Life is a funny old thing, we have a vague notion that we know what is going on but in reality, it is what is going on in our brain that ultimately decides what goes on, and . . . what of that, we become aware of? In some sense, everything that we are is a consequence of what is going on; in there! After all, it's all in the mind or is it . . .
Based on the thousands of clients I have seen over the past 20 years, it leads me to the conclusion, that most people do not use their mind but, rather, their mind uses them! But what is the mind? I see at a communication system, some nebulous non-structure that allows us an inkling of an idea that something, superficial or deep inside of our brain is being processed, although, most of the time we are blissfully unaware that anything is going on, nevertheless, there is always a lot going on! So, when I refer to the "mind" using us, I am not talking about the everyday decisions that you make in relation to your work, home matters, what you want for lunch or whether you want a tea, instead of a coffee. I am talking about whether or not you think about what kind of a day you want or, if it looks like a bad or tough one is coming up, what decisions you can make to change that? This is important because many of the people we meet, respond to us according to their perception of how we look (body language), the tonality and/or inflexion in our voice, the sincerity in our smile, e.g. does the talk match the picture? Essentially they are weighing us up and we, them! Sometimes it is also the case that they have already weighed us up, maybe from a memory of a previous meeting, or, on the testimony of someone else?
So, what can you do to change the outcome, what will it take to turn things around? Very often someone will say, "think positive" and that is never a bad idea per se, but sometimes it is the exact opposite of the way that a client's mind degenerates through repetitive negative thinking! Essentially, I believe that we have to start, at some point, to focus on the structure of a person's language, including our own, not so much in terms of rhetoric but rather from a semantic perspective! Words can profoundly affect our emotional state and the degree to which we use them, for that precise purpose, is the same degree to which they can use us. They create and dictate our thoughts and as those thoughts stimulate certain memories, sensations and feelings, awarenesses begin to bring about certain behaviours, which we may or may not like? Because life is an emotional and feeling experience, shifts in our language can lead to an enhanced state of mind, which gradually evolves out of positive mind management; aka, "Mindfulness".
Perhaps one of the most empowering experiences, that leads to mindfulness, is the experience of hypnosis. In a therapeutic sense, it is the realisation that we have done something, the hypnotist is merely the facilitator, but . . . it is the client who does the work. However, to fully understand that, one has to experience it; hence why I provide a free consultation. Your opportunity to experience hypnosis as well as an understanding of the therapeutic experience and what, that could mean for you?
Hypnotherapy stands out as one of the most effective strategic life management methods there is, especially in its ability to promote clear thinking and good states of mental wellness. The behaviours that make life challenging are often a result of too much stress, too little sleep and too little by way of clarity! So, to get or take back control of your mind and your life, it makes perfect sense to use a methodology that addresses the subconscious mind's role in perpetuating negative, vague and ambiguous states of mind. Hypnosis helps us to create calm relaxing states of mind that make life work better! If you would like to address any concerns you have in this direction, or, if you just want to make your life feel better, then why not make an appointment for a Free Consultation? Hypnosis gives you the ability to have a good life!
The objective here is to help people understand how and why we become illogically trapped into irrational emotional experiences that may actually be happening for reasons different to that which we would imagine! If you want to know more about how Hypnotherapy can help you; why not make an appointment for a Free Consultation?
The ability to engage in mental time travel -- to delve back into past events or imagine future outcomes -- is a unique and central part of the human experience. And yet this very ability can have detrimental consequences for both physical and mental well-being when it becomes repetitive and uncontrolled.
A special series of articles in the July 2015 issue of Clinical Psychological Science (CPS) investigates this kind of repetitive thinking, exploring the core psychological processes that underlie maladaptive thought processes like worry and rumination. The series highlights cutting-edge research and methodology with the aim of advancing our understanding of the processes that contribute to mental health and illness.
"Our interest (as a journal) in repetitive thinking is in the role it may play in clinical dysfunction but also in mental health and physical health more generally. Apart from the role of repetitive thinking in clinical dysfunction, such thinking plays a pervasive role in everyday life and more broadly is central to the human condition," writes CPS Editor Alan Kazdin in his introduction. "This series is rich in the facets of repetitive thinking that are discussed and illustrated, including the role of rumination in dysfunction and therapeutic change."
According to special series guest editors Rudi De Raedt, Paula Hertel, and Edward Watkins, the articles collectively provide clear evidence for the advantages of taking a procedural, trans-diagnostic approach to understanding repetitive thinking and other cognitive phenomena.
"Conceptualizing disorders with respect to converging patterns could stimulate the development of a new generation of interventions focused on changing the processes of disordered thought and effect," De Raedt, Hertel, and Watkins write in their introduction to the special series.
"Soon gone are the days of believing that clinical psychology can advance merely by describing people's thoughts and labelling them according to diagnostic criteria," the guest editors conclude.
The above post is reprinted from materials provided by Association for Psychological Science