The Hero’s Journey – or 3 Ways You Can Use Hypnotherapy to Reblueprint Your Finances
In looking at the intersection between wealth and hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapist Dylan Rumley noted “All must experience the hero’s journey. It is part of our psyche.” Powerful words which Dylan uses to help people shift the energy around how they approach their financial life.
But what if we’re not able to work with someone like Dylan? How can we internalize the lessons she imparts and apply them to our finances? How can we become the heroes of our financial lives?
Consider the following 3 step approach to the hero’s journey:
Know Your Money Story. Dylan’s work focuses on identifying the initial trauma in our psyche that caused whatever issue we have with our personal finances – what I would call your money story. Your core money story is really the key – you need to sit back and search your memory for your earliest interaction with money. Really try to visualize it, and how you felt at the time. Was it empowering? Shaming? Confusing? Your money story allows you to understand your underlying blueprint.
If you can’t work with a hypnotherapist, you can still try to identify and release the memory. That can take the form of revisualizing the original blueprint. Dylan describes this as “reblueprinting” -- looking to another, more positive memory around money that can become your core money story.
Create a Tool Box and Use Your Tools Wisely. As Dylan noted, our objective is to get to a point where, when we address our finances, we are in a whole brain state – a place where we are relaxed and using both side of our brain.
As you approach your finances, think of a toolbox. There might be some tools that are obviously financial, like a calculator or a spread sheet. But consider the other tools you might need to help reach a whole brain state. Two very effective tools are basic breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Being able to relax in the moment allows you to see your financial picture more clearly. The clearer the picture, the better the financial flow.
How You Say It Has An Impact Language impacts our mindset and our actions. Dylan says that we should not use words with negative connotations when talking about our finances, because words matter. Instead, we should speak of obstacles, because although they are challenging, obstacles are surmountable. This one semantic shift can help you approach your finances very differently, making it easier to set out on your hero’s journey.