Anyone with kids, or who can remember being one, will be familiar with the phrases: “I am bored!” or “I can’t be bothered!” during the summer holidays, writes Nicky Carling.
The summer stretches out in front of you and you have loads of stuff that you could do – but getting the kids to find the motivation to do it, is another matter.
What I have noticed recently however, is that it isn’t just kids who adopt this state of mind. In my therapy practice, I have recently had a rush of adults feeling the same.
They sit slumped in a chair
They sit slumped in a chair telling me of all the things that they have achieved (and there is some really amazing stuff as well) and things that they have yet to do but they can’t be bothered to do it. This can be work related, sports related and, even holiday related – I can’t be bothered, it’s just too much of a faff to go on holiday.
So what do they need? Well, put bluntly, a kick up the backside usually does the trick! Being a therapist, I do not need to resort to big boot treatment when I have so many other tricks up my sleeve.
Hypnotherapy is ideal for helping to find motivation and drive as it can be targeted to each individual and what their particular hang-up is. For example, someone who is at the top of their game, the point that they have been aiming for, finds out that they are not as happy as they thought they would be on getting there.
Hypnotherapy can provide the spark
These sort of people can be helped to look at a new directions and options, while someone who is struggling to get to where they want to be in the first place can be encouraged to keep going.
Bach Flower Remedies are also excellent at rebalancing negative thoughts. I know some of you laugh at the thought of using anything to do with flowers – but they work and they are good – the feedback I have had from clients tells me so.
Hornbeam is good for lethargy, wild rose for apathy, and elm for being overwhelmed and not knowing where to turn next, for example.
Whatever it is that you do to give yourself the kick up the backside, whether through accessing therapies like hypnotherapy or through having a word with yourself, be assured of one thing; if you are not going to make your life more exhilarating, then who is?
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
For more information or to book an appointment, contact Nicky at Function Jigsaw or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (07544) 765091.