We do not need to let fear rule our lives. Our health can be restored once we know the power of the subconscious. Resilience comes from the subconscious mind. Tap into your subconscious and this is will be the gateway to becoming successful in anything you do.
Do not miss these highlights:
[4:00] Being encouraged to learn hypnosis as a means to put on shows, Robin became more interested in the clinical side
[6:06] The power to change your world is within you and you can manifest your destiny
[8:57] What has happened to you is either a blessing, a gift or a lesson and facing it with that attitude will help you both heal mentally and physically
[17:42] Understanding that hypnosis is self hypnosis and is putting your subconscious mind in control
[20:45] The Subconscious mind’s main goal is your survival and the ways it does so that may not be in your best interest
[27:38] Using hypnosis for more than smoking and losing weight but instead dealing with anxiety and even surgery
[30:26] Training your body to relax and be calmer through a repetitive breathing exercise
[32:46] The mindset of a successful person is how can I do that, not I cannot do that now
[36:49] Encouraging people to do the tough thing instead of protecting them and not having the lessons to learn from
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About Our Guest:
Robin Roberts holds a Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of New Orleans and a Certification in Hypnosis from the National Guild of Hypnotists. As an entrepreneur, Robin began her hypnosis practice in 2007 after qualifying as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. In the ensuing years she has seen over a thousand people, assisting them with life changes in a variety of areas.
Robin expanded her hypnotic message in 2010, creating a comedy hypnosis show. As an award-winning speaker and actress she created lots of fun, laughs and amazement for her audiences in as she brought awareness to the often misunderstood practice of hypnosis.
Combining her love of speaking with her hypnosis skills Robin now offers experiential workshops where attendees take part, discovering the effect their mindset has upon their actions and results. Her attendees then learn solid techniques to use in order to take more authority over their lives, attitudes, actions and outcomes using self-hypnosis.
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Transcription of Episode #112:
Debra Muth 0:02
Welcome to Let’s Talk Wellness Now. I’m your host, Dr. Deb. This is where we talk about everything wellness, and learn to defy aging and live our lives on our own terms.
Debra Muth 0:16
So I’m excited to have with me a guest Robin Roberts today with me. She is the creator of the our, our the mind powers method. And you can find her http://www.rrthemind powers.com. Right Robin is an amazing woman because she has so many talents that you guys are just gonna love her. She has a Bachelor’s in science from the University of New Orleans. She’s certified as a hypnotherapist. She’s an entrepreneur, she is a comedian, a hypnosis comedian. So we’ll see if she’s going to do a little trick on me. And maybe I’ll cluck like a chicken during this episode, who knows. She’s also an award winning speaker and actress. And she has created a lot of fun and laughs and amazement for her audience, while bringing awareness to actually what hypnosis is. Robin loves to speak on hypnosis and on giving people the skills to actually utilize self hypnosis to change their lives, their attitudes and get the outcomes that they’re looking for, as a business owner, as a career person, and just in life in general. So I am so happy to bring you my guest today, Robin Roberts.
Debra Muth 1:52
I’m Dr. Deb, founder of serenity Health Care Center. I want to thank you for joining our Let’s Talk Wellness Now podcast, it has been such a pleasure to share our knowledge. With so many people. We are averaging about 25,000 downloads an episode. And that is amazing because it’s showing us how much people want to learn about health and wellness. Outside of the health care center, we have had the pleasure of changing lives for over 8500 clients, both men, women and their children. As a result of this, I have created serenity you a university Learning Center where you can access all of my knowledge that I have developed over 25 years of practice at your fingertips in an easy to find index library, you will have access to this dashboard 24 seven, it will be like having your own personal natural path at your beck and call, anytime a day. I’d like to encourage you to check it out at Serenityu.com.
Debra Muth 3:07
Welcome Robin, it’s so great to have you here on let’s talk wellness now. share how you got started in the power of the mind. You’ve got such a nice eclectic background, from an actress to a speaker to a business degree in hypnosis, tell us how you got excited and introduced to the amazing power of the mind.
Robin Roberts 3:30
Well, thank you for having me. I am really excited to be here and happy to share my story. I was actually he talked about eclectic, okay. We were raising alpacas. We were doing and that was back in the mid aughts. When the business the economy was going nowhere, not anywhere quickly. We needed another source of income. And my brother was doing hypnosis for fun now he’s a pilot and he was doing it for fun. And he said you you should do hypnosis shows you know you got that acting thing that speaking thing you should do hypnosis shows. So I trained but I did not do a show for three years, I decided to do clinical work. And and then I didn’t do shows and I still do shows but that is not the major part of my business. But that is how I ended up doing hypnosis. And it is fascinating. Now I will say I’ve always been interested in the power of the mind. I have always taken those classes and those courses and, you know, written down my goals with great intensity and then gone Hmm, why didn’t that come true? So instead of being discouraged, I definitely have just dived right in To, to see how the mindset affects things. And of course, what you know, as you study it is, it’s everything. Everything comes from the mindset. So in my first few years of practicing hypnotist, I, it was okay, it was fine. But then I really started working with people. And people come in and they’re like, Oh, I’m sorry, I had this problem, which I mean, yes. But I, what I saw was there didn’t know they had the power to get out of it. Yes. And, and it just compels me to, you can change this, you have the power. And well, it’s all great to tell people that you know that 295 will get you a tall it, you know, that coffee shop down the road, you got to show them how, and you’ve got to reinforce it. And you’ve got to help them understand that they have this power. And now in the last year, plus, it has become even more compelling to me, as I see people in fear, as I see people making decisions out of fear. I am like, stop it, stop it, you have the power to change your world. And so that has really compelled me to kind of put it into a higher gear and go forward.
Debra Muth 6:31
Good for you. I love that story. You know, I too, got started in the world of manifesting your destiny. Like eons ago, I was really young, I was like 2627 and loves that world of manifesting and started learning about hypnosis to you. And I never practiced hypnosis, I really just did it more for myself, but I always loved what it could do for you. And a couple of years ago, I met with my manifestation coach, just we were friends, we don’t work together anymore. But she’s like to still have your notes from the first time we work together. And I’m like, Yeah, I do. And she, she encouraged me to pull them out, because she remembered most of the things that I had wanted back that. And I didn’t remember most of them, but I pulled them out. And like 85% of the things I wrote down at that time have come true in my life. And this was probably about six or seven, probably seven or eight years after I had started working with her. And I was blown away. I was like, Oh my gosh, and and I did a lot of work. And you know, a lot of Wayne Dyer’s work and a lot of the secret and all of that kind of stuff. But it was incredible to me. But you know, I too, we all lose it sometimes. Right? And, and I was in our super negative place a few years ago, and just everything was horrible. it you know, I don’t want to do anything anymore. Everything’s horrible, blah, blah. And one of my dearest friends said to me, Deb, everything in your life is perception. It’s how you perceive it. And I remember what she said that to me, it really struck a nerve for me. And I was like, Dang!, Yes, right. Thank you. Yeah, exactly. Like, I don’t want to listen to you. And then I remembered like, I had stopped doing a lot of that mind work, a lot of that meditative work a lot of that deep inner spiritual work. And when I started realizing like, every time I thought of something I hear in my head, I’d hear her say, it’s all in your perception. How are you perceiving this? And it’s just mailed me every single time. And it finally was what pulled me out of it, because I couldn’t get myself out of that negative space. And I realized everything that was happening to me that I thought was horrible, really wasn’t horrible. It was just how I was perceiving it.
Robin Roberts 8:57
Yes, it was, it was just what was coming at you and what you were going to do with it? Were you going to embrace it and go, Okay, why is this happening? How can it be useful? What’s good about it? And when folks come to me, I will say that when we’ll know we’re done, when you can go, Wow, that was either a blessing, a gift, or a lesson. And that you no longer have that. Oh, my God, I can’t you know, like, I’m overwhelmed. And so when you get to that place where you can see it’s that where that puzzle piece fits, then that you’re at peace with that, and you can move forward, and it’s no longer running your choices.
Debra Muth 9:43
Yeah, it’s so true. You know, I I work with a lot of chronically ill patients. And my patients that do better, faster are the ones that come exactly the way you are. They look at this as a gift or some kind of lesson. They’re not taking the victim mode. They’re not getting some kind of mileage out of being sick. They truly are the ones saying, Okay, you know what, I realized that my life was running crazy, I wasn’t eating well, I wasn’t doing this, I was I wasn’t doing self care, my immune system got down, this happened, and it happened. And now I’m a better person for it, or it’s, it’s changed my life, I’m now doing x instead of y, to help other people. And if I wouldn’t have had this experience, this wouldn’t have happened. Those are my patients that get better the fastest, and they do not stay sick forever. But my patients who can’t get to that place with chronic illness will stay sick forever.
Robin Roberts 10:40
Yes. And it’s so discouraging, in terms of you know, that there’s a better choice for them. And, and you can hold the mirror up. But if they don’t embrace it, then you can’t make them write better. Right, exactly. It’s, it’s very frustrating. And I, I will say that I think sometimes when clients come to see me if they’re in that mode, and I, and I point out their secondary gain, right, here’s, here’s why this works for you. Some of them. You stop. What, no, I wouldn’t do this on purpose. And I’m like, you know, I just offer it as a suggestion, you know,
Debra Muth 11:32
Robin Roberts 11:33
but but if they’re open to it, then then they can kind of look at it and take it out and go, that’s interesting. And then at least if they choose to reject it, they choose to reject it. But it is a little Yeah, it does offer it lovingly,
Debra Muth 11:49
that is so true. You know, most people have heard me talk about my story on how I got involved in integrative medicine. And I had the same choice. When I was 28 years old. I was told I had fibromyalgia. And I knew I was going to go in with a diagnosis of either Fibromyalgia or Ms. I knew it. And I walked in. And it was a 90 degree day here in Wisconsin, I had a fleece jacket on. And my body temperature was 95. And the tech came in multiple times with different thermometers saying this must be broken. And finally at the third time, I said maybe it’s me that’s broken, and not that thermometer. And Nope, they wouldn’t hear anything of it. And of course, I walked out with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, a prescription for antidepressants, a prescription for narcotics, and a prescription, I call it to tell me that I was going to be disabled in four years because of my diagnosis. And I got to my car and just lost it crying horribly, I had just graduated as a nurse practitioner, young kids, but I had a choice at that point. So we talked about people coming to you for mindset, I had a choice. I could have believed with that doctor told me or I could have said, Absolutely not. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure this didn’t happen. And and I’m kind of with that rebel child, like tell me, I’m going to not do something and I’m going to prove you wrong. And that’s how I got involved in alternative medicine because there was no way I was going to let him put that label and that note on beat. But some people don’t have the mind strength to do that. And that’s what you talk about a lot, right?
Robin Roberts 13:28
Absolutely. I’d say two things. First of all, the greatest hypnotist in the world. Is that person in the white coat?
Debra Muth 13:37
Robin Roberts 13:38
What they tell you is like, Oh, that must be true. I went to school all this time, you know, and, and, and that is cultural. That’s the second thing. Unfortunately, we won’t go down this rabbit hole too far. But unfortunately, the victim mindset is almost celebrated in our culture. Yes, it makes me a crazy woman. Because it doesn’t get you anything. Oh, except feeling disempowered that someone else needs to help you because you’re a victim. Yeah. And, you know, does it mean that? Oh, no, I can think myself perfectly healthy in every situation? Well, no, it means you can think yourself perfect to be how you are in the moment at every moment. Yeah, but it’s like you’re swimming upstream, unfortunately. Yeah. And to make a bigger statement right now with all the stuff that’s going on. I mean, it’s like mass hypnosis.
Debra Muth 14:39
Oh, that is so true. I didn’t even think about that. But you’re absolutely right.
Robin Roberts 14:44
Yeah. And for those who have turned off the news, those who had turned off the constant stream of this is frightening and this is scary and you’re in trouble and did it and you’re in much better mental health. Absolutely. Much better. Mental Health. Now you might be in conflict with various members of families.
Debra Muth 15:06
A lot sometimes, yes, I get to hear those horror stories from my patients every day.
Robin Roberts 15:12
Oh, and it’s, it is difficult. But I have faith that we will find our way through this. And my small part in this is coming out into the world and saying, No, no, no, no, you don’t have to accept this, you can make a different decision, you know, look into things, don’t just buy everything, something that someone says, say you do Bruce Lipton with the Biology of Belief, when he talks about it back in the spring of last year. He has some videos out there about you know, the minute you get into fear, you’re turning all your resources away from your immune system, out to the world to defend yourself, right for fight or flight or freeze. And so by being afraid, you’re actually doing a disservice to your immune system, which is here to keep you well and healthy and doing great. So, mindset mindset.
Debra Muth 16:18
I’ll give you an example. So I got COVID last fall, and I never listened to the news. But when COVID happened, I’m like, I probably should be informed about this. I think it’s all a bunch of crap. But I’ll be informed. And I started watching the news and went down that nasty rabbit hole. And I got COVID in the fall. And I remember when the test came back, and it was like, Oh, shit, it’s COVID. And I looked at my daughter, and I said, Okay, you are the executor of our state, should something happen to me? Oh, there, everything is in case I can’t speak. And my husband and my daughter looked at me and they’re like, What is wrong with you? Like you never go there? And I said, Well, I’m not afraid of it. But you know, there’s just this little part of you that’s like, well, I should probably have this conversation should something happen. And of course, obviously, nothing happened. I’m still here. And I was perfectly fine it and then I did all the things that I know to do, and all the things that I share with my patients to do. And it was fine. But But there goes that mind in that dark place for that moment. And I could have stayed in that moment. And I think there would have been a completely different outcome of my illness. But I chose not to stay in that moment and, and pull myself out. And this is the power of suggestion. That happens to us all the time. Absolutely.
Robin Roberts 17:42
All the time. And we do have so much more control than we’ve been taught. I think children should be taught how you. First of all, all hypnosis is self hypnosis. I can’t make anybody go into hypnosis they have to choose. And then people know what, you know, I don’t think I can. And they don’t really understand because good old Hollywood has made it look like you’re a zombie, or you’re completely controlled by someone else, which is not true. People it’s not true. And the best way to think about it is like a dream of like a daydream. You’re in a daydream, you’re not unconscious, you are not walking around like a zombie. You’re just in a daydream. And your your brain waves are slowing down. So you’re somewhere ideally between alpha and theta and your brainwaves. And what’s happening is your conscious mind like takes a vaycay and your subconscious mind is now at the forefront and the subconscious mind. See this is what people just they don’t know this, the subconscious mind runs your life, runs it now our culture celebrates the conscious mind. Yeah, man you analyze you go to university, bla bla bla bla bla, but the truth is when push comes to shove, who makes the decision, the subconscious mind
Debra Muth 19:12
and the subconscious mind where we get our intuition from as well? Is that kind of our intuition is that just mind?
Robin Roberts 19:21
You know, I would actually qualify that more like the superconscious mind. Oh, interesting. Okay. Yeah, because the subconscious mind, I mean, it is tuned in So in a sense, yes, but the subconscious mind is literal. Imagine it’s just like a programming the computer or a song recorded on a show my age record. It will just play, it will play. Yeah, it does not know. Oh, yeah, I’ve heard this verse before. Let’s move forward. Or you know, last time I ran that program The computer did work, let’s not do it. No, it can’t do that it cannot it is literal. It is not logical. It is not linear, it doesn’t really think. So it gets these programs, these ideas about what works for you, and it writes them. And it’s there. Unless you change it.
Debra Muth 20:24
So is our subconscious mind that part of our mind, then that plays that same old thing over and over again, like you’re not good enough. This person’s after you, you know, and just allows you to keep remembering those negative or positive things in our head. That’s our subconscious mind doing that. Right?
Robin Roberts 20:45
Right, because so again, let’s go back way, way, way back to your little baby, you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot feed yourself, you cannot put yourself down, change your bridges, whatever your subconscious mind is in charge of getting that done for you. And you talk to parents, right? They recognize, oh, that’s the cry that we’re tired. That’s the pride and we’re hungry. That’s changed the bridges. Yeah. And the subconscious mind is responsible for survival. Bottom line, and if, if you only remember that, listeners, you only remember that it’s responsible for your survival. So every decision, every program, it runs, it runs to keep you alive.
Debra Muth 21:33
Robin Roberts 21:34
Oh, here’s the interesting question that I asked my clients. And I always tell them, the subconscious mind is your best friend, because we don’t understand it that way. It’s your best friend. So if it’s your best friend, if it only wants survival for you, why would it for example, let you smoke? And people then look at me expectantly. But I do the Socratic method, so I make them work for it a little more. And bottom line, it sees whatever program it’s running as the answer. So most smokers, for example, will tell me their smoke because they’re upset. Or they need a break. And then they feel calm. Of course, what is nicotine, nicotine is a stimulant. There’s no reason in the world, you should have a cigarette and feel calmer. No. But your expectation and your program that your subconscious mind runs, says this will make you calm. And if you’re calmer, you will survive. And so that’s why something that will kill you in the long run. Your subconscious mind allows you to do it because it sees it as a way to keep you alive. It also has no sense of time, it can’t think in the future. It can’t say Oh, that cigarette is going to be COPD in 10 years. It can’t do that. That’s conscious. That’s logic. So it keeps running this program until you say hey, here’s a better idea. Or you change the picture and also only thinks in pictures. You change the picture to something that oh, well, I wouldn’t do that anymore. 1 quick story. I had a client who came to me because when she was 15, she was in the backseat of her brother’s car. He was older than she was like three or four years. And he turned around, he and a friend were in the front, he turned around and handed her a cigarette. Now her subconscious mind meant, oh, I’m, I’m an adult. grown up. My brother respects me. Now it’s 35 years later, and she’s sitting in my office, her brother has passed away in the last year. And she tells me this story. So we do our hypnosis session. And I have him in the car, and I have him turn around to her and say, You don’t need to do that anymore. I love you. I respect you. You’re all grown up. And she never smoked again.
Debra Muth 24:09
Oh my gosh, that is so fantastic.
Robin Roberts 24:13
Oh, so gratifying, so gratifying and great for her. Yes. But that’s where you see that subconscious mind grabbed, that you Oh, you’re grown up and your brother affirms you. And it’s running with that for 35 or four years.
Debra Muth 24:29
Yeah. Isn’t that crazy that it goes in our head for that. I mean, I can tell stories of the same thing we do. I remember things my dad said to me that like cut with a knife. But when I when push comes to shove for me to have to do something. It is that message that comes forward that says here comes to revel in you. You’re going to do that better than someone you’re going to do it faster than someone you’re going to make it right and afterwards I’m like, I didn’t even Want to do that? This isn’t even where my heart went. But but that’s that piece that comes to you that I have to do this. And I actually had a friend say something to me one day about it. And she’s like, Why do you always have to be first or better or do this? And it wasn’t until she said that to me that I realized why it was. And I went back to that childhood moment when my dad said something to me. And I was like, wow, wow.
Debra Muth 25:27
Yeah, these things they get in that subconscious mind. And the subconscious mind is a tenacious little bugger. And it holds it until, until it has something to replace it with. But it can’t, as a rule, it can’t do it on its own, it has to have some kind of shift in perception. And, you know, sometimes you have the shift in perception of yourself. For example, when I stopped smoking, I stopped smoking because I had a picture of myself laying in a coffin, in a pack of cigarettes. And so my conscious mind thought of the picture, but when my subconscious mind thought it was like, what, nope, done. And that was it. Wow. But it couldn’t, I had to think of that before it could sink it.
Debra Muth 26:20
And we have all of these things going for forever. You know, we don’t even know what’s in there. I like to talk about silverware. silverware, because when I I’m right handed, when I grew up, I was taught, okay, the fork goes in your left hand. And now you pick up the knife. And now you cut the piece of meat only one piece, Medicaid, put the knife down, put the fork back. And now you can take a bite. I married a Brit. You right handed you stick that fork in there, you cut the piece and pick that up and eat it and it’s like, oh my gosh. And and here’s the thing, it sounds so really shallow of me now. But I worried about that he had a job interview, a dinner job interview with American people. And I thought, are they going to look at that and think, you know, he doesn’t have manners. And so all of these innocuous Little things like how to use your silverware cause you to make judgments down the road. Oh, that may be valid, but they may not.
Debra Muth 27:29
Isn’t that the truth. And we do that without even recognizing it so man y times, right?Oh my gosh.
Robin Roberts 27:37
Debra Muth 27:38
Oh, Robin, how the how do people decide to see you? Like what are some of the reasons that people would decide to see you for change or for whatever it is what makes them want to come and see you for that?
Robin Roberts 27:56
Sure. Well, kind of a two pronged question that usually what hypnosis is best known for is stopping smoking, dropping weight. Yes. But these days what people don’t often realize it’s great for dealing with anxiety.
Debra Muth 28:13
Robin Roberts 28:14
it’s great for sleep. I always say no matter what people come see me for they sleep better. Because we do not know how to relax
Debra Muth 28:24
Robin Roberts 28:27
One of the wonderful uses of hypnosis is if you’re going to have a surgical procedure. I have pre and post surgery sessions that I do with my clients, and it prepares the body like oh no, I’m not really afraid. It’s like it’s not being about being afraid, you can literally tell the circulatory system to not bleed into the surgical field. And now the surgeon can work more quickly and of course, you’re more relaxed, you need less anesthesia, so they can get the surgery done faster. They can get you into the recovery room, and you you can heal faster. Harvard did a study a lot of broken ankles there for some reason. And they did a study with people and the people led hypnosis or two weeks ahead on the healing curve. Wow, that’s amazing, because you’re getting your mind to understand. There was another study when the subconscious mind through hypnosis was prepared for the surgery, when they use a scalpel on the skin. The incision was like a fine line. I really did not have hypnosis, that incision was jagad because the skin was resisting and saying no, I have to protect but when you tell the body this is what’s going to happen and it’s for our good and it’s going to, you know cause us to heal and feel better. Now, it’s a cooperative partner in the process, and boom, everything’s working better because the subconscious mind runs your autonomic nervous system. So, if you give it permission to go, you know, go into high gear and do what you know how to do. It’s like, let’s go.
Debra Muth 30:09
I love that. And so many times people don’t think about that as a way to use hypnosis that you can tell the body to do things that it should do on its own right, that we don’t have to think about doing, like breathe, or flow blood and all of that kind of thing.
Robin Roberts 30:26
Yes, well, it’s super interesting, I will give every client who comes to see me a little task, and I offer this to your listeners, too. It’s a little process to set yourself on for 60 minutes, when the 60 minutes goes on, hit reset. And then take a deep breath like, completely deep breath, fill your lungs, hold it for a few moments, and then breathe out through your mouth twice as long out as in and do that three times. And then when it goes off in 60 minutes, you do it again. And what you’re doing is you’re training yourself to take these deep breaths, and the deep breaths are the message to your brain, to your amygdala specifically, that everything is okay. And you can you know, you don’t have to be on guard all the time. Because what people tend to do, and I bet you see this, they hold their breath. Or they breathe super shallow, which I always think about a dog, funnily enough, a dog going. You take those deep breaths, and now you’re training yourself. So do that for a week, two weeks, of course, not at night. And now, once an hour, your body will just stop and take these nice three deep breaths, you won’t even know what’s happening after a while. But all of a sudden, you’re just feeling calmer. You’re feeling more at peace, you don’t really know why. But it’s because your brains getting the message that everything is okay.
Robin Roberts 31:56
And that is a great idea. Because you’re right. I mean, so many times, people are so tense, and I haven’t noticed it myself, I’ll go into the bathroom and my shoulders are near my ears. And I have to remind myself, okay, just relax your shoulders, because I’m tense all the time. And I don’t even realize that until I conscious. But if we did that every hour, you wouldn’t have that. And then you wouldn’t have so much pain and inflammation. And you’d clear your mind a little bit and things would be so much better for people Yes, so much better. You know, Robert, you talk a little bit about what sets successful people apart from everyone else when it comes to I’m assuming mindset. But maybe it’s a little bit different than just the traditional mindset that we think about.
Robin Roberts 32:46
What sets people apart is they’re not wasting time on that can’t be done. I can’t do that. That No, I don’t think so. I would say that when you have the mindset, you figure out a way to do it. So all that energy that would be going in Oh my god, it’s gonna be so hard. I don’t think I can do it now. And now my mother, spouse, sister, somebody just told me Oh, you could never do that. You’re right, I can’t. Now, I think for the successful person. The mindset is, how can I do that? Yeah, you know what, there’s probably more than one way to with apologies to cats to skin this cat. And I can figure it out. I can do this. So they have this resilience. And boy, I’d love to give. That’s what we should be vaccinating people with resilience. Yes, Oh, yes. Because you are you were born to be resilient? Oh my gosh. And unfortunately, as culture and progress has, it’s taken us away from this knowing within us that we are resilient, that we can figure it out and do horrible things happen to people? Yep, they do. And do you go through a process of grieving and, and being upset and angry and denial? Yes, we do. And then you go, alright, what’s next? You know, I’ve, I have given my my time to what I needed to give to, and I’m done. And what’s next? And how do I do it? And how do I make that comeback? How do I and that I think is is really the key that you don’t accept that, that you can’t, you know,
Debra Muth 34:46
That’s great point, you know, I often think of how my grandparents could have, you know, traveled by oxen over four states, you know, and, and how that must have been for them, but I was thinking about But as you were talking about this talk about resilience back in the day, when I mean, they had nothing, and they made something out of everything. And they didn’t have time to think about they couldn’t because if they couldn’t, they didn’t eat or they didn’t have a roof over their head. And you’re right, our society of today has made things so easy for us, that we, I think, forget that we have that innate resilience that can bring us to whatever it is we want. Can we fail sometimes? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get back up and be successful in something else that
Robin Roberts 35:33
well, that’s right. And and, you know, not to sound trite. But the failing is not is not. Oh, bad, bad. No. Failing is information. Okay. Well, you know, maybe it wasn’t meant to be an astronaut. Okay, but how could I experience it in a different way is the resilient mindset. And I do think sound so what we’re soft, we’re soft. Oh, Idon’t want to have to drive across town. Like, Oh, come on. Really? You’re missing out on life? I think. Because if we’re, if we’re going to be all cushy and soft and comfy, then something comes along, -COVID and scares the heck out of us. And now, we’re totally thrown off our game. And we make terrible decisions. Or we hide in fear, which is a terrible decision. Yes. And, and, you know, having, being told that you’re good, and being told you’re affirmed is all very nice. But Wow, you did the tough thing. I’m going to encourage you go to do the tough thing. And that makes you amazing. And people are, you know, oh, no, we want to protect like, I’m thinking as I’m saying this, you know, we went protect our kids. That’s not protecting your kids. No, it’s not protecting you, they have got to stand up. And and do. Alright, wow. Okay, I’m like, I’m on my rent girlfriend.
Debra Muth 37:25
That’s okay, I love it. I’m the same way. You know, when I was raising my kids, my girlfriend and I would say we gave our kids just enough rope to hang themselves, you know, we’d let them make their mistakes. And if they got a little too close to the edge, we’d rein them back a bit, but not all the way back where they couldn’t learn from things. And I really think that’s allowed my kids to be very independent and very strong and, and resilient as well. And it’s hard. You know, I launched a new company last year before the country shut down the week before the country shut down I launched a gluten free product. And yeah, and then COVID hit. And the whole year was just like, ah, and so we made some decisions to rebrand and do some different things. And when did we relaunch again, the week before the anniversary of the shutdown again. And I just was saying to my my girlfriend yesterday, I’m like, I don’t know if we can I don’t know if I can do this another year. It’s so hard. I don’t understand these things. It’s a different world for me this ecommerce thing. And she said, it’s it’s only hard because you don’t know it. It’s just like, give it a shot. Don’t Don’t give in yet. And I because I was feeling beaten down yesterday by it all. And she she gave me the same kind of information you’re talking about right now. Like, we can do this. You just got to be in the right frame of mind. And my soft side wants to just throw in the towel and say take the money loss. It’s it’s easier. And then my other side says, No, it could be something better for society. Let’s just keep going. It’s going to be an uphill battle, we’ll be okay. But we get to choose now where we want to sit on that is no differently than what you’re talking about, like COVID we get to choose, do we want to take the shot? That is not a vaccine does not meet any criteria for a vaccine?
Robin Roberts 39:16
That podcasts are yours, they get into it.
Debra Muth 39:20
Thank you, you know, or do we say I’m going to give in because I’m being pressured. I’m going to give in because I want to travel. That’s what I hear a lot. I want to travel and they’re not going to let me travel. My kids aren’t going to let me see my grandchildren all of these things. But the only person that could potentially be hurt by this shot is you for taking it. And you got to be okay with whatever decisions you make, whether it’s business or health or anything. But when I hear people say their pressure to make decisions and choices in their lives, it saddens me because someday that person is going to be sorry they made a choice because someone else forced because it wasn’t their choice. It wasn’t their choice.
Robin Roberts 40:00
And honestly, I have the same thing coming at me personally speak. And, and I and it’s the travel one that really gets me and ticks me off like crazy. But you know what? That’s fine. I can get in the car. That’s right, I can drive places. And now I guess I’ll just go ahead and get a dog because I can and it can travel with me in the vehicle. Again, the resilient thing, I’ll find a way, okay, maybe I can’t drive to India, because that’s where I wanted to go. But I also believe that, you know, in a few years, God willing, this will all be a nightmare and way in the past, and people will have gotten themselves in control enough to go Wait a minute, and realize how, how their liberties are being squished and taken, and they’re willing. And I’m like, No, no, no, no, not me.
Debra Muth 41:02
Don’t me there. I’m with you. I love to travel. But I’ll see all the places in the US that I haven’t seen yet. And here’s my thought about that. Money Talks, BS walks. So when we start shopping with our dollars and say, that’s fine American Airlines, you won’t let me on your plane, I won’t travel. And when enough people aren’t getting on the plane, because 80% of the population has not gotten the shot yet. What do you think they’re going to do? They’re going to lift the mandate, because they want their planes full.
Robin Roberts 41:36
They’re going to ease up,
Debra Muth 41:37
yeah, they’re going to ease up because they want people in those seats, because that makes money for them. And unless the government’s willing to bail them out year after year after year, you’re gonna have to change their strategies to just like we change our strategies inbusiness.
Robin Roberts 41:51
That’s that’s, that’s right. So I love again, you see, I’ll find a way around it. Yeah. And, and my passion about telling people, you, you have a mind, you have a choice. You don’t have to do everything they’re telling you, you have to do. You know, think, think think. So we’re so not precipice here.
Debra Muth 42:14
I know, hey, we always digress on this show. We got all kinds of different ways. But that’s awesome. You know, what are some last tips or tricks that you want to share with our listeners about things that they can do to start putting their mind in a better place?
Robin Roberts 42:32
Well, number one is that breathing. So setting that 60 minutes taking those three deep breaths in through the nose out through the mouth. And it sounds so simple, but doing that, in particular, and simply turning off television. And I’m thinking as I’m saying that people have televisions in their bedrooms, Stop, please stop it, please, please stop it. I took mine out over 10 years ago, and I don’t miss it at all. Listen to a lovely podcast, or
Debra Muth 43:09
the bedroom is meant for two things, sleep and sex. That’s it, you don’t need a TV in there for those two things.
Robin Roberts 43:16
There you go. There you go. And I actually I do have recordings available. One is for drifting to sleep. One is called a 15 minute reboot to listen to in the middle of your day. So I have those available on my website. I also have the clear vision workshop. And that workshop is really about kind of corralling you know, the monkey mind and getting it to work for you. Because that whole the whole manifesting thing it works because part of why it works is because you are a net enacting you’re engaging your reticular activating system. And now it’s looking for what you want. But of course, if you don’t know what you want, it’s not going to find it. And I love that it’s like going to a travel agent and saying, okay, I don’t want to go to St. Louis. Yeah, so you have to get focused, and choose something which can be hard, right? Because when you choose something, you might fail. But you got to let that go. You got to say this is what I want. And this is how I’m going to start noticing it. So so that’s a an avenue, a particular my workshop that I have that I would offer.
Debra Muth 44:35
I love that I love that. And I do that same thing. Like if I have a night where I know I’m not going to sleep like we all have those nights where your brains just on you’re fired up about something you know you’re not going to sleep. I go to YouTube and I find myself in nice hypnotic sleep, audio. That takes my mind out of whatever it’s thinking about and puts it into something else and then I can sleep.
Robin Roberts 44:58
Yes, I will. I often tell people who who come for that particular reason to see me is, as you lay down in bed at night, just imagine that you have a box. And you are putting everything in that box. And if you need to, like write it down, keep paper by the bed, write it down and set it down. Because you see, your subconscious mind is just trying to keep it for you. So if you write it down, you say subconscious mind, now it’s safe, you can rest, it will rest. But if it has to keep the plates spinning while you sleep, it’s not doing a great job refreshing your body. So, so do that. And then as you go to sleep, find whether it’s your own mantra, or your statement of I’m resilient. I experienced resilience everyday. Because the last thing you think is what your subconscious mind holds for the rest of the night. Interesting.
Debra Muth 45:53
That’s a great tip. That’s a great tip. Robin, I want to be mindful of your time because we could talk for hours. I love this conversation. How can people reach you? How do they get in touch with you? If they’re resonating with what you’re talking about? And they want to be part of this clear vision workshop? What’s the best way for the very cheap?
Robin Roberts 46:14
Great, well, my website is the best way and the website is our because it’s Robin Roberts rrthemindpowers.com with an S the mind powers.com rrthemindpowers.com. Awesome.
Debra Muth 46:31
So for those of you driving or running, don’t worry about that. We’ll put that in the show notes. Robin also has a clear vision five day challenge coming up. And we are going to link that information to this show as well so that you guys can get involved in that challenge and really just start activating your mind and letting your subconscious work for you instead of against you.
Robin Roberts 46:56
Debra Muth 46:57
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much for joining us today. This has been such a pleasure.
Robin Roberts 47:01
Thank you, Deb. I have had a great time just just wonderful. Thank you so much.
Debra Muth 47:06
You’re very welcome.
Debra Muth 47:09
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