We live in a fast paced Global society..
It’s likely that most generations have struggled a little with change; however people currently over the age of 40 have dealt with more rapid change than possibly any generation before. We thought the world was a certain way and we anticipated that change would trickle along in it’s inevitable meandering way as it always had, but then the IT revolution came along and change came in an overwhelming flood. It’s a challenging time for us humans, our technological advancement is outpacing our biological evolution, and we don’t quite know how to bring our ability to adapt unassisted up to speed with it yet.
Struggling to cope..
Depression and Anxiety are on the increase as our lives become more and more fast-pace. In spite of all our new on-line social networks, we’re becoming more isolated, and loneliness is becoming a very significant issue. We are constantly on call, slaves to our Smart phones, Parents are running around after kids in ways we would never have dreamed about a generation ago, and we are working longer hours in spite of the promise that technology was going to make all of our lives easier. We feel so swept along by this relentless advancement that we've allowed ourselves to be convinced by marketers that we’re too busy to even prepare nutritious food, resorting instead to ‘convenience’ foods with low nutritional value, that are high in fat’s, sugar and preservatives. That’s a false and limiting belief we've been fed! (pun intended). We can prepare healthy and delicious food just as quickly as we order and wait for a pizza, and what’s more we can enjoy doing it! Just as we realise we shouldn't fill our cars tank with cooking oil to save ourselves the time and bother of going to the petrol station, we need to realise that feeding ourselves properly will save us a whole lot of costly repairs (if indeed we’re repairable) in the long run! We are busy, busy, busy – but for what? Gen Y is expected to be the first generation ever to have poorer health and be less prosperous than their parents!
Therapy can help update and upgrade your coping skills....
It doesn't have to be that way. We can step off the frantic merry-go-round and take stock of what’s really important to us as individuals. We can set limits on the time we spend in the office, the number of times we check our on-line devices and we can connect with others. Some small changes we could make may include calling people rather than texting, participating in the community either through volunteering or joining in community activities e.g. sports, classes, clubs etc. We might walk at least part of the way to or from work, or do some exercise at lunch time. We can turn off the TV or the computer and read a book, or go outside. We can learn to practice mindfulness! It is possible to co-exist with technology rather than be submissive to it. We all need to appreciate the fact that our bodies and minds are an incredible, complex and precious finite resource and that we need to look after them. We need to keep our minds and body’s healthy in order to live full and happy lives. Maintaining a healthy weight and ensuring we consume a balanced nutritional diet is key to our quality of life. Eating in moderation and learning to enjoy and appreciate eating that way is key. Sometimes a boost to confidence, some counselling, coaching or help with motivation may be needed in order to make these changes and if you think you need assistance to get your life on track I can provide that assistance! If you struggle to manage stress and anxiety, I can teach skills to make it easier to manage the symptoms and indeed to reduce the impact that external events have on your state of mind. Through Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy I can help you harness your own inner resources to build resilience and clearer insight into how you can live your best balanced life.
I frequently work with clients to help change their relationship with food and to help them adjust their mindset so that they are more satisfied with smaller portions of quality nutritious foods (Using my tailored Virtual Gastric Band System), once they make those changes the health benefits flow. Tackling the underlying issues of emotional eating, and binge eating is a transformational process that I feel very privileged to accompany my clients along. Using the tailored Virtual Gastric Band System to assist people to make these changes is a very satisfying part of my career. Weight is a complex issue, but the solution doesn't need to be. I work with my clients to simply identify the limiting beliefs that are keeping them stuck and together we remove and replace them with more positive life enhancing beliefs. Clinical Hypnotherapy allows these changes to be made at a deeper and more permanent level than any other therapy I know.
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Our unwanted behaviours occur as a result of deep rooted, old beliefs and patterns that are stuck in a loop in our subconscious mind, the good news is that our subconscious beliefs can be updated with the help of Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. We can update our own internal programs just as our computers can, once we are given the appropriate process instructions. Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want to make; you’re in complete control throughout the process. The therapist helps you to identify the beliefs that drive the behaviours that you want to change, and then while in hypnotherapy you are provided with the tools to make the changes for yourself. You are the critical part of the process!
In Melbourne Hypnotherapy is in increasing demand as Australia begins to catch up with Europe and the US and realise what an effective therapy it is for helping people become unstuck and live the lives they deserve. I'm very proud to be a Melbourne Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist at this time because together with other members of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association I am part of introducing and promoting the application of this wonderfully effective mode of therapy by properly trained and accredited therapists to people in this Country. I wouldn't be surprised to see Clinical Hypnotherapy being utilised in our Hospitals and Dental Surgeries just as it is in the UK and France in the next couple of years.
And to end on a light note......
If you think that Clinical Hypnotherapy in Australian Hospitals is a foreign concept I bet you didn't think a few years ago that South Korea would be the epicentre of Popular Culture for the world today, and yet it is! So much so that major US talk show host Conan O'Brien went there to appear in a KPOP video, it doesn't get more fast paced and Global than that! And here it is below in all it's whacky glory.
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
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