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Becoming anti-fragile in stress and relationships
Two spots still open for the 6 week program on Oct 1st!
Greetings! Thanks for being with me on this everlasting journey.
Today I want to share a deeper opportunity for us to work together which is perfect for you if you are looking for more effective ways of showing up for yourself in the face of stress and challenging relationships.
There are some of us who break in face of challenges, others who bounce back steadily from adversity, and lastly a smaller more group of us that can come back even stronger from these challenges. These are the anti-fragile ones.
That last group is not special (ok some people are), but mostly these are ones who have armed themselves with the right toolkit to face the everyday shittiness of life, and have figured out a system to deal with it.
The trick is to use these triggers and adverse effects as fuel for growth and a deeper understanding of oneself.
Rather most of us try to people please and forget to express our needs. This repression leads to suffocation and disease. I personally needed a lot of help to deal with this because I now realize that I am a typical “stress-prone” persona.
If these traits describe you then this program will be a game changer for you
People that are highly driven and tend to overachieve
Low on self compassion and high on self judgement
Over identification with a sense of duty that can lead to micromanagement.
Inability to express healthy anger or create boundaries - leading to pent up disappointment.
Tend to isolate themselves rather than bond with others over their pain.
Compulsive need since childhood to put others needs before theirs leading to burnout.
I personally relate to all of these and that is why I am so fascinated with the word Gumption.
Gumption is all about continuing finding the psychic gasoline to keep going (by growing) through (not around) these challenges. It is about reframing our perspective to continue living in alignment with our values.
I have put together what I learned over the past ten years form studying medicine, functional medicine and an evidence based psychotherapy model called Internal Family Systems into one method for holistic health rooted in mental training, habit systems and data analytics.
If this resonates with you and would like to chat about the six week program and how it can help you in the context of your life, please reply to this email or fill the form I have on my website here (testimonials and method there too). I am happy to tell you more over the phone.
I have 2 spots left for next week and one of them can still be yours.
I also offer a free workshop titled 10 science-based tools for anti-fragile health for companies and groups. If you have an audience that would benefit from that please hit me up.
See you Sunday with a new post,
I leave you with a poem about the thoughts that society implants in our head and the need to slay them and find our way through.
The truth is
Society keeps catching me
In its web of
Ideas that I internalize
As my own
And cravings that mold
The character I become
It's a web of thoughts
Spoken as truth
Many of them are lies
Lies that weave
And our health
Into a twisted fate
I'm swimming in it
And no matter how big
of a boat
The troubled waters
Of the world will always
Come crashing I'm.
What I thought today
Was going to be
Where the sun
Came shining through
Was a black hole
Of lost souls
I can't run away
From the power
Of these thoughts
That are not mine
But I can always
And raise my sword
And Slay away slay away
Until they end
Or I end
Or someone presses
The restart button
Because some of these
Are not worth