Psychological projection or what is sometimes referred to as projection bias is the unconscious/subconscious act of denial. It is when a person's thoughts, feelings, even their weaknesses are blamed on the outside world, including the weather, government, even other people. In essence, you project onto someone or something else your own thoughts, feelings, weaknesses or failures.
Projection is considered one of the most profound and subtle of human psychological processes, and extremely difficult to work with, because by its nature it is hidden. It is the fundamental mechanism by which we keep ourselves uninformed about ourselves. However, with the aid of hypnosis, opening the doors to our unconscious/subconscious becomes much easier.
This is not something that we attempt to force onto ourselves. It is a process that we can encourage and allow to occur in its own time with the gentle, naturally healing process of hypnosis. You can trust in your own subconscious to reveal to you information when you are ready to see it and then release what has been holding you back, blocking your success, thwarting your goals or just generally screwing up your life.
I did a series of workshops here at Motivational Whisperers, and they were an amazing event. Almost six hours of lecturing, imagery and hypnosis spread over four separate workshops each focusing on burning away a particular negative emotion.
I’ve recently learned that it is these negative emotions that we carry around with us day in and day out that are responsible for the stress we all also experience regularly. And, it is that stress and these emotions that cause our bodies to release cortisol into our systems. I’ve known about the harmful effect of cortisol on our bodies (high blood pressure, coronary disease, even cancer), but what I didn’t know is that cortisol is one of the contributing factors in belly fat. Not the belly fat that is just a cosmetic nuisance, but the deep belly fat that is a symptom of bad things happening to our bodies and our health.
One of the best known ways of reducing cortisol is relaxation. I don’t mean the relaxation of taking a nap or sitting down with a cup of tea, I mean the deep relaxation that we can only reach when using meditation, visual imagery or hypnosis. I’ve got a free sample short hypnosis session on my site for you to try. Please feel free to use it as often as you’d like and perhaps start the process of healing from the inside out today.
Linda Simmon, C.Ht.