Listening To Your Inner Prompter Sessions (60 minutes)
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These one hour phone sessions provide the framework you will need to:
1. Identify where I'm feeling stuck in my life right NOW. This will assist you to recognize where you feel limited (ie: in your ability to change what isn't working in your life)
Self limiting thoughts are based on belief we have about ourself. These beliefs are like binding contracts that constrict a whole, harmonious sense of our self and the world. When these beliefs are lived out through the subsonscious contracts we unknowingly agree to, we feel ineffective, anxious, tired or frustrated. To reveal those beliefs we look at what is not working in our life right now that keeps us from a true sense of our self. To end this suffering we excavate down into core beliefs and reveal their true message. For example, if I feel I am unworthy, this is based on the belief that I am not good enough as I am and will keep me from receiving real support and love in my life. To release this belief and turn to a whole unfractured sense of myself, I can start to ask for what I need in my life and learn to receive it.
2. Identify and apply changes you know to make in your life, (relationships, vocation, diet, exercise/yoga program)
This is the fun part. This is the pumped up moment when you make your declarations: “I want to have more energy in my life. “I want to experience more love and support in my life.” “I want to wake up in the morning and look forward to my work”. These declarations may be in health and wellness, or only in a specific behavior you need to address (“I’m so hard on myself, I need to learn to receive”). Once the area(s) of your life are identified, then you are ready to outline the changes you know you need to make. This is where we co-create a plan that fits your personality, your personal speed and willingness, your overall obligations (changing how you eat can mean making 2 meals for the family which can be creative and change the dynamic of your meal planning) and any desired time lines (only if it supports you). As a kinesiologist, single parent, business owner, and regular exerciser/yogini, I direct you to plan the kind of structure that supports you.
3. The inspirational support to keep changing
This is where the structure comes in. To keep you changing, you feel the impetus of change fuelling your actions and this will inspire you. At the same time, you will also be changing your definition of yourself. There will be resistance, temptations to continue old ways, or to skip necessary steps that you know you need to take. This is where you get very stellar and cancel slippery habits that poke holes in your self-resolve. And, you do this in a supportive way that builds on victories. This is critical. Change means you change and you honour the freshness in the process rather than speed dial through the steps and get caught up in a self-engrossed process. This is also the stage where stagnation, or plateuing is addressed.
4. Support for the saboteurs that keep showing up to test you (without temptation there is no power in your choice to continue to change)
Saboteurs are moments of discouragement. This can be expected. When you change, your internal programming gets rewired. This is not just behavioural, but involves the nervous system, the brain and all the areas it is firing—which means all of you. By learning in a very scientific way, the connection between thought, emotion and behavior, you will be better equipped to halt “regret” language—and learn a more heart based (intelligent) mode of living. This is a new way of operating that you will learn through very clear practice, again and again until it is a muscle you know how to flex.
5. An understanding of the mind body connection to support the changes you need to make
When you decide to make a change in your life, say, to lose body fat, or to do yoga every day, this change means you will be doing things differently. It means bending your mind around a new way of living which feels like a good idea at the onset, yet may be unsupported by the habits, environment and people that are in your life now. To make lasting changes, and the adaptive period more smooth, you need to be supported by real information that inspires you. Understanding how the body works can help you stay with the changes you need to make. For example, I have a client who started doing yoga and found their body hurt after most sessions, they felt sore, more stiff than when they started (which seemed incredulous) and of course, very discouraged. This occurs regularily. But, few people know this. And rarely do instructors speak about this adaptive period as there is no room in a class setting. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is an adaptation by the muscle. The best antidote is to keep moving the muscle. In fact, any kind of gentle aerobic activity is brilliant because it circulates out the toxic chemicals that are being squeezed out of the muscles already. So when you start yoga, it can be really helpful to also do exercise that inspires you and helps you still feel a sense of familiarity with your body, like any aerobic activity you did before you started, like cycling, walking or swimming. If you did not do any (aerobic) activity before you started, walk in a way that you feel a lot of joy (with favourite music, a great walking buddy, outside in your favourite area, at a time of day when your energy is dropping). Some start yoga and are so inspired they find all aspects of their life changes. Others start it and wonder how could anyone willingly invite such a monstrosity of pain in such a short time (my journey). Knowing what is going on in your body helps you to stay with the changes and that you are doing it intelligently. In fact, that is one of the most important roles I offer you when you are changing, to show you your improvements and qualify the necessary next steps to support you. Change is really difficult and our busy lives rarely offer the supportive laboratory that adaptation needs. That’s where I come in with information and real education that allows you to feel safe, sane, supported and tuning into how you need to do it for yourself.
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