Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

When do you know it’s time to set boundaries? When you feel overwhelmed, when it’s hard to say no, and when you have LESS of what you want in life, instead of MORE!

Why set boundaries?

Our boundaries define ourselves and make us feel safe – in body and in spirit. When our boundaries are violated, either intentionally or unintentionally, we may feel a host of emotions – including confusion, anger, numbness, and hurt. When we set healthy boundaries, we increase our own sense of self respect – and we enable others around us to treat us with respect.

It’s your RIGHT to have healthy boundaries!

It is your right to determine the limits of what is acceptable to you and where you need to draw the line with inappropriate or unacceptable words and/or behavior. Indeed, it is your BIRTHRIGHT. Setting healthy boundaries will allow you to live with a feeling of peace, safety and security.

Do you struggle with establishing healthy boundaries?

Here is an AFFIRMATION for you:

I have a right and responsibility to take care of my body and mind.
I deserve to be treated well and with respect.
I embrace my healthy boundaries, and choose to live in peace.



For more information on how hypnosis can help you, contact Gerri Levitas, Certified Hypnotherapist, serving clients in Walnut Creek, California, as well as phone & Skype sessions for clients around the world.

Affirmations – Developing your own words of wisdom

Creating AffirmationsWhat are affirmations?  Simply put, an affirmation is a statement of positive intention.  Affirmations are very powerful when spoken aloud.  They enter our realm of consciousness and begin the process of shifting away from the negative and towards the positive.  When repeated frequently, affirmations can flow into our subconscious mind and create an even more powerful effect.

Here are some commonly stated affirmations that you may have heard:

  • Today is the first day of the rest of my life
  • I deserve to be happy
  • One day at a time
  • Yes, I can!

Do you have a favorite affirmation?  Do you want to create one?

Here’s a tip to create an affirmation that is personal and powerful.  State the affirmation in the present tense, and use only positive words.  Take a moment and write down the affirmation you wish to focus on.  Then, think of it often, when at work and when at home.  Trust the power of your mind.  You will find that you will begin to feel more positive and more energized.

 



For more information on how hypnosis can help you, contact Gerri Levitas, Certified Hypnotherapist, serving clients in Walnut Creek, California, as well as phone & Skype sessions for clients around the world.

Powerful Ways to Lighten Up Your Day & Have Fun!

Are we having FUN yet??

We have all heard the expression, “Work hard, play hard”. I would like to suggest another expression, “Play easy”. Here’s another one – “Have fun!”

 

In our everyday, hectic lives we do not often create time to just have fun.

 

When we lighten up and have fun, we see all things around us in a different light.

Here are some simple yet powerful ways to lighten up your day – and they are FREE!

  • Tell a joke to someone
  • Take a dog for a run
  • Color a picture
  • Visit a zoo
  • Ride a bike
  • Take a hike
  • Take out a map and plan an exotic vacation
    (You need not have to go!)
  • Rent a funny video
  • Make paper animals
  • Blow bubbles
  • Go outside and take photos

 

Just for today find some moments, indeed, make the moments, to play and have fun. Do something silly. Chances are that it will put a smile on your face!

What do YOU like to do to have FUN?

Creating Rituals

creating-ritualsI saw a fascinating exhibit at a museum this week. The topic was “Creating Rituals”, and people were invited to post on a bulletin board the many rituals involved in their lives.

 

What an amazing glimpse into the private reflections of ordinary folks. So many people have rituals that go far beyond the usual ones of lighting candles, saying a prayer or giving thanks.

 

So what is a ritual? Wikipedia defines a ritual as “a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value.” Rituals add meaning to the ordinary and strengthen our connections.

 

Can creating rituals make a change in your life? Definitely! Our rituals are personal and transformative.

 

Give some thought to the current rituals in your life – and then think about adding another one or two.

 

Focus your attention – and intention – on the things that you do, like, and enjoy….and watch them gain more significance. Have fun with this!

 

What are your current rituals & what rituals have you added?