Seattle has had an amazingly mild winter! I am wondering if that is why spring cleaning has hit me with an abundance of energy. This is a good thing? I have been thinking that maybe it is the start of a compulsion? No, I have always been an eager beaver to get things done. Pinterest has been an inspiration, those wonderful idea’s for organizing, purging, and clever tips on cleaning. At Hypnosis In Seattle, I had a client- who, by becoming organized, lead her to weight loss. Spring cleaning can lead to weight loss.
Once all our children had left home, my husband and I moved from a large home to much smaller footprint. I must admit that I have enjoyed the challenge of being more creative in my housekeeping. We have a small yard, it takes each of us, working together, a half hour a week to keep up. More time for golf, to practice yoga or to read. I am understanding and buying into (or not buying) the philosophy that less is best, less is more – I also believe that there is a time for everything. A time to collect and a time to let go, neither of those were hard for me. I embrace change, ahh! just writing that brings a power surge of happiness to run through me.
That move though, from the big house to a small house, wasn’t easy. It was several years ago, when my children left home, I felt lonely and left behind. My thoughts were, great! now what? The usual thoughts of the very involved empty nester. My husband though, bless his heart, was enlightened earlier than I and enjoyed the freedom from responsibility.
When I was first going through this process, I had prayed and the words, “go on with your day, do what you need to do and believe” came to me. I quickly wrote those words down, I knew those words would get me through. As quickly as those words came to my ear, I grabbed a box and started packing. Since then, change has been a fun adventure.
Recently, a client came to me for weight loss. Through hypnosis, she discovered that she needed to “organize her environment.” She came to realize, that for her, food wasn’t the issue- It was a feeling of being out of control. While in hypnosis, I gave her simple suggestions, such as; “when you bring the mail in, you easily and quickly discard all junk” and so on. She came back a few more times, so excited at her change. She was purging stuff, getting her life organized and becoming disciplined. Starting with the small things can create big change. If you are wanting to make a change, Hypnosis In Seattle is here and excited to help you to do so. Blessings!
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
Hello from Hypnosis In Seattle, Vera Olson – Enjoy the warm summer days and nights! I hope you are finding the time to enjoy summer – Maybe walk barefoot and hope that the popsicle truck drives by. I am going to plan a small caravan to travel to a dark part of the state to star graze- hopefully make it to Goldendale, WA. to the conservatory. When I hit the road I get a great sense of freedom. We will take the mini RV – travel light- easy food, the less fuss the better. I hope you find a slice of heaven this summer too. Enjoy the warm summer days and nights because you are worthy and deserving of all goodness – Peace be with you.
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.
Many people come to Hypnosis In Seattle for hypnotherapy to stop smoking and to lose weight- Also, for a life style change, food addictions. Hypnosis for sports, mental focus and so on.
Here are 10 ways to help you keep your focus on your goals:
1. Whatever you are wanting for yourself keep it in the forefront of your mind. Stay vigilant to your goal. Listen to your Hypnosis In Seattle cd daily. If you are wanting to stop smoking or lose weight, stay positive and keep your focus on your goal.
2. If you find yourself backsliding, turn back immediately. Stay true to yourself. Get on with your clear vision. Listen to your Hypnosis In Seattle cd daily, or call Vera Olson at 425-931-0959 to schedule a Hypnosis In Seattle appointment!
3. For the success of your goal read your affirmations daily. Give it your all and be faithful to yourself in pursuing all your desires. If you need help writing affirmations call Hypnosis In Seattle, I would be happy to assist you.
4. With your whole heart stay focused daily on your goal. This is what you have wanted for a long time, stay devoted to your goal, always remember that you are worthy and deserving of all goodness.
5. On a daily basis keep learning fresh new idea’s on how to get closer to your goal.
6. Choose the company of family and friends who support you.
7. You are not alone, rely on the strength and prayers of family and friends.
8. Persevere. Watch your life get better and better.
9. Run the race to win. See yourself there, your goal is accomplished; you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.
10. Remind yourself of all your past successes. You have worked hard at many things in your life, remind yourself of your strengths.
1. Develop a daily habit of spending time in mediation, hypnosis and prayer.
2. Write down and memorize your affirmations daily to recall in difficult times.
3. Listen to music and or your hypnosis to keep your mind calm, centered and relaxed.
4. Develop new friendships to share the Jewel that you are.
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 www.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.
Help it’s that time of year again. Hypnosis In Seattle can help you to see the trees for the forest. Trees have been on my mind a lot lately. If a person wanted to compare themselves to a tree, you can find many analogies. Take for instance the seasons, in autumn the leaves on the trees fall being a nuisance for many people to either rake up, or leave them there to rot. In the summer we welcome the leaves for shade. Many of us can think of our families in the same way. We can all be a nuisance and trouble at times, but when storms come families can be a refuge and bring comfort. Though, some of us can be like a tree in the forest that is over bearing and limits the growth below. Ask yourself, if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you want to be? What is your favorite tree? What tree do you see? Mine would be one with plenty of room to expand my roots, free to let my leaves dance in the wind. The sound of rustleing leaves in the breeze to me is a peaceful and reassuring sound. I would like to have my branches spreading out to create a welcome environment within my sphere of influence, i.e. drip line. It is important to see the trees for the forest, hypnosis in Seattle can help you see the trees.
It is that time of year again, a little pruning. I do not want to be cut up or cut down- A little pruning is good to be healthy and to grow in the right way. My tree would avoid low growing strubs full of drama and danger that promote weeds and invasive plants, like ivy which can choke off a healthy tree. Are you getting closer to seeing your tree? Heavy undergrowth create a place for fire. We can think of those people in our lives who are clingers and negative dream killers. (see last weeks blog) We can’t avoid them but we can keep them at a safe distance. My tree promotes all positives things, we all can create an environment that promotes healthy growth in our sphere of influence.
We can use trees as an emotional connection analogy, not a physical. My husband sees himself as a tall poplar because they are kind of sentinels. He thinks of them as watchers and protectors from the wind, especially when they are all lined up together. My husband has always enjoyed team work.
It is that time of year again. A lot of people come to me dreading the holidays, with all the expectations that we put on ourselves and others. What I do as a hypnotherapist through the sub conscious mind, is to reverse negative thoughts. Such as; “You now look forward with joy the holiday season, you look forward to being with family….. you choose to feel the love… you fill your heart with the simple joys of the season. You choose to be kind to yourself because you are worthy and deserving of all goodness. Your heart is full of gladness, you look at others in a more positive way and you stay positive.” Nearly everyone’s comment on completing a session will say “I feel lighter”.
Many of us have been greatly blessed with many wonderful people in our lives. One of them for me is the friendship of Idamae, she is now 94, I have known her for 24 years. We have done many wonderful activities together. She is one of the most gracious women I have ever known. She has had a great influence on me. She makes everyone that she comes into contact with feel special and loved. She is that tree I discribed. I do not want to limit myself, but honestly I can’t imagine being all that she is but I just did imagine! I imagined a tree in my mind, it is big, it gives a lot, it is strong, healthy and wise. I encourage you to imagine what kind of tree life you would choose. It is a little meditation. How would your tree impact your sphere of influence? Close your eyes, now imagine, sense and feel that you are there, see yourself where you want to be. The kind of person you want to be. Does your tree live in a manicured garden or in a native natural meadow? Focus and stay centered and it will come to you.
A few nights ago I dropped in on Idamae, over a cup of tea I asked her a few questions. My first was, “how have you handled the holidays with all the dynamics?” her answer was to “roll with it” and when you have guests give them a merry welcome.” I asked, how do you handle disapointment? she said, “with a smile”. Do you see the tree for the forest yet?
It is up to you, it is your choice, to slow down and take a deep breathe. It is your choice to go inside your heart and feel the love that surrounds you. To go into your heart and mend what needs mending. Let tears come when needed, release and let go of all that is holding you back from experiencing joy. Forgive yourself, forgive others. We all have a great inner intelligence, it knows just what to do and how to do it. Trust your great inner intelligence, your great inner wisdom.
I choose to be around people who are positive and give me room to be myself. People who inspire me to become a better person. Then I think, what good is that if I am only around positive people? It’s not that I go out and seek negative people but when they enter my sphere of influence, I pray I will find the words to have a positive influence. Hypnosis In Seattle can help you see the trees.
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I awoke early this morning from a disturbing dream. It made me think that I should probably invest in a dream catcher.
You have probably seen a Native American dream catcher but do you know the story of how it came to be? Become a dream maker, enhance your life with hypnosis.
The story (goes more or less) this way….
There was a band of Native Americans with many of its children experiencing terrible night dreams. This caused the parents great concern and so they called a council meeting with the elders to figure out what could be done. With the parent’s concern in mind, the elders called upon the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit told the elders to make a net to catch the negative dreams before they could enter the children’s minds as they slept. The band came together and created the net-like catcher, and the dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture ever since. Hypnosis In Seattle can help you catch your dream and enhance your life.
To me, dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while allowing positive dreams to pass. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web and dissipate when the first rays of the sun struck them.
I love that the tribe members would go to the elders with their concern over negative dreams. I love that my ancestors took serious the emotional well being of their people. They were in tune with nature because they lived with nature. It wasn’t that they lived each day as if it were their last but rather it being their first. They were optimistic rather than pessimistic.
This past summer while I was spending the summer in Santa Fe, NM, I was walking past a shop and heard the most beautiful Native American flute music. It drew me in like the Pied Piper. I decided that I needed to feed my soul by learning the flute. My husband and I usually run our purchases past each other first so I talked to him and told him about wanting to buy a flute — he simply said, “No, you probably won’t play it.”
I was hurt and told him, “You are a dream stealer!” Oh my gosh! He felt so bad at my remark that he immediately and sincerely replied, “YES, please fulfill your dreams.”
My flute brings me great joy and I love playing it. I understand why my sweet husband thought I wouldn’t -It isn’t the intention of most people to be dream stealers, and the majority don’t even realize that they are doing it.
The moral of this story is to never allow the disapproval or negativity of dream stealers to destroy your dreams. Especially if it is something that you believe will truly enhance your life, or more importantly, feed your soul. Be the Dream Maker!