Heal Your Life Today

Merrill Black, L.C.S.W.
Psychotherapist/Reiki Master
The Temperance Center
453 White Plains Road
Suite 201
Eastchester, N.Y. 10709
Phone: (914) 793-2600
Email: merrill@healyourlife2day.com

If You Love Something…

October 18th, 2013

Friday Sept 20th Message!

If you love someone….

Allow them to breathe

Never hold someone back from their path or growth…  It is important to let the one you love to soar…. to allow them to explore their true depth and potential….

To trust…. have faith….. that all will work out in the end….

It is not about holding onto fear or insecurities…. but believing and trusting that your higher self always will lead you in the correct direction.  All you have to do is honor it and really listen to your truth….

Love is about trusting and truly believing that whatever happens in the end,  it will always be in your best interest.  Even if initially there is pain and sorrow.  It will evolve into love and light….

So the old adage of “ if you love something…. then set it free… if it comes back to you then it is yours forever… if it doesn’t it never was”…..

Is true…..

Love in its purest form is beyond words…….

It is beyond spirit….

Love just is….Just let it be…. and watch it unfold…..

© 2013  Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

Reflections Sept 11th, 2013

October 18th, 2013

REFLECTION:

I woke up on 9/11 just as I have the past 12 years…. just a little bit off…. a little sadder… with a heavy heart…

Although it is years later… it still has an impact…. still a bit surreal…. still heartbreaking….

This week has reminded me of many things…. especially today after meeting with Jen Curtis for a health coaching session….

Perfect timing actually…. these ten days of teshuvah “Looking within”. The time between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur…. deep deep reflection… as well as asking for forgiveness… and a time for opportunity to change.

My session with Jen reminded me to remember to honor my “temple” on all levels, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Be kind, loving, and value my vessel. Do things that feed me…. on all levels….. what makes me happy…. do things that I love… and what things bring me joy….

To release the things that no longer serve me…. be honest with myself…. and remember who I am…. who I am becoming…. who I want to be….

Sometimes we forget and lose our way… we all need gentle reminders…. even those of us who are healers….

Thank you Jen…. for creating that safe space to explore all that needed to be explored today….. thank you for helping me and co- creating with me today.

To all of my wonderful people in my life… my clients…. my colleagues, my friends, my family, and my husband….

May all of you find things that feed you…. on all levels…. may you all be doing things you love… and remember what things bring you joy…..

Blessings to all of you….. From the heavens above…. to all your hearts…

© Sept 2013 Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

MONTHLY TEEN GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP

May 21st, 2013

Life can be stressful as a teenager.  It can be important to take time out of your daily events and learn to just let go.

Meditating can be a way to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.  Even a few minutes of meditation can help you feel focused and calm throughout the day.

Each session has a uniqued theme, guided meditations, and follow up group discussions.

Come join our healing and relaxing monthly meditation group!

Facilitated by Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

For Ages 13-17

Place:      The Temperance Center

                453 White Plains Road

                           Suite 201

                 Eastchester, NY 10709

Date:  Saturday March 28th, 2015

Time:  9:30am- 10:30am

Cost:  $15.00

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

 

The Temperance Center In Eastchester, NY

March 25th, 2013

Once upon a time I had a dream.  A dream that would allow others to visit a place where they can nurture and heal their mind, body, and soul.  To be able to provide a comforting space with diverse healing modalities from an array of talented and committed professionals.

A sense of community where people come and can receive tender loving care.  A safe space where people can take the time to do something loving for themselves.

A place that someone can call “home”.

Once upon a time I had a dream.  Now this dream is a reality.

A reality that is called ” The Temperance Center”

We hope to be serving the community for many many years to come!

By Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

Founder of the Temperance Center

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

Thanksgiving Reflection 2012

November 26th, 2012

As we approach Thanksgiving I have been reflecting on the many things I am thankful for in my life. I would ask you to think about 5 things that you are thankful for and write it down. Any time you may get into a funk just pull out your list and reflect on it. Or better yet, add to it! You can even make it a fun sharing game during Thanksgiving whereby everyone writes down the 5 Things they are Thankful for. Then have everyone take turns sharing their five things.

Have Fun and Be Happy!

I Wish You All A Very Blessed and Blissful Thanksgiving!

Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at:  The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

A Time Of Thanks and Giving

November 24th, 2011

As the Fall leaves begin to disappear off the trees and the aromas of scrumptious pies permeate the air; let us remember how lucky we are that we are all alive during this special time.

Whether you are alone or with people you love let us keep in mind that it is a time of Thanks as well as Giving.

I wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

A Time of Reflection and Manifestation

October 6th, 2011

Welcome to the new year!  A new year, a new beginning.  The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time of Teshuvah.   A heightened time of reflection,  a time of return, a time of prayer.

Whether you observe this holiday or not. it is a perfect time to take a moment to pause and look within.  To reflect upon the past year asking forgiveness of others and yourself of what you would have liked to have handled differently.

It is an opportune time for manifestation.  Take a moment to ponder about the things you desire to change. Visualize what you would like to be different for this new year.  Explore what your hearts desire is and lead with your heart so that you may follow the path that brings you the most happiness and fulfillment,

It is also a time to be grateful for all the lessons that you learned about yourself this past year.  Be excited about what this new year can bring to you.  Celebrate a new you.

Enjoy and embrace your journey.  Accept and love yourself as you walk your beautiful path of this new year!

Many Blessings to you all.

By Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600


MEDITATION BREATHING EXERCISE

October 25th, 2010

During this time of year as people begin to fall back into their regular routine of work/school it is a great time to incorporate relaxation exercises to help deal with lifes daily stressors.

Meditating is a great way to nurture your self while calming your mind, body and soul.

Here is a meditative breathing exercise that you can try:

It takes practice to meditate for long periods of time, so you may want to try and do this at first for five- fifteen minutes.

Find a quiet space and put on calming/relaxing music that you enjoy.  Feel free to set a timer or music for the time you wish to mediate for.  Get comfortable sitting either in a lotus position or lying down.  Just close your eyes and notice your breath.  Watch and observe the flow of your breath.

Watch as your thoughts may increase for the first few minutes of meditating.  If this happens, then imagine placing them in a helium filled balloon and let them float away.  Then just gently bring yourself back to your breath.  You can repeat this as many times as you need to.  Just keep coming back to your breath.

As time goes on notice how focusing on your breath allows your mind and body to begin to tune out the outside world and distractions.  Notice how your body and mind begins to let go and relax.  You can do this for as long as you wish.

When you are ready, gently open your eyes.  Take a moment or two before you get up.

This breathing exercise can allow you to rejuvenate, feel refreshed, and be more focused as you go about the rest of your day.

By Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at:  The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.  For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

Bi-Monthly Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group- Relax and Heal Your Mind, Body, and Soul

April 19th, 2010

Each Session Has a unique Theme, Guided Channeling, & Follow Up Group Discussion.

Facilitated by Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master

Place:      The Temperance Center

453 White Plains Road

          Suite 201

Eastchester, NY 10709

Every other Monday Eve & Fri Eve  

7:15 pm – 8:15pm

 Every other Wed Day  

10:00am – 11:00am

Cost:  $15.00

I treat a variety of issues using diverse modalities such as Hypnosis, Reiki, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches in my private practice at: The Temperance Center in Eastchester, NY.   For more information call my office at (914) 793-2600

 

 

 

Awaken With Reiki

March 7th, 2010

It is time to shake off the winter blues and get ready to Spring into the new season.

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