Gateway to a Deeper Understanding

Sport has always been an important part of my life, and yet, in recent years, it has fallen by the wayside. I used to think this was because life with small children was just too busy, not to mention the difficulty I faced with communicating in a foreign language. Recently though I have come to the conclusion that it’s actually something else entirely.

My passion has always been for volleyball. I spent most of my adolescence hoping for the opportunity to play and signing up for the volleyball club was practically the first thing I did when I got to university. In fact, my husband and I met on the volleyball court. But in the last few years, he has had to abandon the sport for something less taxing on his shoulders – enter badminton, a sport he now plays extremely well, which he’s spent several years encouraging me to try.

I did – eventually – only to give up pretty quickly. I didn’t like the feel of the racket in my hand – a barrier between me and the ball (shuttle, I should say). I didn’t like that there’s no ‘team’ – not in the same way, even when playing doubles. I didn’t like that the movement on the court was so different…. and so on, and so forth, but these were just excuses. What I didn’t like, really, was the negative self-talk going on inside my head and the fact that I felt discouraged. Things like: “You’re not good enough. You’ll never get the hang of this. You’re the worst player on the court. This is too hard. You’re slowing others down and they don’t want to play with you.”

You see, I recently had an epiphany of sorts when I tried, once more, to play. Something would always happen on, or off, the court that would upset me and then I couldn’t enjoy myself any more. But, this time, instead of giving up, I found myself thinking, ‘Hang on! I can Repattern that!’ And I did. Every time I played badminton, I came home and did a Resonance Repatterning© session on myself, and I began to see a difference. I was having fun again, the negative self-talk went away, my physical conditioning improved, my shots improved, my accuracy, my movement on the court, my understanding of the game, my confidence, my speed.

Mental, emotional, physical limitations fell away (and not just on the badminton court either) and I realised – sport, more than any other area of my life, is the arena in which my negative patterns are revealed. That is why I have avoided it for so long. And that is why I now absolutely love it!

I am ready now, more than ever, to bring these patterns to light and work on them, to strip away the layers of negative beliefs and emotions that get in the way of me living my life to the fullest.

What about you? Which area of your life acts as a magnifying glass to highlight those aspects of yourself you’re ready to work on?

With love,

Sophia Avramides

Wood Element: Structure and Creativity

Don’t you just love Spring?

The Wood Element has many positive qualities, two of which are Structure and Creativity. I snapped a picture of them here.

Bryophyllum pinnatum – Common names include Air Plant, Cathedral Bells, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, and Goethe Plant.

September – São Paulo, Brazil.

Writer’s block!

I have always struggled with writing and for years I believed that I just couldn’t write. At school, though maths and science was easy, I could never quite grasp the mechanics of how to write. I remember one of my teachers told me once that I had good ideas, but I needed to flesh them out – my prose read like a telegram. I couldn’t understand what she meant and she wasn’t able to explain it to me. Now, years later, I read what I wrote then and agree with her – I was writing telegrams!

In a way, I feel somewhat cheated of the opportunity to express myself creatively through writing, something which I now love doing. But, at the same time, I understand that it’s all a process and a journey and something which we all learn at different speeds and different times in our lives. In my case, becoming a teacher gave me the opportunity to learn all the things I had missed in my own schooling and understand how to structure my writing, but I still lacked self-confidence for a while. And that’s where Resonance Repatterning came to the rescue!

Through the Writing Repatterning, Self-Image Repatterning, Belief Repatterning, Creative Self-Expression Repatterning and more, I was able to shift the energy blocks that have been holding me back and reach a point where I enjoy writing and have the courage to publish a blog post like this one! It’s an ongoing process to be sure, but I feel like I am light-years ahead of where I was and keen to help others discover this joy.

So what about you? Have you found your writing voice yet? Do you love writing, but struggle with writer’s block? Perhaps you know just what to say, but wrestle with the idea of putting yourself out there, sharing your writing and ideas with others, and stepping into the limelight. Resonance Repatterning can help with all these problems and so much more!

Click here to find out more about Resonance Repatterning or contact me today to book a session and transform those negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that hold you back, into positive ones that allow you to manifest what you want and fill you with boundless energy, joy, and a deep sense of well-being.