Relaxation is the single greatest contributor to remaining healthy. Relaxation is the cure for stress and its stress that’s responsible for most of our illnesses.
The benefits to relaxation are well known and the ability to become relaxed and to remain relaxed is a wonderful quality that’s becoming highly sought after in our busy lives. Below is a list of sixteen benefits to being relaxed:
1. Relaxation lowers the heart rate.
2. Relaxation reduces blood pressure.
3. Relaxation slows the rate of breathing.
4. Relaxation increases blood flow to the muscles.
5. Relaxation decreases muscle tension.
6. Relaxation decreases the metabolic rate.
7. Relaxation increases energy levels.
8. Relaxation enhances sleep.
9. Relaxation improves concentration.
10. Relaxation helps with problem-solving.
11. Relaxation leads to greater efficiency.
12. Relaxation results in calmer emotions.
13. Relaxation leads to less headaches and pain.
14. Relaxation promotes immunity.
15. Relaxation improves general health.
16. Relaxation promotes longevity.
In the Western World we aren't taught to relax. Some people even feel guilty if they catch themselves relaxing.
Our world is consumer driven and to consume one must have money. Money, we are taught, doesn't grow on trees and is earned through hard work. Instead of relaxation we get caffeine in the Western World! It’s almost as if we have lost our sense of balance.
Fortunately, relaxation is natural. Like breathing, we are able to regulate our levels of relaxation. As we are easily able to increase our rate of breathing and decrease our rate of breathing at will, so we can control our levels of relaxation once we have been taught.
Relaxing is far easier done than said. Any good hypnotherapist will be able to teach you how to relax your mind and body in minutes.
Bottling up Emotions - It’s becoming increasingly obvious that emotions play a far greater role in our health, or lack of health, than originally realized by mainstream science as recently announced by Harvard and the University of Rochester which was published in the Daily Mail.
It’s not the actual emotions that do the harm; it’s the suppressing of the emotions that do the harm. All of my mentors have repeatedly drummed into me over many years:
THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS CAN HARM YOU AND THAT’S WHEN THEY’RE TRAPPED INSIDE YOU!
We all intuitively know this too. Painful emotions that are not dealt with are trapped inside. At some point they will spill from the mind into the body in the form of chronic illness. There is no denying that there is a body-mind connection. The longer the emotions manifest as chronic illness in the body, the more difficult and time consuming (expensive) it is to correct the condition.
In the UK this is a far greater problem than other parts of the world. I have an Italian that will never, never, ever get cancer! When he’s feeling unhappy the whole world knows all about. I find him incredibly entertaining and his fiery purging of negativity is contagious and always ends with a good laugh. He keeps nothing bottled up and this is a good thing! Some people would argue that it’s not a good thing, perhaps, because they have to listen to someone else’s complaints. This is a very shallow argument usually offered by intolerant (scared) people that have not considered the immense cost of chronic illness to a country.
Of course in the UK it’s all about keeping your pose. Appearances are everything; “stiff upper lip” and that sort of thing. This is why the NHS is groaning under the weight of so many “complex” chronic illness cases. Of course there is nothing complex about it at all. It’s all about the non- expression of emotion. Maintaining a stiff upper lip will get you killed, but not before it’s caused you a lot of pain and suffering first.
Of course, this is all academic. Once the emotions are bottled up inside, they ARE bottled up inside. The question has to be asked, how do we fix the problem? How do we release the genie from the bottle?
I have two points to make on this:
1. See an analytical hypnotherapist. There is no effect without cause. A good analytical hypnotherapist will pin point the cause and help to nullify the offending emotion. This will stop feeding the chronic illness and allow the natural immune function to do its work and heal the body. Of course, a good physician can help immensely with the situation once the emotion has been dealt with.
2. Seek the help of an analytical hypnotherapist as soon as the problem becomes apparent! Delaying will just cause the chronic illness greater chance to take hold in the body. Have the courage to deal with the problem immediately.
Past life regression hypnotherapy - Is there any point to past life regression hypnotherapy other than entertainment value? Having given this a lot of thought I've come to realize that there are at least two important benefits to past life regression hypnotherapy.
At some point in our lives we have to face the fact that we are all going to die. Ready or not, it is going to happen. At some point in our lives we are going to take our very last breath and we are going to stop living. Most people don’t really know what happens after we take our very last breath. To most people this is a terrifying thought that affects every part of their lives.
This uncomfortable fact always reminds me of the story of the little five year old boy that had survived a rare and life threatening disease. As such he’d developed the anti-bodies to this disease. His sister wasn't as fortunate. She was unable to produce the necessary anti bodies and her life was in jeopardy. The little boy was asked to donate his blood to his sister in order to save her life. With very little hesitation the little boy agreed.
As the blood transfusion began the little boy asked the attending doctor if he would die quickly. The surprised doctor realized that the little boy was expecting to give all of his blood to his sister. The doctor quickly reassured the little boy that they were only going to take a small amount of his blood for the anti bodies and that he would very definitely survive the transfusion.
Many people are amazed at how brave this little boy was in being prepared to die for his sister, but I disagree. The little boy was certainly very generous with his blood, but I don’t think he was brave. You see, I just don’t think he was scared of being dead. No one had explained to him yet just how supposedly bad it is to die. No one had told him that if you've been bad you could go to hell and burn for all of eternity. He had no fear of death. He hadn't been to a funeral yet and observed all the tears and trauma. He had not yet seen how upset the grownups get at a funeral and as such was still at peace with dying.
This little boy did not use courage. He didn't overcome his fear of death using bravery. He just wasn't afraid of death to start with, the same as I’m not afraid of jelly beans. He saw death in the correct light. When asked to give his sister his blood it was a bit like being asked to give her his packet of jelly beans.
This little boy had a healthy attitude towards death. If it’s possible to learn that death is something to be feared, surely it’s possible to learn that death is something that is normal and natural, like birth, and should not be feared? I discovered the answer to this question by accident.
For months the pain in my lower abdomen had gotten progressively worse. My old doctor shook his head knowingly as he finished his inspection. He looked at me and said “colitis”. He then told me that I needed to change my diet and eat more fibre. I didn't have the heart to tell him that as a vegetarian I was already taking all of his advice and more.
Months later, a client had missed his flight from Kenya and as such couldn't make his session. I got the message as I walked into the office. I decided to use the time to treat myself to some deep relaxation in hypnosis and to do some goal setting. I plopped myself into the recliner and stretched out. As I dropped into deep hypnosis I realized I’d forgotten what I was doing there! It didn't matter as being in hypnosis just felt so good.
Before I had the chance to start looking for the purpose of my own hypnosis session I was surprised to suddenly find myself in a very vivid scene. In front of me a man was lying on a slab of some sort with his shirt opened up to display his stomach. While I sensed other people in the scene my attention focussed on a masked man that was working on this man’s stomach.
The man lying on the slab had his belly sliced open and the masked man was inserting what I perceived to be an iron tool of some sort into the open wound. I asked the man why he was being tortured (although it later occurred to me that he could have been undergoing surgery of some sort). The man took a while to realise I’d been talking to me. He looked at me, mumbled an answer and then, as if realizing it was all over and he was dead, got up and walked right past me. He walked a short distance, turned around to look at me, as if this was all normal, and then disappeared.
I had no idea what this was all about or what it meant. As I started emerging myself from hypnosis I became aware of a warm feeling in my belly where I’d been previously diagnosed with colitis. It felt like it was very gently vibrating and this warm feeling persisted for perhaps half an hour. The warm feeling then faded and with it went the colitis symptoms.
I have since never again experienced any of the colitis symptoms I’d suffered for so such a long time. I do appreciate the removal of the colitis, but I have come away with this experience having gained something far more valuable. I have found it impossible to deny that I have lived in some form before. I have come to the obvious realization that I was the other man being tortured (or operated on) on the slab. Every time I try to rationalise the experience away as a figment of my imagination I am reminded of the colitis symptoms that vanished having witnessed this scene.
And so the two main benefits that I've personally experienced from past life regression hypnotherapy is the removal of painful colitis and the knowledge that I can’t die. I know that at some stage my physical body will die, but I also know that I will survive this. This knowledge changes everything. It’s very difficult to be afraid of death if you know that you don’t die.
The following are typical personality traits found in those with cancer:
1. Being highly conscientious, caring, dutiful, responsible, hard-working, and usually of above average intelligence.
2. Exhibits a strong tendency toward carrying other people's burdens and toward taking on extra obligations, and often "worrying for others."
3. Having a deep-seated need to make others happy. Being a "people pleaser" with a great need for approval.
4. Often lacking closeness with one or both parents, which sometimes, later in life, results in lack of closeness with spouse or others who would normally be close.
5. Harbours long-suppressed toxic emotions, such as anger, resentment and/or hostility. The cancer-susceptible individual typically internalizes such emotions and has great difficulty expressing them.
6. Reacts adversely to stress, and often becomes unable to cope adequately with such stress. Usually experiences an especially damaging event about 2 years before the onset of detectable cancer. The patient is not able to cope with this traumatic event or series of events, which comes as a "last straw" on top of years of suppressed reactions to stress.
7. Has an inability to resolve deep-seated emotional problems and conflicts, usually beginning in childhood, often even being unaware of their presence.
Read article here: http://www.articlesbase.com/cancer-articles/emotional-causes-of-cancer-negative-emotions-in-the-body-can-cause-cancer-very-interesting-article-906066.html
There is no effect without cause and when it comes to chronic illness, understanding the cause is the key to finding a cure.
Most physicians would probably agree that most of our chronic illnesses are caused by stress. Stress is just fear in disguise. The things that cause us to be afraid also cause us to worry. Holding onto negative emotions in the form of fear and worry ultimately leads to most of the chronic illness that plague our society.
The fears that we live with are not created in the future, they are created in the past. Something in the past creates a fear in us that leads to stress. More importantly it’s not the past event that makes us scared, but what we think of the event that leads to scared and stressed. If we could change the way we think about the event it would no longer be scary. As there’s no point in worrying about something that’s not scary the stress dissolves and the body’s natural immune function resumes its work to heal itself unencumbered by stress.
The trouble with this approach is that very few people can remember exactly what they are afraid of and why. Most of the events that lead to stress happen to us when we are children and as the conscious mind has a short term memory these events are soon forgotten or not linked to the stress they cause. If people are not conscious of what’s scaring them and thus stressing them, how can these events be resolved?
This is one of the reasons “regress to cause” hypnosis is so fast and effective. Using this method it’s easy to track down the specific stressors leading to chronic illness and resolve them. The subconscious mind has a long-term memory. In fact the subconscious mind has a perfect record of every sight, sound, taste, touch and smell we’ve ever experienced. Once the specific stressful events have been pinpointed it’s a simple task to resolve them and remove the associated stress.
Because the individual is no longer stressed the natural immune function is no longer impeded and it begins to work powerfully to normalize the situation. This is which is why “regress to cause” hypnotherapy is such a potent healer. It’s also the reason so many people including the world’s top athletes, celebrities and royalty are turning to hypnosis for answers.
New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.
Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-01-loneliness-chronic-stress-taxes-immune.html#jCp
Troy Robins - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Oxford & Witney, Oxfordshire in the UK.