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Do you have a fear of change?

Most of us associate fear or feelings of anxiety with some kind of danger. But fear or anxiety can also be a reaction to something that simply pushes you outside of your comfort zone, and more often than not you can have these feelings without anything bad having happened. We’re talking about a fear of change.

Change, really? Why be afraid of change? Well in fact there is some sense to it. From early on in our lives routine and structure make us feel safe, confident and in control of what’s going on in our lives. When a change comes along – positive or negative, big or small, it disturbs the norm. The fear of the unknown can cause anxiety and while we can’t stop change from happening, there are things you can do to help how you respond to it:

  • Get organised – The more organised you feel, the better equipped you’ll be to deal with change.
  • Get familiar – Be prepared. We tend to fear that which we don’t know so why not tackle the fear by building your knowledge and familiarity with those things that make you nervous. Taking on a new position at work? Why not reach out to a friend or a family member who has been through a promotion recently and ask about how they managed the change.
  • Get excited! Embrace it! – As mentioned earlier, we can’t stop change from happening so instead of hesitating or feeling nervous by it simple embrace it. It will help you adjust better and settle in quicker to the change.
  • Get out – While facing our fears and anxieties is one of the best ways to overcome them, sometimes it is necessary to leave or remove ourselves from the source of our stress or anxiety. It can be just as effective to take a step back and take care of ourselves.

If your fear of change is limiting your life or causing you stress, contact a member of the Brand New Mindset team today.

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Lacking motivation, and wondering why?

Have you ever found yourself staring at a pile of dirty dishes or a full garbage that needs to be taken out, with zero motivation to get it done? Or maybe you have some vague goals you want to achieve but don’t have that ambition driving you forward. And more to the point, you don’t know why!

Many people wait until they feel a spark of inspiration to start working on something or take action. But unfortunately waiting for that spark could take a while!

When you’re struggling to find motivation, it may help you to have a goal in mind or visualise the outcome you want. But again, this often isn’t enough of a push.

Most people believe they live their lives consciously; setting yourself goals and living your life with the intention to reach them. But incredibly research now suggests that your subconscious mind is where the majority of your cognitive activity (95% to 99%) comes from; with the conscious mind only having 5% influence. This means your subconscious mind is capable of helping you to achieve, as much as it can sabotage or limit your capabilities without you even knowing it.

It’s not always clear why some people have developed self-defeating thoughts or habits, but it is possible to reprogram them.

Hypnosis is capable of influencing the unconscious expectations that determine your approach to life, the attitudes you apply and the choices you make. It is a medium that can help to reprogram your subconscious mind to be more positive. Positive thinking becomes instinct; freed from the effort of trying to be positive; you will begin to expect the best automatically.

If you truly believe that things are going to work out for the best, then not only will you feel more confident, but you will have more energy and enthusiasm to achieve.


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Confidence is key – how to build yourself back up again

People with confidence are often admired and can be seen to inspire confidence in others. Confidence is presented when a person feels self-assured and has a true belief in their capabilities. They know that no matter what obstacles come their way, they can overcome them; seeing the positive side, even when things aren’t going to plan.

Consider CEO’s of the biggest companies in the world or professional athletes at the height of their careers; these are the types of individuals who have high confidence and self-esteem. This level of confidence opens the door to significant success and achievement.

But don’t get me wrong; confidence doesn’t only apply to those who want to lead people, companies or countries. For the rest of us, confidence plays an important role in helping to achieve successes at work, in personal relationships and simply everyday life. It helps you to be unafraid to take risks which may have life-changing effects.

However, most people find themselves plagued by feelings of little to no confidence; thinking your work is not good enough, or that you aren’t as smart or attractive as your colleagues are common thoughts when you lack confidence.

A great way to build up your confidence is through hypnosis. Your subconscious mind stores over four hundred million pieces of information related to our personal attitudes, beliefs, values and thinking. When placed into a deep state of relaxation through hypnosis, a person becomes highly receptive to new suggestions and ideas. During this state, a therapist can help you to form positive thinking and improved behaviour patterns that will help to build your confidence.

Having confidence is vital for anyone to be able to lead a full life. Hypnosis is a positive process that will help you improve your confidence mindset and enable you to lead a happier and healthier life.