In the last issue we raised the topic; Can our thoughts influence our health? No doubt many of you have pondered the subject with a healthy curiosity. The article prompted a few people to ask the question: ‘how can we correct persistent worry or negative thoughts?’ Many people tell me that they have tried to be positive, however a part of them automatically takes over and dwells on unhealthy thoughts. The reason we cannot change our negative thoughts or behaviour consciously or through will power is, because the problem is imprinted in our subconscious-mind.

Fortunately some 20 years ago, a therapy called Private Subconscious-mind Healing (P.S.H.) was developed that enables us to overcome these problems by using our natural subconscious-mind abilities.

Some people fear their subconscious and have no idea what a useful part of their mind the subconscious really is. Given the opportunity to learn more about it, they begin to truly understand and appreciate, that the potential for permanent change has always been right at their fingertips. Unfortunately, most people have no idea that they possess such a valuable ability. The subconscious-mind is our personal interpreter or retriever of information. This information or memory is stored within our unconscious, or as recent research indicates, we store memory throughout various parts of our body. The unconscious mind is non-judgemental, it doesn’t care about good, bad or indifferent, it simply stores our experiences.

Everything we have ever lived through, experienced or learned is registered within us. Just as well, otherwise we’d wake up every morning having to re-learn how to make breakfast or brush our teeth. The subconscious-mind brings forth in an instant, the learned impressions, feelings or experiences, for our conscious logical mind to use at any given moment.

It is unfortunate though, that within the pattern of the subconscious-mind, certain bad habits can be formed. Habits such as frequent anxiety, stress or worry about negative or painful past experiences get entrenched, and we feel stuck. Subsequently, even when we don’t want to hear any more of our own negative dialogue, we lack the knowledge needed, to instruct the subconscious-mind to change its pattern. We may not even be aware of it, although some outdated emotions stemming from childhood may be behind a lot of our negative emotional behaviour such as self-doubt, low self-esteem, self-consciousness, etc. In the past it was believed that all our emotional problems were to be blamed on our parents, and delving into the past to re-experience the repressed emotions; was thought to be the solution. But how can blaming our parents or blaming anything for that matter, solve our problems? Frequently, it just perpetuates the bad feelings and gives more power to something in the past, that we feel powerless to fix, yet given the opportunity we would gladly let go of some of those unwanted feelings and emotions.

Thank goodness then that this self-healing technique has emerged. Now we can resolve our old emotional turmoil, without blaming or re-experiencing any troublesome past events. P.S.H is a therapy which recognises that a deeper part of us stores our memory and experiences and returns to us, the ability to heal and resolve old hurts, without the need to delve into any sensitive past experiences.

It makes sense, doesn’t it, that if a part of us already knows everything we’ve lived through, we don’t have to rebirth or regurgitate the old stories. What we need to do is, give ourselves the opportunity to understand those emotions differently to how we originally perceived them. Given the opportunity to review those old fears, sensitivities or bad habits in a mature way, within the privacy of our inner mind, we can easily let go of a lot of emotions, which are outdated or inappropriate.

It provides us the opportunity to initiate a communication process, which takes place ‘within the inner mind,’ to resolve problems we’ve been struggling with for many years.

Written by Katherine Ferris.

This article originally appeared in the Wellbeing column of the of the September 2003 issue of the The Glenorian Gazette.

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