN LIFE.
Coaching can help you find that hero!
Each of ... Views: 398
Depression can be difficult to diagnose as the depressed person may not wish to admit that they have a problem that needs help. It is estimated that well under half the people who are currently experiencing an episode of depression will seek assistance from medical practitioners.
If you ... Views: 2001
What is The Law of Correspondence?
Well, the Law of Correspondence states that the quality of your experience of life directly correspondence with the quality of thoughts held in your mind- the conscious, the sub-conscious and super-conscious.
What does this mean exactly? Well, your ... Views: 2638
FULL CONFIDENCE Overcoming fear with the Power of Love
After two years of production, Confidence Time Productions has finally released the movie that addresses the biggest obstacle that people have to develop their full potential and reach their dreams: fear. The great news is that it is now ... Views: 615
Recently, my mother shared with me an astounding tidbit she saw on National Geographic.
"Would you believe," she said, "that the animals in Africa mostly likely to survive a fire are not the ones who run from it - they're the ones who run through it? Those who run away get tired, collapse, and ... Views: 515
Is Energy Psychology for You?
Energy Psychology is a relatively new therapeutic technique that can be used for many things, from relieving emotional upsets to eliminating both chronic and acute physical pain.
The term energy psychology was coined to describe a variety of modalities which ... Views: 516
Cooking as a Spiritual Practice
Most people like to eat good food and not many of us want to engage in the process of preparation and clean-up. I can speak from experience because this was my approach for most of my life. I was raised in an ethnic family and community where many activities ... Views: 1902
Hypnosis is a curious technique to some, mired in skepticism for others, as a way for humans to overcome fears, talk themselves into losing weight subconsciously, to quit smoking, and even to help someone subconsciously boost their confidence or their libido. No doubt, hypnosis has many ... Views: 496
Over my lifetime I have never tired of watching Lucille Ball in action. Oh, what ecstasy in my childhood to finish a dreary Monday by watching Lucy come to grips with her life in hysterical ways! She gave me courage to believe as a little girl that one could overcome adversity,have a life ... Views: 436
Last night, in talking with a fellow who I work with as a guide and mentor, I was faced with a reality check. It was a reminder, and a mini-awakening.
Seated in the room with me was a friend of long standing, a doctor, who through abuse of substance and things that can go with it, ... Views: 390
Many people who enter treatment for addiction recovery are taken aback by the spiritual concepts normally associated with a recovery program. Others initially welcome the spiritual aspects, returning to a religious belief system they once were familiar with, as it instills a sense of hope for ... Views: 1971
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What is Narcissism? Narcissism is an unhealthy focus on self that affects others in unhealthy ways. Everyone to some extent is narcissistic. Most people ‘want the good stuff’ and from a psychological point of view: everything we do is for some ... Views: 8129
Where do we start? Should I tell you about the time my husband had to restrain me from punching a lady at the Comfort Inn? How about the time I spent an hour going through the yellow pages looking for psychics who communicate with the deceased? A more recent time was when I locked my keys in ... Views: 907
Mind control isn’t really as bizarre as film and television make it out to be. It is simply the process of knowing how to handle situations and people. There’s no need for any swinging pendulum or hypnotic eyes. All you have to do is understand what makes people tick. If you still ... Views: 597
This week I met with a new family whose daughter has some behavioral difficulties. She came into my office and the first few minutes were a bit rocky. My goal for the session was to have the child play with me for a bit without protest, as this would be good progress for this child in her first ... Views: 568
If Anxiety, Irritability or Anger have taken over your personality, you are not alone. Many women experience these feelings. When Estrogen levels drop, or wildly fluctuate, the diameter of our blood vessels can change and that can precipitate anxiety in women. When experiencing decreased ... Views: 5786
Anger comes from the Latin word, angere, which means "to strangle." Anger strangles us on a number of different levels. It is the emotion which is probably the most familiar to the majority of us. A consistent finding in those who have low self-esteem, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, substance ... Views: 5846
A frantic mother of a 15 year old daughter of a local suburban neighborhood tells her therapist that her daughter has quit the cheerleading squad, no longer dreams of college and becoming a lawyer, and her childhood friends have been replaced with friends she has never met. Her daughter has ... Views: 1613
Most shyness experts seem to assume that shyness is a function of fear of rejection. But for some, shyness is more the result of a lack of social skills. Among the skills that can make a big difference in overcoming shyness is having easy ways to secure an approach to people unknown to you. ... Views: 373
We rise upon the earth as wavelets rise upon the ocean. We grow out of her soil as leaves grow from a tree. The wavelets catch the sunbeams separately, the leaves stir when the branches do not move. They realize their own events apart, just as in our own consciousness, when anything becomes ... Views: 2940
I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am Not." Philosopher Bertrand Russell 1872-1970
Are dreams relevant? The scientific community does not seem to think so. If it can not be proven by the scientific method, it does not exist. It must not exist then. Freud ... Views: 4303
I have lost my beloved friend Mary-Lee Barker. She died Thanksgiving weekend and I have been experiencing the grief fully.
My intense relationship with my emotional and spiritual self has guided me to the river of healing. Mary-Lee’s death has taken me to the death of a perception that lived in ... Views: 498
Life has meaning if we choose. Why don’t we choose?
Everyday we have so many options and potentials that we seem to miss.
Why? Is it that we are tied down to the ‘rat race’ of life? Why do we choose to have meaning on the events that we cannot control? The events that hit ... Views: 538
1. Believe you can quit. Studies have shown that belief that you can quit is the most important trait in successful quitters.
2. You must be motivated. Ask yourself on a scale of 1 - 10 (Ten being the most) how motivated you are? If you are not at least a 7, you are not ready. If you are not ... Views: 373
It is a well-known fact that both anorexia and bulimia are on the rise in societies that measure success and sexiness by physical body proportions.
Both as a publisher/professional writer and certified hypnotherapist actively participating in Arizona’s Professional Hypnosis organization, ... Views: 1466