Emotions are powerful. They have the capacity to rock our world, allow us to fall in love, and can bring deep satisfying feelings of personal contentment.
These experiences are made possible by the way our emotions talk to us. It is not always easy to understand the messages but research tells us that it is important to learn to listen. When we become more familiar with our own emotions our personal wellbeing improves. Interestingly we are also able to have a positive impact on the emotions of people around us.
This ability is called Emotional Intelligence (EI) and developing it can open the door to opportunities that were previously hidden in plain sight.
LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS
Everyone can benefit by using a process called labelling or getting to know your emotions. All you have to do is to sit quietly and notice the feelings that come up. The next step is to name or label the emotion. This exercise is particularly helpful if you have been encouraged to suppress strong emotions during your childhood and have learned to avoid talking about how you feel.
Exploring what makes us tick can be a fascinating journey. Personal development courses like the Foundation in Clinical Hypnosis create opportunities for reflection and sharing. Studies show that learning about our emotions is an important step toward acquiring personal confidence and leadership skills. The route leads to the inner mind. There are many different ways of unlocking emotional success but one of the easiest ways is through clinical hypnosis.
ROLE OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS
Clinical hypnotherapy provides an important bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious or inner world where our emotions reside. It is a gentle and effective approach that empowers the individual as they unlock and cultivate their emotional understanding. You learn to relax and reconnect with yourself and in this state the emotions that matter start to make themselves known.
Listening to your emotions is a natural process. Clinical hypnotherapy creates a safe place to start and with a little effort, you can become more conscious of what they mean to you. The benefits include a sense of confidence, resilience, courage and more empathy and compassion as you engage with others.
EMOTIONS AT WORK
Anger and stress are two emotions that have become increasingly common. When they occur in the workplace they often mask deeper feelings of frustration and anxiety. People worry that discussing these challenges will be considered a weakness.
But studies show that talking about our real feelings in more nuanced and precise ways helps people to reflect and identify the root causes of their problems. It creates a culture of open dialogue between co-workers and managers and encourages genuine support. This is more effective than avoidance and being distracted by the symptoms or results of the frustrations.
More than 30% of working adults experience stress and emotional disconnection at any one time. The people most affected are managers, teachers, service providers, and healthcare workers who are dealing with both their own stressors and the challenges of the people around them.
But no one remains immune. Left unchecked negative feelings can become a time-bomb that can easily spill into the employee’s personal life. The result is a vicious cycle that creates unhappiness and is associated with reduced productivity, lost earnings, absenteeism, ill health and psychological distress.
More organisations have become aware of the impact of stress, and the importance of mental wellbeing at work which has led to de-stigmatisation and better access to emotional training for employees and managers.
A PROFESSION THAT CARES
Clinical hypnotherapy offers a gentle and effective approach to help people unpack and cultivate their emotional intelligence. The majority of clinical hypnotherapists agree that assisting others to connect with their emotions is a deeply rewarding experience, with benefits that help clients in both their personal and professional lives.
Just providing simple skills such as self-hypnosis can help clients find their inner balance and establishes a sense of wellbeing. Clinical hypnotherapy is a solution-focused therapy, aiming to achieve outcomes rather than dwelling on problems. This brief strategic approach often means that people require fewer sessions than with traditional psychotherapy. The benefits of clinical hypnotherapy are long lasting, and emotional intelligence and other skills that often last through an entire lifetime.
If you are interested in exploring a career in clinical hypnotherapy or learning more about this powerful therapeutic approach we would be happy to share more details with you.