Human life is full of ups and downs that sometimes come in constant streaks. The struggle is a part of every person’s life, no matter what shape it comes in. It is the demeanor one adopts to face those struggles is that determines a person’s ultimate worth. However, life has a twisted way of pushing a person to the edge of a cliff and even off of it. Not everyone has the innate ability to face the adversities of life and come out of it as a victor. It takes a special self-believe and mental strength to do so. One person that was beaten black and blue by life but still came out the victor is renowned Hypnotherapist and self-help author Glenn Harold.
Diamonds are the result one gets by applying severe pressure onto coals. The same can be said for humans too. The truest diamond of an individual can only come into being by passing through constant challenges and hardships. But they can only shine if they have the mindset of doing so. Glenn Harold hailed from Balham, London, and had a childhood not usually seen or wished upon. At the young age of 12, Glenn had left his family behind because of the toxic environment of his household. He started calling the streets his home and even slept there. To be exposed to such an experience at such a young age, the challenges put in front of Glenn only predicted a steep decline for him. At the age of 15, Glenn was expelled from his school, which left him with no positive interactions in his life. With the absence of an educational environment to take his mind away from his nomad lifestyle, Glenn fell into the wrong crowd, which spelled dangerous future prospects for him. Glenn got engrossed in alcohol and drugs and made these substances the center of his day-to-day life. Because of the substance abuse, his health started deteriorating until a time when the ultimate decision had to be made by Glenn.
At the age of 17, at which most kids just started to learn to drive, Glenn was sitting at the physician’s clinic being told of his dangerous health conditions. His physician warned Glenn of the dangerous future that could be ahead of him if he did not mend his ways. The connection between substance abuse and alcoholism is the understanding in one’s mind of the futility of all positive notions. Glenn had been surrounded by negativity all his life, and this was his reason for becoming an addict at such a young age. To let go of addiction requires extreme discipline and self-control, which is seldom seen in kids of such young age. Even if he was to refrain from these acts for a while, it is usually seen that such kinds of addicts usually go back to their addiction soon, which would put him back on the path to a dark end. Glenn understood what his end could be if he stayed on his habits and therefore decided that he would leave his dark past behind and aspire for a better and brighter future.
Glenn Harold got introduced to the field of Hypnotism by chance and immediately understood that this was what he had an interest in. However, rather than using it for entertainment, he wanted to utilize this cerebral art for the betterment of others. Glenn turned his life around and left all bad habits behind, beating the odds at every turn. This accomplishment came from having complete mental control and not giving in to bodily urges. Thus came his first step towards his successful future as a well-decorated Hypnotherapist and self-care expert. To gain further insight and pursue a career in Hypnotherapy, Glenn enrolled in the British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy (now called LCCH). He wanted to show others, as he himself experienced, that one’s future is always in their hands. No matter what someone’s past is, they can always turn it around to something positive. In an effort to empower people, he started creating his first hypnosis recording in the ’90s. His efforts came in the shape of him driving around town to local small businesses and selling his recording for a fiver.
Since then, Glenn has seen much success and recognition for his efforts by the public. He started his own publishing called Diviniti Publishing. He has published several self-help books and hypnotherapy recordings. Glenn’s life is the perfect portrayal of the statement, “Work till your achievements speak for themselves.” Even now, after this much success, it is all about helping people through the rough patches of life for Glenn. He has stated that “I still get a real kick that so many people from all over the world enjoy my recordings and get help from them.” He had come a long way from when he was a young kid sleeping on the streets. He urges his audience that if he was able to do it, then they can too. All they need is a strong and firm belief in their selves.