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May 10

Desiderata – My Inspiration

By Pauline Martin-Brooks | Mindset

I was recently interviewed and one of the questions I was asked was what inspires me.

I realised it’s this poem that my dad put on the back of the toilet door!


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

by Max Ehrmann ©1927

Aug 05

Bio Energetic Health Device

By Pauline Martin-Brooks | Mindset

Are you an entrepreneur looking for an edge?

Do you sometimes struggle with your overall energy?

Have you been experimenting with bio hacking or wearables?

I have and this little gem is amazing.

Earlier this year I started researching healing frequencies, think micro-currents and solfeggio frequencies to relax my mind, improve my sleep and enhance focus and clarity.

There are both sound and resonant frequencies and if you know anything about the body and biology then you will know that we are all energetic beings - sometimes we have more energy and focus than other times 😉

I am passionate about helping people evolve in the most efficient way possible, as such I try lots of different things to help me achieve this so I can recommend the best to my community.

This wearable device is taking the world by storm.

It is fashioned after the work of Dr Rife who discovered the healing frequencies over 100 years ago, in fact here’s a Ted Talk on that very subject.

Anyway I digress, this device is a holistic healing device. 

The precursor to this wearable was the Time Waver device costing tens of thousands of dollars and people would have to go to a practitioner and have a session.

Like all things tech, the device got smaller and cheaper over time and is now within reach for most peoples’ budget.

So if you are looking for an edge then I highly recommend you check out this device.

I have the Resonance programs because I’m a therapist and I also love the idea of the efficiency of it - i.e it scans my energy field and suggests the program - that way I don’t have to think about it.

But that’s a hefty chunk of change, so know that you can start with the Gold level and upgrade over time if that suits you better.

You can also just buy the specific program that you need.

Any questions ping me on LinkedIn - I’m the only Pauline Martin-Brooks in the world!

Otherwise Hit the Buy Now and you will be redirected to a page to purchase.

P.S You will see something like this when you first go to the page. You can't purchase without clicking the Yes.
At some stage in the future I may be able to add my name but for now I'm just a number lol.

Aug 05

Meditation Anyone?

By Pauline Martin-Brooks | Mindset

I'm a big fan of taking the time to meditate, all great leaders have used meditation in one way or another over the years.

These days with technology available to us like wearable EEG devices that measure your brainwaves we really have no excuse.

Over the years I've tried meditating in different ways. I've done the stare at the candle method, the say your name method, the focus on your breath method, the mantra method, extreme meditation where people run around the room and blow whistles etc basically you name it and I've probably done it.

And I'm sure to some degree they were all a bit effective - the problem is that I didn't know how effective and without results it's challenging to compare and improve.

Just because you sit for 5 minutes with your eyes closed does not mean you are meditating!

Which is why I bought myself a Muse Meditation Headband.

I love muse so much I became an Ambassador for them and I recommend it all my therapy clients and they love me back and let me offer a discount!

Meditation is proven to shrink the part of your brain responsible for fight or flight stress response and strengthen the part of your brain that makes decisions - who doesn't want some of that!

We all have tens of thousands of thoughts in a day and sometimes our lives become ruled by our thoughts without us even realising.

Often those thoughts aren't of a productive nature and as a result our mood is not quite as joyful as one might hope!

Before you know it, it's the end of the day, you've achieved next to nothing, said some terrible things to yourself in the process and you're exhausted and you put yourself to bed, often to repeat the same thing the following day.

It's a vicious cycle and it can steal many weeks, months or even years from your life.

Two things that are easy and can break this cycle are feeling grateful and meditating.

Often when we dwell in 'negative emotions' like anger, frustration, guilt, shame, sadness, grief etc it's such a big jump to get to something like joy, happiness or bliss that we often don't even attempt it.

The great thing about gratitude is that it's like a bridge from those 'negative emotions' to "positive emotions".

The reason I put these in inverted commas is because there really is no such thing as positive and negative emotions there are only low vibration and high vibration and all emotions fit onto a scale with Gratitude at the midpoint.

I strongly believe you need to feel an emotion until it no longer requires to be felt. There's a saying that says unexpressed emotions may sometimes cause other organs to weep.

This just shows the connection between emotions and our health, which as science improves becomes even more obvious.

The Mayo Clinic uses meditation with their breast cancer patients for improved results and there are meditation retreats available globally that have had profound effects on terminally ill people.

So knowing all this do you think you can find time in your life for a little more meditation and a little less harsh self talk?

Of course you can, what if you could track your results and work out what method of meditating works best for you?

This is why I love my Muse! I've been able to run reports after my sessions that tell me exactly what amount of time was spent in a meditative state and what was spent in an active state.

The other thing I love about Muse is that it gives you a nudge when your mind starts to wander by playing a louder sound than it was before. This allows you to bring your focus back to the breath much faster than figuring out that you're mind has wandered when you're half way down your mental shopping list!

So this means that more of your meditation is actually spent meditating!

Which leads to efficient and effective meditation - who would have thought that was possible.

The other thing I love about it is that it rewards you with bird sound, when you're in the right mediation zone.

Of course if you find that distracting you can turn it off - but it makes me smile so I leave it on!

People who meditate train their brains, a wandering mind is part of the Human Condition but it can lead you to a life of less than you deserve.

So when is now a great time to get started?!

Click Below to get your Muse at a discount and start training your brain!

Apr 01

That Little Voice In Your Head

By Pauline Martin-Brooks | Mindset

My fascination with the Occult started when I was quite young. 

My mum used to say that my nanna was a gypsy and that sometimes she could see things and they often came true. Like the time she said an Indian man was going to cause me great pain-that turned out to be my dentist!

So it was not uncommon for me to have moments of intuition myself that proved true sometimes under incredible odds.

For instance one day I was making a cup of tea and this flash hit me and I saw myself singing on stage - this just about crippled me - I don't sing. Someone once handed me a card on a dance floor and it said "I've seen you dance, if you can sing, call me" - I threw it away!

Well later that morning, I headed to an event where they had a Prize Draw and I put my name in for it. It was held at the old Convention Centre in Sydney and it was full, so more than 900 people were in the the room. I won the draw. Then I got up on stage and had to roll two giant dice, each outcome was represented by a prize that I could win except for the number 4 - that was SING A SONG - well you can guess what happened. I grabbed the mic and said oh no I saw this happening and I just know I'm going to be singing today. Of course I rolled a four had to sing a song. As i happened to know the team running the event they thought it would be a riot and chose the song Like A Virgin for me to sing in front of close to a 1000 people!

What was interesting about that event was that I had set my intention for the day to get to know as many potential affiliates as possible - I was the Affiliate Manager. So later that week when I ran an Affiliate Webinar everyone remembered me from the event! So I achieved my intention - just in a very round about way. Which is why people say be careful what you wish for!

Another time that stands out for me is when I fell in love in Canada many many years ago, I said to my now husband Conrad that I was very much in love with him but the only thing that doesn't make sense to me is that i always thought i would marry a James, and I believed very strongly in my intuition.

Without missing a beat he said babe I am a James and he proceeded to whip out his license and prove it to me and yes he was actually named James Conrad but never used the James. I like to use it when he chauffeurs me around, Take me home James I say!! Needless to say I married him shortly after!

So here's a question for you, do you ever hear a little voice in your head that tries to steer you in a particular direction?

I'm not talking about the voice that tells you to eat ice cream and sit on the couch I'm talking about the one that says you should go to that event, or you should submit a proposal for that job or you should write a blog about whats coming up so people get to know you better.

I've found that listening to my intuition does several things, one it gets louder next time and less easy to ignore. Two I feel like I'm helping myself and have faith in my psychic abilities - I truly believe we are all psychic and capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. Three it often leads to the perfect connection or piece of information that i was needing at that time.

The other thing I notice is Synchronicities for instance I'd barely heard of Dr Bruce Lipton a week ago, even though he wrote the book the Biology of Belief which should have been devoured by me years ago I'm sure.

His name was mentioned to me at an event I attended last week, then my girlfriend mentioned the title to me then a few days after that a fellow therapist mentioned it to me. So I'm about to buy that and I expect to find something rather profound in it because of the push from the Universe for me to read it.

So if something like that happens to you where several people mention something to you, act on it and expect great things to come of it. We don't get what we deserve we get what we expect.

Where are you placing your expectations and how is that affecting the way in which you show up on a day to day basis?

Are you setting intentions, heck do you even know what you value anymore and how to get more of that into your life?

Maybe you just need a Mindset shift, I help clients work out their values, remember what they're grateful for and generally uncover some limiting beliefs that have been holding them back for YEARS - If you need help in this area then please Click Here!

Dec 28

8 ways to silence your inner critic for good

By Pauline Martin-Brooks | Mindset

This week I walked into my office and said these exact words in my head.

‘Arrgh this is doing my head in” followed closely by “I’m losing my mind”

It’s no wonder at this point that I started to think less clearly. You see our minds are so unbelievably powerful that the thoughts we have, both in our heads and out, give cues to our body to behave in a certain way.

As a man thinketh so he be etc etc etc

Basically when I say something like that, it drains my strength and my mental capacity.

My husband has a particularly harsh inner critic it turns out.  So, I’ve been keen to explore ways to help him with it. These are some of my favourite.

The Muscle Testing Method

I love to do this exercise with kids and my husband on occasion. It’s based around kinesthetic muscle testing and can also be used to see if someone is lying to you.  More on that in a later blog post.

The method is quite simple and involves someone (Person A) raising their arm to the side. Someone else (Person B) tries to push their arm down while person A tries to keep it in place. Normally Person A can maintain their arm level without an issue. What’s interesting though if Person A then says out loud  "I’m an Idiot, I’m Stupid, What did I do that for" etc etc then Person A loses their strength instantly.  Person B can then push their arm down without an issue. If Person A then says things like "I’m strong, I can do this, I’m amazing", their strength instantly returns.

I’ve found this muscle testing method is a great way to identify the danger of your inner critic.  And it’s particularly effective with boys/men as they usually like to demonstrate their strength whenever they can!

The Distance Method

Many years ago, when I was working on my own inner critic, I used a technique where you visualise the inner voice. You imagine sending it down your body to your big toe and kicking it across a few football fields. It’s quite effective and you can add a sound in your head as you do it, which makes it a bit more fun.

The Friend Method

This involves directing the words to your best friend in your imagination. It’s interesting that the words we say to ourselves in our heads are so unbelievably harsh sometimes, that if we said them to a friend they wouldn’t stay a friend for long.

The Child Method

This involves you saying the words to either an imaginary child or better yet yourself as a young child.  Again this is quite a disheartening thing to do and it really helps minimise that voice.

Vocalise Method

Our inner critic lives in our head.  So it’s particularly useful to say out loud all those things that you normally say in your head. This makes it more real and it’s much easier to track your progress over time.

Written Method

This method involves you writing down every mean, horrible nasty thing that you say to yourself in your head. It’s quite enlightening and you’ll soon realise that, if you’ve ever spiralled, this type of thing is often the cause.

The Praise Method

This method revolves around six praise statements for every harsh inner critic statement. I love this method as it’s also effective in boosting your self esteem. I often use this with my husband when he verbalises something like “that was stupid” and I say out loud to him “I love myself because______”.  I repeat that five more times and he has to finish the end of the sentences.

This can be a real struggle for someone that beats themselves up a lot, but I’ve found it’s quite effective for helping people see a better side to themselves.

The Mean Kid at School Method

Imagine that your inner critic had a name and it was called after your least favourite person from school. Then when the voice comes into your head you can just thank it and ignore it like you might have done with that mean kid at school.

Your inner critic doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion, that’s the job of your intuition not your inner critic. So use the methods above and be aware of the voice and make sure you thank it and send it on it’s way.