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What is Self-Care Coaching?

Self-Care Coaching is a mindfulness-based approach to coaching that integrates the body-mind-spirit concept. It is helpful for people who dim their lights to fit in. Thus they feel lost, with no energy, uncertain, misunderstood, stressed, and doubt their capabilities. Self-Care Coaching helps you to reduce stress and anxiety, find meaning and love within, find your life purpose and how to accomplish your mission. Thus, you cease procrastinating and beating yourself up because you understand who you are, your attitudes, and your motives. You develop compassion toward yourself and others. You become aware of the importance of having time for a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual recharge. In turn, you live a purposeful and meaningful life.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the bridge to the Subconscious Mind.

The Subconscious Mind dictates 90% of our behaviors.

The Subconscious Mind is in charge of our emotions, intuition, creativity, imagination, memories, problem-solving skills, and instincts. There we can also find our limiting beliefs and stuck emotions that prevent us from reaching our potential and developing a more successful and meaningful life.

The superconscious mind is the source of our creative potential and psychic abilities, and it is the part of our mind that transcends time and space and accesses the quantum soup we live in.

Time and space are human constructs. As Einstein explained, these concepts are relative. Although we are not aware of the superconscious mind in our awakened state, it is there holding all the resources we need to have a whole and meaningful life. We naturally go into hypnosis seven to ten times a day. For example, when we daydream, when we go for a walk or run without any electronics that distract us, or when we are looking for the car key and it is in our hand already.

How do I go into hypnosis?

First, you will experience what is called induction, which is relaxation. It allows the conscious mind to settle down and access the subconscious mind.

Next, the Hypnotherapist will flood the client’s subconscious mind with positive and healthier messages called suggestions.

In the end, the Hypnotherapist will help the client to come out of hypnosis in a gradual yet quick process.

The result is a wonderful feeling of well-being. Ten minutes of hypnosis is equivalent to two hours of restful sleep. That is why clients feel so good and energized after a hypnosis session. It is important to remember that the client has total control over the hypnosis. The client is aware of what is going on during the session and will just accept suggestions that are in agreement with their goals.

Hypnosis was born in the medical field. It has been used as hypnothesia by medical doctors to operate patients in situations where regular anesthesia was not available, for instance, in wars or where chemical anesthesia was too dangerous to be used. Hypnotherapy covers a broad spectrum of issues.

What can hypnosis help me with?
  • Stress reduction
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Pain mitigation
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias & fears
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Undesired & unhealthy habits (addiction)
  • Weight management
  • Work, school, and sports performance
Do I sleep or become unconscious during hypnosis?

No. You are in control the entire time. You will feel more relaxed and aware. But no one has any power or control over your mind or body. Some hypnotherapists say “sleep” during the induction (the relaxation phase), but it is just an expression. The word sleep can be substituted by “relax.”

What is Regression Hypnotherapy?

It is the approach to hypnosis that works with the subconscious and superconscious minds to accomplish the healing process in many layers. It takes the client to the moment where the problem started, so what was recorded in the subconscious mind can be replaced for a more positive and healthier experience.

What can Regression Hypnotherapy help me with?

Regression Hypnosis is an approach that can help the client to go to the root of the problem.

It works with any area of life: relationship issues, work-related issues, family problems, chronic pain, inexplicable symptoms and behaviors, conversion disorders, traumas, addictions, and feeling stuck in life.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that makes people hear a noise in their ears. The noise can take different forms: buzzing, humming, pulsing, booming, drilling, whistling, whirring, and hissing. It also can take different volumes. Some people just notice it at bedtime, while others have to live with it 24/7. Although the noise is as clear as if it came from the environment around you, it is actually an internal sound, and just the individual can hear it. Research shows that 25-30 million people in the US suffer from this condition. Hypnosis and Mindfulness Meditation are excellent techniques that help people to cope with Tinnitus and even get better.

What is E.F.T.?

Emotional Freedom Technique, E.F.T., was created by Gary Craig, a Stanford-trained engineer and personal performance coach, in 1995. Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.), also known as tapping, is a technique where you tap with your fingertips on acupuncture points around the body to release stress, anxiety, pain, and negative beliefs. The body is composed of meridians and energy centers that are connected to cells, nerves, organs, thoughts, and emotions. E.F.T. is based on the idea that a thought or memory from trauma or stress can cause disruption and blockages in the body’s electromagnetic energy system. By tapping these points, the body releases stress, relax, and balance is restored in the body and mind!

What can E.F.T. help me with?
  • It reduces stress
  • It reduces chronic pain
  • It decreases anxiety
  •  It decreases depression
  • It helps to overcome fear.
  • It improves mood and relationships.
  • It helps to create positive beliefs.
  • It is an excellent tool to remove traumatic memories.
  • It aids weight management.
What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting (B.S.P.) is a powerful, focused method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing emotional/body pain, trauma, and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

Where we look affects how we feel and process emotions. The practitioner and the client work together by paring a fixed eye position and body sensation to an unresolved issue. This approach goes beyond cognitive awareness and connects with the client’s inner wisdom to heal oneself.

What Brainspotting can help me with?
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Fears
  • Substance use
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Creativity issues
What is Family Constellation?

Family Constellation is a powerful method developed by the German therapist Bert Hellinger. It helps you identify complex entanglements in your family of origin and your present family or relationship.

Family Constellation is a solution-based approach whose goal is to reveal the hidden dynamics in a family or relationship. It addresses possible stressors impacting these relationships and heal them.

What Family Constellation Facilitation can help me with?
  • Negative or harmful relationship patterns
  • Be in a romantic relationship
  • Solve family entanglements
  • Overcome inner turmoils
  • Overcome significant loss
  • Personal and professional success
  • Deal with chronic pain or/and disease
What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness Meditation is a relief for a busy mind. It is the awareness of what is going on in our minds, moment by moment, without judgment. It soothes the mind, reinvigorates the soul, and relaxes the body. By learning how to switch from the doing mode of the mind to the being mode, we become aware of our inner world and all the resources we have to cope with any situation in our lives. When we meditate, we travel to the present moment, our real destination. When we meditate, we undress the worries or escapism of the future as well as the regrets or resentments from the past that our minds carry around, and just be.

What are the benefits of practicing Mindfulness Meditation and exercises?
  • It can reduce stress symptoms, such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, improve mood and relationships. Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation improves the immune system and helps to prevent colds, flu, and other diseases (Chiesa, 2010; Williams & Penman, 2011).
  • Mindfulness also decreases ruminative thoughts, reduces stress arousal, and increases the positive state of mind.
  • Mindfulness-based Meditation can be practiced in many ways, for example, by sitting conformably in a chair, walking, doing chores, and so on.
What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is the art and the science of rest! It is a practice that aims for total relaxation of the body and mind through resting poses. With Restorative Yoga, the emphasis rests on the quality of the poses rather than the quantity. Restorative Yoga is for everyone! There is no need for previous experience with Yoga. The poses are held between 3 to 15 minutes, so the physical body has enough time to restore and rejuvenate itself. Thus, the student will learn to relax, which is a protective factor against distress and its unhealthy consequences.

What can Restorative Yoga help me with?

Restorative Yoga is a delightful practice that enables the students to learn about the seven types of rest: physical, creative, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, and mental. By practicing relaxation, the stillness of the body and mind, meditation, and breathing techniques, the student allows healing and restoration to take place.

Restorative Yoga is helpful for anyone dealing with daily stress. It is highly recommended for those dealing with chronic stress and its devastating effects, such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, lack of concentration, recovering from addiction, etc.

According to Judith Hanson Lasater: “…during deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of the blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue. When you stop agitating it, the body starts to repair itself.”

In general, the benefits of Restorative Yoga are:

•       Decreases cortisol, the stress hormone

•       Improves sleep, digestion, and immunity

•       Releases tension in joints and muscles

•       Teaches conscious control of relaxation

•       Increases concentration and improves focus

•       Creates balance within the nervous system

•       Activates relaxation response

•       Gateway to Mindfulness

What is an Empath and HSP?

According to Dr. Orloff, empaths are people more sensitive than HSP (Highly Sensitive People) described by the psychologist Elaine Aron. Nonetheless, they have some features in common, such as they are very sensitive to light, loud and annoying voices and sounds, strong smells, and they don’t feel comfortable in crowded places like malls, airports, football fields, and so on.

Empaths and HSP are people with good hearts. They are good listeners and like to make people feel better. That is the reason the majority of them choose some kind of helping profession. It is not easy to be an empath or HSP because most people are not one and they don’t know how to deal with people who are empath and HSP. According to Dr. Orloff, empaths (and HSP) are being mistaken for being anxious or depressed. The complications are that being an empath is not an ailment or a health condition; it is a more constructive way of being human.

General classification of empaths described by Dr. Orloff that is also valid for HSP.

  1. Physical Empaths: the ones who absorb the physical symptoms of others; the good and bad ones.
  2. Emotional Empaths:  the ones who absorb the feelings and emotions of others; the pleasant and the not pleasant ones.
  3. Intuitive Empaths: the ones who have extra sensorial perceptions such as:
  4. Telepathic Empaths: who gets information telepathically.
  5. Precognitive Empaths: who gets premonition about the future while sleeping or awake.
  6. Dream Empaths: who can receive information about others in their dreams.
  7. Mediumship Empaths: can access spirits that made the transition.
  8. Plant Empaths: can contact plants and know their needs.
  9. Animal Empaths: can communicate with animals and know their needs.
  10. Earth Empaths: are the ones who are attuned to the changes in the planets and the solar system.

If you see yourself in the above general classification, know that you are very needed on this planet at this time. You make all the difference in the world.