Transitioning in later life

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It wasn’t until I was 50 years old that I realized I was a man in a woman’s body, and what a revelation it was ! The first time I wore a binder, I felt free, amazing, and very scared for how much this was going to impact my family. At the time, I was married to a wonderful woman, who was and still does, identify as a lesbian; I knew it would be the end of my marriage.

This July will mark my second anniversary of taking testosterone, and when I look back, the changes that seemed painfully slow for me at the time, have passed so quickly. When I look at my photographs, I see a massive change from my pre-everything photo (May 2015 and 6 months after I had worn a binder for the first time), to 1 year on hormones (and very soon after top surgery), then finally after 18 months on hormones.

Now I have an Adam’s apple, I sing in the Baritone section of an LGBTQ choir; my face, muscle and skin structure has shifted and everywhere I go I am called “Sir.”                                              This feels miraculous to me.

I see a lot of sadness when I look into the eyes of my earlier photos, and such joy in my most recent one, an aliveness that was absent before.

My message to you is, follow  your heart. It’s never to late to become the person you know you truly are !

My Top 5 Weight Loss Discoveries

This is about my weight loss discoveries and what has worked for me.

Many moons ago I was an automotive design engineer, my degree was in Mechanical Engineering, so please bear with me a moment ! Imagine a machine for a moment, let’s say this machine is a black box;  it has an input and an output. Does it makes sense that whatever comes out of the machine is a result of whatever was put into it? Taking a real world example, we know a car engine (the machine) receives fuel and air (the input) into its’ combustion chamber, this is ignited, creates a controlled explosion which forces down the piston (which turns the crankshaft then ultimately ends up as rotation at the wheels), plus water and carbon monoxide come out the exhaust. If we put maple syrup into the engine instead of gasoline, the output is going to be very different, namely a gummed up engine and a large repair bill !

Now imagine a living machine, YOU ! Imagine yourself eating food that is fresh, still containing its’ life force … how do you imagine that feels to your living machine of a body? Next imagine yourself eating food that is essentially dead of life force, like those overly processed foods … and how do you imagine that feels to your body?  My experiences have shown me that food that still has natural life gives life force, whereas food with a lack of life force often creates stress, sadness, low energy and pretty quickly, more hunger !

Here the my top 5 actions that helped me shift and become slimmer:

  1. Eating more natural, fresh food
  2. Not too much
  3. Drinking plenty of water
  4. Avoiding eating later than 6pm
  5. Drinking less alcohol

Becoming Slimmer, Naturally

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Losing Weight is not a Matter of Forgetting !

Have you ever wondered why other weight loss methods don’t result in permanent weight reduction? Have you experienced “Yo-Yo” weight gain and loss over the years? Have you tried ‘everything’, but still can’t let that weight go?

Becoming slimmer is such a hard thing for so many people, and yet it doesn’t need to be. Using normal grocery store foods and hypnosis, you can foster behaviour change that leads to a healthy and balanced way of life and experience a natural slimness. By continuing to live within this healthy lifestyle, you can be assured that the weight will remain off. We use a healthy eating plan (not a low fat diet!) which it works with the glycemic index of healthy, natural foods.

Hypnosis can help you to achieve your weight loss goals in several effective ways:

  1. To control any cravings naturally and automatically

  2. To encourage a decrease in portion size as appropriate

  3. To instill a healthy lifestyle that you have bought into

  4. To deactivate current habits e.g. TV snacking

  5. To travel into the future and see yourself slimmer

  6. To heal the past – determining then healing the reasons behind your eating patterns

Testimonials

“I’ve learned a lot about myself and about my journey. I’ve tried so many routes to losing weight but this by far has been the most helpful and successful.”
Nola G, Barrie 2008

“I’ve never had weight loss so simple. I just automatically say no. When I ask for the motivation,  – I automatically get up and do it – I don’t have to think about it!”
Reta D, Muskoka 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can you help me to lose weight with hypnosis ? I thought it was just about exercise and portion control.

Hypnosis can help you to reduce your portion sizes and encourage the desire to exercise, but with hypnosis we deal with the root causes of why you are eating incorrectly in the first place. By addressing the root causes, healing them and instilling new behaviour patterns, you can experience permanent weight loss in a cravings free manner.

Q. How long does it take before I lose weight?

Some become slimmer and lose around 10 lbs in the first week, others lose around 2 lbs a week; Everyone is different, everyone has different reasons why they have that extra weight and everyone heals those reasons at different rates.

Once we have healed any root causes for your extra pounds, we can then move to the next phase of monthly check-ins – your motivation booster ! Monthly check-ins are not compulsory and may only take 30 minutes ($45) if it is purely a reinforcement session.

You may need 5 or more sessions before you move on to monthly check-ins.

Q. What makes you different from other weight loss programs?

There are two major benefits:

1. Other programs may help you to lose weight whilst you are on them, taking their pills, eating their food, following their eating plan. We help you to change your habits, making the healthy changes permanent, helping to ensure you stick to your new lifestyle more easily.

2. We help you to heal the root causes for those old, unhealthy behaviours, so you may soon feel better about yourself, more confident and more in control of your life.