In the late 1990's Shimara underwent hypnosis to help with weight loss. She had been overweight and yo-yo dieting for 20 years. She contacted a local hypnotherapist as a last resort and paid her whole savings for the therapy. Thrilled at the dramatic results, she was disappointed that within a couple of weeks she started to put on the weight she had lost and some more, just like old times. She contacted the therapist and was offered more help at more cost and she was disappointed to have to pay again for ongoing help. She was told suggestion hypnosis works for a short while but needs to be topped up on a regular basis.
Shimara extensively searched for other solutions and found a Self Hypnosis course at the University of London. She attended this course and wanted to learn more so enrolled on a full training program at the University. Shimara became a fully qualified Advanced Structured Hypnotherapist in July 2004. After a successful time in Somerset and the Bristol area, she moved to East Sussex. Skype has enabled Shimara to help clients wherever they may be. She has kept in touch with old clients in Somerset and has been able to help those in other Countries, the only requirement is a good knowledge of English language and internet access.
Recently, after a big move, leaving friends and family some 200 miles away, Shimara became low and was diagnosed with Depression. In her eyes there is no such thing and so she started to work on herself. A few weeks after starting this work she became much better and it made her realise even more how 'everything is in the mind'.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Structured Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Advanced Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Advanced Theta DNA healer
- Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP)
- Senior Practitioner registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register
- Validated Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
- The One Command® Certified Seminar Leader
- The One Command® Certified Practitioner
- Relaxed Birthing and Hypno-Birthing Fertility
- Shimara has also worked with the famous celebrity hypnotherapist Paul McKenna - see his personal letter of thanks to Shimara below:
"I’m writing to you personally at the beginning of 2008 to thank you for your support of my work over the years you have been with us. ....As an assistant, I particularly appreciate all that you have done in helping myself, Richard, John and Michael in our trainings. We have only been able to do it with your help and it has been a privilege to work with you in changing the lives of others for the better.....Thank you for your time energy and support over the years. May your dearest wishes come true! To your success." Paul McKenna
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Abuse: sexual- Contreltophobia.
Air swallowing- Aerophobia.
Airborne noxious substances- Aerophobia.
Alcohol- Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone, being- Autophobia or Monophobia.
Alone, being or solitude- Isolophobia.
Anger- Angrophobia or Cholerophobia.
Animals, skins of or fur- Doraphobia.
Animals, wild- Agrizoophobia.
Anything new- Neophobia.
Asymmetrical things- Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions- Atomosophobia.
Automobile, being in a moving- Ochophobia.
Bald people- Peladophobia.
Bald, becoming- Phalacrophobia.
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized- Rhabdophobia.
Beautiful women- Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed- Clinophobia.
Bees- Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
Blindness in a visual field- Scotomaphobia.
Blood- Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia.
Blushing or the color red- Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Body odors- Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Body, things to the left side of the body- Levophobia.
Body, things to the right side of the body- Dextrophobia.
Bogeyman or bogies- Bogyphobia.
Bound or tied up- Merinthophobia.
Bowel movements: painful- Defecaloesiophobia.
Brain disease- Meningitophobia.
Bridges or of crossing them- Gephyrophobia.
Buildings: being close to high buildings- Batophobia.
Bums or beggars- Hobophobia.
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons- Scelerophobia.
Buried alive, being or cemeteries- Taphephobia or Taphophobia.
Cancer- Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia.
Car or vehicle, riding in- Amaxophobia.
Cats- Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia.
Celestial spaces- Astrophobia.
Cemeteries or being buried alive- Taphephobia or Taphophobia.
Ceremonies, religious- Teleophobia.
Changes, making; moving- Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia.
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people- Teratophobia.
Childbirth- Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia.
Chinese or Chinese culture- Sinophobia.
Choking or being smothered- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Clocks or time- Chronophobia.
Cold or cold things- Frigophobia.
Cold: extreme, ice or frost- Cryophobia.
Cold- Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia.
Color purple- Porphyrophobia.
Color red or blushing- Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Color yellow- Xanthophobia.
Color white- Leukophobia.
Colors- Chromophobia or Chromatophobia.
Computers or working on computers- Cyberphobia.
Confined spaces- Claustrophobia.
Contamination, dirt or infection- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Contamination with dirt or germs- Misophobia or Mysophobia.
Cosmic Phenomenon- Kosmikophobia.
Creepy, crawly things- Herpetophobia.
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment- Rhabdophobia.
Crosses or the crucifix- Staurophobia.
Crossing streets- Agyrophobia or Dromophobia.
Crowded public places like markets- Agoraphobia.
Crowds or mobs- Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia.
Crucifix, the or crosses- Staurophobia.
Crystals or glass- Crystallophobia.
Dampness, moisture or liquids- Hygrophobia.
Dark or night- Nyctophobia.
Dark place, being in- Lygophobia.
Darkness- Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia.
Dawn or daylight- Eosophobia.
Daylight or sunshine- Phengophobia.
Death or dying- Thanatophobia.
Death or dead things- Necrophobia.
Decaying matter- Seplophobia.
Decisions: making decisions- Decidophobia.
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child- Teratophobia.
Deformity or unattractive body image- Dysmorphophobia.
Demons- Demonophobia or Daemonophobia.
Dental surgery- Odontophobia.
Dependence on others- Soteriophobia.
Dining or dinner conversations- Deipnophobia.
Dirt, contamination or infection- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with- Misophobia or mysophobia.
Dirt or filth- Rhypophobia or Rupophobia.
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth- Automysophobia.
Disease- Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia.
Disease and suffering- Panthophobia.
Disease, a definite- Monopathophobia.
Disease, brain- Meningitophobia.
Disease: kidney- Albuminurophobia.
Disease, rectal- Rectophobia.
Disorder or untidiness- Ataxophobia.
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down- Illyngophobia.
Dizziness or whirlpools- Dinophobia.
Doctor, going to the- Iatrophobia.
Doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation from official- Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Dogs or rabies- Cynophobia.
Double vision- Diplophobia.
Drafts- Aerophobia or Anemophobia.
Dreams, wet- Oneirogmophobia.
Drugs, new- Neopharmaphobia.
Drugs or taking medicine- Pharmacophobia.
Dust- Amathophobia or Koniophobia.
Duty or responsibility, neglecting- Paralipophobia.
Dying or death- Thanatophobia.
Eating or swallowing- Phagophobia.
Eating or food- Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten- Phagophobia.
Eight, the number- Octophobia.
Erect penis- Medorthophobia.
Erection, losing an- Medomalacuphobia.
Everything- Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia.
Eyes- Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia.
Eyes, opening one's- Optophobia..
Fabrics, certain- Textophobia.
Failure- Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic- Counterphobia.
Feathers or being tickled by feathers- Pteronophobia.
Fecal matter, feces- Coprophobia or Scatophobia.
Female genitals- Kolpophobia.
Female genitalia- Eurotophobia.
Fever- Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia.
Filth or dirt- Rhypophobia.
Fire- Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia.
Flogging or punishment- Mastigophobia.
Flowers- Anthrophobia or Anthophobia.
Flying- Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia.
Fog- Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia.
Food or eating- Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Foreigners or strangers- Xenophobia.
Foreign languages- Xenoglossophobia.
Forests or wooden objects- Xylophobia.
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night- Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten- Athazagoraphobia.
France or French culture- Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia.
Friday the 13th- Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Frost, ice or extreme cold- Cryophobia.
Frost or ice- Pagophobia.
Functioning or work: surgeon's fear of operating- Ergasiophobia.
Fur or skins of animals- Doraphobia.
Genitals, particularly female- Kolpophobia.
Genitalia, female- Eurotophobia.
Germans or German culture- Germanophobia or Teutophobia.
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with- Misophobia or mysophobia.
Ghosts or specters- Spectrophobia.
Girls, young or virgins- Parthenophobia.
Glass or crystals- Crystallophobia.
Glass- Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia.
Gloomy place, being in- Lygophobia.
God or gods- Zeusophobia.
Gods or religion- Theophobia.
Good news, hearing good news- Euphobia.
Greek or Greek culture- Hellophobia.
Greek terms- Hellenologophobia.
Hair- Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia.
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars- Scelerophobia.
Heaven- Ouranophobia or Uranophobia.
Heights- Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia.
Hell- Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia.
Holy things- Hagiophobia.
Home surroundings or a house- Oikophobia.
Home, returning- Nostophobia.
Home surroundings- Eicophobia.
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual- Homophobia.
Horses- Equinophobia or Hippophobia.
House or home surroundings- Oikophobia.
Houses or being in a house- Domatophobia.
Hurricanes and tornadoes- Lilapsophobia.
Hypnotized, being or of sleep- Hypnophobia.
Ice or frost- Pagophobia.
Ice, frost or extreme cold- Cryophobia.
Ignored, being- Athazagoraphobia.
Inability to stand- Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Infection, contamination or dirt- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Insanity, dealing with- Lyssophobia.
Insanity- Dementophobia or Maniaphobia.
Insects- Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia.
Insects that eat wood- Isopterophobia.
Insects that cause itching- Acarophobia.
Japanese or Japanese culture- Japanophobia.
Joint immobility- Ankylophobia.
Jumping from high and low places- Catapedaphobia.
Kidney disease- Albuminurophobia.
Kissing- Philemaphobia or Philematophobia.
Knowledge- Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia.
Large things- Megalophobia.
Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body- Sinistrophobia.
Leprosy- Leprophobia or Lepraphobia.
Lice- Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia.
Light flashes- Selaphobia.
Lightning and thunder- Brontophobia or Karaunophobia.
Lights, glaring- Photoaugliaphobia.
Liquids, dampness or moisture- Hygrophobia.
Locked in an enclosed place- Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Lockjaw or tetanus- Tetanophobia.
Loneliness or of being oneself- Eremophobia or Eremiphobia.
Looking up- Anablephobia or Anablepophobia.
Loud noises- Ligyrophobia.
Love, sexual love- Erotophobia.
Love play- Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia.
Love, falling or being in- Philophobia.
Mad, becoming- Lyssophobia.
Many things- Polyphobia.
Matter, decaying- Seplophobia.
Medicine, taking; or drugs- Pharmacophobia.
Medicines, mercurial- Hydrargyophobia.
Medicine, prescribing by a doctor- Opiophobia.
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons- Scelerophobia.
Men- Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia.
Mercurial medicines- Hydrargyophobia.
Mice- Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia.
Microbes- Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia.
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Mobs or crowds- Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia.
Moisture, dampness or liquids- Hygrophobia.
Money- Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.
Motion or movement- Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia.
Moving or making changes- Tropophobia.
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in- Ochophobia.
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia)- Ataxiophobia.
Myths or stories or false statements- Mythophobia.
Names or hearing a certain name- Onomatophobia.
Narrow things or places- Stenophobia.
Needles- Aichmophobia or Belonephobia.
New, anything or novel- Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia.
Newness- Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia.
News: hearing good news- Euphobia.
Night or dark- Nyctophobia.
Noises, loud- Ligyrophobia.
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones- Phonophobia.
Northern lights- Auroraphobia.
Novelty or anything new- Kainophobia or Kainolophobia.
Novelty- Cainophobia or Cainotophobia.
Nuclear weapons- Nucleomituphobia.
Nudity- Gymnophobia or Nudophobia.
Number 8- Octophobia.
Number 13- Triskadekaphobia.
Numbers- Arithmophobia or Numerophobia.
Objects, small- Tapinophobia.
Ocean or sea- Thalassophobia.
Odor, personal- Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Odor, that one has a vile odor- Autodysomophobia.
Odors or smells- Olfactophobia.
Official doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation from- Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Old people- Gerontophobia.
Old, growing- Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia.
Open spaces- Agoraphobia.
Open high places- Aeroacrophobia.
Operation, surgical- Tomophobia.
Opinions, expressing- Doxophobia.
Others, dependence on- Soteriophobia.
Outer space- Spacephobia.
Pain- Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia.
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth- Arachibutyrophobia.
Penis, erect- Medorthophobia.
Penis, esp erect- Phallophobia.
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having- Ithyphallophobia.
Penis, losing an erection- Medomalacuphobia.
People in general or society- Sociophobia.
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child- Teratophobia.
Phobic prefering fearful situations- Counterphobia.
Pins and needles- Belonephobia.
Place: locked in an enclosed place- Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Place, being in a dark or gloomy- Lygophobia.
Places, certain- Topophobia.
Places, crowded public- Agoraphobia.
Places, open high- Aeroacrophobia.
Places or things, narrow- Stenophobia.
Pleasure, feeling- Hedonophobia.
Pointed objects- Aichmophobia.
Poisoned, being- Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia.
Poliomyelitis, contracting- Poliosophobia.
Praise, receiving- doxophobia.
Prescribing medicine for patients by a doctor- Opiophobia.
Priests or sacred things- Hierophobia.
Prostitutes or venereal disease- Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Punishment or flogging- Mastigophobia.
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being severely criticized- Rhabdophobia.
Purple, color- Porphyrophobia.
Rabies- Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or x-rays- Radiophobia.
Railroads or train travel- Siderodromophobia.
Rain- Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia.
Rat, great mole- Zemmiphobia.
Rectum or rectal diseases- Proctophobia or Rectophobia.
Red color or blushing- Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Religion or gods- Theophobia.
Religious ceremonies- Teleophobia.
Responsibility or duty, neglecting- Paralipophobia.
Responsibility- Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia.
Ridiculed, being- Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia.
Riding in a car- Amaxophobia.
Right side, things on the right side of the body- Dextrophobia.
Rivers- Potamphobia or Potamophobia.
Road travel or travel- Hodophobia.
Robbers or being robbed- Harpaxophobia.
Rooms, empty- Cenophobia or Centophobia.
Running water- Potamophobia.
Sacred things or priests- Hierophobia.
School, going to school- Didaskaleinophobia.
Scientific terminology, complex- Hellenologophobia.
Scratches or being scratched- Amychophobia.
Sea or ocean- Thalassophobia.
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Self, personal odor- Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia.
Self, being alone- Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia.
Self, being dirty- Automysophobia.
Self, being oneself- Autophobia.
Self, being seen or looked at- Scopophobia or Scoptophobia.
Self, being touched- Aphenphosmphobia.
Self, that one has a vile odor- Autodysomophobia.
Semen- Spermatophobia or Spermophobia.
Sex, opposite- Heterophobia or Sexophobia.
Sexual abuse- Agraphobia or Contreltophobia.
Sexual intercourse- Coitophobia.
Sexual love or sexual questions- Erotophobia.
Sexual perversion- Paraphobia.
Shadows- Sciophobia or Sciaphobia.
Sick / the action of being sick or others being sick - Emetophobia
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin- Enosiophobia or Enissophobia.
Single: staying single- Anuptaphobia.
Sitting down- Kathisophobia.
Sitting- Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia.
Situations, certain- Topophobia.
Skin disease- Dermatosiophobia.
Skin lesions- Dermatophobia.
Skin of animals, fur- Doraphobia.
Sleep or being hypnotized- Hypnophobia.
Slime- Blennophobia or Myxophobia.
Slopes, steep- Bathmophobia.
mall things- Microphobia, Mycrophobia.
Smells or odors- Olfactophobia.
Smothered, being or choking- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Snakes- Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia.
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations)- Social Phobia.
Society or people in general- Anthropophobia or Sociophobia.
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space- Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia.
Space, outer- Spacephobia.
Spaces, confined- Claustrophobia.
Spaces, empty- Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia.
Spaces, open- Agoraphobia.
Speak, trying to- Glossophobia.
Speaking- Laliophobia or Lalophobia.
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones- Phonophobia.
Speaking in public- Glossophobia.
Specters or ghosts- Spectrophobia.
Spiders- Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia.Spirits- Pneumatiphobia.
Stage fright- Topophobia.
Stairs or climbing stairs- Climacophobia.
Stand, inability to- Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Standing upright- Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Standing up- Stasiphobia.
Standing up and walking- Stasibasiphobia.
Stared at, being- Ophthalmophobia.
Stars- Siderophobia or Astrophobia.
Statements, false or myths or stories- Mythophobia.
Staying single- Anuptaphobia.
Stealing- Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia.
Steep slopes- Bathmophobia.
Stories or myths or false statements- Mythophobia.Strangers or foreigners- Xenophobia.
Streets, crossing streets- Dromophobia.
Storm, thunder- Brontophobia.
Suffering and disease- Panthophobia.
Sun or sunlight- Heliophobia.
Sunshine or daylight- Phengophobia.
Surgeon's fear of operating: work or functioning- Ergasiophobia.
Surgical operations- Tomophobia.
Swallowing or eating- Phagophobia.
Syphillis (lues)- Luiphobia or Syphilophobia.
Taste- Geumaphobia or Geumophobia.
Telephones, noises or voices, or speaking aloud- Phonophobia.
Tests, taking- Testophobia.
Tetanus or lockjaw- Tetanophobia.
Things, many- Polyphobia.
Things, large- Megalophobia.
Things or places, narrow- Stenophobia.
Things, small- Microphobia or Mycrophobia.
Thunder and lightning- Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia.
Tickled by feathers or feathers- Pteronophobia.
Tied or bound up- Merinthophobia.
Time or clocks- Chronophobia.
Tornadoes and hurricanes- Lilapsophobia.
Touched, being touched- Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia.
Trains, railroads or train travel- Siderodromophobia.
Travel or road travel- Hodophobia.
Tuberculosis- Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia.
Undressing in front of someone- Dishabillophobia.
Urine or urinating- Urophobia.
Venereal disease or prostitutes- Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Ventriloquist's dummy- Automatonophobia.
Vertigo or dizziness when looking down- Illyngophobia.
Virginity, losing one's- Primeisodophobia.
Virgins or young girls- Parthenophobia.
Vision: double vision- Diplophobia.
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones- Phonophobia.
Voids or empty spaces- Kenophobia.
Vomiting secondary to airsickness- Aeronausiphobia.
Vomiting - yourself or others - Emetophobia.
Waits, long- Macrophobia.
Walking, standing up and- Stasibasiphobia.
Walking- Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Waves or wave like motions- Cymophobia or Kymophobia.
Wax statues- Automatonophobia.
Weapons, nuclear- Nucleomituphobia.
Weight, gaining- Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia.
Wet dreams- Oneirogmophobia.
Whirlpools or dizzyness- Dinophobia.
White, the color- Leukophobia.
Wild animals- Agrizoophobia.
Wind- Ancraophobia or Anemophobia.
Witches and Witchcraft- Wiccaphobia.
Women- Gynephobia or Gynophobia.
Women, beautiful- Caligynephobia or Venstraphobia.
Wooden objects or forests- Xylophobia.
Words- Logophobia or Verbophobia.
Words, long- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia.
Work or functioning; surgeon's fear of operating- Ergasiophobia.
Work- Ergophobia or Ponophobia.
Worms, being infested with- Helminthophobia.
Wrinkles, getting- Rhytiphobia.
Writing in public- Scriptophobia.
X-rays or radiation- Radiophobia.
Yellow color- Xanthophobia.
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