Wednesday, October 21, 2009
We're in the process of working inside the subconscious mind library. If you are new to the blog/work, scroll down & read a few of the past entries. This is an "experiental" blog & part of my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?"
Claire asks a very common question. I'm sure you will recognize it. "What if I don’t have any past successful inner motivation programs? All I know is to strive and work myself to death in order to achieve anything. This can't be healthy! I sense myself as one step away from severe burnout and this frightens me to death."
This is an example of a quite dangerous negative mind program. At the very least, it is blocking Claire's health goals, as well as her creative self. Her future-pacing negative mind program speaks for itself. In fact, with this mind program, it would be very difficult for Claire to experience a big success in her future without burning out, for indeed, this is what she is asking for & expecting to happen. She has written her very own prison sentence.
We self-motivate off past successes that are stored in the subconscious library. Some are big & others small, but all hold high energy that is continually available to us. We must plan and program the subconscious mind for success through mind images & self-talk. Then, we attach the energy from our past success'. Hereyou will be collecting both big and small successes and placing them in a container where it will be easy to apply them to each and every goal in your life. Throughout this entire program you will be returning to this Personal Assessment, gleaning information that will assist you in moving forward even faster and with less effort. The Personal Assessment will be your blueprint for growth and goal implementation for the lifestyle changes you will be designing both in and out of Interactive Self-hypnosis.
It is important to take time in this self-review. Please do not rush through it. Make it your work in progress, just as you are in real life. Each time you return to this review your subconscious mind will view it's importance by sending additional helpful information up to your consciousness. Your inner library is vast. It is a valuable resource just waiting patiently to be accessed by you.
Working with your subconscious mind is not a mystery, nor is it difficult. There is no need to be lying down in some deep trance state. You can easily learn to do this inner work right here in this moment or in any moment you so choose. While there is value in having a qualified hypnotherapist guide you in working through major problem areas, self-hypnosis is something you do for your own mental and physical health, including self-management of addictions and other potentially unhealthy excesses.
OPENING THE INNER LIBRARY DOORS
You will be accessing your subconscious mind with a simple relaxation response, slowing the brain waves to just below the alpha brain wave level, about 7-10 cycles per second. Here you will be able to request information via inner pictures or active commands. This is not the same as demanding or efforting. When the mind is relaxed and the stress chemicals are diminished, the subconscious mind is free to program, as well as answer easily and without pressure.
Right in this very moment, you are only a breath away from the door of your subconscious library and it's vast resources. Think about that. In this or any given moment, both in or out of self-hypnotic trance, you can release your stress-states, curb your production of stress chemicals that interfere with a healthy body and cognitive functioning while entering your vast library of resources. Your inner librarian is ready to bring forward anything you request or need. You can also plant new ideas or suggestions with hooks for easy retrieval. This is very useful when studying a new or complicated subject. You can ask questions and request answers or suggestions for making new plans to reach your goals.
Each time you sit down to work in this section, simply place your fingertips on your lower abdomen and allow it to fill with a deep yawn breath. Quietly observe as your fingers ride up and down on your lower abdomen. Notice your in-breath and label it. It's very important to you. Notice your out-breath and label it. Notice you can determine the depth of your in-breath while holding it gently in your mouth for the count of 4. As the breath exits, notice you can extend the flow of the breath.
Once you have completed the breath circuit, allow your body to become heavy in the chair where you are resting, just as if magnets were gently pulling it down. This is an interactive self-hypnotic deepening exercise. You are slowing your brain waves, turning off the production of stress chemicals and bringing your body functions to homeostasis or inner balance. For example, your heart beat and blood pressure regulate, as well as your blood sugars and other endocrine functions. Not only is this a health exercise, but you are enhancing your cognitive functioning while making yourself ready to enter the door of the subconscious mind where programming takes place.
After reading this paragraph close your eyes gently and tilt them up about 20 degrees, just as if you were sitting in the second row of a movie theater. You will begin feeling the internal changes in your body. This is deep relaxation. Stay here for a few moments and enjoy how easy it is for you to go even deeper down, allowing your body to become even heavier than before. You can then open your eyes and choose to feel alert, focused and ready to begin subconscious exploration. In a later chapter you will be learning more tools for regulating your depth of trance, as well as knowing why you might want to do so in certain situations.
This program is wide in scope and when you commit to the work and practice of these holistic tools, you will reap benefits in the many different areas of your life for everything is connected. It is said that less than 1% of the population knows how to apply these tools, or work to do on a regular basis. As you develop your own personal disciplines, your own inner motivation to continue will come from observing your own success. As you become more aware and intuitive, your discipline will grow and become an integral part of your life.
Since you are currently in the "library of the mind" why not ask your Subconscious Librarian to show you some of your past successes. Some will be big, but many will be small. They are being placed on the table over there. If you cannot image them, don't worry. You will hear them being read to you...or they may "introduce" themSelves. Remember, you can also interview them or enter the past experience, playing inside the success. Be still & enjoy this moment.
A NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" This book is not published as yet, but you have the opportunity to read it in it's unpublished state. 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.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
May not be copied or reproduced without permission of the author.
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.