Monday, June 08, 2009
Everything that you have ever experienced is recorded in your subconscious mind in an orderly fashion, but in order to utilize it, you must retrieve it with some sort of containment or "fishing" tool. You have already been working with some of these containments. The Theater of the Mind & the SchoolHouse are two examples. You already know that the emotional childSelf carries DVD's in it's backpack, often playing them on a whim. Here you will be accessing the Wide Screen Television, along with the DVD player, giving you the opportunity to view & review & then edit, just as you did in the Theater of the Mind. As you do this, the newly edited version will replace the old version in the library of the mind. At the same time, your emotional childSelf will come to know the new version, as well as when to suggest it in the thought processes. This is another example of the childSelf helping instead of hindering.
NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" If you are new to my writing, you might want to read the earlier mini-chapters. They are available on FaceBook, The PublishersMarketPlace & at the following link. Remember to scan down to find the earliest chapters & work your way up. http://beyonddisorderlyeating.blogspot.com/
A bit of background.... we are working with creative Interactive Self-Hypnosis imagery, planting suggestions directly into the creative subconscious mind as you read along. What appears like a story is a series of self-hypnotic sessions, designed to bring about desired lifestyle changes. The inner mind is creative & rather child-like, loving to play with images, especially when they are emotionalized. Just like the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words", well-planted mind images, can be worth hours of therapy. We can actually change or motivate in 1/200th of a second. So come along & look forward to some lifestyle-changing events
WHAT'S GOING ON NOW
Relax & slow your brain waves. This is as simple as taking a deep yawn breath & deciding to allow your body to be pulled down into the chair while you read the next few paragraphs. There's nothing else to do & no where to go. This time is reserved for your own self-growth, looking forward to managing any issues that may have been bothering you including any eating issues. You are already inside your Workshop & the wide screen television is over there, along with the DVD & controls. Notice the shelves holding the DVD collections. The shelves on the left contail old DVD/s, including everything you have evr experienced through any of your senses. While these experiences truly happened, that are all recorded in a particular perception "flavor." Some of these are not helpful to current goals & desires & so may benefit from some editing. Old DVD's are also great resources for building resilience & adding power to new goals. Resilience is found in past success, as well as in past failures. Imaginology allows you to alter the marinade of any DVD, often turning it from a de-motivator into a powerful pro-motivator.
The shelves on the right are filled with future DVD's. Some are blank disks, ready for recording, others holding new experiences that haven't happened as yet. Some you have already programmed through the power of expectations, while others are pre-programmed for practicing different possibilities & experiences. Some of your pre-programs may be based on negative expectation & therefore are not in your best interest. It's very possible that some include expectations of failure, as you work with your addiction or disorderly eating. I'll be showing you how to locate & edit these for success.
Let's practice. Do know that even if an image slips on & off your mind screen, your subconscious mind is aware of what you are doing & programming is taking place. Begin by choosing an old DVD, one that has to do with your disorderly eating, bingeing or addiction. Maybe it is an old eating behavior, or a scene where you are with friends & having a difficult time making healthy choices. Choose to relax even deeper now. This will enhance your focus. Watch the wide screen, paying attention to what's going on. Listen to the sound track. Notice that you can choose to focus in on specific areas, as well as slow down the action. You already know that you are the writer, director & producer of each of your productions. Each DVD in your collection is a production of yours!
You may be wondering how you could possibly benefit from something that has already ahppened. Keep in mind that everything is recorded through perceptions & all of these can be changed to your benefit. Every failure can be seen through new eyes, or a change in perception. Let's say that you are reviewing the experience of a negtive eating behavior. You can edit this quite simply by indicating that you are practicing behaviors that you do not want. You can then bring in new actors to demonstrate what you do want, having them works side by side. Make certain that the correct signs are hanging over each actor's performance! You can take this a step further by making the undesired behavior a black & white boring affair. Paint the desired behaviors in bright colors, moving the stage forward into clear view.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
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Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. She is also the writer/producer of over 350 mp3/CD programs in the areas of medicine, health, prevention, addictions, self-development & sports for adults & children.