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The Wellness Institute: Spiritual Training for Clinicians in the New Age

Posted by David Hartman  Jun 1, 2021 7:24:18 AM

At the Wellness Institute, we have always been innovative. We work on the cutting edge, pushing the envelope, and blurring the boundaries between clinical work and spiritual work. At many times in the Institute’s history, people have wondered whether the integration of spiritual traditions and practices was a viable way to help people to heal their traumatic wounds in the modern world.

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Topics: hypnotherapy

5 ways hypnotherapy training helped me to thrive through the pandemic and beyond

Posted by Judi Vitale  Apr 12, 2021 7:40:10 AM

Now that it’s been a year since COVID-19’s reign of terror over our planet began, it’s interesting to look back at what carried me through the shock, fear, and panic this crisis brought with it. The difficulties COVID presented haven’t been easy for anyone to cope with, and it wasn’t exactly a cakewalk for me, either. Still, I noticed something about myself: I had tools that helped me to deal with the issues that came up, so I could stay on my feet and continue to function fully - while also having the honor of helping others! What tool could possibly do all that?

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Topics: working through the Pandemic

The Practice of Gratitude and Why It's Important (Clone)

Posted by Johanna Cider  Jan 20, 2021 9:08:48 AM

Gratitude is the act of being thankful and expressing appreciation. It is essentially a change in mindset, encouraging you to focus on and reflect the positives in the present. 

This article introduces the practice of gratitude and why it’s important. 

Improves physical health

Gratitude works wonders for your physical health. Those who are grateful tend to have less physical symptoms and pain. Grateful people are also more likely to be conscious of their health. This is likely to prolong life expectancy. Interestingly, those that expressed gratitude spent more time exercising. 

Exercise has been proven to be incredibly important to health and well-being. However, there are many barriers to exercise. The most common being lack of time. If you’re struggling with finding time to exercise, think outside the box. Incorporate fitness into the workplace. Try take short walking breaks or do some basic stretches. Get your co-workers involved to help with motivation.

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Why Selecting the Right Counseling Program is Easy

Posted by Henrik Scwarz  Nov 9, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Why selecting the right counseling program is easy?

We won’t be talking about the pros and cons of a counseling career today but pay attention to the right program choice that can open your door to the professional counseling world.

As far as you are looking to find the program, I suppose you are perfectly aware of what counseling psychology means. Perhaps, you just graduated from school or university and want to become a counselor, or, maybe, you need a sip of fresh air and are just at the beginning of your journey into this highly competitive field.

No matter who you are or where you’re from, once you’ve decided to work in counseling, there’s nothing to stop you. We are here to help you choose the best master’s degree program in counseling and make your life easier.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat, Hypnotherapy for ___

The Practice of Gratitude and Why It's Important

Posted by Johanna Cider  Nov 2, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Gratitude is the act of being thankful and expressing appreciation. It is essentially a change in mindset, encouraging you to focus on and reflect the positives in the present. 

This article introduces the practice of gratitude and why it’s important. 

Improves physical health

Gratitude works wonders for your physical health. Those who are grateful tend to have less physical symptoms and pain. Grateful people are also more likely to be conscious of their health. This is likely to prolong life expectancy. Interestingly, those that expressed gratitude spent more time exercising. 

Exercise has been proven to be incredibly important to health and well-being. However, there are many barriers to exercise. The most common being lack of time. If you’re struggling with finding time to exercise, think outside the box. Incorporate fitness into the workplace. Try take short walking breaks or do some basic stretches. Get your co-workers involved to help with motivation.

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Tips for Dealing with Work-Related Stress

Posted by Lucy Wyndham  Oct 19, 2019 6:03:00 AM

If you’re suffering from work-related stress, you’re not alone. 43% of people in the US report that their job has a negative impact on stress-levels, which can have far-reaching consequences in other areas of life. Stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health, affect your interpersonal relationships and hinder productivity. Taking steps to cope with stress is crucial for enjoying a better quality of life.

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Topics: all, self-care

How Hypnotherapy Can Benefit You

Posted by Steve Dell  Oct 5, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Many people appear to be skeptical when it comes to hypnotherapy and how it can have a positive impact on the way you think. There are many common myths about hypnotherapy which lead people to question its effectiveness. It has been used for over half a century to treat many dozens of issues.

From being used to control pain through hypnobirthing, to helping aid weight loss, treat addiction and also improve symptoms of anxiety and depression; hypnotherapy has been proven to be an extremely effective method of solution-focused therapy.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat, Hypnotherapy for ___

How find Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Clients Using Social Media

Posted by Phoebe Layla  Sep 28, 2019 6:08:00 AM

It's no surprise that more and more brands are taking their business online. In fact, marketing experts from Maryville University state that digital marketing is on the rise, sparking a demand for content creators and social media gurus. Nowadays, brands can no longer afford to ignore their online presence if they want to stay competitive and reach their target customers. This finding holds true across all brands — from fashion shops and nail salons, to cupcake stores and gyms. Of course, therapists can also find value in social media, but the rules are a little different.

While most businesses leverage their websites to promote discounts and lure customers into buying products, the ethics of these engagements are questionable for therapists. After all, you're dealing with mental health. Nonetheless, mental health providers can still use social media to increase their practice's visibility, and in turn, help more people. Here are some tips.

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Topics: Marketing Your Therapy Services

5 changes every therapist should make to their website to get more clients

Posted by Greg Goodman  Jun 29, 2019 8:10:00 AM

In today’s digital world, it seems like every therapist on the block has a website. So, what do you do to stand out in that crowd? How do you inspire your dream client to reach out and become YOUR client? Here are a few quick things you can do on your existing website to make that a reality.

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Topics: Private Practice Tips, Marketing Your Therapy Services

How My Open Heart Surgery Revealed to Me My Open Heart

Posted by David Hartman  Jun 25, 2019 7:15:00 AM

I had double bypass open heart surgery two weeks ago. Here are some of the lessons I'm learning from this experience.

The deep subtlety of what my heart is telling me. For example, I resisted going to the emergency room when my heart was telling me to go because my experience didn’t match my image of a guy clutching his heart and screaming out in excruciating pain.

My symptoms were more benign, thankfully; light headedness, nausea, pressure in my chest. Fortunately, Diane made the decision to pay attention to my heart’s message and go to the emergency room.

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