Stress Less Approaches to Challenges You Face

Let’s Stress Less and Change Your Life!

Nancy Wyatt dressed in white teaching classesI’m about to play a trick on you now. I’m going to take the teachings of  Matthew E. May, in his New York Times article, Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required, and change the utilization of his wisdom. He says,

There are two approaches to mindfulness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern view indeed positions meditation as an essential tool to achieving a mindful state. But the Eastern view is more about quieting the mind and suspending thought. This philosophy is almost the complete opposite of the Western view of mindfulness, which centers on active thinking.

I recommend that you read his whole article, which is thoughtful and well-written. Matthew is the author of a book, entitled, Winning the Brain Game. Let’s explore the above concept a bit first.

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Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Pretty Much Everything In Between

Nancy WyattWould You Like to Hear About Meditation From Someone New?

Namaste! This is the first time I’ve allowed a Contributing Author to provide the content for a post on my website. I’m giving you a teaser from his blog on Meditation101: Practices, Postures, and Pretty Much Everything In Between. Jamal Bara is the owner and author of the Fitness Goat website. We started communicating after he saw my page on a class I teach about the similarities and differences among Meditation, Affirmations, and Creative Visualization
I am sharing just an outline of his article here. Please do go to the link for his whole blog and the other interesting posts he provides on health and wellness topics. 
Jamal talks about various kinds of meditation, meditation poses, the chakra system, the benefits and “downsides” of various modalities, and apps you can get to help you learn or practice meditation. Here are highlights which 1) will help you and 2) will motivate you to read his entire article and several other blog posts on his website. Note: my “Read More” function is not working, so just scroll down until you decide to stop.

Meditation 101 According to Jamal Bara


What is Meditation?

Meditation is a deliberate practice and one that requires your most quiet, mindful state. The word is tossed around a lot, but you may not exactly know meditation’s actual meaning or function. If asked, I would initial picture Yoda summoning the Force. Perhaps this is a form of meditation, but we’ll leave that for the galaxy.

Though meditation varies and splinters off into different styles of practices, it begins with one specific application—calming your mind. It also (hopefully) ends with a similar goal—restoring balance. The in-between is where you can customize your practice.


Types of Meditation

  • Vipassana meditation (observation of reality)
  • Float tank (sensory deprivation)
  • Guided meditation (instruction & response)
  • Chakra meditation (personal inventory)
  • Forest bathing (gentle wandering)

Benefits of Meditation

  • Lowers anxiety
  • Increases awareness
  • Mindfulness creates control
  • Being present in our bodies helps us appreciate its function

Meditation Postures

  • Sitting
  • Quarter Lotus (Burmese)
  • Full Lotus
  • Seated in Chair
  • Lying down
  • Corpse Pose (Savasana)
  • Supta Baddha Konasana (Bolstered Hip Opener)
  • Mindful Movement

Meditation Apps

Jamal lists several apps to help you meditate, after this introduction.

Using apps on your phone may seem like it’s defeating the purpose of detaching and focusing, but I’m liking this option. I need the incentive to stay on task and build a habit. Whether that’s a monthly payment or simply seeing the app button on my home screen, I think we could all use a boost.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are meditation and prayer the same thing?
  • When is the best time of day to meditate?
  • How long should I meditate?
  • Should I close my eyes?

That’s the end of Jamal’s blog content. Please contact him directly with questions.  Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Pretty Much Everything In Between.

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Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, Live Well, and  Change Our Lives Together Now!

Why Hire A Life Coach? What To Expect If You Do!

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So, You Want or Need to CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

Why Hire A Life Coach?

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Nancy Wyatt speaking at Girl Boss Networking on How To Give An Effective Elevator Speech and Expand It for Other Purposes

In part, that depends on what you want to solve by hiring a Life Coach. Each Coach is different, and each Client is different. In fact, the same Client may have different needs, as they grow and learn. There are several main categories. For example, you might choose to Change Your Life in areas like:

  • Attitude
  • Habits
  • Career
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual Practices
  • Stress or PTSD/Trauma Symptoms.

Maybe you:

  • have suffered a great loss.
  • want to get over a fear of public speaking.
  • aspire to write a book.
  • choose not to feel like a victim anymore.

Maybe you’re just in transition as you Age to a new Stage!

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Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt wants to meet you!

If you hire me, as your Change Your Life Coach, here’s what you should expect and what you’ll get for your investment of time and money.

(Note: if you hire me as a personal growth or spiritual counselor, the ethics are the same. However, we have tools which may help you delve into the past or causes of current issues. We shall explore beliefs and emotions related to things you’d like to overcome. This link will take you to my NancyKnows.us site to explain the difference between coaching and counseling. That site is under construction – pardon our mess!”)

Because I am certified in both Life Coaching and Spiritual Counseling, as well as in HypnotherapyNLP, EFT, and other techniques, we can “mix and match.” You’ll get to choose and change as we go Change Your Life for the better.


What Should You Expect from Me as Your Life Coach?

You should expect:

  1. The highest degree of ethics and confidentiality, per the Change Your Life Code of Ethics.
  2. Both of us to live up to the terms of the Change Your Life Coaching Agreement. This agreement can be customized, if the template does not meet our mutual needs, and we would discuss this in the free initial consultation.
  3. To leave our sessions with:
    1. An objective
    2. Steps to follow to meet that objective
    3. A timeframe within which to accomplish it.

Below, I have provided a chart to show you the kinds of things we might explore in our work together.

  1. There are more categories and more options. I just want to give you a sense of things to consider in deciding what you want to do, since it is you who will do the work. I’m your guide, but I can’t do it for you.
  2. I’ll be happy to answer questions during the free 30-minute consultation we’ll have in-person or by phone to decide if we’re a good match for meeting your needs.
  3. You will be able to choose individual sessions or Change Your Life Packages to save money while you invest in yourself. (See chart at the end of this page)

stick figure at whiteboard writing goalsAgain, a Coach is not a Counselor. What we do in coaching is offer guidance in resolving current “Real Life Issues” while maintaining spiritual and ethical integrity in relation to others and to the Self. We don’t look back. We start with the “Now.” We find stress reduction and creative options for change that will enhance health in body, mind, spirit, and emotions. This often involves multiple steps in goal setting and achievement within a specified deadline. I’ll give you tools and will be your “accountability partner.” That could involve being your cheerleader, your confidante, and/or she who kicks you in the appropriate place to get you moving.


Change Your Life – Themes and Associated Activities for Life Coaching Sessions

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Again, these are just some possibilities. I also may refer you to others. Whatever we do will be customized just for you as an individual or as the group which hired me. It will be fun, fascinating, irritating, and beneficial. There will be times you love me and, perhaps, times you hate me; but we’ll always seek the Highest Good For All Concerned.


Life Coach ~ Prices for Individual and Reduced Price Package Options

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Prices subject to change. Get good deals while you can!

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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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Abundance and Right Work

Pot of Gold Rainbow Abundance and Right Work
Abundance & Right Work (w/bonus free Abundance Meditation)

Do you feel lost? Can’t figure out what you want to be IF you grow up? Are you looking for some divine inspiration to help you figure out how to make money while doing something you love that benefits others? This class is for you!

This is my first Meetup at the Infinite Energy Holistic Center, so I hope lots of you will support us! We’ll take time for some discussion and my Abundance and Right Work meditation. It can be used either as a meditation (before or replayed (looped) during sleep). I’ve also used it as an affirmation to listen to while awake. (If I were customizing one of these meditations for you, it would be oriented toward your specific desires about how you want to Change Your Life. This one is more “generic.”)

People who attend this class on April 6th will be able to download a complimentary copy of the meditation after the class.

Abundance & Right Work Class

(w/bonus free Abundance Meditation)

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017   7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Infinite Energy Holistic Center, 9028 Prince William St., Suite D, Manassas, VA

HOW MUCH: Price: $20.00 /per person. You may RSVP and pay on-line at my new Change Your Life Meetup group. To do that, just click on the Change Your Life link right here, and it will take you to the Meetup page. You also may pay by CASH OR CHECK (PAYABLE TO MY PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS) at the door. BUT I STILL NEED THE HEADCOUNT IN ADVANCE, SO LET ME KNOW YOU ARE COMING by emailing me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com. Thanks so much for your help with this.

Have a blessed day and hope to see you on April 6th!

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, Live Well, and Change Your Life Together!

 

Autumn Leaves Meditation

AUTUMN LEAVES MEDITATION

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Autumn Leaves Meditation

The Autumn Leaves Meditation is lengthy and was designed to be read to meditators in one of my classes. You may record it (for your own use only), so you can listen to it while in the meditative state. Its purpose is to enable you to become still, to plant the seeds of what you hope to manifest (the “Winter Crop”) with the expectation that the fruits of this labor will arise in good and perfect time. Please contact me if you would like to purchase this as a recording with meditation music in the background.

Okay, isolate yourself from all distractions, get comfortable, relax, and we’ll get started now! Continue Reading →

Solfeggio Healing

Is Solfeggio Healing Real?

There are many Solfeggio Healing videos on YouTube that you can check out. What is Solfeggio Healing and why is there a controversy now?

Solfeggio proponents believe that there are specific sound frequencies (measured in Hertz) which can be used to correct all manner of problems. Here are some examples.

  • 396 Herz to relieve guilt and fear
  • 417 Herz to undo situations and negative influences from the past; assist in change
  • 528 for miracles and transformation of DNA; chakra cleansing
  • 639 for healing relations and activating healing powers of the heart
  • 852  and 963 for releasing subconscious negative patterns; opening 3rd Eye.

Some believe there are six Solfeggio sounds that are included in ancient Gregorian Chants and those frequencies come from Sacred Geometry. Others believe there are nine. Those who are challenging these claims don’t believe any of it. I don’t know who is correct or if anyone is, but (rightly or wrongly) the first two remind me of people who teach up to 10 Levels of Reiki.

When the originator of Reiki began to teach, he offered 3 Levels.

  1. Level One ~ People who merely want to help themselves, family and friends take this class.
  2. Level Two ~ People who want to use Reiki as a professional healing tool are allowed to take this class.
  3. Level Three ~ The Master Teachers required a ten-year period of practice, under their own watchful eyes. The Master initiated the candidate only if the Master determined that the applicant truly had mastered Reiki and intended to devote his/her life to its practice.

I think the additional levels taught by current teachers are offered as more ways in which some of those teachers can make money. They have changed the teachings into something that is not of the Purist bent. A few have added legitimate enhancements to the basic teachings and initiations. But, I digress.

Watch this YouTube videos by Jamie Butriff, who disputes the basic assumptions about Solfeggio frequencies. I had never heard of him until today, so I don’t know about his authority. He does have passion on the subject. Watch it and then come back to see what I think about it.  The controversy

What I Know About Solfeggio and Frequency Healing

hand in meditation poseWhat I do know is that EVERYTHING IS ENERGY. On earth, there are correspondences between all the notes on a scale of music and the colors of the rainbow. They affect us, because we, too, are energy beings. In addition, I feel sure we are affected by frequencies that science and our senses have not yet identified or perceived.

What I also know is that Sound Wave Healing CAN WORK by using frequencies at specific Hertz for specific organs, diseases, the presence of parasites, metals, viruses, etc. A therapy called “Voice Print Analysis” determines the current condition of the body and the corresponding healing frequencies that are needed to offset dysfunction.  It does not use music, whereas most of the YouTube offerings combine the frequencies into music. If you want to learn more about this, I can refer you to my Master Teacher, who helped develop this protocol over many years and is an expert in the field.

Even if Butriff and others are technically correct, it does not mean that the Solfeggio tones won’t assist you. It certainly should not harm you, so I suggest you try it and draw your own conclusions, based on your results.Feel free to let me know your results!

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

 

 

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!

Classes – Holistic Healing

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This page is to let you know that I’m available to teach one of my most popular seminars (which also can be presented as a workshop). It is a Class on Holistic Healing techniques and styles, also known as  “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”

I conduct the presentation in person throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and the Winchester to Warrenton regions of Virginia. Of course, I can travel to you also, if you want to pay for the transportation and hotel! It is a 5-hour class, so is not well-suited for online presentation. (I know you would multitask and/or leave the device on which you’re streaming the class! You can’t kid me!)

This class provides an overview of several assumptions, theories, ethics and modalities related to complementary and alternative wellness practices for the student to explore. It is for people who want to get well, stay well, and live well without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. See the topics, goals of the class, and my certifications below and/or scroll to the bottom to sign up! 😉 Continue Reading →

Akashic Records

Akashic Records

The History of All Human Experiences

Theatrical masks happy sadHello, People! An introduction to the Akashic Records is the topic of some of our next  Meet Your Self! gatherings. As with all my classes, the seminars and workshops will be made available to individuals or groups thereafter; but the best prices are available in the Blossomforth location, where I am beta testing the class materials.

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Here is a video which describes the class. Click here for the link to Drop Box, where it had to be saved. If you prefer to  read all the content, just click here: 1 AKASHIC RECORDS Invitation Master1  for the same presentation in PDF format.

I hope you can join us. We need to know, in advance, to prepare enough seating and handouts, so please register on the link provided for Meetup.com my Meet Your Self! class.

More On The Akashic Records

?s - contact meI anticipate we shall do much more exploration of the Akashic Records after this first class, so stay tuned, and let me know if you would like for us to have a class for you. If you are highly experienced in this area, let me know that, also; as we may provide time for you to talk about your experiences during the class.

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