The Hope for Healing Program – what is it?
The Hope for Healing Program is a method of increasing personal empowerment. When we feel hopeless, anxious, full of despair, or have a victim mentality, we feel powerless. In order to heal, we need to get our power back. (ie power to overcome our challenges, power to find solutions to our own problems, power to be resilient, power to heal, power to let go, power to move forward, power to feel comfortable in our own skin) This kind of power brings confidence, happiness, strength, and inner peace. So how do we get this power? It comes through a combination of learning and doing. Education is a necessary step, but by itself it’s not enough, it’s through application that we begin to awaken the power that is already inside of us.
The Hope for Healing program is simply a plan of action to help people change and upgrade the way that they think and the way that they feel. It’s designed to do something to bring about positive changes in mental and emotional well being. Action changes things. Following this simple program consistently brings about significant changes in the way a person thinks and feels.
Our point of power
Emotions are chemical. There is a physiological reason why we feel the way we do. We have a reward center in our brain and when it is flooded by “feel good” chemicals (dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins) we feel happy. We also have “stress” chemicals (cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine). Our mental, emotional and physical health and well being are all interconnected. For example, our body chemistry affects our emotions; our emotions affect our thoughts, words, and actions; and our thoughts, words, and actions affect our body chemistry.
To feel better, we want to decrease stress chemicals and increase feel good chemicals by changing what we do, say, and think. It is easier to control what we do than it is to control what we think. It’s nearly impossible to just “think” ourselves happier and more confident, yet we are not helpless. There are so many things we can do to change the chemistry in our body, and that makes us feel better. Our actions are our greatest point of power.
Our body chemistry affects our emotions; our emotions affect our thoughts, words, and actions; and our thoughts, words, and actions affect our body chemisty. The point of power where we have the most control in this cycle is controlling our actions that affect our body chemistry.
So many options
There are so many things we can do to change the chemistry in our body, and that makes us feel better. Hope for Healing offers many videos and articles to share fast and easy action steps that decrease stress chemicals and increase “feel good” chemicals. For example, there is a short video on our 5 minute morning routine to increase happiness. Please remember that improving our mental and emotional well being isn’t a quick fix however. In order to maintain that positive body chemistry, it takes consistency; it’s not going to be a “one and done” situation. By consistently applying these simple action steps, your body chemistry will gradually adjust to a happier balance.
I invite you to check out all the articles, videos, audio courses, and free resources available on the Hope for Healing website so you can enjoy the happiness, health, and success that you deserve. You have the power to create the life you want. We’ll show you how.
You Got This! is a thoroughly researched, easy-to-read, well-designed action plan with a variety of effective cognitive behavioral therapy tips and tricks that will empower you to you decrease stressors; increase coping skills; increase confidence; increase resilience; increase feelings of calmness, safety, and peace; and find solutions to your problems.
Free help for depression. 30 Days to Alleviate Depression is an easy-to-follow guidebook to help alleviate symptoms of depression. Complete, step by step coaching guides you through each day explaining not only what to do, but why it works.
Emotional First Aid Kit
An emotional first aid kit can provide an immediate, although temporary, positive effect on the way we think and feel. Having an emotional first aid kit readily available can help people who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, low self esteem, or other mental and emotional issues.
What to do when you hit an emotional wall
Why is it that people start off with great intentions towards change and self improvement only to become discouraged and give up? This article explains why that might happen and how to work through emotional walls when they arise. Being properly informed empowers us to keep going and experience healing, peace, and growth.
A message of hope to those suffering from depression
I understand the feelings of despair, helplessness, and hopelessness of depression because I’ve experienced it for myself. There is a way out. You have more power than you may realize. I invite you to learn how to climb out of the darkness and experience happiness again.