Tag Archives: Confidence/Self Esteem

Today's Friday Photo comes from Maui, Hawaii. While some may think this paradoxical, I think it's pretty simple: You cannot change what you deny.
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  People often ask if hypnosis is appropriate for young children. We work with children 6 and above, and they are typically excellent candidates for suggestion work.  
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Civitavecchia, Italy. Watching the sunset as the cruise ships started to leave port, I reflected on the long history of Rome. The early travelers sailing across uncharted seas into the unknown, two thousand plus years ago. Today it's space travel and to the deepest depths of the ocean where we are discovering new worlds. But with all of this outward activity, the most profound exploration remains within ourselves.......
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  The other day I accidentally left home without my phone. Luckily it wasn’t a work day, so I spent the day without it. At first it felt odd - just knowing no one could reach me by phone, text or email. But soon, I forgot.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Aberdare National Park in Kenya. Like these magnificent lions, I wanted to take a nap the other day but my mother's voice rang in my ears "Don't be lazy." It's easy to be judgmental of others but we are the harshest of critics of ourselves. Judgment doesn't mean not questioning motives or preferences or weighing options - why I want to do this or that, for example. It refers to being critical or berating aspects of the self without thoroughly thinking through the context of a thought or action that is being judged. Be kinder to others, and to yourself.
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The latest issue parents and teachers are asking for help with is getting teens to unplug from their mobile devices. My answer is a question - What are you currently doing to model something else?
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Bridgeport, California. It is in those times that we dare to be different or to take a risk in life that we usually look back on and say "That really made me feel good!"
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Has anyone ever told you that you were being selfish? Chances are, that comment made you feel guilty or even shameful. So much so that you never wanted to feel that way again so you formed a belief that being selfish was bad.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from upstate Washington at a Wildlife Refuge. The wolf is perfect for this quote. We learned at a young age to fear wolves form fairy tales, when in reality the number of fatalities from wolves is minuscule. When we let our negative thinking get out of control, it takes us to places that are much worse than our reality reflects.
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Every client that we see learns a special breathing technique. You’ve probably heard about the importance of the breath and there’s a myriad of ideas out there on how to do it. The idea is to stimulate the vagus nerve where it sits under the diaphragm. The stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to release calming chemicals, helping you feel relaxed and clear. 
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