January 25, 2011

Staying positive in challenging times

Posted in Hypnosis, Stress Management at 4:01 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Every day we encounter so many things that can bring us down. We are living through significant changes in the world which can lead to different challenges and for some people it can difficult to handle.

So how do we stay positive? We have a choice.

We have to choose which thoughts we are going to focus on. If we choose to focus on the negative thoughts they attract more negative thoughts. The longer we focus on the negative thoughts, the longer it takes a positive thought or event to shift the mood to postive.

Unfortunately, most people are not able to just stop thinking about something. The more we try to stop thinking about something the more we think about it. I’m sure you’ve heard of the “pink elephant” theory.

In order to consciously choose to think positive thoughts, we need to first pay attention to our thoughts. Then we begin to notice when we start down that road of negativity. If you don’t immediately notice your negativity, that’s okay as long as DO notice it. Once you start paying attention, you’ll notice that you begin can catch it sooner.

Now we can make a conscious decision to shift from a negative thought to a positive thought. You can mentally tell yourself STOP!and change the channel to ANY thing positive, just imagine changing the channel on the TV.  The more we do this, the easier it becomes.

We don’t have any control over many events in the world, be we do have control over how much power we give to outside circumstances and how we let it influence our life. This is what is meant by creating your reality. If I choose to focus on the positive things in life, Ican choose to feel good no matter what is going on around me.

If you take back control of your mind, you’ll take back control of your life.


Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists and approved for continuing education credits for RNs and CRNAs.  For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is affiliated with Healthy Visions. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).   Approved for 40 CE Credits Code # 5-133-101.Exp. July 31, 2011 

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