Resolution Vs. Intention

Now that we are head-long in to 2017, let’s stop and assess how we are all doing with our resolutions. Are you going strong? If you have found yourself losing your resolve or giving up all together there are ways you can renew your desire to create changes. Did you know that by shifting your point of view just a bit, you can get back on track?

First of all, review your resolutions and then get them out of your space. Throw them away, delete them from your device, scatter them to the winds.

Next, let’s revise those things you want to achieve and set intentions instead. Although the word “resolution” may not be a negative one, the connotation may carry a negative feeling to some. Setting an intention implies that it is a work in progress, there is no urgency or pressure to complete an item on a list. For most, the resolutions they set are viewed as no more than an item on a to-do list, it’s no wonder most of them are abandoned soon into the year.

If you think about it, this type of approach isn’t enough because of the type of resolutions most people set for themselves. Most of the time, these are lifestyle changes and not undertaken lightly. It’s a process that needs to be worked with, evaluated and re-worked as milestones are achieved. Quitting smoking, for example, is much more than just not lighting up. Alternative routines should be thought of, ways to decrease cravings and go to resources or people to call when you need a little “talking down”.

Hypnosis can be a helpful way to keep your intentions firm. By accessing the sub-conscious part of the mind, the place where routines and habits are saved, it is easy to suggest modifications to these routines or simply release them. So, another example; if you wanted to renew your relationship with an estranged family member, it may be easier to do that if you have removed the emotional response from the original experience that caused the strain in the first place. By letting go of that, you hold space for a new, positive relationship to form.

Reiki can also remove physical and emotional blocks that can hinder the letting go process. Every experience that you have is held not only in your memory but in the cells, which is one of the reasons that stress can cause physical illness. By reframing your intentions ie: I want to lose weight into I have intention to become healthy and fit, you are allowing your brain to become more open to the idea of creating abundant health.

Making physical space in your body also allows room for positive changes to occur. Physically manipulating the body as in chiropractic care re-aligns and opens space, literally, and also increases your ability to make room for positive change.

If you are interested in learning more about ways to re-energize yourself to meet your goals in 2017, feel free to schedule a quick 10-minute chat. 

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Reiki through therapeutic touch- It’s not magic, but the experience is magical

So what is this Reiki stuff people keep talking about?  

Simply put, Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that promotes balance, healing and wellness for the mind, body and spirit.  

It is becoming more widely accepted in the mainstream as a modality that can help manage numerous emotional and physical ailments, but we’ll get to that in a moment.  

First, let’s talk about energy. 

 It’s important to remember that everything on the planet generates a frequency; this includes the emotions, thoughts, muscles, organs and bones.  Your body requires the use of energy to live, thrive and survive.

Your environment, mood, diet and over-all health affects these frequencies.  

When this happens, it can cause imbalance in your person.  

Being a massage therapist, I’m obviously a very tactile person and believe very deeply in the benefit of touch and that extends to my Reiki practice as well. 

Reiki and other touch therapies promote healing by activating a relaxation response and balances subtly and deeply.  

Scientific studies being done also corroborate this and have found that one of the benefits of Reiki treatments is the brain’s release of oxytocin, the hormone that is released during positive touch such as cuddling.  

It also has been shown to increase the speed of healing and decrease depression.  It also decreases stress, supports and boosts immune health, increases vitality, decreases blood pressure and pain and can also aid in emotional clearing.  It is currently, most often being used in the traditional medicine realm, to help cancer patients through every process of their treatments.

So?  How do I do that voodoo I do?  Very simply.  My job as the Reiki Therapist is to facilitate and co-create relaxation and focus the energies that your body uses to move, feel, love, emote and repair.  By increasing healthy and positive energy flow throughout the body; the body (and mind… and spirit) is able to recover much more easily and quickly.  

If you are interested in more information about reiki in the mainstream check the links below.  Also, I’d love to chat with you if you have any questions about Reiki and what to expect from a Reiki session.

Reiki Really Works

http://rehab.ucla.edu/workfiles/Urban%20Zen/Research%20Articles/Reiki_Really_Works-A_Groundbreaking_Scientific_Study.pdf

Effect Of Reiki Therapy On Pain And Anxiety In Adults

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4147026/

Administering Energy With Reiki

http://medcomres.com/articles/case_study_reiki.htm

What Does The Research Say About Reiki

http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reiki/what-does-research-say-about-reiki

Announcement: Healthy Living Hypnosis, Now Healthy Living Hypnosis & Massage

Andrea Moss Autry, CHt, LMT will be adding massage therapy to her menu of services beginning in early IMG_1328October 2015. Andrea currently provides mind, body and spirit services through hypnotherapy and reiki.  She focuses her practice on the management of pain and chronic medical conditions, cancer, addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression and stress.  “I’m thrilled to be able to offer additional services now as a licensed massage therapist.  Being able to use touch as a stand alone therapy or integrated with either hypnosis, reiki or both can be a very powerful tool and can help facilitate life changing results.”

 
She is available by appointment only via Skype, phone or in person.