Weight Loss Surgery – and Hypnotic Gastric Banding

Another day, another article in the press about bariatric surgery – the umbrella term for weight loss surgery. This prompted me to refer to the UK official NHS website for their latest guidelines on weight loss surgery: it made interesting reading. There is a lot of information about what the various surgical procedures are – gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy – risks, results, “life after weight loss surgery” and so on. An NHS Psychological Assessment will determine whether: you have any mental health conditions or emotional problems that could prevent you sticking to your lifestyle plan after surgery you’ve developed unhealthy patterns of eating, such as binge eating, that could cause problems after surgery you have realistic expectations of what life will be like after surgery. Nowhere, as far as I could see from the NHS website, does it offer any advice or suggestions about addressing any of these issues prior to surgery. Under the heading “Psychosocial effects of (weight loss) surgery” , it states: “It’s also common for a person to experience a worsening of mood when their weight stabilises, typically two years after surgery. This is often because many people realise that problems that existed before surgery, such as money worries or difficulties at work, are still there.” I am not denying that bariatric surgery can, and has, helped a lot of people. But my point is that, without addressing the underlying emotional reasons / issues that cause someone to hold onto that excess weight in the first place, it is like putting a sticking plaster over a festering wound and expecting to wound to heal all by itself: it’s not going to happen. I have worked with lots of clients who have been holding onto varying amounts of excess weight. One of the these was a lovely lady who weighed around 23 stone when she came to see me. She had been through the full NHS programme leading up to bariatric surgery, and had done all that was asked of her. When the time came, she was refused surgery because she was still too obese. This is the classic Catch 22, isn’t it – someone needs surgery because they are obese, and yet because they are obese, they can’t have surgery due to the risk to their heart with the anaesthetic and stress to the system. I worked with this lady for a few months, as we peeled the layers off the emotional onion, getting closer and closer to the real person at the core. Many issues were dealt with along the way. She laughed, she cried, she uncovered “stuff” that had been locked away for years and years. There is no magic wand here; she...

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I’m back at the College of Psychic Studies in September

I led a full-day workshop on that all-important period of Life between Lives at the prestigious College of Psychic Studies in London earlier this year, and it was a sell-out. Seems it was very popular, as I have been asked to repeat the workshop in September! Called “Sojourn of the Soul”, we shall look at all aspects of the journey of the soul from death to rebirth, and the day will end with a group regression, so that everyone has the opportunity to experience that very special process. I set a limit of 14 people for this type of workshop so that it stays small and intimate, so if you are interested in coming along, please do book early, direct with the College of Psychic Studies. Here is the link to my entry in the Autumn Programme, and to the Autumn Programme as a whole. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/events/view/id/600/the-sojourn-of-the-soul-the-importance-of-that-time-in-between-lives Below is also the link to the online version of the programme:...

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Sojourn of the Soul workshop, College of Psychic Studies, Sunday 6th March

I shall be leading a workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the College of Psychic Studies in London on Sunday 6th March on “The Sojourn of the Soul – the importance of that time in between lives”. In human terms, birth is the beginning and death is the end. For the soul there is no end, merely a passing from one state of being to another as it sheds the heavy overcoat of a physical body and returns to its true light state of pure energy. During this workshop we will explore the soul’s sojourn, from when it passes from one human body until it joins another in its next reincarnation. You will have the opportunity of experiencing this “In-Between Life” for yourself in the group regression at the end of the workshop, reminding you of your life’s purpose in this incarnation. Apart from experiencing that pure, unconditional love – which is beautifully emotional – you will come away with a much clearer understanding of who you are and why you are here. The link below should take you to full details of the event: numbers are limited, so if you are interested, please don’t wait too long to book! Sojourn of the Soul      ...

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Past Lives Workshop was just great!

It was a pleasure for me to spend the day with such a great bunch of people last Sunday, 13th September, for a workshop on Past Lives, Life between Lives and Soul Groups at Haywards Heath Town Hall. There were ten of us – a really nice number, I don’t work with more than 12 for these workshops. There were questions, answers – and then more questions … discussions, sharing of stories and opinions …. We meandered “off piste” into life on other planets, Karma .v. free will, holographic theory and the vibrational changes affecting the planet as a whole and each of us as individuals – nothing if not all-encompassing! After lunch there was a group regression and – apart from the one inevitable gentle snorer (there’s always one!) – everyone experienced a past life. Some were right there in the thick of it, smelling a dank prison cell or heather on the moors; feeling the texture of rough walls and soft fur; while others said they were “observers”, watching the story unfold in front of them. We found a colourful collection of personalities including a dashing young Scottish clan leader and a Maori warrior; a young Victorian lady and a man who fiddled the financial books and ended up on the streets as a result – who needs reality TV! Seems everyone there enjoyed the day as much as I did, so my thanks to everyone who came along. And if you missed it, and would like to come along to a similar workshop in the future – let me know, I’ll put you on the...

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