Intention

Maintaining a focus on intention is of great importance. When we have a goal in mind, we can focus on that goal and on imagining accomplishing it. Having an image of our own progress and success is helpful, along with positive thoughts and statements to ourselves. We must learn to set aside negative “self-talk” and…
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Positive Affect

As we have gone through this difficult year, it has become even clearer just how important it is for us to each have positive affect or emotions in our day. As part of our self-care during this time, it is necessary for each of us to know what we enjoy, what makes life truly worth…
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Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is a powerful method of focusing the mind and using the imagination for resiliency and healing. Through utilizing this special state, we are able to change our emotions, sensations, thoughts, imagery, and behavior.  In preparing to use self-hypnosis, it is important to become aware of our own self-talk, the suggestions which we may already…
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Accessing Our Inner Resources

In the book, Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman emphasizes the importance of using our individual personal strengths in our daily lives, including in our work, hobbies, with family, and in personal relationships. Identifying what our strengths are, and how we can best utilize our unique qualities in our daily lives is of utmost value. When we…
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