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Self-Care – Most Important and Most Misunderstood

By Lisa Marini

Self-care is one of the most important and at the same time, misunderstood concepts. Do you self-care? When I ask my Denver clients this question I usually get a scrunched up face and a comment along the lines of “I don’t have time for that.”

Self care might seem like such a simple concept but when it’s viewed through a functional medicine lens, it empowers you and your practitioner to really laser target those lifestyle considerations that often lead to chronic conditions or serious illnesses.

“That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do…”

At Omnia Health, you’ll often hear us use phrases like “dig deeper” or “deep dive.” That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do to help you break through the old patterns and discover the roadblocks to your optimal health – we seek to understand what’s really going on by digging deeper!

So, let’s take a deep dive into the practical meaning of self-care. I have spent many hours on this inquiry and I personally have divided it into three categories:

1) Self Maintenance

2) Self Pampering

3) Self Investment

Self-Maintenance – This includes all the things you need to do to have optimal health and hygiene. Think of the maintenance you do with your car’s oil changes, tire rotations and wash and clean.

The things we do for ourselves are things like brushing our hair, seeing the dentist and eating. We sort of “have” to do this category. It’s more of an obligation than a choice.

Self-Pampering – This is more of a choice than an obligation. This category is what most people think of when they think of self-care. This is about doing things like going to get massages or getting a mani-pedi.

This category is why a lot of people say they don’t have time or money for and why so many people say they don’t – self-care.

Self-Investment – This is where the new take of self-care comes in. I call it “self-investment” because there is definitely a return on your investment!  This helps shift the mindset from doing something selfishly for yourself and seeing that action as more of an investment in yourself. When you invest in something it grows and becomes better.

Think of a financial investment. You do this so you can grow your money and have more resources.

Shift your thinking – If you can start thinking of investing in yourself in lieu of self-care, perhaps the results won’t appear or feel as selfish and it won’t end up delayed on the back burner. 

What’s Included in Self-Investment 

But what kinds of things are included in the category of self-investment? Well, what I will say is I cannot answer that for you. This isn’t a “one size fits all” answer. And it’s not about “what” you will do, it’s how it will make you “feel”. 

What we are looking for are things that have you feeling a sense of relief, a sense of saying “ahhhhh” as you take a long exhale. That will be different for different people. It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.

“It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.”

Essentially what we are looking for is to take things off your busy plate so that you can have a… pause. And in that pause, you have time to recharge your battery – even for a few minutes. And recharging that battery is the investment you are looking for.

Think of how differently you will approach people and things in your life when you aren’t running on empty. You will be more present, aware, attentive, and energetic.

And THAT is the best investment you can make in yourself.

Want to learn more? Ready to dig deeper to discover how to live your best life? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Medical degrees and certifications:

  • Certified Hypnotherapist – American Board for Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP, registered in the State of Colorado, CHt
  • Certified Brain Health Coach – The Amen Clinic, CBHC 
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition, INHC 
  • Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator – Neurosculpting® Institute, CNSF

Learn more about Lisa here.

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What is Your Why?

By Lisa Marini

Oftentimes we look at our health as a response to a problem. Such as, when you start gaining weight out of the blue or you suddenly have digestion issues you didn’t have before.

Then we go to a doctor to treat the symptoms. But there is a great new way of thinking about our health and that is from a preventative standpoint. What if we were able to do a full snapshot of the body and its functions BEFORE you started feeling symptoms?

This is why Functional Medicine is so different. We are here to support you in your prevention of having issues in the future. “What is your why” is not a rhetorical question, it’s a life-changing question!

“Functional Medicine is the Medicine of Why”

Functional Medicine starts with the question of Why because to resolve a long-term issue, we must go deeper than your symptoms. At Omnia Health we challenge our patients to ask the question, of themselves – WHY!

Why?

Why do you want to be healthy?

Why do you want to prevent any potential issues?

When we start looking at what drives us, then we are much more motivated to actually follow through with the lifestyle plan given to us.

Again, Why…

Do you want to play on the floor with your grandkids?

Do you want to throw a football with your son?

Or perhaps you want to throw a football with your daughter?

Or maybe you finally want to take up those salsa lessons you’ve been really wanting to do for years!

Instead of seeing a doctor when something breaks or the symptoms become unbearable, let’s support you in your WHY. Let’s find a way of supporting you in doing all of the things that are profoundly important to you – the things that make your life incredible.

I recommend you start asking yourself –

“What would I do if I felt incredible and had no health limitations?”

Once you narrow it down to one or two things that really light you up, print them out and put them everywhere. Stick those reminders on your fridge, in your car on your  screensaver, on your calendar, on your… well, you get the idea!

Think about how this new perspective will then be a new lens of how you view the decisions you make and the actions you choose!

Do you really think you will mindlessly eat those cupcakes on the counter when you see a note about your goal of the awesome swing dance you have planned as a surprise at your son’s wedding? Or how about the temptation to drive past the gym on your way home when you see the note about hiking the Fourteener with your spouse?

Your Motivation is Your WHY! 

Once we start pursuing our why, the lifestyle plan to limit carbs or to exercise more, suddenly have deeper meaning and a stronger commitment. They aren’t done with the excuse “The doctor  told me I have to”, or seeing it as a punishment or a void of things you can no longer have.

Instead, these lifestyle plans are here to help you achieve all of your WHYs and to help you live the life of your dreams.

So the question is not WHAT are you waiting for, but WHY are you waiting? Ready to get started? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Lisa Marini loves bringing an understanding of the brain and the critical role it plays in ALL decisions from weight loss, goal setting, stress relief and every area of life. After leaving a demanding, stressful career that was taking a toll on her health, she founded her practice to aid individuals in health, performance and personal development. If you want to find your “Why,” it’s time to call Lisa!

Learn more about Lisa here.

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Hypnotherapy and Functional Medicine

By Lisa Marini

What is Hypnotherapy? Does it work?

Although Omnia Health is a functional medicine focused organization, hypnotherapy plays a role in many of the solutions we create for our patients. Hypnotherapy and functional medicine work well together. Hypnotherapy is the act of guiding someone into a trance state and then giving them suggestions for change. This state feels like:

  • A deep state of relaxation
  • Hyperfocus and concentration
  • Increased suggestibility

If that sounds commonplace, it’s because it is. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever zoned out on your daily commute, fell into a daydream while listening to music, or found yourself immersed in the world of a book or movie, you’ve been in the trance state.

The only difference between hypnotherapy and these everyday trance states is that, in hypnosis, I will induce the trance state and give your subconscious mind suggestions to make lasting and impactful change in your life.

Hypnotherapy and Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is all about the whole system that creates our health. That includes our commitment to making lasting changes. Yet, it is often very difficult to make lasting changes such as altering habits, overcoming fears and releasing anxiety from a conscious state of mind without additional support. This explains why we fail on diets or can’t stick to an exercise routine. When our subconscious mind is programmed a certain way, one of the best tools to change that programming is through the same subconscious state it was created in. This is where hypnotherapy comes in.

The idea that hypnotists can take over the minds of their subjects and control their actions is, of course, an entirely media-driven myth. In the trance state, you control all of your actions, you can hear everything around you, and you cannot be forced to do anything against your will.

Hypnotherapy has been used to treat a wide range of conditions or unwanted behavior, such as:

  • Weight loss
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Personal development
  • Habit control
  • Life transitions
  • Health and wellness
  • Fears and phobias
  • Goal achievement
  • Smoking cessation
  • Self esteem

Why hire a Hypnotherapist?

The science behind hypnotherapy is just now beginning to catch up to reports of its beneficial nature. The scientific community is beginning to rave about the potential benefits of hypnosis and what it could do for patients who are looking for a new treatment option. Hypnosis could prove to be a valuable weapon in fighting a multitude of issues. Most often, people approach life change through the conscious mind: through goal setting, self-help, counseling and coaching. Unfortunately these techniques don’t always work or have lasting changes. 

By addressing issues in the subconscious mind (which is 88% of your mind), changes can be more quickly achieved and last a lifetime. Essentially, you are reprogramming your software.

What to look for when finding a Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapists, their methods, and the rates in which they achieve success vary by case. Hypnotherapy is a trust-based exercise that demands a great deal of immersion on the part of the client.

About Lisa Marini

There are different avenues and levels of training for hypnotherapists. Some hypnotherapists will have undertaken quite extensive training but others may only have done quite short courses.

Lisa Marini was trained at Hypnosis Motivational Institute, a Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy which has been in operation for 50 years. She received an extensive 300-hour training and is Certified through the high standards of the American Board of Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP.

Call Lisa Marini to schedule health coaching to work on your specific needs. Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Lisa Marini was trained at Hypnosis Motivational Institute, a Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy which has been in operation for 50 years. She received an extensive 300-hour training and is Certified through the high standards of the American Board of Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP. Contact Lisa to learn how hypnotherapy and functional medicine work well together to help solve your persistent health problems.

Learn more about Lisa here.

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What is Brain Health Coaching?

By Lisa Marini

As you can imagine, people often ask me “what is brain health coaching and what does that have to do with functional medicine?” Brain health coaching is much like any sort of coaching – you engage an expert to assist you in improving something you do. People who want to be in better shape hire fitness coaches. People who want to improve their careers retain career coaches. People who want to improve their diets go to nutrition coaches. 

This begs the question – why would someone need a brain coach? The short answer is, for everything. You see, everything we do as people starts with our brains. It is the one ingredient that is a part of everything we do – fitness, sports, career, relationships, health. It is impossible to find a single human activity or pursuit that doesn’t originate or at least involve our brains. Yet, so often we take this absolutely critical and necessary component of everything we do for granted. Brain health coaching is one of the tools we use at Omnia Health with our functional medicine approach to wellbeing.

“The truth is our brains are not static.” 

Lisa Marini

The truth is our brains are not static. Our brains, like pretty much every other part of our body, can be altered. Strengthened. Nourished. Even healed. And the amazing thing is that the results we reap from improving and nourishing our brains are absolutely transformative. Think about it – your brain pretty much controls everything you and your body does. If you can improve the thing that controls it, everything else can improve too.

Brain Health Coaching is Part of a Functional Medicine Strategy

So how do you improve your brain? Great question! That’s what I’m here for. First and foremost, it begins with brain health. Feeding your brain the right fuel and giving it the right amount of rest and diversion is critical. Think of the brain like an engine. If you put bad fuel in it, run it for long period of time and never change the oil – how do you think that engine is going to work?

Now is such an important time to start implementing Brain Health Coaching in your life. We are facing more stress than ever given the current state of the world. Not only are we dealing with our normal life stressors – we are trying to do it during a pandemic.

Schedule time today with me, Omnia’s in-house Brain Health Coach, Lisa Marini, CBHC. I can help formulate a plan and program for you to get your brain in tip-top shape and to manage your life and its stressors.

Call Lisa Marini to schedule health coaching to work on your specific needs. Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach

“Lisa Marini is a Brain Health Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist. Lisa’s coaching is part of a comprehensive functional medicine approach. Lisa loves bringing an understanding of the brain and the role it plays in ALL health and wellbeing decisions in every area of life…”

Learn more about Lisa here.

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