Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

Clinical hypnosis

By Rachel Awes on October 22, 2019

Clinical hypnosis had me at hello.

I have attended all kinds of ongoing education conferences over the years as a psychologist and over the past year, I have devoted my ongoing education to the field of hypnosis.

Here’s what it’s not. It won’t make you cluck like a chicken. That’s stage or entertainment hypnosis. You won’t lose control or have amnesia.

Here’s what it is. Clinical hypnosis helps you to focus on your goals: feel calmer, sleep better, etc. Did you know only 10 percent of your thinking is conscious? Hypnosis includes involving your unconscious, so more of you can go to work. We see our unconscious/fuller processing operate in our dreams, imagination and creative processes. It’s a powerful thing to engage with our fuller selves.

Clinical hypnosis invites a more absorbed state, much like it feels when you get absorbed in a good book. This time, the good book is your precious life, deserving all of your kind attention. And I cherish joining you in paying attention. Along with my words, I watch you closely. I follow my words with your breath. I watch your subtle body movements and follow them with affirming words like “that’s right” and “yes.” We all crave such a “yes set” from one another. And research is showing glowing results when therapy weaves in hypnosis. I found this all compelling. I’m looking forward to my next read waiting for me on my desk “Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control.”

I am in awe of what my clients are sharing with me following Clinical hypnosis. There are inspiring whole worlds they see.

Here’s the thing. We are each plump full of inner knowing, wisdom, resource, and beauty. Sometimes we just need a little prompting to learn how to listen.

Gratefully yours with love, Rachel

Cheerful heartening

By Rachel Awes on October 16, 2019

My dear friend and sister Gudrun Sjoden ambassador, Kelly Rae Roberts and I, found ourselves in a gushing stream of affirmation as we tried on a mother lode of clothing in Gudrun’s New York City store. This gush wash included saying if something didn’t look as good as another thing, but serving only to point out each other’s best gorgeousness. I was out of breath at moments, with seeing and saying how amazzzzing something looked on Kelly Rae, and more to the point, how amazzzzing the clothing highlighted HER. As if this wasn’t enough praise, we upped the affirmation anty. She told me we were reminding her of the hilarious teen movie “Booksmart” and how these two girlfriends were saying awesome things about each other in funny ways. Taking their lead, our affirmations in trying on rooms became “Someone call the police!” and “Who gave you perrrrrmission?!” We were appropriately STUNNED by our dazzling appearance in Gudrun clothing and unapologetically let each other know! Lifting, lifting, lifting!

Here is the point I am meaning to make, dear friends:  Let us ALL see each other into a sisterhood of cheerful heartening.

“Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?” – Alice Walker

new art: i see your essence

By Rachel Awes on October 14, 2019

Available now in my lil’ shop at http://rachelawes.etsy.com with love xox

Returning to Red Wing & other news!

By Rachel Awes on October 6, 2019

I’ll be returning to Red Wing, Minnesota for another book signing at the charming “Fair Trade Books” store, alongside the town’s art fair that day! I’ll be there this Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. In addition, my beloved friend and sister artist, Vanessa Kiki Johanning will be joining me! This is a chance to meet her too! She is staying the weekend with me, traveling from Wisconsin, because she will be having an art show this Sunday, October 13, from 11:15 to 12:30 at our church and all are welcome here too!: Olivet Congregational Church 1850 Iglehart Ave. St. Paul, MN.

Photo of Kiki and I two years ago at “Brave Girls University” and having a ball! I hope you can all meet her and she meet you! Much love! XOX, Rachel

New York City! You were grand!

By Rachel Awes on September 30, 2019

New York City! I already miss her! And miss the Gudrun Sjoden store! And miss my most delightful playmate, Kelly Rae Roberts! Here we were in front of the store, in the midst of a couple hour long photo shoot, geniunely giddy in Gudrun’s new winter clothing line. The day before we had an in-store event with Kelly Rae selling her art and me selling books, and treasuring our encounters with the dearest hearts who came through. It all felt like a fragrant flower bouquet gift, filling me extra full with vibrancy to return to my treasured day to day life in Minnesota. I’m SO grateful! You can see the new winter line here: http://gudrunsjoden.com and I can hardly wait for her holiday collection! SWOON!

With love to our collective lit lives, XOX, Rachel

New York City! All are welcome!

By Rachel Awes on September 16, 2019

You are invited to this upcoming September 21 event in Gudrun Sjoden‘s store from 2:00-5:00 in New York City! Kelly Rae Roberts and I will be there for a meet & greet, just in time for the release of Gudrun’s winter clothing! I’ll be speaking about authentically matching our insides with our outsides and signing my books, and Kelly Rae will be selling her inspired, kind, and gorgeous art! We will be at 50 Greene Street and will CHERISH encountering all who can make it! 50 Greene Street, New York City!

Book signing in Winona, Minnesota

By Rachel Awes on September 2, 2019

All are welcome!

I’ll be reading and signing books at Paperbooks & Pieces bookstore in Winona, MN from 11-1:00 Saturday September 7 and I’d love to see you! I’ve also heard the nearby Bloedow’s bakery is the best ever! I’m grateful to be traveling to this beautiful place and can’t wait! All with love!

Meet & Greet in NYC!

By Rachel Awes on August 16, 2019

You are invited! I’m SO EXCITED to announce this upcoming September event in Gudrun Sjoden‘s store in New York City! Kelly Rae Roberts and I will be there for a meet & greet, just in time for the release of Gudrun’s winter clothing! I’ll be speaking about authentically matching our insides with our outsides and signing my books, and Kelly Rae will be selling her inspired, kind, and gorgeous art! We will be at 50 Greene Street and will CHERISH encountering all who can make it! 50 Greene Street, New York City!

You are invited! Book signing in Grand Marais, MN!

By Rachel Awes on August 5, 2019

You are wholeheartedly invited to Joy & Co, one of Rachel Awes’ FAVORITE gift shops, where she will be speaking and signing her books! Rachel’s art prints will be available, there will be a Copic marker raffle (Rachel’s favorite coloring instrument!) and the first 20 people to purchase her books or art will receive a FREE super pretty Gudrun Sjoden goody bag! There will be festive appetizers and all are welcome! Come make a day of it in the MOST CHARMING Minnesota town of Grand Marais! Saturday, August 24th from 5-7 p.m. at Joy & Co. 16 1st Ave. W. Grand Marais, MN.

New “Listening” necklaces in shop!

By Rachel Awes on July 29, 2019

7 Listening necklaces FRESH in my online shop for sale! Click on the link at the end of this paragraph and come meet Penelope, A Star Is Born, Rose Colored Glasses, Lullaby, The Alphabet, Pink Dove, and A Wide Open Field! First come, first serve! Only one available of each! Made with love 


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All these & MORE at http://rachelawes.etsy.com with LOVE!