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Scorched but not burned out!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

An individual made an appointment with me for a hypnosis session. In my hypnotherapy practice I see people on a wide range of presenting complaints. Hypnotherapy is effective for so many behavioral problems; anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, to stop smoking, to lose weight, for marital and relationship issues, public speaking, to improve sports, sales or stage performance and to find out how to stop sabotaging one’s self. This person came into my office, sat down and blurted “I’m burned out”. My reply was “Then why are you here? When you say you’re burned out, you mean it’s over, there’s nothing more that can be done.” “Burned out means ruined beyond repair. It’s finished. Failure is inevitable. You’ve surrendered. You’ve succumbed.” I said to the individual that “burned out is an already accomplished state of mind. When he spoke the words “I’m burned out”, he spoke in the past tense. His words suggested he would fight no more. I explained that he probably had been carrying a huge load far too long. He was exhausted mentally, spiritually and physically. There had been too much going wrong for too long. But those are temporary setbacks and can still be overcome. But declaring that one is “burned out” is final.

Scorched, on the other hand isn’t final. It’s not pleasant, it’s undesirable and uncomfortable, but it’s not final. Things are rebuildable. The problems may be tough to bear, but they aren’t unbearable. There’s time to turn things around. No one wants to carry a negative load of frustration and disappointment, but the alternative is quitting. Giving up and laying down to die.

We have two minds, the conscious or thinking mind and the subconscious mind which is by far the more powerful. Besides housing our autonomic nervous system which controls our breathing, eye blinking, heartbeat, digestion and other non thinking systems; the subconscious mind is where we find our personality, our memory, our moods, our behavior, our habits and our two “on board” problem solvers, our imagination and our creativity.

When animals sense danger, they freeze, flee or fight. Deer often freeze in the headlights and the rabbit you surprise in your backyard flees. But here’s something that’s interesting, the deer can choose to flee and the rabbit can choose to freeze. But you can choose to fight!

When humans are confronted with a problem, uncertainly in their future or a huge disappointment, the common reflex is stress. The stress reflex blocks the subconscious mind’s two greatest problem solvers; imagination and creativity from functioning. Stressing ruins our vision and makes it become myopic.

Through hypnotherapy you can reprogram your cognitive maps, and with hypnosis, one can learn to reflex to a calmness and confidence instead of stress, thereby leaving the channels open for our creativity and imagination to flow on their highest plain. When one is calm, one sees with clarity and focus. Through our imagination and creativity we can solve our problems.

It’s okay to occasionally allow yourself to be temporarily overwhelmed and even scorched around the edges; but never burnt out. Call Bob Crow for a complimentary interview session to discuss appropriating this power in your own life.

Our two minds

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

We have two minds. The thinking or conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The subconscious is by far the more powerful of the two. The thinking or conscious mind does math, verbal and linear skills. The subconscious mind is where we find the autonomic nervous system which handles functions like breathing, blood pressure, eye blinking, digestion, heart rhythm,  healing of the body and sleeping.

The subconscious mind is 85% more powerful than the thinking mind. It’s how we experience ourselves and the world. The subconscious is where we find our personality, our emotions, our habits, our moods, our memory, our intuition and what makes up our cognitive maps – hence, our behavior. We cannot change our behavior in our thinking or conscious mind, only in our subconscious. The subconscious mind is where we dream. It’s where our imagination and our creativity reside. IT’S WHERE PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED.

We are wherever we are today in life is because of yesterday’s  behavior. Our tomorrows can’t be any different from our today’s unless we change our behavior. This can only be done in the subconscious mind. Hypnotism is the bridge to the subconscious. Hypnotism reaches the subconscious mind through the frontal cortex. If one has ever day dreamed, they’ve been in hypnosis! That’s what hypnosis is – controlled daydreaming. When you’ve been so involved in a book or project that everything around you disappeared and you were totally “into the book or project?” That too is hypnosis.

When one is in hypnosis one does not surrender control of their mind to someone else, one is transferring control from their conscious mind to their subconscious mind. One has more clarity, more focus and is able to function on a higher level, the level of intuition!

Copyright 2009 Bob Crow. All rights reserved.

Corrupt Hard Drive?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

We were designed and engineered for success and excellence, but we have been programed for mediocrity. Did you know that if one is not thinking about it, everyone puts their left sock or shoe on first or their right sock on first, every single day? Why is this? When one was a baby, maybe as young as one or two days old, mother or grandmother without thinking about it would place a bootie on the same little foot first everyday.

We all have a most comfortable  sleeping position. Right side. Left side. Back or stomach. If we haven’t suffered an injury that makes us seek out a different position, we will invariably start out on the right side, left side etc. Why is this? Because our mother or grandmother propped us on one side or another, or laid you us on our tummy or back. Since we had no frame of reference before that time, that became the position that we sought out!

Have you ever seen a four year old little girl fold her arms just the way her mother does? Or seen a little boy walk or stand just like his father? NO ONE TAUGHT THEM TO DO THAT! These are yet more example of the nature of how habits and behaviors go straight into the subconscious. Why is our thinking limiting? We weren’t born with it.

Unfortunately we were programed with limiting thinking. Most often our software was corrupted without the offending parties, who happened to be our parents, our grand parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins and school teachers realizing what they were doing. They inculcated us with their own fears… doubts… beliefs… self sabotaging actions and habits. This formed the cognitive maps in our subconscious mind.

The subconscious is the seat of emotions, habits, memories, imagination and intuition. Therefore, if one wants to make real behavioral change in one’s life – one must use hypnosis.  Hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind, the only place where significant behavioral change can take place.

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The Challenge of Change

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

If you questioned people and asked them if they wanted their life to change for the better – they would generally answer yes. A better marriage, a better home, a better vacation – better income. Maybe the change that they covet would be to lose weight and keep it off. The change might be to stop smoking once and for all. Or the change might be from either drinking too much to drinking in moderation, or to abstain from drinking altogether. If you want your life to change for the better, you must change it for the better!  Many want their change for the better  to be to stop self-sabotaging themselves in relationships, in their career, in their job, in their performance or on the golf course. The list goes on and on.

Many have tried to make changes with the willpower and discipline of their conscious mind and have found that it just doesn’t work. Wishful thinking, going to seminars and work shops that promote affirmations, mantras, listening to positive CDs and reading positive books can not accomplish the significant behavioral changes needed to bring about a better life. One must modify how one thinks and acts and this cannot be done in the conscious mind. It must be done in the subconscious mind which by most estimates is a minimum of 85% more powerful than the conscious mind! The subconscious mind is the essence and core of how we experience ourselves and the world! It is the part of the mind that dreams and it is the pathway to the super conscious.

The subconscious is the seat of creativity. It is the seat of imagination. It is the seat of intuition. It houses memories, emotions and habits. And through the autonomic nervous system, it regulates non thinking functions such as eye blinking, healing a cut, breathing, blood pressure and heart rate. Our subconscious mind is what causes our behavior to be what it is. Our life will never become better until we become better performers!

Are you willing to make the modifications in how you think, act and do? If so… you might want to consider hypnosis. Hypnosis is the bridge to the subconscious mind. Hypnosis reaches the subconscious mind through the frontal cortex, thereby allowing one to obtain lasting therapeutic results. The Challenge of Change is deciding that one must first make changes in one’s behavior in order that desired results can be made manifest. It could well be the first page of the first chapter in an exciting new life. And through hypnosis, you will have much more control over your life than you ever did before!



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Why am I like this?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

We are born with just two fears – loud noises and falling. Everything else is learned. From the time we were infants, toddlers, small children and then all the way through childhood and puberty, we were inculcated with many unreasonable fears and/or limiting beliefs by our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, playmates and even some of our teachers. Unfortunately, this formed our cognitive maps and also imbedded us with scatomas. We are slaves to these improperly programmed cognitive maps, to limiting thinking, to blind spots and to bad habits.

Ever wonder why you keep sabotaging relationships, efforts to lose weight, stop smoking or drinking too much? Wonder why you can’t consistently be able to put together a scratch game of golf or tennis? Why is there a level that your income just doesn’t climb above? Why can’t you over-come sales call reluctance? Are you tired of living from crises to crises?

Bob Crow offers a solution. We’re designed for success, but programmed for failure! One’s cognitive map needs to be reset and reprogrammed! The scatomas need to be cleared out. The bad thing about scatomas is you don’t know you that have them! Scatomas will keep you from seeing the opportunities that the successful have utilized to become financially independent. Empty slogans and trite clichés from speakers at feel good seminars and sales rallies will not bring about substantive behavioral change. Trying the same solution to solve the same problems will always yield the same results. Bob facilitates his client’s altering the way they wish to think. These changes must happen on the subconscious level.


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Welcome to Bob’s Blog

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The difference between winning and losing in life is both great and small simultaneously. Winning in your career. Winning in sports. Having a satisfying and happy relationship. Losing excess weight. Stopping smoking. The rewards are certainly great when one is winning in life. It’s been said that everyone likes a winner. But the converse is also true – a winner likes everyone! Why is that? A winner generally is a happy person with a great outlook on their life.


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