By: karengray | May 21, 2018

Starting our own business was one of the most intimidating things I have ever done, and that is saying quite a lot since I spent eight years as an EMT, and another ten years as a registered nurse - I’ve seen some things!


Working closely with my partner John, we began creating the framework of what Green Mountain Hypnosis would look like. We set up a fee structure, crafted policies and letters, decided on branding fonts and colors, and crafted our logo. We spent hours talking about who we were, and what we wanted GMH to become.


Thankfully, we had received excellent training, not only in hypnosis, but also in how to successfully launch a new hypnosis practice. So when the time came, we were pretty ready. I was confident that we had the skills w...

By: karengray | April 16, 2018

Managing Your Time...

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after another?


At the end of the day do you feel completely sapped and drained of energy, and yet you can’t point to anything you accomplished that had any real significance?


Yes?


Then you are probably confusing the urgent with the important.


The Eisenhower Matrix

President Dwight D. Eisenhower developed the "Eisenhower Matrix." It's a tool for figuring out what's important versus urgent in order to increase your productivity by allowing you to focus your time on tasks that are important but not urgent.


The Eisenhower Matrix allows you to sort your task list according to what's most i...

By: karengray | February 27, 2018

If you have ever had the thought that you were wasting time or putting things off, then you have been procrastinating. Most people feel some tension when they think about procrastination. We view it as a bad thing, as something to be avoided. But what if we have been looking at it all wrong?

Let’s talk about some of the ways that we can think about procrastination differently.

 

The Distraction:

Do you ever pretend to work while playing computer games or watching shows? If you have, then you have noticed that the work takes much longer t complete because you keep getting sucked into the game or show or YouTube or Facebook.

 

One possible reason that we distract ourselves when we are “supposed” to be working on something else is that we ...

By: karengray | February 13, 2018

It’s an irony of our modern lives that we invent technology that saves us time, and we use that time to do more and more things, and so our lives are more fast-paced and hectic than ever. Life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it.


Do you ever feel that you have been going so fast managing all the activities in your life that you felt like you were spinning out of control? It can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally, and creates in you a sense of failure and helplessness.


When was the last time you felt like you weren’t in a hurry doing something? For many of us it’s been too long. We rush from one task to the next with barely time to focus on what we are doing, where we are, w...