Client Testimonials - For Bedford Hypnotherapist Greg Coyne

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Stress & Anxiety

Testimonial From John L of Kempston

I very much recommend this. I went to Greg as a last resort because I was never sure what to expect, but i now wish I'd tried it first. I went through 12 sessions of Analytical Therapy for a number of different things, and I now feel able to take control of my life without fear or worry and can finally relax myself no matter what kind of day i've had. I'm very grateful to Greg for his help and certainly wouldnt hesitate to recommend him to anyone else.

Testimonial From CA From Northampton

Things are good, definately helped me out no end coming to see you! all the feelings of wanting to hide something from everyone and being scared that they would find out a secret have now gone which is a great feeling!

I have gotten my confidence back to pretty much how it should be and actually feel like i want to meet up with people again instead of trying to push them away and ignore them!

Its been such a help and well needed release of worries and backlogged pressure that i just did not need hanging over me!

So for all this and a hell of a lot more, a massive thank you!!  

Testimonial From BR of Clapham

Dear Greg - I am writing to say a great thank you for all your help concerning my hypnotherapy session with you.

Being at a vocational school can often be full of stress and leave little time to relax, so having my appointments with you has done a great deal to allow me to be able to stay calm and assure myself in tense situations.

Since my sessions I have had countless moments where I have recognized times that I previously would have been wound up or depressed, when now I feel fine, if not more assured of my ability. Being able to do so has aided my education no end, as I can recognize negative thoughts and put them aside. I feel wonderful having this state of mind as any obstacle now feels like an opportunity for learning

Testimonial From GR of Bedford

Dear Greg - I'd like to thank you for helping me in our hypnotherapy sessions earlier this year. It has helped me greatly in regaining my confidence.

I returned to work after time off with a stress related illness and found that people responded well to my new state of mind.Confidence breeds confidence. This begun on my very first day back and has continued since. You also helped me recognise which parts of my early life were significant in my development and, even more importantly, which were "red herrings". I now see things much more in proportion.

Your coping strategies have proved very practical and valuable and now I feel comfortable in many social situations that seemed challenging in the past.

Thank you again.

Stopping Smoking

Testimonial From Bev in Milton Keynes

Dear Greg - Having been a smoker for 41years it wasn't a surprise to discover that the pains in my chest were due to heart problems.I made a promise to myself and my family that from that moment on I was never going to smoke again.However after just a few days the cravings were back and I knew I needed help and I needed it fast.

I tried all the products that I had tried before on countless occasions over the years, as well as numerous failproof solutions from friends and family.Despite what I felt were my best efforts nothing seemed to be working.I was feeling a failure and smoking even more and then a relative came up with what I thought was going to be yet another crackpot solution-Hypnotherapy.How wrong was I?

I had heard of hypnotherapy but had always been very sceptical as to how successful it was.The saying dont knock it till you've tried it comes to mind. After weeks of trying to quit I spent just one hour with you Greg and returned home a non-smoker.

It's been four months now since my last cigarette and my family are really proud of me .So thank you greg for your help. I hope that this letter will inspire any one who wants to quit to know that it is possible and that you are able to help them - Bev

Testimonial From Kevin from Milton Keynes

Hi Greg I would like to say a BIG thank you for giving me the confidence, the willpower, and making me believe I could actually become a non-smoker. A month has now passed and I am proud to say that it is the best thing that has happened to me for ages. I have just come back from a holiday, my first as a non-smoker and it felt so great not stressing and wanting a cigarette before getting on the plane - it never even crossed my mind. I am now trying hard to get all my smoking friends to come and see you. Thanks again.

Hypno-Band Weight Loss

Testimonial From Paula

Hi Greg

Just thought i'd drop you an email to say the biggest thank you!

Having the Hypno Band sessions has honestly changed my life, for over 20 years I been part of the diet scene and tried and failed every diet perhaps doing well at first but then my food triggers would kick in and I would gain back all the loss and usually a bit more. The guilt and disgust would then of course return and the vicious circle would start all over again.

When I came to you I was at my wits end, fed up of the torture I was living daily, the low self esteem and confidence was crippling, I was desperate for a quick fix and would of paid anything. After our first session you quickly made me realise I needed to take some responsibility and only I could change me, I quickly realised it was a tool I needed to help me and no quick fix was the answer and the Hypno band was the key for me.

I lost weight the first week without any hypno, using the tools you gave me I felt for once this was different, I was different, I was ready to take responsibility and change my body for good. The first hypno session was very relaxing and I liked how I was aware of everything going on. As the weeks went by more weight came off and I hit my first half stone loss by week 2. I have now finished the program and sometimes I lose inches rather than lbs but either is of course satisfying. This has been the easiest weight loss I have ever achieved, I now recognise when I am full and I use the "Dream" technique to manage any negative thoughts. I am very motivated and somehow always prefer healthier food and have motivation to do a little exercise, I don't ever binge anymore and I am at last at peace with the battle and myself.

I now know there is no quick fix the urgency is somewhat relaxed resting in the knowledge that eating normally and healthy with the new approach the weight will simply come off and I will, in time be at the size I want to be.

I will of course keep you updated with my loss for now I am approaching my first stone

Take Care

Paula

Testimonial From Jane

Dear Greg

I just wanted to thank you for the difference you have made in 4 very short weeks. As you will remember I came wanting to change my life and to attack a weight issue which has been with me for over 30 years of my life.

I perhaps was a little cynical but even after the first consultancy without any hypnosis I left feeling empowered to make changes. On the way home I went and bought my first set of scales and a basket full of fruit. That week I lost 10lbs! I was amazed. I didn't crave my usual treats and I knew I could do it.

4 weeks later I have just had my last of my appointments and im over 2 stone lighter!(with no exercise due to an injury) I feel confident that this is long term, I shop differently, I eat differently and people keep telling me I look different(even though they cant seem to put their finger on why) I seem to ooze a new confidence, freshness and hopefully body change! My life has changed far beyond my weight loss- I applied for a job which I would never have done before this program! - And got it! And all the stresses of applying and getting ready for the interview never resulted in the usual treat/bad eating- I didn't need that crook because I had the skills and techniques to identify and use the techniques Greg showed me.

I had an accident in April which enforced me to stop- it made me re-evaluate my life and this program has been like a light bulb which has impacted far beyond what I ever dreamed of.

I now have a confidence to succeed and to make a new life full of opportunities and dreams- the sky is the limit!

Thank you! Jane

Update 5 Months Later From Jane

Hi Greg

Thought I would give you a little bit of an update and hope you are well. I continue to do a fairly good job this end and have passed the first target we discussed. It is taking time but I know it is coming off. I swim daily and if I can twice daily and this has just become something of a habit now. I am a few pounds off 5 stone loss which is fab and went clothes shopping yesterday and was delighted when I had to continually ask for smaller sizes! I have emptied my wardrobe of some clothes and its ready for the charity shop! People say I look really well and some still cant quite put their finger on it of the why. I think when I go out in my new clothes it might be more noticeable!! I certainly have more energy which can only be good news!

I hope you continue to be well and busy.

Jane.

Latest Update 7 Months Later From Jane

Hi Greg

I have now lost nearly 7 stone now and it is still coming off slowly!

I would love to come for a session to have a top up and refocus. The joy of walking into normal shops and having choices is just building my feel good factor! I still have some weight to go and sometimes I do have tr...eats but I just take that into consideration when deciding what else to eat that day....

Jane.

Latest Update 16 Months Later From Jane

Well its just over a year and as the song goes what a difference a year makes! I am over 9 stone lighter and in the words of good friends and family in a different place. I was walking through town the other day when someone I knew who I hadnt seen for a year walked past me even though I smiled and stopped. I said her name and her mouth widened! She looked at me twice and her mouth opened in shock followed by her admitting she hadnÕt recognised me.

I have like many people had a horrendous battle with my weight throughout my life. Up to the age of 6 I only ate bread, boiled eggs and biscuits and was deemed to be underweight. After that I found food and the weight piled on!

Like everyone I have been on a roller coaster of the usual diets and losing only to put the weight back on and more! I ate when I was happy, sad, stressed and food was my enemy and my best friend. The treat I wanted, ate and then totally regretted and felt awful. In June 2010 I was very ill and had to stop and rest from a life absorbing career. I worked out that I had been hiding by being smiley and jokey and actually underneath I was deeply unhappy and as I approached the 40 being the wrong side of 35- it was time for change. The doctor couldnÕt find the reason behind my illness and kept blaming my weight and the fact tests would prove I was diabetic. I wasnt but boy oh boy was the illness a turning point!

I am a bit of a control freak so I carefully looked into different options and believed that Hypnotherapy could be the way forward. I certainly wasnÕt going under the knife. After careful research Greg worked his magic- or actually common sense!

Well the update is I have lost over 9 stone and literally have a different life- honest! I lost weight straight away even after the initial chat and no treatment. It gave me the confidence to change my whole career and make a life change that put me first not the job!

I applied, got a job and now my job is part of my life not my whole life and boy what a difference. I live for life not work all centred in the positivity of gaining self confidence, control and a new look!

I was always that person saying I was me and that I wasnÕt bothered about how I looked or what people thought and it didnÕt stop me doing anything. Well actually it did and actually I was so bothered I just buried it in the cycle of eating and I never had relationships because who would want me?

I also began swimming every day and this is now a routine which supports my program. I always used to be cynical about saying the buzz they got out of exercise but it is compulsive!

The joys are endless from being able to chase my energetic nieces twice as fast, being able to go on long walks without worrying I wont make it up the hill, to having men being interested in me! Looking back and thinking which has all been part of the year is the fact I used my weight as a blanket to hide behind- if Im fat no-one will be interested so I cant be hurt and Im ok. Well the big news is I have been looking into dating sites and feel I have the confidence and self esteem that just maybe there is someone out there and I dont need that blanket and I am worth it! Wow!

All of got to do now is get on line and try it out! Another year of discovery? Who knows! All I do know is that I love myself for what I am- imperfect but who isnt! Yes I want to lose another 4-5 stone and yes itÕs not always easy and the stretch marks and bingo wings are there and need work! I also need to get back on track after being away but that was such a positive experience it was motivating in itself! Two weeks in the sun and I ate and had treats and put on one pound! Not bad! I am in control of my weight and not food in control of me!

Going on holiday - a new wardrobe form normal womens shops, leggings which I have never worn, tops without sleeves and walking around in a costume without a cover up! Me! And even though I had to will myself the first time to do it lying on the beach with the stick insects in a costume and by the pool. Two years ago I had to ask for an extension belt for the aeroplane seat I was SOOOOOO embarrassed, last year the relief was tangible as I had lost weight and this year I felt completely fitted in with the "normal" people!

Well the aim now is Christmas which my hairdresser told me is 16 weeks away today! Im after at least another stone and a little black party dress! And maybe some new friends online! What I do know is that realistically I will be curvy but arent curves in!! When people ask how much more I want to lose I dont really know I want to feel right!

Who knows! What I do know is there is no going back!

Jane.

Testimonial From Kay

Dear Greg

Just a quick update. I havn't had a single sweet since my first session (you remember how addicted I was!), and my appetite has really decreased. I just cant eat as much anymore and I dont want to. The weight is slowly coming off but more importantly you made me realise that in fact it was my lack of self esteem that was really causing most of my problems. I have been practising the 'dream' technique and am feeling so much more positive about everything (including my body image).

Thanks for all your help,

Kay

Testimonial From Natalie

Hi Greg

Just filling you in on whats been going on.. So far to date I have lost 5lbs since I last saw you and another 1/2 inch of chest and 1/2 inch of hips and will be doing a weigh in on Friday so any more and il let you know. Only another 4lbs to go and that will then be 2 stone and over all with the help of exercise i have lost 3inch of bust, 3 inch of waist 3 inch of hips thats in 9 weeks and one of those was spent on an all inclusive holiday!!

I have been doing a lot more exercise, I bought a bike last week and me and my partner went on a 8 1/2 mile ride on Sunday. Anyway I am doing well and just wanted to let you know how all was going....

Natalie MK

Testimonial From Nat

Hi Greg

Just to let you know...I am still losing :-) I have lost an additional 4 pounds - total weight loss since I started = 12lbs :-)

I continue to listen to your CDs and I am doing really well with portion size and healthy eating. It doesn't consume my thoughts as much and I think I am getting a good balance now. I attended a Hen night last weekend and although I had a treat meal, I couldn't finish half the meal and didn't have any of the pre-dinner snacks - and the best thing was that I wasn't bothered about the food.

Nat

Testimonial From Dawn

Hi Greg

Good news i have now lost 2 stone and things are looking good. Still finding clothes in my wardrobe which i can get on,the thing is with us girls is we have a vast collection of clothes in different sizes. By christmas i hope to be in my smallest size.

From Dawn

Testimonial From Peter in MK

Hi Greg

I'm delighted to confirm that progress continues, thanks to you I have now lost 23 lbs. in 8 weeks. I am well on target to achieve my initial objective of losing 2 stone by Christmas. I am eating anything and everything, but slowly, and in small portions. The best part is that I never feel hungry! I am very grateful for your help which continues via your C.D.

Sincere Regards ... Peter

Update From Peter in MK

Hi Greg

Pleased to report that I have acheived my target. Lost 2 stones in 12 weeks, my next target is another stone by my birthday on March 13th. Many thanks for your help and a very happy Christmas to you.

Peter

Update From Peter in MK ( Mar 2011)

Hi Greg, just to let you know I have reached my next target, a total loss of 3 stone, 2 weeks behind schedule but in exactly 26weeks (6 months). Down to 15 stone, my waist, chest & hips are each reduced by a good 4 inches and I am delighted.

My next target is 14 stone by the end of June. Many thanks for your help,

Peter

Testimonial From Helen

Hi Greg.

I thought I would just drop you a quick email before I go off on honeymoon.

I had a fantastic wedding day on Sunday and so many people commented on how fantastic I looked and how much weight I had lost. I have even seen some photos and for once in my life not hated how I looked!

Since our first session I have lost a total of 3 stone and it was definately easy compared to other 'diets' I have tried. I didn't feel hungry and just felt the right choices were a natural choice for me food wise.

I would not hesitate to recommend the hypnotherapy to anyone who has a goal to loose weight.

Regards Helen

Testimonial From Michelle

Hi Greg.

I promised to keep you up to date with my weight loss progress so here goes.

I've reached my stone milestone! I'm delighted and it proves I can do this. The last three weeks have been very busy with time on holiday and visitors staying which has meant alcohol, food and limited opportunity for the gym but despite this I've done it. Might only have been a pound a week - but it was a loss. Thrilled. Roll on the next few pounds.

Thanks for your support and reminding me that I can do this.

Michelle

Testimonial From Julie of MK

Hi Greg.

Hope u enjoyed Xmas! I was 16 stone exactly Xmas eve so almost made the 2 stone! After a day or two of feeling too full, I'm now back to being comfortable. I found my first meal out a bit odd . It was the night of Operation Session and so I ate very little. The restaurant waiting staff kept having to check if I had finished! I will text u next week.

Hope all is well, Julie

Testimonial From Sophie

Hi Greg.

Thought I would update u on how I have been getting on and the answer is still fantastic total loss is now over 2 stone . I am exercising 3 times a week and eating so so much less and now all of the right foods ! It has been the most easy experience of weight loss worth every penny and thank you! I want to keep losing the weight approx another 2-3 stone to go from Now till summer.

I just thought I would update you and say a big thanks for your help !!

Sophie

Weight Loss (Non Hypno-Band)

Testimonial From PH of Luton

Hi Greg - don't know what's clicked but currently a stone down in weight. Not drinking except for once a week, can't seem to pick in the pub at all (picking the food up alright, but throwing it into the bin!) and eating well.

Got a long way to go, and will probably arrange for a 'top up' should I find myself slipping back to old ways (although that doesn't feel likely at present!), but just a quick thanks for the kick start that you have given me. Cheers

Testimonial From L of Bedford

Dear Greg - I just wanted to let you know I am losing weight at last. I dont over-eat or pick at food anymore, ( I have not ate a biscuit or a chocolate or a crisp for over a month .... and I dont want to!. I exercise regularly ( and enjoy it) and more importantly I feel in control of my eating and confident with my life in general. So a great BIG thank you, to you.

Testimonial From J B of Kempston

I am eating so well it is quite scary, I even shop with out being tempted , I’m really enjoying what I eat, and I’ve also discovered cooking – I used to love cooking so a big thank you! A bit of weight has come off too ;- ) I have to say it’s a good job you didn’t mention drinking wine, but maybe you should have.

Testimonial From M of Marston Moreteyne

After 25 years suffering from an Eating Disorder and trying endless types of therapies looking for a cure, I can honestly say I have now found one. The therapy that I have just completed with Greg Coyne has enabled me to look at myself, the way I think and behave and it has become clear to me that the only way to change my life and stop being the victim is to accept and understand that it is only ME that can make the changes!

Most people don't give any thought to the fact that it is from within that you make the choice/decision to change. All other therapies before have always given me false hope. They have given the illusion that the therapist is going to 'make you better'! Learning to change my Limiting Beliefs and all that doing so entails gave me the power to take control and to change my negative thoughts, actions, behaviour into positive ones. Using the DREAM Technique helped me to recognise just how negative I was about myself and my life. If you like me no longer want to be a victim but want to change your life and end your suffering then this therapy is the one for you.

Now that I understand who I am and how my mind works I can continue to make all the changes I want to.

Hypno-Analysis

Eating Disorder Testimonial From M ( NLP MP)

Dear Greg - As a result of problems as a child I have been fighting with an eating disorder for 16 years. I thought that I had got over the trauma from my childhood but my eating disorder was holding me back from fully enjoying my life. I have tried a few different therapies but nothing seemed to have worked for me.

I saw Greg's website and found it interesting so I decided to give it a go. I had 10 sessions - I did not feel any different to start with but I knew that I had to carry on and believe in Greg & myself. It was my 8th session when I started to feel much better. I have left my eating disorder behind me. I am now so excited about my future, all the things I can now do and take part in. It is so nice to be "me".

Emetophobia

Testimonial from NH

Hi Greg,

I thought I'd give you an update which I thought you may like to know or anyone considering hypnotherapy may be interested in reading .

Before I began my hypnotherapy for emetophobia I had really lost all hope and felt it was something I would just simply have to put up with. It became unmanageable for me and I began to avoid anything and everything associated with being sick , infact just the word sick use to make me feel panicky! I broke up with my broke up with my partner (temporarily haha) as he we was sick as a result of drinking , we had been together for years at this point but it was extremely distressing to me at the time. In fact I took the week off work and didn't talk to anyone , it seems irrational now but at the time it was something I blamed him for any anyone else involved. Drinking was also something I avoided.

I couldn't go into toilets in pubs / clubs incase I seen someone being sick , I lived on anti nausea tablets. I would know where every outbreak of Noro virus was from obsessively googling, all over the UK ! I would regularly take days off sick from work because I had a feeling I was going to be sick that day , which was a feeling I had daily , in fact I felt nauseas everyday from the anxiety of worrying about actually being sick. I would avoid friends who had been in contact with someone who had been sick within the last few weeks , I would obsessively anti bacterial everything ... if anyone felt ill in my household , I would hide away and completely break down .

Now....I'm a completely different person . I've just finished university and I am due to graduate in July ...with a law degree ! I go out on the weekends , I can have a few glasses of wine and not worry , I eat out anywhere, I try new foods . My biggest achievements in relation to my phobia was on New Year's Eve , whereby my friend was extremely sick ... for about 2 hours, this was to the extreme, she had not eaten all day and consumed 2 bottles of wine but guess who sat with her all night ...me ! I actually gained strength thinking wow I cannot believe I'm sat here , I'm so proud. It was unpleasant for everyone else and others around were saying I thought you had a phobia ?! I replied with yeah I did but not anymore :-) . This has happened to me a second time with a different friend , I have become a pro at helping the 'sick' friends now on a night out. If you asked me a few years ago to sit with someone for 30 seconds and I would be paid 10 million pounds, I'd say no , no hesitation , I was petrified . I once told my parents the feeling was like being in front of oncoming traffic and not being able to move, it was a feeling I cannot describe , it was just pure fear.

I wanted to thank you for the service and help you provided . I came across your website by chance after googling help for emetophobia . I lived about 3 hours away but it was worth the journey . I don't think hypnotherapy is an easy journey and it takes commitment but if you really give it your all the results are worth it ten times over . My life has improved so much , I have never been more happy or confident . So my advice to anyone who is committed to help treat their emetophobia or other phobias then I would thoroughly recommend your service. I haven't been sick myself still, but I'm sure others with this phobia know, emets are actually rarely sick . I would love to be sick now just to see how I react but I never am haha :-) but based on my experiences with friends and helping them I've just come to the conclusion , its a natural process, if your sick, your sick, it's over with in seconds and certainly not worth ruling your life over !

Thank you again

Testimonial From Tony

I am delighted to say I have just finished this book with my Thrive Consultant Greg. I found this book a tremendous help into how I now live my life.

I did suffer with emetophobia for the past 11years and I honestly believed it was something I would have for the rest of my life.. How wrong was I?

My wife found Rob Kelly and the Thrive programme on the internet, after watching his seminar on YouTube, we contacted a thrive consultant - Greg - the very next day. Within a week I was starting my thrive programme and was on the road of getting my life back without the fear of emetophobia.

I highly I recommend Greg to anybody who currently suffers from this phobia. Greg and this book have changed my life for the better, the book is so easy to read. I have acquired so much more confidence, from the techniques that I learned. Every day is so much more positive and I will continue to Thrive. But what I will say, this is not a magical book or programme which will make your fears & phobias disappear overnight, you have to put in the work, but once you do it HAPPY DAYS from now on.

Thank you

Testimonial From Tara

Hi Greg - Just had to tell you this..Elouize was coughing this morning in the car..then the inevitable happened and she was sick....and I didn't panic for the first time! and I've played with her picked her up and carried on as normal! I just had to tell you how proud my mum was of me as we were on a day out. It felt really good !

Testimonial From SC ...

Dear Greg - I cant thank you enough for how you have made me feel so much better in such a short time. After 8 years of suffering with panic attacks and sickness I thought that was my life, I never thought I could feel any different. I am amazed at how different I already feel in myself, and it feels great !!

If it wasn't for you I wouldn't have been able to go away on my holiday abroad, as I have never flown before. The thought terrified me but with your amazing help I felt fantastic. Sitting being trapped in with 100 people in the air, something which I once wouldnt have been able to do. Even sitting on the bus I now feel no fear, panic or sickness and I cant stop smiling.

I feel like my life has just begun and am now looking forward to everyday with confidence. I now know there is nothing left to fear. I think you are the most amazing person because you have given my life back which I am so grateful for and cant thank you enough.

The follow up to this from SC  ..... 7 weeks on ....

Hi Greg

I was just sitting here and thought I'd let you know I still feel great : )  after 7 weeks  I have done things I wouldn't do before and it wasn't until just now I realised I'd done them without thinking or feeling awful and it feels so strange to feel like that but very good, went on a long journey to Brighton to see my sister and stopped for dinner and I felt great, went out to a  work  friends birthday at the pub last week was surrounded by lots of people I didn't know,  stayed and had food and had a great time.  Then yesterday went round to a friends party walked in the door to loads of people who all started chatting to me and I felt brilliant had a great time.  I just feel so much stronger and confident at the moment and looking to get my own house now and all I can do is thank you : )

Testimonial From JG of Northampton

I thought I would drop you a note to say thank you. People have got sickness bugs at work and I have still gone in to work. Normally by now I'd be in a state of panic and would be planning how to get out of going in to the office. I have still been eating there, and drinking out of the kitchen they have used. This is a massive change for me and I am feeling very proud of myself. Since beginning the treatment with you I have tried more food types and I am finding food a pleasure now - which is something thats new to me. I feel happier in myself and positive about my future. Seeing things changing makes me more determined to keep going. I really thank you for helping me get my life back.

Social Phobia

Testimonial From S of Northampton

Hi Greg, my son D came to see you recently. The effects are very subtle and gentle yet there has been a definite change (he has been out 3 times this week with friends and is chatting to a girl he is "interested" in and deciding that he may want an 18th bash after all). May still be scope for further appointments as he is still struggling with some speaking issues (interviews, phone, new people) but on the whole things are looking up for him.

Testimonial from J

Hi Greg.

Its J here. Hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that my thinking has really changed since completing the thrive sessions. I feel really in control with myself and my social anxieties have near enough gone !. My thinking has really changed and so far since seeing you i have had no bad episodes at all. My only regret is not doing it sooner. I often have a flick through the book which helps me recap and have completed the quiz's again. My locus of control is now a 2 and my self esteem has gone right up. I am going to keep up the good work.

Many thanks for your help Greg. you have pointed me in the right direction so i can take control of my life better.

Kind regards
J

P.s i have recommended you too many !

Fears and Phobias

Arachnaphobia Testimonial From Jemma of Milton Keynes

I'd struggled with arachnophobia for almost as long as I could remember (at least 20 years), coupled with a history of anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Although it had always been an issue, things really came to a head after living alone for a little while in a rural house: I found myself unable to cope with living there as there were plenty of spiders and no one else there to deal with them! After making the decision to move back home (for a number of reasons), I decided that I had to do something if I ever wanted to live independently. Having already attempted exposure therapy as a child, and finding that it only made matters worse, I was not keen to go down that road again. My mum suggested trying hypnotherapy, and although slightly skeptical, I found Greg online and arranged a consultation. He was welcoming, warm, and honest, and suggested that hypnotherapy would only act as a quick fix while I was in the office, but working through the THRIVE programme would lead to more long term results. After six sessions with Greg, and a bit of work at home, I'm doing better than I ever thought possible! No more anxiously scanning every room I enter, no more panicking if I do see a spider, and I can even get them out of the house (provided that they aren't really big and I have my trusty spider hoover with me!). Even better, my general levels of anxiety have dropped, and I feel far more confident in my own abilities, which has naturally had a positive effect on other areas of my life that were also problematic: for example, my relationship with my partner has improved, I feel more academically capable with regards to my PhD studies, and I have become more confident in my ability to be effective in my job. I would recommend Greg to anyone and everyone; he is friendly, approachable, honest and brilliant at what he does - and if he could help me, he can help anyone!

I also thought you might like to know that I was reading a book out in the garden today (because the PhD will be around for a few more years, but sunny days are rare!) and a small spider crawled up my arm. No panic, no running indoors, nothing - I just got it to crawl onto my bookmark and then set it on the grass. Two months ago I'd have been slapping at my arm and spending the rest of the day inside!

Thank you so much for all your help with everything,

Gemma

Claustrophobia Testimonial From RW of Bedford

Heartfelt thanks to Greg Coyne, who, in three short, comfortable sessions cured me of long standing claustrophobia. I now have no feeling os panic at all and was able to have an MRI scan with no problem. A bonus is that I am sleeping better and feel more relaxed and self confident. I would recommend this therapy and cannot understand why I did not have it earlier in my life!

Suggestion Therapy

Relaxation Testimonial From Amy B of Olney

Highly Recommended. I had a relaxation session with Greg at the start of a week off work and it definately set me up for a relaxing week. I was very unsure of what to expect as its the first time I have ever had any form of Hypnotherapy but I can definately recommend Greg and definately will return.

Public Speaking Testimonial From PG of Bedford

Just a note to say a big thank you for your help with the public speaking for my brother's wedding. I actually managed to enjoy the day. I was so much calmer than I thought I'd ever be.

Children's Problems

Anxiety/Stress/Wed-Wetting Testimonial From S of Milton Keynes

Hey Greg, I am having a great time and have already seen so many sights. Hope youre good and thank you so much for helping me ;-) - S - Ps I told you I would write the card !!

Testimonial from JC of Northampton

"N" spoke at length after her meeting and the feelings she experienced during the session, which were positive. We also had a lot of tears about her dog dying and her guilt at not saying goodbye and her father telling her he was moving out and the sorrow she felt at the time. It is the first time she has ever spoken of these thoughts and feelings. I believe this is a great sign that things may improve. We will be in touch to let you know of her progress. Regards JC.

Following up a few weeks later JC says ...

Hi Greg, Further to my earlier email, N has been back at school now for nearly 3 weeks and she is feeling the benefit of your therapy.

Today she said " I can't explain it, I don't conciously feel any different but I have been able to go to Chapel and not feel sick and other things that troubled me greatly in the past don't any more . I feel happier and more relaxed about things".

I hope this is a sign that we have turned a corner. Again thank you very much.

Pain Management

Testimonial From BS of Bedford

I shall begin by saying so far so good. You were right, the walk home after my session was helpful both physically and mentally as I had time to think about what you had said. I have been relaxing on the bed as this is more comfortable for me and am finding it helpful. I also am benefitting from your wise words that expecting things to be a problem only adds to tension and I am trying to take a much more positive attitude to my back. To this effect I have been on my bike because " it is not going to upset me" rather than thinking perhaps not, as it could make it worse. Anyway, I have definitely gained from seeing you.

Changing Your Limited Beliefs

Fear of Flying Testimonial from Keith of Bedford

My Flight Phobia -I am a 58 year old male who has had a flight and train phobia for in excess of 25 years. For both modes of transport I had awful experiences which left me avoiding both for all those years. I am motorcyclist and ex racer and sports car driver, both of which I have instructed at professional level. I am very used to high speeds and high rates of acceleration and braking and also regularly conduct skid training, all of which I am of course in control.

At Christmas 2014 I was asked by my good friend to go over to Ireland to watch my favourite sport, motorcycle racing, which unless I took a 6 hour ferry after a 6 hour drive involved a plane, and that of course was an absolute no go option. By chance I spoke to Greg (who incidentally I have known socially for over 30 years) who stated he could help me. Sceptically I agreed to meet for an informal chat.

I then embarked on the Thrive Program with Greg which became intriguing to say the least, All my family members that I told all thought it was a lost cause trying to get me on an aeroplane, but having completed the course ( no hypnotherapy was involved ) I am pleased to say I have now completed return flight to Irelend and I did complete a high speed train journey some weeks before those flights

So if I can be changed anyone can. I was the most scared potential flyer, and had even turned down lucrative deals to work for short periods abroad. I will now be happy to fly in the future and it will no longer be a barrier to anything I want to do. Thank you Greg.

Kind Regards - Keith

Musical Performance Anxiety Testimonial from Lottie of Bedford

I am a professional classical singer and have suffered with terrible nerves singing in public for several years. I felt I never fulfilled my potential as a performer, and was moved to seek help after an audition where I messed up a very easy ear test which I would usually have no problems passing. A friend recommended I try hypnotherapy, which cured her of her fear of playing the piano in public. I got in touch with Greg who I found online, and after a free consultation we decided to try the THRIVE programme rather than hypnotherapy, as I felt it would suit me better once Greg had explained it to me.

I have never had any therapy before although I had suffered from depression in the past, although never really sought help for it. Greg made it very easy for me to follow the steps - and I found that as soon as I started to do the work I was seeing changes in my thinking pattern after only a few days. Everything in the programme seemed to be applicable to me and my singing - and I know it'll be applicable to problems I encounter in the future too!

A month after completing the THRIVE programme I was booked to sing some solos in a concert for a large London choral society. This kind of thing in the past would have provoked insomnia, tension and tiredness in the weeks leading up to the concert and would have seemed completely overwhelming. However, without even thinking about it I was able to spot all the positives in the situation, and ended up singing as well as I am able to do, and enjoying it in the process!

I am now taking control of some other aspects of my life too - I was previously a bit of a workaholic, working 7-day weeks and long hours. I am now making sure I have more "me time" and realising that it doesn't make me a bad person to do so!

Thank you Greg for helping me to find the confidence to fulfil my potential as a musician."

All best - Lottie

Agorophobia Testimonial From Donna

Hi Greg

I donÕt know if you remember me but you helped me about 3 years ago when I had some sessions with you to address agoraphobia issues?

Well, since then I have made lots of progress (albeit slow) and ventured over the channel for a holiday in Holland and Belgium in the summer. My biggest achievement was flying to Amsterdam last weekend, to attend a party of a friend (evidence attached! At Schipol airport).

I have used the techniques you showed me quite a lot over the last 3 years, and I have been able to deal with many large issues that would have been impossible for me to cope with in the past. In the space of 4 months I lost my best friend to cancer, my father-in-law died, my Dad had a really bad fall and broke his hip (IÕm still caring for him as he has limited mobility now), and the day after DadÕs accident I was made redundant! I am currently working my notice and finish at the end of February. After more than 33 years in the same job, this was a huge blow and I was very shocked and upset. However, I have shown remarkable resilience and have surprised myself how well I have coped with the situation. ItÕs daunting looking for a job having not done so since I was 18, and IÕm having to do all sorts of new things, like CV writing, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews etc. All scary stuff, but IÕm doing it, thanks to your help and guidance. I still look in the workbook to remind myself about stuff. IÕve also started a course, Introduction to Counselling Concepts, which IÕm hoping will help me decide if I want to branch into the area (very different to science, which is more familiar).

I hope you donÕt mind me sending an email out of the blue, but itÕs good to share success. IÕm by no means ŌnormalÕ but IÕve come a long way in 3 years.

Kind regards

Donna

Fear of Flying Testimonial From Vanessa of Milton Keynes

I promised to send you Keith ( client with Fear of Flying) through Greg ( my Therapist) an email after my flight to Florida as you had refused so many opportunities to travel due to your fear of flying. At the point we were talking there had been significant media coverage of some aircraft disasters. Greg told me he would be advising you of my response to the media coverage, as I was now completing my sessions with him.

As such I shall bore you with a bit of history. I did once complete a flying without fear course and as part of this I was told there is a difference between a fear and a phobia. Given how they distinguished this difference I would describe at one point having a flying phobia. This is given the panic being so bad that I once faced a choice - get over it or never fly again. I love holidays and to miss the opportunities of travelling would have surely been a bigger disaster!

Prior to meeting Greg I had completed 2 different hypnotherapy methods. Both of these helped in the interim but seemed to 'wear off'. I approach Greg for hypnotherapy but he suggested the 'thrive course' and so I want to accurately reflect the outcomes of this course. My flight to Florida was 9 1/2 hours. I had completed the steps I was taught and out of this 9 1/2 hour flight, 9 hours and 25 minutes was perfect. The flight was exactly what I wanted - to feel the same as I would if I was a passenger in a car. My return journey was 7 hours 10 minutes. This is because the flight back uses the 'transatlantic winds' and is a slightly more direct route. The results of using the 'transatlantic winds' made for a flight with a lot of turbulence. I found the first half more nerve racking and got fed up with it so thinking about everything I had done with Greg, talked to a flight attendant about turbulence - I was told ironically it is more of a risk to have something fall on you from the cabinet, it's perfectly normal and perfectly safe, I then adopted the dream technique and found myself much calmer. In fact the second half of the return journey was strange as I found myself wanting to experience turbulence, to see if I really had solved it ! I think this speaks for itself. Any person who has a fear of flying will know it is not just the flight but if like me, you will have had nightmares leading up to the flight, anxiety at the thought, turned away when you saw a plane in the sky - I had none of this.

So can I say Im over it with the work I have done? Im 95% there :o) I now plan to do some flying lessons so I can actually fly myself - even if it is a glider I want to experience the exhilaration that so many other people do. I also now watch planes take off (that scene from final destination - turns out it doesn't actually happen like that !) Its not just flying that I feel better in but other aspects such as taking a lead in meetings. This course is definitely worth it but you will have to listen and put effort in to get results, but for me being able to go on holiday and not being afraid leading up to it or during the holiday for the return journey - is priceless.

So Keith I wish you good luck as you can not miss opportunities for a fear which you can control. If you are not afraid of going to the airport why be afraid of flying which is safer? Would you send someone you love on a flight? If yes are you really afraid that planes fall out the sky? And the last question I started to ask myself and so will ask you, if you really are afraid surely you wouldn't sleep at night or feel comfortable in the office because of all the planes crashing? The reason we're not, is because we're not really that afraid of flying after all.

Thank you for your help Greg.

Vanessa

Arachnaphobia Testimonial From Gemma of Milton Keynes

I'd struggled with arachnophobia for almost as long as I could remember (at least 20 years), coupled with a history of anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Although it had always been an issue, things really came to a head after living alone for a little while in a rural house: I found myself unable to cope with living there as there were plenty of spiders and no one else there to deal with them! After making the decision to move back home (for a number of reasons), I decided that I had to do something if I ever wanted to live independently. Having already attempted exposure therapy as a child, and finding that it only made matters worse, I was not keen to go down that road again. My mum suggested trying hypnotherapy, and although slightly skeptical, I found Greg online and arranged a consultation. He was welcoming, warm, and honest, and suggested that hypnotherapy would only act as a quick fix while I was in the office, but working through the THRIVE programme would lead to more long term results. After six sessions with Greg, and a bit of work at home, I'm doing better than I ever thought possible! No more anxiously scanning every room I enter, no more panicking if I do see a spider, and I can even get them out of the house (provided that they aren't really big and I have my trusty spider hoover with me!). Even better, my general levels of anxiety have dropped, and I feel far more confident in my own abilities, which has naturally had a positive effect on other areas of my life that were also problematic: for example, my relationship with my partner has improved, I feel more academically capable with regards to my PhD studies, and I have become more confident in my ability to be effective in my job. I would recommend Greg to anyone and everyone; he is friendly, approachable, honest and brilliant at what he does - and if he could help me, he can help anyone!

I also thought you might like to know that I was reading a book out in the garden today (because the PhD will be around for a few more years, but sunny days are rare!) and a small spider crawled up my arm. No panic, no running indoors, nothing - I just got it to crawl onto my bookmark and then set it on the grass. Two months ago I'd have been slapping at my arm and spending the rest of the day inside!

Thank you so much for all your help with everything,

Gemma

Testimonial from Roo of Bedford

Hi Greg

just wanted to say thank you for taking me through the THRIVE programme.

I came to you as a bit of a gibbering wreck, I felt like the world and just about everyone in it was working against me. Why was everyone picking on me, how did they know, what had I done to deserve this, etc etc. Every time the phone rang I was overwhelmed with fear and dread, anything I did which involved other people felt like I was going into battle against them, I even called my truck my "Nemesis" which spent more time off the road than on it, I had a really short fuse and spent most of the time either frustrated or angry, I was on the edge and a right mess! I was clearly at a really low point and seriously desperate for anything to help make it all go away and stop going wrong for me all the time, no way could a book (and some effort on my part) possibly help fix me! Well we finished the course about 2 months ago now and wow what a difference it makes to your life ... when I think back now it's like that was a completely different person in a very dark place. I can remember what it was like but I cannot imagine being in that state now. My thoughts are now clear and positive. The phone rings and I wonder who it is. I challenge myself to do better all the time, I am following a fitness programme which not only makes me feel great but I have also lost some weight, so confidence in myself and my abilities are now boosted to maximum or even above! Oh and I've sold my trucks including the "Nemesis", it's like the murky fog has now completely lifted and blown away! Now I can stop worrying and get on with living my life! Worth every penny!

I would recommend the THRIVE programme (oh and Greg!) not only to people with social anxiety and depression, but to everyone ... in fact I think it should be offered on the NHS, it would save this country a fortune in unnecessary medication and consultations by giving people the knowledge and tools to take responsibility for their own lives!

Don't worry about it - Just do it and start THRIVING!,/P>

So Greg, thank you once again - Roo

Testimonial from H of Milton Keynes

Hi Greg.

I looked into seeking help with panic attacks, anxiety and OCD habits. Initially I had anticipated hypnotherapy. I chose Greg because I thought he had a kind, open face and this assessment wasn't wrong. Greg is professional but friendly and keeps communication on a level you can understand. This combination of expertise and the ability to put you at ease meant I established an immediate rapport with him. Greg recommended I try Thrive rather than hypnotherapy; a programme designed to help you address your self limiting belief's by boosting your self esteem and getting you to take control and responsibility for your own life. I found the sessions direct and efficient and ultimately highly successful. I feel as though I entered session one at zero and exited session 6 as a superhero! I cannot thank Greg enough for his kind, patient approach. I am back in control and no longer feeling like an overwhelmed victim. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone. He gets results! I just got married and was cool calm and collected on my big day not a nervous blubbering wreck. Ain't no stopping me now! I am going from strength to strength in all areas of my personal and professional life as a consequence of my new found empowerment.

Thank you.

Female, age 34.
H

Testimonial from J

Hi Greg.

Its J here. Hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that my thinking has really changed since completing the thrive sessions. I feel really in control with myself and my social anxieties have near enough gone !. My thinking has really changed and so far since seeing you i have had no bad episodes at all. My only regret is not doing it sooner. I often have a flick through the book which helps me recap and have completed the quiz's again. My locus of control is now a 2 and my self esteem has gone right up. I am going to keep up the good work.

Many thanks for your help Greg. you have pointed me in the right direction so i can take control of my life better.

Kind regards
J

P.s i have recommended you too many !

Testimonial from Lee of Milton Keynes

Hi

I originally contacted Greg out of desperation really. I was suffering from a severe bout of depression and really did not know what to do. I read that hypnotherapy could help with depression and I went to the initial consultation set on hypnoanalysis.

Greg explained that he now used the Thrive program for the treatment of depression. I must admit that I was apprehensive about this, how could one bloke a book and doing some excercises fix the problems I had? Well, was I in for a shock! Greg and The Thrive Program are amazing!

In 6 weeks I have gone from a very dark place with suicidal thoughts, hating life and hating myself etc to a place where the future is bright!

Before I went to see Greg I was killing myself slowly with food, cigarettes etc. I really did not care if I woke up the next day, I had no happiness in my life and hated myself. Greg and the treatment he offers has, in all honesty, saved my life. I now have a brighter out look for the future, I have lost weight, I now exercise regularly, I have cut down smoking, I have even started dating which to me 6 weeks ago was inconceivable. I now look forward to waking up tomorrow, excited about the good experiences I am going to have and how I am going to make my life better and the world I live in a brighter place.

The best part about it all was how easy it was, Greg fully explained every step and explained things that I did not understand. Greg answered any questions I had and was happy to talk things through so I understood them fully. I never felt like I was being judged, it just felt like I was going for a chat with a friend once a week.

I cannot recommend Greg or the services he offers highly enough.

Thank you so much Lee

Testimonial from Gary

Hi Greg,

Sorry it's taken so long to write this I've been snowed under with work amongst other things also I needed to be sure this actually worked long term before I started thinking I was in control....

Can I start by thanking you for your help as I now appear to have full control over my nerves and anxiety I no longer feel worried or scared of social events or potentially stressful situations. At first I was very sceptical as I had been living with this problem since my mid teens and was 27 when I came to see you. I wish I had come to see you earlier as the technique you taught me has significantly improved if not completely altered my way of thinking and I am now a more confident and (usually) happy person and I no longer dread going to weddings or birthday parties I now tend to enjoy them! My life has improved and I have the comfort of knowing that I am in control and even if the occasional nerve does show up (which is only natural from time to time!) I now have the tools to deal with it.

I would definitely recommend the changing limiting beliefs course to anyone who has suffered similar problems and like myself been offered no help from their GP, this workbook/ programme will help you if you complete it properly with the guidance and help of a professional and it will always be there if you need to go back to it again but I do stress the point that YOU have to put the work in you have to want it to work no-one else can do it for you. I would also urge people to find help for themselves sooner than I did as I wasted 10 years + thinking nobody could or would help me!

Once again I'd like to thank you for your help Greg.

Kind Regards,

Gary.

Testimonial From Ruth

Dear Greg,

I would like to announce, that for the first time ever - I travelled alone by escalator to the top of john lewis in Cambridge and then enjoyed a cup of tea in the cafe. Mum and Dad came with me but I took the escalator on my own and met them in the cafe.

Then after my second cup of earl grey tea I was getting rather anxious about going down, so I left M& D and said I'd meet them on the third floor. Then after making it down on my own, I thought I'd push myself even further, and go up again,so I did! By this time M&D were ready to leave too, so they went down to the third floor and then I followed them down on my own. Then we made a purchase in the materials department,which involved walking over a glass walkway over another level and back. Following this, we took the escalator to the third floor and took the open walkway into the grand arcade, a solid walk way with glass sides and huge heights.

Then we all took the escalator down to the second floor of the precinct, where we split up, and I walked along on my own and saw shops I've never been in before.

All in all, a very successful day- so thanks for helping me, help myself!!!!

The only negative, was the exhaustion felt following adrenalin rush but all that meant was that last night was a very early night.

Well I'm going to do my homework and practice good habits in thinking, until I see you again.

Best Wishes

Ruth

Testimonial From J of Bedford

Hi Greg

I decided to come to you for help this year with my low moods, lack of confidence and anxiety. After my first consultation i was really relieved that i was able to change,break habits and become a happier individual again. I did want a quick fix if i'm honest with you and was suprised that it would be me who had to take responsibility and commit to the change. I knew it was going to take a lot of of hard work and determination but after spending the hour with you i also put my trust in changing limiting beliefs and in you Greg.

As soon as i started the programme i was overwhelmed with emotion... from that moment i felt excited, and assertive and knew everything was going to change and I could get my life back on track. Every evening i committed to an hour and looked forward to understanding how JOANNE'S mind was working. One of the first exercises showed how i had such a low self esteem. I had always been so critical of myself and punished myself as i wasn't the perfect person. But who is?? I needed to stop the high expectations and manage my thinking and let go of all those negative beliefs and habits.

Ive identified my personality and that majority of my thoughts and beliefs were external. I needed to change this to having an internal locus of control. I always believed in fate,luck,karma and what would be would be- so basically i just gave up trying and blamed everyone else. But now i feel more in control and am making these changes and not feeling so scared and it feels bloody good!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shall i just say the glasses I'm wearing now are Rosy..

I have learnt that I'm a perfectionist and also have an hypervigillance,obsessive thinking style. I have understood the cycles of behaviour and now will challenge them and interrupt them by writing a diary daily. This is helping me with my weight loss and driving anxieties. I have also started the dream technique which i found harder. Never really ever praised myself before but this is becoming easier when dealing with my achievements. Last week i was involved in an incident where i choose to volunteer to save a ladies life by performing first aid till the paramedics came. I stayed calm and focused and after the initial shock i was sooo proud of my huge achievement. My self esteem was so high and i praised my achievement by writing my positive thoughts down. Would i have volunteered a month ago?? Not too sure Greg. The lady was well and she thanked me with so much passion. I Felt powerful,good ,strong and happy at last.

Ive now lost a stone in weight breaking my cycles of thinking relating to food and emotions and I'm enjoying my driving so much more. I look forward to seeing you on Friday Greg. Kind regards J....

Testimonial From S of Northampton

Hi Greg - I was caught in a negative spiral, and even though i felt i was being positive and pro-active towards my challenges, i was incorrect. Just thinking you're a positive person doesn't necessarilly mean that you are.

Greg taught me the DREAM technique, the positive mental approach to any negative situation and i can whole heartily say that this is absolutely amazing. You don't even have to believe it works, if you just use it when a negative thought pops into your head, you'll be amazed at how something so simple creates the changes that will unfold on your day to day life. I would swear that this negates the need for a lot of other theraputic solutions providing you always use it whenever a negative thought crops up.

This has changed my spirit, my approach to all situations and my true positive nature. This is truly amazing, may sound cliche but its fact ! i never thought i'd feel this so empowered, this is what you hear about and see on the tv and always think its a load of blah blah blah, but something so simple and easy to use, truly works. This is something i will be using for the rest of my days, i feel no challenge is too great.

Testimonial From D of Luton

Hi Greg - The DREAM technique is brilliant. I have adapted it also to include detecting obsessive thoughts as well as negative thoughts and imagining myself with a mind relatively uncluttered with repetitive thoughts. Several people have commented that I seem to be more positive than they've seen me since before my pregnancy.

Testimonial From Debbie

Greg - I had unexpected problems at the weekend. We went to my parents (about 30 miles) on Saturday for an overnight stay. I was so nervous and shaky before setting off that I wondered if I'd be able to make it. However, I used the DREAM technique and was fine on the journey and felt very pleased with myself for being relaxed and chatting all the way.

Testimonial From Neal of Clophill

I have been suffering with OCD and low self-esteem since my teenage years, due to severe bullying spanning over 6 years. I am 31 years old now, recently in a relationship and wanted to gain my confidence back again. I have had CBT at Bedford Hospital for about 2 months but was still having trouble with certain aspects of low confidence so i thought what or who else could help me. I did some research online and found Greg Coyne - a bedford Hypnotherapist.

I booked a session with him to see if and how he could help me, he suggested ' Changing Belief Systems' which is a form of therapy he uses. I then went on to book 4 more sessions with him and found the sessions very helpful and easy to understand.

During the sessions he gave me techniques and tools to use, to help me when i am at work, home or out socially. I started using these techniques after the first session and within 2 weeks my family and i had started to notice that i was gaining more confidence within myself and i was feeling more positive the future. I have now finished my sessions with Greg and i feel my confidence levels have increased by 100% and my self esteem is much higher. I would reccommend Greg Coyne and the therapy he teaches to other people who are suffering with confidence and self-esteem issues.

Testimonial From C of Milton Keynes

Hi Greg

I hope that you are well and had a good easter weekend. I have completed the Changing Limiting Beliefs workbook and thought to share some of my thoughts / insights with you.... I hope you are ready - you know how chatty I am !

When I first did the self esteem rating - it was sitting at about 25% and I have since done it again and it is sitting at 90% !I am finding that it is easier for me to be assertive with family (especially) who I guess were used to having me behave a certain way and always saying yes, although I did reap the benefits from their commiserations when I was 'going through stuff'! Not a very good eco-system and now that I have withdrawn from that I have been criticized for being selfish, etc, etc. For once those kind of comments did not sting as much they used to and there was no guilt attached. I am also widening my comfort zone and looking to mix with more positive people.

I have also drastically revamped my diet and am thinking about what I put into my mouth and I have since lost 3kgs :-D. You know my 'personality type', I want everything yesterday and when I start thinking what's the point, this weight won't shift, the DREAM technique has been extremely helpful.

That one sided relationship that I was in is now over and I think that our work together had something to do with the way I think, feel and what I am willing to accept. I am so worthy of more and better and I am quite contented to do my change, really love and respect who I am because I know that I will find a more meaningful, soulful relationship. Mental barriers that I experienced before are now melting away and I am pushing fear aside and am beginning to do things to achieve my potential. So a huge thanks comes your way. I do feel a more optimistic about life and I am beginning to believe that I can and have anything that I set my mind to and that's quite an exciting prospect.

When I was reading the CLB book, almost every page I was saying yep that's me, that's me and toward the end of the first section, I was thinking ok, now I really sick of being the way I was and that I am ready for change. Using the DREAM technique made me realize just how much negative thoughts were swirling around my head, I was walking into each and every single pothole that was in my path. It does take some effort and I found that I could do detect and reward ok but escape was difficult or my mind would wander off or I would go straight to amend. Magnify was a little more difficult to do.

I wish you all the best and hope that you will have a great working week,

Testimonial From K of Milton Keynes

I visited Greg when I was at a very low point in my life. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made as Greg had the ability to give me perspective without being judgemental, providing me with solutions or telling me what to do.

He enabled me to work through my issues and raise my confidence and self esteem which I did not think was possible. I would thoroughly recommend his style and methods.

K of MK

Testimonial From J of Bedford

What a journey!!!!! I visited Greg with the goal that he had some magic way that I could loose weight, I'd always thought that there would be a magic way after all. A good friend that I worked with had talked to me about her experience with fantastic results so I went along a bit sceptical, but I'd tried everything else.

I was eager to get started and have the band fitted so IT would stop me eating. But Greg sat me down talked to me about myself and asked lots of questions about why other diets had failed of course I had every excuse in the book as to why they had failed and I was at a lost to know why none of them had worked. I'd talked to Greg about why things in my life hadn't gone quite right and how I had constantly found my self make the same mistakes getting myself in to the same situations, I saw life through "S**T" coloured glasses as Greg put it. Now don't get me wrong I couldn't say I had an unhappy life, but I never really liked the person I was and I thought everyone else saw me like that and I never quite lived up to my family's or friends or works expectations. I had suffered from stress I constantly worried didn't really sleep I had IBS the list goes on.

The hypno band had no way of working unless I changed my thinking, Greg obviously identified this and we started on the Changing Limiting Beliefs Workshop what an empowering book with the turn of every page I could see myself the way I had thought about things I had low self esteem social anxiety my thinking styles where negative paranoid and catastrophic. Now that might sound like a lot, but I can assure you that outwardly if you met me you wouldn't think and of those things about me, but this was about my beliefs and the way I thought about myself. There is a piece in the book that sums it up ..90% of what you need in order to change your life is self insight- you have to understand yourself. Once you understand how and why things go wrong with your thinking, YOU can change them.

The book totally changed my life and with the help of talking to Greg I now deal with situations differently see things differently I sleep well and don't worry I am loads more confident. Most importantly I like myself I have never felt so happy in 50 years about who I am.

But what about the initial reason you went to Greg in the first place to loose weight and now I had my thinking straight I could change my relationship with food, I'd always failed on the other diets mainly because I never really believed I could be thin I was just this fat person that's how everyone saw me. Wrong I now knew I could be a thin person if I wanted to IT was down to me. The magic is within yourself and as Greg tells you he can help but YOU have to take responsibility that requires a big commitment from you and at times can be a struggle but as you learn the techniques to overcome your negative thoughts and limiting beliefs it becomes easy I am glad to say that I am now loosing weight eating healthier smaller meals being hypnotised to have the band is so real but having the right way of thinking is life changing and that's why you can make that change that you want forever.

Greg well he is such a nice man he is calming easy to talk to puts you at ease, but he also gives it to you straight makes you think! and the hypnosis is just a nice relaxing feeling. So I truly have to thank him for taking me through this journey I am different in more ways than I every thought I would be when I first met him. X

Testimonial From L of Rushden

Hi Greg - After I got home last Wednesday, I went out in my daughter's 3 door Fiesta, I sat in the back, so didn't have access to the window, we were out for 20 minutes. I also was able to lock our bathroom door and not worry about it. Best of all, when we went to a restaurant on Saturday I was able to use the toilet there and lock the door, as this was a single toilet with full walls and no window this was a fantastic achievement for me.

Many thanks... L

Sexual Disorder Testimonial From S of Northampton

After over a year with a sexual disfunction, going to see Greg was clearly what I should have done on day 1. This is after taking natural herbs, seeing my GP and taking even further medical prescriptions. Clearly it was all in my head and this was soon realised during my sessions with Greg. Its fair to say there were times when some of my sessions were challenging, but if it was that easy it wouldn't be real eh ?

Anyway, after the required number of sessions (its not set in stone, its per individual and their situation and getting to the bottom of it) of pure hypnoanalysis to get to the root cause and the empowering technique of the DREAM technique, I feel not only that a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, but also that I am a truly happy and positive minded person, not just happy with my lot, but happier with more that life has to offer and also with my physical side effect resolved, i'm on top of the world.

Hypnoanalysis is definitely the way to go, managing your situation is one course of action, but until the discovery of it's root cause takes place, you'll never get to the bottom of it and thus be able to truly resolve it.

The affirming true positive mental technique that is DREAM is a must, its a no brainer folks, trust me on this. Hours and hours of CBT will be save with this simple yet 100% effective technique. It's guaranteed providing you always use it and use it in the right way.

I will be recommending Greg to anyone that I think would need help, he's very approachable and makes you feel completely relaxed from day 1. He's able to allow you to dig down and gets the best out of you and every session is something to look forward to.

I now am armed with the necessary tools to live a very very full and happy life ..... thanks to Greg.

Many thanks Greg, I'm very very grateful.

Depression Testimonial From DG

Just a brief note. Last night I did some anxiety/depression tests online. I used to have a worrying score for depression - but now I score as right in the middle of the normal range, i.e. no depression, which is fantastic!

Testimonial From J of Bedford

Hi Greg,

Hope you had a good christmas.

It's been a few weeks since my last appointment and I just wanted to write a quick email to give you an update on how I have been doing.

I have continued to use the DREAM technique which you taught me and I have found myself much more in control of my thoughts. I am no longer worrying myself and increasing my anxiety levels or brooding over small issues. Both me and my partner have noticed an increase in my confidence and self esteem.

Thank you for all your help, and I hope you have a happy new year.

Many thanks

Testimonial From Alia of Bedford

Hi Greg,

Hope everything is going well, im doing really well, feeling positive and generally getting on with life and looking forward to whatever happens.

Thanks Alia.

Depression

Testimonial from Roo of Bedford

Hi Greg

just wanted to say thank you for taking me through the THRIVE programme.

I came to you as a bit of a gibbering wreck, I felt like the world and just about everyone in it was working against me. Why was everyone picking on me, how did they know, what had I done to deserve this, etc etc. Every time the phone rang I was overwhelmed with fear and dread, anything I did which involved other people felt like I was going into battle against them, I even called my truck my "Nemesis" which spent more time off the road than on it, I had a really short fuse and spent most of the time either frustrated or angry, I was on the edge and a right mess! I was clearly at a really low point and seriously desperate for anything to help make it all go away and stop going wrong for me all the time, no way could a book (and some effort on my part) possibly help fix me! Well we finished the course about 2 months ago now and wow what a difference it makes to your life ... when I think back now it's like that was a completely different person in a very dark place. I can remember what it was like but I cannot imagine being in that state now. My thoughts are now clear and positive. The phone rings and I wonder who it is. I challenge myself to do better all the time, I am following a fitness programme which not only makes me feel great but I have also lost some weight, so confidence in myself and my abilities are now boosted to maximum or even above! Oh and I've sold my trucks including the "Nemesis", it's like the murky fog has now completely lifted and blown away! Now I can stop worrying and get on with living my life! Worth every penny!

I would recommend the THRIVE programme (oh and Greg!) not only to people with social anxiety and depression, but to everyone ... in fact I think it should be offered on the NHS, it would save this country a fortune in unnecessary medication and consultations by giving people the knowledge and tools to take responsibility for their own lives!

Don't worry about it - Just do it and start THRIVING!,/P>

So Greg, thank you once again - Roo

Testimonial from J of Milton Keynes

Hi Greg

I have suffered with Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Low Self-esteem, Helplessness to name a few, for at least 20 years. I have tried CBT, endless counselling and taken Seroxat on and off for the best part of 10 years.

I have always firmly believed that this was just ME,my personality, make-up or whatever you want to call it and that "IT" would never change, go away or be cured!!!! That is until a friend recommended that I try "THRIVE". I was at rock bottom and feeling very cynical , thought I would give it a go .....but only because she nagged me to.

Never for one minute did I think it would be such an incredible, life changing , amazing programme that has completely turned my life around. My first session was just 4 weeks ago , I scored very low on the quizzes , I was tearful and feeling very sorry for myself and looking for Greg to 'Fix' me . Within an hour I was feeling better than I had in years!!! and full of confidence that I could change my life by MYSELF.

I went home after the session and read and read and read the first 4 chapters set by Greg . I did the excercises , I practised the Actions and I began to create an Internal Locus of Control . I started to change my thinking, my language and began to significantly increase my self-esteem writing down positive experiences every day in my notes section of my i-phone. This was an effort at first but within a week was so easy to do . As each week has gone by I am amazed at the new me!!!

I am confident , happy , not anxious or depressed and my obsessional behaviour has gone. I no longer feel as though I cant cope with life , I dont let trivial things worry me , I dont obsess over what others may think , I am no longer consumed by negativity and what ifs and I no longer take medication ......I have completely changed my life and all within just a few weeks.!!!! It takes willpower and belief that you can make the changes necessary to improve your life but the results are AMAZING !!!!!!

Thanks again - from J

Testimonial from Lee of Milton Keynes

Hi

I originally contacted Greg out of desperassion really. I was suffering from a severe bout of depression and really did not know what to do. I read that hypnotherapy could help with depression and I went to the initial consultation set on hypnoanalysis.

Greg explained that he now used the Thrive program for the treatment of depression. I must admit that I was apprehensive about this, how could one bloke a book and doing some excercises fix the problems I had? Well, was I in for a shock! Greg and The Thrive Program are amazing!

In 6 weeks I have gone from a very dark place with suicidal thoughts, hating life and hating myself etc to a place where the future is bright!

Before I went to see Greg I was killing myself slowly with food, cigarettes etc. I really did not care if I woke up the next day, I had no happiness in my life and hated myself. Greg and the treatment he offers has, in all honesty, saved my life. I now have a brighter out look for the future, I have lost weight, I now exercise regularly, I have cut down smoking, I have even started dating which to me 6 weeks ago was inconceivable. I now look forward to waking up tomorrow, excited about the good experiences I am going to have and how I am going to make my life better and the world I live in a brighter place.

The best part about it all was how easy it was, Greg fully explained every step and explained things that I did not understand. Greg answered any questions I had and was happy to talk things through so I understood them fully. I never felt like I was being judged, it just felt like I was going for a chat with a friend once a week.

I cannot recommend Greg or the services he offers highly enough.

Thank you so much Lee

Sports Hypnosis

Testimonial From Julie B of Bedford

The run on Saturday went really well, very pleased with myself. I ran at least 10 minutes faster than what I would have realistically expected, given that I’ve done no long distant running for quite a time. I will have to come and see you before another race when I have trained and see what happens then! Olympics here I come!!!

Testimonial From Fiona & Jake ( Young County Cricketer)

Jake thinks he has benefited from your session. He is much happier in himself, although his bowling performance has not yet improved his demeanour in coping with a poor over is brilliant and he has come back stronger in the next over feeling really positive. His batting performance is also on the upturn - so good news all round. He believes you have helped him cope better, despite being a real cynic to start with. Thanks a lot. Fiona

As a follow up four weeks on ...

Hi Greg, Jake has had a great end to his seasons finishing top no of wickets taken across the whole beds league and scoring 103 runs in his last match, not bad for a 16 yr old competing with serious adults. He also had a score of 62 for Derbyshire and took 2 wkts so is feeling great - now for some well earned time off. Thanks a lot. Fiona

 

Disclaimer: The testimonials provided on this website are genuine client testimonials submitted to me after them working with the Thrive/Hypno-Analysis Programmes. Results you may achieve can vary as with any therapy the client has to put effort in to resolving their issues - the hypnosis or my individual work cannot make the changes in your life for you. However if you use the hypnosis and my input as a “tool” then together with your effort then there is no reason at all why you cant make those changes to improve your life and well-being. I offer no guarantees to you - as to do so would be irresponsible - particularly as I don’t know how much effort you will put in to the Programmes. But you can be assured I will put in 100% effort to help you resolve your issues.

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**Disclaimer: All content and claims made within these pages on this website are are based on my working with clients and their results over many years. The testimonials provided on this website are genuine client testimonials submitted to me after them working with the Thrive/Hypno-Analysis Programmes. This includes working with clients on Thrive, Stop Smoking, Hypno-Analysis and any other therapies explained on this website. Results clients may achieve can vary - as with any therapy the client has to put effort in to resolving their issues. The hypnosis or my individual work cannot make the changes in your life for you. However if you use the hypnosis and my input as a “tool” then together with your effort then there is no reason at all why you cant make those changes to improve your life and well-being. I offer no guarantees to you - as to do so would be irresponsible - particularly as I don’t know how much effort you will put in to any of the Programmes. But you can be assured I will put in 100% effort to help you resolve your issues.