Making self care priority
A few months ago, I had a woman contact me about my services. She was inquiring about modalities that can help depression and anxiety. I spoke to her a couple times and explained what I offered and the benefits she could enjoy with regular sessions. A few days later she contacted me and told me that it was simply not in the budget and would not be making an appointment. I thought that is an interesting choice and for a brief moment it made me kind of sad for her and her body. It is her choice though, but so many people put themselves last on the list. Believing that it is in someway selfish, or being overindulgent.
I suppose that self care can seem foreign to most. We are not raised to believe that we should do kind and nurturing things for our selves. We will be that kind to others...just not ourselves.
I even know friends and colleagues that are experienced healers and still do not choose to do any self care.
What kind of changes could you experience if you made self care a priority? Here's a few that I have personally experienced:
The Conscious Empath
Listening to people talk about what stresses them out and what creates the most dis ease, I have noticed a similarity in themes. A lot of people are control freaks and do not even realize it. I have done it too. No judgment. I have discovered, however, when you let go, sometimes greater things can occur and show up.
My favorite tool, living as and asking questions. Does that sound funny? It is, however, it is magic when used daily and for instances when you would typically try and control a situation. Questions like "what else is possible?" or " how does it get any better than this?" are great ones to start with. Can you imagine a choice greater than what you were trying to force? You won't find one with out asking.
What happens when you ask a question, not looking for an answer, but a choice or awareness? Well, a whole new space opens up. A space unseen and undiscovered by someone who isn't asking for more. The question helps you gain awareness. Answers or conclusions stop you from having awareness or any other choice.
If you find yourself all stressed out and not sure what is happening, start asking questions. "What is this?" "What else is possible?" "What am I trying to control here, that if I just let go of, would create more peace and happiness for me?" Just a few for starters.
These tools are from Access Consciousness®. I use them daily. I also get my bars run weekly. The bars®, another tool from Access, 32 points on the head, when gently held, have the effect like deleting files on your computer bank. It releases "stuck energy" in the area's of your life where you are stuck or desiring change. Magic..oh yeah!!
I see clients one on one and teach them how to use these tools. They almost always come back because the tools work. So what isn't working in your life that a bars session or asking more questions could change? Call for your private appointment today.
The Big "D" Word!
I remember the day quite clearly. I was sitting on the examination table at the Doctors office. I was there because I clearly was depressed. I would not let him write that in my file, and I refused to admit it. What happened over the course fo the next few months following that visit changed my life forever. The ways I changed my habits, my focus, my intention allowed me to create a happier, healthier life.
I wasn't aware until recently that I had depression for many years. I blamed it on all kinds of things. The weather in Ohio, the lack of sunshine, the fact that I was in pain, the crappy relationships, the direction my life was evolving. All of those things, just symptoms of not showing up and being present in my life and clearly not understanding that I actually do have choice. It was like a spiraling effect and I just kept slipping deeper.
What changed all that was the choice to be present and to change what wasn't working for me. I know that probably seems impossible for anyone that battles depression. The things I started changing slowly recreated my life. Little things like media fasts, giving up habits like smoking, meditation, exercise, eating healthier all contributed to my change.
I now have some pretty amazing tools that I use daily. I am still blown away when I realize how far I have come. Asking questions, including my body in my choices, making changes that are fun, are just a few things I use. If you are ready to try some new and interesting ways to change your life, contact me and we can see what fits for you.
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Letting go stress and anxiety
I have lots of tools in my tool bag. 20 years of doing self-care and working with others I have picked up a thing or two. Among the many methods I have used personally, and on others, have been The Access Bars® and meditation. What can I say about these amazing tools? If you have stress or anxiety, these are the modalities for you.
I won't lie to you. This is an area of my life where I have struggled. I am a life time member of weight watchers, I have used every diet pill, gone on every crash diet and still always mange to gain the weight back. It wasn't until recently, within the last year, that I have finally stopped the insanity and began including my body in my choices. After all as an infinite being, I don't require much. I don't need physical things. My body does ,however, I never included it or consider what my body really desired in my choices.
So what changed? Well, I started using Access Consciousness Body processes® and started using the tools from Access daily. Asking questions, becoming aware of when and what I was eating. Asking my body if it wanted food or drinks or whatever. I began to stop ignoring the signs my body was giving me when I ate wheat, or too much sugar, etc. This has lead to a weight loss for me and most importantly a healthier lifestyle and body. I feel so much better, I have more energy.
There are a few other things that I did that helped a lot. Clearing self judgment, in a body shaming society, has helped also. When I looked in the mirror, all I saw were my judgments. What would our bodies look like if we cleared those judgments and points of views? I can tell you right now that mine is changing. I can't wait to see what else is possible now!
If you are interested in learning more about conscious weight loss or the tools from Access Consciousness® contact me and we will chat.
I drove around behind the hypnotist house/office and took a deep breath. I had about 1000 thoughts, ideas, projections going through my mind. Can I be hypnotized? Is this as weird as it seems? How does it work? What can I expect? One thing I knew for certain was that I was ready to stop smoking. Was I crazy to think this would work? Maybe...but it did!!
I entered the door and was taken to the basement, where I was asked a lot of questions. Then we got down to business. I remember staring at a hypno disk, a little device that spins round and round and with some guidance I was then in a state of deep relaxation. I was comfortable, relaxed and very much aware of what was going on around me. When we were finished, I left the office and felt better than I ever did in my life. Happy, relaxed and not a care in the world and not a thought about smoking.
Hypnosis is a process that allows both parts of your mind to receive the same message. It's also like day dreaming or selective thinking. All hypnosis is self hypnosis because you can always accept or reject any thing you are told and you create the whole experience in your mind. I enjoyed it so much that I took classes and have used it for so many other areas of my life.
Whether it's smoking, weight control, habits, stress, pain or so many other things, if you think hypnosis may be something that could contribute to your life, I highly recommend it. Just being that relaxed is so healthy for your body and mind. I would love to talk to you about it and answer any questions. Here's to your health!!!
Teresa Bartchlett CFMW
Certified Hypnotist for 20 years
The Conscious Empath
Call for questions: 419-722-7182
Growing up both my parents smoked. Smoking, at that time, was considered socially acceptable. I can remember laying in bed in the morning, as cigarette smoke slowly began to creep into my room. At the time, I was disgusted and really disliked the smell. That didn't stop me from picking up the habit as a teen.
There are a few ways I sense that this habit/addiction was partially (if not all) not mine. First and the most oblivious to me is the fact that second hand smoke became an everyday thing. Was my body addicted already? I sense it's a possibility. It's probably something very few people think about and it probably isn't the case now that there is such strict no smoking laws and people are more considerate.
Another way I wonder if the habit was mine is because we are all so connected and we are empathic. If I would have had some of the tools I have now, maybe it wouldn't have been my habit. For instance, we are able to pick up on other peoples thoughts and feelings. Was the compulsion to smoke, was the craving, was any of it mine? Or was I just that aware of what others around me were feeling and thinking?
Now, I am not making excuses for my choice to smoke. I just wonder though how much of it belong to someone else.
Smoking is just one example of the things we could be buying as ours. How many other habits like compulsive eating or other eating disorders could be an awareness of what someone else is thinking and feeling?
The tools from Access Consciousness® have been instrumental in helping me Identify food cravings and other compulsive behaviors. Asking myself questions like "who does this belong to?" or asking my body if it wants to eat are just a few ways to use the tools. Hands down though getting my bars run regularly helps the most. The bars are 32 points on the head that when gently held have the effect like deleting files on your computer hard drive. It clears the stuck energy in areas of ours lives where we are desiring change.
So what if your habits belong to someone else? Could just acknowledging that help release it? What would it take to have more ease with that and for it to be a simple process? Just some questions to ponder.
If you are interested in having your bars run, or learning more about the tools from Access Consciousness®, I would be happy to guide you to the information.
Teresa Bartchlett, owner at Rei Light Healing, BF, AFF, CFMW