Inspirational Sunday: Inside Out Weight Loss Podcast with Renee Stephens: Aligning Mind, Body and Spirit for Lasting Change
I have mentioned this podcast before here on my blog, but did not devote an entire entry to it. It really deserves it’s own mention because of how powerful it really is. I don’t know if you are into podcasts or iTunes anything – but you should take a look at all of the free options on health and wellness offered over there. I found this podcast one day just rummaging through their line-up of weight loss programs. Searching on iTunes or Apps can be a bit of a difficult task, but if you know the exact title of what you are looking for, it can be a lot easier.
I’m quite certain that this podcast is no longer current, meaning it isn’t being updated. The “show” is complete and can be listened to in entirety from start to finish. I must admit that I have not made it even through the half-way point of the program, but have listened to it on and off several times up through about Episode 70. It’s one of those things that you can’t get bored of or over listen to. Even if you’ve heard the same Episode three times, it’s still relevant and useful. Recently, I’ve been dedicating my Sundays to listening to a show and reflecting on its wisdom for a week. I really want to reach the end this time. I also use a journal to write down any thoughts she poses in each program. Sometimes she gives homework.
So, what’s great about it? Well, for one thing, it isn’t like anything else in its category. The concept is to talk/think/write about why you are overweight and how you got yourself there. What is your current thinking to keep you at your current weight? Why do you sabotage your weight loss efforts? What exactly do you want your weight loss to look like? You see, Renee is a practicing psychologist who is trained in hypnotherapy. She often includes “Guided Journeys” in the programs; which means she uses some of her hypnosis training to help you delve deeper into your subconscious mind for answers. It isn’t weird, I promise. I am not a hypnosis type of person and I never feel awkward about her requests. It can be very relaxing and quite intriguing. She is also the one who introduced the concept of The Secret to me. That will be another post for another day, but it is a very powerful way of thinking that can transform someone’s life instantly. Mostly though, it is her enthusiasm for helping others that is so addictive. It is hard to listen to just one program at a time. But don’t overdo it. You need to digest what has been fed to your mind before moving on to the next topic. Even if you feel you “got it already.”
Each program is about 22 minutes long. I recommend listening to them via headphones. Recently I started looking for them on my iPad and went online to the site that launches this program and others to download it and then listen. For some reason I was only given a few shows in the Podcast area of iTunes and was told if I wanted to listen to more that I would need to go to the site. Whatever, it’s there and I highly recommend it.
Show Titles Include:
Self Correcting, The Naturally Slender Eating Strategy, Guided Journey to Get What You Want, Unstoppable Weightloss Motivation, Love Your Excuses, Dream Yourself Slim, Cracking Food Addiction, How the Brain Learns New Habits, Letting Go of Anxiety Eating, Forgive Your Way Slim, Find Your Inner Mentor, Speeding Up Your Weightloss with Gratitude, Is It Possible for Me to Lose Weight Permanently?, Can A Movie Make You Slim?, Can Your Dreams Be Too Big?, Breaking Through Persistent Plateaus, Assumptions That Will Make You Thin, Finding a New Best Friend to Replace Food, Are You Programmed for Fat or Thin? etc…..
Go check it out! You’ve got nothing to lose, or do you?