Hypnotherapy and mind coaching is aimed at providing you with the skills and positivity in order to allow change to happen.
I contacted Jacquie (core you hypnotherapy) at a very low point in my life. I was aware that I was overweight but felt too old (nearly 52) und unable to change. I was concerned as I knew my health was at risk and I was extremely unhappy with my life. I have had 3 sessions of hypnotherapy and I still cant believe the difference in how I feel. Not only have I lost 20 lbs in 6 weeks, my whole outlook has changed. I feel positive, happy and in charge of my life. Food no longer controls me. Jacquie was extremely supportive and at no time made me feel ashamed of how I was. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing some support in their life.
I don't know if i will ever find the words to thank you, in 2 sessions you've changed my life, lifted my guilt, self loathing and hatred and replaced it with hope. A truly unique lady who I'm so blessed to have as a part of my transformation journey. Oh and a 9lb loss week one! Whoop whoop.
I first came to see Jacquie out of general interest in the process of hypnosis, having never previously experienced hypnosis I did not know what to expect of the session. I asked Jacquie to help me with a confidence issue, something I had been struggling with for the past 5 years.
The session was really enjoyable and completely relaxing. I felt uninhibited by my own anxieties but at no time out of my own mental control. I left feeling refreshed, calm and energized enough to begin taking control over my own negative mental processes.
Jacquie showed me how to apply various hypnotic and relaxation techniques to my own life. Through these techniques I have been able to retrain my brain not to automatically make negative mental associations, thus lessening my anxiety. I credit Jacquie and hypnosis with the beginning of my route towards a calmer, happier and more confident self. I would absolutely recommend this process to anyone.
Virtual Gastric Band has been great, I have lost 1 stone so far in just 3 weeks.
Having had a previous infection after surgery I was dreading the prospect of having my shoulder replaced due to arthritis. I am now 86 years old and was looking for options to support me through this stressful time. I have never used hypnosis for pain management or to help me with my fears previously. I decided to give Jacquie at Core You Hypnotherapy a go. Jacquie came to my home on two occasions and I have been amazed by the results. She taught me how to put myself in a calm and special place to cope with the impending operation. I had no fear and walked into the operating theatre. I am now recovering from the operation and already managing without medicated pain relief due to the techniques she has taught me. I found Jacquie to be a tranquil and calm person and I would not hesitate in recommending her services. I can't thank her enough.
Feeling positive, I've lost a stone so far, which I'm really pleased about and delighted with how I feel.
I would like to start this journey with a little background information. It was December 2016 I was 51 years old, a good five stone over weight, trapped in a situation that I felt I could not get out of and desperately unhappy. I had spent the last two years mainly at home not wanting to go out eating and trying to tell myself it didn’t matter what I looked like. I had no self-confidence and no mojo, as I described it. I knew I was going through the menopause but I was left feeling very much like I did when I had post-natal depression over twenty years ago. As the new-year dawned I wanted to do something but didn’t know where to turn, by chance when I was scrolling through facebook I kept seeing an advert for Core You Hypnotherapy. After several days of seeing it pop up I clicked and enquired as to how much and received a lovely reply for what I considered a reasonable price. Several more weeks followed and I messaged again asking for details and was invited for a free find out about things chat. Being what I thought very brave I arranged an appointment in February and set off to meet Jacquie.
I was rather sceptical I have to say and one of the first things I asked her was would I bark like a dog or walk like a chicken if someone said a certain word, but being the ultimate professional, with just a smile she reassured me that it wouldn’t happen. Then that was when my journey began, we had a long chat about how I felt and something about Jacquie gave me the strength to open up and say exactly how I felt, how sad and lost I was and that I really felt there wasn’t any hope. At no time did she make me feel bad or as many people can do she did not judge me but offered to help me and although it all sounded too good to be true she worked with me on relaxing and we made an appointment to start the three sessions for gastric band therapy in March.
Hypnosis is not what I imagined it to be but each session gave me such a boost and each time I felt able to relax more and a bubble of happiness began. I felt able to face my challenge to lose weight but also more important to me I knew I was regaining my inner happiness, my energy, my mojo was back. The meetings were not just about being hypnotised there was advice, support and again someone who listened and understood how I felt. It is now six months into my journey I am now 52 and I could not be happier, I have lost four stone which is the target I set myself, as five sounded too big a number, and during the summer break (I work in a school) I maintained my weight, spent lots of time out with friends and have laughed such a lot just like the old days. Jacquie is still there texting support and answering any questions I have.
My journey hasn’t ended, this I hope is the rest of my life, controlling my bad food habits and at peace with who I am and how I feel. Now I am back at work I am losing weight again so maybe the five stone is possible, I cannot thank Jacquie enough she really has helped me turn my life around and importantly helped me to like myself again. Her belief in me was something that will stay with me forever, I recommend her therapy service wholehearted.
After a number of years feeling down and sad and wishing I could turn the clock back and tell my family who have passed away how much I loved and appreciated all they had done for me but knowing this was not possible I found comfort in food and continued punishing myself for all my shortcomings, as I perceived them. Finally, in October 2016 I made the decision that if all my Dr could offer was pills or a very long wait to see a counsellor to help me overcome my feelings, I had to sort myself out and after a friend told me how hypnosis helped her with grief counselling and weight loss I decided to try that route and after searching on line I found Core You and with the help of Jacquie my journey began.
This turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. On the first session I talked to Jacquie about all my regrets and how at 70 I felt worthless this feeling had intensified with all the hatred aimed at people my age following the referendum result in June. Jacquie listened and showed me how to bring closure to these feelings and helped me to accept that I could still have a good and happy life ahead, all I had to do was take control.
The road to how I now feel began that day. I learned how to relax and how to see food as a means to a healthy and active life and not a crutch for when I am bored of feeling sad. I no longer turn to the biscuit barrel or chocolate, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a piece of chocolate if I want too, I just don’t eat the whole bar and I don’t have it every day. I have also learned that I can leave food on my plate when I am full. There are too many things that I have tweaked in my day to day life to name here but after my sessions with Jacquie I now feel in control of my life, I am happy, I eat what I want but in moderation and if I feel that a certain food is hard to control I have cut it out altogether and I don’t miss it.
I have now lost 18lbs that might not sound a lot but to me it is, I still have a long way to go to reach my goal but I know that I will. I use the techniques Jacquie taught me, how to relax, how to visualise my life if I follow the wrong road and how it will be if I stay on the right side and they are the tools I need to keep me feeling how I do now.
I would like to thank Jacquie for all her support and patience, for never thinking I was foolish but always offering encouragement and advice on how to overcome negative feelings. Hypnosis is a very relaxing experience you never feel uncomfortable or that you will be made to do something that is wrong or silly, it is a wonderful relaxing way to take control of your feelings. I would recommend this form of therapy and Core You Hypnotherapy to anyone who lacks self-esteem or respect for themselves and their right to their own points of view. Once you like yourself again everything else falls into place.
My mantra now is:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Thanks for everything Jacquie.
Weight Loss Hypnotherapy is about establishing new eating patterns that you can maintain so that you can avoid the constant yo yo dieting, Its about changing for good. For most people we attach emotions to food, feeling down, bored, stressed etc.. but we don't ever stop to think what the emotion really is that we are feeling, instead we just feed it! The sub conscious mind latches onto the empty feeling and matches this to the stomach, so in turn you fill yourself with food, but the empty feeling doesn't go away, as the real emotion or need has never been addressed in the first place.
Small things you can do to help
When you feel the need to eat, stop and think...are you actually hungry? Before you run to the biscuit tin, sit down for 5 minutes and allow the though to pass, as that's all it is...just a thought, you can take control and decide to ignore that thought.
Eating mindfully...with busy lives and lack of time, many of us are guilty of eating on the go or in front of the telly. By doing this the mind is otherwise engaged in another activity, this results in us eating quicker and missing the natural full signal. By slowing down our eating it gives the stomach and your mind time to feel full at the right point.
Stop feeling that you need to clear your plate, if you've had enough then stop and put it in the bin...stop treating your body as the bin!
If you feel a hunger pang, have glass of water first. The mind can often confuse the need for hydration with food.