New Year's Resolution checkup

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It's two weeks into 2014. How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions?
This mini-seminar will give you insight into what your resolutions say about you and help you fine tune your resolutions to make them more wholesome. You can achieve your resolutions in 2014.

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New Year's Resolution checkup

  1. 1. Did you set resolutions for the New Year? What were they? How are you doing with them? Let’s take a look at your resolutions from another perspective… © 2014
  2. 2. • How do you feel when you contemplate your resolutions? Do they feel kind, wholesome, uplifting? Or, on the contrary, do you feel tension or pressure inside as you think of them? • What makes our resolutions feel wholesome, or unpleasant? • Where do they stem from in your being. • Why are we so often unable to keep our resolutions? • Well, we have an outer self made up of our body, mind and emotions and an inner self, the soul… © 2014
  3. 3. We are multi-dimensional beings. • The outer self is made up of our body, mind and emotions. • Innermost Being Our deepest drives and needs stem from the Inner Being and Innermost Being. These needs are easy to identify (with practice) because they simply feel more wholesome, meaningful and fulfilling. • Inner Being Outer self Pursuing our outer needs to the exclusion of our inner needs ultimately leads to dissatisfaction and emptiness. © 2014
  4. 4. Being Doing Inner self Higher, noble or soul needs Outer self • Basic needs • subsistence, damage control, compensatory needs • The inner or soul needs are fulfilled by being rather than doing. We can grasp our inner needs by listening to our inner voice. What are your inner needs? • Our outer/doing needs can be all-consuming if we don’t keep them in check. It’s easier and more rewarding to address our conflicts rather than engage in avoidance and distraction. What are your outer needs? Can you distinguish between basic needs and subsistence or compensatory needs? © 2014
  5. 5. Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. Sit upright, with a straight back, but comfortable and relaxed. Bring your awareness to your breath. If you bring your attention to rest on the breath, your mind will naturally slow down and enable you to deepen your awareness. Try it for a few moments. Don’t worry if your mind wanders, just gently bring it back to the breath. Let the breath gently melt away any tensions or thoughts that distract you. Now bring your awareness to each of your resolutions, one at a time. Breathe and let yourself feel the resonance of your resolution – do you feel any emotion, any thoughts or any visceral sensations as you contemplate that resolution? Why? Do not judge, analyze or get caught up in them. Try to observe them from a neutral or well-meaning place in yourself. Keeping your focus inward, you may choose to make note of your feelings. © 2014
  6. 6. • How can you take into consideration and nurture your multi-dimensional needs in the New Year? • Remember, our inner needs involve listening to and taking care of our soul. The outer needs address body, mind and emotions. They either reflect basic needs but may also reflect the impulse to compensate for or mask inner discord. • What if in 2014, our resolutions addressed body, mind soul and spirit!? © 2014
  7. 7. • Now, place your vision in the middle of your mind map. Add the qualities and resolutions that came to you in your meditation. • Be sure to use plenty of colors and images • Remember to enjoy the process!! © 2014
  8. 8. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Identify and align to your essence bringing harmony, congruence, spirit and success into your life. • Body-Mind: Clear up core emotional and subtle issues. • Cognitive: Identify and eliminate negative thoughts and beliefs. • Educational: Develop self-knowledge, selfacceptance and practical life skills. EAST-WEST EXECUTIVE COACHING: Facing a challenge in bridging the East-West divide? Let us help you 'succeed, optimize, humanize your east-west business experience'. Sessions available in-person or online in Paris, Scottsdale & Mumbai in English, French and Hindi.
  9. 9. Happy New Year Wishing you fulfillment of your Dreams and aspirations in 2014 www.margotbordenpsychotherapy.com © 2014

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