Overwhelm … Anxiety … Emotional Trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

One way or another, these three symptoms feature high with a majority of people who come to see me. It may be one particular event, or an issue that has been going on for years and has reached that point where it just has to be dealt with. Maybe it’s that sense of “something’s come over me” or “I’m not myself” or “I want my old self back” … a phobia that’s holding them back …
My blend of hypnotherapy, regression and other processes has proved very effective in dealing with these kinds of challenges. I always aim to trace back the real underlying root cause of the issue, whatever it may be, and to resolve it at source. That may mean, for instance, locating and releasing old traumas and emotions that have been weighing the client down. It may mean exploring a past life (yes, really) … the work is “out there”, it’s weird – but it works.
If you know someone who might benefit from “lightening the load” emotionally speaking, give them my numbers. I’m always happy to have a chat: 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512.
I’m based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, also in Haywards Heath

Welcome to Effective Hypnotherapy with me, Judy Sharp!

Thank you for finding your way to my website – www.effective-hypotherapy.co.uk.

Jude new pic screen shotMy 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 Hypnotherapy.

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

 

 

 

 

PAST LIFE REGRESSION: WHAT A MODERN-DAY LADY LEARNED FROM HER LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

 

Past Life work is my passion. Over the years I have come to appreciate just how powerful this healing process can be, and I am constantly amazed at the wisdom, insights and understanding that are opened up for the client as a result of their journey.

This summary tells of a lady who wanted to experience a past life regression “out of interest”. While I do not normally encourage what I call “recreational regression”, I had a feeling that this particular client would benefit from the process – and so it was.

In regression, she went back to Egyptian times. She was a man of Indian origin who had moved to Egypt with his mother, and he had chosen to become a tax collector because that gave him power, status and money. As well as his robes of office, he held a short rod with “ribbons” to demonstrate his position.Screen shot 2015-10-29 at 11.01.09 AM

When we “parachuted in” on his life, he was getting old, and had come to the realisation that although he had the things he so craved when he was a young man – power, status and money – he had no wife, no family and no friends. When I asked if he had any messages for the person in the current incarnation, he said, “yes, always take care of your money, look after it well, don’t spend any more than you have to – but beware that it does not make you unhappy.”

I took the message, and prepared to take my leave, thanking him for his time and his communication. Just as I was leaving him, “he” – the person on the bed – started sobbing helplessly, loudly, from the depths of their soul. I asked what was the matter and, when the tears subsided, the real story emerged:

One of his regular tasks was to collect the rents from the stall-holders at the local market. Those who could not or would not pay would be beaten in public as punishment. His old mother had a stall at the market selling vegetables, and so he had to collect rent from her too. One day, his mother explained that she had not sold enough vegetables to pay the rent. He had beaten her, as he was required to do, but she was a frail old lady, and she had died. He was confused, upset, distraught. On the one hand, as a tax collector, he had merely been doing his job, and it was not his fault that she could not pay, she had to be punished. On the other hand, as a son, he had killed his own mother, and he deeply regretted that he let the arrogance of the tax collector over-rule the compassion of the son.  He desperately wanted to make amends, to say sorry, to have closure with his mother.

This involved another process, to find the spirit of his mother, which we did, and to bring them together. There were more tears, this time of joy, as the two were re-united and mother forgave son.

At the end of the session, when the lady client was back in present time, the first thing she said was, “that explains why my mother and I always argue about money!” She explained that the relationship with her mother had always been difficult, and money was invariably the trigger for rows, with the daughter (the client) accusing the mother of spending too much money on frivolous items. The client explained that she had often told her mother, “if you’re not careful, when you’re old, you won’t have any money to pay for the essential things in life, not even your rent!”

And a few weeks later she called me to say that, as if by magic, a cloud had lifted and her relationship with her mother was far more loving, not so tense, and money no longer seemed to be an issue.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from exploring a past life, get in touch. Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on:
judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk  . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.

 

 

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!

sunset with silhouette manAfter 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 list!

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 magazine

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.”

 

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-20-04-44“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.”

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“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.”

 

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“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.”

 

 

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“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.”

 

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“It’s been several weeks since I last saw you and, as promised, I thought I’d let you know how things are with me.      
I have used the relaxation disc you gave me most days and I have gained great benefit from it.  
 I still suffer with pain in my back but I do have days when it is much less painful and I feel my health has benefited with relaxing more and listening to your words.
So, I am grateful for your help and send my best wishes, hoping all is well with you.”

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“I just wanted to thank you and let you know how I was getting on after that amazing session with you last Wednesday.
I felt truly unburdened and free, as well as powerful and glorious. I  feel I’ve reached a point I’ve been straining towards for years – a point where I have full confidence in who I am and full faith in all that is. And unexpectedly an enormous amount of joy and fun came from it too!
Everyone around me noticed – my interactions with others has changed a lot – no more neediness towards others, just a desire to empower and love them.
So I was on a real high for several days. No more sleeping pills – I just don’t want or need them anymore – and I’m now slowly cutting back on the other medication too.”

 

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“I thought I’d send you a quick email to let you know how I’m doing after our 3 sessions recently.
I started the ( ) Weight Plan shortly after our sessions and I’ve lost 2 stone in 7 weeks!
It’s a very low calorie diet (600 per day everyday) but I have stuck to it religiously and not strayed once! People around me can’t believe I haven’t binged or had a ‘treat’ but I truly have not strayed and reaped the rewards!
I’ve got another 2 and half stone to lose but feel very positive and cannot believe how well this is going for me.
It’s all down to our sessions so I’d like to thank you very much.”

 

 

 

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.
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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 for Jackie. Afterwards, she commented:
“I don’t have any more voices in my head.”
“I slept without medication.”
“I feel more empowered now.”

Screen shot 2015-08-25 at 6.27.27 PMI find it so rewarding when clients can report such positive results from just two or three sessions – or even after the first one! Better quality of sleep seems to be a common thread for many clients, as is the sense of taking back their power and seeing things more clearly. How lovely is that!

 

If you find yourself in a similar situation to any of these lovely people,  if you would like to re-discover your true self, your inner power – or if you just want to sleep better – why not give me a call on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

When a client in a past life is dumb and blind . . .

Working with past lives

. . . it makes for an interesting session!

Screen shot 2015-06-23 at 3.28.08 PMThis happened recently with a client with whom I had been working on a number of issues. The client – who is able to talk and see normally in this lifetime – slid beautifully into a lovely deep state of relaxation, and I guided her to the door that would lead to the most relevant past life. So far, so good.

She went through the door, closing it gently behind her – and then the challenge began.
I asked her what she was wearing: silence.
I asked if she was indoors or outdoors: silence.
I asked if she was alone: silence.

Usually when a client is in a past life, he or she is able to talk, and all of the senses are fully engaged, so they can touch, smell, see and hear what is going on around them, and tell me all about it. This time there was clearly an issue.

I asked the client to indicate by blinking if she could hear me – blink.
I asked if, in that lifetime, she was dumb – big blink.
Now it became a game of 20 questions with complications. As the therapist – the “question master” – my questions have to be totally open, and not lead or influence the client in any way. But here, the questions also had to be phrased in such a way that the answer was a simple yes or no, indicated by a blink.

Slowly, patiently – and with considerable guidance from my helpers I have to say – the picture emerged. Here was a woman in her 60s, a princess who was unable to speak (and, we understood later, was unable to see either). Her father the king had recently conquered neighbouring land and, as a means of “legitimising” his land grab, married his spinster daughter to the young king whose lands had been taken. The day after the wedding, the young king killed his bride by hanging her with a noose and stabbing her with a large knife. Not a happy ending to what must have been a tough life back in the 1300s.
However, the princess had found some joy with horses, with whom she clearly had a special affinity. She had had a child by the man who looked after the horses, a daughter who saw her mother being killed in such a brutal way.

The story resonated at so many levels: the affinity with horses has been carried forward to this lifetime: the mother / daughter relationship has been reversed; and much more.

When the client came back from her experience – and was once more able to talk – she was astonished. “How did you know what questions to ask?” she asked. “It’s to do with 25 years’ experience, a mass of grey hair and a lot of help from my unseen friends,” I said . . .

From the client’s point of view, despite the handicap, it was an illuminating experience in many ways. It explained her fear of having anything around her neck – scarves, ties etc – and nightmares about a noose; ditto her fear of knives. She said that even in her kitchen she can only have out the one knife she is working with, and is wary of that! In addition, family dynamics, her love of horses, learning to speak her truth – the list went on.

As the client discovered, being in a past life that has restrictions of any kind can be very frustrating. The person in that lifetime wants to say, “no, silly, you’re barking up the wrong tree, you’re asking all the wrong questions!” – but can’t, even if she could have spoken because the person in the past lifetime can only answer questions and give descriptions – responsive rather than proactive.

I love past life work, especially when it brings such a big bucketful of insights and “ah ha” moments – even if it does mean pulling out all the stops to get there!

If you feel that you, or someone you know, might benefit from some past life work, get in touch. Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on:
judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.

Spirit Release conquers Gambling Addiction – what are the odds of that?

Spirit Release Work

One of the reasons I chose hypnotherapy all those years ago was that it could be successfully used across such a wide range of issues, and it was much quicker and more direct at finding the root cause of an issue than some other modalities.

Screen shot 2015-05-15 at 5.52.07 PMAt that time I did not realise just how much more effective it would be with the added power of past life and spirit release work. Let me give you one example, of a young man in his mid-20s who came to see me. He was lovely, charming, a ray of sunshine, but there was a dullness about him. He explained that, on his 18th birthday, he had gone into a local betting shop, just because he could. Somehow, he had become hooked on gambling – and nowadays, as he said, he didn’t even need to go into a betting shop: it was all done on his mobile phone. He was gambling up to £500 a week, hiding it from his mother and his girlfriend and, as he said, because he was lying about it, he couldn’t even cash in and share the big win he’d had a couple of months before he came to see me!

He had tried counselling before, and it had been effective for a short while, but he had drifted back and now really wanted to kick the habit. He did not feel that counselling was strong enough to help him do that. Someone had suggested hypnotherapy, and he found his way to me. Like most new clients, he was a bit wary when I explained about past lives and spirit “passengers” and soul retrieval but, as some level, it all made sense to him, and said he was willing to give it a go.

In the first session we found some spirit “passengers” and had them escorted to the light where they belonged. We had also ascertained that we needed to check a past life, and we had a list of the years to look at for soul retrieval.

When he returned for the next session, the young man looked brighter. I asked how he had been and his reply was really interesting. “I have not felt the need to gamble since our last session,” he said, with a big smile on his face.

In that second session, we found a past life. It was not dramatic, or traumatic, as some of the lives I am guided to: on the contrary. The man we found was alone – and lonely – throughout his life, and felt that his life had been wasted, there was so much more he should have, could have done if only …. if only …. When I asked him what advice he would give to the young man on the couch, he immediately said, “make the most of your life. Make the most of your family. Don’t waste it as I have done.”

At the end of the session, the client was visibly moved by the experience: he had clearly taken on board the lessons of that other life.

He positively bounced into the room for his third and last session. “Well?” I asked. He looked puzzled. “Oh no, I haven’t even thought about it,” he said, “doesn’t even bother me any more.”

Screen shot 2015-05-15 at 5.52.56 PMWith the client once more in a deep state of relaxation, we found and “brought home” the stray parts of the soul that had been left behind at times of trauma. Various emotions came out – confusion, anger, resentment … they were all left behind, and the soul fragments re-integrated. At the end of the session, the client said he felt each of the separate emotions in various parts of his body as the process was under way: a sensitive young man.

It was clear to both the client and to me that the root cause of his gambling had been a spirit “passenger”, probably picked up early on in one of the betting shops. To have such an immediate and positive result was certainly a surprise to the client – and with the money he had saved even in the three weeks that he had been coming to see me, he was able to take his girlfriend away for a lovely long weekend to celebrate!

“Danny” (not his real name) kindly agreed to record a testimonial – in this short clip he explains his experiences with the spirit release and past life sessions.

And here he explains how he felt about the work that we did together.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, could benefit from getting rid of an addictive habit, get in touch. Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on:
judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.

I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.