Monthly Archives: February 2017

108 - March Madness March Madness isn’t just about basketball! Here at the Center we have SO much going on: Minding Your Health: 4th - Roxann Keyes - Trauma Touch Massage 11th - Parents are Hypnotists, Too workshop preview 18th - Parenting Teens with therapist Sara Nuahn 25th - Parenting Through Divorce 1st - April - Parenting and Careers Free Public Workshops: Hypnosis is a Natural State of Mind  - March 21st at noon Parents are Hypnotists, too! - March 21st 6pm 7th Path Self Hypnosis classes: Basic - 6pm     March 15, 22 and 29th Advanced - 12:30 - 3:30pm     March 11th Hypnotic Gastric Band Weight Loss Class: Monday nights starting March 6 - April 17th FARE 1.0 Hypnosis Training - March 17th - 4 weekends in a row Don’t forget to join me this Saturday and call in with your questions - online or on the radio - at 10 am for ‘Minding’ Your Health - Take Back Control on AM950 radio. Or check out the podcasts for free on The FARE Hypnosis Center’s online store. I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Burano, Italy, an island famous for it's colorful homes, hand made lace and curtained doorways. Today's post is for a special client, but I'm guessing has applied to each of us at some time in our life.
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As a hypnotist, I’m keenly aware of the power of words. The last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about the words “I’m sorry.” A few of you wrote with alternatives in reacting to ‘bad’ news. 
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Today's Friday Photo comes from the north shore of Lake Superior. I love how the boulder appears to be hovering above the water - perfect with this quote from one of my favorite authors, as you might imagine your feelings of vulnerability floating off across the water, far, far away......
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Last week we talked about apologizing in a way that shared our gratitude instead of negativity. What about saying “I’m Sorry” when we really aren’t sorry. You know what I mean - someone tells you sad news  or something terrible and you automatically say “I’m sorry”.  “I had to put my dog to sleep.” or “My child is going to have to repeat the 5th grade.” or “I have cancer.”  We shouldn’t be apologizing, but we don’t know what else to say. Sorry can be used to express pity, regret, or sadness, but most often the word doesn’t convey what we’d like. I’ve actually had people say, “There’s no need to be sorry. You didn’t do anything.” Sound familiar?  I’ve been thinking about how to reframe this automatic response and I thought I’d put this out there to you, my listening audience. Obviously various scenarios may require specific responses, choosing another word, perhaps. I’m wondering, what’s another way to express ourselves in reacting to ‘bad’ news other than saying, “I’m sorry”? Email me your thoughts about this and I’ll follow up with another blog.  Don’t forget to join me this Saturday and call in with your questions - online or on the radio - at 10 am for ‘Minding’ Your Health - Take Back Control on AM950 radio. Or check out the podcasts for free on The FARE Hypnosis Center’s online store. I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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Today's Valentine's Friday photo comes from in front of my fireplace, where I captured this Valentine heart that my two dogs gave me! Oh that we all should love each other so naturally....
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  Last week we talked about the negativity bias. A past client of mine sent me something interesting that I want to share with you and I think it’s a perfect extension of last week’s blog. “I’m sorry.” We use these words in many ways (i’ll talk about another next week), but today we’ll focus on apologizing.
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Today's Friday photo comes from Chanhassen, MN. This quote is often repeated, but hardly ever heeded. Our nature is to stay with what we know rather than try new things that are uncertain. But this vicious cycle is futile and can lead to frustration. We can learn a lot from squirrels about new ideas and cleverness......
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