Emotions such as stress, anxiety, fear and constant worry create tension and can cause an imbalance in the chemistry of our nervous system. Our thoughts and emotions can impact on our physiology, thereby compromising our health and wellbeing.
We may not even be aware that some outdated emotions stemming from our childhood are behind a lot of our negative emotional behavior such as; self-doubt, low self-esteem, self-consciousness, etc. Research confirms that a deeper part of us stores all our memory and experiences. PSH therapy is unique in recognizing that it is not necessary to analyses and probe what is often sensitive personal information, in order for inner change to occur.
Given the opportunity to review old fears, sensitivities or bad habits, within the privacy of our inner mind, we would gladly let go of a lot of emotions, which are outdated or inappropriate. Since a part of us already knows everything we have lived through, we do not have to relive the old stories or experiences. What we can do is, give ourselves the opportunity to understand those emotions differently to how we originally perceived them. It is time that we all realized that there should no longer be a stigma attached to health problems that are initiated in our mind.
P.S.H. provides us the opportunity to initiate a communication process, ‘within the inner mind’, to permanently resolve problems we may have been struggling with for many years, thereby restoring our emotional health and wellbeing.
When is PSH Therapy appropriate?
Negative or painful feelings, such as rejection, guilt, shame or fear, may have been pushed down and repressed at some earlier time. While they remain there, they have the power to negatively influence present feelings and behaviors. As Frank Wright quotes in his ‘Emotional Healing’ book: “a wise sage once said: If you plant rice, rice will grow. If you plant fear, fear will grow”. From the day we are born, we are bombarded with negative suggestions. Not knowing how to deal with them, we may have unconsciously accepted or repressed them. Perhaps the reason ‘positive affirmations’ come unstuck is because negativity, rising from within, slowly undermines the conscious effort. Frank Wright asks us to consider this affirmation: ‘I will be confident and succeed as a public speaker’, however, if a negative suggestion was planted long ago ‘I am not as good as other people’; then the positive affirmation will be rejected.
When a person suffers from persistent feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, or negative behaviors and responses that cannot be changed through conscious effort and willpower, this often indicates underlying emotional conflict. This conflict is usually part of a subconscious process that can be changed with the help of PSH because, just as the inner-mind has the ability to create a conflict, it also has the ability to change it.
Your Subconscious abilities and PSH Therapy.
We have only one mind – the left and right brain hemispheres, with functions of conscious, subconscious and body/unconscious resources and abilities. These parts of our mind are quite different and unique in the way they process information, beliefs and life experiences.
The conscious part of our mind deals with logic, intellect, verbal language, thinking and planning. This part of the brain is well developed only in the human species.
The subconscious to a large extent is in control of our healing, automatic physical functions, our emotions, feelings, beliefs and long term memory. It processes thousands of bits of information at a time and is connected and communicates, via the brain stem, with our central nervous system and the entire body. Research suggests that the integration of our brain hemispheres, the left and right brain, enables us to effectively reduce resistance to changing outdated subconscious patterns and helps us to change long held self sabotaging beliefs in a matter of minutes, not months or years.
Some people fear their subconscious-mind 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. At times, it is easy to think of the subconscious as your enemy when it seems to be sabotaging your efforts. In reality, it is more like a misguided friend, attempting to do what it thinks is in your best interest. It is not trying to keep you from achieving what is best for you, as an enemy might do. It is simply responding to old impressions or patterns and its ultimate goal is to protect you in some way.
The subconscious-mind is our personal interpreter or retriever of information, much like a computer. It brings forth in an instant, the stored impressions, feelings or experiences, for our conscious logical mind to use. It also communicates with the unconscious mind to activate resources within, to help us change or even understand outdated feelings and impressions differently.
Information or memory is stored within our unconscious, or as recent research indicates, we store memory throughout our body. The unconscious-body/mind is non-judgmental, it does not care about good, bad or indifferent, it simply stores our experiences. Everything we have lived through, experienced or learned is registered within us. Just as well, otherwise we would wake up every morning having to re-learn how to brush our teeth.
PSH therapy enables us to use this information and intelligence our mind possesses, to restore health and balance to our emotional life.