If you stopped for a moment and asked yourself how would you like your life to be different and what changes you wish you could make, most of us would dip into our psychological wish list. The list of goals and aspirations that we know would help us feel happier, more content and fulfilled, is something we carry around with us most of the time but for one reason and another we struggle to make them a reality.
Is there something you’ve been thinking
about doing but have yet to start or complete?
In my experience, people often under perform because there is a conflict between their desires and their belief in their own abilities. The task of making changes to improve our lives appears scary and sometimes a complex process that we put off sticking with the status quo. Staying with what we know and not upsetting the ‘apple cart’ is perhaps the first obstacle to people achieving their goals.
Coaching provides you with a sounding board to discuss, organise and activate different ways of achieving the success you desire. Working together we identify the most useful and effective ways for you to take the steps towards achieving your goals. We can also work on clarifying what you would like your future to look like. Through a supportive and personalised approach we work together to put in place the necessary elements that will help you to focus on your success.
An initial consultation allows us both to establish how coaching will be of benefit to you and set a plan tailor made to your goals and begin on your way to success.
Improving our career by changing our job or going for a promotion, being fitter and healthier, overcoming that fear or anxiety which seems to hamper our progress, are just some examples of the things we may have as goals. Our busy lives mean that we have little time to think about it. The most common time that we give serious thought to our goals is when we are stressed and looking for a way out. The problem is, of course, that often we don't’ know how to make the change happen, or it feels such a ambitious task that it seems unachievable.
Combining the two approaches (coaching and hypnosis) gives you the understanding of how you can alter unwanted behaviours giving you the freedom to become the person you want to be.
Some goals will be the same as you have worked on before, but we will also be looking at different ways of achieving them.
“I have so much to do, my goals will have to wait…”
We are all guilty of taking on too much at one time or another in our lives. While in the short term this can be stressful, the pressure lifts and we are able to refocus on what we need to do for ourselves. Stop and ask yourself: why am I taking on so much? Do I find it difficult to say no? Sometimes we blunder through a busy schedule because we are unsure of what we could achieve.
“One day my numbers will come up…” Like a lottery we assume that things will work out in the long run. The success we desire is put to one side and often we convince ourselves that we are being positive by pushing on with life, in the hope that one day we will magically achieve our goals. By following this route, we are sacrificing the freedom to be in control of our lives by taking positive action and achieving the results we desire.
“I’m not sure what my goals are…”
This is not as uncommon as you might think. Firstly we have no idea what we could achieve until we have done it! We can stop ourselves making the first step because we have always worked and lived in the same way. Sometimes the negative ‘voice’ from our childhood stops us in our tracks. We watch other people achieving success and we think they are different to us. The truth is they are not different, we all have the ability to achieve our goals. Banishing those negative, unhelpful ways of thinking that hamper us are the first steps to a happier and more contented life.
In addition to this I will introduce you to the use of hypnosis as a tool to help maximise your efforts. Learning how to use focused relaxation and real positive suggestion, you can acquire the skills how to re-programme your thinking and challenge the obstacles which have previously prevented you from succeeding.
“My boss/family keep telling me I should…”
Our goals should be our own. Given the opportunity there is a long list of people around us who will tell us the things we should be doing, and the goals we should be aiming for. Although well-meaning, the advice fails to make a difference because they are their goals and not ours. People can find it difficult to achieve success because they are not committed to what they want and spend time working to achieve success for others. Ask yourself: forgetting everything else - what do you want? What would make you happier?
“I would like to make those changes, but I have family/work commitments which have to come first…”
Of course our family commitments are important, but we must be careful that we do not put ourselves last. Consider the airline rule that says during an emergency, to ensure a child’s best chance of survival, parents are instructed to put the oxygen mask on themselves first before placing one on their child. How will those important to you benefit when you are healthy, wealthy and happy?
Hypnosis is not a magical or mystical thing. It is most usefully described as focused relaxation that helps you become more aware and allows you to suggest different ways of behaving which enhance your efforts as you work towards your goals.
“I’m too old for all that now…”
The saying that you are never too old is one we could all remind ourselves of from time to time. Age is not a barrier to our success, if anything it makes it easier as now you have life experience to use as a reference to inform the steps along the way to achieving your goals.
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Coaching session Fee £55 (per session)
Packages when paid in advance:
5 sessions £250 10 sessions £530