These days everyone knows that programs need to be upgraded from time to time, to fix bugs, to keep up to date with the latest changes, to maintain optimal functions. So we happily, upgrade our phones, computers, and Sat Navs because if we don’t we know they’ll get out of date, get infected or send us in the wrong direction.
But when was the last time you upgraded your own program? Most people never do. So we experience our own human version of being outdated, unwell or generally lacking in a sense of purpose and direction. This shows up as unwanted reactions, habits, addictions.. we feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed... and because we are programmed we don’t even know why we do the things we do.. we just think its who we are. Which it is, but what we don’t realise is that we have the power to change the things we don’t like, by upgrading our program!
What do I mean by a program? Between the ages of 0 – 7 we are all in Theta state – a hypnotic trance state to enable us to soak up the vast amount of information we need to function in our family and the wider society. In this state we just observe and take in what’s around us. Our upbringing and culture will dictate what we believe, how we think and how we act. This is our base program for the rest of our life unless we change it.
Here’s 3 simple things you can do right now to kick start your personal upgrade:
1. Give your mind positive suggestions
Tell your mind exactly what you want it to do, with precise, specific language. It responds to direct commands and doesn’t recognise neutral or negative words. So if you are always telling yourself how forgetful you are, turn it around and tell yourself what a fantastic memory you have!
2. Give your mind positive pictures
Your brain can’t tell the difference between what’s real or imagined, it just does what your mind tells it. This is why visualisations are so powerful and why highly successful people like athletes do this all the time. So make your mental movie a one you enjoy watching. See yourself looking, acting and achieving what you want and you’ll be amazed how this improves your day to day wellbeing and focus.
3. Listen to the right music
Music that changes our state can reduce anxiety, increase relaxation, improve concentration and learning. This encourages our brains to go back to that natural hypnotic state where we open our subconscious mind to suggestion. Good quality meditation apps and hypnosis audios are great for this.
My goal is to give clients the tools they need to self manage, so I've created my own range of audios for common issues to support people in managing their states. Listen for at least a month to notice a difference in how you think and feel.