Self-compassion has received a lot of research recently (over 1,000 published studies)! Psychologist Dr. Kristen Neff was the first to come up with a formal definition of self-compassion, and use it as a measure in psychological research. Her definition of self-compassion is made up of 3 components. 1.) Mindfulness In order to give ourselves compassion…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…

One of the most common requests we have as hypnotherapists is for assistance with sleep disorders or insomnia. There are so many effective and efficient ways in which to overcome these types of problems through hypnosis that success can be as easy as inducing the hypnotic state and delivering your favourite suggestions for healthy, rejuvenating…

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” You could easily replace the word “criticism” with the word “failure” in this great quote by Aristotle. Fear of failure causes us to miss out on life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at…

Never Stop Touching Words of Kindness. Never stop kissing a good morning kiss, holding hands, a good night kiss. Always mean what you say and say what you mean; kindly. Always maintain eye-to-eye contact. Read the soul. In your discussions avoid using the words, “Always and Never.” Unless, it is, Never stop kissing, Always be…

Left Behind You may recall the song, “My Little Runaway,” by Del Shannon. Even though it’s a peppy song with a strong beat, it’s a bit sad. A guy whose girlfriend ran away without explaining is upset and wondering why. You can check out the song at YouTube. Another favorite that speaks to how it feels…