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Reprogram Your Primitive Brain… And Take The Parking Brake Off Your Life!

 

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way and Transform and Align Your Brain So You Start Getting More Done, In Less Time, While Having More Fun!


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It really is possible. Most people struggle through their day, fighting to get themselves in gear. They WANT to move forward, but they literally feel like the brakes are on. It takes SO much effort and energy to move forward.

Hi! We’re Cathy Vartuli and Rick Wilkes from Thriving Now, and we know what that feels like. In the past, sometimes the simplest task would take hours or days instead of the 5 minutes it should have taken. We could feel the energy drain out of us whenever we thought about working on that project.

Cathy’s Experience: For example I tried shaming and blaming myself. I tried accountability, will power, deadlines, and plans… but nothing worked long term.

Sometimes I’d each make some progress, but it felt like I was trudging through mud… and in the end, I often decided it wasn’t worth it, or that I didn’t get to have it. Over the years my self-esteem dropped even further, and I lost confidence in myself and my ability to have the life I wanted.

Then we found the secret. We knew that EFT Tapping was powerful and effective. And we used it in our work. But we wanted to find a way to apply this energy technology in a way that really amplified the process. When we met, Rick was already a talented body worker and energy healer, and when we combined that with my PhD research skills and intense curiosity, and new discoveries in brain science, we uncovered a new doorway to faster, more effective recovery and resilience.

Through the years we’ve been on a path that helped us understand that there wasn’t anything wrong with us… or with you.  We learned that once you change one thing… suddenly new doors open up, and all kinds of possibilities appear. It doesn’t matter if you want success in finance, health, romance, or business. When you change this one thing (We’ll tell you more in just a minute), you take that parking brake off and it becomes infinitely easier to have what you see others getting.

First, it’s important to know that none of this is your fault! The struggle and pain you’ve been through isn’t because you’re bad or don’t deserve abundance. The reason you’ve been struggling is because a part of your brain has been fighting you.

There is a part of the brain, called the Primitive Brain, that focuses on survival. Its main purpose is to protect you. This part of your brain has first dibs on all your resources. Your primitive brain will flood you with adrenaline and other chemicals to let you run faster than you ever thought possible to escape a bear. It can give you the strength and courage to fight a mugger or pull a car off a small child.

Your primitive brain wants you to be able to escape physical threats, have enough to eat, and have a tribe to belong to. It wants you to be loved.

Your primitive brain evolved at a time when there weren’t police officers, hospitals, or fire fighters. That part of your brain cares very deeply about keeping you safe, and it will do ANYTHING it can to protect you.

The problem is, the primitive brain can get stuck. If something happens that scares you, your primitive brain can record the incident as “Bad, Bad, Bad!” Ideally, once the threat was over, your thinking or cognitive brain would help your primitive brain sort it all out, and you’d only want to avoid things that were truly threatening and dangerous. For example, if your normally loving older brother jumps out at you and shouts “Boo!” that’s pretty scary… but it isn’t dangerous. It isn’t useful to be tense and vigilant around your brother forever more!

If something really scary happens, and your system gets overwhelmed, that event might get stuck in your brain, and that can create a “log jam” where other events get stuck too. So a lot of things that seemed scary are listed as “dangerous, avoid at all costs” by your primitive brain.

For small children, many things are overwhelming and frightening… so your primitive brain may have strange ideas of what is safe and what is dangerous.

Until you reprogram your primitive brain, you will be fighting against something that is stronger than will power… stronger than hope.

You will keep struggling.

If your primitive brain “learned” that money was bad from hearing your parents fight about finances, it might be doing its best to “protect” you from the “dangerous” money. It could be sabotaging all your efforts to save money, get a raise, or grow your business.

If your primitive brain “decided” that love hurts from seeing your parents’ messy divorce, or because your 7th grade heart throb went to the dance with Missy Belanski instead of you… it might be protecting you from heart ache by avoiding love and slamming the brakes on any action you might take to find love.

Your primitive brain might be frightened of being too fit and having too much required of you… or it might have learned that friends get jealous and pick on you if you look too good. And all the stress from a vigilant brain can tax health as well. In fact, that constant internal struggle can be very hard on people’s health! Almost impossibly hard.

So you can see how your primitive brain might work against you… But it’s extremely difficult to override the primitive brain.

Let me give you an example: If you put your hand on a hot stove, you don’t sit just there and think about moving your hand. You instinctively jerk your hand off the stove. This saves you from a bad burn and makes you more likely to survive. Yay, Primitive Brain!

Can the primitive brain be over ridden? Yes it can. For instance… If someone had a gun to a loved one’s head and told a person to keep their hand on a hot stove OR ELSE… they would override their primitive brain. It would take every ounce of energy and focus they had, but they could do it for… awhile. That’s what people do when they try to use will power to fight their primitive brain. They use every ounce of energy and focus. And they can do it for a short period of time. They end up exhausted, hurt, frustrated, and when they run out of steam, they fall back on old patterns–like overeating to soothe the stress, shopping when they intended to save money, yelling at their spouse despite their intention to improving their relationship.

Your primitive brain will do whatever it has to in order to keep you safe… based on its limited understanding of what is safe!

The key is to help your primitive brain upgrade its understanding and learn that new things can be safe! Once you do that, the resistance falls away and instead of fighting yourself to move forward, that powerful part of you is HELPING you instead. You can become turbo-charged! And all that old effort? We’re not saying you won’t have to ever put in effort… but taking the steps to create your dreams can become easy and FUN!

How long does it take to reprogram the primitive brain? Well, part of that depends on how “stuck” it is. But we have worked with thousands of clients and we’ve found that even a small amount of focused attention in the right way can make a significant difference in how the primitive brain works. And over time, as your system learns how beneficial it can be to work together, you build more momentum and ease and find the process growing easier and easier.

The key is to stop fighting the primitive brain. You won’t win! You can’t have it surgically removed… you need it to survive. And you actually want your primitive brain’s help! Make it your ally and it will naturally want to help you achieve your goals. And all the energy that’s been going into resisting you? That will be turned around and becomes jet fuel to help you rocket forward in your life.

Imagine with me for a minute…

Sue and Bill are each doing pretty well in life. They each have jobs they enjoy, and family they love. There are some bumps in the road, and each of them struggles a bit to get things done and live an abundant life.

They each see a class that would help them improve their life… let’s say it’s a course that helps them reduce self-sabotage by reprogramming the primitive brain.

Sue decides to take the course. After all, it’s only 6 weeks long, and she’s tired of butting her head against the wall with procrastination and blocked goals.

Bill decides that it isn’t a good time. He needs to spend those 6 weeks with his kids and catching up at work.

2 weeks later…

Sue has had to juggle a few things. But she asked her family for support while she did the class. She’s loved the insights she’s gotten so far, and she already feels more relaxed. The energy approach they use is playful and appreciative so she feels warm and happy when she does it, even if some of the topics are a little hard to look at, at first. The guided meditations are really fun and short, and sometimes she has her kids do them with her.

Bill is living life as normal…but still hasn’t caught up at work.

4 weeks later…

Sue did get a week behind in the class when some family stuff piled up, but the people offering the course kept reminding her it was about baby steps forward, so she kept at it. And she finds she looks forward to the audios. She can feel her body relax when she listens to them, and she feels more calm during the day. She’s learned a lot, and is enjoying the process.

Bill has had stuff pile up, too. But he does not feel calm. He’s frustrated and tense right now. He hasn’t caught up at work at all, and feels further behind.

7 weeks later…

Sue is on the last week and is rather sad that the course is ending. Luckily, the course designers set it up so she could repeat the course with a new focus if she ever finds herself blocked. She finds herself feeling more confident and relaxed. She took good care of herself for 6 weeks and asks her family to encourage her to continue to take time for herself. Since she’s more fun to be around and seems to have more attention and love for them, her family is willing to try. Her boss compliments her on her latest project, where her insight was a valuable contribution. Sue is transforming her problems.

Bill is living the same life he has always had. He gets frustrated and stressed sometimes, but he’s making it through. He hasn’t caught up at work, but he is convinced he’ll get there. Bill is Coping with his problems.

1 year later…

Sue is feeling really empowered. She still runs into insecurities and fears, but they don’t last very long. She notices them quickly and uses her new skills to clear them out. Her primitive brain is becoming more and more resilient and aligned with the life she wants to live. Since she isn’t fighting herself, she gets more done in less time, and has fun with it. Her kids are seeing what she role models and are naturally doing some of that for themselves. Her husband is enjoying her new energy and warmth, and since her primitive brain isn’t reacting all the time, Sue isn’t as exhausted and worn out at the end of the week. After doing a great job at work, she still has energy and interest in playtime with the kids…and her husband.

Bill is still coping. Like before, he tries to keep an eye out for any “bad” behavior, and often uses guilt and shame to get himself to complete tasks. His primitive brain is reactive, and the fear and stress wear him out. He loves his family, but sometimes he’s too tired or frustrated to spend time with them the way he wants to. Sometimes he turns to food or shopping to soothe himself. His kids are learning his coping mechanisms from him. And he still hasn’t caught up at work.

5 years later…

Sue has gotten a promotion. She and her family laugh together a lot. She’s enjoying life and loves trying new things… Sometimes with her family, sometimes she takes some “me” time. With a bunch of her self-sabotaging behaviors cleared, and her primitive brain getting more resilient and curious every day, she doesn’t get in the way of financial abundance. The family agreed on goals and rewards, and the kids are the first to say no to an extra outing if it means money taken away from the planned Disney vacation. Since she’s not fighting her primitive brain and isn’t stressed often, her health is blooming, and she loves hiking with her family. Her kids are learning great self-care habits and their primitive brains are naturally coming along for the ride. Her whole being is aligned and working together to create her life.

Bill is coping. Yeah, he turns to food and shopping more than ever. The stress of managing his primitive brain gets to him sometimes. He loves his kids, but he’s tired and frustrated from work and all the things he has to keep track of. He feels like he’s fighting himself all the time and he’s gain a bit of weight. The stress has gotten to him a bit, and he doesn’t feel as resilient and vital as he used to. But he is convinced he’ll get caught up at work soon… and then everything will be different.

Do you really think that Bill will ever get caught up? If their trajectories and lives stay on the same path, where do you think Sue and Bill will be in 10 years? In 20?

We believe in you. We know that if you take the parking brake off your life, you’ll start glowing brighter, and living a richer, happier life. We know that the new happiness and power will rub off on other people and make their lives better.  We want everyone to have access to the lifestyle they dream of… Now and in the future.

It’s Time To Take The Parking Brake Off Your Life…And Have More Fun!

We’ve been helping people reprogram their primitive brain and get out of their own way, for over twenty-seven years collectively. We’ve tested and fine tuned the process and have narrowed down the key steps to reprogramming and realigning your primitive brain. From Rick’s fabulous work helping people make life changing shifts in the Tapping Solution Movie, Cathy’s PhD research skills, our group coaching program, to transforming lives with people all over the world with one-on-one coaching, and our previous experience guiding people through this course, we’ve learned how to make your primitive brain resilient and we want to show you how.

We’ve personally seen how calming and reprogramming the primitive brain can make a difference. Doing this work has made it so much easier to have abundance of all kinds.

  • Cathy has had promotions at work,
  • She’s had over a 50% increase in income in the last 4 years,
  • Went from no dates in over a decade to more dates than she can fit in her schedule,
  • Is working with some of the top people in the marketing industry,
  • And has a sense of well being and joy that she never expected.
  • Rick has cured an “incurable” disease that had ruined his health and is now physically more fit than he was decades ago,
  • Has a loving and very compatible life-partner,
  • Has 2 adult kids who are successful and well adjusted,
  • And is dancing up a storm in his new hometown of Asheville NC.

We’ve seen this approach work with clients from all kinds of backgrounds and dreams. We’ve seen this transform people’s live and make them better than they could have imagined.

This is the simplest method, offered with the most love, that has resulted in the most profound changes — and also the most whimsically fun ones — against all odds. I thank you so much and have talked about this to everyone who would listen! ~ Teddy Gorey, Los Angeles, Ca

Cathy and Rick are both gifted healers. They each have a unique and powerful style, and together they are a rich blend of compassion, humor, love and grace. When working with one or both of them, I always get a new perspective! And that’s where the miracles happen. ~ Helen McConnell, Portland, Oregon

This program will create a new way of being for you… it will take you from struggle and internal conflict to a sense of ease, purpose, joy, and calm-centered direction.

  • The parking brake will be off your life. You’ll find even simple tasks profoundly changed.
  • You’ll find yourself eager to take the steps toward your goals, and you’ll have the energy and focus to enjoy them.
  • You’ll be able to relax and celebrate your accomplishments, rather than thinking “Oh no… what if it all goes away!” Your primitive brain won’t be trying to undermine all you created the minute you turn your back.
  • You’ll work WITH your primitive brain and find that you have more power and attention than you ever imagined. You will NATURALLY find yourself opening up to new ideas and attracting opportunities.
  • Since your primitive brain is sending out vibrations 24/7 (while your conscious brain only focuses on what you tell it, when you tell it), your Law of Attraction with be Super Charged!
  • You won’t feel stressed and exhausted at the end of the day… instead you’ll want to take that walk with the kids, or get out with your partner. It will be easy!
  • Without the inner conflict and stress, you’ll have a vitality you thought you’d lost.
  • Self-soothing behaviors like emotional eating or shopping will reduce or even disappear.
  • You’ll find yourself making realistic, achievable goals that inspire you to move forward, rather than giving up or making such large first steps that you can’t imagine taking any action.
  • Those steps will build on each other and create big, beautiful accomplishments that you’re proud of.
  • Your confidence and self-esteem will increase and you’ll walk through the world in a new way, head up, meeting people’s eyes, curious about what each encounter will bring.
  • You’ll find yourself greeting life changes with empowered wonder rather than fear, since you’ll know you’re aligned and ready to discover how you can learn and grow from the new experiences.
  • You’ll know how to soothe yourself and your primitive brain if something comes up. And you’ll have the skills and techniques to allow yourself to rebound quickly and easily.
  • Your kids will have an amazing role model who shows them how to interact with their brain in a brand new way… this will give them an advantage over 99%+ of their peers who are still struggling with inner conflict and resistance.
  • Your friends and family will want to know your secret… how you stay calm and relaxed, how you get so much done, and how you’re so successful so easily.
  • You’ll become the person you used to be jealous of!

How do we know it can work for you when everything else you’ve tried has failed? Because: this is not the normal approach.

  • We use somatic and energy approaches that allow you to connect with and reprogram the primitive brain at its source.
  • We help you remove the hidden log jams and allow your brain to see new ways of interacting with you.
  • And we’ll show you how to reinforce that positive new connection.

Most approaches are focused on the cognitive brain… they try to get you to THINK your way out of the problem. That doesn’t work, ESPECIALLY when you have a log jam in your primitive brain! And you can’t TALK your primitive brain out of fear. You have to soothe it and give it a new perspective.

Once you clear and condition your primitive brain so you’re not spending most of your time, effort, and attention fighting “yourself”, you can easily and naturally create the life you want to live.

But how do you do that?

In our proven 6 week Online program, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting with your primitive brain and developing a new relationship with it. We’ll guide you week by week as you gain mastery at reprogramming perspectives, clearing blocks, and building resiliency.

I am so loving this course. It has really and truly helped me in extraordinary ways. I have had tremendous revelations and insights and have been able to work through so much muck that has been frozen and stuck. It has allowed me to understand how much I have misunderstood. And how naive I was for so long. I have seen how small my life is and how much bigger and more connected it can be. ~ Anne H. from Chicago IL

What You Get:

  • We’ll first ask you some questions to get to know what your needs are and what your specific goals are.
  • Then we’ll provide a concrete plan that walks you through the major reasons your primitive brain fights your forward movement and keeps the parking brake on hard.
  • We’ll have special focused Audios on issues around Health, Relationships, and Finance.

In each of the 6 weeks you’ll get:

  • A new guided meditation to help you release built up stress and train your primitive brain to feel safe and open to new knowledge.
  • A 20 minute video with the two of us sharing key points specifically chosen to help you create new flow and ease, in a succinct fun way. (We don’t waste your time with a lot of fluff! We’ve narrowed this down to the information that will give you the biggest bang for your buck, and we delivery it in a way that will click for you.)
  • An hour audio where we’ll guide you through Tapping and other energy techniques to help you quickly and permanently release old log jams and incorporate new direction and information into your primitive brain.
  • A short, fun, homework assignment that will pinpoint specific subconscious beliefs and hurts that you can clear as you listen to…
  • Q&A calls each week (these are recorded in case you can’t make them, as many busy people cannot) where we answer your questions and help you with specific issues that have come up. You can participate from anywhere in the world and also submit your questions in advance to listen and tap along with our answers later at your convenience!
  • A process evaluation will help you stay on target and identify where you can focus the next week for the most potent and quickest transformation.

Don’t let yourself struggle one more day, wrestling your powerful primitive brain to move forward, wasting your effort, time, and money as it pushes you back to where it “thinks” you’re safe.

We’ve spent $10’s of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours researching how to reprogram the primitive brain. You could travel all over the country to conferences, and watch videos and read papers until your eyes blur to find out how to work with your brain… or you can invest a couple hours a week with us as we shorten your learning curve dramatically and guide you through the tools we refined and used successfully with thousands of people from all walks of life.

I am getting my life back after unfreezing a lot of childhood traumas, now there is more room inside for the REAL ME who I am discovering and what a fantastic, intelligent, creative, funny person she is.  I love her and ME. ~ Jean Puhlman, NC

Bonuses:

We have a Special Bonus Audio with EFT Master, Carol Look, focused on Procrastination…$47 value

We also include our Financial Trauma Package, 3 hours of tapping audios helping you release old experiences around money and finance…$77 value

Quick Steps to Romance, a special bonus audio with Sex and Relationship expert Reid Mihalko…$47 value

Blocks to Growing Your Business- An audio to help you identify and clear blocks to an effective and abundant small business…$77 value

When You Change Really Fast- This audio helps you feel balanced and confident when you’re changing your patterns and habits quickly… $37 value

That’s $285 worth of bonuses!


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We’re offering this proven 6 week course with these payment options (NEW!):

Reprogram Your Primitive Brain – $197 or 3 payments of $74
This is the full course. You get all 6 modules, including the guided visualizations, action videos, and support audios. You can attend the Q&A calls that fit into your schedule (or listen to the recordings at your leisure). This is the course we offered in January that produced amazing results!

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain $197

Single payment of $197

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain - 3 Payments

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Reprogram Your Primitive Brain EXTRA! $297
This includes the full course as listed above, PLUS: you get email support, guidance and suggestions from Rick and/or Cathy on your intake form, each week’s homework and your final self-evaluation so that you can target your focus and effort. As you submit your information, we’ll get back to you within a few days and give you our suggestions on next steps to take, questions to ask yourself, and tapping you can do. All information must be submitted within 3 months of initial course date. (Because of the time this option requires of us, this is only available to a limited number of people.)

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain Extra!

EXTRA! — Single payment of $297

We’re not sure how soon we’ll offer Reprogram Your Primitive Brain again. Because we do the live Q&A support calls, and we’re getting busier all the time… we urge you to join us now. Each month you wait stresses you out and leaves you less resilient. Reverse your trend now!

Rick and Cathy are spectacular models of what it means to overdeliver.  The course way exceeded my expectations! ~ Dave Bryant

30 Day Money Back Guarantee: We know that this program can make a huge difference in your life, and we want to make it easy for you to feel confident joining us. If at any point in the first 30 days you don’t feel completely wowed by this online course, send us an email at support@thrivingnow.com and we’ll refund your complete investment!

Reprogram Your Primitive BrainClick the button below, and sign up for Reprogram Your Primitive Brain, NOW! Don’t waste another minute!

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P.S. If you don’t take action now… you can be like Bill and keep coping with your primitive brain and your life… you can see the stress build up and the resistance take their toll. Don’t fight your primitive brain- get it on your side, starting today!

P.P.S.  Remember, we can show you how to have the life you’ve always wanted by reprogramming your primitive brain. A life where you are inspired and alive, rather than struggling and at odds with yourself. We’ve done this ourselves. We’ve helped thousands of people break free, and we can help you!

Remember that you can’t possibly lose because this program is 100% guaranteed. And you get some exclusive bonuses when you register. Click on the buy button and join us today!

Questions?

Will I get instant access to the program? Material for the 6-week program is released on Monday of each week, starting on June 23, 2014 (Week 1). When you order, we’ll immediately give you access to some bonus recordings to get you started. And we’ll send you reminders and updates. We’re excited to have you join us for this class!

Can I give this as a gift? Absolutely! If you are joining your gift recipient in the program, just enter “2″ in the quantity when you order. (Some participants are bringing along a buddy which is a fun way to go.) Be sure to email us at support@thrivingnow.com after you order and let us know the gift recipient’s name, email, and phone.

What if I’m away one of the weeks? No problem! Your recordings will be there waiting for you when you get home. This is about progress, not perfection. Just keep taking steps forward and catch up as you can!

How long will I have access to the material? The recordings and information will be online and available far into the future (we’ll send you an email letting you know if we ever decide to take it down, but we’ve never done that for any of our material). We may upgrade some of the material as we go, but you’ll have access to the program. You can also download the material if that is easier for you.

Do I get CDs of the material? No, this is an online course and we don’t have CDs. They would add significantly to the cost of the program, and we want to make it as accessible as possible.

Can I pay by check? Yes, as long as it is in U.S. funds. Mail to: Thriving Now LLC, 41 Clyde Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Include your name, email, and phone number.

What if I have other questions? Email us at support@thrivingnow.com and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible!


This program is currently closed to new participants. If you’d like to be notified first when we offer it again, please complete the waiting list form. Thanks!


 

Are You Ready?!

Reprogram Your Primitive Brain – $197 or 3 payments of $74
This is the full course. You get all 6 modules, including the guided visualizations, action videos, and support audios. You can attend the Q&A calls that fit into your schedule (or listen to the recordings at your leisure). This is the course we offered in January that produced amazing results!

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain $197

Single payment of $197

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain - 3 Payments

Three Monthly Payments of $74

Reprogram Your Primitive Brain EXTRA! $297
This includes the full course as listed above, PLUS: you get email support, guidance and suggestions from Rick and/or Cathy on your intake form, each week’s homework and your final self-evaluation so that you can target your focus and effort. As you submit your information, we’ll get back to you within a few days and give you our suggestions on next steps to take, questions to ask yourself, and tapping you can do. All information must be submitted within 3 months of initial course date. (Because of the time this option requires of us, this is only available to a limited number of people.)

Order Reprogram The Primitive Brain Extra!

EXTRA! — Single payment of $297

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  • Sandi

    can I pay by check?

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Thriving Now

      Yes! 41 Clyde Street, Asheville, NC 28801, made out to Thriving Now, LLC. Be sure to include the program you are ordering, your email address, and phone number. Thanks! -Rick

  • Terry

    Thanks So much for the great tapping round for clearing disappointment, it was so helpful….I can’t say enough Thank You’s for this
    instruction to soothe and calm my little child that was hurried to grow up and get with the program in line with older brothers and sisters. Appreciate it so much, thanks for the balancing tools to realize it’s Okay to go off the old family negative tracks; that went into the muddy swamps.

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Thriving Now

      You’re so welcome, Terry. Cathy and I appreciate the feedback and are holding a Good Thought for you! My inner child feels a lot happier getting to feel what he feels, express what matters, and laugh and roll on the floor again! (Yes, I do Contact Improv Dance so just go back from ACTUALLY rolling and laughing and dancing in a free spirited way.) –Rick

  • Kevin

    I know a well written sales letter when I see it. I’ve read similar things from Learning Strategies, Paraliminals, The Sedona Method, Bill Harris’s Holosync,…..been there and got the t-shirt…..tried them all in fact have probably spent thousands on this stuff by now. How and why is this program any different. Thanks. Kevin

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Thriving Now

      I know Cathy will appreciate the compliment on the sales letter. She created that to capture our intentions and how we want to engage with participants in an authentic way. :-) I don’t know all those systems, and we don’t know each other yet either. So it would help if you could share YOUR theory… why were those system ineffective for you?

      This isn’t a casual question. I know for me, the Holosync approach for example provided an energy that did soothe my level of stress. What it didn’t do is address Context-Dependent emotional/primitive brain reactions. For example, when I am meditating… I can be deeply (even otherworldly) Peaceful. That has some carry over to the rest of my life, and for that I am grateful. However, the essence of tapping is that we look at SPECIFIC contexts… such as how we feel when we’re holding a $100 bill, or feeling a chronic pain, or about to approach someone we’re attracted to. What happens in the body and energy… and how do we shift THAT reaction?

      That expands the zone where we are not in flight-fight-freeze. It resolves conflicted energy not by masking it, tuning it out, or shrinking it and putting it in some box. It does so by actually feeling it, seeing where the body reacts, and continuing to pay attention as long as is necessary to create new options and clarity. –Rick

      • Bridget

        Rick! That description of EFT is so concise and so beautifully describes the simply, elegant, honoring power of EFT. Thanks. Can I use that ? :) I can’t wait for the June class to start…
        any dates yet?

        • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Rick@Thrivingnow.com

          Sure! Feel free! And we’ll announce the dates next Tuesday. Soon!

          Rick

  • Christa

    Hi Rick: This is to respond to your question about why I have not signed up for your class. I really get the part about the primitive brain and how it can hold us back and why we need to reprogram it. For me I was not clear on specifically what your program does to clear it that other programs don’t. My feeling is similar to that of Kevin, mentioned in his comment below. Is it EFT? Are there other components? Is the tapping done in groups? Who selects the topics for the groups? I’ve been doing EFT for years, participated in your and Cathy’s group phone calls several years ago. I liked them a lot and liked both you and Cathy. I’ve participated in a number of EFT groups by phone, with mixed results. The main problem I had is that I don’t do well with “borrowing benefits.” When I’m asked to tap along with someone else I rarely get much benefit. As I recall you and Cathy dealt with people individually so that was more beneficial to me although the sessions were short and many of the topics you offered didn’t concern me.. Since I don’t know what you have planned for this course, I’m hesitant to sign up.

    Its possible that Cathy did explain in more detail exactly what the group will include and that I just missed it. My reaction to Cathy’s letters was that she is a very nice and bright person but she gave much, much more information about the primitive brain than I needed. For me….and this is just my personal reaction…I already understand that…and my eyes tended to glaze over the many words after a while. For me, re-programming my primitive brain, or however you want t describe the healing process, has been an ongoing endeavor. Like Kevin, I’ve done a number of methods for doing this, including EFT, SRT, Emotion Code, Healing Code and a lot of others. They are all effective to a degree. When I find something new I may try it and incorporate it into my practice for a while to see how it goes.

    As you well know, there are a lot of people selling their methods for healing and personal transformation. This is great thing and it augers well for the population of the world. For me, I must obviously chose which methods work best for me. Since I really didn’t get, from Cathy’s material, exactly what your program involves, I didn’t jump into it at this time. Again, for me, fewer word, more to the point, would be better to catch my attention. I wish you both well!

  • Ellen

    How do I sign up today for Reprogram Your Primitive Brain if I’d like to pay by check?

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Thriving Now

      Send the check for $197 to 41 Clyde Street, Asheville, NC 28801, made out to Thriving Now, LLC. Be sure to include the program you are ordering, your email address, and phone number. Thanks! -Rick

      • Samuel

        $197 for the whole program?

        • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Rick@Thrivingnow.com

          Samuel, it is $297 for the whole program.

  • http://www.thrivingnow.com/ Thriving Now

    This program is currently closed to new participants. Please complete the waiting list form if you’d like to be notified when we re-open. Thanks! — Rick & Cathy

  • Simone

    This is the best program I’ve ever invested in. I don’t know anyone who let you dig as deeply as Rick and Cathy, all the while holding your hand when you get to the hard stuff, so that you dare looking at it and change it. I recommend it with all my heart!

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Thank you so much, Simone! How beautiful!! Its been so much fun seeing you grow and find new levels of you in this process!

  • Drew

    Hey. If you are reading this and you are on the fence, I am telling you — go for it. I wasn’t sure, mostly because of the money. Doing this program and the work here has transformed my life. It was hard to take the plunge, but worth it. Give that to yourself. You will not be sorry.

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Thank you, Drew! You rock!! Thank you for your generosity and courage.

  • Elizabeth

    Cathy …have you ever thought of transforming your teeth and going to s dentist to get rhem cleaned?

    • Necta

      Elizabeth, Cathy’s teeth are perfectly fine, they’re shiny and clean normal teeth – imo. Maybe they are not bleached (tant mieux).

      • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

        Hi Elizabeth and Necta. Rick originally took this post down because he didn’t want this to distract from the focus of the conversation around the video. After some heartfelt thought, I decided that this is a good place to connect and offer what insight and example I can.

        First, Elizabeth- that you for sharing your concern about my appearance and health. I actually go to a dentist regularly. As Necta kindly shared, my teeth are healthy and clean.

        I know that “conventional” rules dictate that a person fit a certain criteria to be valued and heard. I actually teach classes on body image because I want people to honor and love themselves where they are, and as they are. I believe that it isn’t necessary to be a certain weight to be valuable, or to have white teeth, or no grey hair, or in Rick’s case- being bald… the list is endless. And I actually wouldn’t mind having whiter teeth… my teeth are very sensitive and whiteners cause them to hurt, so I don’t.

        I’m curious- did you find any useful in the video? Or did teeth that weren’t bleached distract you from the message we shared? We really care about helping people and it would be a shame if you couldn’t hear the heart and caring in the message because of the color of teeth.

        I’m not claiming to be perfect… I do know I do my best to offer insights and doorways to people. Such as they are.

  • Sonia

    Things are changing at a cellular level in places I didn’t think possible. Blocks have been removed and others are moving. It’s deep work being done, that I can do on my own. I am grateful to myself for having done this course. I find amazing that people like Cathy and Rick are doing such quality work to relieve others of inner misery so they can go for their own goals again.

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Thank you, Sonia. I love that you did this course and allowed this change. There are so many people suffering needlessly, doing their best, but repeating the same actions over and over again… It does take courage to step out of the old patterns. I’m so glad you did!

  • Liz

    I started working with Rick and Cathy in 2009. After the first 3 months, I noticed I just didn’t feel as anxious about things in general. My son mentioned I seemed more relaxed and that things that used to bother me just didn’t anymore. After 6 months, I had made some connections between present day triggers and past traumas that allowed me to stop having the ‘ptsd’ type responses to certain situations, which, in turn, opened up huge spaces for growth and change that had not be visible to me before. I am in the same career I was 5 years ago, but my annual income has increased by 40% within that time period. My overall quality of life has improved just as dramatically…I no longer become defensive at the drop of a pin, I don’t stress out in traffic jams, I almost unconsciously give myself a couple of beats of time before responding to what used to be upsetting or triggering circumstance, and nowdays, I almost always respond in a calm, confident manner. I don’t think I would have made the same progress without EFT and Thriving Now. “Reprogram your Primitive Brain” is a distillation of the processes that have proven from experience to be the most effective approaches to dealing with primitive brain issues. And while there is a methodical approach in place, it is also personalized to you and your issues to whatever extent you are willing to open and allow. One of the most brilliant aspects of EFT is the ability to ‘borrow benefits’ from tapping along with Rick, Cathy and other course participants while they vocalize blocks and issues, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so over the 6 week course. I highly recommend this course.

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      That’s so beautiful, Liz! Really. And its been an honor and a pleasure to watch your courage and your growth over this time. You inspire me!

      Thank you for being such an amazing example of what we hold dear… someone with the curiosity, fortitude, and willingness to look beyond fears and gently and lovingly discover strength, choice, and a life that touches others. Your light shines so bright!

  • Frances

    I really recommend the experience- you won’t be alone- you will feel ‘accompanied’ and supported.

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Thanks, Frances! You rock!!

  • Saundra Akrofi

    They made no mention of how much this course cost, I know it’s 6 weeks long, so I ‘m thinking it will be expensive. I just hope I can pay in installments, can someone give me a heads up on the price. I tell u I’ve got to get this course. I’ve been searching my how life for something like this

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Hi Saundra. I sent you an email about this. Hopefully you got it. We do have payment plans. Warm wishes!

  • Saundra Akrofi

    Hi Drew I was reading ur caption on being on the fence because of the price but can u or anybody tell me what this course cost?

    • http://www.thrivingnow.com Cathy

      Did you get my email Saundra? Hope it helps!