Welcome to The Betty Rocker Show, the place to be to nourish your mind, love your body, and rock your life.
My guest today, Cynthia Garcia, is a celebrity nutritionist, life coach, bestselling author of The Hungry Hottie Cookbook, and you may have seen her on Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body, where she serves as the official nutritionist for the show, or on Dr. Phil, The View, The Doctors, or Dr. Oz, to name a few.
Cynthia is the founder of the Institute for Transformational Nutrition, a modern day coaching school for forward-thinking coaches and the creator of the transformational trauma technique, a technique that she developed to overcome the trauma in her own past and to help her clients overcome it in theirs. This powerful technique has been used successfully for over a decade all over the globe and is taught exclusively at the Institute for Transformational Nutrition.
Cynthia didn’t start out with much in her corner to help her become who she is today, which is part of why it’s so empowering seeing the amazing success that she is. And when I say success, I mean she is a thriving, fulfilled woman. She is happily married, is a devoted mother and she takes the best care of herself. She contributes to many important conversations in the world, and she runs an amazing business that impacts many and fulfills her life purpose.
In today’s episode, we dive into how to identify your story and transform your pain into a powerful force that can help you change your life, improve your relationships and expand your career.
Something I find really powerful in transforming pain and trauma into a powerful force for good in our lives is the impact that telling our stories has, and not just the stories we have to tell, but the way we tell them.
If you’re looking for inspiration and motivation or if you’ve ever felt like life was just too big to carry, that you could never change or get away from the past, or that the decks were stacked against you, today’s episode is for you.
From her site: “ Cynthia Garcia is a female founder, life coach, best-selling author, media personality, celebrity nutritionist, and mental health advocate. She overcame an insanely dysfunctional childhood filled with abuse, crime, addiction, and poverty. Today, she inspires others to rewrite their stories by showing what was possible when she rewrote her own.
I believe that to change your life, you can just tell a different story and every girl can make up a new story. I also know that if we could share this message and have it trickle it down to the next generation, we could empower women in the bigger, bolder way they deserve – all by simply telling a new story.”
In this episode you’ll discover:
Cynthia’s Story (4:22)
- Growing up with abuse and domestic violence
- How she made the conscious decision to change her life
- Her life in Los Angeles
- Getting sick and hitting rock bottom
- The importance of how you view your story
Cynthia’s journey from victim to an empowered woman (11:25)
- The importance of progress over perfection
- Why it took her time to tell her story
- How trauma and pain manifested in her body
- Her decision to end her life
- The overwhelming anger she experienced
- The “deal” she made to save her life
- What Cynthia focused on first in her “new life”
- The importance of integrity and grit
How to heal yourself and feel empowered (25:14)
- The three basic needs for healing
- How your physical body plays a role
- Betty Rocker’s three A’s of communication
- The importance of connection
- How feeling that you matter drives you
- Redefining nutrition
- The Institute of Transformational Nutrition
- The three components of Transformational Nutrition
- The importance of “feeding” yourself everyday
- The importance of mental health
How Cynthia created the Institute for Transformational Nutrition (35:10)
- Jenny’s story
- Using food as love or comfort
- Why it’s not really about the food
- Cynthia’s personal struggle with food
How to figure out your deeper why and change your habits (40:08)
- Why you “fall off the wagon.”
- The importance of your stuck story
- The different layers of your stuck story
- How to peel back the 6 layers of your story
- The importance of finding your bigger why
- Why there is no such thing as a “fast fix”
How your story impacts your life (48:11)
- Cynthia’s “stuck story”
- How she carried her story with her throughout her life
- The importance of doing the work to heal
- The importance of lifting others in their stories
- The importance of seeking out resources
The importance of community in healing (53:51)
- How the people around you impact your story
- The importance of a supportive community
- How the people in your life can keep you accountable
- Looking for the gold
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The 5 stories we tell ourselves that keep us stuck (55:29)
- The 5 story archetypes
- The importance of rewriting your story
- How our strengths can come from our weaknesses
- How your archetype shapes your reality
- Discover your stuck story assessment
How to become an Institute for Transformational Nutrition Coach (1:08)
How to connect with Cynthia (1:12)
Coming up next week, I’m excited to introduce you to Kine Corder, a nationally certified counselor and clinical hypnotherapist.
She’s the CEO of Presidential Lifestyle, a wellness company focused on wealth in all of its forms. We’re going to get into some conversations around the American dream and some paradigm shifts that I know you’re going to find fascinating and insightful. Can’t wait to see you there!
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