Why Can't We Control Our Thoughts

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Brain, Self Esteem, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on Why Can't We Control Our Thoughts

Why Can't We Control Our Thoughts

I woke this morning and realised I had been dreaming about a book. It seemed that it was a book I had already in my computer but for some reason or another I had not read it before. I was clicking through the pages and saw the word 'Belief' in the index. I clicked on the word 'Belief' and opened the page. It started with the words ‘looking back upon my life it seems to have all been a complete waste of time’. This is all I read before I became ‘aware’ that I was dreaming about a book. On slowly waking up, I allowed my mind to think...

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‘Skeletons In Our Closet’

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Guilt, Shame, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on ‘Skeletons In Our Closet’

‘Skeletons In Our Closet’

"We all have Skeletons In Our Closet" You know - those guilty little secrets (we believe) to be so awful that we find it difficult to or shameful to talk about with anyone else. These can range from drunken one-night stands to betraying a best friend, to as much as finding out that someone in your family’s history was a criminal! However, ‘skeletons in the closet’ don’t just have to do with only dark pasts or family secrets. They can also be about those embarrassing moments you've had that you simply feel too ashamed and guilty to...

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Healing The Emotional Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Testimonials | Comments Off on Healing The Emotional Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Healing The Emotional Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

“Before I started the Emmote Programme I was living in pure ‘survival mode’ and contemplating suicide so when a friend recommended that I try Emmote I felt I had nothing to lose. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and an abusive marriage, I felt I could not go on any longer. Now I am able to make choices, life is calmer, easier and peaceful and I am not afraid of anything. I am free of the terrible thoughts and feelings that kept me stuck in my past and have opened the business that I always wanted and dreamed of and am happier than...

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You ARE NOT Who You 'Believe' You Are

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Addictions, Brain, Depression, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on You ARE NOT Who You 'Believe' You Are

You ARE NOT Who You 'Believe' You Are

If I am NOT Who I 'Believe' I Am - Who Am I? If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, addictions, weight issues, have anger or communication, relationship or financial issues and have tried everything you know to change and you’ve still not found the answer, check the following list and tick all those that ‘trigger’ you;  Do you often have negative thoughts going around in your head? Are you addicted to alcohol, drugs, food or have other compulsive habits and can't stop no matter how hard you try? Do you struggle with feelings...

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‘Are We A Mind Controlling A Body Or A Body Controlling A Mind?’

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Brain, Fear, Self-Image, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on ‘Are We A Mind Controlling A Body Or A Body Controlling A Mind?’

‘Are We A Mind Controlling A Body Or A Body Controlling A Mind?’

The subconscious mind, as Freud so eloquently stated is simply: “An emotionless database of stored programmes whose function is strictly concerned with reading environmental signals and engaging in hard-wired behavioural programmes, no questions asked, no judgments made”. There are several parts of the brain used in saving and storing emotion and information, these are; The Frontal Lobe (FL) is connected to the Neo-Cortex (NC); The Neo-Cortex is connected to the Limbic System (LS); The Limbic System which contains the Amygdala. (See...

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"Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You"

Posted by on February 7, 2014 in Failure, Rejected, Relationships, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on "Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You"

"Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You"

The ‘Big Day’ is just weeks away and you’re panicking. You’re ‘imagining the worst will happen’, perhaps getting ‘cold feet’ and wondering if this ‘getting married’ business is worth all the trouble and expense. Before hiring a ‘Wedding Planner’ to co-ordinate the event, perhaps we should all think about hiring ‘A Relationship Councillor” before getting married? And perhaps it might be wise to reflect on why so many people feel so nervous about it. Perhaps it could be that we just realised that we just don’t know...

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I was terrified of spiders!!

Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Brain, Fear | Comments Off on I was terrified of spiders!!

I was terrified of spiders!!

Hi Annie Thought you might be interested to know that last night (after doing just one session with you) I watched the movie “Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King” and I watched it by myself knowing that there was a section of the movie with a gigantic spider (last time I saw this movie I couldn’t watch this bit!). I was a complete arachnophobic. I was so pleased to be able to watch it all the way through, and whilst I can’t say I enjoyed it, it had no more effect on me than the violent scenes with orcs and other nasties!! So...

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How Do We Become So Broken and Angry?

Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Brain, Feelings, What Are Beliefs | Comments Off on How Do We Become So Broken and Angry?

How Do We Become So Broken and Angry?

The longer we 'believe' something negative about ourselves or others, the stronger and more powerful those feelings become. Let's say as a young child you were bullied a couple of times and you felt hurt and miserable. Your feelings might be; scared, tense, and bewildered because you cannot understand what happened to provoke the attack. If the same bully or group of bullies continue to bully you, you will start to feel dejected, frightened and unacceptable. If the bullying continues, just the thought of going to school terrifies you. You...

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Unfelt Feelings Make Us Ill

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Addictions, Depression, Sickness | Comments Off on Unfelt Feelings Make Us Ill

Unfelt Feelings Make Us Ill

Is Emotional Pain Killing Us? Did you know when you tell your child to ‘behave yourself’, ‘don’t make a fuss’, ‘control yourself’, ‘don’t embarrass me’, ‘big boys don’t cry’ etc., they learn to suppress their tears, to conceal their anger, to appear calm and unaffected by the circumstances around them. They learn to tighten the muscles around their eyes and lips, hold their breath, and squeeze their stomach, muscles, and tissues to hold in their feelings.   They reduce their hurt or fear by clenching their teeth,...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Happiness, Love | Comments Off on HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wishing all my subscribers, clients, friends and family a Peace-Filled, Joyful and Healthy 2014. Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne ?       CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you’ll buy your pint cup ! and surely I’ll buy mine ! And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. CHORUS We two have run about the slopes, and picked the...

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