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Quote of the Month – April 2012

Quantum Leaps for Personal Development & Renewal

In this interconnected universe, every improvement we make in our private world improves the world at large for everyone.

Dr. David Hawkins – Author of Power v Force

The only real limits on what you can do or be are the limits you accept in your mind.

Brian Tracy

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quote of the Month – March 2012


“Quantum Leaps are those moments of revelation or transformation in which an old way of seeing or experiencing yourself, other people, or the world, changes in a fundamental way. From the ashes of the old, something new arises. Inside yourself, you can tell that something has fallen into place or taken shape in a new way.”

Bill Harris – Thresholds of the Mind


Quote of the Month – February 2012

Eliminating  Limiting Beliefs About Yourself & Your Life

“Do not confuse the conditions in your life with the truth about you.  Conditions may be influential, but they are not immutable. Conditions can and do change! Circumstances may have an effect, but they are not the deciding factors in your life.  Do not allow what is going on around you to determine what comes through you.  Don not allow yourself to believe that what happens to you can in any way alter the truth about you.

You are not what happens to you.  You are how you handle what happens. You are not what is going on around you.  You are how you go through all the things going on around you.  You are not bound to or stopped by any condition or circumstance that may confront you.  You are the boundless, unlimited, unstoppable power and energy of who you believe you are.  Beyond that, nothing really matters unless you let it.

Until today, you may have believed that environment, conditions, circumstances or situations could alter, determine or change your identity.  Just for today, examine what you believe about where you are in your life to see if what you believe is in fact coming true.”

by Iyanla Vanzant



Using the Power of Visualisation to Achieve Your Desired Outcomes

Everything that has ever been created or invented from the beginning of time has been visualised, imagined, and conceived in somebody’s mind first, before taking form in outward reality, into matter.   Everything begins in the mind and our thoughts become things – our ideas and mental images are manifested into objects, buildings, roads, electricity etc.

Imagination is something we are all born with, and imagination is not only visual but includes all our other senses.  For visualisation to work effectively you need to imagine feelings and emotions as well as pictures or images.  To those people who claim that they cannot visualise in mental images, I would say that visualisation is not only about seeing, and  it’s most likely that one of their other senses is predominantly at work for them – how else would they know or recognise anything or anyone? How else do you recall persons, places objects from your memory if not by tapping into stored pieces of sensory information somewhere in your mind?

You can use visualisation to change your life in many different ways e.g. to improve health, increase confidence, improve relationships etc. The subconscious mind cannot recognise the difference between what is imagined and what is real, so anything that is felt, smelt, tasted, heard or visualised in the imagination is taken to be a real experience. In terms of getting your desired outcome visualisation acts as a powerful tool.  By spending 10 minutes a day to visualise your end result  and  acting “as if” it’s already been accomplished in your mind’s eye, you’ll begin to reprogram your subconscious mind by installing new beliefs.  By visualising a desired outcome several times and magnifying the emotions attached to it, you will give life to your imagination and your senses.  This in turn creates new neural pathways, which means that every time you think of your intention you will remember your outcome as if it were already in the here and now – creatively driving your imagination to look for ways to fulfil your desires.


Quote of the Month – January




Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. 


How to Stay Motivated & Focused on Your Goals

“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip” Zig Ziglar

It is already mid-January and it’s usually around this time that we start thinking about  putting our New Year Resolutions into practice, or it may be that some of us have already put our plans into motion.

We all start the New Year with the best intentions and say “this time is different, this time I will stick to my goal/s” but somewhere along the way we forget that New Year Resolutions are for life and not just for a few weeks in January. What’s the reason for this? Why do we slip back into the same old self defeating habits instead of creating better futures for ourselves? Most people would argue that change is difficult, they say “this relationship is too much hard work”, or “no matter what I do I still can’t lose weight”, and worst still “what’s the point in trying when there are so many obstacles in my way”. So they start sabotaging their own success – they give up before they even get started. If we want lasting change, then we need to create habits of a lifetime.
Whether the changes you want are related to losing weight or getting fit, changing careers, making more money, or creating better relationships, there are steps you can take to ensure that you stay motivated.
Here are 4 simple steps to keep you on track:

When you lose sight of your original goal or intention you lose focus and slowly lose sense of your direction. It’s at this point that you forget the reasons why you decided to change your eating habits or what motivated you to follow a budget in the first place. Once you decide on your goals, it is really important that you revisit them and remember nothing is set in stone, you can always re-evaluate or redefine them to fit with your present circumstances. The most important thing is to have a powerful intention that keeps you moving forward, one that takes you where you want to go. To make sure you stay on track create an “Intention” affirmation or statement that you can keep on the forefront of your mind. You could even put it in writing and put it somewhere visible so that each time you see it you can be re-inspired and re-focused. Here’s an example of what your “Intention” affirmation might look like:
I intend to live within my budget and live a debt free life.
I intend to communicate with honesty, integrity and understanding and create a wonderful new relationship.
I intend to reach my ideal weight and live a healthy, strong and fit life.

The key to making a commitment to your goal is accountability – in order to stay motivated enlist an individual or a group to support you on your journey of transformation. There’s nothing more powerful than being connected with like-minded people who are on a similar path, who can identify and encourage you to keep going, even when times get tough. This is one of the most motivating forces of all – so get connected! You could join a support group, hire a Life Coach or even have a “buddy” you can talk to at least once a week. Make a commitment for the next 3 months and start experiencing the unlimited benefits that come from taking accountability for your all your actions and behaviour.

Before you take another step, stop and reflect on what you’ve achieved so far – think of all the positive changes you’ve already made. Even the smallest achievement is a step forward in the right direction, for it provides the foundation for lasting change. By acknowledging all your achievements, big or small, you will begin to appreciate the realistic progress you’ve made so far, rather than expecting a quick-fix or an overnight success. Break down your goal into small manageable chunks and remember to reward yourself at each milestone!

This is another powerful tool which puts the emphasis on the desired outcome. Give 10 minutes of your time each day to visualise your end result; acting “as if” it’s already been accomplished in your mind’s eye, you’ll begin to reprogram your subconscious mind by installing new beliefs. By visualising a desired outcome several times and magnifying the emotions attached to it, you will give life to your imagination and your senses. This in turn creates new neural pathways, which means that every time you think of your intention you will remember your outcome as if it were already in the here and now – creatively driving your imagination to look for ways to fulfil your desires.
You already have all the resources you need to follow through on all of your good intentions. Willpower and discipline are never enough and they are always too rigid. Maybe the best motivation comes from being flexible in our approach or being persistent and determined to get up each time we fall. Whether you’re dealing with weight, relationships, career, or finances, you’ll undoubtedly have your ups and downs. There may be days when you hit a plateau, or feel discouraged. You may even question your original intention and motivation behind it. However, if you follow these simple 4 steps on the path of change you’ll be re-inspired and your journey will become easier.

Have a great month and remember that by changing the way you think you change the way you experience your world!


Change Your Mind & Change Your World with Hypnotherapy

Everything begins with a thought.  Everything that’s ever been created in the world  began as a tiny seed of thought in somebody’s imagination.  If you can imagine it then you can achieve it.  Hypnotherapy allows that seed of thought, the imagination, to blossom and grow so that  you can begin to experience new ways of being in the world.  By changing the way you think about yourself and your life, you change the way you look at things, and in the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Hypnotherapy opens the doorway to personal change and development, by allowing you to visualise and imagine how you want things to be rather than what you don’t want.   The subconscious mind cannot differentiate between what is real or imagined, so the more we practice and visualise our desired outcome the more we are likely to get it.  From an early age we are conditioned to constantly feed our minds with negative thoughts, images and words, receiving messages about what we can’t do rather than what’s possible to do.  So we tend to go through life focusing on our limitations – thinking about everything that’s wrong with ourselves or our lives and and on everything we don’t like about ourselves, our bodies, our environment, our lives, rather than channelling our energy on how we can do, have and be anything that we want.  The question is, are you ready to explore what’s keeping you stuck, to let go of old habits, limitations of thought and behaviours, so that you can move forwards?  Whether you are trying to lose weight, stop smoking, overcome a phobia, let go of stress anxiety, sleep better, boost your confidence, or searching for motivation to exercise and gain control of your life,  hypnotherapy can help.

We could say that we are already “hypnotising” ourselves every day into believing that we are less than what we truly are, believing that we are not worthy or lack the ability to achieve all that we hope and desire.  Hypnotherapy allows you to tap into your inner resources for change, so that you can start feeding your mind with positive and life enhancing thoughts so that you can “de-hypnotise” yourself ,  regain control,  become self-empowered, and succeed in anything you put your mind to – whatever success means to you!  With hypnotherapy you can plant a positive and healthy seed of thought that grows and transforms into New Thoughts, New Actions & New Life…


Hypno-Band: What is it & how can it help you reduce weight?

Hypno-Band Weight Loss System™ (Virtual Gastric Band)
Now available in Caversham, Berkshire

What if you could have all the benefits of a surgical Gastric Band, without the surgery and cost? Well now you can!

By using the Hypno-Band© hypnotherapy system we can create a state of mind where you will believe you actually have a Gastric Band fitted. You will eat smaller portions and feel full.  The Hypno-Band system is a long term solution to your weight problems. It’s  the revolutionary new weight loss system designed
for those who have a high Body Mass Index (BMI of 30 or more).

What is the Hypno-Band?

The Hypno-Band could change your life forever.  Imagine having the results usually achieved by having a surgical Gastric Band fitted but not having to go through surgery, and spending thousands of pounds!

Gastric Band surgery is not for everyone.  Usually the surgery is only carried out on people classified as ‘clinically obese’ and with a high Body Mass Index (BMI).

A surgical Gastric Band works by reducing the size of the stomach and therefore you eat smaller portions and feel full.  Through this method it is possible to reduce weight easily.  the surgical method does have drawbacks however.  It is very costly and you will need to go through a surgical procedure.

Book a treatment of Hypno-Band before 30th November 2011 and
receive 10% discount off the full price £495
pay only £445.50

for further details
CALL me on 07846 989439 or send me an email
and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can

How Does it Work?

Over five sessions we take you through the process of having a gastric band fitted only in your mind.  By using suggestion and visualisation your mind will be convinced that your stomach has become smaller and that you need less food.  By eating less and less often you will begin to reduce your weight.
The Process uses hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural techniques to help you achieve your ideal weight – and stay there!
Each session in the Hypno-Band system lasts for one hour and before beginning the process a full assessment will be carried out.

Does it involve surgery?

No! the Hypno-Band system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Does it hurt?

On the contrary.  The Hypno-Band procedure is extremely relaxing and pleasurable.

So it’s safe?

Yes! the Hypno-Band system is perfectly safe.

Are there any side effects?

No. There are no side effects associated with undergoing this procedure.

Will I be under the control of the hypnotherapist?

Never.  No hypnotherapist can make you do anything you do not want to do nor make you behave in a way you would not normally behave.

Am I suitable for the Hypno-Band weight loss system?

If you are overweight and really want and are committed to losing weight then you should be suitable.  The only exception would be if there is a physiological reason for your weight problems or if you are taking certain medications.

Will it work for me?

The key to success is YOU! No weight loss system will work unless you are committed to losing weight.  You must be prepared to change your eating habits and lifestyle.  If you are totally serious about losing weight then it is more likely to work for you.  The Hypno-Band system provides you with the tools and ability to lose weight and maintain a healthier body.

How long does it take?

The whole process takes five one hour sessions.  Usually this is achieved over 5 to 7 weeks, but this is flexible and at your convenience.

How much will it cost?

The complete treatment, which includes 2 CD’s, Food Diary, Weight Loss Chart and other weight related handouts, will cost only £495.  Additional costs may be incurred @ £65 per 1 hour session, if analysis sessions are required before the treatment plan is started e.g. for dealing with emotional and psychological issues.  This will be discussed with you at the appropriate time.
If you book this treatment before 3oth November 2011 you will get 10% off this price.

For full details please call

07846 989 439

or send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can


Like any medical or therapy procedure there can be no definite guarantees.  Even a surgeon cannot guarantee that an actual gastric band will work.
It should be noted that it is YOU that holds the key to losing weight.