Body and mind are intertwined. Every thought and intention you have sends ripples throughout your body. The results depend on the nature of these thoughts, feelings and intentions. They can be so powerful, they can even affect your genes. A particular gene that might produce a disease or protect from disease, for example, can be switched on or off according to how you process the daily experiences of your life. The implications are enormous. Every function of the human being is susceptible to thoughts and feelings.
Doctor David R Hamilton, Ph.D.
Thomas Hepburn, sole practitioner at Hepburn Hypnotherapy is an experienced hypnotherapist, and is very much in accord with Dr Hamilton’s book,”How The Mind Can Heal The Body”, which emphasises the connection between what happens in the mind and body and how it impacts on our mental and emotional health.
We all of us have an inherent ability for self healing, self development and positive change. Modern life with its stresses and strains can often inhibit these abilities with a consequent loss of self-esteem leading to negative thinking, limiting beliefs and attitudes. Hypnotherapy can utilise the power of the mind and our imagination to help us toward better physical and mental well being and mitigate against the effects of anxiety and stress.
Thomas has been assisting people with weight loss, stopping smoking, self esteem, confidence, phobias and other personal issues for over 5 years. He practises, hypnosis, reiki, mindfulness and E.M.D.R (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing).
Thomas himself has in his past struggled with obesity, (he was that yo-yo, faddy dieter), was a smoker, suffered from anxiety stress and mild depression.
Thomas was no stranger to that constant worry where problems travel through our minds in an ever constant loop, creating problems that weren’t there; sleepless nights or poor quality sleep leaving us demotivated for the day ahead; the pounding in the chest and churning in the stomach that lead to procrastination and lack of action; putting off small but often important tasks; comparing ones self unfavourably to others; an inability to accept compliments and that voice somewhere in the back of the mind saying “I’m not good enough”.
Thomas experienced all of these at one time or another. He was, as previously mentioned, that serial yo-yo, and faddy dieter. Thomas was able at one time to lose significant weight in a short period of time (1½ stone in four weeks). This would allow him to bask in the positive attention that such dramatic weight loss would bring but would soon put the weight back on…and then lose it again…and put it back on again etc. Unknown to himself at the time, this ultimately destructive cycle pointed to a self-esteem issue and the need for attention.
However using psychotherapy/hypnotherapy, Reiki and meditative practices, Thomas has managed to navigate his way through and away from these issues. There was no sudden epiphany or Damascan flash of light on the journey that led to Thomas’s resolution of these personal issues but rather a steady but sure ongoing transformation which helped him cope with anxiety and stress at work and lead a more healthy lifestyle.
Later on, at the age of 61, Thomas was to suffer a mild stroke (more or less fully recovered from now) which affected his sense of balance. However for the best part of the following year he suffered from chronic fatigue, which considerably inhibited his metabolism and left him unable to be physically active. Bored and frustrated, this left him (for a while) prone comfort eating. As a result he had to re-tune his healthy eating plan and use hypnosis and meditative practices to counter his cravings and the weight gain experienced in the aftermath of his stroke. So with time and patience, no matter your age, it is always possible to adopt a more healthy lifestyle.
In his previous working life as a Senior Community Development worker, Thomas assisted and supported vulnerable communities in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to identify and tackle their own community issues through their own resources. Thomas would take early retirement and re-train in psychotherapy/hypnotherapy. This is quite appropriate, as his new discipline encourages individuals to tackle their personal issues (anxiety, stress, obesity, smoking etc) harnessing and often discovering their own inner strength and resources.
Understanding how life can throw us curved balls from nowhere and become an empty void when worry and stress become the norm, leading to maladaptive behaviours, ensures that Thomas obtains satisfaction form employing his skills, knowledge and experience helping others overcome personal issues.
Having resolved his own anxiety, stress and maladaptive behaviours (obesity, smoking etc), Thomas has the insight, motivation and skills to assist other on their journey.
From his Glasgow base Thomas has found his practices of psychotherapy/hypnotherapy. Reiki, E.M.D.R (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and Clean Language are a powerful combination of complementary therapies that harness the connection between mind and body. He has assisted many people with these personal issues (obesity, smoking, anxiety and stress) which affect as many of us here in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, giving them tools to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.
For effective therapy to take place, it is essential that there is rapport between therapist and client. To enable this, Thomas offers a free consultation, which lasts for about an hour. In this way, the prospective client can make an informed decision of the benefits of Thomas’s assistance.
To arrange your free consultation please contact Thomas through email, text or simply just phone, 0141 423 4163/07761285667 for an informal chat and find out how he helps people.
Our services include
Hypo-band weight loss
Hypnotherapy has proven effective not only in assisting with losing weight, but with maintaining and stabilising a healthy weight over the long term.