How it feels to work with Sally Baker
Read what some of my clients have experienced:
No-one is more surprised than me. I get on the scales every week and every week I’ve lost a few more pounds. I kept waiting for it to stop working – nothing works for me – but this does, and the weight is still coming off me!
I had decided to go for sessions in order to lose weight. However, I got more than that. I lost weight in the weeks I was attending the sessions, and I am still losing now. I am on holiday right now and went off the plan. After two days my mind and body easily switched back. I have been programmed not to fail!
I don’t even notice the biscuits and cakes at work now. It’s not like I feel I‘m denying myself. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but I don’t even notice them anymore. It feels easy; I’m just not interested in eating that kind of stuff anymore.
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 hypnosis 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.
I have a meal and I’m enjoying eating it as usual. After a while I look at the food and think to myself – you know what, I don’t want any more. It feels like I’m really smiling inside because it just feels natural, and easy to leave it – nothing at all to do with will-power.
I’ve had big emotional overeating issues for all of my 58 years and I was feeling resigned to becoming an unhealthy and overweight 60-year-old. Various changes in my life had made my problem seem quite insurmountable, but thanks to your help I have lost 18 pounds so far. I really feel now that next summer’s big event will be the milestone birthday of a newly slim 60-year-old!
Working with PSTEC and EFT has changed my life! I’ve lost 7 kilos in eight weeks, am happier than I have been in a long time, and I am taking control of my life at last. I would recommend working this way without hesitation – it has worked for me on so many levels!
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 it's 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.
I am a chocoholic who has not had chocolate for two months and I don’t miss it!
I just don’t believe it ... Yes, I do! ... No! I don’t ... YES I DO !!! Three stone lost as of today!!! That is 42 pounds in 28 weeks!! Or 1.5 pounds per week! This is absolutely all down to this work – all supporting my round-the-mountain, round-the-park, round-the-shops walking, and my giving what I eat a higher priority than comforting feelings - especially the feelings of which I was not fully conscious.
I have felt a shift in myself already. I feel a sense of hope and anticipation, and I have successfully avoided eating anything chocolaty and sweet for a couple of weeks. Something seems to have clicked in for me. I have even been exercising a bit too – even I am surprised!
I’m thrilled as my bra size has reduced from 46 inches to 42 inches. Yesterday I bought myself some new leather gloves, and instead of buying a medium-to-large pair, the small-to-medium fitted me perfectly, and my shoe size has also changed from a seven to a six and a half - I’m even losing fat off my feet! I can do the zip up on my new size 22 trousers, and I plan that they will feel loose on me by the end of the month. But I have to say - best of all - I now wear size 22 knickers instead of size 32 and you know what? I haven’t bought very many pairs of this new size, as I’m not finished yet, and more weight is still coming off!
Believe it or not, I AM realIy excited at the prospect of being a slim, “normal-sized” person who can go to any shop and buy clothes straight off the peg as well as looking, and feeling, healthier, more confident and happier.
Gave away my crisp (potato chips) stash from my office drawer - so no more carbs in that form anyway! One down and more to go!
I got on the scales this morning (my weekly ritual) and I have lost seven pounds! I am ecstatic and can’t wait for my next session.
My mum certainly saw the difference in my face (i.e. slimmer!) but we both saw the difference when I put on the nightie I leave at her house. It was amazing to see the difference - it was no longer tight and you couldn’t see my flesh through the material! I also got into the compact shower cubicle at her apartment with ease instead of struggling.
SUCCESS! I have just weighed myself and have lost another pound so I have now lost a whole stone (14 pounds) before going away on holiday!’
There is definitely a spring in my step today - I lost three and a half pounds this week! I really feel I can reach my target weight loss of 28 pounds by the end of this month.’
I am now known in my office as “the incredible shrinking woman!”
What’s the difference between heaven and hell? Well, hell is weighing food, counting calories, having to watch how much fruit I am eating and saying ‘no’ to the things that I really like, such as cream and chocolate, and feeling like I am being “deprived”. Heaven is being able to eat fruit, eat a bar of chocolate at the weekend, and feeling confident in choosing what I want to eat rather than just what is written on a diet plan. I have a real sense of freedom regarding my food choices, and it is spilling over to every area of my life. If this is what heaven is - give me more!’
Here I am after three months and the weight is still 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 I’m full. That’s never happened before.
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!
Three months on from my sessions and I have lost two stones [28 pounds/13 kilograms] which is great but the best part is that this has helped me change how I view and eat my food to the point that I not only believe I will achieve my goal but I will also maintain it. I love food, always have and always will - the difference now is that I do eat everything I enjoy but in moderation - my eating speed has slowed down tremendously, which means I end up eating a lot less because I realise I’m full.
Got some good news yesterday - my regular three-month blood test shows a big drop in blood glucose and, with drugs and diet, I’m in the non-diabetic normal range!!!!!!! Well done me!!!!!!!! My cholesterol has improved a lot too!
My blood glucose levels are continuing to drop. This morning I had another new morning fasting level of 5.7, so that’s three times this week. Yesterday I had my lowest ever reading of 4.8 and I didn’t feel crap. My body is adjusting to the lower levels. I’m getting used to the idea, and liking it, that change is not only possible, but it’s happening!
Anxiety and weight loss
In addition to weight loss, I am now more confident. I have forgotten any negative emotions from the past. I don't have anxieties anymore, and I feel in balance with myself.
I say that everyone needs some of this in their lives. I’ve tidied up my mind. I’m continuing with the plan. Weight loss is going at a slow rate, but it is happening, and I am not giving up!!! Very happy with everything.
As a result of all the emotional churn up, I had the munchies at midnight. This time I tapped for a little while and what I actually ate was not that bad. I’ve noted it, forgiven myself, and am letting go. I am loosening food’s hold over me, and it feels wonderful.
I feel finally able to clear away the physical and “emotional” fat to allow my true self to shine out there in the world. You have supported me to learn how to do this for myself, on my own. I can really do this!
I always knew that the reasons for my difficulty in losing weight were hidden deep inside of me. I needed to find the way in there to deal with it. This has helped release old stuff with very little pain.
Food no longer feels like an ugly demon. Instead it’s something I can manage and enjoy. And, you’ve given me my confidence back!
This worked for me after nothing else had for over 10 years. I released trapped emotions which kept me overeating; I recognised patterns and dealt with them. This works, and I am so grateful.
Changes were very subtle at first, and although I was aware of my good spirits, it was only when everyone at work started to comment on how much lighter I seemed – lighter in terms of weight but also in spirit – that I fully became aware of the effects of the therapy. As well as having become smaller in size, I now feel much happier in myself. Finding out where my anxieties came from was an important revelation, and formed the basis for dealing with them. Sally is incredibly resourceful and has a myriad of techniques available for various issues that require on-the-spot thinking. Sally is also a very warm and empathetic person, and I felt incredibly comfortable in her presence and in the working environment. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
After several sessions with Sally I noticed a number of improvements in my life. An increase in energy, more confidence, ability to focus, less anxiety and I am now experiencing better night’s sleep. EFT and PSTEC are wonderful tools that have enabled me to ditch some very old negative habits and behaviour that were in essence holding me back and stopping me from living a more fulfilling life. Thank-you!
Feel like I have lots more energy, and I’m sleeping much better. (I 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.
After the session I needed some space to carrying on processing. I gave my imagination free rein (risky!) and I visualised unravelling the fat from my tummy like unravelling wool from an old jumper - something I used to do a lot as a child (the wool not the fat!). I also imagined that each time I have a pee I’m peeing out droplets of fat. I feel that I’m releasing the fat. In fact I’m reminding myself to give my body permission to release the fat it’s held onto all this time.
I have been uncomfortable with my body since I was about 10 years old. At 41 years old it made me terribly sad that this unhappiness with my body has been the constant thought at the back of my mind throughout my life. Even during times of achievement, success and important milestones it has been there.
Sometimes it has been an overwhelming feeling of self-loathing and at other times just a niggling thought… it has always been there. I decided that after 31 years of endless failed attempts to achieve a size I am happy with and to maintain that size I needed to ask for help.
I acknowledged that diet alone was not the answer for me. If I could get a degree, a great job and raise kids successfully but couldn’t lose a few pounds then something else was going on and I needed somebody to help me find out what that was and help me find the solutions.
Sally helped me to tap in to memories and experiences that I had buried and was able to help me make the links between these and my relationship with food. She quickly helped me look at eating afresh and see it as an experience to enjoy and nourish me rather than an experience that reinforced feelings of self-hate or guilt.
Through various techniques I was able to visit myself at key points in my life and look at how experiences I thought I had left behind were unresolved needing to be healed. I felt at all times completely safe.
After 6 weeks with Sally’s support I have lost half a stone, I love good food and reject with ease previous unhealthy habits. I feel a sense of relief that I have been able to release a lot of pain and have a sense of hope for my future knowing I am strong and have the resolve to have a great and healthy life.
I have made significant and positive changes to my life and there is now potential for who knows what? I do know though that I am working on it, and I feel so much more hopeful about my future.
Having had the most horrendous year, losing a baby, then the boyfriend, then a nasty fall which involved a week in hospital and plastic surgery I was feeling very low. I had actually made contact with Sally as I wanted to try and lose weight through hypnotherapy, and as the layers of the onion peeled away during therapy it was clear to see I was an emotional wreck . Sally’s amazing ability to tune in to how i ticked and help in processing it all really moved me on through a very difficult time in my life .
We spent most of the sessions getting me over the break up, and the weight loss was parked until I was ready. I had 6 sessions and I can honestly say that I am in a much better place than I was when I first sat down with Sally, she definitely helped me to get here . It’s good to know that should I hit rock bottom again Sally is on hand.
Have been around the block and back a few times with various therapies, but I had the most powerful healing ever with these processes.
Went for blood tests last week and today got a clean bill of health in all areas - liver function, kidney function, very good level of sugar (i.e. low), low to regular level of cholesterol, so all good, and the doctor was very pleased to say the least.
The main difficulty I have is even remembering what the issues were that I did PSTEC on. It collapsed them so completely that it is as if they never existed – that’s how well they’ve worked for me!
For far too long I have felt weighed down and held back by a number of painful emotional “boulders”! With this incredible help I have found ways to either let go of the ongoing physical, and emotional pain completely, or to find a way of “living with” the experiences so that they no longer hurt or damage me. I no longer feel scared and depressed. I’m feeling happier and physically and emotionally “lighter”. I’m in my 50s and I’ve now been freed to be more fully myself out in the world, and to stop hiding my light!
Physically I’m really aware of my abdomen and the whole of me knows that something big has shifted. Knowing where my feelings of anxiety stem from has helped me to understand better why it has always been so important for me to know what’s going on around me with the children, with BH, and at work. Deep down I’m scared, and when I’m aware stuff is happening I need to know exactly what it is as it triggers all my old anxieties. Hence my controlling, and interfering behaviour, and why it’s with my family and not in my work-place. These incredible insights mean I feel ready to change that behaviour as I’m now longer afraid.
It’s a cliché, of course – all those years learning how to help other people have brought me to the place to finally be able to help myself. To give to me what I’ve given to others. At the point that I embrace and accept my ability to help others I now believe and trust that it can have the same healing effect on me. Yesterday I fully felt and experienced me caring for the scared little child inside of me. And I’m still feeling it…
I went to Sally in a bit of a bad way. After attending talking therapy on and off for years I felt like I needed to actually DO something. Sally is amazing. Through my 6 weeks with her I unearthed and treated damaging memories, behaviours and feelings in a way I didn't think was possible.
The combination of therapies and Sally's fabulous humour, empathetic approach and guidance have left me feeling stronger, more secure and more connected with myself than I ever knew I could be. I even find it hard now to remember what the initial issues were! I would thoroughly recommend Sally to anyone and everyone, she is a therapeutic breath of fresh air.
And two years later S-H came back to work with me for a further couple of sessions:
I first saw Sally back in 2016. It’s no word of an exaggeration to say that those initial 6 sessions transformed my life and the way I see myself. Following some bumpy times I returned to Sally for two top up sessions two years later.
These sessions worked wonders to give me some clarity, perspective and to get me back into the constructive and not destructive path I am sometimes prone to turn to.
Since seeing her a few weeks ago I have made some major shifts in how I see myself and how I treat myself. As a result I am happier, healthier, lighter, fresher and feel full of positivity. I am so grateful to Sally for everything she has done for me. She really is an incredibly caring, insightful, intuitive and brilliant practitioner and I would recommend her to anyone looking to make some positive changes.