What is "Normal"?

Some clients say they "just want to be normal”. Everyone’s perception of “normal” is different and therapists tend to avoid the term. Maybe they mean that they feel different, but different from what?

Feeling different from others

Do you really know how others are feeling? They may be carrying on life and appear “normal” while managing their own issues.


Let’s take the example of a builder, who is fearful of heights. They may avoid roofing contracts altogether, while hiding their fear from co-workers and appearing “normal”.

Comparing ourselves to others who we believe to be “normal” is not a good approach.

Feeling different from yourself

There are two immediate question that you can consider:

  • Are you feeling different from usually? If so, what has changed in your life now? Perhaps, you have taken a job that isn’t meeting your original expectations, or your family circumstances have altered.

  • Do you think you should feel different? How are you judging that and have you ever been that person before?

Answering those two questions might be enlightening and the good news is that hypnotherapy can be an effective way to help with unwanted feelings, such as panic attacks, anxiety, lethargy – just to name a few.

Equally, hypnotherapy is also effective for dealing with unwanted behaviours, such as smoking, overeating, running away from small mice, etc., etc.

Hopefully, this short article can help you to evaluate why you feel different, otherwise a visit to the doctor or even a bit of assistance from your family may be positive.

Whatever you decide to do try not to carry a burden around with you – seek some help!


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