Sarah, Self Confidence- Lynn MA
Eileen, Your sessions have literally changed my perspective – and behaviors! These sessions have been so powerful for me. I feel better than I have in a very long time! Thanks SH
Sarah, Self Confidence- Lynn MA

First responders often resist the "touchy-feely" stuff. This program isn't that.

 This is a program on stress management developed for individuals, teams, and agencies working in first responder roles. The role of the first responder is a special one. Stress overload is unavoidable being the glue that keeps this fragile society together. Many first responders find it difficult to relax and unwind given the pressures to respond to these high-stress daily situations.

Giving first responders the tools they need

This on-site/ online/virtual stress reduction, resiliency program delivers simple yet powerful techniques that can be applied to your daily life to calm the mind, stay focused and better manage stressful situations.

First responders will learn how to better manage stressful situations, reduce anxiety, improve resiliency and maintain an overall sense of well-being.  This weekly program combines resiliency techniques with a meditation practice as well as a five-minute bi-monthly recordings sent via email to create continuity. As a result, FR's learn evidence-based, simple techniques on how to focus and calm their minds and recover quickly from stressful situations.

    Weekly tools and techniques  

  • Simple breathing techniques to trigger the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system
  • Resiliency: learning how to recover quickly from stressful situations with the breath
  • Metta meditation
  •  Interrupting thought patterns for a quick recovery
  • Progressive muscle relaxation 
  • Letting it go with conscious breathing
  • Mindful based breathing techniques

What is hypnosis?

1. Most people have are familiar with hypnosis for stop smoking and hypnosis for weight loss. Many people have heard of the wonderful results accomplished through hypnosis and feel that it could be helpful to them. Yet, there are many who do not consider its use due to misinformation acquired over the years from television, horror movies, and novels. They maintain a misconception of what hypnosis is and how it can be used to achieve change in many areas of our lives and in a positive way. Hypnosis also referred to as hypnotherapy or counseling hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind you are in daily. It is extremely effective for smoking cessation, weight management, weight loss, fears, phobias, sugar addiction, stress reduction, anxiety, the list goes on and on

2. When hypnotized, an individual is not asleep or in some eerie trance state. There is no surrender of mind or control. The hypnotized individual is aware of everything. When brought out of hypnosis, they are able to recall everything that took place.

3. Hypnosis is a very normal, natural state that we are all born with. Over the years we are taught not to use it. How many times were we told to, “snap out of it” or “stop that day-dreaming”.

4. An example of a state of hypnosis might be; driving your car and suddenly realizing that you can’t remember the last few streets you just passed, or that you drove right by your exit! In this example of a light hypnotic state, the conscious part of the mind had been distracted allowing the subconscious to take over.

5. The hypnotherapist does not possess any type of power or gift but has learned how to give suggestions that the subconscious mind will accept and then act upon in a positive way. Trained hypnotherapists have helped thousands of people solve problems, overcome fears and improve personal skills