Teaching at NATH Conference

The National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Conference takes place in Virginia Beach, Virginia this November 4-10. Once again as I have done since their inception in 1995, I will be presenting. Here are the topics:

“Hypnosis for Soul Healing”

Saturday, November 5 at 8 AM

Refresh mind, body and spirit with a morning group hypnosis session designed to assist you to tap into your eternal, unlimited self. Whether desiring healing, objectivity, a paradigm shift, internal guidance, Roxanne will guide you into that still, quiet place that allows you to access the More of you than you are consciously aware, More than your incarnational self, to the More some people call your soul, High Self and perhaps beyond to the Source. This loosely guided hypnosis session will allow time for you to process at your own pace and receive the help you personally desire.

“Hypnosis for Personal Empowerment”

Sunday, November 6 at 8 AM

Start your day with a  group hypnosis session designed to assist you to tap into inner resources to get ideas, make creative breakthroughs, or just a clear away psychic debris and stress so that you can better fulfill your dreams. This loosely guided hypnosis session will allow time for you to process at your own pace and receive the help you personally desire.

“Teaching Self-Help Classesthe #1 way to build and expand your business!”

Saturday, November 5 at 2:45 PM

This is the easiest way for new hypnotherapists to internalize information, build a business and perfect their skills. It is also a great way for well established hypnotherapists to expand their client and referral base. Some people will never sign up for a private session, but will take a class, especially if it is easily affordable. And they will, if they like and trust you, refer others to you who will sign up for private sessions. It then becomes free marketing that can go on for years!

I started out teaching Self Hypnosis classes, and later added Healing Anger without Killing Anyone, Tap Your Troubles Away with the Emotional Freedom Technique, Finding True Love, Understanding Illness from the Stress Connection, It’s Not What You’re Eating—It’s What’s Eating You!, Preparing for Childbirth, Stop Smoking, Introduction to Pain Management, and more. You could do something on sports, test taking and study skills, public speaking. The possible topics are endless. It is fun and generates phenomenal energy into your practice. 

Come learn a framework for multiple classes. Whether done live or online, whether in your office, adult center, or community college, they will help you receive customer recognition, and become the expert in your community. Here is a class that will put money into your pocket!

For more information, see the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists or call 800-296-6463. .

Reiki Clinic Resumes

x,7Elwf0000.jpg.pagespeed.ic.OqaOknhOGA Live in the Charlottesville, Virginia area?

If so, you may be interested in receiving a free Reiki treatment . If you already do Reiki, this is a good way to maintain your skills and connect with others that love this modality as much as you do. Yet, the Clinic is open to all with a RSVP at 434-263-4337.

 
Roxanne Louise is resuming the REIKI CLINIC at Unlimited Potential Healing Center located just 20 minutes south of Charlottesville on Rt. 29. However, we are switching to a new schedule.

Our Fall dates are Tuesdays from 2-4 PM: October 18, November 15, and December 13.)

The 1st visit is free, with a donation after that, but always free if you are sharing your healing work (Reiki/ other energy healing or feet or hand massage skills). Other Reiki Masters/Practitioners as well as the general public are welcome. RSVP required as sometimes things happen.
 
If you want instruction or a review in Reiki, call us to discuss (434)263-4337
 
LOCATION: Unlimited Potential is located at 98 Gormes Drive at Rt. 29 Northbound, in Faber 22938, just 20 minutes south of Charlottesville, or 8 miles south of Plank Rd in North Garden, 20 minutes west of Scottsville, 1 mile north of Rt. 6 (Irish Rd and Rt. 29), 10 min. west of Afton, 35 minutes south/east of Waynesboro. We can send more complete directions.
 

Want to know more about Reiki? See the article here. 

 

bc4f2cf86e01c7d1c4f639193a48733f Roxanne Louise has written 3 volumes on Reiki—Path to Transformation. See here.

Roxanne Louise has taught how to integrate Reiki with hypnosis and the best of mind-body healing since 1992 at national hypnosis conventions and also throughout India.

How to Avoid Burnout

As an Entrepreneur, I am aware of the stress caused by wearing all the hats in a business. The extensive range of information and skills needed for each, the time required, and the stress of the learning curve are DAUNTING! As a result, work hours can interfere with what should be time for rest and renewal leading to burnout and illness.

But it is not hard work or long hours per se that cause burnout. If you are passionate about what you do, that passion feeds your spirit and energizes you even when working long hours. Burnout is caused when more energy is being withdrawn from your energy reserves by multiple stressors than is coming in through rest and renewal. Those stressors include anything that consume energy—bad food, bad habits, too little sleep, toxicity, not just the frustrations, overwhelm, and other mental and emotional issues. 

Burnout is simply going into the red with a bounced energy account. And as with a checking account, it only takes one cent to do that. Furthermore, once you overdraw, it is not a simple matter of just putting the penny back. There are fines to pay. So it takes more money to undo the overdraft. And it takes more energy to undo the damage of an energy overdraft.

While it is important to have multiple ways of reducing stress so that you are not leaking energy, stress management is not the whole answer. Putting  together a well-rounded life that feeds your spirit and enhances

  • overall health, 
  • provides happiness,
  • connection with others,
  • fulfillment, meaning and purpose,

will give you the internal resources and increased life force to deal with the ups and downs in life as they come. And from that place examine and challenge your beliefs, thoughts, judgments, assumptions that underlie so much stress, and commit to a regular stress management practice. All together, this will give you the energy reserves to not just cope but to thrive.

What is stress?

Stress is a demand upon your system for energy. A stressor is whatever is requiring energy from you to process or deal with mentally, emotionally, physically, or even spiritually. This includes preparing for even happy events (holidays, vacations, weddings), doing your usual routine as well as having to cope with extra, unexpected additional expenses, problems, malfunction, delays, toxicity, poisons in food, water, air, cleaning or personal care products, allergens, EMF (electro magnetic frequency), geopathic zones, noise, and overstimulation.

Interestingly, we need a certain amount of stress to challenge us to learn, grow, and to explore new dimensions of both ourselves and our world. Insufficient stress creates stagnation, boredom, depression, and mental/ emotional/ spiritual rot–yes, rot! Growth requires a stimulus, a reason to get off the couch.  It is all about finding the proper balance. See my previous blog entitled “Stress Can Be Good for You?”.

Understanding the Stress Equation

As with the previous analogy of a bank account, there have to be energy reserves to cover all of the demands placed upon you.

  • Demands upon your energy have to be adequately met by both your reserves and new energy being regenerated.
  • What comes in has to cover what goes out or a bounced check situation arises causing breakdown in physical or mental health.

The 3 Stages of Stress

  1. Alarm Reaction – In this initial stage, you experience symptoms such as sweaty palms, tension or tightness in muscles, holding your breath, rapid pulse, indigestion, insomnia. 
  2. Stage of Resistance – Whereas in this stage, the stress symptoms go away, and you appear to be doing fine. You seem to have adapted, and have a ‘handle’ on it. There is a danger during this adaptive phase because you may become cocky and stop doing those things you need to do to take good care of yourself and to resolve your issues on a regular basis. Consequently, as things build up, you tap too heavily into your energy reserves.
  3. Stage of Exhaustion – this stage is where you actually break down. It can be caused by something minor–just one more thing too many (the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’). All the stress symptoms come back but are not easily dismissed, and illness or even death results.

What to do about it?

The basic strategy as outlined below is as follows:

  1. find ways to get energy into your system 
  2. stop energy leaking out
  3. establish regular routines to do the above.

How to get energy into your system 

You get energy into your system by:

  1. improving your overall physical health
  2. improving your overall happiness and connectedness
  3. creating or focusing upon the meaning and purpose in your life
  4. connecting to your spiritual and internal resources

First, Improve your overall physical health

  • Sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Nourishing, balanced nutrition
  • Healthy Gut allows you to digest and assimilate what you eat
    • ingest: probiotics, yogurt, kefir, naturally fermented foods such as naturally (not commercial) sauerkraut and kimchee, kombucha, and fermentable fibers (yam, sweet potatoes, yucca, and whole oranges (with fiber), Jerusalem artichokes, lentils) butter, garlic, dark chocolate with 70% cacao or more
    • eliminate as much as possible: sugar and processed foods; grains unless non-GMO, pesticide free and specially prepared; wheat and industrial seed oils that cause leaky gut; pesticide ingestion from any food or drink; antibiotics and other medications such as birth control, steroids, antacids and NSAIDS (see http://www.nsaidslist.com) such as aspirin that are taken as anti-inflammatory/pain relief medications; and parasites
  • Deep breathing, singing
  • Exercise including dancing, yoga, and anything to balance energy flow, and any movement or physical labor
  • Bodywork
  • Energy medicine -there are many modalities, but here are a few more: Reiki, Source Energy Medicine, Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine (see Resources at the end)

What can you do today to take of your physical health?

Second, Improve your overall happiness and connectedness

  • Laughter
  • Love, hugs and emotional support
  • Community/network
  • Prayer
  • Anything inspirational
  • Anything that feeds your spirit or makes you happy
  • Having fun
  • Nature
  • Healing music – sacred, calming, hemisync, happy

What can you do today to connect and enjoy life?

Third, Create or focus upon the meaning and purpose in your life.

  • Do you have a reason to bound out of bed in the morning with excitement to get started? 
    • This could be your job, a volunteer activity, or a hobby.
  • Can you see how something you are doing now is or could be doing now could help someone else?
  • How can you be of service?  
    • This could be any act of kindness or compassion to a person or animal, a phone call to someone you care about, just affirming your love and belief in another, or perhaps just listening or being there.

What can you do today help someone? How can your work serve?

Fourth, Connecting to your spiritual and internal resources

  • Prayer, meditation.
  • The Infinite Intelligence Process – tapping into the part of you that knows more than you do consciously. 
    • “There is a part of me that knows ___ and is assisting me now to ___ with grace and ease.”

When is a good time for you to check inside with your inner guidance?

How to stop energy leaking out

  • Detoxification
  • Resolving emotional issues – current and past
  • Restoring gut flora
  • Daily stress management–EFT, self hypnosis, Infinite Intelligence Process, etc.
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Goal setting
  • Setting and and focusing on priorities
  • Shifting beliefs,
    • play devil’s advocate – look for the positive evidence, the positive ‘whys or why nots’
    • “What if __ could work?”
    • “What if I could ___?”
    • “What if ___ (the negative authority figure/person) was wrong?”
    • “What is the worst that could happen?”
  • Turn a challenge/problem into an opportunity or object of curiosity
    • “Where is the opportunity in this?”
    • “How can I turn this into a blessing?”
    • “What positive thing/s can I learn from this to be ___ (better/healthier/stronger/more successful)?”
  • Focus on helpful thoughts to shift your attitude
  • Gratitude
  • Notice what is with detachment – Adopt an attitude of curiosity
    • “That’s interesting.”
  • Notice what is , without taking it personally
    • It’s probably not about you.
  • Notice what is without jumping to judgment or unproven, upsetting interpretations of events
    • “How can I look at this in a way that doesn’t bother me nearly as much?”
  • Pick your battles
  • Focus your energy where it is going to do some good
  • Know your limits and make peace with that
    • “I do what I can. I let go of the rest.”
  • Get help
  • Look for resources
    • “Who do I know that could deal with this better/differently and how would they approach/handle it?”
    • “Who do I know that can help me with this?”
    • “What help/resources do I need to resolve this and how to I get them?”
  • Balance – between work, rest and recreation, between being inside and being outside, being with people and being alone, between having silence or quiet time and sensory stimulation

What is something you can do to stop leaking energy physically? What can you do to stop leaking energy mentally and emotionally? What can help you today?

Basic Guideline:

Upsetting emotions leak energy. Happy or peaceful emotions add. 

While some emotions can come from physical conditions, most emotions come from thoughts such as how we interpret what is going on. What are we thinking in our own mind about the people or events in our lives? Are we saying that they are wrong, bad, awful?  Interpretations can be wrong. They can be based on incomplete or faulty evidence. Thoughts and the fixed beliefs that form around them can be challenged and changed.

Learn from the Past

If you have experienced burnout before, take precautionary measures now to avoid it happening again by addressing your areas of vulnerability. 

What are the things you have done that have caused you to burn out in the past?

What are the things you have not done that have caused you to burn out?

If you think about the things you must have or do to avoid burnout, and if you know the things that do or have made a positive difference in your energy level and functioning in the past, then make a commitment to do them now on a regular basis. 

What are those key things for you?

But don’t try to go from doing nothing, to trying to make massive changes all at once. But do do something. Take a step, and keep it going. Then do something else that makes sense. This is a process of creating a new lifestyle, a new way of living on a daily basis, not something that you do once in a while and forget about it.

Establish Routines for a Healthy Lifestyle

Start slow, but start somewhere

  • Set up a morning routine or ritual that starts the day off focusing on the most important use of your time and energy—the priorities of the day. 

What might be a helpful, doable, morning routine?

  • Create an after work routine that brings balance, fun, meaning and fulfillment
    • connect with people you care about (dinner with friends or family, reading a bedtime story to your kids) 
    • do something for fun or a change of pace

What might be a helpful, doable, afternoon or early evening routine?

  • Create a routine or ritual before sleep
    • do something to help you to relax (hot shower, a slow bath, listening to soothing music)
    • do something to gain perspective from any stress of the day or anything upsetting on the news (meditating, journaling, reflection)
    • acknowledge your achievements
    • take a moment to focus on gratitude and the blessings of your life. 

What might be a helpful, doable, evening routine before bed?

What helps me is a system I call the Infinite Intelligence Process. You can read about it here. on my blog: Accessing More—Tapping Into the Wisdom and Resources Within.

Additional Resources

For my story, see “Self Hypnosis Saved My Life” and  “Lessons Learned from Almost Dying”

See the many blog entries at unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com

Experience/learn these powerful healing modalities:

  • Reiki (Unlimited Potential will resume Reiki Clinic once a month in Faber, just 20 minutes south of Charlottesville. 1st visit is free, donation after that unless you are sharing your healing work (Reiki/ other energy healing or feet or hand massage skills). RSVP required. Fall dates are Tuesdays from 2-4 PM: October 18, November 15, and December 13.)
  • Source Energy Medicine – Stephen Joseph Pollitt (come to Central Virginia Dowser’s Meeting at Northside Library, Charlottesville, Saturday, October 8 at 2 PM. RSVP required.) See article here.
  • Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine (come to Central Virginia Dowser’s Meeting at Northside Library, Charlottesville, Saturday, November 19 at 2 PM, RSVP required.) 
  • Emotional Freedom Technique —class at Piedmont Valley Community College, Thursdays, October 13, 20 and 27 from 6-8 PM. 
  • Self-Hypnosis Class at PVCC, Saturday, September 24 and October 1 from 9-12.

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Source Energy Medicine

10422248_328327904010993_3462995313165762810_n I just returned from New York after studying with Stephen Joseph Pollitt, originator of Source Energy Medicine, for 2 + days. It intrigues me to consider that you might be able to imprint water with a strong, clear intention, and turn it into ‘medicine’ for the healing of specific health issues as well as for general physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. To check out Stephen’s work, see here.

While I have read his book and took a weekend training, that may not be enough to accurately explain his work. So please keep this in mind while reading this article, and visit his own site for direct information.

Pollitt refers to the work of Masaru Emoto, who demonstrated that the crystalline structure of water can be powerfully effected through both spoken and written words, music, videos, photos and prayer. masaru_emoto (pix taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto)

iu Emoto took a word such as love, peace, joy, or hate, anger and placed it on a bottle of water, then froze it, and looked at the structure under a microscope. Positive words created beautiful snowflake-like hexagonal shapes, whereas negative words created blobs. Emoto’s book, The Hidden Messages in Water, is fascinating, widely available on Amazon, and he also was featured in the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know

For a video showing the process Emoto used in collecting water samples, preparing and later examining them, plus many photos of the beautiful shapes seen in the water crystals, see What is the Photograph of Frozen Water Crystals. Also see the documentary on Emoto’s work. Here is a short video of more examples of the water samples exposed to various words. 

12744014_551158805061234_8314712491893192159_n As our bodies are mostly water, Stephen Pollitt’s premise as written in his book, Heal Thyself, is that it is possible to positively affect health and well-being by drinking water that is imprinted with strong positive intention for that end. However, unlike Emoto, who was writing a single word or phrase on a water bottle, Pollitt writes out very detailed description of what he wants to occur, and  assigns such intention with an 8-digit number sequence derived through dowsing. The number assigned becomes the “word” for the formula. He then creates a label with this number, adds the infinity symbol, plus a symbol for Om that he believes calibrates with very high frequency, and finally pastes this label onto a water bottle. As with Masaru Emoto, the water “reads” the label, which imprints the intent upon the water. Pollitt then recommends that you drink the water over a period of time until you see the desired results. Results vary from immediate, to days, to weeks or months up to a year. In general, the results are designed to be gradual and gentle without adverse ‘healing crises’. However, the remedies can be speeded up for an emergency situation.

Pollitt believes that everything has frequency. In this, he is in agreement with other dowsers and those who practice radionics, those who believe that you can determine the frequency of both health and disease, and make adjustment in those frequencies to get the results you want. For example, a person practicing radionics would determine the frequency of a pathogen, parasite, agricultural pest, or the frequency of ideal life force of the person, animal or plant, and then broadcast that frequency.

Like those practicing biodynamic gardening or holistic health, Pollitt believes that if you raise the overall frequency or vibration of the targeted organism (animal or human), that that organism will be able to fend off disease. However, Pollitt seems to distinguish between a person’s overall frequency calibration and his frequency in various areas of functioning. For example, he described one highly spiritually evolved Yogi who nonetheless had multiple health challenges because his frequency in those areas where he was experiencing dis-ease was low. Pollitt believes that if you raise the frequency high enough in all areas of your life, you will become incompatible to dis-ease.

In calibrating frequency, Pollitt has accepted the logarithmic scale of Dr. David Hawkins, author of Power vs. Force.  However, Hawkins is himself a controversial figure as you will see in this article  and this oneHawkins is an American psychiatrist, author and spiritual teacher. Hawkins uses arm muscle testing technique, borrowed from Applied Kinesiology (a form of body dowsing) “to absolutely and objectively test the truth of any statement, calibrating it on an arbitrary logarithmic scale of 0 to 1000 (and sometimes higher), with different states of consciousness — shame (20), apathy (50), fear (100), anger (150), courage (200), reason (400), love (500), peace (600), enlightenment (700-1000) — located on different points on this scale, forming a linear and fixed one-dimensional “map of consciousness”. This model of consciousness has metaphorical parallels to science’s map of the electromagnetic spectrum, and it is not dissimilar to Ron Hubbard’s Scientology emotional tone scale and The Sedona Method’s hierarchy of emotions formulated by Lester Levenson, whom Hawkins worked with quite closely for a while (although he now classifies Levenson as a “fallen teacher” – link.)”

So while I as a Dowser believe that dowsing is very helpful as a diagnostic tool, and a tool for profound mental and emotional healing, it cannot be used as an infallible method to determine absolute truth.  And this is the argument against Dr. David Hawkins and others placing too much authority on the dowsing response. Responses vary with energy level, mood, allergens, atmosphere, and many other variables. Hence, determining supplements, medications, treatments, remedies through dowsing alone should fall into the category of “can’t hurt”. One benefit to Source Energy Medicine is that there are no negative side effects. As Pollitt himself says, the worst that can happen is nothing. Furthermore, each remedy in Source Energy Medicine has a description so you can use that to determine what you would like to take. But there is also a recommended protocol. Dowsing is not necessary.

A major contribution of Pollitt’s work is his emphasis upon decreasing subconscious mind resistance to healing, and on increasing allowance for healing to occur. As a hypnotherapist focusing on unconscious healing modalities, I feel that this is critical. While clients consciously want to obtain positive results, many times they are sabotaging themselves through secondary gain, as well as non-beneficial beliefs or judgements. Such negative beliefs include “nothing can help me, nothing works, I just have to live with it (pain/disease), all the people in my family get ___,” etc. There are many ways to shift beliefs, both consciously and on a subconscious level. Pollitt claims that Source Energy Medicine assists in transmuting unconscious resistance and increasing allowance of healing.

Pollitt comes across as a highly principled man dedicated to help his fellow man to heal in a simple, inexpensive, graceful way. He feels healing should be accessible by everyone throughout the world regardless of their finances. So while I do not agree with some of his strong spiritual bias (Course in Miracles, Conversations with God, Ester Hicks’ Abraham, many New Thought teachings, David Hawkins), I respect and trust him as a man of good will. 

Source Energy Medicine has testimonials of positive healing benefits. And because it is free to both download the book, labels and instructions in using them, I consider it easy and safe to test it out for yourself. Just preparing and drinking the formulated water will activate your Placebo Response (see also here), which is helpful in it’s own right. But drinking it is also opening your acceptance of the positive intention or ‘prayer’ behind it. Consequently, I have made a commitment to myself to do it for up to a year to see if it has any benefit for me. If nothing else, it is a good excuse to drink more water.

 

Lessons Learned from Almost Dying

If you missed this post “How Self Hypnosis Saved My Life,” read it first as this refers back to it.

From childhood, I remember many bedtime stories that were teaching tales. They were to help you grow in wisdom by providing you with the moral of the story. Well, there are many lessons that can be extracted from my earlier post. If we scrutinize not just our own experiences but that of others, especially the ‘bad’ ones, there is much that we can learn. So the real point of my post is not about me, but how it can help you.

What I was trying to illustrate and to warn about is that when your life force drops due to on-going discouragement, overwhelming problems, upset, hopelessness, lack of joy, etc., poor health or illness follows. Or as local Leonard Orr, father of the Rebirthing Breathwork movement, when you life urge decreases, you death urge increases.

Throughout the stressors in our lives, there has to be a way for us each to sufficiently recoup our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual strength so that we can maintain our balance. But the problem is that when you are in crises, there is frequently NO TIME to do that even if you know what would or might help. You are just too busy struggling to stay afloat.

Once the worst of the crises is over, you are focused on doing catchup of everything that went by the wayside in the interim. Then, you just move on with life and do the best you can, probably glad to put it the past behind you, not wanting to think about it, and so probably not revisiting it in order to resolve and release any residual trauma. But what is not processed sits in the background adding to the rest of your pain pile and any new stress coming along. Eventually, it is too much and you break down.

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is to get enough sleep and to make sure that you eat. Sleep is for me is the lynchpin. Then next in importance is to get emotional support–someone to hold you and comfort you in your challenge–and if you are truly blessed, someone to make you laugh. We know that people who have emotional support do better in healing when they get ill. But the reverse is also true–people who have emotional support are less likely to get ill. And perhaps we know of people like Patch Adams, MD that use laughter for healing. 

What happened to me was that I had gotten divorced, my son who was the joy of my life had moved away, and many of my family members had died or also moved away. And a major part of my social life and feeling of purpose came through my business, which was now closed in preparation for the big move to the West Coast.

These are common problems for many people. Statistics show a correlation of men dying within two years of early retirement. And while changes in diet and lifestyle factor in, I would argue that losing your daily routine and the network of everyday interactions with coworkers, plus perhaps recognition and approval, also has to play into it. Also known, is that stress is involved in every illness. For example, many people develop cancer within 6 months to 2 years after the death of a loved one. Many vehicle accidents occur soon after a separation or divorce. 

A problem for many caregivers is that they may have traditionally gotten their emotional support from the very person for whom they are now a caregiver. Because they don’t want to further burden the sick person, they hold their problems inside. Finding adequate emotional and physical support from others to replace what is now gone takes time–something in scarce supply for anyone in that position.

Having multiple self-help practices such as self-hypnosis, prayer, meditation, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, and other stress management tools make a critical difference. But even if you know how to deal with stress, it still takes time and commitment to do so. It has to be a priority. In my case, sleep not stress management was the priority. I was too exhausted to do anything else. And forget about being able to get away to get some help for myself even if I knew who to call and had the funds to spend.

Another point that I brought up was that thoughts carry a train and connect to thoughts of similar events. So that taking care of my mother reminded me of what my mother went through to care for my father during the many years of his 14 cancer operations, and three heart attacks. Luke’s death reminded me of Rodney’s and my father’s and that of both my grandmothers. If any of your similar events were not adequately processed either because you did not have the time or the skills to do so, what was undone will be brought to your attention now to deal with it as an extra load to any new issues that are occurring. 

Another weird thing was about the shrimp. I have always had an irrational fear of scorpions–so much so that I would never consider living in scorpion territory. They represent danger to me–something that you might never see coming that could hurt you. The similarity between the appearance of a scorpion and a shrimp was not lost on me. Already still traumatized from 9/11, my mind made a connection between scorpions and shrimp and my body overreacted.

In mentioning Nelson’s getting let go just days before 9/11, I hoped to illustrate that what looks like a terrible thing (eg. losing your job) can be a blessing in disguise. On Friday, all those 40 people were upset, wondering what they were going to do next. And on Tuesday, they realized that if not for losing that job, they would have been dead like all their other co-workers.

Not mentioned was that I realized that my mother’s many health issues that arose immediately after I announced that I was moving away. I felt that this was part of secondary gain. For an explanation on this psychological dynamic, see my previous article here. Then you could interpret her falling and shattering her arm as “giving her right arm” to keep me with her. If I am right, she must have felt desperate.

Finally, in mentioning Luke, it is good to remember that we never know what the day will bring. And in our last moments, take the opportunity to connect with someone you love.

Copyright by Roxanne Louise. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.

 

How Self Hypnosis Saved My Life!

And more than once too!!!

I was having a bad day, but then it was really just one more of many such days in a bad year in general.

I had gone into a lawyer’s office to give testimony as to how my mother had slipped, tumbling head over her walker and down their dark stairway as she was led into their office by the receptionist. Recounting that day’s events and the consequences of her broken bones, called up painful memories of my mother screaming in pain for weeks. As a result of her accident, I was pushed into being her round-the-clock caregiver because instead of transitioning from the hospital to rehab, she signed herself out telling the doctors that “my daughter will take care of me.”

It was an ordeal that left me only a few hours sleep for the duration of six full weeks. This was doing the work of 6 nurses–3 each on 8 hour shifts Monday through Friday, and another three on the weekend. I had no help, and she was ineligible because she had signed herself out. As a result, my business was on hold, and my own life force was completely drained. Even after she was able to get around on her walker or wheelchair again, there was no joy, no social life, no business life, no privacy or moments for myself. Unconsciously, I suspect that I didn’t want to live anymore.

To add injury to the testimony, one of the lawyer’s accused me of lying. That’s what really brought up the memories in full color and intensity. He had no idea of what my mother went through and what I also sacrificed to take care of her.

So I came home and made what I thought would be a healthy lunch of a shrimp omelet.

It was just after Thanksgiving, 2001. My mother had wanted to serve shrimp for my son (Mark) who was visiting us in New Jersey from California. We ate it then, and again the day after. Mark had wanted me to go with him to visit the ruins of the World Trade Center, which we did over the weekend. There we saw all the letters, memorials placed around the fencing, and workers still digging through the rubble. Then I put my son on the plane to go back to the West Coast–always an emotional event for a mother to say goodbye to her offspring.

I had been at the Hudson River just 5 miles away on that fateful day of 9/11. And while I didn’t see the buildings fall, I did walk through all the dust, which also covered my car. I had gone to the Medical Center to await victims in order to offer my hypnosis services to burn patients. (If you get to a burn patient quickly, hypnosis can mitigate the severity of those burns.) However, only six patients arrived because the others were dead, and I was sent home.

One of my clients, Luke, had died at Windows of the World Restaurant after just returning from vacation the day before. He was there to set up a business meeting. Luke got a call out to his lover before he died. The last time I had seen him was at a funeral of a close mutual friend, Rodney, who was also on the Board of Directors for my business. So Luke’s death brought up thoughts of Rodney’s death, which brought up thoughts of my Dad’s death, which is why I was living with my mother to begin with–to assist her in her grieving process.

Another friend, Nelson, also worked at the World Trade Center. On the previous Friday, Nelson was told to take his department of 40 people out to lunch and to tell them that their department was being liquidated by their new Japanese owners. On Friday, they were despondent about losing their jobs. However, a few days later, all those not let go, were dead because they were on the very floor where the plane flew in. Losing their job turned into a blessing for them and their families.

Anyway, still upset after seeing the lawyer, I made my omelet. Within 30 minutes I went into anaphylactic shock. My throat was swollen up, I was beet red, it was difficult to breathe, and I knew I was in big trouble. I paused before calling for help –did I want to live or not? After all, life held no satisfaction anymore. I had given up my office and business in preparation for a move to be near my son on the west coast, only to be side railed by my mother’s health issues and having to give up those plans to become her full-time caregiver instead. It would have been so easy to slip away, and no one would have thought that it was suicide, just an ‘unfortunate’ accident.

But I did finally choose to live, and in my by this time confused mental state, called a doctor, not 911. In my last moment’s of clarity, I walked out to the drive to await the ambulance. As I was already very weak, I laid down in the cop’s car. The police officer had arrived first. My vision was soon gone, but I overheard the cop tell the medics that I was in and out of consciousness. I don’t know if I had truly passed out or was just in trance. Luckily, I lived just 10 minutes away from a major medical center, and they sent a doctor, not just a medic, to my house. He gave me a shot that brought my vision back.

The emergency doc was (get this) Dr. Lamorte (translated from Italian as “the death”). The doc told me his patients thought his name was funny. In my condition, I didn’t think it was funny!

Doctor Lamorte wanted to admit me. But I told him that as I was a hypnotherapist, I just wanted him to leave me in the Emergency Room, and come back and check on me. A hour or two later he discharged me. He said “you did this yourself. My drugs wouldn’t have worked for 8 hours.” 

What was I doing to be discharged so soon? Well, I couldn’t do the Emotional Freedom Technique since my arms were hooked up to intravenous tubes. And I couldn’t do Reiki for the same reason. But what I did do from the moment I knew I was dying, was to drop down into deep hypnosis to stay calm, focus on my breathing, and then over and over again to imagine my throat and bronchial tubes relaxing and opening up. As a former classical singer, I knew how to relax my throat muscles, and so that was what I imagined for the entire time from the driveway at home until I was discharged from the hospital. And so even while I’m grateful for the injection, I may not have made it to the hospital without doing what I did.

But this wasn’t the first time that self-hypnosis saved my life. There was another time that I was caught in a rip-tide and pulled rapidly out to sea. I flipped over on my back once I knew no one could see me, hear me, and that I couldn’t out swim the current, and I was getting full of water from the waves. I just went into that calm place of alpha to float on my back while breathing before each wave that washed over me. Eventually, I must have floated out of the current because several men were dragging out of the surf to what was a much closer distance to shore.

Then there were other challenges that I won’t go into here that could have gone badly if I did not know how to quickly slip into that place we call open-eye hypnosis to stay completely calm, fully present, and deal most effectively with a potentially dangerous situation.

Consequently, I ADVISE EVERYONE TO LEARN HOW TO ACCESS THAT STATE quickly, dependably with SELF HYPNOSIS.

  • It may save your life as it did mine.
  • It may well reduce the severity of any problems you do face.
  • It will allow you to instantly reduce stress.
  • It will allow you to become calm and focused so that you can think clearly to an effective response and solution.

I teach it to all my clients in person in central Virginia or in Middletown, New Jersey, or over the phone (434)263-4337/ or (540)470-8218. And I have an entire self-hypnosis book written called Your Unlimited Potential.

But if you are living in Central Virginia, I will be teaching the full 9-hour course at Piedmont Valley Community College, Saturdays, September 17, 24 and October 1 from 9 AM-Noon. Here is the link.

Copyright by Roxanne Louise. However, this article may be shared in free online sources only if this copyright notice and link to http://www.roxannelouise.com and http://unlimitedpotentialhealingcenter.com  are included with the content.

 

Central Virginia Dowsers Newsletter 9/1/16

CVD Newsletter, 9/1/16 written by Roxanne Louise.

Feel free to copy and distribute.

 

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

  • Upcoming Central Virginia Dowsers Meetings 10/8 & 11/19 in Charlottesville
  • Member Elizabeth Gaines receives award from the American Society of Dowsers
  • West Coast Dowsing Conference Photos

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UPCOMING FALL MEETINGS 

Saturdays, October 8 & November 19 from 2-4:30 PM at the Northside Library

705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Meeting is free and open to the general public, but please call us at 434-263-4337, or email us at roxannelouise2@gmail.com that you plan on coming in case there are any last minute changes/cancellations.

Bring your own dowsing tools including a pendulum. We will have some available for sale also.

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MEETINGS

  • October 8: Stephen Politt’s Source Energy Medicine
  • November 19: Barbara Eden’s Energy Medicine Daily Routine

2:00 – 2:30 PM:

  • Introductions, discussion on what you are dowsing on now.
  • Dowsing Challenge: test your dowsing skills
  • Dowsing Instruction: one on one help available on using Rods, Bobbers or Pendulums

2:30-4:30: Main Topic

 

Both of our fall topics on health came out of workshops taken this summer at dowsing conferences. Sandee Mac, former President of the American Society of Dowsers, gave a workshop on Stephen Pollitt’s Source Energy Medicine at the West Coast Dowsers Conference, to which Nicolas Finck, Elizabeth Gaines and Roxanne Louise attended. Roxanne also took Barbara Eden’s all day class at ASD on a basic routine to get the energy flowing smoothly through the major systems of the body.

LIBRARY DIRECTIONS

Located just west of Rt. 29 on southbound side. Library phone: (434) 973-7893.
If you are traveling south on Rt. 29 from north of Charlottesville, turn right at the traffic light on Rio Road. Library is in the first block on the left before light at Berkmer. Reverse this if going north on Rt. 29. If you are traveling on I-64, you take Rt. 29 North.

Please send in your suggestion for topics and/or speaker for spring meetings (expected to be in March through June).

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October 8 CVD Meeting: Stephen Politt’s 

Source Energy Medicine

“If you believe healing should be simple, safe and universally applicable you will be pleased to learn more about Source Energy Medicine.” Stephen Pollitt

To check out Stephen’s work, see here.

Stephen, who is author of Heal Thyself has taught in the Charlottesville area before, and I heard about his work then from locals, Marianne Roberts and Ann Marie Dujany. SEM takes the idea of Masua Emoto’s work that water can be imprinted with energy through consciousness (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Masaru_Emoto)But Stephen then uses radionics and dowsing to find the proper number frequency for specific imbalances of body, mind or spirit. Our next newsletter will focus on his work in greater detail.

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November 19: Barbara Eden’s Energy Medicine

Donna considers that energy is medicine, and that this energy can be activated through specific physical exercises. Her Daily Energy Routine can be part of a complete system for self-care and self-help promoting high-level wellness and peak performance. Roxanne will teach this routine to you. To learn about Donna Eden’s work, see here.

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E. Gaines cropped award Elizabeth Gaines receives Outstanding Service Award from American Society of Dowsers at West Coast Dowsing Conference

At the awards ceremony of American Society of Dowsers Convention this past June, it was announced that Elizabeth Gaines was being recognized for “Outstanding Service”. This was actually presented to Elizabeth in person at the West Coast Dowsers Conference, an arm of ASD, held this past July in Santa Cruz, California.

While Elizabeth and her husband, Nicolas Finck, now live in Earlysville, Virginia, they both have been most active in the West Coast bi-annual Dowsing Conference that has contributed largely to it’s success for many years. Elizabeth has also been a big help with Central Virginia Dowsers as well . Congratulations, Elizabeth, for this well deserved award!

Nicholas Finck at W.Coast announcing Also at the West Coast Dowsing Conference, here is Nicolas Finck as announcer at the Awards Ceremony. Both Nicolas and Elizabeth went out a week early and then stayed after the end to physically set things up and take down. The success of this and other conferences rely heavily on the work on such incredible volunteers. We at Central Virginia Dowsers are blessed to them them helping us as well.

me teaching ASD WC#2 Also at the West Coast Dowsing Conference, Roxanne Louise taught Accessing More—The Infinite Intelligence Process, and also on Dowsing for Mental/Emotional Healing, and was also a vendor at both West Coast and at ASD. Accessing More refers to her book by same title available here. Here she was at her vending table. It was cold there in July—low 50 degrees F in morning/evening. But as you can see, all vending was outside, so while there was morning mist, there was no rain. Me at Vending ASD WC'16  David Young playing flutes

She was happy to remake acquaintance of musician, David Young who plays two flutes at once for interesting effect. Check out his music on link above. David had done a concert at Unity in Charlottesville more than a year ago. His music is magical and healing. His publisher is Bob Friedman from Faber, Virginia.David and Roxanne were both speakers/vendors at 3 summer conferences: American Society of Dowsers in June, West Coast Dowsing in July, and the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in August.

Opening Circle WC Dowsers '16 S.Collins:G. GardnerHere is the opening circle at West Coast led by Adhi Two Owls. Next is the Keynote Speaker,Susan Collins (on left), former President of Canadian Society of Dowsers with speaker Grahame Gardner and his wife (center) from Scotland. Spurling:Collins Labyrinth ASD WC'16Next is Slim Spurling’s wife, Katarina, with Susan Collins. Slim’s amazing dowsing tools can be found here . Susan’s website . As you can see, every dowsing conference includes making and walking a labyrinth. Gardner’s website. Grahame is Past President of the British Society of Dowsers. Link to  West Coast Dowsers. At the June American Society of Dowsers Conference, where Donna Eden was the keynote presenter, Roxanne Louise taught two classes: Dowsing on Health, and Revisiting Non Beneficial Energies.

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