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Mind-Body Healing

Mind and Body Healing

How am I really feeling? This is a question we don’t ask ourselves that often, even though we should. Are you happy or is there that underlying hint of from something you have not dealt with? Are you more tired than you realize? Is that stiff neck still bothering you?

We have the power to diagnose and heal ourselves. Taking a few moments a weeks to check in with our minds and our bodies can do a lot of good.

How do you do this?

Well, the most important step to self healing is believing in your own healing abilities. Belief is a powerful tool and can help you in everything. The best way to believe in self healing is to see it as something natural – not magical but know there will be a happier, healthier you.

1. You can start the process with a mental body scan meditation. This is an easy to do routine where you check your body for tension or aces. If it helps you can see yourself as a computer that needs to scan itself for malware.

2. Listen to what your body tells you and focus on the stress points. If something feels strange or painful it needs attention. Bring your attention to that spot and send love and positive images and words to that place, believe you are mentally massaging the pain away – or deleting the spyware as it where. If the pain is mental pain you had blocked try and re-shift your opinion on it, work on making the negative positive.

3. Rewire your brain, think more positive: the more you train your brain to have a positive outlook on life the happier you’ll feel.

4. Make changes in your life. Holding on to bad habits and toxic people can make you ill. Re-evaluate your attitudes, your social circle and your community. What changes can be made to it?

5. Look at your stress level. Stress related disorders are an epidemic these days. What can you do at work or at home to keep your anxiety level down and keep your body and mind as stress free a possible? Meditate on it, think about your day to day life and try and feel where you feel the stress creep in and how you could stop this from happening. Learn how to relax.

6. Exercise: relaxing and exercise are related: you can’t relax if you feel bloated or full. You will also feel groggy if you don’t move for at-least twenty minutes every day. Don’t stress yourself by thinking you must do certain exercises: a brisk walk, two hours of shopping (without the car!), dancing around the room, even walking while watching TV are just as valid as the exercises magazines and TV shows insist we do.

7. Eat healthy: try and incorporate some healthy food in your diet: add fruit, vegetables and water.

8. Have fun: start doing things you enjoy. Join clubs, meet new people, or go back to that old hobby you liked so much. Learn new skills. Do something that programs you to think that you matter.

Whatever you do, remember this: Always be kind to yourself. There is only one you!

Six Practical Steps to Build Your Self-Esteem

  1. Stop putting yourself down to other people and yourself. You may want to keep a journal of how your negative self-talk is for one week. You may be surprised to notice you are not treating yourself in a loving manner. When you catch yourself doing this STOP and see a stop sign in your mind, the colors of the red background, the white letters and the shape of the sign. Say to yourself. “That is the old me, OMG, I used to be sooooo negative.” This is extremely helpful.
  2. Schedule pleasant events and activities. Meet up with a friend for lunch, a walk on the beach. Make art. Take a class you have been wanting to take. Plan a vacation. Do something FUN.
  3. Exercise daily. A walk around the block, go to the gym, play tennis whatever you enjoy. People who exercise a few times a week enjoy a greater sense of self-value. Your body was designed for movement. Find some physical activity that you enjoy and do it regularly.
  4. Get back in touch with your passion. get involved in creating your dream life. Our mind is always giving us new ideas. Listen and pay attention.
  5. We take care of what we love. Start treating yourself like someone you love.
  6. Be kind to yourself, you deserve it.

Good luck on your journey!

Looking for help is a sign of strength

It used to be that people sought therapy or counseling only if they were suffering from a mental illness. Often times people would forego seeking help just because there was a stigma attached. Things are fortunately changing and more people feel comfortable seeking out a therapist or counselor for guidance and personal growth. The main aim is to change the quality of life.
Looking for help or guidance is a sign of strength.

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Four Helpful Hints for Improving Relationships

There are many areas of our lives, our vehicles, our bodies and our cars that need attention and fine-tuning to remain healthy and balanced.
It takes work and commitment from both individuals to willingly and openly address issues that will ultimately arise.

Here are four hints to help you

1) Are you repeating the same patterns in your relationships?
We will often repeat patterns and maybe attract the same type of individual in our lives.

2) Know that all relationships will bring up our own individual issues.
As Harville Hendrix discusses in his Imago Couple therapy work. The relationship is the therapy.

3) Be aware if you are looking at your partner from a critical perspective.
This can wear on a relationship and ultimately push your lover away.

4) Become more aware of yourself and what your triggers are.
These triggers often give us clues of unresolved issues that need to be explored.

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