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The “NEW” New Year’s Resolution

Are you tired of setting a New Year’s Resolution and not being able to stick with it?

How many of you have been part of a change process? And for how many of you was that process not as effective as you hoped?

Do you feel like you have all the nutrition and exercise tools, but for some reason just can’t seem to consistently implement them?

You are not alone…change is hard!

According to 2018 statistics, over 50% of people had a weight or health goal as their new year’s resolution.  While research shows that less than 10% of people will actually stick to these resolutions.

Why is change so hard?

When asked this question, people give typical answers like – lack of discipline or motivation, fear of the unknown, inadequate rewards or you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

Interestingly a recent study reported in “Fast Company Magazine” showed that if heart doctors tell their critically ill at-risk heart patients they will literally die if they can’t change their lifestyle (smoking, exercise, diet etc) only 1/7 patients will actually change. If we look back to our reasons of why people won’t change it would seem like death would be a really great motivator to move people past lack of motivation, yet still, only 13% of people will change

I also see this pattern in my practice, which is what has motivated me to find more answers to better help my patients create lasting change. People will be on great programs – they feel great, they are losing weight and then for some reason they fall back into old habits. They know what they want, and what they need to do but for some reason they just can’t consistently sustain it. Clearly, we need some new ways to understand why change is so difficult and what we can do about it!

I recently attended a course at Harvard University in Boston called “Immunity to Change”. Here I  gained greater insight about hidden barriers to change. This process is backed by 25 years of clinical research and is used in many countries around the world!  These researchers have several books, but their health-related book is called Right Weight Right Mind.

In order to help you initiate and discover this change, you are invited to a workshop called “insert title”  on Sunday, Jan 13 from 8 am-noon at Vibrant Living. Sign up quickly! We will be offering this workshop to eight clients for the fee of a follow-up appointment $85.

I strongly believe in this process, and am excited to help you create some transformational breakthroughs. .

To register please email [email protected]. Payment is required to reserve your spot.

For more information on this process please read this Harvard Business Review Article

Here’s to a vibrant life in 2019!


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