If the darkest hour is just before dawn then hypnotherapy could provide those first rays of light.
What do penicillin, nuclear power, space travel, jet airplanes, radar, x-rays, computers, blood transfusions, 60s counter culture, feminism, racial quality, helicopters, skin grafts and anti-malarial drugs have in common?
Well, they all came about (or their arrival was greatly accelerated) by the two world wars. Problems which hadn’t attracted much governmental attention before these wars suddenly became pressing emergencies and governments raced to solve them. Money was poured into research and production. As a consequence, great advances were made.
This isn’t to claim that two world wars were good for humanity but the fact remains that life would be a lot harder for us all, right now, if technology hadn’t received such a great shot in the arm from these two crises.
A crisis needn’t be a disaster. It can be an opportunity
A great crisis can bring about great changes. Without a crisis people tend to opt for the status quo. People are fundamentally change averse and it’s only when the risks of inertia seem too great that change is embraced.
What about gain, I hear you cry? Isn’t potential gain a motivator for change? Do we really need a crisis? Well, I’m afraid that the science is against potential gain as a strong motivator. People will typically refuse to lay down one hundred pounds even if they have an excellent chance of winning a thousand more.
Scientific studies show that the idea of loss is twice as powerful as the chance of gain in shaping human behaviour (Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler (1990). Most people are wired to avoid risk and only move when the risk of staying still is too great.
Sometimes, however, change becomes unavoidable and the only question is how you’re going to respond.
Some people lose their ability to cope with the change because they respond with panic. Panic reduces the capacity for thought and so bad choices are made. Some people deny the change s happening and attempt to carry on regardless. Denial may be a coping strategy but it sooner or later runs up against the brick wall of reality.
Change is inevitable in one way or another. If you learn to cope then you have a greater chance of rendering the end result a more positive thing.
If change is inevitable then hypnotherapy could help you take control
If you’re here because you’re facing your own personal crisis then take heart. Not only will this difficult time pass (even if it doesn’t feel like it right now) but life could even be far better if you’re prepared to learn to see things in a different light.
Many of my clients tell me that their lives have never been better since taking part in their therapy. The crisis which brings them to me, therefore, can result in life being better than ever. You can live the rest of your life feeling more confident, happier and more in control than you did before the crisis hit. Looking at it like that, some crises can become, in time, a positive.
If you’d like to discuss how to learn more about your own strengths as a result of your own personal crisis then please do consider giving me a call.
There are quite literally hundreds of people in Reading, Oxford, London, Wallingford and Thame who have improved their lives through seeing me as a hypnotherapist. You could be the next person to achieve that same freedom, contentment and peace. I look forward to hearing from you.
You could call me on 07786 123736 / 01865 600970 / 01183 280284 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, simply visit my “contact me” page and fill in the contact form.
I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you to steer your life away from the rocks.