I have spent the last five years at Hummingbird Hypnotherapy as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. A business that I am very proud of. But, I haven’t always been a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I actually didn’t even plan to be one. It just happened. Then what followed was becoming a lecturer and now a newly qualified supervisor.
One thing that has always been part of my life is looking after people, though in particular children. I have previously worked for the local council supporting children in short break services and prior to that, supporting young adults within the social care system. It’s almost like it’s in-built into me, to support others to achieve their best. When I worked in Leicester we were even followed around by a Daily Mail reporter for the entire day who did a piece on working in the community. Great fun.
My first job was actually serving petrol at my dads classic car garage. I was 13 and I loved it!
Especially Saturday afternoon when we would lock the garage down and have a snickers bar each (ssshh don’t tell my mum!)
Those moments I’ll treasure. My love for cars has always been with me. Many weekends as a child standing in the rain at a race track waiting to see my Dad, Cousin or Uncle race past and give them a wave. It was quite a privilege to be involved in it all and visit most of the race tracks up and down the UK.
Other than the petrol head that I think is just in my blood, I love music, especially dance music. Probably one of the biggest things I’ve missed during lock down is dancing, going to gigs and just enjoying being with friends in a wonderful atmosphere. The closest I’ve got is having a running rave down the fen with my headphones on loud enough to blow my ears off!
Aside from serving fuel and looking after children I spent ten years working in a function venue. Managing Gigs, Weddings, Birthdays and 600 Leicester City Football Fans on match day. I think that’s quite possibly where I burnt out my adrenals and fell out with my liver – but equally good fun.
Now married with my two children, in a pandemic the highlights recently have included increasing my knowledge base with ongoing qualifications and just recently booking some gigs and much needed breaks away.
Its amazing where life can take you and where you end up. This certainly wasn’t what I expected but then I never had a plan either!
My advice would be to give yourself a chance to remember how you got here. What strengths you have and how they have shaped you. We get one chance at this. Make sure you give it your best!