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Self Worth

23
May

Yoga Therapy for Teenagers

I attended a Yoga Therapy for Kids workshop last weekend and I learnt not only all the benefits of Yoga but also how you can use Yoga to help children (and adults) with conditions like…
Anxiety
Depression
Weight issues
Bed wetting
Asthma
Diabetes
Stress
Healthy digestion
Healthy backs.
I will be incorporating these exercises into my meditation classes for teenagers.

As described in my Zenergy Kids Teacher Training Course Manual… “Yoga correctives are a series of therapeutic exercises that work with the body to bring it back into balance. The aim of corrective exercises is to bring the energy flow back into the meridians and to assist the body in its natural healing process. They correct the functioning of organs, the body systems and correct structural imbalances”.

For example to have a healthy digestive system we need to look at how the Large Intestine functions.

On a metaphysical level our Large Intestine is all about letting go and feeling worthy. You can work with this by understanding that our thoughts do not define who we are, unless we give a thought some energy (more thought) a thought will simply pass through our minds. To help with this you can do simple breathing exercises to help release any unwanted thoughts by closing your eyes, taking in a deep breathe and on your out breathe imagine blowing out that negative thought, out into the universe and away from your mind.

On a physical level our Large Intestine is all about our healthy bacteria levels in our digestive system and also the releasing of waste material. A great way to help with this is to decrease sugars in your diet and increase natural fibres in your diet. To help with the function of the muscles around the large Intestine you can lie on your back with your legs above you and cycle your legs around (forwards and backwards) and to each side – continue this for a few minutes.

Give these tips a go today or you can do them with your children if they are suffering from either the physical or metaphysical side effects of a sluggish Large Intestine.

If you or your child would like more information about my classes, please email me at [email protected] For a limited time I am also offering a free trial session to both my adult and teenage classes.

To your happiness always,

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1
Mar

Action, action and more ACTION…

At my ‘Align with your 2015 Dreams’ workshop on the weekend, I was asked “How do I overcome these negative thoughts that keep popping up in my mind, I know what they are yet they continue to keep on coming?”

Action, action and more ACTION was my answer.

Action is what will stop that thought in its track and more you away from it into a more positive place!

For me, this is something that I used to struggle with, because yes I knew why and what my negative thoughts were about, yet they continued on. So now whenever I feel that niggling self-doubt pop up, I take action in my life. It almost feels like I am proving that the self-doubt is a thing of the past and I am moving onto a more empowering future through the action!

This also keeps me away from that ‘poor me’ phase, which I would easily slip into once those negative thoughts arrived and I would relive different examples in my life where I felt like I was not good enough! The emotion would rise within me and I would begin to feel stuck in this phase again…

It is through the action of either a task in my business, putting myself out there in a social situation or simply just getting off the couch!

How can you take ACTION today to move away from your negative thoughts and into an empowered tomorrow?

To your happiness,

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4
Nov

How do you determine your happiness?

Do you rely on external events for your happiness? I know this is something that I used to rely on for my happiness but in actual fact it is a waste of time (and energy).

Imagine if you changed your focus to your state of mind and let go of your focus on the external world, how much happier would you be?? For me, this has made the biggest impact on my happiness.

Once I have been able to understand and stop focusing on things that I cannot change and focusing on my inner world (and state of mind) I have been able to let go of things that are not important.

Give it a go today and see how empowering it is!

To your happiness.

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2
Oct

The Need For Control Explored

There are many reasons, beliefs and emotions that can lead us to hold on tight and feel the need to control others, situations, circumstances, money, communications, food, workflow, details, our environment and other areas of our lives.

In my experience and clinic I have found that these three things are usually the internal emotions that cause us to seek control in our external world:

  • Fear – We worry that things won’t turn out, we will get hurt, bad things will happen, etc.
  • Unworthiness – We don’t feel as though we deserve support or for things to go our way.
  • Lack of trust – We are scared to let go, count on others, and to believe that things will be okay without us managing every aspect of the situation, relationship, conversation, etc.

There is a huge negative impact on being controlling. It not only affects us but also everyone around us. Here are some of the biggest emotional costs:

  • Happiness
  • Peace
  • Freedom
  • Energy
  • Creativity
  • Support
  • Ease
  • Connection
  • Love

There are many things that we can do to let go of control. With compassion for ourselves, it is important to remember that this is a process and something that may not come all that easy. Many of us have trained our brains to be controlling. Often being controlling has seemed necessary for our own survival and the survival of those around us, if we do not control this then bad things will happen!

Here are some things you can do to help let go of the control in your life:

1) Be honest with yourself. Make a factual assessment about how controlling you are. The amount of control will vary greatly on what is going on in our lives and the situation we are in. Start to understand where, how and why you hold on tight to control in whatever way you do. Also here we need to start to look at what the impact your control has on the situation and those around you. Look at what your internal emotion is that is holding on to the control on the outside, is it fear, self-worth or trust?

2) Are you willing to let go of control? This is an important question to ask yourself to take the first step towards letting go of the control. In some areas of your life the answer to this maybe “NO”. And this is okay, as some situations do require control. It is in these situations that you can look at how you can change your perception of this control into something that is less stressful and address those underlying emotions.

3) Consider who could support you. Getting support from people around you is an important step here. It is difficult to let go of control without the support of other people. The irony of asking for help is that many of us don’t feel comfortable doing so and fear it makes us seem weak or needy, and on the flip side most of us love to be asked for help and really enjoy helping others. Remembering that you are only requesting for help not demanding the help!

4) Accept. This is the bottom line of letting go. Accepting “It is what it is” does not mean giving up or not caring, it means trusting and allowing things to be taken care of by others, by the process, by the Universe or your spiritual connection with God. Accepting is about consciously choosing to trust and have faith. This can have a profound effect and is all about us choosing to let go.

Letting go of control is about loosening our grip on life and those around us, allowing ourselves to be supported and trusting that things will turn out as they are meant to.

This is not always easy? Although if you make the choice it can be. With practice our ability to let go and release it will allow us to feel more peace and calm within us.

This has been an excerpt from my “Ignite Your Possibilities” eCourse, Fantasy vs Reality section. For more information on this please click here.

Until my next blog, enjoy your children.

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18
Jun

Self Worth

Self-worth issues are something that all of us suffer from in varying degrees and areas of our life. In the dictionary it is defined as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect“. I define it as “how you value yourself, what you think you are worth“.

For me self-worth is something that I have battled with most of my life, it is only now that I am starting to come out the other end of it with clarity and a strong sense of myself. Over the past few months I have had some huge shifts in this area and I wanted to share a few tips I have learnt along the way which have helped me!

I first want to start by saying that self-worth is just that SELF worth, it is not anyone else’s worth – it is your SELF worth. It is something that is within yourself and therefore only you have the power to change it and ultimately improve your SELF worth. I have found that in the past I would look for outside influences or people to improve my SELF worth, which will only have a short term band aid effect as it is within me that I need to look for self-validation not outside me! 

Another really important thing I have found is that it is important to release the pressure of trying to please others and worry (or obsess) about what they think about you and if they like you! If we think about this logically – it is crazy. We do not have the ability to control anyone else around us and their own personal thoughts, what we can control is our self and our thoughts about whom and what we are. At the end of the day it is just our perception of someone else’s view of us not the reality of what is actually going on in their own head – who knows that person, may actually be struggling with something else that is not even related to you! So stay out of their crap and step into yours, by doing this you can only make a difference to yourself.

In my clinic, I have found that the majority of people who come to see me have self-worth issues, they present with different stories and issues but the underlying issue is low self-worth! It is not until a person steps away from all of their stories and really looks at their self-worth that they can change the stories in their life. As I see a lot of Mums in my clinic I have also found that a Mother’s self-worth will have a huge impact on their child’s self-worth. So by improving your self-worth it will improve your child’s self-worth as well through role modelling – what a great catalyst to step up and make the change!

I challenge you to stop looking for outside fixes for your own self-worth and start looking within. It will take a lot of practice and courage as some of these are life long habits ad thoughts. It is such an empowering thing to do and will have huge benefits in all areas of your life… Start now, stop the stories and step into your own self-worth and power.

Until my next blog, enjoy your children.

Debbie

xo

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