Ep. 22 - Mental Blocks That Stop fitness - and how to overcome them (with Lajune Singleton)

August 14th, 2022

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[00:02:12] Lajune: Sometimes I don’t even do personal training with clients. If I see something going on that’s distracting them, they’re having a bad day, we talk about it. And we talk about, okay, was that a moment or was that the whole day? Because if that was a moment, the rest of your day is good. 

You got home safely, you are in your house, no accidents happened, you’re still breathing, you’re still here. So let’s not get stuck in a moment. And I think that’s another behavior situation. We get stuck in a moment of something that happened and our whole day is awful. So now we’re eating a whole bunch of food because we’re in emotional feelings of, okay, let me feed this with emotional eating.



[00:03:52] Doug: Welcome back to the Weight Loss With Hypnosis Podcast. My name is Doug Sands, I’m the hypnotist and the host of this show. And today we’re talking [00:04:00] about fitness and the roadblocks that might keep us from achieving our goals. My guest today is LaJune Singleton, a board certified health and wellness coach.

She’s also a personal trainer who works quite a bit with mindset, to help make sure we’ve got the right mindset coming into our fitness to keep those goals going. She’s also the author of releasing my trauma, the root of self sabotage. If you’ve ever self sabotage your own goals, you know exactly how frustrating this can be.

So the question is, why do we do it? LaJune and I talked about this quite a bit and we actually dove very deep right away in the first few minutes. Now, not all of this is about trauma. Really, it’s about what shakes up our life, what shakes up that fabric of the day to day that we’ve been used to for so long. 

Maybe it’s grief, maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s life changes like a move or something like that. LaJune talked about how to release those things to better reach your goals. Now this was a really fascinating [00:05:00] conversation that tackled health from a really different angle. This is not just about fitness, though fitness does play a really large role in today’s episode. We spoke about how to incorporate movement easily into each and every day, and I was surprised at just how easy it can be. And LaJune shared some powerful ways that you can incorporate easy movement into your day. Now, we also spoke about why baby steps are so important, even when they seem too small. Those baby steps build and build and build on each other until you’ve achieved your goals.

I’m so excited to share today’s conversation with LaJune Singleton. Without further ado, let’s get right into today’s interview. 


[00:05:46] Doug: Welcome back to the podcast, everyone. My name is Doug Sands, I’m really excited for today’s conversation. Today, I am joined by LaJune Singleton. LaJune, thank you so much for being here. 

[00:05:55] Lajune: Thank you for having me. 

[00:05:57] Doug: Absolutely. For guests who may not have heard of your work, [00:06:00] perhaps, would you mind introducing yourself and perhaps telling how you got into what you do now?

[00:06:04] Lajune: Okay. I’m LaJune Singleton, I am a board certified health coach. I’m a certified health and wellness coach, personal trainer, nutritional lifestyle coach, as well as a mindset strategist, sports coach in the areas of softball and track and field and T-ball for girls. I got into the health and wellness industry several years ago. I’ve always loved sports and I always had friends that wanted me to help them get into shape. So I was like, hey, I need to get paid for this. So I started, 2010, 11, I got my personal training certification. And being from Louisiana health is not that great. So I wanted to help women who struggle with their weight and all the time it’s not just food, it’s also what’s going on if it’s trauma, if it’s abuse, if it’s self [00:07:00] sabotaging behaviors it’s something that I wanted to help women with because I personally suffer from self sabotaging behaviors. 

[00:07:08] Doug: And I’d love to ask you quite a bit more about that. The first question I’d love to ask, you mentioned sports and T-ball and softball. What kind of people or what demographic I should say, what age ranges do you generally work with in your practice? 

[00:07:20] Lajune: So in the areas of sports, ages 4 up into 17. In the areas of sports coaching with tee-ball is ages 4 to 5 with softball is from six up. In track and field, coz’ younger kids do track and field that’s five and up.

[00:07:39] Doug: Gotcha. And thank you for sharing that. Talking about the trauma and some of the reasons that we actually eat, that we actually use food for these other reasons. Perhaps for someone who has never really been introduced to that concept, looking at it as someone who didn’t really think about trauma and how that might impact their weights, their health, their eating in general. How would you lay out that conversation?

What would you [00:08:00] say to them? 

[00:08:00] Lajune: So the conversation would be, cuz I get clients that come to me wanting personal training. And my first question to them is what have you been doing? That, why hasn’t it worked for you? Because it has to be something that’s going on internally that is stopping you from being successful with this.

Most time I get clients that say, maybe it’s grief, maybe it’s abandonment issues, maybe it’s something that someone said to them, sexual assault, the list goes on and on and on. And depression and it is like, okay, well, these are some of the things that’s holding back because you haven’t addressed those things.

And we find comfort in food, we find comfort in alcohol, we find comfort in drugs, so that’s goes on and on. And sometimes it goes the other way around where you may not eat and you just sleep and you find comfort in sleep. So, those are the things that, you know, I talk about with clients, because I want them [00:09:00] to understand what’s going on with themselves in order for them to have a healthy lifestyle change.

[00:09:06] Doug: That’s such an important thing to realize. I often tell clients that you don’t have to have that big T trauma. It doesn’t have to be something huge in your life. It can be, as you mentioned, grief. Really, it can be something that kind of shakes up your life. I’d love to know, what are some of the things that perhaps shake up your client’s life that then result in these issues, things perhaps they didn’t expect like life changes.

What do you see in your practice like that? 

[00:09:28] Lajune: So with some of my clients, I may see where it’s something within their job. And sometimes your employment is something that is related to your triggers. How your supervisor talks to you, how your coworkers talk to you, how you talk to yourself about the job.

Your everyday life of, your family members, how they’re responding to you. Because as we all know, the law of attraction, you attract what you’re giving off. So, I have those discussions, with [00:10:00] clients of what’s going on. We talk about their day, we talk about what’s going on and just get in tune with it.

Sometimes I don’t even do personal training with clients. If I see something going on that’s distracting them, they’re having a bad day, we talk about it. And we talk about, okay, was that a moment or was that the whole day? Because if that was a moment, the rest of your day is good.

You got home safely, you are in your house, no accidents happened, you’re still breathing, you’re still here. So let’s not get stuck in a moment. And I think that’s another behavior situation. We get stuck in a moment of something that happened and our whole day is awful. So now we’re eating a whole bunch of food because we’re in emotional feelings of, okay, let me feed this with emotional eating.

[00:10:47] Doug: I really appreciate that you mentioned that. The moment versus the entire day. There’s that idea that, if we’re resisting a food or whatever, you know, just an example. We had that one bite of food and all of a sudden everything’s just out the window and everything just seems [00:11:00] to spiral. And I really appreciate what you mentioned about being stuck. 

And I’d love to take a step back for a moment. And dived in really, heavy right off the bat. I’d love to know, do you have any general guidelines that you would like to recommend as a personal trainer and someone who works with fitness? Many people who listen to this podcast, maybe they are a bit older, maybe they’re in their middle years, maybe they haven’t really worked out since highschool. What are some great guidelines that you recommend to clients who are perhaps just getting started with their health again? 

[00:11:28] Lajune: It doesn’t matter age, cuz I work with clients from 60, I had the oldest that was 80. And it’s about starting, it doesn’t matter how you start or what it looks like. Just start. 

So if that’s taking a walk in your neighborhood, if that’s just doing exercises in between commercials, and that’s what I tell some of my clients that only work out three days a week. During commercials get up, walk in place, run in place, do some jumping jacks till your show comes back on.

If you don’t have arm weights, grab a bottle, two bottles of water [00:12:00] and do some bicep curls, things like that. There’s so many things we can do within our homes. If you have canned foods, grab those cans, use stoves as hand weeds. But don’t ever use the excuse of, well, I don’t know where to start.

It starts with you and having the mindset of doing it and believing in yourself that I wanna become healthier because it all starts with you. It starts with you, it ends with you. It’s about you. 

[00:12:25] Doug: I really appreciate that. And looking at what you mentioned about the small changes, you know, working out during the commercials. So many times, I’m sure, you know, people don’t get started because they are intimated by how hard they think it’s going to be. I’d love to know in your experience, how hard is it really? Or perhaps how easy is it to maintain a fairly good level of health. 

[00:12:44] Lajune: So that’s the first mistake we make, because we are intimidated, because you’re comparing yourself to someone else. And if I’ve noticed going to the gym, working with other clients and somebody just starting, they look at the person next to them on the treadmill and [00:13:00] they put that incline all the way up.

You’re gonna hurt yourself. Don’t do it. You’re not in competition with anyone else, but yourself. So it’s as easy as you allow it to be, it’s as hard as you want it to be, because it is all about mindset. So if you go in trying to compare yourself to Jane and Jim or whomever , you are going to hurt yourself. So go in. 

Most places do have trainers or guide people that show you how the machines work. If you decide to take that route, ask for help, Hey, how does this machine work? And they will stand with you for a while, make sure that you got it down. But please do not try to compete with the person next to you because it’s not worth it.

It’s not worth entering yourself. Cuz I’ve seen people fly off treadmills from doing that and seriously hurt themselves. So it’s about baby steps. You don’t have to go in and hike the treadmill or the lip go up to the highest level. You can start at 1.5, you can start at [00:14:00] 2 and build yourself up. So start one week at 1.5, come back the next week. Try, you know, two, go up, go up, go up. It’s all about you. 

[00:14:09] Doug: That’s fantastic. I really appreciate the idea of the baby steps. And so often I should say, we are conditioned to want that immediate fix. We want it to be instant. We want it to be as fast as possible. I’d love to know your take on this.

What are your thoughts on those small incremental changes building up over time and perhaps what you recommend on the patients to see those through, to your clients? 

[00:14:31] Lajune: So one thing that I explain to clients, because I get clients that say, okay, well the scale hasn’t moved. Okay. What about your clothes?

Are you feeling like your clothes are looser or tight? Because sometimes we don’t realize what’s going on, especially with women, hormones, water retention. You build muscle and muscle outweighs fat. So those are things that we have to look at. So your first step is noticing how your clothes are fitting.

If your shirt is bigger, if your [00:15:00] pants are a little bit back here, those are the things. Since the numbers went up, I have my clients measure themselves. Take pictures of yourself, start noticing how your body has transformed. Those are the things that’s really helpful.

Just being mindful of, okay, I’m making some leadway. It’s not gonna happen overnight. Cuz I get clients that say, you know, they’re slimmer and it’s a little harder to build muscle cuz it takes a longer amount of time than to lose fat. But you started to notice like, okay, look at your arms. Okay, your biceps are starting to build.

It’s not gonna be like you’re walking out, looking like Arnold, Schwarzenegger. No, it’s not gonna happen overnight. 

[00:15:40] Doug: Absolutely. And I’d love to look at your practice and how you work with clients. First and foremost, I’d love to ask, do you work in person? Do you work virtually? How do you work with clients nowadays?

[00:15:50] Lajune: So, when the numbers went up during COVID, I went to virtual only. When the weather gets better, cuz I’m in Maryland and we are still experiencing [00:16:00] cold weather and rain. So probably when it gets warmer, I will go back into the in person. But before the numbers went up during the COVID months, it was virtual and in person.

[00:16:11] Doug: Gotcha. 

Absolutely. I’d love to know, looking at your practice in particular, what does your process look like when working with clients?

[00:16:18] Lajune: So the process is if someone calls me for a consultation, like I said before, typically I get clients that say, okay, I want to lose weight. I want a personal trainer. Okay. Well, what have you been doing before? Why weren’t you successful? I ask questions because I wanna know what hasn’t worked, because I want you to be successful on your journey moving forward.

We talk about those things. And then I’ll let them know. Okay. Well, in the process of me training you, I do health coaching. I do nutrition because I need to know what’s going on with you throughout your day. So one of my first questions to my clients when they get on screen or we’re in person, how is your day?

If I [00:17:00] notice something is off and their body language is different, what happened? What’s going on? You don’t really seem like yourself. So if it is, I have clients that suffer from injuries or aches and pains. We talk about that, I adjust the exercises for them, where they’re still able to work out because that’s one of the concerns with people is I’m in pain or I injured myself. I’m not gonna be able to work out. I’m gonna start gaining weight again. And that’s not true because if you hurt your arm, you still got your core, you still got your legs, you could still find exercise to do if it’s an ankle leg, whatever, we still find alternate exercises for you to do to have that movement.

So nutrition wise, with clients, I have all clients or I suggest to all clients to do a food sensitivity test or food intolerance tests because we do not know, what you’re eating, can be causing inflammation in your body, which looks like weight. So personally myself, that’s one of the things I did in [00:18:00] 2019 and I was thinking eating bakes and grilled chicken, boiled eggs.

You know, we consider that as healthy. Hey, I’m not eating anything fried. That was one of my food sensitivities, almond was another one. So looking at those things, because you may be thinking you’re doing healthy, but that healthy food may be the foods that are causing the problems in your body. 

[00:18:23] Doug: And I think that’s such an important way of looking at it for the fitness.

It’s not just working on lifting weights. It’s about the whole mind, as well, as you mentioned the trauma. Looking at perhaps a little bit lighter shade of that. Talking about emotional eating and using food as a way to distract ourselves or to not feel something perhaps. What do you tell people when they’re first grasping that idea that we may use food for release or for distraction and how do you help them to perhaps release that? 

[00:18:51] Lajune: So one of the things I always ask my clients, Hey, what’d you eat today? What’d you have for breakfast? What’d you have lunch? What’d you have for dinner? What’d you have for a snack? And they [00:19:00] typically tell me everything they ate. Okay. So if it’s something bad, I’ll ask. Why did you eat it? What was going on? What was a trigger for you? Because I want them to start understanding for themselves. Oh, well, I ate this because I had a bad day at work. I ate this because I was in traffic and I got really annoyed about being in traffic. I ate this, or I did this because X, Y, Z, for them to have awareness of why they’re eating the way they’re eating, because sometimes we are unaware of it.

We find it as, oh, I had a bad day at work. I’m gonna go to whatever restaurant and get my favorite meal. But then you have a bad day the next day and the next day and the next day, and this becomes a habit. But for them to start to become truly aware of, oh, wow. These are some of my behaviors that I do every time something happened at work or when I’m stuck in traffic or when someone in my family annoys or frustrates me or whatever the case may be.

[00:20:00] So that is one of the steps that I find that’s important for them to start recognizing. Also journaling what they’re eating, and also taking notes of how their body responds to it. Because if you’re eating more unhealthier foods, you’re tired, you know, you may become bloated. You may become gassy, acid reflex, things like that.

If your body is doing that while you’re eating those things, maybe that’s something you shouldn’t be eating. 

[00:20:27] Doug: And that awareness, it’s really the first step. And for people listening in who want to work with LaJune, or want to get some more resources, I highly encourage you to reach out. And I also think it’s such an important point that some of these things we can do on our own.

Yes, it’s clearly helpful when we’ve got someone to ask us these questions. And a lot of these things we can also at least get started on those. I’d love to ask a question about, touching back on the trauma and the emotional side of food and our weights perhaps. I’ve often heard that our weight is sometimes kept as body armor or a way [00:21:00] to protect ourselves psychologically from other people, or our mind might be holding onto that extra weight that lasts 20 pounds or whatever it may be for a very specific reason to protect ourselves, whatever it may be. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on that. And what you tell someone if they asked you a question like that. 

[00:21:15] Lajune: So I’ve noticed that as well. Because if you notice, not saying all, but some people who are suffering from obesity, it is kind of like that rabbit syndrome. If you see a rabbit outside, a rabbit is like incognito, it will stay there and it won’t move and it’ll keep his eye on you the whole time. But you notice it, but you walk away and that’s kind of how someone who suffers from obesity is, they don’t wanna be noticed.

They’re holding onto it. And they’re like, okay, well, my comfort is my food. That’s my go to thing. I can’t trust people for whatever happened in their lives, where food is their safety net. And definitely, I think it is that [00:22:00] armor of protection because even though people may make fun or say something, they walk on. But it is also that protection of you’re not going to be approached, maybe as someone who’s skinnier or fit or whatever. So I would say definitely to that person to, you know, first step is releasing that trauma. Don’t feel that you have to hide behind your weight because you are important and you do need to be seen no matter how that may look for you. So the first step is getting help for that. 

[00:22:33] Doug: I’d love to know, is that something that you do with those clients? Is that something that you refer out? When someone comes in and they have trauma and they want to deal with it, what’s your next step? 

[00:22:43] Lajune: So if someone comes in and it is a severe trauma, I’m not a therapist. So I do work with therapists in regards to that and we work together as a team. My role is focus on the health and the wellness and the mindset. So the [00:23:00] mental side is something totally different. So they will need to go to someone who specializes in mental health that can help them through the traumas or whatever. Because if we dive in deep, I don’t have the tools to help them with releasing that and getting back on the right side. So somewhere more therapeutic would be the answer for that. 

[00:23:21] Doug: And I think that’s such an important point to make that one person doesn’t always have all the answers. That when we’re working with our health, oftentimes it’s having that team. And I think it’s a very important thing for listeners, especially to realize. I’d love to know, shifting gears a little bit. What do you think the most important thing for people to know about fitness really is? 

[00:23:40] Lajune: So the most important thing about fitness is overall movement of your body. So fitness is great, but the main thing is the mindset in nutrition is 80 percent, the fitness is only 20 percent. So, if you decide to give up all of the bad stuff, you will start seeing the weight loss [00:24:00] immediately, and you have your mind focused on eating healthier. If your mindset tells you, okay, I wanna become stronger and have more movement, which is necessary because it reduces the risk of arthritis, of joint pain.

Being able to have that movement for long years, where you’re not at 60 or 70 years old and you’re suffering from aches and pains and you can’t really move, your back hurts. It’s also good for your heart, getting that blood pumping in your heart. So that is the most important part of fitness is keeping your overall body in the movement and keeping you healthier.

[00:24:36] Doug: Hmm. And perhaps we already touched on this. I’d love to know in your opinion, what is something that people really often misunderstand about our health, about our fitness, nutrition, about the whole package? 

[00:24:47] Lajune: So, I think a lot of people believe that if you are trying to become healthier, you have to give up everything.

That’s not true. You can still have the stuff in moderation. Meaning, you [00:25:00] know how we go to restaurants, they give us this huge amount of foods and we’re overeating. So you don’t need that. You just have this much of, you know, your carbs, you have your fruits, your vegetables, things like that, your meat, and you drink your water.

A lot of people think because their stomach is growling, they’re hungry. No, your thirsty and your body is saying, give me water. So the misconception is that people think that, oh, I’m gonna have to give up everything. You don’t have to give up everything, you just need to introduce more things in your body and in your life where you’re drinking more water.

If you are over 120 pounds, you need to be drinking half of your body weight. In order for your gut health to be regular, you need that movement in order for you to go to the bathroom. Your stress level, it helps reduce stress. It helps reduce your frustration and you being annoyed and wearying if you’re moving around and you’re exercising, those are the things that are important. We don’t [00:26:00] understand that we’ll just sit in our anger and our stress and it builds up which causes problems with your heart, so that movement is definitely necessary. Eating healthier, not saying you can’t have soda again. You can have soda. Maybe you can have soda two or three times within a month.

You know, you can still have cake. It’s just you are not eating it every day. That’s why they call them cheat meals because you don’t have a time in the month, you get to cheat. But, it’s not something that’s supposed to be a everyday thing that we’re doing. 

[00:26:31] Doug: Yeah, absolutely. And thank you for really exploring that really well-rounded idea.

One quick follow up question. You mentioned the thirst and that hunger. This might be new for some listeners. Why does our body create those hunger signals when it’s actually thirsty? 

[00:26:45] Lajune: If you think about everything goes to the gut. When you drink water, when you eat, it all goes through the gut.

So your gut and your mind is all connected. So when you’re dehydrated, it’s the same. If you realize when you wake up in the [00:27:00] morning and your stomach is growling, your stomach is saying I’m thirsty. I haven’t had anything to drink. For six to eight hours, however long you slept, I need something to drink. And if you realize immediately after you drink, you’re good.

I actually has a friend that came down once and she literally had just ate maybe two or three hours prior and she’s like, I’m hungry. I’m like, you’re not hungry. You’re thirsty. And she’s like, no, no, I’m hungry. We went the subway and she was not hungry. She was thirsty. She was like, you’re right. I wasn’t hungry.

And she dropped water and she was fine. But if you think about it, it’s all going through your gut. Your body is telling you I’m dehydrated. You notice your mouth starts to get dry and your stomach is growling. That’s the very intense sign of I’m thirsty. 

[00:27:44] Doug: Yeah. And thank you for sharing that. You know, I’m on this journey as well, learning about health and the more I learn about water and just how important it is for us, the more, it kind of blows me away. I’d love to ask you a few more follow up questions to kind of wrap things up and perhaps explore some perhaps off the wall [00:28:00] things. I’d love to know first and foremost, are there any books or documentaries or resources that you love to share with clients or that you’d recommend people check out?

[00:28:09] Lajune: So YouTube is like the university of everything. Any questions that you have, I will go to YouTube and just Google how much water or you can go to Google and how much water, you know, should I drink based on my body weight? And you can put in how much your body weight is. You can put in how many calories I’m supposed to have on a daily basis, how much protein I’m supposed to have, how much sodium I need to intake, how much sugar? All those things, you can Google and find out.

But the only thing is, especially with women, we have issues where we may only want one meal a day. If that’s the case, find meal replacements like a smoothie, a protein shake, but just make sure you are reading the labels of what’s in it because you don’t want any added [00:29:00] stuff. That’s not gonna help you be successful.

A fruit, vegetables, something to just as your meal replacement, because I suffer from, you know, only one in one million. Or sometimes I don’t want anything and I have to do a smoothie or a meal replacement for that. 

[00:29:15] Doug: Yeah, those are excellent. And listeners, I highly encourage you to, definitely if you’re curious, check out some of those resources and really investigate in your own health. And LaJune, I’d love to ask, what’s one question that you wish people would ask you more often?

[00:29:29] Lajune: One question I wish people would ask more often is what steps can I continue to take to be successful? Because as we know, every December, people say, oh, I wanna be healthy for the new year. And why wait to be healthier for the new year? Why not start now? Because even though Christmas is coming, you can still eat that Christmas meal, but the next day let’s not go work out. I wish people would ask realistic questions on how can [00:30:00] I be successful because it all starts with you being successful in the steps that you decide to take and make for yourself. 

[00:30:07] Doug: That’s such an important point and I’d love to know, are there any points that you would like to bring up that we didn’t really touch on in this conversation yet?

[00:30:15] Lajune: I think we kind of covered everything, but again, as I said, everything starts with the person and the steps that they decide to take with their health, with their wellness, with their fitness, their overall, and it starts with you, you know, start asking questions, investing yourself. I think that’s very important cuz I get consult calls and clients here, the price and they like, oh wow, that’s a lot of money. 

But you spend money on unnecessary things that got you to where you are. Invest in your health because the long term is you’re not paying medicine fees every month for prescriptions. You’re not going to the doctor as regularly at all. You’re sleeping better, you are breathing better because if you notice a lot of people who eat [00:31:00] unhealthy, they suffer from breathing problems and they have to sleep with the breathing machine.

So those are the things that you have to look at. Some of the foods they’re saying, you know, if it’s fried, if it’s grilled, leads to cancer. So start investing in your health because trust me, if you want that life of longevity, you gotta invest in you. And you have to pay to invest in you just like you paid for the food that you eat, the clothes that you wear, why not pay for your health?

[00:31:27] Doug: Absolutely. LA June, this has been excellent. I’d love to know, where can listeners find out more about you? Any links, any websites, social media, anything you’d like to share? 

[00:31:36] Lajune: So you can find me on lajunesingleton.com. You can find me on LinkedIn and Facebook on LaJune Singleton. In Instagram, iamlajunesingleton, and also on YouTube, LA June Singleton.

[00:31:51] Doug: Excellent. 

All those links will be in the show notes. LaJune, thank you so much for being on the podcast. And one last question, do you have any wisdom or advice that you’d like [00:32:00] to leave listeners with?

[00:32:01] Lajune: Just be patient with yourself. Give yourself love, give yourself some grace and mercy. And if you’re questioning what that looks like, think about how you speak to yourself, how you treat yourself, how you interact with yourself. If you’re getting upset when you don’t complete your schedule, or if you’re getting frustrated over little things.

Give yourself grace, because you didn’t finish it today, guess what? That’s why there’s tomorrow and there’s the next day. So be okay with the little things you do and apply the little things, because sometimes some people are not given the opportunity to do anything because they didn’t make it to see another day.

So give yourself gratitude, be grateful and thankful for whatever you did and whatever the universe has provided you. 

[00:32:46] Doug: Absolutely. LA June, thank you so much for being on the podcast today. 

[00:32:49] Lajune: Thank you for having me. 


[00:32:50] Doug: Thank you again to LaJune and thank you to you, dear listener. And maybe you’ve been thinking for a while about changing your own health. Maybe it’s about changing your weight, maybe about [00:33:00] changing body image issues, maybe about working through compulsive or disordered eating. Maybe it’s about releasing trauma like we talked about in today’s podcast. 

LaJune and I spoke quite a bit about trauma today, and what many don’t know is that hypnosis is excellent for resolving trauma without reliving it. Unlike going to therapy or working with a coach or doing other things around the trauma, with hypnosis, you don’t have to relive it.

You don’t have to reexperience that to get it out of your life. For those of you who may have been avoiding, going to therapy, this is an excellent option. Hypnosis works with the structures and the emotions that keep those memories in place, not the actual content of the memory itself.

This is really powerful if this is a very specific memory that perhaps you don’t want to relive, that you may not feel comfortable re-experiencing. So if you’ve been thinking about changing your health or your mindset with hypnosis, the process begins with you. You’ve already taken the first step by finding out more.

You’ve learned more by listening to this [00:34:00] podcast so let’s keep that momentum going. The next step is to book your strategy call, and these aren’t just discovery calls that take 15 minutes and leave you pretty unsatisfied. These are in depth sessions. We explore exactly what’s causing the problem, and I show what the process looks like to work through these issues and get it out of your life once and for all. 

Now, because these are so in depth, I really only offer a limited amount of these each month. Some months I only offer three, some months it’s 12, some months it’s five. This really varies and so if you want an up to date list of how many strategy calls I’m giving out each and every day, go to anywherehypnosis.com.

And if you’re ready to move past it, book that strategy call today because change only happens when you are ready for it. So how to book? Again, go to anywherehypnosis.com, that’s my website, and it’s right there on the homepage. It’s right above the signup for the binge blocker protocol, which you may have been hearing about a little bit on this podcast.

It’s a big red button where you can book [00:35:00] that call. So book that call today, because I only have a limited number available each month, as I mentioned. I need to prioritize the clients who are truly ready to make that change. One last time, that’s anywherehypnosis.com. Again, my name is Doug Sands, and I help women and men who are sick of diet, to heal body image and harmful eating, and release weight issues once and for all. Often in as little as two sessions. Thank you so much for listening in today’s podcast. And I look forward to seeing you in the next one.



Michelle Routhenstein is the dietitian behind Entirely Nourished, a private practice based in New York City. After having worked with the mainstream heart health industry, Michelle took her own path to start this practice, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Michelle maintains strong relationships with cardiologists and other heart experts, and she makes a point to stay on top of all the most recent scientific findings about our health. I highly encourage you check out Michelle’s work if you’re remotely curious about your heart health. And after listening to this episode, I have a strong feeling you will be.

Want to find out more? Check out Michelle’s work at these links!

Website: https://entirelynourished.com/

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-routhenstein-ms-rd-cde-cdn-362aaa21/

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