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Gifting Hypnosis

I had client ask me today if I offered hypnosis gift cards because they wanted to give one of their relatives a hypnosis package. Giving the gift of hypnosis to another is a deeply personal thing. You have to know they would be open to receiving such a profound gift, that they are ready to work on whatever the purpose of the session or package is. It could potentially be offensive to gift someone a session for an issue they either are denying or are just not ready to work on. For example, right now I am gearing up for another round of weight-loss hypnosis group in January and I can only imagine trying to give this to a relative would be hard on your relationship. The only person who knows if they are ready to feel better and change is them.
So here are my suggestions to gift hypnosis compassionately:

  • Introduce them to hypnosis before giving it as a gift. Talk to them about its benefits maybe even show them my website. Phrase it as your interest that you are sharing with them. Ask them what they think: Would they ever try hypnosis? What would they like to achieve with it? It is best not to surprise someone with it.
  • See if they want to check it out by signing up for a free discovery session where they can ask questions about hypnosis and talk with a hypnotist about what they want to change. Make sure they get to do this alone just in case they are nervous about someone judging them on what they choose to work on. 
  • If they seem interested, make up a special card for the holiday that has a “coupon” from you that says you will purchase a hypnosis package for them. You can also give them some options like “hypnosis or a spa day”. This will take some of the pressure of them so they can decide on their own what would help them more.
  • Be gentle and know it is okay if they are not ready. People like to do things on their own time-table and trying to force it on the holiday will not ingratiate you to them. They also may be more resistant to working towards change because they felt forced or cajoled into it. 

Lastly, note that I don’t offer gift cards. I suggest using some of the ideas above to gift hypnosis with compassion if you feel it is something that would benefit someone in your life.

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Uncategorized, Weightloss

Five tips for Thankful Holiday Eating.

Thanksgiving can be a difficult time to focus on weight reduction. We have our favorite dishes available, the stressors of family coming, missing family who can’t come, preparing a meal to share, and just thinking up what you are going to say when asked “What are you grateful for?” Here are some things to help you manage during the upcoming holiday:

  1. Be curious about why you are eating. Before you even taking a bite or putting something on your plate ask yourself: How hungry am I? What am I feeling if I am not hungry? Why do I feel that way? What other then eating can I do to satisfy that feeling? Taking on this curiosity about why you are eating can help you manage your eating and your feelings. This year you might want that second piece of pie because you are missing part of your family due to travel restrictions. It is a better use of your time to call them or imagine them healthy and happy then to reach for something your not really hungry for.
  2. Savor every bite of food. Take your time and really taste your food. The slower you eat the more you are going to realize when you are done eating. You will also enjoy your food more. Let your eating become a mindfulness practice. 
  3. Redirect your “food pushers.” The people who care about you, and who may have cooked for you, may see you eat less than usual and try to push food on you. Politely tell them you are not hungry for more and redirect them to talk about what is going on with them. “I am not hungry for food right now, but I am hungry to know about how you have been.”
  4. Enjoy your time with family. If it is nice out, go out for a walk or play an outdoor game. Play a board game or watch a show or a movie together, if it is not nice out. Make the focus on fun rather than food. 
  5. Have your favorite dessert. I know it sounds crazy to say this when we are trying to reduce weight but denying yourself your dessert can make you want it more. Denying yourself any dessert makes you want it more and then when you have a less willpower-driven moment you find you have eaten it, and even more then you need. A whole pie instead of a small piece of pie is a big difference! Instead of getting into this cycle, decide on having a little of your favorite, savoring every bite. Try to eat it as slowly and mindfully as you can. You may even find you leave some on your plate.

Wherever you are, be forgiving with yourself. Even if you “slip up” or indulge a bit on a holiday, it is just one day, and you can continue to be mindful about your eating and your relationship with food going forward.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday!

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Spiritual Dreaming

Dreams are a psychic experience that everyone has. They have always fascinated people from the ancient world to the modern. In this class we will explore the power of dreams, how to use them to solve problems, get inspiration, to have fun, and simple ways to interpret them. During this class we will be using hypnotic meditation to aid us to access the power of our dreams. This class will be online through zoom on April 9th from 7 to 9:30. The day before class you will be emailed log in information for the class. Use the button below to sign up for this class.

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A Treasured Classic on Dreaming

In doing all this research for my Awakening the Dream Seer Online Course I have read some great books about dream work and dream exploration. One of the first books I looked to is Creative dreaming; Plan And Control Your Dreams to Develop Creativity, Overcome Fears, Solve Problems, and Create a Better Self by Patricia Garfield. This book is a classic and is so fascinating. This 1985 work was rereleased in 1995 and the author addresses some discoveries about the Senoi dreamers and their methods in the new introduction. If you want to learn to get more out of your dreaming experience and become more confident, creative and peaceful in your waking life this is a great book to read. She has many other fascinating books about dreaming as well. If you like my recommendation please use the link in the image of the book above to buy this book, as I am an amazon affiliate. Thanks.

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Awakening The Dream-Seer Within Online Course.

A masterclass you can start at anytime. 

Have you ever had one of those dreams that stuck with you and made you wonder “what does that mean?” Do you think you don’t dream because you can’t remember your dreams? Do you want to utilize the power of your dreams to get solutions and understand yourself better? Well this course is for you.

This online course, offered by Adam Sartwell of Intuitive Hypnosis, is an exploration of the spiritual power of dreams. Dreams are the most wide-spread and shared psychic and spiritual experience. In this course you will learn practices and methods to:

  • Catch and record your dreams.
  • Interpret the messages in your dreams.
  • Get solutions to problems through dream incubation. 
  • Learn to wake up in your dreams and experience lucid dreams.
  • Use audio-hypnosis to encourage clear dreaming.
  • And much, much more!

This is a go at your own pace class where you can learn about dreams and how to work with them. This course will be available for a special introductory price for students while it is still in production so don’t miss out!

This course will have video instruction, hypnosis audio recordings, pdf notes of the classes, and great suggestions for products you might use to record your dreams. It will have 12 modules with units on different dream subjects.