Somehow this title seems apt in the light of the news of todays US Presidential Election, but I wonder what this word can also mean in a more personal context?
“something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world”
This description of chaos theory as the Butterfly Effect gives an indication of the tremendous power of small, seemingly insignificant actions which can lead to enormous change.
Sometimes it takes just one small thing to tip our lives from order to chaos, and to cause that feeling of being out of control. We may think of ourselves as extremely well organised, busy people, with the ability to juggle many plates at once, but if what that means is that we have no spare capacity, then the next small demand may well be the last straw.
Conversely, once we are in that pattern of chaotic behaviour and thinking, it can be tiny changes that allow us to begin to move back towards order again. In fact, these moves towards control NEED to be small, because it’s by far the easier road to behave chaotically. Order and control takes an effort, and we need to train ourselves to think positively, act positively and interact positively in order to influence our lives in a positive way, making small but significant changes to move towards our goals.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy allows the subconscious mind to begin to move towards control by focusing us on our goals and giving us the spare capacity to be creative in finding solutions to our problems. We don’t know why hypnosis works, but we see it working, bringing people from anxiety to calm, from depression to happiness, and from chaos to control.
“From little acorns, mighty oak trees grow”