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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.

The Joys of Decluttering

Zen garden

I’ve been enjoying having a thorough clear out recently, not only of my physical space, with what has turned into an ongoing daily ritual in an attempt to make my house feel like an environment where energy can flow easily and naturally, but also my mental/emotional space.

Always ask quality questions

question signpost

From the moment we start talking, we form our view of the world by asking questions. If you have kids, you will particularly be able to relate to this. Kids always go through that phase as soon as they can string a sentence together, of asking about everything, usually prefixed with a ‘Why?’ to the point where sometimes, if you’re in a hurry, or distracted, it can seem like the most annoying thing in the world when you’re dealing with the latest ‘Why?’ after a series of them which has gone on for what seems like hours.

Self care, the single most important component for success

Treat yourself better meme

Undeniably we live in a busy world and it often seems too tough to carve out some proper time for yourself when you have a bunch of commitments in the form of work, kids, extended family, friends in need and so on, but I’m here to tell you today why it’s so important that you do make that time. If you don’t, the chances are that you’ll find yourself either signed off sick from exhaustion or developing one of the many debilitating diseases that seem to be ultimately designed to force us to slow down and start to take better care of ourselves.


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