Re-Programming Your Brain for Habit Change with Elizabeth Sherman

August 16, 2018

Today’s guest is breaking down how to build new habits from the ground up for any area you’re trying to shift, whether it’s a eating healthier, a new workout routine, or quitting smoking.

Executive Health Coach, Elizabeth Sherman shares her powerful personal journey through some health struggles, how she found total health for herself, and how she coaches high functioning executives, and entrepreneurs to change their life using simple and sustainable habits.

Elizabeth has an incredibly interesting story with switching careers, to selling everything to liver permanently in Mexico.

One of the best parts of this episode was the section around Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Elizabeth covers some of the main areas that we can use to re-program ourselves with new habits by modifying unconscious routines and old belief systems we may have had in place for years without realizing it

This is a tool that can make all the difference to building new habits and breaking old ones that are no longer serving us.  Elizabeth teaches us the full cycle that NLP dives into, including that the words that we use matter, our experiences dictate our thoughts, and that there are logical levels of change:

1. Environment

2. Behaviours

3. Capability

4. Beliefs & Values

5. Identity

The way Elizabeth explains it, we will continue to sabotage ourselves until our identity is in full alignment with our goals, both subconscious and conscious.

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Some of the other major takeaways from this episode:

  • The hormonal impact of our food choices, sleep, and exercise on the other areas of our life.
  • Why our bodies become more sensitive to our environments with age and what to do about it
  • Learning how to understand the way our bodies communicate to us
  • How to use a fictional version of your future self to help guide your desired behaviours

Can’t wait for you to hear this one, it’s totally fascinating to see how deep we can dig to change our habits successfully and re-program old beliefs.

I’d love know ONE habit that you are going to try and change by applying what Elizabeth taught around Neuro-Linguistic Programming!  Reach out to me over on Instagram @emilygoughcoach and slide into my DMs to let me know and to help keep yourself accountable.  And make sure to do it right away to get the maximum benefit of taking action!


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You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

Room to Grow Podcast, Episode #5 – Learning to Listen to Your Body with Amanda McMullen


Have questions about habit change?  Book a FREE 30 minute call with me! I’ll bring my tea, you bring your beverage of choice (coffee, tea, kombucha, wine?!), and we’ll come up with some strategies to get you on track and finally feeling like a  confident badass, comfortable in your own skin with a new routine and excited about how you eat, move and live!

I only open up a handful of these spots each month and they don’t last long.  Check out my calendar to book your call here!

And, join the party!  Did you know about the Room to Grow Podcast Facebook group?  It’s the community I’ve created for like-minded women who want to grow and learn from each other, and we even have a bi-monthly book club.  I pop in daily with strategies, tips, trainings and sometimes even bring guests live into the group.  See you in there! 


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