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Life coaching with a specialty for people doing Bright Line Eating and/or interested in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parts Work (not psychotherapy)      

        If you are struggling with your weight and/or poor eating habits, Bright Line Eating (BLE) https://brightlineeating.com/ might be for you. Susan Peirce Thompson has two books, a 14-day challenge, and Boot Camp for learning her techniques. She also gives a lot of free information on Facebook Lives, in a weekly VLOG, and there are various videos online of talks and interviews. Plus, there is a Bright Line Eating OFFICIAL Public Group Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/brightlineeatingofficial/. While BLE has been well worth the effort for me, it’s a big ask, and it actually addresses the addiction, allowing for a general peace. I struggled with my weight and had a few poor eating habits that contributed to a consistently higher weight than I wanted. I found Bright Line Eating and have been a member of her groups for over four years living in a (bright) right sized body on maintenance while staying within a 5 pound range. It’s a miracle that I’m very grateful for. See below for additional coursework I've done with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson who studies the science. For the past two years, I’ve trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parts work with online courses with Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. and in person and online with Everett Considine from Bright Line Freedom, Maui Retreat, and Inner Circle. 
         Parts work shifts awareness of what makes clients seek food to cope rather than dealing with the feelings that arise in life. Parts language helps us realize that only part of us wants to eat junk food when stressed. Another part wants us to be healthy and happy with our food choices while living in a (bright) right sized body. 
Have you ever found yourself torn or frozen and unable to move forward on something you knew was in your best interest, represented the healthiest decision and was logical, however, emotionally you can't seem to make it happen? Resistance, procrastination, shame, guilt, self-doubt and internal criticism can be debilitating. Parts work sessions can put you and your parts back in alignment and working together toward a healthier you. 
If you are struggling with not being able to make the shifts in your habits that you would like, a session or two focusing on your inner parts might be the missing piece.
        Here is the extensive additional coursework I've studied in Bright Line Eating along with the service I've given: 14-day Challenge, Boot Camp 3x, Bright Lifers, Bright Line Healing 2x, Bright Healers, Bright Line Freedom 2x (VIP Poster in second class), Bright Line Freedom Inner Circle (VIP Poster), Annual Family Reunion 2016, Maui Retreat for Bright Line Freedom 2019, Gideon Games team leader for Pilot Program, Gideon Games team member, BLE Sponsor, Reboot Rezoom 2020, Bright Line Grit (VIP Poster). 2020 Grit Boot Camp (VIP Poster). June 21, 2020 Interview in Round Table for Bright Lifers. 
 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Energy Psychology (not psychotherapy)


        “The basic premise of the Emotional Freedom Technique is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” Gary Craig, founder of EFT. It is often described as emotional acupuncture without the needles because it is a tapping technique that works on the energy centers of the body. It is a very fast process that takes 1-2 minutes to do. You can download a free manual and watch a video at www.emofree.com. Prior to calling for an EFT appointment, it is of great value to read EFT manual completely  (not the Unseen Therapist session) and tap on the points shown in the diagram. Practice, practice, and practice on the issues you are concerned about. EFT can help with a variety of emotional and physical issues. It can also help with enhancing athletic performance. Try it on anything that is bothering you. The results may surprise you. After you get the basics down, then call for an appointment. I will help you fine-tune tapping to your needs. I can show you ways to do this technique in public places that will give you the privacy you need to address your own concerns. I can also help you with the wording and focus in on your specific challenges to make the work even more effective for you. Due to my advanced training in this technique, I can show you helpful ways to make it even more effective for you that go beyond those encountered in the free materials at www.emofree.com. However, don’t underestimate what you can actually learn on your own from this amazing technique and the free manual. There are numerous articles, frequently asked questions, and many videos in this website that can help you tremendously if you will take the time and effort to practice. Generally, if you do your “ownwork” in advance with the above recommendations for reading and practice, 1-2 sessions of EFT will be enough to give you the skills needed to address your specific problems. Again, at the end of each meeting we will determine if you need or want another appointment. There is no obligation for additional work. All appointments are based on your needs, your desire to continue, and my assessment of what I can offer you that would be of value to you.
 

Stress Management using Guided Imagery (not psychotherapy)


       Everyone responds to stress differently. What causes uneasiness for some may be exciting to others. Studies have shown that many illnesses are related to unrelieved stress. You may need to address the ways you deal with stress. Changing your attitude is often difficult, and yet it is one of the most effective stress management tools. Remember you always have options even when it does not seem like you do. Make sure your self-talk is positive and treat yourself as nicely as you would a best friend. A stress management session may be your solution to coping more effectively in your life. A Guided Imagery relaxation session is custom-made for your individual stressors. Your challenges are turned into positive statements that empower you and help you cope. This process is easy, pleasurable, and gives immediate results.

 

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