What if your body can be your home?
By Lori Hammond
Coach and Professional Hypnotist. Giving you simple tools to stop overwhelm and harness joyful forward momentum.
I woke up in a terrible mood yesterday.
I've woken up on the wrong side of the bed more often than not since we lost our apartment to a flood exactly a month ago, today.
In this cheat sheet, I'm going to share the aha moment that's helping me past that doom-and-gloom feeling.
Then I'm going to give you a gift (it’s a hypnosis audio) to bring you the same aha moment if you need it.
(I resisted the idea of talking about this subject again but I think the aha moment at the end will help you too.)
My conscious mind feels incredibly grateful to be in a new apartment with new furnishings (the old furniture was destroyed). My daughter and I have received a beautiful outpouring of love, kindness and support.
But my unconscious mind is still having a temper tantrum.
It's as if my brain is ready to move on but my body is stuck. I keep thinking....
"What the heck is wrong with me?"
Here's my theory about why I've been waking up grumpy:
For the past month I've been waking up in a place I didn't choose.
My conscious mind is grateful and optimistic....
But my entire body is sad.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross teaches that there are 5 stages of grief: (I know it's just an apartment but this can help you if you're going through your own kind of grief.)
- DENIAL: Avoidance, confusion, elation, shock, fear.
- ANGER: Frustration, irritation, anxiety.
- BARGAINING: Overwhelmed, hostile, helpless, want to run away.
- DEPRESSION: Struggling to find meaning, telling your story (this is what I'm doing right now)
- ACCEPTANCE: Exploring options, new plan in place, moving on.
These things don't always happen in organized 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 order.
Sometimes a person might feel like a ping pong ball bouncing around the various stages in the course of a week, a day, or even an hour.
As I was double checking the research for this email, I noticed something really surprising and encouraging
Deep down I know there's an invitation to move toward acceptance of my situation but I've been resisting the heck out of doing so.
When I woke up yesterday I needed to psyche myself up/use self-hypnosis to get myself out of bed. So I opened my Insight Timer app and searched, "Depression".
I found an audio that looked promising and started playing it through my phone while I was still in bed.
The man leading the meditation said, "Say to yourself, 'I am home.' "
Tears filled my eyes.
Inside I shouted, "NO I'M NOT!!!"
I decided to keep listening in spite of my internal temper tantrum.
Then he talked about sensing what was happening in my body...
...the part of me that was stuck in sadness.
This is when my aha moment came.
I thought, "What if I can be at home in my body? What if this body is home no matter where I live?"
I looked up the Yoga Nidra hypnosis audio from my Mastering Self-Hypnosis program and listened with the intent of coming home to my body.
My eyes filled with tears again.
This time it was tears of relief instead of tears of sadness.
Yoga Nidra is a powerful stress-relieving meditation that puts you back in touch with the body - which IS the unconscious mind - and allows tremendous mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to take place.
All the listener needs to do is set an intention and chill out (which I guide you through in the audio).
I wove hypnosis into the track to make it even more powerful.
When I created the hypnotic audio I never knew it would help me get out of bed during this hard time. (I used it in the morning even though it's a bedtime track.)
I want you to understand that listening didn't magically snap me out of the body-sadness I've been feeling for the past month.
Sometimes change happens quietly without us noticing.
It often requires repetition.
I know that my aha moment, "What if I can be at home in my body," will lead me to that final stage of grief...
Which will allow me to bask in the bliss of creating the future instead of feeling sad about the past.
My heart's wish is that this hypnosis audio will give you the same gift.
If you've been struggling with grief or sadness...
...or if you just want to enjoy deep, restorative sleep every night…
I believe you'll love this audio.
Just click the link to listen (but finish this email first)
HINT: When you open the link above you can bookmark the page.
That way you can listen every night if you want to. Remember, change happens through repetition.
Have a beautiful week at home in your body.
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