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Hormone Imbalances MindMap

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These old, outdated emotional hurts need to be released once and for all.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

Respect My Hormones

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Low Libido… oh those hormones!

22 Feb 15
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I hear so many women complaining of what I have learned to be hormone-related symptoms. It doesn’t really matter where you are; women empathize with each other over these issues every day.

The other day at a luncheon the talk turned to these same ‘women’ issue, I’ve overheard similar conversations in elevators and while waiting for my granddaughter after school.

I wonder if you have experienced any of these things, or maybe you know someone who has complained to you about them. Night sweats, hot flashes and low libido come to mind right away.

What about weight gain, sore breasts, sleepless nights, fatigue, headaches, migraines, acne, facial hair, moodiness, memory loss or foggy thinking!

The list goes on and on.

I have even found that incontinence can be caused by a hormonal imbalance!

When I was 45 years old my sister, who is 5 years older than I, was complaining of hot flashes and migraines. She related these to ‘the change’, and I realized that I needed to get some facts before I reached 50.

I had already had a long history of weight gain, sore breasts and those same migraines, so I could relate to her pain!

Through my research I found out that it is normal and even necessary for our hormones to fluctuate at different times of our lives, yet all the above symptoms are common, but are not normal.

I spent years and years trying to lose weight.

I tried every diet going, I went to Tops, Weight Watcher, I tried Fit for Life, The Zone, Atkins, Jenny Craig and I even injected myself with HcG! I exercised, I fasted, I walked and practiced yoga.

Nothing had permanent results for me.

For my headaches, my doctors had no answers. We identified that these headaches and migraines were cyclic, but there was no cure. I suffered with migraines for 25 years!

I experiences sore breast and I thought that was normal since other women in my family had complained of this same discomfort.

Eventually through my own research, I did find out how to prepare my body for pre-menopause and to my own surprise, that was the end of the migraines, sore breasts, incontinence, low libido, and I even found it easier to loose excess pounds!

I was so incredibly happy and so was my husband, who claimed, “All women should join the Four H Club: Happy Hormones, happy husbands!”

So, I am a true believer of naturally balancing hormones.

By reducing stress, letting go of unwanted emotional baggage and limiting beliefs, and nourishing our bodies with the best foods possible, you can free yourself of many of these uncomfortable symptoms that may be stopping you from living a full and happy life.

What I have also learned during these years of studying women’s health is that these annoying symptoms are your body’s way of communicating with you.

Like I mentioned earlier, many of these symptoms are common, yet they are not normal. I believe we need to stop and listen to our own body’s messages and take the time to do the things necessary to bring balance back into our lives.

These symptoms may be your own body’s warning signs. If you ignore these warning signs, what comes next?

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some insights I have discovered about living a balanced, healthy, comfortable and full life and the undesirable alternative.

Do you experience hot flashes, night sweats and a low libido? Share your experience below and what has worked for you.