1. Self-Acceptance: Accept yourself as you are right now, you can still make changes while embracing who you are. Let-go of perfection.

2. Release: Negative emotions, self-defeating thoughts & limiting beliefs (I can’t achieve/ I don’t deserve…) & blockages (I’m not good enough) Seek professional help from a Hypnotist, Life-Coach or Therapist.

3. Laughter, Exercise, Hobby: These are all empowering tools & help release endorphins- feel good hormone.

4. Quiet the Mind: Meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga etc., help quiet the mental chatter & promote peace

5. Forgive & Let Go of Blame/Anger: People do their best with the tools they have at the time

6. Gratitude: It is the key that unlocks positive energy in life and the alchemy that transforms issues/problems into blessings/gifts. Make it a habit to give gratitude every day eg: “I am grateful for waking up today in a warm place”.

7. Goat Setting: Setting goals creates direction, pace and helps us achieve a manageable life in the direction we choose.

8. Personal Inventory: Learn to tune into yourself & cultivate the art of listening to yourself. What are your feelings/body/mind/intuition telling you? Instead of “why” ask “how”. Pay attention to the answers that come up.

9. Take One Step at a Time: Move at a pace that is comfortable for you. Rome was not built in a day.

10. Self-Discipline: Follow up on your promises, including promises to yourself. Give everything you do a 100% including taking care of yourself. Set healthy boundaries, separating others’ issues from yours.

11. Choice: Behaviours have negative or positive consequences teaching us we have a choice.

12. Harmony: Take responsibility for what you can change & accept what is out of your control. Self-defeating behaviours like procrastination are a barrier to living a congruent life. What is past-due & creating anxiety within you? What are you avoiding or not facing in your life? Acting when the time is right is being in harmony with your life.

“Know Thy Self”

Debbie Papadakis, Founding Director of Hypno Healing Institute, Certified Instructor and Master Hypnotist will host a Past Life Exploration Workshop on Friday October 12, 2012. For details visit hypno-healing.com or call (416)760-8996.