So it’s been a little while since my last blog…
Previously I’d been blogging pretty much every week, but things have been really busy over the last few months so I let it slip – but I’m back now!
And I’ve been busy exploring some really important areas – particularly NLP, hypnosis and health.
Just take an example – have you ever been working really hard and you never catch any sort of bugs, but what happens when you take time off – people often come down with something then.
It’s like your body knows when it’s appropriate to get something because you have time to relax!
That also doesn’t mean that a solution is just to work really hard for the rest of your life and never take time off because you think that will prevent getting any bugs! That would probably be a sure fire way to burn out fast and lead to worse problems!
Most people know that when they are under stress, the immune system gets lowered. Not only are people more likely to catch bugs, but research shows that stress will even negatively impact the DNA and cause premature aging!
In fact, maybe you know someone who seems to be stressed all the time and by the age of 40 they look about 10 years older than they actually are.
An opposite example would be a former Karate teacher of mine who clearly lived an incredibly healthy life and when I received an invitation to his 60th birthday, everybody who went there had thought he was in his 40s!
So maybe people could forget the face lifts! A secret to staying young could well be to deal with stress effectively…
In fact on one NLP Practitioner training in London that I was running, someone had been holding onto some resentment about something that had happened many years ago and was still causing her to feel stressed. She had been holding onto that stress for so long that you could see the tension in her body and her face. I took her through a process to let go of the negative emotion and within 10 minutes she really felt it had totally gone.
In fact, not only did she experience the emotion disappearing, by her whole physiology shifted – it was like all the tension suddenly dissolved from her body. And her face also dramatically changed – it was really like she had had a face lift! Everyone in the room thought she looked 10 or 15 years younger. All the tension she had had in her face had caused her to appear older and more wrinkled, but the release let go of all of this incredibly rapidly.
If you want to know more about NLP, or if you are experienced already in NLP, reading and learning is an essential part of development. So I’ve put up a reading list with suggestions of some great books to read – follow this link for recommended NLP books.