Thursday, April 18, 2013
good morning! hope today is great for everyone. we had buckets of rain, with lightning and thunder last night. supposed to be more of the same today--except the temp is predicted to rise into the mid 70's then Friday we have a chance for snow. happy april!
got my run in yesterday--wasn't as fast as the last time--but I am now done with the podrunner 10k. I think for now I am going to just stay at this level--my instep is bothering me a bit on one foot and my body just feels like this is sort of the limit on what it can handle. I just need to be patient and let my body catch up to this workload. its a very enjoyable time and it takes me about an hour, so right now I am good with that. I think today I will just upload a walking mix and go to the park before the rain starts again.
I started listening to the intro of the weight loss hypnosis cd yesterday--and I learned something very interesting. a lot of hypnosis involves the unconscious mind, but it works differently than the conscious. it is purely literal and interprets words based on their literal meaning, while we often talk to ourselves in metaphorical or figurative ways. the example dr. gurgevich gave that really struck me was if we say "I want to loose weight so badly" our conscious mind knows that means we have a strong desire to loose weight, but our unconscious mind thinks we just said we want to do a bad job of loosing weight. I knew that the unconscious mind is unable to understand negatives like the word "not" (if you say, I will NOT eat that candy" your unconscious hears "I WILL eat that candy". ) but I didn't know that the word "try" is also indecipherable to it. as yoda says--"do or not do--there is no try".
I have learned a lot in my brief journey into the world of hypnosis--I find it extremely interesting. and I have to say I am seeing positive results with respect to tolerating my eye floater. I know that it eventually will probably dissipate or drop out of sight, but even if it doesn't my mind can adapt to its presence and ignore it--but I have to learn to quit focusing on it. so my visualization has been about both helping my eye rid itself of this "gunk" AND more importantly, helping reduce the stress and fixation on the sight of it as it drifts around in my field of view. so far, I still see it a lot of the time, but I can truthfully say that it is bothering me less and less. right now I have ratcheted down from full blown panic when I see it to just a sort of acknowledging that it is there and then going on with my business. so it is not the overriding issue that it was earlier. and I attribute this directly to the hypnosis I have been doing.
people vary in their ability to go into trance--and I think I fall into the "average" category. you can get better with practice and that is my goal. I do the healing cd each day--takes about 30 minutes--and sometimes the chakra alignment work. at night I listen to the healing sleep cd, but I think I am going to switch to the "easy sleep" one for awhile. the healing sleep one helps me fall asleep, but if I awaken (like I did last night when shambles kicked me and the thunderstorm was blasting away) it's still hard to go back to sleep. I am finding that when I do sleep, it is a deeper sleep and I am dreaming more.
so that's an update on the hypnosis. I am going to lend the cd's to a friend to try--will report on her results when she has had a chance to use them.
have a lovely day!