It might sound like this... I hate myself! Why do I always say stupid stuff? I am so fat! I am ugly! I’m lazy! What’s wrong with me? No one likes/loves me. I am not worthy of good things. I should be a better spouse/parent/friend. Own Worst Critic Sound familiar? I bet we have all engaged in this type of behavior against ourselves at some point in our lives. Sometimes it depends on the day. Sometimes we look in the mirror and hate everything about ourselves. We can … [Read more...] about Do You Bully Yourself?
Have you heard of Parts Therapy? Parts work is a kind of therapy that addresses conflicts in ‘agendas’ between our internal parts. Sounds interesting, right? But what exactly does this mean? There are different parts of our subconscious mind making up our personality… sort of like different ‘people’ inside us. That’s right – we have different “managers” that exist inside us that can seem to either be for us or against us. These managers with their different opinions can get in the way of ou … [Read more...] about The Parts Inside of You
Gaslighting is a form of abuse when another person denies what you are experiencing and states this denial in a way that makes you think you might be crazy. Common gaslighting phrases are: Are you sure your memory is correct? I never said that. You’re being too sensitive. That never happened. You’re imagining it. It’s your fault. I'm only kidding. And so many, many other phrases that all signify that something is wrong with you. Gaslighting is a way of contro … [Read more...] about Are You a Victim of Gaslighting?
Exploring the Benefits of the Meta-View In my work as a hypnotherapist, helping my clients let go of old anger, hurt, disappointment, pain, and tears has been the most important in supporting them to move forward in life. I do this by teaching how to take the 'Meta-View'. In the Meta-View the client is able to look at the circumstances of their life from a different perspective. According to Wikipedia: “Perspective-taking is the act of perceiving a situation or understanding a c … [Read more...] about A New Perspective
Spiritual Hypnosis for These Uncertain Times* *Please be sure to check out my new video at the end of this blog. During the past year I have noticed not only symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness, but also an exponential rise in those seeking an understanding of who they are and in finding their purpose. Even though life is more or less returning to a sense of “normalcy,” there is still the underlying threat to our health and well-being. We are still being bombarded e … [Read more...] about Your Soul’s Journey
And it's not over yet! Whew! Are you feeling it? That collective sigh of relief because we're almost out of this disaster of a year - 2020! Yet still, many are finding themselves struggling with unhealthy habits that either began or were expanded while trying to cope with these emotional times. Many have lost loved ones, jobs, group and social interactions, and community events. If you find yourself in one of these situations...perhaps you want to quit smoking, lose weight, or … [Read more...] about 2020 – What a Year!