How many times have you heard the term “How in tune are you with your body” in connection with getting and remaining healthy? Our own Dr. Peter says this is the wrong question to ask, and a better one is “How in tune are you with your thoughts?”
Our thoughts control our feelings which are shown to be a significant impact on the health of our bodies as we further understand what our bodies go through during times of depression and sadness and even anger.
The benefits of “Getting in tune with your thoughts” are explored in the fifth installment of Dr. Peter’s Mind Body Connection series entitled “Mind Body Connection – The Power of Suggestion.”
We can will our bodies to feel or act in a specific way by the thoughts we feed it. Tell yourself you can’t catch to save your life enough times and next time somebody throws a ball at you you’ll most likely drop it. You’re right you can’t catch it – you saw it coming and at lightening speed your subconscious mind told your body it couldn’t catch. So you fluffed it – further evidence you’re a goof-ball when it comes to catching. Right
I told myself for a number of years I couldn’t draw and was bad at math – know what I was right. My sketch pad was filled with stick figures and I struggled to balance my checking account. Then I learnt some strategies for both and realized I could draw and I was pretty good at math.
By the same token you can will yourself to feel tired or not sleepy, and thus your body will feel “tired” or keep you awake at night. This has happened to most people at one time or another, particularly if tiredness is brought on by boredom or something you hate to do – like going to a job you hate!
These are all examples of the mind body connection. Dr. Peter suggests no matter what you want in life or where you want to go, the mind must be adjusted by your thoughts to point you in the right direction. The mind body connection is a “mindset.”
Many of us think changing our body will change our mind. This happens all the time in weight loss and stop smoking world. People think losing 30 pounds is going to make them feel better about life – have healthy thoughts, feel less depressed, etc. But it doesn’t work that way.
What people are looking for is a quick fix or pill to solve their problems. But they don’t fix the real issue, the mind… where the problem or dis-ease is originating from. This is why most people gain back those 30 pounds or go back to smoking.
Dr. Peter discusses these examples in more depth and offers practical advice on how to change the script of your life. And what is great is it’s all up to you. You’re not the victim of somebody else’s story but only the victim of your own unless you’re tired of that story and ready for some new chapters.
I hope you enjoy discovering how to get in tune with your body through your thoughts in our Mind Body Connection series.
Read Part V of our series here.
Train your mind to help your body be healthy here!
Erika Slater, CH
Free At Last Hypnosis