40 Million Americans Have It? Do You? Yup, about 40 million of us, or 19% of the United States population, suffer from anxiety.* Are you one of them? I am! In fact, most of my clients come in telling me they have been diagnosed (or have self-diagnosed) with anxiety disorder. Many, like myself, take some sort of prescriptive medicine to help them live with their anxiety. If there is an epidemic, I would declare anxiety as an epidemic. It doesn’t even seem to matter your age as it ap … [Read more...] about 40 Million Americans Have It
It’s 5PM. You're finally finished with a long, difficult day at work. Your first thought is to find release and relief through a delicious glass of wine, a cold beer, or the inhale of some cannabis, or _____(insert your favorite RELIEF RELEASE here)_____. It's almost an overwhelming feeling of, “I can’t wait!” Are you addicted? Some might say yes, but let’s also look at it as a Habit. It has become a habit to finish work and link it with the desire for that wonderful feeling of letting go...'a … [Read more...] about Can We Change Negative Habits
What is it and can you benefit from treatment? We all know that we share traits with our parents and grandparents like hair color or height, or even a talent for music or sports. But have you ever wondered if the life experiences of your ancestors have impacted your own psychology? While it might sound like a stretch, it’s possible — especially when it comes to trauma. In most hypnotherapy sessions it's not only the client that I am working with but also their parents and grandparents – and s … [Read more...] about Epigenetics
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
*Be sure to check for my special gratitude gift at the end of this blog! According to an online dictionary, “To have an abundance of something is to have more than you need. It's often used to describe positive qualities, such as 'an abundance of love.'" To have more than one needs? How much does one equivalate to what they “need?” One person’s bucket being half full may be completely full to another. I think there is a better way to think about abundance. A New Look For me, I loo … [Read more...] about Another Way to View Abundance