Did you know that we store everything we’ve seen, heard, and experienced in our subconscious mind Our life stories are stored there and direct our lives.
During the first 7 years of our lives, we absorb everything we experience as if under hypnosis (theta & delta state). The habits and beliefs we acquire during our childhood, and from a child-mind understanding and perspective, are programmed into our subconscious like onto a hard-drive. Neuronal connections are made and hardwired. This then becomes the program we will be running for life.
According to scientific research, we operate from this subconscious program 95% of the time in our daily lives. Only 5% of our behaviour is conscious.
This means that the beliefs we have about ourselves, our sense of the world, are largely set by age seven. Experiencing the world in theta/delta state is predominantly about how we feel about our experiences, rather than what we think.
Real or perceived traumatic childhood experiences, that formed beliefs about our environment and about ourselves are more often than not, carried through into adulthood, mostly unbeknown to the conscious adult mind.
If you’ve ever experienced certain people or situations triggering you in some way, without knowing why exactly, that is often caused by our suppressed memories. Some people may also suffer from ‘unexplained’ self-esteem issues, low confidence, limiting or negative thoughts, anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions and even physical conditions and illnesses.
We may blame such ‘personality traits’ and symptoms as being hereditary, telling ourselves, it’s how we were born and it’s in our genes, etc. However, cutting-edge cell science (epigenetics) now accepts that our environment (or perception of our environment) controls the activity of our genes – in other words our thoughts and beliefs. But what does that mean, now that we can no longer blame our ancestors or DNA for many of our health conditions and personality traits?
You might be wondering, if childhood events may have contributed to your situation, what, if we’re running a subconscious program 95% of the time, are you supposed to do about it?
The good news is, we don’t have to remain slaves to our minds. We can choose to take control; become its master.
While learning and practicing techniques like mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, which focus your mind in the here and now and interrupt the critical, thinking mind, can all be beneficial, I discovered the most powerful method is to use the subconscious mind to let go of childhood/past painful experiences.
In hypnosis (theta/delta state), we can access the subconscious mind, where all suppressed memories, the root cause of the blocks reside, understand and resolve them. Once we understand when, where, how, and why we acquired the beliefs about ourselves, which created certain behaviours, habits or the block/presenting issue, we can choose to let them go.
As adults, we can come to understand that our child-mind created this as a form of coping mechanism and protection (in most cases) at the time. It may have served us in some way then, but it holds us back as adults, often impacting our mental, emotional or physical wellbeing.
My training as a Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner empowered me to deal with my own blocks and issues including stress, insomnia, digestive issues and holding onto weight around my middle, and best of all, today allows me to make a difference in many people’s lives by empowering them to let go of the events that contributed or caused their blocks and conditions.
What drew me to Rapid Transformational Therapy is that it is based on the science of neuroplasticity, and combines the most beneficial principles of psychotherapy, NLP, cognitive behavioural therapy and, of course, hypnotherapy to not only identify and understand the root cause of a problem, but to empower clients to let go; smash blocks and old paradigms to make way for a new paradigm that does serve them and allows them to move forward with their lives. I’ve seen RTT transform the lives of people who had all but given up on finding relief from chronic pain, psoriasis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other conditions.
This lights me up like nothing else.
It is scientifically proven, that what we tell our mind it responds to, unquestioningly. It responds to the pictures and words we install by our thoughts. Being aware of self-dialogue is vitally important. It has a profound impact on our physical wellbeing, as much as our mental wellbeing. Especially, repeated, negative looping thoughts, for instance, increase cortisol levels that are known to cause an imbalance in our bodies and can negatively impact blood pressure, cholesterol levels, the immune system, and can even lead to rapid weight gain, skin issues, muscle weakness, diabetes and many other health problems. Some evidence suggests that cortisol might be involved in the development of cancer, due its immunosuppressive, obesogenic, and hyperglycemic effects.
Meditation, nature walks, exercise, and especially a positive mindset and dialogue with self and others, smiling and laughing, on the other hand, releases a whole myriad of happy hormones, such as serotonin, dopamine, endorphins and oxytocin, which helps to promote happiness, decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system, and especially dopamine has been reported to cut off blood flow to tumours, according to a 14-year study by Kolkata-born scientists Partha Dasgupta (Professor at Chittaanjan National Cancer Research Institute) and Sujit Basu (Wexner Medical Centre, Ohio State University)
So, please be mindful of your thoughts and dialogue. If you meditate, visualise your ideal self, pain-and cancer-free, healthy, energetic, confident, smiling, happy, having fun, doing things you love with people you love. Visualise it in great detail, and feel those feelings, as if that YOU already exists. See, believe and feel your energy, how healthy you are, and happiness and your mind will respond to your suggestions. It does not know or care if it’s true or not, so lie to it for now if you have to.
Harness The Power of The Mind by learning and being mindful of The Rules of the Mind.
Rules of the Mind (Source: Marisa Peer)
· The mind learns by repetition.
· The mind cannot hold conflicting beliefs or thoughts. They cancel each other out.
· What is expected tends to be realised.
· Imagination is more powerful than knowledge — When dealing with your own mind or the mind of others.
· In a battle between emotion and logic, emotion always wins.
· Your mind always does what it thinks you want it to do.
· Your mind works to move you from pain to pleasure.
· Your mind responds to the pictures and words you install.
· Your mind wants to stay with what is familiar while avoiding what is unfamiliar.
· Whatever you focus on you get more of.
· You make your beliefs, then your beliefs make you.
· The strongest force in all of us is that we must act in a way that consistently matches our thinking.
· Your thoughts form a blueprint that your mind and body work to make your Reality.
· What you present to your mind, your mind will present back to you.
· Your mind does not care if what you say is good, bad, indifferent, true, false, healthy, unhealthy, right or wrong it simply acts on your words regardless.
· Every thought you think causes a physical reaction and an emotional response.
· When dealing with the subconscious mind the greater the conscious effort the less it responds.
Thank you to everyone who attended my Harness The Power of the Mind Workshop at the Cansurvive Research and Support Centre on the Sunshine Coast on September 28th. I am so pleased you found it so valuable and informative, and look forward to returning in the new year with a series of supercharged guided meditation and empowering wellness workshops
For those of you who could not attend and would like access to the workshop resources and the supercharged guided meditation (self-hypnosis) audio I shared with attendees, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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