I saw Georgia for the first time in April 2010 initially because I was so upset about my attitude towards my eating habits and my weight. I had read her book, The Weight Less Mind, and felt she was able to write on the subject so clearly and precisely that I had to meet her!
Georgia was extremely welcoming as I arrived on her front door step just off Chiswick high street. At first I felt uncomfortable because she was different to others I had met but later I admired this in her because its part of charm and power. To me she is miraculous because she is extremely professional yet can delve into the depths of your unconscious simply by speaking to you in the first half hour.
After speaking to you and listening to your worries, fears etc, Georgia helps you relax on her large and extremely comfortable sofa before gently putting you into a deep sleep. I felt extremely safe, happy and willing to hear what Georgia could offer me for what I thought was a dead end habit.
At 9 years old I became aware of my figure and soon started to pick up something was wrong. I no longer looked at my body through child’s eyes but through other people’s opinions and judgements. Food was suddenly no longer fun or yummy and restrictions were put in place by grownups trying to help me lose weight.
Since then I have had an unhealthy relationship towards my body and built up years of hatred towards my body as well as my eating habits. I snack like there is no tomorrow, over eat and have no idea how to listen to my bodies needs. I am not obese but I am also not skinny – I’m an average 12 but in my dark days have skipped up to a size 14 as well as slipping down to a size 10.
I was exhausted and at a complete loss as to what I could do when it came to eating. It took up about 75% of my thoughts and daily I wished with all my heart I was normal or could simply eat when I was hungry, eating food my body loved not sugar or ‘naughty’ foods. I have also been fearful of alcohol no thanks to my alcoholic father and the notion that this runs in the genes.
Every night for many years I would put myself to sleep with fantasies of me being beautiful, skinny and happy in my body…THEN and only then would a nice handsome man love me and fancy me. Years and years this was the only way I could sleep after daily thoughts of thinking something was terribly wrong with me and to be able to cope with my figure trauma. Little did I know this was escapism and extremely dangerous in the lead up to my deepest depression.
Georgia’s Magical Touch
Georgia did address the subject of food in my personal CD but what I loved is that she could see the bigger picture. She noticed that my attitude to food was not because of food itself but a general lack of self-confidence, self-belief, and motivation to live being me. She filled 25 minutes of my self-hypnosis tape with beautiful words of encouragement, self-belief and ways in which I can reprogram my unconscious to accept who I am.
I saw Georgia over a year ago 3 times and each CD she made for me is one step closer to me moving from a space of rejection of who I am and my habits to a place of inspiration to live as who I am. My inner critic, my inner child and my poor me protection speech were all told to relax and let the true inner Natalie manifest and find new ways of living, being and creating.
For some reason I didn’t listen to my CDs last year when Georgia made them as I was in a difficult stage where I was desperate for things to change quickly. Personally I don’t believe hypnosis is designed to change you overnight but if you are dedicated and open-minded it can have miraculous affects on your living habits for the long term. Perhaps it does change some people over night but to me and over my various experiences with the process, I feel it’s designed to create subtle, long-term change that requires the individual to listen to the CDs daily. This is exactly what I’m now doing and each time I listen to one of my 3 CD’s, I find myself smiling in sleep.
Why I think Georgia can help
Georgia is brilliant for anyone looking to obtain a personalised CD full of inspirational words designed to take you to the next level of your happiness and peaceful coexistence with yourself. She had the gift of looking between my words, my worries and anxiety to pick out exactly what I needed to hear in order to reprogram a troubled mind.
I have listened recently to these CDs in conjunction with meditating and feel both are helping me release the natural Natalie, the person who is creative, peaceful and willing. The person I have known is always there but could never access. It’s still a work in progress but now I’ve obtained patience and willingness – meaning I’m an open book ready to be written not wiped away.
Georgia isn’t cheap but she is worth every penny because the CD’s she makes are yours and yours only. It means you can listen to them when you want and she is directly speaking to your unconscious, your ego, your inner pessimist or child as well as the true you, the positive, motivate self. She has a gift to communicate with a world we are blind to.
Head to her website for more info on her work, hypnosis and free downloads www.georgiafoster.com
Review of The Weight Less Mind by Georgia Foster
(Includes free CD)
I read The Weight Less Mind as it appealed hugely to something suffering within me. A little girl who has been unable to accept her body image for years who still at the age of 23 was burdened with daily, grueling thoughts of self hate towards her body.
Georgia’s book was a breath of fresh air, directly targeting and discussing the largely common subjects of eating habits and food. I have always known deep down that my habits are nothing to do with food itself but with my attitude towards food. This is what Georgia aims to explain within her simple, fun and engaging book. I think anyone from any background will find an element of themselves within her book.
For me personally I found the section on ‘Perfectionists and Depression’ fantastically informative and useful. Georgia is able to communicate the impact of a perfectionist attitude on how one reacts in times of failure or trying to get things right. She then rightly relates this to ones attitude towards eating and how a perfectionist may be good at the initial losing weight but then anxiety grows when it comes to maintaining the weight.
Read this book if you need some clarity on the complexities that exist behind our general western eating habits but also to experience Georgia’s general love and passion to help guide individuals back into a place of personal self esteem and happiness with who they are no matter what they weigh. Georgia is an expert in colouring people’s lives with her expert knowledge and experience in helping hundreds of people whom all suffer similar yet very individual misery around the subject of body image.
I love her and would recommend an investment in either her book or a personal visit – both offer an enlightening experience on the subject we all seem to be quizzing over daily.
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