?What is Wellness Coaching
So often in life we see things about ourselves, as well as things in our lives, that we would like to change. For example, you may want to lose weight, feel better about your body, eat healthier, exercise more, have more energy, have a better relationship with yourself or others, stop a bad habit (like smoking or eating sweets), or even perform at the top of your game when it comes to your favorite sport. But so often the changes we try to make fall short of what we really want for ourselves. We either sabotage ourselves or we lose control of our habits, actions, and emotions – it seems we get in our own way when it comes to making a difference in our own lives. 

The goal of the Total Mind Fit Coaching Program  (whether using the automated coaching site or working one on one with me) is to help you create a shift in how you currently move towards your goals and desires (like weight loss and sports performance) by eliminating the limiting beliefs and emotional blocks that seem to sabotage your progress. 

Since coaching is a co-creative experience, we will work together to unlock the hidden sabotaging agendas you’ve been carrying around most of your life. We will help you gain a broader perspective as to how your current focus, thinking, beliefs and actions may actually be working against you. 

By using a myriad of techniques, like EFT* (Emotional Freedom Techniques), we will work to dissolve the emotional connection to the things keeping you connected to the past so you can create a new future – a future full of NEW possibilities - possibilities created by you that inspire you. 

*EFT is a natural "finger tapping" & thought altering method derived from the ancient healing technique of acupressure (see more below) 
?What is EFT
EFT was developed by Gary Craig, an ordained minister and personal performance coach. Gary developed much of this technique learning most of the core ideas from Dr. Roger Callahan who developed a similar technique called Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Here’s a brief description of EFT as described by the EFT home website (www.emofree.com): 

EFT is a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues.  Simply stated, it is a unique version of acupuncture except you don’t use needles. Instead, you stimulate well-established energy meridian points on your body by tapping them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. It launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says...

“ The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”

And because our physical pains and diseases are so obviously connected with our emotions the following statement has also proven to be true...

“ Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases.” 

This common sense approach draws its power from (1) time-honored Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years and (2) Albert Einstein, who told us back in the 1920’s that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These ideas have been largely ignored by Western Healing Practices and that is why EFT often works where nothing else will. It’s not that EFT is so stunning (although it may certainly appear that way to you). Rather, it is because conventional healing methods have simply overlooked the obvious. You will see that clearly as you allow EFT to bring freedom into your life where you thought none was possible.

The main goal we are trying to accomplish with EFT is to take away the emotional charge that accompanies thought. It is when your energy system, your meridian channels (acupuncture system), start to “frizzle” when you are having a negative thought that this emotional charge is created. It’s as if your emotional response from your thought has crossed over into your energy system (or maybe they are one in the same). 

It is the “treatment”, or tapping, of the meridians while experiencing thoughts of emotional discord that you will dissolve the emotion connected to the thought. Once you disconnect the emotion to the thought, you can freely move into a whole new possibility as this belief or block will no longer have a grip on you. You will no longer find yourself trying to protect yourself from experiencing this hurt, or loss, or fear, etc. The emotion from the thought will no longer be connected to your energy system in a negative way. Once the emotional charge has been reduced or eliminated a newer, broader perspective is now available to take the place of the negative one causing the disruption. This is why the technique is called Emotional Freedom Technique – you will gain emotional freedom from thoughts that hold you back, consciously or unconsciously. 

The Benefits of Coaching
What can coaching do for you?
• Move past limiting beliefs
• Remove emotional blocks
• Create a shift as to how you look at and approach your life
• Gain freedom from the past
• Move from motivation into inspiration
• Reconnect to who you REALLY are
• Create a new context in which you view the world
• Become a creator of your own experience, of your own reality

Who can benefit from coaching?
• Anyone trying to change their body but are stuck
• Anyone who has lost their motivation to exercise
• Anyone who wants to improve their self image
• Men, women and children of any age looking to improve their life and gain focus
• Athletes looking to maximize the “mental game”
• Anyone trying to get rid of “bad” habits
• Anyone who wants to have less stress in their lives
• Anyone trying to manage their emotions
• And anyone who wants to be the deliberate creator of their own experience
?Where's Your Focus
Take a moment to answer the following questions and then see where your answers are leading you. Is your thinking moving you towards what you want or away?
•What is the outcome you want for yourself from an exercise program, diet, or any other program you are on?
•When you look in the mirror, or when you think about yourself, what is your main focus?
•What is your main thought when performing a skill like hitting a golf ball, a baseball, a tennis ball or shooting a basketball, etc.?

Chances are most your answers were from the perspective of what you don’t want, what you don’t have, what you don’t like, or what you don’t want to happen. What is this focus doing for you? Focus in this way might motivate you to do something but it certainly won’t be inspired action. Motivation is taking action that’s driven by what you don’t want. Inspiration is taking action in the direction of what you do want. Motivation feels like work whereas inspiration is effortless. The difference between motivation and inspiration is like the difference between having a job to make money and making money doing what you love.

Go back and think about how you felt when you thought about your answers. Did they feel good to you or was there some negative feeling associated with them? Now go back and answer those questions with nothing but the absolute desired end-result. Like the size you will be when you are done, or the person you will see in the mirror, or the shot going exactly where you wanted. See how these thoughts feel. A little more inspiring? 

It’s hard, sometimes, for us to see the things standing in our own way of those end-result thoughts and images that would lead us to taking inspired action. Through life, we tend to lose focus on what we want and focus too much on what we don’t. That’s where coaching comes in. It’s a way to reorganize your approach and direction in accomplishing your goals. It’s getting out of your own way.