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Be Your Authentic Self

We spend so much time in this world looking to other people for validation and approval, as if what we truly are within ourselves isn’t enough. I’m here today to remind everyone who reads this that this isn’t true. You are enough. Your dreams and what you truly desire for yourself are right for YOU. Not anyone else.

The Power of Gratitude

If there is one thing that I would recommend to anyone who wants to instantly improve their mindset, their emotions and consequently their life, it would be this: Gratitude. Now I know that there are a million self-help books out there espousing the necessity of daily affirmations, meditation, block-clearing via whatever means, but sometimes it can seem that there is an overwhelming ‘to do’ list of mental/emotional practices in order to ‘get to’ where you want to go.

Physician Heal Thyself

One of the things it is incumbent upon me to do as someone who is making a career of personal growth, development and therapy is to work on myself. I owe it to both myself and my clients to be absolutely the best that I can be at all times and to lead by example.

It's all about summer..and Skype.

So, it’s now August, I’ve come to the end of my diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (last Friday), my certificate is proudly in its new frame and we’ve taken delivery of my step kids for the rest of the month. I did for a moment think that I would rush straight into taking on a treatment room and trying to juggle everything over the summer, but then I took a leaf out of my own book and thought to myself ‘Wait a minute.

Are You Ready?

Over the past week I’ve been led to ponder this question a fair amount. The reason being that in the course of my work as a practitioner I meet people sometimes who say that they want my help (oddly enough), but really truly when it boils down they’re not quite at that place yet where they’re willing to actually give it their all. To commit to helping themselves. To do something other than playing the same old tune that they’ve been playing to themselves and everybody else around them possibly for as long as they can recently remember.

The Work/Life Balance

stones balancing

I’m currently in the throws of finishing up everything for my hypnotherapy diploma graduation at the end of the month and life is very busy as a result. This has got me to thinking about a few things which are related to busy times and how we function and look after ourselves properly during them.

Summer's here and so's outdoor yoga.

Over the past few weeks (during the particularly spiky Mercury retrograde which ran from May 18th-June 11th) I’ve been focusing on yet more of that decluttering I mentioned a couple of posts back, really clearing through old beliefs, stuck emotions, past memories that were hanging around and getting in my way, and definitely weren’t serving me in any way, shape or form. Doing this kind of work can be pretty intense in terms of it leaves you feeling sleepy, needing more naps, and generally feeling like you need to be extra nice to yourself.

Investing in yourself

Today is one of those days where I have been led to ponder that whole issue of self worth. We seem to live in a society where people obsess about the latest 'must have' gadgets and other trinkets in order to get a temporary sense of satisfaction or distraction from their deeper issues yet often aren't prepared to consider redirecting the money that they spend on this kind of stuff to something more worthwhile and far more long lasting than that - personal and spiritual development and the lasting inner peace it provides.


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