Take a step towards a healthier mind...

It all begins with your mind. 

Your mind can be your biggest obstacle or your biggest asset.

 

Over the course of the day, your mind generates 60,000 -120,000 thoughts!  Over 80% of these are negative, and they are predominantly worry thoughts! What is even more interesting is that 95% of these thoughts are the same thoughts as the previous day!

So why do we have the same thoughts repeatedly? Most thoughts are generated from past beliefs and experiences. An example would be: If as a child you got stuck in a closet or a closed room, as an adult, every time you step into a small space, your mind might trigger the fearful thoughts and make you anxious. Sometimes you may not even remember the incident that is triggering the undesirable emotion or reaction.

 

Secondly, the mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination. So, just imagining a stressful situation can trigger the body’s fight, flight or freeze response.

 

Logically you may know there is no reason to react in a certain way, but your sub-conscious mind, where all past events and memories are stored, may still create the fears, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger and even physical pain.

Some examples or automatic reactions are: emotional eating, putting on weight, fears and phobias, sadness, anxiety, drinking, low confidence or self-esteem, sleeplessness, anger and smoking.

 

To let go of these automatic reactions it is important to heal and release whatever is at the root of the problem you are having. Ignoring or suppressing them can only intensify the presenting symptoms.

Stress
 

Chronic stress can be harmful and create many physical as well as mental illnesses. It can lead to physical pain, imbalances, emotional extremes, inability to focus, poor memory, irritability, and so much more. In just a few sessions, most people find a marked reduction in their stress levels as well as a stress response.

“Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony.” – Bruce Lipton PhD

According to The Canadian Cancer Society, 3 cancer risk factors linked to stress are:

  • Stress can weaken your immune system. Your immune system defends your body against infections and diseases, such as cancer. A weakened immune system plays a role in the development of some types of cancer.

  • Stress can alter the levels of certain hormones in your body. This may also put you at greater risk of developing cancer.

  • Stress may lead to unhealthy behaviours. Overeating, smoking, and heavy drinking are all lifestyle factors that increase cancer risk.

“When stress is excessive, it can contribute to everything from high blood pressure, also called hypertension, to asthma to ulcers to irritable bowel syndrome,” Ernesto L. Schiffrin, M.D.,

 

Chronic stress causes the body to be constantly in a Fight, Flight, and Freeze state where large amounts of stress hormones are released into the body. This can play havoc on the hormones as well as other body systems. Relaxation techniques can help restore the body’s natural equilibrium. 

 

Suppressed emotions, feelings, and expressions can disrupt the energy in the throat chakra, causing imbalances in the thyroid gland. Depending on where the energy is stored, you may have discomfort and imbalance in that part of the body system.  Feelings of bitterness can disturb the sugar balance or make us crave sweet food. Anger, fears, power issues can all create imbalances.

“Most illness is just stress from not living in harmony.” – Bruce Lipton PhD

Emotions
 

Emotions are energy in motion. Supressed desires, wishes, expressions and emotions can disrupt the energy flow through the body and its energy system. Over time this may lead to over expression or suppression of emotions. Emotions processed and release are not harmful. Its actually healthy to calmly and regularly allow the emotions and feeling to flow. But when we are unable to do this, or are now allowed to express, it can lead to many problems such as anxiety, pain, depression, and serious health issues.

We are all empaths to varying degrees. As empaths we are sensitive to the energy and emotions of other people. We can not only feel their emotions, we can absorb them too.

 

You may spend some time with someone who is feeling sad or angry, and then when you leave them, you may find yourself feeling sad, angry, or drained.  This is because you absorbed some of their emotions in your energetic field. We are taught how to protect our physical body from the weather by dressing up, to protect our home from burglary , but rarely do we learn how to protect our energetic body! Learning energy clearing and protection techniques are essential for maintain energy hygiene.

Anxiety & Depression
 

Anxiety is when we excessively worry about the future. When we discover, heal and release those underlying reasons, there is no need for the mind and body to generate anxious thoughts and symptoms.

Unprocessed, neglected and suppresses emotions and traumatic events can be partly responsible for depression. Working through and releasing such emotions, and making relaxation and stress relief a part of your every day life can help you on your journey to overcome depression. It is important to do this, under the supervision of a physician and medication should not be discontinued unless recommended by the medical doctor.

Sleep
 

Sleep is natural. We are born knowing how to sleep. So, we all know how to sleep. Through relaxation techniques and positive suggestions, we can help the body remember how to enjoy peaceful sleep throughout the night.  We are all empaths to varying degrees. As empaths we are prone to absorbing negative energies. Learning energy clearing and protection techniques is an essential part of improving the quality of sleep.

Fears & Phobias
 

Fears and phobias come from our past experiences, known or unknown. If as a child someone got stuck in an elevator or tight space, they may grow up to have a fear of tight spaces (Claustrophobia). Some fear may have no logical reason that you can consciously remember. You may have travelled by air in the past and then suddenly develop a fear of flying.

People suffer from many different fears and phobias. Your fears are valid, and they can disrupt your life. Almost always, you can over come them. Fears are usually coming from the subconscious mind, and so logical strategies usually do not work. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind, where the fear is originating from.  Hypnosis can be extremely effective in helping you overcome fears and phobias.

Habits
 

Habits can be difficult to overcome. Most of the time there are many associations to the habit. Some habits are harmless but annoying, while others can be harmful to your health. Hypnosis can work by clearing the reason the habit was formed in the first place as well as releasing the associations and mistaken beliefs that may be associated with the habit. Moderation is often the key, so being more in control of your habit and not doing things unconsciously can be liberating. At other times you may prefer to completely let go of the habit.  Hypnosis can help you take back control.