Mind - Body Connection
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Mind Body Spirit

Mind

The mind is the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel. It is the sense of consciousness and thought as well as a person’s ability to think and reason, the intellect. The mind is not something we can touch, it is different to anatomy – you can’t put it under a microscope and see it and as a result there are many factors that influence to the mind.

 

The mind is a representation of consciousness. It is the element of our existence related to the intangible thoughts, emotions, attitudes, belief and imagination. The brain is the physical organ most associated with mind and consciousness, but the mind is not confined to the brain, unless you allow it to be!

The brain is the central processing unit of the body. The brain is responsible for translating the content of the mind (your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, memories and imagination) into complex patterns of nerve cell firing and chemical release, also known as energy (see Mind-Body Connection below).

The mind is then broken down into different states, the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. The conscious mind is that aspect that we are aware of. It is the logical and intellectual part if the mind but also the known memories, thoughts and feelings that assist us to make choices and respond to our environment with awareness.

The Unconscious Mind is the feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness. Freud believed that most of the contents of the unconscious are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict and that the unconscious makes up the greatest aspect of mind.

 

This part of the mind is usually responsible for our pain and suffering. The reason we find it so hard to change or to even be aware of where our sadness is coming from is because it is stored within our unconscious mind, which we cannot consciously tap into… unless we are under hypnosis of course!

There are two major elements that contribute to our consciousness both with and without awareness. Our identity and our perception. Our identity can include our cultural, social, gender and personal identity which all play a role in how we think, act, feel and cope during good and bad times. By having a strong understanding of yourself and greater awareness as to why you think and feel the way you do, you empower yourself and strengthen your ability to be the person you want to be as opposed to the person you think you need to be. These identities in addition with life experiences influence a person’s perception which can impact a person’s mental health. The lens through which we choose to look at life will influence the way we think, feel, behave, and manifest.

Our thoughts are made up of many belief systems and autopilot thoughts that lead us to think negatively. The reason we have negative autopilot thoughts is because we spend more time thinking about what we don’t have as opposed to what we do have. So, these thoughts become conditioned and part of our programming without our awareness. The same way we automatically know to look left and right before crossing the road without consciously thinking about it, it’s the same way our negative thoughts operate on an unconscious level without us realizing that our thoughts are influencing our mood. This is how our emotions and thoughts control us, leading up to feel disempowered.

Let’s work together to better understand yourself, why you think and feel the way that you do, and to empower yourself to become the person you want to be and to create the reality you wish to live.

Mind - Body Connection

Science has recently identified that strong connections between emotional, spiritual and behavioural factors can directly affect a person’s health. Research in the field of mind-body medicine is finding emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances within the body. The reason for this is because our thoughts are made up of energy. Ever walked into a room and felt like you could cut the tension with a knife? That is because we feel energy before words are even spoken.

All cells within the human body are made up of energy and are the literal building blocks of life. If we were to break a cell, we would find molecules, if we broke down the molecule we would find atoms, if we broke down an atoms we would find subatomic particles, and those particles are energy!

Cells are always resonating and vibrating, contracting, and expanding. Energy operates at a specific frequency level that is formed into different shapes, sizes and intensity. This means, that our thoughts and emotions operate at certain frequencies. Is it any surprise that negative emotions cause energy to contract where as positive thoughts cause energy to expand? When we feel happy and peaceful we often use words such as “light, free or at ease” and the reason for this is because these positive feelings operate at a higher frequency so we literally feel that we are floating. Now compare that to feeling angry, scared or resentful. Those feelings tend to make us feel “heavy, sluggish and stuck”. The reason for this is because those feelings create a denser frequency.

The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all can influence mental and physical health. These connections between what is going on in your mind and heart, and what is happening in your body, form the psycho-emotional roots of health and disease.

Let’s Grow focuses on addressing all areas of science to create an empowering change within yourself.

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Mind - Body - Spirit

Wellbeing, healing, and human development shine when physical, spiritual and emotional practices are combined. By strengthening your awareness of your body’s biological process such as breathing patterns and heart rate, you help manage your emotions and alleviate their neurophysiological impacts. What this means is that you are in control of your emotions and thoughts compared to your emotions and thoughts controlling you.

As research in the field of mind-body medicine is finding, emotions and thought patterns can contribute to imbalances within the body, and therapies like hypnosis, visual imagery, meditation, yoga, mindfulness and biofeedback are being used to re-establish balance and promote health.

A lot of our suffering is linked to a lack of connection to our true selves, to each other and to a spiritual reality that can nourish and heal us. The more spiritual practice you incorporate into your life the greater chance you have of connecting to your true self.

 

When we practice mindfulness, it is the practice of being present, without judgement. This means that when we are present our thoughts are not being influenced by past thoughts or future projections. When we are truly present during mindfulness, our brain wave frequency drops down to theta and strengthens our synaptic connections and neuroplasticity. When we achieve this state, we strengthen our cognition and can think clearly and rationally as well as strengthen our emotional regulation. When our thoughts and emotions are balanced, we are less influenced by external factors and negative programming that causes us suffering.

By utilizing a holistic approach we address the cognitive blocks within the mind, we address the body by shifting and strengthening frequency, and we address spiritual techniques by grounding ourselves back into the present moment which provides firm footing for a person to be in alignment with their truest self.

At Let’s Grow we assist you on your journey to transform your pain and life blocks into opportunities for growth and self-realisation. Let us find practical ways of engaging your spirit, remove blocks to higher guidance, understand the power of the mind and energy, and cultivate peace and happiness.

© 2020 by Rachael Mazzaglia - Psychotherapist, Coach, Consultant, Hypnotherapist & Energy Practitioner