There is a distinct cycle, or stages you go through when your compulsion/habit shows up. When you know these 9 stages you will finally have the key to be able to BreakFree.
People can form a habit or compulsion to almost any activity or substance. These behaviours can extend far beyond the usual drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. You don’t have to have a recognised addiction to have your life spiralling out of control; you can appear sophisticated, high functioning and successful, yet realise your life is not your own when you’re around your substance or behaviour of choice.
Which ones do you identify with?… food, drugs, social media, hoarding, shopping, gambling, gaming, busyness, porn, alcohol, smoking, coffee, exercise… (and let me just leave a blank space for you!).
When this compulsion/addiction/behaviour first came into your life, it would have felt a bit like a constant companion, never far from your thoughts. In the beginning, this companion is a wonderful friend whom you enjoy hanging out with. The joy and uplift you felt in anticipation of meeting your friend was almost euphoric and in the instant you met, it was heaven!
But then it’s downhill… because your so-called ‘friend’ ends up stealing your life, your health, your time and your money and ultimately corrupt you. You feel caught between a rock and a hard place because you can’t imagine life without your ‘friend’.
The more enmeshed you are with it, the more powerless you are to say ‘NO’ to it. Even if your life is at risk, there is no way you can stop because life is not worth living without it.
You realise your ‘friend’ is affecting your ability to live your own life.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying yourself, using substances or activities at times, but if it comes at the cost of wasted time and money, damage to yourself, your health, or your connection with loved ones, then it is time to understand the root causes that invited your ‘friend’ into your life in the first place. It’s time to learn how to let them go in order for you to be free to live your own life.
I spent a huge part of my life being OBSESSED with my habit of over-eating and tried everything to stop. Nothing worked long term.
It was only when I did a deep inner search that the Bingeing Cycle was born. This cycle doesn’t belong to me it belongs to the world. This is why I want to share it with you.
Let me share with you, a small part of my experience:
I couldn’t stop my emotional eating and bingeing. 😭
I was feeling so:
- powerless to stop it.
- trapped in the habit.
- frustrated that no matter what I did, I couldn’t stop.
I couldn’t understand that, even though I knew about nutrition and psychology, I was still trapped and unhappy in a body that didn’t match the person I was on the inside.
I searched high and low, all over the world for the answers but nothing and no one could help me.
I was hiding myself away, feeling guilty about the amount of money I spent on my habit junk food, stuck in a body that didn’t “belong” to me, and beating myself up. I felt powerless, hopeless, and that there was no way out.
I had tried everything to stop the bingeing cycle, but nothing worked because I was unaware of how my brain was controlling my actions.
Now I would love to share what I discovered …
This is what freed me from suffering and was the missing ‘key’ for me.
I came to understand that it was my brain that made me binge! When I realised how my brain was working against me, I had the knowledge I needed to change my binge behaviour.
This knowledge can be applied to any BINGE ….busyness, people pleasing, social status, social media. It doesn’t matter whether it’s food or not.
I took this knowledge and developed the “Addictive Cycle” / “Bingeing Cycle”, which has now been tested with my clients, all of whom have been able to Break Free too.
Without this knowledge, I would still be trapped in the Bingeing Cycle forever.
Now I can have a life where I am comfortable living in a healthy body that I appreciate. I don’t experience shame when I socialise and it just feels easy to be part of the world again. People who learn the content of this Course have the same experience.