From Obese to Losing a Stone in 6 Weeks: A Case Study
From Obese to Losing a Stone in 6 Weeks: A Case Study
So much of my work as a Health and Life Coach is highly sensitive, so it is not easy to share the life transformative benefits of the deep, inner work I do with Hypnotherapy and Energy healing.
Occasionally I am gifted with working with someone who truly believes a part of their healing involves 'speaking out' about their before story and sharing their happy ever after.
My client, Julie, embarked on my Break it Down, Break Through and Transform Bootcamp; a six week online group program designed to take you through the steps to achieving a health, or life goal, by addressing all the subconscious challenges and beliefs holding you back from having your goal, rather than simply fixing the surface symptoms of overeating, procrastinating or self-sabotaging.
Before enrolling on the BDBTT Bootcamp Julie was overweight, borderline obese.
When I first spoke with Julie, in her own words, she was lost and on a slow path to self destruction.
She was happy in her home and marriage but felt too embarrassed about her size to go out with friends, often making excuses as she felt uncomfortable in her clothes and her appearance. I remember her telling me she would always stand on the end of a group on photographs so that she could edit the shot and crop herself slimmer later before allowing anyone to see it.
When we discussed her body feelings, she felt bloated, ashamed of her appearance and she genuinely felt like the black sheep of the family, having 3 beautiful, slim sisters. Having tried numerous diets over the years and always putting the weight back on after a few months, Julie was feeling frustrated and disillusioned with weight loss programs.
She had a very abusive childhood and although her immediate family knew the truth, she kept it hidden from other family members, her husband and her friends.
However, she had never associated this with her weight problem.
'I knew I had a sadness inside, a painful secret that I could not discuss that was eating me up.'
Honestly, Julie had reservations from the word go, as often is the case as soon as we commit to change; fear and self-sabotage comes up to the surface to keep you 'safe'. She was at one stage ready to back out of the program before even starting as she just felt too frightened to divulge the terrible secret that had been eating away at her for 43 years.
I could only say it how it is; Julie's six week journey would probably not all be rosy, but that she was in a safe, non-judgemental container and I would help her through the process of offloading this burden that she carried. I made her feel safe and supported, heard and understood, something she may never have felt before.
I had been for counselling in the past but this was different, the whole bootcamp felt like a place where I could say anything and you and the other bootcampers would understand and would not judge me, we were a team, a support network and whatever we were up against we were able to talk it through and use the techniques you had taught us to put things in to perspective and see a way through the difficult stuff. Eventually with guidance, the difficult stuff started to feel like no big deal, my health, physically and mentally started to improve.
In the six week program, we moved through powerful goal setting, removing the limiting beliefs and self-sabotage, actually releasing the emotional trauma Julie had held on to for 43 years, then reprogramming her thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions, she lost a stone in weight through exercise, healthy eating and certainly not dieting. Julie absolutely loved the mindset techniques she was taught in the Bootcamp that helped her address every layer of her body, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She loves meditation, visualisations, even the hypnosis, because it feels like she is just relaxing, yet the benefits have been so profound.
I cannot express how much I have got from this program it is certainly life changing and I feel the word 'bootcamp' is not a descriptive enough word to tell people what we have learned, it is so much more than a bootcamp.
Julie loves the spiritual side of her that has emerged, She loves that I taught her how to go in to her heartspace and the self analysis techniques she is now using to ask herself why she reacts to things or why she feels a certain way about things.
Ultimately, Julie now has a toolkit of goal setting tricks, subconscious tools, spiritual practices and holistic methods that allows her to continue her journey to her ultimate weight and size, by releasing the emotional weight she had been holding on to. This same toolkit will apply to any goal she decides she wants to go for in the future too.
Having that confidence to know she can do this for herself for the first time in her life has been empowering and liberating for Julie.
I feel I have just had one of the most valuable gifts handed to me, 6 weeks of self analysis and 6 weeks of life changing techniques to take forward in to my new life. I feel like I have been given a new lease of life, permission to leave behind the burden of all those years of pain, shame and guilt. I love my life and can't wait to carry on living it - the best is certainly yet to come - thank you so much Leila xx
Healing deep wounds is the key to having a happy, healthy life, having the confidence to be who you want to be. As Julie found, the benefits far outweigh the fears when you embark on a powerful healing journey like the BDBTT Bootcamp - losing a stone in weight, having a great relationship with herself, with food and with others in her life has all come about as a result of doing the inner work on herself.
As Julie's journey continues, she is taking inspired steps every day to move towards her ultimate health and happiness goals!
Should you want to know more about the BDBTT Bootcamp, or working with me as a 1:1 client, do not hesitate to book a complimentary clarity call here, where we can discuss what is going on for you personally and look towards the possibilities for you to transform your health, happiness and life.