Most times in life, it’s mind over matter, found Rebecca when she decided to switch career paths from commercial lawyer to hypnotherapist
Three years ago I was sitting at my computer drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. If someone had told me then that I would be working as a hypnotherapist today in Melbourne, I wouldn’t have believed them! But that is the mystery of our life path. It’s also one of the foundations of the strategic hypnotherapy I offer to clients, because part of modern living is coming to grips with the many choices we need to make. Where to live, what career to choose, what career move to make, what life partner to choose? The list is endless. And if we are uncertain about the basis of our choices, then we start to doubt, panic and even become paralysed.
Like many of us, I chose to study law out of a combination of ambition, idealism and the influence of family and society. I discovered early on that languages and philosophy interested me way more than contracts and legislation, but yet, I persisted and finished my studies.I worked in software companies, both in Australia and in Israel’s hi-tech industry, as well as large corporates like Ernst & Young as well as Universities. Although good at my work, I knew that working as a lawyer didn’t align with my personal vision and values. Although commercial law gave me plenty of perks, a high salary, prestige and the ability to take my job overseas, it was not living up to my expectations of having a meaningful career.
But then what? Go back to university? Try a different area of law? Stick to it regardless? These were my choices, and I lived in a state of confusion and paralysis for quite some time. I eventually went back to study psychology at Monash University and then studied hypnotherapy to lead me to where I am today. I acted on my dissatisfaction, made choices, took chances and here I am today living and working in Melbourne again and doing something I love.
I assist clients to live better in this super-charged modern lifestyle we have created by giving them tools and guiding them through decision-making. I find great satisfaction in giving them tools and guidance to be mindful, relaxed, focused, resilient and enthusiastic about. I enjoy helping clients of all ages to overcome relationship difficulties, phobias, anxiety, unwanted habits, pain and just about any issue that is having a detrimental impact on their lives.
It sounds like a cliche, but life is a journey. We are all different. We are all unique. The hills and valleys of our journey make us ever-changing.
Fear and doubt are a normal part of the human experience, but don’t let them take over.
There is little that hypnosis cannot tackle.
The writer is a clinical hypnotherapist with offices at Hawksburn Health, 15 Luxton Road, South Yarra and ReachHealth, 328 GleinEira Road Elsternwick. She will soon be practising out of an office in the CBD. The first session with Rebecca usually lasts 90 minutes. Follow-up sessions will last approximately an hour. The minimum recommended number of sessions is three, however numerous issues may be dealt with in that time.
She can be reached at Rebecca@clearhypnotherapy.com.au or 0416844932. For more information, log in to clearhypnotherapy.com.au.