"If we really think about it, everything starts within our mind. If we are motivated we tend to eat better, look after our mental health better and the opposite if we don't feel good. The mind responds to two things, the words and the images we feed it. Here is a quick exercise, imagine holding a lemon in your hand, feeling the texture of the sink, then imagine cutting that lemon in half, then picking up one half and licking it. Did you start to salivate? The point is that the mind 90% of the time doesn't know the difference between reality and imagination, so it reacts to the pictures and words we feed it. Another example are movies, depending whether we are watching a scary movie or a feel good movie, our body and mood reflects that. This is exactly how metal Imagery therapy works, it is about making you aware of the images (unhealthy food makes me feel good) and words (I'm not fit, I'm lazy, I don't care for healthy food) that you are feeding your brain, then learning how to replace them with positive and more helpful ones". In his 2004 study on everyday people, Guang Yue, an exercise psychologist from Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, compared “people who went to the gym with people who carried out virtual workshops in their heads” (mental imagery). He found that a 30% muscle increase in the group who went to the gym. However, the group of participants who conducted mental exercises of the weight training increased muscle strength by almost half as much (13.5%). This average remained for 3 months following the mental training. Images stimulate the sensory & emotional qualities of the desired experience, acting as a motivational bridge to support achievement of the goal & giving weight to concrete, familiar & easy to imagine goals (eating, exercising, being warm) over more abstract, long-term goals (getting fit, growing muscle). Psychosomatic is an interdisciplinary field exploring the relationships among psychological, and behavioural factors on bodily processes and quality of life. Psychosomatics or the body & mind school of thought isn’t anything new, athletes have practised their shots mentally before taking the winning shot since competitive sport was invented, the difference between winning an Olympic medal or not is the amount of time the athlete practiced their skills in their mind.
Body Goals E-Course
You get access to the 4 weeks long Master Class for 5 weeks.
The Master Class Includes 8 videos :
- 1 x Master Class Introduction Video
- 1 x Body Goal Introduction Video
- 1 x Physical Goal and Moodboard Video
- 1 x Phyisical Goal and Moodboard Excercise Video
- 1 x Moving and Food Video
- 1 x Moving and Food Excercise Video
- 1 x Making it a Habit Video
- 1 x Making it a Habit Excercise Video
- 1 x Self Imge Video (5 min)
- 1 x Self Image Excercise Video (25min)