"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is."
- Mandy Hale
"It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up - that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom."
- Viktor E. Frankl
"The little things?
The little moments?
They aren't little."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Do small things
with great love."
- Mother Teresa
"Possibilities in life are endless; we are all surrounded by them. But a negative mind fails to see them, because it is incapable of looking beyond its present obstacles."
- Edmond Mbiaka
Be Who You Are
Let the true spirit of who you are
shine through in all that you do.
Let your hopes and dreams
always guide you in the direction
that you definitely believe in.
Let the love that is within your heart never stop being the most important and beautiful part of your life. Travel through time not as one alone, but as one among the many; reach out to those who need your gentle spirit and caring ways. Make your passage through time an endless journey of love."
- Deanna Beisser
"Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you're doing."
- Sharon Salzberg
Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis to interact with the subconscious mind in an open-reflective process to create positive change in your life.
The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use imagery exercises that help bring about deep relaxation and a deeply focused state that is highly responsive to an idea or image. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.
Hypnotism can be traced back to ancient Egypt, India and Greece. During the American Civil War (1861 - 1865), the first extensive medical application of hypnosis was used by doctors for pain management.
The clinical value of imagery has been well documented in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions such as cancer, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress, and immune system disorders. (1)
Nursing expert Dorothy Larkin Ph.D. describes hypnosis as "a process of therapeutic communication, awareness, and behavior within the context of a therapeutic relationship." (2)
Nursing research has shown the positive impact hypnosis can have for a variety of conditions. It has been used by nurses in hospice care, palliative care, home care and critical care, as well as in burn units and oncology, obstetrics, medicine and surgery units. (3)
(1) (2) (3) Holistic Nursing - A Handbook for Practice by Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan