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Navigating the Middle

Buddha advocated the "middle way", a path of moderation that navigated between the extremes of sensual indulgence and ascetic self-denial.

Navigating the Middle has been my signature program for many years, featuring continuous improvements over time. I coined the name because I consistently found myself residing in extremes, experiencing a sense of imbalance. One day, during meditation, the phrase "middle way" came to me, giving birth to the name for my program.

The framework I have been teaching for five years has now been condensed into an online course for you. This updated version includes new content that was previously unavailable, especially regarding a deeper understanding of the nervous system and how to provide support. Additionally, there is a segment dedicated to recipes and a meal planning framework focused on gentle nutrition; you won't encounter any diets here.

 

Whether it's your health, wealth, finances, career or business, personal development, or your relationships, all of these aspects are influenced by your nervous system. If your nervous system is dysregulated, you'll find it extremely challenging, if not impossible, to bring about long-term changes in these areas.

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What are the signs you have a Dysregulated Nervous System?

  • You feel unmotivated, even though you have a lot to do.

  • You wish life didn't feel so "hard."

  • Life feels like it's happening "to you."

  • You feel on edge and struggle to relax.

  • You're having trouble sleeping, often waking at 1-3 am.

  • You're constantly fatigued; it feels like bone tiredness.

  • You have digestive issues.

  • You seem to have a lot of unexplained aches and pains.

  • You struggle to manage your emotions.

  • You often get sick.

  • You get headaches or migraines often.

  • You're exhausted!!!!

How does your nervous system become dysregulated?

From being in our mother's womb to the age of 7 is a very vulnerable and important period in a child’s life, where our brain, body, and entire nervous systems are very malleable and developing at a fast rate. Everything that is occurring at those ages is creating a blueprint for our adult selves to experience the world. So, even though you might now be in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond, you are likely operating from the consciousness of a 2, 4, or 6-year-old, or even like a teenager. They are in the driver's seat, but really, you would like them to be a passenger because they don't know how to drive! You want your adult self to take the wheel and go in the direction that you truly want, not just the path that is familiar to you.

Why Coaching?

Individuals often give up on their goals when left to their own devices, but with the support of a coach, you have someone in your corner to navigate those obstacles successfully. As a coach, my role is to uphold my clients to the standards of their potential and lead them to realise their true capabilities. The value of this service is most pronounced precisely when the urge to quit arises, which is why I've developed an online course dedicated to providing accountability.

Each week, you will get access to a new module. Within those 6 modules, there are 7 lessons, and each day will have a new lesson, with a combination of text content and/or 5-15 minute videos. This will help keep you accountable and showing up daily, along with other students who are doing the course alongside you. You can interact in the forum, ask questions on each subject, and get the support you require. I am here to facilitate within the community forum, to which you will have access, as well as in our two live sessions.

Topics Covered in the Course

  1. Week 1 - Understanding your Nervous System

    Lessons: Understanding your Nervous System, Dopamine - Pleasure Seeking + Habits, How to harness Self-Love, Practice Kindness, Somatic Work, Nervous System Tools, Breathing Techniques

  2. Week 2 - Shifting your Mindset

    Lessons: The Failure Premortem, Cultivating New Routines, Setting a MANDATORY MINIMUM, Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset, Boundary setting, Values - what matters to you deep down, External vs Internal Validation

  3. Week 3 - Facilitate Behaviour Change

    Lessons: Mastering the Basics, Changing your Environment, Healthy habits without the thinking, Applying Environment Design, The Filtered Brain, Journal Prompts, Visualisation Exercise

  4. Week 4 - Gentle Nutrition: Intuitive Eating + Navigating Hunger

    Lessons: Food ideas + Recipes, Self Care + Food Planning, Nourishment, Hunger + Fullness, Making different choices, How to differentiate hunger, Intermittent Sampling

  5. Week 5 - How to discover your true self

    Lessons: The Inner Critic, Understanding Shadow work, Parts Work - Ego/Trance/Part X, Emotionally destructive patterns, Solutions for Problematic situations, Integrate Your Wounded Parts, Breathe + Flow

  6. Week 6 - Feeling and Healing

    Lessons: Compulsive comfort seeking behaviour, Attachment Styles, Naming your Feelings, 50 things you Savour, Recognising red flags, Dealing with Setbacks, Why you think you're right, even when you're wrong

This work can feel uncomfortable; it brings up physical discomfort in our body and emotional discomfort. However, from my experience, it's really what makes all the other work, like mindset, habits, and behavior change, begin to come to fruition. If you don’t get your body to come on board, you will be climbing an uphill battle and repeating patterns for the rest of your life.

Alternatively, you can learn some tools to understand how to deal with that sabotaging self and course-correct. This is done with many of the tools I teach in my course. When you finally learn to activate the part of yourself that can override these doubts, the procrastination, the avoidance, the perfectionism, the high achiever, the manipulator—all these protective mechanisms that you may have learned to use are no longer needed, and you can begin to flourish and reach your goals.

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