As a Man Thinketh ...
John Assaraf posted a couple of quotes yesterday on his Facebook page that really struck me.
"What luck for rulers that men don't think"
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” ~ Adolf Hitler
My first thought is how powerful Hitler was, how much influence he had and, of course, about the devastation he caused.
My next thought was about the power of the media to create fear, spread propaganda and instill it in the subconscious minds of so many. Perhaps that is why I've choosen to turn off the television and refrain from listening to or reading most of what's out there.
I rather enjoy thinking for myself and choosing what I want to fill my head with,, thank you.
Now that my world is more quiet, I find myself reflecting on the people around me. I'm curious to discover what makes them tick. Why they think the way they think and feel the way they feel. Why they make the choices they make. What they hope for and dream of.
Fascinating ... and as I learn more about them, I better understand myself.
Science tells us that we downloaded the majority of our subconscious programming by the the age of 7. I've noticed that many of us have patterns in our lives that originate from beliefs developed from these old programs. I've had the opportunity to explore this concept with siblings recently. So interesting!
We know that the Reticular Activating System of the brain strives to match our unconscious programming with our experience of external reality. We also know that our conscious behavior can be determined by our subconscious beliefs and that repetition can literally build new neuronal pathways in the brain and create new.
Science now indicates that we have the ability to reprogram our subconscious mind. That's one of the reasons I am so fascinated by hypnosis and the many other ways to reprogram the subconscious mind.
As we can delete, upgrade and intstall new software on our computer, we can literally rewire our brain and eliminate old beliefs and patterns that hold us back from reaching our goals and realizing our full potential.
Wayne Dyer says that the most important time of the day to reprogram limiting subconscious beliefs is the 5 or 10 minutes just before we fall asleep. During sleep is the time the subconscious mind is most active.
What do you give your subconscious mind to process before you go to sleep?
Do you fall asleep worrying, fearful, perhaps with the television playing in the background? Or do you intentionally give you subconscious mind something positive to process during your 6-8 hours of sleep?
Consider the followng:
Unleash the Power of Goal Setting with Affirmations & Visualization
For every goal you have, you ideally want to have an affirmation that declares it as if it’s already completed (even though it’s not). This creates and maintains a dynamic tension in the brain and inspires motivation.
Affirmations (ideally with emotion and emphasized with visualization) causes the Reticular Activating System of the brain to look for ways to match your thoughts and feelings with your reality, thus helping you reach your goals, recognize opportunity, take both deliberate and inspired action and create your new reality.
Precision affirmations used on a consistent connect the conscious mind with the subconscious mind. They help reprogram the subconscious mind and eliminate limiting beliefs that keep us stuck.
Guidelines for Writing Effective Precision Affirmations
1. Start with the words “I am …”
2. Use the present tense
3. State it in the positive i.e. What you want versus what you don’t want
4. Keep it brief
5. Make it specific
6. Include an action word ending in “ing”
7. Include at least on emotion or feeling word
8. At the end, add the words “or something better”
9. Remember that you are doing this for yourself NOT for others
For example, "I want to lose 20 pounds." becomes "I am feeling great at 148!"
Punctuate your affirmation with a vision of what your goal looks and feels like. Remember that repetition key!
To learn more about how hypnocoaching can help reframe old beliefs and set you on a new course to success, contact me at email@example.com or 603-452-7350.
Over the last two decades teen births have dropped 37 percent in the United States and are now at a record low, government health officials report. While this is good news, the US teen birth rate is the highest in all developed countries and still up to nine times that of other affluent nations.
Speaking at a press conference recently Dr. Wanda Barfield, Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Division of Reproductive Health said that teens may still not be getting the sex education they need to protect themselves. "Only 50 percent of high school students are getting comprehensive sexuality education including abstinence and contraception," Barfield added.
See more about the press conference at:
In NH we have the lowest teen pregnancy rate in the country. In my region, we provide abstinence based comprensive sexuality education to teens beginning in the 7th grade and continung through high school. In addition, we offer a teen clinic and peer education program as part of our family planning services.
It works.In addition to using evidence based programming and practices, we connect with teens on many levels and in many vanues and help them build assets and develop effective support systems.
Unfortunately, we are facing huge budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year. If things end up the way they seem to be headed, we will have to cut programs significantly. We will certainly lose ground and our rates will undoubedly go up.
I find it incomprehensible that some of our legislators are voting to defund Title X Family Planning services and others are supporting deep cuts in the short term that will result in long term negative outcomes.
I also find it a waste of time and energy to engage in the debate over what we should or should not be doing with regard to sexuality education. We know what works. We simply need to be doing it. I am doing it in my program and hope to be able to survive the cuts and continue doing it.
Both are conversations for another time.I prefer to focus my energy and attention on what's nextt moving forward.
I am hoping to take it what we have accomplished one step further to bring in some of the newer brain research into current family planning practice!
Here's what I see in my practice and here's what I'm interested in investigating:
We are seeing increased pregnancy rates in 18-22 year olds. Case studies indicate that these teens and young adults report having limited or vision for their future. Many report being the child of a teen mom. Some are choosing to drop out of high school. Many are in unstable or less than stable relationships and expect to evenutally be raising their child as a single parent with the support of family and friends. Some have no definitive plan. Many tell me that access to birth control wasn't an issue in their pregnancy, but aren't really clear about why it happened. Some cite their decision being a subconscious one.
I am a passionate student of the subconscious mind and the limiting beliefs lthat can lead us to limiting behavior patterns that keeps many of us stuck. In my own personal growth, I had and continue to explore limiting beliefs that were downloaded into my subconscious mind, according to current research, by the time I was 6 or 7.
I would love to explore the impact of limiting beliefs on teen risk behavior and outcomes, including unwanted or unintended pregnancy. In my work with students at risk of dropping out of high school, it is clear that limiting beliefs play a role in academic performance and success.
Fascinating. In a way that makes the passion within me rise. I'm thnking that my experience with teens and pregnancy prevention and risk behavior, as well as my expertise as a hypnotherapist may well be an interesting combination to explore the connection!
Now, to connect with some innovative thinkers with high impact and find some funding!
If any of you were teen moms and would like to share your story, thoughts, insights and opinions confidentially, I would love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any of you have ideas or contacts for private funding, Please share them with me at email@example.com or feel free to pass on my contact information.
As Jack Canfield suggestsin his Success Principles , I'm being an inverse paranoid. I am trusting that this passion is driven by purpose. That we will find the funding we need to support our current level of service and develop more to explore this new theory. I am taking action by writing about this and asking for your help.
Let's see what the Universe comes up with!
According to Jack Canfield, early education and training taught most of us to look outside of ourselves for the answers to our questions. But we have the answers we need inside. Our subconscious mind is the source of our hidden genius. It can also be the part of our brain that holds us back and keeps us stuck.
Attend this upcoming live event to learn more!
Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg:
Harnessing the Power of the Subconscious Mind
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm
At: White Mountain Hypnosis Center
Rte 113, Madison, NH
This workshop takes place at the waterline ... the place where the conscious and subconscious mind come together to support our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Participants will explore intuition, kinesiology, visualization, precision affirmations, and other techniques to connect with and harness the power of the subconscious mind. We will explore limiting beliefs and develop skills and action steps to help identify patterns, overcome blocks, identify action steps to help stimulate the Law of Attraction and create desired results.
Your presenter,Trisha Jacobson, left a twenty year pharmacy practice and moved to the Mount Washingtong Valley to pursue her passion. She works with teens and the parents, professionals and organizations who support and inspire them to reach their fullest potential.
Trisha is a certified hypnotherapist and hypnocoach through the Nathional Guild of Hypnotists and has trained with best selling author and success expert, Jack Canfield. Trisha has been coordinating, teaching and presenting experiential educational programs and events for over twenty years.
Registration fee for this program is $20.00. Space is limited. To register online click on "Add to Cart" below. To register by phone call Trisha at 603-452-7350 or email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Jack Canfield, early education and training taught most of us to look outside of ourselves for the answers to our questions. But we have the answers we need inside. Our subconscious mind is the source of our hidden genius. It often speaks to us through our intuition.
Read more about cultivating your intuition at:
Consider attending this upcoming live event!
Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg:
Transition on Purpose