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Festive Eating

Christmas dinner

Hypnosis for Health

Are you worried about over eating during the Festive season? Hypnotherapy can help you to say no to all those extra calories. As the Festive season fast approaches, you can begin to feel confidant about your attitude towards food at this time of year.

Keep your will power strong and say no to all that extra food keeping your weight under control, who wants that awful feeling of having to start all over again come the New Year?!

Try my Festive Eating Hypnosis Therapy, a single deeply relaxing therapeutic session to help you keep those extra Christmas kilos at bay.

90 minute session £85, recorded for your continuous help and support. Call or email to arrange your session. Regards Shelly 🙂

 

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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 🙂

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.

Hypnosis Health Leicester

Hypnosis Health Leicester

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

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

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 🙂

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 – or 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

Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil

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What oils do you use to cook with? Vegetable oils, Olive oils, butter or ghee? Different oils have many different properties and you absolutely need fats and oils in your body for good health – particularly if you are trying to loose weight.

Vegetable oils have no place in your diet, its highly processed and you will find this in abundance in your cakes, biscuits, sweets and crisps. Real Olive oil is very beneficial for good heart health and is best consumed as a drizzle, heating it can change it’s molecular structure so you lose the benefits.

Butter is ok to eat. There, I said it. What do you think is better for you, a completely dairy natural product with no additives or a tub of trans-fat lardiness that will NEVER ROT. EVER. That’s right, leave a tub of margarine or low fat spread out in the kitchen and it will stay exactly the same. You could even leave it out in the garden for years and not a bird, animal or insect will touch it. What do you think that’s doing to your insides?

A lot of people use those 1 kcal spray oils, take a look at the ingredients in these things. If you must, please use sparingly and rarely. Having tried to cook (unsuccessfully) various ways without oil, minimal oil, oil replacements and ‘steam frying in water’ I am thankful to have discovered the wonder of cooking with coconut oil. So beneficial for you, you can eat it by the spoonful.

For the science part, take a look at this article by the Huffington Post and get yourself fit and healthy with Coconut Oil in your cooking.