Transforming how we act – around food, for instance – often requires a deeper level shift.
You go to a party, and here’s your plan: Eat only vegetables, two pieces of cheese, and two 2 crackers. You even eat an apple before the party to take the edge off. Three hours and seven cookies, three handfuls of chips, eight ounces of cheese, and a piece of pie later, you wonder – what happened?!
How do we change our behaviors when they seem to run on their own? Let’s look at the “Logical Levels” that influence us:
• Environment – the circumstances around us
• Behaviors – how we act in those circumstances
• Capabilities – what we know and don’t know how to do
• Beliefs and Values – rules about ourselves, the world, or other people
• Identity – our core experience of who we are
Each level holds and influences the level below it. So an unconscious belief can stop behavioral change.
This evening program includes a series of self-exploration exercises to assist you in re-imagining your relationship with food.
Elota Patton has practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor for 20+ years, with a specialty in surfacing and transforming limiting beliefs for couples and individuals. She taught business communication for 18 years at The University of Texas, and is an NLP master practitioner and a professional communication coach.
Elota's class "Map Your Food Journey" takes place in February on Thursday evenings and you can learn about it at or register: https://katieraver.com/map-your-food-journey/
Cost for this meeetup: Sliding scale, $10-$30