My Own Personal Hero’s Journey

My Hero’s Journey Way back in 2007, I was working long hours in corporate banking and had no idea how my life was about to change. I’d worked in banking for 28 years, since I left school at 16, and always thought that would be me until I retired. Then, one day, one of my close friends and colleagues who was working similar hours died suddenly of a heart attack… and I woke up. Suddenly I was questioning everything I thought I wanted from life. I realised that all I was doing was working. I’d stopped doing all the things I used to enjoy, like climbing, hiking and skiing, and was seeing less and less of family and friends. First steps to a different life After much soul searching, and over the next couple of years, I left my job and trained in NLP and hypnotherapy. I moved from Edinburgh back to the Scottish Borders where I come from, and where my family still lived, and set up on my own as a hypnotherapist. Having worked in banking for so long, it probably won’t surprise anyone when I say that I was still in my head a lot. Back then I didn’t realise this; all I knew was that, even though I had made these changes, something still didn’t feel right—and I didn’t know what it was. Then I went to one of Stephen Gilligan’s workshops in London. I was very new to this world and have to admit I didn’t really understand much of what he was talking about. My body, though, seemed to get it! This was...