This weekend just passed was the seventh module of my current monthly hypnotherapy practitioner diploma. I enjoy this one a lot as we learn about pain management and sitting in a room full of people doing or receiving analgesia is just marvelous.

Among other things, we also explore ways to use hypnotherapy for the advancement of self-esteem and I offer a number of quotes throughout the presentation. My usual citations were absolutely eclipsed during one of the breaks though, by one of my students Kris Sanders (Kristofferson to his friends) who recited to me a poem that he knew word-for-word by memory. It was really relevant to the learning about self-esteem and I thought I’d share it here as I really liked it.

The Man in the Glass
By Dale Wimbrow

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day.
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it is not your father, your mother or your wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass.
But the fellow’s verdict who counts most in your life is the
man looking back from the glass.
Some people may say you are a square shooting chum
And call you a wonderful guy.
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum,
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
He is the one to please, never mind the rest,
For he’s with you clear up until the end.
And you will pass your most dangerous and difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. Many thanks Kris.

More later this week from me…..