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Posts by Elise Walmsley

Mindful Eating: The Raisin Exercise

Mindfulness informs us that we have this moment and within this moment we have consciousness. As the mind passes through this moment of consciousness, choice always prevails. Much of what we register on a conscious level is reactionary, so the more aware we can keep ourselves moment to moment, the more we can think the…

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Some Scents Are Nonsense

The toxicity of scented dryer sheets and scented fabric softeners has been known for years, but for some reason, it hasn’t become common knowledge. Fabric softeners and fragrances are designed to stay in your clothes for a long period of time and hold that so called, “fresh smell” These chemicals slowly seep out of your…

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Happy to be Back!

For those of you who have known us for a while, you’ll remember that we launched our first book, A Workbook to Relieve Pain, way back in 2010. After almost twenty years of working in the pharmaceutical industry, Andrew and I repeatedly saw the power of the placebo effect. With Andrew’s experience with hypnosis and…

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What is a Stress-Free Mind?

In our modern world it can be a real challenge to determine the meaning of the words quality of life.  We are an over stimulated culture, so busy – always going somewhere – driven by so many unseen forces, that we are in a constant state of reaction. The Will to Heal teaches that in…

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Four Steps to Mind-Body Connection Healing

Mind body connection healing is about directing your thoughts so that you can essentially think yourself healthy.  The process involves visualizing parts of your body healing, and the belief is, that as you visualize these things happening, they actually will happen within your body.

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Empower Your Healing With Visualization

Visualization, also known as Mental Imagery, or Visual Mental Rehearsal, is a technique that has been proven to be extraordinarily successful in producing a specific outcome. Whenever we imagine ourselves performing an action in the absence of physical practice, we are said to be using visual imagery. 

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Five Ways Mindfulness Courses Will Help You

Mindfulness courses are all about reducing stress and really focusing your energies on the positive.  Mindfulness is a therapeutic way to pay extra close attention on something very specific.  Mindfulness courses have their root in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a technique developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zin at the University of Massachusetts.  The idea was to use mindfulness…

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Program Offers Relief From Chronic Pain

Publication: Massage Therapy Canada April 4, Barrie, ON – In spring 2011, pain sufferers will engage in the opportunity to learn how to manage their pain through the highly anticipated self-help visualization book and CDs, The Will to Heal Technique, A Guided Workbook to Relieve Pain. Creators, Andrew MacWha and Elise Walmsley-MacWha, formerly of TrifocalCommunications…

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