“Keith – I like imperfect. Every time someone exercises imperfect, it gives ‘permission’ to others to do the same. Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”
I had that really great message back from a lovely lady – Sarah – who is on our mailing list. How right she is.
Yesterday I sent out an e-mail which I had entitled ‘I am Surprised I am Sending This…’
AND here is the e-mail sent to our list announcing a new membership website:-
Hello Sarah – There Was A Time I Would Not Have Sent This E-mail – Let Me Explain…
Have you ever had a day where things haven’t gone right.
I think you have!
Well I have had a WEEK like that – nothing specific but – what NEXT!
It even went on into the weekend.
Adam is teaching his diploma students this weekend and my intention was to get an e-mail out to you good people on our mailing list, all about our Inner Circle membership website. This is very important to us and we want to spread the word.
On Friday morning Adam videoed an introduction to this new web page and we added some images to the video on Friday afternoon – Then we had to do something called rendering to make it compact to work on the web page.
I was checking things over Saturday only to find that the video rendering had not worked properly.
SO – We will have to sort the video out again during this coming week.
RATS!… Every day is important to me at my age.
So I sent a message to Adam to update him. I was not at all happy as I hate wasting time and I really wanted to get this promotional material out.
********* Overnight sleep *********
When I got up this morning and heard all sorts of information about Mental Health on the radio, TV and in the papers I had a total change of mind.
My thoughts were something like this:
- There is a desperate need for more talking therapists. We teach Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP etc – we need to train MORE therapists.
- WHY am I dithering about putting out a page that is not perfect. Being perfect can slow you down – better to get things moving.
- Also it would be great to get some feedback. I want to know if I am I explaining the Inner Circle accurately and that the information is easily understood.
- Why not ASK for feedback? – YES that would be helpful.
- I finally thought I AM going to send a message today.
So that is what I am doing!
I wouldn’t have done this in the past – perfection was necessary – BUT – to hell with that now!
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND HAVE OUR FIRST INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS – AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU ON BOARD AS WELL.
There are two pages for you to check out.
The temporary web page that we have been using describing the Inner Circle Membership is at: http://www.adameasoninnercircle.com
And here is the NEW promotional page:
The Video is sort of working and you will hear all of the narration from Adam – but something went wrong as you will see http://training.aecollegeofhypnosis.uk/?page_id=12
If there is anything that is not clear on the web page do let me know. I would really appreciate that.
I hope I have a better week ahead and also wish you the same. I hope I will be hearing from you anyway – with feedback and hopefully as a new member.
The open rate of that message was good – click throughs to the website were good – and we got some new members. Furthermore I can e-mail again when the video has been sorted.
Thank you Sarah – Imperfect Action is Better Than Perfect Inaction!!!
Bad habit and pills – that sounds as if I have an awful tale to tell. Let’s see!
Tablets and a bad habit are on my mind this morning. Yesterday I went to get my repeat prescription for the barrow load of tablets I have to take. BUT – there was an issue ( I still don’t understand what – but there you are – it is a fact ) and the prescription needed to be set up again by my doctor and with luck and a strong wind they will be there by Thursday (today)
So by rooting around in the medicine cabinet, I found I had got enough for this morning.
And then Goodness me – NO!….
We were out of Activa or Yoghurt!! Was this going to be one of those days?
Why was that a disaster – well years ago I had to get over something that for me was an issue. I just couldn’t swallow tablets – no matter how small.
How crazy are we all?
Bad habit – it surely was. I could eat normally – but a tablet in my mouth was a gagging starter.
The time came though where I had to get over this problem. I had got to get over this as my health depended on me ‘taking the pills’.
Porridge and yoghurt became the answer. Within no time I was swallowing tablets easily as long as it was with a yoghurt or similar.
Today – this morning – I had no yoghurt or porridge. Question? – was the bad habit still there.
So I gave it a go – glass of water and what happened? It was fine – there was no issue at all. That is the first time I have tried to take tablets with water for many years. Isn’t the mind weird but wonderful?
Now there is a really important thing here about making changes to your mindset.
Conventional wisdom is that it takes 28 days to free yourself from a bad habit. Unfortunately, that notion is just plain wrong. Bad habits are hard to break because they are Habits (notice the capital H). Remember: your brain has put your bad habit in the “automatic” category. Once there, it’s difficult to shake it free.
Yes, 28 days can give you a good jump start. It is probably longer and more like three months to substitute a new behavior for a bad habit.
But I know from working with Adam Eason that behaviours and bad habits can be changed – helped by hypnosis.
Let’s say that laziness is a bad habit or maybe poorly motivated is like a bad habit. Just make that assumption. If they are then this year’s new resolutions are probably having difficulty.
So this month (February) in our Hypnosis For Download online store I have made the theme one of motivation and keeping going. Self-Hypnosis can help you make dramatic and permanent changes to your mindset. But the behaviours will need a couple of months to make permanent change. Self-hypnosis will help you imagine the changes and keep you working towards the desired outcome.
Hey I am not the person to tell you all of this – but go and find articles by Adam Eason. Visit his blog at http://adam-eason.com
Well if you are reading this Adam and you can’t get me on the phone mid morning it is because i am on my way to the doctors to get some tablets.
Many of my blogs are light hearted, bizarre or whatever; but NOT today.
This is Important and I hope that you will stay with me for a couple of minutes while I am talking passionately about something I care about. In fact we should all care about this as one in four of us will need mental health therapy sometime in our life.
I am hoping that somebody reading this will consider training to be a therapist in the field..
All over the news this morning and in the newspapers there are reports about the Mental Health services here in the UK. I am not at all surprised and have a lifetime of working in several areas of health.
More about that in a moment.
Paul Farmer, the chief executive of ‘Mind’, the charity that has led a review of Mental Health services says that there are “thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths” with many more lives ruined as people struggled to get the healthcare they need.
What is the size of the problem?
About two million people a year are seen by mental health services and Mr Farmer thinks this needs to increase by a third.
This will include an expansion of talking therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy – CBT) to treat 600,000 more people a year, 70,000 children offered help and 30,000 more mothers with post-natal depression.
The report is being accepted by the Government and Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England pledged to commit extra £1billion to mental health.
About 400,000 of those offered extra therapy will be people with long-term physical conditions such as cancer or arthritis struggling with depression, anxiety and relationship problems as a result of their illness.
Maureen Baker, chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs said “That we would like to ensure every GP practice has easy access to trained mental health services such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other talking therapies”.
So how many people do you know who have?:
- Panic Attacks,
- Eating Issues
- Low Self-Esteem
That list is tiny -the funny this is that I am always at a loss where to stop with issues that can be helped with Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It doesn’t matter – the point is that so much of health is related to what is going in our mind.
So why my interest – why am a passionate about this?
I worked in nursing for 34 years and was always interested in the connection between the physical and mental approach to recovery from disease of surgery. It was easy to see that people with a positive mindset recovered quicker than those that were negative. Easy to see but in the everyday life of the ward impossible to research.
That was just one notable observation – but there were many more but not enough time to research and verify them.
How things have changed though – I am now involved through my work with a hypnotherapist – indirectly in the mental side of health rather then the physical.
I left nursing in 1996 to set up a web design and marketing company (a long story). The companies I most liked working with were health related for obvious background reasons.
Then I met Adam Eason – a Hypnotherapist who was also training new hypnotherapists. As we worked together I got to video his hypnotherapy training for use on our website. Adam’s teaching on the Hypnotherapy Training course taught me so much more about the physical / health approach to care. It is research based and his hypnotherapy is based around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy the whole approach significantly follows my nursing psychiatric training.
I have seen so many of Adam’s students develop into Hypnotherapists and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapists. They are now in a great position to help with this new mental health initiative to provide additional therapeutic resources.
My reason for writing this blog post today is to ask you a question.
What are you doing in your life?
Could you train for a really worthwhile career as a Hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist?
Many of the hypnotherapists I have met have trained because they have used hypnotherapy for their own issues. Adam Eason originally started his career because he had a physical condition (psoriasis) which was treated with hypnosis.
Physical condition – mental solution – How interesting is that?
If you want my guidance at all – I can tell you, just how wonderful it is having a career that really helps people. There is a massive MASSIVE need. You will get so much out of your work if you can help individuals – nothing is more rewarding. Just take my word for it.
What is great is that you can start to train TODAY
Please do take a look at http://aecollegeofhypnosis.uk and get your prospectus for Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) course or if you are already a hypnotherapist then there is a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist (CBH) course.
If you get a prospectus and have further questions – you will find my contact details in there – do please feel free to call me to talk about this as a career. Just take a look – it might be a call for you to do something new and really worthwhile.
We have had mental notes on bits of paper hanging around our house for years. Part of life with kids as they are growing up.
I think my daughter was responsible for the one that was in our loo with reminders of what to do when you tinkled and other things – aimed at the men in the household I believe.
My wife went to some study day at work and a notice appeared in our kitchen — ‘NO BLAME ZONE’ – I have to tell you that was a good one and did create a calming effect at moments of tension, Frantic places kitchens where everybody seems to be endlessly in a rush!
Well – up a step…
Today I was reading about a local Bournemouth lass Georgia Hall who is a 19 year old professional golfer who has just won £22,000 prize in a tournament in Australia. Better than that she will now qualified be in the Australian Open next week. Good for her – Go Georgia!.
What she has discovered – and what every successful sports champion discovers – is the power of the mind. Georgia has words ‘deep breath’ tattooed on her right wrist and found that the maxim helps her to remain calm.
She told Associated Press
“It’s reminded me to take my time as I sometimes rush the swing or rush a decision. It’s meaning for me is to try and take my time. If I take my time then I am going to get it more right than if I rush it. It helps me out and I can have it in my mind.”
You don’t have to have a tattoo however. There are many techniques such as NLP anchoring and a varied other mental processes to help you store new notes in your brain – ready to call when you need them.
My friend Adam Eason a hypnotherapist has a website about the mental side of running – which is actually about distance running. The techniques and psychological skills taught there though can be for most individual sports. Go and check it out.
Our self-esteem can be affected by the way we look at and treat our lives, either as a game to be enjoyed or as a sport to be won. The way we play life is a mirror in which the reflection is either a happy and contented one or one of determination to win at all cost, within or outside of the rulebook.
Remember those early days in the school playground, playing games that were just simply fun to play? Games with no set rules and no winners or losers, the games anyone could play because being good or bad did not make the slightest difference. Oh happy days!
Then as we grew older the games began to have rules,
It seems natural to us to be compassionate towards others, but why is it we often lose that ability when dealing with ourselves. Perhaps this is an area that should be dealt with in our search for self-development.
I am fascinated about self-development in all of its shapes and forms and have tried and used many systems in my own development. Let’s admit it we all need a confidence or self-esteem boost every now and again especially in today’s fast paced, must succeed lifestyle. But a little word of warning if you considering a little self-development of your own for the first time.