How do old traumas keep you stuck in past habits and destructive thought patterns? Do your unhealed traumas impact your relationships? What is the real and true power of your mind?
In this podcast, I speak with Scott Sunderland who shares his story about going from being completely paralyzed in a hospital bed to once again living life, in an extraordinary way.
Meet Scott Sunderland
In 2001, Scott Sunderland found himself going from a 35-year-old athletic father, husband, and business owner to lying in a hospital bed unable to move. Using visualization techniques over the course of a year, Scott was able to heal himself.
However, old limiting beliefs, past traumas, and disempowering mental habits came back to haunt him when, in 2012, he watched his best friend drown in front of his eyes. Blaming himself, he was broken once again. Standing in a room on fire, Scott was faced with running through those flames to end up at the empowered life that he lives now.
Today, he shows others how to run through their own flames to find freedom from their own minds and limitations in order to live a life of passion and purpose.
Email Scott at email@example.com
In This Podcast
- Speak it out
- The power of your mind
- Scott’s tips on overcoming a limited belief
Speak it out
When you have gone through a difficult experience, whether mental or physical, speaking it out of you and talking to someone can help to alleviate that pressure. Talking about it often takes away the bulk of the pressure, leaving you with space and energy to deal with what remains.
We got to confide in each other, we were able to be vulnerable with each other … instead of holding that inside, it gave an outlet to be able to speak it. (Scott Sunderland)
Through confiding with others who have shared your experience, or speaking with a loved one, gives you the opportunity to free your mind because the more we hold onto pain or anxieties, shame is created, and shame flourishes in silence.
By speaking to others and sharing pain, we can get rid of that sour voice and start to hear our own voice again, lifting off that pressure, and encourage healing.
It’s the air in the balloon, you have all this toxic air in this balloon and if you don’t let it go it’s just going to remain there and you’re not going to change, you’re not going to become anything else, you’re just going to be that toxic air … so it is [really important] to let that out. (Scott Sunderland)
The power of your mind
Do not underestimate the power of your mind and the power of your thoughts. It may seem sometimes that you experience your thoughts, that they are out of your control, but they are not.
You can and do control the thoughts you have, and by being aware of the thoughts you create and think, you can choose your reality and how you respond to situations, which means that you retain your power and that you retain your agency, even when you are in a tough situation.
Old trauma can keep you stuck in old thought patterns, and it is in the act of consciously choosing your thoughts that you can release trauma, and choose a new response.
The trauma that I had – I released it – and it was because of that, after all of that, after I healed myself, that’s when I had to relearn to release all that old past trauma, and it totally changed my life. It was literally like taking 500 pounds off my shoulders. (Scott Sunderland)
So many people live with old traumas that they still carry around, and it brings down their health, their overall wellness, it fogs up their minds so that they cannot make decisions from a place of confidence or safety, and it creates constant stress in the body which over time can cause disease.
By releasing old traumas, through the power of your mind, through the power of your thoughts, you are able to create the life you want to live.
Let’s really look at these things, let’s really break it down and look at how all of those ideas that we are reliving every single day – habits – how are they affecting our lives? Where has it taken us? It’s not about going back and reliving those moments and dissecting them, it’s taking them out of our consciousness altogether, so we don’t think about them anymore. (Scott Sunderland)
Through the words that you use, both to yourself and to others, you are telling them and yourself what to see. In this way, you keep repeating the same old story – even the story you want to break out of – because you keep telling it to yourself.
You change your reality by changing the story, and you change the story by changing your words, and you change your words by changing your thoughts, and that is the power of your mind.
Scott’s tips on overcoming a limited belief
- Realize you move your own body, you are the mover and the decider of where and what your body goes and does.
- Realize that this belief that you have is in fact a limited belief. Understand that what you think on a day-to-day basis is affecting you, and is perpetuating your old story.
- Meditation. Quiet down your mind, slow down your thoughts so that you can see them and hear them to change them.
- Breathwork. You move energy with your breath, old energy out of your body with your breath.
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
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Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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