It’s that time of year again. The new year is approaching and it’s time to make New Year Resolutions! Isn’t it magnificent to feel the potential of this time of year? It seems so easy to envision the possibilities that lie ahead for us! For such a hopeful time, you’d think that it would last longer. Why is it that our exuberance is so short lived, especially when it comes to the work we need to do to accomplish our goals?
At the onset of a new year, it is common to set high-level resolutions as well as renew our health, wellness, and financial commitments. Especially after the holiday season of imbibing, it seems everyone wants to lose weight, exercise more, get out of debt, and live more in the present moment.
So what happens to those resolutions? Why do so many of us struggle when it comes to consistently acting in ways that support the actualization of our goals? Why is it so hard to achieve the body or bank account that we want? What stops us from reaching our fullest potential again and again? What’s the problem?
The answer is us. We are the cause of our own self-sabotage. We are our own worst enemy when it comes to living and acting in alignment with our resolutions. We want our intentions to come to fruition but we then conduct ourselves in ways that are not aligned with our goals or we don’t act at all. And in my experience helping people identify and work towards success, most people struggle with self-sabotage.
But why, you ask? Why do we move so quickly from promise and potential to subversion and inaction? Why is it as common to sabotage your goals as it is to set them?
Achieving any goal requires you to move out of your current level of comfort. This creates stress in the mind and body. Our thinking is conflicted, both wanting the goal and stressing about the goal. Sabotage happens when the physiology of stress gets in the way of acting from the desire. Our behavior “comes to the rescue” to alleviate the stress, setting you up to unconsciously act in a way that doesn’t serve your resolutions! In short, the body doesn’t act from the desire for the goal...the body behaves in response to the stress the goal creates!
To help shift the pattern it is beneficial to understand that when you set goals, you are asking a great deal of yourself. It will be necessary for you to think, feel and behave in ways that are out of your ordinary routine. You are requiring yourself to get out-of-comfort. No one likes to be out of comfort!! In addition, our goals require us to look towards permanent change and to trust in a process you can’t see. And this is stressful. And typically, the bigger the goal...the higher the stress.
Our bodies reaction to stress is automatic and conditioned at a subconscious level. This is important to understand. The root cause of your sabotage is the underlying stress associated around your goal setting. Instead of being excited by your action steps, the body moves into the fight-flight-freeze response caused by stress. Your behavior is then driven to create relief and get you back into your comfort zone. The mind-body-behavior creates a feedback loop that moves you back to comfort and away from your goals. This is the pattern of sabotage. In order to eliminate our habit of sabotage, we must address the conditioning within the mind and body that “tells us” that being out of comfort is stressful and scary. We need to REcondition the mind, body and behavior to experience your goals differently so that you have the opportunity to make conscious choices that serve your success.
This is all made possible by working with the tool of EFT Tapping. Success Coaching with EFT Tapping is a proven method of reducing stress around the creation of success. We are able to apply to the tool to the stresses that are conditioned around your goal setting. One amazing benefit of this tool is that it can be applied to any of the aspects of the mind-body-behavior feedback loop that surrounds your success. We can address sabotage and release its hold on you by applying the tool to the thoughts that cause stress, the physiology of the stress that exists in the body, or the maladaptive behaviors that are undermining your success. In short, we are able to release the stress around your goals and recondition the mind, body and behavior to associate the action steps with ease or excitement versus stress and discomfort.
When you work with me and in this method,I can help you understand the stressors that set you up for sabotage. Once we understand the sabotage patterns, I help you learn Tapping (which is clinically proven to reduce physical symptoms of stress) and understand how to apply it to release your patterns of sabotage. This is a deeply powerful process that has helped my clients achieve great success; from expanding businesses to writing books, to developing new branches of business and increasing personal revenue, to meeting the partner of their dreams to finding their soul’s purpose….and much, much more.
Every one of us is deserving of experiencing our personal greatness. In order to accomplish this, we must be able to work cooperatively with our goals. We need to consistently act in the direction of what we want to create. If you have had a pattern of sabotaging yourself in the past or are prone to delay your success, I welcome you to join me for a coaching course on understanding and eliminating self-sabotage.
We can not change anything that we don’t acknowledge or understand about ourselves. This course will help you to understand at a deep and personal level the current stresses you face around achievement. We will dive into the mind-body-behavior feedback loop so that you understand what patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving stand in your way. We will learn how EFT plays and important part of setting you free so that you can succeed at anything you desire. This is a small group workshop that will allow for privacy and individualized support; much like working with me one-on-one. Each participant will receive take-home materials and a customized audio to help them release self-sabotage from their goals!
I hope that you will join me! Please email me today. I will help reserve your space and send you options for pre-payment. email@example.com
The Power to Create Success - Ending the Pattern of Self-Sabotage
Sunday, January 20th from 12-3pm
6 Broadway, upper level, Beverly MA. 01915
$75/participant, 10 participants max
Cost Includes take-home materials and EFT Tapping Audio to support a home practice
Pre-registration and payment is necessary to reserve your space.
24 hours notice necessary for cancellation
Apologies, but no refunds can be given, but exchanges are welcome
If this is something you would like to share with friends, family or your co-workers, I am happy to facilitate for your group privately. Please email me for details.
The time is now for you to experience your greatness.
The time is now for you to feel successful.
The time is now for you to create success.
The time is now to allow yourself to be in alignment.
The time is now for joy and prosperity.
Gretchen Driscoll has dedicated the last 20 years to helping hundreds of individuals and corporate clients clarify goals and achieve success.
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