The Use Of Aromatherapy And Essential Oils

Do You Use Essential Oils At Home?

Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils has seen a huge increase in the UK.  They have been added to products for a long while now as companies jump on the bandwagon of trend and add ‘natural’ to their products which I have written about before.

Now though there are many more MLM (multi-level marketing) companies that are selling products that are about aromatherapy and essential oils.  Some that are recognised, well known, trusted and been around for a long time such as Neals Yard Remedy shops and NYR Organic.  Beautiful, organic, natural products from a British company.

My career first started when I went to an ‘Aromatherapy’ presentation and tried some products for my eczema which really helped.  This was a Swiss Herbal company and I loved and benefitted from the products so much that I bought into and became a consultant.  I learned lots from them and soaked up all the information – I believed every word they said.  2 years later I started my training for a diploma in holistic therapies.  One of my qualifications after 2 years was as an Advanced Aromatherapist.  Since then from 2000 I have continually learned and trained in many levels specialties and continue to do so.

What I learned from that company and in my training though were very different!  I am also now seeing that come across in many of these aromatherapy businesses.  Many consultants are not trained therapists in the use of essential oils but they sell them and promote the use of.  I am pleased that essential oils are promoted for health and wellbeing but not in how to use them.

I and many other therapists are now making people aware of the safe way to use essential oils.  On Facebook and at Holistic events I often see consultants from different businesses recommending the use of oils by ingestion and neat on the skin!  These are the 2 biggest no, no’s we are taught with oils as they are not safe.  Essential oils used neat on the skin can cause an irritation or skin burn and as for taking internally……….

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils – a concentrated fragrance extracted from the leaf, flower and seed of the plant in many ways including steam distillation.

The safest and most common ways to use aromatherapy:

Inhalation – using an oil burner, place 2-3 drops of essential oil in the water, light up the candle and enjoy!  Also, place 2-3 drops on a tissue or handkerchief and inhale.

Bath – this works through the skin and inhalation.  Fill bath to the required depth of water.  Add 2 -3 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil or milk and put into the bath, agitate the water and enjoy.  This can also be used in a foot bath.

Massage – use essential oils with a carrier oil for massage.  Add 15-25 drops with 100 ml of carrier oils such as grapeseed or sweet almond oil, shake and stir to use.  Why not buy a pre-blended massage oil from NYR, health shop or ask a qualified and insured therapist to prepare one for you.

Cautions – essential oils only aims to help with mild symptoms not a medical treatment for diseases.  For high blood pressure, first 3 months of pregnancy or epilepsy, check with your doctor before use.

Lavender – helps to relax and ease stress, refreshes a tired mind.  Also may aid headaches,
period pain, and high blood pressure.  Effective for insect bites, cuts and sunburn.  This oil is the ONLY oil that can be used neat on the skin.

Tea Tree – helps to calm and refresh the mind.  Can be effective for acne, head lice, eczema and cuts.  Antibacterial and antiseptic.  A very strong smelling oil.

Peppermint – helps to relieve anger and anxiety.  Effective for stuffy nose and cough by steam inhalation, stomach ache, nausea and constipation by massage.  Great for cooling feet in foot bath or added to cream.

Eucalyptus – aids concentration, ease cold and stuffy nose.  Ideal to use in a room to help prevent spread of germs from colds, flu etc.

Ginger – helps to regain energy, eases hangover and nausea.

These oils are great to get you started and to have as home use.  I would recommend keeping on hand as a reference and guide:

Aromatherapy For The Family – An introductory guide to the use of holistic aromatherapy for harmony and wellbeing by The Institue Of Classical Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy – A guide for home use by Christine Westwood

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Are you getting a good nights sleep?



World Sleep Day is Friday, March 17, 2017

“World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. As of 2016, World Sleep Day had a total of 394 delegates in 72 countries around the globe.”

Last week – Friday 17th  in this country we celebrated World Sleep Day and you may have seen many promotions and opportunities about sleep.  The average person spends around a third of their life asleep. In this time, our bodies are able to replenish energy stores and make repairs, while our minds organise and store the memories of the day before. The amount of sleep you need depends on your age, sex, health and other elements, and sleep cycles change as we grow older.  Sleep – we all do it, but nearly half of us don’t do it well. And whether you sleep well or not, it is essential to our health and wellbeing. Without it we’re not much good at doing anything else – our health suffers, our love life suffers, work suffers, the list goes on.  Nearly a third of the UK population are suffering with insomnia which can affect their health.  

Sleeptember (which runs through the month of September to highlight the benefits of a good night’s sleep) and National Sleep In Day in the autumn (it’s the day the clocks go back when we all get an extra hour in bed!)

But also for the UK March is National Bed month.   During National Bed Month, it’s important not just to look at the health of your bed, but your bedroom environment too. You need the right environment to get a good night’s sleep and that means a bedroom that’s cool, quiet, dark, tech free, clutter free and comfortable.

The Sleep Council has for many a year designated March to be National Bed Month. As Spring approaches and we get into spring cleaning, ‘out with the old, in with the new’ mode, it’s an appropriate  time also to be thinking about giving grotty old mattresses their marching orders – and invest in a better night’s sleep with a comfortable new bed.  Here is a test to find out the quality of your bed! Bed Awareness

Here’s a relaxing ritual in 4 easy steps to help you with that essential snoozing…

  1. Light and noise can disrupt sleep, try using black out curtains or an eye mask and ear plugs.
  2. Turn your tech off an hour before bed time to stop your brain buzzing and being active!
  3. Run yourself a warm, soothing bath to help you relax and add relaxing bath products containing lavender, mandarin, geranium or chamomile
  4. Hop in bed and just take in a moment and allow yourself to relax!

There are also some lovely products from NYR Organic that can aid sleep.

Goodnight Pillow Mist –   a special blend of organic essential oils promotes a sense of calm for a more restful night

Beauty Sleep Supplement – supports skin’s natural night time regeneration,

Beauty Sleep Body Butter – with an aroma-therapeutic blend of essential oils to calm the mind and enhance a restful sleep.

Check out these and other products here

Are you getting a good night’s sleep?  Have you checked your bed lately?

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Do you make these mistakes?

Mistakes I Find When Chatting To Therapists

 This blog has come about because of a discussion that was made in the ATA Hub today. I just thought it would be really good to follow this up on here and just to explain a few things and a few pointers, things that I find.

What I’m finding when I’m chatting to them, is that a lot of them haven’t done the groundwork. Great training at college or at schools, anywhere like that, with the therapies. They come away really gifted with what they can do. Whether it’s massage, reflexology, hypnotherapy, whatever. It actually comes down then to setting up and running the business. This is where they can falter. It’s the groundwork, it’s the core and the foundations are not built and put in place.

Who’s your ideal client? Who’s the person that you want to work with?” I get the obvious answer, and I used to say exactly the same thing, that I want to work with everyone and I can work with everyone. This is exactly what we were taught for, was to help people. This is perfect in our industry. I’ve been a therapist for 16 years and I should think for about the first six years with that I was marketing to anyone and everyone, because I wanted to help anyone. It’s this thing that you have to realise that you cannot be there for everyone, you cannot work with everyone, that it’s better if you can specialise.  Don’t be like every other therapist that’s out there.

Also, the other things that you’re looking for is to be building that database. I ask therapists “Have you got your therapy list in place? Have you got your database? Are you in contact with the names? Have you got in contact with your clients?” I get a blank look. Even if you haven’t got any clients you still put that system in place, you still have that system ready, so that when you can put names in there, even if you’re just putting your friends and family in there to start, you can start working and building that relationship by sending newsletters, by sending helpful hints and tips. It’s showing them your knowledge and your expertise. It’s putting that word out there and having these systems in place so that when you are busy with your clients, you’re not trying to set up newsletters, you’re not trying to set up your database. It’s already there in place. This is one of those important ones.

Secondly, you get what you work for. It’s our industry, we love to work hands on, we love to work with our clients. We love what we do with a passion. It’s not always working ‘in’ the business and working with the clients.  The thing is, if you don’t put the work ‘on’, you haven’t got a business. It’s that, yes, it’s self employed, I’m my own boss, I can sit back, this is nice and comfortable, but you’ve got to put the work in.

Especially when just launching, it’s hard graft, it is hard work, and it is not as easy as we are led to believe. I don’t want to paint a picture of doom and gloom, but I just really want you to be aware that it’s not as easy as we think. It does take hard work.  The easy bit is working with our clients. The hard bit is the working ‘on’ the business. It’s doing the social media,  the bookkeeping,  the accounts, it’s end of tax year, the marketing,  the newsletters,  the promotions, the offers, it’s all these things you’ve got working on behind the scenes.

Some of these things you can outsource.  What you’ve got to do and you’ve got to think of is that you’ve got the bookkeeping, there’s the accounts, end of year accounts; outsource it, give it to somebody else to do. Because, just think, you’re doing therapies, you’re spending time working that and earning money.  If you’re like me that don’t like playing with numbers and I never trust myself, I give that straightaway to a bookkeeper. I used to spend two or three days towards the end of my tax year pulling my accounts together for my accountant to have the 24 hours. I’ve numbered the receipts, I’ve put everything in columns in the red book. I’ve done it all properly. My accountant’s had them for 24 hours, has done all my accounts and then has charged me over £200 for it.  What I do now is I work with a bookkeeper and she sorts it for me every month. End of the year it’s all done. I’m working with my clients, doing the job I love, instead of chewing the end of a pencil trying to sort all my figures out. Let me ask you.  How would you feel if you found an accountant went and done a weekend course and was now offering massage to friends and family instead of …? Can you see that if you switch it back round, that we’re all saying that we’re learning, we’re doing our bookkeeping, we can do our own books because it saves us money. We wouldn’t like it if they were doing our job. They’ve got a passion and a love for doing figures. I’ve got a passion for doing massage.

Also, we’re looking at thirdly, is that it’s hobby versus work. Again, it’s another one that I talk to therapists about. I’m saying to them, “You’re running a business.” They go, “Oh no, I’m just seeing my friends and family. If you take that payment for that treatment, you are running a business. Minute you start taking money you are running a business. I know therapists that work full time, have got a full time job, and then they still run a therapy business and take it very seriously and run that hard as well.

Another one that I’m often seeing and I’m hearing is that they set up, they launch therapies, they build beautiful business cards, leaflets. They set up either in a treatment room or they’ve converted a room in their own home, and they’re all beautifully set up and they’re ready and, that’s it. There’s nothing. They expect to able to open and that they exist. They think clients will find them. They think the public will find them and come to them……. Sorry, that doesn’t happen. If it does to you, please tell me your tips. I’d love to know that!  You’ve got to let people know that you exist. You’ve got to be visible. You’ve got to let people know that you’re there and that you exist.

It’s all about keeping in touch, because you can’t expect people just to turn up and book with you, especially if they see your social media posts or they may see your website. They’ve got to feel and build a trust with you and build a relationship with you. This is where you’re sharing your hints and tips on Facebook or any type of social media, that you’re blogging. Hopefully you’ve got a blog onto your website. Again, that you’re sharing bits and pieces in there. Again, helping people. Also, then it’s all this evidence that you’ve got that you show your expertise.

You’ve gone through all that training and will know more than them. Share these little bits of hints and tips and advice. Show that you care, people will then start come in and looking and learning from you and building a trust and relationship with you. When that happens, that’s when they book, because they feel they get to know you, that’s when they book up with you.

Underestimating money and time. Now, I discussed this on Tea and Business with the Academy members on Monday morning. The big one with this is, knowing your numbers. You should really track your numbers. If you do it right from the start, again, with a system, then you can carry that through, it will become a habit, you will end up doing this no problem when then you’re busy.  In your own time, in your own diary, in your own business planner, in your marketing planner, you can keep a track of your numbers. It’s your social media numbers, it’s your database numbers, it’s your client numbers, it’s your income, it’s your expenses.

All these things that you keep an account of, that you’re keeping a note of every month, so you can keep a track on your goals, your targets, and whether you’re actually earning enough money to cover the expenses you’re having to pay out. It’s no good waiting to the end of the year or just monitoring your bank account to see how much money you’ve got, because you suddenly might find that you haven’t got enough to cover the room rent or something. It might be that you suddenly find that your diary is looking a bit empty towards the end of the month, so then you can put things in place to get more bookings in. It is, it’s knowing your numbers. These things help a business and it helps towards success, is to know and to track the numbers.

Another point is customer service and care. In our industry it’s so much easier because we do care about our clients, we do look after our clients,  we give them the time, because it’s quite emotional for them. Again, you have to take this into consideration because it’s your time. You’ve got to remember to book that in, to put that into your pricing. Where we’ve been on about before, about how to consider your prices, thinking about how much it’s going to cost, what you’re training’s cost you, what things you need to cover, also remember the time.

Another one I see, and again, I’m guilty for this when I first started, was I’d loved the passion with my therapies and I was adding more and more and more therapies to my list. I’ve got a lovely toolbox of therapies now that I can offer, but when I was first doing that and I was getting qualified in that I didn’t know how to sell the therapies, I didn’t know how to attract the clients through my door to perform the therapies with. I had a bright, lovely, shiny new therapy and no clients to work with it. Again, I’m seeing that more and more therapists are getting more and more therapies added to their lists, but they don’t know how to market, they don’t know how to sell their therapy. This is why I built the Academy in place, is to help therapists give them that business knowledge, give them that confidence and the hand-holding to get them through those stages.

Running your own therapy business takes consistency – with the social media, consistency with the blogs, consistency with any of the marketing and in many marketing pillars. It’s not just social media and it’s not just a website. There’s many marketing pillars that you have to do for your ideal client, your ideal customer, whatever you want to do. It’s got to be perfect and in point there, so you’ve got to many marketing pillars.

These are just some of the common mistakes that are being made when I chat to therapists when we are reviewing their business.  Do you do any of these?

Have a chat with me to see if I can help you Ali’s Therapy Academy 





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Hygge – Part Of Your Self Care

Hygge – A Part Of Your Self-Care

We are heading towards the end of February, the nights are drawing out and Spring is on its way, not long to wait!

For the last 14 years at the beginning of February I am lucky enough to have a week’s holiday in the sun in Gran Canaria.  This an opportunity for me to get some winter sun, to recharge my batteries and to get me through the winter back at home.  I do feel I suffer with SAD syndrome from January to March and this week away helps me (that’s my excuse anyway!)

I chat to my clients a lot about looking after themselves, that therapies are much more than a ‘pamper’, about how they can help themselves, the benefits of exercise, the use of essential oils and much more to help them with their health and wellbeing.  The thing is I don’t always practice what I preach!  Too busy looking after others and not enough for me, not good.

So, this holiday in February, after a very busy January, really brought it home and made me realise that I need to look after myself more, what we call “self-care”.

I have created and put in place a list of ideas and suggestions to help as reminders and
to make happen.  In my list is the usual – walking, reading, book massage appointments, socialise more with friends, trips out to cinema etc, date nights with hubby, cinema night in, home spa (facials and manicures), pj days, yoga, meditate, journal, be creative, lazy mornings and tea in bed.


Something that I had heard about but to be honest knew nothing about was Hygge.

Many therapists that I know, talk about this in their blogs, share and promote in social media posts and practice this themselves.  As I said I knew nothing about this until I came across a book in The Works, while I was taking a break from work for some exercise and retail therapy 😉 I took this as a sign, listened, and bought the book.  What an eye opener and definitely a message to me.

Hygge Comfort & Food For The Soul“by CookNation 

“Hygge (hoo-ga) is only ever meant to be felt, not explained”

It is so deeply engrained in the Danish psyche and way of life that it contributes to making Denmark officially one of the happiest places on earth.

What is Hygge?

Hygge is an ambience, a mood, an attitude, cosiness,  contentment and appreciation incorporating warm drinks, comfortable cloths, beautifully lit rooms, candles, blankets, walks in nature in Autumn, roaring fires etc.  Hygge is a way of life, moments of stress, worry and concern can be replaced.  Phones, laptops and social media are not part of hygge, these things only serve to distract from the ultimate goal of being in the moment and enjoying it fully.

Some suggestions for an indulgent hygge:

Indoor – Eat cake (oh a definite one for me!) sit in a cosy corner of your house or favourite spot wrapped in blankets, a candlelit bath, listen to music (I often play thumping trance or rock music but this is a chance to listen to soothing – Michael Buble, Van Morrison, classical music – whatever you find soothing), choose a feel-good film and make sure you have a blanket/duvet and popcorn with you, cosy up in a thick jumper thick socks and a hot chocolate with marshmallows or do daily yoga.

Outdoor – Walking in the Autumnal leaves with hat, gloves and scarf, I love the sound of this – creating a beautiful fairy light snug in the corner of your garden with a blanket nearby, chiminea/firepit and a cup of hot chocolate or cocoa. To create this, you can use lanterns, table top lamps, candles, fairylights, soft furnishing, b-b-q, firepit, chimenea.  Don’t forget stargazing Collect driftwood, if not by the sea then collect treasures from lakes, lochs, rivers and streams and take home to use as indoor or outdoor decorations and bike rides.

I love the idea and principles of Hygge and a lot of these I do already but it is great to be reminded to incorporate these into your daily life.

Remember for self-care –

  • Look after yourself
  • Be mindful
  • Enjoy and appreciate each day
  • Love a lot
  • Slow down
  • Light a candle
  • And sit and enjoy a cuppa!
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Creating Your Vision For 2017

Create Your Vision For 2017

After many requests last year for another Vision Board workshop (I last did one in 2015) this month I planned 2 into my diary, and this year to open them up to anybody that wanted to attend.

I tried different venues this year to what I have used previously and different locations.

The Craft Tea Shop & Tea Room, Worthing  is a delightful independent tea room that also offers its space to hire for craft events and parties.  This is in the centre of Worthing so ideal for the town and different parking facilities.  This is also a great place to hold one to one meetings or to meet up with friends without the hassle of crowded, large coffee shops!

This was a quite evening with a small group (cancellations due to ill health etc, it is that time of year!) who certainly had first dabs at the magazines for images and words to collate and create their goals, targets and desires for 2017

The Salon North End, Portsmouth is also a training school so I was able to use their training room for the workshop.   This was the first time I had run a workshop in the Portsmouth area. This is a great salon offering a variety of treatments/therapies and has the bonus of the use of a free car park at the back on the salon.

This was a very busy workshop with some attendees that knew about vision boards and some attendees that were new to this idea.

Vision Board is about and using the Law Of Attraction, The Secret, Manifesting and The Universe. It is a physical representation of your goals or desires

Everyone has goals that they want fulfilled. The question is, can I get what I want from life by just asking the Universe, believing in ether and mind control, and then waiting for a special DPD delivery package with my Apple Mac computer or VW Camper Van? Unfortunately, we can’t all win the lottery and if we did, we each wouldn’t get the £100 million total – it would be divided by all of the people wishing for it!

The reality is that there is more involved in getting what you want then simply cutting out pictures and imagining that your perfect ending has already occurred. In one sense this would be nice; little effort, maximum benefit. On the other hand, with little effort comes little respect and appreciation for the outcome and no self-development and stepping out of your comfort zone or the ability to rise to a challenge.

Now in The Secret it tells us about believing that you have already achieved your goals, that you think and believe in positivity, not negativity and what you want will come to you. This stops – your motivation, your energy, your planning (failing to plan is like planning to fail), your actions towards success, no challenges, living day to day, no deadline, no support from family, friends or groups and brings guilt, self-doubt and blaming yourself if you do not achieve your goals, targets and desires.

The real secret to achieve success is to set your goals, targets and dreams but, to implement and take action to work towards your goals and to integrate these steps to success:

  1. Accountability: You must play an active role. Your role cannot be simply one of wishful thinking. Making things happen is your responsibility – step up to the plate. However, you are notresponsible for everything that occurs in the universe outside of yourself and should not be blamed when things happen beyond your control.
  2. Values: While goals are specific locations on a map, values are like directions on a compass; our principles – who you are. Going to Rome is a goal – traveling and exploring are values.
  3. Mindfulness: Visualising a possible future as if it has already happened means that you are not living in the present. There are multiple studies showing the many health and wellness benefits of mindfulness and present living.
  4. Positivity: The glass is half full. Encouraging, less blaming and complaining, hope and optimism- the belief that good things will happen in the future,
  5. Attraction: Positivity is associated with increased success, better relationships, better jobs, improved health, being more open-minded, and many other traits and behaviours that help us to achieve goals and meet the kind of people that are positive and influential in our lives.
  6. Dominoes: It’s all about acknowledging that we have the power to choose and about appreciating our personal role in making our hopes, goals, and dreams come true. Every domino that we knock down is an accomplishment that we need to celebrate – a journey of improving our self-worth and self-esteem.
  7. Inspired Action: It is not a mystery or secret that any action you take toward your personal value-based goal will be inspired because it is deep-seated and meaningful to you. You are responsible and must play an active role in making things happen. Action is what separates dreaming and doing.

Once you have created your board don’t put it in your cupboard or drawer and forget about it.  Put it up somewhere where you will see it – on your office wall, therapy room, on a kitchen door, beside your bed to see first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  Take a photo or scan your vision board onto your computer and save it as your screen saver/wallpaper for your computer or phone.  Print it off and add to your yearly planner, marketing planner, business folder etc.

To find out more about creating your own vision board then check out a previous article here or listen to a podcast about your year of vision.

There is an article in the Federation Of Holistic Therapists magazine International Therapist that was published after our first Worthing meeting in January 2015.

Have fun and dream big with your Vision Board but remember to plan and take action!

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FHT LSG Worthing meeting January 2017 with Peter Timblick and NLP

NLP – with Peter Timblick

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017

Well what a fantastic meeting we had this week for the start of 2017 and the start of another year for us as a group.

It was a very busy and well attended meeting with our guest speaker for the evening Peter Timblick of Limitless NLP



Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s.

It is a method of influencing brain behaviour (the “neuro” part of the phrase) through the use of language (the “linguistic” part) and other types of communication to enable a person to “recode” the way the brain responds to stimuli (that’s the “programming”) and manifest new and better behaviours.

What would happen if you really believed you could, if you had belief, passion and determination to really achieve and exceed your goals? Would you like to wake up every morning with a smile, full of excitement about the day ahead, would you?

NLP helps your vision of your goals to be bigger and brighter. NLP uses many different techniques to help clients achieve their goals. When it comes to success, NLP has 5 principles for success to achieve the desired outcome:

  1. Know your outcome

Step 1 in the five principle for success is to really know what it is that you want to achieve or what you want your outcome to be.

  1. Take action

When you know what, you want to achieve, you need to take action. Quite simple, yet so many people sit and ponder what they should be doing next. Never actually doing what it takes to get what they want.

  1. Have sensory acuity

Be aware of the subtle signals that people give to show their emotions.

  1. Have behavioral flexibility

Be aware of your behaviour and of others.

  1. Operate from a physiology and psychology of excellence

How do you stand, how you carry yourself. The thoughts that run through your mind and how you act. Make sure what it is that you want in your head and how you want to carry yourself to achieve your outcome. Is it conducive to getting the results you want?  Be sure that you act, behave and carry yourself in a way that is conducive for the end result you wish to achieve. This does not mean being false. It means act in the way that will do you proud.


One of the key factors in getting what you want is KNOWING what you want. And not just knowing what you want but WHY. This is why so many goals, targets, dreams and New Year’s Resolutions fail. Because people pick something based on someone else’s goals and dreams, not their own. In NLP there are 9 keys to achievable goals

Step 1. What specifically do you want?

Step 2. Understand your present situation. Where are you now?

Step 3. Specify the outcome as if it is happening now.

Step 4.  How will you know when you have it?

Step 5. When you achieve this, what will it allow you to do or get for you?

Step 6. Is it self-initiated and self-maintained? Is it only for you or are there others involved? If others, what is their role?

Step 7.  Are you clear on where, when, how and with whom do you want it?

Step 8. What resources are needed?

Step 9.  Is the outcome you are seeking good for you AND for the greater good? For those around you?

When it comes to decision making, we don’t want to get it wrong. We want to ensure we have looked at all possibilities before deciding. We also don’t want to spend a lot of time because, well, there are OTHER decisions to make!  To make this decision NLP uses Cartesian Questions – “X” equals the thing you are thinking about doing.

Peter went through much more in his talk (this was just my notes!)  and many questions were asked.  He also recommended many books to us to find out more on the subject and shared his training courses with us.

What a great tool for self-development NLP is!

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