It seems strange that a women who not so long ago had an addiction to Diet Coke and a 50 a day cigarette habit is now a qualified nutritionist and hypnotherapist. However, after suffering for years from a number of complaints including rosecea, rashes, polycystic ovaries and fluctuating weight, Lowri Turner decided it was time to make a change.
After a lot of careful research Lowri began to draw link between some of her problems and her diet and lifestyle. Her fascination with food spurred her on a road of discovery and in July she graduated with a diploma in nutritional therapy from the Institute For Optimum Nutrition (DipION) and established her company Va Voom Health before deciding that hypnotherapy would further complement the nutritional service.
Lowri has now also completed her Hypnotherapy Certification Training and is listed on the General Hypnotherapy Register, overseen by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. Lowri decided take up hypnotherapy before graduating because she believes that although many people understand a healthy diet, it doesn’t meant they can stick to it and hypnotherapy is a tool that could help her clients keep to the food plans they’ve created.
“I took up hypnotherapy in my final year and it isn’t the kind of thing where I’m making people eat an onion and think it’s an apple – being a journalist means I am a sceptic – but I found I really loved it. In the grand scale of things helping people change diet is small,” she adds, “but it makes a huge difference and people feel amazing.”
Hypnotherapy is there to analyse why you shouldn’t just removed something from your diet without thinking about why you enjoy it in the first place. It helps to break associations.