Post layout Test10 July 2022
When I hit the skids, I became obsessed with self-improvement11 July 2022
Time. You wake up and see the time, you look at the clock during the work day in leisure time too. What do you think when you think of time, what appears in your mind’s eye?
Do you see yourself hurrying? Do you predict that you will be frustrated at the end of the day, or do you wake up thinking, ‘Yes 17 long, sweet hours to fill before I return to my bed!
Too much time is called boredom. You look at the clock, and you wish it was later than it was.
As best you can, without judgement, notice what appears in your mind in response to ‘TIME’. It’s information – nothing to do with you or your value as a person, just associations caused by neurons firing together.
I would like to say that I am one of the ‘Yes! 17 long, sweet …..’ people, but I am not. If I think of time, I think of it running out, and running out of time means dissatisfaction and frustration.
From Lisa Feldman Barrett‘s work, we learn that remembering and planning are the same thing.
The first time someone pointed out that by picturing on running out of time, ‘I was planning to have the problem again,’ I found it an irritatingly smart-arse comment, and also completely true.
So when you say something like ‘I’m a procrastinator.’ You’re remembering #procrastinating. And when you’re doing that, you’re unwittingly planning to procrastinate in the future. Because they are the same activity in the brain.
I once read that people with amnesia can’t plan for the future. I found this fascinating, but I can’t remember the source.
Even though I’d experienced it, I didn’t have any idea what hypnosis was until I started learning Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) (The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy, Inc.)
One of the key applications of hypnosis is to break the associations in your mind. So we can use it to shift the perception of time.
Seeing yourself running out of time before you’ve even started your day has no value. It will generate anxiety and that will make things less likely to get done. As we like to say in RRT, ‘it’s worse than useless.’
Associations like this are often unconscious. But once seen, we know what there is to get done, and can make a clear intention to undo the mental association of time and its meanings.
Through hypnosis, the uselessness of the way I have been thinking will be understood throughout mind and body, and its purpose as a survival strategy will be seen as unnecessary.
Subconscious has been telling me it’s very important that I organise my day correctly. ‘Important’ to the subconscious means dead if you don’t.
I am not going to get dead if I don’t get my to-do list done, but this idea has been generating a lot of useless emotion.
This is an example of how we use the hypnosis component of the RRT sequence. It’s a complex and skilled process, but once you start to loosen and undo these automatic associations in mind, change comes very fast.
I am just starting out on this application of RRT, and I’ll be posting updates on my progress.
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