There are two times during the day in which our subconscious mind is naturally more available. These two times are first thing in the morning when you wake up and the last few moments before you go to sleep at night. These two times are wonderful opportunities to seed positive thought seeds within the fertile soil of the subconscious mind.
Morning meditations and self-hypnosis can assist with refocusing the mind on goals that you would like to achieve, connecting with gratitude to develop a more positive mindset and cultivating more motivation and energy for the day ahead. You can receive benefits from as little as 10 minutes of meditation or self-hypnosis when you first wake up in the morning. We train our bodies by working out and we know all of the benefits that physical exercise provides. Training the mind through meditation and self-hypnosis can provide many mental benefits including improvements in mood, energy, positivity, motivation and much more.
Evening meditations and self-hypnosis before bed can provide the opportunity to clear the mind, unwind and relax. This can assist with deeper sleep, relaxation and stress reduction. Depending on the techniques used, evening meditations can provide the opportunity to review the day's activities, shining a light on areas that you could have been more effective, more conscious, more loving or more assertive. It can also assist you with problem-solving as you can contemplate any current situations that are happening and begin to come up with solutions. There is a good reason why you may have heard the saying "Sleep on it". Our brain continues to process problems and situations while we are sleeping at night and often times the answers are there when we awaken in the morning. And taking a few moments to consciously plan out the next day can assist you in creating motivation and inertia to move towards your goals.
Episode 44 of the podcast is a morning meditation session that will assist you in connecting with gratitude and cultivating more motivation and energy to move towards your goals. Episode 45, which will release this week, will focus on an evening meditation that will assist you in reviewing your day, relaxing the mind and body, consciously planning out your next day and problem-solving. Be sure to check back on Friday, August 31st to download or listen to this episode!
Today I interviewed Ayan Mukherjee, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). He transitioned to become a psychotherapist from a 9-year long successful career in commercial banking. He discovered the power of good psychotherapy, while dealing with his own issues. He experienced extensive healing and transformation over a period of 3-4 years, while completing therapy school. He graduated with a diploma in Holistic Psychotherapy from the Transformational Arts College, Toronto, in early 2016. Since then he has trained in trauma-informed, somatic therapies, such as EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation and Brainspotting. He is also a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and he practices clinical hypnotherapy.
It was a very informative interview and discussion. Ayan is referred to as "the working man's therapist" and he does wonderful work with men's mental health issues and concerns. In our interview we discuss the mental health challenges that men are facing in our modern world. We also discuss the impact of trauma and how hypnosis, EMDR and psychotherapy interventions can be beneficial in assisting with releasing trauma from the nervous system and mind. We also engaged in creating a dual hypnosis induction for you to experience to assist you in increasing your confidence and inner strength. The interview and hypnosis session will release on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play Music on Friday, August 24th.
Ayan sees clients at his Toronto practice as well as online through Skype and video conferencing. His website is www.ayanrp.com.