What you think you know about hypnosis is wrong
So, let’s put it right.
When I was doing my hypnotherapy training, I had an assignment to complete, to find out what people knew about hypnosis and hypnotherapy. According to the responses to the question, “What do you know about hypnosis and what are your perceptions about it?” there are many thoughts about what hypnosis involves, and no one who was asked was able to define it.
It’s World Hypnotism Day today.
I love this idea, because there are so many misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy out there, and it’s a pity because it works so beneficially. Many elements of the NHS now embrace hypnotherapy, and it is an effective complementary (not alternative!) therapy. You will also often find that hypnotherapists may also be counsellors, coaches, EFT practitioners, and many other disciplines besides these, and we tend to love our jobs and helping to fix YOU.
Festival of Sleep Day
Did you know that was even a thing? I didn’t. A day, a festival, even, dedicated to my favourite, and my dog’s second favourite activity (her favourite is chasing a ball until she collapses, if you were wondering).
It’s odd that this celebration should fall on the day that we’re all back to work in the UK. Facebook is full of “I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow” posts and here we are, extolling the virtues of sleep. Because, as we all know, the one thing you need to get over a holiday, is a holiday.
I don’t believe in freebies.
I once had a contact who liked to “pick my brains” and one day she asked for some brain picking that would have amounted to a two hour session. I gave her this information, along with my rates, and guess what? I NEVER HEARD FROM HER AGAIN.
How to stop thinking the worst; well, Bob Newhart would advocate that we simply “stop it”. Of course, if it were really that easy, I’d be out of a job, and you’d be staring at a different web page on an entirely different subject.
Have you tried being less anxious? Yeah, right.