Discover Your Heart Centered Path

Harmonize -Self Seminars

Discover your Heart-Centered Path

Discover what your mind, body, and spirit want on a deeper level
Compose a plan to create the life you love
Learn to breathe to ground and balance
Uncover your inner self through creative and therapeutic journaling
Experience group guided imagery for intentional health and happiness
Harmonize Self Seminars
Breathe. Move. Align. Imagine.

In – Person 3-day interactive experience

Weekly Classes

5 week Zoom series

One-on-one hypnotherapy sessions
Email if you’re interested:
info@marymoylanhypnotherapy.com
415-503-7890

 

 

© Copyright 2022 by Mary Moylan. All rights reserved

Body/Mind Psychology: Breathe, Move, Align, Imagine

Dear clients,
Join me for a weekly zoom series or an In-Person Retreat in a beautiful Resort Setting : Breathe, Move, Align, Imagine
Did you know that:

In order to work on what we want in life, psychologically there is what is called mind/body work and, there is also body/mind work. So, part of what we need you (clients) to do is: to connect you to Mind/Body and Spirit

And, I teach you these techniques that are about you connecting and freeing up the body. So, we are going to focus specifically on movements that are grounding and balancing and centering, And, those that allow us to discover what is there in the body.

You will learn to engage different types of breathing tools, breath to ground and balance, calm and center, breath to stimulate, movements to decompress and create space for healthy joints, movement and breathing combinations through the energy centers to build awareness and sensation & to free, release and connect- mind body spirit

Ex: Discover: posture, behaviors, how we carry ourselves and where we hold…and part of this journey is discovery and part of it is, breathing through and releasing and because each of us is different- your needs are going to be different, some may require one to one therapy to heal and move through, but this training is to empower you to discover – and to give you the tools to release- and so, we will take this deeper when we do the Guided Imagery and progressive relaxation…because all of these tools become much more powerful when we anchor them in hypnosis- when we bring the subconscious on board.

Each week I’m going to explain: what the connection into the body is, and how this breath/movement work is connecting on that level…that there are certain aspects within ones psychology that you have to heal from the body- up- & there are certain things in psychology that we have to heal from the mind down

 Through movement, you can connect into this deeper level of communication with yourself…

I hope to see you all for Breathe, Move, Align, Imagine!

My mission in life is to help people in a more holistic manner to achieve a greater well being by integrating the mind, body and emotion as a whole as I have been helped this way. 

My trainings are also available In-Person, in a beautiful resort setting:

When people go to a spa or resort most often a big part of their reason is to rest and restore and move to a greater sense of well being. It has been my experience that most resorts offer mostly a body centered approach to well being with massage and perhaps something akin to  yoga.  I am trained with many years practice as a certified yoga practitioner and as a mental health counselor.

As a certified hypnotherapist my focus is on working with the unconscious mind, helping people to overcome the limiting beliefs that are so often present.  With Body/mind psychology, we expand on the body focus by adding the components of the mind and emotion including working with the conscious mind in terms of thoughts and the unconscious mind in terms of habits and beliefs. 

I have programs of different lengths that can be tailored to any specific spa or resort’s needs.  From 1 hour mind body one on one sessions, weekend group seminars or rotating 5 week seminars that take clients through a weekly discovery and relearning process that is a more complete process of understanding, healing and well being.  I am in the process of reaching out to only spas and resorts that attract guests that are more likely to invest in themselves in this manner.

© Copyright 2022 by Mary Moylan. All rights reserved.

Hypnosis and Therapeutic Journaling: Tap into the Creative Flow

How can we empower the tool of journaling even more with Hypnotherapy? As my private clients know, we always engage a deeper understanding of how the mind works at the start of their sessions: looking at a visual model of the mind clarifies the how, and why obstacles, or conflicts and learned behaviors exist in this deeper subconscious area of the mind. Once they understand the mind, they understand the path to healing. And, they experience the power of hypnosis to resolve the conflicts. I often assign journaling to my clients as homework; it sets them up for that deeper understanding, dialogue and healing that journaling can help to create. Additionally, in my professional workshops, as we engage in Group Guided Imagery: positive and empowered suggestions can be given to our subconscious mind while in the state of hypnosis about our writing or journaling intentions.

Many people struggle with anticipatory anxiety at the thought of putting pen to paper. Journaling is a tool that allows you to process emotions and clear negative responses to the external world. In my Creative and therapeutic journaling workshops I help you eliminate the anxiety that may be stopping you from the very things you want to accomplish.

“Without some kind of training and practice in awareness, no matter how intelligent, motivated, or highly educated we may be, we tend to spend much of our time absent from the present moment, reacting to other people’s cues without very much self- awareness or sense of choice. Things “happen.”  The details pass us by …” Stephanie Dowrick

Join me for my Creative and Therapeutic Journaling Workshops, Experience the power of Guided Imagery: Listen to and learn powerful intentions such as this before sleep:

“Now you have this awareness growing within you and you are going to set an intention and write it down and your mind is going to work on this as you sleep and continue to enrich this and connect this as you sleep and tomorrow we work on continuing this process of integration and creation of that…”

You can use these simple journal-writing exercises to free your mind and allow you to pursue the things you want to do. Journaling can help you unlock your potential.

Mary Moylan, CHt. is a mental health counselor and writer with more than 20 years of experience. Mary teaches workshops on how to use creative and expansive journal writing to help curious professionals become more intelligently reflective and awake. She created a website/blog called Docuthinker.com  where she interviewed documentary filmmakers, reviewed festivals and books and wrote articles about filmmaking. Mary has published articles and book reviews for both The International Documentary Association and the London School of Economics. She has teaching and tutoring writing experience at the graduate level as well as a graduate interdisciplinary research training from the University of London in: literary sociology, phenomenology/philosophy/documentary film. Mary journals everyday, including spiritual journaling and open-heart journaling. You can check out her current blog where she writes about mental health and The Creative Flow

https://marymoylanhypnotherapy.com/2021/01/the-creative-flow/

https://marymoylanhypnotherapy.com/2020/05/tools-for-creative-artists/

In her free time, Mary walks her Tibetan Terrier through the beautiful paths in Napa Valley, California.

© Copyright 2022 by Mary Moylan. All rights reserved.

Tools For Creative Artists

Do you struggle with creating consistent structure and reasonable routine so that you are more productive in your life as an artist? Most creative people know that they should, but they don’t know how. Whether you’ve established yourself already as a working artist- an actor, writer, musician, dancer, painter etc., or are ready to step into your creative career, this blog is for you!

One thing creative people need to know is: to not look outside of ourselves for validation whether it’s with your writing, painting, music or acting, or any other creative endeavor. And, at the same time, when that positive feedback comes along and when opportunity arrives, you’ll want to be ready, and be able to receive it!

Often, the biggest challenge creative artists face is with making that commitment to a reasonable routine in order to support their artistic practice. There are so many reasons that having a supportive routine is important for you and will benefit you. For many artists, your body is your instrument. As it is for an actor, or a musician, for example: consider the fact that you can learn to focus on creating a routine where the things that you are doing are fundamentally supporting you and building you up. So, engaging those things that we know will do that or have the capacity to do that. For example, engaging in what I like to call the fundamentals: that’s a healthy sleep cycle, a healthy balanced diet that enables you to keep the fuel in your system balanced and therefore regulate anxiety for some of you who are prone to that. Or, engaging stress management tools such as a breathing exercise anytime you feel stress or anxiety. What a great opportunity for you to connect into your power, your value, through writing or acting, or through whatever your artistic practice is by being committed and consistent with a structure, knowing where those windows of time are on your schedule for spontaneity, work for your art. Because this is about learning to commit to it more effortlessly and effectively.

So, being consistent with these fundamentals is key to your success, not mention your health and well-being.  We can perhaps get away with that structureless approach of having no set artistic practice early on in our career or, for a brief period of time, but what about now, as you are pursuing your art as your career? Time and time again, I have found in my own practice in working with artists that the real root of this block to a consistent artistic practice, with a schedule and a reasonable routine, is self-doubt, doubt in your ability or in your talent. And, in not being free enough to allow your creativity to come through, because doubt becomes the insulator that insulates us from it. The only way to see what blocks are there and what they are about- is to face them, build awareness, and engage tools that can connect you back into the truth, an empowered truth. Engage this reasonable routine and give it one week, see how you can actually create more quality time for spontaneity. Once you have scheduled the important things in your life that must get completed, just think how much more rewarding time spent in your garden, for example, or, with loved ones will be once you have that empowered sense of accomplishment from your creative work in a meaningful way with a plan to publish or, exhibit your work.

Engaging a structure can pull you out of sabotage mode because, by not having structure you might choose to do something unrelated to your creativity because you are blocking it and therefore you’re not moving forward and becoming more confident and effective at creating your art. In the book by Melissa Donovan,  “Adventures in writing, 10 core practices for better writing,” the author shares valuable insight into the destructive myths about creativity that persist for writers and within the writing process. Donovan states, “Some people believe that creativity makes a divine appearance only when they are supposed to create, and the rest of the time, they shouldn’t bother.” In that myth of having no routine, we see artists relying on “divine” inspiration. The college screenwriting class comes to mind or, the truly bad habits of some beat poets touted as the myths of suffering or the need for misery in order to create. Many writers for example, have had those marathon writing sessions that were most likely motivated by a looming deadline that eventually bore fruit. But deep down you know the quality of that at least on some level is less than what you are truly capable of. And consider the impact that has on other aspects of your life such as relationships, or to your basic health and the quality of your sleep, perhaps.

Crediting our sense of free will, Donovan asserts, “We can learn to control our own creativity.” I was struck by this quote because, when you consider a subconscious therapy like hypnosis, and you understand that hypnosis is a learning state, you realize you can affect in a positive way, these associative learnings and therefore begin to learn and unlearn. Specifically, the conflicts that we experience, or the “blocks” exist in this other, deeper part of the mind that we are able to access through hypnosis. Let’s take a deeper look at what you can do to go about changing these learned habits and limiting beliefs that block you from your true creative flow. These are limiting beliefs and ideas that you learned at a certain point in your life and from your subconscious mind, and this is what may be keeping you locked up from your full creative potential and recognizing your value as an artist. You learned those ways of thinking and feeling, those limitations, and you can unlearn them. So, with the conscious understanding, now you can work to resolve the potential blocks that exist on the subconscious level where the new consistency and schedule becomes your new habit. And, as Donovan so aptly states, “The truths about creativity are far more interesting and useful than the myths.” The truth is, that creativity can be a habit and learning to control that habit becomes your empowerment.

Part of creating new habits is setting new intentions. You can even set an intention for kindness where your internal thoughts go from overly perfectionistic and critical to a kinder and more reasonable tone. I like to do intentional writing in the mornings to set up myself up for success for the day. An example intention might be: “I am setting a clear, positive and empowered intention to break old cycles and step into a calm energized and empowered life.” You could base this writing on the myths you may want to replace. If you have the “starving artist” myth or, “tales of suffering and tragedy” –those are limiting beliefs. A replacement intention might be: “I step into prosperity and physical and emotional and financial health and abundance and well-being.” And some experts suggest that writing in cursive has greater neurologic effects and therefore, greater effect at that relearning in the mind.

So, back to this idea of validation for your artistic craft:  feedback about your creative work is important and ultimately you need to validate yourself. This is sometimes hard. I simply can’t imagine a better way to do that than by building this satisfaction from a consistent engagement with your artistic practice, with routine. This is the gauge, the measure and the accountability. This is the way to be ultimately, consistently successful. Or, to build momentum and not have this one foot in, one foot out.

And honestly, at the heart of  all of this is just about mattering- “I matter, my voice matters, my feelings matter, my needs matter and my art matters.” Artists in general tend to not give enough credit to what they do because it’s a subjective validation and not an objective one. I personally was able to connect with this by engaging a “morning routine.” The moment my eyes open, I do a meditation to reset my mind. Then, it’s time to empty the doggies. Next, I engage the morning intention setting through journaling that is focused on patterns I want to change. Many health experts consider journaling to be a tool to help with mood as well as to help manage stress and depression. This creates better productivity, increases focus and ultimately positive results. My routine continues with some exercise, breakfast, and at my desk by 9:30 am in order to write. Through this consistent engagement with a morning routine, I was able to very quickly connect with this felt sense that I matter in this powerful way. I guess that’s why they call it empowerment.

If you would like to learn more about the mind and this potential for change, feel free to contact me about private sessions or group seminars to address your specific needs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4093417/ Check out this article from the NIH about including hypnotherapy as an adjunct therapy in Cancer Care

“There is significant evidence that hypnosis is effective at reducing cancer-related symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and anxiety”

 “Hypnosis has been found to be not only effective in the management of procedural pain, anxiety, and distress but superior to structured attention, empathy, and IV analgesia for those conditions” 

Hypnotherapy is scientifically proven and widely accepted as a powerful adjunctive therapy- applied along with traditional cognitive therapy. With hypnotherapy, we are addressing the potential unconscious ideas, beliefs, and emotions that often limit the patient from achieving optimal medical outcomes or potentials.My role as a clinical hypnotherapist is to motivate patients to engage their mind, body and emotions on their healing journey. And I help them achieve this through focused discussion, guided imagery and exercises in creating calm and relaxation. Acting as a guide, I support patients with engaging in their treatment program and/ or their journey back to health. I help patients with directing their locus of control back to self. So join me in a weekly – online Guided Imagery and Hypnosis for Healing course!