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Have Regular Bowel Movements In Your Mind First

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

Read this article if you want an easy cure for constipation, bloating and gas.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz was one of the first plastic surgeons in New York City. He quickly observed that even when he made dramatic improvements in some people's appearance, they weren't any more happier.

In fact, sometimes patients who had undergone extreme plastic surgery, could not see any before and after difference. They'd look in the mirror at a totally different nose and honestly think nothing had changed.

This led Dr. Maltz into a study of what he called "Psycho-Cybernetics." He became very interested in helping people do "mental surgery" on their inner self-image.

He found that in most areas of life -- including health, business and sports -- many people become stuck at a certain level of achievement. It didn't matter what they did outwardly. One of the best examples was a door-to-door salesman who made the same amount of money, year after year, even when his company would move him to the richer part of town.

You have probably been dealing with gas, constipation and bloating for some time. You've probably found a certain degree of success... and then reach a roadblock. Like the salesman, you've now been moved to a corner of the internet containing some of the richest information you can get on beating constipation naturally.

Yet, some women who apply all the information from my free email series and 37 Constipation Relief Strategies may still show little sign of improvement.

Dr. Maltz believed it was because the subconscious gets set with a certain self-image. It thinks we can only achieve so much. No matter what we do outwardly, the inner image of ourselves stops us from exceeding. It's decided, "You can only have one bowel movement a WEEK. That's just how you're built. That's how it's always been. That's how it will always be."

Dr. Maltz's solution? Quite simple. Reprogram that self-image. His method for doing this is called Theatre of the Mind.

Here's how I'd suggest you apply the technique for dealing with constipation...

1. At the same time each day sit in a comfortable chair. First thing in the morning or just before bed is ideal. When you sleep you go into the subconscious. By doing these exercises before or after sleep, you'll have more access to that part of your mind.

2. Inhale for 10-20 seconds. Fill your lungs as much as you can. Hold for 5 - 10 seconds. Then exhale for 10-20 seconds. Repeat six times.

3. Next, squeeze your fists and tense your entire body. Let it vibrate for three seconds. Then fully relax. Repeat six times.

(You should be feeling vitalized and relaxed at this point).

4. Now, visualize a moment in your life where you achieved something that meant a lot to you. Maybe it was landing a job you wanted. Or marrying your spouse. Having your first child. Getting a new home. Finishing a painting. Relive that experience in great detail. Include not just sights and sounds, but also touch, smell and tastes. Feel the happiness you felt as you succeed again in that visualization. Do this for 1-2 minutes.

5. Last step. Switch from the past to the future. With the same attention to details, picture how your life will be like WITHOUT bowel trouble. Feel your stomach as being light and relaxed. See yourself doing more of the things you love. Taste foods without worrying about whether it will make you sick. Whatever you are not able to do now because of your health issues experience them NOW in the theatre of your mind. Do this for 3 or more minutes.

What you are doing here is changing how you see yourself. Study after study show, the mind can't distinguish between imagination and reality. This type of super-conscious effort, done with deep concentration makes more of an impression on your subconscious than a day's worth of passive bad thoughts.

Plus, the deep breathing and positive recollection of past experiences gets your heart into it. Many times people do visualizations totally on a mental level. Instead, combine good feelings with a focused mind. You'll see results, much, much faster.

Start doing this every day. If you can do it longer some days, that's great. 30 minutes morning and evening would be ideal. But commit to at least 7 minutes, once a day. You're better off doing seven minutes daily, then 30 minutes whenever you get around to it.

The results from this type of serious mental cleaning come fast. You'll quickly start to notice how your thought processes about your health, your body and your determination to succeed at beating constipation, will begin to change.

In another article, I talk about a special technique, which I call Rehearsing Regularity. It's another way of reprogramming your mind to accept the fact that you are NOW having regular bowel movements.

Yours in Natural Health,

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

Dr. Karlo Mauro, BSc, BA, MSEd, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Constipation Relief Strategies For Women


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