How To Stop Taking Things Personally – Suzanne Robichaud, RCH
Taking Things Personally, we have all done it. It’s when somebody has said or done something and we automatically think that they had a hidden agenda. Or, we automatically think they are trying to hurt us in some way. Whatever is behind it, we believe that they were directing it at us. Taking Things Personally is when we take something that someone else said or did and we give it deep meaning and our power.
For many of us Taking Things Personally happens from time to time, it bothers us for a bit, but then we let it go and move on. For others, it’s a bit more often. For some people Taking Things Personally can happen the moment they step outside and join the rest of the world. From the wrong look of a stranger or being cut off in traffic. It can happen with strangers, co-workers and family members throughout their day.
If we find ourselves consistently taking things personally, we need to stop and ask ourselves what feeling is being evoked. When I am Taking Things Personally, what unhealed would is being poked every time these things happen? How is this making me feel?
Often, taking things personally is because of insecurities around feeling like we are not good enough, smart enough, or that we don’t matter. Taking Things Personally can also be triggered by having unresolved feelings from the other person. It can also mean that we have some healing to do.
Now, this does not have to be a big deal or scary. But it is an opportunity for us to grow, it is an opportunity for us to gain greater inner peace. You see as we resolve any wounds from past experiences, we are less likely to be triggered, less likely to Take Things Personally. One less thing from outside of us to affect our inner peace.
And that is how this works. When these things come up, especially when we can’t let something go, or when we see something repeated over and over again, it is an opportunity to heal, to grow and to make achieving and staying in a peaceful state that much easier. This is a perfect example of how when we change what’s happening on the inside, what’s happening around us will change.
Now, a key factor in all of this is the automatic part. We automatically take it personally. We automatically have a reaction to the other person. When it is automatic, that lets us know it is seated in our subconscious. In other words, this reaction is coming from the subconscious part of our mind. Which lets us know we are responding from something that we are holding onto from the past.
Whether it has to do with a specific person or a specific theme. Understanding your subconscious mind is so powerful. Understanding that our subconscious mind holds on to everything we have learned, everything we have experienced and everything we have felt.
I am sure you can close your eyes and think of a little puppy or a baby and get a good feeling inside. That is because whenever we are around a little puppy or baby they do make us feel good and that feeling gets anchored into our subconscious and now it is in us. We can just think about a puppy or baby and that feeling is evoked. It is super important to point out that our subconscious holds onto positive and negative emotions. That is why being in touch with and understanding your subconscious mind and your emotions is so important.
Hypnotherapy is all about working directly with the subconscious mind, that part of our mind where all these reactions are held. Often, if we have an experience that makes us feel uncomfortable, the subconscious part of our mind will hold onto that feeling to keep us safe. So that when we are around something or someone that makes us feel that way, we will get a signal from within to leave the scene. But, the subconscious part of our mind has no perception of time. This part of our mind does not know we are not still the child being bullied at school. This part of our mind does not know that something happened 10 or 20 years ago.
Hypnotherapy is the perfect tool to release old emotions still being held onto by the subconscious mind. While in Hypnosis (a natural state) we can use our imagination and heal the wound and release the pain. Allowing you to be free from Taking Things Personally.
Life without taking things personally is so freeing, trust me, I was one of those people that would take everything personally. And now that I no longer do that, it has had a huge effect on my life… definitely making it easier to stay in a place of inner peace. And it is so freeing to not be bothered so easily by the outside world.
I created a Hypnotherapy session to help you free your mind from Taking Things Personally. You can use it anytime something comes up to train your mind to no longer Take Things Personally. One less thing to pull you away from your inner peace.
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Written by Suzanne Robichaud, Registered Clinical HypnotherapistLearn More
How Optimism Kept Me Going – Suzanne Robichaud, RCH
Wow! It has been a heck of a journey getting to this moment. The moment when I finally get to create, edit and add a Meditation or Hypnotherapy Session to my online store. All on my own, in my own time, as I feel inspired. This has been my goal for years now. I have been working towards making this happen for so long. Over 12 years practicing as a hypnotherapist, creating and building a YouTube Channel knowing that at some point this was the destination. But, it has not been an easy path, actually, it almost seemed like I was being forced to stop… again and again.
When I very first decided it was time to make it happen, I hired a web designer and was ready to go all in. I even recorded an album with some colleagues to be one of the first products. I was so ready and inspired … but just as we were getting started I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. This put a bit of a pause on things as I had to focus on my health and healing. So we wrapped up the website but never completed the actual store. Time went on, I healed and got back into life, seeing clients in my private practice, taking care of my home, helping with my family. Things seemed to be back on track, so I got inspired and motivated again. This time I decided I would go into the studio and have some sessions professionally recorded. I would hire a new web designer with more experience with e-commerce and even pay to have SEO work done for my website. I was all in, in fact, this was my gift to myself for turning 50… I was so ready to finally make this happen.
But, sure enough, just as we got started I got sick. I got an infection and antibiotics did not work. Again I was in the hospital instead of making my dream a reality. Not only did I become very ill, everything seemed to be going wrong. I honestly had moments where I felt like I was going to give up, it really felt like the universe was trying to tell me to stop. Even though I know that is not how it works… it sure felt like it. But, I got past that and decided that this time I was not stopping. I was not putting things on hold, this was not going to stop me. There was no way that I was not meant to be doing this. After all, I get messages every day from people writing to tell me how I have changed and even saved their lives… there was no way that this is not what I was meant to be doing!
So I persevered. I kept going. I got better. I got some sessions recorded in the studio. I got my web guy to put them up on my website in my shop…. I was so excited! Finally, it was happening, the next step was for him to show me how to add my own products to my store and I was all set.
It was such an amazing feeling. And, people were actually buying the sessions. I even had a few reviews on google. I could not believe it, all that hard work and things were finally working out.
But wait…. the emails started coming in, people were paying but they were not receiving the actual downloads. Thank goodness I was only making a few sales a day so I could manage this easily. But, trying to get this sorted with my web guy was not so easy. We were now done with payment so he seemed to have lost interest in helping me any longer and I was left with a website I did not know how to use yet and a store that was not working. REALLY!!! How did I get to this place again! My web designer and I decided to part ways, not in a nice way, unfortunately, and I moved on to find yet another web designer.
Feeling completely defeated, I had to keep going, I had invested so much at this point and I was not frigging giving up on my dream. So I found another web designer. They unfortunately, showed me how the previous web designer did not actually do the SEO work I paid for and that parts of the website would never work because he was using a faulty template. I had to start over from scratch! Unbelievable, how could this even be?
But, I just kept going, I definitely had some days where I stayed in my pj’s and ate a lot of chocolate but I got back up and kept going… and here we are today. Right here, right now, in this glorious moment. Where I just added to my efficiently running shop on my beautiful website a Hypnotherapy Session that I wrote, I recorded, I edited, and I added to my shop all on my own, on my own time as I felt inspired! I made It! I did it! Yes! And I am so grateful that I have always been an optimist! Because the letters from people writing me along with being blessed with optimism definitely kept me going.
This feels like the best Hypnotherapy Session I have ever created. So proud and so happy to share it.
Available in my Shop now 🙂
From Pessimist To Optimist Hypnotherapy Session – Suzanne Robichaud, RCH