Below are a few genuine examples of client feedback following sessions at RD Hypnotherapy. It's always great to hear of the positive impact hypnotherapy can have and how it can bring about powerful changes. Perhaps you're experiencing similar challenges, I'd love to help you overcome them too.
Howard, East Riding Nail biting/ Confidence
I initially considered hypnotherapy to try to stop biting my nails. I discussed with Rebecca and the more we discussed it became clear the biting was probably as a result of low confidence. I chose to give it a go!……. Absolutely nothing like expected, and so far I haven’t walked into the Co Op and started clucking like a chicken. What I discovered was far more powerful than I could have imagined. Not only do I feel a world different but my wife cannot believe the change either. All for the good.
If you have any doubts, don’t have, and give it a go. Wish I’d done this years before.
Jackie, Yorkshire Fear of Flying
Over the past few years I had developed a fear of flying despite travelling on planes many times before. I didn't feel that I could fly again but went to see Rebecca at RD Hypnotherapy for help.
From the first consultation, Rebecca made me feel welcome and in professional hands. Each session was tailor made for my needs and the meditations she provided for me kept me calm and progressively reduced my anxiety.
Following my visits to Rebecca, together with the specific meditations she provided, I was astounded that I was able to fly away on holiday with my family. Before going to RD Hypnotherapy, I didn't believe I would ever fly again. The process was a complete success and I can't thank Rebecca enough for what has been an incredible transformation, allowing me to overcome a debilitating fear.
I have now found a new confidence to enable me to fly again on holiday.
I would highly recommend RD Hypnotherapy to anyone who has fear or anxiety.
Martin, Sherburn in Elmet Anxiety and Stress
I was a bit skeptical about attending hypnotherapy sessions to help with anxiety and stress. There was definitely no need to be though! Rebecca, on our initial meeting and discussion put all my doubts to ease and was kind and sympathetic to my issues. Having had counselling and other techniques previously with some degree of success, Rebecca's understanding of hypnotherapy and explanation of how it works made me excited about my future visits. The hypnotherapy sessions have been nothing but a relief and revelation to my stress and anxiety. None of the hypnotherapy brought my stress and anxiety to a head or made me upset (unlike counselling), instead it made me see them and deal with them once and for all. The sessions progressed and so did I - learning about me, my life and who I really am, stripped back in my mind. The hypnotherapy has and does really work for me and has changed my life, my outlook, my feelings and most of all my mental state. You meet people in your life that help you through difficult times, they may not know the in-depth workings of your life and the complexities or how much they can change your life for the better. But Rebecca is one of those fantastic people.
Louise, East Yorkshire Anxiety/Autism
My family came to Rebecca almost 3 years ago. Our son has a number of neurological issues. Autism, sensory processing, dyspraxia, dyslexia and auditory issues. He is the most amazing young man. He is very intelligent but very aware of the spaces in life he struggles and has overwhelming anxiety which often resulted in “meltdowns”. Anyone who has experienced a meltdown moment knows they are unpredictable, scary and have at times lasting impact for the individual and those watching. Our son was due to sit exams in year 10. It was a RE exams which didn’t sit well with his scientific mind. His mock exam in old terms scored him a F. This made the anxiety worse. I had experienced hypnotherapy myself and I had heard it could help autistic people and WOW it absolutely blew us away. What made Rebecca different? Well, she explained the science. She understood what our son needed to understand to get the most out of the sessions. Every week he had a session. The teachers were amazed. He practised the techniques taught to him every day. He still does! Year 10 exam came and his result was as a result of a team effort one which Rebecca was at the heart of. He scored an A!! There were many tears from staff and us. We couldn’t recommend this to any parent or student enough. Overcoming debilitating anxiety with hypnotherapy helped our son achieve his true potential. Roll on to Year 11 and Joshua had some sessions earlier in the year and kept up with the techniques and his scores were amazing. A*s, A’s and B’s. He is now off to fulfil his dream for a career in science. We will be back to Rebecca. She has profoundly changed the lives in our family and without doubt we would be on a different course without her outstanding skills. Thank you will never be enough.
AW - York Stress and chronic pain
My teenage daughter has recently completed a course of treatment with Rebecca designed to help her with chronic pain and stress. The results have been transformative. I cannot recommend Rebecca highly enough. I first found Rebecca some years ago when a friend recommended her to me when I needed help managing my anxiety. Rebecca is incredibly kind, reassuring and calming and the treatment really works. I would strongly recommend her to anyone considering hypnotherapy.
Can highly recommend Rebecca at RD Hypnotherapy. I've only had one face to face session at the clinic then lockdown happened. The online therapy that Rebecca offers is as effective as the face to face therapy and myself and my daughter are proof of her expertise!! Both were for different things but it worked and it was in the comfort of our own home. What more could you want. We will definitely use her services again and I encourage others to give it a try and see what a difference it makes your lives. Thank you Rebecca
Sue, North Yorkshire Tinnitus
I came to see Rebecca because I had been living with tinnitus for over 15 years and more severely in the last 4. I had tried everything to help improve my situation and Rebecca was my last resort. In the beginning I was very sceptical it would work, however, I've been proven wrong as over the last 4 sessions the improvement has been significant. The tinnitus has reduced to a much more manageable level and I often don't even notice it at all. Family members have noticed a real change in me too as I'm much less stressed, no longer anxious or frustrated and am able to sleep and relax. I feel enlightened as I now have the tools and techniques to manage moving forwards. I've finally got my mojo back and it feels great.
Sarah, East Yorkshire Fear of Flying
I contacted Rebecca just a week before I was due to go on holiday with my family. I felt nauseous printing our boarding passes and as I’d avoided booking a family holiday last year I decided that enough was enough and decided to seek long term help. Rebecca was extremely helpful and managed to book me in for a consultation within a couple of days with two longer sessions of hypnotherapy in order to help me before we flew the following Saturday. I felt confident and quite excited after my initial consultation and was looking forward to my hypnotherapy treatments.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt very relaxed and calm before, during and afterwards. I listened to the recording that Rebecca had made for me during the days leading up to our holiday and felt none of the anxious, sickly feelings that had, for the last 10 years or so, become part and parcel of going on holiday abroad. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed this years holiday so much more than previous years without the worry and stress pre-holiday and again prior to flying home.
My family all noticed the difference in my mood and general attitude this holiday and are now all looking forward to us booking my first long haul fight to New York, something they have all been wishing for, for a long time!
Joanne, North Yorkshire Anxiety and Weight Control
Below is the testimonial that Joanne posted on my Facebook page:
I have just had my last session today with Rebecca, I have had 6 sessions in total. I started with 2 sessions for anxiety and a problem I couldn't move on from. From the moment I had my consultation I felt at ease with Rebecca, she is very caring and understanding whilst also very professional. I have been on anxiety medication since January and having the hypnosis has been the only thing to control it, forget things and move on.
Following this I have been doing the Hypnoslimmer Programme with Rebecca for 4 weeks, within this time I have completely changed my eating habits and I am more in control of my eating. I have lost 12 cm in total in 4 weeks and just in general feel much better.
I was quite nervous and also quite unsure about the process but it has made such a change to me already, so if you are
unsure give it a go, believe me I'm glad I did. Thanks Rebecca
Jon, East Riding Fear of driving over bridges and near open water
Below is an email Rebecca received from Jon, who has given his permission to share it on this website:
I just wanted to let you know that I've just returned from my road trip to California and thanks to you I managed to drive on some of the most amazing roads, along cliff tops, up and down mountains, and across bridges, all without any anxiety attacks! It was a fantastic experience that I'm not sure I would have been able to complete if I hadn't visited you, so I really want to say a massive thank you for everything.
Michelle, Selby Confidence/Self Esteem
I was new to hypnotherapy, but was open to it. I knew from our initial zoom consultation that I could trust Rebecca and was excited to start our course. Being under hypnotherapy was so surreal, but in a good way, and very relaxing. I can say that the issues I went in to conquer have definitely gone, and I feel a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I would recommend hypnotherapy, and certainly Rebecca, to anyone who wants to change or deal with something.
H. Elliott - York Habit/weight control
I had four sessions with Rebecca to help me stop eating chocolate and change my mindset and focus towards regaining a waistline. Rebecca has the most beautiful, calming voice that completely relaxed me. I did three of the sessions over zoom and this worked perfectly for me. I have two 30 minute audios to listen to in order to keep me focussed and I think these will be really useful going forward.
I have not bought or eaten chocolate for the last seven weeks which is a massive shift from eating a bar of chocolate daily.
Maxine, East Riding Weight and Stress Management
I would like to take this opportunity to tell potential clients about the tremendous service and healing that I have received and experienced while under Rebecca’s care. I discovered Rebecca quite by chance whilst googling how to cope or get help with my problems. I had a massive brain injury a number of years ago and I had changed in lots of ways due to it.
I discussed the changes with Rebecca on the phone, and the outcomes I wanted. Rebecca was really interested in what had happened to me and excited to meet the challenges I was setting for her. I was invited to meet her to discuss our way forward and what to expect at each session with her. We agreed that four sessions would be useful initially and then we would evaluate the results and proceed with more if we felt it necessary.
Rebecca is a truly warm and thoughtful person and she respectfully welcomed me to each session. She is positive and patient and put me at ease very quickly. I was worried that my odd thought processes due to my brain injury would stop me listening and concentrating on Rebecca’s voice. I needn’t have fretted, it turns out, as the sessions worked for me beautifully. I had two small concentration issues at first and Rebecca listened and changed her process slightly to accommodate me without upsetting the balance of what we had achieved so far.
Over the following weeks after each time with Rebecca the changes with me were surprising, as it seemed so quick, and delightful as I thought I was being held back in my life because of the problems I had. One of my problems was that after my accident, I had lost my ability to recognise that I was full when eating my meals, it doesn’t sound so bad, does it, but I could eat for hours, anything and everything, even at a neighbouring table if out in a restaurant. My husband would warn me not to ask for leftovers while out. It was very difficult not to, in fact, as I saw nothing wrong or disgusting with it.
I have had a number of unfinished meals lately, I didn’t think about it at first, then I realised I was satisfied, I’d eaten enough, WoW. I hadn’t done that for twelve years. Rebecca can’t imagine what that means to me, to be as I used to be with my meals. I am truly thankful.
My other problem, I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say I had become obsessed with something that had me in a horrible situation. I couldn’t shake it, it bothered me constantly. It was all I talked about, ranted about actually. I felt hate too and I had never felt that. I’m not someone that asks for help very often, I explained to Rebecca, so for me to ask her to help me was very significant. She calmly listened to my blind rants, I’m sure I was very expressive and loud about it and it will have taken some time to get it all out. Rebecca took it all on board, and being the professional that she is, knew a path to take. She got into to my subconscious self to guide and help me free myself of the destructive thoughts and feelings I was enduring. I am incredibly grateful to be able to say to you that I am living free of the shackles of this awful place I had built for myself over the years and wholeheartedly rejuvenated by the absence of my awful obsession.
Rebecca is an exceptional hypnotherapist.
I must also make mention of the wonderful feelings you will experience during the hypnotherapy, and after it, in fact, it really is quite delightful.
I sleep well too, I have never slept more than four or five hours a night, not even as a child. I work nights because I have never been used to sleeping. My sleep since being with Rebecca, has been more like six or seven hours some nights and undisturbed deep sleep too.
I have recommended her to friends and family and I will continue to do so. I didn’t need a fifth session which is wonderful in terms of my healing but I will miss her very much.
Thank you very much Rebecca. I’m chuffed to bits that I met you. I will never forget the work you have done with me.
Tracey, North Yorkshire Anxiety and Panic attacks
I have recently had four sessions with Rebecca for anxiety and panic attacks. I can honestly say Rebecca has changed my outlook on life and I feel more relaxed and confident than I have in years. Thank you Rebecca for listening and helping me achieve this.
Dave, York Anxiety and Panic Attacks
I was struggling with anxiety/panic attacks and generally feeling pretty low, day to day was a struggle and work was becoming harder and harder. I found Rebecca’s details online and saw the excellent reviews and thought it was worth a try. Now, 6 weeks on, I cannot tell you the difference. I am back in control, I’ve enjoyed all the sessions and I’ve learnt invaluable techniques about relaxing and hypnosis, many of which I can perform at home, on my own, to maintain the improvement gained. Rebecca shares recordings with you and can even tailor these specifically for your situation. If you’re hesitating and wondering if this is for you, I would say just give it a go – I found it brilliant and the improvement from when I started is truly phenomenal.
Sarah, Selby Fear of Flying
I cannot recommend Rebecca enough. She helped me with my fear of flying, something I never thought would be possible. She is very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Michelle, Pontefract Stress Management
I went to see Rebecca as I was feeling completely stressed and overwhelmed for many different reasons with my life in general. I wasn’t happy and something needed to change. Even after the initial consultation I started to feel better and ready to start to make changes to improve my life. We talked about what hypnotherapy was and how it could help me. I decided to book in for stress relief therapy the following week. What can I say? It was worth every penny! After just one ’hypnotic’ session I felt ready and motivated to make the changes to my life that were going to lead to me feeling happy again. For the first time in years everything became so much clearer to me. I knew many of the decisions I needed to make were tough ones, but I felt ready and confident enough to make them. Even though it hasn’t been easy, I’m finally making those changes and starting to love life all over again. I would highly recommend Rebecca and can’t thank her enough for the help she has given me.
Kay, West Yorkshire Weight Control
I have been delighted with my progress on the Hypnoslimmer programme with Rebecca. I have found it really easy to follow the simple rules. I am thrilled with how much slimmer I have become even in just 5 weeks. I know this is just the beginning and the start of a new, much healthier relationship with food, which will stay with me forever and I am confident that I will continue to reduce in size to achieve the new slimmer me and maintain this new healthy life-style. The programme has been excellent and it has had the added benefit of increasing my self-confidence. I would definitely recommend the programme and Rebecca to all my friends who would like to become slimmer.
Sharon, Selby Health Anxiety
After suffering from health anxiety for over a year and it slowly getting worse (I had also started to feel nauseous) I decided to try hypnotherapy.
I had 5 sessions with Rebecca and my anxiety over my health has improved. I don't feel as anxious and feel a lot more in control. Whilst there is still more to do, I'm happy to say that my nausea has now gone.
I would recommend hypnotherapy with Rebecca if you are experiencing similar behaviour to me.
Paul, East Yorkshire PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
Having been diagnosed with PTSD by my doctor I suffered from severe anxiety and depression. The condition was debilitating and affected my everyday life. I decided to try hypnotherapy as a last ditch effort. I contacted Rebecca after researching online, and an initial consultation at which I found it to be informative and hopeful. Rebecca instilled that confidence and I began a course of therapy. I began to allay my fears and to realise the good forces in my life. Throughout my therapy Rebecca was professional, and caring. Despite my skepticism she found a way to help me. I now feel confident and forward thinking, life now feels good!
Yvette, East Riding Weight Control
Over the last 4 weeks I have increased in confidence and have taken huge steps to make the lifestyle changes necessary to get to where I want to be. Having been constantly 'on a diet' in the past, I feel liberated to now not constantly be thinking about food, calorie and fat content, weighing and measuring, yet still reduce in size. I now listen to my own body and recognise when I've eaten enough and when I'm actually hungry. I'm so happy I have done the programme and would recommend it to anyone wanting to lose weight and change their lifestyle.
Caroline, East Riding Weight Management and Self Esteem
Through working with Rebecca I have begun to think a lot more positively about myself, to find room in my head to think positive thoughts and to give myself time to think about the changes I need to make. I have left with the mental tools and resources I need to move forwards and recognise that it is my responsibility to use those tools and resources. Rebecca is very positive and highly professional. She went out of her way to accommodate my appointment needs.
F.D., Selby Anxiety and Confidence
I visited RDHypnotherapy for help with anxiety and self confidence, which had been a problem for some time. At the initial consultation, we discussed my issues, I had been wondering how the hypnosis would work, however Rebecca was happy to answer any questions I had and explained everything clearly at the outset so I knew what to expect. I found the hypnosis process very relaxing and began to notice a difference almost straight away. Since attending my sessions, I have noticed a huge change in my outlook – I had a big event the following week, which I was able to approach with a new relaxed frame of mind, and I am feeling much more confident with a wide range of situations which I used to find overwhelming.
Open your mind to the possibility of this helping you – it certainly did for me. Highly recommended!
Ali, Howden Stress Management
I have had around five sessions with Rebecca, and, without sounding too over the top, I can honestly say that it has, and is continuing to change my approach to the stresses and strains of everyday life. These sessions have also helped me to deal with issues brought about by past experiences that occasionally impinged on my life today. I would like to say that Rebecca is a lovely lady and very easy to talk to. I have been able to be very open with her and never felt silly or embarrassed to say things that did bother me. I do approach life in a calmer way and feel great. Thank you Rebecca.
Melissa, Selby Motivation
A friend of mine suggested that I try hypnotherapy to help with my focus and motivation relating to work. I am self-employed and based from home so these are extremely important traits for me. I didn’t feel an immediate benefit from the first session, but each session that I had with Rebecca I noticed natural adjustments and improvements in my behaviour. The self-hypnosis techniques that I was taught also help to maintain these positive feelings. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Rebecca, she is very professional and easy to work with.
Gemma, Selby Confidence
I went to Rebecca to help build my confidence for the new business I was starting. Her approach, manner and professionalism were second to none and the benefits and results I got from my sessions with her were fantastic! Rebecca puts you at great ease from the start of your initial consultation, right through to each hypnosis session. I continue to have regular hypnosis sessions with Rebecca and feel the benefits lasting longer and longer each time. I can't recommend her enough, she's truly wonderful and a natural at her job. Many thanks Rebecca.
AP, East riding of Yorkshire Weight Control
Managing my weight has been a challenge for as long as I can remember. Multiple hard-core diets have worked only in the short term and by the time I was in my mid-forties and at my life-long heaviest, I took the huge and expensive step of having a physical gastric band fitted. My hope had been that this would be the ultimate and final ‘fix’ to all my eating and weight challenges. While this drastic step did initially help me lose weight and continues to force me to eat more slowly, the bad relationship I had with food (comfort eating, stress eating, secret snacking, chocolate addiction) continued.
From the first consultation with Rebecca, I felt completely at ease, able to confess my eating habits, my concerns for my ongoing health and hopes for a brighter future. Through thorough and thought-provoking questioning, Rebecca was able to plan a course of therapy tailored to my weight management needs, working specifically on my triggers and bad choices as well as completing a hypnotic adjustment to the actual gastric band I have. The effects of which I felt the very next time I ate.
Having just completed the 6th and final session, I would describe the journey that Rebecca has taken me on as ‘transformative’. I’m now walking every day, drinking gallons more water, have reduced my coffee intake and completely cut-out the sugar or syrups in the coffee I do drink. I’m serving myself smaller portions, not always clearing my plate and am completely off the idea of reaching for chocolate or sweets whenever I’m in a garage or shop.
By the end of the programme, I have already lost weight, but more importantly am feeling the changes to my day-to-day relationship with food and the natural choices I am making. My confidence levels for a brighter / lighter future are really high and I’m no longer feeling despondent and defeated.
I would highly recommend Rebecca and RD Hypnotherapy for any transformative change to thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns.
BJS - Selby Anxiety and self esteem
I have recently had such an incredible experience with Rebecca. Having the option to book online, and two different locations to choose between was so helpful to fit around work.
I went to see Rebecca with an extensive list of things I wanted to work on. Mainly a lifetime of negative self image and low self esteem, or at least they seemed the biggest and most unachievable things to tackle. She definitely worked her magic. Tailoring each session to work on a different part of my issues. I managed to return to work and start to feel like myself again within a month. I have thrown myself into all of the things she has asked me to do between sessions, and I genuinely believe the combination of that, and the incredible sessions have completely changed my life for the better.
I can’t thank her enough, as there aren’t enough words to do it justice!
I wouldn’t hesitate to rebook, if I found myself struggling with anything in the future. Thank you Rebecca!
Doris, North Yorkshire Anxiety and Low Mood
This has been written by Doris's daughter, Sandra
My mum has always been the rock in our family and seeing her at the state she was in was actually very worrying for myself and my family, with my mum living with us has never been a problem in the past but watching her suffering from anxiety and depression it put a whole new dimension on our family life and the strain was showing on us all.
My mum had been under the care of the doctors who were very good but the medication was not working as quickly as my mum wanted, patience at this time was very thin for her and her mood dropped a lot and the crisis team was involved.
Overall we were looking for alternative ways to help my mum and I saw Rebecca's Hypnotherapy page on the internet and asked my mum if she was willing to have a go which she said she would try anything as she was so desperate.
Rebecca was more than amazing to say the least, she listened to everything my mum said and customised the sessions to help her and reduce her anxiety and depression, Rebecca kindly recorded the sessions so that my mum could listen to the sessions whenever she felt anxious and every night in bed.
I could see the benefits starting to show and I can honestly say hand on heart this was the best decision we ever made, I have literally got my mum back and more and life with her is so much better.
I can not recommend Rebecca enough for her inspirational work that she has done with my mum and turned our whole family back to a good place.
Thank you Rebecca from the bottom of our hearts you are a very special lady and I know if anyone needs any help I will always recommend you.
A very grateful daughter
CP - North Yorkshire Anxiety and IBS
I found Rebecca to be a lovely and very empathetic person and she put a lot of work into using therapies special to me. I found this successful and my IBS symptons have lessened considerably and my anxiety has lessened as well. I found the whole course calming and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking that hypnotherapy might help them, whatever their issues!
CJ, Snaith Teenage social and health anxiety
We recently called upon Rebecca's services to help us with overcoming social & health anxiety of our 13yr old daughter. I have to be honest and say our daughter was not very open to the idea. Rebecca was patient and understanding and provided an outstanding service, she gave very reassuring and informative updates after each session. We saw improvements after just a few sessions but the icing on the cake was when our daughter showed confidence beyond anything we have previously seen on a cruise ship with 6000 passengers. For anyone on the line and undecided on hypnotherapy please give Rebecca a shout. There is absolutely no way we would have had the progress we have without her help.
I will recommend Rebecca's services without hesitation.
R.C. Pain Management East Riding
Our daughter became ill in January 2021 with symptoms including headache, neuralgia, light sensitivity, nausea, extreme tiredness, and pain and stiffness in her neck, shoulders, and ears. The migraine-like headache lasted for approximately eight weeks, resolving with the use of prescribed medication. Whilst the stiffness in the neck and shoulders reduced with, initially weekly, treatment by a chiropractor, the pain in the ears, neck and shoulders remained. Over the counter and prescribed medication had no effect on resolving or reducing the pain. An Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant recommended a course of acupuncture, though this had no effect, nor did the stronger pain relief the Consultant recommended. An MRI scan on the neck indicated no physical problems. The impact of constant pain on our daughter was profound, effecting her schooling, social activities, exercise, and family life.
After 14 months, and numerous medical interventions, our daughter took the decision to seek help from a hypnotherapist. Our daughter reasoned that, as there was no physical reason for feeling the pain, hypnotherapy might help by switching off the, now unnecessary, pain signals. She likened this to the experience of phantom limb pain. We chose Rebecca as she has experience of applying hypnotherapy to pain management. At the initial consultation, during which Rebecca took a detailed history, explored our expectations, and answered our questions, it became apparent that Rebecca was a very experienced and thoughtful hypnotherapist. Rebecca expressed confidence that hypnotherapy could help in either resolving or reducing the pain.
Our daughter asked Rebecca to first help her with the pain she experienced in both ears, which she described as a sharp pain pressing outwards. During the first session this pain disappeared though returned immediately. Rebecca provided exercises which our daughter undertook daily, during the practice of which she became pain free. Following the second session of hypnotherapy the pain in the ears disappeared and did not return. With two further sessions the neck pain then resolved and in the fifth session the shoulder pain also disappeared. Our daughter continues with the short exercises that Rebecca taught her and is without pain and is now undertaking the activities she previously enjoyed.
Rebecca has proved highly effective in supporting our daughter with resolving her pain. Her positive manner, excellent communication, and solution-focused approach has been revelatory.
Lisa, East Yorkshire Weight Control
This is the story of Lisa*
Lisa came to me at the end of January wanting help with weight control and all the negativity she was experiencing around this: low confidence, embarrassment, guilt, low mood, insecurity…I could go on.
I had already worked successfully with a friend of Lisa’s, so she knew how powerful hypnotherapy could be. We booked her in for a programme of 5 sessions (which also included 2 recordings to listen to at home).
Fast forward 5 weeks: Lisa is like a new woman and has described her experience as ‘life-changing’! Lisa has taken back control of her eating habits and reported an 80% improvement in how she is feeling. She is now eating less without going hungry, she no longer eats in response to her emotions, she feels lighter, her clothes are looser, she is motivated to exercise regularly, she feels happier and so much more confident. She also told me that the programme had helped her to address the misconceptions she had previously formed of a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to this, Lisa has just reported back to me having returned from a ‘girl’s weekend’ that before the start of her programme, she was quite worried about. She has given me permission to share what she said:
‘’ I couldn't believe the difference in the way I felt and behaved, so much more confident in my swim wear, I didn't join in with mindless eating …….I have come away feeling like I haven't missed out on anything, no bad head with keeping hydrated and no bloating because I naturally went for mostly healthy options. I'm totally impressed with myself....’’
And on the therapy itself:
’’…you really made me feel at ease … I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to go through the process and will recommend you to my friends and colleagues…’’
As ever, it has been a privilege to witness the transformation of a unique and fabulous woman and I’d like to thank Lisa for trusting me and the process we went through, to get her to where she wants to be.
*Name changed to protect anonymity
Liz C., Surrey (Online sessions) Weight control and secret eating
I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, however the last year had been particularly difficult.
After losing a member of the family to cancer my secret eating habit became a daily occurrence as a means to cope. I was really struggling with controlling the need to secretly comfort myself with food and decided to seek some support. I came across the information RD Hypnotherapy following a Google search and sent a request for further information for the gastric band hypnotherapy program.
Rebecca contacted me within a few days and we scheduled a zoom conversation. My first conversation was difficult as I had never shared my problem with anyone before, not even my partner, but Rebecca was extremely professional, caring and eased all my worries about hypnotherapy and my need for support. Rebecca explained the process, shared plenty of information and I felt fully supported in making the decision to go through with the program.
The sessions were brilliant, I learnt more about myself than I had expected and feel that this program has transformed my life along with my relationship with food, my confidence and my need to turn to food in times of difficulty. Rebecca also gave me a number of tools during and after the program which I have continued to use quite regularly.
The program wasn’t just about not eating, it was about understanding what my triggers were and really putting mechanisms in place to support me rather than telling me to not binge eat. This whole process was more than a hypnotherapy session, it was the help I had needed for many years and I wish I had come across it sooner.
Last but not least I have managed to lose weight and not secretly comforted myself with food. It really has helped me in so many ways.
It’s amazing how a Google search and meeting the right therapist at the right time can impact your life. I highly recommend Rebecca and RD Hypnotherapy and am very grateful for the support I received during, before and after the program.
H Manning - East Riding
I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca and had a very positive experience. I felt at ease and supported by Rebecca's compassionate and calming presence. Rebecca really took the time to get to know me and my specific needs, making the hypnotherapy very personalised. During the sessions themselves, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to relax whilst being guided through various techniques, such as visualization and positive affirmations that helped me to reframe my thoughts and beliefs about my health and wellbeing. After a few sessions, I was able to approach my daily life with a sense of calm and confidence. Rebecca is a skilled and compassionate practitioner who truly cares about clients' wellbeing - I cannot recommend RD hypnotherapy highly enough.
M, York ADHD
This is the story of M. M is a teenage boy with a diagnosis of ADHD. He and his parents have given me permission to share his story and some of the messages they sent.
When I first met M he was experiencing difficulties at school and had been for a long time. He was getting into trouble most days, struggling to concentrate in lessons and had little self-belief.
M had tried various therapies, but nothing ever quite hit the mark. His parents were desperately hoping to find something that would work for him so that he could possibly avoid going on to medication.
M had weekly sessions for a couple of months and I was absolutely delighted with the positive changes he made in such a short time. Here are a few extracts from some of the messages M’s mum has sent me:
'At home we have found him more understanding and patient over things he would normally fizz off over and his temper explosions are much less with us.'
'I heard a conversion between him and his sister, she asked him how he was finding his sessions and he said: ‘’I know mum has tried lots of things to help me over the years which haven’t helped me, but I think she’s finally found something that does’’.'
'I know it’s early days Rebecca but as parents D and I haven’t ever seen M quite as focused and dare I say calm!!!!'
'I heard my brother ask M how his therapy with you was going and was he finding school any easier. M said he loves his sessions and it’s helping him concentrate more at school, his own words “110%” !! '
'On a mum/son level I actually feel like I’m getting my little boy back ….'
'We are seeing M becoming a more caring considerate young man who for the first time is believing he can academically possibly achieve things.'
'To think we may now have a choice not to pump him with medication having found an alternative therapy which he loves is like a lottery win, it really is Rebecca.'
'Just had M’s report through today and couldn’t wait to show you, D and I were in shock, I know to the average parent it wouldn’t be anything to write home about, but for us this feels like a lottery win, never have we seen “NO” bad comments and the grades are usually a gathering of “poor”. His face was a picture, to actually see him to start believing in his academic ability...Thank you for helping our family have this experience.'
I’m so proud of M and what he has achieved.
As always, I’m amazed at what is possible with this wonderful therapy.
Thank-you to M and his parents for trusting in me and allowing me the opportunity to work with him.
Claire, East Riding Weight control and exercise motivation
This is the story of Claire from East Riding*
I recently had the pleasure of working with the lovely Claire who came to me initially to get her eating habits back on track, yet by the end of our time together gained so much more.
At consultation I discovered that Claire felt she was eating for no reason when she wasn’t hungry. She felt heavy and lacked the energy and motivation to do anything about it. Each day she would feel disappointed in herself that she had yet again failed to stick to her intentions to move more and eat less. She was overwhelmed by the fear that she would continue to put on weight the older she got, unless she made some positive and permanent lifestyle changes. Yet Claire felt unable to get herself in the right mindset to move into the next phase of her life.
Fast forward 5 weeks and the changes in the way Claire feels and thinks are incredible. At her last session of the programme, she reported a whopping 80% improvement from her starting point. Her energy levels have soared, she has her eating habits back under control and now eats mindfully and ONLY when her body really needs sustenance. Claire’s motivation to change has increased by 75% and she now looks forward to time she sets aside in her week to exercise. She feels lighter, more comfortable and so much happier every day. This is what she said about her experience:
Thank you for the last 5 weeks, I've really learnt a lot. I have loved the fact that we can relate to each other and are at a similar stage of life, that's really helped; you've shared some great ideas and I feel I've moved on so much. I feel it's been a wonderful punctuation mark in my life to make me pause and move forwards with a positive frame of mind. It's also prepared me for the next few years ahead in terms of family changes and putting myself and my own interests as a higher priority.
It has been a privilege to work with and get to know Claire and I’d like to thank her for putting her trust in me and the process we followed.
*Name changed to protect anonymity
Diana, North Yorkshire Comfort Eating/Menopause
I came to Rebecca after putting on weight in lockdown, struggling with comfort eating and the menopause. I was feeling fat, tired and frumpy! 5 weeks on, and things have improved considerably…. I am no longer struggling with low energy, and my self-esteem and relationship with food have changed - I’m enjoying food more than ever, but this is much more balanced and I’m no longer stuck in a cycle of sugary treats, guilt and self disgust. Rebecca is very easy to talk to, understanding, friendly and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to my friends.
Sandra, East Yorkshire IBS
I had been suffering with IBS for 30 years and it had worsened in the last 3. I wanted to try something different because other remedies hadn't worked. Now, after just 4 sessions the difference is unbelievable. The physical symptoms have reduced by around 80% and emotionally I feel so much stronger and in control. I would highly recommend hypnotherapy with Rebecca to anyone experiencing similar symptoms.
MD - Selby Anxiety and stress
Right from my first contact Rebecca made me feel very comfortable and was a great listener who then customised sessions to help me with my anxiety , impatience and many other problems 🙂
I felt a massive difference after one session , a session where I thought I was under hypnosis for 15-20 minutes but it was actually 53 minutes showing just how relaxed I was under hypnosis.
I highly recommend Rebecca as she is very professional and in my eyes offers a life changing service!
Thanks Rebecca and RD Hypnotherapy
Emma, East Riding Emotional Eating and Low Self Esteem
I came to see Rebecca because my emotional and obsessive eating habits were totally out of control. I felt really down, my confidence and self esteem were low and I had a very negative outlook about what I was capable of. Now, after just 6 sessions, I feel completely different. I have regained control of what I eat, I feel much more motivated to exercise and am more positive about my ability to lose weight. I'm also so much more relaxed, and feel in control of life in general and how I handle situations that I used to find challenging. It has been a very positive experience and I'm so happy I decided to have the therapy.
Louise, North Yorkshire Anxiety Management
I feel I have made a lot of changes in such a short space of time. I now have ways to manage my anxiety and have a much more positive mindset and outlook on life.
James, Goole Stress, anxiety, low confidence
I came to see Rebecca because I felt stressed, anxious, angry and my confidence was low. All of this was having a negative impact on family and work life. I was unsure at first whether hypnotherapy could help me, however, after just 4 sessions, I can’t believe the difference it has made. In fact, after just one session I already noticed a huge difference in how I felt. My anger has now more or less disappeared, I’m much more confident and my ability to manage and cope with situations I used to find difficult has improved dramatically. I also feel far less stressed. I would highly recommend giving it a go.
Tina, Selby Self Esteem, Confidence, Relationships
From the moment I met Rebecca I felt very relaxed. She is very easy to talk to and I was at ease in the surroundings. The treatment I received from her has helped me 100%. She is very professional and understood my needs well. Anyone that is reading this and thinking about exploring hypnotherapy should be encouraged to give it a go. After 2 years of trying other alternative treatments, I now, after just a few weeks of hypnotherapy with Rebecca, feel the best I have felt in a long, long time.
J.H., Selby Teeth Grinding and Anxiety
I can't thank Rebecca enough. I went to see her to help with teeth grinding and feelings of anxiety. In just 3 weeks I feel so much better. The teeth grinding has now stopped, I feel much more confident and so much better about myself. Rebecca has given me techniques to help me with anxiety and daily life is so much more manageable. I feel like I have got my life back.
Kate, East Yorkshire Skin picking
I visited Rebecca 3 months ago for help to stop an annoying bad habit of picking skin around my fingers. Rebecca listened and made me feel comfortable. I’ve waited to post a review to see if it worked and am happy to say I have the habit under control. On occasion I have started to pick but miraculously just stopped- this would have been impossible for me before. Thanks Rebecca
Jade, Selby Hypnobirthing
Rebecca is highly recommended. We saw her for 6 sessions for hypnobirthing (plus lots of individual practice time in between sessions using the resources she provided). This helped us to have a natural birth without any other pain relief. We felt calm and in control throughout the birthing process, which made the journey much easier. Rebecca was very friendly, professional and offered appointments at flexible times and locations. We would recommend hypnobirthing on a 1-2-1 basis and found the skills invaluable.
Sharah, Leeds Anxiety and confidence
Below is a copy of a text I received from Sharah. She has given me permission to share it with you.
It's been a week since my last session with you and my outlook on things is so very different to before and I've got this coat of confidence that I'd long missed. I thought I'd let you know that I had my interview on Tuesday, felt the same confidence of the past and got a job offer by Thursday. I am so grateful for what you have helped me to recognise and unlock within myself.
S.J., Snaith IBS
Never having done anything like this before, I was quite apprehensive. On first talking to Rebecca all my fears went away. I think it was how nice and how special she made me feel. The way Rebecca gathered information about me and my life without really realising what was happening it was remarkable. As the weeks went by these facts appeared in the sessions and it was wonderful. The experiences I felt during the sessions were unbelievable and and I came away on top of the world. I hope this continues and I am determined it will!
I would recommend Rebecca to anyone who needs help as she is a kind and helpful person who I wouldn't hesitate to contact if I needed help in the future.
Vicki, Selby Hypnobirthing
Having experienced 2 previous traumatic births, as my 3rd pregnancy progressed, I felt increasingly worried and anxious about the forthcoming labour. I visited Rebecca for hypnobirthing sessions in the hope that it would help me to manage this anxiety.
Straight away I was amazed at how relaxed Rebecca made me feel. During the sessions, Rebecca taught me many different techniques to use once labour started, as well as working with me to get rid of the fear and tension I felt. Right from the very first session, I began to feel a lot more relaxed about the birth and rather than dreading the labour, I looked forward to it and felt more and more positive as each day went by. The recordings Rebecca provided were great and allowed me to listen and practise every day at home.
The session we had with my birthing partner was also extremely useful as it helped him to understand what he needed to do during the labour and dealt with the anxieties he also felt about the upcoming birth.
I can honestly say that my labour was a far more positive and calm experience due to my hypnobirthing classes with Rebecca. I did have complications again right at the end of the birth, there was nothing anyone could’ve done to prevent this, however, even during this time I managed not to panic, remained relaxed and got through it with just gas and air and the techniques Rebecca had taught me. From start to finish the labour and birth lasted just over 6 hours (quicker than my previous 2 experiences). The midwife afterwards even commentated at how 'calm and in control' I was the whole time.
I would most definitely recommend Rebecca to anyone who has worries or fears over childbirth and am so happy I decided to take the course.