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Hi, I'm Janice Bowles and for over 25 years I have helped my clients achieve personal wellbeing, life balance and fulfillment. As a hypnotherapist, I have specialised in stress management and overcoming anxiety and many other issues besides.
It goes without saying that in life everyone has their ups and downs. Most times we get through these difficult phases but there may be occasions where we may find ourselves feeling stuck and unable to move forward. If this describes you then I am here to help you get back on track.
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Life Coach, Hypnotherapist
and EFT Practitioner
It's only natural that in difficult times we just keep going hoping for something to change automatically and sure enough sometimes it does. But when a situation starts adversely affecting our lives in some way you'd think that we would do something about it yet this isn't always the case.
There are reasons why we don't make changes. Even though consciously we know we ought to do something about our situation, the unconscious part of our brain may be holding us back. This conflict is often felt as discomfort, anxiety or fear.
1. It's the unknown: your unconscious mind doesn't much like the unknown. It prefers the security of 'what is' even if that's boring and unfulfilling. Even feeling stuck can be preferable to the uncertainty of the unknown. Strangely enough, a feeling of stagnation can become so familiar especially if it's been the same for years and years, it becomes "the devil you know".
2. It seems like hard work: Actually, most people don't like the thought of doing anything that might be hard or difficult. With hard work comes a possible risk of failure and our aversion for risk of failing may prevent us from moving forward. So your mind convinces you that sticking it out is the best option.
Of course, failure for some is considered a necessary component of success! These people don't see failure in quite the same way and have developed greater emotional resilience to it. However, even when we want to consciously move forward, the unconscious part of our mind may have other ideas and literally sabotage any steps forward we may take.
3. You don't believe that you can: Many of our beliefs operate at a level below our conscious awareness. We have internalised 'stories' that tell us what is and what isn't possible for us based on past experiences that become our unconscious beliefs.
How can we change?
Coaching and hypnosis is a great way to safely uncover our beliefs and make changes to patterns that have unconsciously steered us and kept us stuck. It's possible, yet difficult to achieve these changes by ourselves because we all have those 'blind spots' that prevent us from 'seeing' them and how they are affecting our decisions, behaviour and actions. It's nothing short of a double-bind!
Coaching and hypnotherapy are two very different approaches but using hypnosis as part of a coaching program is, without doubt, highly effective. It can speed up the process of moving forward towards your goals because you are engaging the part of your mind that may have been putting the brakes on your progress.
When I work with a client who is feeling that their life is out of balance, or they're 'stuck' simply not happy with their life as it currently is, I love to see their life improve and change for the better.
When you can overcome the anxieties and frustrations, get some clarity and create meaningful goals there's a huge sense of relief right there! The next step is to create the steps towards what you'd like to achieve in whatever way is right for you.
Some people don't like the term 'goal' that's fine, we find another term such as dream or intention. If your goals or desires aren't coming to fruition then it's because you lack the right kind of support, someone who has your total interest at heart and someone who is there with you on the journey.
Your friends and family mean well but they don't really understand and why should they? Coaching is a specialized skill and besides, it's difficult for those close to you to be completely unbiased and non judgemental. They want the best for you but will often guide you according to their own beliefs and ideals, which is their unconscious programming.
Another challenge for many people is changing habitual negative thinking. There may be self-doubt and worthiness issues that keep us from moving forward in the way we'd like. It can feel very conflicting as I know from my own past personal experience.
The good new is that there are solutions to every situation, even when we cannot see the solutions ourselves. That's where I can help.
Is to listen, ask meaningful questions, find out what your challenges are and the outcomes you desire then together, we work towards accomplishing them.
I will encourage you to make decisions and take responsibility for those decisions. I will also gently, mostly gently ;) probe and help you discover what is keeping you stuck.
The focus is always 100% on you and what you want. I do not judge just listen, guide and encourage. It's very much a 'partnership' for the time we work together and therefore complete openness is essential if we are to get the best from our relationship and time together.
Ultimately, you decide upon the right course of action for you and what you need according to your specific circumstances. This naturally makes for a far better outcome for you and your situation.
As a qualified hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner, I may include techniques and processes to assist you in moving forward, where I believe they will be beneficial.
If you're ready to step forward and create the change you desire and create a meaningful direction for yourself, then I invite you to tell me more about your situation with a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Tell me more about your situation here:
The Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypno-healing - 1996.
Keirsey Temperament Certified.
Personal Coaching Diploma - 2009.