Guided Imagery Imagery/Visualization is the language of the mind. It is the process of using mental images, along with smells, taste, feelings to create a "mental movie" for a purpose or outcome. Athletes have used imagery for thousands of years to enhance performance. It also has many other beneficial applications such as relaxation, for enhancing performance, for promoting healing, increasing creativity, overcoming obstacles in a safe environment, etc. Image testing of the brain shows the same areas of effected whether an event is real or imagined. Imagery/Visualization is a powerful tool for increasing wellness.
Guided Imagery It is a most important and powerful tool for achieving what we desire, from practicing and perfecting a golf swing, to focusing on increasing healing in our body. Guided Imagery is the process of forming pictures, images (sometimes referred to as the language of the mind) and thoughts in our mind using our five senses to create a “real mental movie”. The mind perceives real and imagined images just the same. Your mental images and pictures create emotions that directly affect physiological responses in the body such as releasing chemicals into the body. Now, these processes happen whether you are aware of it or not. When you imagine or create a mental picture in your mind, it helps to actually create a plan or path for your mind to use as a map to enable it to create or manifest it in our life.
Hypnotherapy Hypnosis is a normal state of consciousness that you experience everyday like being engrossed in a good book or television show. Hypnosis is a state of mind where the conscious mind can be bypassed and access is obtained to the subconscious to make incredible positive changes to your thoughts. Unknown to you and the conscious mind are thoughts in the subconscious that cause you to think, feel, act or behave a particular way. The subconscious mind controls 95-99% of all mental abilities and automatic functions of the body, like breathing, blood pressure, body temp and so on. All your habits and long-term memories are in your subconscious mind. When the mind is in this “heightened state of awareness”, suggestions received are 100 to 300 times more powerful than any other time. This is the perfect opportunity to input some powerful positive suggestions to assist in changing your mindset for the better. The benefits of hypnosis are so great and the applications are endless.
Meditation There are many, many types and forms of meditation. Overall, it is a time to quiet the mind, relax and become centered, focused, aware, calm and peaceful; to go within oneself. When meditation is practiced regularly, it is a way to change your attitude towards life. Meditating can assist you in developing calmness, inner peace and tranquility. Mind-body researchers found that monks who spent many years in Buddhist meditation training show significantly greater brain activity in areas associated with learning and happiness than those who have never practiced meditation. Mediation has shown by medical science to be effective in relieving stress and in offering numerous benefits for physical and mental health, even possibly reversing some of the effects of aging.
Progressive Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a stress management/relaxation technique where you from head to toe, or toe to head, progressivly tighten then relax the muscles to show contrast. This focus and awareness to the muscles relaxing and to the body and breathing is a great stress reducer and overall relaxant. It is easy to do, or enjoy being guided through the process. Mind, Body and Spirit all benefit from this process.
Reiki REI Means "universal" and refers also to the spiritual dimension and the soul.
KI Means the vital life force energy which flows through all that is alive
These Japanese characters when combined present the concept of "universal life force energy". Reiki energy is whole not dual- it is, therefore, neither positive nor negative per se but rather is the combination of these qualities.
Reiki is "universal" energy- therefore; it is safely used any time- any place. It expresses the quality of "unconditional" rather than "conditional". "Universal" means "applicable or common to all purposes, conditions, or situations," and pertains to that which is cosmic.
This life energy is what sustains us and helps to keep us healthy. Reiki therapy helps to keep the energy balanced within the body, allowing the body to relax, stay healthy or to heal itself more quickly.
Developed by Renée Snider CH, a technique that is a combination of relaxation, guided meditation and focused positive affirmations. Utilizing this method results in stress reduction, release of tensions, provides changes in thoughts and habits that promote desired results or goals. Easily learned and practiced to toss out old habits and create positive focus. The Focused Relaxation technique is similar to Dr. Herbert Benson’s “The Relaxation Response” at Harvard University.
Wellness Coaching Wellness is the day-to-day mastery of your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Wellness Coaching helps one to take charge and master their health and wellness by thoughtful assessment, inquiry, collaborative problemsolving, goal setting, accountability, safe, open and honest dialogue, along with support and commitments to goals.
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