As you pass through life, you meet people who change you. forever; people who alter who you are; people who challenge you to be the best person
that you can be. Julie is one of those special people in my life. She is kind, wise, understands and really listens.
About two years ago now, I was struggling with my weight, generally unhappy and stressed, and felt pretty lost. I really didn't know what to do to
change who I was, or make the changes I needed to make to be happy. I had little will power with the weight loss, and struggled through each day
and each week. I was taking anti-depressants. I had and have three young children, a high pressure, very responsible job and had ( but no longer
have!) a husband who was having an affair. Life was tough.
One Saturday, when I was feeling very low, a flyer came through my door advertising Julie. I think that things often happen for a reason and,
reading the information, I made an appointment to see Julie. Picking up the phone, making the call and going for the first appointment was scary.
But, Julie immediately put me at my ease and explained how hypno-therapy works. I remember Julie saying that I needed to deal with my stress
first and then the weight loss. One of the first things that she did was ask me to grade myself between 1 and 10 on a continuum, to show how I was
feeling. I was honestly shocked to find I wasn't even feeling a 2! She asked me what I could change to get to a 3, then a 4 and then a 10. I had
to imagine what things would be like if I were a 10! And this is a fundamental part of Julie's approach - positive, solution focused therapy. The
power is in that the solutions come from within you. This gives you confidence and motivation - you have the answers and therefore the power to
change. You have hope, and the self-belief to make the changes you want and need to make. For me, this was like flicking a switch. I felt so much
better, even after the first session. I believed I could feel better - and I did!
The hypno-therapy part of the session was so beautiful, calming and tranquil. I felt my "stress bucket" empty. Another positive was and is, the
"home-work". Julie gives you a CD to play at home as you go to sleep at night. I do this most days - even now, and it is powerful. This
"session" keeps you feeling good, and positive all of the time. Again, you are in control as you can choose how often you play the CD. But the
more you use the relaxation CD, the better you feel.
Then Julie tackled my weight with the hypno-band approach. Again, this is great. I have gone from a size 16 to a size 12. And I am just not hungry. I
eat now when I am hungry and not for comfort or habit. The weight loss has given me confidence in myself.
Following my eventual marriage break-down, my eldest child started having violent outbreaks. I again approached Julie. She has worked with my
child, and the hypno-therapy has transformed him. He is relaxed and happy. But, there is more to Julie than this! The last time my child had a
"rage", Julie phoned me. She was worried about me. I don't know why she did but, the call stopped the rage and there has not been one
since. It was the final step in my child's healing - knowing that Julie cared and was there.
So, thank-you Julie. You are remarkable. I recommended Julie to anyone needing help as I believe in her and the hypno-therapy approach. It is like
magic - only magic without a trick, which gives you control of your life back. I think everyone needs a Julie in their life!!