No matter what it is you that want to change, be it physical, emotional or outside goal-related, you need to know where you are "currently" in relation to your body. In creative constructive hypnosis we come to understand the power of the physical body, it's emotional energy & how it can be transmuted, not only to heal, but to completely transform a seemingly unrelated goal.....Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
Help.....My Life is Killing Me! is a practical how to book focused on healing & managing 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....
Today I'm working with Jennifer who has been a compulsive & emotional eater since childhood. Because of this, her self-esteem is low, disallowing her to even imagine her life-goals. As far as Jennifer is concerned, her life is all about trying to manage her compulsions.
In addition, Jennifer is totally out of touch with her body sensations. I ask her about her hunger levels & she tells me that she never feels hungry....eating just out of habit or in response to some emotion. When I enquire about the emotions, she simply tells me she is stressed-out. This lack of definition smacks of blocking or denial.
Jennifer's problems could also stem from a lack of knowledge & so my job will be to design some specific imagery to help her identify her patterns & emotions without feeling judged by me or by herself. This type of imagery cuts down on the time Jennifer will have to spend in therapy. If she were reading the book I'm writing, more than likely she would be able to help herself at this juncture because of the type of explanation & exercises I'll be presenting.
LET'S BEGIN TO SET THIS UP FOR HER...
Jennifer, the skills you will be building here include mental biofeedback, body scanning & of course the major tools for inner exploration, that of interactive self-hypnosis. Later on you will be reading more about these tools in their specific chapters, but for now you can work at the level where you are currently.
Starting at the top of your head slowly scan down your body, just as if you had one of those airport hand scanners. You might inwardly view your head as one unit, simply noticing your eyes, nose, ears, skin, mouth & certainly your teeth & gums. Going further down mentally visit your neck, go inward to your voice box & down into your lungs both right & left. Your only work is to mentally notice these areas & simply observe that they are there.
Mentally locate your esophagus, the long tube that travels to your stomach, enter that area & include your gallbladder, liver, pancreas & down into your intestinal tracts to your rectum. If you don’t know where some of these parts reside in your body, it’s a good idea to find out. This is quite easy to do in the local library or online.
Take some time to renew your friendship with your heart & circulatory system, as well as your reproductive, skeletal, urinary, endocrine systems & total skin areas.
Just as you would review a used car before purchasing, be honest in your self-appraisal. This honesty will re-pay you handsome dividends in the future. Make some notes on your current physical status. You will be setting goals in all these areas later on, but if your subconscious mind has something to say right now, do pay attention. Make some notes about what your body has to communicate to you, right now in this moment in time.
Jennifer, now I'd like you to locate your mind-screen & to place an image of you looking very healthy & relaxed. Pay attention to the details. How are you standing or sitting? Look at the position your arms & legs. Focus on your eyes & facial structure. All relaxed & healthy. Now place a gold frame around this image. You are now placing a new mind program into your subconscious mind. This image will instruct your mind to take you towards this body & mind state.
Eating disorders, faulty nutrition & sugar addiction in particular cause quite a bit of food stress in both the mind & body. You may have already received messages from particular body departments. Some common ones include gastrointestinal ailments, headaches, fatigue, etc.
But other areas also carry the burden of food stress. As you renew your communication with them through Interactive Self-Hypnosis, you will be able to spot where your food stress areas are located.
You will be working with mental biofeedback & body scanning throughout this entire program. Each day you will be spotting & releasing tension areas both consciously & subconsciously. Don't be surprised if someone tells you how relaxed you appear to be, even if you haven't noticed anything in particular yourself.
I've never thought about my body in this way. I only pay attention to body sensations when they scream at me....mostly pain or tightness in my neck & shoulders. It never occurred to me that the way I eat, or don't eat, could effect the way my body feels. Of course, I understand indigestion, but that is directly related to my intake. As I scanned my body I could feel tension in just about every area. In a way this frightened me. Why couldn't I feel this before? Am I so lost in my automatic pilot programs that my body can't get my attention? That is certainly something I want to change.
The body scan has opened Jennifer's eyes to some very important areas that do need to be changed. The more she practices this, the more stress she will be able to release. After awhile, her mind & body connection will do this automatically, resulting in a higher level of energy.
Release is a powerful tool, leaving energy that can be applied to other life goals. It is a major key to high level health & achievement & one that few people utilize.
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.