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Errrrrrrrr..... weightloss?
Dec 7, 2023

Errrrrrrrr..... weightloss?

It's taken me about an hour to think of a title for this blog and I've deleted it over and over again and again and again.... Weightloss Weightloss Weightloss.

So here we go....

The so called weight-loss industry is a mulit-billion £££ market and the sceptic in me wonders why this is. Where are all those millions of pounds and dollars? Does it get ploughed back into education? Health? Sports? I suspect an offering does, but certainly not the rest. What can we do as a society to take control of ourselves and of our health? Do we do enough in promoting health and wellbeing from a young age? We certainly don't teach kids in school nearly enough on how to look after their emotional and physical selves. In my experience, PE is only once a week and has been since time began, and as a parent, I know that my kids did not enjoy PE at all! There are limited options in schools. Schools have no money - like most things currently - so they can only do what they can do on limited funds. But surely, looking after our health and wellbeing as a child is fundamental to a healthy and vivacious future?

My point here, is we should take back our power and not to buy in to this billion pound market by using other people's ideas to make us "better". We are perfectly capable of helping ourselves to grow our awareness and understanding of what our body's needs are.

By the time we get out of school, and have gone through the trials and tribulations of what school brings, and been part of all the judgment that comes with it. How we perceive ourselves and our health, weight and all the rest of it, in amongst all of the above, completely and utterly depends on so many things that I cannot list them all. But here are a few.....

  • Why do you want to lose weight?
  • What is your measuring point to the ideal weight?
  • Do you want to look like Kate Moss? (age appropriate for me).
  • Do you want to look like yourself?
  • Do you like yourself?
  • Do you know who you are?
  • Do you want to eat less?
  • Do you want to eat more?
  • Do you want to eat more healthily?
  • Do you want to exercise?
  • Do you like doing any of those things?
  • How much time do you give to yourself, ever, for anything?
  • Who told you to lose weight?
  • Why?
  • Are you happy?
  • Do you like your job?
  • What's you favourite colour?

Oh my god, the list is endless and exhausting. So, this is why I hesitate in talking about weight-loss and hypnotherapy because the answer is never simple. There are so many layers attached to our reflections of self, and all those layers need to be dealt with on some level in order to get to a point where we are happy, healthy and secure.

So, evidence I hear you say. Well, there are studies that say yes, hypnotherapy does help - I like the word help - because with all things "me" we need to help ourselves; take some responsibility and accountability. That is the best way to gather back our power and face things head on. There is no magic pill that fixes all those issues we wish to fix, (some pills do make this claim but I would strongly suggest on staying well away from said pills) and as with everything, WE NEED TO MAKE THE CHANGES OURSELVES.

If we do make our own changes, staying within our own power, not giving it away to anyone else, then because it has come from within (which is the most effective and best way to make changes), it will be a far greater and more effective way of creating the long-lasting changes. So, I suggest that if you do the work to help you, it will be a far more efficient, greater, successful and empowering journey and just give you the more of everything really!

Conclusion:

Well, if you want to use hypnotherapy to help you to lose weight, I suggest going about it in such a way that you are fully taking the reins, being in control, and feeling fully ready to go along this path with complete and total with self reliance, self love, self care and MOST importantly, doing it because you are in a place where you have the time, space and inclination to do this for you. Do not give yourself those expectations which can halt progress so easily; do not give yourself goals that undermine yourself, please don't try and look like anyone other than you. We are all beautiful beings of light, just sitting in our "meat suits" (Dr Wayne Dyer's excellent pseudonym for body) - we are not these ridiculous and unreal edited images that we see plastered everywhere. We are plain and simple, a meat suit. And we should care and love our meat suit and not judge other's meat suits as they are there for practical reasons; to give us this human experience; to get us from a to b; to allow us to be individuals. We are allowed to decorate our meat suits in any way we see fit, it's called self expression, and it is so important to love our meat suit and to look after it, always.

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Fear of flying & Anxieties: After having a difficult year I decided to try hypnotherapy with Penny and it was the best choice I have made for myself! I'm now able to live more in the moment and have a better understanding of how to cope with or even eliminate my anxieties. I also had 2 sessions dedicated to helping to reduce my phobia of flying which helped me tremendously as I was able to get on a plane again without feeling terrified! Pen is always very positive and relaxed during our sessions and always makes me feel comfortable.

Anxiety/Stress: I went to see Penny as I felt stuck, struggling to cope & unable to move on in life. I had 12 sessions.  I had never really done hypnosis before & really struggled to focus on the words as my mind raced everywhere. Penny reassured me it would still work - which it did. It took a couple of weeks to kick in but I really appreciated the time taken to focus on the issues & Penny's positive attitude really filtered through. Slowly my positivity increased, the overthinking eased off & my sleep improved. This allowed me to problem-solve & plan more changes to make. It was like moving a large rock - once we got it moving progress started to happen & towards the last few sessions things started to speed up. I would recommend Penny to anyone who feels overwhelmed or near a crisis point.

Pain: I had 12 hypnotherapy sessions with Penny. The hypnosis was relaxing & reviving and seemed to link with my subconscious & bring me back to positive feelings. I still use the audio which acts as a kick-start if doubts start seeping in. I also found Penny's voice calming & reassuring. I have no reservations in recommending Penny. I liked her honesty in what the therapy could offer. I have been very happy with the outcome of the hypnotherapy.

Stop Smoking: Both myself and my husband decided it was time to stop smoking. My husband had smoked 20+ a day for 35 years and I had also smoked on and off for years. We can both honestly say we have never felt better thanks to Penny, she made us feel comfortable and was very reassuring, after just one appointment we were smoke-free.  We are now looking forward to extra holidays with the money we have saved and also stress free knowing we can travel and not worry about going without a cigarette.

Stress Buster/Body Image: Pen has helped me massively increase my resilience to stress. Tasks which seemed ongoing and impossible became doable. While work may still be stressful, the speed with which I bounce back is great and has allowed me to put in boundaries, both personal and professional. It has increased my self-confidence and assertiveness and has improved my sleep patterns so much. Penny has also taken me through several weight-loss sessions from which I am feeling the benefits and feel now that I am in the right place to start an exercise regimen and take control of my fitness.

Sleep Issues: I was slightly sceptical over hypnotherapy, probably because I was frightened of being made to do something I didn't want to. But my sleeping was all over the place and I'm a constant worrier, so thought I'd give it a go - I am so pleased with how relaxed I felt and how my sleeping has improved. I feel much calmer now and can rationalise things better than before. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone with for a variety of problems or habits, and Pen's voice is greatly comforting when I listen to the recording when going to sleep. I know I can come for a top-up whenever I need to.

Public Speaking: I wanted to try hypnotherapy in order to deal with the anxiety I experience before speaking in public. My sessions with Pen have helped me reduce this in such a short amount of time it is really unbelievable how effective they’ve been. I now feel calm and focused and those waves of panic that tripped me up before talking in public have entirely gone away. I can’t stress enough how effective these sessions with Pen have been. She is calm and an intuitive listener who instantly puts you at ease. I wouldn’t think twice about recommending her sessions to anyone.

I would highly recommend Penny for helping and supporting anyone suffering with anxiety. My son Louie was suffering from panic attacks and it was heartbreaking watching him missing out on having fun with his friends because of a general fear something was going to happen. Penny was recommended to us by a friend who’s daughter was suffering from anxiety and was attending sessions with Penny to tackle this and couldn’t talk highly enough of her. So we thought it must be worth a try. Louie started having sessions with Penny and the difference was amazing, he started being more confident and less panicky and slowly started getting back to his usual happy go lucky self, which was a joy to see. I’m sure anyone who has a child, family member or friend that suffers from this realises how stressful this situation can be on a day to day basis. So get in touch with Penny, it could change your life.

Penny, thinking just how bad she was and how far she has come! I have no doubt in my mind that if anyone else’s child is suffering then you are the person to help! We are so thankful.

Hypnotherapy.... The final piece of the puzzle that completed and transformed my life. Amazing!

I had hypnotherapy to help me with my anxiety and depression and honestly, it changed my life for the better. I was in a place where I thought there was no escape from these feelings. However, hypnotherapy turned things around for me greatly. My OCD has also died down massively and it has also helped me through the very rough time at school. I'm extremely grateful for Pen's clear and kind understanding and I strongly recommend this to anyone who is having these similar feelings as well, as it will change your life for the better