AHARA results from the cumulative knowledge gained from being a serial entrepreneur spanning multiple disciplines. It is a unique way to approach problem-solving, goals, Self-development, and life. This program is forward-thinking and positively focused on a new way of thinking and viewing everything in your world.Before becoming a hypnotist, I was a business consultant and trainer. I worked with universities and high schools, governments, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes. My specialty was in systems thinking, organizational change, and emotional intelligence. Applying the tools I was using required a shift in thinking. This was challenging for most clients because their processes had become so engrained throughout every aspect of their culture that a significant change in thinking would be too disruptive to their systems. Of course, this was necessary, but easier said than done. Humans have been working within the same well-defined systems for hundreds of years. And sports are no exception.
“Things that are invisible to us have transformed the world. Radio waves, microwaves, fibers that carry communication through pulses of light have transformed our outer world, and our inner world systems have not kept up. We live in a universe of systems, yet we are unaware. The system keeps us in it, even when we try to get out. This is why change is so hard, or it doesn’t work or last. Stop trying to change the system, think in a new system – Consciousness. We imagine we think freely, but we don’t. Our thinking takes place in a system, choice is a myth.” Dianne CollinsWe’ve been taught to think in terms of Either/Or, where things must fit neatly into specific protocols. The rules of the game, win or lose, makes this especially true for sports. I’ve come to believe that instead of trying to change the systems that keep us stuck, what is most effective is to focus on consciousness. Consciousness is a state of awareness is where all ideas and thoughts come from and is full of endless possibilities. When you can change your old-world, industrial thinking into the ways of the quantum world you now inhabit, you will have more than information. You will have transformation.
“The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.” Eckart TolleYour inner Self determines how you see the world and the actions you take. Your beliefs and rules about life are formed at a young age and are reinforced over time. Protective mechanisms keep you from changing and sometimes even knowing and understanding those beliefs. Those beliefs and perspectives shape your perception of what you think is real. Let me give you an example of why this concept of reality is questionable. Years ago, my husband and I took our six-year-old on her first whitewater rafting trip. The river was selected carefully, with only a few small rapids, to introduce her gently to the adventure. A few months later, we related that trip to family members. You would have thought we were on different rivers from the stories we told! The reality was that we were on a rafting trip, but our perspective of the experience was unique to each of us. In quantum physics, the term “observer effect” applies to a mechanical device interacting with an object and its effect on measurement. Though a physicist may object to the word “observer” being utilized with humans in real-life scenarios, it is reasonable to see how your perspective may impact the experience of something. Hence, the recounting of our trip through the eyes of a six-year-old first-time rafter, a nervous mom, and a no-holds-barred dad. And the world is full of people of all kinds, creating their unique river of observations based on their individual experiences and beliefs. It is time to realize that one piece of reality doesn’t make the whole map. Reality is multidimensional because each person is part of the hologram, and each component of the entire hologram is reflected in each of us. (Yes, I am a Trekkie!) There is a universe of possibilities, yet humans only select what they see from obvious options, usually from what they can predict and control. And they hold tight to control the ever-changing conditions. This creates disdain for change when life is uncertain. The logical and linear way of thinking has reached its limits as the world ever expands into a spaceless and timeless universe. It is necessary to step out of the old, systemic way of thinking to leap forward into what is possible. Intentional manifestation requires a deeper level of consciousness, awareness, and clarity of thought. When you understand that you are observing and creating your reality, you allow for a “Both/And” way of thinking. You are now living life rather than letting life control you. You create from the perspective of where you want to be rather than where you are. Science has shown, through hundreds of experiments and research, that our thoughts create our reality. The brain cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is vividly imagined. Imagination is a function of the subconscious mind, which is why hypnosis (which easily accesses the subconscious mind) is an effective tool for changing your thoughts and perspectives. As an athlete, you may already be using guided visualization. Hypnosis puts guided visualization on steroids! After conducting thousands of hypnosis sessions since 2013, I realized that the work I did in organizations is much easier to accomplish individually. Of course, if understood and practiced by influential athletes, it could change the world! The requirement for success is the desire for change. This, of course, is why you are embarking on this journey of transformation. This brings us back to the beginning of this preface. Forty years of learning have gone into the creation of AHARA. Sometimes I got sucked back into the old ways of thinking or pushed against new ideas being presented to me. It still happens – I am continually evolving as well. We are at a time when we need people who think differently to demonstrate how to create a new and improved world. My objective in creating AHARA is to contribute to developing progressive thinkers. Some might say that this idealism is an old-world way of thinking. Perhaps, but in the reality I am choosing to create, it is a world where everyone can see themselves as a part of the whole without feeling like they have less because someone else is prospering. A world in which people dare to solve big problems because they can see infinite possibilities. A world in which people are hopeful and excited about the future. You may be thinking to yourself, “What does all this have to do with being an athlete?” Children and adults look to athletes to be role models. Perhaps you are involved in charities or your own foundation. You are in a position to influence in ways that no others can. If you are looking at AHARA strictly to improve your game, then you are not a good fit for AHARA, but I can work with you in other ways. To get different results, you need to think different thoughts. Some of AHARA’s tenets may seem curious, but if you desire to think differently, to be different, you may be a good fit. You will understand how this new way of “Both/And” thinking improves your life, helps you take quantum leaps forward in your Self-growth and realization, and in doing so, improve the world simultaneously. On the journey with you, Roberta