Hypnotherapy: Can it really help me?

“You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favourable climate in which to learn.” Milton Erickson When I learned that I would be covering hypnotherapy as part of counselling training, one thing went through my mind: “Oh god. Not that shit. Next I’ll be playing around with shiny crystals…”Continue reading “Hypnotherapy: Can it really help me?”

Beautiful frauds: Dealing with the impostor within

Judgement does not come suddenly; the proceedings gradually merge into the judgement. Franz Kafka, The Trial During a conversation with some of the others from my course, the concept of impostor syndrome came up recently. This got me thinking back on my own life, and the times in which I have felt inadequate, as ifContinue reading “Beautiful frauds: Dealing with the impostor within”

Expectations: A barrier to progress?

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope In taking the steps I have towards training as a counsellor and therapist, there is one thing that almost stopped me in my tracks. The biggest hurdle I have had to pass in reaching this point is nothing more than myContinue reading “Expectations: A barrier to progress?”