Making a Difference

Making a Difference

I was having lunch last week with two lovely ladies who have attended several of the hypnosis and regression training courses that I have run in the past couple of years. We started talking about what a privilege it is to be able to offer what are effectively gifts to people that enable and empower them to start to change their world. We chatted especially about how that can sometimes happen within the space of a couple of hours. Hypnosis and regression aren’t one session events, and a two hour session is by no means the definite solution to a life-long or lives-long issue. However, it can be the start of a very special journey into a realisation that you can make a difference and that change is possible. And most importantly when you are able to access the deeper stories within your subconscious and start to release the effects that they have been having upon you, then your life can start to take a different turn and that affects everything and everyone around you.

The effects of hypnosis alone can be positively life changing, and I am living proof of this. Many years ago, I stumbled across an advert in my local gym from a lady who offered to help people to Stop Smoking using Hypnosis. At the time, I had been trying to Stop Smoking for almost 2 years off and on. I could stop for 3 months, 6 weeks, and then something would happen in my life that seemed to trigger a button inside me and I would start smoking again.

I responded to that advert quickly and in no time at all, I had a chat with a helpful and informative lady who asked me a pertinent question about how motivated I was to stop smoking on a scale of 1 to 10. I had never really considered this before, thinking that I must be completely motivated as I had tried to stop 10 or more times in the preceding 2 years. She was happy with my slightly surprising 9 out of 10 answer though, and told me that was pretty normal. My appointment took place a few days later after I had completed a comprehensive questionnaire, and I went along to her flat where she carried out the session. There we chatted for an hour or so before the actual session took place. In addition to quizzing me some more about my smoking habit, she talked me through what hypnosis is and what it is not (mainly what you see on TV), she re-checked my motivation and told me what to expect during the session.

She had explained to me that for most people the conscious mind is still present during the hypnosis, and sure enough I had some sort of awareness of most of what she said to me during that part of the session. However, I did walk away from the session with the very strong conviction that I was never going to smoke again, and I really did have a complete absence of any desire to smoke. And this continued for a few weeks, during which time the intermittent cough I had disappeared completely, my lung capacity dramatically improved at the gym, my sense of taste and smell returned, and all together I felt much better about everything in my life in general. I felt healthier, and I was most definitely wealthier. I had been a 20 a day smoker, and at the time I stopped they cost only £5 a packet, so I was immediately saving myself £35 each and every week or almost £1800 a year.

After a few weeks, I got curious. When I make my mind up, I am a person with fairly strong will, and so I was curious why I had not been able to stop of my own volition, and why I had ended up having help from a hypnotherapist to do so. Each time I did a little research on the internet, I kept finding Hypnosis Training courses. As time progressed, I did more research and my curiosity eventually got the better of me and I signed up to a Certificate in Hypnosis Training course. With what I know now about hypnosis, I realise it wasn’t the greatest course in the world, though it did whet my appetite for more, and frankly I got booked on the possibilities of what I could achieve using hypnosis. And so, over the next few years, I did 2 more hypnosis courses, a regression therapy course and many more courses besides.  And while I did these courses, I changed all sorts of things within myself: a nervousness of public speaking, fear of heights, a mild fear of flying, I changed my eating habits, pretty much stopped drinking alcohol and a few others that have fallen by the wayside.

In hindsight, I joke that I swapped one addiction for another, for I became really passionate hypnosis and the benefits that it has for people to make lasting change in their lives. So much so, that I now facilitate accredited Hypnosis training courses to train other people in the art of hypnosis. And that’s what I still do today, for I still have that passion for hypnosis and how it helps and empowers people in their everyday lives. As well as training hundreds of people to become practicing hypnotherapists, I have also worked with thousands of clients, and launched an App called “Hypnosis for Transformation” where you can find a wide selection of Life Enhancing Audios.

Funnily enough, helping people to stop smoking is still one of my favourite issues to work with clients on, for it can truly make a massive difference in people’s lives when they finally stop smoking. Smoking has changed since the days when I started (or more relevantly stopped), and I find that I get clients today who are as hooked on e-cigarettes as they were on real cigarettes. Hypnosis can help with either aspect, and it’s actually one of the prime areas that we focus on during my Certificate in Hypnosis Training course. We also look at relaxation, confidence, performance anxiety, and look at various different types of scripts and ideas of how to allow ordinary to make permanent change in their subconscious mind about things that matter to them.

We have had all sorts of different types and ages of people coming on this course in the past; anywhere between 25 and 70, and from all walks of life and often from different countries where English is not the first language. People come because these are life changing courses and often they say that they have an intuitive knowing about that. Whilst the course is suitable for the professional person looking to add another skillset to their repertoire, it is also ideal for the seeker looking to engage in their own personal development a little more deeply, and for those who have an inner intuitive pull to this work that may become more evident to them at a later stage. People from all walks of life come on this course because they are inspirational; we have had accountants, musicians, bankers, footballers, healers, international business leaders, mums, firemen, actors and many others.

The overriding motivation for all the people who come though is that they want to make a difference in the world. Perhaps you want to use the course to start to change your own internal thoughts, beliefs and patterns and make a difference that way, or maybe you would like to use this course as a springboard to start helping others to make a difference for themselves, or more likely you are like me, and want to do both.

If you are ready to make a difference, then the next fully accredited Certificate in Hypnosis Training Course starts in a beautiful venue in Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks (which is on the Metropolitan line and close to M25) starting on the 29th November and finishing on the 3rd of December. There are even a couple of residential spaces if you are coming from further away. This course is a stand-alone course and accredited in its own right, however it also part of our more extensive training programme for Hypnosis and Regression Training.

If you are interested to find out more about hypnosis, or register for the course, then you can email me on doug@dougbuckingham.com or find out more about the course on this link https://www.dougbuckingham.com/hypnosis-training-uk/

Wishing you abundance and positive transformation

Love & blessings

Doug