Grief is an issue that most of us have experienced at least once, often as an emotional response to the death of a loved one. Do you realize that your grieving experience largely depends upon your beliefs? Beliefs are learned and can be unlearned. This means that such suffering is culturally programmed and not required or even necessary to process your loss in a healthy way. Unfortunately, most people in our Western society are unaware of the true nature of grief and their power to overcome it, so they needlessly suffer for months, years, or decades and often develop secondary issues like fears, unhealthy habits, and even illness. As a result, reminders of their loved one may bring sadness, guilt, or anger, which actually dishonors the loved one and blocks feelings of love. Listen to Todd and Gina discuss the key beliefs and perceptions that cause grief and discover how you can shift your thinking, so you can once again feel connected to your loved one with love rather than sadness.
Obesity and alcohol abuse are almost always symptoms of unresolved emotional issues (often trauma), which means that those unresolved issues must be addressed to create lasting behavioral change. Todd and Gina discuss two examples of clients who got mediocre results because they deliberately failed to disclose important traumatic experiences from their past. While sharing specific details usually isn’t necessary, it’s critical to reveal emotionally-charged events to your hypnotist to increase your odds of a successful outcome. Todd also offers a simple technique to determine if a past experience is currently affecting you emotionally or physically. This has major implications for potential future illness or immune problems. In addition, he shares an interesting and useful method of assigning excess body fat or unwanted habits to your emotional baggage.
If you want help to solve your personal challenges, it’s critical to select a practitioner whose treatment philosophy includes the following points: First, they believe that you are a whole person with a THINKING PROBLEM that can be solved, as opposed to a diagnosed disorder that must be managed. Second, they must focus on the ROOT CAUSE of the symptoms, not just the obvious symptoms. Third, they must be skilled and experienced working directly with the SUBCONSCIOUS mind, which is the most effective and efficient way to resolve any emotional or behavioral issue at the root. Gina discusses three past clients whose stories illustrate how simple it can be to solve obvious problems (symptoms) when the underlying, often not obvious, cause is addressed effectively. One client had a face-picking habit, another client suffered from insomnia, and the third was a former sex slave who was able to improve in SEVERAL DOZEN areas after Gina neutralized her multiple traumas and self-worth issues.
It's human nature to see life experiences as either good or bad, and this polarized perception creates emotional volatility, including feelings of resentment, regret, guilt, grief, and fear (as well as what we think of as positive emotions). The actual reality (contrary to our impulsive judgments) is that there are always two sides to the coin, and it's our incomplete awareness and resulting judgment that causes our emotional ups and downs. Todd and Gina explore this phenomenon and share the story of a client who was able to balance her stress-inducing perception of a significant financial loss and actually come to feel gratitude for the experience. What has happened in your life that you have judged as "bad" in some way? If you're willing to consider how it also may have served or benefited you, then listen to this episode and learn how to apply the technique that has helped many clients of Goodwin Hypnosis.
You may have struggled to break some bad habits and simply assumed that you lacked willpower. It might surprise you to discover that willpower isn't designed to create long-term behavioral change. Unfortunately, most health and wellness professionals depend on their clients' or patients' conscious effort and willpower to change, and that usually results in frustration and failure. Hypnotists, by contrast, know that your subconscious mind must agree to shift if you want change to occur without conscious effort. Whether you want to quit smoking, curb your alcohol consumption, lose weight, or simply to understand yourself better, listen to this episode. You'll need only 20 minutes of willpower! :)
While many people focus on treating panic attacks or coping with them, it's wiser to recognize that panic attacks are symptoms that can be completely resolved when the underlying causes are addressed. There can be several causes, including physiological factors, but pre-existing emotional anxiety is often to blame. Such anxiety and any related phobias are based on disempowering beliefs/perceptions and/or nervous system conditioning, all of which must be corrected to eliminate the anxiety, after which panic attacks cease to exist.
Did you know that how and what you think can directly impact your health? Health care practitioners and scientists have known for decades that our mind can contribute to both illness and wellness. The important field of psychoneuroimmunology explores how our thoughts influence our nervous system and immune system. When we habitually generate stressful thoughts, our nervous system becomes accustomed to triggering the fight or flight response, which, in turn, suppresses our immune response. As a result, we are more likely to suffer from infections and chronic illness. Learn the difference between sorting information by connection and sorting by distinction, and how each can affect your stress levels. Todd and Gina also share a quick and simple mental technique that you can apply every day to improve your attitude and reduce your stress.
There are many underlying causes for the symptom known as insomnia. This conversation addresses several of them, including the most common mental causes. Mental chatter and emotional stress are two factors that can be controlled or minimized, thereby allowing you to fall asleep more easily and naturally, without needing to rely on chemical sleep aids. Learn from stories about Todd and Gina's clients, including how unresolved trauma can lead to chronic sleep issues and dependency on addictive sleep medications. Also, they offer some helpful tips to improve your sleep, including a simple and effective multi-sensory visualization technique that you have likely never heard of.
Anxiety is usually caused by certain beliefs and conditioning, and it can be eliminated if you know how to "undo" it. Sadly, tens of millions of people have been misled to believe that they must learn to cope with their anxiety. Or that their "chemical imbalance" is to blame and must be balanced by pharmaceutical drugs. While there are some exceptions, most anxiety is caused by something we're thinking or something we're doing. Once we change that (which is within our control), anxiety is fairly simple to resolve completely.
Struggling with anxiety, addictions, or grief? Look beyond these superficial symptoms and deal with the underlying causes of your challenges, including trauma and toxic beliefs. After all, you weren't born with any of those issues, so you learned them at some point. The key to successfully overcoming unwanted emotional and behavioral challenges is to UNLEARN the thought patterns and unhealthy conditioning that have supported them. Once you change your mind, you can keep the change.
Successful and lasting weight loss requires resolving your emotional baggage and understanding the connection to stress and trauma. If knowing how to eat healthy were enough, then 200 million Americans wouldn't be overweight. Clearly, cracking the weight loss code requires more than willpower and nutritional information. Fixing our emotional issues, including trauma and ongoing stress (both caused by toxic beliefs), is the key to unlocking and releasing excess body weight.
Feeling guilty about your bad habit? Judging your unwanted behavior as stupid or self-destructive? Think again. All subconsciously-driven behaviors start with a positive intention, usually to help you alleviate discomfort or experience pleasure. It's only when we look at our unwanted behaviors exclusively from a long-term, logical perspective that they are labeled as "bad." From the short-term, emotional subconscious perspective, these behaviors are very helpful, or they wouldn't persist. Once you understand the dynamics of inner internal conflict, it becomes possible to create internal harmony and change your behaviors without struggle.
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening pre-existing stress-related problems, including insomnia and unhealthy distractions like compulsive habits, poor diet, and alcohol consumption, all of which weaken the immune system. The emotional need to distract oneself from stress is much greater now than it’s been for a long time. Self-isolation and lack of outside-of-the-home entertainment options (sporting events, casinos, bars, nightclubs, concerts) have brought out emotionally compulsive tendencies. So many people are drinking, smoking, and eating more, sleeping less, and otherwise handling their stress poorly. In most cases, these problems were NOT created by the response to the coronavirus pandemic, but they were brought to the surface by it. NOW is an important time to focus on resolving your underlying problems, since they’re becoming very hard to ignore.