Feel refreshed and relaxed in 20 minutes!

–and you don’t need to be a practiced yogi or meditator to enjoy the benefits.

You don’t even need to go to a class or pay a teacher with today’s audio downloads and smartphone apps.  All you need is a place where you won’t be interrupted for a short time and it can be done in any physical orientation (sitting, lying down, or even standing. Through guided imagery, breathing and body scanning, you submerge yourself into a restful, healing state that is a unique combination of alert awareness and deep relaxation-yoga nidra. Your brain waves slow to the alpha state or even theta, where you are able to tap into your subconscious mind and source of intuition, creativity and healing while remaining aware and conscious.

As you scan your body and explore sensations, emotions, and thought patterns you will be guided to move back and forth between feeling and witnessing, observing without responding, as your nervous system unwinds and comes into balance.

Through the integrative process that that balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, it quickly relieves anxiety and slows the fight or flight response. Stress hormones are reduced, blood pressure and heart rates decline and the metabolic system slows down.

Since Yoga Nidra has been shown to reduce levels of stress, hostility and anxiety in chronically-ill patients, veterans and school counselors it has been integrated into a program to treat vets with PTSD.

The benefits credited to Yoga Nidra practice include both psychological and physical-

  • Relief from insomnia
  • Reduction of depression and anxiety
  • Elimination of phobias
  • General improved well-being
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Improvement in immune system function
  • Pain relief
  • Asthma relief
  • Reduction in insulin dependence in diabetics

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Based on Dr. Borysenko’s groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic’s dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind’s powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.

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What is Hypnotherapy?

A more current term for it is self-directed neuroplasticity, where we learn techniques to rewire our brains to create the changes we want to see in our lives, whether it’s to release the past, deal with stress or to transform our lives.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s a “trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.

Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.” (See the short video about Myths and Misconceptions below.)

Since it’s a method to help you accomplish what you need or desire, its applications are endless. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for a particular goal or benefit. For a look at the many medical symptoms that may be alleviated, go to Hypnosis for Medical Conditions

Because each session offers new tools for change, a series of at least 3 weekly sessions is usually recommended.  The Weight Loss from Within Program is 8-weeks.  Sessions last from 75-90 minutes. After the intake or recap of the week, the actual hypnotic visualization takes 20-30 minutes. We then discuss the plan for the coming week and I share resources and take-home tools. Each program is tailor-made to fit your desires and motivations.

A team approach offers the greatest support, so I am happy to collaborate with your psychologist and/or medical professional.

Call 720-460-0758 to set up a Complimentary Consultation to find out how our services can help you find relief from a challenging condition or to achieve your personal goals more effectively.

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