What a success – my number one girl!!

Yes I’m biased, but over the past year to eighteen months my beautiful daughter has lost around two stoNa & Frankne, following hypnotherapy sessions with me. It’s been slow and steady; no crash dieting, no Cambridge dieting…in fact no dieting at all. She just doesn’t eat as much, she leaves food on her plate, she’s not worrying about food and the transformation has been amazing, proving that if you really want to do something you can.

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What makes a good hypnotherapy session?

Last winter a young client arrived with her friend…apparently because of the weather! Her friend sat on the floor throughout the session. At the end she said that the friend was there for safety, because the client was going into the unknown or the perceived unknown from Neg-posinformation gleaned from the television!

We had a good session, but I’m sure we didn’t explore things as fully as we might have done had the ‘friend’ not been there. So it got me thinking ‘what makes a session good or bad and what do we expect from each other?’

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‘I like you – Just the way you are’

Okay so it’s a quote from a ‘chick flick’, but if someone else likes you ‘just theLove yourself way you are’ can that allow you to do the same for yourself…accept yourself?

Most of us strive to do the very best in everything, whether it be; work, family or in our relationships with others – how we look, feel and by controlling any phobias or foibles – always seeking perfection in every way…pretty exhausting and the result maybe that whatever we do, may never be good enough for ourselves, leaving us feeling that we have to do more.

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Summer fears!

Well the sun’s out and it’s summer and although it’s what we’ve all been looking forward to it does bring its own challenges…Flying things of all sorts of shapes and sizes:  from wasps to planes – where did these fears or phobias come from and what to do?

A phobia is generally an irrational fear of sheer panic, beyond self-control and reason; the cause can go way back to a significant event or may stem from just a small remark that has lodged itself in the subconscious mind

We nearly all have at least one fear or phobia of some kind or another. Mine is birds or things that dart, like mice and frogs, which, I know, is extraordinarily stupid as what are these small things going to do to me: but if a bird flies into the house, I fly out! One hypnotherapy session has helped and a couple more will do the trick.

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A brief overview of hypnotherapy research and stats

90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis
University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis
Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994

81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis
Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station,

Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years
Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005;

Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss
Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight
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South Bucks Counselling Conference


Professor Jeremy Holmes Presents:
The Developmental Origins of Anxiety Disorders

Date: Saturday 11th May 2013

Venue: Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF.  For Directions and maps click here.

Cost: £75 if place booked before 01 April, £95 from 01 April – 11th May.  This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Continue reading

Stress busters!

We all need some stress in our lives to get us up in the morning and as we all react and cope in different ways it’s difficult to gauge the causes…but our bodies weren’t made to live in a state of continual fight or flight…it can make us ill affecting health and happiness.

  • So what stresses you? Family, work, money, plate spinning…
  • What are your symptoms? Headaches, panic, IBS, disturbed sleep, anxiety, mood swings
  • How do you cope? Over eat, drink too much, stop eating, shout a lot…

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Cheers, l’chaim, skaal, proost, sante, salut, slang var! – Have you had a ‘dry’ January…are you ready for February?

Well, January was a pretty wet month with heavy snow, sleet and rain, but for you it might have been ‘dry’ with no alcohol touching your lips at all.

If that was you…well done. On the other hand, you may have cut down…resolutions and all that, or it may have been business as usual!

Well, whatever your tipple, its nearly February…so do you know your limits?

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A workshop for the New Year…New You!

No more Mondays…

How many New Year’s resolutions include weight loss and how quickly are the resolutions broken? –  in hours or days?

Join us for this workshop entitled “No more Mondays – Just healthy eating and weight loss” which will be led by Sue and her colleague Sallie Bright – Dip ION mBANT, a Nutritional Therapist from BrightNutrition.

The workshop will be a thought provoking interactive event enabling delegates to take charge of their eatingand to make changes that will stay with them forever… Continue reading