You are just one thought away from Joy and peace of mind
I offer Belief change work also referred to as conscious work or energy psychology.
The focus is to take your body out of a state of alarm (sympathetic mode) because when we are in the fight or flight mode our energy is mobilized for survival and our resources are not available for creativity and healing. The habitual state of alarm over time leads to chronic inflammation which can cause accelerated biological ageing and premature degenerative diseases. When you are able to elicit the relaxation response daily and engage the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest & digest and breed & feed system) then it frees up your resources for healing and creativity. I offer belief change tools in my energy psychology sessions.
“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.” -- Eleanor Brown
Change your limiting beliefs.
Many of us sabotage our desires because we run subconscious programs (often inherited from childhood) that block us from experiencing joy and achieving our goals of health, loving relationships, abundance, and happiness.
You can choose to rewire your brain and remove old programs that no longer serve you and replace them with new programs and beliefs that serve your best interest.
I offer belief change sessions via Telehealth or in a combination with acupuncture and low-level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation) during my Acubalance sessions.
What it is not.:
It is not about bypassing, stuffing down, or denying negative thoughts and feelings and simply replacing them with positive thinking. This approach of only positive thinking is superficial and just covers up negative thoughts, however, the negative feelings are still there smoldering in the background underneath and eventually they resurface and are often stronger and more resilient.
It is not about indulging, wallowing, or dramatizing your negative feelings either.
It is not talk therapy.
What it is about:
It is inner work.
It is solution-focused work.
"Conscious work helps us regulate our emotions and increases our empathy and compassion for our self and for others."
The belief change sessions are about you being sensitive to your feelings and being present to your feelings. When you are present and resourced, you can then consciously choose to change and transform these self-limiting beliefs and feelings to feelings and programs that serve you in your daily life.
Energy psychology (EP) / Belief Change Modalities is a collection of mind-body approaches for understanding and improving human functioning. EP focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviours, and known bioenergy systems (such as meridians and the biofield).
Within an EP framework, emotional and physical issues are seen, and treated, as bio-energetic patterns within a mind-body-energy system. The mind and body are thought to be interwoven and interactive within this mind-body-energy system, which involves complex communication involving neurobiological processes, innate electrophysiology, psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), consciousness, and cognitive-behavioural-emotional patterns.
The use of EP has resulted in the development of associated methods and models to treat psychological and emotional problems, facilitate health and wellbeing, and improve human performance. These models and methods are usually used within an integrative or holistic approach to practices such as psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, integrative medicine, acupuncture, and other healing modalities.
Short videos to introduce you to energy psychology/belief change modalities I can facilitate with you during online Telehealth sessions or in combination with your in-person acupuncture laser sessions.
I use an approach I call NOTICE*ACCEPT*CHOOSE AGAIN (NAC) that consists of present moment tools to shift you from your habitual reactionary responses into intentional, present awareness where you get to consciously choose how you feel and act. It is not about suppressing or ignoring stress and negative feelings. It’s about being aware in the present moment and therefore fully resourced which allows you to change your perception and relationship to stress. When you are present, fully resourced, you are then able to choose to consciously respond instead of unconsciously react and in the process, you undo outdated subconscious programs and replace them with new beliefs and programs that better serve you.
Some of the tools included in the NAC approach can help lower cortisol levels, reduce activity in your amygdala, make changes in your hippocampus and change some gene expression. This helps you be less prone to an old habitual negative reaction to stressors and to choose not to take it personally and instead choose how you feel. This conscious work is beneficial only when experienced through practice. The value Is not in the knowledge but rather in the application. The longer you do it the easier it becomes and the easier it becomes the longer you do it. And the more we do it, the greater the benefit.
NAC Approach to Present Moment and Transform Suffering to Peace of Mind
How your beliefs create your reality and how you can use your thoughts to create new habits (beliefs) and thus your new reality.
Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
The NAC Protocol:
N: NOTICE the negative feelings (e.g. resistance, stress, Qi stagnation). Don’t take it personally.
A: ACCEPT what is (a form of surrender)
C: CHOOSE again/differently
When you do the above, you will be resourced and awake.
NAC is an approach consisting of present moment tools to shift you from your habitual reactionary responses into intentional, present awareness where you get to consciously choose how you feel and act. It is not about suppressing or ignoring stress and negative feelings. It’s about being aware in the present moment and therefore fully resourced which allows you to change your perception and relationship to stress. When you are present, fully resourced, you are then able to choose to consciously respond instead of unconsciously react, and in the process, you undo outdated subconscious programs and replace them with new beliefs and programs that better serves you.
Stop! Choose not to take what is happening personally. Every single thing that happens in life is neutral, and then we give it meaning.
All humans have free will, which means you can choose not to react to something that happens and not to amplify any negative emotions you are experiencing. You can instead decide to become fully present, and then consciously choose how you want to feel.
ACCEPT WHAT IS
When we argue with reality, we suffer. But you don’t want to deny reality either. Instead, you can choose to accept things as they are in the current moment.
This doesn’t mean that you like the way things are or that you want it to be this way. It means that you simply stop fighting against reality. You’re saying “this is the way things are at this moment” instead of resisting them. This practice keeps you well-resourced so you can respond to situations consciously using your whole brain, instead of being reactive and hijacked by your reptilian brain.
Tools for Accepting the Present Moment
- Whole Brain posture
- Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping)
- Inner child
- Psych K
- Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)
- Byron Katie's Four Questions
- Forgive self/release
If you want to be healthy, then practice feeling whole and complete.
If you want to be wealthy, then practice feeling abundant.
If you want to feel happy, then practice joy and gratitude,
If you want to experience loving relationships, then practice feeling love, compassion, and empathy.
- Inner Child
- Whole Brain
- Byron Katie
- Psych K
- Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)
- Bengston Energy Method
- Visualization and allow the feelings
It's not happiness that brings us gratitude -- it's gratitude that brings us happiness.
Practicing gratitude is part of the choose again (C in the NAC) and it is its own tool to upload new subconscious programs.
I invite you to incorporate the practice of gratitude into your daily practice.
Practice gratitude daily. If you cannot feel gratitude, then you cannot be happy.
I invite you to write down daily in your journal 3 'things' that you can be grateful for in your life. This forces your brain to search the last 24 hours for what is going well in your life. Over time, gratitude essentially rewires your brain.
Many of us are always looking outside of ourselves for sources of joy and happiness when really it’s all related to doing internal work. This is something science is just starting to grasp, as shown by research coming out of UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. According to Center:
"Having an attitude of gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain, keeps gray matter functioning and makes us healthier and happier. When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive, and less resistant. Now that’s a really cool way of taking care of your well-being."
In short, practicing gratitude seems to kick off a healthful, self-perpetuating cycle in your brain. Counting your blessings now will make it easier to notice blessings in your life and recall them again later. So the more good that you recognize in your life, the happier and more successful you're likely to be.
The key is to elicit the feeling of gratitude while you think of and write down 3 original things you can be grateful about. You can list more than 3, and you can repeat items that you previously wrote down, but you still need to write down 3 original things every day. Practice this for a minimum of 60 days. I hope that it becomes a new daily habit that becomes a practice you follow for the rest of your life.
And you may also want to take your gratitude practice to another level and practice being grateful for what is to come. As per Dr. Joe Dispenza..."If you bring up the emotion of gratitude before the actual event, your body (as the unconscious mind) will begin to believe that the future event has indeed already happened—or is happening to you in the present moment. Gratitude, therefore, is the ultimate state of receivership."
Schedule a 15 min discovery call to find out if this is a fit for you by calling 604-678-8600 or email: email@example.com. I offer belief change sessions via Telehealth or in a combination with acupuncture and low-level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation) during my Acubalance sessions.