Get Rid of the Triggers!

Do you ever try to say what it is you do in less than fifteen seconds?  Some coaches call that your elevator speech.  It is supposed to describe just enough of what you do that people will want to know more about you.  How would you answer the question “what do you do” in fifteen seconds or less?

Well, I worked on my elevator pitch the other day and this is what I came up with – and I think it really does describe what I do in fifteen seconds or less: “I help you bring calm to your chaos, take back your control, and remove your blocks, so you can become your best self ever.”

Speaking of chaos, do you ever have those little things that get on your nerves?  You know – certain situations, or people, that bring out, let’s call it, your less attractive qualities. 

Maybe it’s that barking dog at 6:00 a.m. on the one day you wanted to sleep in, or maybe it’s that checkout person who takes so long and needs to call for help on your busiest day ever.  Maybe it’s that look you get from your friend whenever you talk about wanting to change.

Whatever it is, it’s a trigger reaction that brings out the worst – a good friend may even tell you that you are over-reacting.

Emotional triggers are caused by past negative experiences, and when we are in a similar situation – whether we recognize it or not, they can stir up some strong, and undesirable emotions.

The best way to deal with triggers is to get to the root of why they affect you the way they do.  That can take real effort, time, and guidance.  But until you get to that point, I want to offer you a simple exercise that can help get you through.

As soon as you notice that you are emotionally reacting, remember the word PEACE.  This is an acronym for pause, escape, accept, center, and exchange.  Let’s look at each one a bit more.

Pause – take a deep breath, let your breath get you through the initial reaction

Escape – detach yourself from the situation for a moment, think of something else.  Be prepared with a key phrase, silly story, or song for times like this (I use Serenity Now for any Seinfeld fans out there.)

Accept – recognize that this is a trigger, it’s temporary, and you can get through it

Center – focus back on your breath, let your exhales get a little longer than your inhales, feel the calming from the breath.

Exchange – now that it’s over, swap the negative thought for a new, positive one – this forces you to go that extra step and not carry the earlier negativity with you.

So, I mentioned earlier, that the best way to deal with triggers is to get to their root.  That’s where I can help. Using the Body Code, created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, I can help you get rid of the obstacles that are setting off your triggers.

In case you’re not familiar with the body code, here is how it is described on Discover Healing’s website. “The Body Code™ is a patented, revolutionary energy balancing system, intended to help you uncover root causes of discomfort, sickness and suffering in body and spirit — so you can have the opportunity to make corrections right on the spot. Our goal is to help you identify the underlying causes of your physical or emotional concerns, then release them in minutes so you can start feeling like yourself again.”

Wouldn’t you love to get rid of all those concerns without having to relive the events, go to lengthy talk therapy sessions, or endless visits to a medical professional with all the waiting, paperwork, and frustrations?  The Body Code sessions can be done via phone, computer, and even email.  They work whether done remotely or in person.  You can relax in the comfort of your own home without even needing to go out.  All you need to do is be willing to get rid of the negative energies and grant your practitioner permission to work on you.

I’ve been a certified body code practitioner for quite a while now and it never ceases to amaze me.  Would you like to know more, or perhaps schedule a session?  Leave me a comment or send me a message/email if you’d like to chat.

Find your purpose – find your joy!

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Did you find a few more ideas of your own? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments, and as always please reach out with your thoughts.

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