Art of the Possible - Part 2

by Pete Egoscue |  Date Released : 16 Apr 2007

  • Introduction
  • The tendency to want to FIX people.
  • Don’t deny your own ego. Change your beliefs.
  • We’re not negating knowledge, wisdom and experience – change your mind about what is possible.
  • Necessary to learn how to LISTEN.
  • By listening, we will learn that clients know what’s possible and they know what to do (even though they may not have the vocabulary to describe it).
  • Use our wisdom and knowledge to provide a vehicle for client’s inner knowing.
  • Getting past the symptom to the cure – calmness, peace.
  • Moving beyond the illusion of lack.
  • Chicken is the Belief and the Egg is the confirmation of belief.
  • Client must believe that it is possible and that they have WITHIN THEMSELVES all that is needed.
  • “How do you get them to do what you want them to do?”
  • Answer: You allow them to do what they WANT to do.
  • Denying that which we want.
  • The power of thought and belief to shift our physical reality and even our DNA.
  • There is nothing new. There is no original knowledge or thought. It the awareness of what is right in front of us.
  • Nature does not allow a vaccum.
  • Fear can’t be taken away. It must be replaced. Replace fear with a new belief and the art of the possible.
  • Common perception that Time is Valuable –we don’t have enough TIME.
  • The pressure on healthcare professional to conform to the client’s perception of value to their time and effort.
  • Trainer’s perception – “Don’t be limited by what we think is possible in a given amount of time."
  • Find out how much time a client has and fill it with their own wisdom.
  • Don’t establish GOALS – specific achievement measurement benchmarks.
  • Benchmarks postpone the ultimate outcome – to feel better.
  • Dispel the myth of Work Hard = Achieve.
  • “Once I get this, then I can feel better…”
  • Client example. Mary, what’s your ideal weight?
  • Take me back to the last time you weighed that much? -> last time Mary felt her best.
  • She’s trying to recapture that FEELING (life is good, safe, love, etc…) she had when she weighed her ideal weight.
  • Reach the goal without regaining the FEELING -> ultimately, we blame ourselves.
  • Lose our connection. Trainer loses a client.
  • What we want is the FEELING. We have access to that instantly, any moment, right now.

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Pete Egoscue

About the author: Pete Egoscue

Pete Egoscue has been an anatomical physiologist since 1978. He is the creator of the Egoscue Method for safe, effective and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers or invasive surgery. His exercise therapy program is acclaimed worldwide, and he has been consulted by some of the biggest names in sports. He is now working out of his clinic in San Diego, California.

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