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
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
Does this sound familiar? I do everything I can think of. I eat a healthy diet. I don't eat enough food and still can't lose the pounds. My calorie intake is hardly anything. I exercise. Why can't I lose weight? More and more we are beginning to understand that weight loss is not always about what you eat or how much you exercise. Yes, these things are important. You are what you eat! Eating lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and any foods that are on the outside … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Lose Weight?