Sunday, November 23, 2008

who are you....really?

In other words, who are you when you stop working?
When you are not in parent/husband/wife/sister/caregiver role?

What do you want - really want?

NLP is a philosophy of life, a way of thinking, a collection of techniques designed to get you ‘unstuck’ to move forward in life with ease, confidence and surety - just the way it is meant to be. The world around you will suddenly appear differently once you decide to let go of thinking patterns which are no longer useful to you. In fact, chances are they never were useful, they were simply taught or passed down to as an inherited way of perceiving ‘reality’. What is YOUR reality? What are your hopes and ambitions without prejudice or influence

If you are seeking change in your life, consider “What is the difference that makes the difference?” Neuro Linguistic Programming pays attention to the different neurological levels at which we operate in

Identity - Who you are, eg wife, son, sales rep, friend etc
Beliefs and Values - Whether it is possible/worth it
Capability - How you do it - skills
Behaviour- What you do
Environment- Where/When you do it

If you are seeking change in your life, consider more than just what to do but check also who you are capable of being!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

NLP testimonial....

Some kind words from a grateful client who will remain anonymous:


"Yvette confidently and gently led me through an intense and cathartic NLP breakthrough session. Yvette provided a safe and comfortable environment in which I was able to open myself to the healing process. She maintained consistent energy as she compassionately led me to powerful discoveries of my problems and patterns, my beliefs and my values and most importantly my solution and the truth. Throughout the entire experience I felt encouraged and supported. I have deep respect and admiration for Yvette and highly recommend her as an NLP practitioner. "

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Clearing Your Clutter

I sat in on a very helpful teleclass last week about clearing out one's clutter. This was led by my NLP teacher who graciously shared this information with us based on a book by Karen Kingston.

If you don't use it or love it - throw it out!!! We need to make space for room to allow abundance to come into our lives. Collecting stuff creates blocks - are you open to receive something new??

Clutter means coagulate - it is stagnated energy - stuck energy. It could be making you tired or preventing you from losing weight!!! Ugh!

What is it?
-anything you do not use or love
-untidy or not organized things
-too many things in too small space/place
-things not finished...includes projects, conversations!

Do you have a relationship with somebody which is creating clutter in your heart, mind or soul!!?? If you are looking for that special someone do you actually and literally have room for them in your space?? Is your closet jammed with stuff or is there room for him or her to hang their coat?

Create space for ideas, abundance and joy to come into your life:-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Essence of Exercise - the workshop

why LESS time in the gym = MORE results on the side


Learn how to STOP wasting time using unnecessary effort ...

... and START to realize your genetic potential - grasp the difference - tune into your body.

This workshop is for those who dare to question the essence of exercise and what that could mean for YOU?

Saturday, January 24
9am - 4pm

Clear Medicine, 123 Dupont Street, Toronto

$80+GST





Hmmmmm?

Does your behaviour match your desired outcome? How will you know when you get it? What will you see, hear and feel? Are you ready for the consequences of achieving your outcome? Do you know what your outcome is or what you want it to be? And if you did know, what would it be?

Questions to make you go hmmmmmmm......

Sunday, November 9, 2008

YOUR FITNESS IS MY BUSINESS
THIS AIN’T NO FASHION, JUST MY PASSION
TO GET YOU IN SHAPE
AND FEELING GREAT
YOUR MIND I WILL MOTIVATE
YOUR BODY WE WILL STIMULATE
LET US GO! WHAT IS THE WAIT?

create space for ideas to surface...
allow room for passion to grow.....
find a place to express intention...
dig to the core to find out more!!!!

the goal

....a combination of absolute intensity and total calm,consistent, free breathe.....a beautiful marriage of the body pumping with energy from blood infusing through engorged veins carrying oxygen to the ever-so-thirsty fibres working on an all-or-nothing principle firing like an army emerging from the trenches recruited for battle taking place NOW or never and the MIND deciding the outcome, thoughts seeping in of slight doubt....the burn is unbearable like fire ripping through ferociously begging to be put out still willing to move through the full range of motion coming this far, no looking back, nothing less than the last attempt with purpose and intention of completing the set and achieving TOTAL MUSCULAR FAILURE!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

discoverME

So I facilitated my first NLP session since finishing my course back in August. The session was set-up as a breakthrough which to make my own I will call from here on a "discoverME" session.
My client was a friend of a friend and she had a problem......well 12 hours later what seemed to have been her problem was now just an idea that she could choose to have or discard of because it was no longer serving her.....this is what NLP could do for you, for us - gives us CHOICE!!!

What I learned as a practitioner was to trust the process, stick with it and provide enough room and space for whatever needs to come up.....also, trust that the client knows what he/she needs and follow that instinct.

Stay tuned for more on the develepmont of the discoverME and a testimonial.
For more questions on how to discoverYOU - email me:-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My NLP Breakthrough

Leading up to the big breakthrough session my big question was: ‘What is my problem?’

I knew that I felt ‘stuck’ in my career and sometimes felt overwhelmed by life but I was not sure exactly how that formulated into a problem.

Well as a student of NLP going in for breakthrough session I was confident that the process would surely unravel my issue exactly as it needed to present itself. And I am happy to report, it did!

During the personal history intake I started to notice my own patterns in life as I was talking about them. Simply being heard with pure intention and absolute attention was enough for me to be ok with talking about myself whereas I usually find myself the one listening. Many times answering the specific questions asked by my practitioner seemed to be the absolute best way of exploring what I was explaining - this really contributed to the flow which allowed for what might not be obvious to me become apparent to my practitioner!

Interestingly, the root of my frustrations came from many years ago and was specific to one incident in my life which I previously thought I had already ‘dealt with’. What was once regarded as a really bad memory is now a really powerful learning lesson. NLP was able to do that for me and I am grateful to have new perspective!

Today I live more freely, without limitation and without fear - possible in the world is possible for me and I now truly believe that.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

a realization

The seminar 'Communicate 2 B Great" was a HIT! The most amazing development seemed to be the listening exercise whereby one partner absolutely listens for 2 full minutes while the speaker discusses a minor issue he/she may be experiencing.
The listeners felt an incredible urge to interrupt or interject with their own thoughts/opinions. Most of the listeners realized how much they actually do interrupt on a regular basis not allowing for the speaker to fully communicate using their own language.

As the speaker, some people felt uncomfortable having the spotlight on them. They weren't sure initially if they could even fill 2 minutes of 'air time' mostly because many of us aren't accustomed to being fully listened to.

The idea of the exercise is to help people realize that when it comes to communication, people process as they speak and unless they have the opportunity or the space to fully express themselves using their own words and thought processes then the message could be lost or distorted by the listener.

Speak to get YOUR point across and listen for the pure intent of understanding your partner!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Communicate 2 B Great!

A seminar designed to inspire, transpire and, ignite your fire!!!

Learn within hours how to integrate with and participate in
LIFE
to move forward with the knowledge you already have!!!
2 dates only : June 2 or June 5, 6:30 - 9pm
$25 in advance or at door with reservation
Inspired Life Health Centre, 5 - 320 Danforth Ave.
Reserve your spot today
: 416 877 0849
Yvette Raposo
Personal Trainer, NLP Practitioner

Friday, February 1, 2008

Skool of hard knox

THE MORE I HEAL PHYSICALLY I FEEL
CAPABLE AGAIN TO BOW DOWN AND KNEEL
TO MY SPORT, MY LOVE THAT I MISS SO MUCH
I STILL GOT ‘THA TOUCH
I MISS THE RUSH THE INTENSITY THAT CRUSH.
NOSTALGIA’S CALLING ME BACK
TAKE’N ME OFF THE BEAT’N PATH…AGAIN
BUT IT AIN’T THE SAME, NOT ABOUT GLORY OR FAME
REALLY JUST A GAME THAT I WANT TO WIN
WITH MYSELF BY MYSELF, IS THIS SUCH A SIN?
I NEED TO SURRENDER,
THIS DILEMMA EVENTUALLY WILL RENDER
ME HELPLESS
I HAVE NEVER FELT THIS STRONG BEFORE
ABOUT WANTING MORE
OF SOMETHING SO WRONG
HOW MUCH FURTHER SHOULD I GO AND FOR HOW LONG BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, BEFORE IM NOT GREAT…
ANYMORE…

Express YOURself!

Expression is an art.
There are no wrong opinions - they are an idea and ideas are innovative, creative!
Be open-minded: accept what is and what it isn’t.
Learn your lessons and follow intuition.
Go with what you know and with whom you know where it is.
Be a leader AND a follower - whatever the situation, have a stand for what you believe in.
Know what drives you because passion is power, enough to water that flower… within, just needs tending to.
Dig deep for what you feel is right, keep all perspective in bright light.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

the warrior

'The warrior doesn't fight out of aggression, hate or fear. He fights from a sense of responsibility and code. He lives in a world where wounds are medals and the weapons that inflict them are sacred.

The warrior is not a soldier. While his fight is no more noble, it is much more symbolic. If a man falls to the canvas, his cause collapses for the moment. And if the man gets up, he lifts the weight of his world to its feet. If he is counted out, the only consolation for his corner is the promise of a rematch and the time to sharpen his weapons and abilities to a flawless point.'

I read this in one of my little books of inspiration and loved it!!! I hope you do as well:-)

the basic punch - not so basic...

Every part of you needs to be tuned into the action of a punch....the energy is rooted in the feet, develops in the legs, is directed by the waist and moves up to the hand where contact is made considering distance, timing, speed and agility!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

In the ring

Being confident is different from being fearless, fools are fearless.

The fighter has mastered his emotions to the extent that he/she can conceal and control them.

Fear is an asset to a fighter.

It makes him move faster and more alert.

Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear - heroes just react to it differently.

Thank you:-))))

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!!
The intention is to inspire, transpire and ignite your fire!

The information in my posts will largely come from my heart. Topics will include anything fitness related, boxing, holistic health, positive thinking and my own personal poetry, thoughts and experiences!!! This is me sharing with you:-)

I welcome comments and suggestions.

Happy New Year

WANNA GO?

OBSTACLES WILL BLUR MY MOVE

DISTRACTIONS MAY STEAL MY GROOVE

BUT TO BE FOCUSED IS WHAT I CHOOSE

SO FOR THAT MY FRIEND

YOU
MUST
LOSE

Never Mind

Never Mind Opportunity,

Make the Choice,

Take that Chance.

What are you waiting for......

.....to move onwards and upwards? Get the heck out of your own way!