Thoughts you keep trying to think, but don’t actually believe, will never create the results you desire for your life. This is why affirmations often don’t work. Enter Ladder Thoughts! This simple little gem of a tool is exactly what you need to help you embody the new desired thoughts as truth! Listen in to learn what these are, how to use them and how to transform your relationship with food and your body in the process. Enjoy!
About the Host:
Chanci Dawn is a non-diet certified nutritionist, mindset and embodiment coach whose soul’s purpose is to help women create the most wildly free and loving relationship with food and their bodies. After over 30 years of dieting and recovering from her own eating disorder Chanci is determined to help women find the same freedom she has through embodied eating and pleasurable living. Chanci believes that when you fall madly in love with yourself you’ll have the power to change your world and from there you can change the world around you making embodied eating a deep and powerful form of activism!
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This show is about freedom. Freedom from your constant struggle with food and letting the size of your thighs determine your worth. Join me weekly for no whole fat, unfiltered girlfriend kind of conversations that will inspire, teach and empower you. As we tune into our own body's wisdom and tune out of the diet industry lives, we can live our most radiant, pleasurable and fulfilled lives. My name is Chanci Dawn. I'm a non diet nutritionist embodiment and mindset coach. But most importantly, I'm a woman on a mission to grow a deeply connected and conscious relationship with food and my body. And I'm here inviting you to do the same. Let's go.Chanci Dawn:
Hello, beautiful soul. Can you even believe it? It's the middle of December. It's actually not. For me, it's the very end of November when I'm recording this. But I'm looking outside. And the big, huge, beautiful maple tree that I get to stare at when I'm in my office is bare. And all the leaves are on my lawn. So my kids are going to be busy doing that this weekend. But I'm just like, wow, how did this year, just fly by like this. And if you're listening to this, when it's actually officially aired, yeah, it's in the middle of December. Holy man. So thank you for tuning in. This is a really busy time of year. And I am really just so honored and blessed that you are here. And I just hope I hope that this episode serves you greatly. I'm going to teach you a really simple tool today. But one that is absolutely so transformative. And I think it's essential when you're doing this work. So this is actually quite, it's a follow up from last episode from last week, when I talked about how to overcome shame. We looked at the model and we looked at the unintentional model of what you're creating by default, when you're actually not even really, truly aware of the thoughts you're thinking, the beliefs that these thoughts are forming into and truly what your values are. So when we really start to question this, and when we start to look at Wow, this thought is actually creating this result in my life, then we get to get really real with ourselves and start to think differently, start to look at the world differently start to question ourselves, where did that thought even come from? Is that thought even my own? And if it's not? What do I want to believe? So part of the problem with this, though, is that if you're just creating new thoughts, to feel differently, to take new actions, but you actually don't believe the thought, you're not going to get the result that that thought would ultimately create for you. Because your body always knows the truth. So you might be telling yourself a new thought. But if you're still feeling shame, for example, then you're not really believing that thought. So this is where we always want to tune into our body sensations to really see what's going on for us. This is actually absolutely the our thermometer, right? Where am I? What do I actually believe here. And you will always get the results according to what you're truly, truly embodying as truth. So the good news here though, is that this tool that I'm going to teach you will help you will help you move from your outdated thoughts the things that you just really don't want to believe anymore about the world about yourself right? About the circumstances that are neutral because now you understand from last episode, The power is yours hear question? And then choose what do I really, really want to believe? How do I really need to feel to take action and to create these next level results that truly serve me in my life? So we start there, questioning what we do believe creating awareness and then going alright, what do I actually want to think and feel? Okay, so when you know this, right, so let's just keep it simple. And I am not enough. That is your thought that you have been running on by default for years say that this is what it is. I am not enough. That create shame. We want to move to I am enough. I am love. I am just a human having a human experience. Right? This is what we want to look at when we're doing things that maybe are out of integrity. That will create some guilt. I'm just taking Human having a human experience, this actually means nothing about me and who I am at my core. Okay, so that's a lot of thoughts there. For the sake of the motto, we're always supposed to bring it into one sentence. So let's just say I am enough. If this is a thought that you want to embody as truth, but you're not there, this is what you can use. They're called ladder thoughts. So it seems pretty, it's pretty virtually impossible to go from, I am not enough to I am enough, right? This is like, a huge paradigm shift for many of us, or my body is disgusting, to my body is beautiful. I love her. Right. So we want to think these higher level thoughts, we want to believe them. But we need to incorporate these latter thoughts to help us move up on the belief scale, a little bit at a time, we don't want to overwhelm our brain, we want to support her, she has been conditioned to believe a lot of lies for a long time. And it's going to take time to recondition her to decondition and then recondition her. So these ladder thoughts are a brilliant way to help this. So say you're at the bottom of the ladder, okay, which is I am not enough. And you're wanting to really embody the truth that you are. And you can ask yourself, if one is I don't believe this at all. And 10 is it's absolutely the truth. And I'm getting all the results in my life. Because I do believe it. Where are you on the scale? Say you're at a four that day, and this is the thing to your numbers going to change? You're not always going to be at a four. Sometimes you're going to be really like Yeah, absolutely. This is my truth. Sometimes you're going to be like, Oh my gosh, I couldn't believe I this is this couldn't be farther than my truth. Right? So where are you at the scale? Say you're at a four. I am enough. You're like, yeah, no, there's a little grain of truth in there for me, but mostly No. So a lot of thought, for example, would be this. I am open to believing that I am enough. See how that feels in your body. So going from I am not enough to I am enough. That feels like a stretch. But when you just add the phrase, I am open to believing. What this does is it breaks your that brat brain open to curiosity of Ha, what if this could be true? I'm open to it. I don't believe it yet. But I'm open to it. So this is the ladder, right? This takes you from the very bottom to maybe just one step up, maybe half a step up. But when you're working on changing your beliefs and really embodying it as truth, half a step up is beautiful. We want to celebrate every step of growth along the way. So a couple other different latter thoughts that we can tack on to the beginning of new thoughts you want to believe are these. I'm thinking the thought. Okay, so this is that like reiterating to your brain? No, honey,Chanci Dawn:
we're thinking this thought right now. I'm thinking the thought that I am enough, huh? How does that feel in my body? Check in with yourself a couple of others are, I'm working on believing that I am enough. Okay, so again, see how that could potentially calm your nervous system. Okay, couple others. I'll just read them out. This is the best my brain can do today. And that's okay. So full of grace. I just love that. What if I thought slash believed that I am enough? I think that's a really cool one. Just that question. What if I actually believed that I am enough that, again, calms your nervous system to go Hmm, okay, what if? How would I feel? No pressure, it's just a consideration. Now there one is some day I will think that I am enough. Another one is I may be wrong about and then you tack on your old belief. I may be wrong about thinking that I'm not enough. Okay, so at some of your own, these are some of the ones that I use with my clients and daily in my own life. But use these and then just start to consider other ones that might really, really hit home for you and play around with this. So the goal again, is not to go from the bottom of the ladder right to the top. Okay. What we want to do is eventually, or make our way to the top, we want to climb with lots of compassion, lots of curiosity, loads of grace. And as you continue practicing this, these new thoughts that you're working on believing will start to imprint as truth. And you know that they are when you start to feel it, when you start to feel that freedom, when you start to feel the grace, when the shame dissipates. This is when you know that your brain is actually believing it as truth. And then when this happens, the actions are naturally going to follow, you're going to start showing up for yourself differently, and you will get the results that these actions will create. And remember from last session, your result will always prove your thought, right. So that's really fun. Because the more and more you do this, and the closer and closer you get to actually being like an eight to nine out of 10 in these beliefs, you're gonna see more and more evidence in your life that they are true. And then that also starts to level you up on the ladder. Okay, my friend, this was a short episode, but a really important one. So listen to it a couple times. And let me know if you have any questions. I love to answer them. And you might even get on the podcast, your question might be answered on the podcast. So that would just be beautiful. Again, keep it personal. I love to hear from you. Thank you so much for joining. And please share and rate and review this show. We want to get it in the hands of all the women who need it. Thank you, my friend. I love you have a beautiful day take care.