Monday, June 01, 2009
Vital Learning Nugget: Since Disorderly Eating issues need multiple changes, how can one succeed at achieving them all at the same time? For many, the truth is that one gets up each & every morning, stepping into the day that presents itself. Most behaviors & habits are on auto-pilot & so one responds "as if" on some sort of treadmill, often not awake or aware of what one is doing, until it's actually done, if one notices at all. I know people that maintain they're not fully awake until after a few cups of coffee. Some drive to work, still in a somnambulistic state, not even remembering getting into their car. While we may laugh at this, it's important to remember that part of this "dazed living" is due to the body & mind responding to a long history of poor nutrition & it's accompanying sleep disorder.
Staying clear & focused is paramount in managing all aspects of life. Sleep-living is not conducive to managing any kind of Disorderly Eating. All of this has to stop before progress can be made. You already know that Disorderly Eating has many facets to be managed. Organization is KEY. We must begin by identifying all of these facets & then designing a plan for change. Next comes the action, followed by motivation. In the Theater of Your Mind you learned how to be an excellent observer of yourSelf & your emotions. Now in the Schoolhouse, you are taking on the lessons for high level awareness & disassociation from the "circus" of the world. You have been given the imagery tool of the Golden Egg. We are now ready to build a "containment" for the first group of changes, that containment being the "morning school bus." From now on forward, you will no longer be waking up in the same old fog, but instead, you will be greated day after day with the image of your schoolbus pulling up at your bedside. Inside you'll meet your "driver", another version of your Therapeutic Self.
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
The emotional childSelves are already present on the SchoolBus as it pulls up to your bed. They are very relaxed, having practiced with their Golden Egg Shapes. They are aware of the difference between being in the Circus of the World & being inside a deeply, relaxed environment. And while they realize that you are the leader, they can find their way back to a deeply, relaxed state very quickly. Your Therapeutic Self is in the driver's seat, ready to welcome you aboard.
MORNING SCHOOLBUS PICK UP
The SchoolBus image is a form of containment. That means that it keeps everything you need in one place. As your subconscious mind develops this image, it will become much easier to plant multiple changes. The SchoolBus & Therapeutic DriverSelf are programs unto themselves. As this image greets you as you awaken each morning, the mind will go into it's organized state for this particular "project", that of moving away from Disorderly Eating, into a group of healthy lifestyle behaviors. I'd like you to observe the bus pulling up at your bed. You can see it on the diorama board. If you like, you can think yourSelf in your bed, noticing the yellow bus arriving. You will enter the bus & take a seat near to the front. There is a television screen that is showing you the plan for the morning. It's very complete. This is the route that the SchoolBus will take. There is a built-in clock on the television screen, indicating that there is time for everything. The clock will also indicate if you need to change your wake-up time, in order to accomplish your plan. Once this is set, your subconscious mind will make certain that you are awake & ready. This is just the way the mind works.
Pay attention to the details on the screen. It will include all of your early morning activities including your personal care & nourishing your body & mind. We've already visited the MindBody Health Garden & so you do know about breakfast choices, including portion sizes, etc. You also know if you are bringing lunch or snacks to work. If you stay at home, the details are designed especially for you. Each of these activities is a STOP on the bus. Once you enter the bus, your driver will bring you to each activity & you will participate in each activity EXACTLY as directed. There are no deviations from the plan.
Later on, in the SchoolHouse, you will be instructed to work further on your daily bus plans, including activating newly edited plans & motivating them at higher levels.
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.