02 Self Healing

March 6, 2012

You can download a small ebook with many relaxation proceedures

at http://www.armonikizoi.com/store/products/life-coach-8-guided-relaxation-procedures

With the following content.

  1. An Introduction To Relaxation Techniques
  2. Positive Visualization Technique for Self Therapy and Prevention of Illness
  3. Techniques for Re-balancing Our Energy
  4.  A Deep Relaxation for Self Acceptance
  5.  A Deep Relaxation Technique for Transforming Childhood Experiences
  6.  Loving The Child That You Were
  7.  Letting Go Of Resentment
  8.  Entertaining The Opposite Emotion
  9.  Letting An Emotion Take A Form And Transforming It
  10.  Letting Our Pains, Illnesses Or Problems Take A Form
  11.  Recognizing And Manifesting Talents, Abilities And Qualities
  12.  A Visit To The Sun
  13.  Music Relaxation
  14.  Color Relaxation
  15.  Becoming The Light – Contact With God
  16.  Circle Of Love
  17.  Disidentifying With Our Bodies And Identifying With Our Souls
  18.  A  Meeting With Your Spiritual Guide
  19.  Finding Out Our Purpose In Life
  20.  Harmonizing The Energy  Centers & Other Possibilities

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2. POSITIVE VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR SELF THERAPY AND PREVENTION OF ILLNESS

Being ill is no fun. Often when ill we do not know what to do with ourselves and are overcome with negative feelings. These negative feelings of helplessness and hopelessness often worsen our physical condition and there ensues a vicious circle of physical pain, suffering and mental and emotional tension. Our negative reaction to illness worsen the illness. Tension brings pain and pain brings more tension. The best solution is any simple relaxation technique with positive visualization for removing stress and pain and sending healing energy to the problem area.

Each of us has within us vital energies which can heal our bodies. This is the life energy which keeps us alive and allows us to perform all the functions of our lives. This energy is guided by our thought patterns and concentration. Wherever our thoughts go, our energy goes to that area. Thus we can play a very important and essential role in our own therapy by learning to relax our bodies and mind by directing our concentration inwardly to the various parts of our body or our life in general which need healing. This is not difficult at all and can be learned just as any other human act can be learned through practice.


THE DOCTORS COULD NOT BELIEVE THEIR EYES

 

 

I remember the case of a friend of ours who was flying in a hand glider-kite and fell 20 meters to the ground cracking cervical vertebrae, thus remaining paralysed in the General National Hospital in Athens, Greece. He had only 5% movement in his arms and zero in his legs. A few of us went to explain to him how to relax his mind and body and how to concentrate his energy into his neck area and into his arms and legs and to imagine that he could move his hands and legs perfectly. He started doing this four or five times a day. He would ask his visitors to leave the room for ten minutes so that he could do this. He did this in a room with seven other patients and all their visitors. He closed his eyes and relaxed, while the television was blaring and cigarette smoke was choking the atmosphere.

Although the doctors told him that he would never be able to walk or gain full use of his hands, he started to get better every day. His hands and legs started to move. After two months, he left the hospital, and after another six months he came to visit me one day in the taxi cab he was driving, to tell me how the doctors at the hospital “made the sign of the cross”, in disbelief, when they saw him walk in to greet them. His body was much more fit and strong than mine.

There are thousands of such cases all over the world of people who have cured themselves with the power of relaxation and positive visualization. It is being used in many hospitals in America and Europe. It is being used especially in the cases of Cancer and whenever pain is present. One theory is that relaxation and peaceful vibrations in the mind stimulate the secretion of «natural body made anaesthetics» called endomorphins. It seems that an individual can learn to control the pain in his body. In addition he can direct healing energies to those parts of the body which are malfunctioning. Everyday we are discovering new unknown powers of the mind. It seems that we human beings have many powers which we have not realised and are waiting for us to uncover them as we continue with our human development.

A SELF HEALING VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUE

Find a comfortable straight back position, either lying down on your back or sitting straight on a chair. Close your eyes and start breathing more slowly and deeply. Relax your body from your toes to the top of your head concentrating on each part separately and allowing it to relax.

You may also use another method of relaxation similar to the one suggested by the Silva Mind Control. Take a deep breath and while exhaling repeat mentally and visualize the number three, three times in your mind. Then inhale again, and while exhaling, visualize and repeat the number two, three times in the mind. Then inhale again and on the exhalation repeat and visualise the number one, three times. Then count slowly backwards from ten to one allowing the body and mind to relax more deeply with each number. Feel that with each number you relax more deeply physically and mentally.

After using either of these techniques or any other relaxation technique, you can start to follow the following visualization procedure.


1)  Imagine a light in the center of the forehead


2)  Allow this light to begin to expand and fill the whole of the brain cavity. (If you cannot see the light you can feel it, or conceive of it as a thought. It has the same result).


3)  Allow this light and energy to start descending into the body


4)  Direct it to any parts of the body which need healing energies


5)  Feel the energy going there and imagine that area to be perfectly healthy. DO NOT IMAGINE THE ILLNESS. DO NOT IMAGINE THE PROBLEM.


6)  IMAGINE ONLY THE PERFECT FUNCTIONING OF THE BODY.


7)  Imagine your whole body functioning perfectly


8)  Imagine yourself happy, healthy, running, dancing, singing, playing


9)  Imagine yourself in harmony with those around you, giving and taking love


10) Remain in this blissful relaxed state as long as you can. Allow these peaceful healing energies to permeate every part of your body and mind.

This practice can be done for:


1) SELF HEALING


2) TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE ILL – We can imagine all this going on in them


3) AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE AGAINST ILLNESS

01 AN INTRODUCTION TO RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

March 5, 2012

You can download a small ebook with many relaxation proceedures

at http://www.armonikizoi.com/store/products/life-coach-8-guided-relaxation-procedures

With the following content.

  1. An Introduction To Relaxation Techniques
  2. Positive Visualization Technique for Self Therapy and Prevention of Illness
  3. Techniques for Re-balancing Our Energy
  4.  A Deep Relaxation for Self Acceptance
  5.  A Deep Relaxation Technique for Transforming Childhood Experiences
  6.  Loving The Child That You Were
  7.  Letting Go Of Resentment
  8.  Entertaining The Opposite Emotion
  9.  Letting An Emotion Take A Form And Transforming It
  10.  Letting Our Pains, Illnesses Or Problems Take A Form
  11.  Recognizing And Manifesting Talents, Abilities And Qualities
  12.  A Visit To The Sun
  13.  Music Relaxation
  14.  Color Relaxation
  15.  Becoming The Light – Contact With God
  16.  Circle Of Love
  17.  Disidentifying With Our Bodies And Identifying With Our Souls
  18.  A  Meeting With Your Spiritual Guide
  19.  Finding Out Our Purpose In Life
  20.  Harmonizing The Energy  Centers & Other Possibilities

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Also you can order CDs with guided relaxation techniques at

http://www.armonikizoi.com/store/products/category/en_store_audio_cd_other

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And you can download various guided relaxation proceedures from

http://www.armonikizoi.com/downloads?category=4

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An introduction to Relaxation Techniques

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Of all the techniques that I have suggested that people use over the years for self-therapy, deep relaxation with positive imagery is the one, which I have suggested most often. It is what absolutely everyone needs independent of whether they have physical of emotional problems or not. We all have much to benefit by stopping at least once a day and lying down on our backs (or on our abdomen or sitting straight in a chair) and relaxing consciously all the parts of our body and then our minds. This simple technique allows the basic healing energies of the body to work at restoring the proper harmony which is required for healthy and effective functioning of the body and mind.

The blood vessels relax and there is increased blood flow to parts of the body where tension was restricting flow. The lactic acid build up which causes tiredness, is allowed to be transformed and removed. All the systems of the body begin a process of harmonizing themselves through various mechanisms. The nervous system is relaxed and rejuvenated and prepared for more efficient functioning. The mind is cleared, emptied and enabled to think much more clearly, intelligently and positively. In deep relaxation, as you will learn in detail below, we are able to direct our body’s healing energies mentally to the areas which we would like to affect more specifically. Thus if we are having a problem with our liver, we can send healing energy there by imagining light, or peace, or positive healthful feelings and thoughts flowing into the liver. This can be done with any part of the body. The same technique of positive thinking can be used with all aspects of our lives.

We can imagine ourselves with greater self acceptance, self confidence, self love, with greater peace of mind, greater ease and confidence in our social and professional contacts. We can imaging ourselves in harmonious and loving relationships. We can imagine ourselves healthy, full of energy and happiness. This is not self deception. It is the directing of the mind’s energies towards the eventual creation of exactly these positive realities.

Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs are the creators of our lives, of our illness and our health, of our failures and successes, of our happiness and unhappiness. Changing our thoughts eventually leads to changes in our lives, including in our health.

Below you will find a variety of various relaxation techniques which you can employ in order to restore or maintain your health and harmony. You can then decide which of the techniques seem to appeal most to you.


If you should like to create a deep relaxation technique for your self you should include:

1. The method of relaxing which helps you to relax most easily.


2. Projection of healing energy to parts of the body which you would like to heal.


3. Projection of positive thoughts and images concerning your personality and your contact with the world around you. Imagine yourself as you would like to be.


4. Be sure to always create feelings of self acceptance, self love and self confidence. These are very important in self healing.


5. Leave time for your mind to just be empty and let whatever changes need to take place in your body or mind to happen without your mental intervention. This time of emptiness is essential both in self healing and also in our spiritual growth process.

In employing your relaxation pay attention to the following:

1. You should be appropriately covered in case your body metabolism falls and you feel cold.


2. It is best to be alone in the room unless the other is sleeping, or aware of what you are doing and capable of being extremely quiet. But if these conditions are not available, then I would say to go ahead and try to do deep relaxation anyway. You would be amazed by how much you can go within yourself and become unaware of what is going on around you.


3. Leave time to really «wake up»; and gradually move into activity. Do not come out of the relaxation just moments before you have to do something or be somewhere. Five minutes transition time is probably enough for most people.


4. If you suffer from low blood pressure and find that you are dizzy or very cold after deep relaxation, then try doing your relaxation with your legs on a pillow or on the wall. In these positions you will ensure an abundant flow of blood to the brain and you will not feel dizzy or weak afterwards.


5. Do not over do relaxation. Twenty to thirty minutes twice or three times a day are enough in the beginning. Do not do more than this without the guidance of someone experienced in these techniques. Yoga teachers can help you and a growing number of psychologists are learning and using such techniques with their patients.

6. The techniques are best done on an empty stomach but can be done after meals if there is absolutely no other time. The best time to do them is after one of your exercise and breathing sessions. Another suitable time is in the afternoon or early evening, especially after work in order to rejuvenate your body for the evening activities. If none of these times are suitable, then at least do it before falling asleep in the evening. Some people who have trouble sleeping use it in the middle of the night in order to sleep, and others who wake up early use these techniques to start their days with a fresh and positive outlook. Experiment and find out what is best for you.


7. The purpose is not to fall asleep. But if you are tired and fall asleep do not worry. You have relaxed. If you have relaxed with a cassette, the messages which were on the cassette have been recorded by your subconscious mind. If you were working on your own without a cassette, then at least you have relaxed and rejuvenated your body and mind.


8. CDs are available

from various spiritual centers, book stores and health food shops. In the beginning I would suggest that you buy or borrow a cassette so that you can get an idea concerning the rate and rhythm of how a relaxation is done. It will be easier to relax with a cassette in the beginning until you develop your ability with practice. Eventually you can let go of your dependency on the cassette (after trying out a variety of them if you like) and work on your own, creating the type of relaxation which is most suitable to you.

There are CD for self therapy, for self acceptance, self confidence, for expansion of love for all beings, for sending light to various parts of the body and for simply relaxing. There are also relaxations for children which help them to imagine themselves confident, concentrated and successful at school and with friends and family. You may also like to create your own cassette with the specific messages which you feel are most appropriate to your needs.


9. It is important to be regular in your practice of this simple technique which really does not require much time. If you cannot do it more frequently, do it at least once a day. Do not let your mind fool you into believing that there is no time. There is; you just need to see it. You can let go of something else, which is offering you less in your life and replace it with relaxation.

Also do not be fooled by the idea that you do not have the right to take this time for your self. These techniques will increase greatly both the quality and quantity of your service both to your family and profession. Also do not be fooled by the feeling that you are too nervous to relax, that you prefer to watch TV or do something which occupies your attention; that you do not have the concentration to relax. It is all a matter of habit. Your mind has learned to function in a certain way. You can gradually teach it to function in a different more effective and beneficial way.

It may be difficult at first. You may feel even more tension as you try and do not succeed in relaxing. This is because it is something new. Just as you could not walk when you were born and had to practice it, and became now able to walk through thinking, in the same way you will master this technique and it will become easy and enjoyable.


10. Do not be put off or afraid if in the beginning you have various negative side effects after doing a relaxation. This is simply the excess suppressed tension (which you have bottled up within you), coming out in the form of negative symptoms. The symptoms may be headaches, dizziness, a feeling of irritability or the need to cry or laugh nervously. You may feel pains in various parts of the body which were not there before (they are in the emotional and energy level but you do not feel them). You may have negative visions or hear unpleasant sounds while in the relaxation.

Or you may feel nothing at all. In 80% of the cases, people feel very wonderful. They experience a level of inner peace and harmony which they have never experienced before. If you are among the 20% who might have negative reactions at first, do not fear; this will happen only for a few times in the beginning and then will pass. If you feel that you need help to overcome the built up tension which is coming out, then seek out the help of a person experienced in these techniques. Sooner or later the tension which you have suppressed for so many years will be released and you will feel wonderful, not only in your relaxation but throughout the day. You will be lighter and freer, with more positive outlook in life.


11. The process of reprogramming the subconscious mind with positive thoughts and images can also be done while you are sleeping. You can purchase or make a cassette with the messages you would like to accept deep within you. Set up a timer switch to your tape player so that it will start up by itself about an hour after you have fallen asleep or an hour before you usually wake up. At these times you are usually in the receptive «alpha» state. These messages will by pass the filters of your conscious mind which usually block out whatever they do not believe and will be recorded directly into your subconscious mind. Many learn languages in this way. This does not, however, replace your need for conscious-willful deep relaxation.

I encourage you to start today employing these relaxation techniques and to treat your body and mind to a delight they have been waiting for and needing for a long time.

LETTING GO OF RESENTMENT

You can download a small ebook with many relaxation proceedures

at http://www.armonikizoi.com/store/products/life-coach-8-guided-relaxation-procedures

With the following content.

  1. An Introduction To Relaxation Techniques
  2. Positive Visualization Technique for Self Therapy and Prevention of Illness
  3. Techniques for Re-balancing Our Energy
  4.  A Deep Relaxation for Self Acceptance
  5.  A Deep Relaxation Technique for Transforming Childhood Experiences
  6.  Loving The Child That You Were
  7.  Letting Go Of Resentment
  8.  Entertaining The Opposite Emotion
  9.  Letting An Emotion Take A Form And Transforming It
  10.  Letting Our Pains, Illnesses Or Problems Take A Form
  11.  Recognizing And Manifesting Talents, Abilities And Qualities
  12.  A Visit To The Sun
  13.  Music Relaxation
  14.  Color Relaxation
  15.  Becoming The Light – Contact With God
  16.  Circle Of Love
  17.  Disidentifying With Our Bodies And Identifying With Our Souls
  18.  A  Meeting With Your Spiritual Guide
  19.  Finding Out Our Purpose In Life
  20.  Harmonizing The Energy  Centers & Other Possibilities

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Also you can order CDs with guided relaxation techniques at

http://www.armonikizoi.com/store/products/category/en_store_audio_cd_other

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And you can download various guided relaxation proceedures from

http://www.armonikizoi.com/downloads?category=4

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Such inner relaxation techniques must never be performed when you are driving or operating any machinery. You should be alone in a secure and safe place where you can let go and have no responsibilities to attend to for at least 15 minutes after completing the relaxation. Unless you are already familiar with are practicing such, do not exceed 20 minutes. If you have any difficulties, discontinue temporarily and until you receive guidance from a guide experienced in such techniques, or if you are a member, send us an email (Please include your user name and password).

LETTING GO OF RESENTMENT

Feelings of resentment, which sometimes lead to disillusionment, anger and even hate, have a very powerful affect on our nervous and endocrine system, and eventually on our immune system. When such feelings also lead to feelings of weakness, helplessness and hopelessness, then our defense system is more seriously weakened. It has been shown in many scientific studies that the defense system is frequently weakened after the unexpected loss of something very important to us, such as a loved one, a job, a home, our social status or anything else which is very important to us and whose loss we cannot accept. In a number of these cases cancer or some other result of immune weakness is developed.

It is also believed that resentment when long standing in a body can be transferred into physical terms as arthritic or rheumatic problems. This transferal of specific emotions into physical phenomena is an extremely interesting field which will gain much more attention in coming years as science will be forced to investigate it. Until now it is known and accepted mostly to those who work on the spiritual level.

The following visualizations can help us to release such negative emotions which are without doubt affecting in some way our state of health and our harmony with our selves and others. We would all do well to get free from such emotions, for in the last analysis, why should we continue to harm ourselves, because someone performed some injustice to us in the past. When we hold on to resentment or anger or hate towards that person, we only harm ourselves more. Those feelings exist in our body; they affect our liver, our kidneys, our heart, our blood vessels, not the other’s. They inhibit our feelings of happiness, not his. They limit our reality, not his. We are only harming ourselves with these feelings. When we are hurt by some event of life, such as the loss of a loved one or something else very important to us, what do we gain by holding on to the past, but concentrating with bitterness on the injustice of life? Does life suffer or do we suffer?

We cannot change those events of the past. But we can change our attitude towards them. If there is something which we can do in the present to better the quality of our lives, let us do it. But let us let go of the negative feelings which are created by our insistence that life be the way we want it to be. Let us let go of the idea that if things are not the way we have been programmed to believe that they must be, then we cannot be happy. We can be happy if we want to. It is up to us and this technique will help us. As Ken Keyes says, “When you worry about what you do not have, you loose what you do have”. Let us start to look at what we do have, I am sure we will see that it is quite wonderful, if we can let go of the past and see the present as it really is. This is an essential part of our self therapy and self-transformation process.

a. After creating a state of deep relaxation, bring to your mind one by one the various negative feelings which you have been having about specific events or problems in your life. If you are holding negative feelings towards anyone, then bring that person to your mind and experience those feelings. Imagine your self expressing to the other how you are feeling. Explain to him or her why you are feeling that way, how you have been hurt, disappointed. Explain how you didn’t expect what happened, and how you would really have liked things to have happened differently. Express your self in your mind as clearly as you can, not only your anger, but also your feelings of hurt and vulnerability.

b. Once you have mentally expressed your feelings, then realize that these persons have acted out of weakness, out of fear and ignorance. There is no reason to condemn them. They have made a mistake. We too make mistakes. FORGIVE them and let go of your negative feelings. Forgive them and create if possible positive feelings towards them. Realize that they, like you, are in a process of evolution. They cannot be perfect. They will make mistakes.

c. Realize that you too are a soul in the process of evolution and that in truth, nothing can really harm you. You are indestructible and self-sufficient. Feel strong, big, safe and secure and forgive the other, realizing that your happiness and security cannot really depend on someone else.

d. Realize too that there is a universal law of cause and effect and that nothing could ever happen to you if you did not deserve it, if it was not useful for your evolutionary process. Thus realizing that, in fact, no one has ever done you an injustice. For some reason, it had to happen in that way regardless if you are able to understand why. That does not mean that we let people do what they want. We express to them our displeasure or in some cases we protect ourselves, even through court cases, but we let go of negative feelings. We can correct the other’s actions and protect ourselves from them without having negative feelings towards them; negative feelings which harm us more than them.

e. Thus while we are in the relaxation, we can imagine ourselves forgiving the other and accepting him. We can imagine that we are at good terms with each other. If you feel ready, you can even imagine that you are embracing, making up and experiencing love and harmony between you. If this is difficult, you can at least wish them to be healthy and happy in their lives. Do this for all the people in your family (independent as to whether you feel that you have serious problems with them). Do this with relatives, especially with parents and with coworkers or anyone else who has been close to you and has had the opportunity to hurt you, or disappoint you.

f. In this way, forgive each important person in your life for everything. Work on each person and each event separately and specifically. When you have difficulty forgiving a specific person, work on him or her in your relaxation on a daily basis until you overcome your inner resistance. This will do wonders for your own health and vitality. If your resentment is towards life or towards God, then do the same technique imagining life or God in some way and working in the same way. If you are feeling weak and helpless in a difficult world as a result of these difficulties which you have passed through, work on the technique for SELF CONFIDENCE or the technique of CONTACT WITH GOD. Doing this daily will free us from negative emotions concerning ourselves and others. If these emotions are intense, it would be better to seek out professional help in this process.

LIST OF POSSIBLE EMOTIONS

LIST OF POSSIBLE EMOTIONS

DISCOURAGED
REJECTION
ANXIETY
DEMEANED
HURT
WORRY
DISILLUSIONMENT
INSECURITY
ABUSED
ANGER
HATE
DEPRESSION
FRUSTRATION
LONELINESS
BITTERNESS
JEALOUSY
ENVY
UNWORTHY
RAGE
SELF REJECTION
SELF DOUBT
SHAME
INJUSTICE
GUILT
ABANDONMENT
OTHER

LOVE
HAPPINESS
COMPASSION
UNDERSTANDING
AFFECTION
BROTHERLINESS
UNITY
SECURE
PEACEFUL
COURAGE
ENCOURAGEMENT
JOY
PATIENCE
GRATITUDE
ACCEPTANCE
RESPECT
FULFILMENT
FAITH
HOPE
PEACE
AFFIRMATION
RESPECT
SATISFACTION
PRIDE
ESTEEM

OTHER

1. WHICH EMOTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO FREE YOURSELF FROM?

2. WHICH ARE THE BELIEFS FROM WHICH THESE EMOTIONS FLOW FORTH?

3. HOW DO YOU REACT WHEN YOU FEEL THESE EMOTIONS?