Eliminate Time Wasters

Eliminate Time Wasters

If you are a person under stress, then it could be because you may be doing little things that are robbing you of more time than you think. While you may not even be aware of it, by controlling the little things more effectively, you could discover that you have the time you need to live less stressed.   Here are a few things that may be eating away at your time each day: 1. Phone time – Strive to limit your phone calls to be long enough to accomplish your business. Cut out the chatter, but still be friendly. A lot of time is wasted unnecessarily on the phone. 2. Shorter lunch hours – Keep it to the time allotted. Use your lunch for other things besides eating – get in a little exercise, take a short nap, etc. 3. Surfing the Internet – if you tend to do this while you should be working, it is not helping reduce stress. Stay focused and accomplish more. 4. Checking email or answering text messages – Limit yourself to a couple of times a day. Otherwise, it consumes a lot of time. Do the most important things. 5. Waiting in line – If you have to wait, come prepared to be able to handle other things. Read a book, jot down some notes, call a friend, etc. Don’t waste that precious time. 6. Computer games (online or off‐line) – Speaks for itself. 7. An unorganized desk – A lot of time is wasted trying to find things you need. A little more organization will help reduce important time wasted while...
Handling Work‐related Stress

Handling Work‐related Stress

Stress in the workplace has mirrored that in the world with a general increase. Job stress is hurting many people who do not know how to cope with it. In some cases, people are simply taking time off from work just to be able to get some relief. Chances are very good, however, that if you are feeling the stress – so are others. The good thing is that it is possible for one person to make a difference. First, in how you can reduce your own stress, and secondly, how you may help to make the workplace more enjoyable for others, too ‐ both may be possible. Here are some tips on how to reduce your own stress in your workplace. 1. Meet with your boss and make sure you get a clear understanding of: • Your responsibilities • Your performance • Your weaknesses – things that need improving. 2. Be generous with praise. It’s contagious! 3. Separate work from the home life. 4. Turn off the electronics – work does not need to be bothering you at home. You may need to specify that you are not to be bothered after 7:00 PM, or the time of your choice. 5. Manage time well. Use your time to your advantage. Misusing it, such as taking too long for lunch breaks, or at the coffee machine, will only increase stress because you may not have enough time for necessary tasks. 6. Communicate when problems develop. 7. Avoid negative people. 8. Find another job if you must. Eventually, you may realize that some places are not going to change. They...

What exactly IS hypnotherapy??

I am asked quite often “what’s the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?” Then followed normally by “so what’s the major difference between hypnotherapy and all the other psychological work? Well let me tell you; I think for starters hypnosis, is in fact,  nothing more than a tool, albeit a very specialised tool that can produce apparent miracles on occasions, and like all tools, it cannot do anything at all until somebody puts it to work. Hypnotherapy is a skill which uses the tool of hypnosis for the administration of many and various forms of psychotherapy. A good analogy is the difference between a saw and woodwork – a carpenter uses the saw to carry out the task of working with wood. But the very best of saws is useless without the craftsman to skilfully weird it. Now its worth recognising that hypnotherapy is totally different from any other form of therapeutic intervention. No drugs, no manipulation and does not rely on the client’s intellect to make it work. But the major difference is that all other forms of psychological work – counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and the like – are based around conscious processes of thought, and because it is conscious work can often hinder its success. However I work with something quite different. Which hypnotherapy I approach the subconscious part of the psyche, helping the clients to resolve difficulties at a level where conscious thought cannot interfere, either for good OR bad. It is precisely because of the fundamental change to the thought processes that a client will then be released from a symptom or habit so completely that...

Spiritual Consciousness Studies

Spiritual Consciousness Studies: A Scientific Essay of Structural Changes in the Brain During Meditation “Meditation is the process of uniting the Spirit-force with the spiritual Sound Current. Meditation alters electric key impulses in the brain and can change the workings and structure of our brain. Scientists have embraced the concept of ongoing brain development and “neuroplasticity”. The working of the brain can be seen through an electroencephalogram and structure of the brain can be observed through a MRI. A calm mind alone can be directed to meditation and through meditation we attain spiritual enlightenment. When the mind is focused in single-pointed concentration, upon a mantra (words symbol), then thought ultimately dissolves into silence, and then into the enlightened state of thoughtlessness. There are twelve apertures in the brain, which provide the means for communion with the six sub-divisions of Brahmand and with the six sub-divisions of the purely spiritual region. The apertures pertaining to Brahmand are found in the grey matter, and apertures pertaining to the purely spiritual region are found in white matter. The study was made on ten volunteers — five control and five meditating persons who regularly practice meditation for a duration of six hours per week for at least four months. The effect of meditation is observed on the respiratory and heart rates. Both tend to decrease with meditation. The thickness of grey matter is higher in the meditating persons vis-a’-vis the non-meditating persons.” (Spircon 2010 Radhasoami Book, Agra) In conclusion meditation is a wonderful and fantastic thing to practice because  meditation is just a form of self...