This client came to me with a very specific goal in mind. She wanted to train to be a dog show judge. After many years successfully showing her dogs, she realised that to judge these competitions you needed to have some very specific qualities, and all were underpinned with a certain level of confidence, both in how you have a ‘presence in the show ring’ to ‘choosing the best dogs’ and ‘handling their owners joy or disappointment’ professionally.
As the client had a specific goal in mind, she and I worked together to find out what the very best dog show judge might be like to the dogs and their owners. We created a list of beliefs and behaviours she would like to possess when she walked into a dog show ring as the judge.
I created a bespoke hypnotherapy session for the client, which allowed her to experience what it was like as the ‘best dog show judge’ with affirmations and lots of confidence boosting suggestions within it.
Hi Julia, thank you very much. I found the hypnosis really beneficial, giving me the confidence I so needed to realise my goal. Your kind, understanding approach helped me to look toward the end goal. It will help with other areas of my life too!
I worked with a lovely client, who had been fearful of travelling in certain types of elevators [lifts] his fears came from this belief he created as a 7 year old this belief was
‘lifts can stop between floors’
When he was 7, he went into a lift to a beach with two older boys – they jumped up and down and the left stalled. My client cried and was scared – this made the older boys laugh. He remembered this vividly and he was sure this was when his belief was created. During his adult life he would avoid lifts, preferring to take stairs even if it meant 6 or 7 flights. Whilst it was keeping him fit, his aversion to lifts often made going out with his small children a problem; it was only in his 60’s that he realised he was starting to struggle with stairs and enough was enough – he wanted to make a change – and that is how he found me!
After working together one afternoon, this is what he said a week or so later…
”Thank you so much for the session helping me understand and change my belief about lifts to make me less fearful. I have now travelled in a lift without dread or fear. Your professionalism and kind approach is so very much appreciated”
Mick, April 2019
Richard completed the Mindsonar online assessment at home following a discussion with me about his ‘context’ and what question he was looking to answer with help from his Mindsonar Profile.
Richard explained that he wanted to explore his thinking style in relation to his performance in the competition arena. He was looking for ways to improve his results on a number of younger horses in particular.
Whilst discussing the results of his report with me, Richard identified some limiting beliefs and behaviours that he had developed as a result of losing a very much loved and talented horse. He realised that his thinking style towards these younger horses was perhaps one of comparing to the horse he lost, rather than their own performance and improvements at competitions. This led to some practical actions for Richard to take going forwards and some options that he could reflect on.
This is the feedback received from Richard following his work with me.
About the Mindsonar Profile Report and the follow on coaching session
The Mindsonar report provides a fantastic insight into how my brain works and showed a clear path going forward to help me achieve my career goals…
I would recommend it to anyone!
Very accurate and quite surprised how well it read me!
I will consider the type of language I use with myself and towards my younger horses; especially in performance analysis.
After the session and profile I felt like I had a plan to achieve my goals
I worked with this lovely lady when she was having some issues with her on stage performance, as she explained being an acapella singer she really did not have anywhere to hide. Her voice needed to be perfect. She had started to think about ‘retiring’ because she was having a bit of a croaky feeling in her throat and feeling a little unsettled on stage.
I used talking therapy along with some anchoring and visioning work. Suggesting that she could send roots from the soles of her feet and anchor herself to the ground beneath the stage. We identified a few resources that she felt would be useful for her on stage and these were anchored for future use.
After one telephone coaching session she sent this testimonial through
“It’s a kind of magic! Julia is a lovely warm person who immediately puts you at ease. We just chatted over the phone (FaceTime) and she showed me that I’d been squashing down my achievements and devaluing them. Once I took this on board and took a new look at myself it was like a switch had been thrown. I have a new found courage that is incredibly empowering. It sounds a bit of a cliche, but this really has changed my life.” SHK, May 2019