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

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Working with Brain Clouds - Part 1

Beware of ominous brain clouds! These groups of negative mind programs perform dasterdly deeds including increasing the production of stress chemicals, taking you towards serious disease & unrelenting chronic illness. If that's not enough, brain clouds block communication with the subconscious mind, robbing you of high end cognitive functioning & creativity. .... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht


Not your husband, wife, kids or your boss......only you are totally responsible for building brain clouds. These form, drop my drop, from chemicals produced in your body, many of which originate in your mind or thoughts. The good news is that you are completely in charge & capable of diminishing them as well.

Once again, it's all about waking up to what's going on in your mind & body. If you follow this blog or other writings of mine, you already know that your subconscious mind is a servo-mechanism, waiting in readiness to assist you in reaching your goals. Did you know that you can actually partner with your subconscious mind, asking to be alerted when stress chemicals are being produced ? You might be very surprised to find out what provokes their production. This inside information is paramount in taking you towards health instead of illness.

The more awake you are, the more brain cloud material you will be able to see or sense. Each moment of self-awareness provides the opportunity to diminish or release them. Most is diminished or released in small measures. Each time you become aware & choose to diminish a measure of cloud, you are actually re-programming your subconscious mind to continue along this path in the future. Talk about efficiency!


The more you know about the workings of your mind & body, the better for you. Keep in mind that when the body is functioning at higher levels, so are the many facets of creativity & cognitive functioning. The more you want to achieve, the more you will want to plug into this knowledge.

Stress chemicals are produced in many ways. Some parts of the production are on automatic pilot & while you may not be aware of what's going on, the chemicals are being produced & stored, thereby needing to be released. This is accomplished through mind & body tools such as mental biofeedback, heightened awareness & interactive self-hypnosis.

Other stress producing moments are easier to find. Take "food stress" for example. When one doesn't eat correctly for their specific body & mind needs, the body produces stress chemicals or hormones. So it's not just about's about going towards health or illness.

Let's take this example a bit further. If one has a family medical history of diabetes or heart disease & doesn't eat to meet those very specific needs, their body will over-produce insulin & a host of other stress chemicals. This also happens if they skip meals or don't eat sufficiently. Diabetes or not, inadequate nutrition robs the body of the nutrients needed to run the different departments. Food stress is one of the most common forms of daily stress production & you don't have to look far to see some living examples.


Stress chemicals are produced through the practice of emotional imbalance & repeated negative thought patterns. Once again, if you are not awake & aware for these, you may not think to release them & to bring your body back into homeostasis or balance. This is why it is important to practice meditative tools even though you may not think you need to do so. If you are thinking that you don't have time to do all of this.....think again. It only takes 1/200th of a second, so there is never an excuse of not having sufficient time. And, if you thinking other excuses, such as ....

I'll never remember.

I already have too much going on in my day.

I'll think about this some other time or next year.

Keep in mind that 60% of diseases are stress-related & those types of excuses simply act as registration for this potentially dangerous club.


Stress chemicals are multiplied when you don't pay attention to your body communications. Feelings such as fatigue can appear in many different body & mind departments. Your head may ache, or your shoulders & back may feel tired & stiff. Your eyes may need a break, especially if you read a lot or view the computer screen. Your legs may report being stiff if you have been sitting for too long.

Imagine for a moment that you are one of your body parts & no matter how you complain, your Self will not pay attention to you. In fact, your Self might answer your complaint of stress by actually adding more stress to your situation, such as eating a chocolate bar, drinking caffeine or smoking a cigarette. It's easy to understand why 60% of diseases or chronic illness are stress-related! Just look around you & wake up to what's going on. You may be surprised........or not.


Well, if you don't release your stored stress throughout the day, you will simply produce even more. Produce & store enough stress & you can produce a biochemical disaster or a major brain cloud. Over time, brain clouds can lead to serious disease & even death.

Ominous clouds keep you away from utilizing your powerful & creative subconscious library while impeding healing in the body departments. So, if you have an injury or a tendency towards a particular disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease, you certainly don't want brain clouds raining on your parade. It could end up being a wash-out.....

Keep in mind that brain cloud composition is different for each of us. The important thing is to stay awake & aware as to what our body is reporting. Checking in frequently to thought patterns & connected emotions help will help you to understand how you are wired. Then you can decide what needs to change.

The next step is all about self-correction....