How often do we feel connected to our bodies and aware of our nervous systems? It’s not uncommon to feel disconnected from our own bodies. Achieving weight loss is difficult without breaking down and going deeper to heal childhood wounds to the nervous system. On the Tougher Together Breakthrough podcast, our host, Rebeccah Silence, sat in with Audra Baker to discuss the characteristics that make Breakthrough such a big part of change and growth.
Breakdown is where Breakthrough starts. It’s often called “rock bottom,” a place where there’s nowhere to go but up. Audra explains that sometimes Breakthrough is sudden, like a “light bulb moment.” Still, it often takes a while to shake out of the breakdown without doing considerable work. Sometimes, Breakthrough is a series of baby steps in the right direction.
Whatever the rate of change, Breakthrough that causes lasting change requires a shift in the nervous system. As Audra puts it, “You can’t willpower or positive affirmation through it.” As you repair these wounds to your nervous system, you can begin the process of healing and reconnect with your body and your feelings.
The connection can start with breathwork, and you can start simply with a deep belly breath… noticing your breath and the sensations in your body. When you are lost in your thoughts, notice what you are feeling. Connecting with your body and feelings is key to achieving Breakthrough. Audra’s best advice: Learn to expand your capacity to feel your feelings.
If you would like to learn more about Audra Baker, go to her website. We’re always Tougher Together! Please tune in to other episodes of our Breakthrough podcast and explore the human connection between us.
Rebeccah Silence is a speaker, coach, and international media personality, who survived cancer while pregnant and has impacted hundreds of thousands of listeners through her radio programs and appearances. She is the Creator of the HEALING IS POSSIBLE movement and courses and is committed to helping others heal their traumas. As a certified world-class Emotional Healing Coach, Rebeccah is uniquely qualified to facilitate breakthroughs to wellness and transformation while she inspires hope and possibility in even the most challenging times. She is best known for healing heartbreak, and her clients frequently tell her that she brought them "back to life"!