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with something that would get people to “I’m noticing my chest feels tight right downsizing. Everything else is fiction,
be more self reliant and go into the body now” vs. saying “the chest feels tight”. but he blows up the scenario and then
where they couldn’t argue that they As soon as they take a breath and notice may actually cause himself to get fired
weren’t feeling what they were feeling. what happens – the body intelligence from worrying and making mistakes.
I wanted them to have a commitment connects with the brain and the body Then the next step is to breathe. Get into
to be able to disengage from everything relaxes. feeling and moving the energy vs. staying
externally and go into their whole body. frozen. Get out of the mind and into the
Connect the brain to the body. They Diane: Stress levels are at an all-time body. Do a body scan and say out loud
didn’t realize that they weren’t breath- high from the global economic down- what it is you’re feeling. Next we need to
ing deeply and were tense throughout turn. How can asking “What’s My Body communicate, don’t hold it in. Talk to a
their whole body. I teach people to scan Telling Me?” illuminate and alleviate counselor, friend or family member, and
the whole body and name it – which is our anxiety? get it out. Then look at the opportunity
really powerful. I ask them to say out you have, what else is out there, maybe
loud what they’re feeling, for example, Steve: Now is a great time to learn stress this is the time to find a new job or start
management techniques, to stop our a business. Then you need to be proac-
racing fear and doubt thoughts which tive, get your resume together and take
can have us make hasty, often disastrous action. Don’t get stuck in your head with
decisions. Now we can tap into our in- negative thoughts and gossip.
nate wisdom instead. By doing this we
can separate fact from fiction and scary Diane: Any final thoughts?
worst-case scenarios we make up in
our mind. In a calm and centered state Steve: Your body is a unique, intui-
of mind, we make wiser decisions with tive guidance system. Your body has its
our money, career and relationships. We own intelligence, a natural brilliance
need to get our whole bodies, not just that simply knows the deeper truths that
our minds, behind our financial situa- your mind alone cannot grasp. The best
tions and make strong commitments to move you can make in many situations
change, from head to toe. is to get out of your head and into your
Getting in touch with some of the body.
conflicts, tension and stress in your body
and the limiting beliefs and the sabotag-
Steve Sisgold, author of “What’s Your
ing behaviors gives you a solid founda-
Body Telling You”, is a popular wellness
tion from which you can make com-
speaker and body-centered therapist
mitments and get positive results with
whose clients include Kenny Loggins,
no conflict, entanglement or struggle.
Gay Hendricks and Marci Shimoff. Steve
has appeared on CBS, NBC and fea-
Whole Body Consciousness makes you
tured in The Wall Street Journal and The
more intelligent, better able to discern
San Francisco Chronicle. He was inter-
what you want, know what’s in your way,
viewed by Dr. Diane Hindman, publish-
and gives you confidence and certainty
er of Natural Nutmeg Magazine. Steve
whether you are facing stress in family,
Sisgold will be appearing as the keynote
economic, or health situations. speaker at this year’s Well Being Expo on
I teach people to first separate fact
November 21st in the Crowne Plaza in
from fiction. A guy calls me and tells me
Enfield. See ad on page 44.
he’s worried about losing his job. Let’s
do SET. The fact is that the company is
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