Programs designed and offered by Dr. Karyn privately and in groups within Inspired Pathways are designed with this principle in mind:
“Clear focused thinking creates a happier reality.”
This approach is premised on the fact that clearing your mind of emotionally driven thoughts and beliefs will free you up to the clarity of choice and possibilities in the present moment. The problem often is, that we do not recognize that we are in those ‘driven’ states. We are blinded by our usual thinking patterns that ‘sound’ sensible but are merely the thinking patterns of trying to solve problems, distract, judge situations or others, or to avoid – all in the attempt to feel that we know what we are doing and that we are in control. Who would have recognized that this is the pattern of addictive thinking? This is the ‘busy mind’ or ‘monkey brain’ as the Eastern cultures have named it. We can’t seem to recognize that we are taken out of the aligned and present moment by this ‘busy mind’ and no longer can think clearly and are not in tune with the current situation. We want to be able to operate with clear and focused thinking that observes the current situation fully and is not tainted by lower level emotionally influenced memories of past that are subconscious, but never the less, are hijacking us and functioning at hidden levels.
Emotional releasing is one of the tools Dr. Karyn will use in your work together. It is an experiential approach to personal change that deals with releasing emotions that drive behaviour. In contrast to suppressing or expressing feelings, releasing allows you to simply acknowledge and accept the feeling (such as anger), experience it more directly, and then let it go. Letting go if emotional reactivity directly, allows for a spontaneous new cognitive understanding of how the reactive event had evolved. A new perspective arises. Emotional releasing contrasts with most approaches to personal change because they focus on the problem, using cognitive ‘analysis’ and ‘understanding’ to guide the emotional change which often is not full and complete. Releasing the emotion leads to a complete and lasting shift. Change is happening from the inside out.
Dr. Karyn will also assist you to strengthen your innate powers of observation so as to be able to recognize patterns in the subconscious as well as these ‘busy mind’ patterns. The recognition that it is emotional conflicts from past events that drive current behaviours is a breakthrough process in self-awareness. We finally see how we are re-enacting many of our past patterns when interacting with others. Dealing with the emotional ‘glue’ underlying our behaviours allows one to move ahead with changed interpretations of the past and calmness in dealing with life today. We become resilient. It opens up the door for choice and clarity of thinking in the present.