How Much Do You REALLY Want To...

Stop Binge and Compulsive Eating?...Get Fit?...Give up sugar - or any addictive food?

 

1 month's intensive, results-driven coaching  


~ for those who are serious about their health


With eating psychology specialist Harriet Morris


 

Get over 40% off the full price when you roadtest this powerful one-to-one coaching experience

Limited places - offer ends 7th March at 5pm GMT

Sally Bolton

I had had a problem binge eating for almost 20 years when I started working with Harriet. I had spent thousands having coaching from some very well-respected practitioners, but I saw very little change. The sessions were tailored around my personal needs, rather than someone reeling off a theory. The check ins and extra email support really kept my spirits up.I now only eat chocolate occasionally, and eat more pleasurable replacements. But more importantly, I don’t pin the old emotions (guilt, shame) to the eating.

Sally Bolton, Eat Train Love

Research has shown that by the 15th day of the year, a whopping 90% of new year resolvers have thrown in the towel on their dreams of better health, greater control over food or a fitter, leaner body.

I know what I'm talking about, having been in that 90% and then moving to the 10%. I am a specialist in eating psychology who has herself gone from being an overweight sugar addict and compulsive binge eater to (as you can see below) dropping three dress sizes permanently, giving up 90% of my sugar intake and reducing my binge eating to minimal (it never completely disappears, but you can dramatically reduce its impact on your life).

I dropped 3 dress sizes without dieting and by tapping into the power of my mind

My experience coaching clients with food and exercise issues has taught me that the one thing stopping people make these changes is lack of support. See, I started out coaching like every other professional out there - one session a week. While for some people this works well, for many others this created a huge problem that nobody was addressing.

We eat more than once a week.

If our goal is to exercise more, that generally involves doing it more than once a week.

One of the keys to any health change is to deal with our innate resistance to change.

Sian Brophy

Harriet’s ideas have transformed my life. I knew I had to do something when I started getting migraines so bad I had to lie down in a darkened room – not great when you have a lively 4-year-old to look after. I suspected sugar was the cause of all this. The results? No more migraines or even PMT, which I’m over the moon about.  You couldn’t pay me to go back to my old life.

I’ve lost 20 lbs in total. I feel in control of my life, no mood swings and best of all a healthy relationship with food. No stealing the kids Easter eggs! I’m so thankful for my new balanced delicious diet.

Sian Brophy, Kilkenny, Ireland

Our subsconscious brains see any change as a threat. It doesn't care that this new gym routine or dietary transformation will greatly improve and often prolong our lives - the subconscious lives in the present and is concerned with our survival TODAY. It is still wired for cavedwelling times when life was much more unstable, with daily threats from predators, other tribes and weather events a normal part of life.

This ancient part of our brain is far, far more powerful than our 21st century logical brains would like to believe.

The solution is to respect this perceived threat, however silly it is in reality. Once we respect it, we work with it and take back control.

Imagine you are looking after a child who has a fear of ghosts. You put them to bed. They get up complaining about the ghost hiding in the closet. You open the closet - look, no ghost! They return to bed...only to come down again five minutes later.

Your subsconscious is like that child. You cannot ignore them, and there's no point telling them they are being silly. They really, really believe in that ghost - and your subsconscious really, really feels unsafe when you change your breakfast or make it go to the gym instead of veg in front of the TV. It still thinks you are living the unstable, dangerous cavedweller's life. In fact think of it as your inner cavedweller.

I've never been a ghostbuster, but my guess in the scared-child scenario, the best bet is take the child's fears seriously and then set about proving to them on their own terms that ghosts do not exist. Set up impromptu closet raids in the daytime. Set up a video camera in the closet and show them the movie (all 8 hours!). Take the doors off the closet.

In our change-resistance situation, we apply the same principle: take your subsconscious fear of change seriously and prove to your inner cavedweller on its own terms that the new change is no threat to your survival.

How do we do this? By repeating the same action over and over and over. By hook or by crook get your self to the gym 4 times a week. Trick yourself into eating healthy sugar replacements every day for a month. Bribe and cajole yourself into alternative actions instead of the binge eating trip to your fridge at 11pm.

Do this enough times and your inner cavedweller gets the message.

And once it gets the message, it no longer feels threatened. It gives you the green light to carry on. The new habit becomes for the most part effortless. This is why you see gym rats shrug their shoulders when you marvel at their supposed iron self-discipline. It's not self discipline at all - they have put this action (going to the gym) on autopilot.

You have already used this process many, many times in your life. Why is it easier for you to brush your teeth than for a child? Repetition. Why is driving effortless for experienced drivers but very tough for learners? Repetition. Why is it you can read this web page with zero conscious effort? Years of repetition, repetition and more repetition. When you were struggling with reading in your early years, did your teacher say "Oh dear, it is quite hard for you, isn't it? Would you like to go play with the Lego instead? I'd hate to push you if it makes you uncomfortable"

Of course not. Giving up was not an option. You (hopefully) had support and congratulations as you progressed. We all need gold stars. We need mentors who won't give up on us, to whom we must be accountable - but can help us through the tough times.

 

Our subsconscious brains see any change as a threat. It doesn't care that this new gym routine or dietary transformation will greatly improve and often prolong our lives - the subconscious lives in the present and is concerned with our survival TODAY. It is still wired for cavedwelling times when life was much more unstable, with daily threats from predators, other tribes and weather events a normal part of life.

This ancient part of our brain is far, far more powerful than our 21st century logical brains would like to believe.

The solution is to respect this perceived threat, however silly it is in reality. Once we respect it, we work with it and take back control.

Imagine you are looking after a child who has a fear of ghosts. You put them to bed. They get up complaining about the ghost hiding in the closet. You open the closet - look, no ghost! They return to bed...only to come down again five minutes later.

Your subsconscious is like that child. You cannot ignore them, and there's no point telling them they are being silly. They really, really believe in that ghost - and your subsconscious really, really feels unsafe when you change your breakfast or make it go to the gym instead of veg in front of the TV. It still thinks you are living the unstable, dangerous cavedweller's life. In fact think of it as your inner cavedweller.

I've never been a ghostbuster, but my guess in the scared-child scenario, the best bet is take the child's fears seriously and then set about proving to them on their own terms that ghosts do not exist. Set up impromptu closet raids in the daytime. Set up a video camera in the closet and show them the movie (all 8 hours!). Take the doors off the closet.

In our change-resistance situation, we apply the same principle: take your subsconscious fear of change seriously and prove to your inner cavedweller on its own terms that the new change is no threat to your survival.

How do we do this? By repeating the same action over and over and over. By hook or by crook get your self to the gym 4 times a week. Trick yourself into eating healthy sugar replacements every day for a month. Bribe and cajole yourself into alternative actions instead of the binge eating trip to your fridge at 11pm.

Do this enough times and your inner cavedweller gets the message.

And once it gets the message, it no longer feels threatened. It gives you the green light to carry on. The new habit becomes for the most part effortless. This is why you see gym rats shrug their shoulders when you marvel at their supposed iron self-discipline. It's not self discipline at all - they have put this action (going to the gym) on autopilot.

You have already used this process many, many times in your life. Why is it easier for you to brush your teeth than for a child? Repetition. Why is driving effortless for experienced drivers but very tough for learners? Repetition. Why is it you can read this web page with zero conscious effort? Years of repetition, repetition and more repetition. When you were struggling with reading in your early years, did your teacher say "Oh dear, it is quite hard for you, isn't it? Would you like to go play with the Lego instead? I'd hate to push you if it makes you uncomfortable"

Of course not. Giving up was not an option. You (hopefully) had support and congratulations as you progressed. We all need gold stars. We need mentors who won't give up on us, to whom we must be accountable - but can help us through the tough times.

 

Richard Smart

The coaching made me think about things in a different way. It has made me take action on playing more badminton, which I really love. With my eating, I was labouring under the illusion that getting up late and only eating 2 meals would help me lose weight – now I understand the science behind why the opposite is true. The sessions were really useful in that they gave me space to think about what I can do that will really impact my health. Harriet is very good at teasing out connections and making sense of my behaviour around food and exercise and gently offering suggestions of things i might try.

Richard Smart Brighton, UK

Daily support and accountability that lead to you putting your desired goals on autopilot are at the heart of my new coaching programme:

30 Days To Freedom

Pick your most pressing eating or health issue. For example:

- Ending binge or compulsive eating

- Giving up sugar

- Shedding weight

- Exercising more regularly

In one month, I work intensively with you to deal with your inner cavedweller's resistance to this change.

What's Included:

  • One hour initial session via phone, Skype or FaceTime to agree on and clarify your goal and the daily habit you will be building over the next 30 days.
  • 5 daily check ins a week over the month - text, IM or email - whichever you prefer. We set a time and I will reply to your message within 30 minutes. You can also contact me at the weekends to check in and I will reply on Mondays.
  • Sabotage Your Self-Sabotage video series - 8 strategies to dodge your own resistance and bypass your inner cavedweller's irrational fears.
  • Half way session - another hour half way through the month.
  • Final hour long session at the end of the month.

Offer Ends at 5pm GMT on Monday 7th March

Investment

This is a brand new programme and in pre-launch stage at the moment. I am looking for serious people who are willing to commit for one month to really change their lives.

30 Days To Freedom is by application only. It is very important to me to find the right kind of client. I don't want to waste your money or my time.

The full price for this programme will be £600. Considering the high level of input you are getting from me and the powerful strategies included, it is well worth it at this price. However, because it is new I am offering it at £350 in return for a testimonial if you are happy with the end result.

Cashback Bonus

You pay the £350 upfront at the start of the month. As an extra reward, if you check in every single day - 7 days a week for two weeks, on day 15 I will give you £50 back.

The psychology behind this is simple. If you have checked in every day for a week, and on day 8 you just don't feel like it, then you know that this seemingly small slip up is going to cost you £50. This is one of the strategies I use - changing the meaning of small actions so that what you have previously undervalued (Missing the gym just this once won't hurt.... One biscuit is hardly going to make a difference etc) becomes much more important. Of course you know that the repetition of these small actions is what we are seeking here - that is the real gold.

I want to try this cashback experiment to see if it affects goal achievement as powerfully as I think it will. My guess is that the results I can help you get with this 'negative bribe' will leave you feeling as if the world is your oyster. Once you have made this new habit effortless, just think what else you can achieve in your life... financial goals, organisational improvements, de cluttering your home, improving relationships and a whole lot more.

I'm Interested - What Now?

Places are limited and by application only. Please email me at info{at}theshiftinside.com with the words 'Roadtester Application' as the subject line.

There is no formal written application. In your email please tell me the best times of day and days to speak (plus your time zone), and we will set up an initial appointment of 15-30 minutes to decide if this is the right option for you, and answer any questions you might have. I do not accept all prospective clients, and I do not want to waste your money.

I will be in touch within 24 hours.

I very much look forward to speaking to you.