I recently met with an Integrative Doctor. She told me the reason she switched her practice from internal medicine to Integrative Medicine was due to patient expectation. She said 90% of patients walking into a hospital setting to visit an Internal Medicine Dr. are expecting a quick fix - a pill and a diagnosis to give them an excuse not to change their lifestyle. They don't want to hear about nutrition and exercise. They don't realize their symptoms are screaming at them to make a change. They don't realize their symptoms are the outward sign of something going wrong on the inside. Or they let the fear of the unknown out way the fear of staying sick.
On the contrary, the patients who walk into an Integrative Dr's office already know their approach to healing is all about making lifestyle changes. So why is it that we would rather be put on diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure prescription medications instead of changing our lifestyle? Eating better, exercising and ending bad habits really is that overwhelming for those who need it the most. It's a catch 22! It's the Fear Factor!
The ones that need to change don't possess the willpower to change. They are paralyzed to take that first step. They feel it an atrocity to even suggest they change their lifestyle. Somewhere inside they know the changes need to come for them to be healthy, yet they can't imagine a life without cake or diet soda; cigarettes, alcohol or whatever their addictions may be.
The beauty of Biofeedback is seeing the subtle way it transforms you. You have less cravings. You possess a sense of accomplishment. You get rid of old, negative belief patterns and you gain willpower. You stop living in fear of change and instead embrace change.
Everybody needs a cheerleader to encourage them when they are making life changes...when they are dredging up past hurts to process them and let them go...when they are battling their codependent behaviors that are of no use to them anymore...and when they are afraid to take that step to a better life for fear of losing the people they love.
Change is scary for most of us. You don't have to face your changes alone. Be honest with yourself and take the first step. Make the appointment. Commit to change. See yourself transform to be the person you were meant to be. Then YOU can inspire others to do the same. Let's turn that 90% of the population who wants a quick fix into the 90% who wants to live a healthier, more enlightened life. Listen to that voice inside telling you it's time to take control of your health. Call or email me and let's face the change together.