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Our Guest: Eileen Lichtenstein

9AM (edt) | Accelerating & Staying Resilient Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success

The dictionary does not tell us how to accelerate the resilience process, it only defines it:

1. “springing back into shape, position, etc. after being stretched, bent or compressed”

2. “recovering strength, spirits, etc. quickly”

Being resilient in body, mind and spirit is key to being happy and successful in all areas of life. Emotionally, it’s the opposite of being “stuck in a rut” and it’s about being positive. Physically, it can translate to strength and flexibility. Spiritually it can indicate faith with the ability to maintain hope in tumultuous times. It’s about staying centered and grounded and making “right” choices.

Join us on WOW Wednesday with special guest, Eileen Lichtenstein, shows us how to maintain emotional-spiritual equilibrium when life is unpredictable.

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Everyone everywhere now is feeling the vibrational chaos if not personally emersed in it due to being in a location that is physically chaotic.  The only way to go about daily routines -relationships – family – business – school is to maintain inner calm which can happen by pausing throughout the day to affirm inner calm which is always there and ready-waiting to be accessed.  Affirm your core values.  Surround yourself by like minded people.  Eliminate chores and tasks that are not moving you forward.

Be resilient in challenging times!  If you or someone you know needs help with this contact me for a FREE PHONE CONSULT: 516 623 4353   www.balanceandpower.com 

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The dictionary does not tell us how to accelerate the resilience process, it only defines it:

1.  “springing back into shape, position, etc. after being stretched, bent or compressed.”

2.  “recovering strength, spirits, etc. quickly.”

Being resilient in body, mind and spirit is key  to being happy and successful in all areas of life.  Emotionally, it’s the opposite of being “stuck in a rut” and it’s about being positive.  Physically, it can translate to strength and flexibility. Spiritually it can indicate faith with the ability to maintain hope in tumultuous times.  It’s about staying centered and grounded and making “right” choices.

So, you may be asking yourself, how does one maintain emotional-spiritual equilibrium and resiliency when things can be unpredictable and often in crisis mode? How can we accelerate the resilience process?  It’s not easy, and takes some work. It’s easy to create positive patterns and habits when life is going smoothly.  It can be quite challenging while being swept away by negative forces.  A good mentor/coach and practice is important, and the practice will create a “spill-over” effect into life situations.

Many people, including myself, have learned how to be more resilient.  There are skill sets of meditation, relaxation breathing, visualization and “tapping” (EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques) that all add into helping an individual maintain focus and be positive. Exercising, eating healthfully and being in healthy relationships are naturally fortifying. Most people are not born resilient, but do have the capacity to learn how to be this way.  Here are a few tips to accelerate the process:
• Think of possibilities from different perspectives.
• Stop talking in absolutes. Eliminate the words nothing and never from self talk.
• Set specific goals that are attainable.
• When you are feeling down due to personal circumstances, take stock of your strengths.
• Lower the stakes, not the standards: Don’t have your whole life riding on the outcome of one event
• Savor small triumphs, steps leading to the bigger picture.
• Set aside self blame and learn from your mistakes.
• Surround yourself with positive people
• Do not read, watch or listen to the news if you become “too upset”.
• Take a few minutes each day to reflect on your feelings.
• Cultivate generosity and gratitude.
You are the only one who can control your attitude. By focusing on what is strong and enduring and seeing your potential, you can take calculated risks and overcome challenges. It takes an open, creative mind free from anxiety to pick up on opportunities. They are out there ready to be accessed by your positive and resilient radar!

Author of “SOAR! with Resilience”, Eileen Lichtenstein, MS.ED.,EFT-ADV is President of www.balanceandpower.com.  She offers complimentary coaching consultations via telephone and Skype and  empowers individuals and groups to facilitate optimal levels of productivity and happiness. Contact Eileen: eileen@balanceandpower.com 516 623 4353

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 To be successful, you need to have a positive mental attitude, or PMA.
We need to continually feed our  mind with positive thoughts to create success.
Creating this sort of attitude could be one of your most important habits that you end up incorporating on a daily basis!  Most successful people have experienced failure and are resilient – pick themselves up and start over or continue.
 When you constantly strive to become a better person, refine your skill set and invest in your future daily, you become more as an individual. When you become more as an individual, your value increases.  The more your value increases, the more successful you will become.  Make PMA your #1 habit!
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We are the only ones who can control our attitude. By focusing on what is strong and enduring and seeing our potential, we can take calculated risks and overcome challenges.

• Optimism is not about sugar coating the truth. Lying gets you into trouble- even with yourself!

• Think of possibilities from different perspectives.

• Stop talking in absolutes. Eliminates the words nothing and never from self talk.

• Set specific goals that are attainable.• When you are feeling down due to personal circumstances, take stock of your strengths.

• Lower the stakes, not the standards: Don’t have your whole life riding on the outcome of one event

• Savor small triumphs, steps leading to the bigger picture.

• Set aside self blame and learn from your mistakes.

• Surround yourself with positive people

• Do not read, watch or listen to the news if you become “too upset”.

• Take a few minutes each day to reflect on your feelings.

• Cultivate generosity and gratitude.Image (155) (1)

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If you need help with this, I recommend personal coaching: http://www.balanceandpower.com/coaching.php and meeting regularly with like minded folks.   FREE CONSULT:   516 623 4353 and www.balanceandpower.com

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The one most important piece of advice I have to give is this: Do not take something negative that someone says personally- it may be true – or perhaps it is simply the individual’s distorted perception. We are each quite capable of creative interpretations – of cognitive distortions. You may be asking- what exactly is that?? Cognitive distortions are exaggerated and irrational thoughts that can hold us back from our true potential. There are many recognized cognitive distortions that are helpful to be familiar with – so you can turn yourself around and also recognize when others are on that path. This is helpful in ‘not taking things personally,’ and puts you in the position to share your recognition of that with the one experiencing it.

Here they are:

1. All or Nothing Thinking: You see things in extreme, ‘black or white’ categories. If your performance falls short of 100% you see yourself as a total failure. Any mistake or imperfection is feared as being a loser! Example: Actor who considers a performance a disaster because of one critic.

2. Overgeneralization: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. Example: You go for a job interview and don’t get the offer- you fear lifelong unemployment. Pain of rejection can easily lead to over generalization.

3. Mental Filter: You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it exclusively, thus perceiving the whole situation as negative. Example: Student dwells on questions he missed even if he got a 90!

4. Disqualifying the Positive: You reject positive experiences by insisting they ‘don’t count’ for some reason or another. In this way, you can maintain a negative belief that is contradicted by your every day experiences. Example: You get a compliment- you turn around and say the person giving it isn’t sincere.

5. Jumping to Conclusions: You make a negative interpretation even without definite facts that convincingly support your conclusion.

a. Mind Reading: You arbitrarily conclude that someone is reacting negatively to you, and you don’t bother to check this out. Example: You leave a message for someone who doesn’t return your call. You assume they don’t like you.

b. Fortune Teller: Anticipation that things will turn out badly, and feeling convinced that the prediction is an already established fact. When you do this, you plan to fail. The opposite of this is positive attitude, seeing the glass at least ‘half full’.

6. Magnification or Minimization: You exaggerate the importance of things (such as your ‘goofup’ or someone else’s achievement) or you inappropriately shrink things until they appear tiny (your own desirable qualities or another’s imperfections). This is called the ‘binocular trick’. Examplemissing a question in medical school and thinking that you shouldn’t be a doctor!

7. Emotional Reasoning: You assume that your negative emotions necessarily reflect reality: ‘I feel it, therefore it must be true.’

8. ‘Should ‘ Statement: You try to motivate yourself with should and ‘shouldn’t as if you had to be punished before you could be expected to do anything. The same with ‘must’ and ‘ought’. The emotional consequence is guilt. When you direct. ‘should’ statements towards others you feel anger, resentment, frustration. Example: I should fill out my progress sheet for class vs. I want to fill out my progress sheet for class.

9. Labeling and Mislabeling: This is an extreme form of overgeneralization. Instead of describing an error, you attach a negative label to yourself: “I’m a loser.” When someone else’s behavior rubs you the wrong way, you attach a negative label to him/her: “He’s an idiot.” Mislabeling describes an event or person in ways that are emotionally loaded.

10. Personalization: You see yourself as the cause of some external negative event for which, in fact, you were not primarily responsible.

11. What If’s: You can become extremely anxious over the possibilities of what might happen of which you can’t control. We need to work on things we can do something about and not become a prisoner of what we cannot control.

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Hi all!
I hope each of you is doing wonderfully well, finding time to disconnect at least once a day, have plans for a seasonal vacation and a wonderful July 4th weekend. To my British and European friends, I hope the Brexit isn’t too harsh on you personally, and that Europe maintains stability with so many changes taking place.

I have two exciting things to share with you!

I’ve been featured on a colleague’s blog:

Stepping Forward/ New Path with Right Foot
By Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed.

“Resilience is often defined as the ability to bounce back after a devastating event. Eileen could have fallen into the “Freeze” survival network and given up or fallen into depression after her accident described below. Instead, she found inner strength and received timely support to discover a new and excellent pathway forward…” (Continue)

Read the full blog at Ron & Pat Potter-Efron: Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families

NEW! Corporate Wellness Collaborative

I’m in a newly formed collaborative with 3 colleagues in the wellness field for facilitation of corporate/organizational wellness seminars and workshops, each of us experts in our field:

Stress/Anger Management and Reduction

Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed.www.balanceandpower.com

Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology
Dr. Bruce Kesten  www.kestenchiro.com

Acupuncture, Women’s Health and Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Sharon McDermott, L.Ac  www.healthyhealingli.com

Dietician
Prevention and Treatment of Disease through Diet and Nutrition: Steve Della Croce MS, RD, CDN   www.stevedellacroce.com

We’ll have more information soon – feel free to contact me with inquiries
516 623 4353 eileen@balanceandpower.com

And…

The Long Island Holistic Chamber of Commerce welcomes supporters and businesses to attend our events for Business & Holistic Networking and Fun! Our July gathering is taking place on “The Nautical Mile” in Freeport, NY…

Holistic Networking for Small Businesses

When: Thurs, July 21st, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Free for Members $15 for non-members

Join Us!

Find out more: www.balanceandpower.com

SOAR! with Resilience®:
The Interactive Book for Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success”

[Available as Hard Copy, PDF and Kindle]

This powerful interactive book will change your life! At last there is a book that interactively takes you through all the components of success. Eileen Lichtenstein takes you through her personal journey of accomplishment while showing how you too can achieve the same peace and balance she has achieved in her own life.
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Keep SOARing!

Eileen Lichtenstein
CEO, Balance & Power, Inc

FREE 20 Minute Phone Consultation/”Strategy Session”
(516) 623-4353

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