Change your life! The ultimate relief plan for anxiety, worry and panic.

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Social Anxiety? 3-Steps to Connect with Ease.

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Would you like to have the 5 tips for connecting with ease, even if you are anxious in social situations?

The Mp3 below is  from our workshops for single introverts.  It give some easy ways to use the power of your
mind to create calm and joy in social situations.
These tools are helpful to anyone who wants to trigger the feeling of calm, or confidence.

Just click on the link below for the 5 tips to confidence in social situations. 

3-Steps to Connect with Ease for people with Social Anxiety

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Magic Toolbox for Stress Relief

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This Magic Tool Box contains:

Ways to get unstuck:
*  Relax the mind and body.
*  Engage the unconscious: Talk so your unconscious mind listens

Setting the Mind for success tools:

*  No-Fail Goal Formula: For new challenges.
*  Uncover your passion using the powerful exploration process.
*  Shut down the inner critic and negative self-talk.
*  Unlock energy and joy:
*  Keep motivation high when stressed.

Self-hypnotic techniques to:

  • Release stuffed emotions.
  • Shift into new pattern of thinking
  • Drain off stress 
  • Trigger clear thinking in any situation.

Alter your state of mind tools to:
*  Boost energy.
*  Reduce worry.
*  Eliminate fear.


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IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s – Break free of symptoms

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A Special Offer:
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for anyone who has been suffering with
IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s

You can break free from the anxiety, worry, pain
and discomfort of stomach and bowel issues. 

I’ve been helping my clients to break free for years.  People find me through referrals from friends, family and medical doctors who know of my work in the very specialized area.    

As I reach retirement I decided to get the information to people who are suffering and want help.  I’ve opened up my program to new clients who are ready to get freedom from the the worry and distress of gut problems.  Even if you’ve been told there is nothing that can help, you owe it to yourself to find out more.    The program I developed works without medication.

Sign up a Complimentary Consultation.

It easy to do just contact me by email
*. Include your name, contact information
* Give a few sentences about what you are struggling with.
* I will get back to you to schedule a free consultation.

**Please note that I only take on 2 new clients a month.  So,  if you’re ready and willing to have a major change in the symptoms you’ve been struggling with email me and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for us to work together.

On the subject line of your email put:
I’d like a Discovery Consultation

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Is hypnosis safe?

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Do you have winter depression?

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Anxiety, depression and winter blues.
3 Secrets to change the internal triggers

By Audrey Sussman PhD

The beautiful, orange and reds of the changing leaves signals winter is around the corner.  This can be a source of pleasure and joy for many, but if you have seasonal depression it  leads to a sense of dread, sadness and winter blues.  It may seem strange that the change of seasons can cause such different reactions.  There is a reason that people have different reactions.

If your mind goes into a downward spiral as the winter season approaches, it’s important to understand that your reaction is not actually about the cold, snowy, grey days of winter.  If it were, all people would have the same reaction.   What is taking place with winter blues is the memories and old programs that are being triggered.  These triggers are hidden in the background of the mind. 

The part of the mind that records all your memories is called the unconscious part of the mind.  Lucky for all of us,  we can learn to speak the language of the unconscious to change reactions we don’t want.  The 1st step for changing programs that  trigger dread, sadness and anxiety as winter approaches, is to understand how to talk the language of the unconscious.   

Talking the language of the unconscious  is very different from the cognitive exercise,  of saying to yourself “I won’t get sad, anxious/ depressed this winter.”   Talking to yourself, saying mantra’s is a completely different skill, because it works only on the conscious level, instead of changing the unconscious programming that is causing the problem.  Cognitive skills are helpful, they help for a while, but since the program is still running,  the unwanted feelings come back, no matter how much you tell yourself this year will be different.   

Feelings don’t come out of the blue.  The programs that are causing the reaction were set inside early in life.  That is why it is so difficult to change unwanted reactions on the logical/cognitive level.  If an unwanted program is running in the background, we use the language  the unconscious  mind  will follow, to reprogram it.  

A good example of how talking the language of the unconscious change winter depression for one of my clients follows. Although she came to see me for a completely different problem, it turned out that Marcie got a huge bonus of getting free of her winter depression.  Marcie (name changed) came for help because migraines were destroying her happy life.  Medicine was no longer working, and the pain was so awful it was effecting her vision.  She was angry that she had no control over her bodily reaction and she was scared since  it was getting worse as winter approached. A dding to her misery was the fear of not knowing when the next migraine might hit. Each day as she got ready for work she didn’t know if she’d be able to complete her day without asking for a ride home. 

As I was getting information in our first session she happened to mention that each autumn the migraines would get worse, and in addition she started to feel dread of the cold, grey days of winter.   No matter how hard she tried to stay up and to be her normal happy self, as the trees lost their leaves she just couldn’t stop the downward spiral.    At this point she believed that she just didn’t like winter. She image of winter was  dead trees,  a dark and dismal sky, and feeling empty and dull inside  her chest.   

For years, she dreaded winter, and no matter how hard she tried,  she couldn’t stop the emptiness and depression that would overtake her.  In the last few years she realized that the migraines also increased as winter approached.  What she didn’t realize was all of this could change.  As we worked together it changed so much that winter no longer caused any reaction. She still preferred the warmth of summer, but the migraines disappeared, and she no longer felt dread and the downward spiral as winter approached.

It is always interesting to me what brings people to see me.  In Marcie’s case she was hoping to get relief from migraines.  A friend had giving her my card and it took her two years to finally get to the point where she was ready to try my program. Even after she signed up she was skeptical that anything would help.  She said I was her last hope because the medical approaches stopped working and she was told she have to learn to live with the pain.      After completing the program she was migraine free,  and she had a bonus she hadn’t imagined when we started.   She called me a year later.   What she was actually calling about was to say it’s Spring and she had gone through fall and winter without migraines, but even more surprising she didn’t have the dread and emptiness.   Best of all she didn’t have to try to change it, her feelings about autumn and winter were  just different.    It seemed like a miracle to her, but in reality once you know how to speak the language of the unconscious it is easy to get to the root of unwanted emotions and to change the reactions that you don’t want.

If the cold winds of winter bring on dread, sadness, depression or anxiety, you are not alone,  I get calls from people suffering from melancholy, loneliness, sadness, dread and anxiety every day,  and, I’d love to guide you to change. I offer a consultation where you can get your questions answered

If you want to experiment on your own there are a number of things you can start with to change unwanted reactions. It might surprise you to learn that it is possible to get total relief from even the most devistating feelings and reactions.

Changing unwanted triggers:  The first 3 secrets

The 1st secret: Knowing how the mind works. 

Think of the mind as being made up of  two different parts.
1. The conscious part:  What you are aware of,  your thoughts.
2. The unconscious part: This is the part that holds all your memories, the programs and your stuffed/repressed emotions. 

We want to talk the language of the unconscious mind in order to re-program unwanted triggers.  To first way get in touch with unconscious information is to notice where you feel each emotion in your body.

Getting In Touch With Unconscious Information: 
TIP:  The next time you feel sad, angry, depressed or anxious, take a moment to do a body scan.   As you scan your body, notice what part of your body hold the emotion (or notice where you feel tension)  

This step is really important because your emotions give us vital information.  Knowing where you hold each emotions will be of help when working to clear the whole chain of similar emotions. .   

The 2nd secret:  Become aware of your thoughts.

Conscious Mind TIP: Become aware of the thoughts, pictures and memories that go through your mind.
Many times  thoughts move so quickly you are not aware that a thought is creating a reaction. What tells you there was a thought (including the ones running in the back of your mind)  is that if you pay attention you can feel where the emotion is being held in your body. 

Two different types of  thoughts:
1.  Past events:
When you have an unwanted emotion, take a moment to notice your thoughts.  Go to the moment right before you felt the emotion in your body. Notice if you thinking about something from the past.  

2. Future Worries:
These are thoughts about possible scary, upsetting, embarrassing things that might happen in the future. When thoughts get stuck on upsetting things that might happen in the future,  it creates a negative image about the future event.  These images  usually contain  images of being rejected,  embarrassed, or being flooded with anxiety.    It is understandable that these images and thoughts increase the worry, dread, sadness, overwhelm and fear about the future situation.

TIP: When future images are causing a problem experiment with this little trick.  Since the future hasn’t happened yet, and it is your mind instead of seeing what you don’t want,  experiment with creating a positive future image.  Create something you want to see happen.    These new images will set up the unconscious for a much more positive outcome. 

If after experimenting you find that  you are still suffering with negative images and emotions  that you can’t shake, it means there is something deeper that needs to be released.  Take a deep breath and ask the question: I wonder what this emotion is about.  This might give you the deeper issues that need to be re-programmed. 

The 3rd secret: Release stuffed emotions  

The unconscious mind reacts to your thoughts.  Thoughts trigger emotions because the unconscious responds to your thoughts and messages.   Your unconscious part is constantly working in the background to manage all the information coming in from all your senses.  It takes care of sending the chemicals needed to get you ready to fight or flee in a fearful situation. T he changes in our body chemistry is what causes you to feel jittery, nervous and anxious as the body is getting ready to flight or flee.  This can lead to more fear and dread of the imagined, upcoming event. 

The unconscious is also the storehouse for all of your stuffed emotions, and the images that go with them.  In order to release emotions it helps to have a guide. .  This is the area where I can help.  I have a great track record of helping people to get free of anxiety, panic, fear, worry, pain and overwhelm. It is possible to start feeling the positive changes in just sessions. And after releasing  stuffed emotions, automatically new life enhancing programs replace the old faulty ones, and you then react with calm and serenity,  in events that used to trigger unwanted anxiety.  

About the author:  Audrey Sussman PhD is a hypnotherapist and the Director of the Anxiety Control Center.  Thirty years ago she  began her quest to find a way to help her clients to break free from anxiety and panic.  Years of study and practice went into the development of her life changing program.  Now it is possible to get relief from panic, anxiety, fear, depression, phobias, migraines as well as stomach and bowel distress. You can learn to use this step-by-step system, by listening to her seminars, in private sessions and through her self study courses.

For information or to set up a consultation click here to email her 

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Anxiety, Social Worries and How to Feel Comfortable in a Crowd

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We had a great coaching call last week for our Single Introvert Group.   Thanks to one of our participants for sharing the notes he took from our discussion, we added some additional information and you can see it below. 

If you’d like to be a part of our next coaching group email me with your contact information and I’ll sent you an invite. click here to email Audrey directly.

The MP3 from our coaching call:
3 Steps to Connect with Ease: Even if you’re Anxious in Social Situations,  is available at the link below


Thanks to Doug for the notes that follow:

*Add an Event to A Calendar Provides Reminders & Notifications.
*Look Forward to an Upcoming Event.
*Be Aware of Body Sensations & Thoughts
*Create a Positive Image in Your Mind
*For Every One Negative Thought Think of Two Positive.

Nerves Be Calm: Breathing Technique.
Inhale for a 4 Seconds
Hold Your Breath for 7 Seconds
Release for 8 Seconds
Repeat 1 – 5 minutes.

Questions: Is Someone Aware of Body Or Thoughts
Answer: A Person is Aware of Both even Unconsciously

The Future has not happened Yet

The 3 different types of Tools needed to change reactions.
1. Cognitive
2. Physical
3. Emotional

Step 1: Identify the Thoughts (Cognitive),

Step: 2:  Notice where you hold tension, pain or emotion in the body (physical)

Step 3: Release the Emotions that are triggering the thoughts, and the bodily Symptoms dissappear.

Communication Ideas for Introverts:
A Common Concern is: What Do I Say?
a. Non-verbal techniques
b. Verbal techniques

Breaking The Ice, to get a conversation started.

Communication has three parts:
1. Beginning with light chatter,
2. Moving on to Middle conversation starters
3. Creating Deeper  connections. 

A Common Concern is: What Do I Say?
Start with simple beginning tools:
Example: Look for Someone Alone to Approach and use the following questions.
a. This is my first time here at (Location and/or Group)
b. Ask Basic Question which relates to where you are: Do you know this band?
c. Talk about Location: Have You Been Here Before?
d. Talk about the Group: Have You Been with This Group Before?
e. People Provide Clues you can use to Keep A Conversation Going

How to Continue a Conversation
Communication is like tossing a baseball.  You start with throwing the first question.  The other (catches the ball) and answers and then tosses back the ball with the next question.  Make sure to keep the ball going by answering and then opening up the next question.

This Builds & Holds Rapport
Be A Good Listener: Listen Carefully to what the other is saying, it will give you clues of what to talk about next. 

Once you have a conversation started you can invite the person you are talking with to move with you to talk to another person at the event.  It is easier to move through the Crowd with the Person You Just Met & Feel Comfortable with. 

Tool: The Eye Movement Triangle:
If you have trouble looking at some in the eyes, use this tool.
You can either:
1.  Look between the other’s eyes at the Bridge of Their Nose.

2. Or keep you eyes moving in a triangle. Move your eyes from The Left side of the face (near the ear) over to the right side of the face. Then move look down to the chin. 

Repeat back to the starting point on the left side of the other’s face.

If comfortable it give a warm feeling when you make direct eye contact for a few moments at a time.

You do not have to continue speaking with anyone. Just say I’ll catch you later I want to chat with a friend etc.  Talking with Someone You Do Not Wish to creates tension. Learn different ways to gently get away and move on to someone else. 

Idea: saying: This was Enjoyable but I Promised SomeoneThat I Would Meet with Them here, talk to you later.

Marci says: Solid vs. Limited Connections:
Promise Yourself to Make at Least 3 Solid Connections for: Work, Socialization or Romance & Keep Your Word to Yourself.

Audrey says one technique that helps really shy people is to create a goal for the event. 
Start with a really small goal.
Goal: I’ll just set the goal to say hi to 3 people.  This way no matter how the event turns out you can be proud for completing the goal and saying a quick hi to 3 people.

One of her clients actually came back from an event after using this technique and surprised himself when he realized he had not only say hi to three people, he had actually talked to almost everyone at the event.   

For Marci talks about making connections of Quality Over Quantity. 

Energy Exchange: Someone Gives Off Good Energy.

Relaxed vs. Anxious Body Postures
Body Language: Is A Person Opened or Closed?
Is Someone’s Arms Crossed or Not? This doesn’t mean they are closed, perhaps they are also nervous, or cold or don’t know what to do with their hands.

Have A Goal or Goals
Attaining A Goal is A Win
Winning Provides Motivation for Leaving Home the next time.

Anxiety & Fear: Comes From Reactions and Triggers From Older, Negative, Bad Memories. Old Programs, trigger the mind at an unconscious Level.

Anxiety is Not Your Fault! It is due to negative programs that are running in the background of the mind.

Understand & Know How The Mind Works.
Trigger Emotions.

Pay Attention to & Notice How Your Body Feels

Secret # 1: Different Emotions Effect Different Parts of The Body.

Secret # 2: Past vs. Future Events
Be Aware of Your Thoughts about The Past. Past events can often be related to Bad Memories.

What If thoughts are typically future related – and usually create anxiety. 

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Quick tips for worry and anxiety relief

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Quick tips for anxiety relief.

There are many different types of tools that can be used to move from anxiety and fear to calm and confident. These tools for today’s article were the ones I used to help a client in a 10 minute quick session.

We started by looking first for what was triggering the anxiety and fear reaction.   You too can use the steps in any situation to stop anxiety, fear and self blame.    We start by just noticing what you are feeling, and where you experience it in your body.  In the next step we use a specific question to get to what is actually triggering the symptoms.

After using these tool my client felt back in control and he told me how calm was once again flowing through his chest and body.  For him understanding that the anxiety didn’t come out of the blue, and that he wasn’t regressing to old patterns, was a big step in feeling back in control. Then,  getting to the underlying triggers gave us the next steps in what needed to be released and healed in our future sessions.

There are a many different things that can trigger anxiety, and for each there are specific tools that can be used. Today we start with the easiest tools, ones you can start with today.

Get to the underlying cause of reactions.
Step 1. Close your eyes, and notice where in your body you are feeling the anxiety (worry, self-doubt, fear, etc.)
Step 2. Take a breath and let it out slowly.  Do this 3 times.and notice how it feels in your body.
Step 3. Next, take a moment to remember back to the thoughts you were having right before you felt the emotion.
One cause for anxiety can be our thoughts.

a. Sometimes you are aware of the thoughts
b. Many times your thoughts move so quickly you aren’t aware of them.
c.  One way you know thoughts are triggering a reactions, is the anxiety or tension you feel in your body.
d. Anxiety provoking thoughts sounds something like this:
What if the anxiety comes back?
What if I can’t stop it?
What if I regress to old patterns again?
What if there is something physically wrong with me?

e. The body responds to the thoughts with some form of anxiety (knots in the stomach,  tension in the chest, heaviness or pounding heart, racing mind, etc.).
f. Thoughts that begin with the words: What if. . .
go directly into the unconscious as a direction.  And the unconscious acts by sending the chemicals needed to fight or flee.

Quick tips to get to the underlying trigger for anxiety.
Step 1. Close your eyes, and notice where in your body you are feeling the (anxiety, worry, self-doubt, fear, sadness, guilt etc.)
Step 2. Take a breath and let it out slowly.  Do this 3 times. Or use the Breathing for calm tool.
Step 3. Next, stop for a moment and become curious about what the anxiety is about.
Step 4. Use the following question: I’m really curious what this anxiety is about?
a. This is a question you put inside of yourself. Please make no effort to analyze, just be curious.
b. Say to yourself: I wonder what the feeling is about?
c. Wait for an answer from the unconscious part of the mind.

  1. For the client I was talking about in the beginning of this article: the answer came quickly.
    His thoughts were triggering the worry and anxiety.  In addition he was blaming himself for losing the calm he had after our session together.  He was fearful that he was regressing to an old pattern we had already changed.
  2. As he went deeper, using the question in Step 4, and being curious, in just seconds, he got the answer.
  3. The emotion was actually his  unconscious mind hoping to help him notice the deeper issue.  One that had been repressed since early childhood.  It was actually doing something wonderful, giving us information about an important wound that needed to be healed.  And it was actually information and not a regression to an old pattern.
  4. Remember to use these tips and notice whatever comes up. Ask the question in Step 4. do this without judgement or self blame, just curiosity.
  5. This are the first steps to getting freedom from anxiety, panic, fear and worry.

Background information.  In all my private programs I offer a two 10 minute “I need you now” sessions. My client was at his 8th session and this was the first time he needed this  “I need you now” session.  He is thrilled with his new self as he became calmer and more assertive (without the anger and guilt he started with).  And overall feeling of his true-self was emerging.  In our last session he went really deep, clearing long standing grief, sadness and loss.  When he left the office his body actually felt different. There was a light, calm, solid feeling in his chest.  That was one reason the anxiety was so unexpected.  After our 10 minute call he was once again on the calm road.

I thought it would be of help to use this real life situation to help others to know some of the steps to take when anxiety surfaces.  People wonder what causes them to go from a calm to anxiety and upset. There are a few things that can be at the root of anxiety.


  1. The thoughts that go through the mind.
    a. Sometimes you are aware of the thoughts
    b. Many times the thoughts move so quickly that you aren’t even away that you had a thought. what you are aware of is the feelings of anxiety or bodily symptoms.
  2. The most common thing that happens after finding calm is that a question comes to mind that sounds something like this:  What if the anxiety comes back? What is I get anxious again and can’t focus on my work?  What if I panic and can’t function? What if I regress to old patterns?
  3. And, after these thoughts what happens is that the body responds with some form of anxiety.  Knots in the stomach, feeling of tension in the chest, or an anxious feeling in the mind.
  4. The reason for this is that the thought (what if. . .) goes to the unconscious as a direction.

Tips to change the pattern.

  1. Close your eyes
  2. Take a breath and let it out slowly
  3. Ask a question that sounds like this:  I’m really curious what the anxiety (knot in my stomach, fear etc) is about.
    a. This is a question you put inside of yourself., without any effort to analyze.
    b. You just wonder what the feeling is about and wait for an answer from the unconscious part of the mind.
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