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Hypnotherapy for Holidays

One of the most explored issues of holidays is that the events – dinners with family, meeting up relatives that you would otherwise rarely catch up with and all that holiday fuss in general – can pull you back to some sort of unpleasant memory you have made every effort to bury. The feeling can cause you mild or high discomfort, and it could be difficult to identify it.

Romantic relationships can often cause the same negative reactions in your thinking during this time of the year. You may find it painful to hear about the pleasant experiences of couples you know during their holidays, whether it be in person or through social media and networking. If you are feeling insecure and uncertain about your relationship, you will subconsciously compare your experiences to theirs, creating flaws in yours that weren’t there initially. Apart from that, you can feel a deepening sense of grief, as you see and hear about others’ relationships, while you are single.

Another issue is spiritual depletion, which manifests itself in a sense of depression caused by the multiple factors: you deem the holiday rituals no longer worthy and superficial, you have nowhere to go, you are feeling isolated, etc. The sense is notable for the irritability and sadness that it causes. Often this manifests in choosing to work overtime or staying at home, while others are having good time somewhere else.

If you have lost a loved one, you can feel great grief during the holidays. That is so, because you may recall spending holidays with them and enjoying the experience then. The main reason for that lies with the fact that holidays represent a special occasion for spending time with your family and friends.

Getting to the essence of things, it should be noted that hypnotherapy can help you out in such scenarios. After all, holidays aren’t the right time to feel bad; rather, they should be a time to empower yourself and recharge. Through hypnotherapy, you can begin to take in healing or suggestions aimed to improve you. The negative thoughts can be lessened to a great extent, as their volume is turned down through suggestive hypnosis or the tunes they play in your mind are replaced with more soothing ones.

Ways to Stop Alcohol Abuse

  • Distribute educational materials to schools, colleges, work places and community centers on the dangers of risky drinking and the need to identify possible problems early.
  • Learn more about the signs and symptoms. The more you know about alcoholism, the easier it will be for you to help and support others.
  • Alcohol screening is very important for any workplace or organization. Alcoholism can brutally damage the atmosphere and reputation of an establishment. It also affects the quality of work of employees and can damage public relations. So alcohol screening tests are a necessary step towards the growth of a company or organization.
  • Share your knowledge and make other people understand the dangers involved in consuming alcohol and how it ruins entire families. Highlight the need for a screening test. Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… ) so you can reach your goal – social websites have the enormous power to spread any message.
  • Encourage your friends, colleagues and family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking habits. If you believe someone close to you may have health issues, make them understand the importance of screening tests.
  • Wear red to show you’re involved (substance abuse awareness is represented by the color red).
  • Write a newsletter to the editor of your local newspaper sharing your opinion on why people need to take such precautions.
  • Organize a seminar in your community to promote alcohol screenings in collaboration with your local and national officials. Invite students, healthcare professionals and the general public. Explain that alcohol dependence is a serious medical problem. People need to know that high-quality treatment for this condition is available to those who need it. Surprise your seminar attendees with memorable customized gifts. Silicone wristbands printed with an awareness message on alcohol screening is one of the best choices in view of the easy customizable nature of these products. They are simple, ideal for everyday wear and easily available online.

Avoid Opioid Problems

Calcium gluconate turns out to be one of the more powerful painkillers, and it’s deficiency can be causing or exacerbating pain. Therefore, treating deficiency becomes key, and can be an answer to an otherwise dependent reliance upon potent, dangerous drugs.

Abnormal muscle function and deficiency…

Muscle function physically, is totally dependent upon nutrient levels chemically. Though nerves and bones depend upon certain minerals, the very function and action of muscles rely on it.

Contraction and relaxation are the main functions of muscle activity and allow a variety of movements. Calcium and its partner mineral, magnesium, are the key to these vital actions.

In deficiency, muscles are already at a disadvantage and can malfunction. This can be a predisposition to feeling pain. Tension, spasm, cramp or any other muscle disorder can result from lack of these life-giving minerals.

Injectable calcium has already proven to be a powerful painkiller in medicine. But its use isn’t difficult to understand once you understand the body’s need nutritionally.

Calcium and magnesium are partners. They work in tandem. The body requires both of them to be able to utilize either one.

But it doesn’t end that simply. There must be a certain “acidic climate” for them to react and only one of the many forms of each is acceptable.

These crucial conditions already make getting sufficient supply a challenge. And in this day an age, the margin for error is enormous.

How taking extra calcium can make you DEFICIENT!

Considering the precision of the body’s utilization of these minerals, it becomes easy to see that mistakenly taking an unusable form of calcium can cause other issues.

Painful conditions, such as arthritis, are caused by deposits of such minerals accumulating in surplus in the joints. These deposits tend to occur when absorption isn’t possible.

Successfully Surviving Stress

Stress can be defined as to how your body reacts to any change that requires an adjustment in your response. A certain amount of stress can actually help us to be more alert and to avoid danger. It has been said that life itself is about ninety per cent of how we react to a given situation and only about ten per cent of what actually happens to us.

This article will list some of the dangers that can accompany too much stress or in not doing a good job handling it. What may be easy for one person to face, another person might really be stressed when facing the same task. One person may consider it challenging to be faced with deadlines and needs deadlines to keep life interesting; another goes berserk!

Short-term or temporary stress could cause a fast heart beat, headaches, muscle stiffness, back pain, fast breathing, sweating and upset the digestive system. A stressed-out person might be cranky and have a hard time dealing with even small problems. A stressed-out person could be frustrated, more tired than they should be, have a difficult time focusing, and worry too much about little things.

A long period of time of not doing a good job handling stressful situations can produce more severe problems to a person’s health. Some of these problems include: a weakened immune system, making one more susceptible to a host of immune-deficiency diseases and ailments, high blood pressure, abnormal heart beat, hardening of the arteries, coronary artery disease, heart attack and heart failure. In addition, experiencing stress overload for a long period of time can result in muscle pain, memory problems, poor judgment, worse breathing problems, anxiety, skin problems, loneliness, sexual dysfunction and even panic attacks.

So, it would seem to me that a wise person, a person who cares about their own health and their relationships with other people, would want to do everything they could to change this negative situation that is such a drag to them. Fortunately, there are many, many things that can help a person deal with the negative side effects of a stressful life!

In this article, the solutions are basically divided into three different categories: relaxation techniques, foods, and vitamin-mineral supplements. While the relaxation techniques might not all be what you would think of as relaxing, they are relaxing in so far as removing the tension produced by too much stress!

Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss

Pros of hypnosis

One of the advantages is that it helps you to easily lose weight. According to experts, the technique helps you to lose up six pounds in a month. You should note that although this is the average amount that you can lose in a month, you can lose more if you work hard.

This means that you should concentrate more and thoroughly follow what your therapist advises you to do.

Another advantage of the weight loss technique is that you can easily find a therapist to help you. If there is no therapist in your area, you can go online and find one.

If you don’t have money to hire a therapist, you don’t have to worry as you can undertake self-hypnosis. Here you only need to read articles or watch videos that will guide you on how to go about the process.

Cons of the technique

The main disadvantage of the technique is that you can’t use it as a substitute for diet and exercise. This means that you can’t use the technique on-its-own. For you to find results you should incorporate dieting and exercises as part of your plan.

This means that once you concentrate on the ideal foods to take, you should take the foods for you to witness results.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

The benefits

The lemongrass essential oil comes with a number of benefits to health.

  • It supports and boosts healthy digestion
  • It soothes muscles and tendons that are aching
  • It purifies as well as tones the skin
  • It relieves depression and that heavy feeling most people feel when they are emotionally or mentally disturbed
  • It relaxes the nerves

The best thing about the lemongrass essential oil is that it can be used together with a number of other oils including lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and geranium. Blending the oil with any other increases the benefits that you get and you can mix depending on the results that you are looking for.

Using lemongrass essential oil

Before using lemongrass essential oil, test on a small skin area to determine skin sensitivity and allergy. It is also very important to remember that excessive use of this oil can cause skin sensitization hence there is a need to use it mildly for best results. When applying it, keep it off the nose, ears and the eyes.

  • For sore joints and muscle strains, combine equal amounts of the oil and coconut oil, then massage topically around the areas giving you issues. It will soothe the pains away.
  • To promote healthy digestion, you can use it to flavor meat dishes and entrees.
  • To achieve healthy and clean toenails, combine it with Melaleuca then apply to the nails. This can be done for several days for best results to be reaped.
  • If you are looking for a way to keep insects at bay while outdoors, rub a little oil onto your skin. It works wonders in repelling the insects.
  • If you are feeling desperate, anxious or having a feeling of unrest, you can inhale the oil, softly by placing a drop on your palm and rubbing the hands together before inhaling for at least 30 seconds. You will love how relaxed and calm the oil will make you feel.

Effects of Working Longer Hours

Even if we are surrounded with convenient, fast and quick food nowadays, we need to be careful with our body by having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The foods we have right now are not rich in calorie and can deplete our nutrition. These foods might fill our stomach but these can affect our health.

We need to stay on track with foods that truly equip our body to keep up its “housework.” To be clear, processed foods include anything that has undergone complex processing steps. It’s important to realize that organic, nutrient-rife foods are becoming just as accessible as processed, junk food options.

However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done because when practiced wrongly, you will definitely develop diseases. You need to analyze your habits thoroughly. For instance, what habits would you most like to break? What do you think is your healthiest habit?

In my case, I am very workaholic that lately I feel dizzy every time I lie down to sleep and also when rising from bed. It’s one thing to pull a long day every once in a while to finish a project or deal with a crisis, but it’s another to routinely stay late at the work into the night. Working overtime is becoming part of my daily routine.

Working very late at night impairs my sleep. This can cause us to build up what’s called “sleep debt,” which is kind of like being overdrawn at a bank. Chronic sleep deficit makes me get tired more easily than I think I do.

Overworking is really bad for your heart. It can actually cause heart disease. According to some researches, it might have something to do with your personality. The competitive type like me are more tensed, time-oriented and stressed out which is often intensified by overworking.

Working beyond the normal working hours is something to brag. But sometimes it can become addictive. The fact that we are living in a competitive world, we really deprive ourselves from sleep just to lament our work. Sometimes, working long hours can feel rewarding — even invigorating.

Carbs to Lose Weight

Bodybuilders are not the best role model for everyone muscle wise, and maybe sometimes they take their body fat just way too low. However, everyone can learn and mimic the actions of bodybuilders to decrease body fat and improve body composition. It is a fact that the art of bodybuilding or body sculpting is literally achieving the best leanest body composition. So even though we may not want to look like a bodybuilder, especially one on steroids, we can learn a lot from how bodybuilders eat and exercise to achieve a better fat to muscle ratio. After all they are the best at it. The question remains so how many carbs to lose weight?

Most bodybuilders that I have studied consume a 40, 40, 20 split of carbs, protein, and fat. 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fat. This split really works, and I say that from experience. This is usually the split that I do when trying to have a lean look. To figure out your 40, 40, 20 split you first have to figure out how many calories you should be having a day. Then take that number and take 40, 40, 20 percent from that number respectively. Afterwards you divide the number you get for carbs by 4 because there are 4 calories in every gram of carbs.

It is important to exercise if you want to be able to eat more carbs without hitting spillover. Spillover is a big no no when trying to lose weight with carbs. It occurs when you’re body’s carb “gas tank” is full and stores any extra carbs as fat. By exercising your body demands more carbs to be used in the muscles.

When asking how many carbs to lose weight per day we want to really make sure that we are more focused on the quality of the carbs. Try to go for slow digesting carbs like brown rice and quinoa throughout the day. Also do not eat the carbs too late at night. Try to stop eating carbs after 6 pm. White rice and simple carbs are only to be eaten before or after a workout.

Do not listen to the experts that tell you to stuff yourself with fruit. I’ve seen many clients really back track by doing this. Fruit will be converted to sugar and give you a big insulin spike. You can get just as fat from fruit as you can from candy if you eat too much of it. Green veggies are your best friend to chow down.

Importance of Gratitude

I recently entered gratitude into a search on Google and it returned 109,000,000 results, and I noticed a disturbing trend. Based on the top links that came back it appears that many people are using gratitude for selfish aims. Among the top links that came back on page one in my search were: “The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About,” “Can Gratitude Make Millennials More Successful?” and “7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude.”

In my experience, the only genuine practice of gratitude is when it is done to enrich others. In fact, in my regular practice of gratitude I specifically ask the recipient not to acknowledge it, but rather, if they feel compelled to respond, to send a similar message of gratitude to someone in their life OTHER THAN ME!

I believe that expressing gratitude for selfish reasons will eventually backfire in the same way I see general selfishness and greed eventually come back to bite people. It’s not always easy to do, but in the long run, helping others will fill you up a lot faster than only looking out for yourself.

Our society has become obsessed with results, to its detriment, in my humble opinion. I have found that the need for results makes those very results much less likely to occur. That’s why my focus is based primarily on process and purpose. Unfortunately, I do not have time to go into process and purpose (but will in a future blog post) as I want to tackle another issue with how people practice giving thanks.

The other problem I have with the way people express gratitude is that they often focus on the easy things. If you have read my blogs before, you have likely seen me utter the phrase: ‘Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it” (although I now believe it’s more like 3% and 97%). I have personally found that once I learned to embrace the bad things that have happened to me, and to be grateful for them, it accelerated my growth exponentially.

As a child, I used to curse the fact that life was not fair and often felt sorry for myself. I think a big reason I felt this way was because my mother passed away two days before my fourth birthday. Regardless of the cause, all feeling sorry for myself did was make a bad situation even worse.

I eventually realized there was a positive side to losing my mom at a young age. It made me a more sensitive and empathetic person and those traits serve me to this day. I’m even grateful for all the people who bullied me or took advantage of me when I was down, for I would not have gained the valuable skills or knowledge I have, otherwise. These experiences forced me to learn how to problem solve at a young age and think on my feet. All of these traits and skills are vital to the work I do today.

In addition, I also suffered deep depression and anxiety after my mom passed away, but fighting those battles made me a better person. Though it took a lot longer than I would have liked, I like the person I am today.

Having said all of that, if I could choose, I would give up all of these benefits in a second to have my mother back for even a few days. But I can’t choose, so I have finally learned to play the cards I have been dealt in a forward looking way.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about what would have or could have been. In my case it would be if my mother had lived. But those fantasies are filled with inaccuracies as they envision an idealized version of the person I am now, and the reality is I may have ended up being a completely different person. Perhaps even an entitled spoiled momma’s boy with very little compassion, for all I know.

If you want to accelerate your growth, learn to have gratitude for the things that you missed out on or that went wrong, as well as the things that went right, and when you choose to express it outwardly, do it to enrich others not to receive any benefits for yourself.

Ways to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Avoid High Risk Situations

The best strategy to quit drinking is avoiding high risk situations. Avoid social settings where alcohol is served. Do not buy or keep alcohol at home as this will easily tempt you. Friends and family members can also assist by refraining from drinking alcohol in the presence of those in recovery.

Build a Strong Support Network

Ensure that you surround yourself with positive people. This will help you to build and improve your self-esteem and confidence. Without a positive support network, it is difficult to make changes that will completely lead to sobriety. An available social network support is particularly important during the early months of recovery.

Communicate Effectively

Having an effective communication with family, friends and workmates can help them to understand the different aspects and challenges involved in your road to recovery. Expressing yourself to them will help them to be much more supportive and assistive.

Incorporate a Nutritious Diet

A healthy diet and proper hydration are important to an alcoholic’s healing process. Proper nutrition, as well as hydration, helps to restore physical and mental health, improving the chances of recovering.

Macro and micro-nutrient deficiencies can cause low energy levels, depression & anxiety, which are triggers that can lead to a relapse. Your diet should incorporate food types that improve digestion, promote steady blood sugar throughout the body and improve brain chemistry. A healthy process of digestion optimizes the rate of absorption of vitamins, amino acids and minerals which help to reduce alcohol craving. An adequate intake of lean protein ensures that your brain produces optimal amounts of neurotransmitters which are associated with feelings of well-being.

Comprehensive nutrition education program and individualized nutrition counseling have been found to improve a 3-month sobriety success rate in people with substance abuse issues. If you wish to quit alcohol drinking on your own, here are a few nutrition tips you can follow.

  • Do not make major diet changes immediately. Gradual diet changes will lead to a better body compliance.
  • Eat foods that are low in fat and include adequate levels of lean protein.
  • Eat regular meals throughout the day
  • Water is the most important nutrient required for every body function. Adequate water intake helps to reduce alcohol craving.
  • Vitamins and mineral supplements such as vitamins A& B, zinc and B-Complex are helpful during and after the recovery phase.

Exercise

One way of replacing destructive behaviors is getting involved in physical activities. Exercise stimulates the same neurotransmitters and circuits in the brain as most addictive substances. Start out your exercise routine slowly and focus on strength training and cardiovascular exercises.

Engage in Healthy Activities

Alcoholics are known to give up on activities that they once found enjoyable. Part of the recovery process is rediscovering previous hobbies and developing new interests. This will help to alleviate boredom that can trigger a relapse and help you to pursue much healthier and fulfilling alternatives.

Evaluate Your Progress

Evaluate your sobriety progress by setting an evaluation date. A 30 day plan is more effective so that your new behavior can become a habit. Evaluate and review your reasons for quitting alcohol. Write down the benefits and, if you relapse, start again. An evaluation plan will help you to see how far you have come and motivate you to do better.