Some people ask me what motivated me to create the Hormonal Balance Guided Meditation. I wanted to explain why.
The Meditation was designed to support and comfort women as you move through the many stages of hormonal change, from puberty, to pregnancy, into motherhood, postpartum and menopause.
I realized it was needed when I learned from my friends and colleagues, Dana Trentini and Mary Shomon, about their new book, now published, Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease. Both women are distinguished thyroid patient advocates and experts, and together, they have created an extraordinarily guide rich filled with support, deep experiential understanding, and practical tools that inform and empower you for your best hormonal health.
In their book, Dana and Mary make the point that medication, diet and other lifestyle changes need to be accompanied by a shift in mindset — getting to a place where you trust that your body can become pregnant, sustain a pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby. They both felt that more tools are needed to help women achieve that shift.
My new CD/MP3, the Hormonal Balance Guided Meditation, helps you to get to that place, by giving you a mind-body tool for realigning and healing your hormonal system.
As a woman, you are always going through hormonal changes. It all begins when you’re an adolescent stage, with the start of your menstrual cycle and for many of you, progresses into pregnancy, motherhood and postpartum, and eventually, you evolve into a wise woman during menopause.
These passages, while natural, can also be times when you experience severe symptoms of stress, high anxiety, depression and intense hormonal changes that dramatically impact you and trigger deep psychological changes in self-esteem, self-image and self-acceptance.
Stress is a major contributor to hormonal imbalance, and the root cause of stress is FEAR. Think about it.
When you are frightened or anxious, fear triggers your natural defense mechanism, called the fight-or-flight response. Your hypothalamus gland, responsible for maintaining the body’s internal balance, signals the pituitary gland to stimulate your adrenal glands to release two key stress hormones: cortisol and adrenaline. This triggers a chain reaction throughout your endocrine system that influences all your glands and your thyroid in particular. The greater the fear, the greater the stress. The greater the stress, the more stress hormones are released. Excess stress hormones send you on the rollercoaster ride that leaves you feeling totally out of control, overwhelmed, exhausted and always on high alert for some looming threat to your health or well-being.
Such is the biological nature and psychological process for women.
Can you imagine how much more joyful your life would be without a constant flood of stress hormones – a hormonal hangover so to speak? There is no need to imagine. You can make it happen, with meditation.
Meditation is a proven process for accessing the immense energy of your subconscious mind. Your subconscious regulates and controls your bodily functions. As you embrace the power of your subconscious mind, you’ll begin to realize your true potential to self-heal your body, mind, heart and hormones. It is healing at its best, the natural way, from the inside out.
Guided meditation takes you effortlessly into a deep state of absolute calm for this is where you truly restore your soul. You’ll quiet the internal struggle and the fight-or-flight response as you accept your biological process and its purposefulness. It is here that you’ll renew your spirit and experience clarity of intention, focus, motivation, resilience and self-acceptance to bring forth your very best.
Meditation enables you tap your body’s natural healing ability to correct itself, and improve your mental outlook, your psychological and physical health and wellness.
While in this deep restful state, the natural intelligence of your body works to restore you to hormonal balance while significantly reducing depression, mood swings, mind fog, fatigue and insomnia that drain your vitality and wellbeing.
The benefits are truly amazing! Just by being in the meditative state, your mind becomes still clear and calm. Fear and anxiety subside. Your heart rate relaxes as your blood pressure regulates itself into a normal range. Brain wave activity slows down and triggers human growth hormones, which regulate your metabolism, stimulate fat cells to reduce the amount of stored fats, promote protein synthesis in your cells, and regulate your blood sugar.
Your adrenals rest and stop overproducing the stress hormones, helping your thyroid and metabolism.
Your endocrine system moves out of a state of high alert. Thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones now have an opportunity to come back into balance.
Meditation also decreases inflammation at the cellular level, neutralizing acidosis and minimizing pain and discomfort.
You feel calm and more confident in touch with your own strength and power. That awful feeling of being vulnerable or overwhelmed subsides. Psychologically, you feel more self-assured and in control again.
The mind-body connection is now realigned and you experience that “Ahhh…” – that peace of mind and a renewed sense of well-being.
By re-establishing calm throughout your mind and body, you quell inner turmoil and move towards the path of self-empowerment. The unimaginable power of meditation can improve restore hormonal stability and thyroid function. It can also help you to have greater control over your health and wellbeing.
Whether you are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant now, or you’ve recently had a baby, meditation can and should be an important part of taking care of yourself, and your baby.
Change your heart and you’ll change your belief. Change your belief and you’ll change your mind. Change your mind and you can embrace a happy, healthy life – not only your own, but that of your current and future children.
For more information about the Hormone Balance Meditation, see OneLightOneSpirit.com. And please see www.thyroidpregnancybook.com for more information about the new book, Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease.
Demo DiMartile has been a spiritual teacher and a transformational healer for over 40 years. He was trained extensively in the uses of hypnotherapy to address the root cause of dysfunction and to restore balance energetically on a subconscious level. He studied the Hawaiian healing tradition for releasing karma from the soul and for the integration of the body, mind and spirit. He is also a master teacher of Kundalini Meditation.