What Is The Sedona Method?

Party CoupleAs a Life Coach I am always intrigued by any tools and techniques that may help me with clients. I don’t think I can ever have too much training and I’m happy to consider anything that people rave over that doesn’t involve naked dancing round log fires and howling at the moon.

I’ve done additional training in hypnotherapy, NLP, Time Line Therapy and was even booked on an EFT course until they shut it down blaming it on the recession. Couldn’t they have tapped the recession away?

Probably THE training I would most like to do the most if money were no issue would be The Sedona Method. It’s one training, a bit like NLP, that I’ve never heard a bad word against and a lot of people whom I respect, speak highly of it.

Then as if my magic, Craig pops into my life care of Twitter and Craig is a Sedona Method guy. So I thought why not ask Craig to write a guest post about sad subject? So I did, he agreed and this is the result.

What Is The Sedona Method?

Do you remember the last time you were down-spirited, depressed, or just plain pissed off and some bright, chippery person gave you that age-old advice

“Think positively!” (*Tim: I just want to add an important note about this at the end)

And do you remember that feeling you experienced right after where you wanted to “positively” rip one of their legs off and beat them into submission with it? OK, well maybe you just wanted to give them a piece of your mind, but the suggestion to think positively rubbed you the wrong way, didn’t it?

That’s because positive thinking by itself simply doesn’t work! Plastering a smiley face all over a genuinely negative mood or attitude is agonizingly torturous. It’s like trying to tie your brain into a sheep shank knot.

“I want to be pissed off right now, dammit!”

That’s what’s on your mind when you’re in the dumps about something. But we resist that feeling. What we typically do is play the classic “angel on one shoulder, devil on the other” game. One part of you wants to lash out, the other is telling you that it wouldn’t be prudent to do that. It’s a back-and-forth dance performed in the ballroom of emotional suppression.

And it hurts!

But the good news is that you don’t have to put yourself through that. There are some wonderful things that you may or may not know about yourself, and you can take advantage of them in any moment to ensure that self-imposed torture is no longer a standard procedure when you experience unwanted emotions.

Here are some great facts about you!

  1. You are not your thoughts, feelings, emotions, or limiting beliefs.
  2. You have the built-in ability to let go of any thought, feeling, emotion, or limiting belief in any moment.
  3. Underneath all of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and limiting beliefs, your default nature is happiness. In other words, at the core you are happy! (even if you don’t believe that)

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Yeah right, Craig. You don’t know about MY problems! They’re really SPECIAL!”

But the fact is that there are no exceptions to those three wonderful rules listed above. But I don’t want you to take my word for it. In a moment, I’ll give you a way to discover and experience that for yourself today.

Bad habits

Even though that would make a great name for a heavy metal band comprised of renegade nuns, I’m not talking about that. What I’m about to do is show you some of the bad tendencies we all adopt somewhere along the way in our lives that reinforce false beliefs about the emotional content we experience.

When we experience unwanted thoughts, feelings, emotions, and limiting beliefs in life, here’s a bit of what we do in reaction to them (in no particular order):

  • Suppression
  • Expression
  • Over-analysis
  • Exaggeration
  • Story-telling
  • Identification
  • Resistance
  • Manipulation

There’s more, but listing everything really isn’t necessary. The point is that when we experience emotional content that we don’t like, we expend an awful lot of effort doing things that don’t really help us at all. But the common thread that ties all of these bad habits together is this

We hold on to the stuff we don’t want!

In order to do any of the things I mentioned, you must actually hold on to the unwanted thoughts, feelings, emotions, and limiting beliefs that you’re striving to get rid of. But that’s all entirely unnecessary

The simple solution

Mad scientistThere really is an easy way out of all of the nonsense. And that is to simply let go. But unfortunately, despite the simplicity in letting go, the vast majority of human beings inhabiting this planet choose not to. Skeptical about that? Just have a look around, that should about clear it up.

For some strange reason, we’ve become conditioned to hold on. It’s a cultural norm in most places. Maybe it’s because letting go is too easy. Lord knows the human mind has an everlasting love affair with unnecessary complexity. Or maybe it’s because we’re afraid that life will be too boring if we don’t create trouble for ourselves. Who knows? Who cares!

The good news is that there exists a very simple technique for you to use in order to end the struggle and suffering. Because you’re tired of dragging yourself through emotional briar patches, right?

The Sedona Method

Remember when I told you that happiness is your default nature and you almost threw your computer monitor against the wall while yelling expletives? Well, the Sedona Method is the remarkable technique that you can use to experience that natural happiness for yourself. In short, the Sedona Method reconnects you with your innate ability to let go of the crap you don’t want and be happy a heck of a lot more often.

Here’s a very basic explanation of how it works:

At the core, you’re happy and empowered. But there is an accumulation of negative emotional content piled on top that is obscuring your access to it. The typical “just be positive” approach has you forcibly paint fake positivity on top of the negativity (slathering a smiley face over it). But guess what? The negativity is still there gnawing away at you and sabotaging your life by way of your subconscious.

With the Sedona Method, you remove the layers of negative emotional content by bringing them up into your conscious mind and then letting go of them. As you remove more and more, you reveal your default nature: happiness/freedom/peace/whatever you want to call it.

And here’s a bonus: you can use the Sedona Method to remove any unwanted emotional content in any moment. How’s that for handy?

But that’s not where the fun ends. The beauty of this technique is that you can actually use it to improve any and every area of your life. It’s like life enhancement…or augmentation…or something like that.

One warning though, if you decide to use the Sedona Method along with NLP, you may end up completely unstoppable! Beware of the uncanny potential at your disposal! You’re also likely to laugh a lot more and smile for long periods of time for no apparent reason.

About the author: Craig Wildenradt helps people destroy limitation with the Sedona Method. He founded the BloomVerse community and writes about the Sedona Method on his blog Inward Bloom.

* I want to reiterate what Craig said there. Many people confuse optimistic thinking with positive thinking. The latter has never been proven to achieve a fat lot, whereas the former has been proven to ward of depression , improve health and lengthen life! Not bad for starters.

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