It has taken me a while to compose the words to express the way you have changed me but I hope it is of use to yourself.
Coming up to my 40th birthday, I got to the point where I felt worthless, a failure, ugly, hating everything about myself and tried to take my own life. Why??
After a childhood of not fitting in and not being part of the “in-crowd”, growing up wearing glasses, growing into an adult without the confidence to talk to the opposite sex, having a marriage fail after my wife cheated on me, losing the best job, losing both of my parents, losing the love of my life due to her lack of sex drive and left with nowhere to live. Always worried about the way people see me, what they thought of me.
This only touches on what I’ve been through up to before I met Leigh. I got to the point where I had nowhere to go, nobody to trust, nobody to talk to, nobody to reassure me. I had no self-esteem. The only shining light was my new job and my two, teenage, daughters.
I spent a short time, one evening, investigating different types of therapy when I stumbled across Leigh and her own business, I liked the look of her site as it was not commercial, it was clearly a personal message to anyone that visits. It took me a few days just to pluck up the courage to email her, scared she would think I was stupid over-reacting or there was no hope for me.
My first session of 6 was booked and I went along without any idea of what was going to happen, listening to colleagues telling me that I would be hypnotised into thinking I was a chicken with the use of a random word??? Its amazing what you can listen to sometimes. But instead I spent the next 30 minutes talking to a lady that seemed interested to hear what I was saying and thinking, followed by a hypnosis session which felt like hours, drifting in comfort. I could hear everything Leigh was saying but she was not saying anything, she was suggesting, making my mind see things in different ways, positively. The session was copied onto a disc for me to keep, which I converted into MP3 format and listened to most evenings.
To most people, it may sound ridiculous but that first session changed me so much that everybody noticed it within hours. I had confidence, not arrogance, for the first time ever and I walked tall without looking to the floor. I was happy with mefor the first time ever.
Over the next 6 months I had 5 further sessions which were structured the same way but each one emphasised a different part of the way I perceived myself. Made me see the world in a different light, the world is not out to get me, I was worth something!
The last session (2/2/2016) was different, I was confident about my mindset and the future already so Leigh agreed to fix my worst bad habit. I have bitten my nails since I first got two opposing teeth, I’d tried everything but nothing worked. The session was very similar in layout to the other sessions and Leigh gave me a nail file and vaseline, with instructions of when/how to use them. That was followed by another hypnosis session, which again I could hear everything that was being suggested.
That session was my last but I walked away a completely different man. I now have confidence, I’m happy, I’m in a loving relationship, I have an amazing career and have been promoted since therapy and I haven’t gone near my nails!!!
Whilst being hypnotised you are completely aware of your surroundings, it is nothing like what you see on the TV. You can fall asleep and sometimes hear everything but you are so relaxed. I felt like I didn’t have a care in the world, I knew I could open my eyes and sit up but my mind was calmly telling me to just lay there the two sides of my brain were have a conversation over whether I should open them or not. As soon as Leigh told me to, my eyes just opened, completely surreal.
I cant honestly explain how hypnotherapy works but you would understand if you knew me before and after.
I have been asked by my friends…. Does it work, hypnosis, does it work?
My answer…. Have I changed? Am I the same person from last year? No, I’m happy…..My life has just started, I look forward not back.
It will be my 40th on the 24th February, I honestly would not have seen it without Leigh Adley and Set Your Mind Free!!!!
Thank you again for everything you have done, you’re one amazing person.