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Take Care of You

One of my dearest friends always ends our phone calls and emails with "Take Care Of You" which is her sweet way of reminding her friends that we matter and deserve care. She's right, self-care is one of the most important things we can do. If we take care of ourselves properly, we will be able to hope our families and friends, and by extension our communities and our world more effectively.

Somewhere along the line, many of us got the message that taking time and resources for ourselves is selfish. This is not true. Taking what we need of our own time and resources allows us to give to others what they need. After all, there is no water for the thirsty person in an empty jug. This means that only when we have something to share can we give to others what they need. So, how do we care for ourselves in order to care for others? There are two parts to taking care of ourselves.

First, we take care of ourselves physically. This means getting enough sleep, feeding our bodies properly, and maintaining healthy habits. By keeping our bodies rested, we have the patience and energy we need to care for other people and the world around us. By feeding our bodies properly, we make sure we have the strength and health we need to serve. Of course, by maintaining healthy habits we ensure that we can stay well. share healthy habits with others, and sometimes help our world.

Second, we take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This means we engage in interesting mental activities such as learning new things, enter and maintain healthy relationships that are good for us, and participate in whatever activities and practices feed our spiritual side. Interesting mental activities keep our brains active and engaged, allowing us to become more creative at solving problems and helping others and the world. Healthy relationships keep us safe and happy, which in turn means that we can share more. Feeding our spiritual side is very important to our own happiness and ability to cope with life, and to help others to do the same. Please note that, while many people find their religious practices to be spiritually fulfilling, there are other ways to meet this need and even we atheists do this.

How, you may ask, does this relate to hypnotherapy? Good question, I'm glad you asked. Quite simply, hypnotherapy is self-care in pretty much every area we have discussed. We can use hypnotherapy to help us sleep, to feed our bodies the nutritious and healthy foods that are best for us, and to change our habits so that we are as healthy as we can be. We can also use it to improve our learning and other mental activities, to choose our best relationships, and to learn to feed our spiritual side. In short, your unconscious mind is your self-care kit in your head!

So, now that you know why you should take care of yourself, give me a call at 703-385-9311 or pop me a line at and we can take care of you together! Remember, you can also go online at to schedule an appointment or get in touch with me any time.


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