Anyone who has ever been on a diet or started a workout regimen knows that getting into the groove can be an uphill battle, one that’s often fraught with self-sabotage. Bringing hacks like mini-habits to bear on these efforts can smooth the way and increase your chances for success, as can the judicious application of my favorite set of mind hacks, PSYCH-K.
Instead of feeling like you have one foot on the gas and the other on the brakes, you can use these easy methods to make sure all parts of your mind are on board with the changes you want to make. If you’ve been through a PSYCH-K training, the following steps can help you increase subconscious support for your New Year’s resolutions. If not, feel free to contact me or another facilitator in your area to work on these changes with you.
- Determine how much support you currently have. When we practice PSYCH-K, we use kinesiology, or muscle testing, in a very narrow manner, for example to check in with our subconscious mind regarding the beliefs it currently has installed. If it is strong, that means it believes the belief. If it is weak, then not so much. We don’t use it to diagnose illness or foretell the future, but rather simply as an interface with parts of the mind. In this case, I muscle tested “This system currently has at least 50 percent subconscious support for eating in a healthy way.” From there, I keep testing up or down until I pin down the exact number. While this step isn’t strictly necessary, it is fun to watch the support increase as we make changes using PSYCH-K balances or other methods of change.
- Get permission from the super-conscious mind. The other way we use kinesiology in PSYCH-K is to check in with the super-smart and heads-up super-conscious mind. This is the part of the mind with the incredibly global perspective that understands the full implications of all the changes we’re thinking about making and will stop you if the change will bring harm. It would be odd to not get permission to increase subconscious support for something like eating well, but them’s the well-thought-out rules, so test we do. In this case, I directed my attention to my super conscious mind and test, “It’s safe and appropriate to increase subconscious support for eating in a healthy way.”
- Use PSYCH-K protocols to change unconscious beliefs. Once we get permission, we dive into PSYCH-K protocols to identify beliefs to balance. In the case of this particular goal, I ended up balancing (or making true for my subconscious mind) the belief statement: “I trust myself.”
- After each change, check with the super-conscious mind to see if it is still safe and appropriate to increase subconscious support and balance accordingly. If it is, repeat step 3 until you get a negative answer (or until you have tested and determined you have 100 percent subconscious support for your goal).
- Make an action plan. Now that you have full subconscious support for your goal, think of the plan you want to use that support for. In the case of healthy eating, what kinds of snacks do you want to keep on hand? What foods are you going to remove from the house? What is your plan for eating out?
This, in other words, is the part that you would have done without using PSYCH-K. The fun thing, though, is that even without the action plan, you’ll probably see some automatic changes. For example, within a day or two after I followed this protocol for my healthy eating goal, I was suddenly struck with a craving for something sweet. Normally I might have gone to Baskin Robbins or Starbucks for a creamy chocolate something or other, but on this day, ice cream just seemed impossibly sweet. After deliberating a little while, I drove to Natural Grocers and got the sweet treat that seemed most appealing: A pink lady apple.
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