Be like a flamingo!
Most of us have had lovely weather since Spring has sprung and this time of year is often associated with spring cleaning our homes, workplaces and the like.
I know a good few people who took at least one of the days over the long Easter break to have a good clear out, clean up, and or decorate.
Mostly that will feel really good.
Decluttering our environment, getting things organised and standing back and admiring what a bit of graft can achieve is a good feeling.
So how about doing a bit of spring cleaning of our minds and bodies?
Consider the statistics that apparently more people are likely to book a wax or some other aesthetic treatment than a medical checkup. Mmmm.
We put effort into maintaining a good exterior and often neglect what’s happening on the inside.
As with taking care of our homes, looking after our wellbeing takes commitment and a bit of effort. But actually not that much sometimes.
I’ve always said that the thinking is often harder than the doing.
Clients I have worked with are frequently surprised at how some tasks or issues that seemed insurmountable can be overcome quite readily with the assistance of their subconscious minds. And in a relatively short period of time.
An integral part of my therapy is coaching. So what does that mean exactly?
In the therapeutic sense, I help unclutter minds.
I ask questions about what my clients want to achieve and together we arrive at doable goals and strategies to reach those goals.
We can achieve pretty much anything we set out to achieve if there is the will to do that.
So many of my clients say how much the actual talking is of as much benefit as the hypnotherapy.
What hypnotherapy does is imbed suggestions agreed on during the coaching part of the session into the subconscious mind and at some point those suggestions become actions!
It really is very curious how it all works.
But it’s not surprising that when we invite some of the 80% of the dormant mind to help us, it activates very readily.
Talking therapies are now very much advocated by NICE.
Read here how NICE considers the use of talking therapies to be as effective as medication.
So why am I suggesting you be like a flamingo?
With change strategies constantly in my thoughts, flamingos came into my minds eye during a period of ruminating.
There’s a lot of colourful flamingo imagery about at the moment. On clothing, dining apparel, stationery.
Why the current fascination with these elegant creatures?
Maybe in our hectic world they present a calming effect for us, so clever and useful marketing.
Flamingos are social creatures who’s main activities are sleeping and bathing and a good percentage of time preening.
Flamingos will spend 30% of their day arranging their feathers, compared to 10% of other water fowl, and it’s their diet of certain algae and invertebrates like shrimps that turns their grey feathers to pink.
Flamingo symbolism represents balance, vibrancy and resourcefulness. Nice.
So, if you’d like to emulate the characteristics of the elegant flamingo and would like help and support doing so, I’m here to facilitate that change from the inside out.
I am a member of the Brighton & Hove Therapy Hub and hold sessions in lovely rooms in central Brighton and central Hove.
My hypnotherapy will calm your mind and body and ignite your desire for whatever it is you want to achieve.
Be a flamingo.