Mindfulness vs. Technology – Are We Addicted?

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Can we get addicted to technology?

Yes.  Electronics stimulate our mental activity. It’s invigorating, it’s exciting, it’s addicting.  It’a very serious problem facing the younger generations and the consequences are only starting to emerge.

The average person checks their phone about 100 times a day.  Some of us spend all day at a computer.  A friend of mine has a son who went AWOL.  Nobody knew where he was.  It wasn’t until a year and a half went by until they found him living in a one-room basement apartment.  He’d been playing a global, interactive video game the entire time.  They had to do an intervention to get him to stop.

What Helps Minds that are Over Stimulated from Technology?

Meditation

Meditation will calm and slow the mind and help us generated a state of inner peace.  It will bring us back to ourselves and remind us who we are. It takes a little discipline but the rewards are long-lasting and well worth it.

Ironically, technology can help us meditate and hopefully, those experiences will help us focus on the inner world and not on the technology itself.

Nature

Nature is life. Quiet time in nature will always bring you back to your center.  Why?  Because we are a product of nature.  We naturally resonate to the rhythms of nature through the cycles of the sun, moon and the seasons.  It’s where we can always find peace.

Read a Book…to Your Kids

Reading a book is wonderful because it stimulates the imagination in a way that a computer or phone can’t.  Furthermore, if you read to your kids regularly it will create a deep and lasting family bond.  Those will the memories your children will cherish forever—quality time spent together interacting.

Non-Electronic Activity

I like activities that either get me outdoors or get me working with my hands in a creative way.  There’s is a sport or activity for everyone.  Get away from your devices and go have fun!

Human Interaction

When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone and made eye-to-eye contact?  It seems to be becoming more rare.  Quality human interaction always brings you back to your center.  It’s a big part of why we are here.

Turn it off

Also, remember to turn off your technology from time to time.  Go play outside, work in your garden, have an eye-to-eye conversation with someone, enjoy a pet, get creative.

Enjoy life!

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

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What is Abandonment?

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We are born absolutely dependent on others for our survival. It’s no wonder the fear of being left alone is instinctual. We’re not designed to be isolated. We can’t survive by ourselves. In a way, being alone isn’t really human.

Ironically, we come into this life alone and we go out alone. We must also face every life transition by ourselves. Sooner or later, everyone gets kicked out of the nest. To fully mature, we have to stand on our own two feet and it’s not always easy.

In regard to abandonment, subconsciously suppressed emotion can be created when there isn’t a loving presence guiding us through early phases of childhood. We’re too vulnerable, innocent and ill-equipped to understand or handle initial life transitions on our own. When we’re forced to do so, the resulting subconscious fear that gets created can cause debilitating circumstances in our adult lives.

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

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The Best Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Course, Part 4

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Welcome to Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Course, Part 4. If you’ve made it this far in your studies as a hypnotherapist, then you’re serious about the subject matter. In this course, we’ll be taking your game up a notch, by discussing practical approaches and strategies for specific advanced issues you’ll be facing in your practice as a healer.

This course builds on the techniques and fundamentals learned in my previous courses, Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification, Parts 1, 2 and 3.

The information provided is based on nearly three decades of work in my career as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Most of this material you will not find in any book and has been garnered by experience from literally thousands of one-on-one and group sessions. I’ve also helped clients successfully overcome and heal each topic presented in this course.

This course is designed for existing, or those studying to be, professional hypnotherapists, healers, life-coaches, counselors, and psychologists. When you complete this course will have much needed information to enhance your effectiveness, making the best healer you can possibly be. Furthermore, the strategies presented can be readily assimilated into your existing hypnotherapy practice.

Course material will be presented through video lecture, text summaries, and homework assignments.

In this course, students will be presented with a variety of STRATEGIES AND PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS, to perfect their craft as a professional healer. Students will learn:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for DEEP GRIEF.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for DEATH AND DYING.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for UNWORTHINESS (NOT GOOD ENOUGH).
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for ABANDONMENT.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for RELATIONSHIP ISSUES.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for ADDICTION.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for SEXUAL ABUSE.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for STRESS.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for CANCER AND OTHER SERIOUS ILLNESSES.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for VISION AND SUCCESS.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy strategies and insights for TRANSCENDING HYPNOTHERAPY.
  • Students will also receive a PERSONALIZED CERTIFICATE upon completion, at their request.

What scientific research is telling us can help you assist your clients. Meditation (i.e. Hypnotherapy) promotes numerous health benefits including:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Regulating emotions.
  • Boosting the immune system.
  • Increasing empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence.
  • Increasing mental clarity.

What students are saying about Joseph’s courses:

It is my second course with an amazing teacher. Thank you! Sandra Bar

…the meditations are next level awesome. Courtney Seard

Great! Loved it! Although I’ve been practicing hypnotherapy for 25 years, I learned some new healing techniques and I’ll continue to use them with my clients. Thank you very much for this course. Avelon McNae

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

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A Free 5-Minute Meditation to Alleviate Stress

The following video is a brief meditation to help dissolve any stress you may be experiencing. Enjoy!

The Definition of Stress

The definition of stress is ‘A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances’. In the rapidly moving 21st Century, we’re all stressed. What that means is, we’re all placed under adverse and demanding circumstances.

New Stresses

Technology is speeding everything up for everybody. No one can keep up. However, there’s an unspoken and underlying expectation that we’re all expected to. That’s stressful.

Furthermore, because technology can copy everything instantly, we are placed under the expectation of perfection. Typos, imperfections in sound, video quality, and computations, are all taboo. The only problem is, we’re all human. We’re not perfect. We aren’t designed for perfection. Having that expectation over us all the time is stressful.

Let’s not forget overpopulation. In my lifetime alone, the population of the world has more than doubled. More and more of us are competing for a limited number of resources. We’re already seeing the impact it’s having on the planet. That creates an air of uncertainty about our collective future. That’s stressful too.

What’s even more interesting is that these stresses are all relatively new and placed upon the old-fashioned, pre-existing normal stresses. I call them Traditional Stress.

Traditional Stress – Different Types

I’ve boiled traditional stress into three basic categories.

Unavoidable Stress

Unavoidable stress is the product of life circumstances—the unexpected occurs, traffic grinds to a halt, we raise kids, deadlines get moved up, we relocate, workloads increase, a family member dies, life happens, etc., etc., etc.

There’s not much we can do about this type of stress. Our only control is how we deal with it. There are all sorts of ways to alleviate such pressures, such as meditation, recreation, exercise, hobbies, talking to friends, dealing with a problem directly, or even some type of therapy.

Avoidable Stress

Avoidable stress is the type of stress that can be dispatched with a little internal awareness. These stresses are caused by suppressed emotion from the past and/or chatter from our monkey minds. They tend to cause repeating patterns of the same stress over and over again.

Not Living The Life You Were Born To Live

One of the deepest (and more subtle) causes of stress is caused by not living the life you were born to live. All of us are here to be and do something specific. However, due to conditioning form our families, society, religions, and the media, many of us get directed away from the knowing voice that lives within. The result of living someone else’s version of who we are meant to be can leave us quite empty in the inside.

Stress Relief Benefits of Meditation

Health

The health benefits of meditation (and reducing stress) are numerous and well documented. A few benefits include a regulated heart rate, balancing hormonal levels and fortifying the immune system.

Healing

Meditation can be a wonderful tool to assist in releasing suppressed emotion from the past. By entering a deeply relaxed state, unwanted emotion can effortlessly be released. Stressful repeating patterns that accompany those emotions will stop and improve the quality of our lives.

Life Purpose

As you become more and more committed to your meditation practice, you will start to lead a more peaceful life. As you engage in your healing, clarity of your life direction will start to emerge, lighting up the path of the life you were born to live. At that point, all you have to do is live it.

*Parts of this text are from my book, The Subconscious, The Divine and Me, published by Pine Woods Press.

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

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A Miraculous Cure for Deep Grief

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Life is a never-ending parade of hanging on and letting go, letting go and hanging on. In fact, to be happy, healthy and well-adjusted, we need to learn the art of letting go. It’s imperative to learn how to grieve.

The above video is how hypnotherapy helped a client of mine overcome deep grief. The video is from my online course, Hypnotherapy, Miracles, Mysticism, & Darkness – A Podcast.

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

In thanks for reading my blog, I’d like to offer you a few great deals!

Pick up a FREE 3-minute meditation audio

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How to Find an Illustrator

 

Congratulations, you’ve just finished writing your New York Times best-selling children’s picture book. The only problem is, you don’t have any pictures. What you need is an illustrator. Where on Earth do you find one?

Search no further, I’ve had incredible success finding top-notch illustration talent. Just check out the illustrated gem above . The two places I’ve had the best luck are from online freelancing websites, Freelancer and Upwork.

On Freelancer, you can run a contest by submitting a text to illustrate. Then, kick back and relax, as you start collecting eye-popping samples from all over the world. However, if you want quality submissions, expect to offer a prize of at least $150 USD. I’ve found all 3 of my remarkable illustrators on Freelancer.

Upwork is another great site to find illustrators.  However, they don’t run contests or allow illustrators to submit free samples. However, their talent base is extensive. Simply post a job and be prepared to sort through the pile of proposals!

So what are you waiting for?!! Post your job today. I can’t wait to see your finished book!

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Joseph Drumheller is an award-winning children’s book author and creator of the Creative Literacy Program. Pick up a free illustration from Amber’s Seeing Heart, or check out his books below! www.josephdrumheller.com/learn

 

The Best Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Course, Part 3

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I’m thrilled to announce my latest online course, Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Course – Part Three, is now live.  This course takes hypnotherapy up to the professional level, designed for hypnotherapists, life coaches, energy healers, counselors and psychologists.

The material in this course will provide insights into theory, practical applications, and session-related nuances that will help you maximize your effectiveness, as a leader in meditative healing.

Although this course is not focused on providing new hypnotic techniques, it is a course addressing the numerous questions and situations that face a Clinical Hypnotherapist, as they develop mastery and experience in their profession as a healer.

This course builds on the techniques and fundamentals learned in my previous courses, Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification, Part 1 and Part 2. 

The information provided is based on nearly three decades of work in my career as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Most of this material you will not find in any book and has been garnered by experience from literally thousands of one-on-one and group sessions. 

Students who complete this course will have the much needed information to enhance their effectiveness and take their practice to the top of their game. Furthermore, the insights presented can be readily assimilated into anyone’s existing hypnotherapy practice.

Course material will be presented through video lecture, text summaries, and some sample guided meditations.

In this course, students will be presented with a variety of SUPPLEMENTAL PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS, to perfect their craft as a professional healer. Students will learn:

  • Theories explaining WHAT THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND IS and how it pertains to Clinical Hypnotherapy.
  • The necessity for FREE CONSULTATIONS and how to construct them.
  • The predominant FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS posed by potential clients and how to answer them.
  • How much to CHARGE FOR SESSIONS.
  • How to provide HEALING PACKAGES for clients.
  • How to create INTAKE FORMS, required LEGAL DOCUMENTS, and POST-SESSION NOTES.
  • The absolute necessity of maintaining PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES and ETHICAL CONDUCT.
  • How to effectively address potential PROBLEMS and UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES that may come up during a session.
  • About TOOLS, PROPS, and ACCESSORIES to enhance effectiveness in a session.
  • What to do AFTER A SESSION.
  • About conducting GROUP EVENTS and RETREATS.

What scientific research is telling us can help you assist your clients. Meditation promotes numerous health benefits including:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Regulating emotions
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Increasing empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence
  • Slowing the aging process

What students are saying about Joseph’s courses:

…the meditations are next level awesome. Courtney Seard

I’m doing a couple of Joseph Drumheller courses and he’s a really fantastic teacher. His approach is very genuine and authentic. He spent many years providing support to terminally ill cancer patients. Highly recommended. Phil Strong

You know, Joseph, I really appreciate the reminder that unresolved emotional charges INFLUENCE  our decision making and behavior. I can see that this has played out in my life to my great misfortune. At this stage of my life, it is very important for me to take charge of these ancient emotional triggers, and create a much healthier and happier existence. I love your class, Joseph. Thanks again for all of your hard work! Laurel Gay Edwards 

Your delivery was warm and natural and your sincerity and love of meditation shines through.  I can see how much work has gone into this course and I’m sure it will reach and help many, many, many people. It’s so nice to ‘meet’ someone with very similar views on meditation and an approach to teaching that chimes with my own. I wish you every success! Linda Hall

Joseph Drumheller’s practical, earthy approach to meditation, along with his soothing voice and approachability provide a comfortable place to begin a new practice or gain deeper insights to those more established. Speaking as a lifelong meditator myself, I recommend his work. Judy Blackwell

I will say that the main thing I look for in someone in such a course is that they exude calm, and joy….and you do……and that they look trustworthy, good energy when you look at their eyes…. when they speak….and you do…. Marika Marks

Very informative about getting started at home meditation. I am excited to dive into Joseph’s course! Kari Moore

Very professional and I loved the videos! If this is your first class online, I wouldn’t have known it. You did a great job! Judy Lynne

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I’m a leader in Meditation, Healing, Education and a three-time, award-winning author.  My mission is to assist people of all ages, in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

If you have any questions on spiritual growth, meditation or energy healing, please contact me.  I’ve been working in these worlds since 1991.  I’m here to help you out. That’s what I was born to do.

In thanks for reading my blog, I’d like to offer you a few great deals!

Pick up a FREE 3-minute meditation audio

Check out my online courses at 40% off for my readers