When I announced to my family and friends that I was moving to California to help people achieve their dreams, they looked at me like I had lost my mind. They said things like, "You used to be so credible. Can't you call this goal setting?" Although I agree that goals are essential to making your dreams come true, there is a very different energy around dreams.
When you think of hypnosis or hypnotherapy, what may come to mind are the stage hypnotists who take volunteers from the audience, hypnotize them, and give them suggestions to quack like a duck, act drunk, or laugh hysterically. Working with a psychotherapist who has been trained in clinical hypnosis to help people like you is an entirely different experience.
Whether you hope to change jobs, go back to college, travel or help others, you may feel overwhelmed by your day-to-day responsibilities, causing you to never give your wishes a second thought. Many of us wish to travel more, to experience new places, new foods or new cultures. Seldom do we find a way to make our dreams a reality. With a few helpful strategies, you can create your own wish list to conquer. So, in honor of World Wish Day, here are four steps that will explain how to make your dreams a reality.
The New Year is here and there is the promise of new possibilities! Many-Many years ago -in a land- Far- Far away... I let go of the habit of making new years resolutions. I loved looking ahead to the new year and got jazzed about the new possibilities I could see. New Years resolutions seemed to me, to be more about changing something I didn’t like rather then aiming for what I really wanted.
Do you find yourself wondering again this year, why did I bother to make resolutions? Each year draws to a close with unmet resolutions and feelings of depression can soon ensue. You can make this coming year different with a few easy changes! It all starts with dreaming! Simply dreaming though does not help in having a successful year. You’ve dreamily made resolutions, writing them down and promptly forgot them. Is it any wonder that many fall by the wayside before the end of January!
The only thing that stays the same is change. When we begin to see our lives as being routine, then any deviation from the way it's always been done can cause panic. Take New Year's Resolutions for example. If you have not consistently followed through on achieving your resolutions from previous years, then why start now? Many people make the mistake of creating resolutions with no idea how or what skills they'll need to achieve their results.
With so many people still struggling to find work in this slow moving economy, those with jobs being quite frugal even during the holidays, and many losing much of their retirement funds... are we all going to be working just like today till we're 80? I saw a tv news story of a woman who had always hoped she's retire in her 60s or even 70s, but now realizes she may have to continue working into her 80s. How many people can imagine this?
What is the best use of your money? Is it a membership to a gym that you'll only use a quarter of your time? Is it buying fresh, local, and organic? Is it investing in gold? Or is it investing in your relationship skills? Most of us come from dysfunction. What this means is that no one comes from the perfect family. If we were perfect, chances are we're not human or we're not from earth. This is where a coach, rather than a therapist comes into play.
Benjamin Franklin said " Energy and persistence conquer all things." Consistency is an action that is often overlooked by society. You probably don’t hear people telling you to be consistent in order to accomplish your goals. This quote reminds us that persistence and energy can conquer anything. On days when you don’t feel like doing anything, think about staying consistent.