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“One of 9 children, aged 14, my Mum told me I needed money more than I needed to understand trigonometry or recite the chemical code for tin at the drop of a hat and to ‘go out there and be successful’, so that’s exactly what I did. At the age of 16 I joined the Royal Air Force and spent 6 years learning self-discipline and hard work, when I left the RAF I spent years in sales learning the psychology of what makes people buy some things and not others…
I always had a thing with live music and events so in the mid 90’s I got into the entertainment and food industry. I owned and managed bars, nightclubs, restaurants and a coffee shop. The hours were long, the pace was fast and the money was mostly good. Although I pushed myself to the max and made what others would term success of my life, I always felt inadequate around people who’d completed their education. It got me into trouble once or twice, but mostly it was just hugely limiting. There were so many things I wouldn’t try, didn’t want to do and places I wouldn’t go, I seriously hindered my own professional success. I was like a balloon trying to fly high on a very short string. Until one day I joined a local networking group and met a clinical hypnotherapist. She became my colleague, my friend and my mentor, she gave me my first ever clinical hypnotherapy sessions. I’m not sure if she changed or if she saved my life, but I suspect it was the latter.
There are so many words I could use, like transformation and life-changing, that merely hint at the tip of the iceberg to what happened to me. My string was immediately and forever lengthened and my balloon could finally fly high with the eagles. I made a decision there and then to study the brain and went on to not only train as a clinical hypnotherapist, but I now teach clinical hypnotherapy too.”