FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand
WHAT IS THE WHOLE PERSON PROJECT?
The Whole Person Project is a 30-day online program designed to resolve any unwanted symptoms you may be facing, including and not limited to weight gain, low energy, financial distress, strained relationships, chronically feeling guilty-anxious-depressed, overcommitting, perfectionism, people-pleasing, procrastination, etc. by “solving” the (non-obvious) primary problem of an identity crisis.
WHAT IS AN IDENTITY CRISIS?
An identity crisis is a state of confusion--where one conflates the painful experiences of their past for their identity. In other words, we confuse WHAT happened to us for WHO we are. When you define yourself by past experiences, you construct a limited identity, causing insecurity and instability, resulting in the challenges you face.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN SOMEONE IS SUFFERING FROM AN IDENTITY CRISIS?
An identity crisis commonly manifests as a poor self-image, leading to an impoverished relationship with oneself (putting themselves last, being self-critical, feeling unworthy, difficulty self-motivating, scared to fail, overreactive, inconsistent, unreliable, self-sabotaging, etc.).
HOW DO YOU HEAL AN IDENTITY CRISIS?
An identity crisis is healed by rediscovering who you are apart from the painful experiences of your past–often referred to as your True Self. This part of you is not defined by anything (rejection, suffering, bad decisions, defining moments, etc.) outside of its inherent being. The intrinsic nature of the True Self is goodness, and it lives and moves from that space.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS FOR HEALING FROM AN IDENTITY CRISIS?
Healing from an identity crisis comes from exploring a combination of contemplation (meditation, etc.), action (healthy self-expression), and safe connection with others.
I’M SO BAD AT MEDITATION, CAN THIS STILL WORK FOR ME?
Absolutely! Most people think meditation is about not thinking, and that’s not true. We will teach you how to rest your MindBodySpirit so you can connect to the unlimited nature of your True Self, giving you access to infinite possibilities and potentials.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE ACTIONS THAT I DON’T ENJOY IN ORDER FOR THIS TO WORK?
Absolutely not! In fact, we only want you to do what you want to do, and don’t want you to do what you don’t want to do. The foundation of all healthy self-expression is joy.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN YOUR PROGRAM?
First things first, success is not measured by any outcome, because outcomes are outside of your control! On the other hand, you’re successful when you’re exerting effort in your best interests that are enjoyable, rewarding, and sustainable.
I DON’T ALWAYS FEEL WORTHY OF EXERTING EFFORT, IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME?
100%. In fact, reaching your goals has a lot less to do with effort, than it has to do with surrender–letting go of a reality that is no longer serving you. Less is more!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY MY GOALS WILL COME TO ME?
It’s all about your environment! When you’re in alignment with a limited identity, your fearful energy keeps your goals from entering your reality. Once you establish an unlimited identity, you change your emotional frequency, creating an environment where your goals are attracted to you.
I’VE WORKED WITH THERAPISTS BEFORE AND I’VE BEEN UNABLE TO IMPROVE MY CHALLENGES. HOW IS THIS PROGRAM GOING TO BE ANY DIFFERENT?
While this program appreciates the role psychology plays in the human experience, it’s roots are in cosmology, far more interested in how one identifies with the world. Thoughts, feelings, and actions (psychology) are expressions of identity (cosmology).
WHY DO YOU COMBINE MINDBODYSPIRIT®?
We do this to honor, acknowledge, and respect the interconnected and inseparable nature of every Individual we serve. We believe the only way to help The Whole Person®, is to treat them as such.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GAIN/LEARN/IMPROVE FROM THIS PROGRAM?
Freedom! Our notion of freedom is best captured in one of our favorite quotes: “The light at the end of the tunnel is not an illusion, the tunnel is.” The liberation from past experiences results in freedom, and everything else improves as a result of that experience.
ARE 30 DAYS REALLY LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE A CHANGE?
Yes! Change happens in a moment, and we will have many of them together. Change is facilitated by awareness, not action. Once you see things differently, your behaviors will follow, as will your goals.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 30-DAYS?
You will be graduated into a Community forum, where you will continue the journey alongside your like-minded, like-hearted, and like-spirited tribe. There will be options to participate in various levels of membership, including group and private coaching.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK FOR ME?
The program will “work” to the degree you are willing to surrender your attachment to the painful experiences of your past, and express the peaceful, loving joy within you.
WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?
For many reasons: 1. We need resources in order to be resourceful, 2. We want people who are serious about experiencing a foundational shift in their very being, and 3. The price is in proportion to the value we are creating.
HOW IS THIS PROGRAM STRUCTURED?
You will receive 30, daily emails containing all of the content to focus on each day. Content will range from themed videos, to meditations, healthy movements to explore, journal entries, questionnaires, visual aids, and status updates.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I HAVE TO DEDICATE EACH WEEK?
Depending on how much you put into the program, your total investment may range from 4-6 hours per week.
WHAT IS A MINDBODYSPIRIT FACILITATOR?
A MindBodySpirit facilitator is some who has worked directly with MindBodySpirit Coach, Michael Rizk for six months or more, has undergone a transformation from the inside-out, and possesses the experiential knowledge to support new members coming through the program.
WHAT ARE PRODUCTIVITY SESSIONS?
A productivity session is an opportunity to collaborate with other members to complete content alongside one another.
CAN I TAKE THE COURSE MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes, you can repeat the course at a discounted rate.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I JOIN WITH A PARTNER OR GROUP AND SOMEONE CANCELS?
If your partner or a member from your group cancels, it will affect your registration if you cross a threshold. For instance, if the one person you join with cancels, you will lose your 15% discount. If a member of a group cancels, so long as the total number of remaining members is 4+, it will not affect your registration. However, if it drops below that threshold, your discount drops from 25% to 15%. The canceling member may choose to absorb the cost of the discount lost for remaining members.
YOUR SITE SAYS I CAN LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIET AND EXERCISE, WHAT’S THE CATCH?
There is none. Your body weight is an adaptation to your environment and lifestyle decisions, which is driven by your identity and who you think you are. Once you experience a shift in your identity, every facet of your MindBodySpirit will shift along with it.
I’VE SUFFERED FROM INTENSE EMOTIONS FOR A LONG TIME, HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM HELP ME?
One question you may ask yourself is: Which part of me is feeling this way? My false/limited self or my True/Unlimited Self? Your false self defines itself by the outer world, and emotions will sway with the dynamism of life. When things are good, you’ll feel good, and whent things are bad, you’ll feel bad. Your True Self does not rely on the outer world to fulfill it, and seeks happiness as an inside-job. The stability of our inner world serves as an emotional anchor, from which we can build the rest of our lives upon.
I DON’T LIKE SHARING AND/OR I’M UNWILLING TO BE VULNERNABLE IN A GROUP SETTING, IS THE ONLINE PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
Most likely, no. This isn’t a bad thing either. Many people prefer to start in a private setting, and tend to progress to a group environment over time.
WHAT IF I’M NOT READY FOR A GROUP EXPERIENCE, ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS FOR ME TO ENGAGE?
Yes, we offer private MindBodySpirit Coaching, where we can customize an engagement based on your particular needs.