Once the children go back to school is seems that there is a little freshness in the air on those early mornings and a hint of Autumn around us.
When I think of Autumn I imagine beautiful colours - orange, yellow, crimson and crunching leaves on a Sunday afternoon walk. I try not to think of the endless drizzle and whipping gales that anyone who has attempted to walk Blackpool Illuminations is surely familiar with!
This is the season of preparation. Plants stop growing to conserve energy for the Spring, the harvest is gathered in to give food for the colder winter months and the squirrel in our garden is gathering and burying horse-chestnuts to ensure enough food for the coming winter.
This preparation can extend to all of us as we get ourselves in a place of feeling positive, energetic and resourceful when we think of the next few months of our lives. Although people often see the 1st of January as a time to make new resolutions and begin changes in their lives, we are often just so exhausted from Christmas and worn down by the drizzle,the gales and the dark days and nights that we are not ready to really give 100% to those good intentions. Perhaps Autumn is the time to refocus and consider what is important in your life and think about what changes can be made to make life even better.
I am in a book club and have just read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Here is a quote from the book where the boy's heart speaks to him:
"Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him," his heart said. "We, people's hearts, seldom say much about those treasures because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow that path laid out for them - the path to their destinies and to happiness."
Really, at its most fundamental level, this is just about following your dream; not getting lost in day to life, and trying to be the best and happiest you can.
Hypnotherapy can give you the time and space to reflect on what you really want and then help you to increase your focus, your motivation, and your confidence to fulfil these goals.