If you have a tendency towards anxiety & panic disorder, do know that you most likely have had early teachers, at least for some of the facets. These could have been parents, educators, relatives, siblings, or others who were close to you. Learning to recognize this fact, as well as to forgive, will give you the opportunity to change... Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht.
Claire: My parents were dysfunctional in many ways. My home was not a place where I felt safe as a child. However, I loved them very much despite everything. My mother was prone to anxiety, my father to depression. Both were alcoholics & smokers. Should I review my subconscious mind programs in relation to these behaviors & habits & if so what questions should I ask myself?
It's important to know that even when you were a toddler, your earliest teachers may have been placing potential behavioral or addictive programs. If addictions were present in your early environment, you were also learning how to manage stress with these substances. What did your hero’s teach you?
· Were there members of your family or social circle or smoked ?
· Where there members of your family or social circle who consumed alcohol?
· Was coffee a regular a beverage of choice?
· Did you have soft drinks available?
· We you offered any of these substances?
· Were you offered water as a beverage or was it not considered a beverage?
Are there any areas that need editing here? Simply relax deeply into the moment and bring up the images you would like to change. Even though they really happened, you can still change the scenes in some way. Perhaps you would like to stand next to your child as an adult mentor and point out that one can love or like someone even if they participate in dangerous habits. Let the child know that it is not healthy to smoke at all.
There are some people who can enjoy a drink of alcohol on occasion, but it truly isn't a good idea to get used to it. Coffee is not a healthy drink and should be avoided, as well as other drinks that have sugar and caffeine. Take the opportunity to share a glass of cool, refreshing water with your child-self and tell the child all about the rewards for participating in healthy behaviors.
Other articles in this series will address the emotional component & behaviors that were attached. As you learn to locate those practiced by your early teachers, as well as dissect them, you will be able to spot check yourself & then to make changes.
Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, President & Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute located in Sarasota, FL & online at http://www.hypnosis-audio.com & http://www.sugar-addiction.com She is the author of Sugar....the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, Beyond Disorderly Eating...The Truth About Sugar, Bingeing & How to Stop, as well as The MindBody Fitness Boot Camp... Lifestyle Change Made Easy. She has also written & produced +350 audio CD's & mp3's. The websites include moderated discussion groups, ezines, library & a host of other educational tools for learning Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Visit the online Boot Camp & work directly with the author. Download a free mp3 each month.