The way to Cease Stress, Cravings & Weight Achieve With The Watkins Technique

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This episode addresses a subject that’s high of thoughts for lots of people proper now. I’ve heard from a number of you guys about stress cravings, weight acquire, and simply how tough it’s to navigate wholesome meals decisions proper now with the entire extra stress on the earth. And I’m right here with Brittany Watkins, who I’ve interviewed earlier than, however needed to deliver again particularly for this subject. She is an internationally acknowledged speaker, writer, and coach. And he or she has applications particular to this very topic, with issues like emotional consuming, meals cravings, and self-sabotage. In truth, she’s one of many high consultants on the earth on utilizing one thing referred to as Emotional Freedom Approach for addressing emotional consuming and weight reduction. And we go into that on this episode. However we additionally discuss what I believe is a extremely necessary distinction right here that a number of you guys introduced up on a current weblog put up.

So I shared in podcast Episode 309, in the event you’re eager about listening, my very own trauma restoration story, and the way that finally led to a fairly huge weight reduction as a aspect impact. The necessary factor there may be that the burden loss was a aspect impact of the inside work and the inside well being. And it was primarily a mirrored image of that. I bought so many follow-up questions on what I particularly did or was consuming or how I used to be exercising, that I wrote a weblog put up to handle that aspect as nicely, deal with extra of the bodily facets of weight reduction. And the rationale I did that’s I do know after I was nonetheless in that mindset and combating weight myself, that’s what I used to be in search of. I believed I used to be looking for solutions on tips on how to drop some weight. So I did it to reply all these questions, write a put up targeted on the bodily aspect of that. However I don’t need that to be construed as I believe that weight reduction is the objective as a result of like I mentioned, for me, whereas I believed weight reduction was the objective, and it was my focus for thus a few years, it was truly a aspect impact of coping with the inside mindset aspect, that ended up being way more necessary. And I very a lot do assume that individuals could be wholesome at quite a lot of sizes. I believe that’s a really nuanced subject. And there’s a number of confounding components there. However I don’t assume folks have to essentially be a sure measurement or a sure weight to be immediately wholesome. However I can say definitively, for me, that I’m truly bodily measurably more healthy on labs, that my Hashimoto’s is in remission, and that each one of my markers are in a more healthy vary now. Additionally, once more, not most likely due to the burden loss, however most likely additionally as a aspect impact of doing the inside work, similar to the burden loss was a aspect impact. So I needed to deliver up that subject. We go in deeper on that on this episode as nicely. I believe you’ll discover this actually fascinating, particularly in the event you’ve struggled with perhaps cravings or stress consuming, understandably, over the past 9 months. And we discuss how whereas this hasn’t been a perfect 12 months in some ways, it has been an unbelievable instructor, and the way we are able to use it to our benefit to be taught and to enhance internally. So, with out additional ado, let’s be part of Brittany. Brittany, welcome again to the podcast.

Brittany: Hello, thanks for having me.

Katie: So we’ve already finished one episode collectively, I’ll be sure that’s linked at wellnessmama.fm. Should you guys are assembly Brittany for the primary time at present, that’s an excellent place to begin as nicely. However I might like to recap a few of that and likewise perhaps go just a little deeper on a few of these factors that we touched on final time, realizing there’s gonna be some particular concerns associated to the entire stressors particular to this 12 months. However, to begin broad, are you able to form of stroll us by how trauma can present up on the physique as additional weight and doubtlessly as different issues as nicely? As a result of I’ve shared this publicly, I’ve misplaced about 80 kilos within the final couple of years, and a number of it went again to coping with trauma for me, and lots of people have requested comply with up questions associated to that. And I do know we touched on this just a little bit in our first podcast, however I’d love to have the ability to go deeper and to offer some deep solutions on that.

Brittany: Yeah, nicely, that was one of many greatest lacking hyperlinks for me. I imply, I’ve struggled with my very own weight points and emotional consuming issues for a very long time. And, , when folks had been making an attempt to take care of it even, , from the highest down with food regimen and train, however even a few of the esoteric stuff like mindset work and optimistic affirmations, it simply by no means went deep sufficient for me. And it wasn’t till I found trauma work and tips on how to apply tapping, which is the strategy that I educate, particularly to trauma round weight points, that was after I was in a position to launch weight.

So, , yeah, trauma is only one of these items that we wouldn’t assume can present up as additional weight in our physique. However, as an illustration, I got here up with this, , form of less complicated method for folks to grasp how trauma impacts our our bodies by calling them weight reduction blockers. So I found that there are seven essential weight reduction blockers, that after we expertise a selected form of trauma, it can mainly make our physique need to be fats. It’ll make our physique need to maintain on to additional weight as a result of subconsciously, it thinks that it’s defending us by placing the additional weight on. So, like, for instance, , in case your dad and mom whenever you had been a child used to yell at you or used to make you sit on the dinner desk till all of your meals was eaten off your plate, that can provide your mind a unconscious message that you need to eat all of the meals in your plate as a way to make them glad.

So subconsciously, what you’ll do is, you’ll have anxiousness about throwing meals away, otherwise you’ll really feel harassed, otherwise you’ll really feel responsible, otherwise you’ll really feel ashamed any time you permit meals in your plate and it’s gonna be thrown away as a result of subconsciously, your dad and mom mainly, or whoever was telling you this, created a trauma. I imply, traumas can large and it may be small. So mainly what occurs is that created a trauma loop in your mind, that each time you’re in that specific scenario, you’re feeling dangerous and your mind is getting truly the unsuitable message, however it’s the way in which that your mind was coded to eat extra meals than your physique truly wants.

So, yeah, I imply, it took me most likely 15 years to determine all 7 of the weight-loss blockers and I’m even discovering new ones now. Nevertheless it’s an actual factor. And, , folks battle with additional weight for a extremely, actually very long time. And, , what I discover is that they’re going about it within the unsuitable method, they’re not addressing the trauma, and particularly coping with it in, , a selected method, which is the way in which that we do it in our remedy.

Katie: Yeah, and I wanna go into the specifics of that just a little bit extra. However one factor additionally I really feel prefer it’s necessary to say at this level within the dialog, I shared a put up on Instagram not too long ago in regards to the dietary and bodily aspect of issues I did for weight reduction. And the title of that put up was, “The way to drop some weight,” mainly what labored for me. And I truly took some warmth, which is comprehensible, from some individuals who mentioned, , “You shouldn’t give attention to the burden loss,” which I truly very a lot agree with. However this was a hard-learned lesson for me. And the rationale I needed to deliver this up is, I had finished a podcast, Episode 309, lengthy earlier than that put up, that talked in regards to the trauma aspect, and the mindset aspect, and the entire inside work I needed to do to maneuver previous that.

And what I discovered by that course of was that I believed weight reduction was the main focus. And it seems, shedding the burden was merely a aspect impact of studying to be at peace on the within. And so I don’t ever wanna overlook that time. It’s so, so core and so key to I believe the entire dialog. However, that mentioned, as soon as I had handled the inside aspect, these adjustments considerably occurred naturally in my life, however I did simply inadvertently change some food regimen and way of life components. And other people needed to know these specifics as nicely, which is why I shared them. So, I simply needed to talk to the purpose. And I do know you discuss this as nicely. It’s not that reducing weight is the top all be all or that we shouldn’t love and settle for ourselves at any measurement.

That’s actually isn’t what I’m making an attempt to say. I discovered, like I discussed, actually, that weight reduction was the aspect impact. However I additionally know, wanting again, after I was combating that, and earlier than I understood the inside trauma connection, I used to be in search of issues like tips on how to drop some weight. So I needed to have the ability to meet folks the place they had been in order that I might begin the dialog about, , the well being aspect and the food regimen aspect is necessary, however it’s not the place it begins. It’s important to begin inside. So I simply wanna deliver that up. I’m positive you run into the physique positivity, physique neutrality factor very often most likely within the work that you simply do, proper?

Brittany: Yeah. I imply, that’s one of many issues that’s so fascinating about my work is that, , when folks are available in, they’ve this objective that they wanna drop some weight, we don’t discuss food regimen or diet or we barely even discuss train. We don’t discuss any of that stuff. It’s mainly like going by intensive remedy. You recognize? It’s targeted on some food-related issues, however a number of it’s not associated to meals in any respect. You recognize, we talked about this on the final episode the place when ladies have been, their physique boundaries have been violated, which mainly is any person making them really feel uncomfortable sexually. It might be small or large. That’s one of many greatest causes that individuals will placed on additional weight.

No person would assume…Logically, folks wouldn’t assume that it has something to do with holding on to additional weight. However, yeah, it does. So, yeah, I imply, I agree with you to get again to the purpose of getting it not be about weight reduction. Clearly, I do have an organization that helps folks launch weight, and that’s the way in which that we are saying it, and really launch fats not weight as a result of most cancers sufferers launch weight or drop some weight, we wanna launch fat, proper? Should you wanna truly change your physique. However as soon as they arrive in they usually begin doing the work, we don’t even discuss weight reduction. That’s the very last thing that we discuss. After which, much like your story, to what you simply mentioned, as soon as they undergo the intensive work they usually do all of the therapeutic work on themselves. I all the time inform them, “Pay attention, on the finish of this…” You recognize, that’s all the time everybody’s subsequent query is, “Okay, what ought to I eat? What food regimen ought to I comply with?”

And I all the time say, “Pay attention, whenever you get to the top of it, you’re truly gonna have a significantly better relationship along with your physique.” And intuitively, you’re most likely simply gonna begin to comply with a more healthy consuming plan and also you’re simply gonna be drawn to consuming more healthy meals. That’s the pure method the physique does it. When you give the physique the message, “Hey, I don’t want this additional fats on my physique. We’re secure now. We’re not in peril. We’re at peace now.” You’ve processed all these items that had been making your physique assume that it wanted to carry on to this additional weight, the physique goes, “Oh, okay, cool.” And so it simply says, “Okay, I don’t want that cookie at dinner. I can select salad as an alternative of pasta,” . And it’s only a pure course of.

And so, , pure weight reduction, I do know it feels like, urgh. After I was going by my battle, if any person advised me that they misplaced weight naturally, I might wanna kill them. So, , I understand how annoying that time period could be, however it actually could be when you course of the inner turmoil mainly that is occurring subconsciously. This isn’t stuff that persons are conscious of. However, , whenever you’re combating consuming issues or additional weight and also you’ve tried different issues, they usually haven’t labored, often, , the reason for it’s this form of, , underlying turmoil that we’re not programmed in our society to essentially take a look at.

Katie: Yeah, like I mentioned, I believe I ignored that or resisted that concept for lots of years. And through these years, I attempted to, like weight reduction was a battle that I felt like I used to be combating, and I felt like I used to be always making an attempt to punish myself or to, like, drive my will to have an iron will and select solely the healthiest issues. And that shift was so unbelievable and so noticeable. As soon as I handled that, initially, I used to be a lot much less harassed. I didn’t even understand how a lot psychological power was going to that battle every day. However, such as you mentioned, there was no extra combat when it got here to picking wholesome meals or if I wasn’t hungry, and my physique simply didn’t need meals. And if I had tried to eat after I wasn’t hungry, my physique would have simply mentioned no. And I used to be in a position to hear so significantly better to my physique. So I wasn’t combating it. And I felt like, for the primary time I used to be working with my physique and never in opposition to it, and the method simply turned a lot simpler. I do know we talked about it just a little bit within the final episode. However, on that be aware, what are a few of the methods we are able to begin to overcome trauma? As a result of I do know I’ve shared my story in items on the podcast earlier than, however it may seem to be an amazing hurdle to overcome or proceed like one thing that’s gonna take a extremely very long time. And the fantastic thing about it’s that neither of these issues needs to be true. However stroll us by how we are able to begin to unravel and overcome that trauma course of.

Brittany: Okay. So, my historical past is that I struggled with emotional consuming lots. Ranging from the time I used to be 15, I bought kicked out of my home. I used to be homeless. I grew up in a really non secular household, who mainly forged me out. So there was clearly a number of trauma there and a number of trauma even earlier than that. So, my emotional consuming began then. I used to be actually, actually, actually fortunate although to discover a therapist who taught me tips on how to use a technique referred to as EFT, Emotional Freedom Strategies or tapping. So I used tapping in remedy to take care of all of my emotional points that I used to be combating. So, , I didn’t give it some thought for my weight points at that time. And I believe, , my weight was form of or my cravings had simply began at that time, so I didn’t actually, , know if I had a weight downside but.

I began utilizing tapping, , simply to assist take care of all the pieces that occurred with my household, to assist love myself higher, to not be so indignant about all the pieces that occurred. And, over time, what ended up occurring was, I discovered that the common EFT, so EFT is a nine-point system that mainly anyone can do to themselves any time they’ve a traumatic feeling or they really feel anxious. So it’s a tremendous approach. I adore it a lot. I’m so captivated with it, that’s why I discuss it, and I’ve a complete enterprise round it. So, I really like when persons are empowered to heal themselves within the second they usually don’t want to attend for a therapist or they don’t have to, , look exterior of them for the reply. In order that’s why I really like, , common EFT.

However what I discovered after I was coping with my weight battle is that the common EFT technique that they had been educating us didn’t work for my weight points. And so over…Oh my gosh, it was an enormous, large battle. In the future whereas I used to be actually combating this chocolate bar, I keep in mind I knew that I used to be…You recognize, I’d reached the purpose, , most individuals which are listening to this podcast, you’ve reached the purpose the place I name consciously incompetent, which is, that you simply’re consuming whenever you’re not likely hungry, you simply don’t know tips on how to cease it.

So, I used to be at that time the place I knew that I used to be consuming, I knew that I wasn’t actually hungry, and I had this chocolate bar in entrance of me, and I used to be simply telling myself, “Man, I don’t wanna eat it. I don’t wanna eat this,” . However I actually needed to do it on the similar time, and we’ve all had these moments. So I keep in mind in that second, and this was, , the billionth time I’d had a combat with meals. And I keep in mind, in that second, I heard a voice. And the voice began giving me directions. And it mentioned, “Push the chocolate bar away.” And I pushed it away. And it mentioned, “Okay, sit again, begin tapping on these factors.” I mentioned okay. After which it requested me or I simply heard these sequence of questions. And I went by these sequence of questions. And after about 10 minutes, I appeared down on the chocolate bar, and I didn’t need it anymore.

Mainly what occurred was, it was a mixture of tapping and regression remedy, NLP, shamanic soul retrieval, which had been all strategies that I had been learning for years and years to attempt to get to the reply, to attempt to get to the foundation reason behind what was responsible for me overeat. And mainly, on this second, , my larger self, my angels, who is aware of what it was, or, , perhaps my mind, put the entire info that I had discovered collectively into this one approach. And I discovered with this one specific approach, I might, in that second, each time I needed to eat, and I knew I wasn’t actually hungry, I might push the meals away, do that course of and never really feel disadvantaged anymore.

And mainly, what I observed occurring is that each time I needed to eat, the method, mainly one of many questions is, okay, push the meals away from you, sit again, shut your eyes, float again in time, and inform me how outdated you might be. And you need to reply actually rapidly. I’ll simply form of let you know the questions as a result of I believe folks shall be eager about them. So sit again and return in time and inform me how outdated you might be. And what I discovered was that with each emotional urge I had, it was related to a traumatic expertise that I had had up to now. And it was often from zero to, , about 10 or 12 years outdated. Most of them had been between zero and eight, which is when your unconscious thoughts, mainly, you’re working unconsciously, you don’t have the need to resolve sure or no about issues.

So it was all the time going again to a selected occasion. And often, the occasions had been little, . I keep in mind one time going again to an occasion the place any person dropped a glass on the ground, and it broke, and it startled me. A few of it was, , when my dad and mom had been yelling at me, or after I bought punished for doing one thing dangerous, or, , any person’s saying one thing to me on the playground. And so what I discovered was that the meals and the compulsion for meals, the way in which that I used to be asking the questions was truly taking me to the traumas that wanted to be healed in my mind. After which after I utilized this technique, after I bought to this particular trauma, inside 10 minutes, I had healed that trauma and often two others. Normally, there’s three traumas connected, which don’t take a complete lot of time to heal. As soon as I’d heal these traumas, inside about 10 minutes, whenever you return and also you take a look at the meals, the will for the meals is gone.

So I all the time inform folks, , when you have an emotional consuming dysfunction otherwise you’re combating meals, the meals is definitely making an attempt to indicate you, the meals will present you what must be healed so as so that you can cease this downside, after which truly, so as so that you can step into your energy and to be the person who you’re meant to be on this planet. I really imagine that. I imply, I’ve been doing this work professionally now for 10 years. I’ve been doing it on myself for 20. And, , I’ve completely discovered that when I’ve healed my relationship with meals, it has made me a extra empowered, stronger, happier, , extra confident particular person simply in each space of my life. And my college students all the time attest to that as nicely. Does that make sense? Did I clarify that okay?

Katie: It does. And I believe the necessary key that I discovered and wanna spotlight there may be, these don’t must be main life-changing moments that you simply keep in mind that had been one way or the other, like, surprising or, , one thing in your childhood. I actually had one occasion from my highschool years that completely was that form of trauma. However I additionally discovered many situations from a lot earlier in childhood, to your level, that appear insignificant or appear very small. However in that baby state, like, these issues actually caught with me, and I didn’t even understand how deeply, such as you had been saying, till I began doing that inside work and was shocked to search out, wow, this one remark {that a} relative made at that party caught with me and made me really feel shameful about consuming sure meals for my entire life. And I didn’t even consciously know that.

And so, I believe the fantastic thing about it’s realizing there’s most likely these items that is probably not belongings you consciously keep in mind proper now or that you consider typically, which are influencing your day by day conduct. And the fantastic thing about that’s, such as you mentioned, when you have got meals because the set off, you get the possibility to have a look at these issues and to be taught from them. For folks listening, a number of us are mothers, and I do know my thoughts additionally goes to that time of realizing, okay, I most likely have inadvertently finished some issues with my kids which are going to go away them with issues they’re gonna work by as adults. As a lot as I hope that’s not the case, the chance is sweet. What are some ways in which we are able to, hopefully, with our youngsters, begin from the start to have a wholesome relationship with meals or keep away from a few of perhaps the extra frequent pitfalls?

Brittany: Yeah, it is a actually frequent query. I imply, one of the best one, clearly, is to be a very good mannequin for them. Proper? So, , you having a wholesome relationship with meals, your youngsters, even in the event you disguise the truth that you’re overeating, , meals at evening, like in the event you put the children…Should you eat like a standard particular person all day lengthy, after which the children go to mattress, and also you’re like, “Oh, lastly, it’s time for me,” and also you go to the cabinets, and that’s whenever you, , go loopy on the meals, your youngsters subconsciously choose that up. Youngsters are so sensible they usually’re being programmed along with your behaviors.

So, whether or not you prefer it or not, the way in which you might be with your self is you’re transmitting that to them. In order that they’re studying tips on how to be folks by watching you, each consciously and unconsciously. They’re in a state of trance. From zero to eight years outdated, they’re in a state of trance. So, which means they’re selecting up on issues which are simply floating round that aren’t even mentioned. They’re selecting up on patterns and behaviors that perhaps you’re not even displaying them. I’ve had some purchasers inform me up to now, , after we undergo this course of, folks get into like a, , form of hypnotic state, and they’re going to return and keep in mind that their dad and mom or one among their dad and mom was dishonest on the opposite mother or father, however that wasn’t one thing that they knew consciously of their childhood.

So, youngsters simply choose up issues with out you, , even in the event you assume you’re doing a very good job of hiding it, you’re not. So, clearly, , coping with a relationship with your self is the very, easiest method. You recognize, after which, , not pushing meals. I do know some youngsters are actually choosy about, , their meals. However, what I discover with youngsters is that children are often very intuitive, and perhaps they don’t wanna eat their greens after they’re little. And, , for my part, I believe that’s okay as a result of I actually do really feel that kids know what their physique wants and what their physique needs. Youngsters are rising lots. So if they need a number of like carbs or one thing like that after they’re a child, that’s serving to them develop, that’s serving to them create power that’s, , serving to their our bodies develop into the human that they’re turning into. So, , I don’t wanna throw anyone off as a result of all people has their very own solution to take care of meals and their youngsters. However, , I simply all the time say to belief your youngsters and to belief what they like, and what they don’t like, and to allow them to eat to their satisfaction.

Katie: Fully aligned with you on that one. My thought has all the time been, I preserve nutrient-dense meals in the home, all types of various meals as a result of clearly I need to give attention to micronutrients and ensuring they’re nourished, however I don’t ever drive any particular meals or make them end the meals on their plate. They usually have entry to, each time they’re hungry, sources of wholesome carbs, and proteins, and fat. And that’s been part of my shift. And I’m making an attempt very onerous to make that shift with my youngsters. And the way I discuss meals is there’s by no means meals which are good or dangerous. I don’t ever attempt to discuss depriving of sure meals, but in addition meals are treats. And we discuss meals being a gasoline and our our bodies being these superb instruments that we are able to do unbelievable issues and ensuring that we gasoline.

As a result of I additionally discovered, a part of my journey, I ended up consuming truly extra as soon as I handled the trauma. I spotted I had been form of continual weight-reduction plan and undereating for thus lengthy. And as soon as I fastened that, I discovered myself needing extra protein, as an illustration, and I had gotten much more lively, and I wanted extra energy. And that has been one thing I might have been terrified to eat extra meals earlier than I handled it. And now I view it as I’m fueling my physique to do all these actions I need it to do. And I’m hoping that, , comes throughout to my youngsters. However I really like that time of children are so intuitive. And if they’ve fixed entry to nourishing meals, they’ll naturally eat what they want.

That doesn’t imply we must always have, , junk meals out there in any respect hours of the day. However, to that time, with no meals being good or dangerous, I don’t attempt to management what my youngsters eat exterior of my dwelling. I view it as my duty is to offer nutrient-dense meals in our dwelling, and their job as they become old is to navigate their relationship with meals in a wholesome method. So even when they’re going to a buddy’s home or a party, I don’t ever attempt to inform them to not have the cake or inform them how they need to make these meals decisions as a result of I really feel like they’re gonna truly be taught that. They usually know in the event that they don’t really feel excellent in the event that they eat one thing they’re not used to consuming, that’s an excellent instructor for them. I don’t must create that disgrace cycle with meals for them.

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Katie: I really feel like one other factor proper now that actually I’m listening to from folks about it, I’m guessing you might be listening to way more so is the entire stress-related cravings that include all of the loopy occasions of this previous 12 months. And, on a private stage, I do know the primary two weeks of lockdown in our space, I bought all these great triggers that had been lecturers as a result of I used to be indignant, like, viscerally indignant and needed to, like, punch partitions. I wasn’t hungry. I needed to work out on a regular basis. And so I spent a number of days going, “What on earth is occurring with me? Why am I indignant? What what’s inflicting this?” And I spotted, a part of that went again to my larger trauma from highschool and vowing in that second that I might by no means really feel helpless once more. And I had made all these superb constructs in my life in order that I by no means needed to really feel helpless, and I had methods, and I managed all of the variables. After which this factor occurred that was larger than me that I couldn’t management. And I felt like, metaphorically like I used to be being held down over again. And so, my psyche was reacting by wanting to simply come up swinging.

And so, it was truly an excellent alternative to form of face that and work by it. However I believe a number of us had our personal experiences with the entire stress that comes with a large life change like that that’s occurred in so many locations. So, what are some instruments…Nicely, initially, what’s inflicting a number of these elevated cravings? As a result of we hear the joke in regards to the COVID 19, and folks gaining weight, and all these cravings and there’s memes about that on a regular basis, and consuming margaritas for breakfast, and cupcakes are actually a meals group and all these issues. What’s inflicting all these additional cravings proper now and what are some methods we are able to begin to deal with that?

Brittany: Yeah, nicely, I imply, you truly did precisely the proper factor whenever you began to note your triggers is you ask your self, “Okay, what’s inflicting this? What is that this reminding me of?” And keep in mind after I was breaking down the steps of what to do whenever you really feel triggered to eat meals is you ask your self, “Okay, movement again in time, how outdated am I proper now? What’s occurring? What’s my unconscious thoughts remembering?” So what is occurring is it’s triggering trauma. It’s triggering, and that is gonna be completely different for everyone. However, see, the factor is, we as people, we create coping mechanisms. Our brains are superb. I imply, the truth that people can undergo the quantity of stress, and anxiousness, and trauma that, , we undergo and nonetheless be excessive functioning folks.

I imply, if you consider a few of the worst issues which have occurred to you and the way you felt in that second, some of the superb issues in regards to the human thoughts is that we create this coping talent that pushes it method right down to the again of our thoughts and it mainly says, “Okay, we’re gonna simply transfer on with life. We’re gonna fake like that didn’t occur.” Nicely, when one thing occurs that’s much like that factor that occurred, the reminiscence comes up and it goes, “Whoa, hazard. Bear in mind this occurred final time? Don’t let this factor occur once more.” And it offers us a warning signal. And often, the warning signal comes within the type of stress and anxiousness, and that’s when folks will use meals to appease that stress and anxiousness. And so, I might say, for everyone it’s completely different.

You recognize, you shared a few of your coping mechanisms, which is like having all the pieces so as and, , creating methods that you simply management, proper? That’s one among your coping abilities. You recognize, there’s folks that may, , buy groceries, , or folks…I do know one among my coping abilities is journey. So I’m all the time, , making an attempt to go someplace new and journey someplace new. All of us have these alternative ways, or, , some folks actually prefer to have all the pieces organized, or, , some folks need all the pieces messy, proper? So all of us have these methods and issues that we do to make ourselves really feel secure and really feel good. And we construct our lives round that. And typically we don’t know the emotions that we’re masking by doing these items till we are able to’t do these issues anymore.

So I believe that’s, for most individuals, that’s what’s occurring, is it’s citing emotions of, , not feeling secure, not having freedom. You recognize, I imply, all of us have felt unsafe sooner or later in our lives. All of us, , have had our freedom taken away in some methods. You recognize, after we’re a child and our mother or father is telling us sure and no, proper? So these items are very primal feelings which are developing for us. And, , nothing like this has ever occurred earlier than. So everybody’s bought these traumas coming as much as the floor that they’re, , used to. And I do know a number of my pals, they’re actually busy folks. They like actually busy packed schedules they usually prefer to go, go, go, go, go on a regular basis. And, , that’s one other coping talent. So, all of the people who I do know that had been actually busy, that prefer to go, go, go on a regular basis, they’d an actual battle, , with that, proper? The place, “Okay, now I can’t be busy on a regular basis, so all of those “Demons” got here again as much as the floor.” However see, in the event you’re not asking your self the proper questions, and also you don’t know the place to look, you’re simply gonna assume, “Oh, I’m simply actually hungry proper now. Oh, I simply need a margarita for breakfast.”

That’s not truly what’s occurring. What’s occurring is that you simply’re subconsciously being reminded of a time the place you felt unsafe or one thing was uncomfortable or scary to you, and that’s inflicting the stress and anxiousness. That’s inflicting you to wanna, , have these behaviors and use these coping abilities. So in the event you don’t know tips on how to ask the proper questions, then, , you’re simply gonna assume, “Oh, okay, I simply have a bunch of cravings,” however that’s truly not what’s occurring.

Katie: That makes a lot sense. So, for individuals who aren’t acquainted, stroll us by how the tapping particularly helps us to handle these issues after which to launch them?

Brittany: Yeah. So, the hippocampus is an space of our mind that shops our reminiscences. And what we are able to see now with mind imaging units is that when the reminiscences are unfavourable, we truly see these little indentations within the hippocampus. So, I all the time describe the hippocampus like a sponge with a bunch of holes in it. So, , now we have hundreds of thousands of little indentations as a result of now we have so many issues that occurred to us that, , had been unfavourable or, , made our physique really feel anxious or harassed. So what occurs is when your physique feels anxious or harassed, when one thing dangerous occurs, the amygdala, which is the physique’s combat or flight system, sounds an alarm and it makes us really feel dangerous. It makes us really feel harassed, or anxious, or scared, or indignant. And so, what’s occurring…And, , the amygdala tells your physique to really feel these feelings, proper?

So, what occurs is a foul reminiscence will get triggered, okay? You keep in mind, , like, as an illustration, , any person’s saying one thing dangerous to you on a playground. Perhaps any person doesn’t say one thing dangerous to you, however they’ve, like, the identical tone of their voice or that particular person simply reminds you of the child that mentioned this factor to you. You’re not gonna put this collectively consciously, however it can set off the amygdala, the combat or flight response in your physique. So any person will say one thing to you and also you’ll really feel this stress and anxious feeling. Nicely, what tapping does is tapping truly zeroes in on that reminiscence. So keep in mind the query that I requested is, okay, you push the meals away, return in time, how outdated are you proper now? What’s occurring? So that you truly return and also you keep in mind that reminiscence, you skilled the reminiscence, you describe the reminiscence when you’re stimulating the acupressure factors.

And what occurs whenever you stimulate the acupressure factors when you’re serious about this dangerous factor that occurred is it sends a flood of serotonin to the mind, and it truly severs the combat or flight response. So, you’ll be able to nonetheless take into consideration that dangerous reminiscence however it doesn’t make the alarm sign in your physique go off. So, any person can have, , that very same tone with you, however you’re not gonna keep in mind that it reminded you of, , any person on the playground otherwise you’re not gonna have an issue with it. Or, , I don’t know, mainly something…Persons are getting triggered on a regular basis.

So what occurs is, over time, whenever you use tapping increasingly, is you’re mainly therapeutic your hippocampus which is like your reminiscence sponge. So after we go in and we take a look at what occurs whenever you use tapping is we’ll discover that these indentations truly disappear. So the indentations are what tells your mind, tells your physique to launch the combat or flight response, activate the alarm. So after we use tapping it severs that connection, so you’ll be able to keep in mind dangerous issues which have occurred to you, however it’s virtually prefer it occurred any person else.

In truth, they are saying that, with people who have to go on the witness stand about issues which have occurred which are, , traumatic, it’s recognized inside our neighborhood that if they should give a very good, , testimonial that’s plausible, that they shouldn’t truly faucet on their expertise since you change into so disconnected from it. Like, after I was beginning inform my story, I’ve truly been criticized for this as nicely. After I began to inform my story, I am going, “Nicely, my story occurred after I was 15. I used to be kicked out and I used to be homeless.” I say it prefer it’s, , so blasé, really easy. And, after all, I’ve advised the story a bunch, however I’ve additionally finished a lot tapping on it. It’s prefer it occurred to any person else or it’s prefer it occurred in a special lifetime. I don’t have any of the identical stress responses after I take into consideration that point than most individuals do.

In order that’s what’s so cool about this, is that, , individuals who have gone by actually difficult conditions, or, even in the event you haven’t, even in the event you simply had little issues that occurred to you, whenever you sever the alarm system, whenever you sever this response, it simply makes you much more relaxed. So that you’ll discover that you simply’re simply not so uptight. You don’t really feel so overwhelmed. You’re not harassed. You’re not anxious. You recognize, that’s form of the overarching, , change that occurs whenever you use tapping to heal your mind mainly is what’s occurring.

Katie: That makes a lot sense. And yeah, it’s fascinating. I might not have most likely believed simply how profoundly that may change till I skilled it. And so, now I point out, , to lots of people as a result of, like I mentioned, I felt like I went to battle with myself for thus, so lengthy. And I used to be combating on the unsuitable fronts, mainly. Like, I used to be combating an enemy on one aspect and the precise root of it was someplace completely completely different. And that’s that trauma aspect. And the inside aspect is so highly effective that you simply actually, like I’ve mentioned it so many instances, which you can’t combat your method by that. You’ll be able to’t punish your self skinny. You’ll be able to’t hate your self wholesome. Like, you actually do have to try this inside work. And the fantastic thing about it’s, as a result of there are triggers, now we have the chance to try this, and to set a very good instance, hopefully, for our youngsters. You’ve talked about that you simply work with lots, I do know you’ve labored with 1000’s and 1000’s of girls on this and serving to them overcome it in several methods. Are you able to discuss a few of the applications you have got for that? And, after all, I’ll ensure they’re linked within the present notes as nicely.

Brittany: Yeah, positive. So, I imply, one of many issues that I’ll simply give away as a free present is, the approach that helps folks cease emotional consuming, the one which I used to be describing with all of the questions, I share that in a free video. So if folks need that approach, I give all of it away totally free. They’ll undergo the method. You recognize, folks all the time will write us feedback on social media, and emails, and stuff saying how life-changing it’s. So, that they’ll get at emotionaleatingexpert.com. And you’ll, , ship all of the hyperlinks and stuff.

However, yeah, , our essential program is an intensive six-month program, the place we mainly go in and we heal the entire traumas that trigger additional weight. So, , most individuals take a look at it as like a whole mind reset. You recognize, and all people has completely different traumas, however what I discovered is I discovered a sample with individuals who, , the place the trauma exhibits up on their physique, I’ve mainly discovered the system of why it does that. So I do know the proper the inquiries to ask. I do know the place to search for the traumas. You recognize, lots of people will say, “Nicely, I don’t even know the place to look. I don’t, like, , I don’t know what occurred to me. How can I do know if I don’t keep in mind it?” That is what we cowl. I even have coaches that work one-on-one with folks.

And that’s the easiest way to do that. Should you wanna actually, actually go deep and heal, people who get one of the best outcomes are those that work with a coach, they usually go actually deep, and decide to it. You recognize, folks will say to me after they’re on the opposite aspect of it, that they did extra work in six months of working with me than they’ve their entire lives of doing remedy and all the opposite different strategies that they’ve tried. And I work with folks which are, , PhDs which are, , very, very, , extremely accredited people who have finished a lot of issues and studied a number of modalities.

And I all the time hear that suggestions. So, , for me, that is what I used to be born to do. I used to be simply utterly obsessive about fixing this downside. And, , I’m actually glad to say that I discovered the system and the components. Six months may sound like a very long time to any person, however whenever you’ve struggled with one thing for thus lengthy to your entire life, , what’s six months, proper? As a result of one persons are on the opposite aspect of it, and, , we’ve tracked folks now for 10 years which have graduated from 12 months 1, the issue doesn’t come again. So, it’s everlasting. It’s everlasting change endlessly.

So, , I all the time inform folks, it’s not enjoyable. It’s onerous work. It’s not like a bunch of optimistic affirmations that make you are feeling good. You’re purging. It’s tough, heavy stuff, however it’s a secure area. You recognize, now we have superb, superb assist. Now we have superb coaches. The opposite ladies in this system too, we introduce them, now we have one thing referred to as the Buddy System, the place we introduce you to different folks. And we all the time hear simply how, like, superb the brand new connections are and the brand new friendships which are shaped. Now we have ladies which have met their greatest pals, , within the class. So, it’s a small neighborhood, however it’s a extremely tight-knit neighborhood of girls which are combating the identical issues and going about therapeutic it in the identical methods as nicely. So, yeah, that’s what…And so we speak extra about that program at bittanywatkins.com or you’ll be able to go on to the data at thinkandthin.com.

Katie: Excellent. And like I mentioned, these hyperlinks shall be within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm so that you guys can discover them simply. And I believe that, like, circles again completely to the start of the dialog of specializing in the truth that, on the finish of the day, it’s truly, such as you mentioned, not in regards to the weight reduction in any respect. If something, like releasing fats is a greater focus. However even past that, it truly is in regards to the inside aspect, and feeling at peace, and feeling calm and cozy in our our bodies as a result of it’s our physique, not as a result of it must be, or look, or measure a sure method. So, to the people who introduced up that time, I believe that’s so necessary and I’m not advocating anybody ever being a sure measurement or doing this for seems to be causes. I really feel like this was such an necessary subject to speak about as a result of the burden loss for me was a aspect impact of way more necessary work. And I might 100 instances once more select to try this inside work and to really feel the peace I really feel now even when it didn’t result in the identical bodily adjustments as a result of that was only a aspect impact. And the liberty of how I really feel now was price that work 100 instances over. And I couldn’t comprehend how dramatic that trauma hyperlink was till I skilled it. And I’m positive you hear these tales from ladies on a regular basis.

Brittany: Oh, 100%. I imply, if I might give this a brand new title, I might name it the Heal Your Life Program or like Change Your Life Program as a result of, , we don’t give attention to the burden. The load, similar to you mentioned, it’s a aspect impact. Like, that’s not even like what I’m captivated with. I really like serving to ladies free themselves and change into a lot happier and entire and get again onto the trail that they had been meant to be on. As a result of what occurs whenever you’re combating, , additional weight is that you’ve, , poor vanity, you’re saying nasty issues to your self. You, often, , don’t have nice relationships or, , your relationship along with your husband isn’t that nice. Or, , you’re not relationship and also you’re single otherwise you’re not going out. So there’s all these areas of your life that aren’t feeling good, which are feeling unfulfilled.

So, it’s not that…The funniest factor is that after we get to the top of the six-month program, it’s not that everyone’s at their objective weight as a result of that’s truly not the case. Normally, folks will begin to launch weight after the six months is over. Everyone on the finish of this system, they’re like, “Oh my gosh, I’m a lot happier now. I’m a lot freer now.” Loads of them even say, “I don’t even care if I lose the burden. I’m so glad. I’m so grateful that I really feel this good. I don’t even care in regards to the weight anymore.” So, it’s actually, actually cool. You recognize, form of regardless of the factor is that the ladies are combating is often what, , they’ll shift as nicely. So, , a number of ladies will, , make more cash or, like I mentioned, have higher relationships or really feel happier. Perhaps they’ve been combating despair or feeling anxious or perhaps they’ll be impressed to comply with their ardour as an alternative of being in a company profession, stuff like that we see occur lots.

And it’s simply that a part of it for me is so rewarding. Like I mentioned, I imply, the burden loss is just not the factor that motivates me. It’s seeing all of the change that occurs and the way a lot happier and empowered ladies are as soon as they launch all these things. It’s mainly like having, , a grimy garbage can in your mind that’s, , affecting all the pieces in your life. And whenever you take out the trash, it’s like all the pieces is clear, and new, and recent. And, , you simply have a brand new lease on life. You will have a brand new outlook on life. And that’s, , one of the best half for me.

Katie: Yeah, completely agree. One other query I like to ask on the finish of interviews is that if there’s a ebook or quite a lot of books which have had a dramatic impression in your life, and if that’s the case, what they’re and why?

Brittany: Oh, I keep in mind what ebook I mentioned final time so I’m not gonna say that one, though that one was nice. The opposite one I actually appreciated was “An Inconvenient Fact About Relationships.” So, I don’t know, I’ve been exploring relationships for some time ever since I bought divorced 5 years in the past. And this ebook, it was written in such a special method that it actually, actually gave me a brand new outlook on relationships and actually helped open my thoughts as much as, , what’s potential and helped me see additionally what I used to be struggling in with my marriage. It helped unlock a number of the explanations that I used to be struggling. Oh, one other particular person to comply with, if, , anyone needs assist with males, and relationship, and relationships, which I do know is just not what we’re speaking about at present. However all my girlfriends all the time ask me for relationship recommendation, and I assume I’m fairly good at it, is Allison Armstrong. She has so many nice on-line audiobooks about understanding ladies, understanding males. These have simply been life-changing for me, to not simply perceive males but in addition to grasp myself and the way in which that I function simply, , in a female method.

Katie: I adore it. I’ll put hyperlinks to these within the present notes as nicely. Brittany, thanks for being right here and sharing once more. I believe that is one thing, like we talked about, that’s effervescent up for lots of people proper now. Such as you mentioned, we’re all dealing with issues that form of we’ve by no means needed to face earlier than. And the fantastic thing about it’s, with the proper mindset, that’s truly an exquisite alternative to handle a number of these items. We’re simply being given a complete lot of those lecturers this 12 months. So I really like that you simply’re serving to folks discover methods to work by and to be taught from and to profit from all of those stressors that we don’t have any management over proper now. So thanks to your work and to your time.

Brittany: Yeah, completely. Thanks for having me, Katie.

Katie: And thanks as all the time for listening, for sharing your Most worthy useful resource, your time, with each of us at present. We’re so grateful that you simply did. And I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the following episode of the “Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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