Stan* was a client in his late 50’s who came to see me for his weight issues. He was drinking a lot of coke zero, drank a moderate amount of wine each evening and ate big meat and three veg meals each night. He did not exercise and had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He had recently met a new lady and was motivated to improve his health and appearance. I helped to increase his desire to exercise so that he started to crave exercise to relieve stress. I used a technique during the first session which instantly put him off coke zero and he no longer had any desire for it. He also noticed that he stopped mindless snacking by the T.V. He joined a gym and was thrilled and motivated by changes in his weight and appearance.
We identified that the wine he was drinking was high in calories and low in nutrients. He was using the wine to relax at the end of the day. He also enjoyed drinking soda water and fresh lemon, so using hypnotherapy he was able to feel the same feeling of relaxation from drinking the soda as he did from the wine and could easily give up drinking alcohol. We also identified that he was overeating at dinner time because he did not recognise when he was full. While in hypnosis he was able to reconnect with his feelings of hunger and fullness. This meant after the session he was able to stop overeating.
This is what he had to say when I emailed him at 6 months to get feedback “My diabetes has gone and my knees feel so much better. Thanks so much, I couldn’t have done this without your help!”
Diane was a lady in her early 50’s who was trying to lose 10 kilos. We explored what sort of exercise she enjoyed. She wanted to join a walking group but she suffered from social anxiety. After a few sessions she began to feel at ease and relaxed in social settings and when joining new groups. Using hypnotherapy we had her imagine herself as 10 kilograms lighter and to live her life as she would if she were that 10 kilogram lighter person. She began to see herself as a slimmer person and 2 months later her body matched her new mind set.
She texted me a month after her last session: “You have made such a difference!"
Marcus was a man in his late 30’s who wanted to stop smoking for the sake of his young son. He was going through a traumatic divorce. He had stopped smoking before his son was born but started smoking again recently because of the stress. We identified the triggers that caused him to smoke- eating a meal and feeling stressed. The smoking helped him to feel relax. During hypnosis we were able to link strong feelings of relaxation with new behaviours of deep breathing and using imagery. We also created feelings of repulsion at the idea of a cigarette.
He sent me an email recently wanting to book a session for a different issue and mentioned: “Just letting you know that it has been 7 months since I last had a smoke. I can’t believe how well it worked!”