Tag Archives: Science/brain/body

From time to time we’ll have clients who say they inherited their mother’s fear of driving, or they - the client, mom and  sister - all get motion sickness in the car, or perhaps they  they inherited same fear of spiders that their dad and brother have. Sometime emotions like fear, and certain physical behaviors are mistaken for learned behaviors. When you are young you may form a certain belief, like every time you ride in a car you get motion sickness. You see that it happens to Mom, so it must be true for you, too. You see mom get sick, so now it is really true. Then you observe how mom copes - she has to have a window open, or she has to be sure she doesn’t eat an hour before the car ride, or smell anything bad during the ride. And wow, it’s true for you, too. And you know it because you didn’t open the window one time and you got sick. And all of these ideas build. Then they become expectations. And then they become habits. A belief is then confirmed because it happens again and again.  Here’s the rub - a belief is just something you keep thinking over and over again. And you know you can change your thoughts any time. I laid the green sweater out last night, and look what I put on this morning. Change your thoughts, change your mind, change your life. We can help with that! I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control, by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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An issue that we see with some frequency is nocturnal bedwetting. Bedwetting isn’t considered problematic until after age 7, and is a concern for 8% of boys 12 and older, 4% of girls. It is frustrating for the parents and embarrassing for the child.
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This is our first monthly feature of Two Hypnotists on a Park Bench. This month: Thoughts Become Things
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We start our wires-crossed series with emotions.  Emotions are meant to be expressed. They tell you that there is something you need or desire. Emotions are formed in the subconscious mind and are communicated through the body to the conscious mind. For example, if you are sad, it might produce tears. If you are scared, the hair on the back of your neck might rise. If you are angry your face might flush.
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I’ve said before that the brain cannot tell the difference between what is real, and what is vividly imagined. Many neuroscience experiments have shown that very similar areas of your brain that process thoughts (I think I’m moving my finger), also process the actual doing (I’m really moving my finger). This is why vividly imagining relaxing or improving your body or your skills can be effective in helping you reach your goals.
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Learn Self-Hypnosis - Take Back Control: Science shows that the body and the mind are inextricably connected. Your emotions, your beliefs and your thoughts can create your reality the way you choose to see it.
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I’m very excited, having just left a luncheon in Edina where a panel of experts spoke about innovation in the health care arena. They were creating things I could hardly wrap my head around, like growing new organs from stem cells and replacing body parts with them. Innovations in health care. It was so exciting!
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I had a few emails about the blog on beliefs I posted 2 weeks ago, in which I said, “Beliefs are thoughts that you think over and over again.” 
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