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2016 End of the Year Specials

To honor the Holiday Season I have created a couple specials I think you will love. It is my joy and pleasure to help people reach their goals; the end of the year is the best time to have the support and guidance you need through the holiday season.

The Exquisite Art of Healing Hypnotherapy and Coaching Sessions can help with Setting your Goals for the New Year Reducing StressPromote Healing and WellnessGain Motivation, Inspiration, & Gratitude Find your Inner Peace .....and much much more

• Any Hypnosis Session $94- Includes 1 Hour In Office or Phone Hypnotherapy Session (Limit 2 Per Person)(Offer Expires January 6th 2017)

• End of the Year Membership: $359- To be used in the Month of December 2016 or January 2017

Includes:

4 Weekly Sessions from now till the end of the year – Total of 4 60 Minute Weekly Sessions – In Person or Phone (Package Expires January 6th 2017)

Take advantage of this beautiful offer today!!

Call / Text (949) 491-0888 or theexquisiteartofhealing@rocketmail.com

Offer Expires January 6th 2017 – Limit 2 Per Person

Restrictions: Block out Dates for the In Person Office Sessions – December 24th – 26th , 31st & January 1st 2017. Must call to schedule your appointments – Only one session per week / Cannot combine the weeks - Times and Availability - First come First Serve (I will always try to accommodate everyone but this package is on a first come first serve basis) - There are no refunds -There is a 48hr Cancelation Policy – Any no shows or cancel within the 48 hours may be subject to count as one of your sessions. The package will expire on January 6th 2017

The Exquisite Art of Healing with Hypnosis

Article by Sheri Arechiga, Ch.t at www.the-exquisite-artofhealing.com

 

“We all have a tendency to think we are broken, so we must move from a level of attachment to a place of inner freedom and peace. We are not broken - we are all human and are here to learn grow and love.” Marianne Williamson

When I was a kid I never wanted to grow up. From a very young age I noticed all of the hardships and responsibilities of adults. I always thought to myself, it seems like adults have it rough and I do not want any part of that life. When I was 8 I cried because I thought I was too old. As I began to grow up I thought there has to be an easier way to live and grow and just be happy.

When I first thought about owning my own business I was 17. It was my last year in high school and I was also in Beauty School to become a hairstylist. At this time in my life it was my highest intention to own a salon. How great would it be to help people feel beautiful? Slowly my focus shifted into helping people in other ways.

I was 20 years old when a terrible tragedy struck my life. This event changed me and completely shifted my reality as I knew it forever. My priorities changed and I began to realize the true meaning of life and love. From that moment on I was determined to make a difference in the lives of others in the biggest way possible. I wanted to make an impact. My eyes opened up like never before and from that point on I was determined to create a space for people to heal, grow and be happy. This is how The Exquisite Art of Healing was born.

Helping people accomplish their goals is my passion and teaching everyone that nothing is impossible or out of reach. Everyone has struggles at times in their life but it’s how you handle those struggles that make all the difference in the world. For me it’s about staying healthy and happy inside and out, remembering who you are and knowing that child like innocence is still inside of you. We are all meant to laugh and play and see the lighter brighter side of life. 

Many people have concerns or worries about hypnosis based on misconceptions they might have. There is so much misinformation out there about hypnosis so I would like to explain exactly what hypnosis is and how it works. First I want to start with common misconceptions and myths 

Misconception 1: The person being hypnotized will be under the control of the hypnotist, and can be made to do or say anything the hypnotist wants.

Fact 1: This is not true. No matter how deeply hypnotized you become, you will remain in control throughout the session. You cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do, or anything that you are uncomfortable doing.

Misconception 2: Hypnosis is something that is done to people, rather than something that they can do for themselves.

Fact 2: This is not true. Hypnosis is a skill you can learn. It is a tool you can use to help yourself feel better.

Misconception 3: People become trapped in hypnosis and cannot "come out" of it when they want to.

Fact 3: This is not true. People can end hypnosis whenever they want.

Misconception 4: People have to be very "hypnotizable" or "suggestible" or "gullible" for hypnosis to work.

Fact 4: This is not true. Research has indicated that the vast majority of people can benefit from hypnosis. Furthermore, being hypnotizable or choosing to be responsive to suggestions means only that you have the ability to use hypnosis effectively. It is not at all related to being gullible or weak-willed.

Misconception 5: During hypnosis, people are unconscious.

Fact 5: This is not true. During hypnosis, people are not asleep or unconscious. Although they may feel very relaxed, they are active participants in the hypnosis session (Source: APA Division 30, Society of Psychological Hypnosis©)

 

Hypnotherapy is a very unique perspective on ways to heal the body and the mind in a natural way. Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration – a state of mind and body in which the therapist communicates suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel and the choices we make. The subconscious mind is 88% of our minds and can control pain, help us clear our minds to focus on goals, help to break habits we might have developed, relief stress and anxieties and so much more. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. It is used to create subconscious change in a persons mind to form new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings.

 

A typical session with a hypnotherapist might involve asking the client to sit on a couch with your eyes closed, and relax. Each therapist has their own unique approach for helping someone get into a deep state of relaxation such as breathing very deeply, relaxing every muscle in your body working from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, and or visualizing a peaceful setting in your mind. Whatever method the hypnotherapist uses its to help the person enter a relaxed state so the mind can start to heal the mind and body from a subconscious level. Hypnosis can be used for self-improvement and self-growth. Your experience might be similar to daydreaming or the focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book, your favorite movie, or staring at a fire. In that state you are conversant and in good spirits – totally relaxed and completely in control. You will experience an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without fear, tension or stress. You are always aware of your environment and have power over every situation.

 

In summary, hypnosis puts the client in a relaxed state of mind where the hypnotherapist and client work together by re-educating the subconscious mind and retraining the brain to focus on what you want in your life as well as your self-improvement goals.

There are over 100 ways hypnosis can help you such as self-confidence, motivation, stress, fears, stop smoking, and weight loss to name a few. To see more please see my blog post on 146 ways hypnosis might help you.

 

http://www.the-exquisite-artofhealing.com/blog/2014/12/11/146-ways-hypnotherapy-might-help-you

 

 

New Year, New Location - We're Moving!!

The Exquisite Art of Healing is happy to announce a new office space Starting January 2016. Dana Point here we come.

Book your appointment for a hypnotherapy session today!! Mention "Dana Point Office" and receive $20 off a single session or $45 off your next package. Phone sessions are also available. 

www.the-exquisite-artofhealing.com

What is Hypnosis?

Many people have concerns or worries about hypnosis based on misconceptions they have. These misconceptions may be based on things they might have seen on TV, in the movies, or in stage shows. Listed below are some common misconceptions, and the actual facts about hypnosis

Misconception 1: The person being hypnotized will be under the control of the hypnotist, and can be made to do or say anything the hypnotist wants.

Fact 1: This is not true. No matter how deeply hypnotized you become, you will remain in control throughout the session. You cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do, or anything that you are uncomfortable doing.

Misconception 2: Hypnosis is something that is done to people, rather than something that they can do for themselves.

Fact 2: This is not true. Hypnosis is a skill you can learn. It is a tool you can use to help yourself feel better.

Misconception 3: People become trapped in hypnosis and cannot "come out" of it when they want to.

Fact 3: This is not true. People can end hypnosis whenever they want.

Misconception 4: People have to be very "hypnotizable" or "suggestible" or "gullible" for hypnosis to work.

Fact 4: This is not true. Research has indicated that the vast majority of people can benefit from hypnosis. Furthermore, being hypnotizable or choosing to be responsive to suggestions means only that you have the ability to use hypnosis effectively. It is not at all related to being gullible or weak-willed.

Misconception 5: During hypnosis, people are unconscious.

Fact 5: This is not true. During hypnosis, people are not asleep or unconscious. Although they may feel very relaxed, they are active participants in the hypnosis session.

Source: APA Division 30, Society of Psychological Hypnosis©

Business or Pleasure - Where will you be going today?

When we travel we tend to see a new perspective on life, from meeting new people, seeing new things, and experiencing more than just your everyday life routines. Life gets busy and not everyone have time to travel but the great news is that you do not need to travel in order to experience or have a new perspective on life. Just take a step back to Be Inspired, Be Motivated, or simply Just Be. 

The Exquisite Art of Healing is offering a special rate on  coaching phone sessions those who want to Be Inspired, Be Motivated, or simply Just Be. Not from around here or are you traveling? Great news because coaching phone sessions make it easy and convenient to have a conversation anytime, anywhere.

45 minutes phone session for $49 (expires 12/1/2015)
Book your phone session today
(949) 491-0888  
theexquisiteartofhealing@rocketmail.com

Below is a beautiful picture of today in Ashland, Oregon where I am on a trip to Be Inspired, Be Motivated, and simply Just Be (enjoy)

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September Specials - Future Visioning for creating a better tomorrow

The Exquisite Art of Healing - September Specials

Self Improvement Phone Session $79 - Call (949) 491-0888 to book your appointment

*Limit 3 sessions per person* Expires October 1st 2015*

* Hypnotherapy for Self Improvement
* Personal Consulting for Personal Empowerment
* Guidance & Support
* Move Forward Toward a Higher Aspiration
* Enhance Quality of Life

Choose from one of the options below:

Option #1 Insight - is for those who want to understand people and situations in a very clear way

This package is for those who are seeking intuitive guidance, learn to trust your own inner guidance, connect with your higher self and gain insight and knowledge

Option #2 Inspire - Give ideas about what to do or create (in your life)

This package is for those who are ready to ignite your spirit, turn on your inner flame, awaken creativity, find your motivation, and receive support on all your creative endeavors

Empower, encourage, manifesting, creator

Option #3 Encourage - To help become more determined, hopeful, and or confident

This package is for those who are seeking inner freedom and peace of mind.

Get motivated, feel supported, release, non attachment, hold healthy personal boundaries, self confidence, self esteem, self empowerment, peace of mind, inner freedom

Option #4 Hope - To cherish a desire with anticipation and expectation of obtainment

This package is for those who are seeking fulfillment, connection, inner peace, grateful, giving, spiritual, feeling loved, self realization, and understanding

Releasing fears and phobias, addictions, negative thought patterns

Summer Specials

Hi All,

I hope you have been having an amazing summer so far. My summer has been quite busy and I have been spending a lot of time by the beach. It has been very grounding, supportive, and lots of fun. Summer is almost over and I wanted to share a special offer with you to show you how much you are appreciated. If you know someone who could benefit from Hypnotherapy please forward so they can share in the love.  

Back by popular demand and for a limited time only - 

* In Person Hypnotherapy or Coaching Sessions 3 for $199 

* Skype or Phone Hypnotherapy Sessions $40 off, that's $85 per session!! Wahoo!! (The regular rate is $125) 

Limit 1 per person

New or existing customers

Phone or in person

Offer Expires September 2nd 2015 

 

Today's Healing Affirmation: I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts "Louise Hay" 

Look out for my upcoming newsletters with great tips, tricks, and special offers

Owner of The Exquisite Art of Healing

Sheri Arechiga

(949) 491-0888 www.the-exquisite-artofhealing.com

If you liked your service and want to share, the biggest complement is a referral - Ask about our referral bonus offer 

How Hypnosis Can Double Your Fertility Rate

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 5, 2013 3:06:00 PM

Doctors and scientists from all over the world are proving the effectiveness of hypnosis for fertility and other reproductive challenges. Many fertility experts see the transfer of an embryo to a woman’s uterus as a key event that determines whether IVF will succeed. Stress during embryo transfer can reduce the success rate, and many women experience stress from fear that the treatment will fail, or that the transfer will be painful. Hypnosis can be instrumental in relieving such stress.

Study Showing Hypnosis Doubles Rate of Fertility

Women who are hypnotized before undergoing the transfer of an embryo by in-vitro fertilization (IVF), may be more likely to become pregnant. One study showed that nearly 60 percent of a group of women who used hypnosis during the procedure became pregnant compared to about 30 percent of a group of women who didn’t use hypnosis.

Women in the hypnosis group met with a physician certified in hypnosis, who asked them to select a “very pleasant” past experience to think of during embryo transfer. Patients were hypnotized before the transfer, and told to compare the procedure “with the reception of long-awaited and very welcome guests.” After the woman was in trance state for about 10 minutes, the doctors began the transfer. When the procedure was finished, before the patients were taken out of the hypnotized state, they were given instructions intended to help them feel calm, relaxed and optimistic.

Hypnosis Relaxes the Uterus, Increasing Fertility

Dr. Eliahu Levitas of Soroka University Medical Center in Beer Sheva and his colleagues published their study in May 2006 in Fertility & Sterility, Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (March 2006, vol. 85). Dr. Levitas hypothesizes that hypnosis helped a woman’s uterus to remain relaxed, allowing the embryo to implant more easily.  It is also possible, he says, that hypnosis produced changes in the immune or hormonal uterine function resulting in “an improvement in the interaction between the blastocyst and the endometrium,” or the lining of the uterus.

"This study suggests that the use of hypnosis during ET may significantly improve the IVF-ET cycle outcome in terms of increased implantation and clinical pregnancy rates,” according to Dr. Levitas.

Using Hypnotherapy to Treat Depression can Improve Fertility

Depression can often occur by the second to third year of infertility and does not return to normal levels until six years later. Treating depression can improve your fertility.

  • Women with a history of depressive symptoms reported twice the rate of subsequent infertility (Psychosomatic Medicine, 1995, vol. 57)
  • Women with depression, when treated showed a 60 percent viable pregnancy rate within six months, contrasting with 24 percent when depression went untreated. (Journal of American Medical Women’s Association, 1999, vol.54)
  • Women who experienced depression following the failure of their first in vitro fertilization (IVF), had much lower pregnancy rates that their non depressed counterparts during their second IVF cycle (Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1993, vol. 37) 

A study reported in Reproductive Endocrinology (April 2000, vol. 73, issue 4), treated women who were in their second year of infertility. The women who received group psychological interventions to stem the tide of depression caused by infertility, had significantly increased viable pregnancies compared to those who did not receive preventative treatment for depression.

Hypnotherapy reduces stress and increases confidence, instilling a sense of control in the client, which in turn enables her to maximize chances of conceiving naturally and/or increase the success of medical assistance. 

http://web.wellness-institute.org/blog/bid/333133/How-Hypnosis-Can-Double-Your-Fertility-Rate

 

Secrets of Achievement & Success (+ Special Offer Below)

Do you have something you want to achieve or change to create success in your life? Maybe you’d like to…

= > Lose weight

= > Start a business

= > Release fears, doubts, and limiting beliefs

= > Create confidence and new empowering beliefs

= > Release stress

= > Or something else

No matter what you’d like to change or achieve, the secrets to success are the same…

#1. Get clear. As specifically as possible, decide what you want. The more clear you are on what you want to have in your life, the more likely you are to achieve it.

#2. Get perspective. Most people don’t tell anyone what they want or what they are struggling with and because of that they don’t get an outside perspective.

#3. Get support. Very few people (if any) achieve anything great alone. Sports stars have teammates and coaches

Be willing to ask the people in your life to support you.

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**Special ZERO COST “Rapid Change” Coaching session**

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Do you have something SPECIAL, something important for you to change? If you want to speed up your success rate, then I’d like to help you do it with a special one-on one personal “Rapid Change” coaching session where we’ll work together to…

= > Create a crystal clear vision for “ultimate success” so you know exactly what you want, where you’re headed, and what you need to do to make it happen.

= > Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your ability to make changes that last or that are slowing down your progress.

 

= > Leave this session renewed, re-energized, and inspired to finally achieve the change you seek – once and for all.

If you’d like to take advantage of this very special, very limited, and totally free 30 minute “Rapid Change” coaching session, send me an email theexquisiteartofhealing@rocketmail.com and answer these questions…

1.       What do you most want to change today?

2.       Have you tried to change this before?

3.       What have you attempted in the past that didn’t work?

4.       Why do you think it didn’t work?

5.       On a scale of 0-10, how important is it for you to achieve change today?

6.       What other areas of your life do you want to change (if any)?

7.       Full Name

8.       Email Address

9.       Phone #

10.   Time Zone

Check off these areas you’d most like to work on…

__ Lose weight

__ Start a business

__ Release fears, doubts, and limiting beliefs

__ Create confidence and new empowering beliefs

__ Release stress

__ Or something else

Since we’re making this offer for the first time right now and we don’t know how intense the response will be, we can’t guarantee a coaching session for everyone.

We’ll take as many people as we can and then start a waiting list. You can expect to get contacted by our team to schedule your session within the next 3 days.

If you don’t hear from us, in means we’ve received more requests than we can handle right now and if something opens up we’ll get in touch with you at a later time.

 

Top Ten Facts and Myths about Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration – a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel and the choices we make. The subconscious mind is 88% of our minds and can control pain, help us clear our minds to focus on goals, help to break habits we might have developed, relief stress and anxieties and so much more. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness.


How do you feel in Hypnosis?

Your experience might be similar to daydreaming or the focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book, your favorite movie, or staring at a fire. In that state you are conversant and in good spirits – totally relaxed and completely in control. You will experience an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without fear, tension or stress. You are always aware of your environment and have power over every situation.

HypnoGenesis - 2004 September 30, Thursday
Magazine for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
by Anna F. Fox, C.Ht. and Terril D. Starks, C.Ht.

Myth #1: The Hypnotist will be able to control my mind.

Fact: No one can control your mind, unless you let them. Your Hypnotherapist will give you suggestions that you want to be given, based on the Pre-Hypnotic Interview. At no point during your session will you lose control of your mind. If you hear a suggestion that you don't agree with, or don't understand, your subconscious mind will automatically reject it.

Myth #2: I will be made to perform embarrassing acts, such as bark like a dog, or walk like a duck.

Fact: This assumption is based on Stage Hypnotism and Hollywood fiction. The truth is, these people volunteer to act on stage, and thy allow themselves to participate in silly suggestions. Hypnotherapy is a serious process of self-improvement, not entertainment.

Myth #3: Hypnosis comes from "Black Magic" or is "Supernatural".

Fact: Hypnosis is a natural state that has been studied scientifically. Hypnotherapists are not Psychics or Palm Readers with "special powers". Hypnotherapy is based on many years of clinical research by famous Psychologists such as Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dr. Carl Jung, and more recently, by Dr. Milton Erikson and Dr. John Kappas.

Myth #4: If I become Hypnotized, I may not be able to snap out of it, or Hypnosis is Dangerous.

Fact: Hypnosis is very safe and is in fact, a state of hyper-awareness. Any time there is an emergency, a person would naturally be able to come out of the Hypnotic state by opening their eyes, and stretching or speaking.

Myth #5: I have never been in Hypnosis before.

Fact: Every person naturally enters a state of hypnosis at least twice everyday: just before falling asleep at night, and upon awaking every morning, before getting out of bed. Most people easily enter 'Environmental Hypnosis' while at the movies, watching TV, driving on the highway, or while reading a good book.

Myth #6: Hypnosis is a "Miracle Cure".

Fact: While Hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making permanent improvements, there is no such thing as a one-time "Hypno-Miracle"! Every individual makes progress at his or her own rate. Be weary of those who make wild claims of overnight success.

Myth #7: Hypnosis is a great tool to get someone to "confess".

Fact: Hypnotherapy sessions are kept private and cannot be used for court testimony. It is not an alternative to lie detector tests. Hypnosis cannot force anyone to "tell the truth" or to confess.

Myth #8: When Hypnotized, I will lose all sense of my surroundings, and will have no memory of the session.

Fact: hypnosis is not an unconscious state of sleep. In fact, most people report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration and focus, and can even hear more acutely during a session.

Myth #9: Self-Hypnosis is safer, better, or more effective than going to a trained professional.

Fact: Self-Hypnosis can be detrimental when not taught by a trained professional, as a negative attitude or belief about oneself will be reinforced regardless of suggestions given. This can cause more stress and problems in the long run. Hypnotherapy directly accesses the subconscious mind, while Self-Hypnosis cannot.

Myth #10: I can't be hypnotized because my mind is too strong/ disciplined.

https://hypnosis.edu/articles/myths

10 Ways Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight - For Good

By Jean Fain

Close your eyes. Imagine your food cravings floating away. Imagine a day of eating only what's good for you. Imagine hypnosis actually helping you lose weight—because the news is: It does. Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain gives you ten hypnotic suggestions to try right now.

When I tell people how I make much of my living—as a psychotherapist hypnotizing people slim—they inevitably ask: Does it work? My answer usually brightens their eyes with something between excitement and incredulity.

Most people, including my colleagues at Harvard Medical School, where I teach hypnosis, don't realize that adding trance to your weight loss efforts can help you lose more weight and keep it off longer.

Hypnosis predates carb and calorie counting by a few centuries, but this age-old attention-focusing technique has yet to be embraced wholeheartedly as an effective weight loss strategy.

Until recently, there has been scant scientific evidence to support the legitimate claims of respected hypnotherapists, and a glut of pie-in-the-sky promises from their problem cousins, stage hypnotists, hasn't helped.

Even after a persuasive mid-nineties reanalysis of 18 hypnotic studies showed that psychotherapy clients who learned self-hypnosis lost twice as much weight as those who didn't (and, in one study, kept it off two years after treatment ended), hypnotherapy has remained a well-kept weight loss secret.

Unless hypnosis has happily compelled you or someone you know to buy a new, smaller wardrobe, it may be hard to believe that this mind-over-body approach could help you get a handle on eating.

Seeing is definitely believing.

So see for yourself. You don't have to be entranced to learn some of the invaluable lessons that hypnosis has to teach about weight loss. The ten mini-concepts that follow contain some of the diet-altering suggestions my weight management clients receive in group and individual hypnotherapy.

1. The answer lies within. Hypnotherapists believe you have everything you need to succeed. You don't really need another crash diet or the latest appetite suppressant. Slimming is about trusting your innate abilities, as you do when you ride a bicycle. You may not remember how scary it was the first time you tried to bike, but you kept practicing until you could ride automatically, without thought or effort. Losing weight may seem similarly beyond you, but it's just a matter of finding your balance.

2. Believing is seeing. People tend to achieve what they think they can achieve. That even applies to hypnosis. Subjects tricked into believing they could be hypnotized (for example, as the hypnotist suggested they'd see red, he flipped the switch on a hidden red bulb) demonstrated increased hypnotic responsiveness. The expectation of being helped is essential. Let me suggest that you expect your weight loss plan to work.

3. Accentuate the positive. Negative, or aversive, suggestions, like "Doughnuts will sicken you," work for a while, but if you want lasting change, you'll want to think positive. The most popular positive hypnotic suggestion was devised by doctors Herbert Spiegel and David Spiegel, a father- son hypnotherapy team: "For my body, too much food is damaging. I need my body to live. I owe my body respect and protection." I encourage clients to write their own upbeat mantras. One 50-year-old mother who lost 50-plus pounds repeats daily: "Unnecessary food is a burden on my body. I'm going to shed what I don't need."

4. If you imagine it, it will come. Like athletes preparing for competition, visualizing victory readies you for a victorious reality. Imagining a day of healthy eating helps you envision the necessary steps to becoming that healthy eater. Too tough to picture? Find an old photograph of yourself at a comfortable weight and remember what you were doing differently then; imagine resurrecting those routines. Or visualize getting advice from a future older, wiser self after she's reached her desired weight.

5. Send food cravings flying. Hypnotherapists routinely harness the power of symbolic imagery, inviting subjects to put food cravings on fluffy white clouds or in hot air balloons and send them up, up, and away. If McDonald's golden arches have the power to steer you off your diet, hypnotists understand that a counter symbol can steer you back. Invite your mind to flip through its Rolodex of images until one emerges as a symbol for casting out cravings. Heave-ho.

6. Two strategies are better than one. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, a winning combination is hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps revamp counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. Clients who learn both lose twice as much weight without falling into the dieter's lose-some, regain-more trap. You've already tried CBT if you've ever kept a food diary. Before my clients learn hypnosis, they keep track of everything that passes their lips for a week or two. Raising awareness, every good hypnotherapist knows, is a key baby step toward lasting change.

7. Modify, modify, modify. The late hypnosis innovator Milton Erickson, MD, emphasized the importance of using existing patterns. To alter one client's lose-regain, lose-regain pattern, Erickson suggested she first gain weight before losing it—a hard sell nowadays, unless you're Charlize Theron. Easier to swallow: Modify your highest- calorie craving. Instead of a pint of ice cream, how about a cup of frozen yogurt?

8. Like it or not, it's survival of the fattest. No suggestion is powerful enough to override the survival instinct. Much as we like to think it's survival of the fittest, we're still programmed, in case of famine, for survival of the fattest. Case in point: a personal trainer on a starvation diet who wanted me to suggest away her gummy bear addiction. I tried to explain that her body believed her life depended on the chewy candies and wouldn't give them up until she got enough calories from more nutritious foods. No, she insisted, a suggestion was all she needed. I wasn't surprised when she dropped out.

9. Practice makes perfect. One Pilates class does not produce washboard abs, and one hypnosis session cannot shape up your diet. But silently repeating a positive suggestion 15 to 20 minutes daily can transform your eating, especially when combined with slow, natural breaths, the cornerstone of any behavioral-change program.

10. Congrats—it's a relapse. When clients find themselves, against their healthiest intentions, overindulging, I congratulate them. Hypnosis views a relapse as an opportunity, not a travesty. If you can learn from a real or imagined relapse— why it happened, how to handle it differently—you'll be better prepared for life's inevitable temptations.


Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/Hypnosis-for-Weight-Loss-Can-Hypnosis-Help-You-Lose-Weight#ixzz3UroEwllK

 

52 Ways to Tell Someone You Love Them and Appreciate Them

By Sue Ellson

“The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love and let it come in.” ~Morrie Schwartz

As a child, I never heard the phrase “I love you.” Now, I hear people say it all the time—at the end of phone calls and whenever parting ways.

When I moved away from my hometown of Adelaide, South Australia, twenty years ago, I noticed how much less I felt loved interstate in Melbourne, Victoria. Even though I didn’t hear “I love you” when I was in Adelaide, somehow I knew people cared.

Soon after I arrived here, I had two wonderful children who’ve taught me all about love. They regularly tell me they love me, and I often overhear them telling their friends.

This got me thinking: how can we let people know we care, beyond simply saying “I love you?”

I decided to make a list of some expressions that we can all say more often to family, friends, partners, and even colleagues. Perhaps you could use one of these each week for the next year.

1. You are special to me.

2. I feel amazing when I spend time with you.

3. You give me goosebumps.

4. I feel safe sharing my secrets with you.

5. I accept you as you are.

6. I understand how you feel.

7. Is there anything I can do to help?

8. I always have fun when I am with you.

9. Please tell me how it is for you so I can understand.

10. Can I hold your hand?

11. Can I give you a hug?

12. You inspire me.

13. I really appreciate it when you…

14. You are one of the most amazing gifts I have ever received.

15. I value everything you’ve taught me.

16. The insights you have shared mean the world to me.

17. Your thoughtfulness is a delight to receive.

18. I will never forget how you…

19. I feel so relaxed and happy when you…

20. Seeing you when … happened made it all okay.

21. I can feel it when your heart sings because it makes my heart sing too.

22. I could sit next to you and not say anything and be at peace.

23. The way you handled … showed me that you are truly…

24. Your comments about … helped me enormously.

25. I’m thankful to have you in my life.

26. I could go anywhere with you.

27. I believe your intentions for me are always good, even when I cannot understand what you do.

28. I trust you.

29. I can go outside of my comfort zone with you.

30. Knowing you gives me courage.

31. The world is less scary when I am with you.

32. I appreciate that your suggestions help me make difficult choices.

33. I lose all concept of time when I am with you.

34. If something serious happened to me, you’re the first person I would call.

35. You are so generous in spirit.

36. Surprise me more often because I like your surprises.

37. I love how you … whenever I need to …

38. I hear your voice even when we are not in the same place.

39. I feel connected to you even when I cannot see you.

40. Your wisdom has saved me.

41. I feel refreshed and renewed around you.

42. I enjoy your sense of humor.

43. Whenever I see a photo of us together, I smile.

44. I appreciate that you think about my feelings before you do and say things.

45. Your smile makes me smile.

46. I love that you know me so well.

47. When I think about you, I often remember when you…

48. I want to keep you in my past, present, and future.

49. I can be me when I am with you—I hope you feel the same way.

50. Circumstance brought us together; choice keeps us together.

You are so lovable.

I love you.

I know that the positive feedback I’ve received in the past has kept me going during the darkest moments of my life.

I hope that by saying “I love you” in many different ways, the special people in your life will have good memories that can sustain them during the more difficult moments in their lives.

How do you let people know you love them?

About Sue Ellson

Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI is the Founder and Director of Newcomers Network, a socially responsible business providing information, events and advocacy for newcomers and networkers in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Sue started this enterprise in 1999 as a result of her own difficult transition from Adelaide to Melbourne. Connect with Sue via LinkedIn or learn more at SueEllson.com.

This post was republished with permission from tinybuddha.com.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Lets start the new year off right - moving forward is the only way to move.

What will you move today? Maybe a new thought, a new action, a new direction, perhaps letting go and releasing the past. What if you were to take a risk or following your heart, would it make you a better person then you are right now? Be like the tortoise who won the race because he was determined and never stopped moving.


                                      Make a move - you can do it!!

About My Blog

When I was a kid I never wanted to grow up. From a very young age I noticed all of the hardships and responsibilities of adults. I always thought to myself, it seems like adults have it rough and I do not want any part of that life. When I was 8 I cried because I thought I was too old. As I began to grow up I thought there has to be an easier way to live and grow and just be happy. When I first thought about owning my own business I was 17. It was my last year in high school and I was also in Beauty School to become a hairstylist. At this time in my life it was my highest intention to own a salon. How great would it be to help people feel beautiful? Slowly my focus shifted into helping people in other ways. I was 20 years old when a terrible tragedy struck my life. This event changed me and completely shifted my reality as I knew it forever. My priorities changed and I began to realize the true meaning of life and love. From that moment on I was determined to make a difference in the lives of others in the biggest way possible. I wanted to make an impact. My eyes opened up like never before and from that point on I was determined to create a space for people to heal and grow. This is how The Exquisite Art of Healing was born.

We all have a tendency to think we are broken, so we must move from a level of attachment to a place of inner freedom and peace. We are not broken - we are all human and are here to learn grow and love.

Helping people accomplish their goals is my passion and teaching everyone that nothing is impossible or out of reach. Everyone has struggles at times in their life but its how you handle those struggles that make all the difference in the world. 

This blog is about staying healthy and happy inside and out, remembering who you are and knowing that child like innocence is still inside of you. We are all meant to laugh and play and see the lighter brighter side of life. 

As you scroll through my website you will find very unique perspective on ways to heal the body and the mind naturally. 

My blog is my favorite part of this website because this is where I get to interact with you. I get to see your comments and mingle. As you continue to check back you will notice new things to help you learn and grow.

How Committed Are You to Yourself?

I have been working with many clients lately who say they are very committed to making positive change in their lives. As we delve deeper into the problem they start to realize how difficult it really is to stay committed. Everyone has good intention of making a change but what does it really take to stay committed to change? When I took a look at this question I started to realize its all in the mind. It takes a strong mind in order to stay fully committed and motivated to make a positive change in your life. As my client went from week to week in their sessions they were able to gain clarity and strengthen their mind for change by focusing their attention back onto themselves. The answers are always within you - By having the courage to look deep within yourself it brings clarity and focus back to you and your commitment.

How do you know if you have a strong mind?

The internal process is a process of the mind always trying to adapt to change. Our mind fights change tooth an nail because it is our instinct to always want things to stay the same. The most powerful people in the world are able to adapt to change with an open mind because they see the unique ability and opportunities within each moment. Going with the flow of life is not always easy when difficulties arise such as going through a break up, finding a new job, starting a business, trying to move forward, maintaining your personal success and balancing it with - career, relationships, and or lifestyle. Keeping a life balance no mater what you are going through in life is a huge commitment to yourself. We all say we want the perfect life filled with love, success, family, friends, safety, and security yet it is so easy to set ourselves up for failure by self sabotage behavior and fear. When it comes to relationships, be it work relationships, love relationships, or friendships it is all the same. Relationships are one of the most difficulties because we are trying to maintain our own balance and balance our lives with others. We find ourselves in a world wind of possibilities to have everything in life we have ever dreamed of but what chances have we actually taken to achieve our goals? Have we decided to make a change or accept the facts as reality? Having clarity as to what you really want and don't want and making a decision to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals and sticking with the plan is true commitment. Knowing deep within you that as long as you are trying your best and being true to yourself no matter the situation you can achieve anything in life. In our mind of minds sometimes what can look like the right thing to do is actually the ego mind trying to keep everything the same not allowing us to move on. Our mind is a powerful thing so knowing that in order to see change in your life we must take risks and follow our hearts. Instead of competing with each other, what if we stand side by side to accomplish our goals together, have understanding for each other, and see the good in the world. There is always room for growth but acceptance of yourself equals coming out of fear to being fearless in life.

~ Sheri Arechiga Owner of The Exquisite Art of Healing

 

 

146 WAYS HYPNOTHERAPY MIGHT HELP YOU

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1.  Self-Confidence                                            41.     Weight Loss
2.  Motivation                                                     42.     Substance Abuse
3.  Self-Image                                                    43.     Study Habits
4.  Stress                                                           44.     Fears
5.  Anger                                                            45.     Phobias
6.  Frustration                                                    46.     Insomnia
7.  Worry                                                            47.     Pain Management
8.  Guilt                                                              48.     Sports
9.  Forgiveness                                                  49.     Stuttering
10. Nail Biting                                                     50.     Fear of Dentist
11. Anxiety                                                         51.     Fear of Doctor
12. Assertiveness                                               52.     Fear of Surgery
13. Public Speaking                                           53.     Assist Healing
14. Memory                                                        54.     Impotency
15. Concentration                                               55.     Child Birth
16. Lower Blood Pressure                                  56.     Sexual Problems
17. Smoking                                                       57.     Agoraphobia
18. Stage Fright                                                 58.     Obsessions
19. Reach Goals                                                59.     Passive-Aggressive
20. Procrastination                                             60.     Obsessive-Compulsive
21. Change Habits                                             61.     Relaxation
22. Improve Sales                                              62.     Addictions
23. Attitude Adjustment                                      63.     Improve Health
24. Career Success                                           64.     Bed Wetting
25. Exam Anxiety                                               65.     Sleep Disorders
26. Relationship Enhancement                          66.     Skin Problems
27. Hair Twisting                                                67.     Medication Side Effects
28. Nausea                                                         68.     Premature Ejaculation
29. Surgical Recovery                                        69.     Inhibition
30. Tardiness                                                     70.     Fear of Flying
31. Gambling                                                      71.     Fear of Heights
32. Performance Anxiety                                    72.     Fear of Water
33. Perfectionism                                               73.     Fear of Animals
34. Lack of Initiative                                           74.     Communication
35. Self-Expression                                            75.     Self-Defeating Behaviors
36. Helplessness                                                76.     Self-Criticism
37. Hopelessness                                              77.     Irritability
38. Overly Critical                                               78.     Pessimism
39. Negativism                                                   79.     Controlling
40. Death or Loss                                               80.     Social Phobia


81. Panic Attacks                                               114.   Discouraged
82. Temptation                                                   115.   Fear Loss of Control
83. Hypochondria                                               116.   Fear of Failure
84. Self-Awareness                                            117.   Fear of Success
85. Aggression                                                   118.   Lack of Ambition
86. Self-Esteem                                                 119.   Self-Control
87. Self-Blame                                                   120.   Inferiority
88. Hostility                                                        121.   Superiority
89. Moodiness                                                    122.   Jealousy
90. Overeating                                                   123.   Rejection
91. Age Regression                                           124.   Shame
92. Past Life Regression                                    125.   Indecision
93. Irrational thoughts                                        126.   Resistance to Change
94. Lack of Enthusiasm                                      127.   Self-Hypnosis
95. Lack of Direction                                          128.   Restlessness
96. Ulcers                                                           129.   Sadness
97. Writers Block                                                130.   Insecurity
98. Tics                                                              131.   Mistrust
99. Abandonment                                               132.   Victimization
100. Exercise                                                     133.   Anesthesia
101. Cravings                                                     134.   Biofeedback
102. Creativity                                                    135.   Presurgical
103. Trauma                                                       136.   Postsurgical
104. Fear of School                                            137.   Cramps
105. Chronic Pain                                              138.   Gagging
106. Problem Solving                                         139.   Dreams
107. Hypertension                                              140.   Nightmares
108. Resistance                                                 141.   Headaches
109. Responsibility                                             142.   Immune System
110. Self-Forgiveness                                        143.   Fear of Death
111. Thumb Sucking                                          144.   Relaxation
112. Stubborn                                                    145.   Breathing
113. Irrational                                                     146.   Self-Mastery

 

 

 


 

50 Things You Can Control Right Now

By Lori Deschene

“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?” ~Unknown

CNN reports that psychic businesses are thriving in this challenging economy, and the clientele has expanded to include more business professionals who are worried about their financial future.

According to Columbia Business School’s Professor Gita Johar, who studies consumer behavior, the greatest motivation for visiting a psychic is to feel a sense of control.

Sure, there are lots of things we can’t control: businesses may fold, stocks may plummet, relationships may end—the list is infinite, really. But wouldn’t we be far more effective if we focused on all things we cancontrol instead; if we stopped worrying about the indefinite and started benefiting from the guaranteed?

Right now, you can control:

1. How many times you smile today.
2. How much effort you exert at work.
3. Your level of honesty.
4. How well you prepare.
5. How you act on your feelings.
6. How often you say “thank you.”
7. When you pull out your wallet for luxuries.
8. Whether or not you give someone the benefit of the doubt.
9. How you interpret situations.
10. Whether or not you compete with people around you.
11. How often you notice and appreciate small acts of kindness.
12. Whether you listen or wait to talk.
13. When you walk away from a conversation.
14. How nice you are to yourself in your head.
15. Whether you think positive or negative thoughts.
16. Whether or not you form expectations of people.
17. The type of food you eat.
18. When you answer someone’s question—or email or call.
19. How much time you spend worrying.
20. How many new things you try.
21. How much exercise you get.
22. How many times you swear in traffic.
23. Whether or not you plan for the weather.
24. How much time you spend trying to convince people you’re right.
25. How often you think about your past.
26. How many negative articles you read.
27. The attention you give to your loved ones when you see them.
28. How much you enjoy the things you have right now.
29. Whether or not you communicate something that’s on your mind.
30. How clean or uncluttered you keep your space.
31. What books you read.
32. How well you network at social events.
33. How deeply you breathe when you experience stress.
34. How many times you admit you don’t know something—and then learn something new.
35. How often you use your influence to help people instead of focusing on building your influence.
36. When you ask for help.
37. Which commitments you keep and cancel.
38. How many risks you take.
39. How creative/innovative you are in your thinking.
40. How clear you are when you explain your thoughts.
41. Whether you formulate a new plan or act on your existing one.
42. How much information you get before you make a decision.
43. How much information you share with people.
44. Whether you smoke or drink (unless you’re an alcoholic, in which case I am not qualified to offer you advice).
45. Whether or not you judge other people.
46. Whether you smell good or bad (unless you have some strange resistance to soap and deodorant).
47. How much of what other people say you believe.
48. How quickly you try again after you fall.
49. How many times you say “I love you.”
50. How much rest you get at night.

Odds are, some of these resonate with you more than others; so what? You can’t do fifty things at once anyway.

When I start fixating on something I can’t control, I pick just one of these to think about instead. Minor changes in thinking, I’ve found, lead to major changes in my reality. Do you have any to add to the list?

About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (which includes one free eBook) & co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck & change your life. She's now seeking stories to include in her next book, 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Tiny Buddha. Click here to share your storyFor inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter & Facebook.

This post was republished with permission from tinybuddha.com.

Healthy Living and Weight Management the Perfect Combination

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb

12 Week Weight Loss Program

As a Nutritional Therapist it is my job and my passion to help a person move forward on the path to achieve their health and wellness goals. This job seems so straight forward, though I have realized over the years that anyone can follow directions, but it takes dedication, determination, and motivation to keep up a healthy path in life. There is no generalized diet or supplementation plan that will work for everybody. Therefore the big question is why do we so often say we desire to achieve a goal but cannot find the will power to follow through? 

Part of the answer is that it takes patience and time to maintain a new habit. It takes 21 days to six weeks to consciously create a new habit or program where as the subconscious mind can accept a new habit program instantly.

Our subconscious habits need to be in alignment with our conscious desired goals in order to achieve success. This is exactly why Sheri Arechiga, Certified Hypnotherapist CHt. and I have teamed up to bring the ultimate health and wellness package to our clients.  Sheri understands that all habits are from the subconscious mind, including everything you think, say, and do automatically from habit. 

While I help the clients build new nutritional systems that work for their specific bodies and lifestyle, Sheri helps clients reprogram their minds, activates their will power, and increase self motivation to achieve your goals.  I believe success is a formula of belief systems, proper nutrition, healthy movement, positive thinking and the courage to take a step forward toward change. 

Shauna Tolchinsky


Nutritional Therapist,

CHFS, Instructor for GATR Weight Loss
 First Wholistic LLC


(714) 270-2337

www.FirstWholistic.com

Shauna@firstwholistic.com

http://www.yelp.com/biz/first-wholistic-irvine


Sheri Arechiga

Certified Hypnotherapist,

Owner of The Exquisite Art of Healing 


(949) 491-0888

www.the-exquisite-artofhealing.com

theexquisiteartofhealing@rocketmail.com

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-exquisite-art-of-healing-laguna-hills






100 Benefits of Meditation


Physiological benefits: 

1.  It lowers oxygen consumption.
2.  It decreases respiratory rate.
3.  It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4.  Increases exercise tolerance.
5.  Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6.  Good for people with high blood pressure.
7.  Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
8.  Decreases muscle tension
9.  Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10.  Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
11.  Helps in post-operative healing.
12.  Enhances the immune system.
13.  Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14.  Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
15.  Helps with weight loss
16.  Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17.  Higher skin resistance
18.  Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19.  Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
20.  Decreases the aging process.
21.  Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
22.  Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
23.  Makes you sweat less
24.  Cure headaches & migraines
25.  Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
26.  Reduced Need for Medical Care
27.  Less energy wasted
28.  More inclined to sports, activities
29.  Significant relief from asthma
30.  Improved performance in athletic events
31.  Normalizes to your ideal weight
32.  Harmonizes our endocrine system
33.  Relaxes our nervous system
34.  Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35.  Helps cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation). 
Psychological benefits: 
36.  Builds self-confidence.
37.  Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behavior.
38.  Resolve phobias & fears
39.  Helps control own thoughts
40.  Helps with focus & concentration
41.  Increase creativity
42.  Increased brain wave coherence.
43.  Improved learning ability and memory.
44.  Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45.  Increased emotional stability.
46.  improved relationships
47.  Mind ages at slower rate
48.  Easier to remove bad habits
49.  Develops intuition
50.  Increased Productivity
51.  Improved relations at home & at work
52.  Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
53.  Helps ignore petty issues
54.  Increased ability to solve complex problems
55.  Purifies your character
56.  Develop will power
57.  Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58.  Respond more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
59.  increases ones perceptual ability and motor performance
60.  Higher intelligence growth rate
61.  Increased job satisfaction
62.  Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63.  Decrease in potential mental illness
64.  Better, more sociable behavior
65.  Less aggressiveness
66.  Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
67.  Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68.  Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
69.  Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
70.  Increases sense of responsibility
71.  Reduces road rage
72.  Decrease in restless thinking
73.  Decreased tendency to worry
74.  Increases listening skills and empathy
75.  Helps make more accurate judgments
76.  Greater tolerance
77.  Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
78.  Grows a stable, more balanced personality
79.  Develops emotional maturity 
Spiritual benefits: 
80.  Helps keep things in perspective
81.  Provides peace of mind, happiness
82.  Helps you discover your purpose in life
83.  Increased self-actualization.
84.  Increased compassion
85.  Growing wisdom
86.  Deeper understanding of yourself and others
87.  Brings body, mind, and spirit in harmony
88.  Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
89.  Increased acceptance of one self
90.  Helps learn forgiveness
91.  Changes attitude toward life
92.  Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93.  Increases the synchronicity in your life
94.  Greater inner-directedness
95.  Helps living in the present moment
96.  Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97.  Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98.  Experience an inner sense of Assurance or Knowingness
99.  Experience a sense of Oneness
100. Leads to enlightenment

http://thedailymeditation.com/100-benefits-of-meditation-and-effects-of-meditation-for-health/