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Perceptions

A few years ago when I first began going to 'networking' meetings, I met people (including a few hypnotherapists), who came up with all sorts of interesting and creative ways to say what they do for a living. Very, very rarely  did anyone come out and say what it is they really did, unless they were accountants or lawyers.

I find it really quite sad that when asked, some people dodge giving a direct answer. And this is particularly true of hypnotherapists. In fact, recently, I met with one very well known hypnotherapist who even dodged giving me an answer about why she doesn't give a real answer. It seemed one step away from being deceptive and oh... I don't know... wrong somehow. To me, it feels as though the old snake oil salesman has just stepped into the room. And I struggle with this because I'm definitely proud of the hard work and studying I've done to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. To be able to use the skills I've acquired to help people make e…

Starting Over

Where do I begin?

How many of you have felt that way? Life changes. Constantly. Whether we want it to or not. Be it a separation, divorce, major illness, death, kids growing up and moving away, a job loss. There are as many reasons for changes to occur in life as there are people. It's how you deal with it that makes a difference.

Many people hit their late forties and begin to go through some version of this mid-life change. The kids are grown. the job is changing and we begin to realize that somewhere along the line we became stuck in ruts; the regular day in and day out of our lives.

Some people travel, some buy flashy vehicles, some do ... well something. But what if like me, you just get stuck and can't figure out what to do next. Don't know what you want to do when you grow up?

For me the change was a cancer diagnosis five and a half years ago. Suddenly I was thrust into the world of surgery, medical treatments and many, many complications. My very active and physica…