Do you set goals to get to where you want to be?

Do you set goals to get to where you want to be?

The journey to elevate your wellness/better your health can at times be a difficult path to follow. Trying to do what’s right for your body, mind and spirit, without a clear understanding of what it is you really want to achieve, is like walking with a blindfold not seeing where you are going.

Without intent or lack of it leaves you feeling lost and without direction. You might feel like just giving up and start doing self sabotaging things. 

I am sure most of us have lost our way at one point of our time, but it does not have to mean we have to accept defeat. It just means we need to find the right map to get there, and setting a goal is the best GPS signal there is to get there.

Can you remember a time when you achieved something you really wanted in life. How did it make you feel? I am sure it made you feel amazing, perhaps accomplished, proud, happy etc. Imagine if you could feel that good  all the time. 
I believe you can, when you set yourself goals that will take you towards where you want to go.

First of all ask yourself “what is it I really want?” Then ask yourself “why do I want this?”

I believe that goals gives you focus and motivation. If we did not have them, we would be lost. We may accidentally make the goal but only after an excessive expenditure of time and energy.

Ask yourself, do you think it’s easy to know what steps to take  if you don’t have a clear objective? Do you think you would be more focused if your eyes was focused towards the finish line/goal. Do you think you would be more focused and less distracted if you knew what you wanted and why it is so important for you to get there?

We all got to start somewhere and I believe it is by setting small specific goals that you can realistically achieve each week, month or year. This will boost your progress for sure.

Set goals that are Specific, Realistic and Achievable. The more achievable your goals are, the more likely you are to find the motivation to follow through. Start small and build as you go. Remember we all had to crawl before we learn to walk.

It’s important to then track the progress as you set of on your journey.  How else would you know if you are on the “right” track. Tracking your progress will enable you to see if what your are doing is getting you closer to where you want to be or further away from it.

Focus on what is working and the progress you are taking and see yourself have accomplished your goal, but more of all enjoy the journey!

Karin Hagberg





Difference Between Hypnosis and Meditation?

I often get asked what the difference in Meditation and Hypnosis is as they can be perceived to be sharing many of the same techniques. Both Hypnosis and Meditation use techniques such as breathing and visualization exercises i.e. Progressive Muscle relaxation or creative visualization (such as imagining you are floating on a cloud). So what is the difference really?

The aim of meditation is to still ones thought. If a conscious thought enters the mind, the aim is to find a way of making them disappear. This can be achieved through focusing on your breath or perhaps doing a mantra.


Hypnotherapy is aimed at a specific therapeutic outcome. This might be achieving your ideal weight, to quit smoking or to improve your performance. At the beginning of a hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist may use some meditation-like techniques in order to quiet down the conscious part of the mind.  The aim is to quieten the conscious mind so that the subconscious part of the mind can be accessed with some therapeutic suggestions.

So at the start of either a Meditation Session or Hypnotherapy session you might be lead into a very relaxed state through a guided visualization but as a Hypnotherapy session continues you will receive suggestions for the therapeutic change to the subconscious mind.

A good hypnotherapist will use imagery and metaphor in order to best communicate with the subconscious mind, to facilitate effective change. It is the subconscious part of the mind that is responsible for how we act; our personal drives and habits are initiated from here.


As you continue a Meditation you simply receive the benefit from quieting your mind. The mind, just like the body, works better when allowed adequate rest. Meditation is an excellent way to give the mind a break, so that it can work more efficiently.

Both Hypnosis and Meditation can both be used as an effective personal growth and development tool and is an amazing tool for achieving ultimate wellness.

Hypnosis gives you more guidance and can be used for a specific therapeutic outcome and is often combined with other Coaching tools to achieve the desired outcome.

Contact Karin Hagberg at Aspire Wellbeing for more information about Hypnotherapy
Ph: 0419 – 362136



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