Men do not quit playing because they grow old, they grow old because they quit playing –Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let’s talk about not giving up! I won’t let fear get the best of me.
I just turned on Pandora …. Wondering what I should write about…. The song, “You’ve Got A Friend” by James Taylor started playing- When you are down and troubled and nothing is going right, just call out my name and you know, wherever I am.. I’ll come running… When that song came out in 1971, I was 13 years old – Yup, that’s right, I am 57 – I often need to do the math to figure out my age. Maybe some people feel their age in their body, mind and spirit… But I feel younger in my body, younger yet in my mind- but my spirit feels older to me. That’s a nice thought, an old spirit. My spirit, comprises my memories, it’s my emotions of love and understanding.
One problem I have had in feeling younger in my body is thinking I can physically do something that I can’t… for instance: a month ago, I took a big fall as I was jumping across a deck I had just stained. I banged my head against the door. That’s right, I banged my head up against the wall! What did I learn? Like with my words before I speak, make sure to use the right words- Before I jump, unless it’s into water, don’t do it! Actually, I blamed the fall on my loosely fitted shoes. After my ego was healed, I realized that it wasn’t just my shoes.
So, you know what! I have decided not to let this hold me back- I just need better training! I need to get stronger, leaner- I have since jumped that jump and made it! Let’s talk about not giving up! I won’t let fear get the best of me. What is it that you have failed at? Whatever it is, don’t let it hold you back- You have the resources, figure it out and keep trying.
It was nice to have a friend come home and put ice on my bump, and check my pupils and ask me my name. Since 1975, my husband has been my best friend- Young in my mind, remembering my youth and not willing to let go of it.
Thank you too Emily for laughing at me, I mean, with me
You can overcome anxiety by living a life of gratitude. So what is living a life of gratitude? Are the happiest people living a life of gratitude? Of course, I can only write from my own experience, so to answer that question, my answer is yes! The more I have acknowledged my gratitude, the happier I have become. How does someone go about “getting” or “building” a greater sense of gratitude? My answer to that would be to “practice gratitude” — It’s beautiful how, we as humans, are all so different in how we come to see our world. Thinking back to my childhood, I can remember just bouncing along, not really giving too much thought about what was going on around me. About the only thing I recall was the question, “when do I get to go outside to play?” That thought, brings my eyes to water a bit and a small swell in my heart. I loved to play kickball, dodgeball, monkey bars, tetherball, hopscotch. You name it, if it was physical, I was ready to play! I didn’t realize then on how fortunate I was.
I would say that on the average, I am well above the “live in gratitude” chart. So, I will share how I think about gratitude, or in my case, don’t think and just feel. If we do think about it, gratitude is something that we feel, it is within me, an emotion. I am and always have been a believer in Christ Jesus, as a small child, I can recall walking myself to church. I mention my faith, because for me, it is who I send my gratitude to. It is also my belief, that for me, gratitude is a grace from God. Of course, as in prayer, mediation and hypnosis it can develop stronger with practice. It also, doesn’t have to be a grace from God. You can give it to yourself.
What I do to deepen my gratitude; I saturate my thoughts, my life and my environment with positive quotes, people and stimulating surroundings. Often times, I have my clients reframe a word or thought, such as; “I’m not strong enough” to simply, “I am strong enough.” I then will go on to add …. Everyday and in everyway you are getting stronger and stronger. Before long, you will start to catch yourself and others, in staying positive with your “self talk.” — Until you feel strong enough in your gratitude status, it would be wise to stay away from people who are negative.
Also, watch out for dream stealers, people who do not see the abundance of possibilities that we are all capable of. We can achieve anything we put our minds to! Believe in yourself, breathe that in, find that child within you that still loves to play. Recall the good memories, fill your bodies cells with those memories- allow yourself to see the light of possibilities. And then…. you know what? SMILE! it’s true, happy endorphins get released into our bodies. I smile when I am alone, driving and so on. It too takes practice, before long, you will catch yourself smiling over a piece of toast! It really is the best accessory you can wear!
Hypnosis In Seattle can help you relieve anxiety by tapping into a life of gratitude. It is my belief that you can overcome anxiety by living a life of gratitude. I am grateful that I get to help people to relieve anxiety and to feel better! “And I think to myself what a wonderful world.”
Hypnosis In Seattle can help you with setbacks and anxiety. When you have a setback, what is your first thought? Many people may say “crap” (or another word for crap). Depending of course, on what the setback is. In general, what is your first response? Let me list a possibility; Fear rashes through your body, this anxiety causes your blood pressure to rise, your heart starts to race- This response is what we call our sympathetic nervous system, or you may have heard of it as our fight or flight response. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is part of the autonomic nervous system (ANA), which also includes the parasympathetic nervous system.
Basically, there are two ways of coping or dealing with a setback or situation. Sympathetic, just react, which is important if your setback is fleeing from danger, such as, the cave man running from a tiger. Today it might be a wreck that leads into traffic jam, making you unable to attend a child’s performance. The sympathetic mode of our ANA is very important initially, to keep us from immediate danger. Once, you are out of danger, it is very important to get yourself back into the parasympathetic mode, which activates tranquility. Our parasympathetic mode activates a tranquil feeling of peace and calmness. It is in this state that we are better able to make our best decisions.
This is the reason I chose to become a hypnotherapist, assisting people to learn basic techniques to stay in a calm and peaceful state of awareness. Hypnosis is, in my opinion, misunderstood by the vast majority of people. While in hypnosis, you are actually in a heightened awareness while in the most relaxed state. I help you to understand the importance of breathing deep into a relaxed body, mind and spirit. Also, I stress that the words we use do have power, they have the power to serve you or diminish you. Hypnosis In Seattle will help you with setbacks and anxiety. It’s not just our words, it is also our thoughts! Think of your thoughts as having legs, keep your thoughts for yourself and others always positive, holding your thoughts in a positive light. After each hypnosis In Seattle session, upon coming up and out of hypnosis, I tell my clients to stretch and smile. Yes, smile! Whether you feel like it or not, smile. A smile sends a massage to our brains that we are happy. So here’s a test, put a smile on your face, hold it and try to think of something negative…. It is nearly impossible…. Okay stop trying! Smile and think positive, that’s good!
Seattle Hypnotherapist, Vera Olson, CMHT
Hypnosis In Seattle can help- Hypnosis- for- stress. We all have stress in our lives. It is how we choose to deal with it that will determine how it will affect us. Most stress and anxiety we consider as negative. In truth not all stress is negative. Stress can be beneficial for example in students taking a test- A heightened alertness that stress can trigger may help their performance. As long as stress is short term the less likely you will experience the negative side effects. It is very important that after a stressful situation the we compose ourselves into a restful relaxation. People who are constantly on edge with little breaks to regain a parasympathetic state are risking their health. Hypnosis for stress is a great tool!
Such as taking a test, stress is a normal part of life. In small quantities stress can be good, it can motivate you and help you be more productive. Hypnosis In Seattle can help people in test taking, so that you have only the benefits of heightened alertness. Hypnosis for stress and anxiety will help with test taking.
However, long term or daily stress and anxiety puts your body in jeopardy of many physical and emotional illnesses, such as infections, heart disease and depression. Persistent and unrelenting stress often leads to anxiety and unhealthy behaviors like binge eating, overeating, alcohol and or drug abuse. Hypnotherapy can assist you in staying calm, cool and collected when confronted with stress. Hypnosis In Seattle will teach you the benefit of breathing. Helping you to deal better with stress management. Hypnosis for stress is beneficial.
The stronger our emotional health the easier it will be to handle the stresses in our lives. Stress is our body’s reaction to external and internal demands placed upon it. Stress is caused by any number of ways such as a work deadline, money issues, ageing parents or giving a public speech. Many of the demands in our daily lives create physical, psychological and emotional stain. Over time these negative stresses will affect our bodies negatively. Signs that you are stressed – Weariness – headaches – queasiness – stomach problems – weight gain or loss – heart palpitations – chest pains – shakiness – worried – apprehensive – down in the dumps – moody – Ill-tempered – bad thoughts – uninterested – can’t focus – dazed – poor memory – low energy – headaches – upset stomach – diarrhea – constipation – nausea – aches – pains – tense muscles – insomnia – frequent colds – infections – loss of sexual desire and or ability – nervousness – ringing in the ear – cold or sweaty hands – dry mouth – difficulty swallowing – agitated – frustrated – overwhelmed – losing control – difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind – feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed – slowed digestion – skin conditions – arthritis, asthma – Depression – anxiety disorder – paranoia. Through hypnosis, together, we can lessen these conditions before it is too late. Hypnosis for stress and anxiety will help you.
All stress is triggered by an event or episode. Through hypnosis we can release the negative emotions and the event will no longer have a hold over you. Through hypnosis we can lessen the effect of a traumatic event. At Hypnosis In Seattle, we will release the negative emotions from your body and mind so that your body will be able to relax naturally. Your thinking will become clearer, you will be more calm and centered. Basic things that seem to trigger stress can be life changes and uncertainty, our subconscious brain take everything literal, it cannot tell the difference between what is real or imaginary when it comes to stress.
Here are a few ways to keep stress at bay: Stay positive, no matter what the situation is; prepare for stressful situations, remind yourself that it is never as bad as it seems. Keep in mind the serenity prayer. It is true that you are what you eat- A healthy diet is a must as well as exercise daily and to get enough sleep. Hypnosis In Seattle, through personal coaching, can also help you to plan out your goals. hypnosis In Seattle can help relieve your stress and anxiety.
Hypnotherapy is not the practice of medicine, psychology or psychiatry, and is not in any way intended to be a replacement for diagnosis or treatment of any complaint or ailment. Person with an ailment or physical complaint should first see a medical doctor for treatment, and then get the doctor’s consent to use hypnotherapy, and next contract with a nationally-certified hypnotherapist, as an adjunct to medical treatment. Persons with mental disabilities or mental illnesses should seek psychiatric care. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy employ and teach skills for self-improvement; therefore their effectiveness depends on the client and no guarantee can be made regarding the results of their use.