Specialist in Habit Change
"To be or not to be, that is the question" These famous words, from English bard William Shakespeare, open Hamlet's soliloquy upon the meaning of life.
Since learning to read I have lived in awe of the inspirational and emotive power of words, stories and metaphors!
It is through the stories we tell ourselves that we can shape our own thoughts, our dreams and our lives. How we tell ourselves a story of past events will shape our memories of them, and the emotions we attach to them. How we tell stories in the present will shape our expectations of the future, and how we tell our stories of the future will shape our destiny. The more often we repeat our stories, the more we invest our time, effort, energy and emotion into them. True stories or false, when we buy into them, we do so with equal fervour, and as those stories become manifest, we build around them our core identities, values, beliefs, behaviours and habits.
To be, or not to be, angry, in fear, in pain, overweight, a smoker, a drinker, or a gambler...
To be, or not to be, confident, happy, content, comfortable, living life to the max...
...that is the question you answer with your words and the stories you tell yourself
Amongst the most common stories I hear people tell themselves are self-limiting beliefs, such as "I am unworthy", "I am ugly" "I deserve to be treated like this", "I will always be fat", "I am a smoker" and "I suck at public speaking" These stories repeat and take on a life of their own, eventually becoming habits of thought, word and action.
They become self-fulfilling prophesy.
But fear not, for all hope is not lost!
The beautiful thing about telling stories within our own heads, is that we are the playwrights and authors. We have control over the words we think and speak, over the feelings and emotions we attach to them, and over the actions we choose to take or not to take.
Hence, I offer you this short and simple story...
"I am Andrew Hardwick, and I have a passion for helping people, just like YOU
I make no claims to be a miracle worker, nor a guru or a healer
I can offer you no cures and give you no guarantees of success
What I can offer you is my patience, skill, experience and best efforts to help you
For I believe that the solutions you seek are already inside YOUR head
My role is merely to help you to find them, and to rewrite the stories you tell yourself "
Please call me when you want me to help you to find the solutions within
A little about me
I am a retired General Nurse & Mental Health Nurse, and a former Quality & Project Manager in 2 of Wellington's hospitals. Over 30 years of experience in primary health care underpin my
private practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, EFT & NLP Practitioner, Life Coach, Personal Trainer and Tai Chi Instructor.
I am also a trainer at the New Zealand School of Professional Hypnotherapy (NZSPH)
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What you can expect as my client
I like to be frank and honest with the people I work with, so here's a reality check to help you decide whether or not to become my client.
Firstly, if I do not believe I can help you I will say so, as I don't claim that I can "fix" 100% of people, nor to "fix" people 100% of the time. Nor do I claim to be a 'healer' that can help you get to your goals in just one session, as if with a simple snap of my fingers. In fact, during three decades of nursing experience I learned that not everything, and not everyone, can be fixed. Doctors and nurses see that all the time, so for anyone to make such claims are nonsense! So I don't make those claims, no. In fact I am a realist, and as such I prefer to say that I can help you to change your mind and body so that you can work towards your goals, and that I will help you to do that in as few sessions as possible. I will endevour to utilise evidence based practice, whenever relevant evidence exists. I also prefer to utilise a project management style approach to the services I provide, with measurable outcomes for your goals. But I must point out that the responsibility for completing your journey rests with you.
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