Calming Cravings when the Easter Bunny has Gone!

Spring has sprung and feels like people have more of a spring in their step. 

I wonder if you, like me, are inspired to get ready for the new season.

Today’s sunshine inspired me to enjoy my first garden of the season. Having decided that spring cleaning can wait, I was listening to Dr Richard Bandler on NLP Eternal who was talking about feeling good for no reason. A good idea, when you come to think about it.

That said, the Easter bunny has been so I’m anticipating feeling good for a great reason. It’s Butler’s 70% dark chocolate for me and not only is it made in the Emerald Isle, it’s full of the good stuff – Iron, Magnesium, and antioxidants, to name but a few! It can also lower blood pressure and may even improve blood flow, so why not tuck in…

As they say, a bit of what you fancy does you good! As you know, the issues arise when you don’t know how to stop. So, you may be intrigued to know that if you, like me, want to get back on track with healthy eating after Easter, NLP Practitioner students get to learn a wealth of skills for calming cravings and feeling good. Reversing the spin is just one technique that you’ll learn as and when you decide to come and learn with us. 

So, if next week, you start to get hoodwinked by the sugar monster having devoured an Easter Egg or more, this easy to learn technique for calming cravings is for you.

  1. When you notice the craving, close you eye, tune in and notice where the feeling starts and the direction it moves. By connecting the end to the beginning you’ll notice your feeling moving in a circle. 
  2. Use the power of your mind to speed it up and you’ll notice it getting worse! The good news is that if you can intensify the feeling, you can also turn it down.
  3. Notice the colour and speed of the spin.
  4. Now, use the power of your mind to slow the spin.
  5. Change the colour to a colour that represents calm to you and notice how the craving you has simply dissolves.

Top tip: Some people like to imagine physically pull the old spin out of their body before they change the speed, direction, and colour of the spin. You can even use your hands to move the energy in reverse, like mixing a new recipe. Do what works for you and if you’ve moved the energy out, remember to put it back!

If you’ve never tried Butler’s 70% chocolate, I can highly recommend it! 

My invitation for you this week is to take a leaf out of Dr Bandler’s book and feel good for no reason or notice the little things that make you smile…

And enjoy noticing that Spring has sprung!

To join our next NLP Intro Day Workshop here in Bournemouth with Shine NLP By the Sea, click here

Here’s to shining bright in the week ahead.