4 Steps to Disrupting Limiting Beliefs + 4 Pattern InterruptersApr 26, 2022
Last week it snowed in Saskatchewan for two days straight – there was a LOT of snow.
I was DEE-LIGHTED! 💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻
But I kept that mostly to myself 🤫
People who grew up here have weathered 2, 3, 4 or more decades of these storms – and this year has been a particularly long and cold winter (so I’m told) – so understandably, they have winter fatigue.
I grew up in BC and I can probably count on both hands how many times it snowed in 40 years.
My association with snow is completely different than someone who grew up in Northern Saskatchewan. I associate it with school closures (yay!), snowmen, snow angels, prettiness, peacefulness, and calmness.
I imagine what people here associate it with is: shoveling, poor driving conditions (no school closures), bitter cold (-20 to -40), and hardship.
The way we associate with things in our lives changes our overall experience.
We often think these associations are out of our control. We think it’s “happening to us”. As crazy as it sounds, like the weather is happening to us.
This makes our life experience feel out of our control, so when things don’t feel good, we feel victimized and helpless, which leads to more suffering.
The definition of association is a connection in the mind between ideas, sensations, memories, etc. A belief is a feeling of certainty that something exists, is true, or is good.
Associations often lead to beliefs – and once we’ve decided something is true, we rarely check back and question it. This is where most of us go wrong.
If we are self-aware enough to catch these associations, and understand what belief they’ve created, it opens us up to changing it if we choose.
This awareness allows us to take our power back, where we can stop feeling victimized, realize what we can control, and start to heal.
4 Steps to Disrupting Beliefs:
- Awareness (acknowledgement)
- Disruption (question it)
- New ideas (new perspectives, views)
- Pattern Interrupt / Subconscious Reprogramming
When you question it – you disrupt it.
You can ask yourself: “Is this belief serving me?”
Then remind yourself: “My beliefs are my choice”
As you’re questioning it, you can invite new perspectives: “What else might be true?” And give yourself at least 3 options (but try for 6).
Now you have empowered yourself with choice.
When you feel in control you can either pattern interrupt or reprogram your subconscious.
1. Wearing an elastic on your wrist and every time you think the old thought, snap it on your wrist while saying the new thought out loud
2. EFT (tapping)
3. When you catch yourself thinking the old thought or being triggered – move your body – dance, jumping jacks, run on the spot – change your posture and get moving!
4. Subconscious Reprogramming is what we do in my program Making Space and it's my favorite form of disruption.
When you give yourself options and perspectives in the hypnotic theta state, you are directly programming it into your subconscious so it will require less conscious thought in your day-to-day to execute.
This needs to be done layer by layer (usually, not always) until you reach the root of the issue.
IE: If the root is feeling not good enough, you can always bolster this work with self-compassion practices, forgiveness exercises, and gratitude ceremonies, etc.
Then you’re tackling it from the conscious AND subconscious points of entry.
Either way – the most expansive, empowering thing we can do is bring awareness to our beliefs, QUESTION them, and give ourselves better choices.
You deserve this.
In all my courses and work as a Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Practitioner, a Medium, a Coach, my goal is to light the path back to you; back to your source, your empowerment, reminding you you can heal yourself. It’s my honor to provide tools, gateways, and witness you on your journey.
Ways we can work together:
-My flagship program, Making Space
-1:1 sessions at Whole Heart Counselling in Saskatoon, SK
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