Create a New You

Running“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~Maya Angelou

Science shows that it takes 31 days to rewire your brain and reprogram your subconscious mind to adopt positive habits that change you from the inside out. You can alleviate depression, stop compulsive eating, let go of excess weight, and start exercising regularly with hypnosis/self-hypnosis and by becoming more mindful throughout the day. Lowering blood pressure can also result.

Hypnosis is a tool to:
FIRST: Uncover & Modify the Conscious Mind Layers
NEXT: Uncover & Modify the Unconscious Layers

Mindfulness Technique:
According to UCSF’s Laurel Mellin, the emotional part of your brain likes to stay stuck in stress. Even when you have moments of joy, it can feel stressful. The trick is to ACCEPT that you feel bad because it’s normal and goes back to our days as cave men.  Once you accept your negative feelings, you can begin to change them.  She developed Emotional Brain Training (EBT) to Check-In how you feel throughout the day in order to rewire your brain. Her research is extensive but her method is simple.

When you were a child, each time you felt bad or hurt yourself, mom, dad or a care giver would comfort you until you got back to a joyful state. Laural Mellin’s proven method shows that you can be your own parent. Each time you feel a heightened emotion, simply check-in about how you’re feeling, acknowledge that feeling, rate it on a scale between one and five, 1 being joyful and 5 being stressed out, then consciously start shifting your feelings back to 1 again. By regularly checking-in on your feelings, this is how you can reprogram your subconscious.

How you feel is a conscious choice

Regularly gauge your feelings throughout the day until your brain rewires your neural network and learns homeostasis (i.e. stability, balance, or standing still). In homeostasis, it becomes easier to stop compulsive eating, lose weight and stop depression and finally commit to regular exercise. As the stress symptoms gradually fade, they’re replaced with positive feelings that automatically reprogram your subconscious. Over time, you won’t remember what it was to feel bad because your subconscious mind has been trained to generate good feelings automatically.

Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between your fake or real smile, so fake it ‘til you make it.  Emotions charge your neural network.  Every night, before you fall asleep, while smiling, repeat the following suggestion silently ten times:

“Every day, each time I feel stress, I compassionately observe myself,  rate my emotional state, take a deep breath, become aware of my surroundings, smile, and feel joy.”

Use this chart to rate your feelings from Stressed-Out! to Feeling Great! then shift back down the scale.  Each shift fires neurons in a different part of your brain and creates a more permanent path to joy!

Emotional Brain Training (EBT)










Elizabeth Rose