The sixth secret to having great mind-body connection is mental hygiene. It has many different components that correspond to it, but one of the biggest is making sure you’re taking care of your brain waves.
You have four primary brain waves – beta, alpha, theta and delta. Beta corresponds to your wide awake thinking processes. Alpha, theta and delta are all brain waves that correspond from mildly relaxed to the deepest levels of sleep. Read more »
The fifth secret to enhancing the mind-body connection is clearing old programming or releasing old patterns.
I mentioned before about awareness, choice and control. You need to be aware of what’s going on around you. You need to be aware of what’s going on inside of you. Through your awareness outside and inside, you can make better choices about what you are going to do, how you’re going to respond, what you’re going to think, your approach, and through that you will gain better control of yourself and the interactions you have with the world around you.
This awareness—choice—control process is absolutely central to the releasing old patterns process. Dr. Herbert Benson, who was the head of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, has created major inroads into change in the application of the mind-body connection. Read more »
A fourth aspect of applying the mind-body connection is creating dreams. Does that mean you have to spend more time sleeping? Not exactly, but it does mean you have to put your mind to work.
Dr. Bernie Siegel, who has spent much of his career working with psychosomatic medicine in dealing with illnesses like cancer, uses the power of the mind in healing.
During the workshops led by Dr. Siegel, he talked about the role of the physician and the role of the patient in healing during chemotherapy. Traditionally cancer specialists tell their patients to expect to have all kinds of negative side effects including nausea, vomiting and headaches, and to prepare by keeping a pail beside your bed just in case.
Dr. Siegel said that this may be helpful advice but it tends to generate an expectation that you’re going to have these negative side effects. Often patients will have these because they’re expecting to have them, not because they truly have to have them. Read more »
A third aspect of the mind-body connection is emotional connection. You’ll perform at your best, you’ll have the most impact, you’ll feel better about things, when your emotions are connected in a positive way to what it is you’re doing. Whether what you are engaged in is work, athletic performance, healing your body, dealing with other human beings, communicating, speaking in public, whatever—you will do best when there’s an emotional connection.
We need to think about the pieces of self direction—awareness, choice and control.
I need to be ongoingly aware of what’s going on in the world around me and I need to be aware of what’s happening inside of myself, what I’m thinking and what I’m feeling.
Through the awareness of the world around me and how I’m feeling inside, I can make better choices about how I’m going to interact and think and perform in the world as I’m doing whatever it is that I’m doing. Whether what I’m doing is writing, or as I’m speaking, or doing sports. I will make better choices about what I’m going to be doing, because I’m aware of what’s going on around me. And through my choices, I can gain better control over what’s I’m doing and what I’m engaged in. Read more »
Another aspect of mind-body connection strategies is full sensory systems.
Oxford University Athletic Department had been experimenting with various ways of applying the mind-body connection to improving athletic performance.
They put together a group of 150 student volunteers who had never before shot a rifle. They tested them all to see what their baseline performance in shooting was. They then split them up into three groups with approximately same level of performers in each.
One group was told to practice daily, 25 to 50 shots at a target. The second group was told not to practice at all, and to do no shooting between the initial test, and the re-test in 30 days. The third group practiced only 2 actual shots at targets per day, but they had them engage their mind with the process.
Group three, who practiced only 2 actual shots per day, mentally practiced successfully shooting for 10 minutes. They would imaging sighting the gun and hitting the bull’s-eye over and over. Read more »
1. Seed Thoughts
2. Full Sensory System Impact
3. Emotional Connection
4. Building Conscious Dreams
5. Clearing Past Programming
6. Good Mental Hygiene.
We’re now going to address each of these.
Seed Thought Power
Seed thoughts are a combination of your belief system and your internal dialog. You are what you believe about yourself. The belief-language is the invisible link between your physical body, your physical reality and the emotional reality and thoughts that you have and hold within you.
Emotions have both a mental and a physical expression. Read more »
This mind-body connection research really came to the fore in the early 20th century through stress management research.
If you fast forward through the first 50 years of the 20th century, there was major work being done in psychosomatic, mind-body processes. Doctors like Alfred Adler, Otto Rank, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Edmund Jacobson began analyzing and applying how we can make this mind-body interaction work to make more effective lives. Read more »
I want to acknowledge you for taking time to be here and gain ideas and knowledge from research that can improve your personal and professional life. By using this information you’re showing your pro-activeness for personal development. I congratulate you for taking time to learn strategies that can absolutely boost your success to a new level.
I encourage you to share these with friends and with your family members. Have them listen to the programs, share the knowledge so that you build a common ground to talk about.
I hope you use it to build the life you’ve always desired. We are working together to make this happen for you.
The mind-body connection is a new concept for many people. But is it really new? It’s actually been around for millennia. Read more »