Monday, June 18, 2018

Announcing the Launch of My New Book – From Fear to Freedom: My Journey


 Unlock your full potential and live better, as you move from Fear to Freedom.

From Fear to Freedom, Hena Husain, self-help, motivation, hypnosis, #metoo

Everyone has something in their past that is painful and holding them back from the life they want to lead. For me, it was my experience as a victim of sexual abuse as a child. The first time I was abused I was five years old, too young to know what was happening, too young to know it was inappropriate, too young to know that there was even the possibility of saying, “No!” to my attacker.

I grew up in a strict Muslim family where communication about sensitive topics did not exist between parents and children. My mother did not even talk to me about getting my period, let alone about sex or sexual abuse. I saw no opportunity to explain what was happening to me and get help. Worse, I lived in constant fear of being judged by my family and friends. The fear and shame affected my relationships with my mom and husband.

Through my unique, holistic background, I healed myself and overcame my fears and traumas in my own mind. I realized I could help everyone who has experienced trivial or traumatic events in their past to be able to overcome their fears and lead joyful, fulfilled lives using my 3-step process.

The inspiration for writing From Fear to Freedom: My Journey

It took me decades to understand how the trauma of my past was affecting my self-esteem, my ongoing relationships with the family and friends I loved, and my personal happiness. Even once I reached this understanding, it still took me years to find a way to truly overcome these horrific experiences. To realize that I had a choice, and that choice could be happiness. To forgive and move on.

I don’t want other victims to live their lives in fear. By using the tools outlined in this book, anyone can find emotional healing and become aligned with the authentic energy we were all born with.  

What Will You Learn by Reading From Fear to Freedom: My Journey

I found that silently suffering kept me stuck in my past, but once I changed my mind, I could change my life. I developed a 3-step process that helped me to overcome my fear. This 3-step process is simple, yet profound:

·         Reinvent – become self-aware, understand where you are now, know your own story.

·         Reprogram – utilize tools like hypnosis, emotional freedom technique (EFT), neuro linguistic programming (NLP), chakra balancing, and reiki to fix the damage of the past.

·         Reinforce – use your tools daily to heal further and deepen your practice.

These tools each worked for me in a unique and powerful way.

Breaking Down the Tools:

Reinvent
From Fear to Freedom, Hena Husain, self-help, motivation, hypnosis, #metoo


The first step – reinvention – is critical because the other steps build on it as a foundation. Before I could change, I had to face my fears. I was afraid of not being loved, so I shut down and didn’t share my real self with my mom, my husband, or anyone else. I was a basket case inside, overcompensating for the fact that I didn’t feel “good enough” by trying to look perfect on the outside. It didn’t work. Though I could throw the perfect party, my inner fears manifested as weight gain and diabetes. As I discovered my stories, which are my thoughts about the events and people in my life, I realized I have a choice. My stories are not me.


Reprogram

Five different techniques helped me to reprogram myself:  hypnosis, emotional freedom technique (EFT), neuro linguistic programming (NLP), chakra balancing and reiki.

Hypnosis is my absolute favorite tool. It helped me to find the root cause of my problems. That was a critical step because unless we take care of the root cause, the issues keep coming back.

Emotional Freedom Technique became my anywhere, instant-fix tool. A few taps with that little hammer, and the monsters in my mind that created nightmares disappeared. My own thoughts began casting the characters and making up the scenes!

Neuro Linguistic Programming taught me to make quick shifts in my perception and use language to transform the issues. What the subconscious mind sees and believes, the body will achieve.

Chakra Balancing is an emotional healing tool that helped me release stuck cellular energy by aligning with my authentic energy.

Reiki taps into the universal energy or life force energy to heal the mind and body. I used it for stress reduction and to promote healing.

Reinforce

I found journaling and it became the perfect solution. As I wrote out my angers and fears, I uncovered the layers of myself, problem-solved, and released my inner energy.

These tools are powerful but using them is not like turning on a light bulb, flick the switch and it’s done. A regular practice is required to reinforce the healing they bring. For instance, every night before going to bed, I pray, I meditate and I visualize my perfect life. Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.

You will learn in the book to practice the power of 2 on a daily basis.

Who Should Read From Fear to Freedom: My Journey?



From Fear to Freedom is written to help:

Anyone who wants to overcome their past and pursue freedom.

Victims of abuse and other past traumas.

Friends and loved ones who want to help with their healing process.

People who are ready to take control of their own happiness.

Praise for From Fear to Freedom: My Journey
     
“Hena Husain has written a brave, bold, and beautiful book about the traumatic experiences in her earlier life, her recollection of these in her adult life, and her quest to heal herself.”
Aisha Abbasi, M.D., Psychoanalyst/Psychiatrist and Author of The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique
From Fear to Freedom: My Journey was released on June 8th, 2018. You can order it today on Amazon.com or go to www.fearfreebook.com.


About the Author

Hena Husain is a mind coach, author and motivational speaker. She specializes in hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), pain and stress management, core releasing, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Her coaching is grounded in the power of positive thinking and the achievement of success in business, health, and relationship wellness. As one of the most sought-after lecturers, Hena delivers an impassioned message that motivates participants to create positive change and personal growth in their lives. You can find out more about Hena on her website, balanceforlifebiz.com.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
By Changing Your Habits

Written by Hena Husain


            When you made your list of New Year’s resolutions, did you think about how you were going to keep them? We often make resolutions as an automatic reaction to the approaching new year: It’s December 27th! I really need to make some resolutions!
            We’re now several weeks into the new year, and if you’ve already fallen short of keeping your well-intentioned resolutions, or you find yourself struggling to stay on track with achieving them, know that keeping your resolutions involves making important changes in your thinking and behavior.

How Strong Is Your Why?
            When your reasons for keeping your resolutions are stronger than your reasons for staying where you are, you will have the motivation you need to change. Why did you make your particular New Year’s resolutions? Did you do so out of a sense of obligation to your spouse, employer, social group or other external creature? If the reasons that give rise to your resolutions aren’t personal, compelling and strong, you will lack the motivation necessary to change your behavior.
            If, for example, one of your resolutions is to save $100 each month, you must have a very strong reason why you need to save that amount of money. If you’re welcoming a new baby this year, this reason is much stronger than simply wanting to have some extra spending cash on hand.
            Make sure your WHY behind each of your resolutions is stronger than your reasons for staying where you are. Strong “whys” will propel you to keep your resolutions and overcome the doubts and distractions that you will inevitably encounter.
Where Change Begins
            Resolutions are always about changing behavior. Thus, your resolutions should put you on a path toward creating change for yourself. What’s important to know is that any behavior change must occur on a subconscious level in order for that change to become permanent. What exactly does this mean?
            Your conscious mind consists partly of thoughts that you can actually hear in your mind, such as, I’m going to cut out sweets and begin losing weight! These conscious thoughts are clear and recognizable but the conscious mind works on willpower only and it is only responsible for making 10% of our decisions daily. That is why you do things for a week or two and you go back to your old habits. On the other hand, the subconscious mind is responsible for making 90% of your decisions on a daily basis, and where all permanent changes take place. This is your auto pilot where you do things automatically without thinking. The subconscious needs to be in agreement with your conscious mind goals to achieve the results you want.  Hypnosis is one of the tools that aligns your subconscious mind with your conscious mind goals. Over time, an idea you hold in your subconscious  becomes your conscious thought, which results in you taking action – i.e., eliminating sweets!
            Your subconscious mind is the fundamental place where real, lasting change begins. As you read on, you will see how keeping your New Year’s resolutions is connected to changes you make on a subconscious level.

Changing Habits in Your Subconscious Mind
            To put it simply, keeping your resolutions requires changing your behavior, and your subconscious mind is where behavior change begins. So, commit yourself to the following important daily activities to change your subconscious mind so that you can develop new habits.
            Hypnosis is one of the best tools to tap into your subconscious mind to create permanent changes:
o   Quiet your mind.  You can learn to do this by daily practicing being still and coming to a place where your mind is no longer attempting to process so much of what’s going on around you. Find a quiet place and be still for several minutes, inhaling and exhaling slowly. Do this at least once during the day (more often if possible). Learning to quiet your mind helps you to relax, which slowly opens your mind to forming new habits. If you don’t quiet your mind, you remain stressed and easily revert back to your old habits  – i.e., you revert back to old ways of doing things because they are very familiar to your subconscious mind.
o   Visualize your resolutions. Your subconscious mind sees in pictures, not words. So, create perfect mental pictures of what your resolutions look like, and every night before going to sleep, allow these pictures to fill your mind. Perhaps you see yourself speaking eloquently before a large audience, or weighing 10 pounds lighter living a happy, healthy lifestyle. Whatever images you visualize, your subconscious mind absorbs these images and “converts” them to conscious thought and action!
o   Develop a daily activity. Habits are formed through repetition, usually by doing the same thing at least once a day. In order to change your subconscious mind and form new habits, start by doing something you love on a daily basis. This repetition will make your mind accustomed to the process of forming new habits. Think of it this way: Your old habit is like a freeway that you drive on every day. To form a new habit, you will need to take an exit from the old freeway and create a new pathway. The more you take this new pathway, the sooner this change becomes familiar. What’s more, it will be easier for you to take a different new exit in the future because you will already be familiar with taking new exits!
o   Commit to at least 6 weeks. New habits and resolutions are developed over time. Many people give up their efforts at changing their habits after only a few days or weeks. Commit yourself to at least 6 weeks of “taking a new freeway exit.” For 6 weeks, practice daily quiet time, visualization before bed, and a daily activity you love.

Be Accountable Every Day
            Now that you know the important changes that are necessary in order to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll need support with changing your behavior. Your best intentions and goals can easily become diverted unless you have someone in your life — a coach, family member, close friend, or co-worker — holding you accountable daily to keep your resolutions.
Choosing the right person to be your accountability partner is important. This person needs to care about you enough to be honest and committed to your success; accordingly, you must be okay with them daily reminding and challenging you to develop new habits. If, for instance, your spouse is the true love of your life, but you have a hard time receiving constructive feedback from him or her, consider someone else to be your accountability partner.
How does someone keep you accountable to your resolutions? The best way is for them to send you a daily text – perhaps at midday – to remind you of the progress you have committed to make each day. Reading their daily text message will be a timely reminder of why you made your resolutions, and it will encourage you to continue on your path. In addition, receiving this text at midday will allow you time to do things you haven’t done yet, if necessary. The important thing is that your accountability partner commits to checking in with your progress daily.
Being accountable to someone about developing new habits is a crucial step toward staying on track and keeping your resolutions!

Deep within yourself, you know that New Year’s resolutions are only words unless they are kept. If you had the awareness and creativity to imagine the resolutions you desire for this year, know that you can keep them if:  you have a strong “why” behind each resolution, you understand where change begins, you change your subconscious mind to form new behaviors, and you choose someone to keep you accountable. Make this year a very special year of changing your habits and keeping your New Year’s resolutions!