Mind, Body, Spirit Healing vs. Traditional Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis

Written by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, MSW, CCH, CRT

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The higher self has somewhat of a higher perspective of our human "doings" here. This can be likened to a view of our life path and actions from a helicopter above us. This higher self is akin to our "soul self." I like to call itrepparttar "all seeing self"...constantly moving us around on this chessboard of life. This soul self or "higher self" knows just exactly what we need to do at any moment and strives to tell us through such things as dreams and instincts. Connecting with this "higher self" consciously is very empowering. Working with this metaphysical principle is often called "transpersonal" because it transports us to a direct contact withrepparttar 126217 highest part of ourselves. Consciously connectingrepparttar 126218 higher self,repparttar 126219 subconscious mind, andrepparttar 126220 conscious mind allows us to have a balanced and complete metaphysical healing. (The subconscious mind isrepparttar 126221 inductive computer that cannot deduct, but merely remembers all perceptions we have ever had, from any lifetime.) Metaphysical and Mind, Body, Spirit Healing In metaphysical healing,repparttar 126222 Facilitator assistsrepparttar 126223 person to connect withrepparttar 126224 three major parts of themselves—mind, body, spirit, and to go back torepparttar 126225 inner child, or "child ofrepparttar 126226 inner light." All things came from light, so internally we are all light, no matter what camouflage (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, shame, guilt, sadness, eating disorders, substance abuse, etc.) we have adopted to keep our "inner child" safe. We ourselves often do not know any of this consciously, but when you learn it, and consciously give this "trilogy" our empowerment to act in our lives, amazing healing occurs. This is true spiritual healing. We have many bodies that all empathize and work to help one another. The physical isrepparttar 126227 lowest or most "base" of these bodies, so that when these different bodies have problems that hurt us, they eventually show up in this body. Since allrepparttar 126228 bodies help each other by drawing attention to some special part of us, we cannot avoid dealing with a problem. The soul directsrepparttar 126229 attention there by runningrepparttar 126230 "most powerful" emotional experience over and over again - at least vibrationally - so that we will eventually "get it" and look forrepparttar 126231 original cause...In thisrepparttar 126232 soul reclaiming technique of looking forrepparttar 126233 damaged "inner child" becomes very important. This is because when we are hurt too badly we sort of "splinter off" or "cocoon" intorepparttar 126234 child we are at that moment ofrepparttar 126235 most hurt and dis-empowered self. The person we are just continues on doingrepparttar 126236 best we can to grow and develop. When we become strong enough,repparttar 126237 soul urge to become "whole " again becomes empowered, seeks outrepparttar 126238 means by which we can "reclaim" this "inner child," who seeks to help us become whole again. Metaphysical healing is a very simple process, though its explanation is lengthy. We consciously know of this child part of us and it's pain inside. Unfortunately, we are seldom givenrepparttar 126239 tools with which to reclaim this part of us and unite this inner child withrepparttar 126240 person we have become now... This transpersonal healing is very complete, much easier and more efficient than you can believe, and wonderfully fulfilling. This isrepparttar 126241 original abandonment: when we separate off from ourselves because we simply are seeking to learn and grow andrepparttar 126242 lesson seems way too hard, we become "segmented off," less powerful, and believe we have to be victims. We are all very powerful, incredible "beings of Light," and it is time we took control of that loving power and help each other heal and recognizerepparttar 126243 beauty of all our "inner child self;" help them become reclaimed and we, therefore, become whole, healed, beautiful beings with a higher perspective of our true spiritual wholeness. Only then, can we accomplish what we have come here to do and recognize our soul's real purpose for being here at this time. The benefits of healing are all encompassing. In working with people for 23 years, I have learned, no matter how urgent or grim a person's predicament seems to be, I know without doubt if they are WILLING to dorepparttar 126244 mental work of going within to release old beliefs, feelings, thought patterns and forgiving, anything can be healed. The belief that some issues or conditions are ‘incurable' whether it is emotions or physical illness, which is so frightening to so many people, only means thatrepparttar 126245 particular issue or condition cannot be cured by ‘outer' methods and thatrepparttar 126246 person needs to GO WITHIN to effectrepparttar 126247 healing. Whetherrepparttar 126248 issue is anger, sadness, fear, guilt, shame, or humiliation there is a negative thought pattern that produces them—thus these consistent thinking patterns create our experiences. A condition can be as annoying as acne or as dreaded and frightening asrepparttar 126249 ‘C' word—Cancer. By changing our thought patterns, we can change our experience, thus healingrepparttar 126250 condition. The issue or condition came fromrepparttar 126251 inner traumarepparttar 126252 person experienced and can be healed—never to return again. ###

As a inspirational and spiritual leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life's challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening.

Responding to Criticism Without Being Defensive

Written by Sharon Ellison

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Instead, if we listen torepparttar feedback, however judgmental it sounds, and figure out whether we think it applies to us or not, then we don't have to retaliate immediately and intensifyrepparttar 126216 conflict. Later, duringrepparttar 126217 same conversation, or perhaps even at another time, we can askrepparttar 126218 other person (if we are sincerely curious and not point-proving) "Do you think your sarcasm (for example) contributed in any way to how I reacted?" Or, "Do you think you ever (for example) have double standards-or do you think you don't?" We can bring up related issues, if we create a transition period and deal first withrepparttar 126219 one our partner brought up. To remain non-defensive, we must separate how we take accountability ourselves from whether or notrepparttar 126220 other person chooses to do so at any given moment. When we need to prove our partner is as "bad as we are" or worse, we are neck-deep inrepparttar 126221 muck of power struggle. In non-defensive communication, we addressrepparttar 126222 issuerepparttar 126223 other person has brought up trusting that we can bring up our own issue later. Doing so can give both partners a "hearing aid." Professionals: Drop The Game of Passingrepparttar 126224 Blame and Enhance Others' Respect In professional relationships how we get our own work done is often dependent on how well other people do their jobs. So, frequently, when we receive criticism it is easy to "passrepparttar 126225 buck" and justify why we had difficulty with our part based on how others contributed to that difficulty. Instead of starting out by shifting blame or making excuses, even if we thinkrepparttar 126226 problem was caused by a co-worker, we can ask questions, such as, "What would you suggest I do differently next time?" or, "Were you aware that I had to getrepparttar 126227 materials from Jane before I could finishrepparttar 126228 project?" Or, "If she doesn't have her part ofrepparttar 126229 project to me on time, how would you suggest I deal with it?" Ifrepparttar 126230 feedback is about your own performance and not related to what anyone else has or hasn't done, you can just start by asking for more information. You can ask for additional details about howrepparttar 126231 supervisor or co-worker sees your attitude and behavior. Then, if there are points where you disagree, you can still use questions, such as, "If you think I shouldn't have criticizedrepparttar 126232 quality of George's work onrepparttar 126233 project, are you saying I should just accept however he does it?" Or, "Are you saying I should just accept how he did it, or do you think it was how I said it?" Or, "Do you think there is any way I can let him know when I thinkrepparttar 126234 quality needs improvement?" At some point you may wish to disagree with part or all of whatrepparttar 126235 person is saying. However, if your initial response to criticism is to gather more information, I think you will gain professional respect. Also, ifrepparttar 126236 other person is off-base, your questions may prompt her or him to re-thinkrepparttar 126237 criticism. Building Wisdom and Gaining Respect For most of us, responding to criticism without defending our selves has meant being "defenseless," caving in, losing face, feeling bad about ourselves. Onrepparttar 126238 other hand, responding defensively has meant being harsh, closed, shutting others out. This is a no-win choice. We look bad and undermine our own self esteem either way. If we can learn to respond to criticism with true non-defensive openness and clarity, asking questions, stating our position, and setting limits when needed, we can build our own wisdom and garnerrepparttar 126239 respect of bothrepparttar 126240 children and adults in our lives. This article is based on Takingrepparttar 126241 War Out of Our Words by Sharon Ellison, available through your local bookstore or favorite online bookseller. Sharon Ellison, M.S. is an award winning speaker and international consultant.

Sharon Ellison, author of Taking the War Out of Our Words, has written a number of helpful articles for individuals seeking information on relationships, psychology, parenting and mental health. She is a founder of Ellison Communication Consultants, of Oakland, California, and an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized consultant. Please visit http://www.pndc.com

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