How To Change The Way You Think About Exercise
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In the mental health world, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (don’t worry, I won’t ask you to lay down on a couch and tell me about your childhood), and the CBT triangle consists of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Simply put, the triangle helps us to recognize that our thoughts influence our emotions which, in turn, influence the way that we behave…
Thought: “I don’t like the way my body looks today, I need to workout”
Feeling: Anxious, annoyed, insecure
Behavior: Compulsive exercise
One of the main issues we have in changing behavior is that our brain is its own echo chamber. So, in order to authentically transform our feelings and behaviors, we need to challenge our thoughts.
What happens when we challenge thoughts? Our brain fires neurons (little information carriers) to create “bridges” to other neurons, and this connection is called a “synapse.” The more we repeat these thoughts, the stronger the synapses become, and.. Voilá! Your mind has rewired your brain.
Having worked in both the mental health and fitness industries for years, I’ve been able to identify what I believe are the greatest constraints to moving intuitively. Are you ready?
The biggest roadblocks to intuitive movement are the limiting beliefs that we have about exercise.
Our thoughts influence our feelings and our feelings influence the way that we behave. So, it stands to reason that if our beliefs are negative, critical, and punitive, we’ll feel similarly and our behavior will follow.
How do we change this? With new information!
And I have just the thing >>> A self-paced, research-based online course specifically designed to explore beliefs about exercise in order to support clients in developing their most compassionate, intuitive, and sustainable relationship with exercise.
This course will offer perspective on existing exercise myths, support you in challenging preconceived beliefs about movement, and help redefine what’s REALLY “healthy” for your body.
Knowing and understanding how to develop an informed mind-body connection will help you to:
- Improve your ability to emotion-regulate
- Validate your own internal experience
- Assist with trusting your intuition
- Feel confident in making decisions for your wellbeing