The International Association for Youth Hypnosis (or ‘young hypnotists’ or whatever rolls off your tongue) is a community.
Here you can not only learn from others who have ‘been there, done that’ and made it in the hypnosis and self development world, but you can also meet with people like you, and learn a thing or two from your peers.
As an exercise in thought, and to help bring to the surface of your mind a few underlying patterns that exist in this community, please read through the list of points below.
Some will describe your perfect, some will be close, and others may miss the mark completely.
Whatever your reaction, I want you to be honest with yourself.
Use these ideas as an indicator of where you are now, and then, either on paper, out loud or, at the very least, in your head, write another seven points that describe exactly where you want to be, and how you want to think and feel, in 5 years time.
Be positive, and be honest, and accept what comes up without fear and judgement.
1: You care about helping others, but sometimes get frustrated when no one listens to your advice or suggestions.
2: You care about releasing your own potential, and fear that sometimes you may be wasting the gifts you were given. Sometimes, however, you fear that you may not be as gifted as you had hoped.
3: You have in the past felt unsatisfied with how you are treated by others
4: You have realized there is more to people than the average eye sees, and want to use this realization to effect powerful changes in yourself and others, yet you’re not quite sure how.
5: You have, in the past, watched some people who enjoyed extreme power of others. At some level you envied them, on another you were angry that they abused their powers, and did not act as a force for good.
6: You have received ridicule and scorn from others about the idea of you learning hypnosis. This may have lead to arguments, which normally got no where, or resulted in you not talking about your passion as often as you would like it.
7. Sometimes you wonder just how great it would be if people looked up to you and admired you for the powers you have. You know you can show people things they would never have even thought possible.
Whatever reactions you had – be pleased with it!
Let them show you that you are *not* alone, and in this community we really are all starting from the same place.
Either in the comments section here, on a piece of paper or (if you’re rushed / lazy), in your head, go back through those points, and make them perfect.
Ask yourself what would have to be true in order for me to truly be 100% happy and fulfilled, knowing I am on the right path, and am constantly working to make my life and those of others happier.
Write whatever you want to, but keep them open.
Don’t write ‘I want to be 6 foot 7, have a 6 pack and be earning 12 million dollars an hour’
Write instead ‘ I have a great relationship with my friends and family, and know there is are always people around who truly understand me’
Or something like that – whatever matters for YOU.
Aim for seven points, and write whatever you like.
Go for it!
Take the time to do this, and don’t be surprised to realize what you are able to gain.