What is The Difference Between Self-Hypnosis and Meditation?
Self-hypnosis and meditation are both practices that involve focused attention and relaxation techniques, but there are some differences between them.
Self-hypnosis is a form of hypnotherapy that is practiced individually. It involves inducing a trance-like state through self-suggestion, in which the individual becomes deeply relaxed and open to suggestion. The goal of self-hypnosis is often to help you achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge, such as reducing stress or anxious feelings, improving self-confidence, or shifting a habit. Self-hypnosis often involves the use of guided visualizations or affirmations. You can learn it from a trained hypnotherapy instructor, like Dawn!
Meditation, on the other hand, is a mindfulness practice that involves training the mind to focus on the present moment. It can help you develop a non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. There are many different types of meditation, but they all involve cultivating a state of calm and clarity through various techniques. These include breath awareness, body scanning, or mantra repetition. The goal of meditation is often to cultivate a sense of inner peace, to reduce stress and anxiety, or to increase awareness and understanding of the self and the world.
In summary, while both self-hypnosis and meditation involve relaxation and focused attention, self-hypnosis is often used for specific goal-oriented purposes. Meditation is a more general mindfulness practice aimed at developing a deeper understanding of oneself and the world while also finding calm and peace.
Why Take A Self-Hypnosis Class?
There are several reasons:
1. Self-improvement: Self-hypnosis can be a powerful tool for personal development, helping you to overcome negative habits or thought patterns, improve self-esteem, reduce stress, achieve your goals, and enhance your relationship.
2. Anxiety and stress reduction: Learning to put yourself into a mild trance via hypnosis can be a very effective way to reduce anxiety and stress, promoting relaxation and reducing the negative effects of stress on the body and mind.
3. Pain management: Self-hypnosis has been shown to be effective in managing chronic pain, such as headaches, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, as well as acute pain, such as that associated with childbirth or surgery. Please check with your medical doctor first before doing self-hypnosis to make sure there are no underlying conditions that require care.
4. Better sleep: Self-hypnosis can be used to promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more rested. Did you know that 15 minutes of hypnosis can be equal to 1 hour of sleep?
5. Increased focus and concentration: Self-hypnosis can help improve focus and concentration, making it easier to study, work, or perform other tasks that require sustained attention.
Dawn is offering classes in self-hypnosis, which can provide you with the knowledge and skills to practice effectively and safely. You will learn techniques for inducing a hypnotic state, developing effective self-suggestions, and using hypnosis to achieve your personal goals. Additionally, you will have a supportive environment for learning and practicing hypnosis, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and receive immediate feedback.
Email Dawn with questions or to register! Currently I am offering 2 tickets for only $97 (normally $247 each) for those who see this offer!
I’m sharing the space with Dr Kaitlin and Dr. Ryan Lystad of Innovative Chiropractic & Innovative Yoga, located at 201D East Ave in Red Wing. Notice this is the same building as the Chamber of Commerce, but in the lower level. You can enter the back of the building through the upper or lower level of the public parking lot located between East Avenue and Highway 61. There is an elevator for those who need it.
First Celebration= Hypnosis Special Offer
I am so passionate about helping people heal on deeper levels that I decided to offer my clients twoself-hypnosis course tickets for only $97 (usually $250 each). What is self-hypnosis?
The Possibilities for you are endless
Do you need better sleep? A better health routine? How about self-discipline and motivation? Perhaps you are drained by politics, the news, or people around you. All of this can be shifted and you can manifest the life you want with this effective tool.
What is Hypnosis Training?
If you want a sneak peak into the workings of your mind, this beginner course is for you. Hypnosis is scientifically proven to create a change in behavior by working with the unconscious mind. Hypnosis has been called “The wonder drug without side effects.”
There are many studies on hypnosis for weight loss, motivation, and pain control. Therefore, this training is structured for you to learn self- hypnosis while getting maximal hands on experience as you also receive the benefits of hypnosis.
In this experiential full-day class, you will learn how to safely and effectively hypnotize yourself, how to speak to your unconscious mind to reach your goals, and so much more!
Did you Know?
Hypnosis is 10,000x more powerful than repeating affirmations or using all your effort and focus to force yourself to change habits. Hypnosis is quick, easy, and effective.
We are in a trance most of the day. Learn to control your own mind in this powerful course.
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As you all know, my mission is to help each of you find health, happiness, and physical and emotional healing.
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Have you ever been pushed out of or separated from a group that you really felt part of? Maybe you have experienced this in sports, in school, in religious community, in friendships, in your neighborhood, or over this pandemic. I’ve worked with people who have had this painful experience, but only recently has it happened to me in a way that broke my heart.
Break-up x 100 = Devastation
I’m surprisingly devastated, and it’s like 100 friends have broken up with me at the same time. To be honest, this group that I perceived and experienced as loving and spiritual has its own agenda. They schedule things and then move them with little to no notice (which is what happened.)
I Paid to Be Part of Something
I planned my travel and my whole work schedule around this spiritual journey; the time it is offered has been moved with only five days notice. Instead of participating in the 25 classes in-person where I can ask questions and build relationships, I now will have to watch the replays.
It feels disrespectful and personal, even though it has nothing to do with me. The odd thing is, many of the communities I have been part of have pushed me away, attacked me, or shamed me recently. Enough that I got very ill and depressed and was unable to function for days. I sat on the earth one day and observed myself and how I was feeling and thought, “Is this how people feel when they decide to commit suicide?” Although I wasn’t suicidal, I had never felt the depth of hopelessness I did in that moment. I questioned everything I was doing in the world as well as my purpose in it.
What’s the Lesson?
I’m trying to figure that out. As a person who really loves people, who is writing a book on the importance of community and connection and communication and empathy and love, it almost feels like a test. Do I believe what I say? Or am I the painter who never paints her house? Perhaps I talk so much about love and connection because I am trying to create it for myself.
Is It Safe To Love?
Is it worth the heartbreak? Am I expecting too much of my fellow humans? I don’t think so. I do think at the core everyone wants to be loved. Individuals are loveable. But so many messages from our infancy on teach us that love is conditional. We are not enough. Love isn’t to be trusted. Community is a place you go to find others, but must ‘Do’ to be ‘part of’.
Creating a Powerful Story
After writing this, I am considering the possibility that I am experiencing these losses over and over so I can channel the isolation energy as I write this book. I was fairly sheltered during the pandemic, but this mirrors many of the experiences of those I have talked to.
Doing My Work
I’ve already done some EFT Tapping around it and prayerful meditation. That’s when I decided to write this blog. Now, I’m off to do yoga and move the rest of this energy out before I continue to write my book.
Do You Resonate?
I’d love to hear your stories about connection and disconnection, loneliness and isolation. It is something we all experience sometimes, so why don’t we talk about it more? How do you find ways to connect when you feel like no one cares? Drop me a line. Let’s chat.
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I found myself triggered by the words as my friend walked out the door. Vacation! Does everyone think I just go on vacation all the time? Don’t they know how much I’m working to build a new practice and write a book?
Strong emotional reactions, sometimes called triggers, to anything in the outside world is often a reflection to the crap we are sensitive to because of our own subconscious beliefs or values. They can be a great (and sometimes painful) pointer to the unhealed parts of us.
I reacted because somewhere my ego wanted me to remember or feel I’m not working hard enough, I’m not successful enough, and I’m not doing enough. I “should” do more. It also has to do with my perception of how people interpret my lifestyle.
Being a Digital Nomad vs. Taking a Vacation
The innocuous ‘vacation’ statement and genuine expression of love and caring would not have been emotionally reactive for me had I healed some past judgments. When I tell people I’m a part-time digital nomad, they react differently than when I say I’m working from my truck and campgrounds across the US.
Some people react as if I must be destitute to be living out of my old truck and boondocking. Others think it’s the coolest thing ever. I’m doing the same thing- it’s THEIR perception of my experience. Although I do want to maintain a certain professional image, I also have to remember that they are viewing my life through their own filters, and if I’m upset by the way they view me— that’s the issue I need to address within myself.
Healing My Own Baggage
I did some Emotional Freedom Techniques tapping and healing work around my own patterns and beliefs around how hard I have to work and what it had to look like. Then came a powerful moment of clarity.
Every Day Can Be Like Vacation | Do What You Love and Don’t Work a Day…
I CAN treat every day like it was vacation. Not in a way that I ignore work or lay on the beach with margaritas or turn off my phone (even when I want to). I can choose to face every day with excitement and dedication to live and do the things I want to do. To be curious about how to make it more powerful for myself. Not that I ignore or avoid the challenges, but that I meet them also with openness, patience, and curiosity.
Take a Break!
It’s healthy to use more time practicing yoga and walking on a trail. When I’m traveling I sometimes work on my computer all day from the seat of my truck and watch the sun move from one side of the sky to another; finishing just in time to realize that my dreams of hiking for the day are gone with the light. It’s too dark to wander into the unknown wilderness
Live Every Day as If It’s Your Last
What if we all enjoyed daily life? You hear tropes like ‘live every day like it’s your last,’ ‘take time to breathe,’ and ‘do what you love,’ but do we do that? Do you unhook the emotional reactions and belief systems to freely, confidently, and without guilt choose that kind of life? I slowed down when I was in Europe. The American lifestyle has shifted me into a hectic pace.
Make The Choice
My choice is made. I choose to continue working hard, to doing what I love, to writing my books. But I also choose to come at it with an attitude as if I’m on vacation and enjoying every moment of it. After all, it’s not about what you do, it’s about how you perceive it.
Need Help Slowing Down?
EFT Tapping is great for all the emotional reactions that arise when you even consider changing your lifestyle. Contact me if you would like some support!
Words Have Power. That’s why they call it spelling.
I really believe that statement and, beyond filler words, often use my words carefully. However some days I’m more attentive to what comes out of my mouth than others.
Chaos Abounds and Emotions are High
I thrive in high-pressure and chaos. Yet, I’ve been unusually sensitive for a couple weeks, so instead of rolling with the interruptions and sudden changes, I’ve found myself fiery and emotional. I’ve been digging up some deep stuff that needs healing around past relationships and my book writing expectations– just as I throw myself back into the mix. I was doing my EFT tapping by myself and with my practitioners and things were pretty darn good.
How’s It To Be Back?
It’s fun to be back in Minnesota, but due to the chaos I had temporarily enveloped myself in, I kept telling people my life was a bit like a shit show.
Not So Funny
I thought it was funny to say. I must have said it a dozen times. “It’s a bit of a Shit Show.” Even though it wasn’t. I’m in a beautiful house dog-sitting for two weeks. I have amazing clients, friends, and colleagues, and have had so much fun reconnecting. Except for the cold snap keeping me from the outdoors, I am loving life.
I Love Dogs
I grew up with a Labrador as my trusty sidekick. He went everywhere I went. So when one of the dogs started doing the ‘scootch the butt across the floor’ thing- I didn’t think anything of it. It’s normal, right?
The Web We Weave
Unbeknownst to me, his hair was matting together in his nether-region and was creating a perfect net/web in which to catch and hold poo. Two days later— the denouement.
I won’t horrify you with details- I’m sure your imagination can fill in the gaps. Let’s just say ‘Shit Show’ is an appropriate description of a few days of my life.
What Words Do You Use?
Our words Do create our reality. How do you use words to describe yourself? Your kids? Your relationships and loved ones? Do you find yourself, even jokingly, calling yourself or others dumb, stupid, lazy, forgetful? Are you judgmental about others and their beliefs? Do you find yourself angry, upset, frustrated, annoyed, scared, or otherwise triggered by others or the news?
I’d love to hear how you use your words to manifest-for the “good” or “bad.” If you want support creating more positivity, abundance, and healing for yourself, let’s chat! As you know, I love to help.
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