Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mind over (food) matter

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." 
 ~Mary Engelbreit

Once you think differently about something the changes will come.    If you are consistantly thinking about food, then you will eat more food.  We form habits over a lifetime...eating becomes a habit...sometimes, totally out of control.   Typical diet plans make you think about food, and the more you think about food the more you want to eat it!!! On a diet-You are forced to consider these questions.
  • What can I eat for breakfast,..... lunch ...............and dinner?
  • What can I eat as a snack?
  • How much can I eat?
  • How much does the food weigh?
  • How many calories/points/portions are in that food?
  • When can I eat ?
  • What can I put on my grocery list?
  • How Many...... are allowed? 
Just reading this list makes you hungery....
Change your mind and your behaviours will change... Hypnosis deals with the subconscious mind, the mind that controls your autonomic nervous system. Changing patterns of behavior on a subconscous level and taking action will enable you to improve your quality of life.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mind Body Connection #3 Cortisol & Hypnosis

The stress hormone - Cortisol - produces and maintains high levels of glucose necessary for the response to stress. High glucose levels in the body have a direct relationship to many diseases.  According to Mr. Bruce Lipton, cellular biologist, “The brain can ultimately control the activity of tissues and organs. I believe that the most powerful information processing by the brain is the domain of the subconscious mind and that it can shape tissue responses. These signals can actually influence the membrane to engage selected genes that then actively respond.”

Your body will respond to your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions, real or imagined.   Hypnosis can help you address these thoughts and during the hypnotic state decrease stress levels that affect the heart and immune systems.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mind Body Connection #2

When you have a thought, your mind sends out signals. This can be in hormones, growth factors, or other chemicals which stimulate oscillations of nerve cells which create a field that influence other nerve and neurons.

In the book, The Emotional Brain, neuroresearcher, Dr. Joseph LeDoux talks about how emotions are hardwired to stimulate our Central Nervous System, which in turn stimulates our Autonomic Nervous System. This is how a sight or even the thought of a sight, cause a bodily reaction.

Do it now--think of something that you dislike or that frightens you.   
How does it physically Feel?

This is how bodily symptoms are related to emotions. Emotions and feelings are not the same. You may not even know (be aware of) that an emotional response is happening. You may have the signs or symptoms of anxiety, such as high blood pressure or sweating for example, but not “feel” anxious. Our emotions are often not at a conscious level.

Men Suppress Food Cravings Sciencific American

It seems that men have an easier time suppressing their cravings for foods, compared to women.   Read this article intro.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mind Body Connection #1 Real or Not

As humans, there is an obvious need to protect ourselves.  Growth is also vitally important, even if you are a fully-grown adult, every day billions of cells in our bodies wear out and need to be replaced. For example, the entire cellular lining of the human gut is replaced every seventy-two hours.
             Humans unavoidably restrict their growth behaviors when they shift into protective mode. If you're running from a mountain lion, it's not a good idea to expend valuable energy on growth. In order to survive - that is escape the lion - you summon all your energy for your fight or flight response.    Your levels of Adrenalin and Cortisol increase, which over time have a toxic effect on the system.  Adrenaline is a good response to short term stress, but long-term production of it exhausts us, affects our blood sugar and thyroid levels, suppresses our immune system and makes us prone to illness and tiredness.
You may not be running from a mountain lion, but you do deal with everyday life and the stress it brings.  Here is where the mind body link is most important to understand.
                Your subconscious mind does not distiguish between what is real or imagined (perceived).  If you see or percieve something as a threat on a conscious or subconscious level your body will react to it

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome - Eliminating Limiting Beliefs

The way we react to life will affect us emotionally, physically and mentally.  Are you ready to eliminate your limiting beliefs?  Of course you can.... Even though it just may seen like a huge challenge to make a change, a change that will relieve the stress and discomfort you feel daily, it can be done.     Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique are the strategies that will help "make that change" for you.  Both methods are quick and produce amazing results.  This blog addresses Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

We explore the science, strategies for success, methods and resources for information.  ESC