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The power of the mind

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

I came across a very interesting article on LinkedIn the other day and while it isn’t directly related to pregnancy or birth, the concept remains the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The main focus in this article is on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Although we’ve come so far, the belief is that there is still a long journey ahead to create workplaces where everyone – regardless of gender or any other personal characteristic – feels they can bring their whole selves to work. What’s been learned along the way is that it’s often what lies beneath the surface that is the most important to seek out and address if we are to continue driving progress - the hidden truth that we all risk not seeing until it’s too late. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mind is very powerful. When it comes to giving birth it is the unconscious mind that is the powerful bit. The thoughts you put in your brain get processed by the unconscious and have an effect on our bodies. Pregnant ladies reading this, shut the negatives out of your lives completely. Negative birth stories are harmful....just walk away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Relaxations used in hypnobirthing should be practised throughout pregnancy. The conscious part of the mind will move to one side allowing the unconscious part of our minds to receive beneficial suggestions. Ideally listen to your relaxations before bed, that way you have 8 hours to process positive thoughts. Practise in pregnancy has a cumulative effect. What we put in our minds our bodies respond to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The body is a hunk of meat that doesn’t do anything without the mind. Where the mind leads the body follows. We know that information goes in and has an effect on our bodies e.g. if we are embarrassed we blush. When you are relaxed and focused your body works better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The conscious part of the mind is the part of an iceberg above the water, large and impressive. The unconscious is the larger supporting part under the water, you know it’s there but can’t really ‘see’ it.

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