Some wonderful feedback I have received from clients..
I just wanted to write to say a huge ‘thank you’! These last two weeks have been a real test for my new approach to things with term starting up, Covid-related chaos and the pressure level rising to ‘high’ all round. I have felt calm almost the whole time and find myself feeling consistently positive and confident. Where the old doubts creep in, somehow I am putting them to one side and focusing on the good things. As I said to you before, it is hard to put my finger on it but in amongst all this pressure, I notice the absence of the worried feeling in the pit of my stomach. I’ve also still got time – and energy, more to the point – to work on my PhD. In previous years, I would have been much more drained and finding it hard to prioritise already. Dare I say, I might still have to say things are a ‘9’ or ‘10’...! It’s truly amazing and I am so, so grateful to you – and to the hypnotherapy. It gives me such peace of mind to know there is something available to me that really helps, should the need ever arise again.
I just want to thank you for everything you have done in getting me through what has probably been the most difficult and challenging periods of my life. When I first came to see you, only a month ago, I was in a very unhappy place with little or no confidence, feeling very angry, stressed and negative, but also lacking any self esteem. I knew had to do something and needed to change, and booked a session not knowing how hypnotherapy could help but was willing to give it a go and embrace the experience. You immediately put me at ease and your professional, empathetic and calm approach has been fantastic. I can honestly say that coming to see you and having hypnotherapy has been one of the best things I could have done and in just a very short space of time, and after only 5 sessions I have completely turned myself around and am now confident, happy and have a positive and motivated outlook on life and looking forward to the future and everything it can bring. I have no idea how but it really has worked but wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone struggling with whatever their challenge. A random conversation with my neighbour got me in touch with Lisa. I was about to start a postgraduate course at University and despite it being something I was really looking forward to, I felt nervous and anxious and suffered with a touch of impostor syndrome. A few sessions with Lisa and I’ve turned that around, I could not be happier. I’ve started my course and not once have I ever doubted myself. I feel like my brain is able to concentrate on what I need to do and is no longer busy with all my overthinking. I would definitely recommend Lisa, she is someone you instantly feel like you’ve known a long time, she puts you at ease and the process has been completely brilliant.
During lockdown I found myself feeling very tense, quick to react and I just couldn't move forward with my business. I had no idea how Lisa and hypnotherapy could help me but I had seen the brilliant results she had achieved with a a colleague. I wasn't sure what to expect but Lisa was amazing at making me feel comfortable. I found Lisa's approach to hypnotherapy very open and honest and her style suited me perfectly. Lisa helped me put things into perspective, gave me the confidence to achieve (and held me accountable!). Now months later I still feel calmer, more confident in myself and am take the next steps in my business.
Lisa was recommended to me following long term anxiety & negative feelings towards swim training & triathlon racing in general. Over just a few sessions I can honestly say she has completely changed my mindset beyond any of my expectations. I was more than skeptical starting this journey but for anyone in a similar position to me, you won’t regret working with Lisa. I can’t wait to get on the start line now!
For years I have suffered with extreme anxiety and moderate depression. I tried talk therapy and heavy medication from the drs but nothing seemed to work. It was getting to a point that it was affecting my business and I was struggling to cope, it would leave me feeling exhausted. My husband found Lisa on line for me as a possible solution. Working with Lisa has been life changing! Results were pretty much instant, my anxiety has dramatically decreased and my confidence grown. I am so impressed I can’t help but tell people about it. Lisa is brilliant at what she does, putting you at ease straight away, which takes any apprehension out of the process.
As an endurance athlete I am well aware what an important part mental strength and focus play in achieving goals. Always striving to improve my results I discovered that I was at times only getting a fraction of the performance I knew I could be capable of. Lisa has helped me to gain more focus and through her method I have been able to tap into my full potential. This did not just include my performance as an athlete, it also helped me implement changes in my life I had been dreaming of for years. I found Hypnotherapy a powerful yet beautiful simple tool. Combined with continuous effort and the help of Lisa’s solution focused method I feel like I can tackle any task with joy and motivation. I can highly recommend Lisa as an empathetic and enthusiastic individual to give guidance on how to live dreams and develop into the best version of oneself.
I was recommended to Lisa through a friend, as my son has an eating disorder known as ARFID. It is mainly anxiety & phobia based. I decided to give it a shot as it was a very slow process through doctors, mental health & referral to an eating disorders clinic. When we first met Lisa I was immediately put at ease, my son was relaxed around her & answered questions openly. I was really not expecting miracles but went with an open mind & the philosophy that even if Sam was less anxious it would be a win. After the very first session we popped into the Co-Op & to my amazement, my son asked for a baguette & ate it on the way home. After a couple more sessions my son began to relax a little around food & was even prepared to taste things, which he hadn’t done for months. We have had a few regular sessions with Lisa now, the latest ones being on-line. My son continues to show improvement both with eating & attitude towards food. Today we had a significant breakthrough, within a few days of his last session. I cannot recommend Lisa enough, she has literally changed our lives. I no longer dread meal times & although we’ve still got a long way to go I feel much more confident that my son can continue to improve. If you’re considering giving hypnotherapy a go, Lisa is the way to go.
"Lisa came into our lives just when we needed her! For my daughter and me, Lisa not only listened and helped us through some extremely tough times but also helped me to to be more confident and believe I can do this! I can’t recommend Lisa enough. I love her work, her wonderful caring nature and her no nonsense talk. Just what I needed. There are many days now, I have Lisa ‘sat on my shoulder’ encouraging me. Or I do something and smile thinking ‘thats something great I can tell Lisa about’. Thank you Lisa from the bottom of my heart."
I’ve been to visit Lisa twice now, both times for different reasons (Give up Smoking and PTSD). Lisa always made me feel so comfortable. She has helped me overcome so much in such a short amount of time. Hypnotherapy has helped my confidence and day to day life. I can’t recommend Lisa enough. Thank you!
A big thank you, Lisa - I wasn't sure if Lisa could help me with my phobia, it had been so deep routed from a young age that it seemed impossible to shift. Due to a medical condition, I have to undertake head MRI and CT scans regularly, as I am claustrophobic this causes me severe distress and anxiety. I mentioned this to Lisa one day and she said she could help. I was sceptical as the only thing that worked was full anaesthesia or an open upright MRI scanner, not easy to organise through the NHS. We had three sessions and I can report that the scan went ahead without the normal stress and anxiety. Which is a bonus for the family and me, I can now look forward to the next scan without going into deep panic weeks and days before. Thank you, I urge anyone with a phobia to give it a try.
"Lisa helped me increase my confidence. I am a kind of risk adverse person (although not everyone would notice), and could get anxious about doing new things at work. But, now, I enjoy it instead of worrying about what could go wrong. And, if it's the case, I consider it as being part of the process rather than a personal failure. Further Lisa's hypnotherapy treatment, I now happily take these challenges thinking I will learn new things. Last but not least, Lisa is a very nice person, extremely positive and generous in the way she is helping. Thank you Lisa, you're great"
PTSD - After years of crucifying nightmares which left me too scared to sleep, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I thought PTSD was something that service men were affected by, people who suffered harrowing events, not people like me. I tried to persevere, managing on snatched hours of sleep - my work suffered, my moods were erratic and life was a struggle. I saw an advert for hypnotherapy, which was aimed specifically at helping PTSD and realised I had nothing to lose. Lisa was amazing, the treatment simple and here I am now, I sleep all night , no nightmares, no fears, no wakefulness. If my life can have been transformed like this, anyone's can. Lisa, THANK YOU x PTSD - Prior to meeting Lisa I had suffered for sometime, with flashbacks of several traumatic experiences I have been through. Every night when I led down to sleep, without fail when I closed my eyes and began to relax these flashbacks would start. Due to the nature of my family life I am sometimes put in a position that would trigger the flashbacks. I would freeze as the images played through my mind as the situation carried on unfolding around me. Since having my first session with Lisa I have not experienced a single flashback of those images. My mind just does not go there. I am able to recall the images I would see, without any negative emotion attached to it. It doesn’t come into my mind for me to avoid anymore. It’s amazing!!! It’s been a little over two weeks now and I feel free!
I cannot thank you enough. You’ve turned a child that was extremely difficult to handle into mostly an angel! You’ve turned a worn out, at the end of her tether mummy with no time to herself into a mummy that gets every evening to herself and looking forward to spending time with her daughter rather than dreading it. Instead of waking 5-8 times a night every night and refusing to sleep in her own room she now goes to bed 90% of the time in her room and gets up far less and sometimes sleeps straight through. Something she’s not done for over 10 years. You are incredible and I will forever be grateful for you help
"When you go to see Lisa you will get 2 things: 1-a really intelligent lady with a lot of experience and intuition, who is also very nice and will really listen to you 2-results! I really wasn't expecting anything after 1 session, let alone serious weight loss but not only that, I actually renewed my discipline in looking after myself."
Lisa has helped me change my life by making me understand that I am in control and able to manage my own thoughts and feelings and keep anxiety at bay. She has taught me to change my perception of everything in life! I cannot recommend her service more highly and thank you Lisa for helping me get my life back! I waited a year before seeing Lisa, how I wish I had been to see her earlier! I had an addiction to sugar which I struggled to control. Previously I had been to see a nutritionist who helped me on my way, but I was still finding it difficult to curb my cravings, reaching for sugar whenever I felt low or hungry. This in turn played havoc with my moods causing low self esteem and lack of motivation. It was spiraling out of control. - Even after one session with Lisa I felt like baggage had been lifted off my shoulders, I felt lighter and happier, it was extraordinary. I continued with weekly sessions, improving each time. - Lisa is very professional and approachable and helped me to find my own solutions. I would recommend her 100%. I am now able to manage my sugar intake which has improved my energy levels, boosted my moods, made me feel more confident and happier. - My training for my triathlon and running events has seen huge steps forward as I say goodbye to sugar and hello to a new energized self!
When I came to Lisa a few months ago I was in a very poor state. My health anxiety coupled with dissatisfaction with my career and general life situation was causing me to have nightly panic attacks to the point where I needed to sit for long periods on the phone to any help organisations that would listen to me vent, it was the only way I could calm down. Now, a few months down the line I am back in control of my life and it feels better than I can describe. My nightly panic attacks have ceased completely. I am back to being my former, happy self and I'm beginning to make the decisions that will shape my life in a much more positive and healthy way. All of this is down to Lisa's amazing help and I cannot thank her enough for the transformation of my mental state that she is responsible for, she has given me back control of my life and it's only taken a few months to do. She's incredibly friendly, personable and a great person to be guiding you through your recovery and I am absolutely sure that whatever your problem, she can transform your life just as she did mine.
I saw an advert for Solution-Focused hypnotherapy in a local magazine. It contained a testimonial from someone who had suffered crippling anxiety, insomnia and depression for most of their life. They were quoted as saying that Lisa had “given them back their life”. - Although sceptical about the claim I was willing to try the treatment as I, too, had been suffering from lack of sleep for about 7 years as well as increasing anxiety about everything. I had come to the point where I was considering medication but felt this was a far better approach if it worked. - I felt that I was becoming a recluse; unwilling to socialise with people I didn’t know well, reluctant to push myself forward into new situations, feeling inadequate, incapable, unproductive, staying in the safe environment of my home rather than interacting with others. - Lisa informed me that most people need about 12 sessions and although this is not a cheap process I felt that my health was certainly worth the investment. - I can’t explain how it works but it does. - Within a week of my first session I was sleeping well. Before the treatment I would have about one good night’s sleep every 2-3 weeks, now it is one not so good night every 2-3 weeks. - Dealing with the anxiety has been a harder process but gradually as the treatment progressed, I was able to focus on the many positive things in my life and cease to worry about the rest. I feel calmer than I have for years, far more positive, more productive and can now just enjoy being in the present. Some days the old feelings return but I no longer anguish about them knowing that the next day can be better. - I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this form of hypnotherapy, especially with Lisa, to anyone.
We contacted Lisa to help with a few issues we were both suffering from at the time. Both of us were lacking in mental strength, self belief and anxiety. Lisa has no doubt helped us both in our every day lives and given us that extra edge in achieving our sporting achievements - gaining a Bronze medal for Marie and a 4th place ranking for Phil in the ITU World Championships in Denmark representing Great Britain. We consider Lisa an integral part of our team and would highly recommend her to anyone. Phil & Marie Brush
I have battled with anxiety for the majority of my life and I thought there was no way of stopping my anxiety, I had my gcse exams coming up and my anxiety levels were very very high and I would not of been able to even enter the exam hall as I would of panicked and cried but I started seeing Lisa and she has helped me dramatically I now feel much more confident and I have sat nearly 30 exams and been happy throughout. Hypnotherapy is truly amazing and I'm so glad Lisa could help me i highly recommend Lisa as she makes you feel relaxed and makes any issues such as anxiety much better.
Although I only had a few sessions I really feel better for it and have coped fine with a series of mini disasters since I last saw you. I just wanted to say thanks and for your straight talking reality check, putting things in perspective (sometimes need someone to smack you between the eyes with logic and reason) and just listening. I listen to your recording several times a week and feel it's a big help to maintain the positive vibe. So thank you massively.
I can't thank Lisa enough for all of her help. The hypnotherapy has given me my life back instead of constant worry and anxiety I now have control confidence and happiness in my life. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate my busy lifestyle. Amazing, thanks Lisa
I have always been a bit nervous of driving and only liked to potter around local areas and just drive when necessary and I would not drive at all when it was dark as this terrified me!!! I decided enough was enough and I thought it was about time I looked at getting some help, my first visit to Lisa was quite an eye opener as it would appear I was rather down in the dumps and very emotional, I guess I knew this really but had ignored it for quite a long time, my sessions with Lisa were amazing she made me look at everything differently and find lots of positives in life that I probably wasn’t noticing before and before I knew it I was feeling happier more confident and definitely less emotional which was amazing, and then we sorted out the fear behind the driving and it worked I am driving with more confidence and not worrying about the dark, I would highly recommend Lisa she worked miracles for me
"I came out of the interview feeling on such a high and felt such a personal achievement. I have finally overcome my fear of interviews and know that I can be myself and draw upon my experience and resources to provide an answer. I am still amazed at how I have changed and how much more in control and confident I feel."
Testimonial from a mothers perceptive of how I had the pleasure to help her daughter - At the age of 12 my daughter refused to go to school, over the next 3 month's she just did a odd hour now and again, we took her to see a child councillor which didn't help, over the next few years she became more and more anxious she wouldn't go anywhere on her own, couldn't go to friends for tea or sleepovers and got very stressed about exams . Finally she went back to school which then became somewhere she felt comfortable as she new everyone and they new her . She stayed on at 6th form as there was no other option for her, she wanted to get a part time job but she just couldn't do it, looking ahead she really wanted to go to uni but there was no way that would be possible for her. Then though a friend I heard about Lisa, on 6th Feb this year she had her first appointment I can honestly say her life changed from that day 😃 before her 2nd appointment she was volunteering in a charity shop, she started going out going to friends eating out . She turned 18 on April, she went nightclubbing and to a festival, normal thing's but things she didn't think she could do. She passed her A Levels and on Sunday I dropped her off at Bath Spa University and although it's only a few days she is loving it, she's happy and confident. If in January someone had told me this would happen I would never have believed them, saying Thank you to Lisa just doesn't seem enough but HUGE THANK YOU Lisa you are AMAZING XXXXXX
I love my sessions with Lisa, not only have they got me motivated, they have helped me de-stress no end. Feeling SO much better, sleeping so much better, and making better life choices all round. Thoroughly recommend
Thanks to the wonderful Lisa I am now free from the anxiety that I have suffered on and off with for years. My head is quiet and it's a wonderful place to be. Thank you Lisa for helping me to believe in me. I finally rode well in our show jumping today!
I first heard of Lisa through my wife. I was going through a tough time and everything was going wrong. I was struggling to cope and the option was given to try hypnotherapy. I had already been hypnotised in the past so I was familiar with concept and willing to give it a try. My first session I was met with a kind and down to earth woman who listened to my issues and explained to me the science behind what she was going to do. It's not fluffy clouds and slow words with music in the background it's science. How the mind works is incredible and Lisa explained it all to me during the session and in the sessions to follow. I was then put under and once I woke up I have never felt more revived. It was like a huge weight had been lifted. Lisa can't wave a magic wand and make your issues go away but you can deal with them better because of her. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to dance in the rain, and Lisa helps you realise this. I would recommend Lisa to anyone who is struggling. Please if you can't cope and your willing to give hypnotherapy a try speak to Lisa and it makes a difference. 10/10.
I had my last hypnotherapy session with Lisa Cartlidge this evening. Thank you so much Lisa. I feel so much better in myself than I did 3 months ago. I'm now back riding my horse, happily and with more confidence. Just need to get the lorry back on the road then all systems go. I'm not sure how, but hypnotherapy really does work. I would recommend it to anyone to give it a try. Onwards and upwards!
I have been afraid of flying for as long as i can remember, this has stopped me going on several impulse trips that I have been invited on.
I have still been away over the years, but the fear begins from the minute I book the holiday and carries on from there. its quite exhausting sweating and clenching your buttocks for an entire flight!, and has taken the edge off my holidays as once you arrive you then have the worry of getting home again! Not any more though, I booked a holiday to Ibiza earlier this year and went to see Lisa for some hypnotherapy to help me overcome my fears, I wanted my flying experience to be the same as getting on a train, which is something I love doing, all I can say is IT WORKED!, no sweaty palmed , no clenched buttocks, the experience from start to finish was a breeze, I even nodded off for a bit , and read my book easily. Thanks Lisa, totally recommend this experience :)
I pretty much told Lisa I was broke, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Low self esteem I had them all for a number of years. Medication, CBT and counselling had helped but I seriously thought I would be like it forever. How wrong was I! I think Lisa saw me as a challenge, just one session she said see how you get on! I had heard some amazing things from other people who were seeing her, yes I thought I would give it ago, nothing to lose. I was nervous about it, I needn't have been, Lisa was amazing welcomed me into her lovely home, put me at ease immediately. Before I knew it I had told her everything, things I hadn't even told the doctor or admitted to myself. Lisa was so easy to talk too (she couldn't shut me up) It all just came out. The process was simple I basically chilled out on the most amazing sofa in the world, whilst listening to what she had to say. I felt so relaxed at no point did I feel uncomfortable, I knew what was going on around me but all times and I felt at peace. Feeling at peace was something I hadn't felt for so many years. The very first weekend after session one I knew it was working, something major happened, an event which would have in the past have sent my anxiety on overdrive completely freaked me out. It didn't, no anxiety, no nervousness no thinking the world was going to end. I sailed through the weekend. Truly amazing, unbelievable I called it Magic. Since then I've gone from strength to strength, after discussing with my doctor I've halved my medication, I now look at things differently, I look for the good and the positive in everything! That's down to Lisa and I will never be able to thank her enough, I'm enjoying and embracing life, and yes I do truly believe it's magic. Wonderful life changing magic.
"Having suffered from depression (in the form of bipolar) for many years I was convinced that this was an illness I just had learned to keep on top of. Most of the time I did a pretty good job, but occasionally the lows would be pretty vile. I also have weight issues as a result. So in January I went to see Lisa (in all honesty sceptical that she could 'fix' me, just thought it would be nice and maybe help me sleep better) I was wrong..... 4 months later I am feeling great, no dark times at all. Still refuse to believe I'm 'fixed' but in all honesty I haven't felt this positive for a very long time. I'm much more determined and focused. Now to crack the weight issue! The power of the mind is an incredible thing and Lisa is incredible at unlocking that positive energy."
"All my life I have suffered with anxiety as I got older it got worse to the point where it stopped me from going to school and being able to do normal things like get a Job or go out with friends to unfamiliar places. When I was offered a place at university I decided to seek help. Lisa was amazing, from my first session I felt more positive and confidant, I wrote a CV before my second session and began volunteering a charity shop before my third. My life has completely changed and I feel like a new person. Lisa is an amazing lovely person who is easy to talk to and supportive, strongly recommend her."
"I was going through a lot of changes in my life and I was finding it difficult to cope. When I first saw Lisa I rated myself a 3 in the scale of happiness, from the outside people kept telling me that I had so much to look forward to but I kept seeing the negatives which was bringing me down. When I met Lisa I instantly knew that if there was anyone who was going to change my perception on life it would be her. Lisa's energy was amazing and I could already feel the negative devil sitting on my shoulder shrinking. Lisa has extensive knowledge in the subject, she understood how I felt and she was able to explain why. I enjoyed my time with Lisa and always came away feeling a lot better about myself, the best thing was that if there was ever a time I felt low and needed a pick me up she produced a recording that allowed me to relax in my own space.
I saw Lisa a number of times and I can say that I feel like a different person. I'm now in pushing a 10 in the scale of happiness and extremely grateful for what she has done for me. Thank you Lisa."
"Lisa has given me back my life. I have suffered from crippling anxiety from an early age, she has set me free, I’m happy, positive and able to deal with life. Bloody amazing! I’ve also been able to stop taking medication. Lisa has helped me to look forward to a brighter, happier, positive future. I have never felt so good. Thank you for saving me Lisa."
"We came to see Lisa as my 7 year old daughter was becoming very anxious at bed time. We had never had "bed-time" troubles before, but she had started to have panic attack like episodes. Thinking she wouldn't breath and generally getting extremely upset and fractious. We went to see Lisa. My daughter was very relaxed in her company and clearly felt comfortable. Lisa spoke to my daughter in a great manner, clearly explaining about hypnotherapy and how her brain works. After each session my daughter came away very happy laughing and joking. She wrote down her positive thoughts from the day before bedtime. She is still carrying with her positive thoughts and is quickly filling up her book. I can honestly say we have not had one "episode" since. It's help my daughter amazingly and I almost cannot remember the stress we had with her before. Also due to my daughters age, I sat in on the sessions and have found that myself being extremely anxious has benefited no end. I have learnt to look for the positives, and in situations that would have really worried me before haven't been half the problem. We would highly recommend Lisa and hypnotherapy and I personally thank Lisa hugely."
"I would like to say thank you to Lisa for helping me to overcome my fear of driving. Before going to hypnosis with Lisa I found driving very stressful so I wouldn't drive at all and rated myself as a 2 on a scale of 1-10. After just 7 sessions I now feel like a confident 10 and I am happy to drive anywhere. Each week Lisa helped me to think about the good things that had happened and adopt a more positive mind-set. This meant I was able to set a target that I felt I could achieve before the next session. This, combined with listening to the CD recordings, really helped to give me a clear focus and feel more confident about myself and subsequently I am now totally calm and relaxed when driving. I would definitely recommend Lisa to anyone as my experience was invaluable."
"I was recommended to see Lisa by a horse riding friend as when it came to jumping my horse I have a debilitating anxiety which used to stop me riding which therefore meant the horse stopped and I fell off which exacerbated the problem! I’d been feeling generally more anxious about life since the birth of my daughter whose lack of sleep for 2 ½ years really impacted on my mental health, but I could control it in most other spheres of my life. Even after a couple of sessions, I felt as if I could actually breathe and relax! Not just in my horse riding, but in everyday life. My anxiety has lifted and generally I can relax and enjoy things rather than just survive the day. I am managing to sleep better, even though some nights are still disturbed, I am coping much better. When it comes to jumping I am no longer getting sick with anxiety the night before, thinking about what might happen. Coming into a fence I can relax, breathe and ride, enabling my horse to jump. I was unsure what to expect from hypnotherapy and while I can’t explain it, there has been a huge positive impact on my life and my horse riding. It has got me out of a spiral of surviving and got me back to living."
Please feel free to call me on 07769 320121 Wyck Hill Lodge, Wyck Hill, Stow on the Wold, Glos, GL54 1HT