The Model is a tool that we can use to look inside our mind. It is a tool developed by my mentor, Brooke Castillo, owner and Master Coach Instructor at The Life Coach School. The Model is based on teachings from all the cutting edge self help teachers of our time and is a way of applying their teachings to your life. The Model handles all problems, past, present and future. The model is clear and objective. It makes sense of the cause of any and all problems.
There are 5 components to the Model:
C: Circumstances are facts, your past, what other people say and do, anything that happens outside of you. These should be stated in a neutral way and not with adjectives added. Circumstances trigger thoughts.
T: Thoughts are things or sentences in our minds. Thoughts drive everything in our lives and are just sentences in our minds that have the power to create feelings, actions, and results. Thoughts are choices. Thoughts are the cause of all emotional pain. It is not what happens to us that causes us to suffer but what we think about it and what we make it mean about us.
If our thoughts create our results that means we are responsible for what we get and don’t get in our lives. Thoughts about a circumstance are most often the problem. Only thoughts create our feelings.
F: Feelings are vibrations in our body that start from sentences in our brain and moves to our body (sad, mad, glad, frustrated, stressed). It helps to use a one word description of feelings. Our feelings cause us to take action or inaction.
A: Action is our behavior, what we do or don’t do in response to a feeling. Our actions cause our results.
R: Result is what we create and therefore what we have in our lives.
The Model is a tool we can use to solve any problem and coach ourselves daily. It all starts with our thoughts. Here are some examples.
C: Corona Virus
T: I don’t know how long this will last
A: Overeat, drink more wine, watch too much news/TV/social media, negative thought spin
R: I cause myself to be more anxious by my thinking
It is normal for our brains to offer us thoughts that are not very helpful, it is just trying to keep us safe.
Our thoughts about something are not necessarily fact but we believe them anyway because we don’t question it. So in this case it helps to state some facts. What are some things I know to be true:
I am safe right now
I have enough food, TP and essentials
I have heat and air conditioning
I can still go outside and walk or move my body
I can turn off the TV
I have control over the information I listen to or read, how much and how often
I have control over what I put in my body
I have control over how I react
New Model: Pick one sentence I want to use from above.
C: Corona Virus
T: I have control over what information I listen to and read and how often
A: Listen selectively to news and social media, get outside and walk, practice meditation and yoga
R: I have control over information I feed my brain
I hope this is helpful for you. If you need help, I am offering FREE 30 minute coaching sessions on Sundays from 9 am to 8 pm CST. Go to: