Struggling with sleep issues? According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, people with PTSD who have trouble sleeping may benefit from focusing on reducing anxiety during the day rather than just trying to improve their sleep at night. The researchers found that reducing anxiety during waking hours was associated with better sleep quality and reduced symptoms of PTSD. So if you’re having trouble sleeping due to anxiety or PTSD, consider implementing strategies for managing anxiety during the day. Taking care of your mental health during waking hours could lead to better sleep at night!
When Mind is unsettled and everything is frazzled, you can’t focus on one thing, can’t find answers to questions, solutions to problems, see the possibilities.
When Mind is calm, the picture becomes sharper, ideas and insights come naturally to you, you suddenly see the answers to your questions, have deep insights, aha moments, discover your “big why”, your true calling, realise what was keeping you stuck, heal those painful memories from the past and discover your path to freedom.
This is what NeuroCoaching does: assist you in calming the mind so that you can see clearly, discover what the problem is, connect the dots and find solutions that will help you live your life on your own terms, be there for others, making the world a better place.
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In his appearance at BBC Newsbeat on the Mental Health Day, Prince William mentioned “a ‘toolbox’ to help you deal with unexpected obstacles in your personal life.” One of the tools may be mindfulness 🧘♂️ , defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment.” Try this for 1 minute ⏱: close your eyes😌 and just observe what comes up, without dwelling on any of these thoughts that will necessarily circulate in your brain 🧠 , without judging them or developing them, just letting them go by. And comment below 👇 if you’ve noticed any difference. The difference I notice is that the thoughts that were buzzing in my head settle down like grains of sand in a glass of water 💦 , and as they settle it becomes more clear 💎 . My body also noticeably relaxes. Training this just for a minute ⏱ throughout the day it becomes automatic: mindful minute ⏱ => clearer mind 💎❤️😍😘.
I didn’t know about his suffering. He was always full of humour, with a joke ready to make us laugh. He was kind and gentle. He was our rock… Until he wasn’t. We didn’t know about his suffering. We were not aware. It must have cost him such an enormous amount of energy and effort to keep his secret, to act as if all was well, as if he was okay. But he wasn’t. He didn’t tell us. He didn’t tell anybody about the depth of his despair. Now he has gone, I’m honouring his life, I’m remembering the good times, I’m sad that there’s not going to be anymore memories that we can create together. Even the strongest men may be vulnerable. Let’s look at each other and ask “Are you OK?” “ Are you really OK?”
RIP Queen Elizabeth II, RIP my brother Václav. National mourning in the UK is for me aligned with a very personal mourning. My brother had much bigger impact on me than the Queen. I’ll miss her, but I will miss him more! May nobody have such grief of losing a brother 5 years after losing a sister. When I was growing up I sometimes wished to be the only child. But it’s so much better life with siblings! May this be for you a day of appreciation of your siblings. Let them know that you love them, you need them and they mean a lot to you. Tomorrow it may be too late! With sympathy to the royal family and to my family. This is a very sad year.
I had NeuroCoaching sessions with Jitka around the issue of workplace bullying that I had experienced in my past. There were several incidents involving different people that I worked with in different work environments over the past decades. At the time of our first session, I didn’t realize how much emotional charge I was holding onto with these memories until I began to talk about them with her (which I self-rated to be a 7/10 on our fist session). As a sensitive person, I was very upset when these unwarranted aggressive verbal attacks on me took place. Even though they occurred so long ago, when I recalled the events, it felt like yesterday. I also wasn’t aware of how much they were still impacting my current life. Through Jitka’s coaching process, I was able to see these situations from different perspectives, learn by them, and reconsolidate the memories. By the end of my sessions I had no emotional charge related to these memories (0/10). I’m very grateful for having these NeuroCoaching sessions with Jitka and I’m a freer and lighter person because of her support and guidance. I’m also more compassionate with myself and with others because of the transformative coaching process that Jitka so skillfully navigated me through. I highly recommend working with Jitka to find freedom from workplace bullying! She is a truly compassionate coach who will hold space for your inner transformation. It’s so worth it! Thank you so much Jitka!
Martha Beck presents a concept of living like a wayfinder. Like ancient Polynesian mariners learned to observe stars, nature, animals to navigate the sees, so can we use our intuition to navigate the complexities of today’s world
NeuroCoaching has strategies how to access our intuition in a very gentle yet quick and deep and profound way, and transform those memories that may be disturbing us and holding us back so that we can move on, eliminate the pain from the traumatic memories and thrive in life, for the benefit of ourselves, our dear ones, all beings, the world.
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As the US holiday of Thanksgiving is approaching, I’d like express my utmost gratitude to my dear client Sue who expressed the results of NeuroCoaching so well when she said:
The conscious relaxation techniques I learned with Jitka have been life changing, they really help me to keep focus and calm under stressful situations. I was also very impressed by the depth of the work, I could access long lost memories of my childhood and I felt as if I had the chance to re-live situations and give myself what I needed at the moment and relate to this memory in a different way in the present, it was like “healing memories”. Since, it has really felt as I have been able to move forward, make peace with them, something I had worked on with other therapy techniques but was not able to heal completely.
Today’s entry from my entrepreneur’s diary: In the past when people told me I couldn’t do something, it motivated me to show them that they’re wrong and that I could do it. Examples:
Tutor in driving school: I told him I had an accident when a car run me over, since then I have fear of cars, when I cross the road, I run. Once I wasn’t doing that well in my driving, he said: “you will never get a driving license, you must have many other problems!”. He said this to another girl who was in the car with me when she was doing her driving lesson as well. He wasn’t a nice person and he wasn’t a good tutor. No surprise, I didn’t pass the driving test twice. I went to another driving school where the teacher was very patient and kind. I passed the driving test the first time. I got my first car. One day, I was turning at a cross roads and the teacher from the first driving school was driving from the opposite direction and had to wait for me to turn. I’ll never forget his surprised face when he saw me at the wheel! He almost bumped into my car as he forgot to break!! 😉
Professor at university: professor of Italian told me “you’ll never be able to pass the Italian exam, you’d have to go to the secondary school again in Italy to be able to pass then”. I attended all classes, did all the additional exercise classes, used my knowledge of Czech grammar to understand the grammatical analysis that was required, I did all the 10 written tests and one oral exam that were required and got excellence! When I went to this professor to write the excellent mark in my book, he admitted he was wrong and said: “ah, it wasn’t you, I mixed you up with a Polish girl”. Here you go! I graduated first class 😊
These two examples show that I’m skilled at overcoming adversity and negativity of others. These episodes show that I’m fully capable of overcoming someone’s negative remarks and even that someone’s negative remarks motivate me to show them the opposite. I get satisfaction from telling them: you see, I can do it. So now, why not apply this to my own negative self that tells me: “you can’t do it, you can’t be an entrepreneur, you grew up in a communist regime where nobody could be an entrepreneur, it’s impossible for you to have your own business”? So now I’m telling this person: you are wrong, I can do it! You’ll see 😊
To re-wire our brains 🧠 most efficiently, we need to make the process new and interesting. In trying out new things, we stimulate the parts of our brains 🧠 that can enhance our learning. For babies, everything is new. Like Liam here in the picture: he is trying a solid food for the first time in his life, yammy potatoe pure‼️😊
Babies progress very quickly in learning new skills. We’ve been gradually losing this ability as we were growing older. To go back a little bit to being like a baby, let’s try to use a trick. Let’s approach things in novel ways. 💡
Motivation centres in our brain 🧠 get stimulated by things that are new, interesting, different, rewarding. Relaxation is an essential ingredient for learning and solving problems. Let’s try to relax in a new and unusual way.
To bring yourself quickly into relaxation mode, try yawning. Believe it it not, yawning is the fastest way to reach a deeply relaxed state of mindful awareness and remove excess neural stress.
Start with a few deep breaths. Breathe in and as you breathe out, imagine you’re blowing candles on your birthday cake 🎂 Slowly extinguish all the candles and repeat until you feel calm and relaxed.
Now try to yawn 🥱 If a yawn doesn’t come, just fake it until you make it. Try to yawn mindfully, fully immersed in the present moment, observing where the yawn starts, how it develops, when it ends. Do a few mindful yawns and observe the shifts in your mind towards a more relaxed state.
In this deeply relaxed state of mindful awareness ask your intuition to reveal to you a suggestion about a problem you’re trying to solve, an answer to a question you’ve been scratching your head about and see what comes to mind. Using novel approaches, your brain 🧠 may respond differently from its habitual ways. Explore new strategies and try new avenues while also taking care of your brain 🧠 by providing new stimulation.
NeuroCoaching approaches things differently, in novel ways.
NeuroCoaching is based on experiential learning. Unlike other forms of personal development and business coaching, which are primarily anchored in traditional, psychological, cognitive, or metaphysical theories, NeuroCoaching involves new forms of mindful communication and intuitive problem-solving that have emerged from the collaborative brain-scan research of Andrew Newberg (Jefferson University), Mark Waldman, and Chris Manning (both from Loyola Marymount University).
These brain-based, evidence-based, and mindfulness-based strategies have been shown to alter specific brain networks in ways that instantly enhance one’s intuitive ability to calmly find creative solutions to virtually any obstacle or problem: in the workplace and at home, in personal relationships and social situations, and for reducing stress, anxiety, and emotional trauma. It is an experiential process using a unique form of mutual dialog that gives the client new tools that can easily be integrated into one’s daily life.
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