Head Chatter – that ‘Conversation with Yourself’ that goes on the whole time. Control it with Self-Hypnosis.
We all have it – It can be very helpful but it can also work against us –
stop us from doing things
make excuses galore
The head chatter is relentless and happens everywhere and is often unrelated to what we are doing. Oh the day dreaming of a youth in that lesson at school.
For example – if a vicar asked his congregation to come out and write on a chalk board what was going on inside their head as he delivers his sermon – I wonder how many would be able to do that honestly – without embarrassment.
The mind has many more secret ways of working. I woke up recently having dreamed about teaching an old lady to drive. What !?!! – where did that come from. I have never taught anyone to drive in my life. Dreams and nightmares – that powerful mind.
Consider all the hours that are lost asking yourself all of these questions.
Well – what about this?
I don’t have this problem – but I do have a wife and daughter (perhaps I should leave this one) – enough said.
The mind is an amazing thing and I have spent the last decade (reason for mentioning decade will become clear) learning a thing or to about hypnotherapy, mindfulness and other behavioural therapies simply by working alongside hypnotherapist Adam.
NOW – Timeline And Onwards
I have just celebrated my seventieth birthday and I have written recently about the changes I personally want to make to get what I want out of life in my seventies.
I have three projects in mind and this is an introduction to Project 1.
Project 1 – Getting as many people as possible to understand and use hypnosis and other mental techniques.
These talking therapies are totally misunderstood by most people and that is a shame as they can help with all of the mental issues, addictions, self-esteem etc etc etc
So many of the mental problems out there can be helped with talk therapies.
Until I was about 60 – I worked in nursing which was a great career.
We attempted to work holistically with patients but it was hard to find the time to really deal with all the mental issues of the care.
One of the things I really got to appreciate though was that patients responded very differently to their recovery from illness depending upon their mental state. Those that had a positive approach and were determined to just get over the illness and move on, undoubtedly recovered much faster than the patients who were negative or anxious, depressed etc.
In fact – look at all areas of life and you can see the same thing. How does your football team get on after they have had a couple of defeats – well often more losses will follow … that mind thing. The manager needs to work on their confidence and vision of winning again. Imagine it in a focused way and you will be halfway there.
In the last 10 years I learned a lot as I worked with Adam Eason:
As an example – I have watched my hypnotherapy friend Adam, help to change the mindset of smokers using self-hypnosis audios.
Take Chris – One of my friends who gave up smoking having just used the self-hypnosis smoking course that he bought from our Hypnosis For Download website. Within a couple of weeks I heard him talking to someone in the pub and saying he was a ‘non smoker’. His whole self-image and mindset had changed that rapidly.
What you begin to believe becomes the reality – in your mind and in the way you speak and act. The head chatter changes and works with you – you CAN control it.
I know that if you understand, and learn the skills and techniques, and apply them to change your mindset (control that head chatter) you will be able to overcome many personal issues. Even physical health conditions are helped with hypnosis.
My Seventies Decade
One of my three seventies projects that I am developing is to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and other mental therapeutic techniques skills.
I am NOT the man to do that though. All I have said above is just from me – and I am not trained in the hypnosis field.
BUT what I can do is point you to the best person in the field – Adam Eason. He could probably pick holes in what I have written above. I don’t care I am close to the mark.
Jim Rohn’s words will live on – and know wonder why? What a great speaker he was – and so much there to enjoy on YouTube.
This Monday morning I set about looking for some words of encouragement for some people I am keen to – lets say – kick in to ACTION
Yes let me say that another way…
This is a message that I am targeting at a small amount of people who I want to help. They will be invited to come and read this message – however this is for anyone that wants to change their life for the better.
I am focused these days on a retirement project which is all about making money from affiliate programmes. Over the years I have developed websites and set up marketing for many businesses – but always in the back of my mind I secretly wanted to concentrate on all this affiliate stuff. So I am starting a new chapter in my life – and I so want this all to fly – in fact try to stop me.
There are two strands – The first – I have some audio products – (self-hypnosis MP3s recorded by Adam Eason) that I am wanting to recruit affiliates to promote and sell – my focus in this blog today The second – is a project where I will be selling other people’s products as an affiliate. More about this one another day.
I have a small group at the moment of affiliates trying to sell the audios – but predictably most of them won’t succeed. Nothing will change for most of the affiliates I have on board – HOWEVER I am on the look out for the gems – the guys who will make a change to their lives – because they want it to happen – and who will find the best teacher.
I watched a YouTube video this morning of Jim Rohn speaking on one of this personal development events. NOW – to watch this video will take 10 minutes of your time – but WHAT a ten minutes. Jim sadly died in 2007 but his words and inspiration remains with us and I encourage potential entrepreneurs to collect and absorb the messages. It is all down to you.
So here it is. This 10 minute clip will say all I am wanting to say to this group. I hope it will get them going.
After watching that video I would like you to do one thing that is ‘EASY’
GET IN ON THE AFFILIATE ACTION
The thing that I am really keen for you to do is to get great training. The skills can be learned. I am inviting you to check out NAMS which will cost you $1 for 14 days. You can cancel before joining the membership and there are other options.
You can bet I will be watching for you joining the Insiders Club Mastermind today – and I will be in touch.
“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.
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!!!
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?:
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
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,