December – a time when many of us sit back and reflect on what the year has brought us – whether it’s challenges we have overcome, goals we have reached, or trials that have made us stronger. Whatever it may be, we often put pressure on ourselves to be better, do well, achieve more, and if when February or March comes we have not stuck to those goals, we will probably engage in harsh self-talk, believing we have not got the year off to a good start, and that this has set the stage for the rest of the year.
This time, why not just promise yourself that you will take each day as it comes, and that no matter what each day holds, you make a promise to only allow positive self-talk when you go to sleep each night, and talk to yourself the way we would to your best friend? This will be far more encouraging than telling yourself you've failed in any way, and it’ll be far more likely to result in happier reflections this time next year!
Hypnosis – or in this case, self-hypnosis – is a great way to make sure you stick to this wonderful habit. By repeatedly saying positive things to yourself instead of beating yourself up, you will begin to feel differently. Then, you'll start to behave differently. You'll feel differently. You'll put less pressure on ourselves and will feel happier with whatever your days entail. A simple daily habit that is easy and effortless – and all it really is, is a reversal of what many of us usually do (think negatively).
If there are any anxieties (or anything else) that are in the way, these can be cleared up with BWRT, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and it is carried out in a completely conscious state, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. BWRT has been approved by the British Psychological Society - find out more on www.bwrt.org
If you have habits, traits or behaviours you’d like to stop, give it a try. Whether it’s giving up smoking, losing weight, getting rid of years of negative emotional energies, increasing confidence and self-esteem, or for a chat about anything else, get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you achieve it - while being kind to yourself every step of the way.
Make 2016 your year, without the added pressure. Be kind to yourself, praise yourself when you do well, recognise exactly what doing well is, and be your own best friend. It will make a huge difference to your life.
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