Archive for February, 2015


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Time to Spring into action with the “Power of Positivity” series

Spring is a time of renewal, restoration and new growth. What a wonderful time of year to join Dr. Roth-Roemer at this interactive springtime workshop series, geared toward helping you discover YOU and the power of positivity! In February, learn about the healing aspects of compassion and gratitude. In March, gain the tools you need to rewire your brain for happiness. In April learn how to pay attention to your wonderful intuition. In May move happily towards your goals with intention. Attend them individually or call to find out about getting a series discount for pre-purchasing 3 or 4 workshops. 480-261-4061

This is a cost effective way to get the psychological support that you need during these changing times, while also giving yourself a chance to make new connections.

The Healing Power
of Compassion and Gratitude
Thursday, February 26 , 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ancient wisdom as well as current research tells us that there is not much in this world that compassion and gratitude cannot heal. In this 90 minute workshop we will learn how to practice compassion and gratitude on a regular basis so that we can strengthen and increase our ability to use these healing skills whenever we need them most.

Sign up securely for this workshop:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-healing-power-of-compassion-and-gratitude-tickets-15055959781

 

Choosing Happiness:
rewiring your brain with positivity
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Life can get pretty overwhelming at times with deadlines at work, financial stressors, family tension, health issues and more… Somewhere along the way we may lose focus on what makes us happy, which throws off our mind, body, spirit balance. Isn’t it about time to bring back the balance and remember that it is possible to be happy even when things are difficult?

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choosing-happiness-rewiring-your-brain-for-positivity-tickets-15538602378

 

Intuition:
Listening to your own answers
Thursday, April 23, 2015 
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sometimes we don’t know where to turn when we need solutions to problems – we look to friends, family and professionals, but forget to ask the person who knows us best. Ourselves. This workshop will show you how to navigate through the mysteries of using your intuition to find your own answers. Come discover effective techniques and practical skills for learning to listen more clearly to your intuition.

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intuition-listening-to-your-own-answers-tickets-11386275657

Setting Your Intention,
fulfilling your goals
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Intentions help us create purposeful maps to guide us in the direction we would like to go on our life path. They are the stepping stones of our lives. Without them we are in danger of becoming lost. In this 90 minute workshop we will discuss strategies for purposefully identifying and following our intentions so that we may successfully reach our goals.

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-your-intention-fulfilling-your-goals-tickets-15636878324

 
Space is limited to allow for interactive discussion and a comfortable learning environment.

Workshops are $45 per person via telephone and online registration, prepaid by credit card (discounts for students and for accompanying family members and significant others living in the same household are available). To find out more about purchasing a three or four workshop series discount, please call the office. All sales are final. Please call (480) 261-4061 to reserve your spot.

I hope you can join me!

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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“We already know that psychosocial interventions like mindfulness meditation will help you feel better mentally, but now for the first time we have evidence that they can also influence key aspects of your biology…”

http://www.sciencealert.com/world-first-evidence-suggests-that-meditation-alters-cancer-survivors-cells

 

This is one of many recently published articles that reminds us that meditation works. Your mind and your spirit speaks to your body. And amazingly, all it takes is a few minutes of your time. But that’s the problem, right? No matter how small the amount, it takes our time…and we don’t like to give our time, do we? There’s the struggle, between our intuition and our immersion in our hectic lives, to make ourselves and our health a true priority. In our heart we know we want to, but in our unconscious mind, we make excuses why it’s more important to spend our time on other pursuits.

Here’s the secret…make those unconscious thoughts that stop us from taking care of ourselves conscious. It begins with purposeful awareness. Tune in and pay attention to what you are saying to yourself when you find yourself too busy to sit for 3, 5, or 10 minutes in the morning to be quiet and still. Set a purposeful intention for yourself that you are ready and interested in doing what it takes to take care of yourself. Talk kindly to yourself about this intention on a regular basis. Consciously change your story about where taking care of your health fits into your priorities. Literally envision, in your mind’s eye, how good it will feel. Tell yourself that of course you have time to sit for 3 minutes to start. Remind yourself that meditating is not taking time to do nothing, rather it is taking time to do something crucial for your health and well-being. Expect that there may be obstacles, and make that OK. We all know that obstacles and failures pave our path to success. When you skip a day, or two, instead of giving yourself a hard time about it, allow yourself to be human and simply try again. You see, as with most things, it’s all in your perspective. Ultimately, when we listen to our intuition and take the path it shows to us, the better we will feel inside and out.  And as the Zen proverb reminds us, “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Ha!

Suggested meditation links – all for free!
Sari Roth-Roemer YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzQL1c0gVxmE1QDKBfC-qQ (try the Compassion Meditation or the Mountain Meditation)

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC):
http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22  (Free mindfulness meditations from 3-12 minutes for relaxation, pain management and even sleep)
Buddhanet:
http://buddhanet.net/audio-meditation.htm (Try Calming the Body with the Breath 17 min meditation with Malcom Huxter)

Headspace:
https://www.headspace.com (simple free 10 min meditation instructional program)
DoYogaWithMe.com:
http://www.doyogawithme.com/yoga-meditation (yoga and meditation for kids and adults, all levels, all variety of times)

Enjoy…

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

(Thanks for the post link and the inspiration, sister!)

 

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