• Awakening Happy


      "When was the last time you woke up and realised that today could be the best day of your life?"
      Steve Maraboli - Speaker and Author

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      "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start."
      Nido Qubein - Businessman and Speaker

New Year Resolutions? Well Next Year Then.

Jan 06 2017 by Step2Change.

It’s about that time of year when most New Year resolutions start to falter, if they haven’t gone by the board already.

What’s Stopping You?

One of the problems of course is that January is not a good time to join a gym to get fit, or start a diet to get rid of the excess weight we’ve put on gradually over the past couple of months.

Someone comfort eating

It’s those still dark evenings, the cold, rain or snow that makes us decide that we’ll give this one trip

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How to Burn More Fat to Lose Weight

Apr 19 2016 by Step2Change.

A Healthy Breakfast

The other day, one of my clients was asking me how she could burn more fat to lose weight. We both knew that eating more healthily without snacking and being more active were important, but she wondered if there is a way to increase the rate at which she could burn off fat.

Most people now know that our bodies use sugars for energy and that what our bodies don’t need for energy at the time of eating is stored as fat. This is our reserve for when we need energy but there is no

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Take Baby Steps to Weight Loss

Mar 20 2016 by Step2Change.

Guilty woman raiding fridge

As with so many things in life, when we’ve spent most of that life, or many years of it at least following bad habits or practises, changing things can seem just too big a challenge. This is equally true when it comes to losing weight.

I see many clients who come to me for weight loss hypnotherapy who have spent years either over eating or eating wrongly and or under-exercising, but who want instant weight loss. Many think of hypnotherapy as a ‘silver bullet’ th

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Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss, Does it Work?

Feb 22 2016 by Step2Change.

Slimmers success

That is a question that must be asked by so many people, especially those who have “tried every diet” and who in desperation or frustration are turning to other forms of therapy, whether it is acupuncture, emotional freedom technique or another of the growing number of alternative therapies available.

As an Edinburgh based Hypnotherapist I’m obviously biased and wo

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There’s More To It Than Just Weight Loss

Feb 12 2016 by Step2Change.

Lady frustrated with her weight

As a Hypnotherapist specialising in weight loss, I am acutely conscious that there is a lot more involved than just eating too much and not being active enough.
I have heard people say that obese people shouldn’t be served with fast foods, etc., that they should be penalised in some other way; that they should get out and exercise more, it’s their own fault.

And so the litany goes on.But their is a way to help.

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Weight Loss Affirmations – Can They Help?

Jan 25 2016 by Step2Change.

Can weight loss affirmations help with weight loss? Yes they can in as much as they can keep you focused on your goal of losing weight. But there are some important things you have to bear in mind and put into practise when making them up and using them. So, following the basic rules below can increase your likelihood of success.

Align Them to Your Goal.

It may seem silly or obvious, but this is important. First, make sure it is your goal and not somebody else’s. You have to want to do it. You have to be prepared to make the changes necessary for losing weight. Just repeating a few affirmations on their own is unlikely to achieve much. See my p

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Goal Setting For Weight Loss

Jan 18 2016 by Step2Change.

Picture of a Goal

Setting goals for weight loss is much the same as setting goals for anything else, the process is the same. However, it’s a sad fact that people spend more time planning for their holidays than they do for their lives, and that includes losing weight.

After all, as with any journey, and successful weight loss is a journey, if you only have a vague idea of where you want to go, how can you plan your route and equip yourself for it? So, to be of help, this blog post will take you thro

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Are You Depressed or Just SAD?

Jan 07 2016 by Step2Change.

Yesterday (6 January) was statistically the most depressing day of the year, not bad for just 6 days into the year!

Interestingly, the Telegraph published an article on 5 Jan 2014 describing a recent report from two experts that suggested depression drugs were being prescribed to patients who were not depressed but sad. They further suggested that the issue included over diagnosis and the use of long term prescriptions. Their recommendations included stopping pharma companies marketing their anti-depressants direct to physicians and a tightening up of criteria for ascertaining depression as opposed to mild depression, anxiety or sadness, for which anti-depressants have no real benefit but

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Stop Smoking and See The Benefits

Jan 01 2016 by Step2Change.

This entry features a post from valued contributor Ellie Moss.

Giving up smoking has many health benefits and can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke; damage to the lungs and airways can even be naturally reversed by quitting. However, not only this, but it can also help heal your wallet. The average smoker can save thousands over the course of a year by quitting.

There are numerous ways to quit smoking effectively but hypnotherapy has been found to be particularly useful because it subconsciously helps you to break a habit – exactly what smoking is. In fact a recent meta s

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How to Lose 10 pounds in a Week?

Dec 30 2015 by Step2Change.

According to Google, this was No. 9 in their Top 10 ‘How to?’ searches for 2015. I guess there are two easy ways. One is buy the latest fad diet book or celebrity DVD, which should relieve you of quite a few £££s, or you could stop drinking too much liquid and let dehydration do its work – definitely not recommended though!

I understand that another search term near the top of Google’s list for 2015 was ‘How to Lose Belly Fat?’ Sadly, the human body does not lose fat selectively, i.e. from selected parts only. It loses it generally from all places at the same time.

How Realistic is the Question and How Reliable the Results?

As any re

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