Lighten Up! Emotional Freedom Cleanse
During this very simple and user friendly four-day cleanse
- that you can follow while maintaining your regular schedule -
we will transform the body, mind and those pesky emotions!
Make Resolutions You Can Keep!
The end of one year and beginning of another is a time for fresh starts. We hear our inner voice whisper (or scream), “It’s the New Year and I don’t want to waste another year doing the same old stuff! It’s time for a change, a better life.”
The good news is that we start off with all the motivation and commitment we can muster. The bad news is, few of us actually follow through on our resolutions.
If you are like most people, your track record for sticking with past resolutions is just not great. According to Time Magazine, here are some of the most common resolutions that we tend to break:
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking or drink less
- Get fit
- Lose weight
- Manage stress
- Get a better job
- Eat a healthier diet
- Recycle more
- Get out of debt
- Travel to a new place
- Learn something new (a language or an instrument)
- Spend more time with family
If only it was as simple as making a resolution and sticking to it. Sometimes it is. More often than not, underlying our resolutions are old, well-rehearsed emotional patterns that insidiously come back to undermine even our best intentions. These emotional patterns have physiological counterparts – molecules that have been found to be carried by proteins called peptides that attach to receptors also used by the nervous, immune and endocrine systems in our bodies.
The Lighten Up! Emotional Freedom Cleanse is a unique cleanse – a detox of body and mind based on a synthesis of Ayurvedic psychology and cutting-edge science in the realms of molecules of emotion and epigenetics. While ridding the body of toxins, the real gift of Lighten Up! is a scrubbing of our old, well-rehearsed emotional patterns that hold us hostage and keep us doing the same destructive things over and over. Once these emotional patterns are revealed to us, Lighten Up! guides you through action steps to literally rewire your neural patterns and make lasting, transformational change.
Enjoy great new features this year:
- Guided yoga videos and audio meditations with experienced teachers
- Live Call with Dr. John (includes Q&A) on Wednesday, January 8, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (if you cannot make the live call, an archived recording will be available to you for the duration of the Lighten Up! Cleanse, whether you choose to do your cleanse before the time of the call, during, or after.
- Each Lighten Up! Supply Kit comes with a bonus Self-Inquiry Notebook that you can use for all of your self-inquiry exercises throughout the cleanse.
Generally, we don’t think of the winter as a time for cleansing, but our holiday traditions and nature’s cycles make it the perfect storm for cleansing – for lots of reasons:
- You ate too much over the holidays
- You’ve gained unwanted weight
- Your joints are aching again
- You’re constipated
- You can’t sleep
- You feel run down and on the edge of a cold or flu
- You want to make a change but can find the motivation and energy
- Spending time with family brought up tons of old childhood issues
- According to the natural cycles, winter is a time for rest and reflection, and inner work. Often during the holidays we move away from that with a lot of social gathering. This is great – but we need to make sure we get back on the train so that we can enter the following spring – nature’s New Year – refreshed.
So, while there’s no question that starting fresh requires us to feel a little lighter in this holiday-laden body, the real reason for lightening up the body is to lighten up the mind and the emotions!
Cleansing Toxic Mental Patterns and Emotions
Along with cleansing the body, Lighten Up! is actually designed to help us achieve emotional freedom from patterns that are no longer serving us. These emotions are stored, believe it or not, in your cells.
Take a moment to understand how the “molecules of emotion” work:
For thousands of years, Ayurveda has maintained that emotions are stored in our fat cells. Now, research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proven that emotions are carried by peptides and stored in cells throughout the body.
Amazingly, the receptors for all of these “molecules of emotion” are also the receptors for all hormones, all immune chemicals, and the nervous system. It is truly the body and mind’s information network!
Lead researcher Dr. Candice Pert discovered that pent-up childhood emotions can block the flow of this information network and disturb immunity, hormonal activity, mood and nerve flow!*
Ayurveda and the NIH are both saying the same thing! This is why I love Ayurveda!
The NIH is telling us that old toxic emotions will actually store deep in the cells’ receptor site and block the flow of energy and information throughout the body, compromising health*.
5000 years ago Ayurveda taught that toxic emotions, referred to as mental ama, will lodge in the fat and muscle cells and block the flow of energy in the body and initiate a disease process.
Burning fat is something our holiday-prepped bodies painfully resist.
Naturally, the way to cleanse these old toxic emotions is to teach our bodies to burn fat. But after the holidays, this is something our bodies painfully resist.
Eating holiday snack food and sweets quickly tells the body, “You don’t need to burn fat – they are feeding you every 2-3 hours with a sweet or savory snack!”
The Lighten Up! Emotional Freedom Cleanse creates a strong platform for change.
Teaching your body to burn fat, as we will do in this cleanse, primes your body and mind to make lasting commitments to change, and to stick to your resolutions.
While your body is learning to burn fat, I’ll be guiding you through a very specific set of transformational self-inquiry exercises to help you make those important resolutions and goals to create lasting change. You’ll be guided through making a traditional resolution, usually pertaining to a lifestyle habit, as well as an emotional resolution – a change in a habitual emotional pattern that holds you hostage. Most importantly, these exercises are built to help you stick to those goals!
Flipping your body into a fat metabolic state will release toxins and old emotions stored deep in the cells receptors. Then, with a series of self-inquiry exercises, we are going to boost self-awareness and clarity, which will allow you to observe yourself engaging in old toxic emotional patterns of behavior. Once you are aware of these patterns, they will be physically released from the fat cells during the cleanse. Then, you can take a final action step to make transformational change!
That is our goal in this cleanse – to identify the action step that you can literally take – not just think about – that will free these emotions and the information network responsible for optimal health.
Lighten Up! with Us
I know you are ready to feel light in your body again, and this can only happen when you are in fat-burning mode. In case you have forgotten, here are a few of the health benefits that come with being a good fat burner:
- Lose weight
- Don’t crave anything
- Have longer lasting energy
- Sleep through the night better
- Detoxify toxins stored in fat cells
- Detoxify mental and emotional toxins also stored in fat and throughout the body
- Neutralize toxic acidity in the body and stimulate lymph flow
- Stabilize mood
- Simply feel lighter in your body, mind and spirit!
There is an old saying: To the extent that someone or something affects you is the extent to which that thing is your karma. “Karma” simply means action. If something affects you, it is an opportunity to take a transformational action step to free the old toxic emotions that are blocking the information network that controls your immunity, hormones, psychology and nervous system.
So jump on this opportunity to take action and create lasting change!
Join me this December and January for an amazing experience,
with resolutions and goals we aim to keep and old emotions we aim to lose!
* Molecules of Emotion. Candice Pert PHD. Simon and Shuster 1997.
Invite a Friend to Cleanse with You!
Many of our cleansers invite a friend or loved one to cleanse with them, as they find it very helpful to have a buddy to share ideas, motivation and support. Some cleansers will even encourage a whole group to cleanse together. If your cleansing buddy lives nearby, you can cook meals together, exercise, or meditate together. If your cleansing buddy lives further away, you can inspire each other via phone, email or text. After the cleanse you can support each other to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
All material provided from LifeSpa for the Lighten Up! Emotional Freedom Cleanse is provided for informational or educational purposes only. Schedule a private consult with John Douillard, DC or with a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition. The instructions and advice presented from LifeSpa for the Lighten Up! Cleanse are in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician.
Consult your physician before beginning this program as you would any detox, weight loss or weight maintenance program. Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have as well as the medications and supplements you are taking.
Those of you who are on diuretics or diabetes medication, have liver or gallbladder disease or take any medications, should proceed only under a doctor’s supervision.
As with any plan, this cleanse should not be used by patients on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.
You must be at least 16 years of age or older to do the Lighten Up! Cleanse.
~START ANY DAY: Dec 2 – Jan 31, 2014~
The Lighten Up! Details:
- Choose Your Start Date: You can do your 4 day cleanse any day between December 2nd and January 31st (content will be available through February 4th, so January 31st would be the last day to begin). You do not need to decide now – you can decide anytime in December or January.
- Log In: Each day during your 4 day cleanse, you will receive a reminder email to log on to our private membership site to learn about that day’s protocol. When you register, we will immediately send you an email with your login information (it may take 1-3 hours to appear in your inbox). The instructions are ready and waiting for you beginning immediately.
- Videos, Articles & Bonus Tip Sheets:
Ayurvedic Self Inquiry Exercises to release old toxic emotions
Meal options (choose from 3 meal plans based on your needs)
Recipe inspirations that are tasty, filling and detoxifying
Optional stress-relief practices
Long-term maintenance plan for getting even healthier after Lighten Up!
- Follow 1 of 3 Meal Plans: You can choose from three different meal plans, based on your schedule and the stability of your blood sugar. Each meal plan consists of real, nourishing whole foods. You will not starve or faint during this cleanse!
- After the Cleanse: I will also give you detailed – but simple – protocols to continue a healthy lifestyle after the cleanse. You can continue to stay in fat metabolism mode, be free of cravings, and feel lighter and stronger day after day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What items do I need to do this cleanse?
A: All you need is a computer (or tablet or smart phone) that can connect to the internet and stream videos. Additionally, there are a few items that will help you complete the cleanse. Please see the Supply List below.
Q: Are there any contraindications for doing the Lighten Up! Cleanse?
A: Please see the Medical Disclaimer above. If you have a serious or chronic medical condition, please follow at your own pace and consult your physician as needed.
Q: When can I start the Lighten Up! Cleanse?
A: As this is an online self-directed course, you can do your 4 day cleanse anytime in December 2013 or January 2014.
Q: What if I need personal help or attention?
A: Lighten Up! includes daily articles, videos and tip sheets for before, during and after the cleanse. If you have any questions regarding your particular situation, please call us at 303.516.4848 to book a consultation with Dr. Douillard or Tauna Houghton.
Supply List & Kit