I used to have a job in the public sector where I worked in an office and had to be in that location and that was that. However, it came to a time when no matter how much I liked the fact it was a job where I was helping people I had to make a choice that suited the family. Many people know I am a carer for my nanny who has Alzheimers and is in her 90’s as well as having a child. It is needing this balance that led me back to study after 20 years. However, it left me feeling drained, stressed and taking little time for myself.
Now a qualified hypnotherapist and still studying in other areas I am more aware than ever of the need for what is known in the therapy world as “self-care”. Time for me. Clinical supervision is a requirement for me to practice as a hypnotherapist and this is the time for me to offload if I am troubled by what I have been told. It is not a break, a rest, fun, relaxing or a treat and it is this that needs to recharge those batteries so I am ready to be the best I can be for each client in the chair.
How many of us in a busy day take time for ourselves? Realistically I understand it is often so hard to do. Work life balance is frequently hard to find.
We are having a heatwave, I didn’t need to work in my office today, I had some script ideas I wanted to get down and when I thought about it I could do this in the fresh air and take inspiration from the fabulous area in which we live. Work completed I treated myself to some time for myself and had a sea swim, my first of the year! It is something I find really helps me in both mind and body as I use the idea of cool, calming sea water for pain in my own self-hypnosis so his was a real treat squeezed into the working day.
Its not always a swim, sometimes it is just some moments of calm in the relaxing chair in my office or losing myself in a good book. Whilst I am still not always great at this self-care thing, I am working on it!
I offer single sessions just for relaxation so if you just want some time to yourself to promote feelings of calm you can have time in my chair. You can even give it as a gift as vouchers are available.
Come and find your Locks Heath Hypnotherapy calm, achieve, relax in a busy world of stress, anxiety and work and find time for your self-care in my office.
(yes I realise I have a wetsuit on and that is probably cheating!)