Happy New Year! May 2015 be a year of blessings, joy and adventure for everyone!
When the movie "The Secret" was released in 2006, it introduced many people to a whole new world of possibilities. Yes, we CAN influence our lives by the thoughts that we think and the emotions we feel. Now, in 2015, it's becoming more generally known that we create our reality.
I recently watched Anderson Cooper interview Jon Kabat Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He's been teaching and researching mindfulness meditation since 1979. People are awakening and becoming more aware. I see this in my practice of hypnotherapy and transformed life coaching, too. Perhaps, he mused, the next big movement in the United States, is toward getting our minds and emotions "in shape".
Thirty years ago, very few people went to the health club. There were a few sweaty gyms where heavily muscled body builders grunted and sweated - no doubt there was lots of testosterone! Now, health clubs are numerous and people from all walks of life want to get in their daily workout, along with sauna and jacuzzi. I'm delighted to see more people moving towards working out with their minds - using meditation, self-hypnosis and other methods of consciousness-expansion and mind-training. Oprah Winfrey's staff practices transcendental meditation daily, Google, Facebook and Instagram employees are indulging in mindfulness practices. It's the next generation of exercise.
Don't get left behind! Take a break from all of your technological gadgets and start exploring your mind, the most amazing gadget of all. It can lead you to feeling more peaceful, being more in touch with your heart, enjoying better health and relationships and having a lot more joy in your life.
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Denise Keenan, a master bodyworker, master hypnotherapist, certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, and certified science of the breath facilitator, has been in the healing arts profession for over thirty years. She shares wisdom on overcoming challenges, finding courage, and practicing self-love in her blog.