|Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM||comments (366)|
Another September has come and gone. Over the past two years I have experienced a devastating diagnosis, a mixed prognosis, and a condition that has limited my ability to do the things I used to do. In spite of all that I've gone through these past several years there are still many things I am grateful for. For starters, I am here to tell the tale, and there are those who aren't.
This September I was freed from my career of the last 14 years due to my physical limitations. It's hard to let go of something you've known for so long, but I look forward to a new chapter in my life and I'm excited about the new adventures that are yet to come. I know that whatever happens it will be alright and I will survive, more than that, I will thrive. I'm ready to begin my fourth or fifth new career and I know I will succeed.
So I'm ready to move forward and to remember my daily mantra. Life is a funny, funny thing. Today will be a funny, funny day.
|Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:43 AM||comments (1697)|
This year I am offering a new service: Customized hypnotherapy recordings sent to you through either MP 3 or CD. After a brief interview over the phone I can create a customized hypnotherapy session for you to use whenever you want. This service is being provided for those who don't have the time or resources for an one-on-one session, but would still like to receive the benefits of hypnotherapy.
The cost for one prerecorded session is only $25.00 and if multiple sessions are prepaid the cost per session is $20.00. For a sample of a recording using metaphors go to the Hypnotherapy Recordings page on my website.
Some of the issues that hypnosis recordings can be used for include:
|Posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:39 AM||comments (1422)|
Caught between a vision and hauntings from the past:
The vision – I am standing at the edge of a small lake or large pond with only the light of a full moon showing me my own reflection in the clear, clean water. The moon gives off rays of light, like a star, filling me and the pond with light and hope. I know I am there, expecting something wonderful to happen. There only the sound that is heard is of the water, barely lapping upon the shore and the light that shines upon it and me. I feel safe, alone, and anticipating what wonders will touch my being in this place…..
The haunting – There is fog in South East Portland tonight.It makes me go back in time to when I could hear the fog horn on the bay.
I am walking on Nob Hill, near the Masonic Auditorium, or somewhere near Union Square with one of my friends that are now long gone, past the veil of this world.
Near the Masonic Auditorium I am walking toward Market Street after a concert with Chris. Both of us enjoying the thick fog that envelopes us. It is not cold, but that is because we are wearing coats, knowing how the cold of the fog can seep into the bones if one is not properly dressed. We are trying to decide whether or not we should go have a cocktail or just head home to the Castro or Mission.
Somewhere near Union Square I am walking with Roland. We are feeling only slightly altered. He is taking me to one of his favorite spots in The City. We go into the St. Francis Hotel and ride to elevator to a floor he knows the number of. Once we get off, he leads me to a door the opens to a balcony on one of the higher floors of the hotel. The fog surrounds us and muffles the sounds of Geary Street below. The lights from the store fronts below are barely visible through the fog.
I feel so safe with either of these two men, in the fog, walking the streets of San Francisco, not so very long ago….
The past has such a feeling comfort, but it is no longer .The vision holds such potential, but is uncertain. I flicker between the two,in the present. I am here, feeling good while being in these two times and places.
|Posted on April 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM||comments (225)|
Sometimes we are so busy living life that we miss some of the lessons it is teaching us. "Oh that little pain is nothing.... I need to finish this thing I am working on, I can just take a aspirin and go on."
That may be true, but it may be that your body or life is trying to tell you something and you should probably listen. Where is the pain? How long has it lasted? Is it moving around?
The first thing one should do is to consult your physician about the pain, it may be something big or something that should be treated in some way. After that you might ask your body or life what lesson is out there that you need to get.... It may be your body wants or needs some attention, or you need to slow down or speed up. It could be that you need to grab control of your life or learn to give up some control.
After talking to your physician and finding out if there is something serious going on, you could try is hypnosis to communicate with the unconscious part of yourself to determine what your body or your life is trying to tell you. A trained, good hypnotherapist/hypnotist can use various methods to communicate with that unconscious part of yourself to find out what is behind the pain or the ailment that is behind it. They can also help with easing the pain in some cases.
|Posted on March 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM||comments (259)|
As we go through living our lives we sometimes forget our goals. It is helpful to have someone to remind you what your prioities are and what resources you have to move toward them. Life coaches are trained to these things.
Sometimes we don't even know what our true goals are, life coaches can help you discover these and guide you to the resources in you that can get moving toward those goals. There are times in your life when you have been successful. These experiences can be a source of inspiration, they can also be a blueprint on how you can be successful in your pursit of a life goal.
There are some "rules" that can help you move toward your goal. One way to make them concrete and achievable. The main rule is make your goal a SMART goal. SMART stands for:
Specific - make your goal as specific as possible; what will it look like, how will it feel, what will you be doing, what will you have give up to obtain it?
Measurable - how will know you have achieved it? What will be different or the same?
Action - what actions will have to take place in order to achieve your goal?
Realistic - is the goal realistic in your environment?
Timely - when will this goal be achieved?
Try using these guidelines next time you have a goal, you may find that it is easier to achieve it, or that there are other things that you need to do before you begin moving toward your goal!
|Posted on November 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM||comments (46)|
Recently I have been thinking about customer service and how it is so important in professional relationships with clients. I think one of the most important areas of customer service that various professionals forget about is the element of rapport.
I have had two encounters with physicians that left me feeling like I had no support dealing with my concerns and challanges. These two professionals seemed to forget that meaningful human interaction can be one of the best healing modalities available to them!