Learning How to Manage Your Mind

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Learning How to Manage Your Mind

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If you’re new to my work, I incorporate something called the Thought Model which was inspired by the teachings of Byron Katie.

I use this model to help my clients achieve freedom from things like emotional eating or to help them achieve what they want in most any area of their life. 

The Thought Model is both simple yet profound.

The Thought Model consists of 5 parts.

  1. Circumstances
  2. Thoughts
  3. Feelings
  4. Actions
  5. Results 

We all have circumstances in our life. These are facts about our life that anyone would agree on. 

Then we have thoughts about these circumstances. These thoughts are sentences in our brain and they are the meaning we give to our circumstances. 

Then we have a feeling or an emotion that arises from our thoughts. The feeling is usually a vibration somewhere in the body and can feel “good” or “bad.” 

Then from the feeling, we take an action. Our feelings drive our actions. Sometimes our action can be inaction.

Then our actions create our results, whether they are good results we like or bad results we don’t like. The results we get in our life are a direct correlation back to our original thoughts about our circumstance. 

Our circumstances make us have thoughts which make us feel a certain way which makes us take a certain action which creates our results.

The most amazing thing about all of this is we have complete control over our own thoughts (but no one else’s). We have control over our own thoughts, our beliefs about things and the meaning we assign to things. 

We therefore have control over our feelings and emotions.

And THIS means we have control over our actions and THIS means we have control over our own results in our life, especially when it comes to weight loss.

In order to start getting results in your life that you like, I encouraging you to think some different thoughts about your circumstances.

I encourage my clients to start journaling about their thoughts and start seeing which thoughts are leading to feelings that cause them to take actions they don’t want to take.

This takes some time and awareness. But when you do this, you’ll never feel that anyone else has control over whether or not you achieve your goals.

You have to start becoming aware of your thoughts and realize that you have control over them.

And because you have control over your thoughts and beliefs, you have control over your actions and the results in your life. 

Isn’t that amazing?

-Caitlin

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