Start being excited about what could go right!
Updated: Feb 15, 2018
The moment you realize that, “Only you can control your future” (Dr. Seuss), you start realizing that no one else knows you better than yourself and no one else is better placed than you to make the changes that are going to serve you now; and in the future.
Now, what happens next can happen to any woman. My son was four months old, I had just moved countries, I was feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Broken sleep and breastfeeding were wearing me out. For a while I thought this would change but I soon realised, I was in for a shaky ride. I was scared, lonely. I started not wanting to go out, I felt sorry for myself, I was crying every second day. My life went downhill; I had reached rock bottom. There was a little voice in my head, that was saying ‘Come on, you’ve always been strong, you’re a high achiever, get over it and get going’, yet this time, it was different. I felt stuck. I didn’t want to get up in the morning, my mood swings were impacting my loved ones and the light I was hoping to see at the end of the tunnel, was only another train coming in, shaking my world inside out, in a very unpleasant kind of way.
I had postpartum depression…
The moment I realised something wasn’t right, I also started taking ownership of my problem. I realised that if I wanted to get better, I had to take actions. While it wasn’t always easy to motivate myself to change and get going, it was the intention that counted. Each day, I took tiny steps towards reconnecting with myself and appreciating what I had. I started practicing gratitude on a daily basis. I went outside and enjoyed nature with my son. I also started looking after myself more. Every little step counted. Then, one day, someone, mentioned clinical hypnotherapy. I had heard hypnotherapy worked miracles for stopping smoking and weight loss, but was totally unaware of its other benefits. I had very little knowledge of how it could help me get better and so I researched it, and before I knew it, I was booked in for a first session.
This was by far the most powerful thing I had ever done in my life. The first session was really intense, I’m going to be honest here, I literally cried my eyes out. And most importantly, I thought to myself, how on earth have I managed to keep so much conflicting emotions inside my body and mind. After one session, I felt relieved. After three, I felt liberated. After five, a whole new me was born. I managed to change my mindset, identify
new strategies for approaching life that I could apply every day and quite frankly, I felt great for the first time in ages. I found myself accountable for my own actions again and stopped blaming others for my problems. I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and this time, it wasn’t a train coming in but the sunshine welcoming me back, with a sense of excitement about life and what the future had to offer.
A Clinical Hypnotherapist was born…
When I realised how transformative clinical hypnotherapy had been for me, there was not a single chance I was going to let go of it. I enrolled in a course with the New Zealand School of Professional Hypnotherapy and the rest is history.
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. People know what is best for them and they can choose to decide which therapy best suits their needs.
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
I help my clients, who include children, adults and particularly women, to find a healthy self-perception and strengthen their inner being so they can know themselves and feel confident, peaceful, whole and safe. Building up people’s confidence is at the core of my work, in fact, this is the first thing I work on with my clients. Whether they come to see me for anxiety, depression, weight loss, phobia or other issues, I always assess their level of confidence, self-esteem, how much they believe in themselves and how motivated they are to bring about change.
Self-confidence is like a magnet. It attracts not only other people, but opportunities.
When you’re confident, you are more likely to get results. In the context of personal relationships, self-confidence helps people forge stronger, healthier connections.
I believe that with the potential to impact your thoughts, moods and behaviours in profound ways, self-confidence can be a powerful driver of success in all areas of your life.
I am excited by the diverse nature of my work and the positive impact that clinical hypnotherapy and NLP can have in helping individuals improve their quality of life and achieve personal goals.
There is nothing more satisfying and energising for me than helping people. The humanist in me believes that everyone has a right to be happy and sometimes, a little help can work wonders. Someone once told me that there is no health without mental health and this statement still resonates with me profoundly. I get up every day to inspire people to do the things that inspire them, unleash their potential, boost their confidence and ultimately, enhance their mental health and wellbeing.