This article is about how the The Next Step approach can be used to rapidly improve your state of mental and physical well-being.
The Next Step approach, in general, is to first make sure you’re in the most appropriate state before responding to any situation. The most appropriate state to be in is the one that matches the desired results that you want in any situation. This resourceful state can be sufficiently achieved through assuming the body posture and typical manner of breathing that resembles how you want to feel. It’s that easy!
You can rapidly improve your state of mental and physical well-being through accessing a highly present and centred state. This state is known to enhance your cellular communication, stabilize all systems of your body, and optimize your brain function. The reason why this cool, calm & collected state is so beneficial to your health is because it helps you keep your attention in the body. Healers from all ages and traditions agree that healing energy flows more readily where you place your attention.
One of the underlying reasons why there is so much sickness and dis-ease in our modern society is because there are an increasing amount of high-tech distractions that prevent us from paying attention to our internal distress signals.
Your unconscious mind is the collective intelligence of all the cells in your body. It constantly provides you with signals via sensations, emotions, intuitions, as well as via your dreams and in the state of hypnosis. When you detect and act on these signals then you build rapport with your unconscious mind. When you have rapport with this intelligent and wise aspect of yourself, then your mental performance as well as your body’s natural healing capability are enhanced.
The late, great Hypnotherapist, Milton H. Erickson declared: “Patients are patients because they are out of rapport with their own unconscious mind. Patients are people who have had too much outside programming – so much programming that they have lost touch with their inner selves.”
The Next Step to accessing this healing and performance enhancing state is to do the following:
- Stop all mental and physical activity by sitting comfortably, closing your eyes and taking a few deep relaxing breaths.
- Focus your attention in your body as much as possible. Observe thoughts, emotions and sensations without entertaining them.
- To deepen your relaxation, pay attention to the rising and falling of your abdomen as you inhale and exhale, breathing naturally.
- Then allow your awareness to float naturally throughout your body the way a warm summer breeze carries a light feather here and there.
- Be gently curious about what your body (unconscious mind) wants to bring to your conscious attention.
Spending a few minutes doing the above exercise each day can be hugely beneficial. Dedicating 20 minutes of each day to this exercise may profoundly enhance your level of mental and physical well-being. If you would like more structure or enjoy being guided through this exercise, and beyond, then check out my Heal Your Body 1 recording.
Nobody knows you better than your body does. Pay attention, it can save you a lot of time, money and energy.
Remember: There is nothing to loose, and lots to gain. Give it a go.
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Written by Jevon Dangeli – NLP/Hypnotherapy Trainer & Coach
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