Skills and experience alone are not enough when determining a good practitioner.
You want to look and feel for the “Goodness of fit”. It’s a relationship that fosters healthy psychological development and positive self-esteem and is based on the temperament and personality of each person in the relationship.
Here’s a run-down of those crucial elements that determine a good practitioner.
We have the freedom and power of choice. We can be annoyed at what’s happening in the spaces around us, or we can let that go and focus on creating an internal space that promotes wellness. When our internal environment is content, it vastly changes how we see the external one, how we relate to it and how it affects us.
Emotions aren’t tangible objects you pack into a box and store under the stairs or in the attic. You can’t just sweep them into a dustpan or out the front door. Emotions are energy within you and when you push that energy aside, you’re doing so inside your own body.
That link between your body and mind is unmistakable. You can’t switch off the connection between the mind and gut, but what you can do is create a really great friendship where the both of you thrive.
Worrisome thoughts will generate the relevant feeling; stress, anxiety, worry, anger, resentment. If you want to feel something other than those, something more beneficial, you gotta get in the drivers seat and start thinking better quality thoughts.
We’ve got Google, apps, social media, books, articles, doctors, practitioners, workshops, health retreats, yoga, and the rest – there is no shortage of information or help out there that we engage with every day. It’s evident that we are seeking for something more.
Grasping though has a different feel to it; it comes from a place of fear. Two things happen when we grasp:
We clutch at something outside of us
We abandon ourselves
If you’re looking for a sense of safety and freedom and calm, there’s another way.
“Do I really need IBS medication, what’s causing my gut symptoms?”
If you continue to ask yourself the same question without answering it, you in fact create a state of malaise, anxiety or even panic by letting it float around which mostly serves to exacerbate your symptoms.
So how do we stop this process from happening? Well, we either stop asking the question or we answer it.
Gut symptoms can develop from simple life stressors. The key word here is unresolved. Emotions are the body’s representation of a thought, and if those emotions are unresolved then the body will eventually give way by developing symptoms.
Maybe these real life stories relate to you, and provide valuable insight to some possible causes of your symptoms.
A walkthrough of the Happy Inside app to ensure you gain the greatest benefits.
– Creating the right environment
– How to engage in gut directed hypnotherapy
– What to do when your mind wanders
– Commitment is your greatest tool
Your gut is dependant on the environment you create for it. Your mind speaks directly to your gut via the vagus nerve, and that communication is happening whether those messages are harmful or healing so if you want to feel better, it’s time to create a better environment.
When we do create stillness, it’s our own personal sanctuary. It’s a feeling of bliss, it’s a relief and a place we have access to and can visit as often as we like. Stillness brings us in to presence with ourselves so we can hear what is happening within.
We have an increasing number of apps and devices available, yet we are more disconnected than ever before. The gravest disconnection this is causing is from ourselves. It’s not the device that’s the problem, it’s how we use it.
At the end of the year we often reflect and make plans for an improved life the following year. The attitude in which you do this will determine your achievement, just like the attitude in which you treat your gut as it struggles with the overindulgence. Self-compassion is the starting point.
Stress. It’s just one of the causes of gut symptoms. It can be the original cause, or stress can overtake and become the main reason symptoms are persisting. Either way, your body is giving you a clear message there is something out of balance to resolve for which gut focused therapy is the very treatment.
If you’re one of many people experiencing symptoms of IBS and other gut disorders, then you’re in the right place. This premiere episode shares the 7 years of clinical experience Michelle White has gained in gut focused therapy through her Mind Matters clinic, how she got there, and how this benefits you.