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Where has January already gone?

Apart from New Year in France with family it’s been happily hectic with work until 14th when I started with a vile cold and it’s still lingering today 21st.  Never mind, it’s a beautiful sunny day and that always puts me in an optimistic mindset.

I have some BRIEF therapy training to do at the end of the week and looking through my notebook – I’ve got a few, not an obsession just love beautiful colours and writing!  I decided to blog about the brain – of course………………..

Photo by Alexander Hafemann on Unsplash  .   I found this pic which perfectly shows reality……..


Imagine your mind is an iceberg.  That lovely white bit on the top measures approx 10%.  Think of it as your conscious mind – this is the bit where we stop and consider choices or thoughts and deal with them in control and correctly.  We behave is a way that is effective for us and our ‘tribe’ around us.

Now lets imagine the bigger bottom part of the iceberg.  All sorts of rubbish get stuck in here.  That a whopping 90% of old stuff, learnt behaviours, misguided beliefs, old limitations.

😊Good news is that lots of s/conscious patterns keep us alive.  It’s there for our survival after all.

e.g. if someone or something comes out in front of your car – faster than a nanosecond, your s/conscious mind is on the brakes – phew!

😒  However there are others that we store and hide without realising it

e.g. panic, anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, traumas.

Solution focused hypnotherapy uses a wonderful altered state of awareness – you know what it’s like trying to watch a tv programme but gently ‘nodding off’.  You hear the programme but you don’t see it.  Bit like a warm comfy feeling.

Do you remember things you do everyday like the details on your daily commute, honestly remembering each plate you washed up?  Chances are you were ‘miles away’ – a nice place to be for most of us, maybe – at this time of year loving the idea of being somewhere sunny and hot.  Maybe thinking about what you’ll serve for supper tonight, that walk you plan, getting together with friends?

In this altered state of awareness – trance your mind can calm down and feel quite relaxed and sleepy

This allows me to use some lovely language patterns – like the tv programme, your subconscious mind hears but your eyes don’t see.  You can visualise if that suits you.  Your choice which we can talk through. I will use whatever objectives you want to see as your preferred way forward – freeing the weight from your shoulders

By doing this it enables you to create positive changes you want and ditch the outdated, wearisome stuff you don’t want anymore.

You are in control of everything – there is no stage stuff going on here.  Always happy to talk with you about treatment and I’ll tell you how it helped me!!

Enjoy the sunshine this morning and thanks for reading 😊

Mel x

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