Keeping cool in a heatwave
Using the power of your mind to cool your body temperature
So, you have already done everything possible to cool yourself down in this tropical weather. Drinking plenty of water, hogging the fan, closing the blinds, opening the windows and taking a cool shower – move away from the fan and you’re still melting! If you have never thought of using your subconscious mind to do the job of cooling you down, then read on.
Firstly, it’s important to understand just how powerful your subconscious is. One of the jobs it does is ensuring you do all the automatic things like breathing, feeling tired, hungry, cold, etc. It’s also responsible for our long held thought patterns, habits and much more. So, as you see, it really is powerful. However, (and this is the interesting bit) it cannot differentiate between something which is real and something you imagine.
Visualisation is just one method we can use to convince your subconscious that something is real, even when it's not. Utilising this method, let's get started on cooling you down.
Take a few deep breaths and imagine that you are in a traditionally very cold country. It may be one you have visited or somewhere you want to imagine. It’s mid-winter and the temperature is well below freezing. Imagine yourself standing barefoot in the middle of a snow covered field. You’re wearing a thin tee shirt and shorts or a skirt. You are buffeted by the freezing biting wind which is whipping around you. Your hair/scalp is wet and icicles are forming. Looking around you, you see icicles hanging from nearby shrubs and trees. The snow is glistening bright white with a hard icy covering underneath your freezing bare feet. Now, it begins to snow hard. You feel the snow falling on your shivering body but there is no shelter, nowhere for you to go to get warm. Make it a really powerful image and really feel how it feels to be so cold. Your subconscious knows exactly how it feels to be cold so as long as the image is powerful enough you should start to cool down.
The idea is to make it as real as possible so add colour, sound and anything else to convince your subconscious that you’re actually there. It may take some practice but you will get there. Good luck!
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About Pamela Crane
Pamela Crane is a senior level hypnotherapist. Well regarded for her expertise and high quality service, Pamela has helped numerous people overcome their problems and move on to live healthier and happier lives.