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The Real Reason Why You’re Overweight, Get Migraines and are in Pain…

28 Jul 15
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Understanding The Emotional Baggage That Triggers Hormone Imbalances

Have you heard the expression, “Your issues are in your tissues”?

Imagine, instead of blaming NO willpower when you have trouble loosing extra pounds, could instead your excess weight be the result of an emotional hurt from a long, long time ago?

Are your physical aches and pains linked to a hormone imbalance, which was the result of carrying excess weight?

It’s the old question of what comes first…The chicken or the egg.

I wonder when you read today’s article if this will be a new concept or is it something you are already investigating when it comes to your health issues. After reading, I would love to hear your comments!

In my previous article I explained how childhood experiences and beliefs can be the direct cause of our adult emotional and/or physical pain.

I don’t believe it is a coincidence that the women I see in my office have common complaints of sleep problems, physical pain or illness, difficulty in relationships, anxiety or weight issues, just to name a few.

All of these have a common thread that leads back to “emotional baggage”; ‘baggage’ that is no longer serving them.

These old, outdated emotional hurts need to be released once and for all.

As children, we really do not have a voice when it comes to expressing our emotional pain.  So very often these feeling are boxed up tightly and stored in the subconscious mind for later reference.

And the subconscious mind has the very important job to “protect” you and to keep you safe.

For instance, if the subconscious mind believes that remaining quiet is safe, then it will do everything in its power to make sure you do exactly that!

At a very young age we are learning how to move along our path of ‘life’.  We each have our own unique experience with our very own perception of that experience.

Siblings often have completely different memories of childhood events and activities.  Our perception of these experiences or life lessons molds who and how we show up in our lives.

I believe it is a misconception or belief that we are who we are and we cannot change or direct how we handle life.

I want to let you know that you can begin to take charge of your health and your happiness, no matter what you experienced in the past.

Please do not completely leave your health and happiness in the hands of others!

I’m not suggesting you turn your back on your health care professionals, your significant other or even your caring family and friends.  No.  I am encouraging you to look with in for some of the answers only you know and can solve.

Sure, we all need the guidance of competent healthcare professionals.  We also need the support of our close family and friends to help us when we need assistance.

More importantly, we need to look within to find our own beauty and begin to treat ourselves as our very best friend.

Women are so very often guilty of giving more than we receive. 

We are the caregivers.  We take care of our family, friends, and pets and in some cases we take better care of our cars than we do of ourselves.

If you do not fit into this category, you certainly know women who do!

I’m talking from experience, ladies!  I grew up following in my mother’s footsteps.  I wanted to be the very best mom.

In fact, I grew up wanting to help others, especially children.  Funny, I remember watching my favourite show, The Flying Nun.   Sally Field played the flying nun and she was so light that the winds in the Mexican mountains could pick her up and float her to help children in a neighbouring orphanage.   I loved that show and it made a positive impact on me…or so I thought.

I remember caring and worrying about my siblings and parents at a young age.  This followed me through my own years of being a wife of a policeman and mother of four.

I anticipated the needs of those closest to me and for years took the roll or job as primary care aid of my entire family.

I lost myself in this important roll.

I did not even consider that I should or could stop and care for me.  I was doing exactly what I wanted and I was happy.  I had a great life….

Through these years I experienced very sore feet, pain in my knees, legs and hips. 

I was chief cook, bottle washer, chauffeur and peacemaker.  I was carrying excess weight that kept finding me every time I lost it!

I thought I was normal, but little did I realize that I was experiencing, ‘issues in my tissues’.  You may have heard this expression before and so had I, though much later in life.

I didn’t know that I could feel energized, healthy, fit and happy once I let go of my emotional baggage and began to live true to myself.

We all have experienced emotional hurts and limiting beliefs– it is part of being a human being.  Letting go of the baggage that is no longer serving you is truly the gateway to personal freedom!

I balanced my hormones, released emotional pain, let go of 30 pounds, and finally connected to my true authentic self where I can finally be free to be ‘me’.

I was holding excess pounds from my teen years as a ‘protection’, so to speak.  This excess weight affected my hormones, which caused a number of symptoms such as, migraines, sore breasts and even incontinence.

These headaches, pain and soreness affected how I showed up for those closest to me.

You see, it isn’t just one thing to be considered.  We need to start to look at the whole picture.  Doctors were unsuccessful in helping me solve my physical problems because I did not let go of those past issues that were the root causes.

As a hypnotherapist who has trained in Mind Body Fertility Connection, as well as  pregnancy, birth, peri-menopause and menopause issues, I now see the similarities.

We must consider our emotional well-being, as we look for solutions for our physical discomforts.  I belief it is necessary to take the mind, body and spiritual approach for true healing.

You may suddenly realize that you are reacting to a 50 year old experience with the pain of a 5 year old.

Maybe you are ready to finally be free to live a happier, healthier and more vibrant life. Clearing old unresolved issues does not have to take years and years of counselling.

When you are finally ready to take charge of your emotional and physical well-being, the release will be quick and transformational.

I am not suggesting that one session with a hypnotherapist will be the answer to all your problems.

You have held onto your emotional baggage for a very long time and with patience and guidance you can go deep and finally let it all release.  It is important to be patient and kind to yourself as you move through these life changing processes.

If you are ready to let go of the old hurts and emotional pain at a deep healing level, I can help you.  I am passionate in helping women let go of those deep issues and to assist them in preparing their bodies to heal so they can live the life they dream of.

Contact me today to get you started on your path of emotional healing.

Do you have any childhood memories that may be affecting your life now in a negative way?

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The Importance of D.O.D: Desire, Optimism & Dream

01 Apr 15
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I am so surprised it is the beginning of another month!  Where has the time gone?  Seems like we were just putting away the Christmas decorations!!

I had a weekend of reflecting of the past few months and I realize I’ve been focusing on day-to-day work, family and ‘my life’ stuff.

But I have not really thought much beyond the short term ‘stuff’.

It is obvious to me that if I continue in the same pattern, it will be yet another New Year before I know it!

That is OK, yet there are lots of things I want to do and experience.  I know what will happen if I don’t schedule them in or give these ideas some serious thought… they simply won’t happen.

So, today I will take out my calendar and pencil in some of those activities and things I want to experience this year.

What about you?  Are there things you would like to do?  Have you set some plans in motion, penciled in dates on your calendar?  Do you have some activities or even personal goals you would like to include this year?

As I sat down with my pen and paper to put down my ideas of the things I want to do and experiences I wish to create, I came up with this acronym.

D.O.D.

D – Desire:

What do you want to do or create this year?  What do you truly desire?  Take 5-10 minutes to quietly ponder the possibilities.

Simply allow yourself to open up to your hearts deepest desires. Maybe you want to travel, take a course, or move to a new location.  Think of it as a game. 

Wouldn’t it be cool to… lose weight, become stronger, join a yoga class, or participate in a marathon?  Wouldn’t it be fun to shop for new clothes, to climb a pyramid, or go sailing?

I like to use self-hypnosis to get into that deep relaxed state where my conscious analytic mind is quiet and I can listen to my inner voice.  I believe it is a good idea to consider desires in many categories of our lives.

For example, we may want to brainstorm ideas around our wealth and prosperity, yet we don’t want to ignore our relationships or health.

Taking time to consider all aspects of our life and what we desire in each area is a positive step in creating balance and happiness in our lives.

If we focus only in one area, career and money for example, we may miss opportunities to grow and flourish in our relationships.  Both are important to our happiness.

O – Optimism:

When an idea comes to you, allow yourself to expand on it in a positive way.

Sometimes we squash our ideas before we even allow our minds to completely formulate the complete idea.  Do you do that sometimes?

Maybe you came up with the idea you would like to participate in long distance bike ride.  You don’t even own a bike, so you immediately dismiss the idea.  Stop.  Allow yourself to have some fun with the thought.

What would it feel like to go on a long distance bike ride?  Who would you go with? What would you see?  What would you have to do before hand to make this happen and is it something that would you would enjoy?  Does this idea stir up some excitement for you?  If it does, allow yourself to begin to…

D – Dream:

When you acknowledge a desire, whether it is a desire to travel, learn something new, change a habit or create something, and then you add a splash of optimism… you get a DREAM.

Continue to allow that idea or thought to grow and intensify; allow your mind to expand on this desire.

This is how DREAMS begin.

I consider myself an expert DREAMER!  LOL!  I am experienced and have created a lot of cool things in my life, through DREAMING.

Use the D.O.D. to get started; allow your mind to drift and play with ideas.  All DREAMS begin with an idea.

Years ago, when I was first married we had many dreams of travel and adventure.  One of those dreams was to live on a sailboat and sail the ocean blue.

A  crazy idea for a young couple!  How could we possibly make this dream come true?

We found it fun to dream of the ‘what ifs’…

Many people would consider these thoughts as impossible possibilities.  We played with this thought… this idea.  When we travelled we noticed the sailboats, we imagined where we would go and what we would see.

Did you know, your imagination is a very important tool that we often do not use?

As children we are encouraged to use with our imagination and we are encouraged to play pretend.  Once we enter school life gets serious and often imagination and daydreams are not welcome.

School is a time for hard work and focus, not pretend.  This is when many of us begin to get the idea that life is hard work and dreams are for children. I do not believe this.

Back to sailing… life progressed and our dreams continued in the back of our minds until we found ourselves living in Costa Rica taking tourists out for day trips!

A few years later, we were pinching ourselves as we sailed from island to island in the Caribbean on our new home… a 42 foot Catamaran sailboat.

So, yes, I do believe DREAMS can come true when we take D.O.D. seriously.

If you would like to find out how hypnosis can help you to create the life you truly want watch for the next FREE Information Event.

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How to Release Past Trauma and Emotional Hurts

10 Mar 15
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You know what?  As a clinical hypnotherapist I am totally blown away by the common denominator in many of my clients.

Feelings of not living fully, not living authentically and feeling as though they do not have a voice.

I hear these statements every day.

Last week a 65 year old client came to me seeking to let go of childhood trauma.

This woman has been afraid her whole life. 

It is her greatest desire to finally have the courage to travel, have FUN and enjoy her life!

Another woman I’m working with is seeking peace so she can sleep.  She has never been able to sleep comfortably or soundly.

When she was just 2 years old someone rolled over onto her while she slept.  She woke up terrified and this has stayed with her all these years.

She made a decision way back then  – it is not safe to sleep!

This is powerful!

We were able to resolve this traumatic event for her through hypnotherapy and today she is thrilled, she is able to drift into a deep and restful sleep without taking drugs to knock her out!

Many of these women have experienced childhood abuse, leaving them with untreated PTSD,  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD has many origins and degrees. Untreated and unrecognized these emotional traumas often have significant effects years later.

What I notice in my office is that many of these women are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances.  They may have hot flashes, sore breasts, incontinence, anxiety, fibromyalgia, arthritis, even cancer.

I see this pattern over and over; I should not be surprised.

Actually, I’m not so much surprised, I’m shocked at how many adults suffer silently in the memories of trauma.  They didn’t have a voice when these events occurred and they have long ago stored those memories, yet the emotional attachment to these events are affecting them to this day or until they are able to let them go.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool which allows my clients to release the emotional attachment to the tragedy so they can live happier and freer lives.

I have noticed often these unprocessed feeling are put aside and minimized.  I have heard clients try to smooth over their emotional hurts by saying things like, “They didn’t mean to hurt me, they didn’t know I was scared, other people have experienced so much more…”

I explain to my clients that when they arrived here as beautiful, perfect infants they began to learn about life and their world.  Who were their teachers?  Mom and Dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings and all the other people in their small world were their teachers.

From infancy to the age of six, I explain, they were in a waking trance.   They were like little sponges, taking it all in.  The analytic, logical conscious mind was not even developed, so what they heard and saw they took as truth.

They were perceiving life through innocent eyes. 

If they heard, “You are bad!”, or “You are stupid!”, they believe exactly that.

As a little person, all this information was stored to be used later in life.  This is how and when we begin to develop our belief system.

Imagine what happens when abuse or trauma plays a part in our young lives.

It would easily break my heart to hear such travesties, but I know if they are sitting in my office I have a great opportunity to help them let go of these emotional hurts for the first time in their lives.

Many of my clients are 40, 50, and even 60 years old and they deeply desire freedom.

Emotional freedom! 

I can’t tell you how rewarding it is for me to see my clients’ blossom and to finally take charge of the direction of their lives.  There is no greater joy than to guide another person to find their own personal freedom and happiness.

Call me today if you are looking for your gateway to freedom!