It's Not a Problem; It's a Pattern

| with Freeman Michaels | Monday at 4 p.m. CT
It's Not a Problem; It's a Pattern

Program Overview

If you long for a consciously created life, founded on a profound sense of purpose and vision, then you will want to listen in to this powerful show. Host Freeman Michaels, author of Weight Release: A Liberating Journey (Morgan James Publishing, 2010) and founder of the Service to Self™ Coaching Process, is a rising star in the transformational coaching world. His compelling work helping people identify and interrupt unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior, along with emotional patterns (“emotional scripts”), is confronting yet nurturing. Call in or just listen in each week to discover new possibilities and uncover your greatest potential.

The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity. Unity respects a wide range of spiritual thoughts and beliefs, as reflected in the diverse range of subjects presented on Unity Online Radio.

Program Archives
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  • Original air date: Monday, June 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    My wonderful friend, Julie Weaver Parkes, joins me on It’s Not a Problem; It’s a Pattern to discuss practices that can be used to interrupt destructive patterns. Julie and I spoke specifically about Tapping (EFT) and other practices as they relate to Weight Release.
  • Original air date: Monday, June 03, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Don’t Lose Weight; Release It. Cathy Mott, from in Life AWARENESS, joins me to talk about the difference between a “proactive” and a “reactive” mindset, as it relates to weight release. This is NOT a show about goal-setting—this is a different way of relating to our bodies, food, and exercise. If you struggle with weight-related issues, you won’t want to miss this episode of It’s Not a Problem, It’s a Pattern.
  • Original air date: Monday, May 20, 2013
    Episode Description:
    For the past five years, I have drawn in an amazing community to support Weight Release. Weight Release is more than the books I have written and the process I have created. Weight Release is my own practice and perspective that has helped me release physical weight (around 70 pounds, five years ago) and maintain a healthy weight and healthy patterns every day. Weight Release extends well beyond physical weight—what I, and those who have joined me in this process, have released is the burden of patterns (thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and perceptions) that bind us to unhealthy habits and the “small story” of who we are and what we are “up to” on this planet.
    On this episode, I will be joined by my dear friend and colleague, Kimberley Kaase. Kim is a former Weight Release client, who is now a Weight Release Coach and mentor. We drew some important correlations between our “Collaboration” work and the process of building a “Weight Release Community” to support your amazing potential and ultimate birthright. Whether you struggle with physical weight and unhealthy eating patterns, or not, this program will offer you a powerful way of looking at your life. 
  • Original air date: Monday, May 13, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Collaboration is a NEW paradigm in human evolution. It is not as if we have never collaborated before—BUT what we are talking about on the show is a new “operating system”—a new orientation toward life. We talk about an expanding consciousness that starts with subtle collaboration opportunities and expands to larger and larger possibilities. 

    There IS enough to go around—you don’t need to hoard (you aren’t in a fight with imaginary competitors). Learn to share and watch your world open up with possibility.

    Kim Kaase is my guest cohost, again, as we continue to explore “Collaboration 2.0: A New Human Operating System.”
  • Original air date: Monday, May 06, 2013
    Episode Description:
    On this episode, Kim Kaase and I explore some important questions, including: As hierarchy becomes less and less effective in companies and organizations—as many patriarchal systems collapse and collaborative systems thrive—are women better equipped for leadership roles?
  • Original air date: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Kim Kaase joins me again for a wonderful conversation, discussing the personal opportunity in collaboration. We explore the many ways a collaborative mind-set generates opportunities. We also explore the shadow side of the collaborative experience.
  • Original air date: Monday, April 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Kim Kaase, my collaborator in a new training unveiled this week in Houston, Texas, joins me for a conversation about the program and our experience introducing it to a number of companies. Unveiling this program at this time and in this way represents the possibility of a powerful new paradigm for businesses and individuals.
  • Episode: Deep Feeling
    Original air date: Monday, April 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Freeman talks about how we respond to external incidents. We must feel our feelings deeply enough and with a consciousness that allows us to emerge with wisdom rather than react quickly to the impulse that is triggered.
  • Original air date: Monday, April 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    A caller, Karen, discusses her daughter's tragic death and how she has been able to reframe it to make sense of the event and how it has inspired her life. This is a powerful conversation.
  • Original air date: Monday, April 01, 2013
    Episode Description:
    You can “reverse engineer” the things you call “problems” to generate an extraordinary life. Caller Tom presents a pattern around money where fear and scarcity dominate his experience. Freeman offers him a powerful experiment to help reorganize how he relates to money in the future. Also, caller Diana discusses her divorce and how she can use the experience to generate sustainable integrity.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 18, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What does healthy male sexuality look like? What is the evolution of male sexuality? In this episode, Jeff Brown joins Freeman for the last segment of the four-part Awakening Man Series, to discuss male sexuality. Callers Elizabeth and Sylvia join the conversation—great stuff.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Unhealthy competitive patterns hold us hostage. They promote a VERY small story; they diminish our life force energy, undermine our contribution, and inhibit our potential. Both Freeman and Jeff get caught in them often. Our cohosts are joined in this discussion by callers Dalkoiya and Elizabeth—this is a wonderful conversation.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 04, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Jeff Brown joins Freeman, along with special guest Jessica Bahr and caller Gail, for this episode of the Awakening Man series. The question that brought about this powerful conversation was: “In the 21st century women don’t need men to provide for them—what value, besides provider, can men offer to women that will make them attractive as mates?”
  • Original air date: Monday, February 25, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today’s show is about men reclaiming their senses. Most of us desensitized as a form of self-protection. As boys, we learn to cut off our feelings and numb our senses in order to survive systemic chauvinism. Resensitizing is about self-acceptance, self-expression, and reclaiming our sensitivity and our senses.
  • Episode: Heart and Head
    Original air date: Monday, February 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The four fundamentals of the process Freeman teaches are: Vision, Integrity, Commitment, and Compassion. Also, Freeman has a powerful discussion with a caller about patterns of perception when she is being run by the conversation in her head versus the experience of feeling connected to her heart and letting her heart motivate her.
  • Original air date: Monday, February 04, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Do you ever find yourself playing into someone’s projection? It is so easy to do—in fact, it usually takes tremendous conscious awareness to respond appropriately when someone is running a story about you. This is the topic of today's episode of It's Not a Problem; It's a Pattern.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 28, 2013
    Episode Description:
    If we treat circumstances as a reflection of patterning and if we are willing to really own what is being expressed in the reoccurring challenges of our lives, we can begin to shift our experience profoundly. But when we keep insisting that our happiness is circumstance-dependent and that the circumstances are the cause of our unhappiness, we are not only missing a profound opportunity, we are destined to generate more circumstances to reflect the beliefs and agreements that spawned the crappy circumstances in the first place.

    I know this is hard—it is hard for me too. I am not candy-coating challenges and slapping an affirmation on top of layers of deeply held, self-perpetuating beliefs and agreements—there is a process however that allows us to peel back the layers in service to a held intent. 

    The process starts with a generative and sustainable vision along with the ability to see your situation clearly. I can help with that. If you feel overwhelmed by circumstances in your life and you want to gain a more empowered perspective, perhaps today's show can help. It starts with being able to see your situation in a constructive and productive manner—aiming your life toward a self-chosen destiny.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 14, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, we discuss stories. Stories are how we make sense of things. Patterns are held in place by stories—we call them "story lines." When we start to develop the perspective that our lives organize around patterns, we recognize the impact of certain stories.  
  • Episode: Welcome
    Original air date: Monday, January 07, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Welcome to It's Not a Problem; It's a Pattern. This introduction episode is a background in the basic premise of the work Freeman Michaels does in the world. So sit back and enjoy the process explained in detail.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Break Free: It's the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Jesus' life, and it is rich with lessons for us. Based on Keep a True Lent by Charles Fillmore.

Host Bio

Freeman  Michaels
Freeman Michaels is a lifelong learner. He is a speaker, coach, workshop trainer, and popular radio personality. Freeman is a member of the prestigious Association of Transformational Leaders. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. He is also a graduate of the MDE (Management Development for Entrepreneurs) Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Most important, Freeman Michaels holds a degree in life. His life degree has been earned by great success and fantastic failure. Everything, according to Freeman, has been a learning opportunity. His “learning perspective” is what he teaches, and it is the number one principle that guides his own life.

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