Living Like You’re Dying

Hypnotherapy Portland

A few weeks ago, I was in the midst of high-intensity athletic training, when Eminen’s voice bouncing between my ears in’Till I Collapse resonated deep within me.

In his unique tone, he screams: “Sometimes you just feel tired… You feel weak… And when you feel weak, you just want to give up. But you’ve got to search within. You’ve got to find that inner strength. You’ve got to pull that stuff out of you and get motivation to NOT give up. And NOT be a quitter. No matter how bad you just want to fall flat on your face and collapse…”

We all know these moments when we feel down, beaten, discouraged, tired and disappointed. These moments when challenges and difficulties overwhelm us. When we feel hurt, betrayed and abandoned. When strength seems to drain out of us and we feel defeated. Moments when we need to reboot our engine. Find a way to ignite the internal flame back to life, somehow.

This is what I specialize in with forensic brain rewiring. Rebooting the engine. Reigniting the flame within. Surviving and thriving through hits and adversity. Finding the strength, somehow, somewhere, to push back from the dirt where we collapsed and stand again. Walk again. Run again. Thrive again. Stronger, faster, better than before. And I’m just like everyone else. I’m human, weak, and scared. I’m flawed, hurt and harmed by life. So I decided to push the envelope once again. To see how it feels to jolt the engine back to power. To reawaken the senses and remember how it feels to life life again in high definition.

I embarked on a series of high-velocity, high-intensity, high-octane experiences. I faced the Pacific Northwest waves for the 1st time in my life and learned how to surf. Blew out an eardrum. 4 days later, with my torn eardrum, I was skydiving from 13,000 feet and faced a tangled parachute at 120 mph on the way down. Learned how to play the drums (turned out to be the safest thing I did 😉 Went zip-lining through forests with an airline pilot. And shared my adventures.

The reactions I received were priceless. A friend asked in a private message if I was dying, adding it looked like I was going through my bucket list at lightening speed. His excellent comment inspired me to title the series “Living Like You’re Dying.” And the rest is history. I received so many messages telling me my adventures reignited strength, courage, spirit and motivation in others lives. Reminded them we carried within the force to stand again, to try harder, to live brighter, to jump and to fly.

To those of you who sent me these wonderful comments, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. To everyone else, let’s continue to soar and fly!


Fall Conference of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association

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Greetings members and friends of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association!

As we embark on a new fall of collaboration, cooperation and exchanges, our organization is receiving increasing interest from members of other professions. Licensed clinical psychotherapists, counselors, social workers and other health oriented professionals are joining our events and activities to expand and deepen their approaches, techniques and modalities.

More than ever, we are entering an era of collaboration and exhanges, within our profession and beyond. In recent years, the American medical field has developed a coordinated care approach aiming at offering patients access to various wellness options and modalities. Our board of directors is now interacting and communicating with the boards of other professions to best serve and respond to the needs of those seeking our expertise. We are at the dawn of a new climate of cooperation that far surpasses the trends of the past, and is bound to have a profoundly positive impact on all professions involved, as well as those we serve.

As Henry Ford stated: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

In my journeys living and working in many countries around the globe, I have never quite experienced the depth of solidarity, support and collaboration that so inspired me in the spirit of the people of the United States of America. In any of our endeavors, we stand stronger when we stand together. Free falling from an aircraft recently, dropping from 13,000 feet at 120 mph, only to find our main parachute failing to properly open, brought once again to my mind the importance of effective team work and collaboration.

Working with colleagues here in the Pacific Northwest, I found such richness and depth of excellence in sharing techniques, findings, research and results, and expanding our knowledge, understanding and approaches.

This is precisely the role of our organization. We encourage you to take advantage of our forum to share your specific areas of expertise and knowledge with others. We learn best by teaching, presenting and demonstrating what we know. Take advantage of our professional platform to present your unique skills and approaches. Develop your teaching and speaking experience. Be published in the journal of your profession in the Northwest. Become a speaker with the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association.

We look forward to seeing you next month, on Saturday, September 24th, at the Fairfield Inn in Lake Oswego, for the Fall Conference of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association!

Altering Brain Chemistry With Body Posture

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We all know the extent to which our brain controls our body.

But there is rapidly increasing scientific research now demonstrating that the reverse is also true. We can alter the biochemistry of our brain with our body movements and positions.

The simple fact of smiling alone sends a signal to our brain to begin producing and releasing the feel-good chemicals dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. Smiling also activates the release of stress-fighting neuropeptides.

Last breaking news in the matter is that standing in a position of power, for a few moments each day, increases our level of self-esteem, our confidence, and consequently our performance.

Portland Center for Brain Rewiring

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Learn to Reprogram Your Brain to Begin Living Life to the Fullest

Portland Center for Brain Rewiring
posted by Genviev on Sun, 08/21/2016 – 3:13pm
Learn to Reprogram Your Brain to Begin Living Life to the Fullest

Brain Rewiring

In his hit song Till I collapse, Eminen states: “Sometimes you just feel tired. You feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you just want to give up. But you’ve gotta search within you. You’ve gotta find that inner strength. And get the motivation to not give up. And not be a quitter. No matter how bad you just want to fall flat on your face and collapse.”

Whether you are going through disappointment, loss, heartache, grief, trauma, injuries or devastation… we all experience moments in life when we ache and wonder if life is still worth living. Working with brain plasticity enables us to rewire our brain, to reset our central nervous system’s responses to life events, and restart from a newer, better, stronger perspective. Brain rewiring enables us to turn addictions into repulsions, cravings into disgust, loss into peace, fear into hope, sadness into motivation. The motivation to begin anew again, and write a new chapter of life that will surpass all others before.

Your brain controls everything. Control your brain. Control everything. ©

Learn to begin experiencing life as it should be experienced. In high definition. Living as if we were dying. Because we all are. It’s only a question of time.

So let’s make every second count! Let’s live life to its maximum potential! With appetite, passion, energy and joy.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.

© GMB ~ Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Genvièv Martin-Bernard is a Board Certified Forensic Hypnosis and Brain Rewiring Practitioner who consults locally, nationally and internationally. A published author, she serves as President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Please note: Forensic hypnosis and brain rewiring are not licensed medical professions. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe. We work in collaboration with your physician and licensed medical team to enhance your wellness and release limitations and obstacles to your functioning at your maximum potential and living life to the fullest.