Would You Like To Get Into *The Zone*?Written by Jan Tincher
Do you know what *The Zone* is? The Zone is a place where you are in control, you are on top of situation, you are succeeding effortlessly. Can you remember a specific time and place like that: at work, in sports, at home, or whenever?
Remember it fully. Step into that experience, and as you do, take your time to appreciate state you are now in -- seeing and hearing experience again, feeling things you felt then. Now, notice submodalities -- sights, sounds, and sensations OF experience. Make a note of them.
Now, clear your mind.
When your mind is clear, select an area in your life in which you already experience confidence, but haven't yet felt a sense of mastery, of ultimate success. Select one you can vividly see, hear, and feel.
Step into experience and notice submodalities -- sight, sound, and feelings -- there.
Then step out.
Now, remember submodalities from your mastery experience, and submodalities with this one. Notice which submodalities are different between two experiences. Do you see something in first that you donít see in second? Feel something different? Hear something different?
OK, again, clear your mind.
Go back to situation you just recalled (the one in which you havenít yet experienced a sense of mastery), and this time transform it into mastery state of mind submodalities. Hear, see, feel what you felt with mastery experience, only now youíre doing it with this experience.
How does this action -- putting submodalitites of your mastery state of mind into a different situation -- change your perception and feelings? What has changed? In what ways? Take your time to appreciate this newly changed state. Enjoy clarity of mind, feeling of totality or wholeness, sense of confidence.
HOW TO HANDLE LIFE'S PROBLEMS Written by Craig Lock
We hope that following article (a short extract from one of my first manuscripts, HOW TO CONQUER STRESS AND NERVOUS TENSION may be informative and helpful to your ezine readers, or on your web site. (There are some amendments to this previously published piece, so replace, if you wish). You have permission to publish (formatted to 60 characters, approx) electronically or in print. If my article helps out others in any way, then I'm very happy.
HOW TO HANDLE LIFE'S PROBLEMS (BUSINESS AND PERSONAL)
by Craig Lock
Try to enrich your life at all times. Your life is a gift - so enjoy it to absolute fullest. But when things are going well (or so we think), suddenly things go radically wrong and our whole lives get turned upside down.
Why is it that certain people have fewer problems and are less ill than others. They are happier people; because their OUTLOOK ON LIFE is different. I think so. They seem to have a power and control over their own lives. Something I don't seem to have at moment - enough negative thoughts, Craig!
The mind influences how we feel, how our body reacts to certain events and chiefly how successful we are in work and play. Therefore, it is a very strong force in our lives. When we first encounter adversity or severe trauma, it is our mind which has to cope with unexpected. We first feel an intense shock, then there is disbelief, an overwhelming numbness, disorientation, consuming pain, panic...and finally exhaustion. These are very real responses for you in a major life crisis, which are difficult for others to understand. These reactions can vary in intensity and duration, depending on your personality make-up. Are you highly strung and an intense and sensitive "little soul", like me? The power of mind is exemplified with placebos (nice word, that!). An ineffectual glass of water or a pill WILL make you feel better, when you believe it has medicinal properties and CAN help you (this is known as a placebo). They can also relax you more, help you to feel less anxious, fearful and enable you to sleep better. People with cancer can outlive predictions of medical fraternity, when they have faith and BELIEVE they will get better. On other hand, on diagnosis of cancer some patient's conditions deteriorate drastically. They have now lost hope of ever getting better. It really is all in mind (our health and everything that happens to us) and depends on our ATTITUDE to life. A positive attitude helps greatly in health and in happiness. If we rather see hardship as a challenge, it will greatly help us to pull through. That's what keeps me going here! I believe that people with strong minds can even postpone death. However, what normally happens in our daily lives? We usually tend to make excuses and find scapegoats for our condition, our "poor" situations. However, I definitely believe obstacles do not have to be insurmountable roadblocks on pathway to achievement, success or happiness - because mind is a very powerful tool. If used properly, it can be a very strong positive force in our lives.