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

Monday, October 09, 2006

Workshop of the Mind - 2


My mind is a mental workshop. I can build anything I want in my mind. I actively communicate with it...Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

In the practice of Interactive Self-Hypnosis we work with containments. These are simply images that surround or hold things that we choose to put in them. The above affirmation is a series of three, the primary being a containment called the mental workshop or workshop of the mind. Whenever we choose to place something in this area, the subconscious mind knows exactly what it is expected to do. The second & third affirmations in this series do just that, thereby inviting focus and time management. Further, the more we etch or repeat this specific containment, the more the subconscious mind will want to bring it forward and then to act on it.

This affirmation, like thousands of others, play an important part in my audio/CD design. All programs have active affirmations that are linked to specific imagery that the listener actually self-designs through inner coaching. Affirmations can be direct or implied. Both work well in directing the subconscious mind towards specific goal-orientated action.

To help you along, here are few complimentary mp3 downloads. Each is a full interactive self-hypnosis session & part of a complete 2-3 track series. Each are filled with active imagery & affirmations.
Self-Image Affirmations
Making Changes - Affirmations & Imagery
Blending Work & Personal Goals


My mind is a mental workshop. I can build anything I want in my mind. I actively communicate with it...

This is a favorite containment of mine that I utilize on a daily basis. If you continue to visit this workshop/blog, you will find it coming up in relation to other affirmations I'll present to you. There is just something powerful and creative about the image of a workshop. Think about it for a moment. What comes to mind when you think about or image a workshop? For me, it is a place to make things, as well as to solve things. I love getting to the bottom of issues, problems and my goals. I've learned over the years that when a goal is visited and then activated at it's foundation, the building goes smoother, in addition to the outcome often being better than originally planned.

If you've been following along, you already know how to relax deeply into the moment. There are many ways to deeply relax. Yesterday I addressed the importance of intention. Actively practicing intention can be very valuable to the formation of goals in all areas of your life and of course, that includes your health, as well as your performance. Now you might think that this is logical, and while it should be, it simply isn't what most people do. Practice this for a bit and you may be surprised to find out that you, yourself have plenty of growing space in this area.

It's so easy to critique or call foul on seemingly simple things and then to just skip over them. My experience in this field tells me over and over that champions are made by those who pay attention to the simple details, do them in order over and over, and then go back and do them again. If you listen to champions in sports or any other field, you will hear this subject addressed, so don't make that mistake in your own life. You may not be in contention for an Olympic medal, but the things you would like to achieve are no less important.

Now that's off my chest, so go ahead and deepen your focus. Use the decreasing number method or the magnets. No need to go into a very deep trance state to plant an affirmation. Also, when working by yourself, you will need to stay in a focused-awake state to get this accomplished. When your body feels a bit mellow and the thoughts have slowed somewhat, go to the written affirmation and repeat it slowly, out loud if possible. Speaking out loud is a very powerful tool because you are not only voicing something you want, as if you already had it, but you are also hearing yourself present these beliefs. Yes.........affirmations are beliefs that you are planting "as if" they were already in full action. You are convincing your subconscious mind of this and you already know that whatever you believe, your subconscious mind will believe as well. That's why positive affirmations are so important and that is also why it's so important to recognize negative affirmations or beliefs and to discharge them.

Utilize your mind-screen. See or sense your workshop in great detail. It's easy to do this when the brain waves are slowed. See the building, noticing how it is positioned on the land. Where is this? Look at the surroundings. Is it by the beach, in the mountains, by a stream or in the middle of a city? What city? Pay attention to what you see or sense. Notice the shape of the building, the color, position of the windows, doors, shrubs, etc.

Now notice you are in the mind-screen, right in front of your workshop. Feel the key in your pocket. Take it out and look at it. Your name is engraved on it. This is your private place and no one can come without your permission, and then only to work in your behalf. Place the key in the lock, turn it........hear the tumblers fall. Now push the door open and go ahead in.

Take some time looking around. You've already furnished it and have brought lots of your things here. Pay attention to the details of things. Walk around and touch some of them. Go over to the window and look out. Once again.........details.

Notice there are different areas in your workshop. Some invite deep relaxation. Others are about building and engineering projects or change. There is a library filled with books, tapes, CD's, magazines, etc. There is a tool bench. There is an idea center with a paging system for calling in "mind-assistants." As you walk around, becoming familiar with your "workshop", repeat the affirmation...

My mind is a mental workshop. I can build anything I want in my mind. I actively communicate with it...

Now notice you are observing yourself doing just that. Spend a few moments here or as long as you like. This is a very important containment and you will be working here very frequently.

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