OCD is triggered due to breach of trust. It has two clear components a) obsessive thoughts b) compulsive thoughts. Compulsive thoughts are the one, which trigger in our mind on its own and we have poor control on their arrival in our conscious mind. We all have such thoughts all the time due to disturbance in emotional body but since mind is balanced, as normal person, we are able to control them and focus on normal life. However it is an effort. When intensity and periodicity of such compulsive thoughts become higher and reach a critical mass, they turn obsessive and our control on them is now very fragile.
The Science of Life workshop consists of three techniques that establish a deep connect between health and breathing. This workshop has emerged after 7 years of practicing these simple breathing techniques on over a thousands of clients having complaints of complex and chronic issues related to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The workshop links disease, disorder and distress to the physical, mental and emotional states of the individual and demystifies the science behind the source.
It was year 2011-12 when I ran series of workshops for this Indian organization for their middle and senior executives at multiple locations. HR director used to pick up employees who are high potential but with some challenges. My job was to heal them and coach them so that they can be integrated in the company culture. She told me about an executive, who, they knew as very high performer but could not live with him. His anger and disobedience was much beyond their tolerance but his skills and knowledge was rare and unique to the company, hence they could not let him go.
Consciousness and health have direct relationship. Bigger the consciousness, better the health. As we begin to turn sick, our consciousness shrinks and if your consciousness is shrinking, be alert, you are likely to attract sickness soon. As disease begins to cripple us down, our focus begins to turn only about our pain or suffering and we have almost no other thought or emotion outside this suffering.
When we are constantly trying to please people and do not express our own self, we squeeze our space. Our expression is our truth. It could be just a small desire and truth does not have to something as exotic as who is God. Hence when we have a wish or desire or need like: new clothes; food; watching TV instead of studying and we feel constrained to express, it triggers self pity.
I was depressed all the time. I felt lonely even with a whole crowd around me, craved for love from someone else and began hating everything about myself including the way I looked. I developed a huge inferiority and it began to show in my work, and as a designer, if there is no quality in your work: then you are nothing. I slowly became unproductive, destructive and angry.
I started my spiritual journey four years ago while attending a yoga workshop in Delhi. At that stage, I wasn’t necessarily searching for a deeper meaning in life, but was simply exploring exercise options which could serve as an alternative to my weekly football matches and frequent visits to the gym. Although yoga was the primary focus of the workshop, the facilitator introduced some basic meditation techniques into the three-day course and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
I was going through a tough time due to professional and personal setbacks. Even though, I was strong on the outside, the walls inside me were breaking and it felt like I will soon lose my balance and fall. I got up each day with hope in my hopeless mind but by the end of the day, hopelessness conquered every ounce of hope. It wasn’t that I was doing miserable but was unappreciative of what I had and what I was doing. Not that I didn’t have the strength to deal with it but I surely wanted someone, something to make me believe in my strengths and pull me up when I go down.
To introduce myself, I am a NV Life Scientist, and I’m not the only one. There are many and there will be many more to come. You may have wondered after seeing a smiley in the title and thought, “How, on earth, can someone smile after losing a job?” “I am stuck up. Life sucks. Life is boring I feel suffocated.” These were my daily mantras and I sincerely chanted them everyday. I never saw any growth in the company…
I remember the day when I first called Naveen, the day I had lost all hopes of living.
I am 38 years old woman and come from a well-respected industrial family in Karnataka. I am a professional therapist. I have known and practiced all the techniques of psychotherapy. Yet none of it worked and I was seriously considering ending my life.