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At the end of this article: Information and web links for my 30 minute free webinar on moving F-A-T, using my newest energy process that incorporates music, working with the body’s intelligence, and moving emotions to free us from fat!
I’m inspired by the current Fat Summit this week (January 24-31, 2016) to write more about the fat issue. In many ways fat is a “twisted issue” because of misinformation which has led to confusion. We were taught over the last two decades the “eating fat makes you fat”. This is the #1 cause for our prevailing “fear of fat”.
I’ve got it and I still struggle with feeling ok while eating good fats.
PLUS, in English, French and probably a lot of languages, we use the same word for fat in our foods “fat” and fat that gets stored on on bodies “fat”!! This is downright crazy-making. We have the message that body fat is bad, certain food fat is good! (I just learned from Nick Ortner that the Tibetans have totally different words for body fat and food fat. We got language-deprived somehow, complicating our relationship with the “energy of fat”!)
On top of that, even though over 70% of us in America are “fat” or overweight to some degree, we still have a sense of judgment about ourselves or from others, and even perhaps, shame about our weight.
However, I see the actors on television ads and shows more and more overweight as time goes on, reflecting what’s happening in society. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe some of both. Accepting ourselves as we are is the starting point for change, but settling for a new norm of fat-ness can and does have far-reaching health consequences. I vote for living in a body that feels good, moves well and stays vibrantly healthy as we age!
A few days ago, I shared with you that my acronym for F-A-T is Fear-Avoidance-Technique.
To flush this out, what I mean is that when we end up with excess fat on our bodies, inevitably we have been engaging in some type of of feelings-avoidance (unless we truly have a genetic-hormonal imbalance). We have usually “gone dark”, or have been engaging in unconscious eating or drinking that imbalances our body’s set-point and signals our biochemistry to start to drive fat into our cells, to store it, and to lock in it place. (If you want to know the biology of this, Dr. David Ludwig’s talk, the Biology of Obesity is very informative.)
Further complicating this is that the foods that we typically reach for when we are in full F-A-T mode (feelings avoidance) are ones that immediately make us “feel better” but at the same time convert quickly into stored fat because we are creating an insulin imbalance in the body. Things like chips, cookies and ice cream – those processed carbs that we know we should avoid but we eat anyway because of the pleasure factor.
The most serious health risk is that as we get fatter, we store more belly fat. Belly fat is the most dangerous fat because it makes toxins and releases chemicals called cytokines. As I understand it, cytokines are the real bad-guys of fat, because they cause inflammation and can lead to all sorts of diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
I’ve enjoyed all of the information on the Fat Summit so far, but so far, none of the speakers are presenting a technique or program that deals with the feelings that led us to overeat and that also directly address to storage area of these feelings- the BELLY!
I’m excited that the new technique I developed last summer, called the Triple Heart Healing Technique, or THHT, does both of these things: with an easy-to-learn process, we address and MOVE the feelings that lead to fat by connecting physically, emotionally and spiritually to where they are stored. How long does this take? 5 minutes.
What are the side effects? Freeing up the feelings that cause us to go dark or unconscious and to then soothe ourselves by eating processed carbs! Having a specific technique to address feelings that get stored as fat in the body is an essential part of any weight loss program.
While I haven’t used the THHT specifically with my clients to address weight, I’m starting to now. I invite you to join me on my free 30 minute webinar next Wednesday, February 3rd at 6 pm Mountain time to learn about and try out the THHT.
Title: Moving the feelings of FAT!
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00pm Mountain
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Let’s learn to shift F-A-T (feelings avoidance) to F-I-T (feelings incorporation)
For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent PeaceSee info at the end of this post for a free webinar, Thursday, December 4 at 6 pm Mountain Daylight Time
Do gratitude and peace go hand-in-hand or is it possible to experience one without the other?
This is the question I’m pondering as I get ready to prepare the Thanksgiving feast I will have with friends and family tomorrow.
My personal answer is that I believe we can feel and express gratitude and NOT feel peaceful inside – but by contrast, we CANNOT feel peaceful without feeling grateful at the same time. Make sense?
It should if you think about it. Here’s an example:
It’s easy to feel grateful for the things that we have in the moment – family, relationships, health, jobs, shelter, food, clean water and transportation to get to get to where we need to go. At the same time, it’s common for people to feel anxious about the future and losing any one of these things. In other words, it’s common to feel grateful for the present and to worry about the future. It’s also common to feel grateful about the present and to feel depressed about the past. When we live this way, gratitude can quickly wash away with the next wave to hit the shore.
BUT if you are truly at peace, deep peace, you are not sad about the past or worried about the future. In the present moment, the only moment we have, the backdrop of our experience is a feeling of gratitude for everything that has happened, and a knowingness that whatever the future brings, we can still choose to come from this inner place of peace.
In my film Sacred Journey of the Heart, I actually described this state of being grateful for the past and everything that happened to me, including a childhood of abuse. And I courageously ended the film saying that “my heart will lead the way”, to whatever the future had in store for me. But I really wasn’t at peace- not yet – because my brain actually did not know how to function this way!
Literally, my brain was hard-wired for hyper-vigilance, a state of being on guard for impending threats. My nervous system was locked in to a low grade anxiety that could spike to intense anxiety at a moment’s notice. My limbic system, the emotional part of our brain, was programmed for sadness that sometime tipped into low-grade depression. And a deep brain structure, called the cingulate gyrus, that is actually shaped like a loop, kept me wired into a pattern of rumination and worry about “what if….” And worst case scenarios – all so I could be prepared in case of danger.
As you undoubtedly know, this is in no way, connected to a state of inner peace. I was grateful, but I was not at peace.
If this sounds familiar, I can also tell you that there is a way out of this, and it is easy, relatively quick and it is lasting. The result is that state of being that I call Permanent Peace.
The problem is, you can’t get to Permanent Peace unless you can get at the underlying pattern that the brain defaults to in times of uncertainty and stress. For me, this is the Missing Link. It’s what I discovered in my 4 week Behavioral Relationship Entrainment program offered by Brain Tek, a cutting edge research group in California. I’m now certified to offer this to my clients which I’ve been doing for a few months with great results all the way around. Here is a typical comment after a client has been through the “un-wiring – re-wiring” brain/behavioral program:
“The Brain Tek program has been one of the most positive things I’ve done for myself. I am happier, more patient and less anxious. I’m more organized, and motivated and get more done in a day than I did in a week. I can’t thank Ronna enough for introducing me to Braintek.”
Katie J. LCSW
What is Permanent Peace?
I believe it’s an inner state grounded upon understanding, acceptance, and trust. For me personally, there is also a very prominent spiritual component to this that I practice in daily prayer and meditation. I am now able to consistently be in this deep inner place of peace, because my deep brain structures that reacted to past experiences are freed up. My higher cortical reasoning function, i.e. the frontal cortex of my brain, can now choose to be at peace, rather than run my response based on past patterns.
Permanent Peace includes:
- Freedom from anxiety, worry and rumination
- Alleviation of depression
- Elimination of fear (which I call “Familiar Energy Arising Repetitively”)
- Ability to enjoy the moment
- Staying focused on one’s core values and ethics
- Contributing to the betterment of other’s lives
- Equanimity in the face of the unknown
- Feeling connected to everyone and everything without identifying with it
In this state, gratitude is natural, it flows and it becomes the foundation for everyday life, not just a special day, a time of prayer or a response to something good happening. This is permanent peace, and it does surpass understanding. I do believe it is possible and I have experienced it in my life and seen it in the lives of others who dive in to the cause of anxiety, fear and depression – unwiring the deep brain structures so that our personal practices can direct the flow of our lives.
If you are interested in learning more, please join me on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6 pm Mountain time for more information about Brain Tek and the program that rewires your brain for Permanent Peace.
Title: BRE Program Presentation
Time: Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm Mountain
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visit:
Phone Number: (425) 440-5100
Pin Code: 339751#
Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings,