Your seminar made me aware that a far more powerful tool was available - going to my PP and addressing my subconscious mind directly. I am convinced it works! I decided to focus on my weight - my previous efforts having been unsuccessful. Two weeks after the seminar I have “released” 3 kilograms, my paunch has diminished in size and my self esteem has risen accordingly. During Alpha I visualise the kilos, which look like housebricks, flying off and disappearing over the horizon. (They have little chubby wings which flap furiously). I have used your technique in other areas too and am convinced that permanent changes for good are happening. I am certain that “Providence” provides us with opportunities for growth whenever they are needed - or at least when “it” knows that we are ready for growth. Sandy, your own enthusiasm, honesty and congruence are what most impressed me.
As it is now three months since I did my workshop with you, I thought I would write and tell you how my life has changed. For at least thirty years I have tried to control my weight by all sorts of programmes, diets and pills. When I came to take part in the CALM Life Skills Seminar it was with this focus that I intended to set my goals. With your help I set my goal on that first day to release, yes release not lose, 11 kg in twelve weeks. I have achieved that goal, in fact I released 13 kgs. I go to my PP about 20 times a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on what is happening for me, and I repeat my goals every time. It only takes me about one minute. My subconscious mind is working with me rather than ‘sabotaging’ me all the time. I also have a new found sense of confidence in my ability to cope with any situation that may arise, and of course the great feeling of achievement that comes with doing something you have dreamed of. Thanks again Sandy for the experience of learning to ‘switch on to my inner strength’, I will be able to use it for the rest of my life.
Story From LR, Qld.
Just thought you would like a little bit of feedback on your weight release CD.
After we spoke on the phone and you said "You don't look very overweight for your height - why bother at your time of life, keep things sensible and enjoy life" I thought what a good idea and thought no more about it. Then you kindly sent a CD up to me which I put to one side thinking 'Well Sandy did think it necessary after all'.
Then my conscience started pricking me a bit. I thought well, I may as well listen to it just to see what it's like so I did. It made a lot of sense. Much better than counting calories or walking for miles (which I can't do anyway).
The part which really stuck in my mind was "Visualise what it would be like to be able to get into your clothes without straining! You could look at your silhouette without being embarrassed" so I thought, well I'll give it a try for a little while.
I started knocking back a second helping of dinner no matter how delectable it was. I learned to say "no" to my wife's chocolate fudge (which was hard). I didn't have a couple of biscuits and cheese an hour before dinner when I got peckish. All of a sudden, it became quite easy.
Every time I was tempted, I remembered the bit about getting into my trousers that bit easier and putting an extra notch in my belt. I actually want to see my silhouette improving and am sure it will. Maybe as a bonus, my B.P. will come down too which will make my G.P happier.
When I started just four weeks ago, I noted my weight at 98.6 kg. This morning I tried it again and it was 94.9kg. Almost 3.75 kgs or 8 lbs in the month. On a roll now (although it IS tempting when I see my wife having a bit of chocolate, even though she does try to hide her look of joy if I catch her eating!). Thanks Sandy - you hit just the right note!
Story from W.H. NSW
Story from S.M. WA
My husband attended your seminar in Perth this year and we have both benefited so much from your CDs and books. My weight release goal is on its way to being achieved. It seems almost too easy. Thank you for all the help you have given our family.
Story from D.B. NSW
Your seminar made me aware that a far more powerful tool was available - going to my PP and addressing my subconscious mind directly. I am convinced it works! I decided to focus on my weight - my previous efforts having been unsuccessful. Two weeks after the seminar I have "released" 3 kilograms, my paunch has diminished in size and my self esteem has risen accordingly. During Alpha I visualise the kilos, which look like housebricks, flying off and disappearing over the horizon. (They have little chubby wings which flap furiously). I have used your technique in other areas too and am convinced that permanent changes for good are happening. I am certain that "Providence" provides us with opportunities for growth whenever they are needed - or at least when "it" knows that we are ready for growth. Sandy, your own enthusiasm, honesty and congruence are what most impressed me.
I have an extremely busy schedule - am often stressed and feel angry, and I know that I don't like myself. I am reading "Piece Of Mind" and am just beginning to realise that my weight issue could be caused through my lack of self esteem. Any hope for me? Could you suggest a program
Of course there is hope - you are the one identifying the issues and that's the beginning. As you said the weight gain may be caused by a self esteem issue plus stress and perhaps anger or frustration. With your busy schedule are you watching the sorts of things you're eating and having time for a regular exercise regime? Daily walking is a good idea.
A possible program I could suggest for you would be:
1. You already have "Piece of Mind" book so read the book and do the exercises. Keep practising getting to your "Peaceful Place" fast (which of course is explained in the book). Do you have a clear Peaceful Place? Consistency and making time for yourself is important.
2. Buy the tape "A Peaceful Place No. 8 - Weight Release" - Do side 1 of this tape and then do side 2 every day (you will be doing side 2 of this tape whilst you are reading and doing the exercises from Piece of Mind - my guess is that you would do this for about a month and use side 2 of this tape 3 times a day for a month and then only once a day.
3. It is important to clarify the self esteem issue - identify it - and work with it. Please call me so that we can chat before I suggest what you do.
I have not addressed relaxation - as of course this will come automatically by using the tapes.
I recently spoke to you regarding difficulties I was having during meditation. I started the weight release program two weeks ago weighing 70kgs and as of today have not released any weight. I have been meditating twice daily ( find it hard to fit three in every day). Whilst seeing myself at my ideal weight I definitely feel the emotion of how wonderful it is to be at my ideal weight. I also apply my anchor (word) at the height of these emotions. I am still having trouble sitting still and have a tendency to lose focus. Could this be the reason for no results? I also have your books and have read them. I would really appreciate some advise as to what I'm doing (right or wrong). This weight problem I have has always been a huge issue for me. I am sure it is a form of protection I felt I have needed since I was nine years of age (which was when sexual abuse commenced). Hence my anchor word is SECURE. While I have done a lot of work with this problem and am at good place with my past, I have to wonder whether this is still holding me back and not allowing me to release the need to protect myself. I would value your thoughts on this matter.
I think you have a lot of awareness and insight to the main issue that would definitely be contributing to the weight you carry right now. It is a known fact that people use "weight" to protect themselves. In fact, I believe you may be perpetuating this, by using the word "secure" when you're talking about your Emotional Anchor. In other words, every time you use your Anchor, you are in fact reminding yourself of the issue that happened when you were 9 years old. It is important to move on from this.
One of the things that I really believe is that you need to Congratulate yourself about the fact that you really have come to the awareness that weight is not the issue (although it's the end result), it's most probably the CAUSE of the weight - protection - from your childhood trauma.
Now, how to overcome the CAUSE of the weight. I really believe that if there is any anger, hatred, hostility, resentment, blame, revenge ... and more ... within this matter, that these are the ones that need to be addressed. Generally speaking I recommend the processes of Acceptance, Co-operation, Unconditional Love, and Forgiveness. These are precisely the steps that I used myself. All these issues need to be addressed in meditation. You have already read the book "Switch On to Your Inner Strength" and this is the book where I discuss these sorts of issues. My tapes (and now CDs), such as "Letting Go Anger", "Forgiveness", "Inner Peace & Harmony" can be very helpful. Together with this, it is really important that you examine your self-talk and the way you think about these issues. Remember, negative thoughts attract negative thoughts.
I have discussed with you on the telephone, the thoughts that may come up for you whilst you're eating, for example, always sitting down when you're eating, putting your knife & fork down between each mouthful, chewing until the food is liquid, when you don't serve yourself - leaving a little bit on the plate (smile when you think of the familiar saying - "to feed the hungry millions in the World"). Remember to increase your metabolic rate by "turning down" your hypothalimus gland - by visualisation, in meditation. If most of the above thoughts are current in your mind, then take note of them, and do them. In addition, you can now look at what you feed yourself (cutting down on fats and excess sugars and carbohydrates) and increasing your exercise. Even committing to half an hours walking each day will help. Keep up this regimen and it will work. Keep doing this, while you address the trauma in your life. If you're able to attend one my seminars I think it could be really helpful.
My goal is to release weight, but I feel that my eating (too much) and exercising (not enough) habits are what caused my extra weight in the first place. Should changing those things be my goals instead of "weight release"
Keep doing your long term weight release goal – being well worded - using positive, personal language and a realistic time frame. The changing of the other habits – amounts eaten and time exercising – can be incorporated into the visualisation/imaging part of the exercise, eg. Imaging yourself leaving food on the side of the plate; standing on the scales weighing ...… ; enjoying a brisk walk in the mornings; wearing the new outfit. I recommend you do the weight release goal 5 times a day really use your imagination and visualisation achieving your goal. 2 to 3 times a day do the tape or CD PP8 Releasing Weight which incorporates real habit changes. Don't force yourself to do exercise - what will happen as you do the goal will be that you want to exercise each day. The same thing happens with food intake - it will get less.