Bridget Freer

Bridget Freer
Clinical Hypnotherapist

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Do Something Different!

This is a great story about change, habits and doing something different....

This rather quirky title refers to a particular way of being in much of ‘polite’ society. It is essentially a metaphor for getting on and doing things rather than procrastinating and I have used with many clients with great success.

Imagine that you had just moved to a new area and needed to catch the bus to go to work. On you first morning at this ‘new’ bus stop, you observe the other commuters there, noticing that none of them seem to know each other; they don’t speak or communicate at all.

On the second day at the same bus stop, you see one or two people who weren’t there the day before, along with a couple of others that were. Nobody speaks. Neither do you. The same thing happens on the third, fourth and fifth days and you recognise one person who has been there every day. You wonder if he/she recognises you, though there is no indicator that this is so… not so much as a ‘Good morning’. But then again, you haven’t indicated anything, either. Not so much as a ‘Good morning’. And it’s the weekend now…

On Monday, you go to the same bus stop and that same person is there again – you glance in each others’ direction… and here’s the interesting bit; if you don’t speak that day, then you probably never will. It will become a habit to see this person at the same time every day without communicating. Unless something unusual happens. If the bus drives straight past without stopping, you might say something. If it stops 100 yards from the bus stop and the engine explodes you almost certainly WILL say something. Something that is not part of the habit has happened and momentarily broken the routine, allowing you to move out of the comfort zone to break the ice.

And much of life is like that – habit. They form very quickly and unless we do something to interfere with the useless ones they can blight our life.

So why not make something unusual happen for yourself, rather than waiting at the bus stop for fate or somebody else to take a hand?

Ref: Terence Watts

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Virtual Gastric Band


If you, like millions of others, have struggled with your weight for years, then the Virtual Gastric Band is just what you've been waiting for.  It will work whether you've got stones to lose or you're just fed up of the daily battle to stay at your target weight.

It has a proven 95% success rate in clinical trials so if you follow the programme you WILL lose weight!

Maybe you're stuck in a rut of binge eating, eating portions that are too big or comfort eating on unhealthy foods.  The Virtual Gastric Band Programme tackles the source of the problem - the way you think and feel about food - and helps you develop new habits and thought patterns to create permanent change.

The key to making these permanent, positive changes is hypnosis.  Hypnosis is simply a deep state of relaxation - everyone can do it and it is pleasant and enjoyable.

During four, weekly sessions your stomach will be shrunk to the size of a golf ball so you will be satisfied on smaller amounts of food.  You will be encouraged and motivated to reduce your food intake, exercise and become the person you want to be.  These powerful suggestions will allow you to make the changes you want and improve your life!

The Virtual Gastric Band programme includes four hypnosis sessions and a personalised CD.  If you want to lose weight once and for all, please get in touch for more information.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation when your heart rate and breathing slow down.  We all go through stages of hypnosis many times a day – just before we go to sleep and wake up, when we are engrossed in a TV programme or book, or when we’ve driven home and arrive without remembering how we got there.  The side effects of hypnosis are all good – you’ll feel relaxed, calm and comfortable - like having a massage without being touched. 

Hypnosis is completely safe and you don’t have to worry about being controlled and made to do things against your will.  When you are in hypnosis you are not asleep – in fact you are in complete control, with a heightened sense of awareness, noticing every little thing that is going on around you.

When you are in this relaxed, hypnotic state you become more receptive to suggestion.  It is at this stage that a hypnotherapist can help you to retrain your subconscious mind to accept and learn new behaviours. 
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!