Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I operate fully from a place of LOVE!

I look for God in everyone and everything. I operate fully from a place of LOVE! My mission for 2012 is to help 1 million people to see only LOVE; to look past the seeming errors, judgments, misinterpretations, misunderstandings, transgressions, etc. and see only LOVE within each person and situation they encounter. Let's willingly put our egos aside and operate from our hearts as we both give and receive LOVE everywhere we go.    

Saturday, December 24, 2011

For Whatever You Choose to Celebrate

Season's Greetings


As this year comes to an end, may you release that which no longer serves you with ease, happiness and grace and in 2012      attract abundance in all areas of your life!

Spread Love everywhere you go! 

Best Regards,

We are meant to thrive, not survive...even in the desert!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Benefits of Expressing Gratitude Daily

We are at that time of year again when it is expected that you reflect on what you have and be thankful by expressing gratitude and by reaching out to those that are less fortunate.  Well, I would like to challenge you to develop an "Attitude of Gratitude" and get in the habit of expressing it daily, not just around the holidays!

Gratitude and Appreciation are some of the most transformative energies that are available to us.  Gratitude is becoming consciously aware of all that is there for us in life, and then acknowledging the gift.

Gratitude releases a dynamic current of energy flow of the highest vibrations into the universe which magically returns to you in physical form more of what you are grateful for.  When you express Gratitude for what you have - you allow the Universe to give you more.  Why this works is because when you express gratitude for what you have, you put YOURSELF in a frame of mind - one that's of joy and expectancy. Because you now focus on what you HAVE rather than what you DON'T HAVE, the energy you're sending out is I HAVE A LOT.  And in return the Law of Attraction has to reciprocate by giving you A LOT MORE. What you send out boomerangs right back to you, so it's important to keep your focus on what you want! These concepts are taken from Rhonda Byrnes's book "The Secret", but realize that The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law and has been around a long, long time!

*Expressing GRATITUDE daily takes you out of the mind set of fear, lack and scarcity and puts you in the mind set of prosperity and abundance.

*Science has proven that people who express their GRATITUDE daily are 25% happier and significantly healthier than those who don't. What a wonderful way to uplift your spirits! And without drugs!

I encourage you all to make a Gratitude and Appreciation list(s) by using the letters of the alphabet as a guide. Have fun with it!


I am grateful for my positive ATTITUDE

I am grateful for our nearby BEACHES

I am grateful that I am a CARING person and that I have CARING people in
my life...

Now, that you get the idea, how about making your own list? Fill your heart with GRATITUDE and watch the miracles happen.

I have been expressing my gratitude daily and focusing on what IS working in my life rather than focusing on what I don't have and what is not working for many years and I am happy to report that it has made a significant and profound impact in my life.  Utilizing this tool daily allows me to remain in the mind set of prosperity and abundance which facilitates my ability to attract more abundance into my life.  It takes you away from fear and reacting to situations in desperation and allows you to focus and take inspired actions toward achieving your goals.  As I re-read my list from year to year, I recognize the tremendous value of documenting one's gratitude.  It is an excellent tool to measure how much one has grown in just one year. It is at the top of my list as a tangible tool for my clients to become more proactive in their lives. It allows you to shift out of negativity into positivity.

To get you started go to this great site and sign up for your free account and start posting what you are grateful for everyday. It only takes but a few minutes.  You can invite friends to join you or you can keep your posts private - it's your choice.

Remember, when you are GRATEFUL for what you have in your life right at this moment, it opens your heart up to receiving more. Make a conscious choice to focus and be grateful for the abundance that is present in your life now.

Friday, October 7, 2011

STOP SMOKING LONG ISLAND! Genie's "GET READY" for the Great American Smokeout

Click on this link to sign up now!

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to stop smoking, or to plan in advance and stop smoking on that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk along with other debilitating diseases.

Allow Genie to be part of your SUCCESS equation! "GET READY" for the Great American Smokeout by attending her Smoking Cessation Hypnosis event on Wednesday, November 16th @ The Blue Lagoon ~ 677 Route #109 at the intersection of Straight Path in West Babylon, NY from 6:00PM - 8:00PM.! Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Cost: $60.00. Contact "Genie" @ 516-456-4490. Click this link to sign up now!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Participants will receive Genie's Smoking Cessation Tips & Guidelines prior to the event and a Reinforcement recording following the event. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR SPOUSE, PARTNER, FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WHO SMOKE SO THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN THIS ENDEAVOR. 

Why use Hypnosis? Because *Your attention is sharply focused while *You are in a deep state of relaxation allowing *You to be more responsive to suggestions! 

The Necessary Elements for Success In Hypnotherapy are: 
*Commitment *Desire & Determination *Motivation for Change *Positive Expectations *Belief in Yourself & Trust in Your Therapist.

~Hypnosis Has Been Accepted By The American Medical Association Since 1958 As A Low Risk Therapeutic Procedure. 
~Also In 1958, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) approved hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible individuals. 

Eugenia E Karahalias, "Genie", is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Member in good standing with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists.

You can write Hypnosis for smoking cessation off on your Federal income taxes as a “medical expense”.*

In fact, the IRS is specific that over the counter nicotine therapy products are not deductible, but hypnotherapy services are. 
Here’s the link to the IRS site regarding the tax deduction:

*This should not be considered tax or legal advice. Please check with your own professional regarding your own particular circumstances.

Unleash Your Full Potential Now! Helping you obtain your goals is as important to me as it is to you. You are the key to the success of your session. REMEMBER, THIS IS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE MAKING THE DECISION TO JOIN THE RANKS OF THE NON-SMOKERS! If you have the desire to make a change and become A Better You, I can help. I thank you for allowing me to become a part of your success equation.

Click the link below to sign up now!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stop Smoking on Long Island with HYPNOSIS

Here's one of the graphic photos the FDA recently unveiled that will become part of cigarette warning labels starting in 2012.

Will it be effective?  What do you think?  When is enough, enough?

It's time to ask yourself some very important questions:
1. What do you get from smoking?
2. How has your smoking affected you?
3. What does it keep you from doing?
4. What is your biggest fear about continuing to smoke?
5. What is your biggest fear about becoming a non-smoker?

Your reason for stopping smoking has to be BIG!  

Smoking affects your LOOKS,
and your HEALTH!

Get a head start and eliminate the smoking habit naturally and 
safely with the assistance of HYPNOSIS

Saturday, June 18, 2011

REIKI I ~ Energy Healing Certification and Training Class

~ Reiki Level 1 Certification and Training Class~
Saturday & Sunday,
 July 16  - July 17 
from 10:00am
 to 2:00pm

Babylon Counseling & Wellness Services
170 Little East Neck Rd (Route #109) 2nd Floor Suite 2
West Babylon, New York

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SACRED CIRCLE INSTITUTE of ENERGY HEALING a division of UNLEASH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL NOW! is offering training and certification in Level I REIKI. A two day series on July 16th and July 17th from 10am to 2pm.

Reiki (“ray-key”); An intelligent “Universal Life Force” Energy,
can effectively be used to:

* accelerate healing,
* achieve relaxation,
* attain inner peace,
* balance blood pressure,
* balance the flow of energy,
* improve sleep,
* increase energy and vitality,
* promote harmony in the body, mind, spirit,
* reduce & relieve stress,
* remove toxins,
* restore your well-being.

Instructor: Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, Reiki Master Teacher and Magnified Healing Light Phase Teacher and Practitioner
Eugenia is a Holistic Mental Health Therapist who incorporates Spirituality into her healing modalities.

• Learn the meaning, history and benefits of Reiki as a powerful healing modality
• Increase your intuitive abilities and connection to your higher self
• Heal and awaken on all levels: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual
• Apply Reiki to yourself, family, pets, loved ones, the planet and in your practice
• Use Reiki to alleviate anxiety and stress and to heal your relationships with others
• Learn to better serve your community and create a career out of helping others
• Reiki is currently being used to treat cancer patients, premature infants, terminally ill patients among other survivors of autoimmune diseases
• You will receive your Reiki Level 1 Certificate after completing this course

This course is perfect for Nurses and Medical Professionals, Students, Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Psychotherapists and Counselors, Clergy, Animal Lovers and anyone interested in energy healing and in advancing their spiritual growth…

The Healing Starts Here!

This is what Dr. Oz has to say about REIKI:
“Energy has been overlooked. Try Reiki, it can cure what ails you!”
According to Dr. Oz, his wife is a Reiki Practitioner and uses Reiki regularly. You can look this up on his site ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ on Fox
‘Ultimate Alternative Medicine Show’ Jan. 2010.

Babylon Counseling & Wellness Services
170 Little East Neck Rd. (Route #109), Second Floor Suite 2, West Babylon, NY 11704.

To register please call:

$50 non-refundable deposit for class materials is required. Cash, Check or Credit cards accepted.
Register on or before July 5th $175.00

Register after July 5th $195.00

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Law Bans Smoking In Public Places In New York City, Including Parks, Beaches, And Pedestrian Plazas « CBS New York

New Law Bans Smoking In Public Places In New York City, Including Parks, Beaches, And Pedestrian Plazas « CBS New York

When is enough, ENOUGH? When will you be ready to join the ranks of the non-smokers? Jean Steibel just did and is proud to announce it! Her stop date was May 21, 2011, you know the day of the Rapture when the world was supposed to end! I love the way Jean put it..."It's the end of the world as I knew it, it's now a new beginning for me!" Ms. Steibel walked into my office craving cigarettes and walked out craving H20!

Smoking affects 
your LOOKS, 
your WALLET 
and your HEALTH!

So many of my clients are concerned with weight gain when they are ready to give up the smoking habit. FYI...I also incorporate weight management into my scripts for smoking cessation to ensure that my clients do not turn to food and begin overeating once they become non-smokers. The focus is on replacing addictive behaviors with new healthy life choices.

"You can’t get rid of a bad habit, but you can replace it with a good habit." - Dr. Mehmet Oz

Contact me now to book your appointment and to get started on my comprehensive Tips & Guidelines to prepare you for your STOP DATE. 

Also offering remote Hypnotherapy sessions via Skype and or telephone.

And for you "DIE" hard smokers we are offering the Ultimate Smoking Program!  

Acupuncture + Hypnosis = SUCCESS!

Call for details (516) 693-8049 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Greatest Mystery

You are a Divine Being

I just watched "The Greatest Mystery", an inspirational video by Cheryl Lee Harnish and feel compelled to share it immediately.

You will enjoy watching intuitive fractal energy art created by Cheryl Lee Harnish(Visit: and to learn more about Cheryl's inspirational oracle cards, iPhone and FB app and art, please visit her Facebook app and fan page! ) as you listen to her words of wisdom set to the background music of an incredible Canadian musician named Terry O'Brien(Visit Terry's FB fan page here: and his website here:

Enjoy the journey!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Magnified Healing Two Day Workshop

Magnified Healing Two Day Workshop

Magnified Healing Two Day Workshop

Are you ready to accelerate your spiritual growth?

Upcoming Workshop

@ Babylon Counseling & Wellness Services

170 Little East Neck Road 2nd Floor Suite 2

West Babylon, NY 11704

Magnified Healing Phase 1

Instructors: Mary Beth Dark and Eugenia Karahalias

March 12th noon-6pm & March 13th *11am-4pm

(*don’t forget day light savings time - spring forward)

What is Magnified Healing®

This is a powerful 5th dimensional healing modality.

Magnified Healing® establishes a constant flow of Energy from your heart to the Source, the GOD MOST HIGH OF THE UNIVERSE, down to the Diamond at the Center of the Earth. The link spirals and brings a deep state of grace pulsing forth from the Hierarchy, laying the very foundation for the Ascension process. This Healing was first introduced to Earth in 1983. Previously, this healing method was used only in the higher dimensions by the Ascended Masters to assist themselves, the Masters on Earth and mankind under special divine dispensation. In 1992, under the direct intervention and inspiration of Lady Master Kwan Yin, Magnified Healing of the GOD MOST HIGH OF THE UNIVERSE® was brought forth into its expanded form for the spiritual advancement of Humanity and the Earth.

Magnified Healing® Workshop

The learning and practice of this process incorporates all aspects: physical, emotional, mental, etheric and spiritual, using sacred geometries, breathing and affirmations. The workshop manual and essence are included as well as a narrated practice session CD set to channeled music.

Please call or e-mail Eugenia Karahalias @ 516-456-4490 or email @

Required to Register:

$50 material fee non-refundable due by 3/04/11 $200 collected day of workshop

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Managing Stress Effectively

Often we underestimate the effect of stress on our lives. Stress affects us on a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level. It creates dis-ease in our bodies.

When you are on overload, preoccupied with responsibilities and completely overwhelmed, it’s common to turn to fast acting solutions. After all we do live in a ‘quick-fix’ society. So what do you do? Do you over-indulge in comfort foods, drink in excess to escape, go shopping on credit, use illicit drugs or abuse prescription drugs for instance? Mishaps happen when we are on overload. I call it the ‘Calamity Jane’ syndrome. This is when you become prone to mishaps and accidents. You may find yourself experiencing the ‘dropsies’ or tripping for example.

In order to be there for others, you must first take very good care of yourself. The key is to find a healthy balance when it comes to care-taking. A perfect example of this is that when you are about to take off on a flight, the flight attendant gives you instructions for what to do in the event the air pressure in the cabin is compromised. You are to first put the oxygen mask on yourself and then children and elders. If you find that being there for others is always at your expense, change is necessary. Don’t get caught up into inviting stress into your life where it doesn’t need to be. Take responsibility for your own life and allow others to sort out their problems. Learn how to say no without experiencing guilt. It is a selfless, not selfish, act on your part to know what your limitations are and how much to extend yourself.

What are your current coping mechanisms and how can you improve them? I have found over the years that when I ask a client this question they may initially just shrug and say “I dunno”. However, after exploring a bit, I find out that they do indeed have some positive ways of dealing with stress, but just may not be using all the skills in their repertoire at this particular moment. When you’re highly agitated it can be a bit hard for you to remember what has worked effectively in the past. And sometimes what has worked for you in the past may not be adequate for this event. That is why it’s helpful to have several coping strategies to choose from.

It’s important to develop and utilize positive coping strategies on a regular basis so that when the ‘sh_ _ hits the fan’ you will be well-equipped with a tool-box full of strategies to draw from. Therefore, when you feel like you’re ‘losing it’, you’ll know just what to do to get you centered and focused again. If you learn and master positive coping skills now and practice them regularly, you will automatically be able to access them in times of crisis and avoid drama and chaos.

Here are some suggestions on how to re-focus and get grounded again so you can deal with whatever comes your way:

Get outside and take a brisk walk. Get those natural mood boosters (endorphins) of yours flowing again. The fresh air and sunshine will do you a world of good. Take in the beauty around you. Enjoy nature! Begin collecting and saving the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters you find.  Who knows what else you will discover in your travels!

Exercise and stretching create F-L-E-X-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y in your life. It allows you to ‘Go with the flow’. Try yoga and Tai Chi. 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. Go dancing!

Throughout the day take a few moments to lift your shoulders and roll them forward and backward. This is a simple exercise to release tension that your body is holding onto.

The benefits of meditation and deep breathing have been researched and proven beneficial to releasing tension and gaining clarity to help you to create positive solutions to challenging situations. Five to fifteen minutes of meditation daily is extremely beneficial in reducing stress. Focus on breathing in deeply with your diaphragm, not your chest…holding that breath for 2-4 seconds (whatever feels comfortable for you) and then releasing that breath gently. Breathe in R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N and gently exhale T-E-N-S-I-O-N.

Eat well. Choose whole foods that are closest to their natural form when they were grown. Avoid chemicals and preservatives in your foods.

Get adequate rest. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on your inner organs. Create a sleep friendly environment in your home.

Find creative outlets such as singing, dancing, play an instrument, woodwork, painting, gardening…using your hands to make things.  It's never too late  to learn something new! Get started by making a 'bucket list'.

Get lost in a good book, inspirational reading, watch motivational movies (Pursuit of Happyness, Pay it Forward, The Bucket List, Jerry Maguire, Scent of a Woman, Rocky, etc.) and listen to soothing music. Bring joy and laughter into your life by watching comedies. Research has shown us that the mere act of smiling releases chemicals that can uplift your mood. I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”. Here’s a good way to get yourself in a good mood the moment you open your eyes in the morning. Get a smiley face helium balloon and tape it flat to your ceiling or whichever wall is the first thing you see when you wake up. This will help you set the mood for the day.  Start your day with inspirational readings and quotes.

Nurture and pamper yourself by taking baths. It’s amazing how troubles go down the drain along with the dirty bathwater. Add essential oils to your bathwater to enhance the experience.

Go for a massage, acupuncture treatment, hypnosis session, try Reiki and Magnified Healing energy treatments.

Keep up with your personal hygiene. Get a new look by choosing a new hairstyle. Wear bright colors, avoid drab outfits.

Avoid toxic individuals. Be in the company of positive individuals to lift your spirits. Spend more time with children! 

Make a list of all your accomplishments and successes. Keep it up to date and review it often. Revel in your accomplishments! It allows you to realize you have the resources to keep you in the VICTOR role.

Keep your focus on what you want, not on your current circumstance. If you are always ruminating and obsessing about your current circumstance you will continue to attract that to you. This falls under the category of the Law of Attraction.

Use affirmations and intentions. When you hear yourself thinking or saying negative things about yourself begin to shift this by practicing your intentions during these moments.

Expect miracles. Look for the small miracles that occur daily all around you.  It's often the most simple things in life that bring us pleasure.

Express gratitude daily. Notice what IS working in your life. List what you appreciate and what you are grateful for and you will naturally keep your focus on manifesting more abundance in all areas of your life.  Create a free profile at

The above will help you get started. Use this as a guide to get you going. Once you get started you will gain momentum and get motivated and inspired to continue. Have fun making your own list; write it down…it will give it legs!

If you are having difficulty getting started or implementing the above, find a qualified licensed mental health professional to assist you with your personal growth and empowerment.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Setting Goals Is All About Making A Committment To Yourself!

Resolutions / Smesolutions...

Repeat after me..."I am CAPABLE, I am CONFIDENT, I am COMPETENT!

Tips for GOAL Setting:

1. Commitment is essential to achievement.  Commit to making a change. 
2. Choose a goal(s). 
3. Take the required action steps that will move you in the direction of achieving your goal. 
4. Energize your recipe for success by adding PASSION into the equation.
5. Always keep your focus on what you desire.

Be SMART when setting your goal(s):

S - Specific, Significant, Stretching

M - Measurable, Meaningful, Motivational

A - Agreed upon, Attainable, Achievable, Acceptable, Action-oriented

R - Realistic, Relevant, Reasonable, Rewarding, Results-oriented

T - Time-based, Timely, Tangible, Trackable

*Writing down your goal(s) makes them much more effective!

*Review your goal(s) periodically and make necessary adjustments. Ask yourself what is working (keep it up), what is not working (shift gears) and PERSEVERE!

*Have the right GRATITUDE daily!

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