Why Do I Keep Getting Snacks During Covid-19: Session 3 Hypnotherapy With Monica

Why do I keep going to get snacks?

The mind is a miraculous thing, especially when it comes to eating!  I am sure all of you out there have said I will eat just one more M&M but after that one I am done; I will no longer think of M&Ms again!  What does your mind immediately do?  It can’t stop thinking about M&Ms!  Why is this?  This is because the mind can not process negative meaning in a sentence, so when you say I will no longer think of M&Ms your mind hears I will think of M&Ms.  This is why you are shortly into the kitchen or snack pantry looking for M&Ms.  We need to change the way we talk to ourselves about the snack.  You say instead I will make healthy choices that feed my body the energy it needs.

How do you know if you are indulging because of emotional hunger or if it is physical hunger? 

Emotional hunger will come on suddenly and Physical hunger will come on gradually.  There are many reasons that people tend to indulge in food either healthily or unhealthily.  The main emotional causes for someone to indulge are fear, anger, tension and shame. Doreen Virtue wrote a great book about these feelings and what they mean in her book Constant Cravings.  When people are feeling fear, you may be feeling insecure, abandoned, depression, intimacy issues, or control issues.  If you are feeling anger you could be feeling anger with another person, betrayal, victimization, at injustice to life itself.  If your feeling tension, you could be feeling stress, frustration, jealousy, imbalance in your life.  Shame you may be feeling low self-esteem, lacking belief in yourself, feeling unworthy.  Pay attention the next time you go to get a snack and see if you can pin an emotion to the reason you are wanting that food. In our World right now, I feel most people are indulging because they are emotionally eating.  The good news is if you can pinpoint an emotion, I can help you with that with Hypnotherapy Sessions.

What can you do if you are an emotional eater?

We are nervous, bored, scared, fearful, and off schedule right now as a Society, to just name a few.  Food is a constant in our lives, and it is something we can control.  If you are an emotional eater here are few things you can do to help stop the trips to the snack pantry.

  1. Just being aware of why you are making the trips is the first step
  2. I recommend journaling these feelings because there may be more then one that comes up, bring your journal with to your appointment so I can help pinpoint the most significant emotion.
  3. Eating on a schedule to control your blood sugar so you don’t have big up or down swings will help regulate your emotions.
  4. Exercise is the best way to process emotion, it boosts self-esteem and gives you energy instead of sugars or caffeine. This doesn’t have to be a full out bust your butt workout, it can be anything that you haven’t been doing, so a walk, yoga, a couple trips up and down your stairs.  Set a goal of working out 10 min a day or 30 min a day whatever you can fit in.
  5. Turn off Social Media and ALL Media! It’s not all bad but it is all spinning your mind.  You know what that spinning feels like when you look up at the clock and are like WHAT where did the last hour go?  You feel disconnected from reality and even a little lazy.  Give yourself an hour (whatever you feel you need) but then don’t look at it again through out the day.  You will feel more grounded and more present.
  6. Write positive affirmations and put it on a post it note as reminder of how beautiful, capable and strong you are so you can get through the cravings when they come up, because they will come up. And then journal those feelings!

Gratitude

Sometimes it’s hard to feel gratitude in this time in the World but I am thankful to my Teacher Linda Bennett who has allowed me to use her beautiful writings and allowed me to put my voice to her scripts for all of you.  I am thankful that this pause has given me the opportunity to practice this craft and to share it with all of you.  I am also thankful that the next blog post and recording I do will be on gratitude so look next week for that.

Taking virtual appointments

During this season when we cannot have our physical doors at Back To Bliss open I do want to offer a virtual Hypnotherapy session to anyone that may need extra support during this time. If this is something you are interested in please email monica.groth@gmail.com to discuss times available and pricing.

With Love and Gratitude,

Monica Groth

*Script is by Linda Bennett Music is by Chris Collins 10-minute meditation music royalty free.

Hypnotherapy Session 3

Relaxation Hypnotherapy Session With Monica

I have been going to school for a year and half to complete my certification to be a Clinical Hypnotherapist.  I strongly believe that we are given things in our life that challenge us, sometimes so much that we think we may break.  The last couple weeks for me I have found myself struggling with my mental health.    I know so many of you out there are also struggling because of loss of job, fear of what may become, fear of sickness, loneliness and so many other things.  Part of my struggle has been that I have an entrepreneurial brain which means I couldn’t fathom that I right now I cannot control the fact that we had to close down our Business, and that I couldn’t come up with any solution (because there isn’t one) on how to make money or how to create something new.  So I took a week or so to sit in my sadness and tried to remind myself that this won’t be forever and that I am not the only one struggling and that it is ok to be vulnerable and show other people that they are not alone with their struggles.  As I feel the fog lifting from my mind, I thought something I could do to help any of you that need just a little extra support right now is to record some of my Hypnotherapy sessions and put them on our website so you can relax and hopefully calm some of the anxiety.  I want to be completely honest that I am doing this for you, but I am also doing this for me.  This is a craft that makes me feel so good about this new journey of mine and it is helping me keep busy and my entrepreneur mind at bay, so I thank each of you for coming on this journey with me.

What Is Hypnotherapy In My Words

Hypnotherapy is a relaxation of the mind.  It is a way of having your conscious mind the part of your mind that is always talking, you know the one that will not be quiet when you are trying to fall asleep?, that part of your mind subsides while your subconscious mind stores and retrieves data, it listens to what your conscious mind is telling it to do from our habits to our daily patterns.  For us to change our habits, daily patterns, emotions and feelings we need to help our subconscious mind to store new habits and let go of old ones.  Hypnotherapy is used to help a person rewrite the story they are telling themselves by using positive affirmations and thought patterns.  Hypnotherapy is NOT an entertainment act or anything like what you may have seen on a stage.  Your conscious mind is not absent when you use Hypnotherapy it is just resting, so anything that your conscious mind would hear that it doesn’t like it will not remember or take that suggestion.  So, no fear of clucking like a chicken.  Therefore, one on one appointments are so impactful because we get to sit down, talk about the issue and come up with a plan of action using your words so your conscious and subconscious mind want to hold the new story.

My Plan Of Action

This is my hope for the next couple weeks, my hope is that I will do different recordings that allow you to relax and come out of any negative thought patterns you may be having at this time.  My hope is that some of you can find peace in what I am offering.  I hope to do a new blog post once a week, but I may get to more.  My hope is that if you have a specific issue you would like me to post about that you think others are dealing with also you will comment on this post and I will make a recording.  My hope is that if you are really struggling and you don’t think this is enough support you will reach out to me and we can do a Skype session over the computer so you can get the support you need.

In This Session

This recording on this post is a deep relaxation recording, do not listen to this recording while driving or under any influence or operating any heavy equipment.  If any of you have been to my Yoga classes, it’s like a very deep relaxation that we do at the end of the classes.  If you think your families will join you grab them, and all lay down and listen.  It’s about 18 min long in run time.  Please share this post with anyone you think could benefit from these recordings.

With Love and Gratitude,

Monica Groth

Relaxation Hypnotherapy Session Enjoy! 

Hypnotherapy to be offered at Back To Bliss

Congratulations to Monica on finishing her Hypnotherapy Certification.  Monica has been attending The Southwest Institute Of Healing Arts for her certification in Hypnotherapy.  Monica has been in the Wellness Business for 20 years.  She has enjoyed helping people through her reiki and yoga services but felt it just wasn’t enough to help people overcome deep traumas.  She discovered Hypnotherapy and the power the subconscious mind can hold over one’s habits, thoughts, memories and lifestyle.  How Hypnotherapy can restructure the way the subconscious mind thinks of those habits or behaviors, reframing them so you can live a better life.

She is still attending South West Institute Of Healing Arts to go on to complete her Clinical certification in Hypnotherapy.  In her clinical training she is learning how to help people with PTSD, chronic pain, regression therapy and so much more.  She is excited to offer this type of healing to our communities.  She likes to tell people that Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus.  You get a really deep relaxation while you get to work on some bigger issues.

Monica is taking clients in both the Colby and the Marshfield location starting Jan 20th, 2020!  It’s a great way to bring in the new year to focus on changing pattern habits, dealing with some past trauma or coming to just feel empowered about yourself again. Book Your Hypnotherapy Appointment