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Terrorist attack raises travel concerns for many

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday may not have occurred in the U.S., but it certainly has an impact on people in America. 

Many have to deal with stress and anxiety when it comes to travel, and the tragic events on Tuesday only add to the fear people have when preparing to travel or even think about traveling.

The terrorist attacks in Belgium killed 34 people and injured 200, but the far reaching effect on people worldwide comes in the form of stress and anxiety about traveling.

“The most important thing is to stay as calm as you can. Your brain is going to program how your body will react to all the terror that is happening right now,” said life coach Gail Petrowsky.

Petrowsky said dealing with the stress that comes with terrorist attacks takes several steps. The first is to avoid the saturation of the event brought on by news reports.

“It's important to not watch these images on television, over and over again because it will escalate your fear and your upset,” Petrowsky said.

When dealing with your children and their knowledge of the world around them, she says it's important they know what's going on and the calming messages should come from their parents.

“It's best that you bring the facts to them instead of shielding them and yes we need to be calm when we are talking about the facts,” Petrowsky said.

Dealing with stress and anxiety takes time and effort, and Petrowsky said that putting forth the effort is essential in living a fulfilled life.

“You have to decide how you are going to live your life and if you are going to let fear run your life, you won't leave the house,” Petrowsky said.

She said there are actual physical exercises you can do to also help with stress and anxiety, such as deep breathing.

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Intimacy-What is it all about?

INTIMACY….WHAT IS IT ANYWAY?

 

 

 

 

I am reminded of a story about intimacy. I had been asked to give feedback and guide a relatively new seminar leader who was giving a talk on this topic. A large crowd showed up to learn more about intimacy and to use this forum to ask questions and learn. I sat in the room listening as people were beginning to share openly and I quickly became dismayed as I observed the lack of warmth, interaction and connection the facilitator had with those who were speaking. The leader was so busy looking at her notes to see what was next she needed to cover, that she missed what was happening in the present moment right in front of her. Others were taking a risk and sharing openly, asking questions and being vulnerable and still no real connection was happening. I watched as people started to become quiet and began to shut down. You see a facilitator has to be a skilled door opener for people and allow them to be able to walk through and resolve any issues they may have. Connecting the dots in our lives is a completion process that is vital before we can move forward.

 

I vividly remember getting up from my seat and walking down the aisle of this large room filled with people. The Facilitator was still busy turning pages in her book. She did not see me until I was standing right in front of her. I could not help myself as I whispered without a microphone, just for her ears alone, “How can you lead a group on Intimacy when you hardly make any eye contact at all??”, I put her on the spot and hopefully she learned a tough lesson about being present for another without any distractions. This is the core of what intimacy is all about!

 

How many of us are texting, or looking at our cell phones, distracted when we are with someone who is talking to us?? How many disconnects have you experienced in your relationships both personally and professionally? If your experience of a person whether they are a family member or not is less than satisfying, how often will you repeat being open and vulnerable with them? We hurt each other sometimes unintentionally by being more focused on something else than those who are right in front of us like our children , spouses, parents, friends and colleagues. We each have a profound effect on each other. Being more acutely aware will not only bring success in every direction, including feeling good about who you are, you will also leave others feeling good about themselves as they have just been heard. What a gift that is for all involved! A real wow!

 

While leading a 2-day men’s seminar one of the big questions was what exactly intimacy is. Part of my answer wasn’t what they were looking for. Some were surprised to learn that what their significant others really wanted was real one on one time and being heard. Ok they said this is getting good, still thinking we were going farther I asked if they really knew what their special people really wanted from their relationships with them. What was important besides listening skills and no interruptions was eye contact. Intimacy was already being co-created just by being there for each other. There was so much more that weekend however this was a vital piece. Many men and women called to say thank you.

 

Our presence and who we are is special and not giving the time to others of really being in the moment with them cuts you off from experiencing the true gift that you both could have. In a real sense this is the core of being successful in every walk of life, personally and professionally. We all deserve to be with someone without life’s distractions in that moment! What a difference we could all make in one another’s lives just by being more aware.

 

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NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming

The Door Opener

NLP Neuro-Linguistic programming

WHAT IS NLP?

 

NLP is a very gentle form of therapy.  It is based on the belief that there is a very strong connection between our minds and bodies. NLP supports you in accomplishing your goals and stop limiting patterns and habits, so that you can be more productive.

NLP is useful in enabling people to create changes in their lives and is used to help them overcome many different barriers.  Through NLP a person can lose weight, stop smoking, or work on physical problems such as hair loss or allergies.  It is also useful when one wants to work on emotional issues including relationship work, situations of abuse or phobias.  The approach is relatively new; having been developed in the 1970’s and is very powerful.  NLP helps people tap into their own inner power and inner strength to create change in their lives.

NLP therapy is usually short-term.  People will see change almost immediately, from the very first session, but the word is long lasting and is not a quick fix.  Because NLP gives people the tools they can use to create change within their own lives, they are the ones creating the change.   The therapist’s role is to teach the patient techniques that will work, and to guide the patient on the direction that enables change to happen.

NLP is based on the belief that our well being is powerfully affected by the link between our emotional and biochemical responses. The words you speak and thoughts you think, create either a positive or negative response. What's more, our Mind/Body connection attitudes have a powerful effect on the immune system. Learning how to completely relax your mind and body allows you to open yourself to the healing process

Relation techniques are basic tools that Gail Petrowsky uses in her work.  Once an individual is relaxed, healing can take place and change can happen.  From her work with patients, she has developed a series of tapes for stress reduction, weight loss, and to help people stop smoking.  Her work has been recognized by chiropractors and physicians who use her stress reduction tapes as an integral part of their healing work.  One the patient is relaxed muscles can be aligned more easily and a chiropractor’s work is more effective.  Relaxation techniques have also proven to be useful with heart patients.  What’s more, these techniques have become part of the treatment used with many cancer patients who incorporate relaxation, visualization and other lifestyle changes as part of their therapy.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is based on the work of Milton Erickson who looked beyond the conscious content of an individual’s responses in the deeper unconscious mind.  For example, if you asked a person what was going on in their mind when they did a given activity like brushing their teeth, they would say, “I don’t know, it just happened.”  NLP is a way of analyzing the creative process.

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Psycho-neuron-immunology:

 

Physician health thyself is good advice taken seriously by Gail Petrowsky, MSW, of Manchester, CT.  After successfulyy dissolving tumors she had developed in 1984.  Gail went to work teaching others what she had learned about psycho-neuro-immunology; the science of mind/body connection for healing.  As a professional workshop and retreat facilitator.  Gail teaches a simplified way to get through the blockage and fear that keep people from their goals and true desires.  “That’s what life is all about” she shrugs, smiling.  “It all comes down to belief in yourself and knowing that cells can change.  The words we speak and think create the physical and mental reality we experience.

 

Gail Petrowsky, MSW, is a Holistic Counselor, certified internationally as an Eriksonian Hypno-therapist and practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Her experiential seminars incorporate her expertise in these techniques as well as others.  Seminars focusing on topics and issues such as Healing the Inner Child, Stress Management, Abundance and Women’s Retreats, are attended by approximately 70% recovery program participants.

 

She admits that she slipped with her own boundaries and self-care again a few years later when she was diagnosed with Lupus.  Over the course of three months, however, she also defeated this disease by once again refocusing her attention on “bringing myself present to handle and cope better with thing.  I had to keep myself aware and conscious because I started giving too much…”

 

 

Explaining that giving is important and healthy, she clarified that giving more

than you can manage soon translates into illness.  “I need to stay in touch with my needs too, and provide for them.  It’s like going shopping every week – you have to restock your fridge on a regular basis or else you will not get the proper nourishment!  And if I feed the whole neighborhood the day after I shop, because I feel sorry for the neighbors, then I am doing myself and them a disservice.  I will go hungry (at least blow my budget) unnecessarily.  Because my neighbors don’t need me to feed them, and by doing so I am assuming they can’t take care of themselves.  Therefore I disempowered us both.”

 

Participants believe it is Gail’s deep rooted confidence and understanding of their needs and abilities to heal and the tremendous sense of respect and caring that makes the experience uniquely powerful.

 

                                                                        Kim Prario:  Northeast Recovery Networker

 

 

SHORE MAGAZINE

Gail can help you change your life, so check her out. If you think your life is perfectly fine, check her out anyway because she can help you make your life better. Gail Petrowsky is not a miracle worker or a magician, but she has a skill of making people tune into themselves so completely that the results are life altering. Gail is a professional motivational speaker who has worked with thousands of people for more than 20 years as a holistic facilitator for personal growth. In constant demand, she has been offering Stress Management and Relationship Improvement weekends throughout New England. Her Women's Wellness seminars are booked at the most prominent spas and salons in the country. "Women's Wellness Weekend literally changed my life," said Marianne Dougherty, the distinguished publisher of American Salon Magazine.

Gail incorporates Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as well as Ericksonian techniques, she can help you jump-start your life into positive, new and exciting directions. NLP is a safe, user-friendly, gentle form of therapy that helps people alter negative patterns, which keep them from being their best. Her work is not a quick fix, nor is it a cure-all, it is a door opener to overall wellness.

"Many of today's busy women have difficulty finding time to care for themselves. They are so geared to caring for others that they often lose touch with themselves. Their professional and personal relationships suffer because of it and often become stressful. Without a strong support system in place, women not only jeopardize their health and well being, but they lose some of their precious personal power.

You can alter old patterns, learn how to reenergize yourself, empower your life, and you can enhance your professional and personal relationships while you create wellness and happiness from within through Gail's uniquely custom-designed programs.

Through the years, Gail has successfully developed a series of CDs
for stress reduction, weight loss, and how to quit smoking. Her work has been recognized by physicians and chiropractors who use her CDs as part of their healing work.

If you want to learn more about her seminars, you can call Gail at (860) 974-1379. CDs are $14.99 each (and are available for digital download). Her booklet, co authored by Joanne Greco Rochman, A Women's Book (Being Special and Staying Well) is available for $8.00 (plus tax and $2.50 shipping).

by: Joan Rochman Shore Magazine