The S.H.I.F.T! system is the results of years of research into how our minds influence our behaviour. The behaviours, called habits, are so unconscious that we do not question them until they become a problem. See the video here on how habits form.
The S.H.I.F.T! system is a unique combination of a classic coaching process using: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP); Journal therapy; stress management; and relaxation; all combined with a journal to record thoughts, goals and experiences. See the video here for more details.
You an coach yourself or your child to work towards a goal and be successful. You might think you don’t have the skills and knowledge. Watch the video here for more information.
The S.H.I.F.T! system products include:
Self-coaching JOURNALS which are designed for anyone. Parents can use the journal to help their child with emotional issues. The journals use a highly visual and colourful design with small chunks of text. The purpose of the journal is to support ACTION to change. See the video here for an overview of the approach. There are FREE bonus videos to support the journals. The journals currently available are:
Savvy S.H.I.F.T! 30 Day Challenge Journals
Quit Snacking! Change your relationship with food. Find out more here.
Quit Scolling! Tame your social media Habit. Find out more here.
Quit Hiding! Attract your super confident self. Find out more here.
Savvy Parents S.H.I.F.T! Journals
Quit Shouting! Connect to your 3 – 11 year old Child. Find out more here.
Quit Arguing! Connect to your teenager. Find out more here.
Video coaching COURSES which includes a downloadable journal.
VIP Package – Journal, course, plus 5 x 30 minutes zoom coaching sessions.
Whatever package you choose, an easy 5-step process is used to guide you through the change from where you are now to where you want to be! This process uses the classic coaching method of identifying goals; and then planning how to achieve the goals; and gaining feedback on progress. In addition to techniques, methods and processes contained in the publication; you are given a journal to write about your journey and experience of change. It is this combination of diverse methods and a journal which also makes the S.H.I.F.T! system so unique.
The 5 steps of the S.H.I.F.T! system are:
This step is about establishing exactly where you are now. It is about identifying the issues and how the habit affecting your life. What are your behaviours, feelings, and thoughts? A range of tools, thought provoker, prompt questions, and questionnaires are provided for you to complete. The purpose of this step is to start the mind working on your habit and bringing to the forefront resources that can help you make the change you want to make.
Many people would change habits themselves but they don’t know how. While most people will say just stop what you are doing – it is not to easy sometimes. Children and adults need help to understand their behaviour and habits and coaching in the change process. More importantly, most people try to make change at the level of the conscious mind (see here for a video on the mind and how it works) because they do not realise that all learning (including change) takes place in the unconscious mind.
The How-to’s address both the conscious and unconscious mind. By now you will be writing in the Journal and linking your thoughts, feelings and behaviours together and making decisions about whether the behaviour is producing the results you want. Once you have identified your top priorities for action; you can formulate a goal and the steps you need to take to reach your goal.
If you need support, a family member or friends can be your accountability buddy. Someone who keeps you in focus and paying attention to our future goal.
This is where the MAGIC happens in the S.H.I.F.T! System. Integrating action with writing and reflecting on your progress helps you to externalise unwanted emotions. Preparing visualisations and affirmations gives your mind clear instructions about what you want to achieve – in fact, your visualisation should be about having achieved our goal. You visual yourself as being where you want to be and you mind brings it about. Affirmations are clear instructions to your mind about what you want. Writing these down, saying them to yourself, having them pinned onto your fridge or listed in your phone and looking at them regularly will reinforce what you are trying to achieved.
Understanding yourself – your behaviour (habits) and the underlying values, beliefs emotions and thoughts – and writing about these in your journal can have a massive impact on your change process.
Writing daily to a purposeful goal will help your mind to direct you towards what you want. You may also start to identify blocks, cues and triggers for your habit which you can then start to manage more effectively.
When you look back into the journal exercises and review your writing, you will see your own progress. It is great to get feedback from others. Sometimes you have to ask for it. Hopefully you will also get compliments as you progress – record these; and look at them when you feel wobbly. If you have one of the parent’s journals, you will see how to give feedback to your child to get the best results.
In some journals, there will be advice on relapsing and re-starting your goal if need to.
The best bit! Enjoy your success.