What is your monkey mind and what to do about it?
We can all certainly recognize what Buddhists refer to as the monkey mind. It is when our thoughts swing in several directions at a time, like a monkey flitting from branch to branch. Monkey mind can be described as a bunch of drunken monkeys flinging themselves all over the place.
You may think we invented the idea of the turbo charged mind given today's culture of distraction; but it has been prevalent in Japanese and Chinese teachings of more that 1,500 years. Monkey mind wants the next big thing, it needs to stay in motion. Monkey mind likes texting, online gaming, and it likes to be mindless. It's like a monkey is stuck inside a house and the windows are representative of our senses. Some writers suggest that the monkey mind is an inner critic. No wonder why there is a plethora of people that believe they cannot focus, the darned monkeys won't let them! Typically the chatter sounds like this (and more):
* Your mind reads off a laundry list of things to-do,
* You mind creates future, catastrophic "what if" scenarios,
* You begin judging the present,
* You begin recalling hurtful things from the past,
* Your mind lists fears, both real and imagined, etc.
It is very stressing to have oodles of monkeys screaming in your head all day long. It may seem nearly impossible to slow down your mind and enjoy being in the moment, living in the present. All that negativity affects our mood, hampers our ability to concentrate, negatively impacts our behavior and interferes with our interactions with others.
The good news is that when monkey mind is quiet, tamed and focused, it has great power and energy. Let us explore how we can harness that constant chatter of the monkey mind. Taming your monkey mind will do the following:
1. Give you clarity,
2. Improve the quality of your sleep.
3. Make you happier.
4. Allow you to focus be in the present and the task at hand.
5. Increase your sense of calm and well-being.
Watch for the next post when I will list a bunch of strategies to help tame that monkey mind of yours, and help you create a calmer, more focused you.
Peaceful Light Healing and Hypnosis AT THE Lakes Region Hypnosis Center offers many individualized and group sessions focused on eliminating stress and anxiety from our daily lives. Isn't it time to let us lead you to "HELP YOU HELP YOURSELF"? Why not call right now, today 603-326-6008 and set up a free 15 minute consultation to discuss how you can potentially make your life better. - Namaste
Welcome to Lakes Region Hypnosis Center's information sharing blog
I would like to begin my blogging career (sounds funny for a 60-something to be saying) by just introducing myself and some of the services we provide. My goal is to introduce you all to me and the wonderful worlds of hypnosis and other alternative, less expensive (in the long run) healing modalities we provide and clearly work. My intention is to also educate the public through my blogging.
I am a 67 year old who refuses to retire. I have worn many hats in my many careers, one could say it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. I will say it did take me a while though. I've been part of management team where I was responsible for a multi-million dollar communication budget in a large financial institution. I left the corporate world as a thirty something and became a healthcare worker in a county nursing home. This was a very rewarding vocation by the way, but the greedy corporate world began sticking their fingers in the proverbial pot and infesting that career with their greed and gluttony. But, that's a whole different blogging path for the politically inclined, and does not belong here. I finished my career as a political action coordinator for a national public employee union and was forced out to pasture. Yes folks, even the unions have their dark side. But, I've always wanted to help others along the way, a healer so to speak. Whether a human client or a pet client (Animal Reiki attuned), I have always been driven to open up my heart, mind and arms to those who need some assistance along the way.
I began seeking a healing path for myself and something to provide comfort to others. I entered my chrysalis stage, my transition to the more spiritual path, that of a provider of proven alternative healing modalities. I became a Reiki Master/Teacher, actually being attuned through a local Reiki Master from Gilmanton and another from the West Coast. and still felt there there was more. I began various training along the way, as a physical medium, a crystal worker, and so on and so forth. I rounded out my resume at the Thomas Institute of Hypnosis and the National Guild of Hypnotists becoming a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. And this is the "Readers Digest" version of how I got to where I am now.
Operating out of Tilton, New Hampshire, ergo the name Lakes Region Hypnosis Center; we also perform Reiki healing sessions under Peaceful Light Healing (or PLH). PLH was my first organization and is now a part of our Lakes Region Hypnosis Center operation. Effectively combining both powerful tools (Hypnosis & Reiki) and we have created a healing modality second to none and without OPIODS. Healing others is a love and passion for us. Continuous education in the art of hypnosis on a regular basis, as well as consuming mandatory reading material is part of our modus operandi and in our operations manual. We also teach healing techniques at various metaphysical facilities and institutions. Sharing information at community events and local libraries, schools, and other public and private venues is always on our agenda. So please, continue to watch this website for updated events. Maybe learn a thing or two about hypnosis, Reiki, or even a bit about physical mediumship. But, be sure to watch my blogs for upcoming information to help demystify hypnosis and bring it to the forefront of where it belongs. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool for healing; and remember this, "if you can think it, it CAN happen". And don't forget about the Reiki!
Future posts will include myths and phobias of hypnotism, pain management, healthy living, stress and stressors, encountering negative suggestions and negative self talk, self hypnotism, emotional trauma, mind-body spirit, subconscious mind, daily affirmations and intentions, circumstance or predetermined, deja vu all over again, breathing techniques, Reiki, chakra centers, Past Life Regression "real or not" and many more topics on healing. So until the next post,
Breath - Relax - Heal.
P.S. Please let me know how I performed in my first blog post ever.