Is stress, anxiety, negative thoughts, low self esteem, low self confidence, the feeling of unworthiness, spiritual confusion, or chronic pain robbing you of a happy and fulfilling life?

Just IMAGINE what you could do in life and how good it will feel with those gone!

 

That's a pretty good thought isn't it!... and yes this is possible!

 

I can help you do this through Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing, mindfulness tools, meditation instruction, and spiritual guidance.

I help people who are ready, motivated, and really want to make healthy changes in their lives! 

 

Are are having challenges with any of the following:

  • Struggling with anxiety, stress, negative thoughts, or have unresolved trauma holding you back

  • Feeling you are a bad person, not good enough, or unworthy of happiness or success

  • You feel low self worth, low self esteem, or lack of confidence

  • You're unhappy with life, feeling that you don't belong or fit in

  • You're trying your best but something deep down keeps blocking you from succeeding

  • You are afraid to follow your dreams, or express the real you

 

  • Struggling with chronic physical or emotional pain

 

  • You are feeling lost, don't know who you are, and trying to find your life purpose

 

  •  You are experiencing a spiritual or identity crisis 

Then I am excited to meet with you for a FREE initial consultation to talk about how I can help you overcome these blocks to live the life you desire!

 

My name is Arne. I am a Registered Certified Counselling Hypnotherapist (RCCH), Energy Healer, and a Mindfulness Teacher

 

I specialize in helping people to do just that!

... to heal the root cause of these limiting subconscious beliefs that are holding you back

to then build a new positive foundation of inner self love and confidence that will support you

to achieve your life, relationship, spiritual, or business goals and dreams!

 

E-mail to book your free consultation

(Video or phone consultations)

 

ONLINE BOOKING CALENDAR

 

(250) 386-8880

info@awarenessinhealth.com

What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Spiritual Growth?


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is to take action with conscious awareness of our thoughts, body sensations, and the immediate environment in the moment as life occurs. It is consciously practicing being present with full body awareness while directly engauging with life as it happens, rather than acting from thoughts, or automatic habits from our subconscious mind or thoughts. An example of NOT being present is doing a repetitive task with our body, while we are thinking of some other experience in our head. This causes confusion in the mind and can trigger stress. Really, mindfulness is just being presently engaged through all our senses with what we are doing… allowing and accepting rather than being distracted and resistant. How can Mindfulness help me? If we are mindfully present with what we are doing, we then become conscious participators with life, rather than victims of just doing things the way we have always done them that leads to the same old results we have always got…. usually results we are unfulfilled with. There is no growth, learning, or creating of new and exciting experiences if we just repeat the old automatic ways of doing things. Mindfulness is a path to freedom of choice that can actualize our desires into reality through conscious mindful action and participation with life. To do this simply requires practice being aware and accepting of our body sensations and how we feel during everything we do as we do it. What Is Meditation? I like to call meditation “Awareness Practice”, because there are so many ways that meditation can be done… this way, that way, be like so and so, not like this or that!… which puts a lot of pressure on wondering if we are doing it right or wrong! Awareness practice is the simplest way to meditate. Just sit, focus on your breathing through observing your body sensations, then expand your attention throughout your whole body. Just notice the sensations you feel, what is actually occurring in the moment, and allow them to be there. These feelings are just life happening and the sensations you feel is the energy of life interacting within you. Notice your thoughts and how they want to pull your attention away from your body, and even try to convince you to stop meditating. Just notice, and then re-orient your attention back to the breath and your body sensations in the moment. How can Meditation help me? With practice this will teach you how to be connected to your body, and not pulled off into an illusory reality in your thoughts. Being mindfully connected to your body sensations is how you become emotionally connected with life, and in time, emotionally competent, which will allow you to be able to healthfully process what you feel through anything you do, rather than needing to discociate or numb away feelings because you cannot cope, are stressed, or anxiety is taking you away into fear. This will allow you to experience more joy and happiness in new experiences, because there will no longer be any fear or dread of uncomfortable feelings, as your awareness will instead be filled with acceptance. Meditation is the path to emotional freedom, and spiritual cultivation of your true self. What is Spiritual Growth? In a way, spiritual growth is a byproduct of suffering, or more accurately, the journey we begin one day through our desire that motivates us enough to end our suffering. I like to think of spiritual growth in the simplest way I possibly can so I am going to mention two main perspectives: Theology and science. Theology says that God is, and Science says that Energy is. To me they are synonymous. Both say that everything is connected, and if that is true, then spirit and energy are the same thing, and we are of the same SOURCE of everything else. I also believe that we all have a unique path, light, spirit, life purpose, or blue print. Just like a grain of sand, snow flake, or rain drop... there are no two alike, but paradoxically they are all the expression of the same fundamental likeness that created them. We as humans are somehow a creation of the same source, and to me the best words to describe this is by calling it our light, or spirit. If we all have a unique light, and are somehow created unlike anything else, yet from the same source, then we are all uniquely the same. I also believe that when we do not follow the path or expression of what our uniqueness is by hiding who we really are, then we suffer by feeling we are not good enough, not worthy, or are a bad person. We can feel ashamed for just being who we are, and become lost in trying to fit unrealistic expectations of what other people think we SHOULD be. Trying to be someone else is the one thing we cannot succeed in, as we are gifted with our own unique life-light that was created to be expressed only through ourselves! I believe that our suffering is caused by trying to be something that we are not, and spirits way of directing us inwards to re-orient ourselves back with our light. When we try to fill expectations of others, try to rebel, try to fit in, not to be seen, to wear a mask and pretend we are okay when we are not and holding in what we really feel…. then a lot of energy is going to be expended in trying to hold these FALSE identities we are living through. The suffering is caused because that is not who we are, it is the resistance, in equal proportion to the distance of how far we are holding our FALSE self identity away from our AUTHENTIC SELF! If we peel back the layers of illusion one by one, all the masks of illusion and facades that we act through, then we will start seeing the light of who we really are; because when we peel it all away, that which remains after there are no other layers, MUST be our true self. This place is filled with amazing light! Once we decide we just cannot pretend anymore and the suffering just gets too much, something inside of us begins to motivate the desire to end this suffering. This deep urge begins to fuel the need to speak and express our truth of who we really are and only follow our light, which will inevitably bring up a lot of confusing challenges and fears along the way. The path to self realization is simple, but not easy. It is said to have been from the Buddha himself: “I did not say it was easy, I said it was worth it!" I simply provide the supported environment and practical tools you will need through the fears, confusion, and changes that will arise along the way of working through the layers of false identity. I will guide you in creating a solid enough foundation of self understanding and self confidence until such time you can take it from there on their own.





Will VIDEO SESSIONS work ok?


Video sessions work really well, save you the stresses of driving, and allow you to see a therapist that would otherwise be too far away! If you are not comfortable with video, we can keep it audio only. Here is the process for your initial FREE consultation:

  • Either book an appointement with me through e-mail, or my online booking calendar
  • I will need your e-mail address to send you a link for my Online Consultation Form through Google Forms, and as well the Zoom video meeting link
  • Fill out the Consultation form and submit it. (The consultaton form is required to be filled out before your consultation)
  • E-mail me that you completed it
  • A couple min before your session time click the Zoom video link that I e-mailed you and a page will open up. Follow the prompts and wait for me to start the call
This rarely happens, but just in case we have an internet problem during the call and lose conection, just click the link again to re-join the meeting the same way you first did. If that does not work we will e-mail back to each other to resolve it.
  • For a session where we will be doing a Hypnotherapy or guided Energy Healing session, prepare before the call by setting up a comfortable area where you can comfortable lie back to relax (couch, reclining chair, floor, or bed)
  • Find a good place for your phone, computer, or web cam to sit so I can see your face (we will talk for a bit first before each session, so prepare to be able to move your camera for the session)
Once you have done one video session you will feel more comfortable with them this way, as there are some great advantages like not having to take the time to drive and find parking, and you can stay in the comfort of your own home : )





Do any of these sound familiar:

 

  • You go along with things you do not want to do because you are afraid of being rejected if you say no, but you beat yourself up for doing so

  • You are afraid to be in crowds, or anxious at work

  • You try not to be seen to avoid unwanted attention, but that's all you seem to attract

  • You have to be perfect, but never feel good enough no matter how hard you try

  • You stuff your emotions and pretend you are ok, but inside you are overwhelmed, feeling like a mess

  • You ignore your body's needs by pushing yourself too hard, or have difficulty being motovated

  • You let people push you around or talk to you disrespectfully because you are afraid to speak up and set boundaries

  • You use food, drugs, alcohol, Netflix, etc, as distractions to numb or self medicate away what you are feeling

  • You are afraid to follow your dreams because you might fail, or afraid of the pressure or attention if you succeed

  • Anger and resentment build up and take their tole, either exploding out inappropriately, or you hold them in and stew

 

 

These things are NOT intrinsically who you are. These are just outdated belief systems in your subconscious mind, and beliefs can be changed!

 

 

Through Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and spiritual tools, my job is to help you get the new messages into the part of your mind that is still running those outdated survival programs, so it understands and supports your current goals instead!

How did these limiting beliefs get in my subconscious mind?


Most of these limiting beliefs got into your subconscious mind through emotionally challenging experiences you had when growing up. If you did not get enough of:

  • The Loving patient attention you needed
  • Acceptance for who you were, rather than your parents expecting you to be their way
  • Acknowledged with appreciation, rather than feeling you were a burden
  • Positive support in learning new things, rather than being judged or belittled
  • Encouraged to follow your inner compass, rather than pushed towards others unrealistic expectations
  • Appropriate loving affection and touch, rather than abusive or no touch at all.
  • Supported through your emotions when you felt sad or scared, rather than told how you should feel, or put down for expressing them
  • Supported when you were excited, rather than suppressed down because the noises of being a kid bothered others
Then chances are you learned from a very young age that being who you are was NOT SAFE and took on the belief that you were either:
  • Not good enough
  • Not worthy
  • A bad person
  • Everything is your fault
... and you learned to abandon your own feelings and true self to try to:
  • Be loved and accepted
  • Be perfect to not get into trouble
  • Avoid unwanted attention by keeping quiet and small
  • Rebelled and made noise because bad attention was better than none
When TOO MUCH happens to us than we are able to manage (particularly when its from the people who are supposed to support us through our emotional challenges, like our parents) then our subconscious survival systems kick in and disconnect us from our body into coping behaviours because its just too much to process. This is how we survived through the difficulties, but when the survival systems were prolonged over time, negative byproducts began to result.
  • We learned to disconnect from body feelings, needs and intuition
  • We learned to disconnect from our real self in favour of the false survival identity
  • We got stuck living life in fearful thoughts rather than from our body/hearts guidance
  • We got into the habit of masking who we really are and what we really feel
  • Stress became a normal every day thing because Fight or Flight got stuck in the ON position
No wonder we have stress, anxiety, negative thoughts, lack of confidence, don't feel good enough or afraid to put ourselves out there.... because from the way we were treated, we of course took on the belief that we are not good enough and don't matter.... what else could we have concluded from that! The truth is that our suffering is caused by all the years of trying to be something or someone that we are not. Through being pushed to meet unrealistic expectations we learned to abandon who we really are and took on the false belief that we are not good enough. This takes a lot of energy and effort to continuously maintain the dissconnection from our body feelings and real self! Subconscious Programs and Survival Systems These subconscious programs are not bad, in fact they are good, because they did a good job at helping you survive challenging times, but they just do not know that their job was completed long ago... and that they can help us now by putting all that energy into your current goals and life circumstances. It is like a big company that used to make a popular product that became absolute, so the company started making a new product that was more appropriate to the current times. A memo was sent to all the departments to make the appropriate changes. Unfortunately one department did not get this memo, so for years it just kept doing the same job it has always done, thinking they were doing really great! One day the CEO was trying to assess why productivity was always feeling limited no matter how hard they worked, and he discovered that one department was always holding them back. Once this department was told "Thank you for doing such a good job with that old product, but now we would like to show you our new product and business goals", and then supported to let go of the old product procedures and shown the new processes, they caught on and the business quickly became a big success!





I help you get all the parts of your mind working together on your goals as a team, combined with simple mindfulness tools, meditation practices, spiritual guidance, and homework, to get you grounded back into your body to become reconnected with your emotions and true authentic self with confidence and enthusiasm.

What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Spiritual Growth?


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is to take action with conscious awareness of our thoughts, body sensations, and the immediate environment in the moment as life occurs. It is consciously practicing being present with full body awareness while directly engauging with life as it happens, rather than acting from thoughts, or automatic habits from our subconscious mind or thoughts. An example of NOT being present is doing a repetitive task with our body, while we are thinking of some other experience in our head. This causes confusion in the mind and can trigger stress. Really, mindfulness is just being presently engaged through all our senses with what we are doing… allowing and accepting rather than being distracted and resistant. How can Mindfulness help me? If we are mindfully present with what we are doing, we then become conscious participators with life, rather than victims of just doing things the way we have always done them that leads to the same old results we have always got…. usually results we are unfulfilled with. There is no growth, learning, or creating of new and exciting experiences if we just repeat the old automatic ways of doing things. Mindfulness is a path to freedom of choice that can actualize our desires into reality through conscious mindful action and participation with life. To do this simply requires practice being aware and accepting of our body sensations and how we feel during everything we do as we do it. What Is Meditation? I like to call meditation “Awareness Practice”, because there are so many ways that meditation can be done… this way, that way, be like so and so, not like this or that!… which puts a lot of pressure on wondering if we are doing it right or wrong! Awareness practice is the simplest way to meditate. Just sit, focus on your breathing through observing your body sensations, then expand your attention throughout your whole body. Just notice the sensations you feel, what is actually occurring in the moment, and allow them to be there. These feelings are just life happening and the sensations you feel is the energy of life interacting within you. Notice your thoughts and how they want to pull your attention away from your body, and even try to convince you to stop meditating. Just notice, and then re-orient your attention back to the breath and your body sensations in the moment. How can Meditation help me? With practice this will teach you how to be connected to your body, and not pulled off into an illusory reality in your thoughts. Being mindfully connected to your body sensations is how you become emotionally connected with life, and in time, emotionally competent, which will allow you to be able to healthfully process what you feel through anything you do, rather than needing to discociate or numb away feelings because you cannot cope, are stressed, or anxiety is taking you away into fear. This will allow you to experience more joy and happiness in new experiences, because there will no longer be any fear or dread of uncomfortable feelings, as your awareness will instead be filled with acceptance. Meditation is the path to emotional freedom, and spiritual cultivation of your true self. What is Spiritual Growth? In a way, spiritual growth is a byproduct of suffering, or more accurately, the journey we begin one day through our desire that motivates us enough to end our suffering. I like to think of spiritual growth in the simplest way I possibly can so I am going to mention two main perspectives: Theology and science. Theology says that God is, and Science says that Energy is. To me they are synonymous. Both say that everything is connected, and if that is true, then spirit and energy are the same thing, and we are of the same SOURCE of everything else. I also believe that we all have a unique path, light, spirit, life purpose, or blue print. Just like a grain of sand, snow flake, or rain drop... there are no two alike, but paradoxically they are all the expression of the same fundamental likeness that created them. We as humans are somehow a creation of the same source, and to me the best words to describe this is by calling it our light, or spirit. If we all have a unique light, and are somehow created unlike anything else, yet from the same source, then we are all uniquely the same. I also believe that when we do not follow the path or expression of what our uniqueness is by hiding who we really are, then we suffer by feeling we are not good enough, not worthy, or are a bad person. We can feel ashamed for just being who we are, and become lost in trying to fit unrealistic expectations of what other people think we SHOULD be. Trying to be someone else is the one thing we cannot succeed in, as we are gifted with our own unique life-light that was created to be expressed only through ourselves! I believe that our suffering is caused by trying to be something that we are not, and spirits way of directing us inwards to re-orient ourselves back with our light. When we try to fill expectations of others, try to rebel, try to fit in, not to be seen, to wear a mask and pretend we are okay when we are not and holding in what we really feel…. then a lot of energy is going to be expended in trying to hold these FALSE identities we are living through. The suffering is caused because that is not who we are, it is the resistance, in equal proportion to the distance of how far we are holding our FALSE self identity away from our AUTHENTIC SELF! If we peel back the layers of illusion one by one, all the masks of illusion and facades that we act through, then we will start seeing the light of who we really are; because when we peel it all away, that which remains after there are no other layers, MUST be our true self. This place is filled with amazing light! Once we decide we just cannot pretend anymore and the suffering just gets too much, something inside of us begins to motivate the desire to end this suffering. This deep urge begins to fuel the need to speak and express our truth of who we really are and only follow our light, which will inevitably bring up a lot of confusing challenges and fears along the way. The path to self realization is simple, but not easy. It is said to have been from the Buddha himself: “I did not say it was easy, I said it was worth it!" I simply provide the supported environment and practical tools you will need through the fears, confusion, and changes that will arise along the way of working through the layers of false identity. I will guide you in creating a solid enough foundation of self understanding and self confidence until such time you can take it from there on their own.





Will VIDEO SESSIONS work ok?


Video sessions work really well, save you the stresses of driving, and allow you to see a therapist that would otherwise be too far away! If you are not comfortable with video, we can keep it audio only. Here is the process for your initial FREE consultation:

  • Either book an appointement with me through e-mail, or my online booking calendar
  • I will need your e-mail address to send you a link for my Online Consultation Form through Google Forms, and as well the Zoom video meeting link
  • Fill out the Consultation form and submit it. (The consultaton form is required to be filled out before your consultation)
  • E-mail me that you completed it
  • A couple min before your session time click the Zoom video link that I e-mailed you and a page will open up. Follow the prompts and wait for me to start the call
This rarely happens, but just in case we have an internet problem during the call and lose conection, just click the link again to re-join the meeting the same way you first did. If that does not work we will e-mail back to each other to resolve it.
  • For a session where we will be doing a Hypnotherapy or guided Energy Healing session, prepare before the call by setting up a comfortable area where you can comfortable lie back to relax (couch, reclining chair, floor, or bed)
  • Find a good place for your phone, computer, or web cam to sit so I can see your face (we will talk for a bit first before each session, so prepare to be able to move your camera for the session)
Once you have done one video session you will feel more comfortable with them this way, as there are some great advantages like not having to take the time to drive and find parking, and you can stay in the comfort of your own home : )





What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Spiritual Growth?


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is to take action with conscious awareness of our thoughts, body sensations, and the immediate environment in the moment as life occurs. It is consciously practicing being present with full body awareness while directly engauging with life as it happens, rather than acting from thoughts, or automatic habits from our subconscious mind or thoughts. An example of NOT being present is doing a repetitive task with our body, while we are thinking of some other experience in our head. This causes confusion in the mind and can trigger stress. Really, mindfulness is just being presently engaged through all our senses with what we are doing… allowing and accepting rather than being distracted and resistant. How can Mindfulness help me? If we are mindfully present with what we are doing, we then become conscious participators with life, rather than victims of just doing things the way we have always done them that leads to the same old results we have always got…. usually results we are unfulfilled with. There is no growth, learning, or creating of new and exciting experiences if we just repeat the old automatic ways of doing things. Mindfulness is a path to freedom of choice that can actualize our desires into reality through conscious mindful action and participation with life. To do this simply requires practice being aware and accepting of our body sensations and how we feel during everything we do as we do it. What Is Meditation? I like to call meditation “Awareness Practice”, because there are so many ways that meditation can be done… this way, that way, be like so and so, not like this or that!… which puts a lot of pressure on wondering if we are doing it right or wrong! Awareness practice is the simplest way to meditate. Just sit, focus on your breathing through observing your body sensations, then expand your attention throughout your whole body. Just notice the sensations you feel, what is actually occurring in the moment, and allow them to be there. These feelings are just life happening and the sensations you feel is the energy of life interacting within you. Notice your thoughts and how they want to pull your attention away from your body, and even try to convince you to stop meditating. Just notice, and then re-orient your attention back to the breath and your body sensations in the moment. How can Meditation help me? With practice this will teach you how to be connected to your body, and not pulled off into an illusory reality in your thoughts. Being mindfully connected to your body sensations is how you become emotionally connected with life, and in time, emotionally competent, which will allow you to be able to healthfully process what you feel through anything you do, rather than needing to discociate or numb away feelings because you cannot cope, are stressed, or anxiety is taking you away into fear. This will allow you to experience more joy and happiness in new experiences, because there will no longer be any fear or dread of uncomfortable feelings, as your awareness will instead be filled with acceptance. Meditation is the path to emotional freedom, and spiritual cultivation of your true self. What is Spiritual Growth? In a way, spiritual growth is a byproduct of suffering, or more accurately, the journey we begin one day through our desire that motivates us enough to end our suffering. I like to think of spiritual growth in the simplest way I possibly can so I am going to mention two main perspectives: Theology and science. Theology says that God is, and Science says that Energy is. To me they are synonymous. Both say that everything is connected, and if that is true, then spirit and energy are the same thing, and we are of the same SOURCE of everything else. I also believe that we all have a unique path, light, spirit, life purpose, or blue print. Just like a grain of sand, snow flake, or rain drop... there are no two alike, but paradoxically they are all the expression of the same fundamental likeness that created them. We as humans are somehow a creation of the same source, and to me the best words to describe this is by calling it our light, or spirit. If we all have a unique light, and are somehow created unlike anything else, yet from the same source, then we are all uniquely the same. I also believe that when we do not follow the path or expression of what our uniqueness is by hiding who we really are, then we suffer by feeling we are not good enough, not worthy, or are a bad person. We can feel ashamed for just being who we are, and become lost in trying to fit unrealistic expectations of what other people think we SHOULD be. Trying to be someone else is the one thing we cannot succeed in, as we are gifted with our own unique life-light that was created to be expressed only through ourselves! I believe that our suffering is caused by trying to be something that we are not, and spirits way of directing us inwards to re-orient ourselves back with our light. When we try to fill expectations of others, try to rebel, try to fit in, not to be seen, to wear a mask and pretend we are okay when we are not and holding in what we really feel…. then a lot of energy is going to be expended in trying to hold these FALSE identities we are living through. The suffering is caused because that is not who we are, it is the resistance, in equal proportion to the distance of how far we are holding our FALSE self identity away from our AUTHENTIC SELF! If we peel back the layers of illusion one by one, all the masks of illusion and facades that we act through, then we will start seeing the light of who we really are; because when we peel it all away, that which remains after there are no other layers, MUST be our true self. This place is filled with amazing light! Once we decide we just cannot pretend anymore and the suffering just gets too much, something inside of us begins to motivate the desire to end this suffering. This deep urge begins to fuel the need to speak and express our truth of who we really are and only follow our light, which will inevitably bring up a lot of confusing challenges and fears along the way. The path to self realization is simple, but not easy. It is said to have been from the Buddha himself: “I did not say it was easy, I said it was worth it!" I simply provide the supported environment and practical tools you will need through the fears, confusion, and changes that will arise along the way of working through the layers of false identity. I will guide you in creating a solid enough foundation of self understanding and self confidence until such time you can take it from there on their own.





What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Spiritual Growth?


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is to take action with conscious awareness of our thoughts, body sensations, and the immediate environment in the moment as life occurs. It is consciously practicing being present with full body awareness while directly engauging with life as it happens, rather than acting from thoughts, or automatic habits from our subconscious mind or thoughts. An example of NOT being present is doing a repetitive task with our body, while we are thinking of some other experience in our head. This causes confusion in the mind and can trigger stress. Really, mindfulness is just being presently engaged through all our senses with what we are doing… allowing and accepting rather than being distracted and resistant. How can Mindfulness help me? If we are mindfully present with what we are doing, we then become conscious participators with life, rather than victims of just doing things the way we have always done them that leads to the same old results we have always got…. usually results we are unfulfilled with. There is no growth, learning, or creating of new and exciting experiences if we just repeat the old automatic ways of doing things. Mindfulness is a path to freedom of choice that can actualize our desires into reality through conscious mindful action and participation with life. To do this simply requires practice being aware and accepting of our body sensations and how we feel during everything we do as we do it. What Is Meditation? I like to call meditation “Awareness Practice”, because there are so many ways that meditation can be done… this way, that way, be like so and so, not like this or that!… which puts a lot of pressure on wondering if we are doing it right or wrong! Awareness practice is the simplest way to meditate. Just sit, focus on your breathing through observing your body sensations, then expand your attention throughout your whole body. Just notice the sensations you feel, what is actually occurring in the moment, and allow them to be there. These feelings are just life happening and the sensations you feel is the energy of life interacting within you. Notice your thoughts and how they want to pull your attention away from your body, and even try to convince you to stop meditating. Just notice, and then re-orient your attention back to the breath and your body sensations in the moment. How can Meditation help me? With practice this will teach you how to be connected to your body, and not pulled off into an illusory reality in your thoughts. Being mindfully connected to your body sensations is how you become emotionally connected with life, and in time, emotionally competent, which will allow you to be able to healthfully process what you feel through anything you do, rather than needing to discociate or numb away feelings because you cannot cope, are stressed, or anxiety is taking you away into fear. This will allow you to experience more joy and happiness in new experiences, because there will no longer be any fear or dread of uncomfortable feelings, as your awareness will instead be filled with acceptance. Meditation is the path to emotional freedom, and spiritual cultivation of your true self. What is Spiritual Growth? In a way, spiritual growth is a byproduct of suffering, or more accurately, the journey we begin one day through our desire that motivates us enough to end our suffering. I like to think of spiritual growth in the simplest way I possibly can so I am going to mention two main perspectives: Theology and science. Theology says that God is, and Science says that Energy is. To me they are synonymous. Both say that everything is connected, and if that is true, then spirit and energy are the same thing, and we are of the same SOURCE of everything else. I also believe that we all have a unique path, light, spirit, life purpose, or blue print. Just like a grain of sand, snow flake, or rain drop... there are no two alike, but paradoxically they are all the expression of the same fundamental likeness that created them. We as humans are somehow a creation of the same source, and to me the best words to describe this is by calling it our light, or spirit. If we all have a unique light, and are somehow created unlike anything else, yet from the same source, then we are all uniquely the same. I also believe that when we do not follow the path or expression of what our uniqueness is by hiding who we really are, then we suffer by feeling we are not good enough, not worthy, or are a bad person. We can feel ashamed for just being who we are, and become lost in trying to fit unrealistic expectations of what other people think we SHOULD be. Trying to be someone else is the one thing we cannot succeed in, as we are gifted with our own unique life-light that was created to be expressed only through ourselves! I believe that our suffering is caused by trying to be something that we are not, and spirits way of directing us inwards to re-orient ourselves back with our light. When we try to fill expectations of others, try to rebel, try to fit in, not to be seen, to wear a mask and pretend we are okay when we are not and holding in what we really feel…. then a lot of energy is going to be expended in trying to hold these FALSE identities we are living through. The suffering is caused because that is not who we are, it is the resistance, in equal proportion to the distance of how far we are holding our FALSE self identity away from our AUTHENTIC SELF! If we peel back the layers of illusion one by one, all the masks of illusion and facades that we act through, then we will start seeing the light of who we really are; because when we peel it all away, that which remains after there are no other layers, MUST be our true self. This place is filled with amazing light! Once we decide we just cannot pretend anymore and the suffering just gets too much, something inside of us begins to motivate the desire to end this suffering. This deep urge begins to fuel the need to speak and express our truth of who we really are and only follow our light, which will inevitably bring up a lot of confusing challenges and fears along the way. The path to self realization is simple, but not easy. It is said to have been from the Buddha himself: “I did not say it was easy, I said it was worth it!" I simply provide the supported environment and practical tools you will need through the fears, confusion, and changes that will arise along the way of working through the layers of false identity. I will guide you in creating a solid enough foundation of self understanding and self confidence until such time you can take it from there on their own.





I wish you could see what I see! As from your perspective its hard not to just see the blocks and pains of where you are and what you are not happy about. I see your future possibilities, your light, and how different and amazing all the areas of your life will be when you have let go of all the blocks and negative perceptions/beliefs that hold you back from being the real you!

People always feel good after their consultation. It's an empowering feeling to take action with something that is important to you! 

What happens in the Initial Consultation?


  • The Initial consultation is free
  • I get you to fill out the consultation intake form
  • I ask you what your goals are and how you want to feel
  • I ask you what you think is holding you back from your goals
  • You can ask me any questions about the therapy process you want
  • I ask you what you have tried so far, and how successful that was
  • I ask questions about different times in your life to learn what the root cause is to what is blocking you from achieving your goals
  • I talk to you about the overall action plan I have for helping you
  • I talk to you about where I suggest we start with your first session
  • I ask you how you feel about that
  • I talk to you about the therapy costs
  • If we both feel it is a fit and you would like to proceed, we set up your first session time
How long will the consultation take? - Approx 30-60 min Video or Phone
  • I will e-mail you the link for the online intake form that is through google forms
  • You will need to e-mail me your e-mail address so I can send you the link for the intake form
  • We will arrange a time for the consultation
  • If it is by video call I will e-mail you the link for the meeting
  • If it is by phone, you will need to give me your phone number and area code





What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Spiritual Growth?


What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is to take action with conscious awareness of our thoughts, body sensations, and the immediate environment in the moment as life occurs. It is consciously practicing being present with full body awareness while directly engauging with life as it happens, rather than acting from thoughts, or automatic habits from our subconscious mind or thoughts. An example of NOT being present is doing a repetitive task with our body, while we are thinking of some other experience in our head. This causes confusion in the mind and can trigger stress. Really, mindfulness is just being presently engaged through all our senses with what we are doing… allowing and accepting rather than being distracted and resistant. How can Mindfulness help me? If we are mindfully present with what we are doing, we then become conscious participators with life, rather than victims of just doing things the way we have always done them that leads to the same old results we have always got…. usually results we are unfulfilled with. There is no growth, learning, or creating of new and exciting experiences if we just repeat the old automatic ways of doing things. Mindfulness is a path to freedom of choice that can actualize our desires into reality through conscious mindful action and participation with life. To do this simply requires practice being aware and accepting of our body sensations and how we feel during everything we do as we do it. What Is Meditation? I like to call meditation “Awareness Practice”, because there are so many ways that meditation can be done… this way, that way, be like so and so, not like this or that!… which puts a lot of pressure on wondering if we are doing it right or wrong! Awareness practice is the simplest way to meditate. Just sit, focus on your breathing through observing your body sensations, then expand your attention throughout your whole body. Just notice the sensations you feel, what is actually occurring in the moment, and allow them to be there. These feelings are just life happening and the sensations you feel is the energy of life interacting within you. Notice your thoughts and how they want to pull your attention away from your body, and even try to convince you to stop meditating. Just notice, and then re-orient your attention back to the breath and your body sensations in the moment. How can Meditation help me? With practice this will teach you how to be connected to your body, and not pulled off into an illusory reality in your thoughts. Being mindfully connected to your body sensations is how you become emotionally connected with life, and in time, emotionally competent, which will allow you to be able to healthfully process what you feel through anything you do, rather than needing to discociate or numb away feelings because you cannot cope, are stressed, or anxiety is taking you away into fear. This will allow you to experience more joy and happiness in new experiences, because there will no longer be any fear or dread of uncomfortable feelings, as your awareness will instead be filled with acceptance. Meditation is the path to emotional freedom, and spiritual cultivation of your true self. What is Spiritual Growth? In a way, spiritual growth is a byproduct of suffering, or more accurately, the journey we begin one day through our desire that motivates us enough to end our suffering. I like to think of spiritual growth in the simplest way I possibly can so I am going to mention two main perspectives: Theology and science. Theology says that God is, and Science says that Energy is. To me they are synonymous. Both say that everything is connected, and if that is true, then spirit and energy are the same thing, and we are of the same SOURCE of everything else. I also believe that we all have a unique path, light, spirit, life purpose, or blue print. Just like a grain of sand, snow flake, or rain drop... there are no two alike, but paradoxically they are all the expression of the same fundamental likeness that created them. We as humans are somehow a creation of the same source, and to me the best words to describe this is by calling it our light, or spirit. If we all have a unique light, and are somehow created unlike anything else, yet from the same source, then we are all uniquely the same. I also believe that when we do not follow the path or expression of what our uniqueness is by hiding who we really are, then we suffer by feeling we are not good enough, not worthy, or are a bad person. We can feel ashamed for just being who we are, and become lost in trying to fit unrealistic expectations of what other people think we SHOULD be. Trying to be someone else is the one thing we cannot succeed in, as we are gifted with our own unique life-light that was created to be expressed only through ourselves! I believe that our suffering is caused by trying to be something that we are not, and spirits way of directing us inwards to re-orient ourselves back with our light. When we try to fill expectations of others, try to rebel, try to fit in, not to be seen, to wear a mask and pretend we are okay when we are not and holding in what we really feel…. then a lot of energy is going to be expended in trying to hold these FALSE identities we are living through. The suffering is caused because that is not who we are, it is the resistance, in equal proportion to the distance of how far we are holding our FALSE self identity away from our AUTHENTIC SELF! If we peel back the layers of illusion one by one, all the masks of illusion and facades that we act through, then we will start seeing the light of who we really are; because when we peel it all away, that which remains after there are no other layers, MUST be our true self. This place is filled with amazing light! Once we decide we just cannot pretend anymore and the suffering just gets too much, something inside of us begins to motivate the desire to end this suffering. This deep urge begins to fuel the need to speak and express our truth of who we really are and only follow our light, which will inevitably bring up a lot of confusing challenges and fears along the way. The path to self realization is simple, but not easy. It is said to have been from the Buddha himself: “I did not say it was easy, I said it was worth it!" I simply provide the supported environment and practical tools you will need through the fears, confusion, and changes that will arise along the way of working through the layers of false identity. I will guide you in creating a solid enough foundation of self understanding and self confidence until such time you can take it from there on their own.





How did these limiting beliefs get in my subconscious mind?


Most of these limiting beliefs got into your subconscious mind through emotionally challenging experiences you had when growing up. If you did not get enough of:

  • The Loving patient attention you needed
  • Acceptance for who you were, rather than your parents expecting you to be their way
  • Acknowledged with appreciation, rather than feeling you were a burden
  • Positive support in learning new things, rather than being judged or belittled
  • Encouraged to follow your inner compass, rather than pushed towards others unrealistic expectations
  • Appropriate loving affection and touch, rather than abusive or no touch at all.
  • Supported through your emotions when you felt sad or scared, rather than told how you should feel, or put down for expressing them
  • Supported when you were excited, rather than suppressed down because the noises of being a kid bothered others
Then chances are you learned from a very young age that being who you are was NOT SAFE and took on the belief that you were either:
  • Not good enough
  • Not worthy
  • A bad person
  • Everything is your fault
... and you learned to abandon your own feelings and true self to try to:
  • Be loved and accepted
  • Be perfect to not get into trouble
  • Avoid unwanted attention by keeping quiet and small
  • Rebelled and made noise because bad attention was better than none
When TOO MUCH happens to us than we are able to manage (particularly when its from the people who are supposed to support us through our emotional challenges, like our parents) then our subconscious survival systems kick in and disconnect us from our body into coping behaviours because its just too much to process. This is how we survived through the difficulties, but when the survival systems were prolonged over time, negative byproducts began to result.
  • We learned to disconnect from body feelings, needs and intuition
  • We learned to disconnect from our real self in favour of the false survival identity
  • We got stuck living life in fearful thoughts rather than from our body/hearts guidance
  • We got into the habit of masking who we really are and what we really feel
  • Stress became a normal every day thing because Fight or Flight got stuck in the ON position
No wonder we have stress, anxiety, negative thoughts, lack of confidence, don't feel good enough or afraid to put ourselves out there.... because from the way we were treated, we of course took on the belief that we are not good enough and don't matter.... what else could we have concluded from that! The truth is that our suffering is caused by all the years of trying to be something or someone that we are not. Through being pushed to meet unrealistic expectations we learned to abandon who we really are and took on the false belief that we are not good enough. This takes a lot of energy and effort to continuously maintain the dissconnection from our body feelings and real self! Subconscious Programs and Survival Systems These subconscious programs are not bad, in fact they are good, because they did a good job at helping you survive challenging times, but they just do not know that their job was completed long ago... and that they can help us now by putting all that energy into your current goals and life circumstances. It is like a big company that used to make a popular product that became absolute, so the company started making a new product that was more appropriate to the current times. A memo was sent to all the departments to make the appropriate changes. Unfortunately one department did not get this memo, so for years it just kept doing the same job it has always done, thinking they were doing really great! One day the CEO was trying to assess why productivity was always feeling limited no matter how hard they worked, and he discovered that one department was always holding them back. Once this department was told "Thank you for doing such a good job with that old product, but now we would like to show you our new product and business goals", and then supported to let go of the old product procedures and shown the new processes, they caught on and the business quickly became a big success!





Will VIDEO SESSIONS work ok?


Video sessions work really well, save you the stresses of driving, and allow you to see a therapist that would otherwise be too far away! If you are not comfortable with video, we can keep it audio only. Here is the process for your initial FREE consultation:

  • Either book an appointement with me through e-mail, or my online booking calendar
  • I will need your e-mail address to send you a link for my Online Consultation Form through Google Forms, and as well the Zoom video meeting link
  • Fill out the Consultation form and submit it. (The consultaton form is required to be filled out before your consultation)
  • E-mail me that you completed it
  • A couple min before your session time click the Zoom video link that I e-mailed you and a page will open up. Follow the prompts and wait for me to start the call
This rarely happens, but just in case we have an internet problem during the call and lose conection, just click the link again to re-join the meeting the same way you first did. If that does not work we will e-mail back to each other to resolve it.
  • For a session where we will be doing a Hypnotherapy or guided Energy Healing session, prepare before the call by setting up a comfortable area where you can comfortable lie back to relax (couch, reclining chair, floor, or bed)
  • Find a good place for your phone, computer, or web cam to sit so I can see your face (we will talk for a bit first before each session, so prepare to be able to move your camera for the session)
Once you have done one video session you will feel more comfortable with them this way, as there are some great advantages like not having to take the time to drive and find parking, and you can stay in the comfort of your own home : )





 I am really looking forward to meeting with you! 

Arne

 

Video/phone sessions/consultations 

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