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Hypnosis For Insomnia

Getting At The Subconscious

One alternative for managing insomnia that doesn’t involve addictive drugs is hypnosis. There are many hypnotherapists using different techniques that can help you to sleep at night, sometimes after just one session.

The hypnotherapist will try to determine why you have insomnia. Could it be from chronic pain, poor sleep habits, or other disorders of sleep, such as restless legs syndrome?

Once the hypnotherapist pinpoints the reasons for sleep issues, he or she can develop a hypnosis plan that can get you back on a track of healthy sleep.

The hypnotherapist will try to find out what is going on in your subconscious that is interfering with getting a good night’s sleep. Through hypnotizing you, something you hadn’t thought of before might come to the surface so that you can get it out in the open and work on it. This can help you deal better with your problems so that sleep comes easier.

Self-Hypnosis

You can learn how to hypnotize yourself in order to get a better night’s rest. A good hypnotist either will make a tape for you to relax with or will help you go through the steps of self-hypnosis that you can practice every night before you get to sleep. This is a good option if the hypnotherapist can’t find an underlying reason why you aren’t sleeping and if an ordinary self-hypnotic technique will work to bring you closer to the sleep state each night.

Self-hypnosis works in several different ways. You can simply close your eyes and imagine yourself descending a staircase going deeper and deeper into your subconscious. When you reach the bottom “step,” you will be completely relaxed and will be focused on your breathing. The hypnotist will teach you things you will say aloud or silently to yourself such as “I am entering a state of deep sleep, completely calm and restful.” This is a lot like meditation but involves more verbal interplay between you and your subconscious whereas meditation focuses on breathing and visualization.

Either technique will calm your mind or, if you are lucky, you will fall asleep before even deciding to come out of the hypnosis. If you fall asleep during self-hypnosis, this is not a problem. You will just drift off and will wake up refreshed naturally.

If you don’t fall asleep during the self-hypnosis practice, you can bring yourself out of the self-hypnotic trance with the post-hypnotic suggestion that you will fall asleep soon. Then prepare for sleep, as you would normally do. Whatever post-hypnotic suggestion you gave yourself in order to sleep will work to allow you to go to sleep, even after you have come out of your hypnotic state.

Hypnosis is especially effective for those who have sleep problems due to anxiety or stress. Hypnosis can de-stress your thoughts so that your mind is free of anxiety-producing thoughts and feelings.

You may need more than one session of hypnosis in order to master the practice of hypnotizing yourself so that it becomes a part of a bedtime ritual routine. When your sleep patterns become more normal, it is possible that you won’t need the self-hypnosis technique and can simply drift off to sleep without the aid of hypnosis.

Stress and Self Hypnosis

It makes a huge difference. I tried all most of the techniques that people have posted and found that it was hmmm like a bad cup of coffee. When I tried their techniques I found that I just couldn’t go deep… and trust me I have the ability to go incredibly deep.

What’s also wrong with the Self Hypnosis that is being taught on the internet is that you can’t really function properly in eyes open Self Hypnosis. And YOU DO want to function in eyes open Self Hypnosis, in this state you are a powerhouse! You are able to concentrate strongly, powerfully. You are able to retain great amounts of information, You are able to recall great amounts of information. Our mind is just THAT powerful. You do everything better when you are in eyes open Self Hypnosis.

I teach a very simple, very powerful technique to enter into a Powerful state of mind, and how to exit it and also how to function in Self Hypnosis with your eyes open so you can do whatever you need to do.

I help students of all ages with this, in fact I am now considering making it mandatory for ALL my clients to learn Self Hypnosis. It is an amazing gift, with so much to offer. You can now give yourself positive suggestion for change, Your sex life will improve, your studies will improve, you can manage your stress effectively with Self Hypnosis. Your memory will improve. Imagine reading a page in 5 seconds with comprehension. Healing ability improves greatly, You can anesthetize any area of your body. This is especially handy for those ladies and men that wax, or that have to go through a procedure like perhaps laser treatment, or if you fell and hurt your ankle or your arm, you are able to anesthetize that area till you can get to a doctor. (we do need to use common sense here people)

So as you can see, Self Hypnosis has many great benefits. I know of Hypnotists that have placed themselves into Hypnosis for operations and have felt NOTHING. Perhaps you are pregnant and have decided to deliver natural? Guess what! I teach a wonderful POWERFUL technique that enables you to completely numb your body but you will still be able to function perfectly to give birth naturally without any discomfort.

I mean really there is just no discomfort. It is powerful, and what is wonderful is that Your body won’t be at war, the baby is delivered in a short period of time and afterwards you can place yourself into Self Hypnosis for faster recovery. It is amazing what we can do. Our bodies and minds are just amazing.

We have great untapped resources within us, we have great ability within us. Just for a moment imagine how you would like your life to improve? Perhaps you want to play better golf, or perhaps you want to lose a little weight, perhaps you want to take yourself on a 3 minute holiday when things get rough at the office. Perhaps you want to improve your energy levels, or your performance in school. Your thinking and your mood will greatly improve when you practice Self Hypnosis for relaxation.

Prepare Lavender Oil

This essential oil has been in use for years. It’s a natural stress reliever and can help you lead a healthy life. However, not everyone can enjoy the benefits of lavender oil mainly because of how expensive it is. Not everyone can afford to set aside a budget and get a bottle of this oil. So, what should be done in this situation? The best option is to prepare your own lavender oil that is equally good yet least expensive.

You can easily prepare lavender oil at home because it will not require any special machine or ingredient. Things needed include:

  • A jar with a properly fitting lid
  • A glass mixing bowl
  • About 300ml oil (see below for more information)
  • Muslin
  • A glass bottle with a properly fitting lid
  • Eight tbs. of lavender flower for every steeping

Method

  • Pick the bottle of non-scented oil and put it (about 300ml) into the jar and then simply stir in the flowers. Once stirred, cover the jar and leave it in the sunny windowsill for 2 days (48 hours) making sure to shake every 12 hours.
  • This step involves straining the oil. Simply lay the muslin over the bowl and use it to squeeze the oil in the bowl. You can use a spoon to press so that all the oil is filtered and is in the jar.
  • Now put the oil back in the jar and once again add flowers (fresh) and repeat the first and second step until you get the right lavender oil smell.
  • Once you think the oil is ready (check the smell, or just repeat the first two steps twice) put it in the bottle with the stopper and your oil is ready to use. Make sure you put it in a cool and dry place and it will be good for about 6 to 12 months.

About Alcoholism

  • It leads to short-term health hazards.
    Abusing alcohol for short-term harm alcohol can cause severe damage to health apart from diseases. The injuries include accidents, homicides, falls, alcohol poisoning, sexual assaults. Individuals under the influence of alcoholism have inhibited judgments and decisions that can lead to harmful results.
  • It can also lead to long-term health effects.
    The individual develops the medical conditions of long-term health hazards after the intake of alcohol for a quite long period of time. The hazards involve high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, digestive problems, memory loss, etc.
  • It relates to sexual assault and domestic violence.
    Studies show that alcohol abuse is associated with sexual assault and domestic violence. But it doesn’t mean that alcohol abuse can make an individual do all these but force the individual to involve in these actions under alcohol influence.
  • Alcohol has effects on the fetus.
    Pregnant women, if abuse alcohol, then they tend to put not only themselves in danger but also cause a risk to the unborn child. Abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome leading to certain deformities in the child such as hyperactivity, difficulty in vision and hearing, poor coordination, heart problems.

Loneliness

People just don’t understand. It’s absolute deprivation-a desolation-that’s what loneliness is-a dissolving of life. It is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it can become an addiction in that it fosters the idea of worthlessness in your life. You don’t have to glue yourself to the television and listen to the killings and disaster circumnavigating the globe. It’s dangerous to cultivate that behavior because it can become addictive and that removes any potential with an interactive contact with real people. Further, it may set up suicidal tendencies, I am not either one-addicted or suicidal. So what do I do to survive?

To survive, to exist and for what reason God only knows you have to make a significant effort. It’s an absolute necessity. So what do I do? And what should you do? Begin each day with gratitude. That’s a nice platitudinal comment. I do not recommend saying you are grateful for being alive. Instead, take a small step at a time. Each morning as I look out my window I see beauty even on a rainy, cloudy and windy day. I say, “thank you.” I image the great cedars are doing a dance. I watch the eagles float on the high winds. Even with little steps, you can cover a large territory. And it’s that way with changing your outlook on life.

Traumas Are Portals To Awakening

That got us hooked on the healing arts and I think I took every course that came to town in those days. Wonderful courses with Dr. Bernard Jensen on Whole Foods and Iridology, Dr. Alzner’s Deep Muscle Reflexology, Werner Erhard’s Seminar Training known as EST which was very mind-altering in those days, and although I loved the Vita Flex method, I went on to get certified with the Reflexology Association of Canada in the early 80’s and became a teacher shortly after that.

At that time, doing all this alternative stuff was nowhere near as close to main stream as it is today — reflexology, yoga, and vegetarianism were still hokey pokey and we were considered a bit weird by our children’s friends. The kids would come home from school and I’d be standing on my head, or be in the corpse pose, or twisted like a pretzel. The visiting kids used to say to our children that there was never anything normal to eat in this house. We were really post-latent hippies raising new age children in a very confusing era. We didn’t have any road maps to follow and were making it up as we went along. We would have visiting yogis, psychic healers, people from other planets (so they said), walk-ins, tarot card readers and lots of wonderful experiences in that household – this is what our children were exposed to – lots and lots of whole person’s workshops and alternative living ideas.

Because our children were exposed to reflexology at a very young age, they often asked to have their feet done and were used to thinking of the body mapped out on the feet. Once, at a doctor’s appointment, the doctor said, “Let me take a look at your stomach” and my one daughter started taking off her shoes. I had to hold back some smiles.

We learned more yoga teachings from our yoga spiritual teacher, Dr. Ramamurti Mishra who was the most delightful yogi anyone could find. We were so very fortunate to have been exposed to his teachings about the philosophy of Ayurveda and the personal doshas (tendencies), yoga chakra healing and various practices for cleansing.

I also continued my education while raising the children and graduated with a degree in psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management. I found that I had a keen interest in personality theory and qualified in the use of the MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). I worked for a couple of companies teaching workshops in the use of a behavioural model and got further trained in temperament personality theory. I was having a blast learning all this wonderful stuff for self-understanding and healing.

All of these learning experiences led me to put together how to think of reflexology of the ears, hands, and feet. I realized that with the personality temperament theory (similar to Ayurveda mind-body system), we can think of the human instrument as a wholistic system consisting of a Mental Side which acts as the Dreamer in us and produces our Ideas; a Social Side which acts as a Catalyst in us and generates our Connections; and a Physical Side which acts as the Builder in us providing feedback that helps manifest and consolidate the ideas and connections.

Because I was fortunate to teach all three reflexology courses to students — Feet, Hands, and Ear Reflexology — I asked them what their experiences were and how they felt the three modalities differed. It was from my students that I tied together the knowledge of Ayurveda, personality temperaments, and reflexology modalities into a whole system at our finger tips. The benefits students expressed fit nicely into the principles of Ayurveda and we determined that by doing the ears we felt calmer; by doing the hands we felt our emotions cooled; and by doing the feet we felt the body was stimulated. I was so excited about how this all came together and tried to capture it in The Well-Tempered Life — a book that summarized my experience with yoga, personality theory, and reflexology.

  • If the Mental principle is imbalanced, do Ear Reflexology to calm the mind.
  • If someone is frustrated, upset or angry, do Hand Reflexology to cool the emotions of the Social principle.
  • And if someone is tired, lethargic and dull due to too many time constraints and no time for rest and repair, do Foot Reflexology to stimulate the Physical principle.

Like many reflexologists, we know this is powerful work we’re doing and we’re thrilled when people tell us the impact of our pressure point work on their systems. I always tell my students, “You are not the healer here; your job is pressing buttons. Mother Nature is the healer and each person’s body has its own intelligence. It will take what it needs from your pressure point work and use it the way it sees fit. Your job is to just press the buttons.”

For me, it is best not to label an imbalance in the body but to think more along the lines of the Traditional Chinese Medicine orientation. See the condition as an imbalance of energy and strive to bring the system back to balance – back to homeostasis. Whether it is in the mental aspect with worry or anxiety; in the social aspect with frustration or anger; or whether it is in the physical aspect of fatigue and toxins, we need to strive toward balance and to assist our clients in achieving this with any tools, skills, or insights we have to share.

Reflexology, for me, is one of the most valuable tools we can have to help ourselves, our families, and our clients and I’m truly grateful to Jay Bixby, wherever he is, for my first pressure point natural healing experience. It really helped to shape my life. I do love sharing, teaching and passing on information and I love sharing my past and experience with others.

Health Effects of Cannabis

The term cannabis is used loosely here to represent cannabis and marijuana, the latter being sourced from a different part of the plant. More than 100 chemical compounds are found in cannabis, each potentially offering differing benefits or risk.

A person who is “stoned” on smoking cannabis might experience a euphoric state where time is irrelevant, music and colours take on a greater significance and the person might acquire the “nibblies”, wanting to eat sweet and fatty foods. This is often associated with impaired motor skills and perception. When high blood concentrations are achieved, paranoid thoughts, hallucinations and panic attacks may characterize his “trip”.

In the vernacular, cannabis is often characterized as “good shit” and “bad shit”, alluding to widespread contamination practice. The contaminants may come from soil quality (eg pesticides & heavy metals) or added subsequently. Sometimes particles of lead or tiny beads of glass augment the weight sold.

A random selection of therapeutic effects appears here in context of their evidence status. Some of the effects will be shown as beneficial, while others carry risk. Some effects are barely distinguished from the placebos of the research.

  • Cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy is inconclusive on account of insufficient evidence.
  • Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy can be ameliorated by oral cannabis.
  • A reduction in the severity of pain in patients with chronic pain is a likely outcome for the use of cannabis.
  • Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients was reported as improvements in symptoms.
  • Increase in appetite and decrease in weight loss in HIV/ADS patients has been shown in limited evidence.
  • According to limited evidence cannabis is ineffective in the treatment of glaucoma.
  • On the basis of limited evidence, cannabis is effective in the treatment of Tourette syndrome.
  • Post-traumatic disorder has been helped by cannabis in a single reported trial.
  • Limited statistical evidence points to better outcomes for traumatic brain injury.
  • There is insufficient evidence to claim that cannabis can help Parkinson’s disease.
  • Limited evidence dashed hopes that cannabis could help improve the symptoms of dementia sufferers.
  • Limited statistical evidence can be found to support an association between smoking cannabis and heart attack.
  • On the basis of limited evidence cannabis is ineffective to treat depression
  • The evidence for reduced risk of metabolic issues (diabetes etc) is limited and statistical.
  • Social anxiety disorders can be helped by cannabis, although the evidence is limited. Asthma and cannabis use is not well supported by the evidence either for or against.
  • Post-traumatic disorder has been helped by cannabis in a single reported trial.
  • A conclusion that cannabis can help schizophrenia sufferers cannot be supported or refuted on the basis of the limited nature of the evidence.
  • There is moderate evidence that better short-term sleep outcomes for disturbed sleep individuals.
  • Pregnancy and smoking cannabis are correlated with reduced birth weight of the infant.
  • The evidence for stroke caused by cannabis use is limited and statistical.
  • Addiction to cannabis and gateway issues are complex, taking into account many variables that are beyond the scope of this article. These issues are fully discussed in the NAP report.

The NAP report highlights the following findings on the issue of cancer:

  • The evidence suggests that smoking cannabis does not increase the risk for certain cancers (i.e., lung, head and neck) in adults.
  • There is modest evidence that cannabis use is associated with one subtype of testicular cancer.
  • There is minimal evidence that parental cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with greater cancer risk in offspring.

The NAP report highlights the following findings on the issue of respiratory diseases:

  • Smoking cannabis on a regular basis is associated with chronic cough and phlegm production.
  • Quitting cannabis smoking is likely to reduce chronic cough and phlegm production.
  • It is unclear whether cannabis use is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, or worsened lung function.

The NAP report highlights the following findings on the issue of the human immune system:

  • There exists a paucity of data on the effects of cannabis or cannabinoid-based therapeutics on the human immune system.
  • There is insufficient data to draw overarching conclusions concerning the effects of cannabis smoke or cannabinoids on immune competence.
  • There is limited evidence to suggest that regular exposure to cannabis smoke may have anti-inflammatory activity.
  • There is insufficient evidence to support or refute a statistical association between cannabis or cannabinoid use and adverse effects on immune status in individuals with HIV.

The NAP report highlights the following findings on the issue of the increased risk of death or injury:

  • Cannabis use prior to driving increases the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • In states where cannabis use is legal, there is increased risk of unintentional cannabis overdose injuries among children.
  • It is unclear whether and how cannabis use is associated with all-cause mortality or with occupational injury.

Various Types of Aromatherapy Oils

In actuality, you do not have to be a massage expert in order to administer aromatherapy on the skin. If you will just look around, you will find tons of aromatherapy oil recipes. However, you need to ensure that you and the person receiving the treatment are not allergic to the oil components and the carrier oil itself. For instance, cinnamon oil is not suitable for direct skin application since it can be a very strong irritant. Also, vegetable oils that are often used as carrier should be diluted well and stabilized to become safe on the skin. Essentially, using the right oil and the perfect mix can travel a long way in achieving total wellness.

There are various types of oils that can be used in the treatment in order to achieve certain goals. Here are a few oils to choose from:

  • Rosemary oil – This one is one of the most commonly used oils when it comes to aromatherapy, due to its handful of benefits. It greatly helps in restoring oral health; relieving conditions like bad breath. It can also provide skin with more moisture and better tone. Plus, it works great in clearing the lungs and healing various respiratory problems like sore throat, cold and flu. It is also believed that rosemary has positive effects on body organs like the heart and liver.
  • Lemongrass oil – This type of oil can help a lot in easing inflammation. It can do a lot in fighting inflammation, causing toxins to be released by the body. It also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties so it can be highly effective in cleaning wounds and killing germs.
  • Juniper oil – The oils extracted from Juniper berry can be most helpful in healing ailments such as gout, arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual disorders and more. Using this essential oil for massage is also beneficial in relieving anxiety, tension and drowsiness.
  • Mandarin oil – This oil extract is very helpful in treating skin problems. It can be used to rejuvenate skin cells and fighting all sorts of skin infections. In fact, this oil can be used to heal acne marks and even stretch marks.

About Soul Loss and Spirit Loss

The soul which has a human body, at its most simplistic level, is energy. Even at the moment of conception, there is energy. Soul is that energy that is all-pervading. And going one step further, science reveals energy cannot be destroyed; hence, the soul survives the death of its body. Yet, my title suggests soul loss. Does that contradict the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Frankly, no!

Soul loss comes to us from ancient shamanic practices. In days gone by, the healer described the malaise suffered by an individual as soul loss, or a part of the soul being taken away, stolen, or kept by a loved one. Our ancient ancestors believed that a soul could get lost and because it had trouble finding its way back, the individual became ill. Additionally, an evil entity could steal a part of the soul; thus creating illness. A parent, especially a mother, might keep a part of her child’s soul out of love when that child married, or went away and unknowingly create illness. The healer would travel to another realm to locate the wandering soul or a part of one and return it to the client. This was done by directly blowing into the client’s mouth.

Spirit and soul are often interchanged. From my perspective, they are not the same. Unlike the soul, spirit is not all-pervading. It is totally individualized, that is, it refers to specific individuals. It is, of course, non-physical. For some, the spirit is the place of one’s emotions which help define one’s character. Whenever an individual experiences physical or emotional trauma he or she may suffer spirit loss. A parent who loses a child may experience spirit loss. Depression, whatever its cause, signals spirit loss as does anxiety. To help remedy this, the healer will offer certain herbals, suggest specific crystals and maybe a pouch with ground plant leaves to be worn around the neck.

Benefits of Aromatherapy Candles

The art of aromatherapy is using the aromatic oils (essential oils) found in plants for the treatment of disease and for other health benefits. Those essential oils are taken from the plants and mixed with other substances, such as alcohol, lotion and other oils. Traditionally, they were applied in an oil base and massaged into the skin but they may also be beneficial when they are inhaled by being sprayed into the air or through the use of high-quality aromatherapy candles.

The fragrances from the essential oils work within the body, including the nerves of the nose to stimulate enzymes, hormones and to cause changes in the functions of the body. This would include lowering the pulse and reducing your blood pressure. It is also thought that aromatherapy may help to stimulate the production of substances within the body that reduce pain.

Aromatherapy candles make it very convenient for anyone to enjoy the benefits that this ancient art has to offer. You can sit in a room with these candles, enjoying some music or a good book while at the same time, improving your health. Each scent is going to have a specific benefit to the body, including the following popular choices.

Lavender – An individual who is depressed or fatigued would appreciate the benefits of Lavender aromatherapy candles. It helps to calm a person’s nerves and to relieve stress. It is also a good choice when you want to get some restful sleep.

Jasmine – The oil from the Jasmine plant has a scent that is reported to have antidepressant properties and can help you to relax.