Self Confidence

How Can You Build Your Self Confidence and Self Esteem?

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”Robert T. Kiosaki

Build Self Confidence - Divine Mind IntsituteWhat do you whisper to yourself?

Are you your own worst critic? Do you respect yourself? Do you respect your achievements? Do you value yourself?

The only one of those questions you should have answered “no” to is the first one.

How you feel about yourself and whether or not you believe in yourself determines your level of self confidence. We’re not talking about your ego, we’re talking about your self- worth, your emotional self image.

Lack of self confidence

When you have low self confidence, you usually focus on weaknesses rather than all the positive things about yourself. You are critical of yourself, you have a more difficult time coping with the challenges of everyday life, and eventually relationships, and your mental and physical health can be effected.

Look outside yourself to determine why your confidence is low, because it usually comes from outside sources:

  • A bad experience
  • Big disappointments
  • NoSelfEsteem-DivineMindInstituteChildhood experiences
    • Harsh and unfair criticism
    • Any type of abuse
    • Being taught that you are a failure if you had failed experiences
    • Being shunned by your peers
  • Traumatic events can leave you feeling you are not in control of your own life, or make you feel that you are to blame for whatever happened.
  • Today’s unrealistic perceptions of what beauty and success looks like makes you doubt yourself and gives you the feeling that no matter what, you can’t measure up.

Your subconscious mind stores all of your experiences, especially from your youth, both positive and negative, it remembers everything you’ve ever heard, seen or done. When this stored data reminds you of strong negative feelings, you feel less about yourself than you really are.

Some of the signs that your lack of self confidence or self esteem has taken over your life:

  • Not being satisfied with your life, always wishing it was better
  • Feeling bored, always tired, hopeless or depressed
  • Feeling you have nothing to look forward to
  • Considering yourself to be a failure
  • Always feeling fearful of making a mistake or of receiving criticism
  • You always feel defensive

How Can hypnosis Help?

Because of the problems that low self-esteem can cause you, it’s so very important that you seek help to keep the long term problems I mentioned above from developing. And due to the fact that low self confidence is rooted in your subconscious mind, hypnosis is the perfect way to get the help you need. It can help you understand your own worth.

Roadblocks to Self Confidence - Divine Mind InstituteIt is your subconscious that determines everything you think, say and do. And because it remembers everything you have ever experienced and how it affected you, it determines what you whisper to yourself, which either builds you up or tears you down.

NLP and Hypnosis are powerful tools that will help you tear down the road blocks that have kept your self image low.

Hypnosis is a peaceful feeling in a safe and relaxing place where you are able to identify what obstacles are keeping you from accepting yourself in a positive way. It can help eliminate the negative self-talk (which will be the topic of a future blog post) that goes on in your head all the time.

Just imagine the wonderful person that you really are!

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Coping With Stress

How Can You Cope With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Coping With Stress - Divine Mind InstitutePost Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a very real condition, one that is difficult to understand unless you have experienced it yourself or have observed it in someone close to you.

It’s hard to believe that someone with PTSD is in such emotional pain and anxiety, feels so totally alone, and feels that no one cares or understands.

Once called Battle Fatigue or Shell Shock, PTSD can have serious and lasting consequences if not dealt with. The symptoms can change a person’s quality of life.

Oftentimes adding to their stress, PTSD victims wonder why they aren’t coping better, which leads them to try to hide their sorrow, depression or stress.

In a desperate attempt to find relief from their symptoms, the sufferer may resort to such extreme activities as acting out violently, consuming too much alcohol, drug abuse or gambling.

What Causes PTSD?

For most of us, when we think of PTSD, we associate it with soldiers who have spent time in combat situations, situations that have placed a huge amount of stress and anxiety upon them. But there are many other experiences, terrifying experiences that create those same feelings. No respecter of gender or age, PTSD can be very common in:

  • Rape victims
  • Victims of Assault
  • Physical Abuse victims or witnesses
    • Children who may have seen their mother or a sibling abused
  • Victims of Bullying
  • Victims of Terrorism
    • Such as 9-11 survivors
  • Civilians surviving war
    • Can you imagine the stress of hearing bombs exploding in your neighborhood?

Signs of PTSD

Did you know that approximately 5.2 million Americans live with the symptoms of PTSD, and they can live with them for months or years.

  • Sadness from PTSD - Divine Mind InstituteFlashbacks of the trauma
  • Nightmares
  • Inability to connect with those you love
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Helplessness
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of Focus
  • Guilt
  • Chest Pain
  • Hallucinations

Is There Relief for PTSD?

I am happy to say there is!

Hypnosis combined with NLP can be very effective, helpful tools to lessen your symptoms and give you relief, often ending your symptoms totally.

If you or someone you know is experiencing PTSD or any other type of extreme stress, don’t delay becoming stress free and happy in life.

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Keep New Years Resolutions

What Keeps You From Keeping New Years’ Resolutions?

Resolutions - Divine Mind InstituteIt’s the first of a New Year, have you made your New Years’ Resolutions?

According to a survey by Franklin Covey, only about 23% of those who make New Years’ resolutions will actually keep them.

Most of us give up way before we even get a good start…usually before the end of January.

It’s tradition at the beginning of the New Year to set new goals for ourselves. Why? Partly because it’s tradition, but mostly because most of us really do want to improve ourselves. We want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Stop smoking
  • Be more patient
  • Be more motivated
  • Be better at our jobs
  • Eat healthier
  • Exercise more
  • Stop unwanted habits

So, if our desire is to improve ourselves…

Why are New Years’ Resolutions so hard to keep?

Often times you make goals without thinking them through, they are overwhelming or maybe they just aren’t the right goals for you. When resolutions are broken, you can begin to feel like a failure, which affects your self-esteem and you begin to lose faith in yourself.

First of all, let me just say, it can be hard to make lasting change. You want to, you know you should, but you forget or you are unaware that something internal can be holding you back and is beyond your conscious control…it is your subconscious mind, which is in total control all of your behaviors.

Hypnotherapy can Help You achieve your resolutions

Happiness in Self Improvement - Divine Mind Institute

Setting positive goals is a good thing, you shouldn’t give up trying to improve yourself. You can end the cycle of breaking resolutions.

Hypnosis combined with NLP are the perfect therapies to help you keep your goals, thereby making the positive life changes that can bring you greater happiness.

While in a hypnotic state, your conscious mind takes the back seat and your subconscious mind is allowed to come forward and is then open to receiving suggestions that will help you make the desired changes.

Your subconscious mind, with the right imagery can help you imagine the person you want to be, and then achieve it.

Start today to become the best of yourself….

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Insomnia

Could Hypnotherapy Help Your Insomnia?

Counting Sheep for Insomnia - Divine Mind InstituteHave you tried counting sheep, reading or watching television trying to drift off to sleep? Do any of those things work? Do you go to sleep only to wake up a few hours later and find you are unable to go back to sleep? Do you often awaken in the morning still feeling overly tired?

Everyone spends a restless or sleepless night sometime or another, but when it is a nightly occurrence, it can become a problem for you.

These are possible signs of insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep in order to get enough rest and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.

Insomnia is not respecter of persons or age, and can be long or short termed.

Insomnia changes your life. People who suffer from insomnia are often:

  • Fatigued
  • Irritable
  • Have memory loss or problems concentrating
  • Feel depressed
  • Are more prone to accidents
  • Have an increased risk of heart disease
  • Develop Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Develop sleep apnea

Although for those who don’t experience insomnia, it may not sound like a serious condition, but its side effects can be very serious.

Two Types of Insomnia

  • Hypnosis for Insomnia - Divine Mind InstitutePrimary Insomnia does not occur as a result of other medical issues you might be experiencing, although it may be triggered by events in your life such as stress or change.
  •  Secondary Insomnia is typically a side effect of some underlying problem:
    • Health conditions
    • Pain
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Heartburn
    • Medication
    • Anxiety
    • Tobacco, Caffeine or Alcohol

Many people, as they try to cope with their inability to get quality restful sleep, will often begin worrying about not sleeping or doing things like trying to go to bed too early, or even turn to medication. Medications must be taken at the appropriate time before going to bed, and may often leave you feeling  unrefreshed and groggy in the morning. Depending on medication becomes an expensive and undesirable crutch.

Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way that will help you address any issues that may be causing your insomnia as it helps you understand and focus on thoughts that can help change past learned behaviors.

Hypnosis combined with NLP are powerful tools that have been recognized as being very effective in changing habits, they can help you break the cycle of sleepless nights and get the sleep you need and want.

Isn’t it time you take your life back?
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What is My Potential

What is My Potential, and How Can I Reach It?

What is Your Potential - Divine Mind Institute“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question that is asked of every young child at one time or another.

Their response is usually quite grand…”A fireman, a movie star, a scientist, an astronaut or maybe President of the United States.”

All these things are achievable, but most kids don’t usually become what they said they wanted to because as they grow and mature, new ideas and thoughts come into their minds…it’s a natural process.

But what about you?

Are you happy with what you’ve become now that you’re grown up? Have you achieved all you thought you could or would? Have you developed the talents and skills you dreamed you would?

True, we can’t all be President of the United States, but we can feel satisfaction in who we have become and what we have achieved, with the knowledge that we’re still trying to be better.

Do we ever reach our full potential? Probably not. In fact the definition of potential, undeveloped or underused talents and abilities, let’s us know that there is always something we could work on, improve and strive for. Your potential is a journey, not a destination.

Climb to Your Highest Potential - Divine Mind Institute“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino

What do you want to be?

  • Better in your career – or maybe you’d like to have a different career
  • Have more self confidence
  • A better business owner
  • A better musician
  • A better athlete
  • Better at public speaking
  • Thinner and healthier

So what’s stopping you?

  • Are you afraid to fail?
  • Have other people discouraged you and told you it can’t be done or made you feel not good enough?
    • One man wanted to be an author and public speaker. His wife didn’t think he was capable of it, which was discouraging. Because he believed in himself, today he is an international best selling author and motivational speaker.
  • Do you have self doubt?
  • Is a past experience holding you back?

I’m here to tell you that you are good enough and that with the aid of Hypnosis and NLP, you can tap into the potential that is only yours. These tools will help you access your subconscious mind and enable you recognize whatever might be holding you back and change negative behaviors.

You will be able to become more open to the possibilities, believe in yourself, be more motivated and have a more positive outlook.

Start your journey to achieving great things in your life…

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Stop Procrastinating

Stop Procrastinating – Don’t Put It Off!

Stop Procrastinating - Divine Mind InstituteI’ll get to that tomorrow

I’ll do it later

There’s no time like the future

Are these and other similar phrases things you hear yourself saying on a regular basis? If so, then you’re probably a procrastinator.

There have been many wonderful quotes made on procrastination, but one of my favorites comes from Christopher Parker who once said: “Procrastination is like a credit card, it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”

Just as it can be difficult to cut up your credit card, it can also be difficult to stop procrastinating. But there does come a time when things catch up to you, deadlines are missed and emergency strikes. It would have been much easier to face the task that you have been avoiding than to play “catch up”, “clean up” or “face up”.

The results of procrastination…

We all put off doing things every once in a while, but doing so on a regular basis can start to take its toll, in fact, procrastinating can be considered a type of self sabotage as it slowly but surely takes over your life in negative ways. It can:

  • Weigh heavily on your mind and cause stress
  • Lower your self worth
  • Cause others to lose faith in you
  • Cause you to lose sleep
  • Cause you to miss opportunities
  • Cause you to feel like a failure
  • Ruin relationships, personal or professional

You Can Stop Procrastinating

Do It Now Don't Procrastinate - Divine Mind InstituteImagine how great it will feel when you “stop delaying the inevitable”, feel pride in your accomplishments handled in a timely fashion, feel the trust and appreciation from those around you and relax because you don’t have unfinished business hanging over your head.

Using Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques can help you uncover self limiting beliefs that have been pre-programmed into your subconscious mind and are holding you back from discovering your full potential.

Make today the day you stop procrastinating and wasting valuable time

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Fear and Phobias

How Can You End Your Fears or Phobias?

Fear and Phobias - Divine Mind InstituteYou actually don’t want to end all your fears.

Everyone experiences fear at various times throughout their lives, it’s a natural, and very helpful human emotion. It is part of our instinct for survival as it warns us and helps prepare us to deal with danger, or what we perceive as danger.

Many people even enjoy a certain amount of fear; they enjoy the rush they get from an exciting activity, such as skydiving, or or a frightening movie.

Fear becomes a problem, or a phobia, when it begins to inflict severe anxiety…anxiety that causes you to make abnormal changes in your life.

What is a Phobia?

  • Phobias often begin in childhood.
  • Phobias are extreme, irrational fears about things or situations that actually don’t pose a threat.
    • Phobias can be developed about almost any thing or situation.
  • When a phobia becomes too bad, you will do almost anything to avoid it.
    • People who suffer with agoraphobia, will often stay home, never leaving the safety of their house in order to avoid facing the situation that brings them their anxiety.
    • Phobias can change your life…changing your quality of life.
  • Phobias can cause panic attacks which are often manifest by:
    • Feeling dizzy or ready to faint
    • Having difficulty breathing
    • Stomach tension or pain
    • Shaking and trembling
    • Racing heart or pain in the chest
    • Feeling overwhelmed

Types of Phobias

Phobias are a fairly common disorder, in fact about 1 out of 9 people have some type of phobia. Here are just a few:

  • Fear of heights – Acrophobia
  • Fear of blood – Homophobia
  • Fear of obesity – Obesophobia
  • Fear of being closed in – Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sunlight – Heliophobia
  • Fear of Sleep - Divine Mind InstituteFear of sleep – Somniphobia
  • Fear of cattle – Bovinophobia
  • Fear of dying – Thanatophobia

For a more extensive list go to Wikipedia

Where Can You Get Help?

If you have a phobia that is causing you intense panic, fear or anxiety you should consider getting treatment.

Conventional medicine will often prescribe antidepressants for those suffering with extreme phobia, but really, who wants to live the rest of you life depending on prescriptions to get you through the day.

Hypnosis can help you eliminate your phobias. Hypnotherapy and NLP use time tested techniques to help you release memories, old ideas or hidden triggers that will help you become free from those things that bring on your anxiety.

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