I’ve been inspired to share my thoughts after meeting George a man in his 50’s, who was sweeping leaves when I met him.  As I was exiting a local garden centre with an empty trolley looking a little disgruntled, his soft voice said, “Did you not find what you were looking for?”.  “No”, said I, explaining that Santa had moved in where the garden furniture had been (which is what I was looking for). Yes, I was a bit put out that Santa had arrived so early.  George noting my tone of voice said in his gentle tone, “Oh! I do hope you didn’t have a bad experience, I want everyone to have a great experience when they come to my store”. (adding smiling, that it wasn’t actually his store).  Mind you he could have been the undercover Boss he cared so much about meeting my expectations as a customer.

I soon forgot about not getting my garden furniture but I shall not forget George. I went away feeling humbled and inspired by the man. In today’s competitive environment we are so inclined to measure and value ourselves and others by our Job Title rather than the manner in which we carry out our role.  When we are more focused on how we look on the outside rather than how we feel on the inside, we may find life is a bit of a struggle. Knowing who we really are on the inside can set us free to live life like a loose garment.  I got the sense that George know who he was on the inside and he shone on the outside. Thank you George for brightening up my day.

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Written by Doreen
Before establishing myself as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I worked for many years in International Business in the UK and the Far East. During that time it occurred to me that I had lost touch with who I was. One brave day I resigned from my job in Hong Kong and set off on my own life’s adventure. Travelling throughout South East Asia was a feast for the mind and soul. On returning to the UK I discovered Hypnotherapy which provided a new perspective on life. The techniques empowered me to get to the root of issues, to release them and to gain new positive choices to situations. My new path began in 2000 when I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Central England Holistic Therapies. Attending training, conferences, and workshops around the world as part of my commitment to continuous growth and development for my life adventure. There is a great sense of joy from meeting like-minded people, sharing experiences and always gaining new insights. Cycling, toastmasters, travelling, pilates and volunteering at my local community arts center are some my joys in life. Reading has always been a great source of inspiration. What lights up my day is, empowering you to find your unique solution to reduce the butterflies of anxiety and self-doubt in daily life. Together we explore your inner confidence, inner calm and energy for what is important to you in your life. With your commitment we get to the root of what torments you, let it go and moving to a place of content. Allowing you to feel self-acceptance, space to make empowering choices, which create balance, so you can light up your day.