Making resolutions can be done differently, embodying mBraining in your life means you do things differently, more sustainably.
New year’s resolutions interest me – for a long time I have felt that they are probably a good thing – and yet, at the same time they have never held much appeal. Perhaps because being in a post-Christmas state and thinking of “All the things I should be doing” can feel slightly depressing! At best they have felt like yet more things to add to my to do lists. So I’m curious – If you have made one or more resolution this January – how are they going?
Rather than make resolutions this New Years day – Steve and I went for a walk in the countryside and it had a profound effect on me. My heart lifted and felt so light and free; I was deeply touched by the beauty of our surroundings, and I felt a joyous gratitude in our companionship as we walked. My mind became quiet and still – settling in to the freedom and simplicity of walking in nature. I could appreciate anew, and with a pure clarity how precious this is to me. I also felt a pleasurable strength and wellbeing in stretching my legs and covering the miles, a tingling sense of being fully and vibrantly alive.
My whole being responded so profoundly, that I felt a deep, resonant wish to do more of this in 2019. I was surprised that when I posted this on facebook, a friend replied ‘What a great resolution’ and I suddenly realised where my resolutions had been going wrong in previous years.
Resolutions at New year don’t need to be a head-based statement of what we ‘should’ be doing differently , but instead can be a fully embodied: head, heart and gut expression of what our soul deeply longs for. Imagine how it would be to have your whole being resonating, aligned and moving naturally and easily towards what you truly wish for….. If you prefer the sound of that kind of a resolution– an mBIT coach could help you to find out what you truly want – and the great news is that mBraining is enjoyable and effective all year round, not just on January the first!
Dr Henrie Lidiard
mBIT Master Coach and mBIT Trainer
NLP Master Trainer, Riso/Hudson Enneagram Trainer
I could spend some time explaining the mBraining approach to coaching using mBIT (that’s multiple brain integration techniques, by the way) to you. I could tell you that in the simplest terms, it’s about listening to your head, heat and your gut to generate new insights and wisdom. I could explain that mBraining builds on the practices of neuroscience, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), cognitive linguistics, positive psychology and behavioural modelling to create an integrated approach that supports you to experience congruence between being, feeling and doing.
“The latest scientific research shows you have three brains! You have complex, adaptive and fully functional neural networks or ‘brains’ in your heart, your gut and your head.
“mBraining coaches you in aligning your three brains to achieve greater wisdom, success and happiness in a world of massive change.”
Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka: http://www.mbraining.com/
I could do all of that, but what you really want to know is what it’s like to experience a session, don’t you? That’s why I asked one of my clients to tell you about her mBIT coaching experience in her own words, so here’s her story.
“When I first heard about mBIT, I thought “Oh my life! What on earth!”
I expected it to be much more “touchy feely” with the idea of reading your own body. I was quite sceptical! I’m pretty open minded, but only tend to go so far on the touch feely stuff, which is what I thought it might be.
It felt like it was outside of my limits. The more I found out about it, I could see that it made sense but I’ve always struggled to listen to my body so it felt like quite a challenge. Not many of us do listen to our bodies any more, until it reaches the point of pain or illness.
I trusted my coach, so agreed to give it a go! Also, I was interested in new techniques, and quite curious. I also knew that I was in a safe space and could speak up at any time if I felt that it wasn’t working for me.
We agreed the issue then and explored where I am now and where I wanted to be, and what was stopping me, keeping me stuck. Then, Nicki talked me through how to achieve balanced breathing, and guided me move my awareness to my heart, gut and head, asking questions as we moved around.
It’s quite hard to explain, but when we finished, it felt just like I’d had a deep meditation session! There was one moment in particular when I received such a powerful message from my heart that the emotional response was almost overwhelming. I also felt like my gut has control at the moment – it felt like it was the naughty bit, I’m not sure how else to explain it.
So, how would I describe the experience? It’s a whole new level of coaching. You get a deeper connection to your thoughts and feelings from your body. It’s hard, or at least not always easy, because you go back to your head to think. It can be difficult to switch off, but you have to invest in it.
I’d definitely say that it gives you a more intense, deeper understanding. I’m not sure if I’d even have got there (reached theinsights) in a different coaching session. The power comes from the heart for me. It made me want to know more!
So, if you’re stuck, and other things haven’t worked, use this. You have to go with it, switch off and listen. Sit with it, keep repeating the question, and something will come. Don’t overthink, ignore the immediate “I don’t know” that pops into your head. It’s definitely worth it.”
A MASSIVE thank you to my client (you know who you are!) for agreeing to share their experience.
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