Do you need to a draw a line in the sand?

Do you need to draw a line in the sand about any aspect of your life?

This was what this week’s Supper Club guest, Dr Rachel Duffy chose to do after a challenging few years battling to get her son the support he needed.

After a really difficult few years she made a conscious choice to discover a different way of approaching her life and to create a more empowering story for herself. She started practicing ‘Mental Fitness’, which has dramatically improved her well- being. She is now passionate about helping others by sharing these powerful tools and techniques.

Life can be difficult at times, and it can be easy to lose yourself in a spiral of self -sabotage. However, this only leaves us feeling powerless and lost in a sea of negative emotions.

We are unfortunately hard wired to have more negative thoughts than positive as this is an evolutionary mechanism to keep us safe. However, as Rachel explained, there are practices we can do that let go of the damaging grip of self-sabotage! Practice is a critical word here though, as we need to practice these techniques consistently to rewire our brains neural pathways. Working out at the ‘mental fitness gym’ is as beneficial for our well-being as working out at the gym as we know it! Rachel does fifty reps at her ‘mental fitness’ gym daily.

Rachel taught us a powerful technique to distance ourselves from our self-limiting beliefs, and then gave us a few tools to ground us back into our body, balance our nervous system, and access the more creative side of our brain, and our deeper wisdom.

Unfortunately, the self- sabotaging, self-limiting beliefs we have developed over the years are very often unconscious. Rachel explained that recognising when we feel negative feelings and emotions can help us to identify when we are self-sabotaging ourselves with our self- limiting beliefs.

This is where mind- body techniques can be powerful for both gaining insight and for finding calm and balance.

If we learn to recognise and create distance from our self-limiting beliefs, and focus our attention and energy elsewhere, they quickly lose their power over us. By focusing our attention on mind body techniques, such as breathwork practices, we can empower ourselves to take charge of our own physiology.

I am incredibly grateful to Rachel for sharing her passion and knowledge with us all at the Supper Club. It was a powerful reminder to me about how important it is to help people recognise where self -sabotage shows up. As  a health coach I help people to make healthy lifestyle change, and self-sabotage can often appear. Change is hard, and our natural tendency is often to choose to stay ‘safe’ whatever the outcome. It is crucial we start to recognise any self-limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours that might be a barrier to allowing people to move forward.

Although it might not always feel like it, we always have more choice than we realise.  Making a conscious choice to practice Mental Fitness, breathwork, and other mind-body practices can be incredibly empowering.

Please do get in touch if you would like any information on Rachel’s Mental Fitness programs. Likewise, if you would like any support in making different lifestyle choices, or implementing simple daily breathwork practices, I would be delighted to support you. Please click on this link to book a gifted 1:1 coaching session.

Please do join us at the next Supper Club for some more healthy inspiration! We would be delighted to welcome you. Please click on this link for more information and to book your tickets.

In the meantime, please do take a moment to notice where self-sabotage might be showing up for you. Maybe it is time to draw a line in the sand and take yourself up the Mental Fitness gym… you really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain! x



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