The Origin of Positive Thinking
Were you aware that “Positive Thinking” comes from the method of “Self-Talk?”
When we talk to ourselves, we’re actually re-connecting to self, learning about ourselves and learning how to deal with matters that are in conflict with our minds. Learning to trust ourselves is key to our own survival.
By self-talking to ourselves, we are learning to change our own behaviors and become more accepting of things around us. We become more alert, energized and even enthusiastic. Self-Talk also aids us to heal our mind, body and soul. Developing self-belief and confidence too.
By self-talking we also become better more productive in our work life, sports, having better personal and social relationships with others. Our negative thoughts come from our past so by self-talk we begin to learn from our past history, where our ideas and thoughts came from, without this knowing of history you don’t really have a chance of learning new habits and behaviors as the old ones will keep creeping back in to your life.
They say that it takes at least 21 days to form a habit, but have you ever noticed that even though you’ve completed the 21 days you can still go back to the old ways. This is because you’ve not dealt with your past history and learned no to do it as you don’t know why you do it, you then cannot stop.
With all the benefits there are in self-talking, we should definitely be doing more of it and ignore the naysayers when they say stop it as it is your best friend consoling, offering advice and comforting you in your time of need.
It sure is far cheaper than going for therapy. As myself being a fully trained “Clinical Hypnotherapist” I can definitely vouch for this.
Positive Thinking – Self-Talk vs Mental Illness
Self-talks use positive thinking to boost their morale and confidence. In older times self-talk was seen to be a form of mental illness, yet with new discoveries and technology evolving over the years it has clearly shown that self-talk is actually a healing process of the mind.
People use self-talk and positive thinking in different forms to help them heal. Some use self-talk through writing, others use it in the written form in expressing their feelings, emotions, wants and desires. By writing them down on paper and reviewing the end article they would then find the answers to the problem.
There are some who would call this the “Power of Positive Affirmations and “Positive Thinking”.
As a hypnotherapist, I can honestly say that this is not a quick fix method to healing as you need your conscious and subconscious mind to work together for a quicker resolution and this is only managed under hypnosis and only with a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
However, self-talk can relieve stress and be very encouraging for you. When self-talking you’re able to find relief and the feelings of confidence in the mind which then rewards you with positive thoughts and the feeling of contentment.
How Self-Talk And Positive Thinking Can Help You
Self-talk can help you in the verbal and written form, by brainstorming your mind so that you’re able to explore the minds thoughts, ideas and history. You’ll then be able to find answers to your problems and even new ideas on how to tackle your problems and even come up with new ideas that you’ve never even thought of doing before.
How To Uncover Your Mind Ailments
To begin with, start thinking of what you want as an outcome. We want to be able to have an achievable outcome to your conflict. Do not have un-achievable high goals for yourself as this will just lead to failure and set you right back to the beginning.
We’re beginning with baby steps here.
You will need to have the following structure
- Beginning – set yourself limits, arrange how you’ll start, where and when
- Middle – what will happen and how will you feel during and if appropriate where
- End – the outcome of your accomplishment and how will you feel, where are you and is anyone with you and how are they towards you.
When you’re going through each of these steps, you must give yourself time to explore the history of your thoughts. Where did they come from, were they given to you by someone, are they passed down via the generation, was it a fright that you had.
Our minds work in pictures and whilst doing this and recalling back history you will find that your face may twitch a bit, eyelid flutter and a smirk on your face and at times even cry. These are all natural and there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, it’s called “an ab reaction.”
I will point out here and now that you’re NOT to move onto the next step until you have resolved the first one, by fully understanding how you’ve come to this conclusion. When you’ve fully understood this, then you may move on to the next step.
I would highly suggest that this is performed every day until the pain that you have lessened and become nonexistent. To the point that you are so fed up talking about the problem/issues.
Once you achieve this point – viola you’ve done it!
Your next step is to make sure that you have support and someone that you’re able to talk to in a crisis. Everyone needs someone to talk to and have them listen to you without passing judgment and ill advice. Build a good relationship with someone you have a rapport with, someone to trust.
Now you have gotten this far, you’re next step is make sure that you’re able to switch any negative thoughts to positive ones as soon as the negativity pops his little rotten head out.
Self-talk works for any topic you can think of that is bothering you. So why not go and give it a try next time you’re feeling a bit pete tong and if you feel that you need proper help then go and find a good reputable therapist who can help you.
Under no circumstances are you to take my opinion before seeing a doctor first. If you feel suicidal or suffering more than just a little stress, you must go and visit your doctor. The advice given here is advice only and I cannot guarantee your outcome or success, we’re all different and have different needs and without seeing you in person I’m unable and will not make a formal clinical hypnotherapist opinion.