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A note on Self-Love

“I feel so good, I just want to self-love at home, at work and all over the place,” joked my client, David (not his real name). It was at the end of one of our sessions, after a breakthrough for him on self-love. He had finally understood and experienced self-love beyond a concept. For many,

Putting More Thanks in the Giving

Each Fall, as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are encouraged to consider the importance of gratitude. We often talk about thankfulness as a gift to the receiver, but neglect to consider how simple acts of appreciation can profoundly impact our own wellbeing. After my client, “Frank,” (not his real name) thanked me for successfully helping

Hit Your Mindfulness Mark

It’s pilot season in Hollywood. One of my clients, Cathy (not her real name), an actress that flies to Los Angeles from Sydney every year during this time, inquired about utilizing mindfulness for her craft. We normally focus on hypnotherapy to help her uncover anything that unconsciously holds her back from performing her best and

Happy Valentine’s Day…Forever

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what…for the rest of your life? For a celebration that’s meant to be about love, Valentine’s Day sure can bring up experiences far away from it. Whether you’re single, separated, in a relationship or in an unhappy relationship, insecurities related to romantic love

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Happy “You” Year

Remember that at the core of every wish is the desire to be happy or at peace. So, how about doing your New Year’s resolution from the inside out? Try feeling good or calm first. If this seems too difficult, use your imagination. Imagine how you would feel if you have just achieved one of

Happy Thanks(for)giving

“Sometimes in order to be happy in the present moment, you have to be willing to give up all hopes for a better past.” – Robert Holden For many of us, spending time with certain family members can reopen old emotional wounds, even if we thought the scar tissues had healed for good. The holidays

You Are Good Enough

“Sherly, I got the part!” my client, Mary (not her real name), exclaimed on the phone, as she excitedly explained that she got the part in the pilot for which she was auditioning. I could almost see the tears of joy in her eyes. Quite different from the tears of frustration she shed only a

Meditation

For some people, the word “meditation” conjures up images of monks or hippies seated in lotus position wearing tie-dyed clothing while fasting on mung beans and searching for enlightenment. But this is not the only path. Although there are countless meditation techniques, it is really up to the individual. You can pick and choose among

How old is your weight?

“I couldn’t believe it,” my client, Kate (not her real name) exclaimed, “I actually craved a salad last week! My mom was shocked. She asked me what happened because she’s been trying for years to get me to eat healthier.” Kate is certainly not alone when it comes to her lifelong weight battle. The weight

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True Stress Relief for Busy Women

Often, it seems hard to find time to dedicate to our mental and emotional health, especially when we consider juggling careers, families, and other cultural expectations of women. Yet, it’s common knowledge that individuals that know how to navigate through stressful emotions and situations generally do better in other aspects of their lives. Don’t wait

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