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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Each day I ensure I cultivate a space for silence in solitude. It is in this space that I find my breath and simply allow myself to pay attention. Thoughts come thoughts go. Sensations come and sensations go. With each one I see or feel I come back to my breath. Often this coming back creates a new space for emotions to arise. And, when I am attuned to both thoughts and sensations I am able to find the place within my heart to allow myself to see the emotions for what they are; in doing so I see them pass.
And while, for me in silence it is easy to see thoughts and sensations come and go, my emotional connection within was suppressed for so long it now takes much awareness and intention to investigate non judgmentally before I am able to see clarity. ..
It takes much intention and curiosity to make sense of my mind and body link, and the associations between my thoughts, sensations, and emotions together as differentiated elements of the one system. Yet, even in saying this I cannot convey the peace that comes when I come back and return to my breath.
How do you silence a tyrannical inner critic, a relentless inner perfectionist?
With humour of course!! Often we listen to these aspects of ourselves with great diligence. We can feel as if there will be a harsh consequence of not being perfect and sometimes the consequence of not doing something perfectly is a torrent of self abuse, nasty self talk or stagnation and stifled creativity.
Which can result in frustration, irritability, low self esteem and stress- which manifests as dis- ease.
Often in my hypnotherapy sessions I receive an Intuitive nudge, a hunch on what characters to introduce into a hypnotherapy session. Today I got the image of a tiny little mouse, with huge ears, a big tummy and a high pitches squeal. This is the inner critic that’s been wrecking havoc in my life? This tiny, cute furry little munchkin?
One thing I find so enjoyable is when we give ourselves the permission to question, to awaken our curiosity and to explore, when and why do these aspects of us need to be sooo serious?? Is it possible to see ourselves, our internal drivers in a different light? Is it possible to see different perspective on the Tyrant of the inner critic?
Of course it is, that is what Hypnotherapy is, is all about- creativity, imagination, awareness and changing states in the most pleasurable of ways.
Would it be possible to see this aspect of ourselves as a tiny little mouse, with a high pitched voice and over sized big ears?
It is possible that this part of ourselves just wants to protect us from making “ God forbid” a mistake.
Ahhh gasp!! Often if we can look at these parts of ourselves with a new understanding, forgiveness and compassion.. see this part of ourselves as a facet that has just “ overdone “ its job. Thank it for wanting to protect you from change and mistakes. Assign it a new role, one which is much more supportive, gentle and mutually beneficial.
You are allowed to have fun, be creative, be curious and colour your life with love and humour ❤️❤️❤️ #hypnotherapy#hypnotherapists#therapists#counseling#imagination#soul#awareness#conciousliving#wisdom#payam#alian #@hypnotherapy_guilan #health#mentalhealth#emotionalwellbeing
Regrann from @goddess_of_the_land - Sensory Adaptation - the diminished sensitivity to a stimulus as a consequence of constant exposure to that stimulus.🤔🤔🤔 Sometimes we can be involved in highly toxic relationships or stay in unhealthy environments. At first, our gut knows something aint right but then the longer we stay exposed to those type of people or places, we tend to think that this is "our norm" or begin to believe thats just how life is. You could never be more wrong. Our gut instincts are natures way of letting us detect danger. Animals have retained this instinct. We still have it but it is very weak because we are too busy letting others with weak signals guide us. No more! Tap into this natural alarm and know when its time to remove yourself and run the other way. When the shit no longer stinks, you're in trouble. #instincts#toxic#counseling#lifecoach#finallyyou#ig#therapy#selfcare - #regrann
Being mindfulness teachers we need to be able to recognise traumatic stress. Trauma is highly prevalent; the majority of us will be exposed to some kind of trauma in our lifetime. If you’re in a minority group that’s targeted by systemic oppression you face a far greater likelihood of being effected by trauma in everyday life. Traumatic stress can be intensely difficult thoughts, emotions, images, physical sensations or even memories relating to an earlier traumatic experience. Not everyone who experiences trauma will have an adverse reaction to mindfulness but as teachers we need to take extra care if traumatic stress presents. Ensuring your mindfulness teacher is trained in MBSR, MBCT or MSC will mean they have some background training in trauma sensitive mindfulness and a strong support network of professionals to provide ethical, safe and the best care we can. #coach#coaching#counseling#professional#business#executivecoach#careercoach#lifecoach#mindfulness#meditate#meditation#wellbeing#wellness#mentalhealth#performance#workplace#leadership#Hawthorn#MelbourneCoach#Australia
Self-talk adalah berbagai hal yang seseorang katakan kepada dirinya sendiri dalam hati dan pikirannya.
Dalam pendekatan ini, salah satu hal pertama dan terutama yang harus dilakukan orangtua adalah berusaha memahami apa yang ia pikirkan tentang perilaku sang anak. Dengan memeriksa self-talknya terkait perilaku sulit anak, maka orangtua dapat lebih memahami hal-hal apa yang sesungguhnya penting bagi dirinya dan orangtua dapat menyadari bagaimana pikirannya mempengaruhi perasaan maupun tindakannya. Adapun tujuan memproses self-talk ini adalah agar orangtua memiliki pikiran yang lebih optimistik dan produktif dalam menangani perilaku sulit anak.
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I saw a commercial today that spoke to me. I don't particularly enjoy the product (it's an airline that I've had a troubled past with) but the messaging struck me. They said "travel isn't teleportation. You have to go somewhere to get somewhere."
This struck me because I often I find myself getting so impatient for things to work out the way I see it in my head and go mad whenever my control proves to be an illusion. I set a destination and get antsy if I don't teleport there immediately.
But the truth is, to get somewhere good, you usually have to save money, book your tickets in advance, pack, prepare, reschedule your daily life, get a Lyft to the airport, check-in your luggage, undress and unpack in the security line, redress and repack in the Starbucks line where you'll wait 30 minutes for an overpriced comfort chai. Then you wait some more; at the gate on the boarding line (zone 1 only! Sit down zone 4!). Board, scowl as you walk past those in first class (or ignore the coach passengers as you sit in first class), wait some more, and then spend the next x-amount of hours unsuccessfully trying to get comfortable in a flying fart box impossible to sleep in and only offering Adam Sandler movies. Taxi, deplane with as little shoving as possible, find baggage claim, wait for your luggage, and so on.
The annoying details are important here. In the grand scheme, airport travel is amazing. And it's also an ordeal. It takes time, money, effort, and patience. And so do most other things we want, at least the good things; the ones that matter most. The ordeal is what makes it that much more exciting when your plane slowly starts to descend to landing, the blurred lines of the landscape below you start to get colored in, and the captain welcomes you to a new city with the current time and temperature.
Hi guys! I hope your Tuesday passed in peace. My own days have been super rough lately. So I thought to share a few tips that might also help you move through your own day in the most positive way possible.
1: I started meditating in the mornings now thx to @elainerhayes . I set intentions for my day where exercise,clinical work and my book promotion are concerned
2:take some time to focus on and express gratitude for all the positivity that my life contains. Sometimes that takes careful picking and choosing when I feel particularly distressed cause I see both the light and the darkness that surrounds me
3. The breath is such a powerfully important tool we all possess. It can comfort or frighten us at any given moment. It can soothe your soul when you are the most stressed. Take long deep breaths while closing your eyes touching one hand to another in order to ground yourself.. to yourself.
4. Go out into nature and just be with it. Walk, sit , talk, feel the wind on your skin. Let time pass by.. just a few minutes is sometimes enough for the clouds to lift from your spirit.
5. Treat yourself to a little something . A flower, a matcha, a cute notebook, whatever catches your fancy. And if nothing does pretend it's for a friend and then gift it to yourself. You need a present today!
6. Do some exercise either at home or a gym. Be it a bike or a plank. #justdoit research shows and I know from 30 plus years that it can move internal mountains.
7. I did these steps with a 28 yr old gal this afternoon who was severely depressed. Her fam wanted to put her in the hospital. But after spending an hour with me she felt so much better. She laughed so hard she cried. And that's what I wanted cause she had been numb for weeks.
8. Mental health matters you guys. Please don't be afraid to reach out for help. It doesn't take that long for the worst of moods to pass. I promise you that you can get through anything 🤗🙌🏼💕
Such a great time tonight for my first-ever Back to School Community Chat✨
Great food, soothing atmosphere, awesome tunes by @orvilledjoskeeno (#kompa set🙌🏾) made for great conversation, questions answered, and more community connecting
Special thanks to @bloggerfromthebronx for being such an awesome host & @motthavenbarevents for the hospitality
And don't forget to get your autographed copy of #TheAudacitytoFinish
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Since the weather is still blistering hot and the majority of our little island is winding down the pace in order to cope with the temperature, it is the perfect opportunity to procrastinate, lay back in the shade, relax, and maybe even pick up a good book.
Books are a truly marvelous thing. By reading them we are able to jump inside the mind of another human being, someone who may be infinitely wiser and knowledgeable than us. The author may be from another time and place and yet when we read their work, we create a direct connection between their words and ourselves. Reading is, in a sense, like eavesdropping on the internal monologue of the author.
Crammed inside their pages are thousands of words and ideas, a testament to the endless hours and perhaps even years of work. No other medium allows people to share a message with so much richness, freedom, and depth.
With that in mind, we do not gain just from the content of a book, but also from the author's 'voice'. Reading the stream of consciousness of a masterful author is like watching an artist at work. The way that they can expertly connect their ideas, arguments, and vivid descriptions can work as a point of reference for how to improve our own thought processes.
With that in mind, take into account how wasteful we are with our energy. How much truly worthwhile material have you read today? How many posts (apparently at least one so far!), how many blogs, and how many messenger conversations have you read through? Chances are that by the end of the day you have read so much that the last thing you might want is to pick up a book.
Keep in mind what was mentioned above: the voices that we read become a part of our own internal dialogue. We live in an era of endless chatter so be mindful and do not allow your mind to fill up with junk, because in a very real sense, you are what you read.
For some reason, Instagram reported my previous picture, so here it is again w a diff pic...🙄😒There will always be moments where your mind gets the better of you. Because let’s face it, your own brain is the hardest to convince in terms of being okay. You might feel fine one moment & then you could be on the floor in crippling sadness,
having a full blown panic attack & not know the trigger & that’s okay. Don’t hurt yourself trying to understand too much at once, you do not have to justify these happenings. Ever. You don’t have to convince anyone else of the reasoning behind it, you’re allowed to feel the weight of the world, of life. It’s inevitable. It does not make you weird or awkward. It doesn’t mean you are a freak, a liability. You are not broken, you are human & you are doing the best you can. You are in complete charge of your own destiny, whatever that may be & if you don’t know what that is yet? Be free & open to happenstance. Don’t live your life for others, it’s yours for a reason. There is so much darkness in the world - things that warrant no explanation, things that hurt you & the people you love. Why should all this bad shit get a free pass in life & not have to explain itself to anyone? When you have to experience the anxiety, on a daily basis, to express yourself in a certain manner, to understand why you felt like that or to justify your emotions to others ~ No. You’re allowed to feel exactly what you feel when you feel it. You’re only human. & if any of this resonated with you - you’re a badass human. Keep going, you’ve got this 👊🏾 ~ Kx #selflove#wisdom#wordsofwisdom#mentalhealthawareness#igers#instadaily#igdaily#picoftheday#advice#goals#spreadawareness#transformation#balance#mentalhealthadvocate#happiness#love#beautiful#tinksklr#all_shots#motivationalspeaker#inspiration#counseling#positivevibes#positivity#awesome#tflers#anxiety#happenstance