Everyone wants to heal, but timing can be important. As a hypnotherapist and success coach, people often ask me when they should schedule sessions. Or, sometimes they feel a particular time is too stressful. In reality, any time is a good time. In fact, the more stressful, the better! If you’re taxed, it makes it harder to suppress self-sabotages and easier to heal them. In fact, if you’re not relaxed, that’s the stuff we’re working on.
Robin Williams gave many people joy.
You might be sad that he is dead. Or you might be feeling compassion. It’s important to know the difference. Compassion doesn’t hurt. It is pure, healing and whole. It is love. Compassion is recognizing his depression and sadness. Compassion is empathizing with what his close family and friends are feeling.Read More»
Recently a lady in California began using hypnosis to become a “brainless” Barbie. (Video)
Although her approach is extreme, is it wrong that she wants to look like Barbie? Not necessarily. We all desire beauty, but being “brainless” is cause for concern. It’s possible this lady has “body dysmorphia” which is an excessive misperception and dislike of some aspect of the body.
For me, if a client had this request, I would explore motives and share the downside of such a choice (i.e. potential harm and a fragile Barbie business).
But, can hypnosis help her become brainless? Yes and no.Read More»
1) Create resolutions that are clear and definable. Instead of saying “I’m going to be healthier” or “Get outside more” or “Have more ‘Me’ time”, determine what that actually means. Are you going to lose 10 pounds, go for a walk 4 times a week, or decide that you get to learn guitar.
2) Be optimistic. Yes, you may have tried this resolution before, but this is the best time, with all your previous efforts supporting you.
3) Be realistic. Don’t plan on losing 100 lbs in a year.
4) Believe there is no failure. If you have some missteps, think of it as just practicing!
If you would like more guidance, here’s an article I’ve updated to help along the way:
We’ve all experienced a challenging holiday festivity: so-and-so is mad, mom is crying in the bedroom, the uncle had too much alcohol and the cars are stalled so everyone is stuck (not a true story). Here are some suggestions to create a potentially tolerable holiday.
1) Remember: Nothing lasts forever. We all have a shelf-life. Pretend that this will be the last time you will see this individual. This might make you appreciative, or it might make you giddy. Either way, you win.Read More»