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Rehab for Chocoholics

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Rehab for Chocoholics

Dearest Chocoholic,

I am writing to you today about Rehab for Chocoholics…mm many people laugh, really when they hear what I 

have called my business! They are instantly curious and are intrigued to know more. Chocolics often laugh and either say they are happy with their addiction thank you very much or they actually ask me what I do rather intently!!  LOL!

Why Rehab for Chocoholics Carrie?

Quite simply as I needed it first, and  as there was not anything like it in the world in early 2004, I decided to take time off to create something, as I checked myself into my own ‘Chocolate Rehab,’ and started out my exploratory adventure seeing how I could overcome my addiction to chocolate. At first, I hold my hand up, it was very, very hard as I really did not know what to do, who to turn to or even how to do it. Added to this, very few people were taking in seriously, other than the handful of Hypnotists, or nutritionalists, who whilst I am sure they were effective in helping chocoholics, I felt I wanted something deeper and more wholistic, and dare I say… multi-level! I feel women are wired for the ‘multiple,’ approach, be it our brains, our feelings, our roles in life, or even our orgasms, and my instinct told me that I would be wanting a ‘multiple’ approach here, so I just kept going!

Today, I am in the process of adding a few extra layers of depth, to my Chocolate Rehab programme, and taking away a few layers too, so that it reflects who I am today which is a very different person to when I started out with this work in Australia in 2008.  Essentially, my work is now more spiritual, it’s much lighter in both tone and in it’s intent and energy! 

I have added the word ‘rehab,’ really as it sounded good, and also it was a way of triggering the world to take notice and take chocolate addiction seriously! LOL.! It does attract attention, and I have a good feeling that my work will help many women feel good about themselves, learn to love and accept themselves much more and help them to trust in who they are and follow their dreams, as they balance out their addiction to chocolate. I do feel that adding the word ‘rehab,’ is symbolic too, as it is about deeply going into one’s heart, body  & spirit to really address the underlying issues which is of course what happens in rehab for say drugs or alcohol.

As ever, I look forward to hearing from you, and value your feedback and am open to your suggestions for future posts!

Love, giggles & light,

 

Carriexxxxx

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Help with Chocolate Addiction

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Help with Chocolate Addiction

Dearest Chocoholic,

I am writing today about ‘help with chocolate addiction.’ mmm lol… indeed; as I know some of you really do not want any help!! And that’s absolutely fine of course, who wants to work with someone who is not ready, certainly not me! I know what I am like when I am not open to help, and it ain’t pretty! I am a firm believer in ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear!’

So, dearest chocoholic, how could I help you with your chocolate addiction today?

Well, assuming that you have decided to take it seriously and decided to set your intent to do something about it I would suggest that you start to consider just how you would like to feel, when you have overcome your addiction to chocolate! Yep really.

For example: if you tend to eat chocolate for stress relief, you might be looking to feel more relieved, so how else can you feel relief without chocolate? What could you do to feel relief? Could you say no more often, could you delegate more, could you get some help with things you hate to do; like cleaning, or whatever?  You might tend to eat chocolate as you feel lonely, so how else can you feel less lonely, could you perhaps look at re-connecting with your Guardian angel, could you develop your own sense of spirituality, or connect with higher realms in other ways?Maybe you eat chocolate simply because it feels so, so good, so what other things no matter how silly could you do to make you feel that good? Could it be doing your favourite exercise, watching your favourite film, having hot sex, or a having a deep girlie chat to help you get those things off your chest?!! 

Often when we look at feeling the feeling that we are looking for chocolate to bring us, it can lessen it’s charge as we are having those emotional needs met elsewhere! Try it ladies and do let me know how you get on! This is  an ongoing process ladies, and whilst it can magically change overnight, often it can take quite a few attempts, a bit like going to the gym as you are building muscles, you will improve more quickly when you develop this into a habit and then you are more likely to be able to sustain it! Yah!!

Yep, I imagine a few of you might be a little scepticle, aha, and so what? Just give it a whirl and set the intention to keep and open  mind and heart and you never know it just might make a difference to how you feel and how you feel about chocolate!

I’d love to hear your feelings about my wee blog post here or in private via email: carrie@chocolaterehab.com

Love, giggles & light,

Carriexxxxxxxxxx

 

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Chocolate Addiction and Love

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Chocolate Addiction and Love

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chocolate is so, so marketed in our culture  with love in mind, be it romantically with men encouraged to ‘give a little  love,’ to women, and also women ( and men too!!)  are encouraged to show themselves a little love by taking time out to have a bit of chocolate too, as they deserve it!

Now, my intention is not remotely to make you ladies feel more guilty than you might already do, or to discourage you from having your lovers romance you with chocolate!! Absolutely not! Rather, my intention is to explore my feelings for how chocolate addiction and love are linked and how to help you when this becomes imbalanced.. For example: when you pin too much love on your chocolate, away from yourself. When you love chocolate more than yourself, more than your lover; that’s where I am going with this post. I am sure you know what  I am talking about! Of course, sometimes it is just a lot easier remaining in a ‘painful comfort,’ trap of this, and denial can happen, that’s absolutely normal, and I know that the universe has a way of helping us to face up to our issues when it feels we are ready! For example, my own denial of my chocolate addiction situation remained underacknowledged, to be polite, until I  returned rather heartbroken from Australia, and really started to face up to issues in my life that I had been ignoring such as my extreme love of chocolate, and lack of consistent love for myself!

So, dearest chocohics, I sincerely invite you to take a closer peak at your love situation, love for yourself and for others, especially romantic love, and consider the following….

a) How chocolate  might be covering up the  lack of love you have for yourself, as you repeatedly overindulge in chocolate at the expense of honouring yourself through – facing up to your stress, being yourself, standing in your power and expressing your full mind, emotions, and spirt! 

b) How chocolate  might  be appearing a ittle too often in a romantic setting as a cover up problems instead of you being honest about your lack of sexual satisfaction or the necessary level of emotional intimacy, for example?!! This might happen with yourself too, ie you are ‘using’ chocolate instead of opening your heart to an intimate partner as you felt it easier and less stress, which I can completely relate too!!

It is wonderful to put your feelings to the above questions down in a journal or notebook so that you can look back at them later to see what might have changed as you start on your own personal journey to overcoming your addiction to chocolate, whichever way feels comfortable and right to you:)!

As ever, I trust you found value here and I look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Love, giggles & light,

Carriexxx

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Chocolate Addiction and Depression

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Chocolate Addiction and Depression

Dearest Chocoholic,

Much has been  written about how most chocoholics are depressed, so I felt I would offer my feelings on this.

I have noticed that there are chocoholics who are depressed, so they eat quite a bit of chocolate, and then afterwards they can feel more depressed so this cycle repeats itself. What I have also noticed is that chocolate can just act as a mask for our emotions also, and keep our energies in the same spot. I feel that to just consider that this is simply depression is oversimplfying it; especially as more often than not this usually results in chocoholics simply looking at just the mental aspects of their addiction.

For me, it feels like chocoholics can be energetically stuck in the same energy, and find it hard to transform it, they can be stuck in a world where they find they find it challenging to express their spirit, which is our essence, so are disheartened which I feel is quite different to depression.

I know that my chocolate addiction simply was not just a case of depression; although it was part of it, it was much more that I had become out of touch with my spirit, and my energy and my full emotional expression;  which contributed to my seemingly at times insatiable appetite for chocolate, it was my secret ‘superpower’ friend’ who was always there when I needed them at whatever time of day or night to support, comfort and soothe my sorrows and pain.

For me, it could be more accurate to suggest that chocolate acts for chocoholics as a ‘comfort blanket,’ and soothes us, as we feel fed up, upset, and at times depressed, heartbroken, overwhelmed too. I do not feel it is therefore inevitable that chocolate addiction and depression go hand-in-hand as I more favour chocolate addiction and being out of touch with our spirit, energy and emotional expression much more!

As always, I look forward to hearing your feelings and thoughts about my post, even if privately to: carrie@chocolaterehab.com

Of course, there are many views of chocolate addition and depressions, which is how it needs to be as we are all different!

Namaste, giggles & light,

Love Carriexxx

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Chocolate Addiction and Boredom

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Chocolate Addiction and Boredom

Dearest Chocoholic,

It’s likely one of the top ten reasons why chocolate addiction starts and indeed  contines is because  you are a bit bored! Sometimes, it is much easier to resist doing something about your boredom, especially when you are chillaxing watching your favourite programme on the telly, after a long day! Or even simply switching off over the week-end, not really knowing what to do, so you just ‘end up,’ eating chocolate, often too much!

All of this is so, so easy and it happens to most of us from time to time, that by just having a bit of chocolate fills our void of boredom, sometimes quite nicely and other times it just proves to be counterintuitive as it makes us feel much worse, and even more bored, causing us to want to eat more and more chocolate!

Boredom can be about a fear of change, which is of course human nature, so it is not an unusual experience at all. What can you do to move through this feeling of boredom so as to help you to start to address your chocolate addiction?

1) You can identify why you feel you are so bored? This could be due to lack of excitement, loneliness,  or even too much focus on your head and not enough on your heart, to list a few possible reasons that you feel so bored. When you identify your own, you will start to feel clearer and feel more empowered to face these feelings!

2)Once you  have  identified  what you feel  then how about looking at what you would like to do to in the short-term to  alleviate your boredom- ie make you feel good, be fulfilling, be fun, make a difference to the quality of your life? This could be setting up more social time with friends, to volunteering for a local charity, having a girlie night out or a girlie night in, go to an exercise class you’ll enjoy such as zumba or boxing, whatever floats your boat!!

3) And finally, you can look a bit deeper into your life and start to look at the deeper  and long-term roots to your boredom. For example: if you identified things about to alleviate your boredom, what deeper changes could you make in your life to dramatically transform your feelings of boredom?Could this be looking for a romantic relationship? Could it be following your heart and starting up that business you have always dreamed of? Could it be honouring your dreams by starting to take them seriously and start planning them in your desired timescale?

There are of course many, many short-term and long-term answers! Yeah! I totally advocate looking to have fun and raise your vibration, so that you can feel good in the short-term first to help you develop your courage and confidence to keep going!

It’s all rather exciting when you start to consider the endless possibilities out there to transform how you feel about yourself and how to transform your feelings of boredom into excitement, enthusiasmm, menaing  and that spirited joie-de-vivre that is innately apart of you, which especially flows through you when you do things you love! Go for it! You will discover the more you do this, the less appeal your short-lasting chocolate fix has!

Much love, light & giggles,

Carriexxx

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Is there such a thing as an addiction to chocolate

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Is there such a thing as an addiction to chocolate

Dearest Chocoholic,

Seriously, you might be asking? Carrie what on earth are you writing a blog post about this? Maybe I am just asking this question to you, to tease you into taking your addiction seriously as you possibly yell, albeit virtually to me, ‘ YES Carrie, duh! of course chocolate addiction is real."

I feel much of such questions stem from people who either are not addicted to chocolate, so just cannot even comprehend being addicted to it, and how at times deeply uncomfortable that can be and it can feel, also it stems sadly from the medical and scientific community who tend to write periodically about there being lack of  sufficient statistics regarding chocolate addiction, hence they rarely write about it, or even take it seriously.

For me and you dearest chocoholic, I feel that the most important thing you can do for yourself, is to honour yourself and your truth by admitting even if to yourself that you have a chocolate addiction problem that is negatively impacting your life, if of course you do!

Once you do this, and draw a proverbially line in the sand, then you can start to look at developing more love, respect and kindness for yourself and  as you look at transforming yourself from within, and look at how you can manifest your heart’s desires in your life on every level, so you will be able to feel at peace with yourself more, feel happier, more satisfied and be able to be comfortable speaking your truth and being your whole self! That’s my intention to help you with, all of the above, on your Chocolate Rehab journey be it through these blog posts, through my ebooks, or through my Chocolate Rehab Coaching. Ultimately, I intend for you to experience those ‘orgasmic feelings,’ you have for your chocolate and often from it, for yourself and for life!

I look forward as ever to hearing from you, be it here, or in private  as I have discovered that many of you are rather embarassed to admit your addiction to chocolate; let alone share personal feelings and thoughts about in online, so I am looking to create a private Chocolate Rehab Community shortly, which I will let you know about here shortly.

Love, light & giggles,

Carriexx

carrie@chocolaterehab.com

p.s If you are ready to have support on overcoming your addiction to chocolate email me for details for my email coaching and my telephonic coaching!xxx

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Chocolate Olympics

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chocolate Olympics

I wonder whether with the 2012 London Olympic tickets going on sale this week you have wished for the 2012 Chocolate Olympics to be held?

I am sure a few of your have!! LOL!  I imagine some of you would be both more than happy and more than capable to participate in a ‘Chocolate Marathon,’ for your country with the intention of winning gold from your Paula Radcliff equivalent, or participate in as many ‘Chocolate Swimming events,’ to rival Michael Phelps? LOL!!

In the spirit of the Olympic Games, which I feel are a celebration of self-mastery, I wonder how you might feel if you  were to win your own personal gold medal  and overcame your addiction to chocolate? Can you at all imagine how it would feel to you personally?

 Many people are so used to imagining how they would like not to feel, and are so used to imagining that how they are feeling right in this moment, is  the only reality that they just give up on themselves; albeit often unconsciously! For  example: they don’t think that anything can change, that they will always feel this way, that they will always have this burden of chocolate addiction in their life, that they are ‘hopeless cases.’ I’m here to inform you, that this is something you can change! You can truly transform how you feel about yourself and your life on a deep level and absolutely win many of your own ‘Olympic medals,’ whatever you deem these to be in as many ‘races’ as you desire!

What would your own ‘Gold Medal; be for I wonder; when you overcome your addiction to chocolate?

Would it be learning to love yourself, whatever is happening to you in your life?

Would it be to learn to accept your own limitations and look at integrating them into your whole self; instead of trying to be perfect at everything?!

Would it be looking at how you can learn to become your own best friend first, and foremost?

Would it be to follow your heart in terms of anything from choosing the perfect work for you or place to live?

Would it be to consider putting yourself back out there and seriously looking  for your Soul mate?

 

Would it be starting to feel more deeply in touch with your purpose in this life and start to express your authentic voice?

Whatever it is, and of course it could be a number of issues, which is perfectly natural, (!), go for it, the only person stopping you, is really you!

I  wish you every success in your very own ‘Olympics,’ remember you can, do, be or have anything!!!!!

Much love, light & hugs,

 

Carriexxxxx

 

p.s As ever I look forward to hearing your comments here on the blog, or on facebook, or twitter!!!

p.p.s If you are interested in digital or telephonic Chocolate Rehab Coaching, look at my ‘Chocolate Rehab Shop,’ for more information! I wholeheartedly look forward to help you!

 

 

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