In the fast-paced and highly competitive world of business, success often seems elusive. Do you ever find yourself not achieving the success that you want despite constantly working hard and making strategic decisions? Well, what if there is a missing piece to the puzzle? What if our past experiences and unresolved issues are holding us back from achieving our full potential in business? This is where the transformative power of healing comes into play.
Understanding the Concept of Healing in Business
When we think of healing, we often associate it with physical ailments, emotional wounds or mental health issues. However, healing in the context of business goes beyond treating symptoms or addressing surface-level problems. It involves a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of our personal and professional lives. Healing in business means identifying and resolving deep-rooted issues that may be hindering our growth and success.
But Shouldn’t I Be Focusing on Looking Ahead… Not Backwards?
You may think that business success is all about planning for the future, setting goals to achieve, and looking ahead rather than looking back. Healing is not about dwelling on the past or blaming ourselves for past mistakes. It’s about acknowledging our experiences, learning from them, and releasing the negative emotions attached to them. By healing our past wounds, we can let go of self-limiting beliefs and patterns that no longer serve us. This newfound sense of freedom and clarity allows us to approach business challenges with confidence, resilience, and creativity.
How Can My Past Be Holding Me Back?
It is extremely important to be aware that our past experiences, both positive and negative, shape our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. If we’ve had negative experiences in the past (both inside and outside of our careers) such as failures, rejections, or traumatic events, they can leave a lasting impact on our mindset and confidence. These unresolved issues can create self-doubt, fear of taking risks, and a reluctance to step out of our comfort zones. Consequently, they limit our potential for success in business. Let’s consider some examples:
Fear of Scarcity: Imagine an entrepreneur who grew up in a household where money was scarce, and financial struggles were the norm. This individual might develop a deep-rooted fear of scarcity and struggle to take risks or invest in their business, even when opportunities arise.
Fear of Failure: A talented individual with a history of academic failures may hold themselves back from pursuing entrepreneurial ventures due to a deeply ingrained fear of failure. This fear can prevent them from taking calculated risks and exploring new opportunities for growth.
Perfectionism: An individual who has faced constant criticism in their past may develop a perfectionistic mindset, striving for flawlessness in every aspect of their business. While attention to detail is important, extreme perfectionism can lead to unnecessary delays, missed opportunities, and burnout.
The Power of Mindset in Business
Healing is not a one-time event; it’s an ongoing journey. A crucial aspect of this journey is developing a positive and growth-oriented mindset. Cultivate resilience by reframing failures or setbacks as opportunities for learning and personal growth. Embrace a mindset of abundance and possibility, rather than scarcity and limitation. By aligning your thoughts and beliefs with your desired outcomes, you can manifest success and overcome any obstacles that come your way
What if I don’t know how my past is holding me back?
This is where working with a coach, like myself, and using EMDR-informed coaching really helps. Together, we work on identifying your “blocks”; we identify and reprocess underlying beliefs and memories that are keeping you stuck in old patterns of behaviour.
You don’t have to let your past keep holding you back.
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Hi, I am Dr Hannah Bryan, thanks for reading my blog.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a Europe Accredited EMDR Facilitator and Consultant.
I have over 20 years experience in both the NHS and private practice.
Like you, I am only human and I have had my hard times and I have got many blocking beliefs that at times hold me back from me realising my potential and being my best.
EMDR incorporated with coaching has helped me work things through and be in a position now where I have a thriving and inspiring psychology practice. It’s always a journey and I’m always working on my blocks, my mental health and my well being.
As well as coaching, I also provide psychological therapy and support other therapists training in EMDR, I am a Facilitator on training courses and offer specific supervision packages and training to support this. Click here to book a free 15 minute coffee chat with me to see if I can be of help to you.