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Dear Fellow Wiltshire Residents…

Have you been in a bad car accident or know someone who has?

This is not the start of a dodgy commercial, I promise. I think this letter may just really strike a chord with you.
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I’ve been driving since I was 17 years old – just short of nearly 20 years now – and can thankfully say that I’ve never been in a car accident. However, one of my best friends has been and I often see the yellow signs on the side of the road appealing for witnesses following a tragic crash. The reality of the possibility of being involved in a life-threatening crash is always with me. It could happen and be caused by something out of my control.

Now I’m not saying I’m constantly worried about this, and it is definitely not meant to scare or be a commentary on the safety of our roads.

I hope this letter gives you reassurance – thanks to the incredible people and resources in Wiltshire upon whom we can call upon should the worst happen and we find ourselves in that unexpected, life-threatening situation.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance is one of these incredible resources upon which we may all need to call at some point in our lives. I want to focus on them for you, as they celebrate 30 years of saving lives this year.

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It still amazes me that Wiltshire Air Ambulance relies 100% on donations. They operate 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time.

Of course, they assist with more than just road traffic collisions and their helicopter and rapid response vehicle are called out for all kinds of emergencies from horse riding and cycling injuries to cardiac arrests and child related emergencies. You can see a list of their recent missions here

None of us start the day thinking that today’s the day we’ll be airlifted to hospital by Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Nor do we expect to have to call upon them to save our life.

But doesn’t it give you massive peace of mind to know that they’re there? Well-resourced and impeccably trained as the most incredible of insurance policies, should the worst happen?
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When I’m asked why I’ve made Wiltshire Air Ambulance Oak View Hypnotherapy’s chosen charity for 2020, my answer is simple.

I want to ensure that this incredible, lifesaving resource, will always be available for me, my family, my friends, my neighbours and you – all my fellow residents in Wiltshire (and even neighbouring counties too!) should the worst happen.

I know that every single penny they receive helps ensure availability of this emergency resource and is truly appreciated.

Last week I visited their new, purpose-built airbase near Melksham – to meet the charity team and duty crew, visit their training simulator and learn more about how they operate.

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It’s a cracking building and impressive set up plus I received such a warm welcome from everyone I met – including a good bit of banter with some fellow veterans.

Now, I hope never to meet the awe-inspiring critical care paramedics, Jo and Dan who I had the pleasure of meeting that day, ‘in the field’. However, if I do, I know I’ll be in the very best and capable of hands and I wish that for each and every one of you.
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This is why, to celebrate being in 2020, I’ve set the goal of raising £2020 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Maybe you would like to help me achieve this?

Amazing! Simply book onto one of my BetterMind Relaxation Classes held Tuesday evenings at the Riverside Community Centre in Malmesbury as 100% raised from these classes will be donated. With the added bonus that it’s great for your own wellbeing! Since launching this on 14th January you’ve already helped me raise over £300. Thank you!

Alternatively, maybe you want to support this fundraising goal, but can’t get to a class? Not a problem, simply make a direct donation here.

Than you so very much!

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What’s to come for Oak View Hypnotherapy in 2020?

BetterMind™ Relaxation Classes are new and improved, starting again from 14th January! They’ve been extended to 45 mins and include not only the beautiful guided relaxation but also time to discuss specific relaxation tips and techniques – including book recommendations and aromatherapy guidance. Plus check out this New Year Offer and take advantage of online booking.

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to a calm New Year – all 3 January Relaxation Classes for only £19!

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Also, a new charity partnership will be announced in the next few weeks – watch this space!

I will be delivering a limited number of FREE talks on ‘How the Brain Works’ to local businesses and professionals to help people understand how they tick and get the most out of their brains for greater well being.

If you would like me to deliver a FREE talk to you, your colleagues or your team simply drop me a line – lauren@oakviewhypnotherapy.co.uk.

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I will be increasing my professional qualifications so that I can deliver the best possible service to my clients, including a Diploma in Aromatherapy and qualifying as a Little Birth Company Hypnobirthing Instructor. For this:

I am looking for two pregnant women and their partners to be case studies so do get in touch if you’d like to find out more about bargain private Hypnobirthing tuition, between now and March, give me a call on 07480045290.

And, of course, I will continue to give 100% to each and every client who walks through my door seeking to make a change to Lead a Better Life.

The Perfect Gift This Christmas – The Gift of Relaxation!

I’m thrilled to be able to share this very special Gift Voucher only available to purchase for this Christmas. 🎄

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This is a Limited Edition Personal 1 Hour Relaxation Experience which offers the time to:
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🌟 Start unwinding with some light refreshments as your bespoke relaxation aromatherapy blend for enjoyment throughout the session is prepared and explained…

🌟 Indulge in a 25 minute guided visualisation, especially crafted to de-stress your mind for a deep sense of calmness…

🌟 Enjoyed from the privacy of a gorgeously comfy, leather, electric reclining chair with a Tempur® pillow and real wool blanket for increased comfort…

🌟 Revel in an out of this world 25 minute scalp, face, neck and arm aromatherapy massage using a premium essential oil (think rose, neroli or jasmine) for extra luxury and increased therapeutic benefits…

🌟 Receive expert guidance on key breathing techniques for greater well being…

🌟 AND walk away with your own bespoke aromatherapy blend roller ball for continued personal relaxation benefits – calmness, grounding, stress relief or hormone balancing are popular.
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All of this for only £99 – a tailored experience with an eye for detail which gives a true sense of relaxation. It’s not one size fits all, it’s about the personal touch.

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💗 Would your wife be blown away to get this Gift Voucher from you and the kids on Christmas morning?

💗 Would your Mum be over the moon to have this as a thoughtful present from you and your siblings? A great way to split the cost!

💗 Would you partner relish receiving this and knowing that you’ve thought ahead and planned them some ‘me-time’ after Christmas madness?

If the answer is yes – simply click below and you can grab one of the limited number available.





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💗 Would YOU simply adore knowing this is waiting for you under the Christmas Tree this year?

If the answer is yes – send a link of this page to the person you’d want to pamper you this Christmas, so that they know it’s available to buy.
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Please don’t forget…

🗣 This has been exclusively designed for Christmas – you can only book this from Oak View Hypnotherapy with this gift voucher!
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🗣 Just 20 of these gift vouchers have been created and are already being snapped up, since my ‘Under the Oak Tree’ Early Bird Launch on Saturday.
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Grab yours today! 🌳👏





Case Study: Tracey

Have you ever wondered what it is that I actually do? Whether it really makes any sort of a difference?

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Well, I would like to share Tracey’s story with you – she’s a manager in a FTSE 250 company who struggled with sleep and following our sessions now regularly sleeps 6hrs a night and feels like herself again! It was such a pleasure working with her.
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Check out the results she experienced and her key takeaways in this little case study:

Case Study: Tracey (FTSE 250 Manager)

Why should ‘Mental Health’ matter to you?

Can I shout this from the rooftops please – we all have mental health, as we have physical health.

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Mental health shapes your perspective, your ability to cope, your confidence, your innovation, your resilience, your clarity of thought. Mental health is your mind, your brain – it’s you. We don’t only have mental health when there’s a ‘problem’ it’s how we tick all the time.

I’ve found that when people think about their health they often only focus on maintaining or improving their physical wellbeing – keeping physically free from disease, sickness or pain and having a strong, functional and energetic body.

Then the term ‘mental health’ mainly seems to be reserved for struggles with mental health – a reactive response to an issue such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief or addictions and sometimes still holding unhelpful connotations or stigma.

So let’s turn this on its head.

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Maybe you’re reading this but wouldn’t describe yourself as stressed or anxious, just a bit ‘meh’ or not firing on all cylinders and don’t think ‘mental health’ relates to you or your life.

I’m here to change your perspective. I’m here to say that that mental health is for everyone and it matters to you. It matters to you if you’re feeling happy, if you’re in a strong stable relationship, if you’ve got a great support network and can’t see any problems in your life because working on your mental health will give you that resilience to deal with everything life offers.

I want to tell you that mental health can mean feeling alright and then making your perspective better. It can mean being proactive and improving your self-understanding to find a new edge. It can mean prioritising the wellbeing of your mind and getting new levels of calmness, clarity and confidence. It can mean having the self-kindness and understanding to learn about how to get the best out of you.

So let’s celebrate World Mental Health Day today by each and every one of us consciously choosing to be mentally healthy in our own way, for our own needs – choosing to work on our mental health before there’s an ‘issue’.

It doesn’t matter what you do, just make it matter to you.

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Do you have a ‘Fusion Pilates’ in your life?

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We’re all good at making excuses and listening to that voice in your head – you know the one I mean, right?

The voice that stops you trying something new because you’re a little bit unsure, the voice that points out it’s raining so you don’t need to go for a run, the voice that says it’s ok to have takeaway for dinner… again…

I’m no exception. Yesterday evening, scrolling through Facebook I came across a Fusion Pilates class.

Now I’ve been thinking for a while (yes, much longer than a month…) that I want to bring more fitness into my life again. I can’t hide behind the excuse that “I’ve just had a baby” forever, especially now I’m 18 months down the line from that, and I think my body is craving some sort of exercise that isn’t lifting children or plonking them on my hip.

Now the thing is, I’ve thought about it – in fact my mind has kept reminding be about it. And then I’ve thought about it again. I’ve done diddly squat about it…

Until today.

Today I took one small step which led me to achieve something for me – that thing I’ve been putting off and making excuses about for AGES.

Want to know what that small step was? Changing into my fitness gear. Sounds super easy right? Wrong, I still left it totally to the last minute and almost wimped out.

But once I had the clothes on it was like a row of dominoes toppling over – an inevitable chain of events that meant from getting the clothes on, I would then get my bag together, leave the house, walk to the class and DO THE CLASS.

It happened. I did it. It felt amazing – I achieved.

But it was that first, small step that made the difference.

I’m here to remind you that you can, most definitely, 100% take your own small step today.

What do you want to achieve?

What have you been putting off?

Go on, think about it and decide right now.

Then, quite simply, choose one single thing that you can do which will set you on the path to achieving that. Maybe it’s throwing the takeaway menus away? Or making one single phone call? It doesn’t have to be perfect, it simply needs to be action.

It won’t take a moment and doing that one thing really could change the whole direction of your today. . . your week. . . your 2019.

Give it a go and feel amazing.

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“Meh, What’s all this Fuss about an Electric Recliner?”

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You may have noticed that one of the things I’m particularly delighted to share with my clients is a electric, leather recliner chair. This has been one of my most expensive purchases but I knew 100% that it was worth the money to provide ultimate client comfort.
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Why? Many other hypnotherapists ask their clients to ‘hop up on the couch’ which is often a massage table which can be used as somewhere to lie down and relax for the second part of a hypnotherapy session – the trance element. This works fine, and can be helpful if you practise out of a number of rooms, but I wanted to offer something special and premium to my clients as I only practise from my permanent, exclusive-use treatment room.
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By providing an electric, recliner chair you can lift your feet and lower your head and torso to find the exact spot that feels most comfortable to YOU so that you really can relax and let go. It can be completely flat if you so wish! I’m proud to offer something special which makes it is easier for those who have health or mobility issues or to anyone who would not appreciate ‘hoiking’ themselves on and off a treatment table.
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Plus it is supremely comfortable, you get a Tempur pillow to add to the luxury and it becomes a special spot for you to unwind and escape the whirlwind of life.
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Come check it out for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.