Weekly Blog – May 11th 2020 – Compassion-Based Resilience

The Positive Habit Weekly Blog – 11th May 2020

The Positive Habit Weekly Blog – 20th April, 2020 – Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

Separate the Wheat from the Chaff.

What is important to you, I mean truly important? Over the past few weeks of the lockdown, I have noticed, both in myself and my clients, that many of the more superfluous aspects of our lives are taking a well deserved back seat, like the stress of commuting and running from one place to another. As one of my client’s said, “I am no longer the taxi driver to the kids, I am now a passenger in their lives.” Now, maybe for the first time in our lives, we have greater clarity on what really matters.

Some families have more available time to bond and do the things they perhaps spoke wanting to do for years; going running together, playing chess, doing jigsaws and painting etc. The thing is that positive memories of doing these simple things are now being laid down for years to come. “With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox).

Many people report feeling calmer and have experienced a sense of relief, as quarantine by its very nature has removed many of the triggers that can cause anxiety; social occasions, presentations, constant busyness. The Coronavirus pandemic may have forced most of us to physically slow down, but without having a quiet mind you may still feel overwhelmed, no matter where you are. Can you find and tap into that inner stillness now so that you sustain it in a post-COVID-19 world?

My task for you, dear reader, is to make a list of ‘the wheat’ in your life and to dispose of the chaff, the unnecessary. What insights and experiences from the lockdown do you want to carry with you when life returns to ‘normal’, whatever that is. I have divided the list into two areas that reflect both your internal and external worlds. To help you with this, I have shared some of my own thoughts and I would really love it if you email me with yours.

Make your ‘Wheat’ list now, don’t put it off or it might never get done.

Feelings: 

Having presence and being open to the moment as it is
Being at ease with uncertainty – let go of the need to know the future
Accepting that everyone responds to the same situation differently
Hope – always, hope!
Having gratitude for each moment of ‘face time’ I have
Facing sadness with courage

Behaviours:

Having increased patience with myself and family
Taking solo time – time alone
Carpe Diem – living life to the fullest I can and not hesitating if I want to do something
Self-care – crucial for body, mind and spirit
Resting when I need to with no guilt attached
Doing hypnotherapy on myself every day
Not counting days, rather making the days count

I am delighted by the large influx of new subscribers to my limited FREE offer for the online programme, The Positive Habit and am truly grateful to those of you who have donated; it truly does help you to value the course. If you register for it please be sure to follow it as it will really help you. I  continue re-listening to the hypnotherapy audios from the programme every single day and they really are helping to keep me calm and present. Please do spread the word far and wide to friends and family.

Separate the Wheat from the Chaff.

Sending love and much light,

Fiona

To help everyone ride the Coronavirus storm, we are now offering it for FREE* with the option to donate. The price is normally €149.95 so this is an incredible opportunity.

The Programme is designed to help you develop unshakeable strength in both the good and the hard times. Learn to create a quiet mind that allows deep, peaceful sleep at night and emotional resilience during the day.

For more information and to register please click HERE.

*Access to the programme will remain free for the duration of the current public health crisis.

My consultations diary is filling up again but I still have some availability in a few weeks time. If you would like to book a one-to-one session. You can do so HERE. I use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video, you name it! 

Please listen to the ‘Mastering Your Wellness’ Podcast I did with Jayann Walsh. Listen now on iTunesStitcher and Spotify

Be sure to follow me on social media, as I share top positive tips and insights during the week. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

‘The Positive Habit’ book
is now available as an audio book on both Audible & Borrow Box!

ONLINE CORPORATE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE!

I regularly deliver workshops and seminars.  If your company is interested in a Positive Habit wellness event please get in touch.  You can find out more of the amazing companies I have worked with HERE.

Evidence-based, rapid transformational, online, hypnotherapy programme, The Positive Habit trains your subconscious mind to let go of the past & to embrace the future with hope and happiness as you sleep!

Register FREE Now!

Latest Testimonial from The Positive Habit online programme:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
★★★★★

 

“This program has given me a much more positive outlook. Thank you.”

Kathryn Walters

The Positive Habit Weekly Blog – 13th April, 2020 – Practise Social Warming

Happy Easter Monday!  Thanks for reading and being with me. It does my heart good to write to you all. A huge warm welcome to all my new subscribers. Practise social warming.

I do my best each week to bring you a boost of positive energy to keep you going throughout your week. This week I have made a deeply relaxing five-minute open-eyed meditation (see below) on getting comfortable with uncertainty which is something we all need right now.  Please do take the time to follow it as often as you can. 

The positive impact of meditation on our physical and mental health is immense! 

Each morning, before I start work with my clients, I do some yoga and then go for a short jog to the sea and I feel truly blessed being able to do this. While the jog itself is wonderful, what I find most refreshing and inspiring is the friendliness of the people I encounter. Never before in Dublin or any city have I felt the warmth of so many people. Strangers greeting each other as friends. 

Ironically, social distancing has brought strangers closer together.

I encourage you to practise social warming at the same time as you practise social distancing. A smile and a greeting can lift everone’s day.

It is imperative for our collective mental health during this challenging time that we are all united through kindness. 

I hope you have been sleeping well and if you missed my interview on sleep anxiety with Dermot & Dave on Today FM last Monday you can catch it here. Also available is a podcast I did recently, ‘Mastering Your Wellness’ with Jayann Walsh, a lovely lady who asked some really insightful questions on how to cope during the COVID-19 crisis. The link is here and below. 

I am delighted by the large influx of people who have registered for my (now free) online programme, The Positive Habit and am truly grateful to those of you who have donated; it does help you to value the course. If you register for it please be sure to follow it as it will really help you. I have been re-listening to the hypnotherapy audios from the programme every day recently and they really are helping to keep me calm and present. Please do spread the word far and wide to friends and family. 

Sending love and much light,

Fiona

To help everyone ride the Coronavirus storm, we are now offering it for FREE* with the option to donate. The price is normally €149.95 so this is an incredible opportunity.

The Programme is designed to help you develop unshakeable strength in both the good and the hard times. Learn to create a quiet mind that allows deep, peaceful sleep at night and emotional resilience during the day.

For more information and to register please click HERE.

*Access to the programme will remain free for the duration of the current public health crisis.

 If you would like to book a one-to-one session. You can do so HERE. I use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video, you name it! 

Please listen to the ‘Mastering Your Wellness’ Podcast I did with Jayann Walsh. Listen now on iTunesStitcher and Spotify

Be sure to follow me on social media, as I share top positive tips and insights during the week. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

‘The Positive Habit’ book
is now available as an audio book on both Audible & Borrow Box!

ONLINE CORPORATE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE!

I regularly deliver workshops and seminars.  If your company is interested in a Positive Habit wellness event please get in touch.  You can find out more of the amazing companies I have worked with HERE.

Evidence-based, rapid transformational, online, hypnotherapy programme, The Positive Habit trains your subconscious mind to let go of the past & to embrace the future with hope and happiness as you sleep!

Register FREE Now!

Latest Testimonial from The Positive Habit online programme:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
★★★★★

 

“This program has given me a much more positive outlook. Thank you.”

Kathryn Walters

The Positive Habit Weekly Blog – 30th March, 2020 – Cocoon Your Mind!

Open Your Heart to Hope!

Cocoon Your Mind! Welcome to the week three in ‘Corona World,’ which is what I have been calling the surreal new world we find ourselves in. Until just a few mornings ago, I was waking up and asking myself, “is this really happening?” Now I’m getting used to it.  Our brave and dedicated healthcare workers haven’t had this luxury as it is all too real for them.

While this is a collective crisis, we all have subjective emotional responses; if we have a loved one who is a health worker or have vulnerable parents for example, we may worry more about possible negative outcomes. My father-in-law lives near the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Italy where the death toll on a daily basis is almost unimaginable. Having a loved one there makes the scale of the threat seem very real to me and the physical impact of this fear meant I was struggling to sleep one night as I thought of the enormity of it all.

However, you feel right now I want to help you through this.

One thing that had a profoundly positive impact on my own level of anxiety occurred one night during the week, after hearing again about the increasing death toll in Italy. I had a powerful thought that really helped me; what if I could be free from fear? I immediately felt lighter and free from the clawing fear I had been  suffering from. I slept well that night and have done so every night since. The realisation that my sadness at the desperate loss of life across the world was accompanied by FEAR was cathartic; feeling sad without being fearful engenders empathy, kindness and compassion whereas fear disconnects and can lead to panic, irrationality and blame.

At this challenging time, I would ask you to cocoon your mind and take the time to get to know, understand and ultimately love yourself more. Finding yourself now in a situation you couldn’t probably have imagined in your wildest dreams, provides you with the opportunity to show how resilient, adaptable and loving you are.

Be sad. Be grateful. Laugh. Cry. Feel and process the full range of your emotions.  Above all, keep hope in your heart for this will pass and all of us will emerge into a world more awakened to love and compassion.

We are thrilled with the avalanche of registrations and donations for my five-star Hypnotherapy Programme has helped people all over the world to feel calm and now –

To help everyone ride the Coronavirus storm, we are now offering it for FREE* with the option to donate. The price is normally €149.95 so this is an incredible opportunity.

The Programme is designed to help you develop unshakeable strength in both the good and the hard times. Learn to create a quiet mind that allows deep, peaceful sleep at night and emotional resilience during the day.

For more information and to register please click here.

*Access to the programme will remain free for the duration of the current public health crisis.

Sending love and much light,

Fiona

I am delighted to say, I am still seeing my clients online and it is working really well. If you would like to book an online one-to-one session. You can do so HERE.

The ‘This is Me’ Webinar last Thursday evening was a great success. If you joined us, thank you so much. If you missed it, I will share it with you as soon as possible. The feedback was amazing and those involved felt honoured to be able help to the best of our ability. Watch this space to find out more about the forthcoming live ‘real,’ ‘This is Me’ event! 

Be sure to follow me on social media, as I share top positive tips and insights during the week. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

‘The Positive Habit’ book
is now available as an audio book on both Audible & Borrow Box!

ONLINE CORPORATE WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE!

I regularly deliver workshops and seminars.  If your company is interested in a Positive Habit wellness event please get in touch.  You can find out more of the amazing companies I have worked with HERE.

Evidence-based, rapid transformational, online, hypnotherapy programme, The Positive Habit trains your subconscious mind to let go of the past & to embrace the future with hope and happiness as you sleep!

Register FREE Now!

Latest Testimonial from The Positive Habit online programme:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
★★★★★

 

“This program has given me a much more positive outlook. Thank you.”

Kathryn Walters

The Positive Habit Weekly Blog – 23rd March, 2020 – Stay Positive! Stay Calm! Stay Strong!

Good News!

The Positive Habit is here to help in two ways.

1. My five-star Hypnotherapy Programme has helped people all over the world to feel calm and now – 

to help everyone ride the Coronavirus storm, we are now offering it for FREE* with the option to donate. The price is normally €149.95 so this is an incredible opportunity.

The Programme is designed to help you develop unshakeable strength in both the good and the hard times. Learn to create a quiet mind that allows deep peaceful sleep at night and emotional resilience during the day.

For more information and to register please click here.

*Access to the programme will remain free for the duration of the current public health crisis.

More Good News!

2. The ‘This Is Me’ panel of experts are coming to you live online next Thursday (26th March) to help you adapt to the dramatic change of circumstances.

Flourish Under Fire! Feel Calm, Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

This questions and answers session is for YOU to ask anything you like.

The event is a reminder that you are not alone; most of the anxiety we feel is shared by many and we can all help each other.

Hosted by the ray of sunshine that is RTE’s Taragh Loughrey Grant the panel

  • Siobhan Murray (Psychotherapist and best-selling author of ‘The Burnout Solution’)
  • Allison Keating (Clinical Psychologist and best-selling author of The Secret Lives of Adults’)
  • Fiona Brennan (Clinical Hypnotherapist and best-selling author of ‘The Positive Habit’)

will share their collective wisdom and years of experience in helping people soothe anxiety and fear in hard times.

ZOOM LINK https://bit/ly/ThisIsMeOnline

Please forward your questions by emailing siobhan@siobhanmurray.com

The Panel will select a sample of the most common/frequent questions for discussion.

TO PULL TOGETHER WE MUST STAY APART!

Actually, make that three ways ways The Positive Habit is helping you:

3. Thanks for all the feedback on last week’s video. And now, here is another one that I hope will help. In it I ask the question of how you want to look back on this challenging period in a year’s time. The video also contains a lovely mediation imagining us all when this situation has passed. And it will. 

I am here to support your emotional response to the collective challenge we all face. 

It is my job to ensure that your mindset is as positive, calm and strong as it can be to ensure your immune system is working at it’s optimum and is in the best position to reject the virus.  As my sister said, it is everyone’s duty to do their best “to be a barrier, not a carrier”! How we behave now has an impact on everyone. Never before has the inter-connectedness of the world been so clear to so many.

Love and much light,

Fiona

I am delighted to say, I am still seeing my clients online and it is working really well. If you would like to book an online one-to-one session. You can do so HERE.

Be sure to follow me on social media, as I share top positive tips and insights during the week. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

‘The Positive Habit’ book
is now available as an audio book on both Audible & Borrow Box!

I regularly deliver workshops and seminars.  If your company is interested in a Positive Habit wellness event please get in touch.  You can find out more of the amazing companies I have worked with HERE

Evidence-based, rapid transformational online hypnotherapy programme, The Positive Habit trains your subconscious mind to let go of the past & to embrace the future with hope and happiness as you sleep!

Buy Now!

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Testimonial from The Positive Habit online programme:

Saturday, February 29, 2020
★★★★★

“This course is very powerful which helped me through a period of anxiety and allowed me gain perspective again. I have since changed jobs and have noticed that I now respond to stressful situations differently, remaining calm. I am much more aware of my stress triggers and have incorporated the positive pause into my daily routine.”

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