Last week I met the international president of Toastmasters. A very humble person who has achieved amazing things in Sri Lanka and throughout the world for people in Toastmasters, the organisation, as well as with his business and other interests. https://www.toastmasters.org/…/b…/current-board-of-directors
His lives by the philosophy of leadership, "to give and receive respect, and to be humble.”
Rob studied with the founder of modern hypnosis Milton Erickson. Wikipedia notes that "Milton Hyland Erickson (5 December 1901 – 25 March 1980) was an American psychiatrist and psychologist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychopathological Association. He is noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating. He is also noted for influencing brief therapy, strategic family therapy, family systems therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and neuro-linguistic programming."
Although Erickson has passed away, Rob is an enthusiast for the "Ericksonian" methodology and passed on his core learnings at the special training in which I recently participated.
Come hear from experts in their field talk about how to enhance your sports performance WEDNESDAY 29th MARCH 7pm
Set your goals with us on Tuesday the 31st of January 2017.
2017 - A time to finally achieve some goals.
Write, set and achieve amazing goals together with us. Writing down goals increases the likelihood of achieving them. We will do this with group exercises and learn and practice with others the techniques to make them happen.
-Develop plan to achieve them.
-Determine the new habits you need
-Apply the affect of consistency
-Turning default goal setting upside down for success
-How to achieve coherence between goals and beliefs for success
See http://www.centralcoasthypnosis.com.au/workshop.html for more details. Call 4365 5995 to book.
Previous blogs were made under the old branding. Until recently my business was called "Yes To This", a positive name, but not so useful for people searching for hypnosis and hypnotherapy. But if you are wanting to see more posts, then check out www.yestothis.com, where they live on.
Clinical hypnotherapy has many uses. To understand why it is worth understanding what is going on within our minds. Our minds can be divided in to the part of our mind that is conscious of its thinking and the rest of which we are largely unaware. But where are our problems originating?
Research tells us that our subconscious minds make decisions before we are consciously aware we have made the decisions. The conclusion therefore is that we have to work below the level of conscious thought to produce effective change. It is true that when we do something repeatedly and get a good result it becomes a new habit embedded in our subconscious. Hypnotherapy is just a quicker way to change habitual thinking.
Conditions like PTSD which can arise in an instant are proof that the mind can be very quickly altered under certain conditions. In the case of PTSD the shock of an incident is hypnotic and allows thoughts to bypass the critical factor of the mind. With hypnotherapy we use relaxation to achieve the same purpose for good, and PTSD is a condition that responds really well to clinical hypnotherapy.
Clinical hypnotherapy is effective when our subconscious is not working for us the way we would like. If we have a way of thinking (fear, obsession e.t.c), feeling (unhappy, depressed e.t.c.) or behaviour (biting nails, outbursts e.t.c) that is not what we would consciously choose, there is an opportunity to bring the unconscious back into alignment with what is wanted. So the potential of hypnotherapy is vast. It has application well beyond its typical use in smoking cessation and weight-loss.