In his work as an author, teacher, certified master coach and inspiring speaker, John Curran‘s passion is to help others realize their full potential. From studying the habits of very successful people, he learned about the power of the mind, including how self-care practices like meditation have an impact on our minds. In his coaching practice, he helps people get unstuck so John shares some of his favorite tools for moving forward. Meditation helps get our minds quiet so you can heal, think more clearly and use more of the prefrontal cortex, often called the “CEO of the brain.” He explains the process of his favorite self-care practice, transcendental meditation.
One of the most common ways to be stuck is procrastination so John shares tips for how to break the task into small pieces to get it done. For example, combine pleasurable activities with something you don’t enjoy, like playing music while performing household tasks. Effective time management is another important aspect of getting unstuck. John suggests ideas for not wasting time, dealing with “paralysis by analysis” and overcoming the quest for perfection and always need to “be right.”
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Removing Energy Blocks
By John Curran
I decided to write this article about removing energy blocks because I believe it can have a significant impact on your success. I was surfing one day on YouTube, and came across a remarkable video talking about energetic frequency and hidden energy blockages. As a self-empowerment coach I was particularly interested in how energy blockage can sabotage our success. I wanted to learn about where my hidden blockages were, so they could be removed and replaced with empowering beliefs. I also wanted to find a tool to help me serve my clients in the best way possible. As self-empowerment coach I can be susceptible to energy drain if I’m not aware of how I’m using my energy when helping others.
According to Christie Marie Sheldon who is an Intuitive Healer and Medium that specializes in raising people’s personal vibrations to a level of Love or Above www.loveorabove.com She says….
“Right now, the average level of energy on Earth is around 207 —and this is because throughout our lives, we accumulate hidden energy blockages and negative conditioning that holds us back from higher vibrations.
The level we should aim for, however, is 500 and above. 500 is the vibration of love. When you vibrate at this level life becomes drastically different. Love, joy, and abundance are suddenly within your grasp. Pain, stress, and struggle seem to melt away and you become a magnet for what you truly desire.
But here’s where things get even better. Studies have shown that your energy doesn’t just affect you, but those around you too. Just Google research articles on subjects like the Maharishi affect or distance healing”.
I recently started practicing transcendental meditation (TM) www.tm.org , so I’m familiar with the Maharishi affect on distance healing. I was fortunate enough to learn TM from an instructor who was personally trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the transcendental meditation program. Since I started practicing TM I have noticed that my stress level has been significantly reduced, and I have more energy, peace, creativity, and improved memory. The relationships in my life also seem to be enhanced. I appreciate all of the wonderful things in my life, and have gratitude for them. I certainly have challenges in life like we all do, but my response to them is much different these days. I have also started to combine by TM practice with some of the energy clearing tools that Christie Marie Sheldon offers to help me in removing energy blocks that have been hidden from me. She is quite a remarkable woman with a gift for removing energy blocks that are hidden from us. If you are interested in learning how to raise your energy level, and want to utilize tools for removing energy blocks, I would highly recommend checking out both of these resources. By regularly practicing TM and using the tools that Christie Marie Sheldon offers, you can raise your energetic frequency for success in the physical, emotional, spiritual relational, and financial areas of your life. As you raise your individual energetic level, you will also help to raise the energy level of the planet!
If I can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to call my toll free number 877-243-6973 to schedule a complimentary “self-empowerment” session.
With Love & Gratitude,
John F. Curran, Certified Master Coach
Removing Energy Blocks
By John Curran
As the end of the year is fast approaching, I thought it might be helpful to re-post an article I published a year or more ago about getting unstuck. At one time or other, most of us have had the feeling of being “stuck” . Dr. Timothy Butler, Senior Fellow and Director of Career Development Programs at Harvard Business School says “as psychologically painful as it is, is the first step to awareness of new opportunities in career and in life”. None of us like to admit that we’re stuck and need help because it’s painful to look at the weeds in our own garden. It’s much easier to ignore it or make excuses for not needing to change ourselves.
I remember reading an article in a blog post about being “stuck. They expressed it like this…Stuck is coming up with an infinite number of perfectly good reasons not to change. This is so true. How many times do we rationalize or make excuses for not changing our behavior or way of thinking? When I look back over the years at times in my life when I felt stuck, I usually came up with a large number of excuses and seemingly logical reasons for not changing. Have you ever done that? If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you probably have. Okay, so let’s dive a little deeper, and review my previous article on getting unstuck! I hope you find this information valuable, and I hope something that I’ve said inspires you to use the tools, and make the changes you need to become unstuck. May the New Year bring you happiness and good fortune!
Do you want to get unstuck? Do you feel stressed out, or overwhelmed? If you continue doing the same things you’re doing now, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years from now?
It’s one of those questions many people will not confront until there is a significant amount of pain or stress in their life. As one of the staff writers for CNN Living writes in an article about getting unstuck…..
“Those questions can be daunting to answer on a personal level as well. In the midst of all your responsibilities, activities and projects, it’s sometimes hard to see the big picture and easy to become overwhelmed or feel like you’re lacking direction.
That’s where a life coach can come in.”
“If you are frustrated with an aspect of your life, not sure how to stop making the same choices you keep making or just want to have more happiness, peace of mind and passion — life coaching can do that for you,” says Rhonda Britten, founder of the Fearless Living Institute.
Life coaches specialize in areas like career transition, weight loss, life purpose, self-esteem and many others. They can inspire and offer support when clients need a boost in confidence, and help them decide which direction to take.
Pop Quiz: Are you off balance?
If life was uncomplicated and simple, then most people would be able to figure out how to move beyond their personal and professional challenges and do the things they know they should do. If we’re being totally honest, most of us can use all the help we can get.
Once again, that’s where a life coach can intervene.
If we are left to our own devices, how many of us would think about or set personal goals. Studies show that a small percentage of the population set goals. Studies also show that a large percentage of the people who set goals, went on to achieve them, and were happy and more fulfilled.
The reality is that most of us will do more for others than we will do for ourselves. It’s sad but true. Utilizing the services of a coach will get you to commit to things you know you need to do. A coach will get you to stretch beyond what you think is possible, even if it’s uncomfortable. They will get you to eat those fruits and vegetables you’re not eating. There are times when a coach plays the role of “good-cop bad-cop”, especially when it comes to holding clients accountable for their actions.
That’s where a life coach can help you get unstuck.
A life coach will help you design a plan to achieve those things, and will work with you to eliminate any obstacles or blocks that stand in your way. Their skills are about knowing the right questions to ask and having the right tools and techniques to empower you to find those answers within yourself. A Life Coach helps you connect your head and your heart in a way that transforms your passion for your dreams into action for your life.
Life coaching is gaining popularity.
According to this article published about life coaching in CNN Living back in 2007, the author states that…
“Life coaches are part of a growing profession. The International Coach Federation (ICF) says it has more than 12,000 members worldwide, or double the amount just five years ago. In a survey commissioned by the ICF last year, 16 percent said their coaching specialty is “life vision and enhancement,” the third most popular area behind executive and leadership coaching.
The survey also found that women make up more than half the clientele of professional coaches.”
The article also talks about a life coach named….
“Britten, who’s been a life coach for 12 years and was featured on the reality TV series “Starting Over,” says a typical client is age 35 to 55, is “at a crossroads, must make a decision and is sick of choosing out of safety and fear.”
As a life and business coach, I would agree with Britten’s statement about the typical client we see in our coaching practice, however, we work with people of all ages and challenges.
As the staff writer for CNN Living states in the final sentence of the article…
“Don’t expect a therapy session when you meet with a life coach. While some have a background in counseling, the process is different.”
So let’s talk about the process of life coaching compared to traditional therapy.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
While the life coaching can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.”
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John helps people who struggle with fear, procrastination, stress, time management, overwhelm, self-doubt, or feeling STUCK. He is a Life Coach skilled in the arts of organization, strategy, and accountability who can give you the tools for achieving clarity of purpose and the ability to move forward. To receive a FREE 30-minute coaching strategy session, visit=>GET ME UNSTUCK!
Different people get bothered for different reasons. A big sports game, an office presentation, deadlines at work, even other people and relationships — all these can cause us stress. This feeling of mild anxiety can cause different outcomes, even negative consequences. A student can fail his or her exam simply by being stressed out or when he encounters a mental block that prevents effective study or getting the right answers to an exam.
Stress, as a normal human reaction, is the body’s reaction to rising challenges and tough situations. Everyone, in some way or another, encounters stress whenever possible. It is simply inevitable. People and events tend to clash, therefore resulting in stress. People work, play, study, do things everyday, and it is impossible not to feel stressed at one way or another. At this point, when people do not want to experience any much of this, they turn to medications for anti stress, also associated with anti-anxiety for instant relief.
A healthier approach to relieving stress is by practicing stress techniques that can maintain the person’s state of balance and regulation in both body and mind. Exercise is a stress technique that is not only good for your physical health but also helps relieve a person’s tension and frustration. Sports and other fitness routines are excellent ways to relieve tension. Many people who want to manage stress go to a boxing class, join a cycling club, or engage in other exercise activities that would allow them to release their stress.
Aside from exercise, another useful technique is to practice deep breathing, which gives the person a feeling of relaxation. Proper breathing counts and rhythm is used as stress techniques that eventually lead to more relaxation. Relaxation activities such as Yoga or Tai chi can also eliminate stress by relaxing the mind and body, and thereby relieving stress patterns around the body. Yoga and tai-chi also helps develop concentration and positive body awareness. These Oriental arts have been practiced by millions of people for centuries and medical research have documented the beneficial effects of these modes of exercise. By moving slowly with ease and always in a state of relaxation, the person performing these activities will feel good, and soon the feeling of relaxation will follow. Muscle relaxation also works in relieving stress. By deep breathing and constant contraction and relaxation of different body parts, the person will feel relaxed every after contraction, which also releases stress. Massage therapy also helps fight stress. Massaging your scalp, putting pressure on your shoulders or even your eyes can really decrease stress in that certain part of the body.
People should take a second look at these stress techniques. But for those who have tried every massage or stress management technique, taking a prescription drug may very well be the last option. However, the use of these medications almost always have side effects. But with proper doctor’s advice, the use of safe and proven drugs may help people who need fast relief. There are a lot of healthy ways to beat stress.
John helps people who struggle with fear, procrastination, stress, time management, overwhelm, self-doubt, or feeling STUCK. He is a Life Coach skilled in the arts of organization, strategy, and accountability who can give you the tools for achieving clarity of purpose and the ability to move forward. To receive a FREE 30-minute coaching strategy session, visit=>THE SOLUTION COACH
The word ‘Qigong’ is made up of the two words ‘Qi’ (meaning breath or gas in Mandarin) and ‘Gong’ (meaning technique or work). Thus Qigong basically means ‘breath work’. Qigong, therefore, is a technique of traditional Chinese medicine involving the regulation and coordination of breathing patterns to ensure good health.
Qigong is believed to be the result of decades of struggle by the Chinese people for survival.
It was noticed that certain breathing techniques used in conjunction with mental concentration greatly improved bodily functions. Qigong has also borrowed heavily from Taoism and Buddhism. Thus religion and spirituality plays a very important role in Qigong techniques. Some forms of Qigong even believe that an individual can attain higher levels of accomplishment only if he is very virtuous.
Traditional Chinese medicine operates on a simple but effective premise – that of ‘Chi’. Chi is the energy or life force that travels through the human body and suffuses all our organs with health and well being. When this flow is blocked or disturbed, there is a disturbance within the system that manifests itself as a disease. According to tradition, all that a doctor has to do to restore good health is to analyze the reasons for the block and to take measures to facilitate the free flow of energy once again.
Qigong teaches an individual to live in such a way that the free flow of energy happens always, so that he is free from diseases. As the two words indicate, Qigong deals with the manipulation of breath to achieve and maintain robust health. This art has found a strong role in the martial arts of ancient China where people had to mobilize energy and stamina in coordination with the physical act of breathing.
This Chinese healing art is an effective form of alternative medicine that uses a series of gentle focused exercises to coordinate the mind and the body. It is believed that most people use only a small portion of the energy within them. Most people get sick because they do not breathe properly. These two facts have been juxtaposed in Qigong, where proper breathing helps bring good health. As such, Qigong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes. But rarely the doctor also uses Qigong for therapeutic purposes.
In the modern world, millions of people all around the world practice Qigong for maintaining their good health. Qigong and other related arts are still associated with meditation and martial arts. But as opposed to the past, these people are no longer the sole custodians of the intricate techniques involved in Qigong. These techniques have become so popular now that medical Qigong has been officially recognized as a medical technique in China.
The practice of Qigong began nearly 5,000 years ago. Today there are almost 3,000 forms of Qigong. Tai Chi is just one of the more popular forms. Western medicine accepts that Qigong can improve the overall health and vitality of a person. But the religious connotations that are lying just below the surface have often proved to be a matter of controversy. But there are no two opinions regarding the level of effectiveness of this practice.
John helps people who struggle with fear, procrastination, stress, time management, overwhelm, self-doubt, or feeling STUCK. He is a Life Coach skilled in the arts of organization, strategy, and accountability who can give you the tools for achieving clarity of purpose and the ability to move forward. To receive a FREE 30-minute coaching strategy session,visit=>THE SOLUTION COACH