Interview with Peggy Sealfon

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An internationally-known expert on dealing with stress, anxiety, pain and trauma, Peggy Sealfon is a Personal Development Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur. She’s certified in life-changing modalities from ancient yogic techniques and mindfulness to functional medicine, modern psychology, energy medicine, life coaching, nutrition and neurosciences. Her Integrated Life Personal Coaching System is a customised approach to awaken personal balance and ignite the inner source of empowerment. She helps men and women of all ages using effective protocols for dealing with health issues, relationships, work, finances, finding life purpose and authentic success. Her best-selling book is Escape  From Anxiety—Supercharge Your Life With Powerful Strategies From A to Z.

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[01:40] – Living and working in New York brought a new kind of stress into Peggy’s life where she encountered a lot of exciting experiences but soon after would crash and burn. Peggy started to seek solutions and ways she could manage her own stress and anxiety. Peggy wanted to be more productive and connected in her life, thus fueling her path to becoming a wellness specialist.

[03:50] – Peggy explains that the catalyst to evoke change came from her desire to be successful.

[04:26]  Most people really find their path and solutions to challenges they have, is when they hit rock bottom.

[05:19] – Peggy explains that she started having challenges early on in her life. She was questioning things at a very young age and had a lot of sensitivities which others didn’t.

[6:00] – Peggy explains how society tends to mold us into something they think we should be rather than who we truly are. This is something Peggy challenges and helps people to be uniquely them. Each of us are here for a purpose and and have something important to contribute to the world. So tapping into that place is really critical and essential, and  when you do tap into it is when you begin to thrive, feel empowered, productive, creative and connected.

[07:30]  – Finding my own needs opened up the opportunities for me to find my path and once I did I knew that, that was really what I was meant to be doing all along.

[08:43] – A lot of people don’t give themselves permission to follow their passion because they’re so easily influenced, by the external messages we receive, from people in our lives. These messages are not always constructive, so we need to find our internal messages that can guide us.

[10:25] – Peggy took a leap of faith when she offered her program to a local healthcare hospital to train their staff and it worked so well for them. This was another indicator that she was on the right path.

[13:00] – Because of her business background Peggy has been able to tailor her programs and make it relatable for the corporate world. An example is changing the term meditation to productivity pause which they loved.

[14:00] – You never know what is going to resonate with people.

[16:30] – One of Peggy’s most memorable clients that she has been able to help was a man who was held at gunpoint in his own restaurant. He was suffering from PTSD and Peggy worked with him for 6 weeks developing a protocol that he could follow, which literally created new neural pathways to interrupt those patterns of fear and anxiety to stimulus which would trigger those memories from the experience.

[21:41] – Stress and anxiety can be mitigated through meditation and yoga.

[27:22] – Peggy suggests one thing that you can do right now to help with stress and anxiety is to eliminate and reduce your sugar intake.

[30:18] – Allow yourself to make ‘selfish’ choices. You’ve got to have what’s in you in order to to be able to give to anyone else. Know that you are empowered to be happy.

Parting words from Peggy Sealfon

‘Recognise that happiness is an inside job and you have the power to be happy’

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