Letting Go of My BS

I heard a fabulous talk by Carmien Owen titled “Changing My BS” on http://www.knowtheflow.ca/category/podcasts/. Eloquently, he plays with these initials as he proceeds to speak about changing our belief systems.

Too often we have dreams, goals, or the best intentions to live a fabulous life full of love, happiness, health and abundance. If it wasn’t for our BS, those stories we tell ourselves about not being able or worthy of creating that life that we claim we want, we would be the greatest manifestors of an absolutely amazing reality. We would have relationships that are loving and supportive, we would joyfully make healthy choices and create prosperity for ourselves and others.

When we grow up, the beliefs we learn from our primary care givers, from our family, at school, from our environment, and through the media enter straight into our subconscious and create the filter through which we interpret our reality. Like a sponge, we soak up anything that seems to help our conscious mind understand this world. We fall for the illusion that we are what we believe in. Nobody guides us to connect with our higher self or teaches us that beliefs systems can be changed.

How does one do this? How does one change the programs that seem to be running all on their own inside our heads? One way, of course, is using affirmations and a lot is to be said for daily affirmation practice. However, sometimes those affirmations only stay on the surface; they do not penetrate deep into our being.

When using affirmations in a deeply relaxed state, in meditation or in hypnosis, or simply in a whole brain state that can be achieved though breathing techniques or Psych-K balances, we can deprogram old limiting beliefs and override them with newer empowering beliefs.

We can clear out our BS, stop running the stories that make us feel miserable, disconnected, and alone by reconnecting with our essential self. Our essential self has an unlimited love for us, a love that is always here; you need not earn it. It’s a love without comparisons, without judgments, and without condition. The path of changing our beliefs leads through the heart, through compassion and love for yourself and everybody else, as we are all connected. Changing your beliefs means taking one step forward at a time, letting go of the past, being in the present and the presence of your own divinity.

Are you ready to open up to your own magnificence? Call me for a free consultation or email me.



Does Past Life Therapy Prove That Reincarnation Exists?

Last week, I was called up by a high school student who had to write an essay for anthropology about Reincarnation. Considering that this was a Catholic student, her questions were phrased from a specific perspective and based on the teachings of the Catholic church. I would like to answer some of her queries in this blog that reflect what many people wonder about.

1.   How does past-life regression work? How is it able to reach into one’s soul and be able to reveal who they were in the past?

Past Life Regression works through hypnosis. The past life memories are stored in the subconscious mind and can be accessed in a hypnotic state.

2.    How does one’s realization of a past life affect their choices in the present?

Past Life Therapy focuses on what a person has learned in a past life. “How did I gain or grow, what could I have done better, and how can those insights help me in my present life?”

Sometimes there is a “carryover” from a past life. We are still struggling with the same lessons, or we brought issues we had with certain people in the past into this life with us.

3.    Because past-life regression is able to reveal an individual’s past life, is this proof of reincarnation?

No, it isn’t. However, Past Life Therapy does not try to prove whether we reincarnate, or not. Even if the story that is coming up from the subconscious mind could be a metaphor of our deeper mind to help us, it has great value as it answers our questions and deeper concerns. Countless times I have seen how emotionally healing, cleansing, and freeing a past life regression is for most people. It leads to new understanding that can be applied to our present life.

If you call me before the end of May I will honour the

Mother’s Day $111.00 Past Life Regression Special,

even if we have to book your appointment for June.



Free Seminar on How PSYCH-K® Helps with Weight Loss Goals

You are invited to register for the free seminar I am holding

@ Destiny Fitness in Streetsville on

Saturday, May 25th from 1-2 pm.

I will be addressing limiting beliefs regarding emotional eating, weight loss, exercise…the negative self talk, fears and behaviours that hold us back from being successful! I will give a demonstration of how PSYCH-K® can change those limiting subconscious beliefs into more supportive ones.
There will be a draw and opportunities to win FREE sessions with me and FREE YogaCise class passes at the fitness studio! Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Today with Stephanie & Chris @ Destiny Fitness


Myths about Hypnosis

In the last few years, hypnosis has become a popular topic for TV shows such as “The Mentalist,” and is often shown in movies as well. As much as we all enjoy the fantasy world these shows present, this form of entertainment also perpetuates certain myths about hypnosis.

  1. A common myth is that a person under hypnosis is out of control. The exact opposite is true. You don’t lose control while under hypnosis, but rather, you take control and focus your awareness. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The hypnotist is just a guide leading you into a state that you are capable of achieving on your own. In fact, we all go into a hypnotic state at different times during our day.
  2. Some people are afraid that they will divulge secrets while under hypnosis. Thanks to TV and movies, they associate hypnosis with a polygraph or truth serum. The truth is that a person can still lie under hypnosis. With hypnosis, you are aware of everything around you. You have the choice to answer or not to answer a question. You also have the ability to lie or to tell the truth. You are always in control.
  3. Myth number three is that only certain people who are suggestible and easy to influence can be hypnotized. People usually believe in hypnosis—but not for themselves, only for others. They doubt they themselves can be hypnotized. In reality, any person with a normal ability to focus and concentrate can be hypnotized—if they want to be hypnotized. It has been proven that an intelligent and strong-willed person actually goes into a hypnotic state quicker than a weak-minded person. You are the one who makes the decision to take control of your life and to use hypnosis to access your powerful subconscious mind.
  4. Myth number four: In movies, we see people who are hypnotized and become stuck in hypnosis. It is an impossibility to ever be stuck in a hypnotic state. If someone claims to be stuck in this state, hypnosis is used as an excuse to do something they would otherwise not have permission to do. It is always without fail possible to come out of a hypnotic trance.  

If you are interested to learn more about how hypnosis and/or self-hypnosis can be used to help you reach your goals contact me for a free consultation.



A 111 Mother’s Day Opportunity

A worried client called me a week ago. She was a bit scared because she has lately noticed number sequences like 111, 222, 333 or 444 all the time. She wanted to know, what does it for example mean when I see 111 or 1111?

Did you happen to look at a digital clock a lot lately at exactly 1:11 or 11:11? You are not alone. This is no reason to be concerned; on the contrary!

Whenever you see the number sequence 111 or 1111 show up, it is a sign of a special opportunity. Both numbers mean that a “doorway” or “window” has opened up through which your intentions, desires, wishes, dreams and goals will manifest very quickly. Focus your thoughts and intentions whenever you see 111 or 1111, as if you were blowing out the candles on your birthday cake.

In honour of my own mom who passed away last summer, I am this year presenting you with a mother’s day offer with 111 candles on it.

Treat your own mom, your sister, your friend or simply yourself to a special mother’s day gift.

Past Life Regression

Mother’s Day Special

2 hour Past Life Regression

$ 111.00 (regular $155.00)

May 13 – May 31, 2013

Angelika Baum

Tel. 905-286-9466


Who is taking you for granted?

An interesting challenge has come my way lately. A client who—despite the 24 hour cancellation policy I have in place—took advantage of me and my time by repeatedly cancelling last minute.

Eventually, I could not avoid facing the issue any longer. She was clearly mirroring for me that I was not valuing my own time and my services enough by letting this slide more than once. The more often I let it slide, the more she took me for granted.

I had to overcome that part of me that wanted to be the “understanding spiritual coach,” sympathetic to the plights of a fellow mother, to set clear boundaries. My shadow counterpart to this understanding part was the one that wanted to accept no excuses. Apparently, I denied that part too long so that the two were not in harmony. From now on I will not deny that shadow aspect any longer and I will stand up for myself earlier.

However, what else was she mirroring for me?

How about taking advantage of others? Yes, I have to admit a couple of people come to mind that I am taking for granted. My best friend, for one, who over the years has given me so much more than I can ever give to him in return. I have become used to the fact that he is always around to ask for advice or practical help. He gets to hear thank you and an occasional invitation or present but on the whole, the give and take is unbalanced and often I have taken his existence and help for granted, counting on him to always be there for me.

Then there is my oldest daughter. I take her and her help for granted as well. She is my computer expert, my proof-reader, and in general the practical go-to person in our house. I have become so used to her always doing these things for me that I need to shift into a place of more thankfulness and let her know more often how much I appreciate everything she does! When I have a deadline to meet or a problem, she often re-arranges her schedule for me. I need to honour her time and work more as well.

And what about interacting with other professionals and cancelling last minute? Until I became self-employed, it did not occur to me that the person providing a service to me is losing income if I don’t come for an appointment and they cannot fill the time slot last-minute. So, yes, I have done that. Thankfully one therapist colleague of mine spoke up one day, enforcing her cancellation policy, and I realized how unfair that was—not just towards her but also towards the person who could have seen her in my missed time slot.

What about filling my week too full with appointments and then having to cancel some like this client did? Yes, I do that, too! She was clearly mirroring not only honouring my own time and services more, and appreciating other people in my life more, but also how I handle my schedule. 

All these learnings are a great gift and I very much thank this client for bringing them to my awareness to integrate them more into my psyche for my own growth.


For information on the Shadow Energetics Workshop coming up next weekend (May 10-13, 2013) go to calendar.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

When I give talks on Hypnosis or Psych-K®, a question I am often asked is, “Can anyone be hypnotized?” You might as well ask, “Can everybody relax?”

The answer is yes. As long as you want to, you can learn to relax. As long as you want to, you can go into a hypnotic trance. However, if you don’t feel comfortable and don’t trust the practitioner you are seeing you will probably not relax very deeply, whether they are guiding you into a relaxing meditation or into a hypnotic state.

Hypnosis is always self hypnosis. You have to open up to being guided. You are choosing to focus on the voice of the hypnotist. You are choosing to let go and go to a deeper and healthier level of your mind.

At this deep level of your mind, your brain wave activity slows down to the alpha or theta frequency. You are between being awake (beta wave activity) and being asleep (delta waves) and your subconscious mind is accessible to receive beneficial suggestions that help you reach your goals. Old beliefs can be erased and new, more supportive beliefs can be programmed at this deep level.

Contrary to how it might appear when you see a stage hypnotist perform or when hypnosis is portrayed in the media, the person in hypnosis is always in control. You can choose to come out of your trance at any time. You will not do or say anything that you would not normally do or say. You won’t cluck like a chicken unless you want to.

If you are interested to find out more how Hypnosis and/or Psych-K® can change the beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your goals and living a healthier and happier life, contact me for a free consultation.