Meditation

Meditation for Your Peace of Mind

Meditation – I’m not talking about planting yourself on a mountaintop and humming at nature. Although that might be a nice break if you’re stuck in a noisy city. Even if you only allow yourself five minutes a day as a start, that’s five minutes of peace you are giving yourself permission to enjoy. There are many ways to meditate. Here are just a couple easy methods to just clear your mind:

1. Focus on abdominal breathing. Take a slow breath in through your nose while pressing your stomach out, hold it just few seconds, then slowly breath out through your mouth while pulling your stomach in. This process helps build your immune system and it releases stress.

2. Listen to gentle, relaxing music. When the world is noisy or sometimes emotionally-charged by those around you, it’s a good time to refocus your mind on something calm. With today’s smartphone technology, there are plenty of options with meditation apps, Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, or a host of other options. For me personally, I find a quiet place EVERY DAY and plug in the ear buds, set a time alarm and just allow my mind to be restful and quiet. If there’s not a quiet place, I go to my car, put the seat back, place a pillow behind my neck, and allow myself this important time.

Whatever your method of allowing yourself mental rest, be sure you take the time each day. If you don’t set good boundaries for yourself, someone else will set them for you. When you allow this time, you clear out the noise that impedes your ability to focus on the life goal you are seeking to achieve.

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Press Release – Renewing Your Mind

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – April 15, 2018 – PRLog — Renewing your mind – Perspectives of a Christian Hypnotist is the true life story of one man’s search for physical, emotional & spiritual peace. Mr. Davis describes a transition from not believing in hypnosis, and later through his own search, he found himself training, certifying and becoming one of a few Board Certified Hypnotists in the world.

According to Mr. Davis, there are large populations of people in our nation and around the world that are either afraid of hypnosis, or without knowledge of what it is or is not. There are also those that assume it is a sacreligious practice. Statistics show that many of these people might carry the effects of long term abuse, emotional triggers that lead to unhealthy habits, or sadness that pulls at their lives. His intent for this important text is that those seeking positive change in their lives will consider healthy restorative processes.

A review of published works show this is a unique book. it is written with a truthful description from the perspective of a practicing hypnotist helping clients from all over the nation. Anthony M. Davis committed to writing a practical, book that shows the connection to a Christian faith, and provides educational value for those seeking clarity about hypnosis.

Within this unique, written journey, readers gain a new understanding of hypnosis as a natural, healthy restorative process & how it aligns with Christianity to renew your mind.

As the Director of the Center for Personal Leadership and Development, Mr. Davis does not limit his activities to hypnotherapy. According to him, he accredits his many successes as a Leadership, Success and Stress Coach to his foundational expertise gained as a Board Certified Hypnosis Practitioner.

“Renewing Your Mind- Perspectives of a Christian Hypnotist” is available from Amazon in both Kindle and Print formats at: https://amzn.to/2GGSZyi. A donation of 10% of all sales profits will be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

To contact Anthony M. Davis at the Center for Personal Leadership and Development for media interviews, call (434) 202-4068 or via the contact form at http://www.leadership-matters.org.

 

Don’t Walk Alone

Don’t Walk Alone

When it comes to setting and achieving your goals, don’t walk alone. Invite someone to join you in the process and make it a joint project. If you want to really empower yourself, create a Mini-Mastermind group. When you share your goal with others and they share with you, you can energize each other through brainstorming. As you each develop individual strategies and action steps, you become accountability partners to one another.

I have seen remarkable yields from the collaborative spirit of like-minded people focused on success. Many of my clients are seen one-on-one through Leadership or Personal Entrepreneurial and Success Coaching, or through Transformative Life Centering as we address years wasted from an abuse situation. In each case, upon completing our work together, in your hands are new reigns, allowing you to ride into a new future of your choosing.

What Coaches or Therapists Won’t Tell You:

I’m of the belief that a person should not require coaching or therapy for life. Sure, things come along and there’s value to a refreshment once in a while. Yet, once you are freed from the abuses or misperceptions carried for years, you are ready to begin living your life. The same is true for life coaching. Once we go through and navigate the things that seem to make a person feel stuck, it’s time to start living.

It’s amazing to watch the things that occur when people become empowered and create Mini-Mastermind groups. Instead of staying in a coaching or therapy mode, within a group each member becomes the coach and is in turn coached by other members together. A creative spirit is formed by the group and long-lasting friendships begin to grow stronger.

This is Important:

If you try to do it alone, what will you do on the day when you’re tired? It becomes easy to slack off without a partner to motivate you. The habit of avoidance can turn into inaction. Inaction then gives the fruit of your goals to someone else willing to stay the course. This is why creating a Mastermind group is so important.

Within your group, you gain new accountability partners as you collectively create successful strategies. Through each process, businesses have been created, books jointly written, new products developed and lives lived at new exciting and rewarding levels. Given the possibilities of success with a Mastermind group, don’t walk alone.

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Do you want to create you Mini-Mastermind group yet are unsure where to start? Reach out to me. I can help you. I create small groups of people that empower one another so nothing will ever hold you back.

 

Good food, exercise and rest

Good Food, Exercise and Rest

Life can be busy. Yet, it’s important to take time for good food, exercise and rest. While busyness is not bad thing, being too busy can take away your positive gains if you move into a depletion mode. If you were to drive across the desert on a hot summer day, wouldn’t you ensure that your tank is full, and your oil and water is topped off to avoid overheating and subsequent destruction? Of course you would. Which is preferable: Working longer or living longer?

Being engaged in a project or interacting with people are good things. Yet, pushing your health with a poor diet or little sleep will leave you as a rusting hulk along the highway of success you could have had.

Here are three important nourishing things you need for your mind and body:

1. Water – Stay hydrated. Water is like the oil needed by your car that keeps your system flowing and moving.

2. Balanced Diet – Limit yourself to eating only when you are hungry. When eating healthy, your body will automatically align itself to your perfect weight.

3. Exercise – Take a walk, get up from the desk, move your body. Without a little movement, your body becomes stiff and subject to injury.

4. Sleep – You should strive for seven hours of healthy rest per night. This allows your mind and body time to recover from the activity of the day, and prepare for tomorrow.

How does this help you reach your goals?

When your mind and body is tired, you limit your ability to focus and create the life you want. Remember…you create what you focus on. What would expect to get if you allow yourself into a state of depletion?

Honor yourself with good food, exercise and rest.

The more you hydrate, nourish, and rest your mind and body, your ability to creatively visualize and bring to form your goal increases.

© Anthony M. Davis

Focused Affirmations Attract the Good

Focused Affirmations Attract the Good

If someone were to ask you to name the important areas in your life that you should strengthen, what would you say? Our lives are so diverse, it would be impossible to name all the aspects of who we are. Yet, here are just a few to think about. How about your confidence, health, ability to love, forgive, and overcome challenges? What about the goal-setting and the entrepreneurial parts of your life? Focused Affirmations Attract the Good.

Strengthening your life with positive affirmations is an extremely useful practice. It’s an ongoing reminder to your subconscious mind where your feelings and beliefs reside. When the topic of affirmations come up, some automatically jump to the old question, “Isn’t that just about positive thinking?”

Is that a bad thing? For that, I say, “If people don’t want positive thoughts, they can go ahead and think as many negative thoughts that they want.” The problem with that is they’ll likely end up with high blood pressure, stress, an increase in wrinkles from not smiling, and they’ll attract negative people and situations.

Remember that we can attract those things we focus on like less stress, better health, good people and opportunities when we focus on the positive. I’m not going to help teach people how to screw their lives up. They can do that all by themselves if they choose not to take the time to focus on the positive.

The big difference between positive thinking and the approach described is that focused positive thinking targets specific areas of your life. Here’s how it works:

1. Pick seven areas of your life that you want to strengthen, one area for each day of the week.

2. Then, in your journal (you DO have one right?) write down an affirmation in present tense as though it currently exists in your life.

3. Then, in a paragraph or two (more if you like), describe how it feels to have those positive circumstances in your life today. Don’t write, “I will” or “I would like to have”. Try something like, “Because I have _____ in my life, I feel ____.

4. Describe how these affirmations and feelings apply to your goals. This might be a good time to jot down thoughts that you can use when creating the details of your goal.

Writing about what you think and what you feel, is focused thought that goes right to the subconscious mind. This process brings reality to it and subsequently creates it in your life.

Do this every day for 28-days, each day moving to the next topic. You’ll find that you are creating a healthy practice of affirming your life and creating your goals. Over time you’ll notice that your goals and writing may become more focused and specific.

Here are some examples to start with. Feel free to use these or adjust them as you see fit to apply them to your life.

CONFIDENCE: “Every Day in Every Way, I AM Confident and Capable.”

HEALTH: “Each Day, I Enjoy Good Health, Exercise, Rest, and I Eat Healthily.”

LOVE: “Every Day, I Fill My Life with Positive and Loving People.”

FORGIVENESS: “I Forgive ALL Who Caused me Hurt, and I Wish Them Well.”

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES: “Every Day I Overcome Challenges Easily.”

SUCCESS: “I Attract Good Opportunities and Wealth Frequently and Easily.”

GRATEFULNESS: “I am Grateful for the Good People, and Benefits of My Life.”

After 28-days, go back and read your journal writings. Notice how your goals have either materialized during this time, or there are indicators of their coming. When you choose to continue the practice of journaling, you continue the process of creating.

 

© Anthony M. Davis, BCH, MSCA, CTACC