Coincidentally, Where To Now was the title of the debut album by late 70s/early 80s pop goddess Charlie Dore, forever remembered (by me at least) for her radio hit Pilot of the Airwaves. As I recall, the title track was about people being told what to think by a Hitler-type political leader to the extent that they were unable to think for themselves. Still relevant today but not actually what I’m talking about.
I started this blog because I wanted to become a hypnotherapist and the plan was that I would document my journey along that particular road. Of course I diverted and digressed along the way but I think I have, somewhere along the line, described the steps I took in order to achieve my goal.
But now here I am, a qualified hypnotherapist. I am no longer “the would-be hypnotherapist”, I am the genuine article. So, in the words of Charlie Dore, where to now?
In one respect I am still, regardless of my qualification, a would-be hypnotherapist. I have the certificate, the (voluntary) registration, the insurance, but I don’t yet have paying clients. I’ve just moved house (not blogging about that, not even if you beg) so the launch of my professional hypnotherapy career has been delayed. I have been offered premises and am working on a flyer and a website but can’t advertise my services until my domestic situation is rather more stable than it is right now.
So if a hypnotherapist is someone who earns money from the practice of hypnotherapy I can still describe myself as would-be. Besides, I still own the domain name and the hosting so I’m going to keep blogging here while also working on my website which I’ll direct you to when it’s up and running. I’ll ultimately run the two in tandem with the website focussing on promoting my hypnotherapy business while this blog will be the home for stories of the highs and lows of life as a hypnotherapist, along with book reviews, random thoughts and the odd political rant. The website will (probably) also feature a blog but that will be devoted to serious material relating to hypnotherapy.
So where to now? Wherever the fancy takes me – do you want to come with me?