The Art of Self Care – Free Talks at Vinings in Haywards Heath

Are you one of those people who put everyone else first and yourself last?
Perhaps it’s time you learned The Art of Self Care!
Come along to a series of totally free talks at Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath. They run each Tuesday, 7pm – 8pm, starting Tuesday 18th September and running through to Tuesday 30th October.
Each week a different therapist will share their knowledge and experience around the central theme of The Art of Self Care.
I’m in the hot seat on Tuesday 2nd October, on the theme of “Re-discover your true self with hypnotherapy”.
The talks are totally free, but space is limited, so please do book a place – call Vinings on 01444 441 210 and leave your name and phone number.
Look forward to seeing you there!


Over all the years I have been working as a therapist, I have come across just about every variation on the theme of “Abusive Relationship”, from children sexually abused by parents and / or other family members to emotional blackmail, verbal abuse and “gaslighting” – where one partner manipulates the other into thinking he / she is going mad.

The two main strands involved in supporting clients who are looking for help in such situations are, first, to get to the real underlying root cause of the issue and, secondly, to encourage the client to re-discover their true self.

Those who have been sexually abused from an early age (and I have known this go on even into adulthood) carry a heavy burden that could typically include shame and embarrassment; anger, rage and hatred; a sense of betrayal, loss of trust and confusion about right and wrong. All of these create a potent cocktail that frequently shows up in the adult as feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem; inability to cultivate healthy relationships and / or appropriate sexual boundaries; a “self-destruct” button and / or self harming.
Different therapists will approach this scenario in their own ways – just one reason why it is important to find a therapist that you are comfortable with before embarking on this healing process.
My approach is typically guide a client through what I call “soul retrieval” – the client’s unconscious will tell me in which years of this life there have been trauma or events that need to be healed. With the client in a deep state of relaxation, and using powerful visualisation techniques, we go back to each year indicated in turn, not to re-live the trauma but to release the negative emotions. My question is never “what happened?” (which triggers the conscious mind) but rather “how is he / she feeling?” which keeps it in the unconscious emotional level. This can be a hugely emotional process as the client finally lets go of all the emotional baggage that has been stuffed down, hidden away for so long, and healing can take place: amazingly cathartic.
Then we can re-build the client, allowing him or her to re-discover their true self, their true power. This in itself is a process of transformation, and I love to see a lighter, brighter, more confident person emerging from the shadows.

Emotional or mental abuse is equally destructive, and gaslighting can destroy someone without them realising what is happening.
Here I work with the client to unravel the tangled roots of the issue back to source. Sometimes this is not as easy as it may seem and may well be somewhat uncomfortable for the client as outdated, inappropriate beliefs and conditioning are dismantled. Relationships may then be seen in a different light; power games recognised for what they are; and different choices may be made, all in a safe, secure environment that builds confidence, self-power and understanding.

If you know someone who may benefit from resolving such issues, do give them my contact numbers – 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512. Or they can get in touch using the form on this website: the messages do reach me, and I do respond!

I am based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, also in Haywards Heath. I look forward to hearing from you!



It was Russell Brand who said that – and he knows a thing or two about recovery.

I had not thought of myself as “breakdown assistance” before, but actually the analogy works very well. A car won’t start, or it just stops, and it is the task of the mechanic to locate the problem and put it right, so that the car runs efficiently and smoothly again. A client comes to me when he or she “won’t start” or has “just stopped” – and it is my task to locate the issue and resolve it, to get the client firing on all cylinders again.

Whereas the mechanic uses a wide range of diagnostic equipment, I go straight to the horse’s mouth, as it were. I put the client into a deep state of relaxation – some call it a hypnotic trance – and I work with their unconscious, tracing back the real underlying emotional root cause of the issue and resolving it at source.

I’ve worked with people from 18 to 80, uncovering layers of traumas and anxiety; fears, phobias and programming that have built up over the years. Releasing successive layers often leads to dramatic “pops” of progress, alongside the steady, subtle steps that support this process. All the while the intention is to give them back their power or – as Russell Brand so beautifully puts it – “to recover the person they were intended to be.”

If you know someone who needs support to get them back firing on all cylinders, give them my numbers – 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512. I’m always happy to have a totally confidential (and totally free) no-commitment chat. Or give them a link to this website for more information.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.




Welcome to the home of Effective Hypnotherapy. My name’s Judy Sharp: I’m delighted that you’ve found me and I hope that you find what you feel you need Jude new pic screen shothere.

You’ll find lots of information on the site about hypnotherapy; about me; and about the way I work. That’s important: if you are looking for a therapist, it’s because you have an issue that you would like to resolve.

There are a lot of hypnotherapists around, and we all work in slightly different ways, so it is important to find one with whom you are comfortable, one you can work with. Take time to do this – talk with a few therapists before making up your mind: no professional will object to that. The journey that your therapy will take you on is intense and invariably emotional: choose your guide for that journey carefully!

My mantra when I am working is: Find the Root Cause. Resolve the Issues. Move on with Your Life.

People come to me with a wide range of issues, from obesity, pain control and anxiety to fears & phobias and a general feeling of being lost. With all of them, part of the healing process is making them whole again, at every level: physical, mental and emotional. I firmly believe that true healing can only take place when the soul is whole.

I don’t believe in the “quick fix” or “sticking a plaster” on a problem and hoping it will go away. Rather, I help the client to trace back the true root cause of the issue, following the thread wherever it may take us, and then we deal with it at source. This gives full closure, and allows the client to move on with his / her life. Sometimes that thread takes us back to childhood, sometimes to a past life: wherever it goes, we follow. Even those who have been skeptical or downright disbelieving about reincarnation “and all that stuff” have had experiences that not only shook their beliefs but resolved their issues in the process!

Someone who has lost their way can be re-united with their Soul Group, some of whom may be with them in this lifetime too: there are always a few surprises there! They can re-connect with that sense of purpose, that “knowing” why they are here, and what they have set themselves to achieve this time round. This can also be very emotional work and it can provide valuable insights into challenges and situations being faced in this lifetime with health, money, relationship or career issues. I’m passionate about helping people to identify and resolve the issues that are holding them back, so they can move on more positively with their lives.

I live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I work primarily from Vinings Natural Health Centre here in Haywards Heath.

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If you like the sound of the way I work, why not give me a call on 01444 459 433 or07597 020 512:   I’m always happy to chat about whatever issues may be holding you back.


Welcome to Effective Hypnotherapy with me, Judy Sharp!

Thank you for finding your way to my website –

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.

Shifting Sand Syndrome – what on earth is going on?

There’s a lot going on “out there” around our beautiful planet, and wider afield. We are moving into a different part of the big wide beyond that has a higher vibration. The effects of this are already being felt in many ways, at many levels.

What has that got to do with you? Quite a lot, actually. Have you been feeling a bit odd recently? Not quite yourself? A bit more anxious or uncertain than you normally are? Or perhaps you just get the sense that things are changing all around you and you have no idea of what is going on …?

That is what I call “Shifting Sand Syndrome”. It’s as if you have stepped from a nice solid floor onto shifting sand. Nothing stays the same, everything is constantly, subtly, shifting right there under your feet so you don’t know where you are any more. You haven’t moved and yet nothing is the same …

The more sensitive, the more spiritual, you are, the more you are going to feel these effects, and they won’t always be pleasant. That’s part of the overall “crisis of change” which is an inevitable part of any process of change. Don’t be alarmed by it, don’t go thinking you have lost the plot: far from it. Merely understanding what it is will help.

If you would like to know more, or if you feel that it you need help to get through it, give me a call on 07597 020 512, or email me on:
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.

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!

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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.
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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.