News

16
Feb

Relax and Breathe Easily

Do you have difficulty breathing from allergies, asthma or COPD? My new audio file/CD, Relax and Breathe Easily, helps calm your respiratory system for greater comfort and encourages natural healing.

In this recording Amy uses only positive suggestions that help you:

  • calm coughing and breathe more easily and deeply
  • encourage moistening of the nose and throat
  • increase relaxation and enjoy better quality sleep
  • encourage congestion drainage and proper immune response
  • increase¬†comfort and positive outlook

Get more information and your instant download HERE!

20
Jan

You have superpowers. Use them.

This Groundhog Day, will you come out of your burrow with continued, easy action toward your goals for the new year or will you retreat back into the comfort of your old habits and put those improvements back on your resolution list again next year?

Tap Into Your Superpowers for Fast & Easy Change is a new workshop that’s all about keeping up the positive momentum with which you started off the new year. I’ll work with your individual goals and aspirations for yourselves this year, defining what you really want and making them standard operating procedures for your brains. We’ll get away from trying to boost willpower and instead make permanent transformations that help you down the road to what you want to improve. This will be an interactive workshop and you’ll receive valuable tools that you can use for any future improvements you might like to make.

In this class you’ll learn how to:

– release negative feelings and limiting beliefs that aren’t serving you
– give yourself suggestions or affirmations that really work
– reprogram negative influences on the fly
– discover if past emotional programming may be keeping you from moving forward easily
– tap into your natural superpowers and take off!

GET READY TO BE INSPIRED AND EXCITED! Wishy-washy doesn’t live here. We’re pumped. And we have cookies. ūüôā

February 2, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 pm at my office. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Get more information HERE.

14
Dec

Create a Unique and Personal Brand for Your Business

You just finished your hypnotherapy training. Congratulations! Now what? How are you going to get your new business started? Where are your clients? How do you take the business advice you received in school and whatever you can find elsewhere and apply it to your new career?

This is my story, how I created myself as a hypnotherapist. I have never considered myself business-owner material. I learned everything I could find, tried all of the best business practices I was taught and threw everything at the wall to see what would stick. I learned that a hypnotherapy practice is a unique kind of business, and traditional business practices don’t always work out well for us. In this book I let you know what worked and what didn’t to get me up and running and making a living wage my first full month in business – and what has kept me going and growing ever since. You might be surprised what has worked and what hasn‚Äôt!

Geared toward hypnotherapists, there are lessons and exercises helpful to many other types of entrepreneurs, as well. This book is for anyone looking to create a unique and personal brand for his or her business.

Available now at Amazon.com (click here)!

3
Nov

Amy en Fuego!

I recently did an interview with the amazing folks at The Office Pile in Phoenix. They help entrepreneurs get up and running Рand keep running. What a fun time! See for yourself below. And learn more about The Office Pile HERE.

8
Jul

NEW! Surgery Preparation Relaxation & Recovery

Surgery preparation the natural way! Research shows that using hypnosis to help prepare for any medical procedure can result in many positive benefits, including a shorter hospital stay. Why? Because hypnosis mobilizes and focuses your body’s natural healing abilities, so that you can do your part to help your medical team keep you healthy.

I’m excited to release a new audio file to help you maximize these healing benefits.¬†In this recording I use¬†only positive suggestions and imagery that help you:

  • increase relaxation and enjoy better quality sleep
  • heal faster
  • experience less¬†pain (acute and chronic), nausea and discomfort
  • experience fewer side-effects
  • reduce¬†anticipatory anxiety
  • adhere more easily to your doctor‚Äôs treatment plans
  • overcome emotional and physical limitations to achieve therapeutic closure
  • get out of the hospital 1-3 days sooner

Check out my new audio file HERE to help you mobilize and focus your body’s natural healing resources. CD available from Amazon.com (click HERE).

You can start using this recording up to several weeks before your procedure and can even use it during and after surgery as needed.

Your body knows what to do to heal and grow. Let it do its perfect work in a completely natural and very pleasant way.
Here’s to your health!
11
May

Creative Thinking Live Workshop May 21

Why are we so busy?

It’s time to get off of the hamster wheel and get more done

You know that guy – we all work with one – who works late every night and comes in on the weekend, yet he doesn’t ever seem to get much done? He has all of these projects on his plate and you may even have to help him out by doing some of his work for him. He prides himself on how little sleep he gets because of all of the work he’s doing, and he has little-to-no personal life, which he wears as a badge of honor. We wonder why he doesn’t make some changes to have a better life, and we’re glad we aren’t him. Yet a part of us admires his dedication and work ethic – and we’re more like him than we may think.

An interesting article just came out in the Harvard Business Review (read it here) that shows that the business world is now listening to research psychologists and is concerned with their findings. For awhile now, researchers have been publishing article after article, which, when taken together, show that we tend to program ourselves (or are programmed by others) to maintain momentum of action even when we have nothing to do. We tend to avoid idleness at all costs, even when it serves us to take more productive action later, in favor of constant action, even when it gets us nowhere and decreases our productivity.

Why is this? Our society definitely rewards us for being busy. We are programmed by our bosses to work long hours without taking breaks, eating lunch at our desks. It’s not like we’re trolling Facebook; we’re working on our projects and keeping ourselves organized. We’re doing what every good little worker bee should be doing.

Perhaps we make a few unnecessary trips to the break room for coffee throughout the day, but what’s really killing our productivity is what we’re doing at our desks.

If you’re like most people, you probably feel like you get more done when you’re humming along at a good pace, fueled by caffeine and cortisol (a big stress hormone). You can multitask like a boss and make decisions quickly and easily to keep your business moving, moving, moving. As it turns out, the success of this approach is only in our heads. We may be doing better than before, now that we have some processes figured out and securely implemented and everyone knows what they need to do. That’s great, but what if you could make whatever you’re doing now even more productive? I don’t mean implementing new, more efficient processes, though that might be a good idea, too. I mean maximizing the effectiveness of every worker in your business, including you.

What are the two things that the Harvard Business Review is now telling us to do to be more productive?

  1. Embrace idleness, and
  2. Act only when it’s warranted
Embracing idleness gives you the opportunity to get out of stress mode, in which you’re humming along thinking you’re getting so much done but you’re really not. Don’t even try to multitask; no matter how productive you think you’re being, you’re not. Instead, take time to really relax. Just closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths can work wonders. When you’re relaxed (out of stress mode) the blood flow to your brain changes from the emotional centers to the problem-solving centers, so you make better decisions. Quick decisions made while in stress mode may feel productive at the time, but they result in more re-work later. They are not as productive as decisions made when relaxed and thoroughly informed on the front end.Making a decision just to make a decision impairs productivity. Any action taken just to remain busy impairs productivity. When we’re acting, we’re not thinking in a way that can improve our decisions and the ways in which we act. We don’t attend to anything except what’s in front of us at the time, so we miss the little things we experience throughout the day that truly make us happy. Living on a hamster wheel instead of living in the moment hinders our productivity and decreases our satisfaction in all areas of our lives.Taking¬†time to think creatively (i.e., in relaxation mode, not worker bee mode)¬†and listen to what’s in your head improves the decisions you make and the efficacy of the actions you take. Instead of taking pride in being “crazy busy,” embrace feeling really good, calm and centered, and being even more¬†productive.Want some great strategies to help you do this? Come to my Creative Thinking Unleashed workshop in Gilbert, AZ, on May 21 or get the DVD or streaming/downloadable version of the workshop. You can start increasing¬†your innovative thinking and productivity in just 30 minutes!

Stretch & smile!
Amy

5
Jan

How Mindfulness Reprograms Your Brain

The benefits of practicing mindfulness keep piling up in the scientific literature. That meditative or hypnotic state of relaxation is now seen to improve health, creativity, productivity, increase gray matter in the brain, decrease inflammation and even lengthen life. And the benefits increase the more you practice mindfulness techniques. Check out a great article from Scientific American HERE.