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Blog Archive for Butler Hypnotherapy. Help, Resources, and Articles to help you feel Calmer, Happier and More In Control.  Sessions available in person and online. Current topics include  Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed This Thanksgiving … Visualization- Your Own Superpower … Joy and Happiness as a Way of Life … Let Go of Shame … Easy Steps to Turn Down Anxiety …  Gratitude – How It Affects You and Why It is So Important … 30 Minute Mini Lunch Reset …  Start Overcoming Social Anxiety With These Handy Tips … Add This to Your Playlist … How To Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Holiday … Quick Tips to Boost Your Mood Instantly … Three Ways to Create Greater Self-Esteem … How to Improve Your Self-Control … Fast and Effective Trick to Beat Stress and Anxiety … How to Handle Stress With Self- Hypnosis … Find Your Calm … Quick Relaxation Tool … Meditation Made Easy … Busting Hypnosis Myths … Get Healthy Get a Refund … Create Successful New Years Resolutions for 2016 … Three Easy Steps for Surviving the Holidays… And more

Easy steps to turn down anxiety

relaxed girl with no anxiety in museumWe all experience anxiety and stress. Worry can center on relationships, money, health, work, or even things we have absolutely no control over. Those times can feel very overwhelming.   Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few simple things you could do to turn down that response, letting your heart slow down and your body relax?  The truth is everyone has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety.  Here are some simple things you can do to unstick yourself from that old response, no matter what is going on around you. Continue reading Easy steps to turn down anxiety

Gratitude- How it affects you and why it’s so important

With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift.  Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude.   It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?

The answer is a lot, and it all relates back to your happiness.  Here are some of the big ones. Continue reading Gratitude- How it affects you and why it’s so important

30 Minute Mini Lunch Reset

Short on time?  Try a 30 Minute Mini Lunch Reset. Chose from:

Find Your Calm- Train your mind to relax.   This rapid session is designed to help you tap into that calm inner detachment.

Abundance Mindset-  Reset your beliefs around success and money. 

Reach Your Goals – Shift your thoughts and beliefs towards success and embrace motivation so you can reach your goals.

Start overcoming social anxiety with these handy tips

Social anxiety and shyness are not the same thing.  Shyness is being uncomfortable at first in new situations, but you have the ability to warm up and be okay with that.  Social anxiety is no fun. Just thinking about having to talk to or meet new people can trigger a fight or flight response when you have social anxiety.  It’s the fight or flight response that creates that feeling in your chest when your heart is racing and you can’t quite catch your breath.  Maybe your stomach hurts or you get sweaty.   Continue reading Start overcoming social anxiety with these handy tips

Add this to your playlist

Looking for something to add to your playlist that can help you feel more calm and relaxed?

Neuroscientists from Mindlab International found listening to Marconi Union’s song Weightless reduced anxiety levels by as much as 65%.   Those who participated in the research experience a slowing of their heart rate, lowered blood pressure and  reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Continue reading Add this to your playlist

How to Enjoy a Happy & Healthy Holiday

 

Who hasn’t overstuffed themselves during the Holidays?

No matter how good you are at eating sensibly it can feel downright impossible this time of year with all of the parties and social gatherings.  Add an irritating relative and giant bottle of wine, and all of a sudden that cheese platter or mountain of cookies has your name written all over it. Continue reading How to Enjoy a Happy & Healthy Holiday

Quick tips to boost your mood instantly

guilty-dogHow to turn a crappy day around.

Have you ever had a day when it felt like the entire universe was conspiring against you? The “everything goes wrong from dumping coffee in your lap to stepping in dog poop and smearing it all over the interior of your car while you drive down the road and almost have an accident because you’re desperately trying to  figure out where the hell the smell is coming from” kind of day…and it’s only 8:15. Yeah. We’ve all been there.  Some days can be pretty rough, but you have the power to turn it around.  Here are my favorite quick tips to boost your mood instantly. Continue reading Quick tips to boost your mood instantly

3 ways to create greater self-esteem

self-esteemCould your self-esteem be even higher?

You might be the person who most of the time feels pretty good about yourself.  You’re making it into the office on time, drinking your cold-pressed juices from Squeeze, even finding time to do a bit of yoga, yet you still have days where you feel down on yourself.  Maybe today you experienced a situation where you know you were completely capable of doing something,
but then that old self-doubt crept in.  Maybe it was a feeling or that negative voice in the back of your mind.  Rationally, you know this shouldn’t be a big deal, but your confidence is shaken, maybe even shot. Continue reading 3 ways to create greater self-esteem

How to improve your self-control

self-controlHow good is your self-control?

Yesterday evening, I attended an event on mindful eating given by the very inspiring health coach Rebecca Friedman, at The Urban Canning Company’s fabulous location on 4th St. (If you live in St Pete and haven’t been there already, you seriously need to check them out)

Rebecca spoke about the difference between emotional and mindful eating.  She also spoke about the importance of listening to your body.  This really got me thinking about why so many people feel that they have so little control. Continue reading How to improve your self-control

Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety

anxiousFeeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety is a very personal experience.

In the past, when I had a lot of stress and anxiety in my day-to-day life, my stomach was always a mess.  Occasionally I would even have mini panic attacks. I’ll never forget the first time it happened.  I was on a business trip and had to pick up a rental car, something I had done countless times before.  There I was sitting in the parking garage when all of a sudden I felt completely overwhelmed. I couldn’t catch my breath and I had a tight feeling in my chest.  It was really frightening, but I was also embarrassed by my lack of control. Continue reading Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety