The Power of the Mind-Body Connection



I work with clients for all sorts of reasons to help them overcome and move beyond what they once believed held them back. These can be physical as well as psychological obstacles and they are always interconnected because of the mind-body link and frequently, many of these health problems occur because of a disconnect between the mind and the body due to all manner of external and internal influences. 

It never ceases to amaze me what people can achieve when they reconnect mind and body, dissolving limiting beliefs and replacing them with new empowering versions that support their new mindset and propel them into an exciting future full of possibilities.

I have been working with one particular client this year who has kindly sent me this testimonial and allowed me to share it with you. Mandy has worked incredibly hard on adapting her new found skills and beliefs in order to change her self perception, this has enabled her to challenge her old way of thinking and push way beyond those old boundaries and extend them creating a new field of opportunities and experiences. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to see happening over the last few months. I do want to add that this has been in conjunction with Mandy discussing things with her GP, which is something I strongly recommend when any form of medication and existing treatment is involved.

I hope this provides some of you with the inspiration and motivation to do something similar for yourselves. 

Take it away Mandy:
Life Design / Brain2Body – Amanda Phillipson 

When I first started working with Simon I was suffering from CFS / ME. Having taken a year off I’d made it back to work with a combination of pacing and Graded Exercise Therapy but my quality of life was still poor as I didn’t have the energy to do anything else. Now, 5 months afternoon beginning Simon’s programme, I am free of CFS / ME and enjoying rebuilding my life, living my life the way I want to and being able to explore new possibilities. I’ve never said this about anything I’ve ever done before, but this programme has quite literally turned my life around and enabled me to enjoy life again.

So if you’re feeling stuck, feel that the way you are is just how it is always going to be, think again. Challenge yourself, challenge the medical system to do more for you than the bare minimum to get you going. Do not accept the status quo when it comes to your health and well being, your life. Your life is there to be lived so get out there and find what you need that enables you to live it to its fullest because we only get one shot at it. Make it count.

Have a great week.

Simon

The Language of Success


Now I realise that this may sound a little odd to some of you, but often, “trying harder” doesn’t always make things better or solve your problems. Sometimes you need to do something radically different to in order achieve your goals.When you find yourself stuck in one spot for too long you often need to break out of your comfort zone or pattern of behaviour in order to get to where you want to go.


This is the case with many things including work, relationships and also your physical fitness.

Whats really interesting (and encouraging) is that this does NOT always mean working harder.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting you don’t need to work hard to achieve your goals, in fact, if the goal/s set yourself are enough of a stretch then you will have to work hard for sure, you will also have to work smart too. I love the quote from Gary Player, the golfer renowned for being able to get himself out of trouble with consummate ease, when he overheard a guy in the crowd say, “he is so lucky” and Gary Player replied, “It’s funny, the more I practice the luckier I get.”

It’s just that sometimes working harder is not the right answer to being successful, sometimes we just need to work smarter.

Not everything can be fixed with a hammer, no matter how hard you swing, sometimes you need a different tool.

Over the past two decades I have worked with thousands of people both online and in person and along the way I have discovered little words/phrases that can pretty much predict a persons success or failure.

In fact, whenever I hear these words I can pretty much guarantee that the person saying them will not be successful.

These words are:

  • I’ll try to get the work done.
  • I’ll try to make healthy food choices.
  • I’ll try to start exercise or exercise more often.
  • I’ll try to get to bed earlier.
  • I hope so.
  • I hope I can do it.
  • I hope I can achieve that.
  • I hope I’ll make it.

Words and phrases like this tend to lead us to presuppose that we will fail and that we don’t really believe that we can achieve, so when we don’t we aren’t too disappointed. In essence we set ourselves up for failure.

If these are your answer to ANYTHING that you know you must do in order to achieve your goal, then I suggest you revisit just how important your goal is to you and listen to the kinds of words and phrases you use and write when talking about your goals.

Small changes in how you think, speak and write can make a huge difference to your ability to succeed.

I want you to succeed and I know that you can when you set your mind on the track from the beginning.

Here’s to your success.