Tina Turner crossed the border from
Lancashire to see Julie in Huddersfield:
"For about eight years now I have been
very unhappy with my weight, but the more unhappy and depressed I was the more I binged on chocolate,
crisps, sweets and cakes. Every evening I would be determined not to eat unhealthy things only to cave in to
my inner demons and then to eat even more because I had given in. I tried every fad diet that came out
and even lost some weight, but not for long.
"I heard about Julie when two friends successfully gave up smoking with her help. I jokingly asked them if
she could help me stop eating chocolate. They urged me to go to the website and read the testimonials. Even
after reading these success stories I could not bring myself to make the phone call, telling myself and others
that I was very strong willed and that nobody would be able to hypnotise me! How wrong was I! Eventually
my husband rang the number and handed me the phone when Julie answered. She immediately put me at ease, telling
me that she couldn't make me do something that I didn’t want to do.
"I spent the two weeks leading up to my appointment worrying about looking vain and making a fool of
myself but again Julie was great. We discussed healthy diets, exercise and eating triggers (sitting down
to watch T.V.!) Then it was on to the comfy chair and off to 'La-La land'. The experience was very strange I
was aware of everything that was being said, very relaxed and comfortable. I then had two further sessions
to strengthen my resolve and also where Julie really boosted my confidence.
"Anyway, on to my conclusions. I have now not eaten ANY chocolate, crisps, cake or sweets for twelve weeks.
Having two children all these things are readily available in our house, I just haven't wanted them. I
have exercised three times a week, and found that I actually enjoy it. I am TWO STONE lighter, THREE dress
sizes smaller and very happy and confident. Some other strange things have also happened to me, I now no longer
bite my nails or watch soap operas!
"In eight weeks I am forty. We have planned a huge party and I am looking forward to it very much."