Abundance is a big issue for many people and being friends money is important if we want to live a comfortable life. Money itself is neutral – sounds obvious but how many times do you get angry and frustrated money? the thoughts and beliefs we have about it that cause the problems, so much of the time we put ‘our stuff’ on money and then blame money for it. If you don’t feel subconsciously that you deserve it, you can end up throwing it away through overspending, or underearning through not charging enough for your services or by not valuing your time by continually giving it away for free. If you were brought up with toxic beliefs around money (such as ‘money is the root of all evil’) you may find this is especially true for you. One of the easiest ways to find out what your subconscious beliefs about money are is to take a look at your bank balance and general credit and debit situation, what’s going on subconsciously is all too often reflected in your external life.

Here’s a simple yet very effective exercise I do with my clients to find out how they ‘see money’: close your eyes and make yourself comfortable – imagine ‘money’ is a person, trust the first thing that comes into your mind it may be someone you know, a character from your past or someone you don’t recognise – it doesn’t matter, simply trust what you get, your subconscious mind works very quickly, what matters here is to observe how you feel about this person? Angry, resentful, loving, respectful, fearful? Secondly how do you treat this person, what is your relationship like with them? Are you consistent and respectful or do you grab, reject, blame or push them away? If it’s the latter some work around your relationship with money would be beneficial, hypnosis is a wonderful way of changing your relationship with money so that you become fantastic friends, and if you want it to stick around, it’s essential that you do!

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About Zoë Clews

Zoë Clews is the founder of Zoë Clews & Associates and is one of the most successful and sought-after hypnotherapists working in the UK today. She has spent the last 17 years providing exclusive, highly-effective hypnotherapy treatment to a clientele that includes figures in the public eye, high net worth individuals and professionals at the top of their careers. An expert in all forms of hypnotherapy treatment, Zoë is a specialist in issues relating to anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and confidence. She works with nine Associates who are experts in their own fields and handpicked for their experience and track records of success, providing treatment for an extensive range of conditions that include addiction, weight loss, eating disorders, relationships, love and sex, children’s issues, fertility problems, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and sleep issues.  She takes inspiration from her own emotional journey and works with both individuals and blue-chip corporates who want to provide mindfulness support for their people either on a regular or occasional basis, or as part of an employee benefit scheme.