When life becomes too overwhelming for you, a mental health day may be needed. But what does this mean? Well according to Gunderson Health System, “a mental health day is a day meant to help reduce stress and burnout. It can provide a pause to come back with more energy, less stress and a renewed spirit.” Learn more on how to improve your mental well-being on your day off!
When Do I Plan a
Mental Health Day?
The stress and worry of life can be exhausting, leaving you
feeling tired and not yourself. It’s important to take a step back and focus on
your mental health. This means taking a break from work or your personal
relationships, giving you a chance to relax. Your mental health day is meant
for you, so if you need to schedule time off from work, do so by planning a
time and date. Make your mental health a priority!
What Do I Do on My
Mental Health Day?
With a full day to yourself, it’s a good idea to think about
your needs first. Some questions to ask yourself is: Do you need
to relax? Or maybe you need some time with family or friends? Maybe you
need a day of shopping and pampering? Whatever you decide to do during your day,
this is your chance to regain your mental strength. Prioritize activities that
are going to benefit your mental health the most!
What If I Need More
One day may not be enough to recharge. If you need a weekend
away or a long vacation, it’s okay to plan for more days off. Your mental
health needs are valid, so don’t worry about missing out on upcoming events. If
you have a job that requires notice, communicate what days you will be gone.
When you are ready to improve on your mental health, contact
the hypnotists at Mind Enhancement Center. We are here to change your life for
the better, as we focus on areas such as stress relief, panic attacks, sadness,
and more. Learn more about our hypnosis solutions by calling us at (817)
589-7407 or visiting our website here. We look forward to
hearing from you.
outbreak may be bringing stress to many people. Fear of the unknown and the
potential health issues that such a pandemic can cause has the power of causing
strong emotions among adults and children. By coping with such stresses, not
only are you making yourself and those around you stronger, but you are also
gaining some peace of mind during these trying times. Read along as we dive
into ways to cope with stress during the quarantine.
Stress Can Include…
The stress that an infectious disease outbreak may have on
people varies. Such stress can include:
Trouble sleeping or concentrating. For some,
this may mean a shift in their sleeping schedules or lack of sleep, which can
affect their state of mind throughout the day. As well as difficulty concentrating,
while at work or home.
Fear and worry about your health and the health
of your loved ones.
Worsening of mental health conditions.
An increase in use of alcohol, tobacco, or other
Ways to Cope With
Express your emotions. We are all in this
together and more often than not other friends and family can be feeling
similar emotions and stresses during this crisis. Try talking to someone that
you trust and feel comfortable around.
Decrease the time spent watching news and social
media updates that you may perceive as upsetting. Constantly hearing about a
pandemic can raise your stress levels, take a break from it.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are staying
home, take the time to focus on your health by eating mindfully, exercising
regularly, and taking time to unwind and relax.
Stay connected with your loved ones. With social
distancing orders in place, visiting friends or loved ones is not recommended,
but you can still stay connected by calling or video chatting!
If your or someone you know is having a difficult time
coping with stress, the expert team at Mind Enhancement Center is here to help.
We utilize top hypnosis strategies to bring about positive life changes on
mental, physical, and emotional levels. Our hypnotists can help improve your
wellbeing and help make lasting changes that will forever benefit you. Learn
more about us and our services here.
While freshening up your room for
spring, you may be thinking about cleaning out the closet or dusting the
windows. But what about getting rid of your old routines and bad habits? Spring
is a wonderful opportunity to establish some much needed change in your
lifestyle. This could be anything from making quiet time for yourself or
perhaps finding motivation in your personal or work life. Hypnosis is also a
great way to jump-start your lifestyle and refresh! If you’re ready to make
positive adjustments to your mindset, then continue reading!
1. Dedicate Time for Yourself
Being a busy bee isn’t a bad
thing, but sometimes it’s necessary to sit back and give yourself some “me”
time. Too often, parents, students, and other working individuals are consumed
with projects and social demands of everyday life. So if an opportunity arises
to smell the flowers, do it. By this, we mean taking time out of your day to
disconnect from social media, texts, calls, etc. Do something for yourself,
like taking a walk in your neighborhood or along the beach or listening to calm music in a quiet
corner. You may find yourself motivated and inspired to try new things.
2. Journal Your Thoughts
There are phases of life where
you may feel overwhelmed or unmotivated. To get your life back on track for the
spring season, try writing down your thoughts in a journal. Take a deep breath
and relax, while focusing on the progress you’ve made and what you’re grateful for. Keeping a positive mindset can
allow you to gain a new perspective and redefine your self-worth. Other actions
you can take is listening to a podcast, reading a book, or immersing yourself
The mind and the body are
connected, so if your body is out of balance, your mind can be affected too.
It’s important to focus on aspects of your life that could be improved, such as
asking questions like: am I getting enough exercise? Do I need to change my
eating habits? By making small adjustments to your daily routine, you can start
to see positive changes. Some examples of self-care can be anything from doing
yoga, going to the gym, trying healthy recipes, or simply running a hot bath
with your favorite candles.
If you’re looking to make a
lasting change to your mind and body, start by contacting the hypnotists at
Mind Enhancement Center. Our approach is customized uniquely to our client’s
needs. For more information on the hypnotic services we provide, visit our
Every year during the months of spring, people nationwide begin to de-clutter the small and often forgotten about spaces within their home. People also take part in this phenomenon, also known as spring-cleaning, by cleaning up their cars and even work desks. If you are someone who has always wished you could be motivated to spring-clean but find it difficult to participate, HYPNOSIS can help you and you can learn more by continuing to read this months blog!
Many of the habits and behaviors we exhibit on a daily basis are brought about by what is going on in our subconscious. The thoughts, whether positive or negative, have a huge impact on our daily lives. If you are struggling to find the motivation to really start deep cleaning your messy living spaces, try to consider the different thoughts you subconsciously have. You can start this process by recognizing the different habits you display daily and how they affect your life. Do you have habits that are often a waste of time? Do you have habits that hinder you from reaching your goals in life? Do you harbor habits that no longer serve purpose? Reflection of this level is a great way to get to the bottom of why you may lack motivation. Hypnosis is a great tool to help you dig deeper into your subconscious and make the changes you desire.
Consider Negative Habits
There are many different habits that people partake in that hinder them from reaching their full potential. The problem is, most of these habits are created because they are somewhat satisfying and soothing. The crutches we use to get through life are often what hold us back the most! Do you smoke? Do you overeat? Are you addicted to gambling? Are you an alcoholic? These are all habits that hypnosis can help you overcome. Habits like these are distractions and hinder us from reaching our goals. If you are able to tap into your subconscious thru hypnosis and figure out the root of these issues, you will find success in your ability to no longer lead a messy life.
Spring-cleaning is a great way to de-clutter from all fun inside activities that took place during the winter. The weather is warming up and it feels like a new beginning! If you are struggling to reach your full potential this spring, be sure to reach out to the experts at Mind Enhancement Center! Together, through hypnosis, we will be able to help you have a new beginning by kicking your bad habits.
January 17th is a new holiday that has found its
way into our society’s consciousness. It’s known as “Ditch New Year’s
Resolution Day.” It sprung up out of the fact that most people have already
given up on their New Year’s Resolutions before the month is even over. A
recent study showed 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February (U.S.
News & World Report). That means 4 out of 5 people who make resolutions
will have ditched them before the month comes to an end. What does this
research mean? Why do we struggle so much with keeping resolutions?
Part of the reason we struggle in keeping resolutions may
have to do with the fact that we generally use vague language when making them.
Simply saying I want to lose weight, save money, or eat better, isn’t going to
cut it. You need to have a very specific goal that can be measured. For instance,
save money could be transformed into a specific measurable objective such as “save
10 percent of each paycheck” or “save $100 a month.” A goal to exercise more
could be changed into a tangible goal like “complete 90 minutes of exercise per
Measure Your Progress
If you can’t measure your progress, chances are you will
fail. Being able to see yourself working toward your goal will help you stay
motivated. It will also help you see where to make adjustments instead of having
a setback and giving up completely. If you set a goal to save $100 a month, but
have only been able to put away about $50 a month we could be inclined to give
up. Instead of throwing in the towel you can see if there are areas of spending
that can be reduced, or adjust your savings goal to be more realistic with your
budget. Don’t feel bad if you need to scale back your goal. Although it may
take longer, as long as you are expending effort in moving toward your
resolution you will eventually get where you want to be.
Small goals are more effective. According to Stephen Guise,
author of Mini Habits, we tend to have a mental block toward challenging
tasks like getting up early to exercise. He advocates creating a goal so
ridiculously easy that you can’t come up with a mental excuse not to do
it. He created a healthier lifestyle
with his initial fitness goal of one pushup a day. It was so easy he couldn’t
fail. The author found that once he got his body moving he usually did more
exercise than a single pushup. He just had to start. On days where he was sick
or truly did not have time, doing one pushup kept him from mentally abandoning
his goal to get fit. As he kept up this consistent routine his mind became used
to the idea of exercising and getting in shape became a much easier task.
Perhaps you could create a mini goal for resolutions you truly struggle with.
You could try smoking one less cigarette a day, saving $5 a week or doing the
plank exercise for 5 seconds a day. Taking this baby steps approach may make it
easier to get where you want to be mentally, physically and financially.
Having someone to keep you accountable or assist you in working towards making big life changes can greatly increase your success. Whether it’s a friend, nutritionist, personal trainer, counselor or coach, having an additional layer of support will help you stay motivated for the long run. At the Mind Enhancement Center we have helped many individuals make great changes within themselves to improve their overall quality of life. Check out our website to find out more about what we can do to help you make your resolutions a reality.
With the start of a new year
underway, many people are using this time to work towards bettering themselves,
either through mindfulness or other forms of self-improvement. This self-care
can also take the appearance of taking better care of their interpersonal
relationships between friends and family members. Keep reading to discover some
simple ways of improving and caring for any of your current and future relationships.
One solution to caring for all of
your relationships is to simply take the time to acknowledge the other person’s
opinions and feelings. When it comes to partaking in conversations with the
people we care about, everyone wants to feel as though they have been heard and
their thoughts considered. By acknowledging the thoughts and opinions of those
you love, you’re actually taking the time to show them they matter to you by
considering how they feel or how their specific input is able to move conversations
and other interactions along.
Sometimes when it comes to the
word “compromise” many people don’t like hearing it. Hardly anyone
wants to give up their position in a discussion and most would like to have
their opinion to be considered the right one. However, compromise isn’t just
for romantic relationships, but for any type of relationship you have. By
compromising with those you care about it shows you’re willing to meet them in
the middle for a better solution that will work for both of you.
Spend Time with People
As naturally social creatures,
humans need to interact with other people. Whether you are more of an introvert
or extrovert, sharing personal time with those you’re closest to can actually
help with your overall mental health. Spending time with others you’re close to
will also allow you to express problems you may be having with your partner or
friends in an effort to discover ways of fixing them so these concerns don’t
affect the relationship in the long run.
If you want to
improve your connections with the people in your life this year and beyond,
always be sure to take the time to acknowledge their thoughts and feelings and
simply spend time with them. If you’re still looking for ways to improve your
current relationships, consider a hypnosis session with the experts at Mind
Enhancement Center. Contact us today to make the most of your
relationships this year!
There are a wide range of mental disorders that can occur or
manifest for a number of reasons throughout our lives. While it isn’t exactly a
pleasant idea to consider, dealing with an issue that afflicts you is always a
priority and in no way should you feel like hope is lost. When it comes to
particularly debilitating conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
it is especially important that you take steps to improve your mental and
emotional state to combat the symptoms. Read further if you want to find out
exactly what PTSD is and how hypnosis can do wonders to combat its effects.
What is PTSD? :
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological and mood
disorder that occurs after a traumatic event or span of time, which greatly
interferes with a person’s ability to function properly in everyday life. PTSD
is one of the more frequently misdiagnosed disorders due to people often
mistaking it for high stress or fear, whereas they are actually just symptoms
of a bigger problem. Post-Traumatic stress can come from a major distressful
event like abuse or loss, but also from more subtle and elongated events such
as bullying or time spent in combat.
How PTSD Differs from
A lot of people have a hard time separating normal stress or
even high levels of stress with PTSD. While stress is something that a majority
of people feel throughout their lives, it is important to know the difference
between having an episode of stress and losing normal function because of the
underlying disorder that you aren’t aware of. A large part of this mix up comes
from a lack of education on the condition, meaning people just write off their
episodes as high stress and try to ignore it, which unfortunately leads to the
episodes getting worse and a flurry of other symptoms.
Symptoms of PTSD:
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can vary
depending on the severity and personality of the person experiencing them, but
there are often constants for everyone. Intrusive thoughts of traumatic events
or vivid flashbacks frequently occur in a majority of people suffering from the
condition, especially if it is a result of one specific event. Dis-association
is also a lesser known but very common symptom of the disorder, which means a
person will completely disconnect from the present and seem almost as if they
don’t have emotion. This, along with the exact opposite reaction of aggressive
and violent outbursts, comes when the emotions or stress caused by the
traumatic thoughts become too much for the person to handle, resulting in them
either lashing out or shutting down completely. Rapid mood swings and denial of
any problem can often be found in people that suffer from PTSD, which is also a
result of the thoughts or memories being too much to bare.
How Hypnosis Can
With so many intense symptoms and issues that can come from
PTSD, it is vital that a course of action is created that can help these individuals
work their way back to a healthy and happy mental state. When it comes to
trauma the root of the problem is within the mind and like any other aspect of
our mind, we are ultimately in control, albeit subconsciously in situations
like this. Hypnosis is a way to calm down the mind and allow it to truly
reflect on what is afflicting it, because the first step to overcoming trauma
is accepting it and seeing what it truly does to us. Facing the issue head on
can be tricky when the issue is buried deep in our head and proper hypnosis is
a great way to pull out the issues you are unintentionally avoiding and start
to work through them.
While there is no tried and true method that completely
cures somebody of a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it doesn’t
mean a person can’t come to terms with it and take back control of their mind.
Hypnosis is one way for a person to reach into themselves and work through the
stress and pain that hurts us, which in the case of PTSD, is exactly the right approach.
Enhancement Center has been specializing in helping our clients
overcome a wide range of issues since first opening our doors and we hope you
can take the first steps to becoming whole again by coming to see us today.
The holidays bring about tons of stressful situations, such
as the gifts you haven’t wrapped yet (or still haven’t bought), the Christmas
cards you have yet to send out, and all the upcoming parties you have to attend.
For many people, family tends to be the biggest stressor. Strained
relationships, family obligations, and uncomfortable situations can be triggers
that make the holidays a difficult time. However, there are many ways to deal
with family and to maintain your mental health over the holidays. Read on to
find out more!
Focus on the Positives
Your mindset can become your reality, so try to stay
positive. Dwelling on the negatives only increases stress, even before the
festivities begin. Don’t focus on the problems you have with your loved ones;
instead, think about the things you do enjoy. Changing your outlook can help
you feel and act happier during the event, and it can even make you better able
to cope with the bad things that might happen.
Tip: Here are
some positive thoughts to consider. What qualities do you love about your
family members? Which family members are you most looking forward to seeing?
Are there any dishes your family members cook that you are excited to eat?
Make a Plan
Even though dwelling on the negatives is harmful, it is
still important to be aware of what to expect. Preparing yourself for
potentially stressful situations can help you handle them better. Make a list
of three events that are likely to occur (limit yourself to only three because
thinking about a million “what ifs” can make you more stressed) and then plan a
good way to handle those situations.
Tip: Other things
to plan out beforehand are: safe conversation topics, appropriate responses to
invasive questions, and even an excuse or reason to leave if you become too
Learn to Say “No”
Your boundaries matter, too. Saying “yes” when you should be
saying “no,” can lead to resentful and overwhelming emotions. You don’t have to
participate in everything. Saying “no” to certain activities allows you to
build your energy and participate in other events that you do want to be there
for. Asserting your boundaries in this way, not only allows you to take care of
your own needs, but can give you more control over the situation. This reduces
stress and allows you to have more fun during the festivities.
Tip: Saying “no,”
in an aggressive or angry tone can upset your loved ones. Try firm yet polite
phrases like: “no thank you,” “I am not feeling up to it right now,” or “I’m
not really into that, but thanks for asking.” Don’t be afraid to say it twice.
Let Go of the Past and Stay in the Present
Even if a family member has wronged you in the past, holding
grudges isn’t good for your mental health. These are the holidays, so set aside
your problems for a more appropriate time and focus on the present moment. Your
family won’t be on earth forever, so try to enjoy your time with them right
now. If others become distressed when something goes wrong, be understanding –
they are likely feeling the effects of holiday stress, too.
yourself whenever you start to think about past issues, and then let those
thoughts leave your mind. Focus on good things that are happening right here
The holidays are a time to come together and strengthen
bonds with your loved ones. Creating new traditions is a great way to celebrate
the holidays together. For example, everyone can start by practicing gratitude.
Think about all you have to be thankful for – a warm home, good health, loving
pets, a nice family, and anything else that makes you happy. Then, have
everyone else take a turn and share the things they’re grateful for!
Tip: Other new
traditions could include photographing happy moments, baking a new dessert
together, making Christmas cards by hand, or planning upcoming holidays
Dealing with family can be incredibly stressful if you don’t
know how to handle it. With the right coping mechanisms, getting through the
holidays should be a breeze! For mental health help during the holidays and all
throughout the year, come to Mind Enhancement Center
for hypnosis suggestions, coping skills, or tools!
It is said the senior community are poor subjects for
hypnosis. That tends to be far from the truth. We have found that age is just a
number and it tends to be more of a state of mind rather than a condition of
the body. Many of our seniors with a younger state of mind have the ability to
think, act, and even look younger than they actually are. This has given them
the ability to walk circles around their younger counterparts at times. Read on
and find out why seniors are great subjects for hypnosis.
What are the Problems?
Seniors, for the most part, deal with a lot of the same
issues as the younger generations. They too have hopes, dreams, and fears. When
they are experiencing problems in their lives, they too are subject to anxiety,
stress, depression, and other emotional difficulties. For most of these
problems, hypnosis is the perfect solution whether you are young or old.
Seniors too have to deal with habit control, attitude
adjustment, phobic reactions, and fear of illness. As their earning days come
to an end, concerns of assets and liability as well as income loom overhead.
Then it comes to new scientific and technological
breakthroughs. These advancements place them behind the times, making it an
overall stressful situation for seniors. Self-esteem and self-confidence go
into a decline and those types of downtrends will make them feel they are no
longer interesting to others. Withdrawal follows, accompanied by loss of sense
of self-worth. This will increase withdrawal tendencies and enters into a cycle
that can be completely devastating.
It’s All So Unnecessary
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have special capabilities.
Attitude and behavior modification, the regeneration of self-esteem and
self-confidence and motivation are necessary. Clients can be brought to realize
that they don’t need scientific savvy to be interesting people. The senior
community can discover that younger generations have much to learn and must
turn to the older and wiser seniors for information and guidance. They can
rediscover themselves through part-time jobs and volunteering in their
communities, quickly convincing themselves that they’re needed and are of high
value to the younger generation.
Most hypnosis or hypnotherapy achieves success by focusing
on one problem at a time. Dealing with what has been sometime referred to as
“The Fountain of Youth” program can take a broader approach. Meaning several
elements can be involved and all add up to a single problem; feeling old and
out of touch.
With hypnosis and hypnotherapy, the first step is the
establishment of trust, the development of a rapport in which the client is
willing and able to listen without a pre-established disbelief.
Some members will respond more rapidly and with greater enthusiasm
than others. Not only that, but the inter-communication will tend to elevate
the laggards. Once participants become comfortable with hypnosis, individual
sessions can use regression to recall periods of high self-worth.
With progress comes increased self-esteem and the
development of self-confidence. The power of visualization can be used to
create mental pictures of success, achievement of goals, and new levels of
If you have been thinking of hypnosis as a solution, our
team at Mind
Enhancement Center should be your first choice. With our years of
hands on experience, we can help you during this time of need.
During the late fall and early winter months, it becomes
common to start feeling off or a bit sad. An occurrence like such can leave
many people wondering why they aren’t feeling the best! After all, the holidays
are right around the corner and perhaps nothing notably different has happened
in their life. Due to the shorter days and the stress that also lurks with the
coming holidays, the winter blues are nothing out of the ordinary. Follow along
with today’s blog to learn how to beat the blues this winter!
Sleep is essential in order to perform your best each day,
however, when you are oversleeping it can have the opposite effect. Everybody
knows how comfortable their bed feels during the cold, winter mornings. The
most helpful thing you can do in order to beat your winter blues is to set an
alarm and stick to it. Oversleeping, while it may feel comfortable at first, is
never beneficial. Winter days are short enough already, but when you sleep in
for half the morning, your day will seem even shorter! Getting up at the same
time each morning and jumping right into your routine is a great way to feel
productive and like you’re getting the most out of each day.
If you struggle with waking up in the morning, we suggest
getting some movement in! Working out is a great way to beat the blues because
your body will release endorphins. Once the endorphins kick in, you’ll get a
little boost of happiness. Now you feel awake and have a boost in your overall
Winter is the time of year when the sun disappears and only
makes brief visits here and there. Lack of sunlight can lead to a deficiency in
your levels of vitamin D. Coincidentally, this vitamin controls certain aspects
of one’s mood. In the summer months, when the sun is shining all day and for
hours at a time, your mood is going to be elevated due to your body soaking in
all the vitamin D. Once the sun is gone, those levels will drop and suddenly
you’ll be left wondering why you aren’t feeling as great as you did just a few
weeks ago. If you replenish your supply of vitamin D by taking easy to swallow
capsules, you will be able to maintain healthy and beneficial levels of this
It may be cliché, but if you think positive, you’re going to
feel most positive! It can be easy to fall into the blue that winter brings.
During this time, the last thing you may want to think about is the positives.
However, we are here to tell you that it works! While you may be excited to
spend the holidays with your family and loved ones, cozy by the fire, keeping
in mind that spring is around the corner can be beneficial. The winter won’t
last forever, and if you can keep this in mind, you’ll be able to get through
Winter time brings cold, cozy nights, and of course the
holidays! These things may seem exiting at first, but after a while they begin
to wear on you and cause stress. We are here to tell you the winter blues are
nothing you can’t overcome! If you believe you could benefit from professional
help, seek us out on our website!