Beth Sutherland is a coach with extensive abilities including Neuro Linguistic Programing, better known as NLP, Quantum Healing, Healing Touch as well as incredible intuitive gifts. She helps her clients undergo major transformational changes through unique coaching experiences as well as healing sessions, workshops, and programs for the physical body. Some of her influencers include Bob Proctor, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, Zig Zigler and Dr.Wayne Dyer
- Website: www.bethsutherland.com
Most Influential Person
- Wayne Dyer and Adam McLeod
Effect on Emotions
- I used to say my shoulders were my earmuffs because they were up so high, and my fingernails used to be dug inside my hands, and my legs were so locked that I had bowed legs that went backwards. The emotion I had inside my body most of the times was fear. Fear of somebody catching me doing something wrong, or just being me, which I thought was wrong. Mindfulness was allowing. Allowing me to be me, allowing that my body and brain profile was just the way I wanted it to be. I was hardwired and nobody else knew how to deal with it, so I was lucky that I unlocked it. And so I go back to that and say, turn the thoughts around and they will turn to nothing eventually.
Thoughts on Breathing
- That's one of the things that I learned that I didn't do properly. I breathed opposite the way I should. Most people when you breathe in, you gasp for air as if you're taking air and it ends up in your throat. You're actually supposed to breath in through your nose and fill up your diaphragm, fill up your belly. And so, I was totally backwards breathing, and that causes an awful lot of strain on the body, not getting enough oxygen during the day and that kind of stuff.
- I have this 1,2,3 process where I use total body modification. it's one of the courses that I took. You actually put your fingers together and it triggers the top part of your lungs to open, then the bottom part, and then the diaphragm and so, within 3 seconds, you're breathing in and you're filling up all of those areas. You're nurturing yourself when you're breathing in and you're allowing the toxins to come out when you're blowing everything out at the end. So, just by touching your pointer fingers, then your pointer finger and your middle finger, and then pointer, middle and ring fingers together it will allow you to breathe.
- Book: Surrender by Dr. David R Hawkins
- App: None
Mindfulness Meets Bullying Story
I’m going to say something that probably not very many people think of. I was the biggest bully in my life. I was mean to myself. I took what I thought other people were saying.
I had a right brain, left brain issue when I was a kid. It’s not really an issue it’s just my profile, but I am all dominant on the right and what happens is you process everything on the opposite side and what I was not told until I took Brain Gym was that when you’re under stress your non-dominant brain shuts down 75%. So my non-dominant was logic, so out the window all of my logic goes and I’m dealing with 25% logic and it really stopped me from doing things.
When I was going to school I was told I wasn’t trying hard enough and those kind of things. Everytime I was under stress it would make it worse because I couldn’t access that left brain. I also found out that I have music on my left brain and language and math on my right brain. So there is no logic in your right brain, ever.
So after I did twelve weeks of Brain Gym, it gave me whole brain thinking so I could access that math and logic. Unfortunately I didn’t do brain gym until I was thirty. It took me a long time to figure it out.
The reason I’m saying I was the biggest bully is that I took that information that I was lazy; nobody meant to hurt me in any way. But they thought I should be working harder, and they had no idea how much work I was doing under the skin and so I used to beat myself up saying that I wasn’t smart enough; I wasn’t good enough. They’re just pushing me along in school and I wasn’t allowed to take French because I couldn’t spell in English.
That’s the part where mindfulness helped me was when I first started changing all those thought processes and then started changing to all is well and then started changing to, there’s no talk-back there. It’s just nice and quiet. Basically, it was the bully in me that I had to tame and I tamed it through changing the thoughts and calming them down and stopping that internal madness that was going on and allowing peace to come in.
More Mindfulness Nuggets
Depending on what it is you’re trying to let go of, if it’s a memory or something like that, that’s where I would go in and say, I’m going to change this memory, make it a little different so that you can work with it once it’s kind of broken apart from the original memory. It’s more of, what do I need to let go of so that I can release this thought process. If what you’re bringing up is someone being mean to you because you remember them being bad to you, then think, I need the opposite, I need the confidence. I start flooding the brain with the thought processes of confidence and examples of confidence. I would think, oh, I was really confident when I did this or did that. So you build up that feeling and the negative one can go.
Advice for Newbie
Give yourself permission to start doing it and say, ‘I'm not wasting time by taking half an hour in my day to do this. I am actually gaining time.' People need to shift to get there, to realize they can't say, ‘I don't want to waste half an hour doing that'. It goes by very, very quickly and it absolutely adds tenfold to your life.