I compiled a list of my favorite wellness tips & tools, especially for challenging times. It’s lengthy so feel free to dip in and out.
Now more than ever is a great time to make changes in your daily routine. Here are some simple ways to stay grounded and centered.
I just started reading this powerful book with healing meditations (includes online practice videos for healing the 5 elements in Chinese medicine, as well as the 7 chakras, and more).
I was talking with a client about what a difference it made to take a live yoga class even though it wasn’t in person. A friend signed up for a class with me and it was *almost* like meeting her in person to take a class together. See if it helps you feel a sense of community. Here are some places I like if you don’t already have a studio:
Hari Kundalini Yoga (includes some donation-based classes)
DoYogaWithMe.com (these are recorded free classes)
Braco is offering additional free online healing. Many people have had remarkable results.
Free Energy Tools from David Sun Todd
I love his beautiful art and deep connection to the healing and wisdom of the Redwoods.
Flower Essences for Emotional Healing
Here’s a post by the lovely Rose Todd on what flower essences you may need in dealing with anxiety in challenging situations. (If you want a personalized recommendation we can discuss at your next session, just let me know.)
And Rose wrote a wonderful book: Simply Bach Flowers–it’s an excellent resource for beginners to learn about how to use Bach flower essences for emotional healing. (I did the full practitioner training with her and she knows her stuff!) You can purchase Bach flowers here.
and I’ve fallen in love with Lotuswei’s flower essences (This past week I’ve been using Fierce Compassion and Game Changer a lot).
Essential Oils for Immune Boosting
Eden’s Garden Fighting Five (also available on Amazon)
I love Susannah Conway’s love letters, and her free and paid courses. She does a free photo challenge each April.
A New Career in the Healing Arts
Many people are using this time to rethink their work. I wrote Building a Powerful Practice to help people making a career transition into the healing arts. Friend and colleague Shauna Cummins interviewed me as part of her Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis–here’s our recent interview on practice building.
Improve Your Relationship With Money
I mentioned Sarah McCrum before; she had a very extraordinary experience that has given her a unique insight into what money really is and how it works. Sarah shares five of the most surprising and beautiful characteristics of money that have already helped many people transform their business and their life (including me!).
Here is a recording of her live online event from this past week, Activation for Collective Healing, which includes Morning Grounding, Activation, Evening Grounding, and Transformance.
A Powerful Healing Mantra
The Love Peace Harmony free app is a powerful healing mantra and one of my favorites. You can download it or play the app 24/7 (even on mute) to create a healing field in your home, office, etc.
One client is a first-year teacher for students with special needs. She’s been playing it in her classroom at very low volume and sent this feedback: “I love the music player! Some of my coworkers have come into my class and said ” it feels good in here.” One of my students who has autism said she ” feels comfortable here” and sometimes don’t want to go home at the end of the day.”
Uncommon Knowledge offers an extended list of hypnosis downloads for a range of issues. While recordings aren’t able to be as personalized as a one-on-one hypnosis session, it can be helpful between sessions, and to prolong the effects of your one-on-one sessions. (My Dad even used one to help improve his golf game!)
I often hear 2 main concerns after a client’s first hypnosis session. Don’t be misled by these 2 signs.
Meditate with the Insight Timer
I love this free meditation app with hundreds of guided meditations, or simply use the timer. Join the 365 Days Together group and commit to a daily practice–even if it’s only for 1 minute a day, that counts. (They give you gold stars for meditating!) You can also listen to healing music; check out the Solfeggio frequencies for deep balancing of the brain.
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Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for health and wellness for the holidays–this list includes things I’m getting for my family and friends so hopefully they won’t read this!
1. A gift certificate: Give the gift of balance and relaxation with a Reiki, Reflexology, and/or Hypnosis gift certificate.
3. 2016 Create Your Shining Year workbook & calendar: These are filled with dozens of pages of powerful worksheets & a printable calendar (I like the e-book version) to help create an inspired and shining new year.
4. Hypnosis Recordings: Here’s an extended list of hypnosis downloads for a range of issues. While not as personalized as an in-person hypnosis session, I like their recordings a lot, and bought one for my Dad to help improve his golf game. Talk about a unique gift idea! 🙂
5. The 5-Minute Journal: Feeling grateful once a day has been proven to raise your happiness set point, lower stress and boost immune function. It’s an easy way to let go of negative thinking in under 5 minutes, and has become one of my favorite ways to start the day. I’m buying this for my Mom and sis.
Recently, I’ve had many clients coming to me asking how to overcome negative thought patterns and create new and healthier ways of thinking and acting.
Earlier this year, a friend of mine recommended the 5-Minute Journal to me. (In fact, she raved about it.) She noticed she was in a much better frame of mind after she started using it. I’ve been using it for a couple months now, and I agree wholeheartedly.
I found journaling incredibly valuable in the past, but was reluctant (ok, actually quite resistant) to getting back to it. I love how the simple format of the 5-Minute Journal helps me stick to journaling, as well as how it anchors my mornings and evenings.
The journal is based on the principles of positive psychology—it’s been proven over and over again that the more you shift your focus on the positive, the happier you’ll feel. (And yes, hypnosis helps you do this, too!)
The journal helps you cultivate gratitude and promotes inner growth and self reflection and overcome negative thought patterns in 5 minutes a day. It also helps you get specific and set small, achievable daily goals. And it includes inspiring quotes and weekly challenges.
The best part is that it only takes 5 minutes a day! (This was the huge selling point for me.) You can order it here.
Here’s to focusing on the good in your life. Let me know what you think and how it helps you. We can compare notes!
P.S. Yes, I took my journal on a morning photo shoot—I love sitting outside in the early morning sun and taking a few minutes to do my daily entry.
P.S.S. Want more books I recommend (these are actually books to read). Read this previous post on 3 Books That Will Change Your Life.
January is such a good time to reflect and plan for the year ahead. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to start the new year right.
1. Hypnosis: So often we think we need more willpower or discipline to overcome a bad habit, let go of a fear, or make a big life change. I don’t think that’s it at all. Read on to find out why, in this article I wrote on how hypnosis can help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.
2. 2014 Create Your Amazing Year Workbook & Calendar: In case you missed it, I wrote about this in my last newsletter, and I’ve already received lots of positive feedback from people who already started using them. Check it out!
3. Gratitude Jar: I put this into practice last year and it was wonderful at the end the year to read everything in the jar. I’m doing it again this year–try it and let me know what you think.