If you could change your life in 90 minutes, would you?

In as little as 90 minutes we can help you overcome life long blocks that have been holding you back.

Our client last week attended with a range of issues which included wanting to be more productive, weight control and feeling better about herself.

Within days she is already feeling the benefits of the session and these feelings will continue to grow.

Book your session today! Appointments available via Skype or at Harley Street.

 

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11:11 -Happy Singles Day

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Happy singles day!

China have got it right with their consumer holiday ‘Singles Day’ – the world’s biggest online shopping day of the year.

Held on 11 November each year and known in China as “bare sticks holiday”, because of how it looks numerically, Singles Day began as an anti-Valentine’s Day in the 1990s when students started celebrating their singledom.

Love the idea of having an official day to celebrate being single … and discounted shopping always helps! ūüėÜ

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Why wait ’til 1st January to change?

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It’s official, the year is coming to a end… the Christmas adverts have already started appearing on tv, stores have started stocking everything Christmas related and it’s freezing cold outside! Yep, there’s no escaping the fact that 2016 is on its way out.

This time of year can often be a depressing. You look back over the last 11 months and realise you didn’t accomplish a number of the goals you set out. You’re a year older and you’re heading towards another year of possibly much of the sameness.

No doubt once you’ve digested your Christmas dinner and tired of playing with your new gifts, you’ll start to wonder what lies ahead of you in the coming year.

Will you finally shift those extra pounds?

Will you quit smoking?

Will you be more proactive?

Will you be more confident?

Will you finally overcome your anxiety?

Will you stop procrastinating and start achieving some of your goals?

January 1st is an important date. It signifies all things new. A new year, a new start and a new you! But why wait until January?

Why not start working on these goals now? Imagine if you’re already on your way to losing weight or have quit smoking? You can head towards the new year with a confidence you’ve not had before. A confidence of knowing that this time you’re going to make it because you’ve¬†ahead of the game.

For November only, we’re offering 50% off Skype Hypnotherapy. So wherever you are in the world, you can have a one to one session with a Harley Street Hypnotherapist from the comfort of your own home.

Sessions are booking up fast so call us FREE on 0800 246 1017 to book yours today.

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Daily motivation: trade your expectations for appreciation

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A simple life hack to being happier is to trade your expectations for appreciation. When you expect nothing, you can’t be disappointed. View every encounter with gratitude.

If someone turns up late to meet you, rather than being upset that they’re late. Be grateful that they made it!

#youronlylimitisyou

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But you don’t look sick? Living with a hidden illness.

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Suffering with a hidden illness or disease, whether it be mental or physical can take it’s toll on you. But unlike visible physical illnesses, no one knows you’re suffering but you.

There is little insight into what it’s like living with conditions such as¬†¬†endometriosis, lupus, depression or anxiety (to name a few) and how hard suffers of these illnesses work to appear ‘well’.

Imagine you start each week with a supply of 10 marbles for each day. These marbles represent the energy you need to complete basic tasks such as showering  and getting ready (1 marble), travelling to work (1 marble), doing a days work (5 marbles), travelling home (1 marble), cooking & cleaning (1 marble), getting yourself organised for the next day etc (1 marble).

Each day you wake up with your supply of 10 marbles and you mentally plan where and when you’ll use them. If you’ve woken up in pain, you might need 3 marbles of energy to get to work rather than your usual 1. That leaves you with just 7 to get through the rest of the day, including the 3 that you’ll need just to travel back home.

By mid day, it’s pretty clear that you’re not going to have enough marbles to make it to the end of the day. But this is real life and you can’t just magic up more marbles on demand! So you go into your reserves, you start running on empty. Your body, like a clapped up old car starts slowing down. Pain sets in. Migraines, headaches, stomach pains, fatigue. Your skin is breaking out and you feel cold and low. Your body is crying out for you to stop, but you can’t. You’re a grown up. You look fine¬†and no one can see what’s going on inside of you, so you just get on with it. Like you do every day. You begin counting down the minutes til you can clock off. You take a few more painkillers, the pack you bought last week is nearly empty but you just need to make it to 5pm. Once you’re home, you can lie in a dark room and die slowly in peace and quiet.

You suddenly remember that you promised a friend that you’d meet her for a drink after work. You battle with yourself for hours about what ‘excuse’ you’re going to make up to cancel. You can’t tell her you’re unwell again, you were unwell last week too when you had to cancel. Also, she would have seen the pictures of you on Facebook on Saturday at the wedding you went to, looking happy… and ‘healthy’.¬†She won’t understand that you used 20 marbles just to get through that wedding. That you spent the whole of Sunday lying on your sofa trying to¬†re-energize because you were flat out of marbles. Patiently waiting for your next supply of marbles to arrive on Monday morning. She won’t know that you wasted a days leave on Friday, just so you could sit at home and only use up 5 marbles, saving as many as you could for Saturday. She won’t understand, because no one does.

When you’re living with an unseen illness, you have to plan every day, every week and every month in advance. For conditions such as endometriosis for example, life is planned around your period. No events, parties, meet ups or even weddings can be organised¬†during this time otherwise you’re just going to have to let people down. But what if your period arrives early? or late? What if this month your symptoms are manageable so you can go out but last month they were excruciating. Everyone will just think you’ve been making it up? They won’t understand that every day, every week and every month is different. That no matter how well you try and plan your marbles, life throws us a curve ball every so often – just like it does you.

They won’t understand that sometimes, you spend days doing as little as possible trying to stockpile your marbles so you can go out and honour your commitments. They won’t understand that just going to work and doing a normal days work, when you’re feeling ‘normal’ will use up all 10 of your marbles. That’s why you can’t meet up for a coffee after work, especially because it’s Monday and you have another 4 days of this before you can rest and conserve some of those marbles at the weekend. They won’t understand that simple tasks for them, such as travelling to work on the tube or spending an hour shopping can use up a handful of marbles, especially on a bad day. They won’t understand that while you’re sitting there, sipping your tea with them, catching up – your stomach is cramping, or your anxiety is surfacing and you’re using up 3-4 marbles, just trying to appear ‘normal’.

They won’t understand because you look well. Because you tire yourself out mentally and physically doing your best to cover your tracks, to balance your marbles –¬†just so you can appear ‘well’. That on the days that you do feel ‘well’ and have a few spare marbles lying around, you’re elated with this burst of energy and you try and do as much as you possibly can. Clean the house from top to bottom, go for a run, visit family, cook, do your washing and maybe even your paperwork. Because sometimes, for a brief moment, even you forget that you’re living life marble to marble….

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50% off Skype Hypnotherapy sessions

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If you’ve decided it’s time you want to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Contact us at http://www.regencyhypnotherapy.com for 50% off your first session.

We offer Skype sessions 7 days a week at a time that suits you, with  a Harley Street Hypnotherapist.

Call us FREE on 0800 246 1017 for a no obligation consultation.

Don’t be a prisoner to your own thoughts, your only limit is you!

For a limited time only, you can receive 50% off the following treatments:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Blushing
  • Comfort eating
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Exam nerves
  • Fears
  • Fear of flying
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Habits
  • Hair pulling
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • Loneliness
  • Memory improvement
  • Nail biting
  • Pain relief
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Presentations
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  • Rejection
  • Self-esteem
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  • Stop smoking
  • Stammering
  • Stuttering
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight issues

Don’t overthink your next step, give us a call and find out how we can help you!

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How I failed my 100 day challenge… but still changed my life!

Ok, so I’ve been in hiding for a while now but it’s time to come clean.

You may recall my (now hilarious) post back in January 2016 when I proudly (and publicly, well… on WordPress) declared that I was starting a 100 day challenge to change my life.

To be fair to myself, I think I managed about 40 or so days which for me is pretty fantastic for me but 100 days? Not even close.

I can’t say for sure what went wrong, but somehow, as usual … life got in the way. I got bogged down with the same old shit and made the same old broken promises.

I was going to spend a few more paragraphs beating myself up about this epic failure but I’ve cried two tears in a bucket, so fuck it.

Time to move on.

So what the hell have I been up to since January and how has my life actually changed?

Those of you who were kind enough to offer me words of encouragement when I started my ambitious challenge will be pleased to know that I haven’t spent all of those months watching everything and anything on TV. But I must confess, I did get through every season of the Sopranos and Six Feet Under… and just a few others that I seemed to have missed when they originally aired back in the day. But aside from that, I have been productive!

I qualified as a clinical Hypnotherapist and along with some colleagues have launched Regency Hypnotherapy. We have offices in Harley Street and we’re now officially open for business.

In addition to that, through my training I finally feel like I’m in a good place. My biggest lesson for this year is to view any kind of negative behaviour as coming from a place of insecurity. When you see the world that way, the world seems to be a lot less hostile. I will explain more about this in a future post.

For now, I just want to say that “I’m back!” and to thank you all sincerely for taking the time out to follow me and to offer your words of support and encouragement. Each and every one of them are greatly appreciated.

And if I could just ask for one more huge favour?! Please spread the word about Regency Hypnotherapy and drop by and say hi at http://www.regencyhypnotherapy.com if you get a spare second!

Love and blessings, the Happy Soul Hub xx

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Day 5 of the 100 day challenge

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Today’s 5 minutes journal was darker, a lot more depressing and angry to write but I’m glad I got those dark thoughts out of my head and into my notebook. I’m not feeling amazing, but at least I don’t have to carry the bulk of those dark thoughts around with me for the rest of the day.

I chose to do another meditation from ¬†Shakti Gawain’s ‘Creative Visualization’ – specifically, the ‘Grounding yourself and running energy’ on page 87.

I read the meditation and then recorded myself reading it loud. So glad I did! It really helped get me in the zone… although I have to remember to read really really slowly next time and allow for very long pauses. My imagination needs time to do its thang!

This meditation gets you to imagine that there is a ‘grounding chord’ coming out of the base of your spine, going into the ground likes the roots of a tree. This allows you to pull energy from the earth and move it up through your body. This is mixed with energy from the ‘cosmos’ coming through the top of your head and down into the ground. (well, that’s my take on the whole thing anyway).

I like this. I like the idea of energy flowing through me, taking the good from the earth and sending it up through me into the universe and vice versa. I’ll be doing this more often for sure!

Now to the visualisation…

I had an interesting conversation with one of my brothers this evening. I asked him what he saw when he visualised his goals. He didn’t. WTF? A non-believer? He said he didn’t see the point of it!

After I removed the look of shock from my face, I told him excitedly about athletes and how the successful ones almost always say that they have imagined running a particular race a thousand times in their minds or they have mentally been through the course dozens of times. I told him that I honestly believe this works… but when I tell myself¬†to visualise something, I go blank or my picture seems to fuzzy to actually see anything.

My brother, a film maker sees everything in clear pictures or moving images. He couldn’t understand how I couldn’t do this and I couldn’t understand how he could! I told him about my vision board and how, for example, ¬†I ‘visualised’ being in Hawaii. I told him I was struggling with this because I have obviously never been to Hawaii, so how can I visualise it?

“But how does this relate to your 100 day challenge?” he asked.¬†Say what?

“Well, I’m practising visualisation obviously! If I end up in Hawaii sometime in my life, I’ll know it worked!”, said I.

“Ermn, no. That’s not really a good experiment/challenge. ¬†You can always twist your results to fit your way of thinking. Whatever you want, whatever you visualise, it has to happen in the 100 days of your challenge or it’s not a challenge

Mother trucker!

Ok, this guy has a point. This got me thinking and thinking hard. Admittedly, I’m not ready to go to Hawaii in the next 95 days so I don’t want to visualise this happening. But I would love to book my luxury trip to Hawaii before the challenge is over. What’s more, I would love to book it with the extra income ¬£2k a month I want to visualise (rather than out of my current salary which would be a huge stretch).

Hmmn. You guys, I think I’m starting to get this!!!!!

I need my goals to be specific and measurable and that’s what I need to picture happening. ¬†When I think of my goals/ desires in this way… I’m starting to actually see images in my mind. Moreover, I’m starting to feel excited when I sit down to think about them rather than thinking of them as a chore.

That kid (well, the 36 year old) is on to something!

Oh and my brother has also decided to visualise being a good Salsa dancer. He’s been to classes on and off for years but just doesn’t have the confidence to lead on the dance floor. He’s agreed¬†to go through the moves in his mind daily, like a Salsa athlete…. so watch this space!

Day 3 of the 100 day challenge

So, I’ve been struggling with this whole visualisation part of my 100 day challenge. The 5 minute journal is something I’m really enjoying, the meditation is something I think I’ll come to enjoy but the visualisation thing is proving to be quite a challenge!

For the first two days, I spent about 5 minutes a day just imagining myself in a nice house, having a few nice things but it didn’t seem a) real or b) focussed. I spent most of Day 3 dreading the visualisation and trying to think of ways I could make it feel more real and focussed. And then it hit me – a vision board!!!

I did a quick search of Google images and found some pictures that I thought would represent my dreams for the next 100 days. Then off I went to make my vision board.

Turns out this wasn’t as easy as I had first thought. You can obviously tell by the design and layout of my blog (and this vision board) that I’m not tech savvy. But how the hell do you stick a bunch of images together digitally and quickly? Enter Picasa!!!! My new favourite toy. There are of course other ways you can create vision board such as¬†these¬†but¬†Picasa¬†is the one for me!

So, after playing around with this for an hour or so (yes, it took me that long) I created this here vision board:

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But what does it all mean? Allow me to explain. Over the next 97 days, I intend to focus on this vision board and visualise:

1. The Happy Soul Hub becoming a successful blog
2. Getting pregnant (I’m not trying for a baby yet but I’m approaching 38 and my body clock is ticking loud and hard. I don’t necessarily feel ready to have a baby just yet… I mean if Mother Nature allowed it I’d probably wait another 10 years but they say you’re never ready, so this is the year!)
3. Hawaii – I have dreamed of going to Hawaii for as long as I can remember. I’m going to visualise this happening. That I go in style, staying at the best hotel and not worrying about my spending money.
4. Making more money! For now, I’m going to visualise earning an extra ¬£2,000 a month. Not sure how this is going to happen but I’m going to focus on seeing my bank statements increase by that sum every month.
5. Buying a flat to rent. There are some new flats being built close to my house, I’d like to buy one of these flats which is something I’m nowhere near doing right now. But hey, might as well visualise it!
6. Becoming a successful Harley Street Hypnotherapist. I’m currently training to be a Hypnotherapist and this is something I’d really love to pursue. If you’re going to dream, might as well dream big so Harley Street is it!
7. Being lucky! For the next 97 days, I’m going to visualise that luck is on my side.
8. Doing up my house. I moved into my new house a year ago and I haven’t been able to do much with it. I’m going to visualise my home becoming my perfect living environment

Right, that should keep me occupied for more than 5 minutes a day! I’m planning on looking at my vision board every morning whilst I’m on my way to work and slowly moving around each picture, visualising having each of these things.

I read somewhere that in order for visualisation / the Law of Attraction to work you have to get the feeling of already having what you want. So, if I want a new handbag I have to imagine how I’d feel having that new handbag. As we know, whenever you want something new, a few days after you have it you feel as if you’d had it all along.. that’s the feeling I need to create when I’m looking at my vision board.

Here goes…