Whatever problem you have, whether relationships, money, work, health, confusion, whatever it is, there is an associated area of tension in you body that is related to it. This technqiue demonstrates the mind/body connection and helps to open you up to new insights about your problem and new ways to deal with it. Because of the law As Within, So Without, while you work on your problem in this way you also notice changes in the problem starting to appear in your outer life.

1) First, think of your problem and choose a symbol of the problem that you can keep in front of you while you do this exercise to help you maintain your focus. The more difficult the problem, the more your mind will distract you, so this is an important step. It could be a photograph, something you draw on a piece of paper, money, whatever you can use that will represent the problem to you. For the purposes of this exercise, consider it to be the problem itself. You can also choose a word or short phrase that you can repeat that will also help you to focus.

2) With the problem in front of you, just look at it and pay attention to how your body is reacting and what your mind is doing. Become aware of where in your body you are holding tension for this problem. You may also notice that awareness alone can change the energy of the problem the more you look at it.

3) While you are looking at the problem, breathe in this special way: Inhale with your attention on the problem, exhale with your attention on the part of your body holding the tension. Inhale now with your focus on the part of your body holding the tension, then exhale while focusing on the problem again.

4) Keep doing this as long as you can and repeat the exercise often until you notice that you have a different feeling about the problem without making any effort. At this point, you will start seeing changes to the problem appearing in your outer world.

Awareness is a very powerful ability we all have but we often overlook. It is like a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it and is very empowering for it allows you to see the world as it is without your filters and prejudices. Awareness is also very healing since, while you are aware of something, you are allowing it to be and not pushing it away or stuffing it. Holding any emotion in your awareness is extremely transforming because, after all... Who is the One being aware?

Author's Bio: 

Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming and a Certified Hypnotherapist, Pamela Turner, M.Ed, C.Ht. is dedicated to making both ancient and modern tools and techniques for healing and growth available to everyone in an easy-to-use way that's meaningful to modern life.

She's had the honor to work with some amazing teachers, including a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston specializing in mind/body healing while completing her master's degree in counseling psychology in 1991. She founded Begin Within ( http://www.beginwithin.org ) to help as many people as possible find the Love, Wisdom and Power within them.