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Offline dating!
Categories: Self Awareness
by robaldo on Monday, October 03, 2011 at 10:03 AM
“Are you tired of online dating? Everyone’s doing it these days, but like any endeavor you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. Here are some offline ideas you can try to find new friend, a date for Friday night, or maybe even the love of your life!

First let’s review a few tips to make each of these ideas work.

Success Tips to Keep in Mind
1. Have a simple goal of making new friends. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Seek to find a great friend and see where things lead.

2. Commit to saying “Hi” first. Don’t be shy. Perhaps set a goal of saying hi to 5 people a day. Start with one a day and then work your way up.

3. Smile and have fun. Everyone looks better with a smile.

4. Be open to meeting new people anywhere and everywhere.

5. Always be dressed and groomed to meet new people even if you’re just running out to get milk. You just may meet that someone special in the dairy isle!

6. Conversation success tip: Be interested in others and ask lots of questions.

7. Don’t be afraid of rejection. You’ve got nothing to lose!! What’s the worst that could happen? Someone will laugh at you? That’s hardly likely. And even if they do, who cares! Just say “Next!” and move on!

8. Go slow for safety and success. Never rush into anything. Go slow.

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Interview on Blessed by MS
Categories: Hypnotherapy
by Curtis Aiken. on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM
The following interview is with a good friend of mine from many years ago when I lived in Melbourne, Joe Busuttil. The changes I have seen in Joe over the years are staggering; when I reminisce on the early days when we first met it seems like a lifetime ago and it could almost be the lives of two different people that I am reflecting upon.Right from the start I had a quiet respect for Joe and all that he had achieved; Joe has always had a passion for helping people. I recall he was studying personal training when we met and his love for helping his clients through fitness extended beyond just seeing them tone up and lose weight but also in seeing the changes in their health, and the happiness it brought them too.Every business Joe has been involved in since then has been for the purposes of helping people including massage therapy, counselling, life coaching and now hypnotherapy. He also lectures on the subject so he can share his knowledge with others. In addition, Joe features fortnightly on a radio segment on Melbourne’s Joy 94.9 where he shares valuable information on topics teaching us how to live a happy, healthy and inspiration filled life.I would like to introduce to you my mentor, my inspiration and my good friend, Joe:Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.My name is Joe Busuttil and I run Equator Hypnotherapy Melbourne. We offer a range of therapies designed to help you gain the inner peace you are looking for. We empower you to allow yourself to be the BEST you possibly can be.I am a State Government approved Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach operating in Melbourne. I am committed to helping clients achieve the changes they desire in a professional, safe and confidential environment. I am a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and the Academy of Hypnotic Science Pty Ltd. I am also the Student Manager and lecturer at the Academy of Hypnotic Science in Melbourne. Lecturing in Psychology and Counselling.Can you explain what hypnotherapy is?Hypnotherapy is a natural occurring state of deep relaxation. In the altered state of consciousness a person is much more able to use therapeutic suggestions, explore problems and address issues to achieve effective change.How did you get into hypnotherapy and why.I suffered from anxiety for four months after a relationship break up back in 2005. The Anxiety really affected my work life and social life. After seeking different therapies to help me I discovered hypnotherapy. It helped me instantly and thus my journey began. I was so impressed I left my corporate job and became a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I knew I had a connection to helping people but I never really knew what I was meant to do.What areas of people’s lives are you able to assist with through hypnotherapy.Hypnotherapy is effective to Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, deal with Anxiety and Depression, build Confidence and Motivation, assist with Relationships and Sexual problems…etc. Hypnotherapy can help people in so many ways.What is the greatest improvement you have witnessed in someone’s life through hypnotherapy?I had a client who was extremely shy and couldn’t face people in any situation. This client felt stuck regarding his career and social life. He couldn’t progress in his job or meet new people, let alone get into a relationship. After a few sessions he started to notice rapid change. Learning about awareness and not to attach to negative thoughts he began to see the light. He is now living in London as a Flight attendant for Virgin Airlines and is also in a long term relationship.It really does make my job so amazing when people transform.Do people lose control during hypnosis?People in hypnosis got there because they were able to control their thoughts, breathing and feelings to the extent that they can experience and benefit from this state. For guidance and suggestions to work, enhanced control is required, not less.Do people ever not wake up from a state of hypnosis?Getting stuck in hypnosis doesn’t happen. It is very true that some people enjoy this complete state of mental relaxation to the point that they would rather stay in hypnosis for a while longer than come back to a more stressful conscious situation. But they all come back when they are ready. Remember hypnosis engages some parts of the brain that are not active during natural sleep. You will have to come out of hypnosis first before you can drift into natural sleep.Do clients remember what happened while they were hypnotised?That depends on how deeply you go into hypnosis and whether or not you’re instructed to remember or not remember by the hypnotherapist. In the light stage, people remember most of what happened to the extent their memory allows. In the medium to very deep stages not remembering (amnesia) some portions or all of the session is an anticipated normal characteristic of those depths. Not to worry, the work is being done at the subconscious level.Where are you located and how can people get in touch with you for further information or to book a consult?Equator Hypnotherapy Melbourne is located at the Academy of Hypnotic Science, 6 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick, Melbourne. People can contact me on 0412 277 477 or through our website:www.equator-hypnotherapymelbourne.comCan you give some advice for living a long, happy and fulfilling life?Life shouldn’t be complicated or hard. Taking care of oneself should be your first priority to maintain balance and a fulfilling life. I follow the Four Agreements written by don Miguel Ruiz. It has taught me to live a true healthy happy life. The message in the Four Agreements really hit home for me. After a few months of practice it really does free you.Always speak the truth, Never take what others say personally, Never make assumptions and Always do your bestin life.To learn more about the Four agreements visit http://www.miguelruiz.com
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Chinese ELEMENTS Meditation: Four week workshop:
Categories: Self Awareness
by Curtis Aiken. on Friday, September 09, 2011 at 3:15 PM
All levels welcome!

In general meditations on dependent-relationship are very good for developing insight into the way that everything in our life is inter-related. It shows you that if one area of your life is out of balance, then that will affect other parts of your life detrimentally. Similarly, if you focus on getting one imbalanced area of your life back into balance and harmony, then that will affect pretty much all other areas of your life in a positive way too.
Explore and learn the Chinese five element cycle via guided meditation, specifically as it relates to our mental and emotional qualities. Here is a brief summary of the five elements, together with their mental and emotional characteristics (emotional section includes emotion when balanced, and the emotions when imbalanced:

EARTH ELEMENT/SEASONS: Balanced mental quality: Clarity, Emotions:
Empathy/Anxiety

WOOD ELEMENT /SPRING: Balanced mental quality: Sensitivity, Emotions:
Kindness/Anger

FIRE ELEMENT /SUMMER: Balanced mental quality: Willpower/Creativity,
Emotions: Hate/Joy

METAL ELEMENT/AULTUMN: Balanced mental quality: Intuition, Emotions:
Courage/Grief

WATER ELEMENT/WINTER: Balanced mental quality: Spontaneity,
Emotions: Calmness/Fear

Dates: Tuesdays – 20th, 27th Sept, 4th &11th Oct

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Venue: Academy of Hypnotic Science, 6 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick

Cost: $60 (payable on day one). BYO : Pillow

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Relationships
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 1:46 PM
A happy long term relationship enriches our lives providing love, friendship, support and care for us and our families. Happy relationships promote well being and good health. However we can be unprepared for the challenges that relationships may present. There are three key areas to consider when we build our partnerships to be a source of happiness and support for us:
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CHAKRA Healing Meditation-
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM
Join meditation facilitator Joe Busuttil for a special CHARITY Meditation event – CHAKRA Healing Meditation.

Chakra meditation for balancing is the practice of meditating and visualization that opens up and clears all the seven Chakras. It starts from the root and moves through the navel to the chest, throat, forehead and crown. As each Chakra is stimulated, it gets balanced and the positive effects are noticed immediately. Once this is done, you will have a better feel for the world around you and relate to it in the most optimal way both physically, emotionally and spiritually.An unbalanced Chakra can make you not enjoy the benefits of maximum health. It can cause you to have problems in relationships and to have feelings of insecurity, fear etc. This is why Chakra balancing is encouraged to be done regularly. However, excessive mental energy can have negative effects on those who are not used to abundant physical activity.
Date: Tuesday – 30/8/2011
Time : 7pm – 8pm
Place: Academy of Hypnotic Science
6 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick.
Cost: $15 – ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO “FAMILY DRUG AUSTRALIA” SUPPORT LINE!
BYO: pillow

This is a pure relaxation meditation. Lay down and let your chakra’s be cleared and experience the joy of inner healing all for a GOOD CAUSE.

Email to reserve your place.

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Celebrating YOU!
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 8:04 AM
Take a typical day in your life when something good happens. It may be a compliment from a co-worker, a gift from a friend or a genuine “thank you” for something you have done.
Do you allow yourself to really soak in the praise, congratulate yourself for doing well or think to yourself, “yes, I deserve this” and let the warm glow last all day? Or, do you find a way to shrug off the compliment, downplay your success or remind yourself of the 50 others things that you didn’t do, so that any little glimmer of good feeling gets squashed as quickly as you can? So many of us spend most of our time, going over the things we did wrong, the mistakes of the past, the times when we were rejected, ridiculed or hurt. If you are casting suspicious eyes at the next person who is nice to you, ask yourself why? You are allowed to feel good! You deserve to be treated well. You are talented, capable, kind, funny, trustworthy, loving, intelligent and gorgeous. Is some little voice in your head right now arguing with this as you read? Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. Lavish yourself with love and kindness. When you find yourself thinking “they are just being nice” when someone compliments you, then there is only one thing to do. Say “thank you”, smile and soak it up! Put your focus on all the things you do right, rather than the one or two that didn’t produce the result you wanted. Expand that glow of feeling good and celebrating your wonderful self and challenge yourself to really make it last. If you can keep the feelings for an hour, double them next time.

Find something that you love about yourself and when you do, look for more! Celebrate your unique self and feel how good it is to build yourself up, instead of tearing yourself down. You can do it and you deserve it!
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THE ABCS OF PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM
THE ABCS OF PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT

“Always be alert, awake and aware. ” Being thankful is the road to freedom. ” Creation begins with a thought; think consciously. ” Don?t ever give up. ” Everything happens for a reason. ” Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. ” Going within provides the answers. ” Honor yourself and others through your thoughts, words and deeds. ” I am perfect, whole and complete right now. ” Just looking at what is will bring you back to the present; all else is
distraction. ” Kindness opens our hearts and doorways. ” Love is what it is all about. ” Mistakes are lessons which we need to repeat; once learned we do
not need to take the lesson again. ” No is sometimes more empowering then eyes”. ” Opposites attract ? for every action there is an equal and opposite
reaction. ” Perception determines our reality. ” Questions lead to solutions. ” Reason is what separates man from beast; use your mind to think
things through. Reason, respond and then let yourself react. ” Speak your truth with kindness and clarity. ” Time is the only thing you have to give that you cannot get back. Use
it wisely. ” Understanding will serve you better than feeling. ” Validation comes from within. ” Worry is a self?defeating emotion which does not serve you. Worry
not. ” X marks the spot where balance resides. ” You are divinely created in the image and likeness of the Source
Creator (God). ” Zest for life is realized by being the best you that you can be in each
moment.

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Materialism~
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
Dalai Lama Quote of the Week

“Always be alert, awake and aware. ” Being thankful is the road to freedom. ” Creation begins with a thought; think consciously. ” Don?tThe difficulty with a purely materialistic interpretation of life is that, in addition to ignoring an entire dimension of the mind, it does not deal effectively with the problems of this life. A materialistic mind is an unstable mind, for its happiness is built on transient, physical circumstances. Mental disease is as high among the affluent as it is among the poor, which is a clear indication of the limitations of the approach.Although it is essential to maintain a reasonable material basis on which to live, the emphasis in one’s life should be on cultivating the mental and spiritual causes of happiness. The human mind is very powerful and our worldly needs are not so great that they must demand all of our attention, especially in light of the fact that materialistic success solves so few of the many challenges and problems that confront men and women throughout their lives, and it does nothing for them at death.

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Quit Smoking Tips
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM
Sometimes it’s knowing these extra practical tips that can make the difference between success and failure when quitting smoking. Here are some to help you:-

  1. Choose a date that is right for you – try to avoid the good intentioned but normally unsuccessful New Year resolutions idea
  2. Make sure you have thought about at least 3 clear reasons why it is important for you to stop smoking now. Write these down and carry them wherever you go.
  3. More often than not quitting smoking completely tends to work better than cutting down. Cutting down gradually means smoking is constantly on your mind and as you remind yourself how many you are allowed to smoke today.
  4. It is better to stop smoking before you get any bad health news. An upsetting diagnosis adds more stress to your life. Sometimes but not always the shock of the news often is enough make some people “see the light” and to stop smoking
  5. Make sure your reasons for stopping smoking are motivating enough. By all means have reasons that are driven by fear eg. cancer (these are called “away-from” motivators because you want to get away-from or avoid them. Don’t forget to have “towards” motivating reasons too eg. feeling fitter (towards motivating reasons are the things that attract us and what we desire such as smoother skin and healthy looking hair)
  6. Choose a date when you know your stress levels are likely to be lower or on an even keel. Don’t choose a busy time at work, with deadlines to meet, as the best time to stop smoking
  7. Decide to quit smoking for yourself – don’t let anyone cajol or pressure you into quitting before you are ready to do it.
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Male Sexual Dysfunction
Categories: Self Awareness
by Author Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM
What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.
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