Learn a direct shift into authenticity, love, joy, inner peace, well-being, vitality, creativity, and connectedness…
Learn a direct shift out of old patterns and limiting beliefs.
Learn a direct shift into the authentic You.
Welcome to the Immediate Shift Method™
“I highly recommend the Immediate Shift™ training to anyone with physical, mental, or emotional challenges—basically anyone with a pulse—who would like the tools to create a powerful shift in their lives. Susann and Ernst are skilled facilitators who bring their particular gifts to make this work brilliant.”
– Julia, workshop participant
In our modern world with high demands of multi-tasking and intense pressure on our nervous system, everyone can benefit from being calm and rested, instead of overwhelmed and stressed. With the Immediate Shift Method™, the following conditions achieve positive results, as they are often based on a nervous system that is out of balance: stress, burn-out, overwhelm, anxiety, PTSD, negativity and judgement towards self and others, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, toxic shame, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, over-sensitivities, IBS/digestive issues, chronic pain, foggy mind, eating disorders, addictions, and many others.
With the Immediate Shift Method™, many people experience an immediate improvement of these conditions.
The Immediate Shift Method™ Workshop will provide you with a powerful, practical tool to shift out of stuck places, and move into the inner peace, joy, and freedom of your authentic nature. Shift Into You.
The Immediate Shift Method™ was developed by husband-wife team Susann and Ernst von Meijenfeldt, Holistic Life Coaches. This self-coaching tool—praised for its simplicity and effectiveness—will take you out of the spiral of negative conditioned patterns, and into your heart, where you will discover a fountain of natural ease, joy, and well-being. This powerful method takes only 3 – 5 minutes to apply each time you encounter a stuck place inside—and produces life-changing results.
Throughout the course of our lives, we forge conditioned pathways, or ‘highways’ in our brain and nervous system—often in reaction to life’s challenging events. Some of these patterns are inherited and part of our ancestral make-up. These pathways do not reflect who we really are. They confine our boundless presence and deplete our energy, well-being, and natural buoyancy.
With the Immediate Shift Method™, you can quickly and effectively shift out of these familiar pathways, and enjoy forming new pathways of your conscious choosing. Moment by moment, you can create a life of authenticity and true aliveness, no matter what life presents to you. You become free in your choice of how to be, from the inside-out.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Viktor E. Frankl
The Immediate Shift Method™ makes use of the principles of neuroplasticity and heart-brain interactions, to re-train your brain to become ‘unstuck.’ Shifting out of these ‘stuck’ patterns frees our original energy—to live fully alive. The brain has been identified as the most complex structure in the universe. Through countless scientific and medical studies, we have learned the brain is not a static, fixed organ. It is highly dynamic and changeable. Our neural architecture (synapses, pathways, networks) changes all the time, primarily in response to new experiences, thoughts and feelings. This lifelong ability of the brain to change is called brain plasticity or neuroplasticity.
Brain pathways that are used frequently—either consciously or unconsciously—become stronger and stronger, forming ‘highways.’ These ingrained highways become easily triggered, with the consequence of being stuck in unfavorable pathways and responses. These pathways lead to a negative spiral of reaction, keeping us locked into ‘auto-pilot’– rather than open to the direct, spontaneous unfolding of each changing moment. The Immediate Shift Method™ interrupts this spiral, bringing us into direct experience with the now, and opening our eyes to the new.
In this workshop, you will gain understanding of how the Immediate Shift Method™ works through the practical principles of neuroplasticity and modern heart-brain science. This will expand your perspective on how much power and choice you really have.
When the nervous system is triggered into a stress-state—overwhelm, or any kind of emotional, physical, or mental alarm—the brain adjusts by creating the ‘fight or flight’ stress reaction. An effect of this reaction is the over-stimulation and shutting down of our vital systems: the nervous system, the immune system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the muscular system, and the cognitive system.
Research shows 80 – 95% of all health issues are related to stress.
A stress reaction is designed to last for short periods of time. Yet, a sustained stress reaction becomes an imprinted highway in the brain, eventually affecting your health, your way of thinking and feeling, and your ability to function.
By applying the Immediate Shift Method™, you will learn to shift your nervous system from stress to rest. This restores all of your vital systems into wholesome balance. You will immediately experience more ground to deal with your daily life from a relaxed and spacious way of being. You will awaken to new resources, abilities, and capacities.
Over the course of 3 afternoons, under the skilled and warm-hearted guidance of Holistic Life Coaches Susann and Ernst von Meijenfeldt, you will directly experience the Immediate Shift Method™. This self-coaching tool empowers you to shift out of negative conditioned patterns, into your heart: the true source of balance and well-being. This powerful method takes only 3-5 minutes to produce impactful results in the midst of your daily life, where it counts the most.
The Immediate Shift Method™, is a practical tool to apply each time you notice the slightest stress reaction, or when a negative pathway (mental, physical, emotional) is activated. With this tool, you will soon realize that you have the power to choose which pathways in your brain to activate, and which ones to withdraw your attention and belief. With this shift of focus, the conditioned pathways transform.
In a safe and intimate setting, you will discover that we have the choice and the power to create a life that gives expression to our authentic nature, rather than being conditioned replicas of human conditioning, our past experiences, or our ancestral and genetic programming.
The Immediate Shift Method™ consists of a few simple steps and gestures, applied with congruent posture and verbal expression, and self-coaching phrases spoken aloud. It also includes direct full-body visualization to reconnect with the qualities of being you know and love. In just a few minutes the Immediate Shift Method™ breaks the trance of negativity; you shift into your heart, where you find new inner resources and innate clarity. Once we rest in the space of our hearts, an abundant spectrum of natural qualities are free to emerge: inner restedness, calm, joy, love, groundedness, delight, curiosity, creativity, appreciation, kindness, freedom, innocence, clarity, and connectedness.
In this workshop, participants receive individual coaching as they practice the method. Susann and Ernst help you to recognize your own pitfalls, and open up new resources that are their antidote. You will learn not only from your own coaching, but also from the specific support directed to each individual participant. Susann and Ernst are highly skilled at facilitating the full embodiment of your shifted state. This is not a temporary experience or a mental shift—it is designed to become a fully embodied way of being.
Workshops with Susann and Ernst are held in a space of warmth and loving compassion. Both of them have been on their own inner journeys for decades, and have confronted the challenges and pitfalls of the human experience. They hold these conditioned ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—in a space of gentleness and non-judgement. The workshops often have an element of humor and delight—as Ernst and Susann candidly share some of their own pitfalls, mistakes, and ‘triggers’ on the path. In their warm-hearted and honest sharing, workshop participants relax and open—knowing they are not alone. We all share much in common, as we navigate our human patterns and conditioning.
Throughout the course of 3-days, a sense of togetherness often emerges between the participants. Masks and facades fall away, as participants realize we share much of the same patterning. There is no need to hide our flaws—as we are moving out of the identification with these familiar patterns, and into our inherent innocence. We can view our conditioning through the lens of compassion, and even humor. Instead of feeling harsh judgement towards ourselves, we approach our shortcomings with warmth, lightness, and ease.
By the end of the workshop, you will be well-prepared to use the Immediate Shift Method™ in the midst of your daily life, producing direct transformation when it most counts!. These effects ripple and expand into every detail and every relationship, in your life.
Each time you apply the Immediate Shift Method™ you shift into your heart, giving signals to your brain and your nervous system to fire new pathways.
This shift brings coherence in your heart-brain connection, re-balancing each of these systems into a wholesome and harmonious flow:
The Method enables you to choose a way of being you desire to live from, unlocking your natural qualities—such as the wonder and delight you knew as a child. Instead of being the victim, you become the Guide—leading your systems into a way of being and doing that is authentic. Instead of serving your conditioning, negativity, habits, additions, and limiting beliefs—you can serve your true nature of inner rest, love, ease, kindness, joy, openness, creativity, passion, clarity, and connectedness. The more often you consciously shift, the quicker your brain and body re-wire themselves, forming wholesome new pathways.
In applying the Immediate Shift Method™ several times daily for the first 3 weeks, you will notice significant changes in your presence and in how you relate to yourself, the world, and others. Personal relationships will begin to shift, as you see your self—and those around you—with new eyes. You will find yourself better equipped to deal with the challenges of daily life. You may find more enjoyment in the little details. You may notice your inner world taking on new depth and dimension. Some of the foundational changes participants have spoken of include: transformation of their nervous system, increased level of inner calm, and a flow of natural joy and vital energy.
This is only the beginning of the positive, life-changing effects from the Immediate Shift Method. As you continue to apply the method, there is no end to who you are becoming, reflecting in every area of your life.
The Immediate Shift Method™ workshop will provide you with a powerful, practical tool to shift out of stuck places, and move into the joy and freedom of your authentic nature.
shift into y o u
We look forward to seeing you in one of our workshops, and sharing this transformational method.
Susann & Ernst
Immediate Shift Creators/Facilitators
**Disclaimer: The Immediate Shift Method is a training method, not a therapy, and it does not replace the need for any medical or psychological treatment. Please consult a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment of physical or mental conditions.
Husband-wife team Susann and Ernst von Meijenfeldt are Holistic Life Coaches with training in many different process-oriented and transpersonal methods. Their passion is to support clients to awaken out of the trance of human conditioning by opening their heart and shifting into the love, joy, and authenticity of their true self.
They have a private practice within the Integrated Therapies Holistic Clinic in Edmonton Canada, and also work over the phone/Skype with international clients. Together they facilitate Open-Heart circles, process-oriented workshops, and Deeper Love coaching.
With their backgrounds in Integrated Philosophy and their professional experience with Recreation of Self, Hakomi (Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy), Transpersonal Coaching, Co-active Coaching, Self-Compassion work, Attitudinal Healing , HeartMath and Releasing, a wide depth of resources are available to provide tailor-made feedback, coaching and support during the workshop.