How I coached myself out of fearing sea sickness

I recently got back from a cruise – my first one! And I had a great time. It was so nice to be completely disconnected. I spent a lot of time sitting on my balcony watching the water. The sunrises and sunsets were amazing!

Where I live in Florida, cruising seems to be a regular occurrence. Many of the boats leave right out of Tampa. It’s really easy and convenient.

But I had been avoiding going on a cruise because I was afraid. I was afraid of getting sea sick.

You see, when I was little, I had an experience of traveling by car and then being sick for several days. My child mind created the meaning that I gotten really bad motion sickness. And so I came to believe that I am really sensitive to motion sickness.

And that belief has framed my experience from there on in.

It prevented me from going on a cruise, and from doing other things.

Now as a coach, I know that when you change your beliefs, you change how you experience the world. This is the essence of the work I do with clients. My clients end up becoming different without having to consciously try to be different. In fact, they often say they don’t remember being the way they used to be.

And so, when it got close to time for my cruise, I thought “Coach, Coach thyself”.

For more about what I did, check out this video.

 

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Here’s to the power of rewriting our stories!