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.

 

“Curing” obesity

There was an interesting article in my newspaper, the “i”, the other day. The headline read “Just eating less and exercising ‘won’t cure obesity’ “. That in itself made me smile – to me it is obvious, but the latest findings of an extensive study are clearly headline material!

The article quoted that reputable publication The Lancet. Experts from US universities agreed that, even after actively losing pounds, biological mechanisms kick in that make it extremely difficult for previously obese people to stay a healthy weight.

It went on to quote Dr Christoper Ochner, who is assistant professor of paediatrics and psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. Dr Ochner said that, for those people with chronic obesity, “body weight seems to become biologically stamped-in and defended.”

He went on to say that few individuals ever truly recover from obesity, saying that rather they suffer from ‘obesity in remission’. “They are biologically very different from individuals of the same age, sex and body weight who were never obese.”

I think that is a really interesting phrase – “biologically stamped-in and defended” – and I agree. I would also agree that those who are obese (let’s say those who are holding on to excess weight) are very different from individuals who were never obese. And I suppose it is biological – but I would also suggest that there is more to it than that.

My own research and practical experience show that, frequently, there are very real underlying emotional reasons for people holding on to excess weight. It could be childhood abuse or bullying at school; it could be a broken relationship or even a pregnancy that was terminated. In all cases, the person concerned builds layers of protection or comfort – and no amount of eating less or exercising will shift that!

The approach I take is to uncover the real root causes: is it, perhaps, one of the reasons I mentioned above, or does it go back even further, to a past life? That is far more common that you would think. If someone has starved to death, and passed with the thought, “I’ll never go hungry again,” – that is a powerful statement to bring into the next life, albeit at an unconscious level. I have worked with several clients for whom that was exactly the scenario, and they find that they lose their obsessive craving for food when that past life trauma has been laid to rest. Or maybe there is a spirit passenger with a sweet tooth – that, too, is more common than most people think. Again, once the spirit passenger has been released, the craving for sweet foods seems to evaporate, allowing the person to change their eating habits.

And, of course, talking to that excess weight is very revealing – it knows what is role is, even if the person at a conscious level has forgotten or blocked out the root cause. Once we know exactly what the issue is, and have resolved that – at whatever level – then generally the excess weight is happy to go: its job is done, it is no longer needed.

So yes, body weight is “stamped-in and defended” – but not, I would suggest, in the way that the experts are stating. I would say that the “stamping-in” and “defending” is at a deep, unconscious level, and that it can be accessed and resolved, allowing people to let go of their excess weight and move on with their lives.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from releasing that excess weight, 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.

Hypnotic Gastric Banding – a case study

A lady came to see me recently to enquire about losing weight – let’s call her Angela. In her mid-50s, she was happily married, had a good job and enjoyed life to the full. Her hobbies included eating out and entertaining – and therein lay the problem! Angela loved food and found it very hard to lose weight. She recognised that, as the years pass, it is more difficult to shed those extra pounds, and was determined to do something about it. She had tried various diets with differing degrees of success and took regular exercise in the form of walking.

Investigations and conversations with Angela’s unconscious revealed a number of traumas in her life, but no past life issues to be dealt with. These current-life traumas were dealt with in a separate, very emotional session (see separate post on Soul Retrieval), as the parts of her that had been left behind were found and brought back into the fold, into the warmth of the heart. In this way, Angela became “whole” again.

The “operation” went very well, and this was followed with strong suggestions that Angela would eat less and eat more slowly, while still enjoying her food and eating enough for her body to remain healthy.

After each session, Angela reported having a really good night’s sleep and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. In the first week after the “operation” she lost 6 pounds, and a steady, healthy rate of weight loss continues. When I saw her earlier this week, she was positively glowing and looking great!

A hypnotic gastric band is not for someone who just wants to lose a couple of pounds, or eats too many bars of chocolate.
In the first session, I always go through the client’s medical history and, where I feel it appropriate, I will ask permission to discuss the situation with the client’s medical professional. But for people like Angela, who are otherwise healthy, with no issues with blood pressure and so on, it is a great option. A local private hospital charges around £5,000 for a physical gastric band operation – a surgical procedure that does not take any account of emotional or past life issues that may be responsible for the patient holding onto weight. I charge £495 as a package price to include all of the sessions and the actual “operation” – in Angela’s case it was three sessions, but it can sometimes run to four or even five, depending on the issues to be cleared prior to the “operation”.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, might benefit from losing those extra pounds, give me a call 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.

ERIC – THE BRAIN IN THE GUT

I do a lot of work with people who are obese, who are holding onto excess weight.
That has lead me to do research in various areas, and one that fascinates me is the concept of the Brain in the Gut, the Second Brain as it is sometimes called. I shouldn’t really call it a concept, it has been clearly proven that the Enteric Nervous System (to give it its proper name) exists and is capable of “thinking”. I call this Enteric Nervous System ERIC for short – it’s much more user-friendly, don’t you think – and the way in which it affects us is really interesting.

You know for yourself that feeling of “butterflies in your stomach”, or that “gut reaction” or “feeling gutted”. They are all Eric at work! Whereas the brain in your head is a lump of grey matter that weighs some 3 pounds and has 100 billion brain cells, Eric lines the whole of the intestines and has more than 100 million brain cells (that’s about the same as a cat).

Eric is linked to the brain in the head by the Vagus nerve, and far more signals are sent from Eric to the brain in the head than the other way round, so Eric instigates more activity. If Eric senses something wrong with food or drink that has been taken into the system, it will spring into action, deciding whether to expel it onwards through the digestive system or back the way it came (or, in extreme cases, both!).

It is highly sensitive and will pick up signals that it then transmits to the brain in the head – hence the “butterflies” sensation before you actually realise that you are feeling nervous or excited; or the “gut reaction” before you analyse why you are feeling the way you do. Nor is it any coincidence that Eric covers the area of the Solar Plexus, where we give out and receive energy signals – logical, really, isn’t it?

Eric rules the digestive system and, therefore, is involved with all issues to do with that part of the body. In my work, it is not unusual for me to consult Eric as well as the client’s unconscious to gain a better understanding of what is really going on, and what needs to be done in order to resolve issues that are based in that area.

One of my (many) questions about bariatric surgery is just what effect it has on Eric. I am aware of the effectiveness of a surgical gastric band or, even more extreme, a gastric by-pass, but at what cost? First, the emotional root causes of holding on to weight have not been dealt with and secondly, what consideration has been given to Eric? Precious little. Like chopping down trees to make way for a road, and then wondering why there are more landslides (no tree roots to hold the earth in place), bariatric surgery achieves its goal – but there is always a price to pay, and by interfering with Eric’s normal function, it could be a very high price indeed.

If you would like to know more, 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.

OBESITY – A NATIONAL SCANDAL

You can’t open the papers nowadays without reading about the national scandal that is obesity.

For me the scandal is not the rising levels of obesity but the total lack of focus on the underlying emotional reasons or other possible reasons why people hold onto excess weight.

In my (extensive) experience, peeling the emotional onion and finding out what is going on at the unconscious level, influencing behaviour, is just as relevant. Perhaps a past life trauma and a couple of spirit passengers too . . .

I’ve seen a few TV programmes recently where the subjects (or victims, perhaps) have pinpointed the time in their lives when they started to pile on weight – the death of a good friend, their parents’ messy divorce or whatever – and yet this is ignored. Why? We as individuals know our own bodies better than an outsider – we just need to learn to listen to and understand what it’s telling us.

Before you get drawn into the latest national scandal – take a gentler approach and get back in touch with the real you, the one that is in there trying to get out. 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.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – NO, I’M ONLY KIDDING!

The papers and magazines are full of the headlines, aren’t they – “New Year, New You” – just join the gym and buy the fashionable crop top and cut-offs; follow the new faddy diet and buy the juicer / shredder / cookery book; or buy the branded products that will help you achieve the figure the media say you should have.

But actually, rather than searching for a new you – wouldn’t you rather re-discover the real you? The one that has been buried under excess fat, or fears and phobias, or behaviour patterns that no longer serve you?

Wouldn’t it be much more fun to step into your own power, to find that fabulous person lurking inside?

Working from the outside in, peeling the emotional onion, we can uncover all those real reasons why you’re holding onto weight or the issues that are holding you back.

We might need to look at a past life, or some spirit passengers.
We might need to re-visit the life between lives, to remind you of your true life’s purpose . . .

So if you would rather find the old you, the real you, than looking for a new you – give me a call 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.

CHANGING YOUR EATING HABITS

I regularly deal with clients who have serious weight issues. Some are seriously obese, some have been refused bariatric surgery – and they all have problems with food.

One of the challenges for clients who have worked with me is the way their eating habits change. They don’t want so much food, they lose their cravings for “bad” foods and they have a renewed sense of their own worth and who they really are.

Listen to these clips of just one client who has gone through this process and experienced these life changes for herself.

If you or someone you know would benefit from losing that excess weight, 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

“Trish” loses her craving for chocolate

“Trish” on portion size

“Trish” changes her eating habits