New Beginnings… it’s never too late for a fresh start!

Glint is all about You. I could waffle on here for ages about what we do and how we do it, but, do you really care? Probably not – and that’s great, because it’s time you stopped thinking about other people and turned your attention to your own needs for a while.

Here at Glint, we use a variety of different tools and I accept that, to the uninitiated, they might seem a bit random. But actually, each of the methods is designed to support you in moving forward, dealing with change, getting focused, or dealing with whatever it is that’s been holding you back for all these years. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that we all prefer to work in different ways, so by having different tools available to use, we can find the best way to support you, rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach.

Over the next few blog articles, I plan to share the success stories of real people with you, so that you can get a better feel for how we work. Hopefully this will trigger some sparks of interest within you and maybe even motivate you to make some changes yourself.

This month, I want to start with hypnotherapy, because I really do believe that this is a powerful tool, but that it gets a lot of bad press because it’s often portrayed as some kind of mystical art…. Well, STOP PRESS, hypnosis or trance (they’re both exactly the same thing) is a perfectly natural state that we all go into every single day of our lives! It’s part of our normal sleep-wake pattern, so if you’ve woken up, or gone to sleep today, you’ll have passed through the trance/hypnotic state at some point in that process. And what’s more, if you’ve got engrossed in a book or film, drifted off with your thoughts and daydreams, or gone onto auto-pilot whilst you’ve been driving, yes, you guessed it, you’ve been doing it again!

With hypnotherapy, all we’re doing is taking you into that state, in a controlled manner, so that we can work on the specific issues that you want to address. For many people, that might be stopping smoking, losing weight, dealing with phobias or nipping those annoying habits in the bud. But very often I work with clients who have deep-seated confidence and anxiety problems that affect them in their everyday lives, whether that’s holding them back in their careers, or stopping them from living a fulfilling life; all too often it’s both!

I’m particularly reminded of 2 apparently very successful and confident clients. Both enjoyed impressive management careers and were highly regarded by their teams, peers and employers. And then they hit a glass ceiling. They could see the next step on their career paths, but were suddenly crippled by insecurities, anxiety and low self-esteem, to the extent that they were no longer able to function effectively in their roles and shied away from situations where they had to present material that they had been working on for months and years.

The great thing about hypnotherapy is that it works surprisingly quickly in most cases. So, in just a few sessions, both clients were able to address the underlying issues that were holding them back and got themselves back on track, knowing that they had lots of new tools and strategies available should they ever have any wobbly moments in the future.

For me, confidence is something that we portray outwardly, almost like putting on a dress, or suit. Anxiety and self-esteem happen on the inside. This means that people can regard you as being very confident and self-assured, even though you may feel like curling up and dying on the inside. I know; I’ve been there!

If this sounds like you, pick up the phone, or whizz me an email – I’m always happy to chat.

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