A new thought involves a new constellation of brain cells, which in turn can trigger the release of hormones in the body or affect the body's autonomic nervous system, which controls the respiratory processes, pupil size, blood circulation, sweating, etc A belief can be a broad belief, for example relating to politics, religion, race, gender, sexuality, life choices, human rights or the law. Or it can be a specific belief relating to people, situations or aspects of your life. We are going to ask you now to take the first step of identifying a fundamental belief, something that has a profound effect on the life you lead and the choices you make. We're leading in with a mindfulness exercise to place you into the best possible learning state. This exercise is called Image Breathing. We will do it a few times through the programme, each time with a slightly deeper application. As with many of our exercises, Image Breathing employs the imagination. It attaches the breath to calming or reassuring personalised mental images. Again, begin by getting yourself as comfortable as possible, either sitting or lying down. If you are sitting, make sure that you have legs uncrossed and hands either on your lap or on your knees. This is where the second type of advertising (persuasive) comes in. This section will deal with the different types of persuasive advertising and give common examples of instances of the same. How many times have you run into adverts that are seemingly very attractive but are non-specific when you consider them deeply? Such adverts are usually connected with post-purchase advantages of various items. A good example that I am sure you have come into or will in the future is Buy this item and benefit from a ten percent discount and an extended warranty. I have no problem with the first part of the advert. In fact, it seems genuine enough as a result of its specificity. However, the part on the extended warranty is where my problem with the advert lies. Just what is this extended warranty?
It would have been much more helpful to specify in the advert the exact amount of time covered by the warranty. Dreams are wonderful, but they are not enough. It's not sufficient to have a brilliant painting of the desired result. To erect a magnificent structure one must also have a step-by-step blueprint of how to lay the foundation, support the structure, and so on. And for that we need goals. Like a well-defined dream, well-defined goals work like magnets. They pull you in their direction. The better YOU DEFINE them, the better YOU DESCRIBE them, the harder YOU WORK on achieving them, the stronger THEY PULL. And believe me when I say that when the potholes of life threaten to stall you on the road to your success, you'll need a strong magnet to pull you forward. To understand how crucial goals are, observe the vast majority who do not have any goals. Instead of designing their lives, these misguided people simply make a living. No, Charlie, no! Mama! Mama! David panicked. Bev, we've got to get her some help. Ashley's going to need a lot more than you and I can give her. Soon thereafter, Ashley began treatment with Dr Matt, and she remained thus for the next four years. Now 19, Ashley is preparing to leave the safety of her parents' home and the support of the Thursday Night Therapy Group. She will venture into the world on her own, as a freshman in college.
Take a seat or be a fly on the wall, but either way, you're about to embark on the journey of your life. How do we know that that one blood pressure reading is actually representative of anything? That one measurement could be off for countless reasons. Maybe the cuff is too small? Were you running late to the appointment and felt nervous? Perhaps you just had an argument with your teenage daughter that morning and you're agitated. What if you just had a huge (and unhealthy) business dinner last night and drank a bit more than you should. That one follow-up blood pressure check in the clinic can completely mislead your doctor and result in bad medical care. That's why we need a new way to monitor how folks respond to treatment. We can't rely on generalizations or snapshot measurements. We need something better, something that shows us how someone responds over time. All thoughts somehow affect the body. Sometimes this influence is pronounced, sometimes barely noticeable. For example, when you are afraid, you experience dry mouth and blood rushes to your leg muscles so that you can flee as soon as possible. If, when you see a cashier in the supermarket, erotic fantasies arise in your head, you will immediately feel arousal in your body. Even if the physical response is difficult to notice, it is always present. That is why, judging by the appearance, we can determine how a person feels, what he thinks and what he fears. Developing your observation abilities, you will be able to see something that you just didn't pay attention to before. Each of our thought is reflected in our body. Just like everything that happens in our body is reflected in our thoughts.
Do not believe? Take a moment to just be aware of the parts of your body that have contact with the chair or with the floor. Take two breaths, slightly deeper than you would normally take, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. As this is the first time that you have done the exercise, rather than choose your own image, we'd like you to think of a beautiful beach on a sunny day. You are standing in the sea looking in towards the land. On each breath in, imagine the water gathering and, on each breath out, imagine that your breath is pushing the wave up onto the beach. We're going to take four breaths. Keep focussed on the image of the beach. Really use your imagination - think of the details of what it is that you are seeing. What colour is the sand? What is the weather like? You will be surprised to learn the extent of such and other forms of treachery in adverts. They would be far more informative and trustworthy if they were more specific. The first one, for instance, should have expressed the shelf-life in exact time while the second one should have stated the initial price of the item. Although not all advert statements similar to these are designed to mislead, a significant number of them are. The primary targets for such adverts are those shoppers who may be in a hurry to purchase items. Specifically, they target those people who may not be loyal to any brands and are therefore dependent on adverts to make their choices. When you are in a hurry and have to purchase something, it would make perfect sense to settle for the one with the extended warranty and shelf-life even though you may not have a clue just how extended they are. Believe it or not, but how items are priced can be used as a manipulative tool to dictate purchasing tendencies. You may disagree with this statement by arguing that goods are priced based primarily on their value.
You will not be wrong from this argument but yours would be a rather myopic view of how business is conducted. They fight every day of their lives in the war zone of economic survival, choosing existence over substance. No wonder Thoreau said, Most people live lives of quiet desperation. Since then I've discovered this: Reasons come first, answers second. It seems that life has a mysterious quirk of camouflaging the answers in such a way that they become apparent only to those who are inspired enough to look for them -- who have reasons to look for them. Let's put it another way. When you know what you want and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it. The answers, methods, and solutions you need to solve the problems along the way will be revealed to you. Hey, what if you had to be rich? What if the very life of someone you love depended on your being able to afford the very best medical care? Let's further suppose that you just learned of a article or a cassette tape that would show you how to make a fortune. Welcome to Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr Matt. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or assault, please accept our especially warm welcome. We know how scary it is even to pick up a article that deals with the truths of trauma recovery, much less begin reading it. Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr Matt is a starting place for hurting people who are seeking healing, either on their own or in partnership with a therapist or other helping person. Dr Jaremko will be your guide, maximizing your understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by explaining its origins in easy-to-understand language and offering insight into the process of reclaiming your life from trauma. Beth Fehlbaum will share her insight from the perspective of a recovering person. We encourage you to read Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr Matt from beginning to end. In these articles, you will find a variety of methods for teaching vital concepts you need to know in order to get the most out of treatment for the recovery from PTSD. articles, music, movies, videos, and television can be powerful inspirational tools for healing, understanding, and reflecting.