I just finished re-reading “Ego State Therapy” by Gordon Emmerson, PhD and wanted to share this paragraph with you:
“It is feelings that define us as human. Feelings touch our souls and bring richness to life. When a part of our psyche is injured, traumatized, and frail, we avoid it and hide from it. We learn to live a task-orientated, detached existence. To paste a coping skill on the surface of an injured personality is to further remove that person emotionally from self. The further we are removed from our beautiful child states, which are able to feel deeply, which are able to feel love and wonder, the more like a robot or computer we become. We learn to function and go on, but do we learn to live more richly? Improving mental health is being able to re-enter that fragile center part and feel deeply.”
I survived Christmas, New Year and two family birthday parties. I am filled with an excited expectation about 2014. Hypnotherapy is proving to be more and more clearly my calling in life. I enjoy the people I mix with and my clients immensely. I have a couple more classes coming up. The first is a hypnosis class! It is important to continue learning. Every teacher brings something new and the more tricks and techniques a hypnotherapist possesses the more likely he or she is able to help clients. A week later I have a two week Master NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) class. Two weeks of sharing and practicing amazing techniques for quick and permanent change.
As 2013 comes to an end, I don’t believe I have ever been happier or more content. I am grateful to my clients who bring me much joy and satisfaction and remind me that I am doing what I was put on this earth to do. I am reminded that we should all endeavor to find our calling and follow our unique paths. Much of the anxiety we may feel is a result of living lives others dreamed for us or because we fear change. One thing is true, nothing ever stays the same, so navigate your own change rather than be swept out on the current. What an amazing freedom, knowing we can determine our future, that we are at the helm.
Wishing you all a fabulous 2014!
What an amazing week with Jay Williams and fellow class attendees. I am now even better versed in Milton Erickson lingo and have an arsenal of amazing new techniques that work! TIME techniques remove limiting beliefs and negative emotions. Parts integration solves conflict to create your compelling future.
I am taking a week long NLP practitioner class with Jay Williams. A lot of fun but phew, a lot to take in. What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. There are many definitions but perhaps the most explanatory is:
The use of basic language to influence the subsonscious enabling us to consistently achieve the results we want in our life.
Yesterday I went to an amazing session with medium and spiritual teacher Beecham Parker. There were four of us in the group and we all received messages from loved ones. Really amazing!
Author Caroline Myss said “our biography becomes our biology.” If we believe this then surely we do the best we can to live the life we want? Our aches, pains, and excuses hold us back or serve as secondary gain. Ask yourself, “how would my life look without this?” and you may be surprised to find that you have held on to that particular ailment for a reason. Accepting that there is no distinction between body and mind we try harder to nurture our spirits and our bodies follow suit.
At a recent hypnosis Meetup, we discussed how people are still afraid to be ‘hypnotized.’ How can we ease them of these reservations so that they can benefit from, at the very least, a time of peaceful reflection? I suggested referring to it as ‘focused relaxation.’ I encouraged my friend from El Salvador to have a session for issues related to weight. She was reluctant for all the old religious reasons but trusted me and left the session feeling motivated, relaxed, and with a new insight. She is now trying to get her friends from Al-Anon to try it but all have the same reservations. I’ll admit I initially had trepidations too and was maybe a tiny bit disappointed when I left the session feeling like ‘nothing had happened.’ I did enjoy the one-on-one interaction with my hypnotherapist Kathe Caldwell, but surely I hadn’t been hypnotized? Now I find hypnosis in my life to be as important as massage is to some or a chiropractic adjustment to others. It’s a decadent gelato and expresso on a narrow, cobbled Italian street. Yes, that’s what it is to me!
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