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by:  Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist, International Medical & Health Writers Ltd.
e-mail:  elizrn@international-medical-health-writers.com
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"You are the Writer, Director, Producer & Leading Actor of your life." Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
September 12, 2014

Traveling Inward

When we choose to change lifestyle behaviors and that includes wanting to lose weight, there are many things to consider. Unfortunately, few people understand the connection between scale weight, the workings of the body and how this connects to disease down the pike. While we may say that "we need to lose 10, 20, 50 pounds...do we really know what this means?" Here is some important background for you to consider.....seriously!

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS - Catalog - Each mp3 contains 2-3 Sessions. While they are very "subject specific", each one teaches the techniques of Awareness MEDITATION and INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS. They have been called "creative gems." Our website contains a full catalog and description. If you need help in choosing a program please let me know. We also have many Interactive eBooks on Amazon.com

Our programs fall into many categories including addiction, sugar and weight issues, medical hypnosis, accelerated learning, mind expansion, self-development, meditation, awareness, self-growth and sports. Programs are available for adults, students, athletes, professionals and children.

Awareness MEDITATION utilizes body, emotional and thought management. Through these doors the listener enters into their Spiritual Path.

INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS invites the listener to absorb the suggestions presented as well as designing their own very specific suggestions and planting them. These are unique programs. I designed these over forty years ago for my clinical oncology patients and have made them available over the decades via the web. This is the largest collection of self-hypnosis programs available, but more importantly, the only programs that mesh MEDITATION, EMOTIONAL AND THOUGHT MANAGEMENT with original INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS.

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

I invite you to join me on my Spiritual Journey. We learn from each other's experiences. My life has changed dramatically following the death of my son Michael. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist I've worked with death and dying for decades, but nothing prepared me for losing my own child...at least I thought nothing prepared me. I was to find out that the Path that opened to me once I set my feet on it, would be something so remarkable that I am willing to share my experiences.

AND ABOUT THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND...a part of our spiritual journey. OPENING...

The library of your mind is vast. You began collecting subconscious experiences and corresponding belief coats in the beginning of your life, even though you cannot consciously remember these. All coats and experiences, old or new, big or small can hold important information and keys to your success, as well as reasons for past failures…
In Sugar…the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, we spend much time regressing, reviewing & then mind-editing. Here we are self-examining diet history & the development of disorderly eating patterns... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

We begin in infancy & then move to early childhood, middle childhood, pre-teen, teen, college or young adult, full adult, middle adult, older adult & senior adult, depending on our age. We might also go ahead & future-pace our older self’s with positive behaviors & habits.

Mind Exercise:

I suggest you relax deeply as you enter each area of exploration. Practice separating all areas with quiet moments. You may be over-weight or not. You may even be under-weight. Sugar addiction problems run the gamut and your focus is to enter the honesty center and know where you are. Only when you are in full awareness, can you work to change. Change is all about seeing the small facets. Often times they hold the key to the bigger changes. Just like in the study of physics, one has to get the ball to roll. So the question up for review is this. Have you ever been on a diet or purposefully altered your food intake?

Claire: I’ve always dieted whether I was fat or skinny. It was all my friends and I ever talked about. In fact, I think I’m addicted to dieting and wonder how I’ll get along without it? When I think like this my self-esteem goes right out the window.

Claire brings up some very good points that need addressing. How many times have you done this and at what time in your life? Look back to your early childhood and see if you can see the beginnings of this, and then zoom up to the teen years. Who were your teachers in this subject matter? We are such a food-body focused society and very young children are falling under the media spell as well. These are indeed dangerous times. Notice if these behaviors are tied to having children, sex, marriage, jobs or something someone told you.

How did you do this? What types of diets did you experiment with? Be sure to regress back to early childhood here as well. Sometimes we followed our peers, or older siblings. In teen years it was often friends or the current craze. Remember your body had to adjust to these eating changes and what you may be experiencing now is the culmination of all those attempts at weight loss. It truly helps us to own this information. We can then let it go and move on to healthier ways of managing our body.

What were the results, both long term and short term? What did you actually experience from these experiments? Did you feel successful or did you see yourself as a failure? What did you learn here. These are all subconscious mind programs and it is very important to examine them and the beliefs that are held in those files How did you feel body-wise? Describe how you saw yourself in your mind's eye. Do you take yourself apart and judge in this way? Do you frequently think about how other's see you and do you make changes based on these thoughts? Are their parts that you like more than others?

Mind words are very important, for they are subconscious mind programs and are linked to many other areas and show up as self-confidence, self-esteem, self-image and a host of others. They work to measure our abilities to take on new challenges and to build relationships. Spend time here uncovering and unlocking. If you feel uncomfortable about writing these things, notice that and make certain that your work is kept in a place that is held confidential.

How did you feel emotionally? Go back to visit these times. If your emotions were coats, hold them up so you can see them clearly. If you have difficulty seeming emotions clearly and putting a name to them, you might want to open to the area of the book called "emotional crayons". As you work through this book you will not only find spotting emotions to be much easier, but they will no longer overwhelm you. So for now, work to examine your emotional self. Sometimes we get teary when doing this work. This is just a form of releasing by the subconscious mind. Give yourself a moment to center and then return to the work at hand. Sometimes we fear our unknown emotional self and this keeps us literally locked up in our own private jail. This work is about uncovering the jailers and leaving the prison permanently.

Did you develop any new behaviors during these experiments? Sometimes we leave experiments, but still carry some behaviors with us. For example, an individual may stop bingeing, but become very rigid in food matters by sticking to such a strict discipline that doesn't allow for spontaneity. A good way to find these behaviors is to regress back and keep a current window open on the mind screen. Ask the subconscious mind to place any old behaviors that you carried forward into the current window. This will keep you from blocking memories as they rise to help you.

Why did you stop each experiment? What happened? Be as specific as possible. All memories hold resilience or power. You are learning how to open stored memories and retrieve important information that can heal the past and pace the future. Take time with this work. These questions will also show you areas of motivation, or tendencies to lead or follow. While you are working with sugar addiction, do know that behaviors carry over to other areas of life. Getting to know yourself at this level is invaluable.

It’s important for you to know that it is possible to free yourself from all of this.

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July 15, 2014

The Ticking Clock

Life is all about questions. If you pay attention to your thoughts you will realize that you spend a good part of your day asking yourself questions. Questions help us to focus in on what works and what doesn't. Questions can save your life, make you a healthier person, and bring a high level of prosperity to every area. As a Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist and Medical Intuitive Healer, I spend a lot of time in the realm of questions. One that I ask myself every day, and probably more than once a day is about "time." Bringing my focus to the passage of moments allows me to make better choices about what I'm doing or plan to do.

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July 13, 2014

The Big "C"....Commitment

If you are following me on twitter, you know I am doing "Tweet Workshops." I'm going through a lot of material on different ways to utilize self-hypnosis and in particular, the necessity of making changes before it is "too late." As an RN, Clinical Medical & Self-Development Hypnotherapist, I know what "too late" means. I've watched people suffer and die from "too late." These two vital words don't just apply to disease and illness, although those are the two most important areas. They also apply to losing time living in anguish, pain, anger, depression, anxiety and without achieving those goals that have roamed around our minds forever and ever. This is a tremendous waste of life and lost opportunity, not only for you, but for others who would have benefited from whatever you have wanted to achieve. Think about this? What if the great inventors had just "hung out" and didn't commit to achieving their dreams. For one thing, we wouldn't be communicating like this right now. So...what do you have waiting in the wings? You will never know unless you apply yourself.

If you have been following me, you do know that I have fought through many obstacles to claim my high level health and performance. Without the tools of self-hypnosis, most likely I would not be living. This is not an exaggeration to get your attention. If you have read my books, you know my story. I'm still living that story, only I had to change many lifestyle behaviors and apply discipline and commitment to what I truly wanted. Was it easy? No, but winning the battles were incredible experiences. I wish the same for you, but the only person who can do this for you, is YOU. I can teach you the tools, show you how to apply them in detail, give you the programs, but you must do the work. Only infants are spoon-fed. Mature adults do the necessary work.

I have over 350 Session Programs to take you on your way. You may have to change many things, but that is not a problem. Knowing what to change and bringing it to the Light is crucial. This is called Self-Honesty. You cannot change what you are not willing to see. Check out my catalog on my websites and look for my books on Amazon.com If you think you would benefit from coaching, please write to me. I am retired from my private practice but still work with a few clients on Skype or by phone.

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July 7, 2014

Secrets & Their Ramifications

OK...I've been sharing some of my personal experiences with addictions, disorderly eating, anxiety, depression and high level achievement on Twitter and inviting my followers to come to this particular blog. I've also shared free mp3's and suggested they have a look at my Catalog of mp3 Download Sessions. If you have never experienced Interactive Self-Hypnosis, I'm absolutely certain you will not only enjoy the experience, but you will open your mind to your own creative space. I also have many ebooks available on Amazon.com. The link is over in the margin. I suggest you have a look at the Series...Sugar..the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. The book is available on my website in PDF, with or without mp3 Downloads. Even if you do not think you have any disorderly eating, I suggest you have a look at it anyway. Most of us have no idea how disorderly eating is. The proof is in the statistics regarding killer and chronic disease states and also emotional/psychological issues. And, let's not leave out cognitive issues.

The book is not just about nutrition, but the mind and body connection as a whole. For ebooks, I published the material in a series of 4 books. The second book deals with emotional management, the third on self-hypnotic techniques and the final book is a 40 day boot camp that weaves all the material together. The series follows what a patient would experience coming to my office. It is based on my long tenure in my field of nursing, medical hypnosis, addictions management and the tools of working with the mind and body connection.

Now..a bit about my history with addictions, etc...

If you've been following me you do know that I developed an eating disorder at the age of 4. Let's just say it's gone on for many decades. During this time I was very successful, not only in school, in my profession, but in just about everything I decided to do. I won awards, medals for sports, and professional accolades of all sorts. My programs were honored at national and international events, but behind the scenes the secret loomed. Living two lives with intensity is not an easy task.

When I turned 40 the eating issues intensified and I could no longer live in my body and mind. That decade became a defining time for me. It wasn't until I turned 50 that I hit rock bottom. I share this so you will know that I'm personally familiar with the things I write about. As the saying goes, "Been there and done that." I've switched addictions, let some go while inviting in new ones, but I never was able to give up the eating issue until I hit the super-rock bottom. It was quite simple...live or die. My choice is obvious, but the journey back to "living" was an incredible one. Until a few years ago I would admit to that journey being the most intense and productive in my life experience. Three years ago it was displaced when my son Michael died in a tragic accident while rock climbing in Colombia, SA. It took us over six months to bring his remains home. Experiencing the unexpected loss and daily drama with the Colombian government pushed my eating issue journey into second place. But, if I hadn't made that journey inside myself, I don't believe I would have had the same level of resilience I brought to dealing with my grief.

So..I will continue to share both journeys with you while encouraging you to take whatever you are experiencing in life, or have experienced and now utilizing these things to better yourself in ways you might never had dreamed possible.

Thanks for your joining me, and if you have questions, please write to me.

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
Clinical Medical Hypnootherapist
President and Program Designer
International Medical Health Writers Ltd.
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June 26, 2014

Coloring Each Moment with Emotional CRAYONS!

Your emotions color your experiences, so check your crayons! Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It Hypnotically! Available on Amazon.com & PDF on Hypnosis-audio.com

FREE MP3 SESSION TODAY...Managing Emotions

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Working with emotional states is a skill just like anything else. We have emotions that work in a positive way for us, and others that don’t. These are often called negative emotions, but it’s important to keep in mind that even negative ones also have their good points and can be useful in certain situations. You’ll come to also have their good points and can be useful in certain situations. You’ll come to understand that these emotions can help to open the subconscious mind through releasing.

When looking at emotional states it’s a good idea to know that there are hundreds of them. Few people can name more than twenty. I suggest that you make a list of your most prominent ones. If you have difficult thinking of these, visit the Boot Camp on my website.

Some emotions are experienced as having negative high-power such as anger. You also have positive high-powered emotions as well, for example ecstasy could be considered in that group. You also have negative lower-powered emotions, for example annoyance and on the positive side you might consider the emotion of being pleasant. Sometimes the momentary experience is about the choice of emotion and other times it’s about the intensity of the crayoning.

Interactive awareness practice helps you to see the details and what is truly unfolding in the moment. How good are your self-observation skills? While most of us can name or describe our high-powered positive and negative emotions, most of us fall short when it comes to the lower-powered ones. This is most unfortunate because these are the emotions that hang around more frequently, coloring daily experiences, and are usually the ones responsible for stress related diseases and interfering with goal achievement. We often call them our personality traits, often believing that they can’t be changed because “they are who we are.” This in itself conjures up some interesting images. For example, what would happen if one’s anger, resentment and failure programs were diminished or removed? Would they evaporate? This is a living example of how “nonsense language” finds it’s way into our subconscious mind programs.

MIND EXERCISE. Take some time to review your emotional visitor list and highlight those that fit into the above criteria for you. Obviously everyone reading this book will have different ones and keep in mind that everyone who is not reading this book will also have a different list. That includes each member of your family, your colleagues, friends and those people you come in contact with during your day. The more you practice your own interactive awareness emotional sightings, the more you will notice in others. You will also begin to notice what emotional visitors arrive in direct response to those of another person. In fact, many of these “emotional transactions” are on auto-pilot! Knowing what you now know about auto-pilot, don’t you think you would benefit from having a good look at what’s going on in your life in regard to emotions? Later on you will be presented with some mind exercises in this regard. They are lots of fun and true eye openers!

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, President & Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute located in Sarasota, FL & online at http://www.hypnosis-audio.com & http://www.sugar-addiction.com She is the author of Sugar....the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, Beyond Disorderly Eating...The Truth About Sugar, Bingeing & How to Stop, as well as The MindBody Fitness Boot Camp... Lifestyle Change Made Easy. She has also written & produced +350 audio CD's & mp3's. The websites include moderated discussion groups, ezines, library & a host of other educational tools for learning Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Visit the online Boot Camp & work directly with the author. Download a free mp3 each month.

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Editing Past Addictive Behaviors
originally posted: June 23, 2014

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We can learn to edit each & every behavior. All we have to do is to locate it & be willing to look at the facets in a non-judgmental & investigative way. Interactive Self-Hypnosis can help you to do that… Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Jana: Is there a benefit to changing my past addictive behavior files? Could you please explain how those changes could benefit my future behaviors?

Locating and editing past addictive behavior files can be extremely beneficial for many reasons. If you are willing to look into a negative memory file you will find it to be very detailed. Practice some detachment, self-forgiveness and compassion before opening it. This will allow you to see even more and of course, the more you see the better for you. Examine the file with a fine toothcomb, paying attention to negative motivators, pre-addictive behavior patterns, emotional visitors and anything else that speaks out to you. Go back a second time and look even closer.

Interview the addictive behavior just as if you were an investigative reporter. Now take the position as writer-director-producer of this “scene” in your life production. Take enough time to think it through, deciding how you would like to change this. Pay attention to detail. You might want to write out your plans, then go back and place them hypnotically. You have now created a new containment for the many aspects of this addictive behavior. If in the future a similar scenario presents itself, your subconscious mind will rapidly pull up the containment and begin the reprogrammed action. These are powerful tools and time very well spent!

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Owning the Binge
originally posted: June 19, 2014

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Most of us binge in some area of life. What's important is to wake up & own it. Then one is free to manage it...Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

We all have beliefs and behavioral patterns that work for us and those that don't. It helps to image them as plants for plants know all seasons and they can, indeed, be helped to grow and change. Some plants have both positive and negative aspects. Others are completely positive and some completely negative. We spend a good part of our day planting and weeding, often not awake for our inner gardening work.

Working the time-line allows you to see where old beliefs were planted, as well as where and how behaviors were developed. Some of these are in the past, but many are actively being planted in the future. Yes, you are planning and planting your future on many different levels. This can be either good for you or not so good! As young children we develop volumes of coping mechanisms and behavioral patterns. Some of them follow us right through life. Some help and some impede. Some we learned from our parents, other mentors or teachers and some came by way of experience.

We often can see our parents in ourselves as we become older and wonder if history has to repeat itself through us. Some of these inner behavioral programs work well for us and can be seen in our successes. There are, however, some that do not work well and often some that hinder. It is important for us to know that we can alter any behavioral program simply through the tools presented here. Interactive Awareness and Interactive Self-Hypnosis give us the means for going into these past files. We can then re-edit or reframe memories and associated programs, so as to make them healthy and useful to us in our present and future life.

Learning to Re-frame

Re-framing beliefs or memories or any mind programs is just like deciding that a particular photograph would look better in a different frame, and then actually changing it; only frames for mind programs are those of perception. You choose to see your mind program differently, through “new eyes.” Suppose that you have a memory or mind program that is framed in anger or distrust. This is how it is stored in your subconscious mind, so whenever you review it consciously, it will come up framed in anger or distrust. In fact, the way the subconscious mind works, every time it comes up the frame will be stronger in perception. Now suppose you have a mind program or memory file about managing an addiction framed in failure. I’m sure you get the idea!

MIND EXERCISE

Now we are spending time assessing and locating areas for concentrated attention later on. Take some time to deeply relax, in fact even deeper than before. Perhaps close your eyes after reading this, knowing that everything shown to you will be useful in your recovery. Each day of your life you are presented with learning experiences. Some appear pleasant and others are not, but all are learning experiences. Significant people may have or currently be demonstrating anxiety, panic, depression, compulsive or obsessive behaviors to you. You may find yourself mirroring these or wanting to, perhaps later in the day. Go to work on your time-line. For example, notice if s anyone demonstrated addictions to you in the past. Addictions and related behaviors travel through families of origin and extended social circles. Also look for specific emotional teaching or patterns that may or may not work for you. All hold importance for now, as well as for your future.

Call in your librarian and spend some time looking through the shelves for any history of anxiety and panic, depression, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, as well as treatment or known triggers. These are very connected to addictions and stress-related issues. Remember the octopus and the tentacles? While there are physiological connections to the aforementioned, there are also triggers and you learned these somewhere and probably from someone. Think of the world as a great big school where you begin your formal schooling at birth, continuing along until death. Every experience you have is an actual learning experience. Every person you meet, or that attracts you in some way becomes a teacher of sorts.

All of these experiences are stored in your subconscious mind and the inner librarian knows where they are. This information will become very useful later on, so take your automatic writing pen and welcome the inner communication. Remember to be patient with the process and if nothing comes off the pen, simply wait a moment and then move on to the next section. You may find yourself receiving this information later on in a different quiet moment.

Interactive Self-Hypnosis can help you to change. It is important to become aware in a relaxed state and to see the scenes of the past being played out as separate from you. You might like to read the chapter on emotional crayons and practice some of those exercises, then apply them to this area of your Assessment. Throughout the book you will be coming back to this area, as you will have things to add as your heightened awareness grows.

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R E A D E R   C O M M E N T S

Re: The Magic Inside Question Asking...!! (June 13, 2012)

Like what I am seeing about your Book. We seem to share a lot in common regarding belief. Looking forward to the completed book

Re: Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder - Excerpts (December 4, 2011)

Wonderfully insightful and beautifully written post. I struggled for over 40 years with eating disorders and disordered eating and what you've written is so true, especially the part about being an information-gatherer.

Re: 'Tis the Season - The Biggest Gift Ever! (December 18, 2010)

I dont have a lot of words right now i just came across youre material. As i read this i am just sitting hear crying my eyes out something is defenetly going on. This material that you write about is obviously hitting a cord with me.

Re: The Art of Self-Tweaking (May 20, 2010)

I love your blog regarding the art of tweaking! I've enjoyed a number of your tapes (way back when) and now mp3 recordings. Your imagery is deep and rich; it resonates with me. I really enjoy reading your creative thoughts and ideas!

Re: The Art of Self-Tweaking (May 20, 2010)

Thank you Elizabeth for this article. I was reminded of a talk I used to give several years ago, particularly to business people, but it also (I believe) has a message for people in general, except that the image I used mightn't be meaningful for them.

The message is simple and is contained in its title "You are your own product manager." When you know the responsibilities and role of a product manager, the message is quite clear. But what I wanted my audiences to understand and believe, is that their future is their responsibility.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Re: Brick Throwing & Ducking (May 18, 2010)

Once again my comment arises from my business background. In sales your prospect (customer) will always offer some objections. It doesn't matter whether the objection is valid or not, or significant or trivial. What it is - is something to be dealt with. Each objection you treat seriously and overcome, becomes a new selling point for whatever your product or service is. The customer might be objecting simply to show that s/he is in command. Your treatment of it validates the customer's self-perception, and increases your acceptance value in his/her eyes. But whatever - an objection requires you to consider it, and if necessary to take some relevant action - requires you to react positively.

A B O U T   T H E   A U T H O R

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht has been working & writing in the field of mindbody health, self-hypnosis, addictions, creativity & optimum performance for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Rockland Psychiatric Center, SUNY; Graduate Nurse Intern, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University, N.Y. She is President & Program Designer, Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute, Sarasota, FL & online at http://www.hypnosis-audio.com & http://www.sugar-addiction.com

She has written & produced +350 audio CD programs for adults, children, students & athletes, as well as several books in original Interactive Self-Hypnosis. She specializes in the food connection to addiction, optimum health & performance. She is the author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, as well as Beyond Disorderly Eating...the Truth About Sugar & Binging & How to Stop