Hypnotherapy and NLP Certification and Private Sessions in Santa Cruz, CA

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I am on a mission to offer healing, transformation and empowerment:  I work with people who have unresolved pain from the past that is holding them back... I give tools to people who feel stuck and don't know how to get free... I inspire people to break through their frustrations because they are not living their truth...  In my trainings, weekend seminars and one-on-one sessions with my private clients I have found a way to help people make quick, profound and lasting changes. I offer tools and techniques which empower people to realize their dreams and live more fulfilling lives. I teach inspired proven methods for moving beyond conflicts, creating more choices, and relaxing into natural intimacy in relationships. I'm passionate about supporting my students and clients through the process of creating joyful, enriching lives.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

MINDFULNESS BREATHING PRACTICE
- WITH THICH NHAT HAHN


I just returned from an inspiring retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in southern France. He is an 86 year old Vietnamese living Buddha who walks in grace, gentleness and a deep reverence for life. Acknowledging that our busy lives do not afford the time to sit for hours on our cushion in deep contemplation,  he suggests we bring our mindfulness practice into each moment through conscious breathing. Deep diaphragmatic breathing brings us back home to ourselves.

 We spent hours walking mindfully along country roads in southern France with fields of sunflowers, hay stacks and cows grazing. He invited us to  bring our minds back to the present... through the breath... where we are nourished. He gathered the children around him every morning and talked to them (and our inner children) about how to be with anger, the interconnectedness of life and how to discover within the here and now our own innate ability to experience inner peace and happiness. Thich Nhat Hanh has written over 30 books. I recommend one of his new books "Peace Is Every Breath."

I feel blessed to have had this opportunity to be with this Zen master and look forward to sharing with you. 


Here is a mantra to incorporate the practice of mindfulness in every waking moment:

"I breathe in... I dwell deeply in this present moment.
I breathe out... I know this is a wonderful moment."





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