Category Archives: Leicester Therapy Centre

Emetophobia – The Fear of Vomiting

Leicester Therapy Centre

What is Emetophobia?

Emetophobia is an intense, irrational fear of being sick. Either yourself or others, often the two fears coincide with each other making it worse for the sufferer.

It is a very common phobia and ranks among one of the Top 10 phobias in the UK. It makes you very afraid of being sick yourself or being in the presence of someone who is either going to be sick or is sick in front of you.

The fear of vomiting (Emetophobia) is debilitating to the sufferers life because you will begin to alter your activities to avoid doing things that have even the slightest chance of making you feel sick.

Causes of Emetophobia

The fear of vomiting is surprisingly common and usually starts because an          incident of vomiting (either your own or someone else) was associated with an extreme fear reaction and then the two (extreme fear and vomiting) become associated in the mind.

Of course no one enjoys vomiting,  it is the bodies natural way of looking after itself so it is in fact a healing process, that you do not need to be afraid of.

If you think you are in fear of being sick, see how hypnotherapy can help you reduce stress and anxiety around your Emetophobia.

Once the association between fear and vomiting is hypnotically changed you will be able to start to relax with the idea of being sick. Then you can start leading your life in a normal and satisfying way again!

Virtual Gastric Hypno-Band Leicester

As seen on C4 TV Embarrassing Bodies

Licensed Hypno-Band Practice Leicester

Have you been watching the new series of Fat Embarrassing Bodies on C4? What do you think about the brave participants of the show? I know it can be seen as voyeuristic but it does give lots and lots of hard facts about the dangers of being overweight, that you simply can’t ignore.

The virtual gastric Hypno-Band has been successfully featured on Embarrassing Bodies as well as GMTV and countless newspaper and magazine articles as a very successful, risk free way of losing weight with the surgery – and eye watering costs.

If you have been considering bariatric or weight loss surgery in Leicester, do take the time and see what the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy can do for you instead. I have with worked ladies who have successfully lost weight and kept it off, when they were initially determined and ready to book in for surgery.

There is plenty of information on my site and blog, or see Hypno-Band  which is the world’s number one gastric band hypnotherapy system. Please ensure you choose only licensed practitioners listed and registered on the site.

Hypno-Band Licensed Practice

Get your weight loss goals off to a good start with hypnotherapy for weight loss, giving you the control and power back over food. Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly.

Call 0800 612 8159

EM leicstherapy@gmail.com

Qualified Counsellors and Hypnotherapy in Leicester

bacp.co.ukHypnosis Health Leicester

Most of my clients come to me through referrals from their friends or family. But what do you do if you are looking for a new therapist without a referral?

You might Google ‘Hypnotherapy Leicester’ and over 250,000 results appear, some are paid adverts usually on the front page or featured along the side. How do you work out which one is best for you?

The Counselling and Hypnotherapy Profession like other organisations is heavily regulated to ensure your practitioner is suitably qualified, insured and fit for practice. The practitioner should also attend regular, confidential supervision to check they are giving you a high standard of therapy and keep up to date with new polices and procedures.

The Government use and recognise The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a member.

CNHC

I am a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, which was established with Government support to regulate complementary therapies.

GHRI also belong to the General Hypnotherapy Register, which is the largest professional register for hypnotherapists in the UK.

Anyone who has a business profile should have sufficient evidence of their practice, especially across the social networks. Do they have a clear and concise website, are they on Twitter or Facebook, do they have a blog? You often get a good ‘feel’ about a website or person by reading through their literature, this is important as you will be giving them your personal information so you need to make sure you feel comfortable with them.

When you have chosen a few you like the look of, give them a call. Again you will get a better feel for that person by listening to their voice or see what response you get to an email.

Most therapists like myself will be more than happy to have a no obligation informal chat with you, I also want to ensure I will be suitable to assist you to the best of my ability so its important I get to know you too.

In any therapy, you must NEVER be made to feel uncomfortable in any way. My role in your therapy is a facilitator in your well being, guiding you through the process. Never feel pressurised to make an appointment if you don’t feel its right for you.

Hope this helps in someway when trying to find a new therapist. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me leicstherapy@gmail.com I personally handle all correspondence.

Shelly 🙂

Feel Good Friday – Feb 1st Leicester

Feel Good FridayHypnosis Health Leicester

Friday 1st February 2013 is Feel Good Friday, and I am proud to support this Samaritans fundraising day by donating £10 from every counselling or hypnotherapy treatment carried out in Leicester.

It’s all about feeling good, and Samaritans is encouraging everyone to brighten their day a little, to have some fun and to help raise funds to allow them to continue their vital life-saving service.

Why Feel Good Friday?

Every year, Samaritans’ 18,750 volunteers support 5 million calls from people across the UK who are struggling to cope. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide hope and comfort. By supporting Feel Good Friday, you’ll help Samaritans continue to provide their life-saving service for the millions of cries for help they receive each year.

  • £3.88 pays for one call to be answered by a volunteer;
  • £100 allows the charity to recruit 5 new volunteers;
  • £1,000 keeps Samaritans’ service running for 12 hours

Feel Good Friday was first organised by Samaritans in 2012 as a lighthearted way of raising these important funds. I supported the event in 2012, and we aim to raise even more money in 2013.

Call freephone 0800 612 8159 to enquire about hypnotherapy in Leicestershire, weight loss, stopping smoking and counselling services in Leicester, you can also email me leicstherapy@gmail.com.

Look forward to hearing from you soon,

Shelly 🙂

BUPA covers Counselling and Hypnotherapy Leicester

Bupa HeathcareHypnosis Health Leicester

I am a registered Mental Health Therapist with Bupa – the health care specialists which means that your private health insurance may cover your therapy.

My health care companies now recognise the importance of Holistic therapy and will include them in their benefits package to you. They will cover the costs of your counselling and hypnotherapy in Leicester.

Remember to check with your employers what you are entitled to, all therapy is within under the strict confidentiality agreements from The BACP so everything is completely discrete.

Contact 0800 612 8159

Email leicstherapy@gmail.com

Chocoholics! Overcome your Chocolate Addiction!

Are you a chocolate addict?Hypnotherapy for Health Leicester

When it comes to chocolate addiction, chocoholics usually find the best of intentions get thrown out the window. No matter how hard you ‘put your foot down’, the chocolate usually finds some way to convince you to eat more.

So why is it that mere motivation or willpower is not enough? Anybody who experiences cravings for any substance finds that simply trying not to eat it falls short of what is required to quit successfully.

This is because this ‘decision’ is made at a conscious level whereas the chocolate addiction is being driven unconsciously.

What you need is a boost to your unconscious determination so that the desire to remain free of chocolate addiction becomes stronger than the desire to eat chocolate.

Overcoming your chocolate addiction will help you gently re-educate your unconscious mind to give you more freedom to choose when it comes to chocolate.

Why not see if you can give up chocolate from now until Easter, how much weight do you think you could lose by doing that? Get in touch to see how chocolate therapy in Leicester can help you today.

Freephone 0800 612 8159

Email leicstherapy@gmail.com

Hypnosis for Stress, Anxiety or Panic Attacks

Is this how you feel?Leicester Therapy Centre

Is this how you feel? Tired, angry, emotional and stressed?

The majority of us went back to work this week, for some its a blessed relief to get away from the family and get back into some kind of normal routine. The Christmas period can be an immensely stressful time of  for many families, how was it for you?

When you keep stressful and anxious feelings hidden, over days, weeks, months and years they can fester inside you and show themselves in other ways. Constantly putting the body in an anxious mode produces the stress hormone cortisol which is proven to hamper weight loss amongst other things.

Do you wonder why you drink so much coffee? Eat chocolate, snacks, have too much alcohol? It’s all down to stressful and anxious feelings which we try to self soothe ourselves with whatever takes our fancy.

When I see new clients for weight control, almost always the real issue is something else that is going on in their life. Unless you feel right in yourself first, you will not be able to tackle things like weight or smoking no matter how much you want to. Some people can change for a while, but then why do diets yoyo, why do smokers start up again? It’s all to do with stress and anxiety.

When the anxious feelings become too much, this can induce a panic attack. A really scary thing to go through. Anyone who suffers from panic attacks will tell you the main fear is worrying when the next panic attack will kick in. Imagine that?

‘Liberated living is not the absence of fear.. but the absence of fear of fear’

Hypnosis can help with panic attacks, anxiety, stress and your fears. With your unconscious mind we work to in input new ways of being for you, helping you to move on and live your life, being able to manage stress better, not absorbing to your detrimental effect.

If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight, stop smoking and reduce stress in your life, please feel free to get in touch

Email leicstherapy@gmail.com

Freephone 0800 612 8159

Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly