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Instead of Anti Depressants for Anxiety, Take This!

Out of desperation to relieve anxiety, many people go running to their doctors to get a prescription for anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication.  Although these medications can be helpful for short term relief, there are many side effects and can worsen the problem in the long-run.

When clients ask me what I think about going on meds for anxiety, PTSD symptoms and sleep issues, I usually advise against it, unless absolutely necessary.  I suggest natural supplements to begin with, along with breathing exercises and counseling to deal with the underlying issues.

There are many natural supplements that can be helpful to calm the nervous system and help to get to sleep at night.  L-theanine, the amino acid found in green tea, has been found to have a very calming effect on the body and it doesn’t produce sleepiness.   You can take it throughout the day, to remain more relaxed and because of the relaxation effect, it may help you to sleep better at night.

Here is a great article on How L-Theanine Works in the Brain to Block Anxiety and Stress

 

Giving Thanks for What is Good

When we have “bad things” going on in our lives, the last thing that occurs to us is to look for the good.  Typically, the pain, the loss, the trauma or whatever else is going on becomes the center of our focus.

For many, the Holidays are tough times.  You may find yourself alone, separated from family, estranged from a loved one, and feeling there is nothing to celebrate.  Although I am not encouraging celebration, I am encouraging looking for what is still standing in your life, and focus your attention there.

After a hurricane or a fire, one must assess the damages and decide if their home or any of the possessions can be saved or if they need to start over, from the ground up.

Many of us find ourselves in “start over” mode and must let go of what has been destroyed in the fire, or wiped out by the hurricane.  The most difficult part is the letting go.  We must learn to “let go” of the life we were living prior to the “disaster.”  That life is no longer available to us.  This is natures way of telling us, it is time to rebuild. Continue reading Giving Thanks for What is Good

Healing Core Pain Class Launching!

Happy New Year!

breakingfreeThe first of the year is a great time to clear the slate and start fresh with a dedicated commitment to yourself and creating the life you really want to live.

If you have been suffering or living in a lot of pain, perhaps it is time to go deeper into it, understand it and find a way to release your pain and move towards greater and greater joy. Joy and pain are on opposite ends of the same spectrum, so the deeper you feel the pain, the deeper you will also experience your joy.

This month I am resurrecting my “Healing Core Pain” tele-class to assist you in moving through your pain which ultimately leads you out of pain. In this class you will have the opportunity to confront your pain on a deeper level and learn tools to help you to cope, tolerate and be with your pain so that you are no longer running from it or trying to escape it.

The more you are able to cope with or tolerate your pain, the less you will need addictions and dysfunctional relationships to distract you from it. When you can move through pain and to Joy you can re-create a life that is fulfilling and say “no” to relationships where you don’t feel loved, cared for or supported.

Ultimately your greatest relationship is with yourself and so you need to learn to be with yourself, regardless of what you are experiencing. You need to be able to confront pain and loneliness. The more powerful your relationship with yourself, the less you will need to project your unhealed wounds onto others or take on the projections of others. You will “know yourself” and know what belongs to you and what doesn’t.

Pain is a part of life and we can never truly avoid it. Stuff happens. But we can develop a much more powerful relationship with our pain and move through it much more quickly, each time there is a painful occurrence in our lives.

I invite you to join me for my four week tele-class “Healing Core Pain” and change your relationship to your pain. This class will be a combination of lecture, support, hypnotherapy and guided process.

Learn more and sign up for “Healing Core Pain” Here!

Banishing the Crazy Maker: A Tough Love Approach to Regaining Your Sanity

Tuesday September 30th, 4pm PST / 7pm EST on Pandora’s Box with Kaleah

crazymakers-300x199Crazy Makers. Who are they? They are those people in your life who drive you crazy. I mean literally drive you crazy. They are the narcissists, the sociopaths, the borderline personalities and other people who confuse reality, project their inner demons onto you and blame you for their behavior.

In this episode of Pandora’s Box we will talk about how to Banish the crazies from our life and recover our sanity and well being. We will talk about the art of “tough love” and the importance of Self love. This is an episode not to be missed.

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