Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin is a former U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and mind fitness coach, who have healed himself from PTSD

Who is Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin is a former U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and mind fitness coach. After exiting the military, he struggled for over a decade with chronic mental and physical illness. Every day was a mix of panic attacks, brain fog, fatigue, dizziness, and other debilitating symptoms. But despite seeing dozens of doctors, trying all sorts of alternative therapies, and ingesting thousands of supplements, nothing fixed his problems. In 2019, he got so low that he nearly took his own life. Then, he started examining his mind in depth, identifying destructive behaviors, and training himself toward better ones. The reality was that even with all his training on how to be mentally tough, he wasn’t mentally fit.
The bridge between PTSD and Parkinsons

A soldier go to war as a whole person and come home broken due to Post-traumatic stress disorder. Everyone know this relations ship and have an understanding of this connection.
What only a few realize is that a person with a chronic disease like Parkinsons have signs of PTSD but cannot relate to which of the episodes in their life that gave them these symptoms. They instead have a few bigger and many smaller traumas - or body memmories as we call it.

Lilian Sjøberg Founder of HOPEshortcut.com

Chris and Hopeshortcut

Gary Sharpe introduced Lilian to Irwin and this interview became the start of this cooperation. Chris can help us reach working Americans in their primetime

Chris' recovery

The shift toward recovery happened when he realized all the ways his mind was at the root of his illness and started working to reverse the damage he was doing. Over the next few years, he explored every aspect of mental training he could find, from meditation and breathing to emotional release techniques and energy work. Eventually, he rid himself of all his symptoms, including the physical ones, and emerged with a new lease on life and an understanding of what it takes to build a genuinely fit mind.

Treating invisible wounds

Unfortunately, very few people understand the power they have to heal themselves. Chris’ mission now is to teach others the methods he uncovered in a structured methodology. Treating invisible wounds, decoding mysterious conditions, and ultimately thriving are all possible. And none of it requires supplements, drugs, or therapy.

The seven mind killers

Chris’ work centers on the seven “mind-killers,” tendencies we all have to sabotage our mental health, and learning effective countermeasures for each. His holistic approach involves meditation, breathwork, journaling, and other exercises designed to develop better mental habits and build mind fitness.

Testimonials

“Chris helped me change the way I act and react to my own self talk. He gave me suggestions to work on my internal thought process that changed the way I think about myself. I have never been in a better head space, I have never been this focused, and I have truly never been this happy.”
Conor Murphy
Trainer, Big Night Fitness
"A few years ago, I was in an extremely dark place. I felt closed off, shameful, distant, and feared everything. Chris helped guide me in ways to see clearly again. I can’t recommend Chris’ material enough to firefighters across the nation.”
Travis Evans
Firefighter
"What really hit home for us was looking at mental fitness the same way we look at health and wellness. I'd never really thought of it that way. It's such a clarifying way of looking at a complex topic. To be able to have somebody like Chris bring that to light was huge. I can't recommend him enough.”
Danny Matta
Founder, PT Biz







Why not use real live experiences to recover

Kimi Sand

Hypnosis is an effective tool for changing old patterns of action and creating new, more appropriate habits. It works better than regular talk therapy because the hypnotist speaks to the client’s unconscious. He goes a layer deeper into automatic learning.
One can work with performance anxiety concerning jobs or sexual performance.

Kimi Sand

The first to be trained in the HOPEshortcut methods for systematic symptom reduction

You will find her in the hope shortcut online course where she gives a demonstration on what relaxation sound files can do to relax you.

Today, many people are nervous about trying hypnosis because they are afraid that something may happen that they are not in control of, that the hypnotherapist can make them do something they do not want to do. But it is a misunderstanding.

Ask her anything. She is not shy.

During the hypnosis, the client is just relaxed but can hear everything going on and can interrupt the session in case of anything unpleasant.

relationship and HOPE therapist
Everyone has the right to live a life with lots of quality in it!

You do not have to go through it alone.

If the relationship misses sparkle and glow, do not give up.

 

By building a bridge with good tools for communication and lots of fun and exciting exercises, you can breathe life into a relationship where the embers are about to go out. You may have had many years together, and there is a lot to build on, do not throw it away, but get help to breathe fire into the embers again.

Most relationships have periods where the desire for each other can be more or less gone. Still, by becoming aware of all the good reasons you have for working on the relationship, you can experience that your relationship becomes more robust than ever before. Then it will be easier to live with the fact that there must also be room for everyday life, where you may remember to enjoy all the little things you do for each other.

 

But communication can be difficult, especially if you have built trenches and go and pick on each other. Then it can be almost impossible to spot love, but I can help with that.

With the help of various tools, you can find your way back to mutual love or find a dignified way to separate if that is what you agree. It is not always best to stay together at any cost, even if you have children together

Do something about what you are unhappy with, take control

  • Family and relationship therapist 2017
  • Hypnotist and hypnotherapy 2017
  • A vaginal therapist from the School of Sexology 2016
  • The elastic pelvic floor 2015
  • Sexologist 2014
  • Child treatment KST 2002
  • Special training in the pelvic floor 2000
  • Reflexology 1989

Interview with
Kimi Sand

Any change of people with chronic diseases start with giving new HOPE

  • Nearly all unpleasant symptoms have related to stress. So that is why hypnotherapy works
  • By reducing any old trauma, you will feel safer and will slowly reduce the related symptoms

You can also become better by opening up to mind and body connected more than we believe today.

Testemonials

“Kimi creates a good and safe atmosphere”

Talking to Kimi is a beneficial experience. Kimi creates a good and safe atmosphere and uses different treatments. I have greatly enjoyed the combination of conversation, and healing. I especially appreciate the direct and honest way she is and the advice I received. Thanks for the help.
Karen

“ I needed a little push to get in the right direction - and I got it”

I sought out Kimi specifically because I had major challenges with pain in connection with intercourse. Kimi assured me that we could quickly get my problem solved and that I was not the only one with that kind of challenge. That gave me peace of mind. In my first conversation with Kimi, she gave me many tools/homework and a different approach than I had. Namely, that I should love towards myself, fill my cup and remember that I am the most critical person in my own life. Seeking out Kimi at this point was just right for me because I was ready to take on the tasks, perform them - and it has made a world of difference. I feel like I have rediscovered myself in my own company - and I thrive here!
Anne







Why not take a shortcut to better health and relationships via hypnosis

Nicoles reflections after 1. therapy session

Nicole’s thoughts after the 1st therapy session. How do Parkinson’s symptoms fit in with therapy? Listen to her thoughts

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Stress

The author behind the blog www.aslowerkindoflife.com shares her thoughts about life with Parkinson’s disease and about the
HOPE shortcut
The method where people with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s can reduce their stress-related symptoms and, with persistent work, break free of their diagnosis

One week after first session with the Hope Shortcut therapy

“Life is bliss, but my brain is trying to convince me otherwise.”

I thought I knew it all about the impact of stress on the body and mind. I’ve studied this topic many times over the many years I’ve been searching for healing. I thought I had it dialed. I know that stress has real physical impacts on the body, that the stress response called Fight Flight or Freeze, can be triggered by the most subtle thoughts, and that society is totally hooked on stress. I know how to counteract stress through relaxation techniques. I know how to create new patterns in the brain.

This is what I wish everyone knew about stress

  1. Your thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions can be a source of stress.
  2. Stress has a real physiological impact on the body.
  3. Most of us are caught in a habitual state of chronic stress.
  4. Chronic stress can create disease states in the body and mind.
  5. A subconscious trigger can initiate the stress response.
  6. Counterbalancing the stress response in the body is essential to good health.
  7. What we do to “relax” may not actually be relaxing.
  8. Techniques like progressive relaxation, meditation, heart coherence, qigong, yoga, tai chi can create the relaxation response in the body and counteract the effects of stress.
  9. Exercise is beneficial because it burns up the excess cortisol and adrenaline in the body created by stress.

I know that my sensitive little nervous system seems to be highly attuned and highly responsive to even the smallest stressful triggers. I am aware of the common sources of unnecessary stress, and I have designed my life not to waste my precious energy on unnecessary stress triggers. I don’t watch the news. I don’t get involved in drama or gossip. I don’t have a packed schedule. I try not to worry about appearances or what other people might think of me. I no longer have a stressful career. I have a peaceful life, so I thought. I also thought I had already done the work to uncover unconscious stress responses. I thought I had mastered my internal critical dialogue. I had healed that aspect of myself that thought I had to do something extraordinary to earn love and acceptance.

I was wrong…

I recently met a Danish biologist named Lilian Sjoberg, who is helping people with Parkinson’s disease and other chronic illnesses reduce their symptoms by becoming aware of their stressful patterns and addressing the root cause. She has recognized that symptoms of Parkinson’s disease look a lot like an extreme Fight Flight or Freeze response.  I find this hypothesis quite accurate, and I started to recognize it in my own body.

Last summer, I was standing in knee-depth wading pool with my friend and our two-year-old sons.  We were looking up at a bird flying by, and I suddenly heard a splash. Her son had slipped and gone under the water. In a quick moment of mommy instinct, she grabbed him and yanked him back up. He came up sputtering, but he was ok. I held my son more tightly. Moments later, my Parkinson’s symptoms hit me with full force. Tremor, muscles freezing, movement slow, brain foggy. I realized that it felt like a full-body panic attack. After this incident, I became more aware of my symptoms related to fearful thoughts. Sometimes I would note an extremely subtle trigger in my thoughts, and sometimes I couldn’t tell what had made a sudden worsening of my symptoms.

I had offered to help Lilian to reach a wider audience with her important message. She asked me to go through her coaching process and write about it. I still thought I already knew what she had to offer from my previous studies on stress. I was wrong. On the healing journey, there is always more to discover.

The first thing Lilian asked me to do was to record my thoughts, emotions, and physical responses throughout a day. I was surprised how stressed out I still am.

Although I am retired from a stressful career, I am now recreating that stress and pressure in my home life. It’s because my brain got so used to stress and pressure that it is literally stuck. The hard-wired pathway in my brain for stress, pressure, and worry is like a superhighway. The one for peace and ease is like a rabbit trail through a dense forest. I am slowly making it more discernible through inconsistent practice.

Lilian’s exercise allowed me to see the direct physical effects on my body as the stress accumulated in the day.

Observe your symptoms

In the process of learning the HOPE shortcut you learn how to keep a diary that helps you to connect symptoms and stress in your life.

Initially the reason is to give you a new belief about the disease

Later it becomes an important tool to reduce your symptoms one by one

This is an excerpt of what I recorded in only one morning (B is my 3 year old son):

9:00 am: B. asks to watch a show.

My thoughts: “But shows are bad for his brain. I shouldn’t let him watch shows. I should engage him in enriching activities. What a failure I am as a mother…”

My body: My stomach tightens.

10:15 am: B. slouched in the car seat and staring out the window blankly.

“OMG. Is there something wrong with him? Does he have the coronavirus? Is he going to die? I feel so helpless. Should I drive straight to the hospital?”

My body: My left hamstring cramps and spasms. My stomach is in knots.

10:20 am: B. says he is hungry

“I forgot the snack in the fridge. OMG. Why can’t I get it together? How do other moms seem to be able to do this, and I can’t. I need help.”

My body: My jaw and facial muscles on the left side tighten.

10:30 am, I do not have B.’s indoor shoes for the babysitting room.

“I forgot B.’s indoor shoes. Oh no. Maybe the babysitter won’t notice. They have to let him in. What if they don’t let him in? Why can’t I get it together?’”

My body: My leg is fully dragging now. My tremor has begun. I am having trouble focusing.

I obviously have a body that is extremely sensitive and at its maximum capacity for handling stress already. Would these symptoms still have come on without my constant barrage of worrisome and self-critical thoughts? I don’t know. I did notice that my thoughts have me in a constant state of self-criticism and stress.

In my first coaching session with Lilian, she recognized that the habitual worrisome thoughts and pressure that I put on myself is a subconscious habit that I picked up in childhood. We work through using different techniques.

Since my session with Lilian on Monday morning, I am feeling a new sense of peace

I had a better day with B. today, putting less pressure on myself and becoming more aware of my stressful thoughts before they get out of hand. I am feeling more confident that I can take a little bit of power back from my roller coaster of unpredictable symptoms by recognizing my internal stressors and using relaxation techniques when they arise.

The research is now very strong that certain specific techniques that counteract the stress response and change the internal state of the body can result in significant health improvements.

I wish everyone understood the impacts of stress on the body: that thoughts can create stress, that the brain becomes habituated to stress and will seek out more, and that there are things you can do about it.

Nicole St. Arnaud
2. march 2020, Alberta Canada

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Iqniter – strenous training

A fantastic tool for measuring your heart rate and bike or run more intensive to burn off adrenaline and get smaller stress-related symptoms

Who is iQniter

iQniter is a Danish company who has developed equipment and software solutions for training in gyms and at home.

We are changing our profile, so we now also support individuals that struggle with severe conditions and symptoms.

Training helps whatever state you are in now. So if you step up for yourself and use the time to excersise, we can help you to succeed.

Strenuous training can reduce symptoms , reducing adrenaline

With the iQniter app you can train at home when it suits you.

Choose from 100´s of sessions prepared by leading instructors. Whatever the purpose of your training, you will find a session that suits you.

Based on your heart rate, the app helps you to optimize your training.  The points you collect while you train keeps you motivated to train so you succeed with your goals.

You need  your heart rate device and the iQniter app installed on your mobile.

Why heart rate training works

”It is only with the heart that one can see rightly”
quote from the story ”The Little Prince”.

The truth in this quote is also the foundation of iQniter. We have built our training platform based on your heart rate as it is the most precise human measurement of how well we perform during a workout.

By tracking your heart rate, iQniter guides you to perform better. If you train too hard the app will tell you to slow down and if you train inefficiently it will guide you to increase intensity.

All based on your heart rate

 

iQniter Smart Sensor Belt

This Comfortable heart rate sensor with a black belt in size M, is perfect for most types of sport. It can be connected to the app or bikes supporting Bluetooth when training in your fitness club or to other Bluetooth Smart devices when training at home (watches, mobile phones (iOS, Android, Windows) and their apps.

Whatever your sport is, iQniter Smart Sensor Belt measures your heart rate with great comfort and accuracy.

Train efficiently with your heart rate

Your heart rate is the best human indicator to show your how well you perform as it reacts within seconds to a change in intensity.

iQniter measures your heart rate from your device and based on the chosen profile tells you how well you perform.

If you lose intensity the arrow in the hygrometer will drop and instruct you to increase intensity and if the intensity is too high the app will instruct you to slow down.

The longer you stay in the green zone in the hygrometer the more efficient your training is.

NEW RESEARCH COLLABORATION

We are very pleased to announce that iQniter equipment and software has been selected to be used in a research project at Aalborg University.

The research project will study the cardiovascular effects of upper body rowing training in spinal cord injured wheelchair users.

We are excited to help spinal cord injured wheelchair users towards a better life.

Exercise with our app

With the app you have the following advantages:

  • 100s of programs made by professional trainers that help you to enjoy a varied efficient training.
  • A program that reacts to your heartbeat so you get instant feedback – are you doing too much or too little

Step up slowly in time and intensity to get your body fit and the adrenaline down.

Why not get out of fight, flight and freeze in the most natural way

Testemonials

“Streneous training is your natuaral stress down pill”

It will help if you use exercise as a natural habit to reduce stress and adrenaline daily.
I found that people who have recovered from a chronic disease used strenuous training as one of 4 strategies. So I always persuade the people I help with their chronic conditions to start some sort of sport.

I also found that it was difficult for people to get to a level that had a natural effect. Fitness centers are the best, but if the time or place is not there, Iqniter sensor belt helps people "get up in speed."
Lilian Sjøberg
“It ensures that I actually get my heat rate up, use energy and have an intense training session. When I have a specific goal or training program, then I strive to follow it.
iQniter keeps me focused and engaged. It is the opposite if I just use the training/spinning bike by myself without any app to guide me, then training often becomes much less intense.”
Sarah, iQniter user

Buy our iQnigter to help you to relieve stress in a fun and supportive way