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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2012’

Turn the Word Can’t Into ‘I Choose Not To’

My mission is to inspire you into getting what you want out of life. I am your Personal Life Coach and as you read these column weekly (and I am sure you do), you most likely realize that my belief is you can accomplish anything in life if you put your mind to it. My hope is that I teach …

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Hypnotherapy Is Not a Magic Cure

I have been a hypnotherapist for over 24 years and one thing I know for sure is that people want hypnosis to be the magic cure. Although hypnosis is a powerful adjunct to therapy it will not replace the hard work that one needs to do to change. After being trained in hypnosis I quickly learned that people were eager …

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The Personality Inventory Test

Today you will be learning more about your personality and how it affects your ability to manage your life effectively. Below are ten indicators of a well adjusted “life manager”. These indicators are reflective of your personality style. How many of the ten life skills do you employ in your day-to-day life? Self-EnjoymentDo you enjoy life, especially the simple moments? …

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Negative Messages From Your Past

So often in my work with people, we examine what is keeping the client from getting what they want. I work from the mindset that there are typically old tapes that play in their heads that sabotage them from moving forward to achieve their life’s goals. When clients want something very badly, yet it is not happening, I ask them …

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The Elephant in the Living Room

I recently worked with a family who had a “big white elephant sitting in their living room”. The husband was an alcoholic and his wife was covering up the problem by making excuses for him. The children knew there was a problem, but knew that they were not allowed to talk about it openly because it would make Dad mad …

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All About Balance

Life is all about balance and moderation. A personal life coach helps clients find that balance. A healthy individual should always take into account his or her environment, which includes coworkers, friends, and family. In today’s world I typically see two types of clients who haven’t found this balance. There are a lot of needy people who put themselves first …

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Don’t Give It So Much Power

Are you a survivor or a victim? Do you fall prey to the things that happen to you or do you put them in perspective and ask what you can learn from the unfortunate circumstance? Do you often feel devastated by the cards that are dealt to you, or do you gather your bearings and ask yourself, ‘what do I …

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Dealing With Alcoholism

Sometimes clients will come in to that first appointment wanting strategies to assist another family member with their problems especially when addiction is involved. I remember a client of mine, Rod, who was a father of four. He came to my office because his wife had been “getting drunk a lot” and he could no longer tolerate her drinking binges. …

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Assertiveness

Last week, you learned that there are certain basic rights that help to define and shape your sense of self. Utilizing these basic rights increases confidence, enhances self-esteem, and allows you to focus on values important to you. Today you will learn the difference between the human right called assertiveness and three other forms of behavior that aren’t proactive or …

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Do You Make Them Feel Important?

I am frequently asked what life skills are the most important in helping a client become successful in life. I could never narrow it down to just one life skill, but I do believe if a client utilizes at least four of the life skills listed below, this will consistently ensure them great success. • Life Skill #1—Character Strengths. Knowing …

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