Celebrating Nurse’s Week and 19 Years in Business

Celebrating Nurse’s Week and 19 Years in Business

Nurses – Be Sure to Love and Take Care of Your SELF This Nurse’s Week!

Case Managers, Nurses, Nursing Students, CNA’s – For life-work balance and avoiding burnout, the most important lessons I learned have been to make time for vacations and learn self-care tools for daily relaxation and stress management. Self-hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, reiki, tai-chi, and yoga are all helpful modalities that can be learned and practiced on your own or in a group.

Monthly Community Reiki Shares/Clinics and First Degree Reiki Training (CEU’s for Nurses, Case Managers and Social Workers) – Helpful ways to take care of yourself! When you take care of yourself first, you have more to offer to those you love. 

Loving Others Begins With Loving Yourself. Self-Love Begins with Self-Care.

Our Annual ‘Gratitude Coupon.’ SAVE $19.00 on any Gift Certificate or Private Session of Reiki, Hypnosis or Reiki Training. Good Through End of 2019. (One Coupon Per Person.)

NURSES – SAVE an Additional $10.00 for any sessions or classes booked during the month of May. 

Contact Us fo Schedule Your Discounted Sessions.

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From Cuba, With Love.

From Cuba With Love … 
‘We’re stranded. Please send money!’  :O 
That was the email I envisioned having to send when our Saturday flight home from Cuba was cancelled, due to weather. Direct flights on Jet Blue Cuba to Boston only run once a week. Worse was the fact we were nearly out of cash and U.S. ATMs and credit cards cannot be used in Cuba.
Stranded in Cuba. What do you do? Cuba is not a bad place to be stuck, but without a cell phone or computer (off the grid on purpose), it was not easy to book a flight. And no extra cash to stay longer. e scrambled to find an alternate flight to Florida. At least if we could get to Florida, ATMs, credit cards, a hotel computer and phone would be available.

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Traveling This Holiday Season? Tips to Stay Heathy

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Holiday Travel. Whether by car, train or air, holiday travels can have its challenges. Here are some tips to stay healthy and well while you travel.

For any means of travel: Good hand hygiene and covering your cough go a long way. Avoid traveling if you are ill, especially with a fever. Carry a list of medications, allergies and emergency contact names and numbers. Leave your travel information with someone you know and trust. Avoid posting on social media that you are away. Share photos after you are back home.

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Additional Tips for Less Stressful Travel:

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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

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FREE Hypnosis Lecture

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Hypnotherapy; Make Positive Changes Easier. Part of the Common Crow Natural Market ‘Wellness Wednesday’ Series. Wednesday. January 24th.  6 – 7 pm.  At Tree Top Yoga, 3A Pond Rd. Gloucester MA

Free, but Advance Registration Recommended to guarantee your space. To Register Contact – Common Crow Natural Market  at 978-283-1665. For More Information About Hypnosis Contact – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com.

Resolve to Make Change in this New Year. The new year often brings renewed commitment to make positive lifestyle changes. Hypnotherapy and the use of self-hypnosis can help make it easier to get motivated to make changes, and then make it easier to also stick with the changes.

In this lecture you will learn – About the natural state of hypnosis, hypnotizability, and what to expect in a session. Case studies and evidence-based research will be presented. Questions answered.

How Can Hypnosis Help? What are Your Goals?

In my practice, these are just some of the conditions and issues my clients have sought hypnosis for:

  • Behavioral Changes – Stop Smoking, Reduce Weight, Exercise More, Eat Healthier
  • Personal Growth – More Time For Self, Change Jobs, Learn a New Skill or Language
  • Overcome Fears – Flying, Public Speaking, Test Taking, Stage Performance
  • Improve Athletic Performance – Golf, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Tennis
  • Health Improvement – Stress and Pain Management, Better Blood Pressure
  • Adjunct to Medical Care – Hot flashes, Asthma, Itching, IBS, Prepare for Surgery

Join me for this fun, informative, interactive and relaxing lecture. Everyone that wishes to will have a chance to enjoy relaxation techniques during the presentation. Space is limited. Reserve today!

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‘Holiday Blues’ and What You Can Do Improve Your Mood

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy Holiday! 

Unfortunately, the holidays are not always a joyful time for everyone. According to one survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), people may experience mixed emotions and increased stress during the holidays.

  • Positive Emotions at the Holidays: Happiness, Love, Connectedness, Higher Energy
  • Negative Emotions at the Holidays: Fatigue, Stress, Irritability, Sadness, Feeling Isolated

Increased Stressors at the Holidays May Include:

  • Overstretched for time/money
  • Pressures of gift giving and family gatherings
  • Staying on a (healthy eating plan)
  • Travel

56% reported they experience the most stress at work.

Social Isolation Can Add to Holiday Blues.

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National Relaxation Day -Take a Break and Relax

National Relaxation Day -Take a Break and Relax

Today is National Relaxation Day – A good reminder to take time to slow down, unwind and relax!

We all need a break from our fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles. Too much work and stress can make us feel run down, tired and even sick. Taking time to relax, recuperate and rejuvenate tired minds and bodies may help prevent disease and improve health. #nationalrelaxationday

Stress management programs – often include relaxation techniques along with cognitive behavioral and other therapy.

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