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 you find self love. Self-love is the love of oneself. It is not narcissism, or a big ego. I see loving myself as loving my Creator, loving my parents and the one universal breath that we are all connected to. I am not sure that I have always loved myself. I do know that I have always had self respect, in the fact that I would not allow anyone to treat me badly. I have always been able to stand up for myself and others. As babies for the most part we are born selfish, I am not sure if we are born with self love, or if it is developed as we grow to understand it’s importance. If we are born with self love, somewhere along the way many of us lose it.
In my business of Hypnosis In Seattle, I assist my client’s to discover what is holding them back from obtaining their desires. Nearly all of us come to realize that we do not think we are worthy or deserving of the goodness in life. This is when together my client and I, Hypnosis In Seattle, work on relaxing our conscious mind and planting positive affirmations of self love into our subconscious mind.
I believe in order to develop self love it is first important to forgive all who have harmed, neglected or mistreated us. Even more important is to forgive ourselves in all things. Self forgiveness comes difficult for many people. So it leads me to wonder what comes first self love, or self forgiveness? I also think it is in being clean of all addictions- being clean and whole. Being free to experience the great blessings we are given every day. Taking a walk and noticing the flowers just popping from the earth. The beautiful cloud formations in the sky. The full moon in the cool night air. The sound of rain hitting your window pane on a winter’s night. All the amazingly glorious gifts we are given daily.
Self love is taking the very best care of ourselves. Sometimes though, I wonder if we take care of ourself for the love we have for others? That makes me wonder what comes first the love for others or self love- It’s like the chicken before the egg. I doesn’t matter. as long as we have both. Vera Olson, Hypnosis-seattle.com
If you would like some wonderful reading on self love, read this book by Louise Hay http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Heal-Your-Life/dp/0937611018
With the pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-taxed. We need to find time for fun. We often hear people say that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. We are stressed and tired, this puts our bodies in the sympathetic mode of fight or flight- It can affect our health, and overtime can be very harmful. This is when we need to STOP and meditate. Meditation/hypnosis/prayer gives us more time by making our minds calmer and more focused. If you have never done meditation/hypnosis you could start out with just 5-10 minutes of simple breathing meditation. As you train yourself to relax into a blissful pleasant state you will be able to give yourself a longer time spent in mediation/hypnosis.
In meditation/hypnosis in seattle/prayer you could either deliberately reflect upon a thought, such as love, patience, harmony- whatever it is that you are needing to feel at peace. Mediation/hypnosis is meant to heighten your awareness with your soul. We all have a great inner awareness that doesn’t get revealed often enough. To become one with your God, a centered and perfect place to be. It is your very own personal space and time to practice your discipline of oneness connected to the life breath. Another mediation could be to let go of all thought and just to stay centered and focused on your breathing, this can be very relaxing and powerful as well. The main thing to remember is that with practice of meditation/hypnosis you will go deeper, not because I say so but because it is your natural ability to do so. You can use hypnosis to get fun back into your life.
Meditation/hypnosis in seattle/prayer helps us to understand our unique selves, and to connect ourselves fully with God and the oneness of the universal breath. We can learn how to transform our mind. To choose positive thoughts of peace and happiness. In mediation we can overcome our limiting negative self beliefs and cultivate our God given right to be in perfect harmony with the universe. Thoughts are energy, we are energy and we have the power to transform ourselves. We can develop this sense of spirit that stays with us throughout of day. We already have many disciplines that we do in a day. such as; brush our teeth, shower, wash our dishes, answer emails, return phone calls. Meditation/hypnosis is the most important discipline we can do for ourselves, to calm our body, mind and soul into a deep awareness. We will then be able to listen to our great inner wisdom and knowledge. Our God made us so spectacular that we have all we need within us, it is there to connect with. It is an amazing journey to connect with your inner self.
I am here for you hypnosis-seattle.com I will teach you and help you to transform your thinking into a bright, positive can do spirit. Hypnosis In Seattle can help you to put fun back into your life.
The day Hypnosis helped my emotional health – is one that will never be forgotten. One day many years ago while I was at work- I got out of my chair to go to the printer in the other room, out of the blue I started limping. I was so upset and scared by this- I wondered, what was happening to me? After limping for a few days I went to a shoe store, where I was fitted with my first pair of Dansko shoes. I remember so clearly the great relief I felt, I said to myself, “It’s a miracle” – After having tears of thankfulness, I had a smile on my face all that day. The next week, I visited a Podiatrist. He was puzzled when I told him that I felt numbness under my two middle toes. He did an x-ray and told me that I had a Neuroma. However, he couldn’t figure out why my foot would be numb and why I didn’t feel any pain and I was told that I could never walk in sand again, I couldn’t walk bare foot, I could never wear high heals, all kinds of don’ts. Like a good patient, I shook my head in agreement. I left feeling sad. What I needed was hypnosis for emotional health.
It wasn’t until I was studying Hypnotherapy, we were getting started in medical, clinical session of our studies. My instructor asked the class, “who has a medical issue that you would like to work on”? He went around the the class, came to me, I told him that I had a Neuroma- He thought for a moment and said, “yeah, we can use that, that’s been cured before” – We then got into groups of three, I was the client with the issue, two of my classmates were the hypnotherapists. I have to be honest, I didn’t think it could be done, it was after all a medical condition, not an emotional health issue. I thought, “what the heck,” I’ll play along. My two hypnotherapist did a fantastic job, very thorough. What we discovered was at that same time in my life, when the numbness started, I felt lost and I felt left behind. My three daughters, had all graduated from college and moved on with their lives. I suppose you could call it empty nest syndrome. I just wanted to numb myself, so that the feelings wouldn’t be so strong. For many years I lived with the notion that I had a numbing Neuroma, and it would always be there. I excepted what I was told. I had no idea at that time that hypnosis would help my emotional health.
What we do as hypnotherapists is to ask the issue (numbness) what it needs to feel better. What my numbness wanted was “connectedness” …. My hypnotherapist used the words “day by day the numbing is going away, we use “day by day” because increments are often easier for most of us to except. My hypnotherapist than told my subconscious positive actions steps on staying connected and so on. One of the visualizations I chose for my therapy, was to walk in sand barefoot, and to wear shoes that I didn’t consider homely. Within a few days of my session, slowly, day by day, I noticed the numbness was subsiding. I admit, I was surprised- I thought, wow, that’s cool and amazing. Hypnosis helped my emotional health.
Soon after I left the Academy in Santa Fe, NM, I came home to Seattle. It was a Saturday afternoon, I said to my husband, “I am tired, how about a vacation to Hawaii?” The next morning we were on a flight to Maui. That is where I felt so liberated, I walked barefoot in the sand with no numbness what so ever. I walked near the water anyway- most of the sand was too hot to walk on. Although I am sure, if I put my mind to it, hot sand would not bother me either.
Slowly I am wearing cute shoes. I am not over doing it, I find myself still a bit cautious. I stay connected. What you should take away from this is that our emotions play a huge part in our physical wellness.
Your mind is where you will find your sacred place, Hypnosis In Seattle can help you to obtain a meditative hypnosis state.
Create a quiet, inspiring space for self hypnosis, meditation or yoga – Find a place in your home that helps you feel more connected to yourself, your Sacred Place can also be Hypnosis In Seattle. A place where you will be free from all distractions.
Creating your sacred place allows you to express and nourish your spirit. Your sacred place could be where ever you are. Whether it is at home, work or on the road. When you are away from your space you can get there in your mind, it is there with you at all times. Hypnosis In Seattle is a proven tool for you to achieve a powerful experience. Everyone can find their sacred space in their mind. Connecting yourself in hypnosis, meditation, prayer or quiet reflection. Finding and being in a state of serenity. When you are away from your sacred space you can close your eyes and imagine, sense and feel the peacefulness that you created.
Your sacred place might also contain a single object such as a statue, photos of loved ones placed in a special location. An object can increase your awareness of your spirituality and connection to what is sacred to you. Sacred space is a place you create that is yours alone. Find things that nourish your spirit. It could be a candle, anything that creates peace for you as a focal point during your mediation, prayers. Mediation can move into self hypnosis. A garden, lake or some other special place that has a special meaning for you. It’s a place to just breathe and renew yourself every day — a place to quiet your mind and listen to your great inner wisdom, your great inner intelligence- drawing yourself inward to your own inner peace. Hypnosis in Seattle is a beautiful way to close down your monkey mind and listen to your deepest thoughts and desires. I hope you create that special space that is just for you, always remember though that your mind is your true sacred place.
At Hypnosis In Seattle in our sacred space, our focus is on providing mind wellness to help you begin or continue your journey of wholeness- Body, mind and spirit.
Having your own sacred space can be as simple as in your own mind-One helpful technique is concentrating on a candle flame. Simply stare at the small tip of the wick and block out all other thoughts. When you get distracted, go back to focusing on the candle flame. Also, you can use other objects like a dot on the wall or ceiling. The important thing is that you focus only on one thing at a time. Another way to learn focused attention is through the use of mantra. A mantra is the repetition of a sacred word. While repeating your mantra you can use prayer beads- For example, you might repeat the mantra AUMM with each bead. Repeating a mantra will relax your mind by keeping yourself on a single thought.
Once you have learned to focus on one thought at a time, you will now be ready to obtain no thought at all. To obtain a silent mind is difficult but once you have- the experience is powerful. Here is a link from The Wall Street Journalhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303815404577333751488988824.html –
When a thought appears- make a conscious decision to reject it from your mind. In time you will be capable of allowing or rejecting thoughts. You can decide to be the master of your thoughts. You do not have except nonsense that is trying to occupy your mind.
Through meditation and hypnosis you attain the power to control your thoughts. Be gentle on yourself, a silent mind takes time to achieve. It takes time and practice. There is nothing really else to it- meditation is a natural “drug” for relaxation it can be a simple and spontaneous action. For many of us we must first undo years of living with a complicated mind.
Hypnosis In Seattle believes in building health and well-being from the mind. Your mind is your Sacred Space. Your mind is your wellness place. You have the ability within yourself to renew and grow new each day. Your sacred place – Hypnosis In Seattle is here to help you get started.
Welcome to Hypnosis in Seattle. I’m am looking forward to sharing my thoughts, expertise and encouragement with you. Hypnotherapy has made tremendous strides within the health, wellness and medical community as a powerful adjunct to traditional medicine. Hypnosis aids the client with the ability to heal their mind and body at a deeper level by tapping into the power of the subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy allows your subconscious mind to become your greatest asset in your healing process rather than its greatest adversary. Welcome again to Hypnosis In Seattle website.
While the technique of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes is unconventional, its success comes directly from the empowerment of its users. The users of hypnotherapy range from homemakers to business executives, cancer patients, nail biters, musicians, actors, people in need of pain management, nail biters, many people looking to rid themselves of bad habits, hurt, fears, and grief. Hypnosis can help to let go of guilt, forgiveness of self and the forgiveness of others. Management of stress and anxiety in their lives. The use for hypnosis is extensive.
Whatever the issue or reason for using hypnotherapy, the body and mind approach taps into the subconscious mind, which is used to treat the person, not just the issue, symptoms, or disease. Hypnotherapy is becoming increasingly popular in the health, medical and wellness community. Hypnotherapy can work quickly and efficiently to bring about the positive changes you want by utilizing the power of your subconscious mind. Your subconscious makes up nearly 90% of your mind – It benefits you to harness this mind power within you. It is important to know that all hypnosis is self hypnosis, and that you are always in control.
If you’re feeling stuck and have already tried traditional approaches to getting unstuck, I suggest you give yourself the gift of a hypnotherapy session. A breakthrough is waiting for you. I welcome you to Call Vera today 425-931-0959.