Appointments available face to face and online via Zoom
I offer both traditional Weight Loss therapy & Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Binge eating is the classic result of the “All or Nothing” mentality that faddy dieting has created for many serial dieters. We may binge because our blood sugar levels get into a crisis or to soothe ourselves from uncomfortable emotions – while we feel better in the short term the long term health impact is all too apparent. Along with weight gain, the act of bingeing further destabilises blood sugar levels & mood literally feeding a vicious cycle.
I have specialist training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for weight loss & recommend the Glycaemic Loading (GL) programme of healthy eating.
We all know what to do – eat healthily & exercise – so why is overweight one of the most difficult areas of our lives to make lasting change.
Throughout childhood & later life we learn to use food as a distraction from our feelings:
– Lack of recognition
We may have been taught to use food to bond with loved ones.
Or we may simply have come to think of ourselves as a fat person – we have mistakenly taken it on as part of our identity.
However we got to be overweight there are many layers to losing weight.
There may be downsides to being slim – jealousy from family members or partners, it may attract sexual attention that would be hard to ignore or manage, it may require us to get out & meet new people – often staying overweight is a safe option – at an unconscious level.
When we understand the drivers that get us to overweight & the blocks that keep us from shifting those pounds we can change our behaviour easily.
Strict diet regimes inspire a sense of deprivation & food obsession, which is unsustainable & exhausting.
With hypnotherapy, we can re-program your eating patterns to achieve your ideal weight & still allow you to eat naturally & happily.
Using principles of the Glycaemic Loading (GL) eating programme you will be able to eat healthily & lose weight without hunger. By keeping your blood sugar levels steady you will avoid compromising your metabolism & feel energised & satisfied throughout the day.
You will learn to:
– Eat for health & vitality rather than as an emotional response
– Eat the right food, at the right time, in the right quantities
– Listen to the body’s messages
– Stop naturally when you are full
– Enjoy healthy eating & exercise
– You can enjoy food MORE, eating less, while maintaining a healthy, beautiful body.
– No more guilt or discomfort – just a natural, healthy relationship with food, for life.
– Using a combination of Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) & NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)
I provide 2 programmes for weight loss:
1) Traditional Weight Loss hypnotherapy
2) Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Traditional Weight Loss Hypnotherapy
I typically recommend a course of three initial sessions – the first session is 75 minutes followed by 2×1 hour-long sessions about a week apart. If you are on track your fourth session is two weeks later. As long as you remain on track this is followed up by a monthly session until you achieve your ideal weight. Between session, I ask you to send me a food diary so that we can monitor any issues that arise & your weight loss over time.
Because I understand how complex & varied the issues around weight problems can be, I have undertaken specialist EFT training in weight loss & also attended a workshop to understand Patrick Holford’s GL programme.
If you would like to discuss your needs further or make an appointment please call me on 07946 526 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I just wanted to thank you again for all your help – you have been an absolute shining light for me over the past couple of months at a point in my life when I was feeling depressed, out of control and like I would never be able to lose weight. You have a warm yet professional and completely non-judgemental approach which has helped me open up more than I otherwise might have. Most importantly, your sessions have helped me deal with my many emotional issues surrounding food and I have left each one feeling positive and empowered to help myself. So THANK YOU Nichola!”
Christine, Weight Loss
“When I met Nichola I was a very overweight and 30 a day smoker I would be sweating and out of breath by climbing the stairs or even just walking on a humid day.
Two years later I haven’t thought about having a cigarette and I am very close to being my ideal weight having lost over 4 stone (26 bags of sugar or over 56 slabs of butter!). I have rediscovered my love of sports, playing tennis, I’m going to the gym 3 / 4 times a week, cycling everywhere and I can run 10km in under 45 minutes. More important that than I am not killing my children through passive smoking or showing them smoking is a good idea instead of showing them what a healthy lifestyle looks like.
None of that would be possible without Nichola when I thought of hypnotherapy I thought of being hypnotized and really was sceptical thinking it was mumbo-jumbo. Nichola immediately put me at ease I have never felt judged just understood. For me, the important part is not the Hypno part but the therapy and I have come to understand what is important to me and found new confidence in myself. I can honestly say that since I started the therapy all areas of my life have improved!”
Ray, Weight Loss & Smoking
I just wanted to let you know, I listened to the cd last night and again this morning. Even yesterday I noticed a difference in my need to eat, but today, after a smaller than usual breakfast, I haven’t even been tempted to snack on fruit and don’t feel hungry for lunch yet. So I was obviously ready to “flick that switch”.
I am really looking forward to my birthday trip, and not anxious about being with my very slim sister, who, like my mother, also goes on at me about being fat. I now know I won’t want to eat more than her at mealtimes and therefore won’t attract negative comments or looks from her. see you on my return.
Naomi”, Weight Loss
“Hi, Nichola just a voice from the past – I have been steadily losing weight since you saw me. I have lost 43lbs, 8 inches from my waist & 4inches from my chest. I am living in the south of France – Bliss! Fondest regards, Vernon” Weight Loss
“Thanks for everything Nichola, I am really pleased with our sessions and have lost over 1 stone in a month
and I don’t even feel like I am dieting!!
With your help, I am changing my lifestyle to create a new, thinner, healthier me.
I will be recommending you to all my friends!!
Mark L, gastric band hypnotherapy
“I now weigh 11th 11lb.
Tried every diet known to mankind and none has lasted more than a week.
I spent 3 hours with Nichola in October and since then I have lost 17lb which is great but the amazing thing is I can now walk past a cake shop without even noticing it, I can go for a meal and have 1 course instead of 3 without it even being an issue.
So thanks to you Nicola those 3 hours really have changed my life.”
Lisa, gastric band hypnotherapy
“having lost a noticeable amount of weight has really boosted my confidence and truly improved my figure. Lost in totally since April over 9 inches around my hips! Getting suddenly a lot of attention from (male) people around me which is a really good incentive and just adds a feel-good factor 🙂 When you are quite overweight you almost
become a little invisible and try to blend into the background. Now getting already a little swagger back…
Nina, gastric band hypnotherapy, 12kg lost so far…
“For the first time, after a life of diets, food regimes, starving and bingeing, I have a structure of eating that I actually enjoy. From my initial session with Nichola my excess weight easily and painlessly dropped away and my body, which was fast becoming shapeless and frumpy, looks youthful again. Menopause symptoms have subsided considerably and I have more energy. In addition, I now have an awareness of emotional eating triggers and am equipped with methods to overcome them. I am very grateful to Nichola for guiding me into and showing me this new freedom”
Sandra, traditional weight loss
I am writing to thank you so much for your help.
I am now down to 71.3 another 2lbs and I will be down to 11 stone, and I am keeping it off. OK, I might go up a couple of pounds then I go carefully for a few days.
This is the first time in nearly 40 years that I have been this low so I cannot thank you enough.