Breakdown of Vocabulary
- Old Stories & Core Beliefs: Often learned from a young age. Sometimes we are aware of them, other times we are not. Our actions show our beliefs of self. For example: If I hold a belief of “I’m not enough” my actions may try to prove that I am enough by seeking validation from others. This can look like putting more into my job – often, to a level that often sacrifices my needs and leads to burnout. Therefore, I don’t do enough self-care, I don’t prioritize myself, I take on too much at work, and lack boundaries because I’m proving that I am enough or fearful that I’m not. Limiting core beliefs are often subconscious and come out in patterns of our actions rather than thoughts.
- Brainspot: We first notice where in our body we find our beliefs and stories the most. Then pair this with a spot in which this story or feeling is amplified. Our lower brain is the one that finds the spot, sometimes this means that tightness in your stomach will increase or tension in your shoulders will grow stronger. Other times we find this through facial ticks, or rapid eye blinks. Our stories are stored in our lower brain and are directly connected to feelings within our bodies. Therapy must involve this part of the brain in order to release these stories.
- Focused Mindfulness: When we find a spot then we bring awareness and intention to it. Awareness and intention to where our mind leads us (possibly old memories or feelings). In following our brain we are brought to the source(s) of what is causing our brain to think and feel these beliefs.
- Re-Organize: You release and re-align within the focused mindfulness process. Your brain creates a new perspective and understanding and starts to re-file memories. Those feelings and memories around “I’m not good enough” (or other limiting beliefs) are filed under places like: “I made a mistake” or “that wasn’t about me at all”. With this reorganization, we no longer live by these limiting beliefs.