Moments of Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness:

being present in the moment. No thoughts of the past or the future. Only present thoughts and being non-judgemental. Begin to watch your thoughts without judgement.

Exercise to develop Mindfulness

Each day try to become aware of the present moment. The more you do this, the easier meditation will become.

Pick a time of day or an activity to consciously become mindful, for example:

* When showering each morning clear your mind and become aware of what is happening NOW. How does the water feel? How does your body feel? Any smells or sensations, shampoo, soap? Identify the feeling/emotion you are feeling and just accept it and observe it.

* Driving mindfully can be a different experience for the boring journey you take every day. Slow down, note what you see, observe your thoughts especially about other drivers.

* Mindful eating can make a meal taste much better and you will find you eat less.

* Mindful walking

* Mindfully brushing your teeth!

The list is endless, be creative!

This exercise is great if you find you just don’t have the time to meditate for some reason.

It is still focusing on concentrating your mind and keeping it in the present moment.

What you believe, you receive

What you believe, you receive

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

There is no great secret or mystery really. The Universal Laws basically are what keeps the universe moving and vibrating.

To understand the Law of Attraction,which is one of the universal laws we should start with understanding the Law of Vibration. Everything is made up from energy. Everything moves or vibrates. Nothing stays the same or still.

There is a constant vibration or motion continuously happening. Even the most solid of structures are vibrating.Vibration and movement create energy.

So, the thoughts you think and connect with on an emotional level are what controls your vibration or energy. If you are a really happy , upbeat and optimistic person this is what will vibrate from you. When you are in tuned with these thoughts or you are aware of them this is how you will feel. Others will feel or notice this from you.

There is a connection between your FEELINGS, what you ATTRACT to yourself, and the RESULTS you get in your life. The vibration, or feeling, you are in leads to the actions you take, and your actions create the results you experience in life.

The Law of Attraction is one of the most powerful laws. It has gained recognition over past years due to many books and films such as The Secret, You Word is Your Wand, Dear Universe etc. 

“Your word is your wand” Florence Scovel Shine

“Ask for what you want and be prepare to get it” Maya Angelou

“Think the thought until you believe it, and once you believe it, it is” Abraham Hicks

“Whatever you hold in your mind on a constant basis is exactly what you will experience in your life” Tony Robbins

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create”

So when someone has a bit of bad luck they might say…. bad things happen in threes!  What do you think will happen….? Something else bad will happen. Simply because they are expecting it to because that is what they believe. On the other hand if someone wins €10 on a scratch card and they automatically think….brilliant, I am fortunate to have won this because i deserve it …….chances are something else good or positive will happen to them. Simply because  they are expecting it to because thats what they believe.

Its like attracting like. We are know people who are filled with doom and gloom…..for whatever reason everything is an ordeal and they complain about everything. Now think about these people for a moment. Are they thriving? Are they happy with what they have? Are they critical of others?Are they constantly saying things about what they don’t want to do or to have?

Generally most people avoid being in the company of such negativity because it drains their energy sources right down. If you cant protect yourself energetically from these people you run the risk of also procrastinating. However, think about people who you know that you love being around. the ones who seem to lift your spirits by appreciating your company. The ones who are full of laughter and kindness. The ones who have a value on themselves high enough that they feel everything they have and everything they want is because they deserve it. Now these people are generally happy, motivated, confident, kind and considerate people. They seem to always be getting the things that they want in life. Why? Well there is no secret it ‘s down to the positive frame of mind, positive thoughts creating positive words creating positive actions and by the Law Of Attraction that is exactly what they will attract.

The key to all of this is knowing what your self worth is, knowing your value, knowing what you deserve and deciding you are getting it. This is not possible if you need to raise how you feel about or see yourself.

In order for any of the Law Of Attraction exercises to work or in order for you to start working with the Law Of Attraction you must belief in yourself. This can be so hard for many. Years of self esteem issues, abuse, trauma etc can take its toll.

This is why many will read a book such as The Secret and think its rubbish or it doesn’t work.

This starting point is right at the beginning and that is with yourself. Start small. Feel grateful for 3 things each day and replay this throughout the day. This helps create a positive energy and reminds us to focus on the good and not the negative.

Keep It Simple Starting  KISS

Vision boards are totally useless otherwise.

Writing a cheque to yourself wont work.

Visualising bills as cheques is pointless.

Asking for a new car or to win the lotto wont happen.

Applying for the dream job will only be a dream.

Waiting for Mr Right will be a long wait.

 

Start simply with getting to know yourself again. Tune into who you are and what your values are.

Simple questions to ask yourself at the beginning:

How do you feel about yourself?

Are you happy with what you have?

Do you have fears or worries?

What am I looking for?

What makes me happy?

What do I need to change to feel good about everything I have already achieved?

Identifying with these and spending time thinking about the answers and deciding what needs to change in order to get to where you want to be is the start. Rise your vibration though acknowledging everything you have already achieved and accomplished. It could take time and practice but you’re worth it 🙂

Hypnotherapy Pre-Talk

Hypnotherapy Pre-Talk

Before the initial session of Hypnotherapy it is beneficial  to explain what hypnosis is and how it works. This will give you a clear understanding of how your mind works and how it prepares to change using hypnotherapy.

Please read the following:

So, why hypnotherapy?

Here you’ll learn how hypnosis can help you tap the powers of your inner mind. We’ll remove common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and explore some of its many uses. First of all, let’s dispel some of the common myths about hypnosis, correct some inaccuracies and learn the truth.

Myths & Misconceptions

Many people get their ideas about hypnosis from television, books or motion pictures. While the plot lines of these entertainment vehicles make for good stories, they are often inaccurate.

Many misconceptions about hypnosis are due to the fact that the term “sleep” is often used when discussing hypnosis. Hypnosis is not sleep but because many times, people experiencing hypnosis are very, very relaxed, it may outwardly appear like sleep. One difference is – in a hypnotic state – you can think clearly. You are actually more alert during hypnosis than you are in your normal state. This is due to your senses being heightened and the subconscious mind is super alert.

And did you know while in hypnosis, your morals and ethics remain intact? In other words, you won’t do anything against your will. You can reject or accept suggestions – it’s your decision. Scientific experiments have proven that, if someone were to give you suggestions that you disagreed with, you would simply reject them.

Some ill-informed people think it’s possible to become stuck in trance. In fact, if someone hypnotised you and then decided to take a trip to Tahiti, in the middle of a trance, you would simply continue to relax for a few moments and then choose to emerge when you felt like it. In hundreds of years of hypnosis this has always been the case.

Because hypnosis is not truth serum, people can lie while experiencing hypnosis. In hypnosis, the psychological “Law of Self-Preservation” is in effect. You can control what you choose to say. So while in a hypnotic trance you won’t “spill the beans” or tell your secrets.

Some people believe that in order to be hypnotised you must have a weak mind. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because hypnosis is not a contest of willpower, a highly intelligent, strong-willed and imaginative person can make a great hypnotic subject.

Many people think that in order to experience hypnosis, they must become unconscious. This is probably the most common misconception about hypnosis.

In hypnosis, you are aware and can hear clearly, in fact, hypnosis is a state of increased awareness. In a trance state your hearing may be sharper, you may feel subtler sensations and your imagination and memory are enhanced.

Naturally-occurring hypnosis

Hypnosis is a natural state, in fact, we are in hypnosis many times each day. We pass through hypnosis on our way to sleep and when we wake up each morning. Recent studies of ultradian rhythms, these are bio-rhythms that are less than one day long, conclude that every 90 to 120 minutes we pass into a state physiologically identical to hypnosis. So when people ask; Can I be hypnotised? The answer isYou already are.

Here are some other times in which people experience hypnosis naturally. If you’ve ever woken up, feeling very relaxed but not needing to be anywhere and thought something like “Maybe I’ll get up and brush my teeth,” but your body is too relaxed to move, you’ve been experiencing hypnosis. Becoming absorbed in a good book or movie is experiencing hypnosis. Driving on long trips on automatic pilot is known as highway hypnosis. Becoming bored or allowing your mind to drift away leads to hypnosis. Becoming extremely engaged in something and allowing your mind to focus means that you are experiencing hypnosis. Because of the rhythmic sounds and swaying, riding on the train is often a highly hypnotic experience.

Hypnosis is a state in which you can think clearly and your imagination is active. It’s a state where you could move if you wanted to or if there were an emergency but you would rather just remain delightfully relaxed. It’s a state in which beneficial ideas can more quickly and easily gain access to the inner mind. And because we all experience trance each day, we can understand just how safe it is.

What Is Hypnosis?

We all have a conscious mind, and what some people call either a subconscious or an unconscious mind. Hypnosis deals with your subconscious mind which, or your inner mind. Your conscious mind is responsible for logical, analytical, linear thinking. This is where you are for most of your time. Imagine your mind was like a computer. The screen would be like you conscious mind and this is where you would see and be aware of what is occurring.

The hard drive is the subconscious part and this is where the programs are running which command the conscious mind or the screen. If there is no program running there is nothing on the screen. Whatever programs are currently running will always operate until your update the program and then the old program no longer exists as a new one has taken over. Much the same way as reprograming the subconscious mind which in turn gives the conscious mind new ideas, behaviours and motivations.

Though our belief systems and behaviours reside in the inner mind, the conscious mind is responsible for guarding them. So, when someone tells you something that you think is not true, your conscious mind may reject the idea or suggestion. This is like Anti Virus in a computer.

Your inner mind is more symbolic and holistic in nature. Emotions are the domain of your inner mind as are perceptions, habits, beliefs and automatic bodily functions such as breathing and digestion.

Often times we learn something consciously, then the inner mind takes over that learned behaviour. So behaviours that we once learned step-by-step, like tying our shoes, are now second nature or automatic, unconscious behaviour. These are things we’ve learned to do so well we don’t have to think too much about them.

Habits are another example of this automatic behaviour.

And what about ideas that our conscious mind accepts? Once an idea is accepted by the conscious mind it can pass through to the inner mind. Once accepted by the inner mind, the mind behaves as if it is true. If the conscious mind is willing to play along, is not paying attention, is in shock or is not yet fully formed (as in the case of a child) new ideas can establish themselves in the inner mind. This is why it is so important to be positive with children.
So, in order to get new, beneficial ideas to be accepted by the inner mind, we must relax the conscious mind and communicate directly with the inner mind. If this idea is accepted by the inner mind, the whole mind is focused and tuned in to making that idea true. Since the inner mind runs the body, our perceptions and emotions, as well as habits, it can line up all those resources to make things happen. Deep in your mind, changes can take place that allow you feel different emotions, have different habits, learn things quickly and respond with a more thoroughly resourceful physiology.

In hypnosis, we temporarily relax the conscious mind and gain access to the powerful inner mind. In this beneficial, relaxed state, we can more easily get positive ideas across to the most powerful parts of our minds.
So one definition of hypnosis is this; Hypnosis is a temporary relaxing of the conscious mind allowing positive and beneficial ideas to become accepted by the inner mind. When these ideas are presented with sufficient skill and connected to an individual’s motivations they become powerful permanent allies for healing, personal development or habit control.

I as your hypnotherapist, act only a guide to bring you to these deeper level of relaxation. You are always in control so therefore it is all self hypnosis, isn’t it?

What is hypnosis like?

People describe the experience of hypnosis as highly pleasurable and often comment upon emerging that they feel like they’ve had a refreshing nap. You might feel any number of sensations while in trance. Most people’s muscles grow loose and relaxed. Many report pleasant feelings. Often the breathing grows deeper and slower as a result of increased relaxation. Feelings of warmth or tingling are common. Often people report an increased ability to visualize much like daydreaming. Some people’s perception of time is altered – the trance state may seem much longer or shorter in duration than it actually is.

While some continue to listen to the words of the hypnotist, others report that the mind drifts away to some pleasant memory or imagined scene. Because the conscious mind may drift away, some report only a general sense of what was said in the trance- just like seeing a movie but not perfectly remembering every scene. Each individuals experience of trance is unique.

The Uses of Hypnosis

  • In the hands of a qualified and skilled person, hypnosis can be a valuable ally for healing, self-improvement, pain management, habit control and much, much more…
  • Though many people are familiar with the success of hypnosis in smoking cessation and weight loss, most are unaware of its powerful uses as an anesthetic and to speed healing.
  • Hypnosis has long been used to help people suffering from trauma and to overcome roadblocks originating from past experiences.
  • Hypnosis can be used to overcome anxieties fear and phobias such as driving, exam, needle, public speaking phobias.
  • Hypnosis is a powerful tool for performance enhancement and goal setting. The hypnotic state is a great stress buster and incredibly effective for increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. Every situation can benefit from having the powerful inner mind on your side.

I hope you now better understand how hypnosis can help to improve your life. You’ve learned that in trance you can hear clearly and your morals are intact. You’ve learned that no one has ever gotten stuck in trance. You’ve learned that having a strong mind can actually help you to enter hypnosis easily. You’ve learned just how safe and natural hypnosis is. Perhaps now you’re feeling more comfortable about experiencing hypnosis. If you are about to be hypnotised and you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.

Enjoy your trance experience.

 

Reiki Level 1 Workshop

Reiki Level 1 Workshop

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This workshop is limited to places. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

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What the workshop involves
There are seven rays of Reiki, you will be attuned to the first ray
You will learn about what Reiki is and the history of Reiki
You will learn about the Chakas and the aura
You will be shown techniques for scanning, cleansing and protecting the aura
There will be a guided meditation
You will learn the hand positions for self healing
You will be shown the hand positions for treating others.
After learning how to treat others you will both give and receive a full treatment.

After the workshop:
You will be confident to give a treatment to friends and family.
you will know how to self treat an will have the amazing ability to channel Reiki for life
You will receive:
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Ongoing support and advice & invitation to free Reiki Share.

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The Mayonnaise Jar and the Coffee

The Mayonnaise Jar and the Coffee

Mindfulness: The Mayonnaise Jar and the Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They all agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They all agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes”. The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed!

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided,

“I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things–your God, family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions–things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff.

Spend time with your family. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued,

“there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things tat are critical to your happiness. Play with your children.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled and said,

“I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”