Archives for June 2013

Self-Help Question #1 ~ How Long a Puzzle?

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How long has your habit been a problem? In this episode, I explore this puzzle. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in practicing new ways to start your habit changes.

For additional support and reinforcement, click the SEND IT BUTTON in the box on the right sidebar and you’ll receive a self-assessment questionnaire. I’ll also send you updates and my occasional free newsletter to support you on your path.

Links to resources mentioned in this podcast:

Check out Peter Alsop’s music for habit change of all kinds

Biters Anonymous

Recovery International

Emotions Anonymous


 

 

Are Self-Help Groups For You?

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How can you know whether self-help, professional help or a mix of the two is the better choice for you in dealing with an unhealthy habit. In this podcast, I discuss these options.  This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in reaching your habit change goal.  

Don’t stop there: For more support and reinforcement, click the SEND IT BUTTON in the box on the right sidebar and you’ll receive a self-assessment questionnaire and my free newsletter to start your path to transformation and freedom.

Links to resources mentioned in this podcast:

List of more than 30 12-step and 12-step friendly self-help groups

List of non-12-step self-help groups

CLICK HERE if you want more God in your self-help group.

 

 

 

Tame Those Monsters!

In childhood there’s a stage when imagination and certainty get all mixed up. Whether the monster you invented was under the bed or in the closet, you were sure that it was real. But at that age, distinctions between reality and fantasy are fuzzy.

Wise parents know that the best way to reassure a kid back to sleep is to go along with the fantasy and shoo the monster away. As the brain develops, the child begins to grow out of this “magical thinking” phase.

As adults, we have monsters in a different way. They don’t hide out under beds or in closets. Instead, they are internal aspects of ourselves that we don’t like or that create problems in our lives.

One day many years ago, a client who was healing some monsters exclaimed something brilliant that she’d heard, “My mind is a dangerous neighborhood. I can’t go in there alone!”*

I’ve written previously about the negative bias of the mind (the neighborhood). Its stop signs and warning flags are there to [Read more…]

Loving Weight Loss ~ My followup interview with Coco O’Donnell

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Do you have loving support to help you bring your weight where you want it to be? In this followup podcast I talked with Pharmacist/wellness coach Coco O’Donnell about how she helps her clients succeed. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in reaching your habit change goal.

Links to resources mentioned in this podcast:

Previous interview with Coco O’Donnell

6/19/13 free teleclass: 3 Strategies For Lasting Weight Loss Without Dieting 

6/22/13 workshop: 3 Strategies for Losing Weight Forever Without Dieting

6/29/13 talk: Your Body on Your Side: A World Without Medications

For more support and reinforcement, click the SEND IT BUTTON in the box on the right sidebar and you’ll receive a self-assessment questionnaire and my free newsletter to support you on your path to transformation.

Easy Weight Loss ~ my interview with Coco O’Donnell

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Weight loss can be easier than you think! This week I post an interview with Pharmacist/Wellness Coach Coco O’Donnell about the health consequences that link food-like substances, weight issues and medications. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in reaching your habit change goal.

For more support and reinforcement, click the SEND IT BUTTON in the box on the right sidebar and you’ll receive a self-assessment questionnaire and my free  newsletter to start your path to transformation and freedom.

Links to resources mentioned in this podcast:

6/19/13 free teleclass: 3 Strategies For Lasting Weight Loss Without Dieting

6/22/13 workshop: 3 Strategies for Losing Weight Forever Without Dieting

6/29/13 talk: Your Body on Your Side: A World Without Medications