THOUGHT AND EMOTIONAL BALANCING: AN INTRIGUING JOURNEY IN 
                         A COMPLEX WORLD 
   Most of us desire a peaceful and calm life free of stressful “mind chatter” and 
negative emotion clutter. But, to many people, this seems to be an impossible 
goal. Why does calming your mind chatter and emotional clutter seem so 
difficult? Our brain controls almost everything in our body; cellular health, 
neurological function, digestion, outlook, response to stress, energy and 
overall vibrancy. There are a myriad of things that can shape the brain’s 
function, such as; nutrition, stress, toxins, chronic disease, depression, 
anxiety, emotional trauma, prescription medications, head trauma, autoimmune 
reactions, lack of oxygen, metabolic syndrome, alcohol abuse, childhood 
emotional programming and more. For many of us, as we experience our complex and 
rich life ,it takes a concerted effort to experience peace and calm while 
enjoying comfortable thoughts and emotions. 
The key to balanced thoughts and emotions is dealing with the root causes. Below 
is a list of some approaches that have worked for us and others: 
       1. Determining what life would look like if we achieved our goal of healthy 
          thoughts and emotional balance or peace and calm. A helpful exercise can be to 
          journal or speak to a mirror or friend and answer questions like: 
              a. If anything were possible, quickly and easily now, what would my life look 
                 like? 
              b. Who would be in it? 
              c. What would I be doing? 
              d. Where would I be living? 
              e. What would I feel like? 
              f. What would I look like? 
Speak like an 11 year old, no holds barred and no judgements allowed.  Then 
imagine one year from today when this is all in place, describe how you feel and 
celebrate that life. Keep talking for a few minutes and experience the feelings. 
Now you can see where you want to go and how it would feel. 
       2. Address your lifestyle and take some time to learn how healthy foods and 
          quality supplements can support mood, energy, cellular repair, decrease joint 
          pain, improve digestion and sleep and more. 
       3. Realize that exercise not only builds muscle and strength, it creates an 
          anti-aging hormone that creates energy for the brain to stay alert and focused.  
          Yoga, Tai Chi and walking can be helpful. 
       4. Meditation can increase blood flow to the brain, relieve stress, improve 
          attention and planning, reduce depression and anxiety, and protect the brain 
          from cognitive decline .Meditation is just learning to be aware of your 
          thoughts. 
       5. Journal; write your thoughts and desires as they flow without judgement. 
          Re-read these in 30-60 days. You may discover that your written desires have 
          materialized. 
       6. EFT or Emotional Freedom Therapy can get to the root cause of emotional, 
          mental and physical issues without side effects, changing the chemistry or 
          vibrational energy of our cells. 
       7. Guided Mind Relaxation Therapy or Clinical Hypnotherapy can help the 
          sub-conscious mind achieve  feelings of value, worth, and being worthy of love. 
       8. Books abound with guides for achieving healthy thought patterns and emotional 
          healing. Here is a sampling. 
     “7 Secrets to Wellness” By Dr. Timotjy Gerhart 
     “Change Your Brain and Transform Your Life” by Dr. Timothy Gerhart 
     “Manifest Your Destiny” by Wayne Dyer 
     “Wishes Fullfilled” by Wayne Dyer 
     “Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra 
     “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle 
     “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One 
       by Dr.Joseph Dispenza 
       9. Team up with a friend to read and discuss books that focus on the development 
          of healthy thought and life balance. Share experiences based on the readings. 
      10. Seek friends who think yourare wonderful and value you just as you are. 
          Eliminate those who are negative and pull you down. Seek uplifting activities in 
          nature and enjoy the sun. 
      11. When experiencing negative feelings or energies, ask yourself what just 
          happened? Did you consume sugary foods or lots of gluten and dairy or alcohol? 
          Did you react to something that could be handled differently next time? If so, 
          chalk it up to a learning experience. 
      12. Find a doctor or natural health clinic that listens to your goals and helps 
          you achieve them, honoring your wishes and desires without judgement. 
      13. Choose one thing to change and start there. One change can make a big 
          difference over time. It’s about progress, not perfection. 
 
     By:Dr. Timothy Gerhart D.C., A.A.B.C.I., Dipl Ac and Caren Marshall MSW, CHC, 
     CLP 
     www.wellnessbydesignpro.com 
     www.brainwellnesspeoria.com 
 
     Resources: 
     “7 Secrets to Wellness” by Dr. Timothy Gerhart 
     “Change Your Brain, Transform Your Life” by Dr. Timothy Gerhart 
     “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” by Danial G. Amen, M.D. 
     “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” by Christiane Northrup, M.D. 
     “Why Isn’t My Brainworking?” by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS