Client – lacking confidence to set up her own business and finding it impossible to move forward.  Much of this is because she doesn’t feel her parents approve of her business.


Once upon a time, there was a little girl who found herself lost at the supermarket.  She had been looking at something that her Mum didn’t want to buy, her Mum felt it wasn’t healthy for the girl and while the girl looked it over and was examining it, the Mum told her she was being silly and walked off.  When the girl put the product down and looked up, her Mum had disappeared and she couldn’t find her.  She ran up and down the aisles looking for her Mum feeling scared and alone.  She didn’t know what to do, she hadn’t been in this situation before, she felt anxious and wanted to cry. She told herself that she was stupid and believed she was the silly girl that her Mum had called her.  She shook and felt like she didn’t know what to do next, she just wanted to curl into a ball and lie down on the floor. 

Finally, she got the courage to go to the front of the store and talk with the person on the desk.  In a very small voice, she told the assistant that she had lost her Mum and was feeling very scared that she wouldn’t get home.  The assistant praised her and said what a brave girl she had been by not crying and by coming forward so that they could help her.  The assistant asked the girl’s name and then put an announcement over the loudspeaker for her mother to come and collect her.  When her mother arrived, she hugged the little girl and told her she loved her, no matter what and was glad to have her back, safe and sound. 

The girl felt good that she had sort out some help and that her mother loved her even though she had been lagging behind, seeking out something that her mother didn’t approve of.  She felt a new confidence within herself, confident that she could handle scary situations and move forward but also confident, that even though she might not always do or want what her mother approved of her mother would love her anyway.