With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s hard not to think about everything our mothers have done for us, and what we’d like to give back to them. Most mothers are guiding forces in our lives, helping us and supporting us. This is no small feat.
We see the sacrifices our mothers make for us—not only physically as we were carried in their womb, but emotionally as well. Raising children is never easy, and it requires a huge amount of patience, understanding, and compassion. Pregnancy and childbirth alone can be difficult. There are no words to truly describe the effects our parents have on us—their role is so important that it’s impossible to step back and look at our relationship objectively.
When we focus on the positive aspects of our lives–our loved ones, our support networks, our attitudes–it is easier to handle the negatives. We need to learn to re-program our minds, to speak to ourselves in life-affirming “I Am” statements. I am loved, I am content, I am healthy.
When you find yourself having negative thoughts, stop and acknowledge to yourself what you are thinking. Internally imagine windshields wiping away, or say “Cancel.” You then create a positive affirmation that FEELS GOOD IN YOUR BODY.
Some examples of helpful statements are: I am kind and loving, and I am grateful for all that I have and feel right now. Choose the statement that feels most natural to you. Close your eyes, dive deep into your heart, and give thanks.
As we grow up to be adults and begin to look more like our mother, and often behave like them, we are our own unique selves! We come through our mothers – but we are not them. Let go of the negative stressors and anxieties that keep you from living a healthy life. When you are a thankful, present person, you attract MORE of what you are grateful for!
We all get caught up in our everyday stresses. But we can take the small opportunities—Mother’s Day, a wedding, a graduation—to celebrate our families and let them know how grateful we are. Do your best to make your relationships with your parents and all of your family members the best that it can be.
Give back to those who have given you so much! Treat your family members to a relaxing massage from HealWithin. We have gift certificates available at (818)551-1501. We have gift certificates available.
“It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters”. – Mother Teresa
Ways to Relieve Stress for Healthy Relationships
In case you haven’t heard (you know, because of all the stress in your life) — April is National Stress Awareness Month.
It’s wonderful to have family and friends supporting us, but often those people can be sources of stress themselves. Unexpected stresses like a loss of job, a loved one’s death, or health problems can negatively affect relationships and cause unwanted stress. If someone you love is going through a stressful period, it can be just as hard for you as you try to give them what they need while keeping yourself healthy and motivated.
Sometimes all it takes is to think outside the box!
Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones relieve stress:
1 – Recognize what you can change and what you can’t. If your partner is struggling with a sudden change, like a loss of job, they are having a hard time adjusting their lives accordingly. We can’t control many of the obstacles life throws at us, but we can change our attitudes towards these obstacles. Try not to let the stress of outside forces affect your feelings within.
2 – Spend time with yourself. Take time to experience something that brings you joy, be it hobbies, meditation, or simply spending time alone with your thoughts. Treat yourself to a massage or a nice meal. This will help you return to your loved one refreshed and strong enough for them to lean on.
3 – Remember that your words and actions affect your world, both outside and inside. One simple act of kindness can brighten someone’s day. When your partner is feeling down, you help them in every way you can, because you know that if the roles were reversed they would do the same. See the many ways your positive energy comes back to you.
4 – Change your routine. Sometimes the simple act of trying something new can be beneficial. Stress and anxiety can make people feel like they’ve lost all control over their circumstances. When you engage in a new activity, like traveling, sports, or even going to a new restaurant, it can help put things in perspective.
Take a moment and think of emotions like waves in the ocean… sometimes there are high tides where you feel as if you cannot see the open sky. Since you are already in the water, that means you know how to swim. Now what I recommend is for you to learn to ride the waves! Understand that emotions can sometimes escalate but more often than not, the ocean can be quite calm and serene. By learning to ride the waves, you take control and can swim easily and effortlessly.
To learn more about relieving stress and anxiety, you can attend our seminar on Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks—Naturally.
Tune in to our next segment where I share more tips on relieving stress and anxiety.
To Your Health,
Nervous habits like nail biting or hair pulling–why do we do these things to our bodies? Is it out of fear? Boredom? Stress?
Skin picking, hair pulling, and nail biting are labeled as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Nail biters often keep their hands hidden behind their backs. They often feel social embarrassment and experience out-of-control feelings at times. At times they may wonder why they can’t stop. Habits as such start from early childhood years when faced with problems or issues that we don’t know how to voice, respond or resolve. This is a coping mechanism – a way to comfort or punish the self.
At the most basic level, these symptoms satisfy an urge. When sufferers feel stressed, pulling, picking, tapping, cutting or biting has a kind of soothing effect on their nervous systems and reduces levels of stimulation. On the other hand, when they are bored or inactive, they seem to provide a needed level of stimulation to the nervous system.
These symptoms can be overcome if you have the motivation. More important is learning to “de-stigmatize” yourself. You are not crazy, helpless, morally weak, or totally out of control, even though you may feel like you are at times. You can find a recovery for these habits if you are willing to work at it.
Therapy For People Who Bite Their Nails
To start with, nail biting is a stress-related habit. So the first part of the hypnotherapy is to teach the individual how to be more relaxed. I have found that traditional hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques are usually quite effective. That’s because the very essence of hypnosis is relaxation.
The second part of the therapy teaches the individual to become aware of this unconscious habit. Suggestions can be given to the subconscious mind to make the conscious mind aware that you are about to bite your nails. Then you can consciously decide whether or not you are actually going to bite them.
The third part of the hypnotherapy is to eliminate the compulsion to bite. There are techniques that actually program the client with a compulsion to reject biting his/her nails.
Being realistic is very important. You have rehearsed the unwanted habit hundreds or even thousands of times. You will need to accept that the urge to bite your nails will not be overcome in few days, but through hypnotherapy and consistency, you can overcome these habits. Most importantly, you’ll feel good about your success!
To learn more about dealing with stress and anxiety in a healthy, positive way, attend our Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, and Panic Attack seminar on May 2nd from 7-9pm at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. You will learn techniques to cope with the stressors, plus instant relaxation and self-hypnosis. Let go of your bad habits and become a more relaxed, renewed you! To register, please go to HealWithin.com.
It’s Spring, time to blossom and to do Spring Cleaning on your self, beliefs and attitude.
If you are still holding onto some old beliefs and conceptions that you’ve missed the boat when it comes to love, career, opportunities, age, mentality, or finance, it’s time to let them go and turn over a new leaf! Negative self-talk and beliefs are only true if you say they are. In order to manifest whatever you hold yourself back from or fear, you must choose to believe and move forward in life towards what you want and away from what you don’t want.
Spring is a time known for clarity: clarity in love and relationships, work and success, and life in general. It is also known for sunny days and play dates. Most of us who enjoy the outdoors, camping, or strolls with the kids and dogs are exposed to grass and allergies.
Hypnosis can help not only in delving within your core self to becoming clear of your true highest intentions, it can also help clear your allergies. Here is a ten step method to clear your allergies and becoming clearer in your intentions and healwithin! To start with:
-Make yourself comfortable. in a chair or lie down.
-Close your eyes and concentrate on relaxing your body. from head to toe.
-Introduce soothing images into your mind. Visualize trees, clam water, puffy white clouds, pastural scenes.
-Regulate your breathing to simulate that of sleeping person: slow and regular.
1. MY MIND IS IN COMMAND OF MY BODY. MY MIND CONTROLS ALL OF MY BODILY FUNCTIONS.
Relax and concentrate until you feel as though your entire body is being controlled by your mind’s power. Then continue to number two.
2. I AM FREE OF ALLERGIES. I HAVE NEVER HAD ALLERGIES.
Relax and concentrate for several moments. Then continue to number three.
3. ALL SENSITIVITY IN MY NOSE AND EYES WILL MOVE TO MY SCALP.
Relax and concentrate. Move all of your mental energy to your nose and eyes. As soon as you have total concentration in this area, concentrate on removing that sensitivity from your nose and eyes, up your forehead, and to your scalp. Mentally visualize this movement. As soon as you feel the movement or a tingling sensation in your scalp, imagine 10 fingers massaging your scalp and opening the pores – letting it flow out and away from your scalp – now go to number four.
4. MY MIND IS IN COMMAND OF MY BODY.
Pause and concentrate.
I AM FEELING BETTER THAN I HAVE EVER FELT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.
Pause and concentrate.
I AM FREE OF ALLERGIES. I HAVE NEVER HAD ALLERGIES.
Relax and concentrate for several moments. Then continue to number five.
5. I AM FREE OF ALLERGIES. I HAVE NEVER HAD ALLERGIES.
Relax and concentrate for several moments. Then go to number six.
6. ALL SENSITIVITY IN MY NOSE AND EYES WILL GO TO MY SCALP.
Relax and concentrate. Move all of your mental energy to your nose and eyes. As soon as you have total concentration in this area, concentrate on removing that sensitivity from your nose and eyes, up your forehead, and to your scalp. Mentally visualize this movement. As soon as you feel the movement or a tingling sensation in your scalp, go to number seven.
7. MY MIND IS IN COMMAND OF MY BODY.
Pause and concentrate.
I AM FEELING BETTER THAN I HAVE EVER FELT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.
Pause and concentrate.
I CHOOSE TO NEVER ACCEPT SINUS ALLERGIES AGAIN.
Pause and concentrate.
MY MIND IS IN CONTROL OF MY BODY.
Relax and concentrate for several moments. Then go to number eight.
8. I AM FREE OF ALLERGIES. I HAVE NEVER HAD ALLERGIES. ALL SENSITIVITY IN MY NOSE AND EYES WILL MOVE TO MY SCALP.
Relax and once again concentrate all of your mental energy to your nose and eyes, and again mentally visualize the movement of sensitivity to your scalp – massaging it out and away. After you feel the movement or tingling sensation in your scalp go to number nine.
9. MY MIND IS IN TOTAL COMMAND OF MY BODY. WHEN I SAY THE WORD TEN, ALL OF MY MENTAL ENERGY WILL BE CONCENTRATED IN MY NOSE AND EYES. ALL SENSITIVITY IN MY NOSE AND EYES WILL MOVE TO MY SCALP. AFTER I REPEAT THE WORD TEN, I WILL OPEN MY EYES AND FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE EVER FELT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.
Relax and concentrate for several moments. Then go to number ten.
10. All of your mental energy now is concentrated in your nose and eyes. Mentally visualize the sensitivity as it moves from your nose and eyes to your scalp. When you feel the movement or a tingling in your scalp, hold your concentration there for several moments. Now repeat the word
After opening your eyes, you should feel relaxed and refreshed, better than you have ever felt before in your life.
Love. It’s right up there with air, food and water as the most necessary of ingredients for existence. And yet, for many people, it’s the hardest thing to find and perhaps even harder to hold on to. Many of my clients have difficulty expressing love for the fear of getting hurt. The truth is you’re not perfect, and neither is your partner. But you can be perfectly imperfect together.
It is the imperfections that make us into something beautiful and unique. In many ways, relating to someone or something is mostly choice and perception. I say this because it is possible to be “in love” with someone one day, but unable to be in the same room with them the next. Our feelings did not change, but the way in which we perceive them may have. You choose to making this change happen!
Start projecting the real You. Your Authentic Self. You will find yourself not only attractive to others, but becoming more attractive within – on the road to a realistic and satisfying relationship. Being with a committed partner can feel fantastic and safe and all those things in great movies and books. But it’s definitely not the only thing in life worth living for — it sure doesn’t even guarantee happiness.
Begin doing things to make finding the right person easier: Make room for him in your life; Be the kind of person who would attract the kind of man you are looking for; and let your social circle know you are ready and willing to be set up. The one thing you need to stop doing — is obsess about when and whether you’d ever meet Ms. or Mr. Right.
Obsession in itself is negative energy. When you are consumed with such thoughts and you surround yourself with negativity, thus, not living with light. If and when you do attract someone, it will be of negative vibes and negativity. Allow yourself to be comfortable and OK with yourself – because you are just fine! As you begin to smile and accept yourself as you are, you’ll feel lighter and radiate light - and watch magic happen!
Enlightenment is said to be the key to everything, and it is the key to Intimacy, because that is the goal of true authenticity. Our Ego presents itself through behaviors that include aggression, defensiveness, anger, neediness, manipulation, and avoidance. In working through these issues, trusting ourselves and learning to surrender to the behaviors that form walls around our hearts, we can attain our True Authentic Self.
Love knows how to form itself. God will do his work if we do ours. Our job is to prepare ourselves for love. When we do, love finds us every time. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. When you feel lonely, pick up a book, go for a walk, call a friend. You never know, perhaps you’ll meet that one very special person on your next trail or brisk walk!
Spirituality is about the intersection of the human and the divine. So not only is there inner work to be done, there’s also outer work to be done. You might open the door to your own house or apartment and take a brutally honest look: Is this someplace that would feel like home? How comfortable am I here? Most importantly, How comfortable am I with myself and my body?
You have to make a space in your heart, in your mind and in your life in order to create authentic human connection and feel Love Within
Love is all around us, all the time. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul. The issue is when issues of the Ego and our constant emphasis on the realm of the body rather than the realm of love, eclipse the experience of True Love. Did you know you can “love” someone deeply and yet not “like” them as a person or agree with their actions? Yes – it is very possible. When you understand yourself better and remove negative beliefs and experiences through healing within, you’ll be poised to have greater success in relationships.
The question is: How can you create healthier relationships?
Hypnotherapy can help you transform your pain into acceptance and pleasure, while helping you to create authentic human connections and healthy relationships for life. These techniques include:
- Improving trust and communication
- Improving conflict resolution and misunderstanding
- Healing old relationship wounds
- Helping you appreciate and accept yourself for who you are – just as you are!
- ….and more
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. ~Audrey Hepburn
Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, keeping yourself as healthy as possible– and above all, loving your body just as you are– all of which can be achieved.
Conventional nutrition advice says eating fat will make you fat. In order to prevent weight gain and stay healthy, you should eat a low-fat diet. This school of thought is fully embraced by many nutritionists, dietitians, personal trainers, doctors, and even our government agencies. The truth is that there is no evidence that healthy fats are bad for you; as a matter of fact, they are essential for your body functions. Eating foods high in healthy fats doesn’t mean that you will get fat.
There are two types of weight: Physical weight and Emotional weight. We all need to eat to survive. Many eat when hungry; others overeat when stressed, anxious, nervous, happy and etc. You know the term “emotional eating” do you not? Think back and take stock of how many times have you gone on a diet and gained some, if not all the weight back. It wasn’t until the last 30-40 years that Americans have become so fat phobic and eaten so much low-fat and fat-free foods, yet Americans are getting fatter and heavier. Why? What does research say about the mechanism behind weight gain? Eat a variety of foods, exercise, uncover the emotional cravings, and watch the fat burn off your body.
Are you now wondering if this will work for you? The answer is: Yes – It Can!
Even clients who were referred to us months after their lap band surgery where they gained their weight back found hypnosis to be helpful. Why? Because although they cut and took the physical weight off, their subconscious mind still believed and/or tricked their mind in thinking “I am fat”, or not deserving of the thinner body, and many other emotional reasons unique to each individual.
At HealWithin, we can help boost your self-confidence, understand your past behaviors and patterns and learn how you can now finally let go and shed layers of emotional weight you’ve held on to (either knowingly or unknowingly) through hypnotherapy. For better results, our Certified Dietician, Julie can also assist you with specific foods and nutrients according to your needs. Hypnotherapy helps: Gain better mental focus, emotional strength and healthier habits. Call us today and find out how we can help you achieve having the body you truly desire and wish for.
You can achieve similar results at home with our Hypnosis CDs for weight loss and exercise.
Staring and straining are the worse things you can do to your eyes. After a long day at work, your eyes are tired and need to relax and renew to improve vision. The constant strain day in and day out does nothing but damage your eyes.
Here are three exercises designed to reduce eye strain.
The Dot Exercise
Find a period or comma on the page and focus on making it as clear as possible. Stare at the period until it comes into focus. Chances are after a few seconds the period will actually became less clear and blurry. Try relaxing your eyes. Close them for a minute and let them relax. Now look at the period without straining. Don’t stare (instead, let your eyes slowly move around the page, over and around the period). Don’t focus only on the period, the eyes need movement. Make sure to blink a bit. Try closing your eyes and picturing the dot and then look at it again. Once the eyes are relaxed it should be easier to see the period.
The Word Exercise
Find a word on the page that is five or more letters long. Stare at the word so that all the letters are in view, but don’t move your eyes. Focus entirely on the whole word trying to get the best image in your head. Again, staring and concentrating hard is going to cause the word to blur. Now, relax your eyes and allow them to move slowly over, around, and across each letter of the word. Blink. Allow your eyes to lead you; don’t force them to look at what you want. The word should be clearer when you look at it again. Let the eyes move around, that is what will help them work best without any strain.
The Double Vision Exercise
This exercise is meant to get your eyes to work together as a team. Most people use one eye to look at an object, while the other eye does its own thing. Squinting can help bring an object into focus with both eyes, but this can cause unnecessary stress. The trick is to relax your eyes, focus on the object in a calm way, and allow both of your eyes to focus together.
Learning exercises to relax the eyes is a great way to develop lasting habits and ensure great eyesight for years to come.
As I evolve spiritually I begin to see Christmas through new eyes. It’s been said that we evolve spiritually either through inspiration or desperation. Perhaps now, with the uncertainty in our economy, many are redefining the meaning of Christmas and how it will be honored. So many follow traditions, where others are forced to accept change. Let us “not forget to remember” the deeper meaning of the season- to inspire and healwithin. What if Christmas means a little more? What if it doesn’t really come in a box or a bag? What IF it comes in a package called “us” – family, friendship, love, service, and above all sharing joy and time?
Holidays are quite nostalgic and special. In fact just the ritual of “tree trimming” takes me back to my childhood years where my grandparents would join my parents and I to help with the trimming. It was customary for my grandmother to pray for health, love and prosperity before the lights were to go on.
Take a moment and think back – do you realize most of your memories are like snap shots of events? We recall our lives in experiences and moments captured and stored in our mind through our senses… times spent with family, sounds of music or laughter, smells of baking cookies or special foods. What if this year, there actually is more than enough of what truly makes Christmas, Christmas is about awareness of Higher Power and the birth of God’s Presence in you and me and every other person. So take this very moment to reconnect with your highest true senses. Memorialize this very moment – be aware of your breath, the sound of your own breath, thoughts and feelings that passed in your mind (good, bad, right, wrong) nothing matters as long as you become aware and present to the experience. Being grateful for who you are, what you have, and what you just felt – Alive and Inspired. Have a memorable and a safe holiday season.
Stay tuned for more awareness to inspiring and healing in our next segment of Healing Blog!
Until next time,
Trance On to Wellness
Your partner apologizes and says the hurtful behavior won’t happen again — but you know and fear it will. At times you wonder whether you’re imagining or exaggerating the silent treatments, the abusive language the put downs from left field; being blamed for something you had no knowledge of control over, yet the emotional or physical pain you feel is real. If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse— also called domestic violence, battering or intimate partner violence — occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic abuse can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse. Men are sometimes abused by partners, this type of abuse is most often directed toward women. Domestic abuse can happen in heterosexual or same sex relationships.
It might not be easy to identify domestic abuse at first. While some relationships are clearly abusive from the outset, abuse often starts subtly and gets worse over time. You might be experiencing domestic abuse if you’re in a relationship with someone who:
- Calls you names, insults you or puts you down
- Prevents you from going to work or school
- Stops you from seeing family members or friends
- Tries to control how you spend money, where you go, what medicines you take or what you wear
- Acts jealous or possessive or constantly accuses you of being unfaithful
- Gets angry when drinking alcohol or using drugs
- Threatens you with violence or a weapon
- Hits, kicks, shoves, slaps, chokes or otherwise hurts you, your children or your pets
- Forces you to have sex or engage in sexual acts against your will
- Blames you for his or her violent behavior or tells you that you deserve it
- Portrays the violence as mutual and consensual
If you’re lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you might also be experiencing domestic violence if you’re in a relationship with someone who:
- Threatens to tell friends, family, colleagues or community members your sexual orientation or gender identity
- Tells you that authorities won’t help a lesbian, bisexual or transgender person
- Tells you that leaving the relationship means you’re admitting that lesbian, bisexual or transgender relationships are deviant
- Says women can’t be violent
- Justifies abuse by telling you that you’re not “really” lesbian, bisexual or transgender
In our upcoming workshop on October 19th “Stop Domestic Violence and Abuse”, we will be discussing: how the cycle begins, what you need to know to break the cycle, how to create a safety plan, how protect yourself and much more.
Please attend our workshop held at HealWithin in the heart of Glendale, CA. Space is limited to 15 people, so please register by calling (818) 551-1501 or by emailing email@example.com. This workshop is FREE to attend; light refreshments will be provided. If you know someone that might be interested in attending, please forward our flyer found here.
Actress Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she used hypnotherapy to help her kick her smoking habit. The 29-year-old Melancholia star said she has successfully undergone hypnosis in the past to conquer her addiction to nicotine.
In an interview with UK Elle magazine, she said: ‘I did it once and it worked. Then I started [smoking] again. So I’ll try to give up again.” She added: “I’ll do it. You know, I’m much stronger than people think.”
Why did Dunst take up smoking again? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we do not attract that which we want, but that which we are. Our innermost thoughts and desires are fed with our own positive or negative thoughts. We bring forth what we truly desire not by thinking and wishing upon it, but by being in harmony with our actions and our true highest self. We are anxious to improve our circumstances, but struggle to improve ourselves. In order to succeed, we must stop the negative inner dialogue, self-sabotage and self-blame.
As a progressing and evolving human being, you are where you believe yourself to be – moving towards your most dominant thought pattern; and as you learn the spiritual lesson that circumstances contain for you, those circumstances pass away and give way to others.
Hypnotherapy helps you get to the bottom of what is actually causing you to smoke – something you are hanging on to for comfort. Addiction is clever, after all – and it works on a subconscious level, waiting to strike at your “low” point. That’s when you find yourself making up creative reasons for why it is okay to have “just that one.”
Hypnosis uses every single psychological trick that smoking addiction plays on you, and frees you from its grip. It gently moves your mind from its current habitual state to complete freedom from cigarettes.
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