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Health & Wellness

Hypnosis for Women Professional Hypnosis & Coaching Rhoda Kopy, Director 1541 Rt. 37 East, Suite E Toms River, NJ 08753 732-270-0080 www.HypnoForWomen.com

Train Your Mind To Curb Your Stress And Lift Your Spirits The holidays are approaching, and this year’s will clearly be different than those of previous years, and possibly more stress-provoking. Everyone feels down or stressed at times, but given the current situation (related to COVID, politics, the economy, social issues, etc.), many people are feeling an extra level of heaviness and edginess. Check in with yourself and your feelings about the holidays. Are you… • Happy about getting together with people you care about? • Sad about not being able to see family and friends you usually do see? • Stressed about preparing for the holidays? • Worried about the financial aspect? • Concerned about contracting the virus through contact with others? • Grateful for all the positive things surrounding the holidays?

Make Your Mind Work FOR You – Instead of Against You! Rhoda Kopy is a nationally certified consulting hypnotist and wellness coach, with specialty certification in complementary medical hypnotism. She earned a B.S. degree in Biomedical Communications from Richard Stockton College of N.J., has an academic background in nursing, and 20+ years’ experience in community health education and coaching. Rhoda adheres to strict ethical standards of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

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For many, feelings about the holidays are a mixed bag; for some, the feelings are extremely uncomfortable. So, what to do? You probably know there are immediate steps you can take to feel better – like exercising regularly, eating more healthfully, improving your sleep quality, and using relaxation techniques. There are also powerful and effective techniques used by hypnosis practitioners that allow you to train your mind to be less fearful and more encouraging. They help relieve many of the negative thinking patterns that limit you, while improving your coping skills. The latest research in neuroscience has taught us more about how the brain operates, and impacts our behavior, thoughts, and feelings. The brain is constantly rewiring itself. That means that you don’t have to stay stuck feeling stressed or down. You can do your own rewiring, so to speak. With the right strategies, you are capable of change. Here are some simple things you can do now:

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• Reserve a few minutes daily to clear your mind. Even five minutes will help. Take a few centering breaths (deep belly breaths). As your body calms and relaxes, your mind will feel clearer and will open up to new possibilities. More oxygen will flow to your brain, and muscle tension will lessen. Your problem-solving skills will improve. • Close your eyes and imagine your holidays as you’d like them to play out (being realistic). Put yourself into that experience. Notice the details. Feel the good feelings. Amp up the colors, brightness, sounds, fragrances. Once you’ve done that, devise a plan to make it happen. • Become aware of messages you’ve been giving yourself. If you’ve been feeling stressed or down, your messages have likely been negative and unrealistic. The more you embed negative statements and expectations of unpleasant outcomes, the worse you feel. Change your self-talk. Change the messages. Allow for positive outcomes. Periodically repeat affirmations – positive statements. Your mind is a powerful tool – make it work in your favor. Using hypnosis / coaching is a gentle, effective, and efficient way to help you move forward. This approach is ideal for people who are motivated to change, believe that with the right tools and techniques they are capable of changing, and understand they need to be a partner in the process.

For a No-Cost Phone Screening / Consultation, call me at 732-270-0080. Integrating hypnotic techniques and coaching paves the way for successful outcomes and boosts your sense of well-being.

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