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Coaches Corner: Why is growth painful?

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Listen in as Christine discusses why growth can be so painful, why the pain is not “bad”, ways to decrease the pain, and why the pain is NOT necessary for growth.


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Do you have enough pleasure in your life?

Pleasure. What comes to mind when I say that word?

These days we talk a lot about success, health, and consciousness but we do not talk as much about pleasure. And by pleasure I mean the things that make us feel good being in our body. Massage, dance, feeling the warm sun on our face, the taste of chocolate, an amazing hug, great sex, these are just a few examples.

We can get so caught up in our day-to-day activities and spend so much time in our mind that we forget we actually have a physical body that is here for us to enjoy. Instead of loving and appreciating our body such that we experience pleasure by inhabiting it, we put ourselves in hell everyday by judging it. And for so many of us (especially women), we criticize it, compare it, starve it, punish it, obsess about it, and work really hard to change it.

Why do we do this? The current societal images of what is attractive definitely do not help, yet there is usually a deeper issue. As children, if we ever were abused, shamed, or felt unsafe in our body, even just once, we may have started a protective pattern of disconnecting from our physical body and our sexuality.

Not being connected to our physical body in a way that we are truly loving it is often at the root of issues like depression, body image and even eating disorders. This is exactly what I discovered in my coaching session with Heidi on this week’s episode of the podcast.

Heidi has struggled with anorexia and body image issues for most of her life. Now, 33 and married, she has the disorder “under control” yet she cannot seem to shake the constant obsession with her physical appearance. She asked me to help her get to the root of the issue – and we got there as we explored her relationship with her own sexuality.

Go here to listen to Episode 133

I highly recommend listening to this episode and reflecting on how much pleasure you are currently physically experiencing in your life. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed, or obsessing about your appearance I can 100% guarantee that you are not experiencing enough guilt-less, healthy PLEASURE in your life.

My encouragement for you today is to reconnect to your body. Reclaim your sexuality. Go find and feel more pleasure. And, make sure to listen to episode 133 for some tips.

Remember, your body is the temple for your soul. You DESERVE to enjoy it. It is not here to be judged and criticized, it is here for you to experience all the pleasures of being human. So get out of your head and into your body!

Much love,


P.S. I am headed back to Australia and I’m teaching TWO RETREATS

On April 13th I’m hosting a one-day women’s retreat. Come together with other like-minded women for an incredibly intimate and transformational day. The day will include:

Guided meditation and visualization.

Identification of the major obstacles in between you and what you desire…and an action plan to remove them.

Release of negative emotions that are holding you back and possibly making you sick.

Clarification of your life purpose.

Adopting an “abundance” mindset and letting go of your limiting money stories for good!

Hot seat coaching…a unique opportunity to be coached by Christine in person.

Email jill@christinehassler.com for more details and to RSVP

On April 14-15th I am teaching a workshop for coaches, therapists, personal trainers, and anyone who wants to build a business in the personal growth field. It is with Primal Health Coach but open to ALL fields. Limited spacing so go here to register.

EP 133: Reclaiming Your Sexuality and Getting Over Body Issues with Heidi


This call is about reclaiming your sexuality and getting over body issues. Today’s caller, Heidi, has felt shame about her sexuality since she was a child. During our conversation, I coach her through how she can feel safe in her body and how she can experience pleasure.

Being connected to our bodies and experiencing pleasure is important. There are a lot of therapies that help people move past eating disorders and fall back in love with their bodies. But, sexuality is a part of the therapy that is often left out.

When we don’t experience sensual or sexual pleasure or we disconnect from our body and are not satisfied we attempt to fill the void with food for satiation. For some, the only way to feel safe is to enforce some kind of control over their bodies which may create a body image issue or an eating disorder.

We can store emotional pain in our reproductive organs just like we store tension in our shoulders. And it is common for many women to experience pain during sex or sex doesn’t feel good to them. It is natural for human beings to want to experience pleasure. So, start introducing pleasure in ways that feel safe with you.

We don’t need to know the specifics behind our fears in order to heal ourselves and move on.

Would you like to become a masterful, profitable coach? Join me in Sydney, Australia on April 14th & 15th to fast-track the success of your coaching business. Visit Christine’s Master Class for more information. I am also holding a one-day Women’s Retreat for 10 women on April 13, 2018, in Bondi Beach. It’s a condensed version of my signature retreat. Email Jill@ChristineHassler.com to sign up.

And, I am joining Dallas Travers for the 1st annual 6 Figure Coach Summit to assist coaches in their purpose of healing the world through the work they do. Starting April 9th, a free online conference for Coaches featuring 20 mini Master Classes. Go directly to Six Figure Coach Summit or email Jill@ChristineHassler for details. 

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Consider/Ask Yourself:

  • Do you have any body image issues? Have you had an eating disorder in the past or are struggling with it now?
  • Were you raised in a very strict, religious, or repressed home?
  • Were you shamed as a child or teenager?
  • Do you experience pleasure in your current life?
  • Do you enjoy sex? Could it be better?

Heidi’s Question:

Heidi wants help healing her body from an eating disorder.

Heidi’s Key Insights and Ahas:

  • She sabotages herself and reverts to old patterns.
  • She battles anorexia.
  • She rarely felt safe as a child.
  • She always tried to please her father.
  • She felt shame around how she looked.
  • Her family is very religious.
  • She has disconnected from her sexuality.

How to get over it and on with it:

  • She needs to unlock her sacred sexuality.
  • She should look for healers to help her.
  • She should put more intention into her sex life with her husband.
  • She should indulge in self-pleasure to feel safe in her body.

Assignments and Takeaways:

  • If you have been dealing with an eating disorder or body image issue take an inventory of how much pleasure you have in your life.
  • You don’t need a partner to experience pleasure. Create pleasure dates with yourself.
  • Somatic therapy, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Dancing, Tantra are all ways you can heal and help yourself to enjoy being in your body.
  • Put more intention into your sex life.


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