Thursday, June 30, 2011

Busy June and getting hypnotherapy to counter aerophobic

It's been a busy June for me. It may not get less busier as July approaches but I am not complaining. I have backlog of articles and assignments to do yet and I carry around with me my 'schedule list' and 'to do list'. Since the 1st of June, I have been moving from one programme to another and it got to the heightened level, when I had to go to Minna for a 3 days programme. After Minna on the 16th of June, I left that night for another programme in Turkey. I got back from an intense and educative Sexuality and Gender Rights Institute in Istanbul on the 27th of June only to leave straight for Nairobi on the 28th of June!

I am sitting somewhere at Kilimani, Nairobi with a promise to write this blog no matter how tired I am. My purpose of being here is to get a scholarship for my masters in Conflict, Security and Development. The interview phase is not an easy one and I had to be physically present! The outcome of the interview is yet to be known but I am sure I am on my way back to King's College, London for my masters! I had three unconditional admissions from three prestigious schools this year, namely; University of Sussex Brighton, University for Peace Costa Rica and King's College London! The scholarship is important because I cannot afford the school fees.

I can say that it's been a busy and productive June for me. StandTall Consulting website is almost ready, our business certificate for the services we will be offering in sexuality, gender, women's rights and security is almost ready as well. I am looking forward to working with an amazing partner Sokari Ekine! All is set but I need to get rid of the clot in my head, the toxin that has refused to stop its secretion and the danger it posed to my health. What is this about? It means I am hyper-aerophobic ( if I can coin that word without any labyrinth of ambiguity).

I have been flying for a while yes but there is no denying that my aerophobia is getting worse, it is interfering with my daily life. It is almost difficult at times to focus on anything else but a flight I will take say in 2 weeks time. It is that bad. And I should not get started on things that come to mind in relation to flying. This state can be so pathetic and mind-trapping. Well, I am on the way to get hypnotherapy (hypnosis). I have got to do it and do it pretty soon. The fear is finding a place that offer such service in Nigeria and I am not sure I want to wait till I get to London before getting help! I won't even try to take sleeping pills or muscle relaxant again as I just end up with nightmares or planemares. Yes, I will continue to talk to God in my own way and stop taking wine on plane before I get addicted. And the fact that my husband was flying with me this tIme did not ease my mind... I must get help!

Okay 'nuff said, I will get help as July approaches for my 33rd birthday and 4th wedding anniversary...

11 comments:

Dee! said...

Yeah! I remember you are a July baby... Happy birthday in advance. I wish you God's blessings in all you do!

All the best in your interview.

ivytroon said...

Toyin, i think this is great and thanks for the one on one we had with you..am still trying to come up with a name and more ideas to be posting...
p.s,, about your phobia,,get help asap..would like more of you in Nairobi and that will only happen if you fly!!

LusciousRon said...

First things first, Happy Birthday in advance.

Well done on all the milestones. I pray you get the scholarship. I don't know of anywhere in Nigeria where hypnotherapy is available. Ask around or google it :D

All the best.

Afronuts said...

TODAY IS YA BAFDAY AND i'M USING THE OPPORTUNITY TO POST THIS REPLY DESPITE YOUR LACKING OF UPDATE.

SOO...Afronuts was 'ere on STANDTALL'S BIRTHDAY!

LG said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUN

Dee! said...

Happy Birthday!

@LG I believe yours is next :)

T C Hypnoman said...

Hi and congratulations I came accross this blog. I am a hypnotherapist based in Lagos. I am certified by the South African Institute of hypnotherapy and am listed as a practitioner. maybe I could help while on on of my rotations. www.trevorhenning.com or mail me at trevor@trevorhenning.com

T C Hypnoman said...

Hi, congratulations and good luck. Came accross your blog and i am a hypnotherapist. You are in all my favourite places Nairobi ( Jambo) and Lagos. Look me up and perhaps I could assist. I am certified as CHt by the South african Institute of Hypnotherapists. I am in Ikoyi Lagos. www.trevorhennijng.com or mail at trevor@trevorhenning.com. Good luck and I look forward to helping. Kind regards

StandTall-The Activist said...

Thanks everyone. You are the best!

@TC Hypnoman: thanks a lot for your note. I am far better dealing with this issues now. WEould have loved to see you though but am now in London for a year. If you can exhcange emails with me, it will be better. Let's do emails at tadonline@gmail.com.Thanks

StandTall-The Activist said...

Thanks everyone. You are the best!

@TC Hypnoman: thanks a lot for your note. I am far better dealing with this issues now. WEould have loved to see you though but am now in London for a year. If you can exhcange emails with me, it will be better. Let's do emails at tadonline@gmail.com.Thanks

Matt said...

Wish you in advance your happy 34th b'day and may all your dreams come true.

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