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2 reasons why your friend is making you feel uncomfortable and how to deal with it!

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Ever had those days when your friend/partner is making you feel uncomfortable? But not because you hate them…just something is – well off? And I don’t mean in the stagnant water way! The thing is, at times we will find that friends or partners (or even family members) really get under our skin. Our first retaliation is to blame them for it… But what if it’s YOU? Eek…. yep I said it… it’s highly likely it’s you! Before you contemplate killing me for that statement let me explain where I am going with this… Sometimes our friends just drive us insane…. we can love them from the bottom of our hearts, and adore them completely, we would walk over hot coals for them – but still the very second they text/call/email/Facebook/turn up you feel uncomfortable, irritable or just like there is a glitch in the system. Here’s two reasons why…….

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Are your friendships damaging your mental health?

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Are your friendships damaging your mental health? Limiters, enablers or encouragers…… what on earth am I on about? With social media taking over all communication, texts a preference and knowing (or even having) a home phone quickly becoming a thing of the past the one thing that it does allow is for us to watch personality types and friendship types become visual. We can also begin to understand how mental health has decreased as social media increases. In the past we couldn’t so easily see the behaviours of those around us as they disappeared as quickly as the person vacating. With the wonders of a technological age and social media being used so widely it allows us see things we may not have seen before (if we open our eyes to them). I’ll start with a story to explain my point…. Those who follow my blogs from A Step at…

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Client Testimonial: Weight Loss Hypnotherapy

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Client Testimonial – Hypnotherapy Gastric Band (2 stone lost) Helen shares her story of the Hypnotherapy Gastric Band Treatment which has helped her lose 4 stone in the last year and completely change her life and outlook. “I have always struggled with losing weight and then putting it all back on again as soon as I start to make progress. No matter how much I wanted it, no matter how I didn’t want to snack. How I wanted to be good, but something would be niggling at me and i’d be in and out of the kitchen cupboards desperately searching for something sweet I must have overlooked that must be there, even after the 4th time checking, it was compulsion I’d have to keep looking. I was at a stage at one point in my life where I could not sleep on my back because I would get water in…

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I need to find myself…… A client account of BWRT 2

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BWRT 2 Treatment is a fantastic new treatment which launched at A Step at a Time in September 2016, it focusses on removing the limitations that are created from negative self-labels and identity confusion. For example a client who feels worthless will struggle to achieve their weight loss goals as they do not feel worthy, so BWRT allows you to create your ‘ideal self’ and move forward with confidence and conviction. A versatile and effective treatment the results are phenomenal. Over a 4 week process you will meet once a week to complete the treatment, and by week 3 the results are already showing. This case study follow sone client’s results….. Client Case Study: I started working with Nicky 4 weeks ago and as I sit here today, I can’t believe how effective this technique is. Nicky herself, is a consumate professional and her enthusiasm, passion and belief for this…

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5 factors that slow down results after a Hypnotherapy Gastric Band

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Many clients come to see me as they know someone who has had great results from a virtual gastric band. The successes are great, but what factors can affect success from being at the speed desired? 1.Overthinking – Overthinking is the biggest stumbling block for this treatment. As Kerri (Face of ASAT) says ‘embrace it and you will fly’ those clients who are the most successful fastest simply EMBRACE the treatment as their lifestyle, follow it daily with no excuses and do not question what they are doing. Wondering constant whether it is working or not, whether you are doing it right, whether you should be doing XYZ are all delaying you results and preventing you from reaching your goal as instead of listening to your body and your new mindset you are searching for an old mindset that we just spent 3 hours getting rid of. BEST TIP –…

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Client Gastric Band Feedback – Emma

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When did you start your treatment? I started my treatment in April 2015 after seeing how fantastic people I used to work with had done by having this treatment. What made you decide to choose hypnotherapy as a way to change your eating habits and lose weight? I had been dieting for the last 10 years using various different ones i.e. weight watchers, slimming world, slim fast etc, but I found that they only seemed to work for short amounts of time. I needed to do something that would change my life completely and hypnotherapy seemed the only way forward. Was the treatment what you expected? Why? I will be honest; the treatment was not what I was expecting at all. The procedure itself was a lot more than what I was expecting – I was not prepared for how powerful it was and how much my body had taken…

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Why comparing your weight loss to someone else’s will only lead to your own failure..

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weight…. Yep those pesky scales, those gremlins that live in your clothes and minds, the bane of most people’s lives….. So, you commence a journey to lose it, and you jump in and begin to watch pounds come off… And then (this is like a horror movie moment coming up) you see someone else doing what you are doing BUT they lost a few more pounds doing it…. So obviously you failed – right? Wrong! But you’ll tell me…. ‘I’m disappointed’ ‘I obviously did something wrong’ ‘It hasn’t worked’ BUT IT HAS – YOU LOST WEIGHT!!!!! This is a pound of fat…. It’s quite a lot right? So what if you lost 1 or 2 or 3 it’s a hell of a lot more than you lost the week before! But your friend lost 6 and you lost 3…. How is that failure? Do you live in their body? Do…

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How strong is your vision for weight loss?

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When you think of yourself at your weight loss goal can you picture yourself slimmer? Feeling confident? Looking fabulous? Wearing THAT outfit? When you visualise yourself at your weight loss goal can you see your face? Can you imagine what you will feel like? How people will react to you? Do you sense those warm fuzzy feelings begin to stream through your blood? When you embark upon your quest to weight loss having a strong visualisation can be a breakthrough for hypnosis. If whilst under you have a strong sense of yourself at your goal your reactions to the treatment can be intensified. Why? If whilst conscious you can see yourself at your goal you are congruent with it. You can see, sense and feel your destination, thus making this a realistic and achievable goal for your future. Then, whilst under hypnosis if you take that visualisation with you it…

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‘TRYING’ to diet is destined to fail….

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Try….. An interesting word, we ‘try’ to eat healthily, we ‘try’ to finish things, we ‘try’ to exercise…. So why does ‘trying’ lead to giving ourselves permission to fail? When you were little, or you might even say it to your children…. You ask them to ‘try’ things. Whether it’s a carrot off their dinner plate or their maths homework how often have you heard or said the words ‘at least give it a try?’ Except that’s where the problem starts…. We know if we ask a child to TRY their maths homework if they fail we can say… ‘At least you TRIED’ in one step reducing the pain, appeasing the upset and soothing the worry of failure. Not a bad thing right? Except…. When we grow older and we Try to diet Try to exercise Try to eat healthily Try to lose weight We soothe our own conscience when…

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How much do you CARE about your weight loss?

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Cabbage soup Waterfall Atkins Paleo Weight watchers Juicing Slimming world Calorie counting Cutting carbs 5:2 Detox Dukan Cambridge Lighter life Rosemary Connelly How many diets have you tried? How many were successful? Are you still at your weight loss goal? I make no secret as to my diet history. I went from being obese to borderline anorexic on my quest to lose weight, I was fortunate that I had people in my life to pull me back from the brink. On that journey I tried 9 of the diets in that lost…. None of them really worked, I might have lost a few pounds initially but it soon fell apart. So what I did learn is that DIETS DO NOT WORK. Counting calories, cutting food groups and depriving yourself will never bring you success. What they will bring you includes; frustration, guilt eating, binges, sadness, reduced social life, yoyo-ing weight,…

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Making a choice to change

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Change doesn’t happen overnight – it would be nice though wouldn’t it? So how do we change? For any change to happen we need to actually want it. How often do we say ‘I wish I could’ or ‘I really should’ but never make any progress towards it? It can be too easy to make flippant remarks or comments about changing behaviours, but when these are empty promises the results will follow with failure. Much the same if we say we will ‘try’ to do something we automatically give ourselves an opt out clause because to ‘try’ indicates that it is ok to fail. So weighing this up (excuse the pun) how does this relate to: – Quit smoking? – Weight loss? – Reducing alcohol intake? – Hypnotherapy? WEIGHT LOSS: When we set a resolution to lose weight we have normally been there before. We have every good intention, we…

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Bariatric surgery versus hypnotherapy virtual gastric bands

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With the NHS today launching their proposal to invest up to £12 million pounds into offering up to 2 million individuals who are obese and suffer with type 2 diabetes the opportunity to lose weight through bariatric surgery many have taken to social media to give their opinions of the appropriateness of their approach to tackling obesity. The NHS Health & social Care Information Centre figures identified that between 2006-7 and 2011-12 the number of gastric bypass operations increased from 858 to 5,407. In a current climate where the NHS predict that one in four adults and one in five children aged 10-11 is obese there is a call for drastic action, but is bariatric surgery the answer? Whilst critics have today debated the factors that rapid weight loss in those individuals with type 2 diabetes and obesity will drop blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of premature death…

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How effective is a hypnotherapy virtual gastric band?

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When many of my clients contact me about having a hypnotherapy gastric band or balloon there is generally some key feedback: It sounds too good to be true It’s expensive How have other clients got on? If I was standing in their shoes I would feel the same way. So the purpose of this weeks blog post is to look at the progress of some of my current clients and how you can ensure that your gastric band works for you… The first clients to experience this phenomena are 5-6 weeks into their treatments now which gives a good cross range of experience. All my clients range in age from their 20s to their 40s and all live different lifestyles. Some are mums and dads, others professionals in the city, no two clients are identical and therefore their journeys are different as well. However they report similar responses: Reduction in…

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Why that negative self-talk and ‘those’ labels are hindering your weight loss more than your lack of workouts…..

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I’m fat No one will ever love me I’m disgusting – look at this ‘pinches flesh’ I’ll never be slim I just cant eat healthily How many times in the last few days/weeks/months have you found yourself engaging in an internal dialogue of criticisms about your appearance and behaviours. Do you start every month with a plan to start a ‘new diet’ or healthy eating approach? Join the gym and don’t see results after a week so quit and find comfort in the chocolate bar you hid at the back of the fridge? At some point we are all guilty of some negative self-talk or labelling ourselves with negative descriptions. However is your self-talk hindering your goals? And what impact does that internal dialogue have on your ability to change your behaviour? Our minds are made up of a tonne of grey matter which is split into a number of…

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Stressed? Anxious? Why Responsive hypnotherapy can remove it in 2 hours!

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At some point we all suffer from stress or anxiety, however in some cases its not just your average stress. For some people stress and anxiety accelerate to a degree that they don’t want to leave the house, question their own thoughts and begin to experience physical symptoms whether its racing heart rates, throbbing pain in their head or panic attaches – stress and anxiety are very real – and affect a multitude of aspects of life. Whilst hypnotherapy can be effective in reducing the symptoms created by stress and anxiety over a succession of sessions I started my year wanting to offer more effective and faster results to offer my clients an even more successful route to treatment. With stress and anxiety creating numerous comfort behaviours albeit a reliance on emotional eating or using alcohol to reduce the feelings being able to offer fast, effective results was n important…

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