Whole Brain Posture for surrendering into the present moment
Surrender – Accepting what is
I created this blog post for those who attended my June workshop on awakening your inner healer and creator. If you are struggling with your thoughts and feelings then read on for one of my favourite tools to help you get into the present moment and transform your negative feelings.
And a related blog to this email and the workshop on ... DR LORNE BROWN HAS LOST HIS MIND. AND YOU CAN TOO. Read more>>
I personally use the whole brain posture and teach it to my patients as a simple tool to become present where peace of mind and creativity lives.
Practice whole brain posture to support you in surrendering to the present moment, to accepting what is.
Dr Les fehmi, PhD, in his book The Open Focus Brain, shares how when he finally stopped trying so hard and deeply accepted his failure (he had many unsuccessful attempts of moving his brainwaves into Alpha known for their detached relaxation and healing potential), the EEG registered high-Alpha amplitude production. As he stated, “I had been trying too hard and didn’t know it. By surrendering I had slipped into Alpha – the alert, wakeful relaxation that had eluded me”
If you are feeling alarmed, overwhelmed, inadequate, etc...
Seated or laying down, take the whole brain position and repeat the following statements to yourself with eyes closed until you feel a shift mentally, physically or emotionally and then open your eyes.
I accept myself for the person who is feeling _______________________.
Fill in the blank with one of the feelings. (Eg. overwhelmed, inadequate, afraid, not good enough)
I accept myself for the person whose thinking thinks _______________________.
Fill in blank with one of an appropriate judgement you have on yourself. (E.g. no one likes me, I am treated unfair, I am a failure etc. )
In chapter 10 of The Power of Now by Echarte Tolle, he says when you surrender to the present moment suffering cannot exist in the moment (only in your thinking of past and future) and you access your creativity in the present too.
He suggests three choices you have when you are in a situation and you surrender to the present moment
- Change or improve the situation
- Remove yourself from the situation
- Accept it (surrender)
Byron Katie did her "thesis" on Loving What is (# 3 of Accepting)
Notice there is no mention of judgement, blame or being a victim.
And remember surrender is a form of the following that you probably have heard of before:
- Not to be attached to form and outcome
- Letting go
- Attention without tension
- Intention not attention
- Get out of your own way
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Energy psychology tools
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Psych K
- Bengtson Energy healing Method
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