Mindful Life Coaching
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Your mind affects your body in many ways. We all know stress affects our physical health and there are many stressors in life, some involve changes happening in your life that you feel you have no control over; being isolated, losing your job, losing a loved one, money problems to name a few many of us are currently dealing with. Others seem more positive, such as starting a new job, having a baby and moving home but can be just as stressful.
Stress causes your body to release Cortisol and Adrenaline, which can cause physical and emotional problems such as heart palpitations, high blood pressure, neck and back pain, tiredness, insomnia, IBS, ulcers, anxiety and panic attacks to name but a few.
Less obvious is that your immune system becomes run down and you are more prone to viruses, eczema, tummy upsets. This is because all energy is going into fight or flight, who needs to fight illness when being chased by a wild animal? Our mind and body will always prioritise what it perceives as most threatening first.
When you are feeling low emotionally you do not look after yourself as well as you could and probably do not exercise, you eat more junk foods and abuse tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
The first step to recovery with all of these symptoms and more is to rediscover this present moment and in doing so reduce your stress levels.
The present moment
Our subconscious mind operates like a computer and therefore like a computer It is always in the present moment. Any thoughts you have of past experiences will bring all the feelings of those experiences into your body right now, your subconscious mind believes the experience is happening right now. If you are thinking of a confrontation you had yesterday, the thought will make your heart beat faster, raise your blood pressure and cause your body to tense. Equally thinking about a future event will bring all the feelings you think the event will cause you into your body right now.
The good thing is it works in exactly the same way when you have positive thoughts about the past or future. We always have choice, they are our thoughts we choose where to focus them. A positive thought is just as easy to have as a negative one.
There is significant scientific evidence suggesting that the mind has a direct effect on the body ... both for better and worse. Research demonstrates that we can cause our bodies to be sick just by the anticipation of a future event or the memory of a past experience.
In both cases, it is our thoughts that are creating powerful chemicals of stress to alter most of the systems in our body. So what we think about and the intensity of these thoughts directly influences our health, the choices we make, and our quality of life.
Michael Domeyko Rowland
My hypnotherapy Hampshire practice is in Barton on Sea, within reach of New Milton, Milford on Sea, I treat stress Lymington, Hythe, Sway, Bransgore, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Ringwood. I practice hypnobirthing in New Milton and cover areas such as, Lyndhurst, Ashurst, Cadnam, Minstead, Totton, Bournemouth, Southbourne and Southampton, New Forest, East Dorset, South Dorset and Hampshire. I also work online.