Using Bilateral Stimulation with Eye Movement to Resolve Specific Sources of Distress
Now that you know about advanced use of eye movements with bilateral stimulation to heal "distressed neural pathways" you're ready to learn how to diminish a disturbing or troubling thought, feeling, sensation or memory that is bothering you. Here's the basic technique:
1. Focus your attention on a distressing thought, feeling, situation, memory or other source of distress. To help improve the potential power of this process, make an effort to slightly increase the intensity of whatever you are experiencing.
For instance, if you are targeting a source of anxiety, go ahead and try to feel a little more anxious for a few moments in order to insure that your relevant neural pathways are "charged up and online" when you start to introduce the bilateral stimulation. Lean into the emotion rather than away from it.
2. Remain attentive to how your eyes are moving during this time, especially if they tend to drift on their own accord toward one direction or seem to settle around one area of your visual field. If this occurs, try to maintain a steady gaze on that spot or area while softly listening to your source of acoustic bilateral stimulation.
3. Once the bilateral activation process begins simply let your mind wander wherever it does without trying to direct or hold it.
From time to time it may be useful to gently guide your awareness back to your initial target and then "let go" again as a way to explore and expand even more relevant neural pathways.
As an example, you might target a memory of an event in your past that caused you to feel shame. By following the above guidelines (identifying and holding the appropriate visual spot while bilaterally activated) you may begin to experience a growing sense of acceptance and self-love. If that's all you want or need at the moment you can end your listening session with a lovely light spirit.
However, you may gain even more benefit by returning to the original target (which in this example is the shameful memory and its associated visual location) to assess for the presence of any other distressed neural pathways that may now be more evident.
Perhaps you will notice residual layers of sadness, anxiety, anger or some entirely unexpected emotions, associations or memories. You can then continue using bilateral stimulation to process any -- or all -- of these distressed pathways until they dissipate or bridge to resource spots as previously described above.
These suggestions are just some of the many ways people use auditory bilateral stimulation to promote healing, personal growth and optimal brain functioning. As stated earlier, with practice you will find the techniques that are most effective for you.
When you're ready to try out these techniques for yourself there are several online sources of bilateral stimulation music you can use, including. of course, the bilateral music of Alternating Sounds, LLC that you can hear, purchase and download here. Your comments are always welcome!