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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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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

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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā

Feel Good Friday – Feb 1st Leicester

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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 ūüôā

Losing Weight As You get Older

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The older we get the harder it is to lose weight unfortunately.

We know its unhealthy to be overweight. We know that additional body fat can cause problems for our internal organs, our blood pressure and our bones and joints which which are all ailments that appear to rise with age.

This is another good reason to to reduce weight and improve your health and quality of life. With age the importance of weight loss can jostle for position with all the other responsibilities, lifestyle and health niggles we face.

But as medical experts continue to predict the rise of obesity especially with our reliance on processed foods and sugary drinks we must reassess our priorities and perhaps refocus. Obesity shortens lifespan and can lead to classic diseases such as heart failure and diabetes.

So achieving and maintaining a healthy weight as you get older may be the best way of improving your health and prolonging your life.

To help you refocus, see how hypnosis for health and weight loss can help you.

Regards Shelly

Know Your Nuts

Leicester Therapy Centre

There is a lot of talk about eating nuts and seeds as a healthy snack, and quite right too.

A good variety of raw nuts like almonds, pecans, macadamia and brazil nuts in your diet add many health benefits giving you a whole host of powerful vitamins, minerals and fats, essential for your good health.

Nuts and seeds contain heart healthy fats which maintain the normal structure of every cell in our body. The problem with nuts and weight loss is when we eat too much of them. A small handful of raw sunflower seeds can be 150 cals, have that twice a day for a week and you have added 2100 calories into your diet which will impact your weight loss goals.

Incorporate them into your meal planning and if necessary measure out your portions in advance. I know it’s all to easy to scoff a good few anything¬†before you get to the actual portion part. Have say around 20g of mixed nuts with an apple as one of your daily snacks and you will see how it¬†diminshes hunger pangs¬† as well as giving you important protein based energy.

Try it for a week instead of your usual snack and see how you get on.

Shelly ūüôā

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Procedure

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I get a lot of queries about the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy, it is a very effective procedure and the results gained thorough an entirely natural and safe process can be staggering.

A lot of inquirers tell me that they have been considering going in for the real operation as they think they ‘have tried every diet under the sun’ to no avail, but whilst researching¬†gastric band surgery¬†luckily have come across my information and have got in touch for more information.

Another common theme is that a lot of these ladies and gents do not have that much weight to lose. I mean, I know we have our BMI guidelines, weight/height/body type ratios but a lot of you just want to be able to fit in a decent size pair of jeans or a pretty dress again. But in sheer desperation are now considering going in for a very costly, very high risk operation. Is that you?

The¬†danger with weight loss surgery is that as long as you have the money (thousands of pounds),¬†you can be in tomorrow getting cut open and having bits of you removed or modified. Does your stomach make you eat, or is it your mind?¬†Most weight gain is down to mindless eating and drinking, comfort eating or self soothing. Just because you have half your stomach removed won’t make your cravings any less, in fact it is reported it makes them even stronger as you become more willful in ways to still ingest calorific foods.

Another symptom of bariatric surgery that patients have recorded is an increased level of alcohol consumption. This is a direct result of trying to fulfill your emotional needs from an external substance, be that food or alcohol (Can a gastric band make you an alcoholic?) the emotional patterns and cycles continue, and you are still not happy Рor slimmer.

Whether you meet the criteria for the virtual gastric band hypnotherapy or not, weight loss by hypnosis is achievable for everyone. The first part of the work is we look at your lifestyle, emotions and feelings around food, and I work with you to give YOU the CONTROL back. Get your control back over food so you can become the size and shape you want to be, once and for all.

Yes it will require will power, yes you will have to change your food and eating habits, yes you will have to do some exercise or activity. What you won’t get is any ‘fad’ advice, diet plans, food replacements, regiments or a depressing carb free existence to not look forward to (carbs are necessary for good serotonin production overnight¬†so it IS recommended that you can eat them, even¬†at night).

There is nothing more satisfying to see someone let go of all that ‘diet’ baggage and simply make healthier choices because that’s¬†what they actually want to do. To say ‘no thank you’ to a piece¬†of cake or dessert and¬†not feel secretly gutted about it. How would you rather feel? Happy with your healthier choice and losing weight or constantly worrying about what you can eat next?

I am not saying you can never again eat chocolate or have pizza, instead you will have the power and control to think, that you just don’t want it TODAY.

I have some great clients and they keep inspiring¬†which inturn makes me¬†inspire you, one of my ladies had her surgery consultation in Spring (she only had around 3 stone to lose)¬†luckily got in touch with me before the operation and is currently¬†2 st 7 lbs¬†lighter and hasn’t touched a sweet/chocolate/cake/biscuit (her vices) since. All whilst cooking and eating the same as the rest of the family, going on holiday, working, socialising – all the things that we have to do every day/week/month and year.

I have also worked with ladies for whom unfortunately gastric band surgery hasn’t gone to plan and have been in immense danger which is unbelievably sad and frightening, I will cover more about this in another future¬†post.

You want to be slim fit and healthy, you want to get into that pair of jeans again, you want to wear that little dress in the party season, see what hypnotherapy for weight loss can do for you. As long as you are ready to make the change, hypnotherapy will help you achive your goals.

Please feel free to get in touch with any queries via email, Facebook or Twitter @Hypno_Health¬†let’s get you on the right track to becoming slim and¬†healthy easily, once and for all.

Shelly Dar

  • MBACP – Counsellor Psychotherapist
  • GQHP – Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Licensed Hypno-Band Practitioner
  • Oxford Dip; Nutritionist
  • BUPA – Registered Mental Health Network

Leicester Therapy Centre as recommended by Aspire magazine

Hypnosis Health Clinic Leics UK; Dubai UAE

Very pleased to be recommended by Aspire magazine as their Hypnosis and Counselling therapist of choice for Leicester and the Midlands UK.

See my feature in the latest publication out now.