Categorie(s): Health and Wellness, Meditation,
When: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 6:45 to 7:45 am PST
In this session, I will be introducing Creative Visualization and Relaxation. CVR is designed to relax the body and open the mind to change. When in a state of deep relaxation during ‘Activate Your Mental Pharmacy,’ the listener creates a trigger that signals the brain to release healing chemicals designed to take away pain in the body quickly and naturally. The process also helps the listener learn to stop being afraid of the pain and truly embrace a pain-free lifestyle. Just what exactly are these healing chemicals? Two of the most effective results of CVR are an increase in serotonin and endorphin levels. These two brain chemicals provide a sense of calm and create an overall sense of well-being in the body. Endorphins, in particular, provide relief from pain and act as a natural anti-depressant. One twenty-minute CVR session can increase serotonin levels by twenty-one percent, and endorphin levels are increased by twenty-five percent.
A great benefit of activating these natural chemicals is that they provide both physical and mental well-being. In addition to relief from physical pain, these chemicals calm the body, increase brain alertness, encourage a positive mindset by acting as natural anti-depressants, and increase feelings of pleasure and love. As a result, CVR not only addresses the physical relief from pain, but also helps one cope with the mental and emotional effects that pain can have on one’s sense of self.
Relaxation is a key element to this process. Dr. Porter leads the listener through many relaxation and breathing techniques. The listener will become more and more relaxed as the process goes on, and will also find it easier to relax when wide awake. While listening to the process, most will be completely unaware of any discomfort, helping them to absorb and use the information presented in the exercise.
Like most things, practicing the techniques often will bring about the most effective results. For most listeners, benefits begin the first time they listen and practice the techniques. The more one practices the process, the easier and more effectively they can activate the chemicals released by their brain. With repeated practice, chronic pain sufferers can even direct these natural chemicals to specific areas of the body, providing relief to the exact source of their pain.