A Hypnotherapist’s Surrender Adventure Part 1
I’m going to get honest with you. Over the last few weeks, I have been going through a lot of self-development. Yes, Hypnotherapist’s and Coaches get support too! It has been messy. I have felt all of the emotions and I mean all of them. It has come about due to a number of factors; the transition to full-time self-employment, getting clarity on my purpose and direction, facing and embracing some demons and gaining new insight on some of the big questions in life.
Even though it has been painful at times I know this experience will help me to support others and it is clearly pointing me in the direction I need to go. I trust the process, I trust the journey, I trust that everything will develop and evolve as it should. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to share more about this journey as I hope it will help others. Some may notice a shift in my message, but I see it more as a natural progression.
Insight number one. I am a recovering control addict. There I said it, for the world to read. This is probably not a surprise to those of you who know me. The need to control has been causing havoc in my mind and my life. Anxiety, fear, stress and a host of limiting beliefs all stem from this need to control. The need to control outcomes, environments, people and emotions. What I am noticing and embarrassingly and what I preach (do what I say not what I do! There goes the control again) is that more I let go of the control the easier things become.
I feel my background in a corporate sales environment fed my addiction. The numbers, the KPI’s the targets it all allowed the little control addict in me thrive. I don’t regret it, it’s my journey and the experience I needed to have. I will be sharing more about this experience for a couple of reasons, firstly its very cathartic and secondly, I want people who are in that corporate environment to know there is an alternative way that can bring more calm, happiness and ease to your life. In my opinion, the corporate world is sick and is causing people to suffer from crippling fear of failure, of judging ourselves against preserved expectations and suffering from overwhelm and anxiety.
Of course, there are many positive elements about this world, also the corporate world isn’t going anywhere and I don’t want it to (FYI I’m not a corporation hater) but I hope for those that do struggle in this environment I can support them to accept themselves, to let go of outcomes and expectations and experience calm and clarity.
I am embarking on a surrender adventure. It’s been bubbling away and I’ve dipped my toe in but now I am jumping with both feet first starting with this very public announcement. Control will no longer be my compass, my cage or the devil on my shoulder. I will be sharing my journey, lessons and insights and I would love for you to stick around and join me.