One of the actual dictionary definitions of calm is; not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions.
To me calm is a state and like any state it requires a certain mindset and can only be achieved by choice! In other words I chose to be calm, and then life test your level of self conviction. Life says can you be calm when things are going your way and you smile and say yep I am still choosing calm.
Life smiles back and says nice one, can you remain calm when faced with challenges and depending on the level of condition and challenge life send your way you do pretty good or struggle a little and get through that stage. Once again life says what about now can you still keep calm and send you another gift in the form of another challenging situation, person or persons.
It’s a chance for you to calibrate your sense of calm and notice how you have progressed.
If at some stage you choose a different state other then calm you only gave up the calm temporarily.
For me what keeps me calm is being mindful, taking deep breaths and selecting to be compassionate and loving. Regardless of what’s happening around me I don’t give situations or people the permission to disturb my inner peace which keeps me calm.
This level of progress only came about when I stopped blaming and took full responsibility for my actions and inactions, and really owned that I am the only master of my emotions and only I can chose my state at all times.
This doesn’t mean I am some kind of super human any one can reach this level of progress with conviction, commitment and practice. It also doesn’t mean that I don’t some times lose my cool and blow my shirt off. But in those moments of frustration or annoyance I reassure myself that I am having a human moment and I can gauge how quickly I can reinstate my calm and forgive myself for giving it up for a moment. My reflections help recalibrate how I have progressed.
Being in the now not past or future helps as well as it keeps me grateful for the gift of now and having power over what state I am in now. I can’t change the past and my now can shape my future, so if give up the drama now I have a better chance of a future with less drama, I give up the toxic people around me now, I have a future with more tonic people.
Hope this helps give perspective, as they say sounds easier said then done but no one died yet of practicing mindfulness, being in the now and having gratitude for having free will over their state of mind.
Power to you my friend your on your way just by reading this!
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I absolutely consider hypnotherapy to be one of the most fascinating therapies we have today. I have been doing years of research about this treatment as one of my preferred modalities due to the high success rates I have personally experienced with clients and the fact it works whilst you are relaxed whilst being completely non invasive. Better evidence exists now supporting the use of hypnosis to relieve discomfort associated with pain and illness.
My deep appreciation and research begun once I learned about the history of hypnotherapy, it also made me question why this ancient knowledge was almost lost yet endured the test of time.
Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, to the practices of Franz Mesmer in the 1770s and through James Braid’s scientific research in the 1840s, the advances and contributions made by the earliest practitioners of this field as it fought for recognition within the medical community and its evolution into the 20th Century.
In the modern scientific world there is a very strong support for hypnosis as a treatment modality, and this is further supported by; Clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of hypnosis treatments, in addition to advances in basic research in the neuroscience of hypnosis. There was a consensus agreement by the symposium participants that there have been important developments in our understanding of the efficacy of hypnosis for treating a variety of clinical conditions. This research has been summarized in a number of influential systematic reviews, which show the strongest empirical support (to date) for the use of hypnosis treatments for pain (Patterson and Jensen 2003; Hammond 2007; Tome-Pires and Miro 2012), irritable bowel syndrome (Schaefert et al. 2014), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms (Rotaru and Rusu 2016).
In addition, research indicates that hypnosis and hypnotic techniques can be combined with nonhypnotic treatments to enhance the efficacy of the latter (Kirsch et al. 1995; Jensen et al. 2011). We anticipate that future research will aim to integrate clinical and basic science results to further strengthen the application of hypnosis in clinical contexts and study the mechanistic basis of therapeutic suggestions. (referenced from article; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
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I look at my son and see so much of my father’s features, or am I seeing my own features in my son that I inherited from my father?
It’s always a fascination how genetics work and how from micro cells we have this impressive form that builds itself and continues throughout our life.
What I am more impressed by is beyond most people’s comprehension, and so most people don’t spend a lot of time looking into this.
Imagine for one nano-second that children are our reincarnation. What if we don’t have to parish for our reincarnation to take on its own place in life. I look at my son and I see me reliving my childhood, but this time from a new perspective. I have the accountability as a father to treat him the way he wants to be treated and the way I felt when I was boy I would have liked to be treated, with sensitivity, respect and understanding.
I did say this goes beyond most people’s comprehension, allow yourself to see this as a non-linear formation of life. Our human mind has tried it’s absolute best to make life linear.
Most of life is non linear, once in our human history, we thought the world was flat, that was our linear explanation of a non-linear reality.
Nature is our best teacher as it harnesses all aspects of itself and knows that everything is connected and linked nothing is isolated as such, but humanity spends most of its time, too busy to connect with nature and it would do us so much good to just watch it or listen to its wisdom.
Let’s take the example of a seed planted in nature it grows into a shoot, then a small plant, into a tree with leaves. The whole time it never questions that it is whole with everything and it is one with its form as a seed, to its roots and beyond. It’s one with the soil its in, one with the oxygen, one with sun light etc.
Most of humanity’s adopted behaviours is to look for separateness not wholeness. We look at others and see that they are separate to us. This is not our natural way of being, it is not intuitive it is learned and it can be unlearned.
Humans can learn from this and see we are one with our blood relatives, but also with the rest of our human family. As well as our natural environment, imagine if we are seven billion cells of one body on earth.
All human characteristics of colour, nationality, religions and any other element you can think of have caused separation or wars. These things should not separate us, but yet they do. Why? Because we have not listened to our true nature. Our innate nature is designed for us to connect, not separate us yet so much of all man made stuff goes mainly against our natural grain, hence why we are in an Information Age hungry for knowledge yet lacking the ability to discern our truth.
What if we can be at harmony with our human family regardless of all the so called differences.
I know it’s challenging, but imagine a life where we sense connectedness rather than separation.
Did you know that most science around addiction now points to the main reason for the addiction is a lack of connection.
So what if we are addicted to technology to seek connectedness yet ignore our family or friends right beside us. Are you seeing this from another perspective now?
Imagine how alone some people are and they are looking for friends online rather than sensing they are connected to everyone and everything.
We breath the same air, drink the same water, receive light and warmth from the same sun. Yet, if you are on the other side of the border we are not one country we are separate. Separated by the very things we built to help us connect, language – ways of communication. Separated by faith the pillar that is meant for hope, trust – unity. Separated by borders we setup, governments we gave power to, where did all this get so far from our own inner innate natural system the same system that is born from intelligence!!! Where is our intelligence? Don’t confuse intelligence with intellect and/or trying to make sense of things as I already mentioned most time this is not truth it’s too linear and linearity is its downfall. I am talking about accessing the natural intelligence within just like nature and plants.
Did you know there has been research on plants growing to give you the exact nutrition your body is showing deficiency in. Not grown in a lab, I am saying you can put a seed in your mouth before you put into the soil and it is programmed to grow the plant to give your body the nutrition it needs. Look it up!
We have this intelligence of our life source within us, but it is clouded by our own ways, so if you want more clarity, it’s time to clear out the old elements of your programming that no longer serve you or humanity and start a fresh new programming to have a new upgraded version of yourself on a new upgraded planet that is full of life and intelligence!
Seek and you will find. Be open, have love in your heart and a softness about you as you start this journey.
For the people that are wondering what if I am already nice to everyone and I am not sure everyone is on the same page. Perhaps people around you are still on the old program. You might say “I don’t want to be a doormat,” however its not about being a pushover its about setting healthy boundaries.
I say be compassionate, yet have healthy boundaries.
Believe in your heart that the people on the old program will soon figure it out and upgrade. It all starts with you, lead by example in kindness.
I still thank and smile in kindness when I deal with people regardless of their treatment as I look beyond where they are and see their potential. What if your smile and kindness has the impact to make them think people are genuinely kind not angry or abrupt. We can harness either trait, but at the end of the day if we are all connected, and we spread sadness, anger and hate then that becomes the truth of the world we live in.
It can be a world based on spreading kindness and compassion.
It all starts with you. Don’t wait until your partner or your children treat you better.
I educate people on ways of communication based on the new programming, not the old tired and outdated one we received as children sponging of our old surroundings. The time is now!! Now is the time to upgrade or as most things in nature that don’t seed and grow they become ridged and frail and naturally self destruct.
I want to see humanity grow and bloom and birth new life, not perish with the old ways.
Be inspired and seek your truth and be a new being full of goodness, so that you have a positive contribution to our human family!
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Mindfulness meditation practice utilizing specific meditation methods that will:
• help you become more mindful
• help you become more aware
• help you become more spacious and happy in your being
• help you concentrate better
• help open the gateway to higher awareness through intuition
• improve your emotional intelligence
Specific breathing techniques which will:
• help balance the emotions
• help calm the mind
• help cleanse the blood of impurities and excess carbon dioxide
• help oxygenate the blood supply
• help energise the mind and help open the heart
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Often most reasons we get worked up be it that we get upset or angry its due to not being in the flow of our own inner nature. That disconnect or misalignment is due to our resistance, when we are unhappy we are often resisting someone or something or maybe even a situation we do not want to be in.
I recommend you reflect on the last time you felt things were not exactly going your way, can you see how it was due to some form of resistance?
Can you see that you can over come resistance this would not only help keep you in flow this will also help you avoid the hindsight wisdom that we often experience months or years after an event, you can learn from the situation as its happening not in the distant future.
This gets easier with practise please feel free to join our upcoming Free Your Mind workshops to learn how to channel your own inner guidance.
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The present moment is key to all of our existence as we so often focus on the future or recall the past we tend to forget to appreciate the now. Being in the now means being grateful each moment especially if it is during time of challenge as its easy to appreciate the good times.
To help you be in the now I invite you to attend one of my free workshop that helps you get clear and balance your EQ and not just your IQ. Click here to learn more.
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Find out what hypnotherapy is in a few minutes on this short interview and make sure you watch to the end as I share how to reframe distractions to help you focus rather than take you away from what you are doing. In other words how to be come more effective at what you do and overcome procrastination in a few simple steps.
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