Supporting the Mind to Heal the Body with the PQ Program
We know how important the mind-body connection is in helping people heal from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. So, how can we help our patients or clients manage their stress and build their resilience? A possible tool for those people that could use extra support and guidance in creating a more positive mindset is the 6-week PQ Program. Each week the app provides –
- One hour of short videos reinforcing the learning
- 5 sets of quick daily exercises to make the lesson easy to apply
- A weekly discussion with their small group for accountability
- Access to the PQ gym so they can access their favorite PQ reps anytime
- Instant feedback on their progress to help them stay motivated
What Is PQ?
PQ stands for Positive Intelligence Quotient. It’s an indicator of how often our mind is working for us or against us and is a measure of the strength of our positive mental muscles (Sage) versus the negative (Saboteur). Our Sage allows our body to be in a restful, healing mode, while our Saboteur keeps us in fight or flight.
The PQ App
Create Impactful & Lasting Change
In 2019, I stumbled upon the Positive Intelligence book by Shirzad Chamine and was intrigued by his PQ approach. Then I found out he had developed an app to teach his 6-week program to make real change easier. After experiencing the program for myself, I was hooked! Now I’m thrilled to be able to offer this same experience to others. The daily, guided messages provide a practical intervention that reminds me to use what I’ve learned in that week’s lesson. This type of constant application is key for creating a lasting improvement in my PQ.
Do You Know Your Saboteurs?
Our saboteurs are nasty characters that undermine our success and happiness. They are internal voices that are part of our survival instinct. Although their job is to keep us safe, they tend to keep us in negative emotions like stress, pessimism, guilt, and anger.
The Judge is the master Saboteur that finds fault with ourselves, others, and situations. But how we react to these judgments is orchestrated by a few accomplice saboteurs. Getting to know our top saboteurs and understanding how they manipulate our thinking gives us the ability to recognize them in action and disarm their power over us.