Friday Photo

Today's Friday Photo comes from Rome, Italy. I love this shot of the Coliseum and remember feeling overwhelmed by how imposing it was, the deaths that happened there. I'm in Massachusetts at the convention for the National Guild of Hypnotists, a part of the faculty for the first time. But as always, I'm cognizant of my opportunity to learn from as well as teach those in my class. Quotes 4.003
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Today's Friday Photo is from the bottom of the Capilano Canyon in Vancouver, Canada. This quote is especially important with all of the negativity we hear and see in the world today. Remember that your thoughts become things and they create your beliefs. Quotes.014
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Breaking Free Cover   My new pain book is available in the Online Store and on Amazon.com: Breaking Free from Pain and Opioids: Discovering the Hypnosis Option. If you suffer from chronic pain, this is the book to help you take back control! The Facts: "Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million people - nearly one- third of our entire population. This is more than those affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. Seventy-eight Americans die every day from an overdose of opioids. This includes heroin and prescription painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone. Deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999, as have the number of prescriptions for them." (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Opioids are the first line of treatment for most chronic pain sufferers. But there are other options that have no negative side effects or issues of addiction. Understanding how the brain processes pain provides the realization that you DO have control over how you perceive it. Studies in neuroscience have shown that the brain cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is vividly imagined. This is why hypnosis is an important addition to your toolkit. Because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you can learn to take back control from your pain and manage your level of comfort in the way you want to perceive it. Here are the reasons for using hypnosis for pain management: - No negative side effects - No pills or implanted devices - Minimal investment - Relatively fast results - Self-care - No ongoing expense once the techniques are learned Fernandez balances personal and client stories, explains how your brain processes pain and provides the scientific research that gives insight into the effectiveness of hypnosis for pain management.  
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Today's Friday Photo comes from a morning walk through the neighborhoods of Port Townsend, Washington. While admiring the fantastic view of the Puget Sound, I came across this flower, the most perfect flower I have ever seen. This photo hangs where I can see it when I look out into the Center's reception room from my office. It reminds me of the beauty in our world and the wonder that is all around us - it's always there, if only we choose to stop for a moment - to think and see what is possible. Quotes.049
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Laguna Niguel, CA. As I train two hypnotists to take their skills to the next level - and yes, it's a lot to process! - the pay off for the hard work comes in doing the work for others. Quotes 105
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Today's Friday photo comes from Florence, Italy. We all see the world from different windows. When was that last time you cleaned your glass and questioned your truths? Quotes.099
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Friday Photo is late to the party this week. The plane from Amboseli Park must have been delayed - lol! It was educational to observe this herd of about 30 elephants interacting and going about their business. Kind of like current world events, I thought the quote and picture appropriate. Quotes.013
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Kenya. I have so many amazing shots, from there, but this is one of my favorites. It's one that's been done, but as Mom and baby walked away after they'd scratched themselves against these tree trunks, it begged for me to take it. Wouldn't it be great to feel this way about ourselves, and to pass this belief on to our children? Quotes.062
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Today's Friday Photo comes from my own backyard. As I was thinking about the 5 careers I've had in my life, I realized that every one of them revolved around change, and that no matter what the topic, it all started from within. Quotes.081
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Half Moon Bay, California. Though Bobby was talking about golf, this is certainly true for life in general. What we think we create. Quotes.023
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