Mind over Matter

Our minds are extremely powerful, more so than many of us probably even realise. How many times have you said to yourself “I can’t do it”, only for someone else to tell you that actually, you can do it? Other people will very likely view your abilities and skills in a far more positive light than you do. However, with the correct thinking styles and replacing negative thoughts with positive, encouraging thoughts, we really can begin to do the things that we previously told ourselves we couldn’t.

Our bodies react to certain predicaments and if we fear something, this can trigger the “fight or flight” response, a physiological reaction to something that we believe is a threat or will cause us harm. A surge of chemicals including adrenaline are realised, causing heightened awareness of our surroundings and we can only view the situation through a filter of fear.

This response is a natural instinct and something that is hardwired into us from birth. But what if we could relax our minds enough to deal calmly and effectively with any situation, bypassing fear? We can. Hypnotherapy, hypnosis and simple deep breathing exercises are all extremely effective in helping to change our mindsets and thinking patterns, turning our thoughts around from “I can’t” to “Actually, I really can do this”. Don’t ever underestimate just how powerful your mind and thoughts are. If you talk negatively to yourself on a continuous basis, you’re going to believe those thoughts; just as if someone keeps telling you you’re not good at something you’ll think it to be true.

Self-belief and self-worth are paramount in starting to understand just how much you can achieve in your everyday life. You would not have a friend who consistently put you down, so why do this to yourself? It is extremely important to talk yourself up every single day, tell yourself you can do it and congratulate yourself every single time you achieve something new.

So where do deep breathing exercises come into play? It may sound strange, but many of us do not breathe properly. We shallow-breathe, not allowing enough oxygen into our bodies which will only result in feeling tired and in many cases panicky. Sit quietly for 5 minutes a day and breathe deeply and properly, in and out, and see how much better you start to feel. You will quickly become aware of your breathing at other times and will start to take deeper, longer breaths. Your mind will be clearer and a sense of calm and clarity will take precedence over previous worries and concerns.

If you would like any further info about how hypnotherapy and a Positive Thinking Styles course can help with the development of mind over matter then please contact me on 01202 245020 or 07920885015.


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