Find Your Bliss


“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. “
– Jill Bolte Taylor

How Do You Find Your Bliss? Walking the woods and beaches of Gloucester MA, hiking the red rocks of Sedona Arizona, or x-county skiing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine are my go-to’sfor finding bliss, defined as perfect happiness; great joy. Why does it seem we often must go somewhere in order to find that feeling of ‘bliss?’ Rather than seeking bliss outside ourselves, we also can go within to experience feelings of happiness and joy.

Finding bliss right here, right now in any given moment is a helpful skill that can be achieved through the daily practice of meditation, reiki and self-hypnosis. Daily practice is encouraged because, when we practice regularly we become more skilled, the practice become more innate and it is easier to achieve a state of ‘bliss’ in the recesses of our own mind. It is true, research supports that achieving positive feelings of happiness and joy can be enhanced when surrounded by nature, using all of our senses to take in the surrounding beauty. But learning, having, and using these helpful tools to create bliss in any given moment is valuable for helping us move through the chaos of a complicated world, with greater levels of peace and calm.

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”— Dalai Lama

To get started, contact us to learn a simple 5 minute relaxation technique. If not true bliss, you can at least learn to slow your thoughts and experiences greater levels of peace and calm, in mind and body, and over time, with practice, a feeling of bliss. Relaxation techniques offer the potential Benefits of Relaxation: 

  • Slowing heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Slowing rate of breathing
  • Improving digestion
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
  • Reducing activity of stress hormones
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Boosting confidence to handle problems

Source: Benefits of Relaxation from Mayo Clinic.

Contact Us to learn more about how you can create more bliss in your mind and everyday life through the daily practices of meditation, self-hypnosis and self-reiki. Next First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching) – will be held December 9 and 10, in Peabody MA

Hours of Operation:Monday through Thursday. 10 a.m – 6 p.m. ‘By Appointment.’ Note: Phones are turned off when in session and during meditation. Email: info@dreamtimewellness to schedule a phone consultation or appointment.

Dreamtime Wellness Photography: All Photos are original © and intended for inspiration and meditation. Available to order in various sizes and materials, framed and unframed. PhotoArt note cards are available for purchase at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main St. Gloucester MA

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

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September Happenings at NSRY

September Happenings at NSRY

SOAR into September with our new classes, new teachers and workshops!

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Beginners Yoga Series: 6 week series every Tuesday from 5-6PM September 4-October 9, 2018 $60 for six weeks or $15/drop in.

Learn the fundamentals of yoga! Whether you are brand new, always been interested, been to a few classes or even a seasoned yoga, join Katie for this fun, lighthearted series to learn the safe, therapeutic alignment of basic yoga poses. Each week we will focus on breathing, different postures to stretch and strengthen different parts of your body and find the joy of coming home to your body. Join the revolution and discipline of this sacred practice to cultivate balance, clarity and happiness.
All levels, no experience necessary and all props provided including mats. Six week series and no worries if you have to miss one however we do want to inspire you to commit to learning the practice!
New Class with Nicole Driscoll every Tuesday from 6:15-7:30PM Form, Flow & Restore: A steady practice focusing on alignment and breath. End with a blissful relaxation!
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Enlighten Your Core Pilates & Restorative Workshop Thursday Sept. 6 6:30Pm-8PM 
A powerful partnership and balance of core strengthening pilates and blissful restorative yoga with Rhonda and Katie. Join us for the first half of our workshop to learn and practice the basics of Mat Pilates, a structured workout focusing on muscle tone, body control and flexibility with the main emphasis on core strength. Then melt into a Restorative Yoga practice focusing on the broad muscle groups, flexibility, stress reduction and deep relaxation. Think integration and complete balance.

A perfect introduction to our 8 week Pilates session and ideal way to end the evening with a restful rejuvenating restorative yoga practice. $35

 

Paddle & Restore with Amy Bissel THIS Saturday! Pre-registration required and everything including for $40! http://www.nsryoga.com

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Sedona Yoga Retreat Info Session THIS Friday at 7pm. Join us for a Q&A and sign up for our retreat with Ayurveda Wellness to beautiful Sedona, AZ. More information at http://www.nsryoga.com.

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Restorative Workshop with Thai Massage

Restorative Workshop with Thai Massage

Looking for something AMAZING to do this FRIDAY!!? Join us at NSRY this Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6:30pm-8PM for the ultimate BLISS and RELAXATION: Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage.

Enjoy an evening of maximum relaxation as you are guided through a series of supportive, relaxing restorative poses and given gentle Thai Yoga assists. TWO HOURS of complete pampering and deep therapy for the body, mind and heart–you will be floating!

Thai bodywork involves palming, pressing and passive joint movements.  The bodyworker uses her hands, feet, elbows, fingers and knees to gently knead tight muscles with a soothing rhythm that brings the brain into a dream-like state.  You will be buzzing with a light and natural flow of prana that will both sooth and energize your body, mind connection.
Advanced sign up is strongly recommended due to a class limit of 10 so that each student receives specialized attention and massage.
Register at www.nsryoga.com $40 and no experience necessary!
Restorative Reiki Workshop THIS Friday!

Restorative Reiki Workshop THIS Friday!

Join Marleen Wood, Master Reiki Healer and Kathryn Schroeder, Restorative Yoga Instructor, for an evening of deep relaxation and transformation at North Shore Restorative Yoga.  You will be guided through supported restorative poses using blocks, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows while receiving the balancing and healing attunement of reiki by candlelight. Set your highest intentions for balance, clarity and well-being. All levels and no experience necessary. Enjoy an evening of complete bliss in a sacred space OF LIGHT.

December 1st 6:30-8pm $35

Sign up and secure your sweet spot at http://www.nsryoga.com

A ‘Gift of Bliss’ for Mother’s Day

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Mother’s Day is Just One Week Away!    

Stuck for ideas for mom? Want something unique?

Gift your mother a session of blissful relaxation – Reiki and Hypnosis Gift Certificates Are Available.

Both Reiki and Hypnosis Sessions offer a deep relaxation. Comments heard from clients after their session – 

~ “I never felt so relaxed before.”

~ “I feel restored.”

~ “I felt like I was enveloped in a warm blanket.”

~ “The hypnosis session felt like a massage of the mind.”

~ “Wow.”

Deep relaxation can offer a variety of health benefits – 

  • Relief of tension (emotional and physical)
  • Increased sense of calm and inner peace
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved energy
  • Improved sleep

After her session, mom will be sporting a smile and a ‘pink glow’ that comes from relaxation.

Cupcake gift for Mother's Day

Cupcake gift for Mother’s Day

To order a gift certificate email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call – 978-283-4258.

FOB – Mention GMG and Receive 20% Special Discount for Mother’s Day Gift Certificates. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Moms, however you celebrate your special day, be sure to remember to ‘gift yourself’ a gift of self-care.

Best in health,    Karen

 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.