Stop Smoking

Dear Liz,

I can't thank you enough for stopping my smoking addiction last year.

I still can't believe that after 23 years in which I smoked over 160,000 cigarettes at a cost of over £40,000 you ended my addiction inside 90 minutes! Unquestionably the best money I ever spent!

The truth is I was extremely skeptical about hypnotherapy and if I am honest I only came out of desperation as I had already tried everything else. Even after the hypnotherapy session I told friends I didn't really believe in it!

Yet the following day I found myself confidently saying "I don't smoke anymore" rather than hedging my bets with the usual "I'm trying to give up" and I didn't feel in peril of actually buying cigarettes as "I don't smoke anymore".

I have no problem in pubs and my partner still smokes. I am free of the addiction, saving money and my health has improved thanks to your intervention.

My sincere thanks

Tony Roberts

Stop Smoking

Dear Liz

I wanted to get in touch and let you know how great it is being a non-smoker! It's been 4 weeks since I came to see you and I haven't even thought about smoking. My partner still smokes which I thought would be a problem but you were right... I'm not tempted at all.

It was so easy and I'm feeling well chuffed :-)

Thanks a million.

Adam


Bulimia

Dear Liz,

Been a really happy few weeks and I've you to thank for that. Been wondering how to write this. I've scanned through a fair number of testimonials over the years and always been a pretty tough judge. I always looked for that real grit / faith that something could finally work and end all this hopping from problem to problem. By the time I came to see you all problems had rolled into one. Over the years food has led to drugs, drugs led back to food, bulimia and more distress. Calm one down and another popped up - bit like trying to sit down on a bouncy castle!

I now feel calmer, more confident and in the nicest of ways – less bothered. Feel very lucky to have stumbled into it. Having never heard of hypnoanalysis it was a massive stroke of luck to have found you. Feel very normal - nothing too special to me and nothing too shabby… just normal, at last.

Thank you. It's such a massive relief to finish it. To anyone reading this- it's a brave thing to do, I'd recommend it.

All my love,

S

Insomnia

I went to Liz originally hoping for some help with insomnia. Although I am a pretty private person, upon meeting Liz I felt instantly comfortable discussing extremely personal issues with her. She quickly identified some not so well hidden underlying social anxieties and I soon began a course of treatment. I didn't always understand or like the significance of the things that came up, but Liz's guidance, encouragement, and humour kept me going. I felt very protected and like nothing I said could have shocked her, even if it shocked me.

I had to stop the sessions mid way due to the wonderful surprise of falling pregnant - a surprise because I had been trying everything to conceive for over two years and had even scheduled medical fertility treatments for later in the year. Amazingly, this happened shortly after a session where I finally started to address a deeply buried past experience with a termination - which I wrongly believed I had already "dealt with" emotionally years ago.

It is incredible what has been subtly yet powerfully shifted even after this short a time. My husband keeps commenting that I am more relaxed than I have ever been, which is not really what either of us expect from me. I did not go into the therapy with thoughts of it helping me conceive, but I feel absolutely sure that my fertility would have continued to be challenged had I not released so much and that certain subconscious blocks at welcoming a pregnancy would have stayed in place. This miraculous result speaks for itself and I am so happy that I am able to just relax and enjoy it, along with every other aspect of my life, instead of being my former over-thinking self.

I am extremely grateful for Liz's help, wisdom, compassion, generosity, and non-judgment.

E.


Social Phobia

Liz, Thank you so much for helping me uncover the cause of many problems in my life. You told me I had Social Phobia and took me on an incredible journey where I could not only dump a great deal of guilt and grief, but you helped me uncover something I had locked deep away for no-one to find. Through the 12 sessions we were together I, and others, noticed a change in me. I couldn't put my finger on what exactly was happening but I was feeling a sense of weight being lifted off me and a big knot being removed from my stomach and chest. Now, if I'm completely honest, I feel so confident, happy and a little unstoppable!

Thanks so much for everything Liz.

Client


Depression, Addictions, Anxiety and Lack of Confidence

Liz, I can't thank you enough... when I came to see you initially I felt like my life was one big emotional car crash. I had pretty much tried everything. Various therapists to 12 step programmes and all the bullshit self help books in known print. I'd been fighting all my life - obsessions, compulsions, abusive relationships, addictions, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger... you know, all the usual suspects.

To be honest with my history I really didn't think you would take me on. However, I've never felt so held and supported throughout the whole process of hypnoanalysis. It wasn't easy but you enabled me to see it through with encouragement... I've never felt so accepted. I love your down to earth approach - you're so 'normal' yet professional and the care that you take has at times left me moved beyond words.

So five months later, there's no anger anymore, I feel calm, confident and now have an awareness of where I am in life. I've started to value and respect myself and others. I've never felt so happy and 'sorted'. I keep saying to people "I've never been in a better place in my life" and they look at me strangely. Brilliant!

I'm not quite sure how it works Liz, but seeing you was the most intelligent thing I've done in the past 30 years. Thank you for everything.

C x

Depression and Weightloss

I suffered from depression and overeating for 20 years. I had tried everything - every pill, every diet, every 'headshrinker', every self-help book, doctors and gurus. Nothing worked. I was so stressed I felt on the verge of a breakdown and believed that I was going to be a messed up and unhappy person for the rest of my life.

After my sessions with Liz I find that my stress levels have been drastically reduced. I am calm, confident and free from obsessive thoughts. I have my eating under control, have successfully quit smoking and I'm finding my relationship with my husband is more relaxed and fulfilling.

Liz is an ethical practitioner who genuinely cares about her clients becoming well. I never imagined hypnoanalysis would work - and yet it has! I feel truly free for the first time in my life. From the bottom of my heart... thank you Liz.

RM

Relationship Issues

After years of psychotherapy, which at the time really helped me cope with a bout of depression as well as come to terms with some childhood issues & a problematic relationship with my father, I still felt something was missing or not quite right in my life but I didn't want to go back into psychotherapy.

I had a history of short failed relationships. For years I would chase after men who would constantly reject me or I would find ways to create problems and make the relationship end. I spent years watching my single friends moving on with their lives, getting married and having children and I felt I was stuck in a hamster wheel unable to move on. I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never be able to get married.

On a deeper level I had a feeling that I would never be happy and truly fulfilled, a feeling of 'better not do anything just in case'. My therapist used to call it the 'What if Syndrome' - I lived my life too scared to do anything in case the bad things I predicted might happen.

I met a guy just before I started seeing Liz, an amazing guy... handsome, intelligent, charming, great fun and so kind and adoring. Of course after several happy months I started to question this but this time it was more difficult as there wasn't a single thing about this guy I could pick a fault with. After talking to a friend about how I was feeling she recommended I see Liz, a truly life changing moment. After every session I felt I had shifted huge amounts of emotional crap, stuff I thought I had dealt with and other stuff that I didn't even imagine could have an effect on me after all these years.

The end result was that I started to feel more positive about myself and about my relationship. It was as if I was beginning to realise that I did actually deserve this amazing guy and to have an amazing and fulfilled life like everyone else around me. More importantly, as I began to believe, these things actually started to happen. After 9 months of dating he proposed at the top of a mountain... followed by a joyous acceptance from me... promptly followed by the white wedding I had always dreamed of but never thought possible... and now 6 weeks into married life I have a very different outlook on life.

I am happy, content, fulfilled but best of all those feelings of dread and worry about what might happen are replaced with a growing sense of positivity and a knowing that I will have the happy ending I so deserve!

Thanks Liz for helping me on my journey and for helping me see the light at the end of the tunnel!

GP


Social Phobia and Relationship Issues

I hoped she'd hypnotise me but I pretended I was too smart to really expect that when she said that there was no such thing as a hypnotised feeling. When I went to Liz, I'd been feeling so desperate that I thought hypnotising me or somehow rewiring my brain was the answer. Liz did something very different.

In working with me she was down to earth, hugely compassionate and was like my best friend or health partner. You know the type; gets right up your nose, because their commitment is greater than your complaints. That was Liz.

Working with Liz helped me to move on from stuff that was deeply buried (more than 50 years old) but eating away at me nonetheless.

I've finally begun to understand why I've carried such a great sadness for so long. I've also begun to build the foundations of a peaceful life.

Thank you, Liz, for being a magnificent person, with a big heart and a bigger commitment to me. I now feel that I'm maturing emotionally.

G R


Hypno-Band

Hi Liz

I wanted to wait for a while before I sent this to you because, to be really honest, I never believed this would work. Nothing else ever has!

Anyway I came to see you in February feeling fat, desperate and a total failure. Had tried every diet known and some of them helped for a little while but eventually the weight went back on leaving me feeling even more of a failure.

After seeing that guy on ACA I decided to give the Hypno-Band a go although the group sessions were never going to be my thing. It's the best thing I've ever done!!!!

Here I am after 3 months and the weight is coming off every week. But the best part is that I am not dieting. For the first time in my life I'm not dieting but I'm losing weight (can you tell I still don't believe it?!!). I am so peaceful around food and eating small portions - I even know how to listen to my body now when it tells me it's full. That's never happened before :-)

Thanks Liz for your help and compassion. I've got my life back.

CL


Weight Loss

I have spent nearly all of my life struggling with food. Always been on some diet or another and exercising like a mad woman to try and keep my weight under control.

Came to see you as a last resort and didn't believe you could REALLY help me but here I am 2 months later and I'm over the moon. It's all been so easy. No more struggle. No more staying home from parties because I had no control around food. I don't even notice the food there now as I'm too busy talking to people!

It's the best investment I've ever made and I've recommended you to quite a few of my friends. Thanks again. x

Sue D


Hypno-Band

I thought I would give you a little bit of an update on my progress. I continue to lose weight even though it seems slow but now I believe that its a better way to do it. I'm learning patience as well!

Feel like I have lots more energy and I'm sleeping much better (don't understand how that works but I'm grateful). I bought some new clothes on Saturday as the old ones are hanging off me now and already I've dropped a dress size.

Really just wanted to let you know that I'm doing really well and will continue to keep you posted.

Kara B

Social Phobia and Blushing

I went to Liz with a symptom that I had never believed could be 'cured' – blushing. Embarrassing feelings that stopped me so many times from being myself. Back than I did not realise that it is caused by social phobia. My 'soul' was so crippled by being afraid of meeting people, talking to them, and fighting every day to be liked and accepted.

Liz helped me to stop blushing but on it's way she 'fixed' all imperfections that I had about myself. Thanks to Liz I can finally be who I always wanted to be, self confident and happy myself. As far I am concerned there is no better treatment for social phobia than hypnoanalysis with Liz.

Thank you Liz.

A


White Coat Syndrome

My initial reason for booking into to see Liz was to work through my fear / anxiety of visiting the doctor and having my blood pressure taken, commonly referred to as ‘white coat syndrome’. During our first session, Liz introduced me to a program called Thrive.

At the start, I was concerned the program wouldn’t resolve my fear, however, as Liz and I worked through the sessions it felt like a huge weight had been lifted - it has had an amazing effect on me. Not only have I conquered my blood pressure fear, I have learnt so much about myself and how to manage my thoughts.

If you want to overcome any sort of fear or anxiety, I would highly recommend you make a time to meet with Liz!! She is warm, empathic and most of all non-judgemental.

Liz – I can’t thank you enough.

JO


Social Phobia and Blushing

Hi Liz

Sorry it's taken so long to get this to you but I have been out and about having a fantastic time - so much so that I forgot to write and thank you for all your help.

Originally I came to you with a severe social phobia. I am just feeling so good after my sessions with you. My colleagues at work are amazed at the difference in me and I have given your number to a friend who wants to come and see you as well.

It was great working with you and I appreciate your kindness - I always felt safe.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Client

Bulimia

Dear Liz,

Been a really happy few weeks and I've you to thank for that. Been wondering how to write this. I've scanned through a fair number of testimonials over the years and always been a pretty tough judge. I always looked for that real grit / faith that something could finally work and end all this hopping from problem to problem. By the time I came to see you all problems had rolled into one. Over the years food has led to drugs, drugs led back to food, bulimia and more distress. Calm one down and another popped up - bit like trying to sit down on a bouncy castle!

I now feel calmer, more confident and in the nicest of ways – less bothered. Feel very lucky to have stumbled into it. Having never heard of this programme it was a massive stroke of luck to have found you. Feel very normal - nothing too special to me and nothing too shabby… just normal, at last.

Thank you. It's such a massive relief to finish it. To anyone reading this- it's a brave thing to do, I'd recommend it.

All my love,

S

Lack of confidence

If anyone is reading this who feels any negativity whatsoever about any part of their life, you need to come and visit Liz, and get ready for a fantastic, uplifting ride into a brand new future filled with happiness and amazement. For me personally I used to indulge in way too many of life's awful things as a means to try hard to hide from my self-image that I hated so much. My lack of confidence in myself and my lack of self-worth saw me travel right to the edge of disaster while purposely leaving no way to turn back. I was self-destructive, self-defeating and an all-round self-hater until chance saw me meet Liz.

I saw numerous psychologists who not only drained my pockets of funding and probably enjoyed our talk fests as much as I did but ended every session with "so shall we make your next appointment in two weeks time or three?" It took a long time to realise that all of the psychologist's visits and self help books were about the same as going to a motivational seminar in that they were somewhat uplifting at the time but after a week or so everything wore off and I was back to my old ways. Now my life has turned around completely. I love life, I love my work, I love my family and best of all I love myself. And I owe all of this to LIz and her fantastic program.

One of the best things about the journey that I undertook with LIz, apart from the fact that it was like nothing else I had ever done in my life, was that I took away tools that I could apply to everyday issues as they cropped up. I was recently diagnosed with Cancer and unlike the old me I am feeling great and on top of the world in spite of it. In fact, I strongly believe that I could beat it because of the way in which I have simply changed my thoughts. Whether you believe you can do it or not is irrelevant it's the thought that counts and I'm feeling on top of the world. And if that's not good enough the thing that I have noticed is that I am strangely starting to empower others around me as well.

Life's great!

M


Vaginismus, Weight Issues and Self Esteem Issues

Dear Liz,

The fitness instructor in the gym I recently joined said to me the other day that though he couldn't quite put his finger on it he could see that my looks had changed dramatically since I started there. It was clear to me that he thought that the exercise had worked wonders for me. I let him stay with his beliefs, but I knew better.

When I came to see you, I came with a life time of stuttering /stammering, years of suffering from vaginismus and a weight gain of 30 kgs from 5 years of binge eating. My self worth was almost non existent, I thought of myself as disgusting and I found little joy from anything in life. I had had several depressions, was on antidepressants and had over the years spent a small fortune on psychotherapy.

Through my sessions with you I have now overcome issues that I had never thought possible. As surreal as these issues were to me, so as surreal are the joy, the self confidence and the love for myself and my life that I now feel. I have been given a new life, a life for which I can't thank you enough. You helped me through the hardest of times, you made me feel safe and you always conducted the therapy with the highest standard of professionalism.

I cannot stop smiling and I know that it's not because of the exercise! I now stutter less and less. I'm more confident that I can shift the extra kilos and I know that I will go back to having sex again. I now also believe that I've got what it takes to fulfill my life long dream of becoming a writer. I find more joy in my children and we have started to have a lot of fun together. Thank you! I hope that you will continue to practice for many years to come so that other people too can experience the amazing feeling it is to wake up every morning and feel true happiness.

With all my love

H


Panic Attacks on the Tube

Before I found Liz Hogon, I had undertaken counselling and therapy on and off for years. I worked through various issues however I knew there was something else that I couldn't get to the bottom of. I also had several fears that were making my life difficult. Mainly these consisted of the tube, lifts and planes. I decided I needed to work in a different way to address these issues. I consider myself lucky to have found Liz after one disastrous session with another hypnotherapist. During my initial interview with Liz I felt immediately at ease - it was so different from my previous experience and I wanted to start as soon as possible.

Liz is the most comfortable person to work with as she is completely non-judgmental and has a wonderful sense of humour that breaks the ice at each session. It's like a fast track therapy where you dump all the hurt and humiliation. I never felt any awkwardness with Liz; she is so easy to work with. I wish I had found her years ago. I noticed early on that I felt more confident on tube journeys and started using it much more.

Now it's over I notice things are shifting slowly. This is such deep work I know that everything is not going to change immediately but it is happening. This is the most important and significant investment I have ever made and it was really worth it.

Liz

Panic Attacks

I am 28 years old and I went to Liz after experiencing panic attacks for two years, it had pretty much destroyed my life. I felt ill every day and could not function but after finishing her programme I feel more confident, my panic attacks have stopped and i am finally reconnecting with the world. I cannot thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone who has anxiety or panic attacks.

S


Blushing and Social Anxiety

When I first came in to see you for my blushing I wasn't really sure how it all worked & what to think but after the first initial consultation I felt completely comfortable.

Before meeting you I actually believed I was going to have no career because every time I wanted to study or try and further my career my blushing would get in the way. I would go very shy and believed that I was never going to get anywhere in life and I would have to learn to deal with it.

It's really hard to explain the feeling after my last session. It's such a good feeling. Now I finally feel as though I like myself, I have ambitions, feel confident and so completely comfortable with everything around me. I know this sounds a bit over the top but it is all so true. I can honestly say I probably would not have believed this reading it but now it's happened to me and I want everyone to experience it. I am looking forward to my future and want to start studying asap.

Now all I can say is thank you... thank you for making the sessions so comfortable, thank you for putting the smile back on my face, thank you for changing my life.

S

Anxiety Attacks

Liz was recommended to me by a psychotherapist who felt I needed a 'quicker solution' as I had been suffering from severe anxiety attacks for a couple of months. Every day during that period was a struggle, I hated leaving the house, being alone, even leaving my bedroom seemed the hugest task for me. I had no idea why they had started happening and I was literally terrified all the time. When my breathing started becoming irregular I would panic and it worsen. I felt so trapped and knew that I simply couldn't continue in that way.

I was initially sceptical when I was told about Liz because I didn't understand the way her therapy worked. Liz changed my life. In 8 weeks I went from a scared individual who feared all public transport (for fear of an attack) to a relaxed, happy and carefree one who is having the best time now. Liz made me feel confident, she made me laugh, and her way of working was simply amazing. I trusted her implicitly throughout and it worked.

I know how awful I felt all those months ago and after seeing Liz I know that those dark days will not return.

CB


Depression and Weightloss

I suffered from depression and overeating for 20 years. I had tried everything - every pill, every diet, every 'headshrinker', every self-help book, doctors and gurus. Nothing worked. I was so stressed I felt on the verge of a breakdown and believed that I was going to be a messed up and unhappy person for the rest of my life.

After my sessions with Liz I find that my stress levels have been drastically reduced. I am calm, confident and free from obsessive thoughts. I have my eating under control, have successfully quit smoking and I'm finding my relationship with my husband is more relaxed and fulfilling.

Liz is an ethical practitioner who genuinely cares about her clients becoming well. I never imagined this would work - and yet it has! I feel truly free for the first time in my life. From the bottom of my heart... thank you Liz.

RM


Emetophobia and Panic Attacks

I was very apprehensive and sceptical to start the therapy and wasn't quite convinced that someone or some type of therapy could help me. I found Liz on the internet, called her and booked an initial consultation, where after I decided to take the leap and begin my therapy.

I suffered from an intense phobia of vomiting and also panic attacks, which resulted in me not eating properly (losing 10 kilograms), rarely leaving the house, avoiding all modes of public transport and I was addicted to tranquilisers for my anxiety and anti–nausea pills for my emetophobia. On average I was consuming about 8 pills a day. I felt extremely desperate and alone.

I have just finished the therapy and I can honestly say that I feel like a different person. I feel calm, I feel positive, but most importantly I have not had a panic attack for several weeks and have been freed from the claws of my emetophobia.

I am socialising more, am travelling on the bus/tube without any anxiety, have put on weight and have stopped taking my daily dose of tranquilisers and anti-nausea pills.

From start to finish, Liz made me feel extremely comfortable which is crucial for the therapy to work. She is patient, understanding, confidential and most importantly non-judgemental.

I wish our paths had crossed years ago, but I believe it came to me at the right time. Seeing Liz and having her help and guide me through each session was the best investment I have ever and will ever make. You cannot put a price on one's mental health.

Thank you Liz, here's to a fantastic new year! x

LB


Emetophobia

I'm living through what would have normally been my worst nightmare. Went to watch my daughter's first school assembly and in the middle my younger daughter was sick everywhere. And she's been sick 3 times since. But I'm not panicking - I'm calm and in control. It's such a relief!

Text from client


Relationship Issues

After years of psychotherapy, which at the time really helped me cope with a bout of depression as well as come to terms with some childhood issues & a problematic relationship with my father, I still felt something was missing or not quite right in my life but I didn't want to go back into psychotherapy.

I had a history of short failed relationships. For years I would chase after men who would constantly reject me or I would find ways to create problems and make the relationship end. I spent years watching my single friends moving on with their lives, getting married and having children and I felt I was stuck in a hamster wheel unable to move on. I had resigned myself to the fact that I would never be able to get married.

On a deeper level I had a feeling that I would never be happy and truly fulfilled, a feeling of 'better not do anything just in case'. My therapist used to call it the 'What if Syndrome' - I lived my life too scared to do anything in case the bad things I predicted might happen.

I met a guy just before I started seeing Liz, an amazing guy... handsome, intelligent, charming, great fun and so kind and adoring. Of course after several happy months I started to question this but this time it was more difficult as there wasn't a single thing about this guy I could pick a fault with. After talking to a friend about how I was feeling she recommended I see Liz, a truly life changing moment. After every session I felt I had shifted huge amounts of emotional crap, stuff I thought I had dealt with and other stuff that I didn't even imagine could have an effect on me after all these years.

The end result was that I started to feel more positive about myself and about my relationship. It was as if I was beginning to realise that I did actually deserve this amazing guy and to have an amazing and fulfilled life like everyone else around me. More importantly, as I began to believe, these things actually started to happen. After 9 months of dating he proposed at the top of a mountain... followed by a joyous acceptance from me... promptly followed by the white wedding I had always dreamed of but never thought possible... and now 6 weeks into married life I have a very different outlook on life.

I am happy, content, fulfilled but best of all those feelings of dread and worry about what might happen are replaced with a growing sense of positivity and a knowing that I will have the happy ending I so deserve!

Thanks Liz for helping me on my journey and for helping me see the light at the end of the tunnel!

GP


Social Phobia and Relationship Issues

I hoped she'd hypnotise me but I pretended I was too smart to really expect that when she said that there was no such thing as a hypnotised feeling. When I went to Liz, I'd been feeling so desperate that I thought hypnotising me or somehow rewiring my brain was the answer. Liz did something very different.

In working with me she was down to earth, hugely compassionate and was like my best friend or health partner. You know the type; gets right up your nose, because their commitment is greater than your complaints. That was Liz.

Working with Liz helped me to move on from stuff that was deeply buried (more than 50 years old) but eating away at me nonetheless.

I've finally begun to understand why I've carried such a great sadness for so long. I've also begun to build the foundations of a peaceful life.

Thank you, Liz, for being a magnificent person, with a big heart and a bigger commitment to me. I now feel that I'm maturing emotionally.

G R

OCD


I had spent most of my life with OCD and was always to scared and embarrassed to go get help. I felt if I told doctor's I'd just be put on medication and didn't want to fill my body with pills, so I just tried to deal with it in my own way and thought I'd have it for the rest of my life. Until I came across Liz, who helped me change my life, not only with my OCD but also making me more confident, helping me with social anxiety which I didn't realise was that bad until we started talking and also was there to help me with my weight issues.

Liz is an amazing person who actually cares about what you have to say and she knows her stuff. You don't need medication and don't have to live with OCD forever. You just need to realise its all about your thinking, which with help from Liz can easily be changed.

One of the best decisions I've made in my 28years was walking into your office and having a chat. I'm so much happier and confident my OCD will never come back.Thank you so much Liz, you are amazing!

Sally

Emetophobia

I cannot thank Liz enough for helping through the Thrive programme.

I feel so strong facing my fears everyday and living life the way it should be.

Liz is an absolute dream to work with. She is compassionate, patient and absolutely hilarious. You will not regret working with her :-)

SB


Anxiety and Stress


I started seeing Liz Hogon while I was going through a tough time at work. Back then, I was miserable, my confidence was shattered, and all faith in my abilities lost. The anxiety was crippling and I wasn't coping. I was living in a bleak, hypervigilant state of despair with nothing but depressing thoughts distorting my mind. I had forgotten what it was like to be happy.

Together we worked through Rob Kelly's Thrive book, which helped me get my self-esteem back up. Liz was professional, lively, down-to-earth and non-judgmental. She listened attentively, and gave me useful tips on how to better manage my thinking so as not to brood on perceived negativity and see the bigger picture. Her sessions pulled me from the precipice and enabled me to change my world.

The dark days are behind me now and I can't thank Liz enough for her kindness and support. My anxiety has reduced. I'm feeling more confident and resilient to whatever life throws at me! Liz loves what she does. She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help them improve their lives. I'm so glad I made the decision to contact her and would recommend her to anyone going through something similar. Thanks for everything Liz!

AC

Unhelpful Thought Processes and Beliefs


“I don’t believe it will work” was pretty much the first thing I said to Liz at my first Thrive session. I couldn’t conceive then that my thought processes and beliefs could or would change.  

With Liz’s guidance and the program itself I feel transformed from shadow to light. I’m not quite where I’d like to be – YET. But with the changes I’ve processed and from where I am now, I will get to where I want to be and most importantly - I believe it now.  

So, it did work and I couldn’t be happier.

HF - Melbourne

Emetophobia


Hey Liz!

Sorry for the delay on the email. I hope you are doing well and staying happy! I'm doing very well. After seeing you on our last session I continued to make progress. There was a week or so where things started to slip and I found it difficult to remember what I learned and felt like I was back to square one. I honestly don't know exactly what pulled me out of it, but after doing so I felt like a new person once again and every day since then gets easier and easier.

I have had many first hand experiences and everyone was easy to handle and gave me more confidence as a person that I have 100% control over "my phobia." It has opened my eyes to so much more and that is what surprises me more than anything. I believe that after seeing things in this different way, it has made me a better person and helped me realize just how controlling I can be. I have learned that I have all the control over how I feel and no control over getting sick, which is the exact opposite of how I used to think.
 
I just want to thank you again, yes I know that I am the one who has done the hard work and made the change, but I feel as though you a big reason that I have made it so far. After reading hundreds of books, the knowledge is only part of it and with your help and words I was able to actually put that knowledge to use. So, thank you! :-)

I promise to never forget the techniques that you guided me through and you as a person. After my other therapy sessions with other therapists, I have to admit that I was becoming a none-believer, but now I know just how great therapy can be. I'm no expert but I can tell you Liz, that you have a gift and I feel so blessed to have moved to your side of the world.
  
JH - Melbourne

Emetophobia


For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of vomit. It has interrupted my daily life in one way or another for a long time. This was until I met Liz. 

Liz taught me how to manage and overcome emetophobia in an effective and empowering way. Not only have I vastly minimised said fear, I have also learnt how to maximise my sense of personal control, increase my self esteem and minimise my social anxiety. These aspects of the program really changed my overall outlook and enjoyment of life. 

My experience with Liz and Thrive has been invaluable and the best investment in my present and my future.
Liz is open, friendly and sincere. I have always felt understood and supported by Liz. She is truly a wonderful facilitator of the program.

(Just to let you know, I booked flights for a domestic holiday today with very little regard for any anxiety about the flight. I'm very please to say that I feel totally confident dealing with any anxiety or discomfort that I may create about this or the trip in general. Thanks so much for everything this year and I'll look forward to talking with you in 2015). 

  
SM - Melbourne

Stress and Anxiety


I had gone from being a very capable and independent 32 year old professional to being signed off work with stress and anxiety. I was feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, not sleeping and generally feeling as though I had no control over my life or the negative thoughts that were constantly in my head. I had previously invested a lot of time and money into personal development so was surprised and embarrassed that someone who was often the one that looked like they had it together and considered the ‘calm’ friend who gave good advice was suddenly not coping.

A friend of mine told me about Thrive, at first I was a little skeptical, it seemed very simple and I thought there must be more to it! How wrong I was, 2 1/2 months later I am happier and healthier than I ever remember being. I also have a new job, which is something I never thought would be possible after having my confidence so badly knocked. The work book is easy to follow and Liz (my Thrive consultant) was great at keeping me on track and helping me get through any parts I was struggling with. The Thrive principles are something I will use for the rest of my life. A couple of weeks after completing the programme I was challenged with a few health issues and putting the principles into practice I was able to minimise any extra stress on myself by managing my thinking.

Thank you Liz and thank you Rob Kelly, I will forever be grateful for Thrive.
  

CH - Melbourne

Low Self Esteem


I was told by numerous doctors that I would always have low self-esteem – that self-esteem is set in childhood and all I could do was get on as best I could.

Nine months ago Liz Hogan told me that she could prove all those medical professionals wrong; that I could have high self-esteem. And she was right.

Since completing Thrive, every day has been easier and more joyous than all the days before. Life is much more fun when you don’t hate yourself. 

Kasey Edwards is the best selling author of 30-Something and Over It

  

Binge Eating

When I met Liz, I was in a low point in my life.

I was been in conflict with myself, fighting constantly to convince myself that I wasn't fat, stupid, boring, lazy, and so on. I was trying to control everything around me to prove that I wasn't fat, stupid, boring, lazy...

I’ve always had a dodgy relationship with food between binge eating and dieting so I believed that if I could find a way to lose weight I would regain my confidence.

Liz made me face the fact that my eating disorder was only a symptom of deeper malfunction and that hypnotherapy was not going to help me deal with my anxiety and desire of control which was the main fuel for eating disorder so we started a Thrive Programme.

Step by step she guided me and helped me rebuilt the way I think and how I manage my emotions, how I manage my relationship with people and food and myself! This voice in my head can be such a pain in the a$$ sometime.

The changes didn't happen overnight.  It was tiny steps at a time and to be honest for a long time I kept focusing on the last 10% of the journey, the last details. But then it hit me. I did look back at how far I've been and realised how much weight I lost since the beginning of the journey, and that I couldn't even remember the last time I binged.

I feel so much lighter now because I managed to let go of that desire for control and stop the internal conflict. I wouldn't say that I am 100% symptoms free but I know how to manage them and I stop beating myself up so the impact on my life is minimal.

There are books, forum etc that tells you how to build a healthy relationship with food, how to build self-esteem and so on but what Liz did was being with me on the journey, giving me advice on what I should focus on, giving me tools as well to manage my thoughts and feelings, given my personal circumstances. If I didn't met Liz, I would probably still be hovering between good and bad days but now I don’t have many bad days and I know what to do when I have them.

RC Melbourne

Weight Loss

I originally went to see Liz about having a hypno-band. I've had a very unhealthy relationship with food for most of my life, and all the fad diets just made things worse. Liz gave me the tools to help myself. Instead of just listening to my concerns, she showed me how to finally get rid of the negativity and self doubt. Liz believed in me and made me feel that I was worth that belief and care.I never ended up doing the hypno-band, as I was extremely happy with the progress I was (and still am making). I have lost 15 kilos (its taken me 7 months, but that is a healthy and maintainable weight loss), I swim 4 times a week (I was someone who would rather get a sharp stick in my eye than be seen in bathers), and I eat a very healthy diet that I can maintain my whole life. Liz is an empathetic, genuine and warm person. She truly wants to help. She has changed my life and I am blessed to know her. Not only has she helped me deal with my food stress, but with dealing with stress in general. Thank you Liz. Thank you so very much. 

Nicole Melbourne