https://www.unconsciousmindwhisperer.com

Jeff Harrison:                  

Hey, welcome to The Local Voice. My name is Jeff Harrison and I’m excited today because what is it about The Local Voice? I get to interview people who are making a difference in the world and today I am so excited to talk to Sheldon Ginsburg and he’s changing lives one conversation at a time, and I’m going to let him tell us a little bit more about what he does, what his motivation is, and how today’s message is one you want to lean in and take some notes. Sheldon, welcome to the show today.

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

Hi, how are you? Good to be here.

Jeff Harrison:                  

I’m great. Thanks for joining us today. Hey, before we get started, tell us a little bit of a backstory about, hey, who is Sheldon? Why are you taking this journey, and why should we lean in and listen?

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

Well, for over 20 years now, I’ve been working in the health and wellness industry and I have a very powerful connection and fascination with the human condition and for whatever reason, I’ve been given the gifts to understand how to navigate it, and I’ve had to learn through my own trials and tribulations what that looks like and what that feels like. And so, through my professional education, I have a degree in exercise science, I’m also an energy healer and I’ve put all these things together and found ways to cut through what I see is a problem in our society, which I believe is we live in a fight or flight society. And that has profound implications on how we feel about ourselves and how we interact with each other.

Jeff Harrison:                  

You know, Sheldon, I think you must have been with me this morning around 4:45 AM when I woke up, I’m an early riser and immediately I felt like I have to get to work or I won’t get my stuff done today. How do we start breaking that cycle? What can we do to release that type of thinking, that I can’t stop? I can’t stop long enough to eat lunch. I have to skip breakfast. I can barely spend time with my wife when I get home, whatever it may be, how do we stop that cycle? And as you said, get off that hamster wheel?

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

There’s two answers to this. There’s the simple answer, to start with, it always gets more complex as we keep talking. The first one is that part of the struggle is that we’ve identified who we are with our minds. And so, if you’re your mind, than you’re all your thoughts, you’re all your assumptions, you’re all your stories, you’re all your past and that keeps cycling in you. And so we keep talking to ourselves and trying to think of new ways and so it’s really too much thinking. And so to alleviate that, to create separation from the mind so you could actually watch thoughts or have distance from your thoughts so they have less power over you, it goes to breath. So, the breath is a non-mental, it doesn’t require. So, my experience has been that the mind is a tool of description using language, using language or picture. And so we’re constantly talking to ourselves and the constant talking is so powerful for our nervous systems, it hears it and makes it real.

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

Now, what if we stopped talking? What if instead we breathe. Now, breathing not just takes you out of the mental realm or the language realm, it takes you into activating the parasympathetic nervous system. So, the more that you’re breathing, especially in the belly or even any kind of conscious breathing, I have my own plan that I’ve learned how to use on others and it’s very effective, that’s called the allowing breath, so you learn the allowing breath and the allowing breath automatically calms you down breath by breath. And then because this is a skill and this is a nervous system skill, the more you practice breath, the more you can stop the constancy and you descend and create the peace that you’re desiring. And then I’ll tell you the peaceful state or the rest and digest state, that’s your happy place, that’s your healing place, that’s where your intuition can talk to you and you can actually hear it. That’s where your creativity comes out. So, it’s really a simple answer, that’s why we said it, it’s simple. You let go of thinking and talking and you go to the breath.

Jeff Harrison:                  

I love it. When you’re talking about this. I think of an engine as our brain. If it’s always running, does it have any negative health consequences when we’re in that state of anxiety?

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

Oh, so many health consequences. So, first of all, if you did the research is 70-90% of doctor visits are stress related. Most of the problems in our conditions are either caused by stress or at the very least made worse by stress, or anxiety or stress and demand upon you. So, the more that you learn to switch the gear by bringing yourself into that calmer place, you start offsetting all of these things, all of these problems start to lessen because our bodies are not designed to stay in fight or flight for long.

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

So, if you go back to the jungle and you walk into a jungle and the saber tooth tiger approaches you, you immediately see it, you run away, get away, you give the body that experience of using those stress hormones and processing them and then afterwards, because the threat is gone, you go back to foraging, you go back to whatever you’re doing and you go back to that rest and digest state. But because our end we go from the moment you wake up, you first think about your day and to-do list and then you go from event to event to event and you keep yourself in that fight or flight state because you never stop. You never stop and breathe, you never stop and give your body the message that it’s okay to let go of that last encounter, that last event, get present again, get calm and then move forward in a new way and so it’s the pressure to constantly go and go, go that keeps us anxious and problematic ultimately.

Jeff Harrison:                  

You said something earlier that I thought was really significant is we’re in that room and we both act differently and let’s say you’ve been practicing what you’re talking about, the breathing, the processing, does it add clarity and better defining what really is a threat? I’m still thinking saber tooth when somebody comes in with hot coffee and you’re just saying, just somebody offering us coffee. Is that part of the result of what you’re doing with the breath?

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

The more attention we give our thoughts or our minds and we get on, so if I say, “Uh-oh, this is a problem” and then I focus all my energy on making, focus on the problem, I’m feeding that there’s a problem. And so my body’s having now this emotional response to what I’m creating, I’m creating it. And so what’s it’s about is that when you’re breathing you pull your creative power back and then you have more of an ability to look at, I call it your desktop, where, okay, so let’s say you start to breath, your calm and there’s nothing on my desktop and that’s great. And then all of a sudden something happens.

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

So, the person with the coffee comes in and right away the alarm bells are ringing. Well, when you are breathing and you’re calm and you’re learning to be present, you could just watch it and go, “Oh, okay alarm bells. I’m not going to respond to it because I know there are no danger here. It’s my past. It’s my interpretation. It’s a part of me that’s seeing something that is not real, but yet I’m still having this effect.” So, what I do is you breathe and you calm and because you’re leading the calmness, you’re not reacting to it, you’re not giving more energy to go into ballistic stage, eventually it loses its power to be anxious.

Jeff Harrison:                  

So, how can we get in touch with you to find out more about what you do?

Sheldon Ginsberg:         

To get in touch with me, it’s the unconsciousmindwhisperer.com. You can also get in touch by phone it’s 801-232-4425. And you can get through texting or call and I will talk to you more about what we do and how I can help you.

Jeff Harrison:                  

Sheldon, thank you so much for being our guest today. I really appreciate this and those listening reach out to Sheldon because here’s a cool thing, as I hear him describing this method of breathing, this is not learning a new trick. It’s not putting more overwhelm on you. Every one of us have to breathe. We’re just understanding the power of the breath and Sheldon will walk us through this and teach us how to properly breathe to make us stronger, not weaker, and saying, “Oh, now I’ve got to learn something new.” We all know how to breathe.

Jeff Harrison:                  

Sheldon, thank you so much for joining us and thank you for joining us here on the Local Voice. Stay in touch with us. Like I said, we’re bringing guests that change the world and in this case, it’s one breath at a time. Sheldon, thank you so much for joining us.