Weight Loss – an alternative solution

It’s that time of year when holiday brochures and TV ads show tempting images of sparkling blue seas, golden beaches – and people in perfect shape showing off their bodies. That can be enough to make you throw the brochure across the room, change channels on the TV and have another handful of biscuits! We all know that sensible eating and doing some exercise is a good start to healthy living, whether or not the objective is an hour-glass figure. And we all know that “slimming” and “weight loss” are multi-million-pound industries in their own right – just look at the books, magazines and websites dedicated to them, let alone the huge array of products promoted as being the best, the only, solution. And yet, many people are still “overweight”. I freely admit that I take serious issue with the whole “BMI is the holy grail” nonsense. Those of you who know me will know that I am no size 6 stick insect: I probably come up as “obese” on the medical scale and I admit I could do with losing a few pounds.  But other readings come up as green, or healthy, or normal, and if my only problem is holding on to a few extra pounds, then for me, life is too short to worry about it. The food we eat today is nothing like the food our grandparents ate – it has been sprayed with goodness knows what, much of it has been genetically modified, and there is hidden salt, sugar and oil in just about everything. If you really want to be free of the “three deadly sins” of sugar, salt and bad oils, you have to look very carefully indeed at labels, or buy, prepare and cook your own food from fresh, preferably organic. And that is not always an option. I do a fair bit of work with people who are seriously overweight, and who have tried everything from the latest faddy diet to hours in the gym, without success. While I would encourage everyone to eat a healthy, balanced mix of food each day and to do some exercise, I believe that, for many people, the real reason they are holding onto excess weight is a deep-rooted emotional trauma. The excess layers of fat could well be there to provide comfort or protection against such events as abuse in early childhood; bullying at school; a broken heart; an abusive relationship; termination of a pregnancy or loss of a baby. When these traumas are uncovered and healed at source, the excess weight has done its job, it is no longer needed, and it is therefore easier to let it go. I have also worked...

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Welcome to Effective Hypnotherapy with me, Judy Sharp!

Thank you for finding your way to my website – www.effective-hypotherapy.co.uk. My name is Judy Sharp. I blend clinical hypnotherapy with past life and spirit release work to create a very powerful and highly-effective process for helping people with a wide variety of issues including: fears and phobias pain control general anxiety stress management stopping smoking issues with weight control hypnotic gastric banding sudden changes in behaviour certain addictive behaviour patterns I feel I need to clarify who I am as some people have been in touch recently a tad confused about the use of the phrase Effective...

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College of Psychic Studies magazine feature about my work

The Spring 2015 edition of “Light”, the magazine of the College of Psychic Studies, included an article written by me about the way in which I mix elements of hypnotherapy, past lives and spirit release therapy when I am working with clients. The magazine surfaced recently from under a pile of papers, and I thought I would share the article with you – click on the link below. Judy’s article in Light...

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Written testimonials

Sometimes clients will write me a letter – or, more commonly nowadays, send me an email – to let me know what changes have come about in their lives as a result of their sessions with me. It is always a pleasure to receive such feedback. A handful are reproduced here, to give a flavour of the wide range of issues that have been resolved. Names have been  removed to maintain client confidentiality. First, a selection of “one-liners” and then a few slightly longer explanations. “I’m more present, more awake.” “I left (the session) not knowing up or down …. There was lots of processing, and now I am lighter, happier and more joyful.” “I haven’t felt this good in my life.       I’ve turned the corner.” “The work you’ve done so far has been an enormous help, thank you very much!” “It’s easier for me to accept who I am. I’m happy with who I am, and I’m easier to get on with.”   “I really enjoyed the session, and did indeed feel the benefit of it. With regards my back, it felt very much improved straight away as you know, with a feeling of freeness that I had not experienced for years. ….. Also re the food issue, that seems to be improving too. Initially there didn’t seem to be any difference in the way I felt about food, but maybe a week or so later, it was like a switch had been flicked in my head, and I just felt all of a sudden that I ‘didn’t need to be fat anymore’ ….. It would be lovely for this to be something that I can leave behind in the past. Or perhaps more usefully, something that can be consigned to the mental rubbish bin as it is something that is now no longer required in my life.” “I’m calmer, more relaxed. I’m able to let go, I’m finding it easier to make decisions. My back is feeling much better. I have had problems with my right wrist for years, it is now loosening up and becoming more flexible.”   “Food portion sizes are now smaller, I’m feeling fuller sooner. I’ve definitely got more energy, and I’m doing more. I’m sleeping well at night. I’ve moved on from guilt and anger. “I’m good enough for myself.”     “I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how successful my sessions were. I don’t think I will ever enjoy flying but at least I am able to fly. It was so nice to visit my son (and new grandchild) and this was made possible because of your help.”   “It’s been several weeks since I...

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Feedback from Clients

I was recently going through my client files and I noticed some common (and very positive) threads among the feedback clients had been giving me, so I thought I might share them. Names have been changed to maintain client confidentiality. Maureen, late 40s, came to me wanting to get her life back under control, and to sort out a range of outstanding issues. We have indeed ploughed through a lot of “stuff” and Maureen is re-discovering her true self again. Feedback from her includes: “I felt very tired after the last session, but very relieved too. Things are falling into place.” “I feel happier, lighter. I’m finally letting go of the past.” Kathy, early 50s, came to me with food issues: she understood that her excess weight was a physical manifestation of her “holding on to stuff”. The first session of releasing spirit “passengers” was a revelation, and in the second session there was a very vivid past life which explained a lot about issues in this current lifetime. Feedback from Kathy included comments like: “My body is getting rid of a lot of stuff.” “I’m much calmer, I’m sleeping better now, and I feel stronger emotionally.” Tanya, early 30s, had issues with food and a fear of success. The past life was especially revealing, as she had not been able to openly use her healing gifts. Feedback from Tanya included: “I’m able to join the dots now, it’s all making sense.” “I’m sleeping much better now, and I feel more in control.” Janet, early 70s, wanted to regain control of her life. We released a number of spirit “passengers” and uncovered two relevant past lives which provided valuable insights into this-life issues. The session of soul retrieval was especially powerful and emotional for her. She commented, “the heaviness is lifting, I’ve reached the point of finding my strength and my power.” Karen, mid-30s, was hampered by a lack of self-confidence and fear of success. The past life session was especially powerful and answered a lot of questions about this-life issues and relationships. After that session, Karen commented: “So many things make sense to me now:” “I’ve been sleeping really well.” We also released several long-term spirit “passengers”, and after that session, Karen’s feedback included these comments: “I was exhausted for 30 hours after that session.” “My body has purged lots of stuff.” “I don’t have any more cravings for sugar, and I don’t comfort eat any more either.” Jackie, mid-50s, felt she had lot her way in life and was feeling overwhelmed by all that life had thrown at her. We released some long-term spirit “passengers” and did a lot of work on soul retrieval, an emotional session...

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Obesity in the headlines again

Obesity issues “If there were no large size clothes, women would have to slim down.” “Make obese people pay for their healthcare.” “Just over 1/3 of all primary school children in Crawley are overweight.” The headlines just go on and on, don’t they? And yet nobody seems to look at the true underlying reasons why a greater majority of the population as a whole is much fatter now than 50 years ago. It must all to do with fat people being lazy, eating too much, not doing enough exercise, eating too much rubbish food …. and yes, there is some truth in that. A healthy diet and exercise do help – but there is more to it than that, in my humble opinion. THE ROOT CAUSES – ARE THEY EMOTIONAL … I work with people who are seriously obese and those who just can’t shift those stubborn stones. Of course I ask them about their lifestyle, but I am much more interested in what is going with them emotionally – and inevitably there is a bucketful of reasons why these individuals have built up layers of emotional protection, usually around their middles. It could be abuse in childhood or bullying at school. It might be a traumatic break-up of a relationship or loss of a loved one. Perhaps there is a feeling that adding a layer of fat will help protect the person against further hurt, rejection or pain. By peeling the emotional onion, finding the real root causes – and resolving them – we allow the individual to move forward with more confidence. The root cause may be traced back to a past life where that person has starved to death – this is more common than you may think. Once all of the suffering and trauma has been laid to rest back there, along with desperate final thoughts such as ;”I will never go hungry again,”  that obsession no longer exists in this lifetime – you can imagine what a difference that makes! … OR MIGHT IT EVEN BE WHEAT? There is another aspect of the overweight problem which I find very interesting – and that is wheat. Yes, wheat. I have recently read Dr William Davis’ Book “Wheat Belly” and it explains in very easy-to-understand language just what chaos modern wheat is causing in our bodies. I remember as a child growing up in rural Sussex seeing wheat growing in the fields – it stood tall and ripened naturally in the sunshine. That was “old” wheat, “real” wheat, descended from einkorn wheat which was later cultivated as Triticum aestivum, Dr Davis tells us. Demand for wheat, a staple grain in diets around the world, led scientists to start cross-breeding...

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