Motivation for a great 2013 in Clevedon
By WayofJoy | Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 18:13
Let's Get Motivated With Hypnotherapy
A local hypnotherapist is focusing on how hypnotherapy can help
individuals keep their motivation levels high well in to the New Year.
Isma is keen to explain how Hypnotherapy can help with motivation
because most of us start with good intentions to lose weight, take up
exercise, stop smoking, or change our lives in one way or another on 1
January, only to find that the motivation has gone out the window by
the middle of January.
She says: "New Year's Resolutions can sometimes be an additional
pressure that we put on ourselves to do something new or different,
especially after the excesses of Christmas. However, we need to
understand our true motivation and understand the 'whys' of what we
want to do before we can really fulfil our goals."
So, what's the key to maintaining motivation, what really drives us
to make positive changes? Some theories suggest motivation is a sort of
positive reward for achieving something – "If I lose weight I will be
confident on the beach this summer". Other theories suggest a converse
effect; if we DON'T do something, then something negative might happen,
for example "I had better give up smoking or I may get lung cancer
like my father did".
It seems that thinking of positive outcomes or goals usually
motivates us more than negative ones, but then why do so many of us
fail to fulfil our goals, even when we can see that we are going to
benefit from completing what we set out to do?
There are many reasons why, sometimes it's just about getting our
goal right in the first place. Goal-setting theory suggests we may all
have some form of drive to reach an end goal, but the effectiveness of
this depends on three main things:
- how far away that goal is
- how hard it is to achieve that goal
- how clearly it is defined
Isma explains, "Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a
modern, research-based combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis,
aimed at encouraging clients to focus on how they want things to be. We
work with our clients to help them set their own realistic goals. We
encourage them to break things down in to smaller chunks or mini-goals,
so progress can be measured and it's easier to see the movement
forward. That in itself is a great motivator. There's nothing like
seeing your own progress to help you move towards your goal, and that
enables clients to maintain their motivation well after the seasonal
festivities have become a distant memory."
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