Do you have an experience from your past that you know is deeply impacting your ability, in your now, to achieve your weight loss and wellness goals?
I recently had a conversation in our ICAN Mind & Body Check-In call with one of our members. She told me that she had a rape experience which left her with a sense of vulnerability in losing weight and being physically ‘small’.
She is not alone. This is not uncommon in our society. Many men and women have been taken advantage of by somebody bigger than themselves. Neurons that fire together, wire together. If you felt small when you were assaulted, your brain could be connecting that feeling to your weight. The way that your brain decides to connect those experiences could be to signal to your body NOT to get small. It suggests that when you get small, you become vulnerable. Every time you stand on the scale and you are losing weight, your brain signals that you are in danger! This makes your weight loss and wellness journey seem impossible.
There is a pull for your body to be healthy, but your brain is signaling to feel safe. There is a tug-of-war between safety and wellness. What if you could bring your brain and your body into alignment? What if your brain and body could be on the same page? What if you could make your brain believe that it is safe? What if you didn’t have to feel like you were pulling, controlling, dominating, and dragging yourself along to get to your wellness goal?
It’s possible. It doesn’t have to be a struggle.
That is what ICAN Mind & Body is all about. No matter what your goal or wellness journey, you can achieve it with ease, joy, happiness, grace…and, yes, safety. See how it makes you feel about your body, vitality, wellness, stress reduction, and the increase in love and appreciation that your body deserves from you.
I would love to help you with this. Come join us and see how it feels. You’ll be invited to our weekly ICAN Mind & Body Check-In call to ask questions and share your story. You’ll have my personal support and you’ll be building a supportive community with our members on our calls as well. We’ll see you there!