Prior to my Positive Intelligence learning journey I frequently felt stressed and hijacked by my emotions. This had gone on for most of my adult life. Feelings included unhappiness, frustration, fear and anger. I tend to reign in my emotions around others and find it hard to explain how I’m feeling clearly. I often felt conflicted and experienced low self esteem. These feelings restricted me in many ways. Sometimes a fear of failure kept me from taking on new challenges and on occasions I found myself agreeing to things just to please others. This left me feeling empty or sad or even angry and disappointed in others as well as myself.
Having taken the PQ assessment I wasn’t surprised to discover that my top saboteurs were Avoider, Pleaser and Hyper Achiever. I knew I had ambition and drive but couldn’t understand why I experienced all the conflicting emotions described above. Suddenly this all clicked into place. The Avoider and the Pleaser were demanding my attention and muddling the Hyper Achiever which was calling for recognition from others instead of letting me work towards my goals. No wonder I felt as if I was being pulled in direct directions and couldn’t focus!
Starting to recognise the saboteurs at work in my daily life was a powerful starting point and did much to ease the inner conflict. I was able to mentally take a step back, do some PQ reps to reflect, plot a different course of action and thus feeling calmer and more in control. The next step was to learn about the Sage mind. I found this very challenging initially but could see the enormous potential of the Sage mind and now wish to develop my practice further.
I looked forward to our Pod sessions led by Ameeta each week. The programme and the Pod sessions really brought us closer together as a family and we chatted about the programme and how we were progressing individually on a daily basis. Ameeta was always on hand to answer questions and offer advice and clarification. The programme is quite intense but Ameeta made sure that we all had fun along the way. She is a very warm, friendly and compassionate person, she’s also a great listener and always goes the extra mile for her clients. She is passionate about Positive Intelligence and her enthusiasm is infectious.
The benefits of the programme can be felt immediately. Recognising saboteurs is a very powerful tool in giving you an understanding of what is happening both to you and around you. This leads to you being able to recognise repeating patterns of behaviour and to a greater understanding of self. When I’m aware that one (or several!) of my saboteurs are attempting to hijack me, I know that I can take a very short break to do some PQ reps. I’ve found that doing PQ reps regularly throughout the day keeps me on track and I can tell when my PQ power bank is becoming drained. Sage mind techniques such as ‘find the ten percent’ and ‘yes..and’ are invaluable for developing curiosity, opening the mind to new possibilities and keeping the Judge at bay.
Thank you, Ameeta