Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Life Changes: Who Moved My Cheese

Recently I learned that I would be losing about 90% of my income due to changes in the management of the insurance company that provides that income.  This has been distressing, to say the least.  Once I stopped hyperventilating, which took about 2 days; I got strangely calm.  I remembered the book "Who Moved My Cheese" and realized that I just needed to find new cheese.  In my work as a Massage Therapist things have changed radically since I started my practice in 1999.  Back then Chiropractors did not have massage therapists in their offices. I would get lots of referrals of clients. Now most of them do. I rarely get a referral from a chiropractor. Working for a chiropractor is not a bad thing, it is just that you make 50% or less money than you do if you have your own practice.  Knowing myself as I do, it would not make me happy to have to work FOR someone else when I have been independent for 16 years.  Anyway, back to finding new cheese.
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It occurred to me that my situation is just the same as it was when I got divorced. The worst part of it or any situation where things have been drastically changed is the unknowing.  I have gotten used to knowing how much money to expect each month.  I have my regular insurance clients and my regular cash clients and the money for the most part arrived on the same day and I could count on it.  I got too comfortable and lazy.  Also bored.  The Universe in its infinite wisdom decided it would help me in my quest to make my work more interesting. 

I now am having to think about how I will pull in new business for massage as well as hypnotherapy and Tarot Reading.  It has become apparent that when looking for cheese you must get up and go search for it, you cannot just sit idly in your same spot and expect cheese to be delivered to you.  So I will be "hitting the bricks" as they say and marketing myself and "tooting my own horn".  Just so you know my comfort zone does not include these things.  If we are facebook friends or you have "liked" one of my business pages, prepare to see much more activity.  

If you will excuse me now,  I am off in search of new and interesting cheese.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Goal Setting: Using Hypnosis to help you Achieve Success

Awhile back I posted about being clear on your goals, after all you cannot achieve something if you are unclear as to what it is that you want.  This week I would like to comment about using Hypnosis to achieve these now clearly defined goals. 

Within Hypnotherapy and other modalities there is a technique called Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  This is a technique in which language (speech and body) are used to specifically communicate what is desired.  For example, you state what is wanted instead of what is NOT wanted.  "I don't want to be fat"  becomes "I am at MY most perfect and healthy weight".  Our minds do not process negative statements the way you would expect.  By using words like "don't, can't, try and but" (which you should eliminate from your vocabulary) your mind gets confused and instead hears the sentence without the negative attached to it; "I don't want to be fat" is heard as "I want to be fat". 
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When you are speaking about your goals concentrate on the sensory experience that you will have upon achieving the goal.  This is like the dreamy look and feeling you get when describing the perfect partner, or how excited you become when talking about what you will do when you win the lottery.  If you have difficulty in finding a sensory experience when talking about your goal, perhaps it needs to be refined so that you can become excited about it.  Daydreaming helps to make what you want a reality, assuming that the goal is reasonably attainable.  Goals need to be the right size - challenging and doable.
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Hypnosis is a remarkable way to assist you in your goal achievement.  Through the use of techniques such as Anchoring the practitioner can give you physical cues that will reinforce the positive changes that you desire to create for yourself.  Your dreams can become a reality. (Except for winning the lottery, still attempting to perfect this ... ;-) ) 

If you would like to discuss how Hypnosis can help you attain success, you can contact me through one of the means below with questions.


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