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!


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

Curbside Product Pick up April 25, 2020 12:00-3:00pm

With the Stay At Home order extended to the end of May we thought some of you may be needing a refill on some of your skin care, haircare, homeopathic and don’t forget the WINE!  We have decided to do a preorder, curb pick up product day to help you restock what you may need.

What’s The Plan?

  • We will take orders via email info@backtoblisswellness.com or via FB messenger for orders to be picked up on Saturday April 25 between the hours of 12:00pm to 3:00pm. All orders must be received no later then 5:00 on Thursday the 23rd. All orders will be fulfilled in the order they are received.  If we run out of the product you are wanting, we will email you alternative product choices and you can choose if you would like the alternative or not.  We will not be restocking our shelves until we can reopen so when we are out of product we are out.
  • We will be calling you throughout the week to get your payment information. We are only accepting Credit Card payment due to Covid-19 and you must have your order prepaid for before picking up. All orders must be picked up in our COLBY location on Saturday April 25, 2020.

What We Need To Know From You:

  • What products you are wanting and in what quantity. (if you are unsure what product you are looking form don’t hesitate to email us or Facebook us and we can help you decide or find out what you previously purchased)
  • Your Name and a phone number and the best day and time to reach you for payment
  • A time frame that would work best for you for pick up on the 25th

How do you contact us?

  • Info@backtoblisswellness.com
  • Back To Bliss Main Center Facebook Page
  • Please DO NOT call orders in we do not have staff manning the desk at this time and we will not get your order in time.

How product pick up will work

  • We can not have anyone entering our building during this time and we need to keep the people safe that will be handing out product.
  • When placing your order please give a time frame that works for you to pick up and we will have that product ready for you.
  • When you arrive at Back To Bliss Colby Center your items will be in a bag outside our doors during your chosen pick up time with your name on it. If multiple people are picking up at the same time, please use all social distancing rules and wait for that person to be out of the area before you would pick up your package. We will be inside to assure no one takes the wrong packages.
  • If you would have questions about pick up on that day please call our main line at 715.316.0040 we will be in the building from 12:00 to 3:00pm

We Appreciate You!

  • I can not tell you how much we as a business and our team is missing all of you. We have been blown away to see the support our small communities have given to all the small businesses in our areas that are able to still be open and servicing our communities. We are praying that the Stay At Home will be lifted before the May 26th date but we are so Thankful to all the people on the frontlines many of them our family members fighting to keep people healthy, we salute you in this time. Depending on the response volume of this event we will do this again throughout Covid-19.  Please keep following our Social Media pages for more free Hypnotherapy Sessions, Tips and Tricks for your hair during this time and some small yoga movements and stretches to keep your body feeling ok with out us.

How To Handle Split Ends While Waiting For Your Next Haircut: With Jessica H

Put The Scissors Down
We know some of you out there are struggling with your hair and thinking about going to the scissor drawer and thinking to yourself it can’t be that hard?  Put the scissors down, walk away and watch this video from Jessica our in Salon educator talking about what to do with your split ends while you wait for us to be reopened!  Leave a comment on any questions you may have and we will make another video or get back to you in the comments section.

Releasing Negative Thoughts Through The Rainbow: Hypnotherapy Session 2 with Monica

I hope this post finds all of you healthy and finding some sort of new balance/routine in our changed world.  Our first blog post was about relaxing your mind and body and being able to just take a few moments for yourself.  This post I want to focus more on releasing negative thoughts and rebuilding those thoughts with positive words that reinforce all our goals throughout this Pandemic.

I am sure if any of you out there are anything like me finding a new normal is not as easy as it seems.  I have had talks with other people about why can I not motivate to do the things that when I am working, I always say I don’t have time to do.  Like cleaning out closets, reading the stack of interesting books I have, playing more games with my children, going on long walks with my Husband.  What I have come to realize is that we need to give ourselves grace during this time and we need to have a way to release negative thoughts, that our bombarding on our minds from media, social media and maybe even our families.   If we are able to let go of those negative thoughts and images and replace them with something that builds us up and gives us hope it will also give us energy to get to some of those things we are wanting to do on this pause.

In This Session

This session I am calling Rainbow Release, it is about releasing negative thoughts and rebalancing your mind.  Crossing the rainbow to see your beauty and the power of positivity.  At each color that we travel through in our Rainbow, we will focus on a center in your body (chakra center) and build each center in a positive light.  Removing the negative and replacing with positive.  For example, your heart center, I think most of us can relate to this center, we have all had a heart loss or heart break.  When we want to protect our hearts from hurt or loss, we will pull our posture forward, rounding our shoulders protecting our hearts, maybe even placing our hands over our hearts.  The emotion when we loss someone or something we love we call it heartbreaking and that is the emotion that we feel, hurt, loss, loneliness like our heart will break in two.  The heart center is about accepting love and giving love, it is represented by the color green.  In this session when we travel to the green part of the rainbow, we will be talking all about compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love.  Each rainbow color is a representation of the different center in your body and what emotions that center represents.

When you are done listening to this session you will feel a full body balance, helping you to feel safe, secure, freedom to create your greatest desires, find more personal power, compassion, forgiveness, unconditional love, communicate with warmth and wisdom, the ability to concentrate and to feel more energized.  Who doesn’t want all those things in their life!

I hope you enjoy this session, the script I am using with permission is written by Linda Bennett one of my amazing teachers that I feel grateful for and the music is called Sky Soundscapes and is copyright free.

Taking virtual appointments

During this season when we can not 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

Click the link below to listen to the session


March Perm Sale Is Back!

Book Your Perm By Clicking This Link
Is everyone ready for Back To Bliss’s annual March Perm Extravaganza? We are and we can’t wait to see everyone in March getting their Perms done. Make sure to book now to secure your spot in the month of March.

Get 15% OFF any perm during the month of March; this includes specialty wraps as well. Make sure to mention this blog/post when booking your perm to get the offer.

Featured Product of the Month – March

DRY WINTER WEATHERED HAIR?? Pick up either Loma Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner or Onesta Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner, or Hydro Masque to replenish! As always all our products are Non-Toxic and Organic! If you are unsure which product to go with as one of our Organic Stylist! Grab yours fast this is only good while supplies last!

February’s Chocolate Facial

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Week, or Month with a Chocolate Facial from our own Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess. Let the chocolate invigorate your skin while the Lemon, Tumeric, Orange and other amazing healthy ingredients secretly improve the tone and texture of your skin.  We can make this facial a couples facial if you would like to bring your significant other in for Valentines Day.

This service includes an Exfoliating Cleanse, Chocolate Mask, Massage, Treatment Oil and Moisturizer. You will also get to try our Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub and have an application of our Featured Product of the Month, Jane Iredale’s Lip Drink, to keep your lips smooth and protected from the harsh winter winds.

Also make sure to grab your Lip Drink (10% off) at the Reception Desk to maintain the wonderful silky smoothness that this product helps to preserve.

Click Here, To Book Your Chocolate Facial


November Pumpkin Spice Facial & Coffee

For the Month of November we are teaming up with The Coffee Coop to make a great offer for all of our lovely clients!

Replenish dry Summer skin with the fabulous Fall inspired Facial. The benefits of using Pumpkin will help nourish the skin while smoothing and brightening it.

*Schedule a Pumpkin Spice Facial with Back To Bliss and get a 10% off coupon for a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop; or vice versa, buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop and receive a 10% off coupon for our Pumpkin Spice Facial.

These wonderful Pumpkin Spice Facial’s are exclusively with our Licensed Esthetician, Victoria Kniess and it’s also a Signature Facial at Basic Facial cost, only $45. You can book your appointment at our Main Colby Location or our Marshfield location today to grab your spot.

It’s that simple to save and to treat yourself to something better than candy, coffee and a facial!

*After the scheduled appointment for Pumpkin Spice Facial you will then receive the coupon for the Pumpkin Spice Latte over at The Coffee Coop. Cannot use coupon with Sale Gift Certificate to receive 10% off of Facial, must use other form of payment. This promotion runs to the end of November.*

Anniversary- Samantha Celebrates Three Years

Congratulations to Samantha for being with Back To Bliss for three years!  Samantha (Sami) is on our Front Line team as well as our Marketing Team.  All of the beautiful flyers, Gift Certificates, Cards basically anything branded she has had her hands in.  We appreciate her design work and her dedication and loyalty to Back To Bliss.  Next time you see her congratulate her on three years!


Anniversary Celebration: Jessica H

We are celebrating Jessica Hopperdietzel on 6 years of being on the Back To Bliss Team!  She is our Assistant Manager and our in salon Educator.  She is constantly pushing herself to learn new things and our salon.  Her skills as a stylist go unmatched, if you have had the joy of having her do your hair you know what I am talking about!  Thank you to Jessica for her 6 years of amazing work and helping to grow Back To Bliss into what it is today!

Apprentice: Chelsea is ready to take clients

Our Apprentice Chelsea is ready to step behind the chair and finish her hands on training!

This is a big step for an apprentice, it means they have completed their initial training on manikins. Their skills have been tested and can now be put to use on all of our beautiful clients.  Chelsea is a very talented young hairstylist.  She is creative, high energy and so excited to give you a fresh new look.

What to expect when you get your hair done with an Apprentice

  • You should expect a beautiful result.  Even thought our apprentices is learning she has had a year of training and practice.  We would not allow her to take clients yet if we felt she was not ready.
  • Our Apprentice is always overseen by one of our more seasoned stylist.  This is a benefit of coming to a facility that works together as a team.  Our stylist help each other so you can be sure you get the best result.
  •  Our Apprentice services are at a discounted price.  We do this because we are a leveled facility and we believe that the price should reflect the amount of experience and education our practitioners have.  She still will be using all of our high end Organic lines to make your hair feel the best it can.
  • You should expect your service to take a little longer.  Because she is still learning she isn’t as fast as some of our other stylist so make sure you mark of enough time in your calendar to get the best result possible.

What services does Chelsea offer?

She offers a variety of services and she is adding to her offered services everyday.  Below is a list of hair services she is offering right now.  She also does Pedicures, Manicures, Facials and Waxing.

Detailed pricing and service list below
 Apprentice All Over Color – Long Length ($60.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Mid Length ($52.00)
   Apprentice All Over Color – Short ($40.00)
   Apprentice Basic Haircut ($18.00)
   Apprentice Child Cut ($10.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch ($35.00)
   Apprentice New Growth Retouch + Basic Haircut ($53.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage- Long ($70.00)
   Apprentice Partial Ombre/Balayage-mid ($58.00)
   Apprentice Signature Haircut ($23.00)
   Apprentice The Barber ($11.00)
   Fashion Drama Chunk on Dark-Mid ($42.00)
   Free Hair Consultation ($0.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Long ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Mid ($15.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment W/ another Service-Short ($10.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Long ($25.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Mid ($20.00)
   Healthy Hair Repair Treatment-Short ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Long ($17.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Mid ($15.00)
   Style with Shampoo – Short ($13.00)
   Unstyle -Mid/Long Length ($18.00)
   Unstyle-Short Length ($14.00)

How to book your appointment with our Apprentice

We have a couple booking options

  • Call our lovely receptionists at 715.316.0040 and tell them what service you would like to book
  • Book online at www.backtoblisswellness.com or by clicking this link Book your appointment with our Apprentice
  • You can always Facebook Message us @BackToBliss and we will be happy to help you from there.


Welcome Sylvia to our Team

We would like to introduce Sylvia to our Back To Bliss Massage Therapy Colby Team!  She is joining us as an Associate Level Therapist.  We are very excited to have her on staff.  She has an amazing open heart and just wants to help people as much as she can.  She also has a passion for learning and is always striving to make her knowledge of massage even greater.  You can read down below a little information about Sylvia.  When you are in need of a great massage ask for her in our Colby Location!

Hello, my name is Sylvia. My goal is to help you take time out of your busy life to focus on just yourself. My true desire is to help busy families learn how to find their center and calmer parenting approaches leading to a path of wellness and getting back to nature. I think this can be accomplished by teaching parents about the power and healing that massage can provide, which they can then incorporate into their own lives and pass on to their children. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2017. I specialize in myofascial, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, but I am continuously expanding my knowledge in the massage field and holistic lifestyle.
Some of the inspirational activities I enjoy are barefoot nature walks, cooking wholesome meals with my kids, gardening, and watching my family grow together. This year, we are learning about growing herbs, keeping bees, landscaping, the benefits of different garden produce, bach flowers, and canning our own food.