The phrase “what you focus on you amplify in your awareness” (Dr M.Yapko Phd Psychologist), is a powerful reminder of the impact that our thoughts and attention can have on our perception of the world. Essentially, the more we direct our attention towards something, the more prominent it becomes in our consciousness. This principle can be applied in many areas of life, and with my professional guidance, I am able to help clients shift their focus, and gain greater control over their thoughts and emotions.
I often use this principle as a foundational tool for therapy. By helping clients to become aware of their habitual thought patterns and the things they tend to focus on, I can support them to reframe their thinking and shift their attention towards more positive and productive areas. This can be particularly useful in cases where clients are struggling with negative or destructive thoughts, as it helps them to break the cycle of rumination and refocus their energy on more positive outcomes.
One example of how this principle might be applied is in the case of a client who is struggling with feelings of anxiety. In this scenario, I might encourage the client to pay attention to the physical sensations associated with their anxiety, such as increased heart rate or shallow breathing. By focusing on these sensations, as well as other important elements, the client is often amplifying their awareness of their anxiousness and making it more salient in their consciousness.
By directing your attention towards more positive choices or aspects, you are then supported to shift your awareness away from running the anxiety that you experience, and are more able to more towards positive emotions and outcomes.
Another way that this principle might be applied ,is by helping you to become more mindful of your thoughts and emotions. By paying attention to the content of your thoughts, you might become more aware of patterns and habits that may be contributing to your emotional distress. This can be particularly useful in cases where clients are struggling with negative self-talk or rumination, as it helps them to become more aware of the impact that their thoughts are having on their emotional state.
For example, a client who is struggling with depression may have a habit of focusing on negative thoughts about themselves, such as “I’m worthless” or “I’m a failure.” By becoming more aware of these thoughts and the impact that they are having on their mood, the client can begin to challenge them and shift their focus towards more positive and constructive thoughts.
Overall, the principle of “what you focus on you amplify in your awareness” is a powerful tool that can be used to help clients gain greater control over their thoughts and emotions. By becoming more aware of our habitual thought patterns and focusing our attention on more positive and productive areas, we can begin to shift our emotional state and move towards more positive outcomes. At Jenesis, this principle is often used as a way of helping clients to break negative thought patterns and cultivate more positive and adaptive ways of thinking. Focusing more deeply on where it is we want to go is important, and this may often be enhanced by the therapeutic tool of personalised Clinical Hypnosis.