Your Secret Superpower
Heart - brain visualisation
Shifting your awareness to the body at the level of the major organs and blood cells and creating a feeling of marvel and gratitude because without these you cannot experience any pleasure.
Take a moment to be awed by this fact: all these cells do their best to work as a team - and we don't even notice most of the time.
How many cells?
Most recent estimates put the number of cells at around 30 trillion. Written out, that's 30,000,000,000,000!
Your Superpower Is...
There are studies about the effect of the microbiome on more than these conditions. Do your own research to find out more.
What is the number one benefit you want from the microbiome?
Important: Create one sentence that expresses how you feel when you have the amazing microbiome you want. Write it down now. This is your power sentence.
For bonus points: create a film clip that triggers this good feeling. it should be symbolic of that power sentence
Run that film clip and connect to the emotion of it. As you do, grasp the little finger if your non dominant hand with you dominant hand (for most people this means take your left hand pinkie in your right hand). You are now anchoring this good feeling physically
You need to be very careful about how you connect emotionally to this information. You will have been told over and over that food can save your health. Last time I looked, the veg in my kitchen was just sitting there. It is inanimate.
What happened last time you got over invested in being saved by a diet or health plan?
The good news is that if the unconscious experiences something again and again, at some point it sees that it poses no threat. And even better, the unconscious does not know the difference between a visualisation and real experience! Therefore if we visualise making gut-friendly choices and evoke strong positive emotions, this trains the unconscious to accept this behaviour
Imagine you already have a very healthy microbiome
Probiotics I Use
Miracle Greens 50 Billion CFU. To note: At first I found these to be very strong and they had a sedative effect on me that lasted about an hour. Now my system has got used to them. My 14 year old son had no such problem and I have never encountered anyone else who has had this issue. If you do find they affect you, you can try another brand with a lower amount of bacteria.
Books I Love...
Gut by Giulia Enders - really readable and made me get to know my insides as if they are a person - gave me a new found respect for this organ. laugh out loud funny in places too.
10% Human by Alanna Collen - goes into more detail about disease and especially obesity. Fascinating first half and gripping opening.
Visualisations used in this presentation
heart and brain visualisation
Imagine the last time you felt good - could be watching a movie or having a drink with a friend or when someone mad eyiu laugh
Now imagine that the visual and sound in put are beams of light entering your eyes and ears then into your brain which makes sense of them and that is wher eyiu feel the pleasure.
Now move your awareness down to your heart because without the heart pumping blood to your brain you cannot have awreness of the words or sounds or sights that give you pleasure . See the heartbpumpijbgbthe blood and then see the blood moving effirtlesslyh through the capillaries to the brain
Take a moment to be so grateful for your heart and blood cells and brain that work tirelessly as a team. What a wonder your body is!
Imagine you already have a very healthy microbiome. Imagine that you just feel really good in yourself as your default. What doe ethat feel like? Is it ease of movement, being able to do things you couldn't, feeling relaxed and hopeful about your future?
Now say your power sentence to yourself and run that film clip
Now we are going to go into a situation where you are going to make a choice about processed carbs.
You are standing at the entrance to the supermarket
Now in here there may be items that set off a mouth focus - you see processed carbs etc and your brain gives you a memory of the pleasure of that in your mouth.
So we are going to replace that with gut focus but this is much more powerful because we can attach the mini mind movie to it
So imagine that above the doorway of the supermarket is this image of your healthy microbiome
Run that film clip and connect to the emotion of it. As you do, grasp the little finger if your non dominant hand with you dominant hand (for most people this means take your left hand pinkie in your right hand). Younare now anchoring this good feeling physically
Now go inside the supermarket .
Each food stuff is labelled with this image, but you notice that some of the images of the gut are blackand white and you can hardly see the pictures of the flowers. These are the items that are not good for your microbiome.
( See b and white Image on page )
And now as you look around the supermarket you see signs rising up on the top of each packet, each item with either a beautiful colourful microbiome or a grey image.
Walk to the veg aisle and take a moment and focus on something healthy and delicious - crunchy red pepper, avocado, watermelon. Look at it with its colourful gut sign and run that mini movie again . Feel that emotion and now put your dominant hand around the little finger of your non dominant hand
Let go of your pinkie
Now turn to a foodstuff that has a grey sign. Look at the sign and see how there are very few flowers visible . Say out loud now " Give me colour!" And walk away immediately to find a food with a colourful sign because you want to run that mini movie to make yourself feel better. See yourself reaching a colourful sign and saying your power sentence
END OF VISUALISATION
Next time you are in the supermarket imagine the signs and go and stand in front of some veg, grasp your pinkie and whisper your power sentence to yourself
Find yourself in front of processed food you crave? Imagine the grey sign and then imagine the colourful sign - or actually have some healthy food on hand to do the colour sign/pinkie/mind movie visualisation - or walk away until you find some
PRACTICAL TO DOs
Put the gut picture on your phone as wall paper
Rewatch the video of this s exercise
Try it out in the supermarket and other situations