We’re all human…

Now, more than ever before, it seems that we are struggling with misconceptions and conflicting beliefs about humanity.

Negativity in the media, not only on the news and in the papers, but also from the vast array of social media platforms, is rife.  Fear, resentment, criticism, comparison, alienation, bullying and blame-casting pervades our culture, spreading like wild fire and fueling more of the same; from Brexit and the US election to the migrant crisis, body-shaming and ‘trolling’ – this pessimistic energy is in our mainstream consciousness, it’s hard to avoid and can be incredibly destructive.

Social media has revolutinised the world in which we live, it provides a platform for us to create business, share information and gives us a space to voice our thoughts and opinions. Anyone is free to pass comment or judgment on whichever topic they choose, regardless of their knowledge or understanding of it. More often than not, our opinions are subjective, this means that there is no right or wrong, it’s just a matter of opinion and therefore arguing about it doesn’t really get us anywhere. Sadly some people feel it’s acceptable to respond aggressively or degradingly to other peoples comments, rather than putting themselves in that persons shoes; sharing information that may help them to view things differently; or respecting their view and not feeling the need to correct them. In fact, some seem to enjoy venting their anger in this way; or using the opportunity to put someone else down, in a bid to make themself feel better.

Coping with difficult experiences

Regardless of our upbringing we all have negative experiences: it’s part of life. But it’s how we relate and give meaning to these experiences that determines their long-term impact.

We have all been on the receiving end of negativity; from a family member, classmate, teacher, stranger, partner, colleague or whoever. This, however, does not give us a license to retaliate or pass that negativity onto the next person in a bid to make ourselves feel good. Nor is it healthy or constructive to absorb and carry this negative attitude within us.

Respecting ourselves and others is vital if we are to get along in the world

Living our lives with compassion and integrity is the only way to dissipate antagonistic or unkind behavior but, because we sometimes lack trust or respect for others, we fall into the trap of self-defense by lashing out to protect ourselves from feeling vulnerable or violated.

It takes real strength of character to stay calm and unprovoked when under attack.  However, by allowing yourself to see the situation from a non-emotional perspective you have the opportunity to take stock of what is really going on, see it from a different point of view and appreciate our differences and unique ways of being in the world. Although it takes courage and determination to achieve, it is worth it in the end when you are freed from the fear of judgment, rejection and most of all the fear of not being enough.

Now, more than ever, there’s a need for self-care and kindness towards others and ourselves…

As hard as life can be at times, and as unfair as the world might seem, we are ultimately responsible for ourselves; however, we must also be mindful of our impact on people around us. Our lives might feel complex and pressured, our situations may be diverse, but we are all human and we’re all trying to live happy and fulfilling lives, here on Earth.

By taking responsibility for the way WE feel and finding a way to feel better within ourselves, allows us to show ourselves and other people how it is possible to get the most out of life; by being true to who we are and embracing our authentic self.

We could all use a little support, from time to time, and there is no shame in asking for it!

Unfortunately, without the right support, it can be almost impossible to take advantage of everything that life has to offer.

When I first experienced hypnotherapy as a client I had no idea how impactful and life-changing it would be. Although it came at a price, after 3-4 sessions I saw the value in this type of personal development, it felt more like an investment in my future and myself than an expense; like going for a “mental” massage. It helped me recognise my inner strength and face up to the issues that were holding me back.  Hypnotherapy helped me to realise that it was my beliefs and the meaning I had attached to certain experiences that dictated how I viewed those situations, myself and the world around me. I was able to question my beliefs and check their relevance under the current circumstances and often discovered that I was viewing things from a very unhelpful perspective. I was able to give new meaning to events in my life and look for the benefits and positive ways forward in the face of adversity. This in turn empowered me to feel more confident, grounded and able to cope, from there it escalated and I saw just how different the world could be, by educating, and taking responsibility for, myself.

Do you struggle to find a positive way of communicating when you are passionate about something and feel the need to get it off your chest?

Are you struggling to deal with negative comments on social media or bullying?

Would you like to challenge your own beliefs and discover new ways of communicating; to have a more positive impact on yourself and the world around you?

By taking responsibility for the way we feel and finding ways to feel better within ourselves, we can show other people how it is possible to get the most out of life; by being true to who we are and embracing our authentic self.  This allows us to be more compassionate towards ourselves and in turn be more understanding and tolerant towards others.

With the right support and guidance you can start to unfold your true authentic self and live the life you were destined for.

To find out more about how we can help, drop us an email or call now to book your FREE, no obligation chat on 07790030236 and see how much better your life can be when you look at things differently. 

Taking steps to better your life will be the most rewarding gift you can give yourself – we look forward to hearing from you. x
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