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ANCHOR POINTE, The Faith and Fitness Podcast
Faith, Diet, Exercise, Attitude, Positive Imagery, Music and Research
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Skip Orem (00:03):
Hi everybody from Nashville. I’m Skip OREM and this is the Anchor Point podcast. Hey everybody, I’m Skip OreMand welcome to the October 14th, 2022 episode of the Anchor Point Podcast. Baby Boomers working real hard on our faith and on our fitness. I’m not in the X BHS radio printers Alley studios in Nashville. Today, I’m on my back porch and the quaint little Nashville suburban town of Nolensville Tennessee sits right on the southeast border of the music city and the weather today, just magnificent out here, a beautiful Tennessee USA autumn day. Today’s episode is all about good vibrations, and you may have noticed starting with this episode today, I’ve changed our opening theme song to more of a surf beat because we are indeed about deep faith, good health, and good vibrations.
A very special welcome to anyone listening to the Anchor Point today for the first time. Thank you so much for deciding to join us, at least for this episode, and I’m pretty sure that if you stay with us through the end of this episode, you will be back next week. And of course, also I wanna send out some special love to our regular listeners who’ve decided to, to come along on this journey of faith and fitness. That is the Anchor Point podcast. The Anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model is made up of seven elements, faith, exercise, diet, attitude, music knowledge, and the element we’re going to focus on today,
Guided positive imagery.
Let’s get started right now with what we feature at the beginning of every Anchor Point podcast, and that is to check out the latest in medical news for seniors.
The anchor point Medical news for seniors. Headline for today comes from the John Hopkins Hospital.
That headline, the Mind is a powerful healing tool.
Imagery visualization has harnessed the the power of the mind through well through various therapies for centuries and according to John Hopkins Hospital. By creating images in your mind, you can reduce pain and create good health. The more specific the visualization, the more helpful it’s likely to be Through guided imagery, you can imagine sight sounds, smells, tastes, and other sensations to create a kind of daydream that gives you better control over your present circumstances.
Studies have shown that imagery and help the mind and body relax to help manage anxiety, stress, and depression to help reduce pain, to lower blood pressure, to lessen nausea.
The bottom line guided positive imagery can give you a better sense of control and wellbeing and help you fight disease and stay healthy and that everybody is your anchor point.
Medical news for seniors, headline for today. Those of you that know my health history know that I’ve been an avid health nut, at least exercise and diet wise my entire life. I have done several health and fitness podcast beginning way back in 2007 with a Get Fit Pot, over 200 episodes back when most people had had never heard of a podcast or or even knew what one was, but we had listeners all over the world. My interval training RX podcast was well was one of the most popular fitness podcasts ever with over a hundred thousand regular listeners each week. So yes, everybody. I was definitely a health and fitness nut, but it was not until I was diagnosed with cancer that I was brought back to my faith in God. I’m so thankful for that and as I began to fight and, and try to get that cancer out of my body, I was introduced to and and started using positive imagery and I have included positive imagery in the anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model because
next to my faith in God, positive imagery was as important as exercise, as having a positive attitude and diet in my personal battle to fight my cancer and get healthy again.
Positive imagery or guided imagery, it’s just so important. What it does is
it helps our brain to capture vivid mental images of our beliefs and of our desires to get and to stay healthy.
It also can help us to achieve other goals that we might set for ourselves with positive imagery, what we’re doing is we are using our imagination to take us to a calm and a a peaceful place, a place where we can relax and lower our stress level as we let those positive images in our mind connect to our bodies. You’ve probably heard of positive imagery by other names, Guided meditation, visualization, mental rehearsal.
What positive imagery does is it focuses our powerful imagination and, and very proactive positive ways.
It can be as simple and you’ve all done this. It can be as simple as the, the five seconds that you might take before doing something important where you, you calm yourself down and imagine yourself being successful with that task.
Or it can be as complex as imagining your immune system with a focused attack of those thousands of your loyal disease finding cells on a search and destroy mission to attack and destroy cancer cells in your body. I didn’t know anything about positive imagery until I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I read the book Getting Well and it was that book that convinced me that I needed to start using positive imagery to, to help me fight the cancer.
It’s best to have a guide lead you through your positive imagery sessions.
A friend of mine recommended the Positive Imagery Sound Files done by Be Ruth Napper Stack. I obtained a few of her MP3s through iTunes and I began doing the sessions at times during my cancer battle. I was doing as many as three positive imagery sessions a day. Typical guided imagery, positive imagery sessions last about 15 to 30 minutes.
I haven’t used positive imagery to prepare myself for robotic prostate cancer surgery and it was so helpful as it prepared me and and calmed me for that surgery.
I saw firsthand the benefits of guided positive imagery.
I was so impressed by that that I’ve created and narrated several positive image sessions and I’m in the process right now everybody of cleaning them up and re-releasing them as Anchor Point podcast episodes. I released one of those episodes on Wednesday. It’s the Anchor Point episode released on October 5th and it’s called Positive Imagery for Healing. And next week, next Friday’s Anchor Point episode will be a standalone guided recession. It’s called Guided Imagery for New Beginnings. And I’ve produced a third special positive imagery episode called Affirmations, which will be released as a Anchor Point podcast episode on Friday, October 28th. Now everybody, I want you to ensure that you receive these guided imagery episodes as well, as well as our regular anchor point episodes, which come out every Friday.
And you can do that by subscribing to the Anchor Point podcast, Anchor point where on all of the major podcast platforms. Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio to name a few or you can subscribe from our website, the anchor point.com. And everybody wins searching for the anchor point podcasts.
Be sure to remember we use an E at the end of Anchor point P O I N T E. And of course the Anchor Point podcast is totally free and like the anchor point.com website, there are no advertisements anywhere
. And remember, new episodes are released ever Friday. Now a few minutes, we’re going to experience a very short guided imagery session and I’m calling it Good Vibrations. That’s my shorthand for guided positive imagery, good vibrations. I’ll be your guide and it will give you a chance to experience what guided positive imagery is like.
I think of positive imagery in two ways. First, as a way of visualizing good health and then as a regular tool in getting healthy and staying in a positive state of mind. I recommend using it daily, just the same as we exercise daily and we work on our diet daily. I mentioned earlier that my introduction to positive imagery was at the time of my prostate cancer diagnosis.
My sister gave me the book
Getting Well Again, Dr. O Carl Simon’s awesome lifesaving book about self-awareness and healing.
If you’re sick right now, if you know somebody who’s sick right now, I would strongly recommend that you get this book and read it cover to cover and then start practicing The techniques for healing that are outlined in the book, that book’s not expensive at all. It’s available at Amazon and paperback for around $10.
Your mind and your imagination need to be an integral part of the getting well process as well as this process of staying healthy and fit and living a long, healthy, happy life.
Using your imagination to help you get healthy and stay healthy. And our God-given ability to imagine things is what makes positive imagery work. Our imagination. What a gift God gave us makes me think about God’s all powerful imagination. Think about what God did with his imagination. His creative imagination was so powerful that he imagined, and then he created the entire universe from nothing. Our imagination, well makes it possible for us to have empathy, to assume the perspective of someone else, and that way it allows us to to be happy when others are happy. Be sad when others are sad because we can imagine how they feel. Jesus ask us to use our imagination when he commands us in Matthew seven 12, He’s talking about the golden rule.
So in everything due to others what you would have them do to you. So it follows from that. Imagine how you wanna be treated and treat others that way.
And here’s the really good news, everybody, we can use this wonderful gift of imagination to imagine ourselves getting healthy and staying healthy, winning a battle against the disease.
That’s what positive imagery is all about. And I hope I’ve made the case for why it is one of the seven elements of the Anchor point disease, fighting and fitness model. And so right now everybody, let’s experience together a sample of guided positive imagery. This session will last about 15 minutes. You’ll need to be in a quiet place where, where you can relax, perhaps even turn down the lighting if you can’t that right now, I suggest that you hit the pause button and then come back when you’re in a quiet place. Ready to relax for 15 minutes. Okay, here we go.
GUIDED IMAGERY SESSION BEGINS