How To Deal With Holiday Stress. Tip 31

Simply Silent Night

Transform Any Night this Season into a Silent Night

As a hypnotist I take people inward to their quiet still place so they can focus, be creative, find purpose or remove obstacles. Since it is the holidays I think about the song Silent Night, and wanted to encourage you to create quiet time this holiday season.

I’m going to teach you How To Create a True Silent Night in your home this season to deal with holiday stress.

Here is how:
What would it be like when you turn off music, TVs, phones, computers and the like and let the sounds of silence soothe you.
First, pick a night for your silent night
Pick a time, 7-8 pm or 8 to 9 pm would be preferred
Turn off all electronic devices.
Decide beforehand what you will do during this period of silence.

Ideas for activities for people with family members

• Play the silent game.
• Notice when you begin to feel uncomfortable; create a hand signal so others in the family will understand how you feel and they can respond with the same signal when they feel that way.
• Acknowledge those we love through touch and eye contact only.
• Light a candle for each participant or pet.
• Write what you are grateful for and place under the tree or menorah.
• Have your children think up ideas beforehand, make sure they offer a benefit for the activity.

Ideas for activities for people with pets

• Sit stroking your pet and sending thoughts of love and good health
• Draw a picture of your pet, noting its most unique feature or personality trait.
• Think about what your pet teaches you.
• Notice how your pet experiences various feeling sensations.

Ideas for individual activities

• Create a special space or altar and adorn with photos, candles, religious figures
• Journal about your feelings during the one-hour period.
• Enjoy your favorite meal (with awareness)
• Do yoga or breathing exercises.
• Make a holiday decoration just for you!

Tip 31 for a simply silent night, turn off all electronics and sit in silence. Create your tradition.


About Valerie Grimes

Besides assisting individuals in behavior change and self improvement, Hypnotist Valerie Grimes specializing in dependencies such as alcohol, food, shopping, pain medication, and smoking. She is also trained in the area of hypnosis for PTSD and Auto Immune Disorders. And is a Reiki Level 2 Master. For More about Valerie, Go To Her Personal Web Page. She is a 2002 graduate of the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute, and certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Continuing Education is maintained 15 hours per year through Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California.