Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tricks for building wellbeing

 This morning I ran a webinar and as I was rambling along I remembered a trick that helps to 'scramble' the worries, anxieties etc that we can often experience - and it involves a pencil. 

It's a short video, and, it may bring a smile to your dial. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Internal representations

 Internal representations and building resilience, mental/emotional flexibility and more choices in life

Here is a link to the audio only version of this video. LINK :-)

Monday, February 14, 2022

A Quick Relaxation Technique

For busy minds in crazy busy times, here's a relaxation strategy designed to take care of your mind and to relax your body. The video is a demonstration of a  simple and effective technique that will gently reduce the mental 'noise' so that you can relax more easily.

If you have any queries, want more... contact me

Friday, January 7, 2022

Hokitika Motivational Seminar

Last week I was invited to speak to a group in beautiful Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand.

The seminar was primarily about anxiety. Anxiety is increasing and there are so many people desperately trying to navigate the uncertainty of a world gripped by a deeply psychological  and somewhat existential challenge. 

It was great fun and very well received.

Here's what attendees said - all comments were unsolicited.

- "You are a funtastic, engaging speaker that constantly keeps us enthralled throughout your presentation.  Soooo uplifting and refreshing to be told the raw truth and laugh so hard at the same time."  

- "I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I was totally inspired and could have sat for hours listening and learning from Aaron."

- "I really enjoy being around like minded people, It's uplifting."

- "His Enthusiasm was contagious, and I liked how he included audience participation." 

- "Aaron was funny, still making me laugh now. A comedy show with meaningful suggestions."

- "What an exceptional evening So much fun."

- "SO awesome, Could listen to him for hours.  It was all new to us, his topics were so apt, and his jaunty style is easy viewing.  And of course gathering with 'family' for an evening is so empowering."


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Anxiety Relief - again


Anxiety is being experienced by so many people at the moment.  
Here is a simple strategy that will help to build a little relief. Simple, effective, fast!


Friday, November 5, 2021

How deal with anxiety and uncertainty

Join Me and William Bisset Director and health Specialist at the  Brilin Health Centre Christchurch  for a short discussion about the mandates and how to cope with the uncertainty and anxiety that accompanies them.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

What got me into this work?

A little about me:

Let's start with the experiences that inspired me to get into this work. I had suffered from Asthma since the age of four. Asthma, hay fever, eczema and numerous bronchial issues were a significant part of a very busy, curious, creative upbringing. 

While doing some part-time work in my late teens, I was poisoned by a herbicide named Paraquat. I had no idea that this was the case until,  about seven years later, it was diagnosed by a medical doctor in Auckland, NZ. Using a very subtle diagnostic tool Matt Tizard was able to diagnose and manage a healing protocol that, although lasting many months and causing immeasurable discomfort, removed most of the toxin from my body.
All manner of ever-increasing illnesses consumed my life for the years leading up to Matt Tizards diagnosis. It was horrific: exhaustion, mental fatigue, physical pain, mental cloudiness, digestive issues, heart and lung issues, insomnia, anxiety, depression. 
Unable to work regular hours, my father took me in; I helped out in his business and stayed in a spare room at his house.

I was twenty four and crook as a dog, as they say, when dad confided in me that back in the 70's he had learned a meditation technique called TM and that at the time it had helped with States and sleep. 
A few weeks after hearing dad's story, I was sitting in a room with Alan Hills, my TM Teacher, and that day I transcended into the most blissful state that I had ever experienced. For the first time in what felt like a lifetime, I transcended the pain, sorrow, grief, anxiety and just sat in a state of wellbeing: I was hooked and have not missed a day since.
Meditation was the backbone of my ability to stay 'sane' during the most terrible and frightening years of my life. Without me being consciously aware of it, the Paraquat slowly affected every organ in my body, creating deep stress and fatigue. There were days when I could not even open my eyelids; the exhaustion was so great. Meditation gave me a reprieve, a place to visit, a 'drop in centre' of you will, where the symptoms of the 'dis-ease' could not reach me - it was a lifesaver.

Hypnosis and NLP
The detox with Matt was very difficult. Using multiple methods, Matt helped me 'motivate' my body into a healing response, a truly uncomfortable process if ever there was one. The detox process was so bad at one point that I was experiencing deep passion and very negative thought processes. I remember sitting with Matt during an appointment explaining how I was feeling when he suggested that I run through a psychological process with him. At three time I was literally ready to do anything to removed the depression I was feeling. It was only ten minutes later that the darkness that had been shrouding my mind for months lifted: I felt suddenly lighter and could, for the first time in years, perceive light at the end of the tunnel.  "What was that?" I asked, and he replied, "It's called NLP."  Weeks later, I was enrolled in my first week of a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming).
The detox lasted several years; during that time, I earned a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and finished a degree in Psychology followed a few years later with NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training and have met stopped using and sharing these learnings and strategies since.

The mind
Without the success-based strategies learned from these disciplines, I would not have known how to navigate what often felt like insurmountable mental, emotional and physical hurdles. The raft of techniques and tools gratefully received through the training in hypnosis and NLP has given me and those I work with the ability to shift from a place of fear to a place of fascination: a curiosity that inspires the mind and body to do amazing things.