With four days left in breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to share the second half of Paula’s Interview, viewed in its entirety here.
LH: When a woman with breast cancer comes to you what can you do for her?
PS: “Balance and expand the flow of her energy, which is usually vastly depleted and congested. I teach her how to keep it at a higher, more consistent level, through some simple Energy Psychology processes that strengthen and amplify energy via, visualization, breath work, chakra/meridian work and through the setting of daily intentions for health and wellbeing. I also help her shift the depleting energy created by grief, limiting beliefs and a lack of self-nurturing.
These women are often in a state that is akin to having low blood sugar when we are hungry. You know how you get irritable and more emotional when you have gone too long without food? In that state you are much more vulnerable to the surrounding events. Everything seems to impact you in a big way. This is very much how women become when life is filled with constant demands and pressure. Coming into the present, and getting calm and centered, makes everything look and feel better, much the same way that having a meal when you are hungry, gives a feeling of satiation, stability and well-being.
When you are in the present you aren’t concerned about what took place in the past or what’s going to happen in the future, so a state of bliss becomes possible. I teach women to just be in the moment. Those moments become ‘deposits in the Bliss Bank.’ Shifting to this more present state of consciousness is no small thing, as most of us have been taught to be everywhere but in the present.
Teaching a woman how to quiet the mind, breathe deeply and shift her energy, can work wonders for lowering stress hormones such as cortisol. Look at what we do when we’re stressed. We hold our breath and tense up our muscles. Stress is a very contracted state and in that state, we end up holding in and pushing down our emotions. I find that expansive breathing, calming techniques and the opportunity to express and dissipate suppressed emotions, are some of the most critical tools we have to help women create a total mind-body-spirit environment that is conducive to health and healing.”
Two other components that I feel are essential to health and well-being are: Setting Intentions about where a woman wants to go in her life and doing daily Visualization work. Quantum Physics has taught us that energy shows up in accordance with the expectation of the observer, so it behooves us to let the energy know what we want it to do.
Secondly, we now know that the brain thinks in pictures and it doesn’t know the difference between what we visualize and what we actually experience. Therefore, visualizing ourselves in the healthy state we ideally desire, is one of the most powerful things we can do, in helping ourselves to heal. We are far more powerful than we think, and my goal in working with women, is to really be sure that they know this and that they have the tools to help them utilize their power to heal themselves.