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I am also on Twitter @HYPNOSISHEALTHY

If you would like to meet up I am based in rural South Leicestershire in my private practice and also available at the Eternal Being Clinic in Enderby, Monday  – Saturdays for daytime and evening appointments.

Please feel free to get in touch anytime if you have any queries or would like to know more about how Hypnotherapy and Counselling can help you.

Call 07731 531 561                                   Email leicstherapy@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you, regards

Shelly 🙂

 

Stop Emotional Eating

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Stop Emotional Eating with Hypnotherapy

Keep food and emotions apart with the Stop Emotional Eating Hypnosis

The need for sustenance, for food, is the most elemental need we are aware of, the first need we are aware of. Because it plays such a primal role in our lives, it can sometimes ‘stand in’ for other, quite different, needs we have. Like our need for love. Or challenge. Or meaning.

The Stop Emotional Eating Hypnotherapy programme was developed to help people who have got caught in the trap of feeding their emotions with food instead of with appropriate action.

We need to recognise and acknowledge the difficulty that emotional eaters have when they try to break this pattern with will-power alone. Emotional eating is not a conscious, deliberate choice. It operates at the unconscious level, and this is where it must be addressed.

Does this sound familiar to you? Break the pattern now and make immediate change to your health and well being.

Call or email for more info. Shelly 🙂

What is Hypnotherapy?

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I am counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist based in Leicestershire. I have been qualified for around 10 years having previously worked in Human Resources for a large International company. A strong interest in health, well being and welfare led me to continue my studies, progressing from HR into counselling then hypnotherapy enabling me to offer support and guidance to those in need and help them move on in their life.

Having experienced the positive effects of this type of therapy myself and seeing the results and delighted faces and change in the people I see, I am my own testament to the true power of counselling and hypnosis as a complimentary effective medical intervention. As a result and with my years of experience I am able to understand and empathise with my clients on a deep level which can facilitate great change.

Hypnotherapy can be instant, requiring nothing of you but a willingness to change. By working together, it is your subconscious mind that can bring about instant and lasting behavioural change, without the need for extensive therapy sessions.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis can best be described as when a persons mind enters an altered state of consciousness, like day dreaming. You are not in a deep sleep and not aware of what’s going on around you, you are awake the whole time, but in a deep trance like state. When in this trance state, the subconscious mind becomes extremely active and is more alert and imaginative than during a normal awake state. It’s at this point your subconscious mind takes over from your conscious and facilitate great change.

You have complete control throughout the session and you are awake, you could choose to end the therapy at any point if you wished. As your therapist I will guide you safely using professional techniques to achieve the results that we have previously agreed upon during consultation.

Your subconscious mind listens to my voice in a subliminal way and when I talk directly to your subconscious mind in this deeply relaxed state, this is then where we make the positive suggestions that automatically sit comfortably in your mind. When you come back into full conscious awareness these thoughts are enacted immediately.

All you need to do is truly want to change and be committed to it. Then you can sit back and relax in safety and comfort and let me do the rest. Often people have secondary conditions bought on by the presenting issue and we can review these independently, but an immediate and lasting change can be made that easily.

Contact me now and say goodbye to worry, dieting, cravings, stress, anxiety and any old behaviours or habits that don’t work for you any more – know that you can look, feel and be different!

Shelly 🙂

What to expect on your first therapy session

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Counselling and Hypnotherapy Leicester

Many people take some time before they will consider contacting someone to get help in their private life. You could feel intimidated by the prospect of opening up to someone and admitting to oneself that there is a problem isn’t easy either.

The first step to overcome this is having the insight that there is an issue and it CAN be dealt with, there can be some comfort in this step alone. How bad do things have to get before you can feel better?

Some people visit at crisis point, eg stress or phobia related whilst others have a gentle meander and come along when they know they are absolutely ready to tackle the issue once and for all e.g. to stop smoking.

The overall important factor is the best outcome can only be achieved when you are 100% ready to make the necessary changes in your life. Counselling will help with emotional issues, release concerns and combined with hypnosis can help you to move on in your life, happily, healthily, successfully.

The first session usually comprises of a 60-90 minutes consultation 60-90 where you can tell me about what’s happening in your life and where you want to go with it.  Depending on how you feel a hypnotherapy session is also offered to provide experience of the process and also some comfort as needed.

From this initial session I can then customize your therapy according to your specific needs, and you will have my full support outside of the sessions to keep me updated on how you are doing. You no longer have to fear being alone or having no one to turn to.

So if you feel the need to speak to some one independently and privately and you think counselling and hypnotherapy may help then please feel free to get in touch and I’ll be happy to help put your mind at ease.

Contact – 07731 531 561

Email – leicstherapy@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly

Why we should drink water.

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Why should we have to drink so much water? You hear about it all the time, 1 litre, 2 litres per day. Bottled, sparkling, mineral, glaciar the types of water are endless and for something that comes relativley free from the tap, water companies make oodles of profit on it.

Unlike the snacks and sugar laden fizzy drinks that the manufacturers also push upon us, we really do need to consume water. At least two litres a day for optimum body performance. Buy why? Here a few reasons –

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

When you’re low on fluids, the brain triggers the body’s thirst mechanism. And unless you are taking medications that make you thirsty, you should listen to those cues and get yourself a drink of water, juice, milk, coffee — anything but alcohol. “Alcohol interferes with the brain and kidney communication and causes excess excretion of fluids which can then lead to dehydration,” (Guest)

2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

Food with high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed more slowly by the body, which helps you feel full. Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.

3. Water Helps Energise Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. “When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer,” says Guest.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines.

“Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration,’  “But once you are adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over and excrete excess fluids.” You can also help “lock” moisture into your skin by using moisturizer, which creates a physical barrier to keep moisture in.

5. Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine, explains Guest. “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate,” he says.

When you’re getting enough fluids, urine flows freely, is light in color and free of odor. When your body is not getting enough fluids, urine concentration, color, and odor increases because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily functions.

If you chronically drink too little, you may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration — and the result is constipation. “Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly,” says Kolemay.

 Tips to Help You Drink More Water

If you think you need to be drinking more, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:

1. Have a drink with every snack and meal.

2. Choose an herbal tea you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste.

3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.

4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.

5. Choose drinks that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, always choose water.

Feel Good Friday – Samaritans

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Samaritans’ Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications  Rachel Kirby-Rider said:

“Thank you to Leicester Therapy Centre who is helping
make Feel Good Friday such a successful fundraiser.

Samaritans receives a call for help every five seconds, and funds raised will help us answer more calls from people struggling to cope.”

Always a pleasure to help, any day of the week 🙂 Shelly

Qualified Counsellors and Hypnotherapy in Leicester

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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.

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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 🙂

Hypnosis Health Dubai Launches Oct 2012

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I’m very pleased to announce that Hypnosis Health Dubai launches October 2012 at the prestigious Holistic Institute at Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai UAE.

All counselling and hypnotherapy services will be available to you, please email any advance queries to leicstherapy@gmail.com Skype calls are available too.

Look forward to hearing from you soon. Shelly

What happens when I drink Coke?

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Coca Cola is the worlds most recognisable brand, of all time, ever. The company has been around since the late 1800’s and the drink was oringinally billed as a ‘delicious and refreshing healthy drink’

The power of coca cola advertising means that almost all of us have the powerful subliminal message deeply planted within us, the familiarity of it’s red livery comforts us, and we’d ‘like to teach the world to sing’ – remember that song? The kids go mad when Santas cola Christmas truck is in town, or just recently, ‘things taste better with a coke’ Thereby firmly inplanting their feel good messages within us.

Many of us think by drinking a coke or diet coke, instead of a beer or glass of wine, we are making healthier choices but for some people their cola drinking habits are increasing. A can a day, a litre a day, 2 litres a day? You can get addicted to drinking cola and if you are trying to lose weight this seemingly innocent drink can severely hamper your weight loss efforts.

So what happens when you drink cola?

Originally published by Wade Meredith at Blisstree.com

In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works.

60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

60 minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth.

This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.)

Coke itself isn’t the enemy here. It’s the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid, which are found in almost all sodas. Moderation, people!

And if that didn’t scare you, here are the ingredients in that bubbly, caffeinated, coloured syrup you’re enjoying: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid, preservatives, caffeine, caramel coloring, potassium benzoate, natural flavors.

What can you do?

If you wanted to be turned off cola, place a tooth, a chicken bone and an old coin into a glass of coke and see what happens. The acid will strip the dirt from the coin, the tooth will go black and the bone with disintegrate. Sadly this is the same stripping effect it has inside your body, leaching calcium from your bones en route to osteoarthritis.

Try kicking your cola habit into touch now, for long term health benefits, or save it for occasional consumption. You will see a massive difference to your health and weight loss efforts.

Superfoods. How do they help your Weight Loss goals?

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What are Superfoods? It’s a term that has come about within the last few years and like anything, you either love it or hate it. It is actually an unscientific term which is often used in marketing to describe food with a high nutrient value.

So whilst the term ‘Superfoods’ is pushed to promote health, in most cases it is actually a super healthy food item so it can be deemed as believable and true. Superfoods are often calorie light and nutrient dense, and will help you maintain your weight, fight disease and live longer.

According to Dr Steven Pratt ‘A superfood has three qualifications: It has to be readily available to the public, it has to contain nutrients that are known to enhance longevity, and its health benefits have to be backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies’

By including more Superfoods in your daily diet, like nuts, berries and wholegrains full of fibre, protein and important nutrients, instead of your usual processed, sugary snacks you will boost your metabolism and lose more weight than before as they are perfectly weight management friendly and will work in tune with your body.

Top 10 Superfoods to include in your diet

  • Blueberries are often singled out as a superfood because studies have shown they aid in everything from fighting cancer to lowering cholesterol. But all berries, including raspberries, strawberries and blackberries, contain antioxidants and phytonutrients. Worried about the price of fresh fruit? Experts say frozen berries are just as “super.”
  • Salmon provides a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies show significantly lower the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids fight back by reducing inflammation and slowing the rate of plaque build-up in blood vessels. Salmon is also a good source of lean protein.
  • Eggs Eating a breakfast high in protein is a good way to keep hunger at bay throughout the day. Eggs are full of choline, a nutrient that helps block fat from being absorbed in the liver. Choline may also help in preventing memory loss.
  • Nuts Many dieters shy away from nuts because of their high calorie and fat count. But studies show that eating a handful several times a week can help shed pounds and prevent heart disease. Almonds in particular contain lots of monounsaturated fats and fibre.
  • Green Tea Staying hydrated will keep you from munching absent mindedly, and if you choose to drink green tea, you’ll also be increasing your metabolism, which will burn more fat. Plus, the antioxidants (yes, those again) found in green tea can help prevent cancer.
  • Broccoli is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. That means you get a ton of hunger-curbing fibre and polyphenols — antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging chemicals in your body — with each serving. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have long praised broccoli’s cancer-fighting and prevention abilities.
  • Yogurt Low-fat dairy is an important part of any superfood-focused diet. Studies show that women who consume approximately 1,400 milligrams of calcium per day burn more fat than their non-dairy-eating counterparts. Yogurt in particular helps slow the production of cortisol, a hormone that slows metabolism.
  • Beans Beans, beans, the magical fruit; the more you eat, the more … you lose weight. Black, kidney, white and garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) all end up on superfood lists because of their fibre and protein. They fill you up and provide muscle-building material without any of the fat that meat can add to your meal.

By including more superfoods into your diet you are giving yourself energy and vitality, which in turn makes you feel healthier. When you feel healthier you want to excercise and be active, and when you are active you sleep better, which means you are fueling and using your body as the lean fighting machine that it is designed to be.

By investing in the most important part of your life, you, just as you invest in all other areas of your life, like your house, car, holidays ect, you will be here a lot longer to enjoy all these things that life has to offer you. Try some superfoods into your diet today.

See how my hypnotherapy weight loss programme in Leicester can help you lose the weight you need to, quickly and easily. I am a licensed virtual gastric band Hypno-Band practitioner in Leicester and a weight management specialist for the Midlands. My hypno-diet isn’t about dieting and deprivation, call me for a no obligation chat on freephone 0800 612 8159. Look forward to hearing from you, Shelly 🙂