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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These old, outdated emotional hurts need to be released once and for all.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 Hidden Ramifications of Stress And What To Do About It

03 Mar 15
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Stress has become an issue for billions of people.

Our lives have become very fast paced.  We are connected 24/7.

Internet, media, Facebook and other social media platforms, and cellphones have a tight grip on us and some might even feel that grip tightening around our necks!

We have pressures from all directions.

It is no longer just important to have food, shelter and love.  We believe we must have more, do more and be more.  There seems to be little balance between work and play.

Most families depend on two incomes to financially meet their needs.  Adults become burdened with life’s pressures and often experience overwhelm and stress.  Our busy lifestyle has even affected the children; education, sports, and extra-curricular activities allow little time to wind down.

It is difficult to find the person who is not stressed!

He or she would stand out and might even be criticized for being selfish because they prioritize ‘down time’.  The relaxed person knows it is important to step back and let go.

I’m sure there are many people like this, but there are far more who can relate to dreaming of getting off their ‘roller coaster life’ or escaping completely-if even just for a day or a few hours.

Sound familiar?  Maybe you completely understand what I’m talking about.

No downtime, no time to relax, no time to regroup or catch your breath!

I’ve been there, and maybe you also have experienced the desire of needing to find a way to create ‘you’ time.

Many of us spend our days juggling our many ‘hats’.  We have jobs, careers, homes, significant others, older parents, children and grandchildren.  We tend to be dog walkers, house keepers, cooks and chauffeurs.

Often we can look at our week and realize we have not even stopped once to tend to our own needs.

Many women experience frustration, guilt and anger, which can lead to depression and anxiety due to continuous stress.

I hear women tell me every day of how their stress is affecting them:  fatigue, sleepless nights, panic attacks, addictions of food or drugs, as well as imbalances in their physical bodies that may lead to pain, illness and dis-ease.

Unfortunately, we don’t always recognize this mind-body connection when dealing with weight issues, hormone imbalances, arthritis, lupis, IBS, diabetes, or even cancer, just to name a few.

Stress can affect all of the above issues.

Learning techniques to manage your stress is a huge step to creating balance in your life.  Learning ways to be mindful and to let go of old emotional hurts or limiting beliefs is a positive approach to living a happier and healthier life.

What can you do to begin to de-stress?

Here is a quick and easy exercise I teach all my clients.

Next time you find yourself needing to relax, try focusing on your breath.  Bring your attention to your breath and as you focus on your inhale and exhale, say the words “in” and “out” to yourself.

By simply noticing the rise and fall of your chest or abdomen, as you breathe, you allow your mind and body to begin to let go.

Practice this breathing technique for 3-5 minutes.

This exercise can be used practically anywhere. You can use it while you are driving, walking or even as you are standing in line at the store.

This is a perfect exercise to use before you go into a meeting, make an important phone call, or any situation that you want to be calm and collected.

You will probably notice that as you practice it will become easier and easier.  You are developing a relaxation technique and the more you practice the easier and quicker it will be to bring yourself into a calm and peaceful state of being.

Just as it takes patience and practice to learn to play tennis or anything new, this also improves when you practice often. I give my clients homework of practicing this simply breathing technique at least 3 times a day, more is better.

The goal is that this becomes an important part of your day to day personal care. When something comes up that requires you to have a calm, clear mind you will know exactly how to get there.

It’s important to be mindful of the hidden ramifications of stress – you may not even be aware that you’re under stress but if you relate to any of the conditions I mentioned in this article, the chances are good that it’s stress related.

For further stress-relieving techniques, hypnotherapy has been proven to be extremely effective. Call me for details!