What is Self-Image and How Do You Improve It?

Change your self-image, and you change your personality and your behavior. A healthy, positive self-image is essential for a lot of reasons. Self-image has been examined by psychologists and philosophers alike for centuries. Even though there are many opinions as to what self-image is precisely, people will agree that self-image has much to do with…

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Indulge yourself in powerful life changes

Do you know anyone who is so self-focused that they seem to dwell on everything that was going wrong in their lives? They may not quit talking about their difficulties. Perhaps you wondered what was wrong with that person that their lives were so out of control as they experienced one crisis after another. They…

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Let’s talk about Mental Health – You are More Valuable

Mental illness impacts millions of Americans each year and it is vital that we remained focused on this topic and examine the effect. In 2019, Approximately 1 in 5 adults (51.5 million) Americans encountered some manner of mental illness (National Institute of Mental Health, 2020). Mental health has been challenging to discuss candidly, as numerous…

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Are you someone who suffers from compassion fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is a specific concept that can involve emotional, physical, and spiritual difficulties in individuals giving care to another. It has a connection with caregiving, where individuals and even animals face substantial emotional or physical discomfort and suffering. Compassion fatigue is an array of symptoms, not an illness. Compassion fatigue and its connection to…

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How Can Hypnotherapy Help Prepare Overweight Patients for Surgery?

We know that obesity and smoking are major burdens on the US healthcare system. Despite public health efforts, over two-thirds of US adults are considered overweight or obese.[1] This increases their risk of a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and some types of cancer.[2] High BMI (Body Mass Index) also reduces…

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How to Prevent Weight Gain Over the Holidays

Many people hope to maintain their current weight during the holidays so that January doesn’t push them into crazy dieting. Here are some insights I’ve found helpful for preventing weight gain over the Christmas season.  Did you know that in the US, half of all annual weight gain happens during the Christmas holidays? Not surprising…

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What Effect Does Obesity Have On Our Joints?

The rate of obesity is continuing to grow in the United States. It affects the length of a hospital stay and medical cost. Differences in the duration of hospitalization may arise due to obese patients are medically more unstable. Still, not all obese patients experience an adverse medical event. But, obesity does increase the risk…

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Why do I gain weight when I’m stressed?

  When our ancestor, the β€˜caveman or woman’, faced periods of famine, hunger was one of the reasons for anxiety. When there was not enough food, their bodies coped with this stress by secreting steroids. The steroids were absorbed by the omentum, a fold of tissue beneath the abdominal muscles.  Even after thousands of years,…

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words on Children Last week I met with a teenager for a hypnosis session; she was anxious as she feared there was a change that was about to occur in what was at that moment her home. This young lady had found out there was probably an ensuing divorce between her parents. So…

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