All posts by Anton Corvus

Helping folks to heal, let go of trauma and integrate positive change using hypnotherapy, past life regression & holistic counselling. I'm also a spiritualist medium and a recently transitioned older transgender guy.

Benefits of a Past Life Regression Session

In a Past Life Regression session, we journey backwards in time/space, for you to experience a previous lifetime. The aim of your journey is individual to you; some folks want to get to the root cause of a repeating theme in their life, others to investigate a strange fear or phobia, some to resolve health issues or blocks in this life. There are infinite reasons for investigating the past, and each journey brings healing and empowerment in some manner.

Below are a few examples of how a Past Life Regression session can help you in this  lifetime:

  • You may receive a message of inspiration or guidance from your past life self, that can help you in this lifetime
  • You integrate the lessons of that past life, and become more self-empowered
  • Our past lives often have a theme, such as being a healer, teacher, a warrior – this embodied knowledge can help you to explore your chosen life direction today, and can steer you towards your life purpose
  • We journey with around another dozen souls, and you can learn who you have lived with before, gaining more of an understanding of your relationship
  • With the emotional and physical knowing of your previous lifetime(s) you can let go your fear of death
  • With the knowledge you’ve lived before, you can reduce your need to achieve and allow yourself to flow in the rhythm of the universe

Natural Pain Management

Pain, in it’s many forms, it one of the banes of people’s health today. With our high stress lives we often have rigid neck and shoulder muscles; stress, along with headaches and migraines, can cause many days off from work.

Chronic pain originates from an injury, where the nerves send a message to the brain saying “I’m hurt.” This signal usually stops when healing has progressed sufficiently, but with chronic pain, the nerve signals keep firing even after you’ve healed. Chronic pain is often managed with addictive opiates, can cause depression, poor sleep, poor memory, fuzzy thinking and anxiety.

I work with my clients with whatever tools I have that I am being intuitively guided to use. Sometimes hypnosis, sometimes a healing energy transmission comes through, other times I am guided to use visual imagery and words that speak very deeply to them.

One client had been unable to travel due to chronic pain, and meds were causing side-effects she disliked. When we met at her home, I assumed that we would be doing a form of hypnosis for pain management. Soon into the session, the energy kept ascending and I found myself connecting with higher energies, connecting with the Divine healing vibrations. It felt like healing was coming from my body and words into my client; I was filled with so much love and expansiveness, it was almost too much at times. We continued like that for what seemed like an eternity, and at the same time, no time at all. At the end of the healing, we both had tears of bliss running down our faces. When she had fully come back into the room, she was grinning from ear to ear and almost entirely free from pain; My client was flabbergasted, she told me this was the least amount of pain she had experienced in the last 20 years !

Hypnosis is a more conventional holistic way of managing pain. As I said before, pain is a perceived discomfort in the brain, sent by electrical signals from the nerves and sometimes the brain is perceiving pain, when the area is healed or has been removed, in the case of amputated limbs. With hypnosis I have helped folks to manage their pain using imagery and wording that is tailored to their own language and life experiences, making it a powerful, portable resource.

Our minds are very powerful, and with the latest research on neuroplasticity, it’s been proven that we can make changes. Below are a couple of resources for more information.

Additional Reading

Is Pain Always Real?

The Brain’s Way of Healing

 

World No Tobacco Day, A Good Day to Quit

The theme for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017, is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” I am sure you already know the of pros and cons for smoking, such as health, finances and odours.

Did you know about the environmental impact of smoking?

  • Tobacco waste contains over 7000 toxic chemicals that poison the environment, including human carcinogens.
  • Tobacco smoke emissions contribute thousands of tons of human carcinogens, toxicants, and greenhouse gases to the environment.
  • Tobacco waste is the largest type of litter, by count, globally.
  • Up to 10 billion of the 15 billion cigarettes sold daily are disposed in the environment.
  • Cigarette butts account for 30–40% of all items collected in coastal and urban clean-ups.

If you are choosing to quit smoking today, you can know you’ll be helping yourself as well as the environment!

Transitioning in later life

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It wasn’t until I was 50 years old that I realized I was a man in a woman’s body, and what a revelation it was ! The first time I wore a binder, I felt free, amazing, and very scared for how much this was going to impact my family. At the time, I was married to a wonderful woman, who was and still does, identify as a lesbian; I knew it would be the end of my marriage.

This July will mark my second anniversary of taking testosterone, and when I look back, the changes that seemed painfully slow for me at the time, have passed so quickly. When I look at my photographs, I see a massive change from my pre-everything photo (May 2015 and 6 months after I had worn a binder for the first time), to 1 year on hormones (and very soon after top surgery), then finally after 18 months on hormones.

Now I have an Adam’s apple, I sing in the Baritone section of an LGBTQ choir; my face, muscle and skin structure has shifted and everywhere I go I am called “Sir.”                                              This feels miraculous to me.

I see a lot of sadness when I look into the eyes of my earlier photos, and such joy in my most recent one, an aliveness that was absent before.

My message to you is, follow  your heart. It’s never to late to become the person you know you truly are !

My Top 5 Weight Loss Discoveries

This is about my weight loss discoveries and what has worked for me.

Many moons ago I was an automotive design engineer, my degree was in Mechanical Engineering, so please bear with me a moment ! Imagine a machine for a moment, let’s say this machine is a black box;  it has an input and an output. Does it makes sense that whatever comes out of the machine is a result of whatever was put into it? Taking a real world example, we know a car engine (the machine) receives fuel and air (the input) into its’ combustion chamber, this is ignited, creates a controlled explosion which forces down the piston (which turns the crankshaft then ultimately ends up as rotation at the wheels), plus water and carbon monoxide come out the exhaust. If we put maple syrup into the engine instead of gasoline, the output is going to be very different, namely a gummed up engine and a large repair bill !

Now imagine a living machine, YOU ! Imagine yourself eating food that is fresh, still containing its’ life force … how do you imagine that feels to your living machine of a body? Next imagine yourself eating food that is essentially dead of life force, like those overly processed foods … and how do you imagine that feels to your body?  My experiences have shown me that food that still has natural life gives life force, whereas food with a lack of life force often creates stress, sadness, low energy and pretty quickly, more hunger !

Here the my top 5 actions that helped me shift and become slimmer:

  1. Eating more natural, fresh food
  2. Not too much
  3. Drinking plenty of water
  4. Avoiding eating later than 6pm
  5. Drinking less alcohol

Becoming Slimmer, Naturally

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Losing Weight is not a Matter of Forgetting !

Have you ever wondered why other weight loss methods don’t result in permanent weight reduction? Have you experienced “Yo-Yo” weight gain and loss over the years? Have you tried ‘everything’, but still can’t let that weight go?

Becoming slimmer is such a hard thing for so many people, and yet it doesn’t need to be. Using normal grocery store foods and hypnosis, you can foster behaviour change that leads to a healthy and balanced way of life and experience a natural slimness. By continuing to live within this healthy lifestyle, you can be assured that the weight will remain off. We use a healthy eating plan (not a low fat diet!) which it works with the glycemic index of healthy, natural foods.

Hypnosis can help you to achieve your weight loss goals in several effective ways:

  1. To control any cravings naturally and automatically

  2. To encourage a decrease in portion size as appropriate

  3. To instill a healthy lifestyle that you have bought into

  4. To deactivate current habits e.g. TV snacking

  5. To travel into the future and see yourself slimmer

  6. To heal the past – determining then healing the reasons behind your eating patterns

Testimonials

“I’ve learned a lot about myself and about my journey. I’ve tried so many routes to losing weight but this by far has been the most helpful and successful.”
Nola G, Barrie 2008

“I’ve never had weight loss so simple. I just automatically say no. When I ask for the motivation,  – I automatically get up and do it – I don’t have to think about it!”
Reta D, Muskoka 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can you help me to lose weight with hypnosis ? I thought it was just about exercise and portion control.

Hypnosis can help you to reduce your portion sizes and encourage the desire to exercise, but with hypnosis we deal with the root causes of why you are eating incorrectly in the first place. By addressing the root causes, healing them and instilling new behaviour patterns, you can experience permanent weight loss in a cravings free manner.

Q. How long does it take before I lose weight?

Some become slimmer and lose around 10 lbs in the first week, others lose around 2 lbs a week; Everyone is different, everyone has different reasons why they have that extra weight and everyone heals those reasons at different rates.

Once we have healed any root causes for your extra pounds, we can then move to the next phase of monthly check-ins – your motivation booster ! Monthly check-ins are not compulsory and may only take 30 minutes ($45) if it is purely a reinforcement session.

You may need 5 or more sessions before you move on to monthly check-ins.

Q. What makes you different from other weight loss programs?

There are two major benefits:

1. Other programs may help you to lose weight whilst you are on them, taking their pills, eating their food, following their eating plan. We help you to change your habits, making the healthy changes permanent, helping to ensure you stick to your new lifestyle more easily.

2. We help you to heal the root causes for those old, unhealthy behaviours, so you may soon feel better about yourself, more confident and more in control of your life.

Love and Valentine’s Day

The origins of Valentine’s Day is rather murky, with many different opinions in many different cultures. Today, in North America, Valentine’s Day has evolved into a commercial event where adults are spending on average $130 on gifts, and whole classrooms of schoolchildren exchange cards. This feels like a lot of pressure to me!

I would like to shift the discussion to simply, love itself. Sometimes Valentine’s Day is a day of sadness, for those that have lost someone that they deeply love. As a Spiritualist and a Medium, I know that our loved ones are not dead, but living in another realm. I have given and been the recipient of many messages from those on the higher side of life, where they speak of their continued love and support for those on the earth. Our loved ones tell us that they are around us and supporting us, that they follow our day to day trials and tribulations and offer support in the form of love and intuitive suggestions.

To connect to your loved ones, you can bring them them closer to  you by remembering the good times you had with them, remembering the love you hold for them. Consider taking time to talk to them, bake something they loved, write down what they taught you and how you are like them. If you wish, you can buy a bouquet of their favourite flowers that not only brightens up your home, but is a physical reminder of their presence in your life. All these actions act as an invitation to them to come closer, as they know you are thinking of them.

On this Valentine’s Day, I offer you the possibility that your loved ones that have passed over are still with you, and that their love is eternal.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Psychic Development

I believe that you are psychic, to be more clear, I believe all humans are psychic.

People that are strongly connected to the environment get a sense of impending storms and notice the subtle changing of the seasons, way in advance of most folks. We have become increasingly detached from our natural connection to the earth and other animals, especially those of us living in cities.

I read ‘Mutant Message Down Under’ many years ago, and I am getting to the end of the authors second book, ‘Mutant Message from Forever.’ To me, these books teach a little about the older traditions of spirituality and peaceful way of life of the aboriginal Australian folks. I am struck with their use of telepathy, intent, water divining, practices of gratitude, their practice of loving and honouring each person where they are at. As they teach their new group member how to learn many of these skills, it becomes evident that with correct guidance and dedicated practice, change and growth takes place. In my experience, this is also evident with our own psychic development.

Each of us has our own natural way of receiving psychic information, and no way is superior to any other –  we might see with our inner eye, or have a knowing sense, we might hear, smell, taste or feel information coming to us. Sometimes we receive information as a form of synchronicity, such as when we are thinking of a friend , and then they call.

I am now running psychic development classes in downtown Toronto Wednesday nights and Vaughan on Saturday evenings. Here we work with attunement using intuitively guided meditation, we also use different techniques to practice psychic development and developing our ability to notice the very subtle ways that we receive information. I end each session with everyone pulling a card from my treasure chest, asking for guidance in that moment or over the next week; you can see some of the cards in the photo above. Each person has the opportunity to gain awarenesses from their card in private, or to ask for assistance from myself or the group – I find it’s a lovely way to end the evening, and gives a good physical reminder of what we are being asked to look at.
If you’re interested, please check out my meetup group ‘Psychic Development – Downtown Toronto’

All my best wishes,

Anton

Anton Corvus
Past Life Regression Facilitator
Certified Master Hypnotist,
Holistic Counsellor,
Spiritualist Medium,
Email: Antoncorvus@icloud.com
Facebook.com/interwovensouls
Web: www.interwovensouls.ca

 

My Top 10 FtM Transition Discoveries

My whole childhood and recent adult life were filled with the feeling of something not being right, not fitting in. Puberty was a living hell; those things that began sprouting from my chest felt so alien and utterly wrong to me. As an adult I experienced significant bouts of depression, and had trouble controlling my alcohol intake. Gender Dysphoria started rearing its’ head in ugly ways as I got older, leading to my realization and my need to transition.

This my personal list of things I experienced or that surprised me as I transitioned from female to male and taking testosterone

Top 10 Things I Discovered About Transitioning with Testosterone

1. There are many ways to take testosterone

I was very surprised to learn that there are many ways that you can introduce testosterone into the body. Self-injection was what appealed to me, it’s  just once a week and you’re done. If the thought of a needle creeps you out, you can consider using a testosterone carrier cream that you rub daily into your skin, and let it be absorbed before putting clothes on. I have seen just as wonderful transformations with this method as with the weekly shots. There are other methods too, but I am just talking about my experience and what I’ve seen around me.

2. Voice drop

Most guys notice a gradual lowering of their voice, which becomes obvious at around 3 months. I feel I continued after that, and it took a while for my brain to get used to my lower voice, so I had that awkward high-low voice thing for a while ! Singing in choir helped me to widen my vocal range and get more used to the lower tones.

3. I got hairier

I had no hair before I started on testosterone, now I have a little goatee and visible hair on my arms and legs. Some guys grow awesome facial hair 3 – 6 months, not me though.

4. My fat distribution changed

The fat moved away from my boobs onto my belly. Dropping some weight helped to reduce that developing belly, and another advantage for me was since guys tend to have less body fat percentage, it’ll helped me present in a more masculine manner.

5. Muscle development

You’ll do well to go to the gym and work all your muscles using weight-bearing exercises. You might experience growing pains in your muscles. My doctor recommended Calcium-Magnesium supplements with vitamin C, which worked for me.

6.  Genital changes

You’ll experience a growing of the organ down there, and some guys experience growing pains. I didn’t. You may want to rename this part of you, there are  many names out there including dicklet (my favourite). Also, and this sounds gross but stay with me, your uterus gradually changes, becomes less lubricated and “atrophies” after around 3 or 4 years on testosterone, so your Doctor will probably recommended a hysterectomy sometime after that.

7. Some permanent changes

Items 2,6 (and I believe, to a degree 3) are permanent changes, even if u come off testosterone.

8. Testosterone increased my libido 

My libido increased from almost zero to OMG!

9. My sexuality changed

For most of my life I identified as a bisexual, although people tended to assume I was straight if I was with a guy, or a lesbian if I was a woman; although I never identified as a lesbian, myself. As I settled more into my transition and accepted my own masculinity, I realized I was gay.

10. My sexual health became front and centre as a gay man

Although most of my sex life involved men over my lifetime, I had been in relationships with women for many years before I transitioned; I had become used to being at the lowest risk category in the sexual health arena. As a shifted into being transgender man who has sex with men, safety during sex became more present for me. Although there are many wonderful, safe-sex practising men out there, there is real risk of coming across men who honestly don’t know that they are positive; there’s a window of 6 weeks to 3 months where HIV+ antibodies will not show up in tests. To me now, condoms are an essential part of my safe practice.

Top 5 Hypnosis Myths

Hypnotherapy has been around for a long time; it was used in the Healing Temples of Egypt, and has now become accepted as an effective mainstream method of making change in peoples lives. Unfortunately there are a few myths that are still in many peoples minds about what hypnosis is.

1. The Puppet Myth

You are more aware of your surroundings when in the hypnotic state. When in hypnosis you are accessing your sub conscious mind, it is an active problem solver and is able to access all of your memories.

  • You only take yourself into trance if you feel safe
  • You can bring yourself back at any time
  • You will not give away any secrets
  • You are in control

2. The Memory Myth

Stage hypnotists are specially trained to create the illusion that they have control, and create the temporary illusion of forgetfulness in those participants that are open to it. I practice a therapeutic and holistic hypnosis where you are in control.

  • Stage hypnosis entertains others, similar to a magician
  • Therapeutic hypnosis empowers you
  • You will always know where you are
  • You will recall everything you choose to

3. The Ignorance Myth

Many people feel they won’t know when they are in a trance state, but in fact you have many signals that let you know

  • Body feels heavy & sleepy
  • Mind alert & ready to work
  • Very aware of your surroundings
  • Mild tingling in your extremities
  • Lightly fluttering eye lids
  • Swallowing more often

4. The Control Freak Myth

Most people think they aren’t hypnotizable, especially self-confessed ‘Control Freaks’.  In fact, 95% of people are hypnotizable, and when you decide to take control of your actions, you make it a very powerful tool for change ! Take the Quiz

I invite you to research hypnosis and determine for yourself how safe and natural the process is; visit our links for a starting point. You are always in control and your subconscious mind will not take you anywhere you are not ready to go.

5. The Master Controller Myth

I do not put you into hypnosis, you take yourself into hypnosis ! In fact, no-one can use hypnosis against another’s will. If I was to make a suggestion that you didn’t completely agree with, it would effectively just “bounce off” your mind and you wouldn’t do it !
Really, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.