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Journaling for the Mind and Body
In my last article I discussed making choices and how daily reminders of these choices, desires, hopes and dreams can reinforce your internal beliefs. As a hypnotherapist I know that the process of internalizing choices, thereby starting the process of deliberate creation, can be very difficult but becomes infinitely easier with the aid of hypnosis. However, in addition to hypnotherapy, there are tools available to every person that can help you on a conscious level to start this process of internalization.

A journal is a place where you can be completely free to express your thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams. You may not even realize how you feel until you see it written down. The act of writing brings facilitates your mind/body connection and accesses feelings more easily and effectively. Journaling your feelings allows you to release them from your mind and secure them safely on paper. The more feelings and thoughts you capture in writing, the more likely you will be able to discover patterns, recurrent themes, and emotional troubles that may have plagued you for years. This can be a first step to solving problems and releasing negativity that may be holding you back.

Journaling not only eases your mind, but has been shown to have amazing physical benefits as well. A recent study done at Ohio State University found that students who kept journals had increased T-cell production, missed fewer days from school, and had better overall health in general.

In addition, a study published in the April 14, 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association had similar findings. Researchers treated patients with either mild or moderate asthma or rheumatoid arthritis for four months with traditionally prescribed medical treatments. However, in addition to their traditional treatments, patients were asked to either write about their most stressful life experiences or an "emotionally neutral" subject. They found that 47 percent of those patients who documented their stressful experiences showed a statistically significant improvement in their symptoms, as compared to just 24 percent of the control group who did not.

Keeping a journal can help you manage your weight. By keeping a food diary to track calories, food chooses) and WHY you are selecting certain foods at a particular time, you can identify whether you are eating out of hunger, habit, anger or even sadness. Is there a particular food you tend to eat that corresponds to a certain emotion? By keeping a written record of your food choices as well as your emotions, you can begin to recognize patterns and change eating habits.

In one of my next articles I will discuss further what can be done on a conscious level to help you internalize choices, dreams and desires. I'll also discuss what can be done to help you start this process of deliberate creation.

A world rich in abundance surrounds each of us if we will just step up and claim it.

                                                                                  Linda Simmon, C.Ht.

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