Drama Cleanse: Day 6

NOTE: I received some feedback that some of you would like me to go ahead and post these on social media daily.. apologies to those of you who feel inundated! If you are only interested in reading “Summoning Magic” blog, I will aim to post those on Sunday mornings…(Wednesday as well, if I am feeling ambitious).

  1. 5 minute Journal- check
  2. Podcast: Tony Robbins w Dr. Gerald Jampolsky and Dian Cirincione: Part I & II
  3. Visualize- missed this one. Today, though, for sure
  4. Exercise: None yesterday, but yoga is on the books for today
  5. Started a Meetup Group to Explore Shakespeare’s life and works (love Shakespeare and want to get back into studying him)

Podcasts: Tony Robbins

  1. To Weakness Into Power: Josheph McClendon III on one of the most impactful NLP tools you can start using today
  2. Gerald Jampolsky and Dian Cirincione: Part I & II: The Power of Forgiveness, letting go of fear and true intimacy.

The first one was very short, but the most powerful for me. Oddly enough, I actually studied NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) pretty intensely in my 20’s. I have seen it do amazing things for people, life-changing things, but it does take work and diligence, like anything lasting and impactful.

NOTE: NLP and some of the thinking/approaches in these episodes are not main stream practices and might seem a bit ‘out there’ for some of you. But it can’t hurt to listen. Just try to keep an open mind. It might be worth trying… what we are presently doing clearly isn’t working like we want it to.

NLP

Dr. McClendon provides very doable steps in a simple manner that you can do to reprogram your brain to stop actions/beliefs that are preventing you from being healthy/happy/functional in your life.

NLP was created as a technique to reprogram irrational, self-defeating or debilitating thoughts that lead to beliefs that lead to destructive patterns/habits in our lives. NLP basically interrupts the neurons or nerve cells that are sending, receiving, and storing negative signals to your brain and re-trains those neurons to associate whatever the thing/emotion/experience with something positive or neutral. It is widely used to treat phobias, addictions, destructive behaviors, etc.

Simply put, you reprogram your brain.

TAKE AWAY:

This technique really does work, but just know that some of our beliefs/issues are very entrenched in our psyche/subconscious. Depending on how far back they go and how rooted they are, it might take several attempts to take hold.

A second thing to consider is that whatever behavior you are exhibiting that you want to change, stems from an emotion that you are experiencing linked to a traumatic (or several) experience/s. (at least, this is how I understand it). You have to do the work to figure out, a) what the emotion is, and b) where/when/why the emotion manifested. This takes self-awareness and some uncomfortable work which will most likely time. I think this is an essential step to make NLP effective.

Thirdly, you have to wholeheartedly want this change to occur and actually DO the technique. Consistently. And you have to BELIEVE in it, or it is a waste of time.

Finally, just try one thing at a time. Don’t overwhelm your brain with trying to reprogram every issue at once. It will be too much and most likely won’t take hold. I would even recommend starting with something on the minor side that you want to change. Most likely this is something not as entrenched and will be easier to reprogram…and you can know that it works and how.

Please do some research and find out more about how it works so you will understand why you are doing what you are doing and why it works. (google is your friend).

PODCAST II

Dr. Gerald Jampolsky and Dian Cirincione: Part I & II: The Power of Forgiveness, letting go of fear and true intimacy.

These were pretty intense, and a bit esoteric, but still profound.

TAKEAWAY:

To really experience peace and fulfillment, we HAVE to forgive the people in our past who we feel have hurt us. It is essential to find the gift in it, know that they were doing their best and were actually placed in our lives to teach us something important that we needed to learn (to be framed in the positive). We have to send them love and let them and the anger and sadness go. Most importantly, we have to forgive ourselves. The reality is, we usually take on whatever we perceive that they did to us as ultimately our fault. This is the most destructive part- not what they did to us, but what we feel like we allowed them to do, or worse, what we feel like we deserved. We have to forgive ourselves before we can learn from the lesson and move on.

They offer techniques that they practice in their own lives to do this. They also emphasize that this too is a process and takes diligence and patience.

I hope this was helpful! As always, please do reach out with feedback, tips, and resources.

Steps for day 7: (any or all that you want to do)

  1. Journal
  2. Listen to inspiration/positive podcast
  3. Visualize for 5 minutes
  4. Exercise
  5. Do something small towards a goal that you have
  6. Pick a behavior you want to change and practice NLP technique

Resources

Five-minute Journal: App.fiveminutejournal.com

Podcasts: Tony Robbins:

  1. To Weakness Into Power: Josheph McClendon III on one of the most impactful NLP tools you can start using today
  2. Gerald Jampolsky and Dian Cirincione: Part I & II: The Power of Forgiveness, letting go of fear and true intimacy.

NLP:

More Info: http://www.holistic-online.com/hol_neurolinguistic.htm

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