Here’s some interesting information from The Tapping Solution about the connection between subconscious emotions and body confidence and the inability to lose weight. Fortunately. there are energy processes such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help clear out what is blocking a person from achieving their desired weight goals and Jessica Ortner is offering a free webinar on the subject. I’ve used EFT myself and it’s used and endorsed by a large number of people in the alternative heath community, including Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and Dr. Bruce Lipton. It’s easy to learn and can be used to help clear almost any issue….whether it’s mental, emotional, or physical…..
Popular culture has long told us that weight is the result of choices we make. For decades we’ve been told that having difficulty with losing weight means we’re eating too much and exercising too little. The problem is that’s NOT what recent research is telling us. It’s much more complex of an issue than that, and thanks to recent findings we now know that physical health, including weight, is intricately connected with emotions. Sometimes those emotions can stem from past experiences. So often it’s not about what’s “wrong” with you,….it’s about unresolved emotions and what the subconscious mind thinks is safe.
You may be asking “What does that even mean?” It means that if your subconscious mind wants you to hold onto the weight, that’s going to have a big impact on your ability to lose and maintain your desired weight. Even if you eat less and exercise more, the pounds either won’t come off or won’t stay off.
Much of this knowledge began with a huge and very important study called ACE. It all started in 1985 in a weight loss clinic in San Diego run by Dr. Vincent Felitti, who was mystified by the 50% dropout rate among patients who were having great success losing weight. Hoping to understand why this was happening, he began reviewing his patients’ medical records in more detail, and discovered something that shocked him.
His patients hadn’t gained weight slowly over time, as he’d assumed. Instead, they’d gained weight quickly over a shorter period of time. Often, that weight gain had happened soon after painful experiences had occurred in their lives. His findings later led to the ACE study, which was conducted by the CDC with over 17,000 participants. The findings highlighted the dramatic impact adverse childhood experiences have on health, including weight, in adulthood.
Fortunately there are a number of ways of getting in touch with childhood traumas and subconscious beliefs and emotions that could be standing in the way of a person successfully achieving their weight loss goals, and EFT is one of them. And The Tapping Solution and Jessica Ortner are presenting a free webinar on using this energy process; the event will serve as an introduction to Jessica’s upcoming “The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence 7 Week Program” that starts on Monday, September 29th.
Here’s an example of how using EFT and being a part of the weight loss program helped clear the issues holding one woman back….
While taking the EFT course, Carol realized that it was her relationship with her mother, not her weight, that needed her attention.
For years, Carol’s job had required her to move to a different state in the U.S. every few years. Through the tapping she did during the course, Carol realized that she gained more weight every time she moved closer to her mother.
Since early childhood, her mother had been what Carol called an “energy vampire.” During some of the tapping exercises in the course, Carol realized that weight had been her “armor.” For decades, her brain and body had been using weight as a shield against her mother’s negative, controlling influence.
After tapping through her anger at her mother, Carol no longer needed weight to protect her. By creating healthier boundaries with her mother, she could protect herself.
Once Carol’s subconscious mind understood that it was safe to let go of the weight, she was able to create a new relationship with her body and with food.
Then, for the first time in her life, weight loss didn’t’ feel like a struggle. Instead, weight began coming off naturally.
During Jessica’s free intro presentation, she’ll be sharing:
|Why focusing on food and exercise only and ignoring your underlying emotions and beliefs can keep you stuck and unable to lose weight.|
|The specific hormone that most people are overloaded with that ruins any chance of losing weight (and how to control it)|
|How to reprogram your brain and your body so that they switch from fat storing to fat burning mode.|
|What happens in your brain when you lose control to food cravings (and how to eliminate these cravings with Tapping to get control back!)|
|Specific steps that you can take now to get at the root of what is preventing you from losing weight easily.|
|And much more!|
If you’re interested in learning more and signing up for the free webinar, you can do so here.
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.