After the hullabaloo of the holidays, the New Year signals a fresh, clean slate. It’s a time to reflect on the successes and lessons learned in the past 12 months, and move forward with a recharged mindset in the direction of your happiest, most authentic life.
It all sounds quite exciting, doesn’t it? But while New Year’s resolutions are supposed to send us on our merry way, they often get a reputation for being fickle—full of good intent, but quick to dissolve in the chaos of our daily lives.
At Hudson Healing Arts, we believe that compassionate self-care makes all the difference in helping you commit to your greatest goals and dreams. We would also suggest that the act of committing to your own wellbeing is a wonderful goal in of itself, one that will benefit you in all areas of your life, from relationships to work. According to HHA founder Beth O’Boyle, wellness is more than just the absence of pain or illness: it’s a sense of harmony among all aspects of the self - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - a feeling of being at ease with yourself and with the world around you.
At HHA, we treat you as a whole person and help your energy flow freely, unrestricted by limiting thoughts and feelings. Whether you come for acupuncture, hypnosis, massage therapy, Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies, Shamanic work, a counseling session, or beyond, here’s how our services can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and start 2019 off on the right foot!
When we have a strong foundation, we’re in a much better place to reach for our dreams and desires (self-actualization). Licensed social worker Andrea Inauen provides counseling services that empower you to build a pattern of caring for yourself and uncover the answer to a worthwhile question: What’s important to you?
No need to arrive with a “New Year’s resolution” in mind: Together, you will identify what’s important to you and build a life that incorporates this to a certain degree to make sure it doesn’t go neglected.
“I want my clients to be defined by what's most important to them; for them to feel in control of what they want in their world, rather than trapped by it,” Andrea says. You can learn more about the benefits of counseling here!
We’ve all heard the Nike ad “Just Do It.” If it were that easy however, we wouldn’t keep making the same resolutions year after year! Hypnosis Counseling can help
you clarify your goals, release limiting beliefs, and see yourself in a whole new light.
You’ll be guided to explore the ‘Why and How’ factors: Why do you want this change? How will incorporating a new habit or making this change enhance your life? Why is it important to you? The subconscious mind is a virtual treasure trove of information that our Hypnosis Counselor can help you access and focus in a new and beneficial way. You can learn more about how it works here.
Did you ever get scolded as a child for daydreaming? Well, you may be happy to hear that specifically directed daydreaming, which is called “guided imagery,” is actually a highly effective way to accomplish your goals or achieve whatever it is you’re seeking in 2019. For those dealing with health challenges, guided imagery is superb at helping you focus or redirect the body’s energy to support increased health and wellbeing. It’s an excellent partner to your healthcare provider’s recommendations for regaining wellness. You can learn more about the power of guided imagery here.
Bach Flower Remedies
If your New Year’s resolution centers around finding balance, Bach Flower Remedies may be a wonderful fit for you. This gentle yet effective system of stress management offers a way to safely bring moods and emotions back into balance, and to sort through limiting thoughts and feelings that may be holding you back from living the life you want to live (a lack of self-confidence, fear, worry, resistance to breaking old habits,, etc.). Our Registered Bach Practitioner can create a Bach Remedy mix tailored to your specific needs. Learn more here!
There’s no better way to recharge and relax than a Reiki session! It’s the perfect remedy for post-holiday exhaustion and can help to refresh your energy in a way that’s specific to your individual needs, whether it’s renewing and recharging tapped-out energy levels or calming and soothing agitation. Learn more about the benefits of Reiki here.
AshWork Energy Clearing
Don’t have time to visit us or live at a distance? This form of energy work is a whole new paradigm in energy clearing. Sessions can be done at HHA, but are equally effective when done by phone. AshWork can address a broad range of issues, from challenges with relationships to problems at work to persistent thoughts and feelings. For more information about energy clearing, check out this article.
Raindrop Aromatherapy Treatment
Who doesn’t love a relaxing aromatherapy session? Raindrop Treatment not only is
deeply relaxing, it’s also a helpful support for the immune system, particularly during cold and flu season. Learn more about aromatherapy here.
Acupuncture can be a supportive ally in achieving your New Year’s resolutions because it quiets the overstimulated nervous system. “The support of acupuncture can help the mind and body let go of the surface noise so you’re able to listen more deeply and clearly to your true self,” says Carla San Diego, one of our two resident acupuncture practitioners.
Getting started is always the hardest part. To help you make that first step, Carla is offering 6 sessions for the price of 5 (so the first one is free!) for all of January and February. Acupuncture is most beneficial on a regular basis, every week in the beginning. If you’re new to acupuncture, 6 consecutive sessions is recommended. For details, you can reach her at (201) 653-7700 ext.5. and you can also learn more about acupuncture here.
Carla encourages doing a consecutive 30-day challenge to help build momentum toward your New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, a sleep ritual, a daily walk, or beyond, just 10 minutes each day can make a huge difference. If you miss a day or two, no need to fret; just get back to it! Remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
2019 is fueled with dynamic energy. Connect with your Soul Purpose through Shamanic Healing at Hudson Healing Arts with Cristina Maria Humming Bird Medicine, our resident shamanic practitioner and the only Medicine Woman in Hoboken! Cristina Maria helps your natural order (body, mind, and soul) find harmony...not a bad way to start 2019! You can learn more about shamanic healing here.
~ A Reading Session ~ is great to receive guidance and understanding through spirit/animal/ancestral guides around life goals, a specific intention and plan creation.
~ A Limpia will cleanse, restore and realign energy and bless the beginning of the year with clear and focused energy.
~ An introductory Platica/Talk Session by way of verbal and intuitive communication offers clarity around goals, visions or unresolved areas and helps with establishing a plan.
~ An initial Spirit Medicine Session combines a reading, limpia and healing/upgrade work gifting a profound sense of wellness, clarity and grounding to areas of need and with goals, intentions and plan creation.
If you’re not sure where to start, call us at (201) 653-7700 ext. 1. With a brief description of your goals and challenges, we’ll be happy to guide you towards an effective program to help make 2019 a great year for you!
Hannah Chenoweth is a Hoboken-based conference producer and freelance writer who enjoys covering all aspects of health and wellness.