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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone

Neale Donald Walsh

Recently, I watched two hypnotists move out of their comfort zone. Braving natural anxiety, they opened doors to new personally and financially rewarding work.  Their joy showed me there is nothing like that high we get when we overcome fear and reach our goal!
          But it's scary to move out of our comfort zone. It takes courage to try something new, so Courage is essential to grow and change.  It's the irrational or self-limiting beliefs that are the barriers to being where we want to be or from being be who we wish to be. Here are some thoughts about blowing through barriers to reach that high by tapping into your courage.
  •   Evaluation:  Ask yourself, "Do I really believe this activity is worth doing despite any discomfort I might experience? Doubts will equal self- sabotage. 
  •  Resolve ambivalence:  Accept there is usually a cost for a reward.  What is truly free?   Ask; "What am I willing to risk or give up to do this?"
  •  Create a new goal and mental picture: Imagine the goal as if it is already completed. See, feel experience what will it is like. How you feel? Who benefits?  Set the dates for completion of each
Now if ready to "own the package"? Take off!  Move forward!  Take action.
  • Immerse yourself in the project---even if it is only an hour a day, make your effort consistent.
  • Become an expert---Expand your knowledge; UTUBE AND INTERNET are good sources.
  •  Make it yours---Use it, talk about it until it is incorporated in your thoughts.
  • Actively seek mentors, even if by email! Most experts happily share their knowledge.
  • Perhaps a partner would be helpful in your endeavor? Determine who can help you.
  •  Then apply action to achieving each step. Check off each completed goal on a check list.

And when (not if) a potential barrier pops up, problem solve and motivate yourself with thoughts of all the benefits you and others will receive.  Then as Winston Churchill said,
"Success is not final. Failure is not final.
It is the courage to continue that counts."
Reach inside, kindle that spark of courage and fill your thoughts with the joy ofsharing your skill. 

Pat Pearson, MA, C.Ht, CI. / []
Michigan NGH Chapter President


celine sanderson said...

How well does this form of treatment work? I'm super interesting in the whole process. I've been curious about this hypnotherapy clinic about quitting smoking, any thoughts?

Amelia Hasenohrl, LPC, CHt. said...

Hi Celine: Hypnosis works really well. With regard to smoking cessation, the majority of my clients quit completely after the first session, easily and comfortably.
My success rate for those completing the 4 session package I offer is published on my blog in older posts, it has always been 93% to 100% each year. I love what I do. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool for self improvement. I have used for my own sports performance with great success. When you use hypnosis you are learning to apply it yourself, you are in control, you decide what you will accomplish.
I encourage you to move froward. - Amelia Hasenohrl, LPC, CHt.