How Your Environment Impacts Your Practice!

If you have an office space and are seeing clients, as a healer, coach, therapist, masseuse, psychiatrist, doctor, lawyer, insurance agent, yoga instructor, nutritionist, etc, then it’s imperative that you bring your attention to your environment and how it may be impacting your practice.

 

My personal story about looking for a couples therapist in Miami, which highlights this theme was featured today on Dr. Eva Ritvo’s Blog on Psychology Today.

 

If you would like to know how to maximize your space for the deepest level of healing, please read this article. At the end there are questions that will help you start looking at your space from symbolic eyes! Also, please provide your comments. I would love to hear your feedback on this topic and it will help me spread my message of the importance of setting on psyche!

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-beauty-prescription/201205/the-therapists-office

 

 

Sending amazing chi your way!

 

Have Fun with your Shway : )

 

Inessa

 

Help Your Teen Get in Command of Their Life With Feng Shui!

 

TAKING THE COMMANDING POSITION with FENG SHUI

In Feng Shui, the position of the bed and desk can support your teen in feeling in command of their life, getting better sleep, increased focused, as well as confidence and more security in relationships!

Taking the Commanding Bed Position promotes security in relationship with self and others, as well an improves sleep. Follow these steps below for the ideal arrangement!

 

1.    A full view of the room with the door in sight is optimal from where they are sleeping for feeling empowered.

2.    Not being able to see the door triggers the old reptilian brain’s flight or fight response system and it basically leaves us feeling exposed, on guard and unsafe.

3.    Make sure that the bed is against a solid wall for security and support.

4.    Stay clear of placing bed under a window.

Taking the Commanding Desk Position encourages focus and concentration and will support your teen in feeling on top of their homework! 

1.    Make sure they are sitting in a chair with a straight back (no gaps)

2.    Their back must be up against a solid wall (no window)

3.    Clear view of the door from where they are sitting.

4.    Don’t face a wall; this can create a sense blockage and stagnation.

Virtual Command Position:  When your teen’s view of the door is obstructed they may be missing important opportunities since they can’t see what’s flowing in and out of their life. If you absolutely can’t change the position of your teen’s desk or bed, then help them get into the virtual command position. The virtual what? Virtual command means that you position a mirror in such a way so that you can see the door from wherever you’re sleeping or working.

There is a web site that sells rearview type mirrors for computers, which would put them in the virtual command position. Check www.monitormirror.com. However, any mirror will serve the same purpose-as long as you can see what’s behind you.

 

If you can’t figure this out, feel free to email me pictures of their room and I will give you feedback!

Feng Shui for your Office for Success!

Whether you’re in a corner suite, a cubicle, or home office, Feng Shui can help you create more harmony, flow and productivity in your work. There are several excellent Feng Shui configurations that promote more success in your career

Here are 3 things you can do right now to promote more flow and harmony in your office

1.    Place yourself in the Commanding position:In Feng Shui, the position of your desk can support you in feeling more empowered and in command of your life!

·         Make sure to sit in a chair with a straight back (no gaps-they leak life force energy)

·         Your back must be facing a solid wall (no window)

·         Make sure you have a clear view of the door from where you are sitting.

·         Don’t face a wall; this can create a sense of blockage and stagnation in your career. If there’s no way around it, then get a mirror or a picture that creates the illusion of depth and expansion .

·         If you can’t change the position of your desk, then get into the virtual command position. The virtual what? The virtual command means that you position a mirror in such a way so that you can see the door from wherever you are sleeping or working. That way, you don’t actually have to move your location. There is a web site that sells rear view type mirrors for computers, which would put you in the virtual command position. Check www.monitormirror.com.However, any mirror will serve the same purpose-as long as you can see what’s behind you

 

2.    If you’re Walls Could Talk What Would the Say about You?

Studies show that people know more about you from looking in your room for 15 seconds than talking with you at a party for 30 minutes. Use the walls in your office to send a powerful message about you.

·         Impression Wall: Use the wall behind your desk to make a strong impression and send a message about you and/or

           your company to the world.

·         Mastery Wall:  Make one wall or section of your office depict your skill and training. Items such as awards, certificates,

          pictures of  wise mentors and achievements work well here. In Feng Shui terms, the best area for this is the “Skills/Wisdom”

          section, which is the right hand corner closest to the front door.

·               Inspiration Wall/Area: Surround yourself with things you truly love. The best wall for inspiration is the one directly

                 in front of your desk. What you focus on grows, so use this wall to condition your thoughts in the direction of your desires.

 

3.    Bring in the 5 elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood to create a human comfort zone.

 

Have you wondered why most office buildings include a park or an atrium? A happy worker is a productive worker. Proximity to nature affects our physiology in real measurable ways. In Feng Shui, that is why we strive to create nature indoors. Even if you feel like  you are flooded with so much work that you don’t have the time to walk outside or muse over your fish tank, or the well groomed bonsai, do not feel deterred, by having touches of nature in your environment, you can re-connect to the natural world in a very real, deep and meaningful way.

Here are some ways of introducing these elements into your office:

·         Water: Encourages flexibility, intuition, and new opportunities. Use a water fountain, a picture of water closest to the entry way, or in the far left hand corner.

·         Wood: Secures foundation in all ventures. Plants, bamboo and live flowers will bring in life force energy and a wooden desk will give stability in relationships.

·         Metal: Inspires creativity. Introduce bells, standing chimes, or anything that makes a pleasant sound.

·         Earth: Ensures Stability through difficult times. Ceramics, yellow, sand, rocks, etc.

·         Fire: Improves and protects reputation. Candles, lights, pointy objects like cactus, pyramids, etc

Last, but not least, make sure your desk is clutter fee. The most successful people in the world have clean desks. The less stuff on your desk the more space in your mind for generating brilliant new ideas!