Whether your goals are to overcome depression and anxiety, improve your sports performance or simply be the best you can be in the corporate world, repattern your brain to change your life.
Clients enrolled in my coaching programs are asked to repattern at least twice a day for 10 weeks.
Why? Under stress, 75-85 percent of your non-dominant hemisphere is shut down. Medical doctors using EEG brain research have found that certain states of mind—not only mental illness, but habits as common as cigarette smoking and drinking coffee can disrupt optimal functioning.
Everyone has a unique brain profile. Just as some people are right handed and others are left handed, everyone has a dominant brain hemisphere, a dominant eye, hand and foot. Under stress, your ability to access these parts of yourself as well as all your senses may be compromised.
New research by my mentor, Sue Maes of London, Ontario, shows that repatterning the brain twice daily accompanied by a weekly session in specialized kinesiology to balance individual areas of the brain for 10 weeks can change your neurophysiology and balance brain waves.
Experience with my clients has shown that repatterning regularly will stop suicidal impulses, panic attacks and lead to a surprising ease in all areas of life.
One client with fibromyalgia was in such pain that it hurt to lie on her back. Fibromyalgia is characterized by brain waves stuck in high beta, which leads to chronically tense muscles, excessive worry and insomnia. She was dubious when I showed her repatterning, but after three months she was pain free—both mentally and physically.
Repatterning was developed for use with severely brain injured children, but has since been adopted by many in the field of peak performance.
Repatterning only takes 3 minutes first thing in the morning and before bed.
Here’s the directions:
Minute One: Lie on your back. Make an X with your body by stretching your arms and legs out on the floor. Lying on your back, look up to the left and hum in a monotone to access the right hemisphere of your brain. Cross crawl.
Minute Two: Put arms by your side. Look down to the right to access the left hemisphere. Bend the right knee and lift the right arm over your head. Repeat with the left, counting backwards from 30 to access the logic centers of the brain.
Minute Three: Still lying on your back, cross crawl and move your eyes in all directions to access all centers in the brain –visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
If you are interested in learning more, please call Catherine Carrigan at 678-612-8816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE 15 minute consultation.
Water: Getting it Down, Best Times to Drink
Very few of my clients enjoy drinking water. However, water is key not only to weight loss but also to optimal brain functioning, relief from allergies and pain and energy level.
If you have trouble forcing yourself to drink, follow these tips: To figure out how much you need, divide your weight in pounds by 2. That’s how many ounces you need per day, minimum. For example, a 120-pound woman needs at least 60 ounces daily and 180-pound man needs at least 90 ounces daily.
Go to a discount store like Sam’s and by flats of filtered water in pre measured amounts. In our gym, I use Crystal Springs 24-ounce bottle. Figure out how many bottles you will need to drink before lunch and how many after lunch. If you don’t want to buy filtered water, get a water filter for your home and purchase a marked container that shows the number of ounces.
I find the best times to drink water are first thing in the morning to aid the large intestine with elimination and about 3 or 4 in the afternoon to aid the adrenal glands. Drink at these times and your energy level will soar!
Red Meat: At Least 9 Ounces Per Week to Balance the Blood Sugar
Many clients avoid red meat in an effort to avoid saturated fat. However, red meat is recommended by many nutritionists for many reasons: For all those with blood sugar imbalances, nutritionists recommend at least 9 ounces of red meat per week. Whether your blood sugar is too low or too high, this will be helpful.
Philip Maffetone recommends organic red meats, which are generally lower in saturated fat, for elite athletes. Red meat supplied the iron that is so often found deficient not only in endurance athletes but many women.
Elite trainer Paul Chek recommends red meat as the optimal source for building lean mass.