Parents struggling for a better life for their child, a child seeking approval of a parent, the doctor needing to be perfect, athlete enduring, musician perfecting; we are all STARS looking for a place to shine.
If you were a lucky child you had a variety of interests, played a little sports, learned a bit of an instrument, thought about various careers but the star child, the gifted, began to focus on their outcome at a very early age. To get to the top, even to participate, these stars have been narrowing their study, practicing their instrument, voice or stroke for endless hours; creating a furrow of responsibility, anxiety and fear. What will happen if I do not get in, the ball does not drop, the note is not perfect; there is no clap at the bow?
Stage performers, concert impresarios, athletes and entrepreneurs have come over the years for stress. The stressors and pressures they feel are of the same nature as the rest of us but they have been feeling the weight for much longer. The emotional toll ratcheting up, the inner demon growing in strength. But the most dreadful result of so much personal expectation is the loss of fundamental learning and development.
We all have goals, ambitions, expectations, dreams of a future me and like the star the answer is in our roots. When we uncover what has truly nurtured us, fundamentally supported our growth we enable ourselves to transform and develop in other directions. It is the mistaken belief that we are only a one trick pony that traps us in self-doubt and despair.
Hypnosis for achievement, whether for the entertainer, athlete or all the rest of us simple mortals strives to expand thinking, nourish a sense of self-confidence to enable growth, reinvention and personal success.