By: karengray | August 19, 2019

It’s Back-to-School Time! Summer vacation is winding down, and parents and students are preparing for the return of schedules, studying, homework, tests, and extracurricular activities. Some kids are changing schools or going off to college, others are returning to a familiar environment with new teachers and new expectations.


We already know that any change can be stressful. School aged kids have an extra layer of stress just from being at the time in life where they are leaning their independence, finding their identity, and feeling the pressure to succeed. And while kids are filled with first-day excitement and jitters, parents may be wondering if they are prepared for the school year and the change in routine.


There are challenges, of cou...

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By: karengray | August 11, 2019

August 15th is on the Days of the Year Calendar as National Relaxation Day. This day was introduced by a 9 year-old grandson of the founder of Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events. 


Relaxation is one of the least recognized form of self-care we experience. Usually we dismiss relaxation as laziness, slacking off, or as not doing what we should be doing. Our busy society has trained us to believe that if we aren’t busy, we aren’t doing something worthwhile. So I really like this idea of Relaxation Day as a way to remind us all that relaxing helps us recharge, process, and reduce stress.


Relaxing doesn’t have to mean sipping a cold drink by the beach. It just means being able to tune out stress and anxiety. It means not being tense all the tim...

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By: karengray | August 04, 2019

August is National Wellness Month, and it is a great time to think about what your Wellness goals are. Wellness means various things to different people. For many people, wellness means physical fitness, holistic care, happiness, relaxation, emotional balance, stress reduction, quality of life and spiritual health. However, many people agree that wellness is more than just being free from illness. The concept of wellness has come to mean practicing a proactive way of living. Everyone has their own definition of Wellness, and the only one that should matter to you - is yours.


The World Health Organization defines wellness as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, not just the absence of disease. The concept of wellness is...

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By: karengray | March 19, 2019

Just like there are physical laws in the world, like gravity and inertia, there are laws that govern how your mind and body interact. In the field of hypnosis they have been called the Rules of the Mind. They help us to understand better how we can use our minds more effectively and efficiently.


One of those rules says that “Every thought creates a physical reaction.”  This rule is part of the cornerstone of creating empowering thoughts. Here’s how it works.


As you read this little paragraph, think of a time this last week when you were very frustrated. Let yourself relive that moment for just a minute, until you feel the frustration in your body.


Where did you feel it? Did you notice a tightness in your shoulders or your chest? Did you s...

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By: karengray | March 12, 2019

Learn the facts and the fiction about clinical hypnosis

 

We are in the business of empowerment. That means that we teach people tools that they can use to accomplish their goals. Sometimes that tool is hypnosis, and sometimes it is NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), or cognitive reframing. Sometimes the tools are more common, like active listening to improve professional performance or memory. And sometimes they need something else. Once we figure out what tools will work best for the client, we can teach them to use those tools more effectively.

 

Hypnosis is sometimes one of the most misunderstood and controversial treatment options available today. The myths and misconceptions that surround hypnotherapy often stem from people’s i...

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