Manifesting with Action

Consider these two scenarios:

A person wants a job.

She looks at all of the options on- line and from other sources.

She sees a few really interesting positions.

She sits at home and hopes.

Then she wishes some more and tells a friend about the interesting jobs.

She talks about how great it would be to have one of the jobs.

She thinks about it almost everyday.

She looks at the jobs on-line a few more times.

She remembers she was rejected once, a long time ago.

She thinks of some reasons she might not get selected.

She even goes to bed at night thinking about the possibility of employment and some more reasons she might not get hired.

Sometimes she wakes up thinking about a job, and then stays home thinking about it some more.

She remains unemployed.

She gets angry. (annoyed, makes excuses, frustrated(fill in the blank)

A person wants a job.

She looks on-line and uses other sources to see the options.

She writes, re-writes, edits and finally prints out her resume.

She applies for several jobs, asking people she knows for references.

She gets an interview.

She begins thinking about her qualifications and how she can be an asset to the company.

She visualizes learning, interacting with others and becoming a part of the company.

She thinks about a time, long ago when she was hired for a job.

She does major research about the company, takes loads of notes and prepares questions ahead.

She rehearses some possible responses in front of the mirror, paying special attention to what the interviewer will see and hear and the kind of impression she’ll make.

She gets ready with clothing that is comfortable and makes her feel professional.

She shows up early and feels nervous, but also feels excited, curious and prepared.

Afterwards, she sends a follow-up email or letter that expresses gratitude and continued interest.

She becomes employed.

She is grateful.

Become Emotionally Fit

So many of us go to the gym or schedule regular work-out time on a daily basis.

Today, I’d like to propose fitness that’s not just physical. Here are some basic ways to increase your emotional strength:

A. Establish a gratitude practice.

B. Spend time in silence.

C. Embrace being imperfect.

D. Be truthful.

E. Take full responsibility for your own behaviors.

 

If you have some thoughts and ideas to increase emotional strength, please share in the comment section of this blog.

THANKS!

Productivity

Do you have specific daily goals?

What we do every single day really does matter.

Being productive once in a while isn’t usually helpful when looking at the big picture of life.

A perfect example can be found in the habits of successful writer, Stephen King. He’s shared that he starts every day at about 8am and doesn’t stop until he reaches his goal of 2,000 words. He’s organized and focused on a daily basis. These habitual behaviors has led to countless best sellers. Maya Angelou, also has daily rituals that include starting early and being absorbed in her work.

Although we aren’t all writers, we can look at our own daily rituals to determine if they result in the kind of productivity we desire.

What are you doing each day? I invite you to consider your habits. Think of ways to become more mindful to use your time wisely. If you need support, the process of hypnosis can assist you to create productive daily habits.

Your Focus

What are you focused on today?

If you’re thinking about  aches and pains, a low energy level, financial woes or anything that does not bring you joy~

Consider this: Your mind attracts your thoughts, behaviors and virtually your life. When a person spends part of their day supporting or helping others, the mindset is automatically re-directed in a positive manner. It feels incredible to share a meal, offer a compliment or show kindness in other simple ways. One of my favorite quotes explains this quite accurately,

“When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain repose overtakes you.” Leonard Cohen

Being kind to others increases mindfulness and elevates joy. It also serves as a distraction from your own problems.

Kindness is valuable. As you’re reading this, you’re probably already making a list in your mind of possible gestures you can offer others. We all know people who could benefit from a little kindness, don’t we?

What kind thoughts and actions can YOU intentionally plan for today?

If you’re feeling generous: Kindly share your thoughts in the comments. 🙂

Smoking Cessation

If you are a smoker, you probably have some associations, right?

  • With coffee every morning.
  • When you have a break at work.
  • In the car on a road trip or other long drive.
  • Before or after meals.
  • Whenever you’re bored, or if you have a few extra minutes.
  • Talking on the phone.
  • Before you go to bed.

Through the process of HYPNOSIS, you change those associations and become FREE of the burden associated with tobacco.

If you smoke one-two packs per day, you’re spending several thousand dollars each year. Consider what that money can be used for in the future. Look ahead with positivity!

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.*

Interesting fact: These folks that you may recognize quit smoking through the use of hypnosis… Drew Barrymore, Paul Rudd, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston and Whoopi Goldberg. 🙂

So, what are you waiting for?

*University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.

What does hypnosis feel like?

You will feel a profound sense of relaxation and comfort. It is an extremely peaceful feeling. (Alpha)

Most people experience different bodily sensations ranging from limbs feeling very heavy, tingling sensations or a feeling of floating. Some even deny they were hypnotized because it feels so comfortable and “normal”.

Please note that hypnosis is NOT the same as being sound asleep.

Did you know that you can be in the Alpha during waking moments? Have you ever driven somewhere, but not actually remember the driving part? You were probably focused and alert, but thinking deeply about something else. You could have been  reviewing a recent conversation or even planning a dinner menu. You were in a light Alpha. It’s a natural state and very comfortable!

Not all will go into the Alpha in exactly the same way. Just like relaxing is different for us each. Some are relaxed by keeping their minds busy (crossword puzzles  and video games), while others are comfortable through music or the simplicity of being quiet. A hypnotist can guide you into the Alpha in a way that works best for you.

 

Mindful or MindFULL?

Three Easy Ways to Get Grounded

A garden filled with fresh herbs or a full tank of gas for a road trip adventure are always appreciated, especially as we head into Spring. NOT helpful: A FULL mind.

Do you worry about circumstances that have never happened? We frequently suffer from our own thoughts and imagination more than from real-life situations. It can take up valuable time. It’s comical how our thoughts can spiral out of control on a whim. 

First, you’re driving through a rainstorm with your windshield wipers assisting your clear vision. Your mind can temporarily take over and  suddenly you’re a super hero for saving the life of a frightened baby deer who wandered off in the storm and was separated from her nervous mother. 🙂 If you have a wild imagination, it can mean you’re a creative and intelligent thinker. 

 Here are some easy ways to become more mindful and grounded:

1. Hug a Tree

There’s a practice in Japan known as Forest Bathing, (‘Shinrin-yoku’). It’s an ancient practice that encourages us to become one with the trees. It’s believed that using our five senses when outdoors, especially near trees can keep us feeling more mindful, grounded and can even boost your immune system.

2. Shake, Rattle and Roll

Choose any kind of movement from dance, to hula hooping to slow and purposeful movement such as QiGong or Tai Chi. Feel that wonderful gift of endorphins. Remember to self-regulate, but even a few sore muscles can be a helpful gift as you become mindful of your own beautiful body.

 Hint: If possible, move with your shoes off to feel even more grounded.

3. Choose Your Thoughts

Just like selecting what to wear in the morning, we are free to choose our own daily thoughts. When positive and helpful thoughts are repeated on a regular basis, they will create new neural pathways in the mind. Whatever we focus on becomes our reality. A simple, but powerful thought, such as “I’m remarkably productive in all ways,” 

As you become mindful, you’ll decide to utilize your wonderful creativity in more beneficial ways. A mind that’s experiencing clarity and a body that is grounded will work in an amazing harmony for your highest and greatest good. Today is the perfect time to begin. 

Therapy + Hypnosis (a wonderful combination)

To be clear, a hypnotist does not offer advice or use any type of therapeutic tools, except HYPNOSIS. The sessions include forming goals, explaining the process and conducting  personalized hypnosis sessions. The results can be amazing.

If, however, a counselor or psychotherapist is a also a trained hypnotist, a client will receive the benefits of a variety of professional tools within each session. Traditional talk therapy may help a client for a while. If  progress is halted or blocked and the therapist is a certified hypnotist, the process of hypnosis can be included in sessions to support goals of behavior changes in appropriate situations. Traditional talk therapy does not interfere with the process of hypnosis at all. As a matter of fact, the two can be combined for remarkable results.

The three day intensive hypnosis course taught at Quiet Time Hypnosis often appeals to therapists, counselors, and social workers. Hypnosis can help support goals of change through the subconscious mind and can be useful in all therapeutic situations.

If you are seeking a therapist who is also a certified hypnotist, please leave a comment.

Depending on your location, Patti may be able to help you.

If you’re a therapist, and you’re ready to add the process of hypnosis to your resume, look on the ‘Get Certified’ link  for curriculum details and training dates.

Focus on Solutions

At Quiet time Hypnosis, we focus on SOLUTIONS, rather than problems.

So many times I hear:

MY stress, MY anxiety, MY habit, MY fear, MY addiction, MY pain … 🙁

The language we use can make a significant difference within the subconscious mind.

The little word MY indicates our wish to own, keep or claim a problem. This is rarely

our intention, is it? Instead, it’s more helpful to release it. I offer you a simple challenge:

Instead of using the word MY, try this: “I’m currently experiencing _____, and expect to feel

better very soon.” Focus on the good. Keep your thoughts helpful. Claim your intentions! 🙂

KINDNESS

As we enter 2016, I’d like to propose a challenge…

Each day, offer a small gesture (OR BIG, if you’re feeling super-dee-duper generous) to someone you meet.

A smile.

A cup of coffee.

Let them have the better parking space.

Let’s make this world a better place. It truly can begin with US.
There’s a Facebook page, started by my friend Dr. Lisa Gordon. She encourages everyone to share about kindness.

Feel free to join us. It’s called:  The Kindness Group

Please  comment on this post to share your thoughts. 🙂 ~Patti