Learn to manage your STRESS and recapture your joy of living!!!
Stress Management Consultant Author Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
Barbara Mitchell DCH
Working women of the 90’s were trying to do it all. Remember that jingle, “I can take home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and never let you forget you’re a man. Cause I’m a woman?” I was one of those women. Juggling a career in higher education, home, parenting and studying for my doctorate. I was on a treadmill trying not to burn out.
With dreams of escaping our responsibilities for a weekend of being pampered, a colleague and I started an exciting venture taking women on stress management spa “getaway retreats”. Feedback and testimonials from the women confirmed that the workshops at these “escapes” had life changing value in terms of improving (1) their outlook on life and (2) their emotional and physical health.
That was the inspiration for my writing “When You Need a Timeout”. To share the powerful stress-busting techniques, diet tips, motivational examples and pampering routines we learned to combat stress related symptoms, illness and disease”.
“When You Need a Timeout” won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and the Global eBook Awards. The book has been reviewed on several sites including the online magazine Natural Awakenings and has earned 5-star reviews on Amazon.com.
A companion CD, “Just Relax Like This”, features five of the most effective stress relief techniques to BA MVP in the book. I discuss the BA MVP-Be A More Vibrant Person techniques in a book interview on the Balancing Act on Lifetime Television.
I continue to write. I blog, am an Ezine Articles Expert, and contribute to a variety of online blogs and publications. Other pursuits include sketching and painting, travel with my husband to warm sunny beaches and Sudoku to keep my mind active. My guilty pleasure is my love of the comics. A diverse collection of Calvin and Hobbes, Mad Magazine, The New Yorker cartoons and Archie comics are on hand when I need a good laugh.
Dr. Barbara has a consulting practice in New Jersey where she helps clients resolve stress related issues including emotional and job burnout, anxiety and trauma.
Accomplishments: Finalist National Indie Excellence Book Awards
Finalist Global eBook Awards
Expert Ezine Articles Author
Doctorate Clinical Hypnotherapy
Specialty Certifications: Quantum Focusing and Waking Hypnosis with Children
When You Need a Timeout by Barbara Mitchell You don't have to spend years learning meditation, visualization or complicated yoga breathing routines. When you're feeling overwhelmed you want immediate relief. When You Need a Timeout, the relaxation guide for women on the go, has the quick stress-busting exercises you want when you need to reduce stress on the spot....
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Short Stories Don't Worry, Be Happy by Barbara Mitchell The pursuit of happiness is highly individualistic. It has to do with your perceptions and beliefs about your quality of life. Does your life meet your idea of purpose and meaning, emotional connec...
Articles What Do Mothers Really Want? by Barbara Mitchell Sunday is Mother's Day. The day we lavish Mom with the best Mother's Day gifts ever. The most popular gifts...... Why Celebrate Women's History Month? by Barbara Mitchell For over a century women have been in the forefront, struggling and strategizing for fair treatment in their publlic and private lives. Spent stress-filled, anxious hours envisioning a day when...... Young Love Can Last Forever by Barbara Mitchell I had been trying to avoid him for over two weeks. I guessed he liked me and would probably ask me to be his girl. I just wanted to remain friends.... Ten Ways to Get Your Groove Back After the Holidays by Barbara Mitchell The joy - and stress of Christmas is over. The office parties, family gatherings and gift giving will soon be a distant memory. We love making merry and hate to see it end.... More Than Willpower: How to Break an Unhealthy Habit by Barbara Mitchell Why do I keep doing this to myself? Whether it's overeating, not exercising, smoking too much or biting your nails. You know it's not healthy. But all your efforts to break the habit by sheer will ... How to Say No Without Making Enemies by Barbara Mitchell You just said yes to something you did not want to do. Again. And why? Because you did not want to appear rude or make the other person angry. It's not in your nature to be confrontational.... Accentuate the Positive for This Beauty Secret by Barbara Mitchell "If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago." -Carla Gordon
Think of all the negative things you say to yourself every day. I'm not sm... A 5 Minute Morning Meditation to Lift Your Spirit Put a Smile on Your Face by Barbara Mitchell Let your thoughts drift as you enjoy the morning stillness. This is your time to focus on what is good in your life - not the worries of yesterday, today or tomorrow.... Give Me A Break: 7 Resources the Make Life Easier for Caregivers by Barbara Mitchell Julia a divorcee was one of the "sandwhich generation" balancing life between an adult child who had come back home to live and aging parents who needed more of her time and resources. Between the tw... What Every Woman Should Know About Stress by Barbara Mitchell Last week's horoscope read, "the biggest threat to you is stress - and that's something you can manage if you put your mind to it". Finding ways to manage stress is wise advice for all of us. But ... How Do You Relieve Stress in Your Life? Take the Stress Quiz by Barbara Mitchell We can't go through life without some stress. But when stress is chronic, unrelenting, ongoing, it can affect your health and compromise your immune system. Are you making yourself more vulnerable..... Is It Stress or Burnout? 7 Signs You Should Know by Barbara Mitchell One third of Americans live with extreme stress. Stress is a significant reason for problems with family and friends. Eight percent connect stress to divorce or separation. These are the statistics... Did You Celebrate Women's History Month by Barbara Mitchell The women's and feminist movement of the 1970's played a pivotal role in the fight for equal rights in the workplace for women: (1) equal pay for equal work (2) equal opportunity for promotion (3) bre... 3 Ways to Conquer Procrastination by Barbara Mitchell Ah, spring time. People feel motivated to get out and get things done. But not you. You are a procrastinator and to you spring means more chores to add to your to-do list. You'd rather put things ... Daylight Saving Time: Wake Me When It's Over by Barbara Mitchell You awaken at 9:00 am Sunday morning, same as always. Turn on the TV to watch your favorite show. But it is not on. You glance at the clock and see it is acutally 10:00 am. You forgot to set the cl... Empowering Self-Talk: How To Make Affirmations That Inspire Change by Barbara Mitchell "Every day in every way I am getting better". You probably heard this famous affirmation popularized by Emil Coue,a French pharmacist and psychologist. His belief that, "you are what you think" prov... EFT: What Is It, And Why Should You Care? by Barbara Mitchell Your boss has asked you to make a speech for him at the next board meeting. You graciously accept. But inside you are freaking out. You are terrified of speaking in public.... Is He Your True Love? One Way to Know For Sure by Barbara Mitchell Studies of what makes us fall in love conclude that we are attracted to symmetry in the features of a face. The perfect ratio yields the ideal face in our standard of beauty. But how many people hav... Trouble Sleeping? The Top 5 Remedies for a Good Night's Rest by Barbara Mitchell "It's 2 am. Why can't I fall asleep?" A recent study revealed that insomnia affects 6% to 10% of adults and is twice as common in women as men.... Visualize Yourself Thin: 3 Essential Steps for Amazing Results by Barbara Mitchell Do you visualize? Daydreams, memories and inner talk are all types of visualization. Imagine a goal that you want to attain. Then program your vision to reach it.... Get to the Bottom of Addictive Behavior and Move On With Your Life by Barbara Mitchell *Jennifer had a life most women would envy. A beautiful home, well-behaved children and a husband who was a good provider. She also had a self-indulgence that she kept secret.... 5 Strategies That Help You Stop Smoking For Good by Barbara Mitchell You resolved to stop smoking in 2012 and you still have not had a cigarette. Congratulations! It's no secret that stopping is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. So when you find yo... End Your Weight Loss Struggle by Barbara Mitchell Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight in 2012? The same weight you lost in 2011 and 2010? Why can't you make that weight loss stick?... Spell Stressed Backwards and You Get Desserts by Barbara Mitchell April is Stress Awareness Month. Let's face it. We are all going to face some stress in our lives. Although not all stress is bad. A new home, job promotion,new baby, wedding plans are all exampl... Spring Cleaning for the Mind, Body and Spirit: To a More Vibrant You by Barbara Mitchell Wasn't this a cold snowy winter? I for one am ecstatic that spring is in the air. I can finally open my doors and windows. Let in the fresh air. And chase away the winter doldrums. This year I inc...
News Learning the Joy of Relaxation by Barbara Mitchell That's the name of the new online relaxation course I created for the education site Udemy.com.
This is a fun how-to-do-it relaxation class delivered in three learning formats: text, audio a... Ten Powerful Stress Busters Wins Gold! by Barbara Mitchell Ten Powerful Stress Busters for the BAM VP Woman in You was honored to win the Gold in the eLit Book Awards.... Celebrating Women - Having It All Can Be Hazardous to Your Health by Barbara Mitchell Press Release: Women's History Month is a time to celebrate the struggles and gains by women for equal rights in their private, public and work lives. But the movement did not foresee the effect jug... New Book - Ten Powerful Stress Busters for the BAM VP Woman in You by Barbara Mitchell Free Promotion Days on Kindle
You will be able to download a free copy of Ten Powerful Stress Busters for the BAM VP Woman in You on Monday, December 3, 2012 through Friday, December 7, 2012.... Smashwords Third Annual Summer Promotion by Barbara Mitchell I am pleased to be a participant in the Discover Great Ebooks Sale
July 1 through July 31, 2012 at Smashwords.com.... When You Need A Timeout named Finalist Global Ebook Awards by Barbara Mitchell "When You Need a Timeout" - the busy girl's guide to real stress relief - named "Finalist, Women's Studies Category" in Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards competition. Available on Amazon's Kindle... Global eBook Awards Nomination by Barbara Mitchell When You Need a Timeout ebook has been nominated for Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards! The first awards promotion of its kind recognizing the revolutionary role of ebooks in the book industry. To ... Just Relax...Like This Music CD Just Released! by Barbara Mitchell Just Relax...Like This, a soothing CD featuring the top five relaxation techniques from my award winning book, When You Need a Timeout. Written for those times when all you want to do is sit back, clo... When You Need a Timeout Wins Book Award! by Barbara Mitchell When You Need a Timeout has just been awarded Finalist in the Women's Issues category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards! May 15, 2010.... Happy Mother's Day Special by Barbara Mitchell Mother's Day Special - You can download the Ebook, When You Need a Timeout for $5.00 (normally $9.99) from now until Mother's Day, May 9, 2010. ... When You Need a Timeout eBook Just Published by Barbara Mitchell When You Need a Timeout is now available as an eBook in different formats. Download on Kindle, Epub, Sony Reader, Palm.Doc, PDF and online HTML. www.smashwords.com/books/view/3838....
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Dr.Barbara Mitchell DCH, author of "When You Need a Timeout" interviewed on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television showing TV viewers how to use techniques in the book to BA MVP - Be A More Vibrant Person.
"When You Need a Timeout" awarded FINALIST in the Women's Issues category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards.
Ebook edition of "When You Need a Timeout" published Sept. 2009.
"When You Need a Timeout" displayed in 2009 BookExpo America New Title Showcase.
Booksignings/Author Mini Talks - Managing Everyday Stress and How to Self Publish Your Book.
2009 Beach Writers' Conference, Wildwood NJ.
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