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8/19 Sexual Intimacy and Total Wholeness

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 6:20 amparticipate

So far we have been discussing the Body and its influence on your whole personality.  We’ve talked about Body image, the effect emotions have on the Body and the importance of feeling at home in your Body.  This is the 7th member of your Boardroom, your total personality.  Can you remember the other six?  We now continue with the influence of sexuality and your Body.

Here is an interesting YouTube on the subject of Sexuality and the Body, entitled ‘Better Sex Through Deeper Emotional Intimacy’, from TheBookstation, Published on April 11, 2013

 

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8/18 What about the Body and Sex for total Wholeness?

Posted by on March 5, 2014
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When we think about the body’s importance in our personality, we need to look at the topic of sex and the body, especially in the super-saturated sexual environment of our day and age.

A.  The ‘Sex Centre’ of our Body’:

The ‘sex centre’ in your brain is located in the hypothalamus, which is also that part of the brain that controls the emotions, heart rate and blood pressure.  Hormones, especially testosterone, are released from this gland, stimulating the desire for sex.  What we belief about our self and our body will filter everything we see around us.  If we have judged ourselves as not good enough, not sexy enough, etc., then that’s how we will act and how others will teat us.   Therefore it is important to have a Godly attitude toward our Body and its the God given sexual needs.

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8/17 Your Home: Your Body and Total Wholeness

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 12:47 am

So far in our blog on Total Wholeness, we have discussed the main 7 members that form your personality.  We have been concentrating on ‘The Body’ in the part of our blog.  We have defined the body as ‘The physical outer shell that houses our spirit and our being.  However, because our modern worldview has been influenced by Greek philosophy and Greek thinking, we have tended to minimize the importance of the body.

The Bible gives the body more significance than we are ordinarily taught in the modern western culture. It is to be viewed with dignity and not just a necessary addition to the spirit. Hebrew thinking perceives the body as an outward expression or physical extension of the spirit or ‘inner man’ .

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8/16 Facing the Battle of the Bludge for Total Wholeness

Posted by on February 15, 2014 at 2:11 aminformation

Recently, I had a very interesting discussion about dieting with a friend of mine.  Of course, this is always a popular subject with those who have fought ‘the battle of the bludge’.  In fact, doing a browser search I found the following info on the Dieting Industry:

                                  The Dieting Industry

• 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years

Source: Statistics on Weight Discrimination: A Waste of Talent, The Council on Size and Weight Discrimination,  Retrieved July 18, 2011, from http://www.cswd.org/index.html

• 75% of American women surveyed endorse unhealthy thoughts, feelings or behaviours related to food or their bodies.

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8/15 Exercise #5: My Eating Patterns

Posted by on February 5, 2014 at 1:55 am

We continue to look at the place of the physical body in our Boardroom – the different parts that make us who we are.  The following worksheet has been designed to help discover the eating habits you have adopted.  Some habits are good and some are not so healthy.  It might help to print off this worksheet so you can think through the questions. 

Rate the following questions:  1= not true for me / 5= a real problem for me

1. Family meal times were always tense, stressful. ______

2. Other members of my family have eating issues. ______

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8/13 The Benefits of Laughter for Total Wholeness

Posted by on January 28, 2014participate at 2:07 am

The ‘Anatomy of Illness’ a book written by Norman Cousins, is based on the true story of how this man treated his own painful illness. Cousins had a theory that there was more to the old saying, Laughter is the best medicine’, than many people realize. 

In modern times society has come to understand that stress has a negative impact on both physical and mental health. What is not as commonly understood is that laughter has many positive health benefits, which can counteract the negative effects of the stress response.

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8/14 Hearing your Body Messages for Total Wholeness

Posted by on January 14, 2014advertise at 2:37 am

 For many people, the outside of their body is more important than understanding what’s going on in the inside.  Our world is determined by the blinders we wear, especially when we view our own lives.  In fact, medical surveys show us that up to 70 or 80% of doctor’s visits are related to the mental emotional health of the patient, known as ‘psycho-somatic’.

One of the keys to healthy living is to be aware and learn from the messages are happening all around you.  We venture into an exercise to help increase your awareness of your surroundings.

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8/12 The Effects of Emotions on the Body

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 2:32 am

In my times as a Counsellor and Mentor, learning to see the impact of Emotions on physical Health has been important.  As a result I have found an amazing and very helpful book: ‘Deadly Emotions’ by Don Colbert.  I have shared this book with many people.  One person was so impressed with the book, she went to the Word Book store and brought me 6 copies to give away to others!

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8/11 The Roots of Emotional Illness that Influence Total Wholeness

Posted by on December 23, 2013information at 12:19 am

One of the important topics we need to discuss is the influence of our Emotions on our Body.  I am sure you will agree with me that learning to handle our emotions in a healthy way has a positive benefit for our physical health.  So how can we do this?

1.  God created us to be complex creatures

We are eternal spirits, using a soul and living in a physical body.  All our parts are designed to work together, influencing each other and inter-related in function.

2.  Three groups of mental and emotional illnesses

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8/10 My Body and I are Friends

Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 2:31 amprivacy

 We discussed in our last post, how important it is to have a healthy body image to live in Total Wholeness.  Take this short checklist and see what you think about your Body.  Then take your answers to the Lord and see what He says.  Change what you can to be more healthy but also learn to accept what your loving Creator has given.  Great peace comes from living in comfort and acceptance for the gift of your Body.

Using the scale below, insert a number, that is most characteristic of your heart belief about each statement:

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8/9 In Search of the Body Perfect

Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 5:21 ame-mail

In this series on the Body and our personal Boardroom personality, we have seen how our thinking and behaviour will bring health or dys-function to our Body.  One of the biggest areas we see this is in our thinking about our own ‘Body Image’.

It’s all about Measuring sticks

We women have developed internal measuring sticks to judge ourselves, usually on a “1” to “10” scale.  So where do these images of perfection come from?   You’ll find them all around us: Magazines and movies, FOO, peers, culture in general and so on.  In fact, it isn’t really a new phenomenon. You can find such images in all the ancient cultures, from Diana to Venus.  Small and large idols, pictures and clay model show us the perfect female form.

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8/8 Where Does Body Image Come From?

Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 2:46 am
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The first step to a healthy body is to understand our attitudes to our Body. These ways of seeing our Body are often learned from early role models such as parents, peers, and for the current generation, in particular, media influence. We can see this pressure to be beautiful by the unprecedented numbers of people seeking cosmetic surgery to correct that which they dislike about their bodies.

Since our role models are usually imperfect our attitudes to our bodies can be based on false ideas, half-truths and sometimes even outright lies. As a result many of us grow up with distorted body images that can cause problems throughout life, and it’s not only women who suffer in this way.  Self-talk book?

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