All in Good Thyme

Hi.

Hope you had a lovely Easter. As the kids grow up there were less eggs around the house, but mu son did have the absolutely huge chocolate ostrich egg from Aldi. It was massive. I will let you into a secret. I can’t stand the chocolate of Easter eggs. I never have done. When I was a kid my parents use to buy me an annual  instead of an egg. I was happy with that. Anyway I digress.

I thought I would share with you some early details of my new weight loss program. All in Good Thyme ( Do you see what I did there) which I’m launching on the 1st of May.  Now this is not a diet program this is a hypnotherapy at home program which will change your relationship with food.

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How does it work I hear you ask….Go on someone ask. well I will tell you. Firstly I have set up a Facebook page where only subscribers to the program will be invited. I have recorded 5 Sound files (there will be bonus material) which the client will receive every 14 days. and each sound file helps with different aspects of eating like, comfort eating, Binge eating, Picking etc etc. There are PDFs to print out to help you along but the biggest part is that it is tailored to you. So when someone signs up they will be sent a totally confidential questionnaire which will show me their eating habits and their lifestyle and from that the first sound file will be aimed at their needs.

This is a program that you can do at home or if you would prefer to visit me I will of course be more than happy to see you at my practice in Haverhill.

The added extra of this program is that it includes in the price my Piece of Mind guarantee.

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This means for 12 months you have access to me. Should you need extra support in that 12 months for a weight related issue I will provide it foc.

Now I will say that this is NOT a quick fix program. As the name suggests It will take Thyme (time) I have been running trials on this and I am getting mixed results. All the clients have lost weight and have changed their way of thinking towards food, and I have had results of over a stone + in the initial 12 week period to a loss of just 8 lbs. However a loss is a loss and as it’s hypnosis based the end results will be down to how badly you want it.

This works as a standalone program or works along side other diets that are out there. So if you have a weight problem or just a bad relationship with food. This program could be the light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s launching the 1st of May and I will be offering early bird reductions of 25% from Sunday for 3 days. so watch my Facebook page

All in good Thyme

Confidence/Weight Loss Package

A 4 Session 12 week Package which not only includes Weight loss and motivation hypnotherapy sessions but also PDFs to back up our sessions together along with a 12 month Peace of Mind contact agreement where you as my client can contact me should you ever feel that you are slipping back to that dark place, and we work together to get you back to where you want to be.

If you would like to know more message me or contact me and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Speak to you soon

Jon XX

I have a question!

Hi.

Welcome to April. Did anyone get fooled? (or are we just allowing the government to do all of us at the same time?) It’s amazing how much better we feel when the sun is shining and the days are longer. So what’s happening with me? Well last week I had an impromptu open morning with a Q and A session. I had a couple of rescheduled appointments so I thought I would open the doors. I also opened the questions to my Facebook page  Allowing anyone who had any questions to get in touch.

I had biscuits, I made coffee and people came, which I was surprised at to be honest as I only decided to do it Monday night and the open morning was Wednesday. Some past clients came and bought friends. Some new faces popped in oh and best of all the window cleaner turned up with his massively long pole (keep it clean ladies) and decided to clean the windows so suddenly, as we was in the conservatory it suddenly sounded like the heavens had opened and going out of the front door was like walking through Niagara Falls. “More coffee anyone” It wasn’t a ploy to keep them longer, I promise.

Anyway. It always surprises me the questions that people ask, but it’s good that they ask because if you don’t ask the answer is always no. I have a FAQs page on my website. and also a working with me page, which answers a lot of the usual questions. However there are always questions that people want to ask but they feel to silly. Can I say no question is too silly. If you are brave enough to ask I salute you.

What I would like to share with you is some of the more unusual questions that came up, like.

Q. Can You hypnotise my boyfriend into seeing me thin (like in shallow Hal)?

A. No sadly not,

Q. Can you make me forgot the past?

A. I can’t make you forget the past but I can change how you think about it and how it effects you putting you back in control of your thoughts.

Q. Can you make me a better golfer?

A. Actually yes. I can help you become more focused and to visualise.

Q. I have a very odd phobia. Can you help me get over it?

A. Yes. Fears and phobias are thoughts. I can flip those thoughts so that you don’t associate a negative feeling with that ‘thing’.

Q. Can you help me get over a bad relationship.

A. Yes I can. It doesn’t matter what went wrong or what happened within the relationship. I can help you move on, feel good about yourself and live the life you deserve.

I received lots of different questions across the day, which was good. Never be afraid to ask. What you may think is a silly question really could be meaningful for someone else. Also don’t feel you have to wait for a Q and A session. If you have a question, message me and I will get back to you. I won’t always be able to help. However if I can’t help I am sure I will know someone who will be able to help you. I am now a part of We Are Thrive  a community organisation launched in 2018. ​ ​Based in Saffron Walden, who have both the qualifications and experience of the mental health and wellbeing sector, having worked amongst the community for many years​.  Our aim as a group is to offer a wide range of affordable and accessible wellbeing services that encompass mentoring, counselling, training and workshops to help you address any mental health issues, such as those we are all faced with today. From the young to the old, our organisation offers access to a multitude of highly qualified professionals that are both easily accessible and affordable too.

I hope you have a good week. Don’t forget my door is always open. If you have a question, or want a chat message me or call me.

Best Wishes

Jon XX

Love you and others will follow suit.

Hi, This week I’m going to carry on with my help and advice guide for Self Esteem. I can’t stress enough that you need to love and accept yourself before others will love you.  I have problems feeling valued if I am not valued by others. Being loved by others certainly does not hinder your self esteem. Might be more healthy if you are able to love yourself internally though. You need a reservoir of self-love to fall back on.

Learn to be assertive

  • Practise saying no. It could help to pause, take a breath and consider how you feel before agreeing to do something you don’t want to.
  • Give it time. Being assertive can feel difficult if you’re not used to it, but it can feel liberating – and it gets easier the more you do it.
  • Don’t take too much on. It’s ok to set boundaries around how much you do for other people. Over-stretching yourself to please others can drain your energy and affect your wellbeing.

The thing that has helped me the most has been learning to ignore other people’s opinions and expectations. I get to decide what’s important for me and my life and where to focus my energy/time. It wasn’t always that way. I tried too hard to please others and always wanted their approval or acceptance.

Set yourself a challenge

  • Do things you enjoy. You could take up a hobby, learn something new, do a creative activity or simply take the time to read a book or go for a walk.
  • Try volunteering. You might decide to volunteer your time for something you feel passionate about. For more information on volunteering,
  • Set small goals, such as trying a recipe, learning the days of the week in a new language or simply looking for information on something you’d like to do.

Try to do one thing that pushes you slightly … doesn’t matter if big or small … just something that makes you feel like you’re making progress. Don’t beat yourself up. Just allow yourself time to gradually build up your self-belief again

  • Do something for yourself every day. Try to get into the habit of doing something to be kind to yourself or look after yourself.
  • Let yourself have fun. Remember you don’t have to be perfect at something to enjoy doing it.

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So how can we help raise our self esteem?

To boost your self-esteem, you need to identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself, then challenge them. You may tell yourself you’re “too stupid” to apply for a new job, for example, or that “nobody cares” about you.Start to note these negative thoughts and write them down on a piece of paper or in a diary. Ask yourself when you first started to think these thoughts. Next, start to write down evidence that challenges these negative beliefs: “I’m really good at cryptic crosswords” or “My sister calls for a chat every week”. Write down other positive things about yourself, such as “I’m thoughtful” or “I’m a great cook” or “I’m someone that others trust”.

Also write down good things that other people say about you.

Aim to have at least 5 things on your list and add to it regularly. Then put your list somewhere you can see it. That way, you can keep reminding yourself that you’re OK.

“You might have low confidence now because of what happened when you were growing up,” says Professor Williams. “But we can grow and develop new ways of seeing ourselves at any age.”

Other ways to improve low self-esteem

Here are some other simple techniques that may help you feel better about yourself.

Recognise what you’re good at

We’re all good at something, whether it’s cooking, singing, doing puzzles or being a friend. We also tend to enjoy doing the things we’re good at, which can help boost your mood.

Build positive relationships

If you find certain people tend to bring you down, try to spend less time with them, or tell them how you feel about their words or actions.

Seek out relationships with people who are positive and who appreciate you.

Be kind to yourself

Professor Williams advises: “Be compassionate to yourself. That means being gentle to yourself at times when you feel like being self-critical.

“Think what you’d say to a friend in a similar situation. We often give far better advice to others than we do to ourselves.”

Start saying ‘no’

People with low self-esteem often feel they have to say yes to other people, even when they don’t really want to.

Visit me. I’ve bounced back from having a lack of confidence and low self esteem. I can help you do the same.

Until next time.

Have a great week and believe in yourself.

NameXX

Sleep ZZZZZZzzzzzz

Would you believe it 2 blogs within the same week. Don’t worry it won’t last. The reason I’m back so quick is that I’m launching a freebie tomorrow. Yep I’m giving something away for free. (Hang on two blogs in a week, now giving something away… NURSE!)

As a thank you for your continued support I thought I would like to give something back, so tomorrow on my Facebook page fb.me/adkin23 I’m giving away my ‘A Better Nights Sleep’ sound file. You will be able to download and then it’s yours to keep.

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I often read morning posts on Facebook saying “Woke again early hours” or “Just 3 hours sleep last night”, and we all know unless we have a good nights sleep we don’t function as well the following day.

So to help people function better or even just feel better I wanted to share what I could do for you. Now of course if it’s a major issue then I would always recommend you seeing someone like your Doctor or a hypnotherapist for a one to one session, but for a lot of us it is just a habit that our bodies have got into.

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How many wake up at roughly the same time throughout the night? I bet it’s quite a lot. That’s because your body has got use to waking up at that time. In my sound file I give you tips how to break that habit. What you MUST NOT DO is pick up your phone and start scrolling through Facebook to see who else is awake. How many of you do that?

I won’t spoil the sound file but the biggest mistake that we all make is when we wake we focus sooooo hard on trying to get back to sleep. Well as strange as it sounds the last thing we want to do is actually think about sleep. Our body is already tired as are our muscles, so think about doing something strenuous Like going for a run or  doing some gardening, something that appeals to you. You of course don’t do it but you think about doing it and because your body is already tired it says “No way am I doing that” and it drops back off to sleep.

Try it it really works.

So if you would like to get my Better Nights Sleep Sound file. pop over to my Facebook page at fb.me/adkin23 Like my page message me saying I’m in and you will receive the link, but hurry the link will only be good for a week.

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I hope to hear from you.

Night Night. zzzzzzzzzzzz

Name XX

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