In the news today is a scientist from Denmark once again jumping on the sensationalist bandwagon.
We often blame ourselves but are we really to blame? This sort of conditioning is generally way out of our control. As a child it can come from parents, bullies, teachers or even siblings. Worst of all, if it continues for a substantial period of time, we become used to it.
Clients are always asking for more self-confidence they say “I need more confidence”, but what is confidence? In the main what they are really saying is that I am less confident than I used to be, confidence starts to grow as children as long as we are nurtured, loved and live in safe surroundings. But for a large number of people this is not true.
If you are thinking of becoming a hypnotherapist because you think it’s easy money or perhaps it’s something you can dip in and out of and earn some extra cash, think again. People who go into hypnotherapy for those reasons don’t generally last long. However, if that’s what you’re after there are hundreds of distance learning and cheap hypnotherapy training courses out there for you to choose. It does not really matter which type of hypnotherapy training you go for as the clients will soon discover your lack of commitment to them and yourself and they wont come back and you will have zero income.
Don’t you think it’s strange what some people say when they get embarrassed and blush. Things like “I thought I would die” or “I just wanted the ground to open up and swallow me”. These type of expressions, when you analyse them, seem a bit extreme. However, when you work with clients that come to see you for blushing you start to get an understanding for why these type of expressions are common place.
The hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the NHS could save money and serve patients better by treating some serious conditions with hypnosis.
In a recent interview with Bryony Gordon from The Telegraph, Jack Dee discusses how he uses hypnotherapy on a casual but regular basis to, as he puts it, “reset the brain”.
He says “I was on various anti-depressants, but not for long – I didn’t function very well on them. I felt sort of flattened out. Plus I found another way…” He trails off. And that was? “Hypnotherapy.”
The following twelve years involved numerous diet changes, GP appointments and specialist consultations, culminating in internal examinations of my stomach and bowel at hospital.
Surprisingly, throughout my entire period of IBS symptoms I had been a Bus driver. For years I had been unable to access toilet facilities as I was often miles away en-route. This, over the years had made me very anxious and uncomfortable as IBS would prey heavy on my mind.
Some people find planning for success to be problematical. In particular the comment I hear over and over again is “When I’m creating a new positive plan for my future or a situation the old negative thoughts creep in”. This is where I would use “Lions and Teddy Bears”.
We use our internal self-talk to reason, question and to keep us safe. If we have a problem to reason out we will use our self-talk to work out the pro’s and con’s so both positive and negative points of view are appropriate. To do this I use my 6 year old rule.