*Also take a peek at InspirationsJillian's (co-authored) best-selling book


Feeling uncomfortable in-and-around groups of people is probably one of the factors that shows up most in my practice, in some way or another. Even extroverts can experience crippling social anxiety given the right setting.

We know this is particularly common for those with Social Anxiety and, quite often, this experience manifests in Caregivers, Highly Sensitive Individuals, and Empaths (those who experience regular and high levels of empathy). Some manifestation of this ends up making an appearance in my sessions quite regularly. Being that it has taken a particularly more significant focal point in my practice recently, I knew this was an excellent time to sit down and hammer this article out.

I venture to guess that all of us have been in a social situation that was incredibly uncomfortable at some point in our lives. Furthermore, I imagine that many of us can think of a specific setting that consistently elicits an experience of discomfort when compared with other situations. I will...

Conscious Vs. Subconscious

Let’s talk behavior.

According to oxforddictionaries.com, behavior can be described as, “The way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.” Let us dig a little deeper about that whole “response to the particular situation or stimulus” part, shall we? 

An important matter to note is that our behaviors can either be conscious decisions or subconscious decisions.

In other words, we can actively make the choice to behave in a given manner OR we can behave in a way that is reactionary, without thinking about it at all.

For instance, when someone cuts you off in traffic what is your immediate response? Typically that immediate response, when we are ‘triggered’ by something, is subconscious. Whatever the response is, it is typically some decision your subconscious has made about what it believes will keep you functioning/safe, long-term.

Now, it is also important to understand that there are two different ways we come to make tho...

December 8, 2017

Small Changes, Big Impacts

By Jillian Holper CHt

Just a few small changes can impact our lives, significantly. Hypnotherapy helps a great deal with blocks, triggers and motivations - but ultimately you will be the one that will need to actually make the change (cue Michael Jackson song, “Make A Change”). Ultimately we are all a work in progress and hopefully we continue to improve our health and wellbeing as we acquire more knowledge. That being said, even if you simply stop at these tips you will notice the difference – and your body will thank you!

Smart Smoothies

There are many reasons smoothies are such a great option for health and weight management. They are a nutrient dense and delicious way to aide in weight loss, improve digestion and immune function, help to detoxify your body, reduce cravings, as well as provide us with a nice energy boost! I don’t know about you but all this was enough to sell me!

Some things you’ll want to consider when making smoothies is adding in what it is...

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