What are your goals for the coming year?
Have you thought about what you'd like to change or accomplish in 2019? More than a New Years resolution, thinking in a more concrete way about how you'd like to plan your year.
Year's seem to go by faster as we get older don't they? We often arrive in December wondering where the time has gone and lamenting that we don't have a sense of accomplishment.
An important aspect of creating change that matters to you is establishing healthy boundaries. For some people this is a new endeavor, however it's never to late to begin.
The table below gives a good illustration of healthy boundaries vs. unhealthy boundaries. Many of my clients feel a little unsure of their own identity when they first come to see me, this is not at all unusual. We forget that we can draw upon our own experience and values to create our sense of self, and that we are all a work in progress. Nobody is set in stone, none of us are the same as we were 10 years ago and we will be different again in 10 years time.
Our Goals can extend beyond 2019, we can for example set 1 year, 5 year and 10 year goals then for each category decide what weekly and monthly actions we will take to move ourselves towards achieving those goals.
Whether you'd like to change a habit, save more, travel more, laugh more - whatever it may be, it pays to create a plan.
One of my goals for 2019 is to learn an instrument either the guitar or piano. I intend to begin around March as I have other goals to complete in the earlier months Learning an instrument is good for the brain, as well as an enjoyable pursuit.
What do you think?
Hypnotherapy Melbourne at Hypfocus Therapies- call Georgina on 0435 923 817.
How to find the Best Hypnotherapist Melbourne has for you
#Choosing a therapist can be tricky. Choosing a Clinical Hypnotherapist in Melbourne can be particularly challenging because as Hypnotherapy is currently not regulated in Victoria it's important to check that the Hypnotherapist has been properly trained and is registered with an approved and nationally accredited association such as the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA).
Membership in an accredited association provides evidence that the practitioner has been properly trained in Hypnotherapy, so it's a good way of finding the best Australian Hypnotherapists in clinical practice. Often it's the case the practitioners of other disciplines add Hypnotherapy to their lists of services when in fact they haven't undertaken sufficient training to merit membership in an industry association and in some cases haven't undertaken any training at all.
Registration with an accredited association provides peace of mind in that it not only indicates that the Hypnotherapist has been trained to the standard required for acceptance in the Hypnotherapy Association, it also demonstrates that they have agreed to adhere to the Hypnotherapy Associations code of conduct, they they have passed a police check, a working with children check, have trained in first aid, are properly insured and are undertaking continuous professional development training. These are all very important criteria to have in mind before entering a therapeutic relationship, particularly where confidentiality is so critical.
Hypnotherapy is more than simply helping someone relax, it requires counselling and psychotherapy skills, for this reason in addition to the training I received during my years of studying Hypnotherapy I also undertook formal training as a Professional Counsellor; in addition to being a member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association I'm also a member of the Australian Counselling Association. The Australian Counselling Association has similar criteria to the Hypnotherapy Association.
Another aspect of association membership is that you are required to have professional supervision from a highly experienced, skilled and professionally accredited supervisor. This supervision helps to ensure that as a therapist you are able to workshop cases and review treatment plans while maintaining confidentiality and is an essential part of any therapists professional practice and development. In addition to the aforementioned membership of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association means that I have a provider number for Private Health Insurers so if your policy covers Hypnotherapy you can claim back some of the cost of the sessions.
So in conclusion when seeking a therapist I recommend that you spend a little time doing some research as to their training and ongoing development to ensure that not only did they study Hypnotherapy extensively but are continuing to learn new techniques on the cutting edge of the industry.
As a private practitioner I ensure to keep a register of other reputable therapists that I can refer clients to if I believe their needs will be best served elsewhere.
Once you've established the credentials of the therapist then it's about finding the therapist that resonates most with you, you can do this by reading their blog or website and getting a feel for their style. If still unsure give them a call and talk to them about how they work. Any good therapist will be happy to talk to you by phone because a good therapist wants to ensure the best outcome for you and to help you make the choice that works best for you.
If you'd like further information please don't hesitate to contact me on 0435 923 817 or by using this contact form. Click this link learn more about me.
For the best Hypnotherapy Australia has to offer always check the NHRA (National Hypnotherapist Register). A register of all member hypnotherapists in associations Australia wide.
The Australian Hypnotherapy Association Is A Great Place To Start.
The word Hypnotist in Australia is generally used to describe someone using the skill of Hypnotism for the purpose of providing entertainment, where as a Hypnotherapist is using very similar skills, (although usually executed in a less dramatic and more collaborative manner) with the purpose of delivering therapy while utilising the state of focus and absorption created when their client is in a state of trance (even very light trance). This state enables the client to absorb and process concepts, suggestions and possibilities on several levels of their consciousness simultaneously.
Melbourne Hypnotherapist Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina Specialises in helping people with Anxiety Disorders and is an active member of the Melbourne Hypnotherapy Community. In Melbourne Hypnosis is being accepted as effective tool for anyone wanting to achieve a positive change in Mood, Behaviour and Habit.
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