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How to conjure up fear and anxiety with one simple word


Time flies
There is nothing more tragic than to see respected therapists reacting badly at the word supervision. It’s as if they have suddenly been transported back to a very early childhood experience where they are standing outside the Principal’s Office for an imagined misdemeanor.
Watch them puff up and bristle ….

listen to the comments….”I don’t need to report to anyone what I am doing”, “It’s the association gouging more money from me”, ” I don’t need anyone telling me what to do” and so on…..
Perhaps if the word supervision was substituted by any or all of the following:

  • supporting
  • mentoring
  • guiding
  • suggesting
  • guiding

then there wouldn’t be the emotional response that is currently being observed amongst many hypnotherapists, newly required to have regular supervision.

Here is a definition of Supervision 

and another

and another

With many Hypnotherapists also familiar with NLP, it’s time for a reframe. To take a leaf out of one of Tony Robbins books, they should be familiar with CANI (Constant and Never ending Improvement)

” CANI is a true discipline. It can’t just be practiced every once in a while, when you feel like it. it must be a constant commitment backed up by action.¬† The essence of CANI is gradual, even minute, continuous improvement that over the long term sculpts a masterpiece of colossal proportions……

Many people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will either lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the calibre of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends and your family.”