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Life Coaching & Alternative/Holistic Counseling
Using Your Brain
Each of us has two minds, each of which learns differently from the
same experiences. One mind is more mature, reasonable, and living in the
present–often referred to as the calm side.
The second mind, immature in
its cognitive and emotional aspects, is stuck back in an old trauma–often
referred to as the distressed side. It sees the world as it was at the
time of the trauma, and like a child, it is dogmatic and overly emotional,
and fears that the painful situations it experienced will repeat
By using a simple technique of partially blocking our vision with our
hands, we are able to experience this dual phenomenon alternately.
Then through a process of
communicating with each part, we are able to negotiate with the stronger
part to actively participate in the care and protection of the troubled
part. This technique provides instant and remarkable relief by providing
understanding, resolution and problem solving.
Fredric Schiffer, MD, a leading Harvard psychiatrist, researcher and
author of Of Two Minds, gives overwhelming evidence that each side
of our brain possesses an autonomous, distinct personality.
approach, our understanding of this phenomenon is transformed, and a path
to a more harmonious, balanced relationship between our two selves is
(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
is a powerful way, using bi-lateral stimulation, for quickly reducing the
impact of past experiences that are causing emotional
blocks that intrude
on your present-day life, and for installing positive beliefs about
There are different forms of
bi-lateral stimulation. Bi-lateral stimulation assists in a whole brain processing at a deeper
level than might be otherwise accomplished. It
involves an alternate action or experience from one side of the body to
the other–back and forth. This can be generated
in several different ways.
was a process where the client was directed to follow a back and forth
movement of an object with their eyes while keeping their head still.
successful ways of working are through hearing alternating pleasant sounds
from a headset, stereo speakers, or alternating gentle tapping on the knees, or a
Any of these
techniques may be used while associating with a certain mental image that
represents the past event and repeating a negative self-statement. The
session is ended with a transformation of beliefs from negative to
This technique was developed
in 1987 by Francine
Shapiro, PhD, a psychologist in California.
This is an especially useful craft. Anyone can do it. The philosophy
behind it is to externalize your thoughts, feelings, and dreams.
This can be done in writing, with photos, with drawings, or any other
forms of self-expression.
one client who expressed her emotional journey through video recording
herself while enacting free-form dancing.
By doing this,
you gain a different perspective on your experiences, especially when you
look back say, over the preceding year. This in turn may bring about a
delightful new outlook in areas where you have been stuck, creating new
possibilities in thinking.
There are several approaches to entering your information. You can go
out and buy a book just for journaling which has a special cover and blank
pages for writing; you can talk into an audio recorder; some people
download software for personal journal writing.
has a free trial version with lots of bells and whistles); others simply
create a personal file on their computer. Whichever way you choose is
perfect for you.
There are many styles of journaling and many how-to books
and internet articles on the
subject. The important thing is that you pour out your soul. After all,
this journal is for you alone–no one else.
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