"You are the Writer, Director, Producer & Leading Actor of your life." Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
July 23, 2016
BookShelves and Free mp3's
When is the last time you felt super-well? Think about that for a moment. Do you look for an addictive substance to remove accumulated stress? Perhaps you don't have to look far...and come to know that they are all connected. The reason I know...not only am I a therapist BUT I've walked the addiction walk like everyone else!
COMPLIMENTARY DOWNLOAD... This week's mp3 download Interactive Self-Hypnosis Session is getting started to manage Sugar Addiction. Getting Ready?...yes. It's not just about taking sugar out. Click "Sugar Addiction" for the download.
This program is in three parts. I am giving you the first part as a complimentary download. You can also find the entire program on Hypnosis-audio.com or Amazon.com The link is over to your left.
Managing Sugar is NOT just about sugar!
Why am I doing this? I am fulfilling a promise I made to my Higher Power decades ago. I have always done this and will continue to give "thanks and gratitude" for my life and guidance. God Bless!
SHOPPING LIST....don't forget to Gift yourself! "Changing your thoughts takes only 1/250th of a second!" Find your FOCUS!
What could make a better Gift than taking yourself out of negativity and up to a "Higher Level?" No need to wait for the New Year...get a head start on whatever you wish for yourself!
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Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday Season...
WHAT TYPES OF PROGRAMS DO YOU HAVE FOR KIDS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Children are very suggestible. They think in vivid images and this is just what self-hypnosis offers, only in a positive sense. Have a look on the children's shelves. There are programs for changing habits, school, homework, exercise, managing emotions, stress and even sports!
WHAT IS HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCE AND HOW DO I GET IT?
Choosing a goal and motivating it isn't as simple as it seems and that is "good." Once we understand, we can stop viewing ourselves as failures. Go to the bookshelves and look at the "high level achievement programs." If you want to work on more than one part of your life at the same time, have a look at the hypnosis workshops, especially the Life University Series. Your subconscious mind is capable of taking on multiple lifestyle changes and goals at the same time.
IS MEDICAL HYPNOSIS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sometime in life we will all visit a medical problem. It may be acute...it may be chronic...it may be a killer disease...it will usually have unpleasant symptoms including pain of some sort. It helps to think about every disease or chronic ailment as having 2 distinct parts. The 2 make up the presenting symptoms, be it pain or something else. One part is the actual disease process...the second part is the stress reaction to the disease and/or symptoms.
In the practice of self-hypnosis we address the second part...the stress response. As we do this, we change the body reaction to the symptoms. Stress accelerates every disease process...be in acute, chronic or killer.
Winning the mind game is KEY to sports performance. Have a look at our Sports Performance Shelves. Here you will find "mind games" for just about every sport, including those for KIDS. If you are a marathon runner, play basketball, baseball, want to improve your pitching or batting....or soccer....you name it...you can lead the pack by Winning the Mind Game.
How does self-hypnosis or imagery work in sports? The relaxed mind plants images of "what you want" and then acts on these "in the moment." All programs are designed to relax the body, change negative programming, dismiss stress, and plant specific sport images. Try it....you will be surprised at how good you really are!
WHAT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS, EXERCISE AND ADDICTIONS?
Most people have little to no idea about the benefits of hypnotherapy. If they think at all, it is in relation to losing weight or stopping smoking. It's often thought of the "magic bullet" to those two issues. This is "wrong thinking" on both counts. While one can certainly go to a Clinical Hypnotherapist for help in weight management or to stop smoking, the KEY to achieving these goals is working with one's own "thought patterns" and redirecting the subconscious mind to go in a different direction. One needs to plant "motivation keys" on top of the needed changes. Here's the crux of the issue. The Clinical Hypnotherapist MUST understand what changes need to be made in order to lose weight or stop smoking.......or anything else.
Weight issues are usually linked to excess fat storage. This is KEY because excess fat means a lower lean body mass. The latter is KEY to stop yo-yoing and to stop "insulin resistance." The over-production of insulin and resistance at the cell borders are precursors to adult onset diabetes and other killer diseases. The way out of this dilemma is not dieting, but a multi-faceted approach towards unlocking the insulin receptors on the cell borders and releasing or burning fat. So....how to do this?
Let's have a look at the BookShelves. Every program that is listed under "weight loss" will assist you in doing this. You may wonder which one to choose....let me help you. If you have a big appetite, you might want to enter your "healing" through Appetite Control. If you are a walk-by-eater and tend not to be hungry, but always have something in your mouth, I would suggest "compulsive or Emotional Eating" or "Disorderly Eating." If you skip meals then look to "Disorderly Eating." If you eat secretly to release stress look to "Emotional Eating." If you can't pass up chocolate or eat/drink lots of sugar, go for "Sugar Addiction." If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages, go to the Addiction Bookshelves and look for "Caffeine Addiction." For smoking, there is a complete program, as well as for alcohol issues. You can choose to cut back on alcohol or take it out completely. You may not know which one you need, OR you may know, but do not want to do it. Then, start with the cutting back.
There are many other addictions....have a look around the shelves. All addictions appear to be connected. There is an excellent program called "The Addictive Personality." This will not only give you insight, but put you on the path to High Level Health, keeping you clear from "addiction swapping."
I also have programs for you in the form of ebooks on Amazon.com The link to my library is over in the left hand column.
If you have questions, I'm always available to help you. Please contact me by email. I can work with you on Skype, but there is a charge for that. If this interests you, please send me an email.
Complimentary Interactive Self-Hypnosis Session. OK...I keep my word. Each week I will offer you one free Interactive Self-Hypnosis Session. These are YOURS to keep FOREVER. When you click the link please download it....don't click SAVE. Once you download it you will be able to save it anywhere on your computer or to the Cloud. This week I am offering you "High Level Achievement" Session One.
Why am I doing this? Several decades ago I made a promise to my Higher Power to help as many people as I could to improve their lives...I have continued to do this and now I commit to expanding my promise. God Bless!
I'm working on setting up the "shelves" as if you were in my "bookstore." Please feel free to ask me questions about the best choice for you. My goal is to show you the the power of the mind/body connection, as well as the "pathway" to get to where you want to go!
"I am shy & let people run me down, even if front of others. Secretly, I'm enraged, but I let it happen without responding. I'm afraid of my anger." Linda from Delmar, NY
EB - If you follow me on FB, I addressed my own issue with this yesterday. It's time to step up to the plate. The programs I suggest are "Self-Image, Self-Esteem & Dealing with Conflict."
"My dreams have passed me by. I don't even like to think about them anymore. It's not that I'm not happy, but I didn't achieve what I wanted!" Ella from NYC
EB - We all have dreams that never materialized, but we still have choices..no matter what our age. You might also think about what you achieved that wasn't in your dream category. Have a look at some of my positive programs!
"My life stopped when I married & had kids. I've lost myself!" Karen, Worthington OH
EB - Things do change when we marry & have kids, BUT you own your life & you are responsible to that part of yourself. You just need some guidance. Have a look at my program called Becoming Self-Responsible & Merging Work & Personal Goals.
"My mind wanders & my thoughts go so fast that they make me nervous. It's worse at home than at work." Julie from Albany, NY
EB - The mind must be trained just like anything else. It's like an over-active child with no discipline. Have a look at my programs for Thought Management or Heightened Awareness.
"How do I get my subconscious mind to show me my "triggers." I want to control them." Talia from RI
EB - I have several programs to teach you these skills. Have a go with The Hypnosis Workshop. You will not need to CONTROL your triggers. Your mind will do this for you IF you ask it properly.
1. "What mp3 book should I begin with? I need to change plenty of things?" Jennifer, Providence, RI
EB - I suggest you begin with something fun! Have a look at the Self-Hypnosis Workshops, especially Miracle Making. Open your eyes to what is possible. You will love it!
2. "I want to stop smoking. How long will it take?" Susan from Albany, New York
EB - Stopping an embedded habit is an ongoing journey. You may stop immediately after listening to my hypnosis program, but you will need to keep re-enforcing until the pattern finally breaks & the triggers dissolve. But...you will stop & your body will thank you for years to come.
3. "I suffer from anxiety/panic. It begins when I wake up. I fight it all day long. Sometimes I forget about it, but then "it" reminds me to return to it." Peter from Queens, New York
EB - I don't know if you have talked to a therapist. This may be helpful. In the meanwhile, think about working with my program "Mental Biofeedback." This will release your patterned stress-chemical patterns.
4. I begin changes, but never follow-through. In fact I get worse. The only thing I'm good at is failure. Karen from Tampa, FL
EB - Negative thought patterns can be habitual. It is as important to stop them AS IT IS to stop the actual thing you want to change. I suggest you begin with my program on "Thought Management."
Welcome to our Online Digital Download Store. Here you will be able to browse the bookshelves on this blog, ask the Therapist and Author questions, and choose the best program or eBook for you....all on Download Now. All of these things are now available on our website....plus the opportunity to register for free mp3 downloads each month.
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5. MasterMind High Level Sports Performance
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8. MasterMind Affirmations for Self-Growth
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QUESTION - "I have many things that need changing, but where to begin?" Jana from Chicago
EB - We all have a "Therapeutic" or Balanced Self and an Unbalanced Self. We come to understand that the Balanced Self is much stronger than the Unbalanced part of us, even though at times it seems to be the opposite. The good news is that the Balanced or Healthy Self is ready and willing to assist the Unbalanced Self, making the journey to High level Health and Performance an easier trek.
Jana, I suggest you check out the books in the Catalog. Your subconscious mind will lead you to those parts of yourSelf that need attention. Also know that focusing on one part will assist all the other parts. All books work with the "unbalanced Self."
QUESTION - "I am very unbalanced in how I care for myself. I'm organized at work, even with my family, but when it comes to what I need or would like there is never enough time. I am depressed & even angry. What can I do?" Ella from California
EB - Being overwhelmed & time-constrained is a problem experienced by so many women. Men also feel this, but in my experience not to the same extent as women. I would suggest you begin with programs focusing on Self-Esteem. Realizing that you deserve the best & when you care for yourself you will be able to give better care to your family. Then move on to the Cluttering or Time Management programs. These are not the same as regular time management programs. These open your Creative Mind in different ways.
What if junk food is the only available food at a party?
EB - Always eat healthy before you go out. Never give others the power over your body & mind health.
I can't seem to decide on what I want to change...it's not that I don't have things that need changing, but I "stall" when thinking about it. Then my thoughts go "wild" & I just want to escape. Is this a common reaction?
EB - You describe this phenomena so well & this is good news BECAUSE you cannot change what you can't see. My suggestion is to stop trying to choose what to change. Let your inner mind guide you. When you notice this happening, relax your body deeply to slow your mind. Then, go on with your day. Watch what happens!
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Plan your "new story." Write out the details of exactly what you want "as if" it is already present. Then, walk into it and feel the excitement! Emotions help to anchor the scene! Make the glue stick!
Choose one little thing to change...just one. Watch what happens!
Each day we step into patterns that we have carefully crafted...often with the help of others. Some patterns are helpful in part, but not in the whole. For example, we have "eating patterns", but they have changed over years. We no longer eat "baby food." Some of us have segments of patterns that need to be discharged..perhaps some going back as far as our teenage years.
Food issues are certainly not our only patterns...look to other habits & behaviors. What areas need cleaning up?
We live on "auto-pilot". Our patterns are complex. They are re-enforced each time we repeat even a part of them, for all parts are connected. When we work hypnotically we can "mind-edit" entire patterns by changing even a small segment of the pattern.
We learn through the process of RELEASE and the DESIGN OF IMAGERY. We search our LIFE for things to release or to let go. They are all around us. Pay attention. Practice the "art of noticing." It just takes a few seconds woven into your day to practice. "In this moment I NOTICE......" Fill in the blank. As I write this I find myself practicing. I choose to NOTICE my shelf of cookbooks. I choose to NOTICE my emotion of "impatience." It speaks to me. "Stop writing and stand up," it says. I simply NOTICE.
READY TO MAKE A FEW CHANGES?...
"I have a habit of procrastinating. It covers a wide spectrum. I don't know how to stop."
EB - Habits are habits. We have good ones & others that trip us up in life. Locating a "tripping stone" & correcting it hypnotically is a powerful beginning. You will be able to transfer your success to other areas. This is the way the subconscious mind works.
"Learning how to design my own "inner world" has been an exciting experience. As you suggested in your books, I map out the life I want, just as if I was writing a book. How much fun! Nothing is impossible. I even develop scripts for others in my life. I'm experiencing changes in others as well as in myself. It's like "magic."
EB - Yes, writing out the details is vital. Our conscious mind is usually over-run with negativity, but as we learn to describe what we want, changes begin to happen as if by 'magic." But, you are the "magic".
"I've struggled my whole life. I've never felt special. I've been abused, both physically & emotionally. I never realized the I could change things for me. This was a tremendous revelation. I now have come to know a different me & the power I have inside of me. Thank you."
EB - Do know you are not alone in your life experience. I've been where you have been & my journey out of the dark was made on the back of a promise that I would share with others. God Bless."
"Thank you for these insights, but especially for the tools to make all the necessary changes in my lifestyle. I never thought I could get all of this in control at the same time. You have truly saved my life." KB, Sarasota, FL
EB - Yes, changing lifestyle behaviors is multi-faceted. Most people are not familiar with that and so continue to struggle and fail. Then, the name of the game to the subconscious mind is "failure." We attract what we have experienced UNLESS we change all the chapters in "the story." Author..Sugar..the Hidden Eating Disorder and How to Lick It
"Working with your programs have helped me to release my body stress, manage my emotions and plant new pictures in my mind that have changed my approach to my life. I only wish I had learned these techniques earlier in my life. I notice you have programs for children...what a great idea!" JR, Albany, NY
EB - Thank you for writing to me. Each of my programs is designed to open the body, release negative emotions, and enhance positive, helpful ones. This is called emotional management. By now you also know that emotions are embedded in your thoughts and now you can manage those as well. And yes, children learn to work with these tools at a very early age. I designed many of them for children I cared for while nursing in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
TODAY - Each day is a "fresh start". Each day you can "walk out of habitual living" into a new way of living. Here's an image for you...relax deeply into the moment. Just focus on your breath. Allow it to be in your lower abdomen. Observe it for the count of 5. Close your eyes gently after reading this. Tilt them up slightly. There is your "mind screen." The moving truck is pulling out with all parts of your undesired habit. Observe it driving into the distance. Now, notice a new truck pulling up to the curb. Sense your excitement. Workers are putting a new scene together. You can watch the details or walk into it right now. Touch something new...it is real. Notice you belong here! Sense the fulfillment of a change you have desired for so long. It is yours!
Spring is coming?...Looking out my window at the snow piled up so high, I have to settle on "just believing." For me the unending snow has become metaphorical. It has kept me house-bound and somewhat depressed, but honestly...it's just snow.
When I think of Spring, I think of Spring Cleaning. I want the snow to go...I want the clutter to go...I want the disorder to go...I want to experience re-birth. I want the tulips to bloom. I want to see the grass. I want old issues to dissipate. There are things I'm tired of seeing and battling. Some are very old...others new on the scene. They came with the snow...uninvited, but I let them in. They are unhealthy and it is time for them to go. Some are negative thoughts...others are tangible. Today I will begin plans for the cleaning and clearing.
Life doesn't have to be filled with clutter. We can create the world we want, but it will be a real world...full of health, success, prosperity, joy, happiness and love. It will not be an escape, but a new reality. But, before we can "clear"...we must "see with clarity." Room by room, drawer by drawer, shelf by shelf, emotion by emotion, thought by thought. And then...of course...the junk!
How do we do this? How do we get there? On the wings of Zen and through detailed visualization. Here's the route...and you might wonder, where do you leave "the rocks in your pockets"?...In your resilience garden. All negatives are very valuable..look for the gold "inside." Visualization will show you the way.
"Where do I begin?" Well, I would suggest you work with some of my workshops. Just about any one of them will do. They will all prepare you to enter your "creative mind" through deep relaxation and then teach you the techniques of entering your own "center of creativity" directly through images or your own imagination. You will learn how to do this "in the moment", so you can take advantage of "mind editing" and "planting new, powerful suggestions" right in the moment....following the cleaning up of old images that may not be working for you.
THE HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP - This mp3 offers two Sessions. You, the listener, will go directly to your Inner Workshop in the Creative Center of your Mind. Here you will relax, open a book about your past and future where you then "enter" the images on the pages and work directly "inside" the scenes. You get to write, produce and direct any changes. You come into contact with your emotional states who appear as "children" waiting for your direction. You can make the negative emotions "smaller" and the positive emotions "bigger or enhanced.
If you are following my blog, I suggest you always scan down for earlier information and questions. I receive so many and do my best to clarify how Interactive Self-Hypnosis works, and WHY it works in so many areas of lifestyle changes, addictions, assisting healing of medical diagnoses, performance of all sorts, and many other areas of mind/body/spirit self-work.
ABOUT SPORTS IMAGERY AND HYPNOSIS - This is a very interesting area for the use of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. It works well for all sports and is successful for children as well as adults. First and foremost, the mind/body must relax on "automatic pilot." This is achieved on the first Session of all programs with the focus and flow practice of mental biofeedback or body scanning. The body needs to find a "new home" in it's level of "tension." Most of us wake up in a tense state, even though we just slept. When the body is reprogrammed hypnotically, the amount of tension is "re-set", so we start of in what we might call a "new body." Next, in sports, we want to examine thoughts, emotions and how they are related to the body. Again, this becomes "automatic" when practicing Interactive Self-Hypnosis. This is called HEIGHTENED AWARENESS and is one of the most important mind/body tools for developing excellence in sports and quite honestly, every other area of life. The second Session of every sports program takes the listener "inside" the body of someone who is "excellent" in the particular genre of sport. Here, the listener, experiences and programs their own subconscious mind for high level performance.
Order Sports Session Programs from our Catalog. They are all Download Now. Choose from golf to basketball, gymnastics, hockey, swimming, figure skating, snow boarding, skiing, darts, archery, wrestling, boxing, lacrosse, diving, rowing and many more.
SELF-IMAGE, SELF-ESTEEM AND NEGATIVE THINKING - In order to compete at high levels and to "enjoy" life, one needs to move out of negative living and into a "new life scenario." Most of us pay little attention to the images and chat that play in our mind. Here's the thing...everything you play is a "goal." Not only that, it is a special kind of goal...one with electrical pull, just like a magnet. We may know this as the Law of Attraction, but it is more than that. Not only do we attract what we think or see in our "mind's eye", but the creative/subconscious mind finds matches from our past, even our unconscious, as well as from other areas of the world. It is really quite incredible.
Now..reverse negative thinking into the placement of images/affirmations that speak a "different language" even IF you don't believe it. The magnetic quality of the image will begin to filter into the subconscious mind, bringing forth aspects of change, and then serendipitous occurrences. This is the power of Interactive Self-Hypnosis.
Have a look at our catalog. Choose Sessions that address an area you might like to have for yourself...GIFT yourself. If you need help in choosing, please write to me Write "Help Choose Program" in the subject line. I'll get right back to you.
REGRESSION AND FUTURE PACING - All Sessions include regression of your current life. It's important to re-edit negative mind programs and/or labels placed on you by others or by yourself. Future pacing means taking an emotionalized image of "what you want" and placing it in your "future." There it sits, ready to fire off when the moment occurs!
INNER CHILD COMMUNICATION - We have a "therapeutic self" and a "child-self." This part often needs the parental touch of the kind, but firm "therapeutic self." You can achieve this through meditation, journaling or working with Sessions designed for this inner work.
Now, for more information, please scan down to the next blog post.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE - Waiting for Nemo..our next blizzard. Snow piled 8 feet high. Tension also piled high. Time to journal & relax deeply. Stay safe if you are in the way of this monster!
WINNING THE MIND GAME - Whether it be sports performance or any other performance, thoughts and emotions need to be managed for high level outcomes. Positive winning imagery replaces negative mind programs. The body needs deep relaxation "in the moment" & then a winning image with positive emotions can be executed! Visit Catalog for full list of all sports programs.
BEING FAT - "Why should I care? I prefer food to small jeans!" Well, it isn't about small jeans. It's about your body fat percentage in relation to your lean body mass and what that means to your long term health. Remember, long term may not be as long as you think! When your lean body mass breaks down, which it does from poor nutrition, you store fat which is dangerous to your health. It is the precursor of killer diseases, plus many chronic conditions and even your emotional/cognitive health. Catalog contains full list of eating issue & motivation/discipline programs.
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GRIEVING/DEPRESSION - Every emotion we experience is filled with energy. We can "transmute" or change that energy....re-aim it. This doesn't happen overnight. After my son died unexpectedly, I worked each day to move myself "up the ladder" and took my energy with me. I'm writing a book about this and will let you know when it is ready for publication. Look for programs on Thought, Emotional and Resilience Management.
WEIGHT LOSS/COMPULSIVE EATING - This is a multi-faceted journey, but a "journey" it is. If you have read my blogs I write a lot on this subject and have many mp3 Sessions that address the mind/body/spirit connection.
ANOTHER QUESTION - COACHING - Yes, I still work with patients/clients one on one through Skype. All Sessions include daily support... ;-) Contact me directly.
WHAT DO YOU WANT OR NEED AND HOW CAN INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS GET IT FOR YOU?- The "catalog" of my Interactive Self-Hypnosis Sessions is located on all of my websites. There are over 800 Sessions. Each subject offers 2-3 Sessions. These have been written, recorded and compiled over twenty plus years of clinical practice. When you visit my websites you will find "catalog tabs" to assist you in the different areas. Some include weight, focus, accelerated learning, self-development, disease prevention, disease management, sports, affirmations, kids programs, etc. When you click on each Session Program you will find a description of the subject contents. When you choose to buy a Session Program, you will be transferred to a page for Download Now. It's as simple as that. You will receive your Interactive Self-Hypnosis Sessions immediately.
Interactive Self-Hypnosis Sessions not only provide you with "real Sessions", just as if you were sitting in my office, but you will be learning "self-techniques" for the practice of Mindful Interactive Self-Hypnosis as you go through your day. You will have the opportunity to program your own Creative Subconscious Mind for Change. Permanent Change happens in the "Now." Your subconscious mind has learned the many facets of what needs to change or what you choose to develop, for example enhancing your memory, stopping compulsive or addictive behaviors, accelerating your learning, becoming aware of negative thinking, as well as editing any existing mind program that is getting in your way. Many mind programs have been living in your subconscious mind for decades. Some are conscious, others are unconscious. When you Interactive Self-Hypnosis, you will edit, change or even delete old, unnecessary programs or ENHANCE positive programming to a higher level so it works for you in the life you are now living.
Interactive Self-Hypnosis is utilized in the "Now." The "Now" is the moment at hand. The "Now" is like the scene of a play and you are the "actor." You are also the Writer, Director and Producer. Just like in a Broadway Production, this is YOUR LIFE. You get to make the decisions about the "Now" moments you are playing. Here is where you change your actions, emotions that are present, and then....to go through the door of the "future" and place the "new scene" on the stage before you.
Interactive Self-Hypnosis Sessions are like coming to my office and working through problems, or desires that seem to be eluding you. Life is like a merry-go-round. It keeps going round and round. Minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years move along and you are still on the same "stage." Now you have the opportunity to change the "merry-go-round" program.
ABOUT THE "NOW" - Every moment is a self-hypnotic moment. Every moment you are playing thoughts in your mind that are "emotionally charged." These bring behaviors. Some are automatic, others are not, but directed by the thoughts you are playing. The "Now" is filled with motivators, suggestions and triggers. Anyone in sales knows this. You might have said to yourself, "He pushes my buttons." Those are your automatic self-hypnotic buttons that are already present in your subconscious mind library. Some are good and walk you towards your current chosen behavior and others block your goals. It's like a football game. You are trying to "score" and others are blocking you....even yourSELF. You might trip yourself, knock yourself down, even block the sight of what you want to achieve.
ENTER INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS - The "Now" belongs to you. It is your stage, your production, you are the actor, director, producer and writer. This is your LIFE. You OWN IT...now take care of the "moments" as they arise and program them for the future. Once they are programmed, you open the door of your "future Path" and place them, just like seeds in a garden.
SPIRITUALITY - We all have beliefs. Some of us believe in God, others in a Higher Power, but even if these beliefs don't suit you, do know that you have a Higher Self. It talks to you all day long through your thoughts. When working with Interactive Self-Hypnosis you will be engaging with this part of you, or the part you may feel is beyond you. You will come to learn that "all" is connected and waiting for you to join in the process...to get off the merry-go-round and onto the "Stage of the Now."
Through this blog I invite you to work along-side of me as I continue to re-edit my own "Now Moments". Editing is a life-time process. One can always get better and remember, your subconscious and unconscious mind has been programmed since birth, so there is plenty to "clean and clear" and energy from those things that can be "transmuted" or changed to energize yourself forward in the direction of High Level Health and Performance.
The Magic of the Masters
originally posted: February 2, 2015
Your Master or Higher Self is available to you in "every moment." Here are the Hypnosis Sessions for you to access these "subject by subject." There are Sessions for adults, executives, athletes and children. SESSIONS CATALOG If you need help in choosing, please write to me directly.
I'm busy working with my personal Masters and Spiritual Guides. As I go about my plans for 2015, some seem to be "spiritually edited". It's like having an "inner coach" guiding me. The good news is that my Guiding Forces don't get snowed in with blizzards followed by snow storms as we are here in Rhode Island.
So, you might wonder, "Who are the Masters?" I believe they are different for all of us. I believe what is important is to keep an open mind and to believe in something Higher than our day to day consciousness. This is how we grow...how we move out of stagnation...how we come to meet our innate possibilities. We meet our Purpose head on.
Today is about how I envision my "Masters" and how I work with them in my life. You may have a different view. Your "Masters" may be telling you that right now because of the conversation we are having through these words. That's how reading and the delivery of words and images work in the subconscious mind. I invite you to enjoy the process.
I was brought up in a Catholic family. Every Sunday we went to mass and prayed to God and Saints, often asking special requests. Whenever we pray, even if we don't follow any organized religion, we are looking for connection to Spiritual Beings. While I no longer practice Catholicism, I still have some of my original Spiritual Beings hanging around. Saint Jude, as well as Saint Anthony get many requests as I walk my Path. I sense them, and many others "lighting the way" for me, pointing out the signposts that speak to me through words and images.
I'm asked, "Do we all have Masters?" I can only tell you what I believe, and to this question the answer is "Yes." This answer is not a guess, but a logical response for I never met a person who didn't have a "suggestion" or even a "Eureka" presenting itself. These are thoughts that seem to come all by themselves. We might receive them with body sensations...perhaps a feeling like an electric current or a splay of brightness.
On other occasions we find ourselves asking self-questions, and the mind answers. Sometimes answers come without questions, perhaps triggered by an incidence of even for no special reason at all. For me, all of these are welcomed. "What about negativity?" Yes, of course, negative thoughts and experiences present themselves. After all, we are here to "learn and to teach." We need negativity to wake us up and energize us through setbacks. Some of these are our greatest teachers.
I'm asked so many questions in this area of what I call "my spiritual connection." I'm asked if I believe in Spirits. My answer is "yes." Do I believe in Angels? Yes, I do. Do I believe in people who have passed to come back and look after me. My answer is "yes." Do I believe in unknown "Masters of Spiritual Guides?" Yes, I do, but I believe that even if I don't recognize them, they are never unknown. They often come to me in an uncanny way.. perhaps from a book I read or a movie that moved me, or a passing thought that seemed to come out of nowhere. I can sense them directing me right in this moment. All I have to do is "check in" regularly. If not, I may get a whack on the side of my head to awaken me.
I have a big library collected over decades. Each time I pick up a book it is like the "first time." For me, this is very Knowing. All books, fiction and non-fiction are written by "Masters." Books are a creative process born in the subconscious mind of the author, or perhaps channeled by another Master. I know this to be true in my own work.
These books came to my attention from "somewhere" or "someone" brought them to my attention. Did you ever have the experience of visiting a book store and having a book almost jump off the shelf to get your attention? How about someone reading a book on the subway or while waiting in the dentist's office? How about a magazine article that you open to without thinking? What I know is this...your subconscious mind knows what you need and is ready to bring the precise information to you. It's like having a very talented personal assistant.
I know that Masters channel through me especially when I'm meditating, just being still or writing. Writing can be journaling or creative writing in any form. When I was writing my Audio Programs I remember sitting back and allowing my fingers to type on their own. I had the same experience when recording the Programs. When I listen to them, some of them written and recorded decades ago, they are new again to my mind.
During my clinical work I have the same experience with my "Volunteer Masters." I sense them sitting by my side as I enter my own "therapeutic trance state" with my patient. I know I am connecting with the subconscious mind or Masters present in my patient. It's like our Masters are discussing things with each other. You may wonder "why" I sense this. That's an interesting question and one I've asked myself over the years. Here's what I know...my patient will tell me that something was "right on target". They might ask me "how did you know that?" For me, this is the Magic of the Masters. I am forever grateful to be a witness to this.
I'm busy organizing my work. It is in process. Things I thought to do first have been moved to a lesser priority. This was not a conscious decision, but one from a deeper place. I'm playing in mind as I write. I'm deeply relaxed. I've entered my "inner school room" that is run by a fantastic Master. My chosen goals are sitting on my desk, but they have been re-arranged. The Master Teacher is explaining how I am to "tap-tap" on the goal image to gain entry. I relax even deeper. She places a "prosperity star" on my desk for me to take with me when I enter the image.
I am ready...
Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist
President and Program Designer
International Medical Health Writers Ltd.
Masters at Work...
originally posted: January 28, 2015
The last few days have been "unique." I've had two meetings with my Spiritual Guides and Masters. I wasn't planning on much happening because we have been in the middle of "Juno". Earlier in the week we had another storm, leaving snow and ice to deal with...then came Juno dumping almost three feet of snow, hurricane winds, and drifts that are around five feet. Bobbie, my snow plow guy, showed up as soon the road ban was lifted. He ended up getting stuck in our driveway, but I've learned never to underestimate the original Rhode Island natives. He brought his teenage daughter along who is a wrestler. She had a snow shovel, so I paid her to open the front steps. Half-an-hour later my next door neighbor arrived with homemade chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. Then, if that wasn't enough, he shoveled out our mail box and the fire hydrant.
MASTERS AT WORK...Masters come in all forms. Releasing my worries, keeping the electricity intact, opening the roads, and those warm, chocolate perfumed cookies. Feeling grateful and filled with love, my feet took me up to my office where clutter abounds. Before I can begin my writing goals, the clutter has to be addressed. Here come the "Masters" again. Piles of papers that I haven't been energized to address in the last months found their way to the trash or newly organized files, leaving my writing files ready to be addressed. The "Masters" also decided on emptying other clutter, most having nothing to do with my writing, but certainly clearing my mind and lifting my Spirit.
There is a definite relationship between clutter and creativity. Clearing my desk, dusting the shelves, opening the mind to new adventures. In the middle of this I came upon a local professional who is an "editor." He found me through this blog and we've been communicating about various projects. The "Masters" at work. As I picked up my many binders that were organized, well sort-of, sometime in the past, I felt my old love arising. Yes, I love my work. I love my writing. I love my messy pile of papers. This may sound ridiculous, but whenever a creative person, and we are all creative, picks up their "joy", the love spills out. My intuition told me that my work had missed me....yes, it is a living thing. All of our creative projects are living things, even when they simply exist in our mind. Do know that...and be sure to love them back.
Tonight I'm spending time with my Master (Minds)...a party of sorts. We are back around the fire, sitting on the comfortable stones, the brook babbling in the background. We are quiet and dreamy...each of us in our own way, but communicating through our dreamy-ness. The Masters in charge of organizing have written additional suggestions, but there is no pushing or efforting. They make it clear that all will be tended to in the time-frame that has already been decided.
When one works "hypnotically", the work is done "backwards." The end goal is imaged, then energized with powerful, positive emotions, and the invitation goes out to "step inside and feel the experience. Walk around, enjoy it, and then notice the steps that brought you where you are...no need to travel back for they are already moving along like a private escalator. Look again...there is a future path that leads from the already achieved goal that takes you to new adventures and heights. If you like you can explore there....a Master is always available to accompany you. Right now I'm enjoying the quiet of the fire, and communicating in silence, but later tonight I'll go down the future path in my dream states.
***Here we are back to the food issues. This reminds me of one of my biggest motivators from many decades ago. I just wanted the food business to be OVER. I had enough of thinking about it, day in and day out. My wish for everyone is that they find that motivator and get the business done. There were many questions about losing weight. Here's the thing. IF you give your body what it needs, your lean body mass will grow, your excess fat will burn and you will feel terrific. You will find that there are so many wonderful foods to enjoy and it doesn't take a lot of time to change your old habits. In fact, you will enjoy your food so much more. Yes, I did have to spend time organizing myself in this regard, and yes...that child-self part of me did fight and procrastinate, but as I said at the beginning of this discussion, I had ENOUGH of THINKING ABOUT THIS. I wanted it over and done with. I can't express how powerful that motivator was and still is for me. I never want to go back. There isn't a food that is worth it to me. Yes, I can eat some of those again, but I do think twice about "going there." Yes, there are foods I don't allow in the house, just like some people I know.
***How long did it take me to get everything straightened out? A week...and then the rest of my life up until now. This is an ongoing process. I look at it "as getting better and enjoying it more." Question, do I cook? Well, yes....but nothing complicated. I focus on quick grilling of protein, fresh vegetables, legumes, and fruits/berries. I never drink soda/pop, I do drink coffee, I don't use sugar on anything, I don't snack, I'm never hungry, I sleep well, I exercise daily with efforting or pushing myself, and yes, I do enjoy a drink once a week. I do eat in restaurants on occasion, I do enjoy good bread on occasion, I rarely eat white foods...or junk. I do like nuts. I think this answers most of the questions up to date. Oh...I do use hypnotic techniques daily. There, that does it.
OK..we are getting ready for another storm and then....one more next week. My Masters have told me not to be concerned. All will turn out well, and by the end of the week a good part of my organization will be in place.
Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist
President and Program Designer
International Medical Health Writers Ltd.
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