What is the Truth Tool and how can it be utilized?
Simply put, my Truth Tool walks clients through a process that: 1. Helps them clearly identify and own the stories they have adopted as false truths about themselves; 2. Removes and/or redefines the stories that no longer serve them and; 3. Develops a clear path forward that is in alignment with their truth.
To illustrate the Truth Tool, let’s use a common story that focuses on self-esteem: “I’m not Pretty Enough”.
- Step 1 – What is the unhealthy story that you are holding on to? I’m not pretty enough
- Step 2 – How true is this story? Ask yourself where this message came from? What is the definition of “pretty”? And who gets to decide what that definition is? Pretty is a made up word. Beauty is everywhere and can be found in everything..including you.
- Step 3 – What are the new stories you will live by going forward? I am beautiful, I am enough
- Step 4 – How do you plan to reinforce those new stories? Look myself in the eyes every morning and every night, and tell myself I am beautiful. Write sticky notes and leave them around the house. Wear an empowerment necklace with the word “Beautiful” on it every day. For even the most cynical, these little tricks make a huge difference.
SOUL SECRET: When you find yourself spiraling out of control on a downward path, beating yourself up about a ‘perceived’ truth (story), ask yourself this question…HOW TRUE IS IT?