The following case-study about procrastination help demonstrates what can be achieved by practicing the simple self-help practice of higher-consciousness healing as described in Tara’s book The Five Minute Miracle.

George came to see me because every year his business lost large amounts of money due to his low confidence, disorganisation and procrastination. In actual fact, George was so scared of writing quotes that he turned down most of the jobs that were offered to him. If he did accept a job he procrastinated endlessly instead of doing the work. Finally, if his customers did not pay he did not have the confidence to assert his rights. All in all this behaviour had brought him to the brink of bankruptcy.

George’s first healing-symbol was geared at helping him to become more organised and stop procrastinating. I asked George to pinpoint the feelings associated with his procrastination and he realized that it was a mixture of anxiety and resentment. He was anxious about being unable to complete the job and resentful about having to work so hard. George received the symbol of a silver sword and I asked him to imagine how it radiated with love towards himself and his customers. George practised in this way and his anxiety and resentment went down on the scale of suffering from seven out of ten to three.

I then showed George how to visualize having a very successful and efficient business. George’s business had ten employees and consisted of many buildings with many acres of land. All this was in a state of chaos and his employees were not motivated at all. An important part of George’s visualisation was imagining that his employees and customers were deeply happy with his work and leadership. I also elicited a promise from George that he would put his visualization into practice and start tidying up his business.

When George came back four weeks later he had kept almost all of his promises which was an entirely new experience. He had made good headway with tidying up his land, buildings and also his office. Most importantly, he had overcome his anxiety about write quotes and his business was booming. George said that he felt ‘really happy for the first time in years’.

I saw George one last time a month later. His business was in a better state than ever before and his confidence and happiness had remained stable and high.

Everybody can find procrastination help by following the simple self-help exercises outlined in Tara Springett’s book The Five-Minute Miracle.

Author's Bio: 

Tara Springett holds an M.A. in Education and is a fully qualified psychotherapist. She has post-graduate qualifications in gestalt therapy, body awareness therapy and transpersonal therapy. She has worked as a drugs counselor, counselor for adolescents and general psychotherapist since 1988.
Tara has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner since 1986. In 1997 she received encouragement from her Buddhist teacher to teach others. Tara has since taught on-going meditation groups and combines Buddhist wisdom and her experience in counseling when assisting her clients with their personal growth, self development & improvement.
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