Obesity has become a major issue in the United States, and is especially alarming among school age children. While we may not all be classified as obese, losing weight or at least maintaining our desired weight has become a national obsession.
If you have found that diet and exercise alone have not been enough to achieve your goals, you may be interested in discovering a few new techniques that will allow you to uncover and overcome self-sabotaging blocks, and give you handy tools to support your efforts.
I have seven tips for achieving your weight loss goals. Here is Tip #3
3 – Committing to the Goal
The personality adopts behaviors, beliefs, and perspectives that it perceives is helping you to maintain your life. Some of these behaviors, beliefs, and perspectives work in the moment, but do not serve the whole person over time.
As we have revealed through Secondary Gains, all too frequently we are working against ourselves. What personality traits or habits have you adopted that prevent you from having the life, and body, you truly desire?
The human psyche is made up of many parts. They typically have formed or strengthened as a means of survival. Even self-sabotaging behaviors served a useful purpose at one time. However, like computers, over time we need to update the software. Parts Therapy is a tool that you can use throughout your life to make decisions, sort out confusion, and reduce the power of an outdated, self-defeating part. Your life path requires commitment. Commitment requires a decision.
We all experience inner turmoil and conflict, self-sabotaging behaviors, blocks, and indecision from time to time. As with Secondary Gains, this technique can be applied any time, allowing you to resolve such conflict quickly and easily. How bad do your circumstances have to be before you are willing to commit to a new strategy?
To set up the technique, follow the steps below:
- Determine the distinct polarity of the issue, eliciting two parts – a part of you that causes you to do something, and the part that wants you to quit
- Direct the parts to each migrate to one of your hands, completely separating.
- Imagine fully identifying with only one of the parts.
- Allow that part to verbalize its position in the matter, without interference from the other part. Allow it to speak, uninterrupted until finished.
- Now imagine shifting over to the other part, asking it to verbalize its position, just as above.
- Alternate between hands, until they have reached an agreement to cooperate with each other.
- Clearly verbalize that agreement.
- Determine whether any other part of you objects to the agreement.
Have the two hands come together in their agreement, integrating so they operate within you in a unified manner, with one goal and one direction.
Now imagine this unified energy integrating with your body, your heart, your mind, and your spirit. Then take a moment to experience the sensations and responses elicited.