Podcast Episode 6: Tim McCavitt

Letting Go Of Negativity, with Sedona Method Guru Tim McCavitt

Many of us hold onto negative thoughts and feelings, which hold us back in our lives. These negative emotions can prevent us from realising our full potential. This negativity may affect one area or several, whether that is our personal relationships, our work, or our attitude to money.

We become attached to our problems, rather than seeing them as a separate entity to ourselves. Learning how to let go of these negative emotions, doubts and fears will help us achieve our goals in life. Once we are able to do this consistently, then as personal trainers we can help our clients do the same. This will allow our clients to look at their weight loss goals objectively, rather than becoming wrapped up in a cycle of negativity.

“The Sedona Method is a way of simply letting go of negative feelings and impulses” – Tim McCavitt

About Tim McCavitt

Tim McCavitt is one of the world’s leading experts on the Sedona Method. Through seminars and one-to-one training, he harnesses the power of this method in order to help people improve themselves by letting go of their attachment to certain impulses or negative feelings.

He first came across the method in 1978, when he was just 27 years-old. He learned the fundamentals of Sedona from the method’s founder Lester Levenson.

Using the techniques that the Sedona Method encompasses, Tim has been able to forge successful careers in several different areas. These have included acting, production and real estate.

Together with his wife, he has been teaching the Method for the last 10 years as Sedona Releasing Worldwide. The seminars and one-to-one calls are designed to equip people with the tools that they need in order to start letting go of negative feelings and welcoming an overall feeling of positivity.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • How Tim came to discover the Sedona Method and what he learned under the tutelage of founder Lester Levenson
  • How people hold onto negative feelings to an extent where they see themselves as attached to this negativity.
  • How people can ask themselves certain questions in order to get rid of this negativity and to welcome positivity
  • Why the Sedona Method is something that can be practised every day and in every area of someone’s life.

“Sedona has nothing to do with anything but tapping into a natural ability that we all have as human beings to let go of any negative unwanted feeling”

Connect with Tim McCavitt

Website: http://www.sedonareleasingworldwide.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SedonaReleasingWorldwide

Email: http://www.sedonareleasingworldwide.com/about-sedona-method/#sthash.9RhrZcdN.dpbs

 

Interview Transcript

VOICEOVER: Become a better personal trainer by becoming a better man. Become a better man by applying knowledge from others who have walked across the fire, and have a thing or two to say about it. Listen to Joe as he delves into some of the greatest minds of the best coaches in the world. Who bring inspiring stories and powerful insights to share about the human condition. Hear about how the fitness industry goes only muscle-deep and how a new breed of trainers are using emotional and mind set hacks to improve as men, evolve their game and make the competition irrelevant. Trigger your pathway to greater fulfilment. With us, stand in the face of fitness. Welcome to the Fit Man Collective.

 

JH: Hey my name is Joe Hanney, and I am the host and founder of the Fit Man Collective podcast show. As always, thank you for being here. As you know by now, this show is about becoming a better personal trainer by becoming a better man, a fit man.

I continue this series on freedom by interviewing the one and only Tim McCavitt of the Sedona Method. He has been practising and teaching the Sedona Method since 1978. He uses his experience to help people harness this simple tool to enhance their lives. He is here to share his insight and wisdom. The Sedona Method as featured by “The Secret” is a powerful yet practical technique that can help you release on any unwanted emotion.

It manifests whatever you want in life. Learning to use this tool will allow you to have more fulfilled relationships, build financial security, develop a satisfying career, overcome bad habits, plus helping your clients lose weight and have good health. Today I remind you that your life comes before anything else – that is how we create freedom.

Hello Tim, welcome to the podcast show. Just for the audience, would you mind explaining about yourself and how you know so much about the Sedona Method?

 

TM: Sure absolutely Joe it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m Tim McCavitt and have been teaching the Sedona method with my wife Annrika James for the last 10 years or so, as Sedona Releasing Worldwide. It’s been in my life since 1978. I first found out about it in New York City.

It’s been an incredible journey and it’s been a pleasure to have this amazing natural tool to enhance every area of my life as I go through young adulthood and middle-age. I’m in my sixties now, but I don’t feel that way. It has helped me transgress through a loss of parents and loved ones. It has helped me in successful careers in a variety of different avenues, such as film and TV acting, production, real estate investment and development.

In the last 10 years we have decided to do what we love and what we know very well – teaching the Sedona method around the world. It’s A pleasure that you’ve invited me to share what I know and tell some people about it.

 

JH: It’s a pleasure to have you on the show Tim. Studying the book first made me curious about the Sedona method and learning about it in a more in-depth way. This brought me to meeting both yourself in London. I received tremendous value from it and continue to do so. We’ll go into it today how easy this is to implement into your own life on a day-to-day basis. Just for those who are new to the Sedona method would you mind giving them a brief introduction to what it is?

TM: First off I’ll start with telling you what it isn’t. It’s not a philosophy, it’s not a dogma, it’s not a new belief system. It’s not a set of rules and regulations. It has nothing to do with anything but tapping into a natural ability that we all have as human beings to let go of any negative unwanted feeling.

So, do it yourself or self-help is our technique. The more you do it, like anything else, the greater the results. It is not an intellectual process. So maybe if you’ve paged through the book it is not an intellectual process, how we familiarise you with it. It’s recognising the ability to let go. We did it as little children very readily, it was just second nature.

As you get to two-and-a-half, three years old you start to get trained out of it. As babies, up to age two, feelings would just bubble out. If you have watched kids then you will know that. I’ve never met a two-year-old who will hold a grudge. It’s trained behaviour this holding on. It’s just getting back in touch with this ability to let go.

Yes, there are guidelines but the power of the Sedona method is in its simplicity. That’s what attract me to it because it’s something that I can do myself. I don’t need to plug into a teacher or a guru to do this and have it benefit every area of my life.

 

JH: I agree. What attracted me was the simplicity of it. I love how it asks you questions – you more or less have to be involved in the book as you read it. It’s not passive reading. It asks you certain questions and it’s up to you to take part. That’s what I love about it so much. I believe the simplicity side of it is what makes it different from so many other self-help or improvement techniques out there. Would you agree?

 

TM: Absolutely. I was lucky I found out about it in 1978 when I was 27 years old. It came in my life when things were going very well. I had a career as an actor in New York. I was married and there were a lot of things that picked up.

I had no tools to deal with the emotions. I literally asked for it and said “God, send me something, I’m very confused”. That afternoon something happened – a guy in a coffee shop came up to me and he told me a little bit about this thing. I went to a meeting later that night and met some people. I met the founder Lester Levenson, who I was able to spend time with and around. He was not only a mentor but also a friend.

I can equate it to the way we learned to ride a bike. Did you read a little pamphlet or a manual about how to ride a bike, as a kid? No, none of us did. We just decided one day “I’m going to get on the bike”. I don’t know about you, but I crashed a lot of times. In fact, I had to have training wheels for a short period of time. Then you’re practising and doing it. After a while you can say “look Ma, no hands!” You’re not going to enter the Tour De France straight away but you can definitely ride a bike. That ability never leaves you and it’s the same with this method.

If the majority of the audience are into fitness or are personal trainers, it’s not just like discovering that you have a muscle, it’s then about getting more comfortable with using it on a moment-to-moment basis. So let’s spend some time doing it, now that we have talked about it. Are you up for that?

 

JH: I’m all for that.

 

TM: OK. What I wanted to do was peel off a t-shirt or a sweatshirt that I have on. It’s funny that as you are letting go, you will notice some amazing things that are happening to the body and the mind. It’s tied in together. One of the things is an increased flow of energy.

This relates to fitness and how important it is to have energy, blood and oxygen flowing so that everything is working in support of the body. This is something that everyone listening can actually follow along with. This is an example of what letting go is and how easy it is.

So if you’ve got a pen or a pencil, or anything that you are willing to drop without giving it a second thought. If you’ve got that, then just grab it for a moment. Hold that object i front of you and grip it tightly, give it a good squeeze. And now let’s just pretend that this is one of your unwanted and negative feelings. Imagine that your hand represents your gut or your consciousness.

As you’re squeezing it, that actually feels kind of familiar doesn’t it? That’s what we do with our feelings: it feels familiar and uncomfortable. Just for a moment ease up. That feels better when you ease up doesn’t it? And you still cradle it in your hand. That’s exactly what we do with our feelings. Now, just open your hand for a moment and roll the object around on the palm of your hand. As you can see, the pen is not attached to your hand, is it?

 

JH: No, not at all.

 

TM: The same is true with our feelings. This feeling is attached to you as much as this object is attached to your hand. However, we hold onto our feelings and we contract around them. This leads us to believe that they are attached to us.

We hold on and we forget that we are actually holding onto them. It’s such a habit. It’s even into our language – what do we say when we are sad?

 

JH: “I’m sad”.

 

TM: Exactly, we identify with that feeling and misrepresent it. Then we believe that a feeling is actually holding onto us. This is not true. We’re always able to let go, but we just don’t know it. Now, turn the object around in your hand and have your fist up. Just decide now to let the object go and just decide to drop it. Yes, I could hear it hit the desk and the floor. So what happened?

 

JH: I just let go.

 

TM: Yeah, you just let the object go. Now, was that difficult?

 

JH: No, it was just a simple choice.

 

TM: Yes, it was a simple choice. And that’s exactly what we mean when we say to let go or release. You can do the same with any emotion. Just choose and decide to drop it and to let it go.

 

JH: That’s interesting, Tim. Obviously, I’ve done this before. It may be the first time for the audience to experience this. Do you mind just briefly touching on what we may become attached to when we talk about feelings?

 

TM: What we’re initially attached to is a tendency to hold on. You may be aware of a tightness or a constriction in your solar plexus, chest or throat. Those are spots where we hold on. But what we’re holding onto is beliefs or emotions. As we get older and more habituated to holding on, we actually lose touch sometimes of how we are feeling and we just live from the neck-up.

Now, the interesting thing is that you can still release when you are living from the neck up. It useful that when you are letting go to be a little bit more aware of how you are feeling. There’s a whole range of emotions and it’s outlined in the book.

Our emotions would be the lower feelings, such as apathy. You can’t get much lower than that. There are a lot of synonyms of what apathy is all about. There’s grief which is a little higher. Apathy is pretty much deadness, whilst grief is being. There’s fear, which is a little bit higher but it is still a negative energy. There’s lust which is linked to fear. Fear says “help me”, whilst lust says “I want it, but I can’t have it”.

 

JH: For the trainer that is listening, they could think of a client in this situation. What you’ve just mentioned is something that is possible affecting those clients. They become their problems and identify themselves as overweight, rather than seeing it as a separate issue.

 

TM: It all boils down to a feeling. Apathy, grief, lust and pride are all the lower energies. Then you get into acceptance and peace, plus all the higher energies. Those are all distilled down to three or four wants that motivate or propel our actions.

There’s wanting control, wanting approval, wanting security and wanting to survive. Those are all basically the same. They all have a feel to them. All of our thoughts are distilled down into these wants. They are four master programmes.  We are looking at the mind as if it were a computer. Most of these things are running in the subconscious, so the method allows you to be aware of what you are feeling now, in this moment. The subconscious is actually attached to the present, so it means that you don’t have to muck around in the past. It may come up in pictures, images and thoughts – but it’s all in the past. The only time you can do anything about the past is in the present.

Dovetailing it back to the client-trainer relationship, for the trainer to have the ability to let go two things have to happen. It gives them an opportunity to be more comfortable within themselves. When you are comfortable within yourself, who you are comes through rather than who you think you are.

 

JH: How can you usually escape these emotions? As a trainer we usually turn our attention to the gym.

 

TM: Yes, it’s not just exclusive to trainers. The entire world has been trained to escape our feelings and to suppress our feelings. Training and going to the gym is one way to move away from your feelings if it is done just as an obsession or as a compulsion.

Anything that we do – eating, listening to music, sex, drinking, exercise –  if it’s done to move away from a feeling, that’s pretty much what is done across the board. Once you’re conscious of that, you realise you have the ability to let go of the motivator.

Here’s an example: someone comes to you as a trainer. They are overweight. It would be useful for you to have the method for them to be exactly as they are. We pick up on how we feel. Sometimes we’re talking but we’re actually connecting on a feeling level. If you’re more relaxed within, whatever you’re imparting as a trainer or a parent, it’s better received if you yourself are more relaxed.

You mentioned escaping and this is what we do with our feelings. We escape or we suppress the feelings and press them down. This is what we are very good at.

 

JH: That is something that could be going on for many years. As you say, that is something that could be going on from the ages of two.

 

TM: Yes, and we will express them on occasion. Expressing these feelings is not very socially acceptable. We suppress and finally something happens, and you just blow. You feel terrible and the whole situation is just out of whack.

The natural alternative to those habits of suppressing, escaping or expressing is letting go. What happens when you do that?  You allow the emotions to spontaneously release. This is when you welcome it as just another aspect of letting go, simply allowing whatever feeling is here just to be right now. When that happens, the body relaxes naturally and the mind becomes quiet.

If there is action that needs to be done, then it is more spontaneous. Look at the world these days – we can tie this into the idea that inwardly there is contraction and expansion. That’s a premise of building muscle. That’s the function of the lungs and of the body.

The world in itself is in a constant cycle of flowing between contraction and expansion. Most of us are in resistance, which is sometimes deep resistance, to this natural flow.

 

JH: We’re possibly very unaware of the resistance going on. Sometimes the focus on not wanting something actually brings you towards it. Does that make sense?

 

TM: Yes. It doesn’t make sense but that’s what happens. This is what we’re doing in our minds. Whatever you are picturing, that is what you are getting. It’s conjoined to a feeling of resistance or a feeling of not wanting. Can you not think of a white elephant?

 

JH: Already I am.

 

TM: Yes, so I’m going to use your example of not wanting to be like somebody, there is a resistance towards that person. However, what you are actually holding onto in your mind is actually being like that person.

This is because that mind cannot equate to “not”. It just sees the picture, whatever it is. That’s why it is helpful to hold in mind what you want as opposed to what you don’t want. The method allows you to let go of the resistance.

Let’s just get back to this contraction that I was talking about. We can do a simple release along those lines. We have this ability within ourselves to just welcome a feeling. Take a moment and just check. Notice how you feel. You may be aware of some thoughts in the mind. You may be aware of the heart beating a little bit. Go a little lower and a little deeper to your solar plexus or maybe your chest. Notice if there is any feeling there. You don’t have to label it because it may just be a sensation or a tightness. It may be a contraction. Just welcome that. A good synonym for welcoming is “notice” or “allow”. Let it be. In this moment, can you just welcome whatever contraction you are noticing in your body and mind? Just allow it to be here for a moment.

Look for any sign of tightness, restriction or contraction. Could you let it go as best as you can?  Now could you welcome any sense of expansion? Let that feeling go too. Then welcome what is beyond expansion and contraction as best as you can. Then rest as that which is always here and always now. You can keep going back and forth between these questions, causing the conflict or tension between both to simply dissolve.

 

JH: Just by bringing it into awareness it’s already dissolving. I can already feel my facial expressions letting go. I was thinking about the general smile that comes to your face. You feel lighter and there’s a weight off your shoulder. That’s the profound thing about this in how simple it is and the questions that are being asked. They allow you to go inwardly.

 

TM: What we’re actually doing is using the mind and removing the contents that are negative. We are utilising the higher aspect of the mind and the ability to see things clearly. It is not like the mind is the enemy. We bring awareness to it. This is a good example of what’s called a holistic release.

It’s based on the premise that everything we experience in life – whether it’s real or imagined – rises in pairs of opposites. In this case, we just focused on contraction and expansion. But there’s also good and bad, scarcity and abundance, hot and cold. They exist as pairs of opposites and polarities.

What we’ll typically do is push the “bad one” or the undesirable part away and hold onto the more desirable one.What happens when we bring them up in consciousness at the same time? What happens is that they dissolve one another. You are then left with more space. You are left with more of a sense of awareness.

 

JH: This is how I summarise it: if the trainer got cleaned and we let go of our own stuff, it’s easier to come across a whole lot more forthcoming with a client and we would be a lot more confident. You said that you went asking for this kind of method.

Being in the industry myself and seeing where the industry is going in terms of the focus being on exercise or diet, rather than the mindset stuff which is focused on helping people to change in a better way. I can see this as a massive part in helping that client who may have been overweight for 20 or 30 years and no diet or exercise is really having an effect on that lady.

How does a trainer identify this within their client to help them understand that diet and exercise is not going to be the be all and end all?

 

TM: That’s a great question. What brings us to anything? Everyone is looking for the same thing. This is what Lester Levenson told me and lots of other people. Hopefully millions of people will hear about him at some point in time.

We are all looking for the same thing which is happiness. Unfortunately we are looking for it in the wrong place. We’re looking for it outside of ourselves. We are looking for it in achievements, relationships, money, sex, recognition or fame. It’s always outward and based on this belief that love or approval is outside of ourselves.That’s where we look and we come up short.

Look at the most successful people that you can think about, whether they are celebrities, actors, academics, millionaires or politicians. Most of them are not happy despite their accomplishments and achievements because they have been looking for happiness in the wrong place.

What prompts someone to seek something like the Sedona Method? A really sincere and heartfelt desire to get the answer for themselves, and to recognise that they have been looking in the wrong place. They discover this ability to let go. This is something that Lester said when he first met me: “you are an unlimited, loving being and that is just covered over. This is all you need to pluck out the covering”. I just thought wow, sign me up.Then I knew the rest of it was up to me, which was great. That’s what you discover, and I know that’s what you yourself have been discovering and that’s what lots of people are discovering: that our inherent goodness and the happiness we have been looking for comes from within.

So let go of what’s covering it such as the negativity, limitations, and the belief that “I am not enough”. That’s a big one, and as a trainer, if somebody comes to you and they are overweight, typically there’s a feeling there that the trainer would have too.

Wherever we are in life, there’s a belief that “I am not enough” or “I need more”. I had a session earlier today with a collegiate athlete – a very good athlete, who could have gone professional in football here in America – who was relating some disappointment. He has had the method and he has really benefitted from it. He was telling me about being passed over for a better job, a promotion. It dawned on him that his whole life has been performance. It has been athletically, academically and now he’s in sales.

Everybody listening to this can relate to it. What he was able to do was recognise and let go of some of this behaviour and these tendencies to perform. It’s a habit that he had held onto, believing that “I need more”. He has a great job and a great family, but he is recognising that at some point you just let go of that and decide that enough is enough.

That in itself is a great recognition or exploration for anyone who is a trainer. They can let go of it within themselves and be with somebody who has come to them and is overweight. This person is saying “here I am, can you help me?”  If you are a trainer with the Sedona Method and your clients are not letting go, then you can have an effect on them and their performance. You are then allowing them to be as they are.

 

JH: I think that is a great point.

 

TM: And then you give them a platform. You accept them as they are.

 

JH: Yes, you don’t impose your wrong beliefs on them in that way. However, you were not aware that they were wrong at the time. Something that trainers will relate to is if a client comes to them that is overweight or unhealthy, then they tend to tie it down to unhealthy habits.

The Sedona Method can actually help them recognise that they may be resistant to something. I know that one of the stories in the book was about a lady who held onto a decision that she made 20 years prior to figuring out why she had been gaining weight for the last 20 years. It was based on a decision that she made against her husband, for whatever reason as a way of getting back at him.

Trainers can aware of the habits that their clients have, who may not be aware that they have it themselves. In your experience, can the Sedona Method be effective for people with these habits?

 

TM:  Yes, absolutely. What the method allows you to do is let go and focus on the motivator or the habit that is operating and driving you to behave in that way. We can do a very simple release along those lines right now.

Just think of something about yourself, whether you see it as a habit, addiction or a tendency. It can be in any area of your life. Maybe it is a habit of overeating, or a habit of making money and losing it. Making money and not being able to save it. Or attracting a member of the opposite sex who is not to your liking. It’s the same old story.

Choose whatever comes to mind, you don’t need to pick the most difficult one. In this moment, we are going to keep this very simple. In this moment just welcome whatever is here, such as the pictures and images.

 

JH: This takes me back to one of the main reasons that I came to the Sedona Method.

 

TM: OK, so just welcome any thoughts, those sounds that the mind makes when we are thinking about the past. Then welcome any emotions and feelings that you are aware of. It can just be a tightness, and it doesn’t have to be something that you can label: fear, anxiety or another emotion.  So simply welcome whatever is here.

And now, as best as you can, welcome a feeling of wanting to change that. Could you welcome a feeling of wanting it to be different? In this moment could you simply let go of wanting to control this feeling? Are you capable of it? Remember, if you drop the pen, then you can. Are you willing to let it go? Could you simply decide to do it now?

Again, think of that same scenario or habit and welcome whatever else comes up. Remember that this is just a choice. If the answer is no, that’s fine because you may still let go. If it is no, would you like to change that?

 

JH: What I love about this process is being able to say “no” to releasing a feeling. But it makes perfect sense to let go of it. We have mentioned the control, approval, security and separation, this is where control is coming into this process, where people don’t want to let go.

 

TM: Yes, there is this poorly wired belief that wanting control equates to control. The feeling of wanting control. In reality, want equates to lack.

 

JH: That’s a great point.I know that trainers listening, upon sitting down with their client for the first time, will ask a question that triggers the response “I want to lose weight”. That’s probably how the conversation starts between every trainer and client. Trainers will ask clients what goal they want to achieve, and this will be the response. What we are discussing now could be the very thing that is holding them back from losing that weight.

 

TM: Yes, definitely. That’s what I love about the Sedona Method. Right now we are talking about physical fitness and training. The overall holistic approach is how I live my life. It recognises that there is a wholeness in terms of fitness that is emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.

Since you have this ability to let go, you are there then to not only impart what you know from the physical aspect, but how to support that on a feeling level. It’s the feelings of “I can”. So as you let go of the “I can’t” or “I won’t”, what you are left with is a feeling of “I can”. When someone comes in and says “I want to lose weight”, what their goal is to have a slim and fit body. It’s letting go of what they are holding onto.

The Sedona Method will show you how to state goals in a way that you can then deal with the opposites. Someone will come in and say that they want to lose weight. What that will bring up in them is lots of resistance, but they will learn how to let that go. It will bring up a gamut of thoughts and emotions that are in opposition to achieving the goal: “I can’t, I’m not good enough, it takes too long, it’s a lot of work”. There is self-doubt.

Whatever has been there both literally and figuratively, has caused them to make a decision. It’s courageous. This will bring up some opposition. We are going to combine my training with your ability to let go. It’s a beautiful win-win situation.

I want to share something with your right now. This is an email that came from a friend of mine who has had the method for several years and she has been on a couple of our seminars. She’s a pilates instructor of 14 years.

She says “the Sedona Method has supported me in being a catalyst for my client’s health and fitness evolution, just as much as the exercises. Releasing has kept me grounded in meeting my clients where they are at, and helping them identify and achieve their own goals. I’m thrilled to share my expertise and joy of learning with them.

This keeps the lessons feeling mutual and collaborative as we grow together. As someone who has taught over 10,000 hours over 14 years as a pilates instructor, the method has helped me navigate through the draining waters of burnout and still find joy in the people that I work with”.

 

JH: I couldn’t say it any better.

 

TM: This is from Kim in Durango. From a business perspective, I asked her about how the method had helped her. She says “as a business owner of a pilates studio for 14 years, the Sedona Method has been immensely supportive in becoming a more effective manager and business owner. Letting go of the stickiness of attachment and aversion lets me get freer and freer to do whatever it is in the best and highest good for everyone – clients and me. This makes every business day an opportunity to support myself in health and everyone around me.

An example of this is that I feel more confident as a business owner and manager. These are two roles that I have never readily identified with. Now, through releasing, I have been able to take responsibility for the roles I assumed and had been previously resisting.

Training combined with releasing lets me relax into the flow and experience how exciting it is to support others. This helps them to take more responsibility and grow their own leadership. This leads to more unscheduled time for me, more profits for the business and a more satisfying place to work”.

 

JH: Just to bring this to a wrap. I have a few questions that might be going on in the minds of the trainers. How often should we be releasing? I personally have got into the habit of doing this as and when.

 

TM: Great question. This is what’s happening moment-to-moment. We’re either holding on or we are letting go. What would you prefer to do? The beauty of the Sedona method can be explained by how we learned to ride a bike. When you are 90 years-old you can get on the bicycle and ride it. You haven’t lost the ability at all and it is just second nature. It’s not like asking these questions.

I don’t have to run a litany of questions in my mind anymore. “Could you, would you and when?” is the most basic question that you can ask yourself. It actually becomes spontaneous, so after a while you are open to the possibility of letting go without having to ask yourself any questions. We have a feeling and we decide to let it go.

Imagine putting your hands in prayer and then opening them to welcome. You can do this inwardly. Nothing sticks if you just welcome what is. To answer the question specifically, you can do it all the time, because you feel better. You are in the flow.

 

JH: Exactly. I think that the more you do this, then the more conscious you are of it anyway. You notice things a lot more clearly. It’s as simple as making a choice to let go of the pen. I know that you have many tools for the public to get access to. Would you mind sharing for the guys listening to the show how they can learn more about the Sedona Method?

 

TM: Our website is www.sedonareleasingworldwide.com. We present live events around the world. We will be in Singapore and Japan next year. It will be our fourth year in Japan. We do them in the UK, in London. That’s where Joe met us, and we would love to see you again. We do free support calls. You can just go onto our website and opt-in to a mailing list. We came up with an app called “I Release”. The themes are relationships, addiction, stress, anxiety.

We have a beginning of the day release and an end of the day release. These are 3-5 minute releases and it’s free. It’s a guide to stress-relief and increased energy. We do a Skype at AM and PM, so we catch people in different timezones. Then we record it and send it out so it is there in that library.

The Sedona Method book is on Amazon. This is a great primer. What we invite you to do is continue letting go. This is not a once-and-done thing, whether you read the book, go to a live seminar or take a Skype call. The more you do it, the better life becomes. Have no fear that if you are a practicing Catholic or Christian, Jew or Sikh, Muslim or Hindu, it doesn’t matter what your religious affiliation is because it will make you a better person. All we are doing is providing you with a method to let go of your own negative emotions and limitations that have been self-imposed. When you do that, who you are shines through.

I have been fortunate because this came to me when I was a young guy and it has made life one fun ride. It doesn’t mean that negative events don’t happen, but you have a way of letting go of anything that gets kicked up. You are in control and I think that in itself is priceless. It is a feeling of “I am safe, I am happy, I am complete”.

 

JH: It is freedom in abundance and I have it. Just to bring this to an end, I have to say thank you for your attention, I appreciate it. I know that the audience is going to take a great deal from it. Thank you.

 

TM: It has been my pleasure and we have just scratched the surface. There’s enough here and if it has really piqued your interest, please check it out. If you are a meditator, this is like a walking meditation. It’s a wonderful tool, and I appreciate the fact that you have decided to share this in your professional circle. It is needed these days, and there is a wonderful power that takes place when people are letting go. There is a lot to be discovered when you are letting go.

 

JH: Once again, thank you to Tim for being on this Fit Man Collective podcast show. You can find out more about Tim and the Sedona Method at www.sedonareleasingworldwide.com. I have found that using the Sedona Method has helped me release some feelings of anger, frustration and anxiety. It is why I continue to practice the method day-in and day-out.

Now in the meantime, if you have any questions about this show the head over to the Fit Man Collective Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/thefitmancollective, where we’ll be having deeper conversations about this. It is about becoming better personal trainers by becoming better men. To get all the show notes and links then head over to www.thefitmancollective.com.

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