Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Feel the Fear

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear & Indecision into Confidence & Action

I've heard of this book before, but never really been tempted to have look.
I help out in the local Oxfam shop & there it was one day. Some how it felt right to get it.

I worked in local government for quite some time, & it was a scary step to give up my job to start my shiatsu study. I managed to get a temping job easily, but never having done that before, I didn't know how it would work out.
I'm not so good at taking risks. I like to think things through. The Feel the Fear book mentions taking one risk a day. You plan it the night before, & then it can be any thing that challenges you.
Mine the other day was asking a person at work if they fancied going for a coffee one day. I've never been one for socialising with work colleagues previously, & feel I've lost contact with many people over the years. She said yes!
Another day was spending quite a bit of money on myself, which I've never been good with. Most of it was cycling kit I needed, & it was a positive experience.

Diagnosis, arghhh!

I admit I've been a bit scared of the whole diagnosis procedure. I guess the concern is that I complete the questions, hara diagnosis etc. & then still have no idea what to do.
At the last class, my boyfriend & some of his family came along for clinical practice. It was such a useful experience for me, as it made me realise I can do it.
Yeah, I may not get it spot on, or some people may present lots of signs & symptoms, but I can do it! I've now completed the paperwork for 2 people, & I'm not sure what I was so worried about.

I did a treatment on my boyfriend the other night, after completing the whole process. And I did the most confident shiatsu I've done in ages. I knew what I wanted to do & just got on with it, without too much brain interfering.
I think it's especially important for me, as previously I've got frustrated with any shiatsu I do on him. Maybe I want to get it right too much, & 'fix' any thing wrong. That said, not all girlfriends can do that, so kinda cool!