This hour focuses on reducing family caregiver stress through hypnosis. In this segment, Alzheimer’s and dementia expert Faith Marshall of Awakenings Hypnosis & Coaching provides a four-minute sample hypnosis session. Please do not listen while operating machinery or driving. Wait until you’re in a safe place where you can relax, sit, and close your eyes. (Image © Can Stock Photo / fizkes)
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The following podcast contains a guided stress-reducing sample hypnosis session. Please do not listen while operating machinery or driving. Instead, wait until you’re in a safe place, where you can sit, relax and close your eyes.
And welcome back, everyone. We are here with Faith Marshall, who is an amazing coach and helper and helping your life be a lot more stress free and we’ve been talking this past hour about self talk about how we are functioning every day about how things trigger US subconsciously, especially when you’re a family caregiver and how to deal with life in general as we go through the path of take trying to take care of a loved one. And Faith, you’ve been so helpful at this this hour to understand a little bit about how hypnosis can help, and you know I am so excited because everyone we’re going to get a treat because we’re going to have an example of what it hypnosis process truly sounds like and looks like. So Faith you’re going to do, as he honor tell us a little bit before you start. What are we about to experience?
Just a couple minutes of Bliss, and I will just ask that if anyone is driving a car right now, you do not listen to this part, I will ask you to sit it quietly in a comfortable chair and close your eyes and we’ll just kind of tune in to calm and Zen for just a couple minutes.
Okay and I will sit back while you’re doing the exercise. So Faith is going to lead to us in through a little bit of a process and it’s going to take only a couple of minutes, just a sampling, but I think it’s really exciting that you’re going to be doing this. So you take it away. Faith.
Thank you, I’m excited too. So again, I want you to be in a safe location and get comfortable in a chair. Lay down on the floor, your bed, a couch whatever is comfortable for you. If you can put your feet on the floor and rest your hands in your lap and take a deep breath in breathe in and as you exhale just feel that tension leave your shoulders. We’re going to take a little trip in our mind, to go to the beach, the beach in front of you, and you can see the waves crashing on the shore you’re, going to kick off your shoes and take a few steps towards that water as you breathe in and you breathe out. I want you to feel all that tension that you’ve had in your neck, the shoulder just leave and just melt down to your feet, and you feel the sun on your face.
It’s just a perfect temperature today and you pick a few more steps towards that beach feel the sand beneath your toes near the water. Whatever you have on your mind is just not important right now, leave it behind you and that fucking not now we’re getting closer to the beach. As you pick a few more stuff and you can hear the water and your toes are starting to sink into that sand and you feel all attention from your legs just just going down, and it’s like it’s just leaving you by sinking into that sand, take one more little step and there’s some water from a wave. That’s washing over your feet, helping to wash that Etona such a relief of such a nice feeling, it’s as if you do not have a care in the world. All your troubles, whatever happened in Your Day, is just O. Take a deep weapon of that fresh air feel that clean on her face it’s washing away with the feet in the sand, with the water coming up washing over your feet and going back out to see it’s just washing away. Each of these anything that you want to just now take a deep breath in and enjoy this moment picture it in your mind and anchor that feeling of feeling calm without a care in the world. It’s just all about you in this moment, taking a deep breath and it without fine minute and just picture this image.
The sounds that you hear the ocean waves, the flight breathes on your face, and I want you to remember this feeling that you feel right now of his calm and take in three deep breaths, breathing in and out, and breathe in and breathe out, and that’s exactly what you need to do to we turn to this pen is three feet rest at any moment, wherever you are, you will turn to the beach by breathing in and breathing out three times.
Now we’re going to turn around and walk back up the beach and I’m going to count to five with one stuff. you start feeling that sand between your toes and coming back into the moment, step to more awake, more alert feel that sensation coming back in your arms and your toes step, three shrug your shoulders a little bit and start coming back a step for roll your neck around a little bit and then step five.
You open your eyes and you just had a little hypnosis break at the beach that you can return to at any time by taking those three deep breath.
Wonderful, thank you. You know it was interesting when you were doing that it was almost like. I was anticipating what the next step was, because I was so in tune with where you were so it was a real natural process, and I also you know I felt the calmness and I do feel much calmer, just even at the two minutes, point in myself, so so this process, obviously is. It was like three minutes long of what we did a little over three minutes and I’m really interested in like if you’re doing a twenty minute session. That’s amazing! I what if I only got this in like two and a half minutes this is this is a powerful exercise and- and you know that also- I was interested too in the in the the three breaths, you know deep, like going in and and connecting yourself back to that beach. So that was really nice yeah!
It’s called an anchor ,and it’s something that you can use, like a color. You can use a fragrance and it can just get you back to that. Calm, no you’re feeling in anxiety coming on over something you just pause and do the three breaths and your back at the beach and it’s a it’s a reboot, it’s a re frame and then you can deal with whatever was you know, presented to you exactly and thank you for letting me share that. Thank you for sharing that. I think that this was a really good exercise on, and you know it truly was bliss because it was giving us some opportunity and those of us that are tape, type, a personalities. We don’t take the time, often time to to do these things for ourselves. So that was a gift to me. So thank you very much you’re welcome so late to so. Obviously you have a special promotion going on and- and I encourage all of our listeners, no matter where you live because you do sessions on zoom. Is that correct, yeah? Wherever you are in the USA, you can pick up the phone and call faith or you can actually go to her website and what’s your promotion that you have going on right, now? For Answers for Elders, we have a $200 gift certificate that people can contact me and use that for their first session. Tthey can gift it to someone else. Just reach out to me, and you can schedule a session for yourself for your loved one, someone that you know that needs it or you can also jump in and and join in on any of my coaching classes, where we do group hypnosis as well.
That’s great now tell us a little bit about those. So on zoom we can all connect from wherever very similar to what we just did now. Only it would be a full hypnosis, cession, that’s shared and the beach. The True Beach Hypnosis is a much longer session than what we just did so yeah we can. I can help families and I can help caregivers just reach that piece of mind and that that calm, that we just experience right individually or as a group. Well, I think it’s really powerful and certainly you know self top and and really getting down to how we can keep ourselves going moving forward in a positive light, I think is so valuable and certainly important in our world. So, Faith, I am so thrilled to have this opportunity. You know you gave us a preview of what you really do and how you help us and for those of you that are that are knowing. Maybe you have a family member that’s stressed out right now, maybe you are concerned about a loved one that you might see really, you know burning the candle at way too many ends.
You know there are solutions to ease stress or to help live and more full vital life, and I think that’s. You are such an important part of that and thank you so much so. How do we reach you?
You can reach me at my website, https://awakeningshypnosisandcoaching.com/ or just a quick call at 855-563-2484 and we can talk, and just see how this can help you. I will work. I would love to help. Well, we hope that you all will reach out to Faith, and thank you again for today, it was really special. Thank you I enjoyed it.
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Founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., Suzanne Newman proclaims often, “Caring for my mom was the hardest thing I ever have done, but it was also my greatest privilege.” Following a career of over 25 years in sales, media, and marketing management, Suzanne Newman found herself on a 6-year journey caring for her mother. Her trials and tribulations as a family caregiver inspired an impassioned life mission outside of the corporate world to revolutionize the journey that so many other American families also find themselves on. In 2009, she became the founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., subsequently hosting hundreds of radio segments and podcasts, as well as authoring her first book. Suzanne and Answers for Elders, Inc. have spent 14 years, and counting, committed to helping families and seniors along their caregiving journeys by providing education, resources, and support. Each week on the Answers for Elders podcast, Suzanne is joined by vetted professional experts in over 65 categories including Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, Money, Law, and more. Suzanne lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband, Keith, and their two doodle dogs, Whidbey and Skagit.