Category Archives: Hypnosis

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

 

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!

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.

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.