Life coaching or mentoring is a booming industry and it is one which we associate with this last decade. Before then these titles were not ones which were bandied about as part of everyday conversation. Rather, we would refer to having a mentor in what would be considered almost exclusive circumstances; you would have a mentor in University or perhaps a mentor at work. Few people would refer to having a mentor in more personal circumstances.
It is good to see the explosion of popularity within this industry. What is more important to you – your business or your personal life? Why would you have a mentor at work and yet no mentor when you are dealing with more personal issues?
In the UK, life coaching and mentoring programs would seem to have caught on just as rapidly as in the USA which is something that I personally find quite interesting. For years now, residents in the USA have been familiar with various forms of counseling and therapy and these are seen as both positive and the norm. In the UK, however, many people secretly shiver at the very thought of needing to see a counselor.
Why has there been this change in attitude in the UK? Why are people more open to life coaching and mentoring than to counseling or various other forms of therapy? The answer I think lies in the way in which these programs are presented. Life coaching and mentoring are promoted as “life enhancement programs” as opposed to counseling or therapy which are thought of more as ways in which to fix something which is wrong; and who wants to think that they have something wrong, especially when it comes to their mind?
The fact is that the way in which something is advertised to us or presented to us can totally change the way in which we perceive it. The color of the advertisement or the shapes or pictures used impact upon us greatly. The simple act of altering one word in an advertisement can have the effect of changing a sales ratio by 80%. That may seem outrageous to you, but it is true; it is fact. I think that the use of a different title lies at the heart of why life coaching and mentoring is found to be more popular and acceptable than various other forms of “therapy”.
When you look deeper than just the titles, one can see that a therapist’s job (irrespective of their “title”), is to help their client to adjust their thinking and behavior to enable them to best achieve their goals. The client on the other hand will tend to seek out the therapist/therapy/life coach/mentor who has been presented to them as the most appealing, be that on the basis of something which they have read or seen on TV, heard on the radio or had recommended to them by a friend.
What is very clear is that there are many of us who feel in need of help or guidance. As children we learnt many things by being shown or copying. We are good at learning in this way; we are accustomed to it. And so perhaps a further appeal of the words “mentor” or “life coach” is that we are in fact looking for someone else to tell us what to do, instead of looking for a way in which to work things out for ourselves. In reality however, it is you who is living your life, and the best way in which to really learn and grow is to find things out for yourself.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying that we do not need guidance. Guidance is a great asset. But no therapist/mentor/life coach can “do it” for you; they can only ever guide you, no matter what their title is.
I’m going to recommend something here which I think is a great place in which to start. But first I want you to know that my opinion is completely biased – I am a hypnotherapist and I do sell hypnotherapy downloads. So, I’m recommending hypnosis downloads as one of the best forms of life coach or mentor which you can find.
I am really passionate about what hypnosis can do to change your life. Not only that, hypnosis downloads are available instantly, and they are inexpensive. Even if you feel you want to seek a 1 to 1 appointment with somebody, a hypnotherapy download is a great place to begin and to open your mind to possibilities before you start searching to find the right “therapist” or coach.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation which allows you to take a step back and see things more clearly. In hypnosis you have easy access to your subconscious mind which is the part where instinctive patterns of thought and behavior are stored; hypnosis therefore makes it easier to change these types of deep rooted patterns which may have been holding you back. With hypnosis not only can you find it easy to stop doing the things which you no longer want to do, you can sow the seeds for successful strategies in an environment which will nurture them and allow them to grow more quickly and with more strength.
Hypnosis downloads are a very powerful and effective life coach. I just hope that I have presented this option to you in a way which you find to be appealing.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnotherapy downloads to be your mentor in life.
P.S. You can grab a free hypnotherapy download from my website and see how effective this form of life coaching is.
With a degree in psychology and qualifications in hypnotherapy, NLP and sports psychology, Roseanna Leaton is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can get a free hypnotherapy download from http://www.RoseannaLeaton.com and peruse her extensive library of hypnotherapy downloads to inspire you.