dalphin-bigDolphins, now thought the most intelligent animals besides humans, can be trained to perform magnificent feats using techniques called “chunking” and “positive reinforcement”.

By breaking the desired behavior down into many smaller steps and giving the dolphins tasty fish as rewards when they execute the steps properly, their trainers teach them complex repertoires.

When the dolphins perform these complex repertoires correctly on command, their training is considered successful.

MINDWORKS offers workshops and trainings that teach techniques such as chunking and positive reinforcement to overcome mental blocks that sabotage the achievement of goals and dreams.

These mental blocks consist of limiting thoughts and beliefs, uncomfortable feelings, negative attitudes, andbad habits. When triggered, they create resistance to taking the constructive actions necessary for accomplishment.

Breaking through the resistance first requires recognizing what specific blocks are in play and grasping their true purpose.

In the Understanding Self-Sabotage Workshop, we discuss the following questions:

1. What is self-sabotage?
2. What are the ways we sabotage ourselves?
3. How does self-sabotage develop?
4. Why do we do it?
5. What triggers our doing it?

With answers to these fundamental questions, the recovering self-saboteur knows what to look for in monitoring their own negative mental states and avoidance patterns.

With this knowledge, they learn how to formulate specific ways to interrupt that behavior when it occurs, and substitute constructive thinking and action based on their true values and preferences.

They can also devise a reward system for successful substitution. Using hypnotic techniques, they then implant and strengthen these formulations in their subconscious mind, where positive change originates.

When one of their self-sabotage triggers occurs, they can choose replacement behavior that self-empowers and reward them for doing so.

In the Stop Self-Sabotage Training, participants practice:

1. Clarifying and affirming their dreams, goals and values.
2. Identifying specific ways they self-sabotage
3. Developing replacement strategies and rewards based on personal values, preferences, skills, talents, etc.
4. Catching themselves in the act of self-sabotage
5. Implementing the replacement strategies

To find out how you or members of your organization can participate in the Understanding Self-Sabotage Workshop or the Stop Self-Sabotage Training, contact Ellen by email at: [email protected] or call Ellen at (310) 422-9913.

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