Stress Release Back, Neck, and Shoulders

Stress Release In Under Three Minutes and Free!

You can achieve stress release easily for those of you who carry tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.  This is great for people who sit a lot, work at computers constantly, or who do lots of activities requiring bending from the waist or neck. too much computer work results in the need for stress release

They are easy to do, and you will gain flexibility if you continue to do them one or more times a day. You can get relief in less than three minutes! Here is a short demonstration.

What if it comes back and you forgot where you saw this demonstration? I’ve got you covered!

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To ensure you can always find it again, without coming back to this post, here is the YouTube link.


Stress Release Using Holistic Healing and Counseling

In the video, I refer to sessions that people book for healing in absentia. To learn more about my ‘summer of the pandemic’ reduced prices, Click Here. You don’t have to do anything except to keep on breathing. I do all the work. For the summer, the prices are drastically reduced, which enables people to have more sessions.

The feedback I’ve been getting is wonderful! Here are a couple of testimonials that describe what it’s like to have a healing session in absentia and in person. The first one is from a client in California (I live in Virginia).  During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been doing Reiki and other healing modalities for her “in absentia.” That means, we are not together, and I do not see her at the time of the session. This one is from July 2020.

Testimonial for In Absentia (“Distance”) Healing  Sessions

“I have always been aa firm believer in holistic health and wellness. I had been receiving treatment for PTSD brought on my a car accident. Before I could complete my face-to-face treatment, the Covid-19 pandemic hit and everything came to a stop. I was no longer able to do the follow-up treatments of acupuncture and Reiki as I had planned.
I knew Nancy was skilled in several modalities of holistic healing and hypnotherapy, but I didn’t see a way to make use of her services given that she is on the east coast and I live on the west coast.
During one of our daily chats she mentioned that she was doing distance Reiki with another person. That was music to my ears and an answer to the dilemma that I was experiencing. The pandemic had shutdown my access to holistic treatment for PTSD and I wasn’t able to get restful sleep or maintain emotional balance.
I immediately inquired about enrolling for distance treatment. Happily she agreed and I am so grateful. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up calm and relaxed. Not only that but to go to bed with back and shoulder pain and wake up free to stretch and feel invigorated is so freeing. I haven’t experienced such a feeling of calm and wellbeing since the auto accIdent last September.
No more hanging on the side of my bed wondering if I have enough strength and stamina to get moving.
This wonderful woman has also touched on some of my emotional challenges that I never even mentioned. Before I could tell her about them, she was explaining to me her “sense” of what she experienced in session that paralleled my emotional and spiritual condition.
I am so glad I gave myself this gift of healing. Thank you, Nancy.”

Testimonial for In-Person Holistic Healing Sessions

Next, is one from Sharon Wright, Ph. D., who was my client for years and who knows me by my name, “Ayanna.” Our sessions were done in person.

     I have known Ayanna since 1986, when I first met her as her client for Reiki work. She worked with me to help me recover from back and neck injuries, stress related illness, and fatigue.

     Ayanna is a compassionate intuitive, intellectual where she excels in understanding the whole individual to get to the root of complex problems.

She is rigorous in her own exploration of holistic and spiritual development, emotional healing, experiential work, relationships and group dynamics. Through her own life experiences, triumphs as well as losses, she gives her unique perspective on spirituality and the human journey. Ayanna is comfortable and adept at weaving her spiritual strengths into her ability to empathize while maintaining a professional distance. She has shown an enduring dedication toward self-study, focus and ongoing personal and professional development.


The World Famous Chi Machine

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Of course, there are other ways to relax and relieve stress. This one is for the entire body, and it aerobicizes you at the same time. It is the world-famous, original chi machine. Five minutes of lying on the floor while the chi machine sways you is equivalent to a half-hour walk. To learn more, Click Here. Yes, I do sell these and will be happy to answer your questions. However, the primary purpose of this post is to give you the freebie demonstration of how to gain stress release through simple movements which cost you nothing!

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Practicing Self-Love During Times of Loneliness or Difficulty in 2018

Things I Appreciate About Me ~ A Self-Love Exercise

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People of all ages, genders, ethnicities and socio-economic status often excel at self-criticism, sometimes to the point of self-abuse. We say things to and about ourselves that we would find totally unacceptable if we said them to someone else.

That negativity accelerates in times of loneliness or when we face challenging problems. It would be more productive, healing, and pleasant if we were to simply accept and love ourselves. As Wayne Dyer said in one of his quotable quotes, “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer 

So, let’s start with spending a few minutes in thoughtful answers to the following questions. This is a little questionnaire I use in some of my classes about self-healing and personal growth. (Contact me for more info.)

Coffee, a faded red rose, and a heart-shaped vanilla cookie broken in halfGet your coffee or tea and whatever you need to answer these questions in writing. You’re going to fill out your responses now and see what amazing changes in your thoughts occur when you review it in 6 months or a year.

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Putting Yourself First for A Change – Exploring A Self-Care Checklist

Change Your Life! Happy figures.Putting Yourself First for A Change

profile of woman in headscarf - looking down - ready for changeAs we know, all cultural training teaches women to take care of their family’s needs as the highest priority and at any cost. As nurturing spirits, we often extend that caring behavior to include everyone but ourselves. The result can be difficulty in “saying no,” setting boundaries and addressing one’s own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. NOW is the time to change our minds – in a GOOD way.

Young woman with hat and fur - Vector illustrationEach of us is just as valuable and worthy of loving attention as anyone else in the world. Let’s first recognize that and then act like it!

Among the many classes I teach, I facilitate classes and workshops on Putting Yourself First for a Change topics. They are based on my

CHANGE YOUR LIFE Self-Care Checklist.

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Helping Others Who Are Coping with Loss

Helping Others Who Are Coping with Loss of a Loved One

©Nancy Wyatt      January 2017     All Rights Reserved

Female hands holding cups of coffee on rustic wooden table I am a Holistic Healer and was a long-term volunteer in a shelter for homeless people, who suffered from AIDS, addictions, diabetes, and many other ailments (including broken hearts). In my life and in those roles, I have been privileged to provide company and assistance to both humans and animals as they made their transition to the next realm.

Almost everyone I know has suffered life-changing loss and bereavement, whether that relates to health, a career, or a loved-one. I love being able to help people in those circumstances. In addition, I recently taught a series of classes on physical and spiritual ways to recover from deeply-felt loss…usually related to the death of a family member. So, I was interested in an article by Heather Plett, a Canadian, who wrote about 13 Sensitive Ways to Help Someone in Mourning. Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Series #1

 Mindfulness Is For Everyone

What Is It and Why Is It for Everyone?

Wikipedia Definition of Mindfulness: “Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment,

ocean with foam and stacked rocks on a beach, mindfulness[1] which can be developed through the practice of meditation.[1] The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali-term sati,[2] which is a significant element of some Buddhist traditions. The popular mindfulness movement was initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.”

So, why would I choose the picture above to depict mindlessness? Contrary to popular opinion, mindfulness is not just a meditation. It involves utilizing all the senses and allowing or creating enhanced awareness of every detail and nuance contained in an experience. We’ll look at this in more depth in a minute. First, let’s see what else Wikipedia tells us about it.

Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health.[3][4] Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety,[5][6] and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.[5][7]….

Clinical studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general, and MBSR in particular.[17][18][19] Programs based on MBSR and similar models have been widely adapted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and other environments.


 So, let’s look at the picture. Here it is again. ocean with foam and stacked rocks on a beach, mindfulnessI want you to pretend you are right there where this picture was taken. Stare at it for a few moments, and then, using your imagination, allow yourself to smell the ocean air as the breeze caresses your face and body. Hear the rhythmic sounds of the waves, as they wash repeatedly onto the sand, and hear the sounds of the seagulls gliding overhead, although they may be out of sight.

As you stare into the water, you become mindful of the many shades of blue, green and gray in the water, as it covers greater and lesser depths below. You are aware not only of the waves, but of little currents and eddies that are much more subtle and remind you of how life is between major events….never still, but always moving forward in some direction.

Be aware of the beautiful light of the sun, allowing you to see near and far, and infusing your head, shoulders, and body with its calming heat. Feel the warmth and grit of the sand under your bare feet. Wiggle them and dig your toes into the sand, feeling how the grains get cooler and wetter, the deeper your toes go.

Pick up some of the foam in your hands and feel it puffy and light in your palms. Watch the bubbles breaking in the foam, as you and the surrounding air breathe into into it. You see flecks of sand and seaweed in what you thought was white foam. Your awareness begins to focus so tightly that you feel as if you can see the actual molecules moving rapidly inside the foam.

As you move your attention to stroke the carefully-balanced rocks, you can feel their rough texture, even as you admire the smooth outward appearance.These rocks are made of the solidified minerals, the same minerals which may be in your body and which make you feel so grounded into the earth. Feel your oneness with earth and imagine you have roots grounding in the earth, while your spirit still soars with the breeze into the vastness of the sky.

Let go of all analytical thought and let your consciousness meld with the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the sky, the water, the air, the waves, the sand, and the stones. Become one with all around you and then notice how you ARE in this moment. Are you relaxed now? Are your pains escaping their boundaries within your body? Be aware of your breath…let it be slow and deep. Can you now feel the peace within you that comes from being fully present in the moment? Keep practicing, and it all can come to you, bringing you enhanced self-awareness, awareness of your surroundings, and releasing both fears of the future, and unhappiness with past events or circumstance.

Of course, classes on this topic are longer than blogs. For example, we would use the above description, but also we would draw the analogies with life experiences to help release tensions, toxins, and stresses in body, mind, and spirit. It’s one thing to do this while relaxing by an ocean; it’s another to do it at work or in the midst of family strife. However, it can work in all circumstances. Feel free to contact me either via this website or by emailing me at GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com if you would like to book a session for groups or for an individual.

Please come back for the next blog in this series, Mindfulness Series#2. Meanwhile,

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

Stress Less and Be Healthy Through Gardening

One Plant or a Thousand Can Help You Stress Less and Be Healthy Through Gardening.

We’re mentioning types of gardens and talking about both mental and physical health benefits related to any style of gardening. red and yellow begonias, My Get Well GuruYou don’t have to be a Master Gardener to benefit physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from working with plants. There may even be value for Alzheimer’s patients and for people suffering from depression. Interestingly, PsychCentral (famous for its personality type tests) mentions gardening in its article, 10 Small Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Bipolar Disorder.

Red Maple BonsaiWhether you have one orchid, a Japanese garden, an English Country Garden, a terrarium, a bonsai plant, or pots in a window sill, gardening can help you feel better fast – at any age.

terrarium gardening. plants in a bowlMaybe you have an indoor or outdoor aeroponic garden, or you want to create a veggie Tower Garden, which allows you to avoid having to dig, weed, use pesticides and mulch. You could choose a cactus dish garden, a water garden or a table top garden.

gardening, blue butterflies on orange flower Perhaps, you want to attract birds, bees, or butterflies. There are so many options.

We’ll discuss the mental and physical health benefits of gardening in just a hot minute. But, first, here is a very short  tribute to someone who has been an uplifting blessing in my life for years.


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The Chi Machine

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“The Chi Machine” was created by Dr. Shizuo Inoue, Director of Oxygen Association, in Japan, after 38 years of research to ensure effectiveness, safety, and beneficial effects on the body. There are cheap imitations, but the original is the safest and only true, properly calibrated, well-made Chi Machine, and it has 27 patents.

What follows is a rather technical description of how using the chi machine may contribute to improving your health. If you would rather read my ancient testimonial (I’ve been using this machine for YEARS), click on the link in this sentence. Otherwise, by all means, let’s see what it can do for you by reading on…..

What Are the Six Major Functions?

Sun Ancon Chi machine

  1. Cellular Activation
  2. Spinal Balancing
  3. Improving the Immune System
  4. Stimulating the Sympathetic Nervous System and Bone Marrow Blood Production
  5. Restoring Balance to the Autnomic Nervous System
  6. Exercising Intern Organs and Building “Chi”

Scroll to the bottom to see how to order.

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Job Hunting

New Class ~ Job Hunting in the Age of Technology

What does job hunting have to do with wellness? That’s easy. Lack of employment and/or loss of job can cause enormous stress, which is hazardous to your health. So, I am adding this class to those listed on My Get Well Guru’s offerings.

hand with middle and index fingers crossed - as in the expression "cross your fingers" for good luckYou have to do a lot more than just cross your fingers to be successful in today’s job environment.

I have been involved in hiring procedures, as well as supervisory functions, during most of my extensive business career. I even created a complete Human Resources Department “from scratch”  for a company in New York City once upon a time. Plus, I have learned a lot from current Recruiters in a tough job market, where the rules, procedures, and expectations  “ain’t what they used to be.” Here are some examples.

  • Computers, not people, are scanning resumes first to determine whether the applicant used key words that the company wants.
  • Many HR Departments or Hiring Authorities won’t even read a resume, unless the applicant is on LinkedIn and has used those key words in the first few lines on the page.
  • If HR or the Hiring Authority scans your social media pages and does not like the content, you won’t be contacted.
  • Many initial interviews are now conducted on-line via Skype or other video sources. If the applicant does not do well, or has mishaps, like barking dogs in the background, it’s over and out.

stick figures shaking hands as they pop up out of separate laptop screensRecently, I compiled a resume and cover letter for a Virginia construction engineer who also is a cost estimator. He hired me as a professional writer for this task. Despite the tough job market, he was offered the job ~ on the phone ~ from the company headquarters in California ~ immediately upon the company’s receipt of his materials! In addition, they hired him after having already decided on a different applicant to whom they were about to off the job. It was Thrilling (and he wrote a great testimonial for me)!

group of figures talking while seated in a circleI also created a job hunting class, which gives tips to entry level job seekers, as well as to old pros. It is available for individuals and groups, as is my class on whether to and how to start a business, if you think the time is right to venture forth.

editing a documentYou can take my class. You can book me for either writing or editing services for your application materials. Also, you can do both! However, if you do book me to provide the writing services, you will get the class free of charge, as well as a free template for thank you letters.

Do whatever is likely to give you the greatest chance of victory after you read the class description below the victory image.

Click on “Continue Reading.” (It will take you to my other website (My Persuasive Presentations), and you can contact me from there for more information or to book me.celebrate figure riding on shoulders of 2 friendsContinue reading

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