You are invited to read excerpts from the upcoming book, thoughtWARE by Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht, Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis & Joseph Bohorquez, M.D. The book is a composite of powerful Interactive Self-Hypnosis Imagery & Imaginology designed for Optimum Health & Performance

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Health versus Burnout

Few of us have been taught how to work with our creative mind & have little knowledge about how the mind & body work together, but that is about to change...
Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Help.....My Life is Killing Me! is a practical how to book focused on healing & managing the huge number of out of control lives that are rapidly going towards chronic & killer diseases, as well as emotional breakdown. Follow along as I write this book, based on my decades of work with patients, employees, employers, as well as clients in my office & workshops....

In this moment I'm working with Claire. You might remember that she is a television executive with what we might consider a normal life for a working executive & mother. But Claire is in deep trouble. She not only has a multitude of chronic physical complaints, but emotionally she is about to hit the wall. As I work to plant a new motivation program, I'm looking to her past successes. Despite being very successful in her work & other areas of her life, Claire seems blind, or at least in denial of all of this. She is in a true victim state.........a very dangerous place to be.

CLAIRE: What if I don’t have any past successful inner motivation programs? All I know is to strive & work myself to death in order to achieve anything. I sense myself as one step away from severe burn-out & this frightens me to death.

Claire's statement is an example of a negative mind program & quite a dangerous one. To say the least, it is blocking her health goals & her own 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..

It’s important to get real here. Claire, like everyone else has experienced success in their lifetime, but few of us know how to work in defining & utilizing these past subconscious mind programs. In other words, we all have great wealth, but the treasure chest cannot be opened without the right key. Here you will receive the key & learn how to collect big, as well as small successes. Then you will place them in a mind container where it will be easy to apply them to each & every goal area 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 & with less effort. The Personal Assessment will be your blueprint for growth & goal implementation for the lifestyle changes you will be designing both in & out of Interactive Self-hypnosis.


Claire needs to learn to take time in this self-review. No rushing here. She is coming to understand that what she is reading now is actual subconscious mind work in progress. In truth, each moment of real life is subconscious mind work in progress. Each time she returns to this review her subconscious mind will view it's importance by sending additional helpful information up to her consciousness. She is coming to appreciate that her inner library is vast, a valuable resource just waiting patiently to be accessed.

Working with the subconscious mind is not a mystery, nor is it difficult. There is no need to be lying down in some deep trance state. One can easily learn to do this inner work right here in this moment or in any moment whatsoever. While there is value in having the guidance of a qualified hypnotherapist as one works through major problem areas, keep in mind that self-hypnosis is something one does for their own mental & physical health, including self-management of addictions & other potentially unhealthy excesses..


As Claire works with her Personal Assessment she will be accessing her 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 she 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 & the stress chemicals are diminished, the subconscious mind is free to answer easily & without pressure.

If you are following along with Claire, right in this very moment, you are only a breath away from the door of your subconscious library & 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 health body & cognitive functioning, while entering your vast library of resources.

Your inner librarian or assistants are ready to bring forward anything you request or need. You can also plant new ideas or learnings with hooks for easy retrieval. This is very useful when studying a new or complicated subject. You can ask questions & 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 & allow it to fill with a deep yawn breath. Quietly observe as your fingers ride up & down on your lower abdomen. Notice your in-breath & label it. It's very important to you. Notice your out-breath & label it. Notice you can determine the depth of your in-breath & hold it gently in your mouth for the count of 4. As the breath exits, notice you can extend the flow of the breath. You have a lot of power in this area of body functioning.

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 & bringing your body functions to homeostasis or inner balance. For example, your heart beat & blood pressure regulate, as well as your blood sugars & other endocrine functions. Not only is this a health exercise, but you are enhancing your cognitive functioning & making yourself ready to enter the door of the subconscious mind where programming takes place.

After reading this paragraph close your eyes gently & 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 & 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 & choose to feel alert, focused & 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 & when you commit to the work & 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 & intuitive, your discipline will grow & become an integral part of your life.

In the next chapter we will begin to explore the very important Family & Personal Medical History, just as if you opened a file drawer in a doctor's office. Only this file will have much more detailed information, as well as inner movies for you to study. The more you learn about yourself, your genetics & family-tendencies towards certain diseases & addictions, the better for your recovery & future health.

This blog is the workshop for thoughtWARE Books. The series includes Help.....My Life is Killing Me - Lifestyle Change Made Easy, Beyond Disorderly Eating & Bingeing, Holistic Weight Loss , Sugar....the Hidden Addiction, Nail Biting & Skin Picking & Small Change - The Power of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. At the present time I am seeking an agent and/or publisher.