My son was in such a low place a few months ago. He’d lost all confidence and was coming in from school, going to bed and crying. He was withdrawn and that showed in the way he walked with his head down.
And I could never have imagined how he’d be right now. Happy, funny & really lovely to be around!
I just wanted to tell you that we had his parent consultation last night and, without exception, all his teachers are amazed at his turn around from the beginning of the year when they were quite concerned about him. He is so much more confident, participating well in class, asking questions and asking for help when it’s needed. It’s just fantastic. They all know he is so much more capable than his assessment results show and can now see his potential.
He has become more outgoing and recently had the confidence to join a sports club. I brought him there but he went off (on his own) without so much as a nervous wobble. He has been loving it since. Growing confidence or what! He is much more engaging at home and although he still has his moments, as they all do, I’m so thrilled with him, I can’t thank you enough.
I’m 100% convinced that his sessions with you turned things around for him and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to any worried parent during these difficult teenage years.
I’m so proud of him and again I can’t thank you enough for your help.
I turned to Margaret out of desperation as I was becoming increasingly obsessed and depressed about my excessive self-consciousness. I was constantly concerned with what other people may think of me, down to the tiniest detail and took great pains to attract minimum attention to myself. I had two sessions with Margaret and I have no regrets whatsoever about going to see her. I'm not going to say I'm a changed man; I'm the same man but now I have a different mindset - a more positive outlook, within which I constantly challenge myself to do things I would not dared have done previously, always with a successful outcome. By doing so, and with Margaret's support, I've come to realise that my self-doubt was unfounded, and now the world seems like a very different place - a much better one, filled with possibility.
I don't believe it is just the hypnotherapy that has enabled this turnaround. Rather, I think the key to the self improvement I've undergone is the effect of the consultations with Margaret, both during hypnosis and just talking before and after. Margaret is a very friendly and warm person, who takes great care and effort to listen to what you have to say, and works hard to help you understand your own situation. Only once she really understands your thoughts and feelings will she employ her hypnotherapy techniques to help you change your own views on how you see yourself. You may not realise it at the time, but it does work, and you will soon start to notice the difference!
Introducing a friend like Margaret into your life, who is purely a supportive and positive influence, can only be a good thing, and I would recommend anyone who has doubts about the effectiveness of her therapy to put them to one side and get in touch with her. I genuinely believe the two sessions I have had with her will have a positive effect on me for the rest of my life.
I found Margaret on the web at a time when I was low and at the edge of confidence. Upon my initial phone call, I felt trust and a belief that this woman would give it her all to help me combat my demons. My initial thoughts proved right. With our first meeting I felt at ease and relaxed, as if I was sitting talking to a friend.
I had two sessions for different reasons and, after each session, I came out believing in myself totally. I became stronger, more confident and able to handle the difficult times in a thoroughly different way. Believe me, I am the biggest sceptic out there in all things but Margaret has completely and truly converted me. She has enabled my inner strength to come out and be seen. I have managed to obtain a fantastic job with her guidance and the ‘me’ that was always hidden is free and loving life to the full.
I owe it all to Margaret’s sessions and her ability to set me free to become the person I always knew was there inside me.
People often come to hypnotherapy for a specific reason … weight loss, smoking cessation; I came to hypnotherapy and to Margaret, feeling low, fearful and stuck in a mire of stress, uncertainty and illness. Clearly, I would need to explain why I wanted to try hypnotherapy, but physically I was struggling and believed I didn’t have the mental energy to offload my angst and vulnerabilities to a stranger albeit in a professional setting. The possibility of being able to put my worries aside and perhaps experience a sense of calm even briefly, led me to pick up the phone.
My first conversation with Margaret gave me hope that indeed improvement was possible........ and I got so much more. When your head is scrambled, how do you explain it to someone else? With Margaret it didn’t feel difficult. Usually I cringe even at the thought of revealing deep seated insecurities, yet the words flowed. From the moment I sat down, I felt I had entered an oasis of calm. Margaret exudes warmth and empathy. She listens without judgement and I felt validated. In her company I felt safe. It felt ok to talk about my perceived inadequacies and to let down my guard enough to allow the unscrambling to begin. For me it was like a gift to be in that calm space and to have Margaret’s complete and undivided attention.
My conversations with Margaret were every bit as important as the hypnosis. I remember with immense gratitude her kindness, her insight and her sincere acceptance of me. During the hypnosis I seemed to occupy a space somewhere between consciousness and dreaming. Immediately after, I felt tranquil, at ease. The following morning I awoke feeling refreshed from a restful sleep (a rarity for me).
As for the longer terms benefits…..
Margaret says you don’t leave hypnotherapy a different person. The changes are often subtle and noticed over a period of time and that is exactly how it was for me. The changes may have been subtle but nevertheless are highly significant. It was as if a spotlight had shifted away from negative patterns of thinking, to those which promoted calm, self belief and hope. My circumstances remained stressful, but what had changed was my belief in my ability to navigate turbulent times and uncertainty. I stopped judging each interaction at home or at work as an indication of my ability to be a good parent/wife/colleague. What a relief it was to notice that I was not getting in my own way! Previously my perceived failings had taken on a life of their own, playing out in 3-D Technicolor in a continuous loop in my head. Hypnotherapy, with Margaret’s guidance helped me to break that loop. Now the difficulties are there, but they don’t dominate. I am able to see the bigger picture and consequently I can acknowledge and enjoy the myriad of positives in my life. Curiously, my confidence as a driver improved!
I feel calmer, more hopeful and once again engaged with the world. I feel more balanced. I can appreciate and enjoy my life, despite its challenges.
My heartfelt thanks to you Margaret for your guidance, your care and your expertise.
Dear Margaret I want to thank you so much for the session you gave me to help me feel more motivated. I feel the session far exceeded my expectations and I even came away feeling totally refreshed and more confident as a person, as well as in my abilities. In the weeks since I saw you, my motivation levels have soared and now I don’t seem to find enough time in one day to get it all done!! Great!
I felt completely at ease throughout our session, you are a true professional and I will recommend you highly.
Thank you. T. Aitken (Lancing)
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