Doing Something For The First Time

Doing Something For The First Time

My First Life Changing Moment

I am smiling to my self as I sit down to write this blog. 

I was reading a blog by Mary O'Toole https://www.keepthestories.ca/when-was-the-last-time-you-did-something-for-the-first-time/  

Mary asks: When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I am smiling because when I think about my first times there were many of them and they all have countless stories with them.   So I am writing here about my first FIRST TIME

Thank Goodness For Malcolm

Isn’t it strange how very small events and random situations can change your life – permanently

I was 19 and working as an apprentice following a HND course in electronics engineering.  This was in a Marconi Research Unit in Chelmsford in 1966.  I had very little career advice from school or anywhere.  It was assumed by everyone (including my parents) that engineering was the future for me as Maths Pure, Maths Applied and Physics were my 'A levels'.

And that is what I thought – I would become an engineering scientist.

So there was I with my oscilloscope, admittedly rather bored, as I worked on goodness knows what projects.  I looked at research scientists that had been there for years and began to wonder about this as a career.

AND then it happened…

A top scientist guru (I still remember his name – Malcolm) came in to work full of the joys of spring.  He had been working for about eight years on a new transmitting aerial.  His design had been accepted and the company were going ahead with production beyond his prototype.  His moment.  He was full of it.

Now let me tell you more about Malcolm.  

We had heard a lot about his aerial.  Sitting down for lunch we would all talk about football, holidays, what was on the box, girlfriends.   None of that for Malcolm – apart from his aerial I really knew nothing about him.

What next?  

Four of us apprentices were invited to go and see his work of art!  I wasn’t sure where this was but I should have taken note as Malcolm put on wellington boots, a hat and gloves.  Being 19 I had very little to shield me from the elements.  We were driven through the Essex countryside on a freezing cold winter morning and arrived at a field with a hanging fog.

What became immediately plain to us lads was that we were to go over the field and climb a mast that disappeared into the fog.  

These days Health and Safety would just not allow what happened next.  With freezing cold hands, gripping on to freezing cold metal ladders we were to climb this mast.

We were all looking at each other in disbelief.

Did Malcolm notice?

Not at all.

Malcolm just kept on talking – ABOUT his aerial and what made it so good.

Anyway we all got up to the platform and there it was – his aerial – about the size of a dining room table.  Lots of fiddly bits and so on.

The tuition from Malcolm carried on “the frequency response of this ….blah blah blah ….attenuation ….. blah blah blah …. and the amplitude  ……  blah”

The words were drifting over me – in one ear out of the other.  I can totally recall that I stood there thinking about his wife.  What did he go home from work and talk about.  What did he talk about to anyone.

Something much more important had happened to me.  

At that moment I realised that I would never be a top engineering scientist because I could not put that much passion and devotion into a LOAD OF METAL

That was it!!!

I put in my notice.


Then There Was My Dad

Now that sounds neat – but of course what was I going to do.  There was no plan B.

My dad was a very blunt Yorkshire man and life had not been good for him.  He didn’t come out of the war well and was not a well man.

To put it bluntly he was not imptressed with me leaving a course during the first year.

I got the “we tried to give you the best we could" talking to.

Along with – “what are you going to do now?”

My initial reaction was that I thought that teaching would fit me better but there was some time to wait before I could get on a teacher training course.

My Dad:  “What are you going to do till you start your teaching course?”

Me: “I will randomly select a job in the local paper and go for it”

Dad: “What?”  (a very exasperated huffy what)

And that is what I did.

I opened the jobs page, shut my eyes, wiggled my finger around and it landed on ‘Spastics Society House Father’  (Now called Scope). at Kelvedon Spastics Society Education Centre.

AND I got the job.

It was a further education place for severely disabled adult students who were exceptionally intelligent.   For example one of them was a political history expert who wrote for various papers.   He typed with a  pointer stick strapped to his head.

I was 20 years old and what an experience it was – the students were quickly my friends.  It was hard work and I lived in so I never really felt off duty.  

What a difference it all was from the oscilloscopes and aerial developments at Marconi’s.  

I really fitted in with the care work but I wasn’t trained .

Then I met a nurse and that really led to my next change moment in my life.

My future was beckoning.  I realised that I needed to train in nursing.

Thank you Malcolm for that day up the mast.  

From Metal to Nursing.

Sport, Sport AND Sport

Sport, Sport AND Sport

Sport Has Put Me In Catch Up Mode

I am in catch up mode today.   I hadn't a cat in hell's chance of getting anything written that needed some research over this weekend - simply because there was sport, sport and even more sport that was unmissable for me.  I had the TV set on ALL day and have to admit I had my main meal on my lap watching the rugby from South Africa.

My Sporting Credentials

You may get the impression from that paragraph above that I am an ex sportsman.  

Well NO not at all - 

Football
- there were four football pitches at my school and when we went down to them on a Wednesday afternoon,  I was often on the kick around didn't get picked lads using a side field.

Cricket 
- was just as bad.  I had my triumphant moments.  Somehow one day I scored three sixes in a row and established a nickname as a result.  That was Willy Watson ( who was a England cricketer )  However I also suffered a couple of injuries (the ball is hard)  On one occasion I trod on the ball instead of getting my foot behind it and fractured a bone in my foot.   I actually got out of cricket for the rest of that season.

Tennis  - ??? - let's say no more.

Swimming
- I was quite good at swimming but the problem was that swimming pools were quite out of reach for me to get to.  We had no car.   

Badminton
- Surprisingly in my sixties I began to play badminton with a group of Babs (my wife) work colleagues.  Until the lockdown it was all going well and I could return a shuttle.

Sport And My Kids

My son was born out in Oman where Babs and I were helping to set up staffing and commissioning a new quite magnificent hospital.

Our accommodation was excellent and we had a swimming pool 50 metres down the street.

My daughter Zoe was able to swim well before she could even toddle.  My son was similar.  They lived in the water,

When we came back to England when Tom was 5 and Zoe was 7 we put them into a swimming club.  We had to - they were both missing Oman in so many ways.  Swimming was the one thing we could offer that would help them find friends with similar interests.

I then came across the issue that so many parents have when their children get to a certain level of competence in a sport.  Getting up at wretchedly early hours to get them to the training.

When Zoe was nine the swimming coach told me that he would like her to attend early morning training - for the real training.   

By this time I was a governor at the school she was a pupil at.  So I went along to the teacher to tell her that Zoe was now going to swimming training five days a week at 5 am.  I just wanted the teacher to let me know if she thought that this was having a detrimental affect on her work.  I was almost hoping she would report an issue and that I personally would be able to reduce the number of mornings that I got up early.

I heard nothing and so I tracked down the teacher to ask her.

Not a bit of it.  Zoe was as sharp as a button and her work was fine.   I had not let out there - so I had to get used to the alarm going off early..

So Tom followed as well.

That is only the start of it - as it doesn't stop there.

The weekends were of course when all of the swimming competition events occur.  The distances to drive were often a long way and could be quite hazardous.  In the winter driving across the hills between Bridport and Dorchester are still in my memory bank of quite terrifying driving.  The fog was always there on the hills - but add to that freezing icy roads and wow - was really pleased to get off of the hills.   Meanwhile the kids with their mates are jabbering away behind with not a care in the world.

What became apparent to me quite early on was that there was only so far my own kids could go with swimming because of their size.  Tom is 5' 7" and Zoe much shorter.   

Tom got married a couple of weeks ago and several of his main friends were swimming with him in those teenage years.   I actually asked a guy called James at the wedding reception how tall he is now - he smiled and said "6' 6""   That made me smile as I remember watching Tom and the starting blocks standing beside James with his height, big hands and feet.  Happy memories though as Tom gave this kids a race.

What is great about individual sports like swimming is that PBs (personal bests) are the important point.  You are really working to improve yourself.  

For about two years Tom was trying to get under 1 minute for hundred metres freestyle.   He was sometimes just a real split second short.  He tried and tried and would be disappointed after a gala if he didn't get that PB.  Then one evening - for whatever reason - he did it.  The curious thing though was that it was two seconds inside the minute.  It was really a fantastic moment.  I can't remember how he did in the race and that doesn't matter - I was just delighted beyond words.  He had got what he wanted to get.   What a useful lesson in life that is.

Zoe was a different swimmer.  Tom was crash crash through the water swimmer.  Us parents used to chatter of course as we waited for action.  Many people said that Tom was like the plastic wind up ducks that whizzed their legs around to propel through the water.  I don't know how Tom got the speed of his arms going so fast.

Zoe - on the other hand was baletic in her swimming.  Particularly in dolphin stroke which can look so ugly and splashy when swam badly.  There was hardly a splash as Zoe slipped in undulating way through the water.  Lovely to watch.

Now for a bit of parenting that I think I got totally wrong but I have to admit I really didn't know how to change things.  

Tom was also into football and the school spoke of his speed down the wings and so on.  So we got involved Tom in a local team.  I was pleased about that as being part of a team teaches you more about life.

I should name this person and the name of the club - but I will simply give you a brief insight as it is a negative story.

The manager/coach seemed to lack any ability to take kids and make the best out of them.  He wanted to be top of the league and had scouts going out and talking to kids and their parents from other clubs if they were good.

I couldn't get my head around the fact that Tom was not played in his best position. he was very fast and running up the wing to cross etc.  He was put to full back (which in those days was staying back) and then dropped from that because he wasn't tall enough to head the ball when an attacking player came in for a high ball.   It all stunk.   

Furthermore the manager had a son who was playing up the wing and could hardly run.  He was never dropped or substituted. 

OK you must get me drift.  I could tell you so much more but I really do feel my blood pressure rising.

The same lads were sitting match after match as substitutes as the elites that had be invited in to this club simply to help climb the league.  

Who cared.  The manager's ego did.

Some of those overlooked sustitute lads left to join other clubs with kid development positivity.

I wanted Tom to do the same and I appealed with him to go elsewhere - and he wouldn't because he is loyal.  He still puts loyalty above most things.  

BUT he never did realise how he could have got better training.  

I just don't think that the FA had enough control of kids training in those days.

What would you have done if that was your child?  I would love to know - so please comment.

Sport - My Passion For It All

So I love watching and learning more about every sport.   I love the parent stories, I love the persistence stories, I love the emotional stories,   I just love sport!

This Olympics has been a joy to watch.  But it is not just the Tokyo games.

On Saturday - there was cycling and high board diving - where Tom Daley (with his knitting) got a bronze medal.   What a fantastic couple of divers the Chinese had that won the gold and silver.

There was also Test Cricket between England and the powerful Indian cricketers.   It was fourth day and the match was on a knife edge.  Those of you that don't know about cricket will not understand my enthusiasm about a game that lasts for five days.   Once you are savvy and know the rules you understand it  AND I promise  you will get why it is one of the most difficult games to be the captain.  Sadly five days was not enough to find out who would have won this cliffhanger as the English weather got in the way.  It rained all day on Sunday - so it was a draw.

Also on Saturday was the third and final test between South Africa and the British Lions Rugby.  I will simply write one word which was on the front my newspaper 'Agony!'

Finally on Saturday was Football which went the way I wanted.  It was FA Community Shield.  This game starts the Football season here in UK.  It is between the winner of last season's premiership league and the FA Cup.   It was between Manchester City and Leicester.  I'm an outsider really as I would not normally be favouring either of these teams.  However Manchester City is one of those clubs who cares very little about bringing players on.  They are rich and buy their way to success.  They this weekend paid £100 million for Grealish - a record spend for one player.  AND they are after Kane the England striker.    So was I delighted when Leicester won the Shield with a i -0 victory.

Walking, Cycling Compromise

Walking, Cycling Compromise

Walking Within My Limits

When I write a blog and it's a personal story including  friends and family, I wonder if sometimes I am  giving the impression to the outside world, that all is not well with my life.

In fact all is balanced and well.

My wife Babs and I have been together since she was 21 which is 45 years ago. 

And we know each other incredibly well. 

For example:

This morning, Babs has gone off for a walk with a friend and it wasn't even suggested that I could join them.   I am pleased to say.

There is a chance that the walk will be between 6 and 9 miles which doesn't fit with my parameters.  They can go as far as they want but I would not be wise to join them.  

Babs knows better than asking me along.

I had a heart attack in 2011 resulting in me having a stent put into a coronary artery. I also have atrial fibrillation so my cardiac function is not the greatest.   

I know from my nursing days that exercise for my heart is essential.  I walk (reluctantly), cycle (enthusiastically) and play badminton (amateurishly) but always bearing in mind that I have GTN spray in my pocket for any chest pain.   [I have never had to use it I am pleased to say]

Babs actually belongs to a walking group.  It is great to go for walks with leaders that know the local area we are walking in.

There is a  group newsletter, which gives information about the walks available.   The first column I look at is the miles;  under four miles, interested,  five miles, just a go go  -and above five forget it.

The walk guide also gives other information.   Difficulties of ascents, descents  and conditions of tracks and how many stiles there are.

And the other column I check Is - 'PUB'


Cycling With Assistance 

So Babs and I enjoy a walk - given the right conditions.  

However I prefer a bike, BUT Babs doesn't. 

Are you surprised by that? 

Babs doesn't like the roads and the traffic. However,  if there is a cycle path or track all is fine. 

The real key is to get a bike that fits your needs.

When we bought our cycles we had a motorhome and  wanted a folding bike.  We have been able to get both bikes in the back of a normal family car.   Which means we can drive somewhere and cycle along tracks.

We wanted bikes which could carry things and we had bags at the rear over the wheels.  So we could shop when motorhoming.  

A back carrier is ideal for carrying water, refreshments, puncture kit, camera, pump and padlock. 

But here was the big point - the absolute YES YES that is for us.

I have cardiac condition and these bikes are electric.  It just made hills manageable.

Now we're talking.

Believe me, they are still exercise.  We do have to put some effort into going up a hill even though it is much easier than before. 

I've even ridden  up hills in St. Ives in Cornwall, which are incredibly steep.

Electric bikes are common now,  but when we got these about six years ago they were very new.

I really enjoyed passing other cyclists going up hills with them wondering how I was shooting up the hill.

I remember using the electric power for the very first time I thought wow, this is strange but nice.
It felt like someone was pushing you.

This is my joy and I love it - exercise but with fun involved; being able to stop, take photos, move on and it's just the sensational way to get around.

I encourage it.

Darn It - That's Not Good

One cautionary tale.  

We were out cycling in Spain, when we had our motorhome.  I stopped to take some pictures.  When I got back onto  my bike the power wouldn't work. For whatever reason - NO POWER. 

I had to get back to our motorhome under my own steam which is quite difficult because the bike with the battery is quite heavy.  

The bike was under warranty but of course I couldn't do anything about the problem until I returned to UK. 

A disappointment. 

Exercising Together For Your Health

Although this blog post has been about the preferences that Babs and I have about exercise the really great point is that we have found ways to compromise when we do want to be exercising together.   

Get out and exercise - it is essential for your health - we both totally are up for that and that's the main message.   

Anxiety and Fear With Self-Hypnosis

Anxiety and Fear With Self-Hypnosis

Anxiety and Fears

The Background Story

Well the times are strange and therefore strange lockdown things are happening.

I have been:

  • shredding years of old documents,
  • removing a wonky shower curtain and putting up a shower panel (why did I not do this before?);
  • old paint tins have had their lids levered open and covering marks on the wall painted over.
  • and so on.

Then there is this one new venture to complete in my 12 week lockdown

One of the Big Things on My 'To Do' List is Now Underway.

I have an online digital store where I sell hundreds of self-hypnosis audio and video downloads. Now when these were uploaded we were working at such a rate that they didn't get the time for the love and care needed to really promote the recordings well.

For each self-hypnosis product - Adam Eason wrote some background information that you can see on the digital sessions that can be downloaded. The information was put in place in a simple format and quite honestly didn't look great. My aim is to edit and format all of the products in the store.

The task is actually large and has long been on my list to do BUT as I have just said the TASK IS LARGE.

My Mental Chat

Yesterday was the day when I had a mental chat to myself and I started the renovation.

Where to start? I asked my brain

'The bundles'. said my chatback brain - (such as the Anxiety and Fear Bundle below).

The thing that struck me as I edited, sorted out the typos and formatted the look was just how informative Adam's explanations are about the hypnosis processes he has recorded .

So informative that my chatback brain said 'Keith get this information out on your blog'

That makes so much sense as I am really working at getting more people to appreciate and learn more about self-hypnosis. I am offering here the thoughts of a leading Hypnotherapist Adam Eason, who is author of the book 'The Science Of Self-Hypnosis.

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ABOUT THIS ANXIETY AND FEAR BUNDLE:

The Hypnosis audios that you will be able to download straight after purchase are:

  • Abandon Anxiety,
  • Desensitisation,
  • Panic Freedom,
  • Fear Release,
  • Fear Into Power

ABANDON ANXIETY


It is very well documented these days...
Focusing on the breath and breathing is very important if you become anxious.

Breathing slowly and deeply activates the vagus nerve, which is the major quieting nerve of the body. This nerve helps to calm you down automatically, so if you become anxious, deep breathing can help.

In addition and as an alternative, hypnosis is a very positive way to help you conquer anxiety.

You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?

Here, I want to share with you a very simple and incredibly powerful hypnosis session for overcoming anxiety.

If you ever get anxious, then now is the time to abandon that anxiety.

Firstly, anxiety resulting from trauma and secondly; signal anxiety, which is in effect when someone is trying to protect himself from anxiety resulting from trauma.

No matter what the theory, anxiety relates to a future time and is usually about a future situation.

It also comes from scattered attention and lack of focus.

It is the unknown what causes apprehension and anxiousness.

Living in the moment can help stop anxiety.

We deceive ourselves into thinking we can control, manipulate, or modify the future. In actuality, there are so many variables that we really can’t see all the possibilities that can occur.

In fact, worrying or being anxious causes more anxiety and may cause missing a moment that could be truly valuable.

There is a paradox to anxiety: the more you anticipate what’s going to happen, the more anxious you become.

To eliminate anxiety, becoming quiet and allowing things to happen works better than being anxious about what might happen.

Learn to give your full attention to everything you do at the moment.

By letting go of the anxiety, you conquer it.

Living in the moment does help. Since anxiety is based on the fear of a future outcome, you can learn to cope with this fear by using positive thought.

Remember: you are what you think!

Negative emotions bring negative results.

Positive emotions bring positive results, so learn to laugh at the outcome and think positive!

Yes indeed, laugh more!

 

DESENSITISATION


Here I offer you a process and technique that is often overlooked by many therapists yet is one of the most empirically researched and proven ways of affecting progressive change within people.

A few years ago, I had a client who was experiencing anxiety for much of each day. He came to one session with me and was shaking, I mean shaking with dread, anxiety and was in one heck of a state.

I asked him to run me through the cause of his anxiety and he explained in great detail.

His explanation was very vivid, he was almost inside of the experience while he talked about it. He was filled with tears and was sobbing in a way that made it difficult to understand what he was saying at first.

So I asked him to explain it all again.

He looked at me oddly and then proceeded to run through the entire thing again, though with no tears this time.

I told him that I was still unsure of all the details in my mind and so could he please explain it once more for me.

He looked at me as if I was being heartless and unsympathetic.

When I asked him to repeat it all a fourth time, he nearly left the room.

At the end of that explanation, he seemed bored of talking about it and was totally unaffected by explaining it all, whereas he was earlier sobbing while explaining.

I pointed this out and he realized what had gone on.

It is this process that I want to explain in more detail today and show you how to use it for some amazing effect in your life.

If you have experienced anxiety in the past, it is most likely a learned response, an old habit.

Just like any other habit, physical tension and emotional anxiety can be learned over time and become associated with certain circumstances, events or situations in your life, and it is those events that stimulate that anxiety.

Learning and Unlearning

It is a core and fundamental belief inherent within modern personal development and certainly within my consulting rooms that anything that can be learned can also be unlearned.

That is, all habits can be broken.

I am certainly not saying that it is easy to break an established habit... Unless of course, you have the right kind of help and processes at your disposal.

This process is fabulous for dissipating those unwanted feelings

Our Cat Spooky

When my wife first took in our cat Spooky because he had been abandoned by his previous owners and left without food or shelter for a long time, he mistrusted humans. He actually feared people, which we suspect was due to his poor treatment.

You see, even animals can learn to be anxious when they do not necessarily need to be.

Our own experience as well as much documented and researched evidence shows that animals can also be trained to overcome their anxieties. Spooky now loves the affections and attention of humans and loves being around people in general...

So much so that when I am working from home, he jumps all over me and my laptop to get my attention!

New Habit To Replace Old

One way to break an old habit is by replacing it with a new habit...

Anxiety and relaxation are two mutually exclusive states; they cannot dominate the same body at the same time, the stronger one tends to progressively cancel the weaker one out.

By training yourself to relax very deeply, and by facing your fears gradually and systematically, you can use the relaxation response to cancel out anxiety, in steps and stages, and replace it with feelings of calm.

All it takes is a little patience and focus.

In the example I used earlier, it happened quite quickly and immediately, however, much continuance and consistency were required over the following weeks to maintain that, and stop any sliding back into old ways.

So here I want to share with you a process known as hypnotic desensitisation which has been used successfully for over fifty years in clinical practice to help people overcome anxiety.

It is used in hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and many others besides.

You'll begin by easily and simply rehearsing some basic relaxation skills and then facing your fears in the safety of whatever comfortable room or place you choose at the same time.

You just use your imagination to picture the things that you want to overcome and dissipate.

By running through such a process, you then find that the same feelings of relaxation remain with you outside in the real world when you have finished the process.

This is a marvellous process I am delighted to share with you.

PANIC FREEDOM

Wherever you are sat this very moment reading this, if I were to run into that place, clapping my hands loudly and shouting "Fire! Fire!" you may well panic and rush to save your own life.

And no doubt be irritated that I was testing my notion and subsequently smiling cheekily.

This is an expected kind of panic -- unlike the type of panic that this hypnosis session is aimed at quelling...

In my therapy rooms at the time of writing this, I have had more than the usual numbers of people panicking…

I am certain it is not actually to do with the messages we are getting from the government announcing “Don’t Panic” with regards to the seemingly devastating financial situation here in the UK at the moment -- that the media seems determined to terrify everyone about.

So what is it?
Is it that people are more self-aware?
Does our enhanced sense of self and self-consciousness make us more capable of scaring ourselves?

I have no idea, to be honest.

It has raised some fascinating thoughts and encounters recently in my therapy sessions though…

Many hypnotherapists are reluctant to interact formally with their clients while they (the client) is in hypnosis.

With this hypnosis session, I offer you a really simple technique that can be done by anyone to let go of panic…

The idea of the strategy within this hypnosis session is to identify and then to obtain information from within your unconscious mind, about each part of the panic symptom complex.

What do I mean by that?

By that, I am referring to the set of symptoms that people experience when they panic.

So this hypnosis session is going to describe for you a way in which you can have a tool immediately available to you for relieving an anxiety attack of any kind.

‘Immediately available’ sounds good, doesn’t it?

Bear in mind, you do not have to have an ongoing panic issue for this to be something you use -- it can be something you keep in your mind in case it is ever required.

I know you are going to love this session.

FEAR RELEASE


How to go into your mind and start letting go of any fears of any kind!

I went to an engagement party recently. A close friend of mine is now engaged and planning on marrying next year and had a celebratory party. It was great fun and I got to catch up with lots of old friends.

Of course, no party is complete without balloons. Some of the children were playing with balloons and I was helping them have some fun with them, not to mention tying the knots at the end of balloons that had been blown up too much. I showed a couple of kids how to rub the balloons on their heads and make it stick to the wall or ceiling with the static. It kept them amused for ages, though our hosts may have become less amused with their new wall decorations.

Balloons are such fun, aren't they?

Well, I associate them with having fun.

I am going to come back to balloons later…

I have mentioned the idea lots of times before and quoted excerpts from my favourite self-help books, such as 'The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind' by Joseph Murphy and 'As A Man Thinketh' by James Allen.

They mention that rather wonderful idea of your mind being like a rich, fertile garden.

Of course, the garden needs tending — you need to plant good healthy seeds, and if you do not take care of the garden, weeds can grow.

The thoughts you allow into your mind — especially the ones that you think of the most and focus on continually — are the fruits that are going to grow and manifest in your life… it is as simple as that.

This notion is familiar to regular readers of my ezine and I am not going to repeat it much more here.

Instead, I want us to go into the garden of our minds and do some major cultivation. This is like primo-dynamite weeding!

With this fantastic hypnosis session, I show you how to go into your mind and start letting go of any fears of any kind.

You just have a particular direction in mind as to how you are going to benefit from this hypnosis session…

By that, I mean that you should think of a specific area of your life that you may have some fears or apprehensions about.

What with the garden of your mind and lots of fun with balloons, this session is a remarkable journey!

When you have an old notion in your mind, as guided throughout the session, you then proceed to let go of what you no longer need…
A bit like popping balloons, or at least, like letting the air out of them!

It really is as simple as that with this hypnosis session — enjoy the freedom you get with this session.

I know you are going to find it as liberating as everyone else does.

FEAR INTO POWER


F.E.A.R. What a word.

Many people allow themselves to be debilitated by fear...

And they allow the fear to hold them back in many areas of life without ever even realising it...

They are scared of certain outcomes, scared of failure, scared of humiliation...

And their brain makes it go wild and fantastical and increases the fear...

With this session, I want to show you how to turn fear into power and strength.

Within the fields of modern personal development, a phenomenon known as anchors is talked about a great deal...

We have anchored responses to all sorts of things, like when we see the new trainers we bought at Christmas, we start feeling guilty for not running in them since the first week of January...

Or when we smell the coolness of the air (it has been snowing here in the UK and the freezing air has a real particular smell to it) it reminds of us when we went skiing...

Or when we see an old friend, we go all warm inside and smile or even laugh as we connect them to lots of good times in our lives...

These are all anchored responses that occur in our lives.

Many of us have even more negative anchors too...

Like guilt associated with spending time caring for oneself...
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Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Take Up Rates Are Falling.

I am feeling well.   YES – I AM FEELING WELL – VERY WELL AND I have cancer!

It has been strange for me this year as I learned in February that I have a tumour with some smaller deposits in my abdomen and in my lungs.

Why Strange?

Well because here we are in November and I still have not got any symptoms and YES I am still feeling well – even though my treatment has now started.

No symptoms – but a secret, silent, hidden cancer.

I will tell you my story below – but first of all let me explain why I am writing this blog.

[The figures I quote in this blog are from UK studies]

50% of Briton’s will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  So this is an issue which will affect every family.

But even with this alarming statistic I read this in the paper this week: levels for breast cancer screening are at their lowest for a decade according to NHS digital data.  NHS figures showed uptake of screening checks for cervical cancer fell for the fourth year to hit 71.4% in 2017-18.

What a crying shame as early cancer diagnosis makes all the difference to treatment outcome.

In fact – UK cancer survival rates have fallen to the bottom half of world league tables for seven cancers and only come in the top 10 for two.

This is really disturbing when you look at what is possible with early detection and screening.

A pilot program in Manchester recently scanned more than 2500 people in three deprived areas of the city where lung cancer is more prevalent and discovered 46 cases of cancer. Of these 80% were early stage one, the scheme funded by the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and Macmillan Cancer Support has quadrupled the early diagnosis rates for lung cancer in Manchester

https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/early-diagnosis-cancer

The difficulty is that the majority of cancers present with vague symptoms and are much more likely to be something else.

  • headaches are rarely brain tumors,
  • abdominal pains, rarely bowel cancer,
  • lower back pain and tightness, rarely, kidney cancer

GPs (doctors) are gatekeepers and have to decide which merit urgent investigation. Money and politics get in the way!  Why the GP practices are not working well to achieve good fast referrals will be for another blog.

This week, the former National Director of cancer Professor Sir Mike Richardson published a report on how NHS treatment could be transformed and speeded up. It is driven by the new understanding that delays of a few months really matter.   It requires a radical rethink, including investment in many more machines and staff so that diagnostic tests can be done far more rapidly alerting people to the importance of having their symptoms seen at the earliest point, more screening and specialist cancer centers and pushing GPs to refer anyone whose chance of cancer is higher than 3%.

Let Me Tell You My Story Which Has a Quirky Twist and a Touch of Romance.

I had cancer of the kidney five years ago, which I discovered through finding blood in my urine. So I had a clear symptom and followed up right away. I had that kidney removed and have been for yearly follow up since.

This year was the fifth anniversary, and in February I went along to see my consultant surgeon, Mr Wedderburn at Bournemouth hospital.

All was looking good – bloods were fine, my renal function from the remaining kidney was good. I felt well. So Mr Wedderburn said that he would get a scan done and if that was ok I could be discharged from his care.

Three days after I had the scan a letter arrived with an appointment (I nearly wrote invitation :-)) to see the consultant. It had been two years since my previous scan and a tumour had not been apparent at all then. However now two years later there was a growth near to where the kidney was originally – but also there were some new small deposits including in my lungs.

The thing to stress is that from that day in February right through to this day in November – I have had no indication or symptoms that anything is wrong. Everything normal, pilates classes, badminton and daily walks all carried on as usual. A strange situation really – knowing you have cancer but totally well. A fortunate scan giving earlier warning and earlier treatment.

Isn’t Life Strange – Location – Randomisation – ROMANCE thrown in.

Bournemouth – 5 miles from home

My starting point was locally. I was referred to Dr Delgart an Oncologist at Bournemouth.

In a nutshell – the cancer cells that I have are papillary. Now that apparently is not good as clear cancer cells respond more easily to the standard treatment currently available. Trust me to have the wrong sort!

However the doctors world being very research based meant that Dr Geldart had colleagues working elsewhere that were doing clinical research into the papillary cells that I have.

Southampton – 30 miles from home

So from Bournemouth – I was referred to Dr Wheater in Southampton  where they were hoping to start the new clinical trial in September.

The study has a great name SUNNIFORECAST which is a European randomised phase 2 study of Sunitinub/Ipilumumab immunitherapy. Basically attacking the tumours with two antibodies at the same time.

I had another scan arranged for September and with a bit of luck I would meet all the right criteria (checking other things medically such as my heart background – heart attack and stroke in the past!) That scan showed that the tumour was growing slowly.

However a disappointment. In September it became clear that the clinical trial was not going to start till next year.

BUT here was the big surprise for me!

Dr Wheater also had a colleague who was going to start the Clinical Study in London at the Royal Free Hospital and that had the go ahead to start in November.

Royal Free Hospital – Hampstead, London – 120 miles from home

The Royal Free is a 120 mile journey from my home in Poole – but the thing that made it attractive was because I had worked there for four years as a Charge Nurse on a Surgical Ward in the 1970s.
AND
I had also met my wife Barbara there as she was a student nurse when I first got to know her. She came to work on my ward as a staff nurse when she finished her training and – well – I was her boss then. (Guess she is the boss now).  Love her.

Anyway it is an area of London we both love. I was due to start my treatment at the Royal Free on Monday and so we made a weekend of it.  We spent last weekend around Hampstead and the picture is me and Babs with our daughter Zoe and a friend of hers.

My Clinical Trial For a New Combination Of Immunotherapy Infusions.

Doctor Boleti is my new Oncologist and she has a terrific team at the Royal Free. My real champion has been the renal cancer research nurse Anna Pejovik who has arranged tight schedules for investigations and frankly everything!!

I had one concern because there is a slight lottery about all of this.

It is a randomised trial and there is a chance that you will be selected for the old treatment rather than the new therapy. I prayed that the computer would pull my name out and it did. A week ago Anna rang me to say that I would be getting the new combination immunotherapy and it would start on Monday.

After the treatment on Monday all has been well. No side effects to date!  AND Yes I am Feeling Well!

I Am Telling My Story Here For a Couple of Reasons.

1. Cancer Treatment is changing fast and Immunotherapy is the name of the game.

My journey over just a few months show how much is changing and new treatments are emerging all of the time. Dr Boleti told me that dealing with cancer is like control of any chronic condition, and that most people will die from some other cause.

In last weekends Times Supplement there was an article about James Allison who was one of the first research scientists looking into Immunotherapy.

The long article was entitled (which I can’t give you the URL link because it is a paid subscription)

‘Immunotherapy could revolutionise care for cancer patients. So is this the end of chemotherapy as we know it?’

Quote from Times Article:

Cut, burn, poison, aka surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, were the options for cancer sufferers. But one man had other ideas. James Allison pursued his belief in immunotherapy for years when the medical world was doubtful. No longer. Last month he won the Nobel prize for medicine (with help from his brilliant colleagues and brainy wife – Dr Sharma). Now his research is changing everything we know about treating cancer.

What do I owe this man and his team?

And yes, it is quite amazing that treatments like the chemotherapy treatments (which I was involved with at times in my nursing days)  that we hear about from the past, which were pretty onerous and very toxic drugs – have now been replaced by much better treatments.

2. Cancer Screening

I was lucky because my original cancer was obvious because of the bleeding. The cancer this time was not obvious but post surgery after care highlighted the problem.

So I got my scan 9 months ago and the secret, silent, hidden cancer was revealed.   If my cancer had got to the stage where I was showing symptoms  … need I say more.

The answer is to really improve our screening rates. Get those take up figures rising.

Depending on your age, sex, occupation – there are various screening checks available.   PLEASE seek them out and give yourself a better chance of picking up any issues early.

Cancer Screening picks up the problems before symptoms occur and at an early stage where the treatment and control will have a better chance to work.  The solutions and treatments are improving daily.

Big Letters to Shout Again – KEEP YOUR SCREENING UP TO DATE!

Please share this blog message – it is so important to emphasise the need for early access.

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

This Online Income Secret Plan

I have been working all this year to put together my Hypnosis For Streaming package with a simple online income plan for affiliates

The real SECRET is to read this page and take ACTION. 

Any questions at all JUST call me on 07401 719619 or Skype keithaw2k1 me.

Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.

 

Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income.   In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.

The participants on the Zoom (great webinar service) masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session.  I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.

The participants all have different niches products, experience etc.  One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.

The Online Income Issue

There is a fundamental issue though with making money online.  You need to know how to do it. 

It doesn’t just happen.  When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen. 

The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;

  • building mailing lists
  • driving traffic
  • social media promotion
  • etc etc and so on – always more to learn

Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.

All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?

Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.

NO that is not strictly TRUE  —  It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.

Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT!  I have one which I am inviting you to join.  More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking. 

 

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BACKGROUND:

[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]

 

Last year I set up an affiliate program for an online E-commerce store  –  HypnosisForDownload.com.

What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.

Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have  zero refunds.
Digital for immediate Delivery –
Good products, worldwide audience.

Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.

I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSE promotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.

My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.

What was my mistake?

I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers. 

That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge.  Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.

We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??

The  most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.

Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.

 The  conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list

  1. The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
  2. The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
  3. The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
  4. The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of  NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
  5. The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
  6. There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential.  It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.

I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me. 

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OK!  –

HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY

THE STEPS and WHY

1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership (Netflix type approach)
The members have all of the audios and videos available to members.   High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.

2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income.
The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.

[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly.  Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership.  Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.] 

So what you may need training.

3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership.
Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership.  You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.

[SECRET – The same situation applies.  As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members  – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]

4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members.
If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting.  If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge.  Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true. 

To put it bluntly ‘No BS’

hypnosis streaming membership and affiliate opportunity

Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships

1. Hypnosis For Streaming – Three Days

What I have on offer to you right now is three days access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership site.  Free Access with no obligation.  Please take a look and I will be available to you to answer any questions.

1. NAMS Insiders Club – 14 Days Trial Access For $1

As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and

I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products.  The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.

Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself.   Just two new members and you have your membership covered.

Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.

THE NEXT STEP FOR YOU

By Clicking The Button Below

  • You will get access to three days free no obligation access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership   You will have a link to register.
  • You will also get to a page on Marketing Training NAMS website where you will be able to check out the amazing arrange of resources and training content for just $1.  This will give you 14 days to check out and link with me to ask any questions.

I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up.  Get on board and it will be great to chat.  This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.