The gift of
kindness How many times do you walk down the street, head buried in a phone, or looking at the ground, not seeing anyone else? In the place you live, do you know the names of your neighbours? Whilst walking down a street a few months ago, I looked over and said ‘good morning’ to the lady walking down the street in the opposite direction. Rather than being alarmed, she told me I was the first person she’d spoken to all day. That small act had lifted her spirits. I am very keen to take time out to offer free hypnotherapy talks to groups on at least a monthly basis. The overwhelming response I’ve been getting from those that attend is; it’s the comfort they find in knowing someone cares about them enough to give an hour of their time.
How can you spread the gift of kindness?
Compliment those around you – tell someone how great they look. Pop into see a relative in a nursing home or volunteer an hour’s time at one, listening to stories and having a cup of tea with one of the residents. I have learnt so much about the British history this way.
I spent a number of hours talking to a lady who was one of the Enigma team in World War II. You suddenly realise what an easy life we lead, when you talk to the older generations. How about offering to babysit for a friend or a neighbour for a couple of hours or an evening? It might be the first time they’ve been able to go out without a child in tow. Kindness does not have to cost a penny but to the receiver it can feel like a priceless gift, to the giver, the knowledge that a little kindness goes a long way. Becky Wells, www.beckywells.com Personal Development Hypnotherapist www.payitforwarduk.net
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What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a natural state of heightened awareness that occurs within all of us. It allows us to open our minds to beneficial suggestions and allows the client to use their imagination to make positive changes. A brief way to describe a feeling similar to hypnosis is that moment you’ve been watching TV and not heard a word that’s been said, even though you’ve been staring straight at the screen. Alternatively it’s the car journey where you wonder how you got to a certain place. Your mind is on auto-pilot and must have been in control, otherwise there would probably have been an accident. What can hypnotherapy help with? • Addictions (e.g. alcoholism, nicotine) • Anger management • Anxiety • Blushing • Bruxism (teeth grinding) • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome* • Depression • Eating Disorders • Exam Nerves • Fear of Flying • Food Addiction • Gastric Band Hypnotherapy • Insomnia • Internet addiction • Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Low Self Confidence • Low Self-Esteem • Obsessions & Compulsions • Childbirth • Confidence • Fears and phobias • Grief • Habits e.g. nail biting • Health • Memory • Relaxation • Performance • Personal development • Regression • Relationships • Sexual problems • Sleep Disorders • Sports performance • Stress and anxiety • Weight loss To advertise call - 01293 824088
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