Tag Archives: Self Image

3 Steps to Become who you secretly want to be

Do you secretly long to be like someone you admire and to shy to admit it, even to yourself?  Do you feel shame about your wish?  Do you think that you are not worthy enough?big view goals

In a coaching session I encouraged a client to accept that they would like to be like their favorite leader or guru and embrace it.  I asked them to envision themselves in a similar leadership position with a question, how did they want others to view them?  For example when you think of  Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, or Oprah what character images come to your mind?  I used an example of how I have come know these personalities through media and how I inwardly identify them through association.

  • The momentum of  success can be consciously planned for or unconsciously achieved.  There is always a choice to create a vision that includes your values that contribute to  humanity or a choice to get what you need at the expense of humanity.
3 Steps to Consciously Accepting Your Personal Dreams & Starting to Create Them

 1.  Who you Want to Be Like in This Lifetime

If you stopped to check in and consider who you would like to be like in the future who would it be?  For example, a guru, a doctor, a philosopher, a professor….

2.  What Characteristics would you like to be identified with?

Take a moment to consider this question.  How would you like others to experience you.  When you think of your guru, what images come to mind?  Now translate this into how you want others to  consider you.

3.  Walk and Talk It – Make it your story from the inside

Now carry a vision of who you want to be as you walk forward to manifest this vision.  Holding it consciously within you will begin to walk and talk it!  If you are afraid to accept your dream, you will always be victim to it.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Mental and Emotional Responses to Fear & Anxiety

As a Life Transitions/Relationship Coach and Feldenkrais Practitioner opportunities have been available to explore the long-term physical, mental and emotional effects of long-term fear and anxiety. Here are some of the mental & emotional  characteristics that have presented themselves in cases:

Flight & Fight

  • analytical
  • solution orientated versus integrative
  • self absorbed on self image
  • self judging of own self-image
  • judgement of others self-image
  • resistant to change
  • highly reactive to external stimulus
  • reactive
  • quick to justify thoughts, opinions before hearing and reflecting to consider new information
  • confidence based upon comparisons to others (short lasting)
  • cannot compliment self or others
  • prone to jealousy
  • lack of self-empathy
  • lack of empathy for others
  • takes incoming perspectives, opinions and beliefs personally
  • doesn’t include others perspectives, opinions, dreams in making personal decisions and choices
  • cannot understand why others aren’t in agreement with their hopes and dreams
  • quick to blame

Read more  …… Physical Attributes of Chronic Fear & Anxiety – What is your habitual body reaction?


  • sensitive
  • slow to act
  • quiet
  • works hard
  • withdrawn
  • quiet
  • alone
  • take time before making decisions
  • empathy for others, less for self
  • put others first
  • takes things personally
  • sad, hurt, resentful
  • depressed
  • lack of self value

Read more  …… Physical Attributes of Chronic Fear & Anxiety – What is your habitual body reaction?

The intent of this article is in the context of how  communication and movement can support the decrease of anxiety, stress & fear. Values & Empathy integration in communication for transforming disconnection into connection and movement for calming one’s nervous system.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder


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Begin your Spring with  exploring mindful somatic connections in your body, brain and behavior functions. Increase clarity using a technique to explore your own self-image and heightening your sensory awareness.  Expect to be taken through guided exercises that may give you a surprising outcome!  You may bring a blanket to lie on and remember to dress comfortably.  (Recommend no jeans or tight belts)Each of the following Wednesday evening events may leave you with a heart-mind-soul connection not unlike devotion even though the focus is softening an inward view of oneself.


Special Guest Betsy Nuse will be joining me to enhance your movement experience in connection to dance.  Each Wednesday evening will end as it began in a circle as we explore our movement integration with a Sacred Circle Dance.  A beautiful dance has been chosen to increase the inner felt sensation of the powerful connection through your body from feet to outstretched hands.

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  • In 2012 Renee hosted a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was the Season for Nonviolence and using the skills of nonviolent communication.
  • In 2013 Renee was backing hosting a month-long Oneness Wednesday Awareness program with the Church of Truth.  The focus was on Labyrinths for Walking and Integrating it with movement and inner communication and self-empathy