As we begin another new week, I wanted to share a bit about my recent journey of recovery. Last week was undeniably challenging for me, with my dad's unfortunate fall and the general turbulence in the world. It felt like a lot to bear. However, I realized that amidst the chaos, I needed to prioritize my well-being.
On Monday, I consciously reconnected with some tried-and-true self-care activities that I know bring healing and balance into my life. Reflecting on the past seven and a half years, I marvelled at how I've evolved. In the face of circumstances that would have once sent me spiralling into self-destructive patterns, I found solace and strength and healing through clinical hypnosis.
You all know about my belief in the transformative power of hypnotherapy. It's not just a profession for me; it's a mission rooted in the conviction that the mind holds incredible healing potential. Creating new narratives, changing reaction patterns, and achieving personal goals through hypnosis are not just therapeutic tools; they are pathways to profound self-confidence and transformation.
In this moment of darkness, I couldn't help but feel gratitude for the miracles of life and sobriety. While a variety therapies and rehab played a role, clinical hypnosis was the key that unlocked my freedom. This conviction is the driving force behind why I am so passionate about what we do as hypnotherapists.
As I reflected further, gratitude poured in for the accomplishments of the past year. From creating programs for menopausal symptoms to expanding into new offices and supporting our students, it's been a year of growth and achievement. Yes, these strides came with their emotional, mental, and financial challenges, but overcoming them has only reinforced the power of a positive mindset and unwavering belief in our mission.
Emma and I are looking forward to exciting opportunities on the horizon. We're eager to share hypnotherapy with more people in various ways next year, and we're thrilled to involve our students and graduates in this journey.
Amidst the challenges, this week became a celebration of self-care. Gratitude became a powerful focal point, and a meditation session at our Guided Minds Teacher Training class brought deep introspection. The appreciation for life, coupled with reflections on death, reminded me of the importance of streamlining priorities and eliminating unnecessary baggage from the mind.
Reconnecting with friends, enjoying light-hearted TV shows, and embracing laughter became therapeutic remedies. Setting clear boundaries, prioritizing sleep, and making conscious choices about where to invest energy were crucial in maintaining balance. And let's not forget the joy and healing that furry friends and supportive partners can bring.
As we transition into winter and reflect on the progress of the year, I encourage you to take this time to envision your path for 2024. Utilize resources, such as vision boards, to manifest your aspirations. Remember, each day is an opportunity to give to yourself and others, connect with your community, and reaffirm your purpose.
And speaking of exciting changes, our Guided Minds Meditation Teacher Training course and Spiritual Hypnotherapy Diploma are gearing up for new intakes in March 2024. If you're interested in learning more or joining us on this transformative journey, Emma and I are here for guidance and support.
Wishing you all an incredible week filled with self-discovery, connection, and purpose.