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!

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

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!

Sleep Like A Baby

DO YOU SLEEP LIKE A BABY?  OR…

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP AND STAYING ASLEEP?

 

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SLEEP LIKE A BABY!

This is what I call the audio recording I created to help people quit worrying and not only fall asleep, but stay asleep with continued use.

DOES ‘SLEEP LIKE A BABY’ REALLY WORK?

Yes!

How do I know for sure that ‘SLEEP LIKE A BABY’ works?

…Because the sound engineer fell asleep while we were recording it, and because every time my employees tested it, they fell asleep part way through it and never could stay awake until the end – even though they were sitting or standing!

Each meditation is 30 minutes long and repeats once.  Click on these links to hear a sample of the music selections, which are:  1) Llewellyn’s  Reiki Starlight,  2) Llewellyn’s Reiki White Light, or 3) Tibetan Healing Sounds  with bells and chimes as background.  An additional version has no music, so you can have silence, or choose your own background sounds, like water, nature sounds, white noise, etc.  Copyright permissions were granted by Paradise Music & Media, and my sound mixer is Gokul Chalasani.

Sleep Like A Baby also is a GREAT GIFT to share 

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There are two ways to get the ‘SLEEP LIKE A BABY meditation.

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