When I need some downtime, to refresh body and soul, I like to surf. One of the most unexpected moments in my life was when a Seal joined me and my friend whilst surfing in Amble. The Surfing Seal video went viral and one of the outcomes was to appear on More Tales From Northumberland with Robson Green, and it was a real joy and privilege to help promote this great corner of the world. Apart from the fact that we can always learn from wildlife about being grounded, and living in the moment, and that it's always important to have fun, what has this to do with Hypnotherapy? - well, quite a bit.
When I surf I enter an altered state, a trance state we all do it all the time. When I surf it's a state of complete relaxation and well being, a state of motivation and joy and sometimes exhilaration. Having such great states that you experience on a regular basis gives you an incredible resource for times when you face challenge or stress. You own your states and to some extent you can control them and access them at will. One of the techniques we use in Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is to help you recognise these different states, see them for what they are and utilise them as you need them.
What are your resource states? Do you have a special place or special memories? When would it be helpful to have those feelings again?.....
Andrew Flounders | TheMindworx | Professional Hypnotherapy and NLP Services | Morpeth | Northumberland | The North East