In today’s episode, our guest is Anat Peri. She is a transformational life coach and the Founder and Head Facilitator of Training Camp for the Soul. She is committed to bringing positive energy, compassion, and tenacity to catalyze the elevation of life, relationship, and performance. By sharing her leadership expertise, formulas, healing modalities, and priceless wisdom from her life experiences, she helps her clients to own their power and create a life by design. Today, Anat will talk about the Mind & Body connection and the stages of life transformation.
[5:20] Why should we listen to you?
I am very human, and I am very much in this human experience even though I have 17 years of experience in the self-development space. What sets me apart from other people is that I have great tools to navigate everything with resiliency.
[6:04] Where did these tools come from?
My tools came from learning and experience. I’ve spent 17 years in the self-development space and eight years in cognitive work. Through that experience, I became a master of awareness. But life didn’t look any different for me when I was 32 years old. I had a failing relationship, I was in debt, and I was lost in my career. So when I dived into body-mind connection, I realized that the mindset stuff I’ve done is so important. There was no connection to me and my body and how it puts me into a fight or flight response.
[8:05] What are the steps you took, and what did you unfold?
What unfolded for me was hitting my ground zero, where I didn’t know what was best for me. And because I had that New York mentality, I thought I knew it all because I’m developing myself. But then, life hit me hard where I realized that I didn’t know what was best for me. I didn’t have anything to show for it. From there, I just surrendered to God and let Him take the wheel. It was the start of letting go, living in force, and allowing things to unfold.
[9:39] The challenge I realized was if you don’t know on a conscious level what it is that you’re clearing out, you’re not replacing it with something new. And if you’re not replacing it with something new, then you go back out in your daily world, behaving the same way and reinforcing.
[12:16] I just felt ready to leap. I thought I knew enough. I knew enough because of what I experienced, not so much what I learned. But I knew that I could take people to where I’d been.
[13:04] Why do people take a long time to achieve transformation?
The root of it is they’re skipping the stages of Transformation and Healing. The first stage is awareness. It’s what brings people to pick up a book, listen to a podcast, or hire a coach. You’re aware of something that you want to change. So you gain more awareness for sure as you work with someone or explore it deeper.
[13:48] Stage two is acceptance and commitment. This is where a lot of people get stuck, or they skip. You have to accept what you’re experiencing or what happened to you without wanting to change or fix it. Often, when people approach something they don’t like about themselves or something that happened to them, they immediately try to fix it. So there’s already a rejection of it. And the level of needing to accept it would mean that you have to feel something that you probably don’t want to feel.
[15:13] Was there a moment in your life where rejection became a reality for yourself?
I painted my dad as a workaholic. I love him dearly, but he worked running a hotel in my formative years, and I didn’t see him often. So I made up my way of surviving it and created a picture for myself as daddy’s girl. I lived in an illusion where I always helped him out. I thought that I had a relationship with my dad, but I was just his assistant. And facing that was heartbreaking to me. It was the most grief and sadness that I’ve ever felt.
[18:35] When did you realize that you were going to become a coach?
There was always that desire in me. When I was like 16 years old, my friends would come to me for advice. And whatever I said to them would always create a level of peace of mind for them.
[19:12] In my first eight years of self-development, where it was a lot of cognitive type of work, I was still drawn to coaching then. But to me, it was really about integrity. It was about not starting coaching if I’m not living the example I want to give my clients.
[21:16] Where does the spiritual base fit into your work?
Stage three is getting to the root of it. Just like in nature, the root is not on the surface but below the ground. Sometimes, it is weaved into ten different roots. So it’s the same thing where it’s not just in our head. Getting to the root of it is through our physical body. It’s in our emotional body, and it’s in our energetic body. It’s learning how to be with whatever you’re experiencing at the level of sensation.
[22:27] Importance of mind & body connection
It’s about the good or bad, and the opportunity is to start to relate to it at the energy level. And that it’s just the sensation in the body. Excitement and anxiety feel very similar in our system. But the difference is the context you give to it.
[22:55] It’s also essential to connect it with a strong mindset because there’s also a difference between feeling and indulging in emotions. Indulging happens when we have an experience that creates this emotion for us. But when we’re feeling it, our mind is feeding it with more stories and evidence, and it’s making more of that feeling where you feel like you are drowning.
[27:05] Expanding the nervous system’s capacity
Trauma is any experience that your nervous system could not be with. The nervous system is just holding energy and sensations. When you observe these sensations with no judgment, curiosity, and love, you expand your ability to be with that frequency and energy.
[28:54] What promise did God make to the world when He created you?
Healing trauma will be normalized. And that it will be a thing that everyone knows, that they’re capable, can do, and will walk towards.
[09:12 – 09:17] “Do it only if it calls to you. It’s only a good idea if it calls to you.”
[20:48 – 20:51] “You can’t rob the world of the gift of you.”
[26:45 – 26:51] “The things that are going to trigger you are not going to stop necessarily. Life’s going to keep handing you things.”
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