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Do you stop and think before you do something, or are you impulsive? Do you sometimes jump to conclusions and wish you hadn’t? Are you mindful of the thoughts you think and the feelings you feel?  You can practice being mindful of every thought you think before it brings up emotions and drives you to take actions; always having the results you want in your mind.

When you have a goal or dream, do you ever think about what thoughts are going to propel you to the end result?  This is what “mindfulness coaching” is all about (and so much more).  In my hypnotherapy and life coaching practice I always incorporate mindfulness coaching and teach my clients how to stop and think before they do anything. For instance, with my weight-release clients, I have a mantra that I teach, “Stop and think, before you eat and drink.” What this means is that you actually stop yourself for a second, or even a few seconds, and think about what you are going to eat or drink and how it will affect your body.  You may have heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” This means you will feel as good as the fuel you put into your body. You will always experience a reaction to every action you take.

Mindfulness is a tool to use in every aspect of your life so you can refrain from experiencing ‘knee-jerk’ reactions.  It gives you space between feeling something and acting on it.  Instead of being impulsive or compulsive, you can learn to get in touch with your intuition which will then help you pause to stop and think, even for just a few seconds before creating the ripple effect.

Being mindful allows you to get in touch with your inner self so you can discover the vitality within and reach your highest potential.” Below are some steps to practice mindfulness.

  • Take a few moments to sit quietly in a safe, comfortable place.
  • Close your eyes and think about one of your deepest desires, and be aware of what thoughts are going through your mind.
  • Get in touch with those thoughts and ask yourself, “Are these thoughts going to get me what I really want?”
  • If those thoughts are not serving you well, take in a few deep breaths and begin to fill your mind with positive, productive thoughts that will help you get the results you desire.
  • Write down some alternative ideas and/or alternative solutions to all the “what-if’s” and negative thoughts.

For example, you are a college student and you only have one more year until you graduate to earn your degree.  You may begin to have some negative thoughts that can block your mind from coming up with solutions.  Instead, begin thinking about positive alternatives (like the examples below) that will be useful to help you with the future unknowns.

1) What if I don’t graduate on time?
a) Go to summer school and/or night school to complete your units.

2) What if after graduating with my degree, I can’t find a job?
a) Find an alternative job that is related to your degree to gain experience you may not have otherwise gained.

3) What if I find a job, but don’t like the atmosphere?
a) Make the best of the situation as you continue to seek other employment opportunities on your days off.

To learn more about mindfulness coaching and how it can help you achieve your goals and dreams, and to help you live your life to the fullest, contact me for a complimentary consultation.

Certified Hypnotherapist, Rosanne MacDonald, C.Ht., CCP
(805) 496-1989 or (818) 262-1246
Rosanne@Hypnovitality.com
Certified Therapeutic Guided Imagery Facilitator
Certified Coach Practitioner
Certified Master NLP Practitioner
101 Hodencamp Rd., #114, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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