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Positive Affirmations                                                                                             

Positive Affirmations work. This page explains how and why positive affirmations can be used to manifest your needs and bring positive and permanent weight loss changes to your life.

What are Affirmations?

Every thought you think every word you say is an affirmation All of our self-talk or inner dialogue is a stream of affirmations. We are continually affirming subconsciously with our words and thoughts and this flow of affirmations is creating our life experience in every moment. Our beliefs are just learned thought patterns that we have developed since childhood, many of these work well for us, but others may now be working against us, they are dysfunctional and may be sabotaging us from achieving what we believe we want. Every affirmation we think or say is a reflection of our inner truth or beliefs. It is important to realise that many of these "inner truths" may not actually be true for us now or may be based on invalid or inappropriate impressions we constructed as children.

Our subconscious uses the behaviour patterns we have learned to automatically respond and react to many everyday events in our life. This is essential to our survival, we need to be able to respond quickly to events around us which would be impossible if we had to re-examine every aspect of things every time something simple happens. Our learned responses and thought patterns enable us to automatically respond to circumstances quickly and easily. Problems arise however, if at an early stage some of the foundation beliefs on which many of the others are built were formed from a skewed perspective, maybe the strategy was appropriate for a perceived difficult circumstance, however often such beliefs are totally inappropriate for succeeding in the real world as adults.

You can use "Positive Affirmations", which are usually short positive statements targeted at a specific subconscious set of beliefs, to challenge  and undermine negative beliefs and to replace them with positive self-nurturing beliefs. It is a kind of "brainwashing" only you get to choose which negative beliefs to wash away. The way these statements are constructed is extremely important. During the program, you learn how to implement your own personal affirmations . It is important for your weight loss goals that affirmations are practiced regularly. using positive affirmation statements forces us to keep focussed on our inner goals and reminds us to think consciously about our words and thoughts and to modify them to reflect our positive affirmation. PAs also serve to crowd out the negative chatterbox in your brain which may have been sabotaging your efforts at long term weight loss.


Some examples….


I am the perfect weight for me
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
I choose to exercise regularly
I am strong and powerful
I have the ideal body shape

Getting and staying positive is part of our 12 week weightlosscoaching plan    




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