People of all cultures and all walks of life have their share of difficulties and challenges, big, medium or small. What one person sees as a huge obstacle, another person might view as a minor problem to be solved fairly easily with a bit of ingenuity and common sense. Similarly, what one person takes in their stride, another might find too much to bear – the “last straw that breaks the camel’s back”, as it were. How we deal with so-called challenges depends on many factors – our own recent or distant life history, stress levels, general health, learned coping strategies (or lack of), cultural, family and social attitudes, our day-to-day lives and responsibilities, work-loads, previous traumas, self-confidence, belief systems, social support systems, and so on.. You may or may not consider yourself to be an “emotional person” – some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, others believe in “putting their best foot forward” and not wallowing in their feelings, others might like to express their feelings but don’t really know how, others feel it is “weak” to show their emotions, and still others can’t understand what the problem is all about and favour calm, patience, logic and systematic analysis of the problem to get to the root of an issue. And there are many others in between – our greatest gift, as well as our greatest challenge!, is our individuality..
So… What has all this to do with a happy new emotional you in 2013? Well, whether we recognise/ believe/ accept it or not, it is our emotions that in the end determine the quality of our lives and the joy and satisfaction we gain from life. Whatever we do, say, think, achieve, worry about, care about, busy ourselves with – in the final analysis, it is our FEELINGS about it all that determine whether we are happy, contented and fulfilled, or unhappy, frustrated, angry, disillusioned, resentful, guilty, etc, about our lot in life.
But, before you take this on board and decide that you are at the mercy of your emotions and do not have the ability or the POWER to change your feelings.. THINK again.. That is one of the keys (our ACTIONS – rather than reactions – are another). You have more POWER than you realise. A phrase that has been circulating in the spiritual/ holistic communities over the last few years is that ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT – and is increasingly being recognised as a potent aspect of reality. However, another truth, for everyone to take on board, is that EMOTIONS FOLLOW THOUGHT.. (think about it..) (Note: ENERGY and EMOTION have a special relationship – but that is for another discussion at another time and place..)
So, at the start of a New Year, still at the near beginning of this New Millennium, are you coming to the conclusion that you want to make changes – to improve your lot in life, your general happiness and satisfaction, your outlook on life and your general wellbeing? Have you decided it is long time that you took back your POWER and CONTROL over your life, your destiny, your future? Well, whether you want to change self-defeating habits, focus on your goals, overcome fears and anxieties, strengthen your self-confidence, become more assertive and learn to stand up for your personal rights, learn relaxation skills, reduce stress levels, learn how to enjoy the present moment and be more contented in your current life, develop greater problem-solving skills, learn or improve your performance at work, in a hobby or in giving presentations.. in fact, anything that helps you reach for and accomplish more of your own unique, individual, wonderful potential.. YOU HAVE THE POWER..!!
If you want to discover, develop and reap the benefits of YOUR OWN PERSONAL POWER, lying as yet untapped in the recesses of your mind, your subconscious, your brain, your intuitive self, your energy body, your unfathomable and infinite self.. then I would love to have the opportunity (given a comprehensive assessment of needs and suitability) to help you achieve your GOALS!
So, if you think you might benefit from the insights and applications of clinical and
cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy, please contact me at AJR Hypnotherapy Surrey. You can either give me a call on 01372 279841, or, ideally, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org giving me a brief outline of your present circumstances and the issues you would like to address (contact information is also given at the top right of this page) – and I look forward to us working together for a Positive Emotional New You in 2013! Amanda Jackson-Russell, Clinical & Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist, BSc (Hons), PhD (Neuroscience), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, British Wheel of Yoga-qualified Yoga Instructor (including Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness), Healer Member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (MNFSH), Medical Writer & Editor. AJR Hypnotherapy Surrey & Energessence Hypnotherapy, Wellbeing & Stress Management.