7 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
#23-the difference between mindfulness and meditation
In this episode, I talk about how mindfulness expands beyond meditation. It is something you can do all the time. Mindfulness includes active and passive outlets. You can wash dishes being mindful, talk to a friend, being mindful, driving, exercise, etc. Yoga is also about being in the present moment through movement. I expand on... the definition of mindfulness and meditationhow they are similar but different in a few waysI also talk about guided meditation and how I use it in my own practice and with my clients. Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe! Hugs, Cheryl Resources & Links MentionedResource Hub the place for all of my free and paid products.I'm writing a book called Mindfulness for Overthinkers: Think less, Do more, and feel incredibly Calm. If you want to see behind the scenes, join my community soon. Would you be willing to fill out a questionnaire about overthinking? Link HERE.
13 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
#22-why are we wired for negativity?
So, I don’t know if you are aware…but you think a lot, and most of what you think about is negative. Yes, negative. I am not saying you are negative by choice, it’s just how your brain is built. We are gonna talk about the brain and negative bias and how to stop it from mucking up your life.In this episode... I talk about how much you think.What negative bias is and why we are wired for it.How our memory works when it comes to negative bias.How you can become less negative and more positive.Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe! Hugs, Cheryl Resources & Links MentionedResource Hub- The place to find all of my free and paid productsI'm writing a book called Mindfulness for Overthinkers: Think less, Do more, and feel incredibly Calm. If you want to see behind the scenes, join my community soon. Would you be willing to fill out a questionnaire on overthinking? Link HERE.
12 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
How do you know if you're mindful?
How do you know if you are mindful?It is an interesting question and one that makes a lot of sense if you think about it. If you are new to mindfulness then you may not feel as though you are being mindful. What does it feel like and how do you know when you are? Mindfulness, as I have mentioned before is a natural state of being present without judgment. In this episode, I talk about...Negative bias and how it is easier to explain mindfulness by what it isn't vs what it is. I'll touch on how it feels to be mindful. spaciousness and simplicityhow mindfulness can be fleeting. Enjoy!!P.S would you like to answer some simple questions on overthinking? I would appreciate your input. (It can be confidential if you like)Resources & Links MentionedI am writing a book!! Woo Hoo! If you want the behind the scenes stuff, join my private FB community ---> HEREPause & Pivot Episode #09 Mindfulness Guide-guide to help you easily become mindful. MP3 included too.
13 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
#20-Look up for calm!
Have you ever walked out of a building and then looked up to realize you are noticing something beyond your tiny thinking? Yea… like that. We have been told to look up our entire life, but do we really? Stand up straight-chin up!Keep your head held highLookup Have faithWhen we mop around or are sad, we tend to look down, averting eye contact. In some ways, it can feel easier, because we can hide for a while.In this episode, I am going to discuss looking up....literally and figurative. Body posture mattersHow our brain changes with looking uplooking up to notice potentialconnect with that intuitive sideEnjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe! Hugs, Cheryl Resources & Links MentionedBook reference-I can make you happy by Paul MckennaI'm writing a book called Mindfulness for Overthinkers: Think less, Do more, and feel incredibly Calm. If you want to see behind the scenes, join my community soon. Link to fill out an overthinker questionnaire. Appreciate it Link HERE.
11 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Grieving mindfullyGrief is the most complex emotion next to love. And when it hits us we don’t know what to do. It feels like our brain stops working while our body catches up. It’s a horrible feeling. Grieving is something we all have to do at one point in our lives. We can’t get out of this one alive. Yet, it is an emotion that we stuff as far down as we can. We want to believe it is not true, that we can change it and that we are being punished by it. All of this is further than the truth. Grief is one of the greatest teachers. It forces you to look within. To appreciate the small things in life, to teach you how to use your grief on purpose and above all to be more compassionate with yourself and others. In this episode, I share a story about grief and ways to mindfully grief. The Mustard Seed StoryHow to use the image of the waves to mindfully grieve. Knowing that through it all, you can and will be ok. learn how to grief on-purpose Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe!Hugs, Cheryl P.S I am writing a book, if you want to see behind the scenes, join my community soon. Resources & Links MentionedSign up for podcast notification so you get every episode sent to your inbox —–> Here
11 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
#18 Watching your thoughts and letting them go -Mini-Meditation
It's time to watch your thoughts that are floating around in your head. When it comes to thinking some people hear a narration, some people see words. But either way, this particular mini meditation can be modified to fit what works for the way and how you think. In this episode I provide you with a relaxing mini-meditation so you can watch your thoughts...and let them go.Important note Please do not drive or use heavy machinery while listening to this recording.Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe! Resources & Links MentionedHave you grabbed the Mindfulness Guide yet? It's free PLUS it has a downloadable < 5-minute mini-meditation so you can move into mindfulness easily. Join our private Facebook community----> HERE
15 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
#17-Hypnosis misconceptions-Client Q&A
This is about hypnosis misconceptions that have come up. I’m going to get into a little bit about some questions that I’ve been given lately in regards to hypnosis and give you a little bit more information on how hypnosis works. In this episode, I answer these questions I went to a hypnosis stage show and they couldn’t put me under. Besides, I don’t want to cluck like a chicken. I can’t visualize anything. I have no imagination. How am I going to be hypnotized? I have strong willpower so how am I gonna be hypnotized? My friend went to a hypnotist And she went so deep and when I went, I didn’t. Is hypnosis safe? And does it really work? I also discuss what the pre-talk is and how it can alleviate concerns. Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe!Resources & Links MentionedCJR Hypnosis- Zoom hypnosis sessions for overthinking and anxiety -call today!Join our Facebook private community. You'll get extra ways to become calm that you won't get anywhere else.
12 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
#16-How to step out of your past and into the future
I talk about overthinking and past dwellers. If you're dwelling in all of your past experiences, past thoughts, past worries, past failures, and ruminating all the time, you're not living in the future. The future is now like right now.In this episode...I talk about the best "tools" to get you of the past. What questions to ask yourself regarding "why" your stuck there.A quick 20 minute way to get your focus back so you can enjoy your day. Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe!Links mentioned in this episodeEnjoy the pod Pause & Pivot podcast episode #09 Mindfulness podcast episode #01The "free" step by step mindfulness guide with downloadable MP3Join our private Facebook community—-> HERE
21 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
#15- Increase your self-confidence
Increase your self-confidenceConfidence is a feeling that you can trust your own judgment and abilities. It is a feeling of worth that resides deep within. It is a belief in this despite what your mind or others are telling you. For many of us, confidence is learned and grown into. We often see the confidence and strength in others and not in ourselves.In this episode...I talk about how to get out of your head and into your confidenceIncrease your confidence with "fake it til you make it" and how that works.Consider using different words related to confidence. Plus 5 ways to increase your confidenceEnjoy the Podcast and remember to be curious, consistent, and make sure you breathe!Links mentioned in this episodePause and Pivot Episode #09 CJR Hypnosis individualized online hypnosis for overthinking and anxietySign up for podcast notification -----> HereJoin our private Facebook Calm Community
13 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Episode #14-Does anxiety ever go away?
So, can anxiety ever really go away? Well, the answer is yes and no. Anxiety is normal in certain circumstances. It is our primitive brain doing it’s best to keep us safe. It's when it gets attached to everything we do that we have a problem. In this episode, I talk about managing anxiety expectations.The difference between those who manage it and those who don't. The over-analyzing of our symptoms and what this doesw=Why it's important to have healthy expectations on what "going away" looks like. Resources & Links MentionedEpisode #09 talks about the pause and pivotCJR Hypnosis individualized hypnosis for overthinking and anxiety. Sign up for podcast notification so you get every episode sent to your inbox -----> HereJoin our private Facebook community----> HERE
11 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
#13 - The benefits of mindfulness
Mindfulness is the best thing you can learn to calm the overthinking mind Most of what I talk about is related to mindfulness. I love mindfulness, the present moment and all things zen. I also like to teach people how to move into mindfulness naturally. The term “mindfulness” has become mainstream, but if you break it down, it is simply being present. My definition of mindfulness is...Mindfulness is an on-purpose heightened sense of awareness in the present moment that is without judgmental thoughts. In this episode, I talk about how to begin a mindfulness practice while using the "one minute of mindfulness" technique that I created years ago. So, starting slow can be simple, effective, and fit easily into our life with little effort. I also share a story about the 2 monks walking down the street in relation to mindfulness, and I touch on a study done on mindfulness and some of the wonderful benefits. How does Mindfulness help us?Compassion increases with mindfulnessPatience increasesdistracting thoughts decreaseDecreases over-thinking and anxiety Your mind becomes sharper and more aware of the subtle changes in your life.Plus much more...Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be consistent, curious, and make sure you breathe! Hugs, Cheryl Resources & Links MentionedCJR Hypnosis- Individualized hypnosis for overthinking and the anxious mind. Sessions via zoom available. A great mindfulness guide and audio for you!
14 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
I don't think I can be hypnotized
Can I really be hypnotized? The answer is yes, except for a few exceptions. Hypnosis is actually a natural state of being. You move in and out of it all day long and in most of your life, you have been hypnotized. Your habits, beliefs, and thinking have been created by a form of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a relaxed state where you are susceptible to suggestions given to you and your subconscious mind. This is natural and it happens all the time. Your subconscious mind filters all of the things going on in your life. It determines what is important and what can be let go. In this episode, I discuss the characteristics of a person who can be hypnotized and those who can't. About 30% of the population is highly susceptible, which means they can be hypnotized easily. Now, even if you mildly hypnotizeable, you can still respond to hypnosis. We can hypnotize people with only a light trance.Let me make this very clear. Hypnosis is not about losing control, on the contrary, it is about taking control of your thinking mind so that changes can take place…naturally. Resources & Links MentionedCJR HypnosisGrab the "Mindfulness to decrease your overthinking guide with MP3"Join our private Facebook Calm Community----> HERE
12 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
#11-Who is Cheryl?
Who is Cheryl? In this episode, I’ll tell you a bit about my story… my first “panic” attack and what happened along with what I did to overcome it and who I am now. When I first developed anxiety years ago, I didn’t know what it was so I wanted to learn all I could about brain chemistry and how it works. It's why I do what I do. Enjoy and just remember… Be curious, be consistent, and make sure you breathe. Hugs Cheryl Resources & Links Mentioned CJR Hypnosis-online one-one-one hypnosis for overthinking and anxiety. Cheryl (pictures of cats)Wanna ask me anything? Wanna just say hello? Click hereOr you can write to me directly here. info@CherylJReynolds.com I love learning about my listeners, so please do!
12 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Power of the cat purr to calm your mind
BONUS episode This bonus episode is for all of my cat moms and dads out there.Here I am going to talk about the power of the purr and how it can calm the mind, heal the body, and decrease stress. I am not going to cover how to get your cat to sit with you…that's all on you. So go get your coffee, a cat or two, and let’s get started. I also have a bonus downloadable mini-meditation in this episode- linked below. In this episode I discuss...How does purring work?How do we benefit from cat purrs?Some interesting purring factsResources and Links ProvidedCJR Hypnosis- individualized hypnosis for overthinking and your anxious mind.Pictures of my kitties (scroll down to the bottom of the page)Link to free ing
12 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Pause your overthinking right now
I am going to talk about stopping your overthinkingI wanted to tell you one of the ways that you can shift your overthinkingthoughts, put a pause on it so you can pivot to another ore important thing in your life.This is a good way to develop some quick changes AND you can use this all the time.In this episode, I will discuss What I call the "pause & pivot" and how it works to switch your mindset.I'll share a few of my favorite and very effective pause & pivot techniquesOnce you learn how to pause your thinking you can begin to do it naturallyEnjoy the pod and remember to be curious, be consistent, and make sure you breathe!Resources & Links Mentioned● CJR hypnosis● CalmCast CommunityListen to episode #4 for a simple overview of this information
8 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
#08-what can you do the moment you have anxiety?
What can you do the moment you get anxiety? I don’t know about you, but the moment I get a “flutter” of anxiety, my brain starts to go into overdrive. This is not helpful and it just increases my anxiety. Over the years I realized that my brain and body are not always on the same page. In this episode, I go over the way to change how anxiety affects you before it gets too much. How one technique can stop it rather quickly.Learn to know the difference between your thinking and emotions.How to notice what is happening without freaking out. I share one of my stories about anxiety.Enjoy the pod and remember to be curious, be consistent, and make sure you breathe! Resources & Links MentionedCJR Hypnosis -Work one-to-one with me via zoom or phone to decrease your overthinking and anxiety.
18 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Stop Listening to your lying brain
Your brain is lying to you, did you know that. In this episode, I talk about the left side of the brain and how this speech and communication center works. It is considered the interpreter and it interprets our thoughts regardless of whether it is right or wrong. Basically, our left side of our brain lies to us. I go over three ways to stop this lying brain.Never assume.Become mindful and notice in the most simple way. Label your thoughts.Resources & Links mentioned: Join our private Facebook Community while it's still in the new stage. No self, no problem_how neuropsychology is catching up with Buddhism- book by Chris Niebauer PH.DCJR Hypnosis- Hypnosis sessions via phone and zoom.
8 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
#06- The Calm Check- Keep the body and the mind relaxed
The Calm Check is a technique that can be easily done daily and frequently as it only takes a few minutes to do. It is a way to calm the mind so you can relax the body because we all hold tension in our body when we are stressed. In this episode, I go through the steps of the calm check. I talk about how it helps with tension in the bodyHow and where it can be done Why it is important to 'know' how you feel every day. Why "space" is important Resources & Links Mentioned Get a copy of The Calm Check Guide ( PDF) that has this written our for you to use. Plus I have provided an extended free mini-meditation of the calm check an MP3 format. CJR Hypnosis - Contact information to work with me one-to-one via phone or zoom to help decrease that overthinking or anxiety.
10 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
#05-Five ways to meditate with a busy mind
Even if you have doubts as to whether you can achieve a state of mind for meditation, realize that you already do. We move in and out of this state easily and naturally. And above all, the benefits are amazing. In this episode, I discuss 5 ways to meditate that are easy to do. I talk about how slow and consistent is the keyTry a specific technique that will prepare you for meditation. (I use it all the time)How to notice what you are thinking so you can do nothing about it. Meditation doesn’t have to be sitting and chanting. Why having a busy mind makes a guided meditation good for you. Enjoy the Podcast and remember to be consistent, curious, and make sure you breathe!Mentioned in podcastCJR Hypnosis - Contact information to work with me one-to-one via phone or zoom to help decrease that overthinking or anxiety. Episode #2, there is a mini-meditation on space. Enjoy the pod! Cheryl
6 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
#04 - The elephant in the room
The proverbial elephant in the room usually implies that there’s something big or overwhelming that no one wants to talk about.“Your brain thinks, that is what it does.” The elephant in the room is here to tell you that your brain thinks and you can’t control that stream of consciousness constantly going on and on. It’s perfectly natural to think. The problems arise when you follow a thought down the rabbit hole. In this episode I discuss:How we can "stop" or pause our thinking temporarily to change the directionHow to not fight with your thinkingWhat pattern interrupt is. (I call it Pause & Pivot) Resources & Links MentionedCJR Hypnosis – Individualized hypnosis sessions via phone/zoom to help decrease anxiety and overthinking. Each session is customized to your needs. See episode #9 for a better explanation of this technique. Sign up to get episode's notices. I would hate for you to miss one.