Category Archives: Healing

Not Feeling Good Enough ?

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As I was walking home the other night, I found myself walking along Bloor St W, past all the ritzy stores. I noticed all the adverts, the beautifully clad dummies, the expensive watches and bags, I came to a realization. Now my realization might not be your Truth, it might not resonate with you, and that’s ok. If this does resonate with you, it might contribute significantly to your own healing journey, as it did mine.

We live in a post-colonial capitalistic society. The cogs of society run for the generation and spending of money; in its’ most basic function, we earn money in order that we can exchange it for things we need to live. In this capitalistic society corporations that sell us goods believe growth in their business is a huge measure of success, better shares, happier shareholders. To make more money, they have to sell more product or reduce costs, or both.

My theory is that in order to motivate us to want to buy more stuff, to get us to want to line up excitedly for the latest dodad when the current dodad is doing a fine job, they needs us to feel as though we or what we have are somehow less ! 

Around us the advertising, the latest products,  nudge us into feeling that we are not good enough the way we are. So many of us in Europe and North America, areas where capitalism has had a stronghold for several generations, feel that we aren’t as good as that other person, too fat, too old, too dark, etc. The endless subliminal messages that surround us reach deep inside, and we who have been programmed since we were young, don’t even notice the bombardment.

Did you know that in Asia, they don’t have levels of systemic self-hatred anywhere near cultures like this one we are drenched in ?

The good news is you can unplug from this. Know that this is a game and you don’t have to take part. Know that you are perfectly fine as you are, in fact you are the best version of you that there is. From time to time, check in with yourself and ask yourself, ‘how do I feel right now?’, ‘how is this effecting me?’, ‘what’s the message for me here?’ Remember the things that have value for you, perhaps family, friends, music, dance, nature and spend more time in those environments. By doing more of what makes your soul sing, you are living authentically, and you are helping to heal our society simply be being you.

You are good enough. In fact, you are Divine 😉

 

 

 

Tired in Toronto ?

5 Ways for a Naturally Improved Sleep

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So you’ve just got back from a concert, the gym, evening classes and it’s late. You’ve got to get up early in the morning, but you’re too wired to sleep. Sound familiar ?

We are usually over-stimulated and under-active; in-fact most folks in western societies, and especially big cities, have a hard time falling asleep.

Are You Sleep Deprived?

If you wake up naturally at the same time every day then you are getting enough sleep … not you ? The average adult today gets 6 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep a night, in the 1960’s it was 8 1/2 hours, and in 1910’s 9 hours was the adult populations average length of sleep.

Problems Created by Lack of Sleep

You may not realize it, but in missing out on your snooze time, you are:

  • more likely to gain weight
  • feel more anxious, stressed
  • harder to learn, focus
  • memory loss
  • you are more likely to become ill
  • you can age more rapidly

Naturally Improving Sleep

Here are a few top tips on how to improve your quality and depth of sleep.

  1. try to finish your evening meal at least 3 hours before your intended bed time
  2. refrain from using electronic devices for around an hour before your intended bed time
  3. a soak in the tub, with epsom salts for 20 minutes to relax your muscles
  4. a soothing natural tea, such a chamomile or a tea mix for sleep, can work wonders
  5. get yourself well supported and comfortable in bed, and settle in with a good book

Hypnosis CDs and self-hypnosis are excellent tools to support you with all habit changes. If you decide to come and work three hypnosis sessions with me to improve your sleep, you will receive a complimentary CD or mp3 of my ‘Guided Meditation for a Deep and Natural Sleep.’

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