Tools of the Mind


Becoming your own Master Therapist



Think of it like a computer set-up. The brain is the computer frame partitioned into two levels. The conscious, or upper level, is comprised of the keyboard, which is our thinking process, and the monitor is the visual contact with the world around us. The sub-conscious is the motherboard, or below our level of awareness, and has precise default programming built-in.
The brain has an inborn awareness of how to keep the body in a state of balance. This basic instinctual ability is below the conscious level and allows us to survive under many conditions. Unfortunately, this natural skill is primarily used on a physical level. If you are hot, cold, hungry, tired or have the flu, the brain automatically triggers a signal to either eat, get warm or for the Immune System to secrete hormones to bring itself back into balance. However, if the problem is emotional, the brain appears to be easily puzzled because of confusing data, and therefore finds it difficult to access the necessary information to reduce stress and bring the body back into harmony.

The problems most of us have are on the psycho/emotional level. The body and brain do not have automatic solutions to fear, hate, anger, guilt, depression, self consciousness, feelings of inferiority or questions of general identity and purpose. These negative elements (dark emotions) create an emotional roller coaster that races through our body and brain. It is like each element is a grain of sand that appears insignificant when we are young, yet, as we grow older, the grain of sand becomes sandbags that overload the body and make it crumble under the stress and trauma. Like waves rolling against the cliffs, it takes a while, but the end result is always destructive. It is said that a lot of depression is brought on by a chemical imbalance. However, why the chemical imbalance? Here we are left with what is called a circular dilemma. Depression is a symptom of stress and stress imbalances the immune system which is responsible for proper chemical distribution, and if insufficient, causes deeper depression.

There are many traditional methods of dealing with emotional stress and trauma. We will not explore them as much as point out that most of them produce questionable long term results and usually require lengthy treatment. We are not interested in theory or arguing the merits of the many therapeutic pathways. We are only interested in results… the quicker the better.

Professional therapists, as well as semi-professionals, often refer to an established reference on how to deal with any emotional conflict.
We have an alternative approach. We feel the best answers, to every physical problem or emotional conflict, should come directly from the individual’s conscious/subconscious. The conscious has the daily awareness of how the body feels, and the subconscious holds the total knowledge of every aspect of each individuals mind/body, and we believe, has the power to either create a problem or eliminate it. Unlike the automatic processes that help maintain body balance, the sub¬¨conscious needs constant, clear and precise information in order to reduce the stress and imbalance caused by the dark emotions. It is the need for this “Root Information” that is the key to the individual becoming his own master therapist. The vague definitions that make up a person’s life easily confuse the subconscious. “I want to be loved, happy, healthy, successful, confident, lose weight, quit smoking and motivated” are only a few of the words that represent who we would like to be; however, the subconscious does not really know what is meant by these words and therefore adds the element of “frustration” to the burden the mind/body must already carry when seeking answers.

By clearly defining any area of concern, there will be specific references to specific concerns and the conscious/subconscious can mobilize their powers to quickly resolve the problem. It is the creation of non-invasive individual conscious/subconscious psycho/physical “personal communication skills” and how to use them effectively, that is the focus of our programs.

To achieve accelerated personal development three things are necessary.
1. Develop strong communication and co-operation between the conscious and subconscious.
Your Developmental Meditation, Self Hypnosis or Centering will accomplish this.

2. Give specific meaning to a goal you wish to work on.
Use a personal development pyramid. See the Pyramid graph outline.
A pyramid may be used to define any goal, personal characteristic or emotion.

3. Have an organized and structured plan to achieve your goal.
Use the Game Plan graph.

Lets move on to a few important subjects.
Stress, The Silent Killer