Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Expanded Weight Release Tips and Guidelines

EXPANDED (NO PUN INTENDED) WEIGHT RELEASE TIPS AND GUIDELINES!


A few tips to help you with your healthy lifestyle modification...





1. USING THE WORD 'LOSE'



Let's substitute the word 'RELEASE' for 'LOSE' and I'll tell you why. When you lose something, don't you have the expectation of someday finding it again? As in when you lose your grandmother's ring for instance. You hope and wish that one day you will find it. When you are in 'RELEASE' mode your intention is to let it go permanently.





2. I WANT/NEED/HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT



If you are always ruminating and obsessing about your current circumstance you will continue to attract that to you. It's important to visualize yourself as being trim, slim, firm and strong. Begin to focus on the body you choose to have and you will create it and slip into it more easily. You are choosing to implement permanent lifestyle changes. Get in the habit of thinking yourself thin!





3. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR EXERCISE



Really...make the time. Aren't you worth it? When you focus on not having enough time, that's what you get...not enough time. When I find I am not able to fit in a full workout, I don't become discouraged. I make good use of the time I have at that moment. I will do 40 minutes of bike riding rather than my usual 60 minutes. Why forgo an opportunity to get some exercise in? Once you get started you will gain momentum and you will become inspired and motivated to continue. Besides, exercise is a great stress reliever.



Another thing I would like to point out is that it's important to choose exercise you enjoy. Folks who engage in strenuous, excruciating exercise tend to give it up because they can't maintain the level of effort it requires. Find things that you enjoy doing and you will easily stick with it.



Enjoy weight bearing exercises to boost your metabolism. It does not necessarily mean using weights…You can use your own body weight!



If you can exercise outside to get some sunlight…even better. Especially in the north, individuals tend to be vitamin D deprived. Even artificial light, especially in the morning, can help suppress food cravings and overeating.




4. I'LL HANG ONTO MY FAT CLOTHES...JUST IN CASE



IN CASE OF WHAT??? It is very important to get rid of them immediately or re-sized by a tailor as your weight continues to come down. Do not fall into the trap of having several different sizes of clothes in your closet. It will be too easy for you to fill them up again!



Do not get in the habit of wearing sweats, elastic waistbands and loose fitting clothing. Wear form fitting clothes and tuck your shirts in belted skirts and slacks. In fact, when you go to a party or out to eat, where snug clothing so that you will not overeat!





5. I MESSED UP, I'LL START AGAIN NEXT WEEK



A minor setback on Monday doesn't have to turn into a full blown binge for the entire day or for the whole week. Get yourself back up on the horse again ASAP. Getting back on track quickly is a wonderful self-esteem booster.





6. WEIGHING YOURSELF CONSTANTLY



You will set yourself up for failure by doing this. An individual’s weight fluctuates throughout the day. A great tip to psychologically prepare yourself to be in a slender body is to write down the perfect weight range for you on a piece of paper and tape it over the window of your scale and no peeking!





7. I'M NOT MOTIVATED



Just get started. By doing so you will gain momentum and that is what will inspire you to continue.





8. STAY WELL-HYDRATED



And I don't mean with caffeinated beverages (they actually dehydrate you). Also, stay away from powdered drinks that have nasty chemicals in them and juices that are high in sugar.

Many individuals confuse THIRST  for HUNGER. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and especially 1 or 2 glasses 10-15 minutes before each meal. Drinking ice H20 helps boost your metabolism!

Watch your alcoholic beverage intake.  Many cocktails are loaded with calories.  Get used to using the smaller sized wine glasses, not those huge goblets that look like candle holders that can hold an entire bottle of wine in 2 glasses!  Drinking water in between cocktails makes good sense for several reasons! 



9. DON’T’ SKIP MEALS



Don’t set yourself up for failure by engaging in mindless snacking. It’s especially important to eat breakfast. It’s your brain food for the day. Eat within one hour of rising to ensure optimal metabolism.  Be sure to include protein at each meal. Beans, beans are not just good for your heart! Prepare your meals in advance so you don’t get caught up in a hectic schedule. You can cook meals in advance and freeze in small containers.

In fact, avoid mindless eating at all costs.  Get rid of the distractions!  That means no eating while talking on the phone; no eating standing up, on the run or while driving; no eating while watching television or reading the paper, etc.  When you’re not being mindful it lends to overeating



10. EATING SLOWLY



Ever try using chopsticks? That’s a great way to slow your self down. Or put your fork and knife down between each bite. Count to 20-25 as you chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. This will aid in the digestion, assimilation and elimination processes.





11. PORTION CONTROL



Use little zip-lock snack bags. A normal portion size usually can fit into the palm of your hand (That's ONE hand!). Fill them with organic raw walnuts or almonds and keep them in your desk, suit pocket or purse for a healthy snack.





12. DO NOT GO TO BBQs, PARTIES, BUFFETS OR FOOD SHOPPING WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY



A common mistake individuals make is skipping meals the day of an event because they know there will be food involved. Saving up your calories for the event is not a good idea. By doing so, you set yourself up for overeating at the event. Remember to drink plenty of water beforehand. Water satiates your hunger and will help to give you that full feeling much sooner than usual. Be careful of hidden calories in cocktails.





13. USE DESSERT SIZE PLATES




This is a good way to limit your portion size. I recommend doing this at BBQs, parties and buffets.





14. NEVER GO BACK FOR SECONDS



Period! Resist the temptation of gorging yourself on “good” food. I always bring my mother Tupperware when I go over for dinner so I can enjoy the left overs another day.





15. WHEN YOU'RE FULL, YOU ARE FULL



Put your knife and fork down on your plate to indicate that you are done. Put half your meal into the to-go tin at the beginning of the meal. Another tool is to throw debris (napkin, wrappers, etc.) onto your plate when you're finished so that you won't mindlessly continue eating after you are full.





16. AVOID THE USE OF ASPARTAME



This chemical causes muscular and neurological issues. Side effects can include: Headaches, migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.



No more diet sodas and other drinks that contain this chemical. Watch out for aspartame in your yogurts. Eat Greek yogurt. It’s creamier and better for you.



Be careful, aspartame is now being marketed as “AminoSweet”.





17. NO MORE FAST FOOD



Fast food joints put additives called “excitotoxins” into their food so that you end up craving it more!





18. READ FOOD LABELS



*The following are hidden sources always containing MSG:



autolyzed yeast,

gelatin,

glutamate,

glutamic acid,

hydrolized protein calcium caseinate,

monosodium glutamate,

monopotassium glutamate,

sodium caseinate,

textured protein,

yeast extract,

yeast food,



*These ingredients often contain MSG or create MSG during processing:



artificial flavors and flavorings,

barley malt,

bouillon,

broth,

carrageenan,

citric acid,

corn starch,

enzymes,

enzyme modified ingredients,

malt extract,

malt flavoring,

maltodextrin,

natural flavors and flavorings,

pectic,

powdered milk,

protease,

protein fortified ingredients,

seasonings,

soy protein,

soy protein isolate,

soy sauce,

stock,

ultra-pasteurized ingredients.

whey protein



Again, be careful, aspartame is now being marketed as “AminoSweet”.

You will want to eat foods that are not processed with nasty chemicals into your lifestyle...that includes whole foods which are those that are closest to their natural form when they came out of the ground for instance.

Substitute Greek Yogurt for fat free yogurts with aspartame in them. Greek yogurt is a superfood, and it's very different from American yogurt and so much better for you.  It's much thicker, with a velvety texture.  It's also great to cook with and to use in dips.  Make sure you purchase the authentic Greek variety.




19. USE SPICES



Substitute pepper for salt and use other spices to boost your metabolism and add flavor to your healthy food choices.  Substitute pepper for salt and use other spices to boost your metabolism and add flavor to your healthy food choices. Research suggests that cinnamon can help prevent and regulate diabetes.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031133_cinnamon_diabetes.html#ixzz1CN3uGQZo






20. DRINK OOLONG TEA



Low in caffeine and it helps to boost your metabolism.





21. RESIST KEEPING “TREATS/GOODIES” IN THE HOUSE



First of all, they are not treats or goodies. They are sabotagers. Don’t fool yourself into thinking they are there for the kids or guests. Why are you feeding your children and guests unhealthy food items anyway? I’m sure if the kids don’t get hooked on junk food they will not even miss it or notice. And your guests will appreciate having healthy choices when they come to visit.





22. GET PLENTY OF REST AND INCLUDE MEDITATION IN YOUR LIFE



Sleep deprivation causes weight gain. Lack of sleep causes an increase in levels of an appetite-stimulating hormone called ghrelin, while decreasing levels of leptin, a hormone that makes you feel full. Be sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Use good sleep hygiene techniques, i.e.: make your bedroom sleep friendly ~ dark, turn the heat down, no t.v., computer, etc. Take a 15-20 minute power nap during the day. Five to fifteen minutes of meditation is extremely beneficial in reducing stress.



23. SET YOUR SCREENSAVER WITH A PIC OF YOURSELF AT YOUR DESIRED WEIGHT

Find a pic of yourself at your desired weight and set it as your screensaver on your phone and computer.  Don't forget to post it on your refrigerator too!  If you can't find a pic of yourself, find a pic of the body you envision yourself having and use that.  You can always place your face over the face of the subject you are using!




24. BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND FLOSS RIGHT AFTER DINNER

Brushing and flossing right after dinner will help discourage you from eating again before bedtime.  This in turn will also aid in promoting a more restful sleep.


25. KEEP A DAILY DIGEST OF WHAT YOU EAT


This will help you shift from unconscious to conscious eating. If you record everything you put into your mouth at the moment you are about to, it will cause you to stop and think for a moment. And that’s all you may need in order for you to change your mind and make a healthier decision. Take it one step further and record the emotion you are feeling when you are choosing to put something unhealthy into your body!


Hypnosis is an excellent tool for self-empowerment. Allow me to be a part of your SUCCESS equation. I can help you turn procrastination into ACTION. Let me help you put the ‘umph’ back in TRIUMPH!




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Thursday, July 22, 2010

HEALTHY LIVING!

Healthy Living




Join us for a



2 hour Workshop

on



“The 5 Keys to Prevent Disease and

Achieve Optimum Health”



Dr. Vanessa Troise and Eugenia Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH have teamed up for this exciting workshop. We will discuss how current day lifestyles can negatively affect your health and teach you how to counteract this with preventative care.



Our focus will be on *EXERCISE *NUTRITION *REST *PROPER ALIGNMENT * MANAGING STRESS & HAVING A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE. Our goal is to assist you to get on a path of healing and rejuvenation.



The lecture will be followed by a live hypnosis session. We will bypass your conscious state where limiting beliefs are active and access your subconscious mind allowing you to attract that which you desire. Attendees will receive an email of the recorded session.



Presenters:



Dr. Vanessa Troise is a Gentle Holistic Chiropractor who uses nutrition, cranial work, organ work, extremity, and spinal adjusting in her practice.



Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master, Magnified Healing Teacher/Practitioner is a Holistic Mental Health Therapist.



WHEN:

Tuesday, July 27th @ 7pm sharp

(please arrive 15 minutes earlier to sign in)



WHERE:

In Touch Hand Therapy

690 Broadway, Suite 100, Massapequa, NY 11758



*SPACE IS LIMITED*RSVP ASAP!!

Dr. Vanessa 917-715-8598 Eugenia 516-456-4490



SUMMER SPECIAL: $30.00



MENTION THIS BLOG TO RECEIVE A $5.00 DISCOUNT!


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Common Errors People Make When It Comes To Weight Release

COMMON ERRORS PEOPLE MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO WEIGHT RELEASE A few tips to help you with lifestyle modification...

1.  USING THE WORD 'LOSE'
Let's substitute the word 'RELEASE' for 'LOSE' and I'll tell you why.  When you lose something, don't you have the expectation of someday finding it again?  As in when you lose your grandmother's ring for instance.  You hope and wish that one day you will find it.  When you are in 'RELEASE' mode your intention is to let it go permanently.

2.  I WANT/NEED/HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT
If you are always ruminating and obsessing about your current circumstance you will continue to attract that to you.  It's important to visualize yourself as being trim, slim, firm and strong.  Begin to focus on the body you choose to have and you will create it and slip into it more easily.  You are choosing to implement permanent lifestyle changes.

3.  I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR EXERCISE
Really...make the time.  Aren't you worth it?  When you focus on not having enough time, that's what you get...not enough time.  When I find I am not able to fit in a full workout, I don't become discouraged.  I make good use of the time I have at that moment.  I will do 40 minutes of bike riding rather than my usual 60 minutes.  Why forgo an opportunity to get some exercise in?

Another thing I would like to point out is that it's important to choose exercise you enjoy.  Folks who engage in strenuous, excruciating exercise tend to give it up because they can't maintain the level of effort it requires.  Find things that you enjoy doing and you will easily stick with it.

4.  I'LL HANG ONTO MY FAT CLOTHES...JUST IN CASE
It is very important to get rid of them immediately as your weight continues to come down.  Do not fall into the trap of having several different sizes of clothes in your closet.  It will be too easy for you to fill them up again!

5.  I MESSED UP, I'LL START AGAIN NEXT WEEK
A minor setback on Monday doesn't have to turn into a full blown binge for the entire day or for the whole week.  Get yourself back up on the horse again ASAP.  Getting back on track quickly is a wonderful self-esteem booster.

6.  WEIGHING YOURSELF CONSTANTLY
You will set yourself up for failure by doing this.  An individuals weight fluctuates throughout the day.  A great tip to psychologically prepare yourself to be in a slender body is to write down the perfect weight range for you on a piece of paper and tape it over the window of your scale and no peeking!

7.  I'M NOT MOTIVATED
Just get started.  By doing so you will gain momentum and that is what will inspire you to continue. 

Hypnosis is an excellent tool for self-empowerment.  Allow me to be a part of your SUCCESS equation.  I can help you turn procrastination into ACTION.  Let me help you put the umph back in TRIUMPH!

Stay tuned, more to come!



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT RELEASE

Can you imagine how wonderful I felt when Corey told me I helped him get his life back? Thank you Corey for your trust in me, belief in yourself, determination and commitment to the process!  Mr. Milman has given his consent to share his story.  In fact he's proud to do so.  He has become our biggest cheerleader!  Thank you, Corey. 




Dropping LBs: Corey Milman of East Meadow lost 61 pounds


www.newsday.com

Corey Milman, a 59-year-old sales representative from East Meadow, underwent hypnosis six months ago, which he believes helped him to lose 61 pounds.
 
Corey Milman: 'I eat to live instead of living to eat'


Originally published: June 4, 2010 5:42 PM

Updated: June 8, 2010 3:07 PM

By LINDA PERNEY Special to Newsday


Corey Milman of East Meadow lost 61 pounds after he underwent hypnosis and realized that he was eating too much. With some exercise and an updated diet, he now "eats to live instead of living to eat."

Height: 5'7"

Weight before: 238 (Dec. 2008)

Weight after: 177 (June 2010)

His story: Six months ago, Corey Milman had high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and was very overweight. Today, that picture has changed radically. "I now do not snore; my sleep apnea is gone; my medications are being reduced under medical supervision," says Milman.

How did he manage to make such a change? "I went for hypnosis," says Milman. "I had five sessions. My therapist listened to what my issues were - my issue was that I ate too much."

As Milman is quick to point out, his weight-loss is an ongoing project. "I continue to reinforce myself since all of my sessions were recorded." But his new way of eating represents more than a change of diet. "This is a change of lifestyle," Milman says. "Now, I eat to live instead of living to eat."

His diet: "I don't count calories. I eat sensibly," says Milman. "No bagels and no desserts. These things were put into my therapy, and I have no desire for them. But I eat pretty much anything I want to eat. I don't eat between meals - I don't get hungry. And I wind up getting fuller faster because I eat much more slowly than I used to. And I don't eat anywhere near as much as I used to."

His exercise: "I am on the aerobic treadmill three times a week, doing at least two miles each time."

His advice: "There's something out there that will help you lose weight," says Milman. "What worked for me might not work for someone else; you just have to find what works for you. But the key is to stop thinking about a diet and think about a lifestyle change."


Hypnosis is an excellent tool for self-empowerment! I invite you to allow me to be part of your SUCCESS equation.  Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hypnosis is a Collaboration between the Therapist and You!

"Eugenia, "PB" (Poster Boy) checking in. Thought I would give you the official results as of 6 months. No desserts, No bagels, Not desiring them either!!  I do exercise; I drink more water!!! Woohoo!! The 6 month final release is 59lbs and still the journey continues. I also still listen to my sessions. Very rewarding!!!!" ~ Corey Milman
HYPNOSIS: THE TOOL FOR SELF EMPOWERMENT
Hypnosis is an education and communication process that allows your own inner intelligence to help you make the changes you desire. Your own decision to participate in the collaboration (partnership) is crucial. The key to someone being able to be hypnotized is their willingness. 

I ran into Corey today and he looked dapper in his cream colored suit.  He has released a total of 65 pounds to date. 

The Necessary Elements for Success In Hypnotherapy:

*Desire & Determination *Motivation for Change *Positive Expectations
*Belief in Yourself & Trust in Your Therapist *Commitment

If you have the desire to make a change and become A Better You, I can help. Sessions are available in-person or remote.  Please contact me for a free telephone consult.





Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feeling Stagnant? The Culprit May Just be the CLUTTER in your Life!

Feeling Stagnant? 
Are you lacking creativity and imagination?  The culprit may just be the clutter in your life!  It's spring and that means "Spring Cleaning" is in order. 

Hoarding often is associated with feeling drained and tired, procrastination, perfectionism, hopelessness and even guilt, shame and fear.  Hypnosis is an excellent tool to treat all the above.  Decluttering your home, your mind, and your life can help you reduce alot of stress from your life bringing you more peace and serenity which equals more happiness.

A great way to begin getting rid of clutter is to choose worthy charities to donate your "stuff" to.  I frequently empty my drawers and closets and donate my clothes to charities that help victims of domestic violence and to organizations that help women re-entering the work force either after recovering from substance abuse or from incarceration.  Most recently I donated costume jewelry I haven't worn in eons to my church rummage sale and I also donated priceier items for a chinese auction to support the anti-heroin campaign here on Long Island.  I cannot begin to tell you how good it makes me feel inside and out!

Hypnosis is an excellent tool for self-empowerment.  The power of your unconscious mind helps you release what has been holding you back.  You will gain a sense of being in control, feeling calmer and have an improvement in health and finances just by getting rid of the clutter in your life.


Are You Ready for Beach Weather?


So are you ready for beach weather?
Hmmm?

Are you feeling out of control?  Powerless?  If so, hypnosis is an excellent tool for self empowerment.  It jump starts your will power and allows you to take your power back. 

Here is what Stacey S. had to say after just one visit: Good news, I have been listening to tape and have lost weight. I can actually fit into things I could not last year. I really sing your praises, and while out to lunch with my boss, we discussed how my eating habits have changed (for the better). I don't eat the bread basket and save half my lunch - just think after only one session.

And here is what Corey M. had to say on April 26th: Eugenia, "PB" (Poster Boy) checking in. Thought I would give you the official results as of 6months.  No desserts, No bagels, Not desiring them either!!  I do exercise; I drink more water!!!  Woohoo!!  The 6 month final release is 59lbs and still the journey continues. I also still listen to my sessions. Very rewarding!!!!

This can be you too.  All you have to do is to take the first step which is to contact me and inquire about my packages.  Sessions can be held in person or remote via phone and Skype.

It's time to UNLEASH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!  And you will see how the benefits generalize to all areas of your life.



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Optimal Healthy You!


MindFULLness INSIDE & OUT presents:




"OPTIMAL HEALTHY YOU"




Dear Friend,



Tami Racaniello & I have teamed up again and are offering a workshop on learning how to create the optimal healthy you.



Our intention is to encourage and motivate you and help steer you away from procrastinating any further from achieving your full potential.



We thank you in advance for helping to promote this event for us. Please forward this newsletter to your contacts. You never know who may benefit from this workshop.



Thanks & Regards,

Eugenia & Tami





Join us for an EYE-OPENING 2 hour Workshop on

"OPTIMAL HEALTHY YOU!"

followed by: "HYPNOSIS FOR MOTIVATION"



First we will have an interactive discussion and workshop on how to create a healthier lifestyle and steps to take for implementing it NOW!



A live hypnosis session will follow to assist with taking that first step toward a healthier lifestyle (a recording will be made of this segment).



This workshop is for everyone that wants to realize unlimited potential!



Please join us & create the life you desire!



Presenters:



Tami Racaniello, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Chef



Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master, Magnified Healing Phase III Teacher/Practitioner



WHEN:



Saturday, May 15th @ 11AM to 1PM

(Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for registration)



WHERE:



The Balance Health & Wellness Center

672 North Wellwood Ave.~ Suite 1 Lindenhurst, NY 11757



2 lights North of Sunrise Hwy & 1 light South of Straight Path

at the intersection of Farmer's Ave. Parking lot in the back.



*SPACE IS LIMITED* RSVP ASAP!

Tami 631-793-1945 or Eugenia 516-456-4490



Cost: $35.00



Thank you for your interest & support!



REGISTER BEFORE May 12th TO RECEIVE A 5.00 DISCOUNT!



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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Managing Stress Effectively ~ Love yourself...Take care of yourself

Managing Stress Effectively ~ Love yourself...Take care of yourself



Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed., EFT-ADV of Soar! with Resilience &

Eugenia Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH of Unleash Your Full Potential Now!

have teamed up to provide you with an informative workshop to assist you with managing stress effectively.



A lecture on stress and how it affects you on a spiritual, mental , emotional and physical level will be followed by an interactive discussion exploring your current coping mechanisms and how to improve them. Eileen will introduce you to EFT and Eugenia will provide a live (taped) hypnosis session to reinforce new healthy behaviors and learned skills.

When: Sunday, May 2, 2010 (Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for registration.)

Afterwards please enjoy the Lindenhurst fair on Wellwood Avenue just south of us!


Cost $35.00

RSVP Eileen Lichtenstein 516-623-4353 & Eugenia Karahalias 516-456-4490

The Balance Health & Wellness Center is located at

672 Wellwood Avenue~Suite 1, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

2 traffic lights north of Sunrise Hwy and 1 traffic light south of Straight Path

@ the intersection of Farmer's Avenue.

Parking lot in the back.


We thank you in advance for helping promote this event for us.


Save $5.00!



RSVP ASAP to reserve your seat.

Space is limited.



Eileen Lichtenstein 516-623-4353 & Eugenia Karahalias 516-456-4490



Discount Offer Expires: April 28, 2010


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Sunday, March 21, 2010

MindFULLness ~ Inside & Out

MindFULLness ~ INSIDE & OUT presents:


IT'S TIME TO...GET RID OF LIMITING BELIEFS


Dear Friend,



Tami Racaniello & I have teamed up again and are offering a workshop on learning how to release limiting beliefs so that they don't prevent you from achieving your full potential.

We thank you in advance for helping to promote this event for us. Please forward this newsletter to your contacts. You never know who may benefit from this workshop.



Thanks & Regards,
Eugenia & Tami



Join us for an EYE-OPENING 2 hour Workshop on
"It's Time to Get Rid of Limiting Beliefs"

Followed by: "Hypnosis for Positive Intention"




First we will have an interactive discussion and workshop on how limiting beliefs inhibit your ability to unleash your full potential.



A live hypnosis session will follow to assist with keeping your focus in positive intention. (a recording will be made of this segment)



This workshop is for everyone that wants to realize unlimited potential!


Please join us & create the life you desire!

PRESENTERS:

Tami Racaniello, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Chef


Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master, Magnified Healing Teacher/Practitioner




WHEN:


Saturday, APRIL 10th @ 11AM (Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for registration)




WHERE:


The Balance Health & Wellness Center


672 Wellwood Ave. Suite 1


Lindenhurst, NY 11757


2 lights North of Sunrise Hwy & 1 light South of Straight Path at the intersection of Farmer's Ave.
Parking lot in the back


*SPACE IS LIMITED* RSVP ASAP!


Tami 631-793-1945 or Eugenia 516-456-4490


Cost: $35.00


Thank you for your interest & support!




*REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1ST TO RECEIVE A $5.00 DISCOUNT!


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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why it is NOT a Good Idea to Request That Your Memories be Erased

THE PAST IS THE PAST. Our life experiences are not meant to paralyze us, but sometimes they do. Sometimes we dwell on the past and cannot leave it behind.  You cannot change the past, however, you CAN release the emotional charge a particular memory or event holds for you allowing you to change your perception of an event. The result is in your becoming a much stronger, happier individual than if you simply swept the memory under an internal mental rug.

It is not recommended to purposely remove memories, even the painful ones. I think it's unethical.  There is something of value to learn from every experience you have, even the difficult ones. The object is to effectively  detach/distance yourself from  the emotionally charged content to allow for an impartial/neutral review of the target event should you ever need to remember that information for some reason or should there be a message to learn from it.

Challenging experiences teach us what to avoid, what to do differently, what you might say to help someone else if they were in the same situation. Hypnosis helps the individual detach (dissociate) from the memories and have their unconscious examine those memories and extract any useful information and knowledge.  An individual may then keep those lessons and choose to discard the rest. In the future when faced with a particular person or thought from a past emotionally disturbing event you will find that you are surprisingly unaffected by it.

Hypnosis enables you to look at things in a way that is so detached you feel nothing (neutral). This is what facilitates and promotes rapid growth in an individual.  Out of the past emerges a new you. 

"I treasure all of the experiences I've had in my life. Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to take you to the next place, and the next, up until this very moment." - Dr. Wayne Dyer





Sunday, February 14, 2010

MindFULLness ~ Inside and Out



MindFULLness ~ INSIDE & OUT


Join us for an EYE-OPENING 2 hour workshop


on

Mindful Eating & Hypnosis for Weight Release


on Saturday, MARCH 6th @ 11AM sharp


(Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for registration)


@ The Balance Health & Wellness Center


672 Wellwood Ave. Suite 1 Lindenhurst, NY 11757
2 lights north of Sunrise Hwy and 1 light south of Straight Path
(parking lot in the rear)



Learn more about the foods you eat to get the best nutritional value for your body to maintain proper weight. The lecture is followed by a live hypnosis session to reinforce new healthy behaviors (session will be recorded).



Presenters:
Tami Racaniello, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Chef


Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master, Magnified Healing Teacher & Practitioner



Cost: $35.00
Register by February 20th to receive a $5.00 discount.


*SPACE IS LIMITED*
RSVP 631-793-1945 or 516-456-4490





 

Love Yourself...Take good care of yourself!

Care best for others by first taking GOOD care of yourself.  Be loving and you will be loveable! Develop the qualities you desire in a partner and you will attract a lover who has them! Love is never outside ourselves; love is within us.   Start by appreciating yourself.  What are you going to do today and from now on to honor and nurture yourself?  It is so important for you to make yourself a priority.  Attend to your body, mind and spirit on a daily basis and you'll have so much more energy for giving to others.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Power of Choice


I wanted to share this amazing story with you all.  I could not have conveyed the message to you any better. ~ Eugenia

As taken from Bob Proctor's Insight of the Day:

The Woman Behind the Counter





The other day I was in the Phoenix Airport on my way to a meeting in Denver. Unsure of how long it would take to get the car parked, get the luggage checked, get through the security line, and get to our gate, we (my husband Michael and I) ended up at the airport early. Once we parked our belongings at the gate, I did what I always do when I'm early to the airport; I headed toward the News Stand for the sole purpose of staring at the tabloid magazine covers. Yes, I know, it's a nasty habit, but before you cast your stones, I should tell you I only allow myself to read the COVERS of the magazines. JUST the covers. And even in those few moments I can feel my brain cells rotting and my dislike for humanity mounting.



However, on this particular trip to the News Stand I witnessed something much more fascinating, and disturbing, than any tabloid could offer.



In this particular News Stand there was a friendly looking gentleman. He had a pleasant face that was graced with a cheerful smile. He and I were hovering in the same area; I was looking at the magazines, he was looking at the Snickers bars. Though, "looking" wouldn't be the right word -- "agonizing over" would be a better way of putting it. You see, this friendly-seeming man was about 200 pounds from healthy. As we stood silently by each other, I could hear him as he struggled to breathe, and watch him shift uncomfortably from foot to foot as he worked his way down the candy display.



I watched him out of the corner of my eye as he picked up a regular sized Snickers with his right hand and a KING sized Snickers with his left. He looked at his two options, back and forth, back and forth. He rolled them around in his hands, crinkled their wrappers, contemplating his decision. After at least a minute, he reached to put the regular sized one back ... a shame, I thought. He was so close.



But then, like a flash of lightening from above, at the very last moment, he THREW the KING sized Snickers back. It landed atop the gum with a deafening THUD. The man turned and looked at me with regular Snickers in his hand. Gripped it tightly, shrugged, and smiled.



For a moment, I saw a glimpse of pride on his face; the kind of pride that comes from taking control of your life. Granted, it wasn't the BEST decision, but it WAS a step in the right direction and it was clear he was pleased with himself. I smiled back and nodded; a silent congratulations for a job well done.



He took his regular sized Snickers strutted to the register where a 50ish woman waited. She was friendly in an abrasive sort of way, and as I moved to look at the cover of Men's Health I heard her say to the man (who was still in the glow of his recent victory):



"Sure you don't want the KING sized Snickers? Looks awful good..."



The man who had just made a good decision, froze. He stared at the woman behind the counter. In that moment, it was as if the Phoenix Airport stopped.... As he stared at the abrasive woman behind the counter, I stared at him. The woman reached for the KING sized and waved it in front of his face. "Don't do it. Don't do it," I willed him. But in the next moment, he nodded, took the KING sized Snickers, paid, and slowly walked away.



I wanted to say something, but it wasn't my place. As he walked past, he didn't look my way, instead he looked to the ground and to the KING sized decision he held in his hand.



Now, it would be easy to blame the woman behind the counter for the demise of our Snicker loving friend. She didn't HAVE to offer him the KING size when he seemed to be perfectly content. However, it is not her fault; she was only doing her job (I swear they get paid on commission -- every time I try to buy a magazi... I mean, a pack of gum... they always ask if I would like water or a snack. It can't JUST be because they're really concerned for my hydration or hunger). No, the responsibility lies solely in the man who ultimately made the choice.



We relate to this man. Whether you struggle with your weight, or you struggle to make good financial decisions. Maybe you make poor decisions, of any size, in your personal relationships. Whatever your vice may be (and there may be many), we have all been here before; on the brink of a breakthrough, only to fall short with no one to blame but ourselves. Whether you've been there once or been there 100 times, there is an important lesson to learn here; one that may not be the most obvious.



Who you are now does not determine who you will be.



I'll say it again. Who you are now does not determine who you will be.



Sounds nice, right? Easy lesson, nice lesson, hopeful lesson. The catch is this: you have to MAKE it so. The difference between who you are NOW and who you will BE happens because of choice. It doesn't have to be a heroic choice, it can be small/consistent choices made everyday in the right direction, that make the difference. But they MUST be made and can only be made by you.



How do you do this?



First: start seeing yourself NOW as the person you will BE. If you're broke, start seeing yourself as un-broke. If you're alone, see yourself wrapped in the warmth of a healthy relationship. If you're heavier than you would like to be, see yourself thin.



Second: It is not enough to just SEE yourself there, you must start behaving in a way that mirrors the behaviors of the kind of person you will become. Un-broke people make sound decisions when it comes to finances -- do that now. Healthy people find joy in salads and low-fat dressing -- you should too.



Third: Stay focused. There is a good chance that others will continue to see you as you are now, and that's ok. It's not their fault. They may not be aware that you have made a decision to change; not aware that you are making small consistent decisions toward the person you want to become. They may not SEE those small decisions or REALIZE what they are adding up to. Stay focused on YOU. On YOUR vision for yourself. And don't be afraid to verbalize your desires to those around you so they can aid in your transformation.



This is where I believe our friend at the candy counter went astray:



Perhaps he was seeing himself not as who he IS, but who he could BE -- well, healthy, happy...



I KNOW he was making a small decision in the right direction...



But when he got to the counter, the abrasive woman saw him as he WAS: a man who "must" love KING sizes. And instead of staying focused, instead of standing as a warrior for his future-self, he crumbled with the words "I will always be this" ringing in his defeated ears.



We all relate to this story. We have all been there. I just urge you to not go there again. Fight for you future self, and beware the woman behind the counter.



When all was said and done, I walked out of the News Stand empty-handed and heavy hearted. I took my seat at Gate C27 and waited for our plane to arrive.



(Post Note: Michael ended up sitting next to this man on the plane. When I told Michael this story, looong after the flight, he said, "That makes it worse ... he was such a nice guy.")





Kindra Hall





Kindra Hall is a storyteller with 18 years of experience. She shares her stories on stage, in coaching sessions, and on her blog: www.kindrahalltellsall.com. She works with organizations and individuals to discover, craft, and deliver their stories in order to more effectively communicate their mission and values. She has performed on the stage of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN at the Exchange Place.



(copyright 2009 KindraHallTellsAll)

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Friday, January 22, 2010

MindFULLness ~ Inside and Out

MindFULLness ~ INSIDE & OUT



Join us for an EYE-OPENING 2 hour workshop

on Mindful Eating & Hypnosis for Weight Release

on Saturday, February 6th @ 11AM sharp

(Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for registration)

@ The Balance Health & Wellness Center

672 Wellwood Ave. Suite 1 Lindenhurst, NY 11757


Learn more about the foods you eat to get the best nutritional value for your body to maintain proper weight, followed by a live hypnosis session to reinforce new healthy behaviors (session will be recorded).



Presenters:

Tami Racaniello, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutrition & Raw Food Chef



Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master, Magnified Healing Teacher & Practitioner


Cost: $35.00
*SPACE IS LIMITED* RSVP 631-793-1945
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Using Hypnosis to Release Excess Weight

 I am so excited!  Dr.Oz is on a roll in 2010!
Last week Dr. Oz endorsed REIKI as an alternative healing treatment modality and this week he endorsed HYPNOTHERAPY as an effective technique to release excess weight.

Lucky you!  I am skillfully trained in both treatment modalities.  Please visit my web site @ http://unleashyourfullpotentialnow.com/ and click on the respective buttons on the left to read more about these 2 wonderful treatment modalities.

Lucky me!  This week my friend Mariann surprised me with tickets to the January 26th taping of the Dr. Oz show.  I welcome the opportunity to thank him in person.

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."~George Elliott

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your SUCCESS equation!