Why your brain stops you?

Do you ever get a tug of war in your brain?

Maybe one part of your brain jumps at the thought of doing something different, but then the other part leaps in and talks you out of it?

As Lecturers, we do smile at how our brains can stop us from doing something we want to do.  We say that the subconscious mind, which holds the fight/flight part of the brain, is a professional procrastinator.  It’s that fight/flight part of the brain that is looking out for your survival, so it hates anything that is new, that it hasn’t tried and tested previously.

Basically, if there’s anything new on the horizon, it doesn’t trust you to survive it – a throwback to historic times when danger was all around and, therefore, the survival instinct had to be on red alert a lot of the time!

So, when it comes to dipping your toe in the water to do something new, that subconscious brain can talk us out of it.

Confidence

Being cautious

 

Be confident or overly cautious?

 

Let’s look at fact.

If we do look at the reasons why we’re considering something new, we can work out if it’s a sensible idea.  If we then move forward with our idea, bizarrely it’s the subconscious (the bit that procrastinated) that can feel the benefit and rewards of stepping outside our comfort zone.

Consider a lobster, yes, a lobster!  Did you know that lobsters outgrow their shells?  When they feel uncomfortable then it’s a sign to discard their old shell and grow a new one, a bigger one that they can grow into.

This is a great idea, yet humans can retreat into their existing shell if they feel uncomfortable. They can then stay stuck in that old shell.  Whereas if we move forward and experience something new, we grow – and we don’t need to produce a new shell, we just get more confident.

So, become a lobster – only kidding!  But if you’d like to expand your world and experience a very enjoyable growth, consider joining us on our next course.  The feedback we get from students and graduates is that it is truly life changing!

We are now interviewing for our September course, a 10-month very practical diploma.  Our students attend class in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast one weekend per month, plus work with volunteer case studies in-between each class.  It’s a life-changer for both our students and their clients!

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Get in touch if you’d like to know more.  Call Nicola on 0773 866 5172 or drop us an email at info@cphtbelfast.co.uk.

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Second Course of Hypnotherapy Training

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)

Since writing our last blog, six of our students from the first Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma course have received their Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).  This is seen as the gold-standard qualification within the hypnotherapy world and awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Well done indeed to those students who submitted a portfolio of work, including case studies.  The National Council for Hypnotherapy fed back that those portfolios were ‘Of a very high standard’.  We’re rather chuffed with you guys and gals!

Next course is already up and running

Not being ones to hang around, our next course is on its second month. Already the students are working with volunteers and feedback has been very good indeed.  The students have been somewhat surprised at how they have noticed a difference to people suffering from all sorts of symptoms so early on in their training.

Next month they will start working with people who have anxiety and depression.  Not only does this mean that people volunteering to work with the students will hopefully feel better, but it adds to the students’ confidence as they see how empowering hypnotherapy can be.

CPHT Manchester

Nicola GriffithsNicola, our co-lecturer at Belfast, is now also running the CPHT Manchester school of training and their next course kicks off in February.  So if you know anyone in that area who wants to make a significant change to their lives, and to the lives of others, then do get in touch! (www.cphtmanchester.co.uk)

Finally, if you feel you could benefit from feeling better in some way, do get in touch with us.  You could work with one of our students on a voluntary basis or we could put you in touch with one of our graduates who have some good experience working in these areas.

Nicola and Alex

www.cphtbelfast.co.uk