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Welcome to the March Newsletter.

After a short break away to New Zealand during Mach, I'm feeling refreshed back in the counselling chair.

In the last newsletter I mentioned how I was soon to be attending further hypnosis training with world class hypnotherapist Dr Michael Yapko.

I am happy to report back and say the training was excellent and has already refined the way I work with clients. I look forward to further incorporating hypnotherapy for couples in the work I do, especially to help clients who are feeling stuck or in a cycle of behaviour (or thought pattern) they cant break free from.

I've started recording anonymous 'Session Reflection' videos after some counselling sessions to record and share my thoughts and provide valuable insights for viewers.

A recent video explores the benefits clients have received so far and the power of a hypnotherapy session.

By recording and sharing these short videos I hope to help existing clients and new viewers in several ways.
  • Firstly, providing hope, and showing that for clients who believe in the process, who commit to doing the work, commit to change, even after setbacks, there is light at the end of the tunnel and real change and happiness can be achieved.
  • Second, sharing insights into how I work and the different challenges people face can help others feel not so alone. Understanding that everyone has challenges in life can help reduce any stigma or shame and encourage them to seek help and stick with what's working well in their lives.
  • Thirdly, talking about therapies, tips and real-life breakthroughs can assist clients and everyone to stay curious; to explore, experiment and continue to improve and enhance their lives. Whether that's in their relationship, work, or other aspect of their life. We never stop learning.
  • Lastly, I think this is a great way for people to learn more about me and what it's like being a counsellor. Hopefully you can see how I am rewarded by seeing clients transform, overcome obstacles and achieve breakthroughs and celebrate their achievements.
Click here to view the Session Reviews page where there are three videos to view already.

Beautiful New Zealand

I had a wonderful break in New Zealand, the trip was all planned around an invitation to my friend Liz’s wedding on Waiheke Island. I’m so grateful to have been included and we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the day with family and friends.

If any of you are looking for a holiday destination, I highly recommend you visit Waiheke on your next trip to N.Z. The timing could not have been better either as the art display held every two years around the coastal headlands was open for us to meander and capture magnificence photos of the displays among the native Kauri trees.

As we landed in Auckland, we were lucky to be greeted with the Maori haka, welcoming one of their whanau (family) home.  I felt quite an emotional reaction to witness this cultural gathering and tradition only moments after our touchdown.

I was in awe of the beauty and greenery of everywhere we visited from the city to Rotorua, the beauty and awe of Redwoods Forest to trendsetters enjoying the café culture at Lake Taupo, the quirkiness of Napier in Hawkes Bay, the snow-capped mountains surrounding Ohakune and so much more.

Each person we met whether of Maori descent or Pakeha (non-Maori, New Zealander), were consistently helpful and kind.  Even when we inadvertently entered private Maori lands (not lost, just a little off track) we drove directly into their large whanau gathering enjoying their hangi.  It seemed no bother to them as they calmly, placed their meal aside approached us and kindly guided us back on track.  So friendly and understanding. 
On our last night in New Zealand, we visited with family on the North Shores of Auckland, enjoying a catch up and overlooking views of the bay and islands dotted off the coast.  It was truly a relaxing way to farewell family, friends and New Zealand.  I’ll be heading back to visit New Zealand at the earliest opportunity.  And the best part, it’s only three hours flight. 
Mindful Eating - With Transformational Vocabulary & Self Awareness

Recently I released a new resource to help clients with their eating habits and weight loss goals.

Just like exercise, healthy eating is a key part of your overall health and wellbeing. However many find it difficult to achieve the outcomes they desire because, for so long the emotional part of the 'weight loss' equation has been overlooked.

The article explores the power of vocabulary to support healthy change, and how labeling can 'pre-determine' your mindset and influence your decision making.

Click here to check it out
Breaking Bad Habits Video 3 is Here!: In the final video of the series, discover key strategies and tips to implement new habits that stick.
  1. Hear an example for couples to get past using "the silent treatment" (stonewalling).
  2. Take notes to tone down your drinking (or other habit) in the "Friday night knock-off drinks" example.
Piecing the three videos together, combined with the downloadable 'Discovery & Commitment' worksheet you have a powerful toolkit to deploy on your bad habits!

Click here to visit the article and watch the new video - or catch up on parts one and two.
Kind Regards, Your Counsellor & Coach, Jacqui!
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