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How hypnosis and mindfulness helps with anxiety, being a single parent and teens with Dr. Elizabeth Bonet

Today’s guest is Elizabeth Bonet who is a certified Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, an author, podcaster, and yoga teacher. Dr. Bonet helps people feel more emotionally stable, happier and more connected to their partner, friends, and loved ones. Her specialties are hypnosis and anxiety along with doing couples counseling and Perinatal Mood Disorders. She has been a yoga teacher for over 15 years and was the founder of Yogafairy Prenatal Yoga, which she sold in May of 2016. Elizabeth is a single mom of two daughters, a cat and a rescue dog.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is hypnosis
  • How it can help reduce anxiety
  • How mindfulness can help being a single parent and entrepreneur

What is hypnosis and how it can help with anxiety

    • Deeply relaxed state to access something you want to change
    • Hypnosis is different than meditation
    • About a change process
      • Working through past traumas
      • Learning to enjoy exercise
      • Study habits
      • Anxiety
    • Elizabeth shares personal story of how she got into hypnosis
    • She later got certified as a hypnotherapist
    • She supported her daughter by challenging the fear of heights in doing activities to practice working through it
    • Parents stay open to teenage daughter may not be open to this type of work and it’s ok
    • Improve self-soothing skills
    • Parents can role model self-soothing/self-care skills to their daughters
      • Can create another form of connection
      • Opens up possibility of them requesting to learn the skill from you

How mindfulness has helped Elizabeth as a single mom and business owner

    • Improved her from responding vs reacting to conflicts
    • Generate ideas or creative flow in business
    • She is intentional with play and laughter with her daughters
    • Elizabeth gave example of conflict with her daughter and how she “put my anger aside and stayed present with her” and set boundary with staying respectful
    • Shared a Buddhist practice of creating a gratitude list when feeling angered
    • Your daughter’s emotions are not personal-they have right to own emotions
    • Encouraged parents to explore their own wounding, such as, fears of not moving out, not good enough, etc.
    • How “repairing” the connection is the goal in healing relationships
    • Having a daily meditation practice of 10 to 15 minutes has been compared to getting 3 hours of sleep
    • Discussed book by Carol Tuttle

Elizabeth’s Information:

Website: www.drlizhypnosis.com

Podcast: www.drlizhypnosis.com/hypnotize-me


YouTube channel



Her books: (Disclaimer-some may be affiliate links)

Dr. Bonet has written three books, one of which is on Amazon: “There goes the Brainstem: Tales from the Trenches of Early Motherhood

“Birthstories from the Yogafairy: Real Tales of Birth from Yogafairy Mamas”

“You Marriage CAN change Overnight”