The essence of everything important in life initially stems from morality! Morality evolves out us following a certain pattern of prohibition. basically there is a lot of bad things you shouldn't do and then, if you can adhere to that pathway, you are good enough! This is how we start with raising children, we place a series of prohibitions on their behaviours, behaviours, that if they manifested, it would make their life really miserable! As an adult, we have to understand how we got from there, to here, we have to understand how we contributed to where we are! Just look around you, look in your direct sphere of influence, look at the things that you can fix. Then start to fix the things that are in need of repair but start small and build up from there. But where to start? Well, start in the places where you spend a lot of your time, e.g. your room, the office desk, then work towards tidying up your mind, that's the place where it all, slowly, begins to change. From there, begin to develop your values, morals, principals etc, define who you are, what you stand for, and, more importantly, what you will not! From this position, your ethics become shaped, honed and polished and your purpose and meaning in life become very real; tangible!
As a therapist, I learned this principle over many years, because in order to help clients get their life in order, I discovered it was a moral imperative that I first achieve this for myself. Slowly and incrementally, I discovered that ethical values and sound morals are of the utmost importance, especially when one is working with other people, people who place their trust in you! It is, precisely, because of this that ethical practice is of paramount importance, even more so when in the world of therapeutic intervention. As my practice evolved, it morphed into the cornerstone of my approach to clinical hypnotherapy. Of course, in having a desire to help others create higher levels of cognitive acuity, it was imperative that my own levels of congruity must align with my life's principles. And because of that, my life's vision and mission statements really must be on the same page. In order to walk the talk; I have to be the talk and to that end, my life's philosophy is, "say what you mean, mean what you say!" So, generally speaking, as a therapist, I must align myself, mentally and spiritually with my clients' needs and desires, because that is the birthplace of empathy and compassion. To view the Code of Ethics I conform to, please click here: