by Karla Rodriguez
Hi, I’m Karla, and I am one of our lead Mind-Body-Spirit Integration Coaches here at Modern Holistic Health.
I love working with our integrated team of coaches because our approach to healing and health is the most comprehensive I have ever seen. Together our coaches help our clients to identify the root causes of their illness and why they haven’t been able to heal, and once we find answers, we have many people on our team to help our clients learn the solutions that actually work.
Over the years, our studies have found that when people get sick and are unable to heal, there are usually several underlying causes, not just one. All of these can be tested for using data- driven systems. These underlying causes can include:
● Inflammatory or toxic foods
● Chemical toxins
● Heavy Metal toxins
● Mycotoxins (toxic mold)
● Medications that have led to serious side effects
● Other Epigenetic factors
….And then there is trauma – unprocessed emotions, mindset, and belief systems. While these can’t be “tested”’ for in the same way, these can be some of the most complex underlying causes of disease, mental illness, and other chronic conditions. And if trauma, mindset, emotions, and belief systems are not addressed, people often continue to suffer without complete resolution of their illness, disease, or symptoms.
And that’s where I come in. Together with some of our other amazing coaches, I work in the area of trauma and emotional healing so that our clients can have the best opportunity for healing.
Today I want to share with you a perspective on the emotion of anxiety because we see many of our clients come to us with this unresolved and life-depleting emotion that they just can’t get a handle on.
Have you ever found yourself creating stories in your mind about what “might be”? Have you ever found yourself in a state of anxiety because you created ideas around what hasn’t happened yet… and what “might” happen?
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
For almost 25 years, I thought that I was just weird and unlucky because I was living with anxiety.
At random times, my body would tighten up, and I would sometimes not know how to get out of that… What’s interesting though is that it would always happen when I would worry about what might happen…
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are various types of anxiety!
There is Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and other Phobia-Related Disorders.
Generalized Anxiety can be described as when you feel restless, on edge, irritable, and have sleep issues.
Panic Disorder/Anxiety usually includes changes to your body physiology that can include heart palpitations, sweating, and the feeling of being out of control
Phobia-type Anxiety is an intense fear of specific situations or objects. Some experiences with this may be irrational worry or even taking active steps to avoid that which you fear…
With each of these types of anxiety, there are effective modalities that can be used. These effective tools work consistently and quickly to stop anxiety, panic, and phobia feelings, and we teach these most effective modalities when working with our clients.
An example of one effective tool you can use is to think about the specific thing that you are anxious about, and then imagine how you can make it into a more pleasant experience by imagining the desired, more pleasant experience instead.
While it’s not uncommon to experience anxiety, which stems from fear of the unknown or something that hasn’t happened yet, the difference between those who continually suffer from anxiety versus those who don’t often lies in their ability to recognize what their mind is creating and then consciously deciding to change their thoughts to a more pleasant experience. Anxiety can become a challenge when we are either not aware of our choice to change our thoughts or when we choose to stay in the thought pattern that is creating the anxiety.
I realize this may trigger you, but I invite you to keep reading.
As someone who personally lived with this for many years, I would often find myself in a state of worry and fear, until something would distract me, but without a random distraction, I was unconscious of how to get out of my anxiety state on my own. I didn’t have the awareness to realize that I could steer my thoughts to influence my desired emotional state.
It wasn’t until many years later that I became aware of my unconscious behaviors and learned that my anxiety was a choice — and one that I could change.
Yes, anxiety can be triggered by environmental toxins, mold toxins, or even toxic foods that can alter my brain chemistry to make me more susceptible to anxiety… but I discovered that my power to choose my own thoughts was MINE. I became a master of my mind (rather than my mind running away with its stories and mastering me) and took a deep dive into understanding the complexities of the conscious and unconscious mind, and learning tools and modalities to help others.
Recently, I worked with one of our clients, Heather, through our Mind-Body-Spirit Integration & Empowerment Program (our trauma healing and emotional release program). Heather was already anxious about our call even before her first appointment. It’s a state that she admitted is natural for her to get into, and after I spent time teaching her awareness around her thoughts and how she has the power of choice, her anxiety went from a 7 to a 0 in just her first visit!
Heather had no idea she could experience that fast of a result on the same day!
At Heather’s next appointment with me, I put her through what we call a 1-Day Intensive, where we spend between 5-7 hours together, working through trapped emotions and traumas. By the end of Heather’s 1-Day Intensive with me, Heather and I checked back in with some of her body symptoms she experienced when she had the anxiety, and to her delight, her body symptoms were completely gone.
Over the course of her continuing healing journey with us, Heather will sometimes say, “yes, sometimes it (the anxiety) wants to come up, but I think about what I want to feel instead, and the anxiety goes away”. You see, Heather learned to take back control of her mind, and she is getting to experience the powerful healing taking place in her mind, body, and spirit.
One of the amazing things about becoming aware that you have a choice is that you become ok with allowing yourself to experience feelings and emotions that come in through your body. You realize that you are simply the observer of your emotions and feelings, and they are there to guide you, not control you, and they will pass if you know how to master your mind.
This is just one small example of the work we do to help people learn how they can process their emotions of anxiety to allow them to move through the body.
So, let me ask you this: What are you choosing to be afraid of? How long will you choose to be there?
What if instead you chose to create an alternate story from what you are creating now? Because when we go into this fear/panic/anxious place, it is just us creating a story that may never actually happen.
I can tell you that after I learned about our power of choice and how our unconscious mind works, my years of living with anxiety were finally gone. I rarely experience those old anxious moments, and if they want to creep in, I am now consciously aware of what is happening, which allows me to then choose a different story, one that takes me in the direction of how I truly want to feel.
So as you continue on your health journey, experience each day with gratitude, and realize that you don’t know what you don’t know, and that’s ok. Now that you know something new, something different, what will you choose to do with this information?
Once you become aware, you’ll find you have so much capacity to choose all that you want for yourself.
(For established clients)
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Not feeling well and looking for help with your condition, diagnosis, or symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you have tried? Our holistic biological health coaches can help you! Our coaches teach you how your body works, what the underlying cause of your condition or symptoms are, and how to fix and address them using long-term solutions that are data-driven and that work!
Our holistic biological health coaches have a deep understanding of advanced functional testing and genetics testing, along with much experience in complex cases.
Our biological coaching team works with you to empower and teach you how to understand and interpret your lab results, what your results mean, how they are connected to your health conditions or symptoms, and most importantly, what to do with the information, how to put protocols together based on your lab results, and when to reorder your various labs to track progress.
You will become your own healing master learning how to navigate the healing process, how to modify your protocols, when and how to detoxify your organs and cells from the toxins discovered on your lab results. You will learn the importance of tracking your assessment forms and symptom sheets and how to troubleshoot your healing process.
In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how to understand YOUR genetic blueprint – Our coaches are trained in the field of epigenetics and understand implicitly that YOU are in control of your own gene expression and how your genes either work for or against you. If you choose to add genetic testing into your program, your genetic blueprint information can be used not only to help drive your plan of action for healing, but also it can be used to understand your body’s unique nutrition, lifestyle, sleeping, eating, and physical activity needs are so that you can optimize once you are healed.
Get help from our functional nutrition coaches who understand that there is no ONE diet that is right for everyone. Our nutrition coaches work hand in hand with our biological coaches so if you need any lab work done or specific protocols that would require supplement protocols, you have a team working on your behalf and your nutrition coach would make recommendations for which other team coaches would be able to help you.
Your coaches will teach and empower you to learn how to determine and navigate your diet modifications which are decided based on your extensive intake forms, history, and your lab data that your coaches may want to order for you. Based on all of this information, they will teach you what foods to eat and not eat according to various conditions and why.
Your functional nutrition coach will help you learn what substitutes you can use when there are certain foods you may need to stop eating for a period of time, how to put your meals together based on your dietary needs per your lab data, how and when to incorporate gut repair protocols, and what lifestyle modifications you want to address based on your labs and your health conditions.
Nutritional coaching can be a great tool by itself or combined with coaching from our biological coaches. You can schedule with either our biological or nutrition coaches and they can help you get started and make recommendations as needed.
Many people who have successfully mentored with our nutrition coaches have had past issues such as:
Mindset, past and present traumas, and limiting belief systems are some of the biggest barriers to healing, so much in fact that gene expression and biological ‘engines’ of the human body can change for the worse because of it.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of an impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on creating new neurological pathways to imprint new and healthy mindsets and belief systems in how they perceive themselves and the world around them is greatly improved when the psychological aspect of mindset and integration of mind, body, the spirit is addressed through repatterning of the mind and body neurology.
By removing barriers discovered from traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
Therefore we incorporate mind, body, spirit integration work into our programs and in doing so, we see exponential increases in positive outcomes with our clients. We have put together the most comprehensive ‘whole person’ approach in the world, and this is why our results are so successful.
Our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches work with you to create new neurological connections, anchor new neurology, and habits, and show you how to become aware of any conscious or unconscious belief systems that may be holding you back from healing and total health.
You are welcome to try one or two appointments to see what you think. We typically recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to make an accurate assessment of how this type of modality is working for you.
Here are some of the modalities our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches use for brain and body repatterning:
Breathwork is more than just a simple exercise of intentional breathing. Specialized breathwork techniques are used to facilitate major transformation and healing by encompassing a wide range of therapeutic practices that are extremely powerful in providing immediate relief for pulling people out of fight or flight (the amygdala hijack we teach about in Part 2 of our Mastering Trauma Masterclass).
This vagus nerve activation through breath work activates the rest/digest (parasympathetic nervous system), stimulates healing, reduces blood pressure, reduces the cortisol stress response, regulates hormone and blood glucose activity, and heart rate variability (the biological stress response). It rewires the body for self-regulation of the nervous system in a manner that optimizes the body and creates resilience in times of stress.
Yoga breath therapy allows you to disconnect from the mind chatter, mind racing, and negative self-talk and reconnect with your body your energy. From this elevated state of awareness, you are able to facilitate healing, growth, and expansion. And if you are looking for some expansion of your body/mind/spirit awareness, then this type of breathwork can be nourishing and can facilitate the next layer of peace, love, gratitude, connection, clarity, and insights.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of a damaging impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress (the fight or flight response) can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
By becoming aware of how to regulate our own nervous system, and resolve traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on:
….. Find much success and amplification in their healing journey.
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