Friday, 14 August 2015

Butterfies

I can across this quote recently and loved it.

'It's alright having butterflies in your stomach, just get them to fly in formation.' Dr Rob Gilbert


Some of the work I do with people is around how they are subconsciously holding previous experiences and future ones!

We all know our senses - sight, sound, feel, taste and smell we use these to consciously make sense of the world and below this conscious surface structure are the finer details that make up how we code our memory of our experiences and our future expectations.  This is how our brain tells us if something is important or not or somewhere in between.  We do this at a subconscious level.

By understanding the finer details we can begin to understand our experiences.  We can change the focus of a memory or expectation, make it brighter, duller, louder, softer, make it feel hot or cold, even get the butterflies to fly in formation!  By understanding our own experiences we have choice about how we hold them.  We can think of it as having a remote control for our memories and feelings, we can change the volume, the channel or turn it off.  Once an event has occurred we cannot change the actual event – we can change how we think about it.

So to come back to the quote – when you next have butterflies see what you can do with them, one of many things you can try as a quick exploration is to speed them up and slow them down and see what differences it makes to how you feel (you can always put them back to how they were originally!)


Find out more about taking control and making choices with me The ULTRA Coach – giving you the EDGE – annie@anniepage.co.uk