Life Changing Hypnotherapy - My Story
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My name is Gary Condon, I am, Weston's Master Hypnotherapist and Life Change Coach.  This is a brief outline of my own journey ,  I hope it inspires you to make a positive change  in YOUR life.

After an accident at work I was unable to return to my job, in fact, any job at all  and soon the debts started to mount up.  We ended up with the lose of our home and had to move into my mum and dad’s backroom with all our goods in boxes piled up around the walls.

It became clear that I was suffering the onset of depression and I soon found myself in a very dark place.  There seemed to be very little sympathy for my situation,  no one seemed to understand the dark and isolated place depression takes you too, pull yourself together they said, I was constantly told I was a scrounger, I was told we all have problems and down days, this was not at all helpful. 

We eventually managed to rent a home and it was decided that I should take on the roll of house hubby, raising  our 2 boys and keeping the home while my wife continued with her career and kept us all going.  As time went by my identity was slipping away and I was struggling to find the motivation to shave, wash or dress and my roll in the home was considered by many to be that of a lay about and my wife was being advised to dump the looser, and all the time my stress levels went up as did my weight and the fall out of depression .

My days were spent eating and wallowing over my crap life, looking for blame, I was feeling like a victim of a rubbish life with missed opportunity and now a disability.  Before I knew it I had reached a grand weight of 30 + stone, (it used to seem strange to see my scales go round once and then at the 20 stone mark start to go round again) and I had lower spine degeneration and I felt my family and the world would be better off without me.

It was after nursing my father during his short fight against cancer which ended in his death aged 63 that we decided to move away from London to live in Somerset which, had been a dream for many years. We realised life is short and too valuable to waste (this was to be proven once again by the sudden death of my sister aged just 49. )

We hoped this move would help me feel better and give us a chance to re-evaluate our life. However,  I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes which, felt like it was the final nail in my coffin and I became very unwell.

After a time I decided enough was enough, I felt I was as far down as I could go I realised that there was no help and it was my responsibility to change my life and I knew I needed to get the right help to do this and so I started on my journey to recovery and to get my life on a more positive track.

"It was like starting all over again"

Change the way you see yourself
I wanted a better life for myself and my family, I wanted my boys to have their dad back, NO, A better dad, It was time to press on and fight back but this time I needed to be a new stronger me, I wanted my dignity back and I needed to  get healthier, and loose weight, I wanted to build my recovery on foundations of concrete not sand this would be the big push, the final push, I wanted a new life not my old one back.   

My GP, offered various Pills, but I am not a pill type person and touch feely counselling was not for me CBT seemed to be overloaded with paper work that demanded self examination which was not something my mind had the time or energy for.  

I wanted to move forwards not look backwards I had already wasted to much time wallowing in self pity.  I wanted a more dynamic, more empowering future I was feeling more positive and wanted to get back into the world.

"Once I decided it was time to move, on there was no doubt in my mind that I would" 

I managed to secure a job however, as often happens, feeling full of enthusiasm to get on I did to much to fast and suffered the effects of Boom bust and  my GP said I should leave my job.
I decided I wanted to know more about stress,  depression and why it happens but most of all, what I could do too change things going forward.

I had previously read many self help books, but they could never have replace the personal touch of a good face to face session with a therapist / coach who would get to know me as an individual helping me find MY solutions and keeping me focused on my goals and who would occasionally kick me in the pants and challenge my limiting beliefs and negative values. 

I learned how to cope with my new life situation and looking back I can see that the very thought of making these big changes was frightening and challenging however, no one could do this for me, they could offer the right sort of help but ultimately it was up to me to do the work and I was starting to get that fight back, awaking that inner warrior and my motivation was growing.

As my therapist / coach continued to encourage me I eventually signing up to an English course at my local college (and many other courses) to lean how to write and understand words, I discovered books and loved them, I loved learning.  As confidence grew I signed up as a volunteer crisis line operator with "Mindline" which felt good as I felt I was giving something back and I was becoming motivated to learn about the human condition so my journey to my present position began.

I started by taking a course in counselling which seemed a good place to begin. I realised that continuing my training as a counsellor was not the route for me I felt it was a little touchy feeley and to much about trawling over the past looking for blame, courses for horses as they say. 

As I progressed with my mind therapy courses in CBT and coaching etc, We decided it was time to step up my training so we sold some stuff and we invested it in my professional development (such faith shown by my wife and I was not going to let her down)  

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As I progressed we  decided to take a gamble,  and we moved to WSM where I was able to continue my training by attending a professional hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy course at the South Wests largest hypnotherapy training school in Bristol. I gained qualifications as a professional  hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.

After gaining a qualification as a specialist life change coach I started Phoenix Life Coaching & Hypnotherapy in 2009 and continued to develop my skills as a Master Hypnotist, CBT practitioner, Advanced weight loss and virtual tummy band practitioner, and other qualifications PTSD Dip, Advanced Master NLP,  Life coaching, Effective Brief Psychotherapy, and much more.

Will You change your life NOW ?
Positive change is no accident, 
It takes commitment, 

This has been a costly journey both financially and mentally but the freedom to live a better life the amazing feeling of getting my life back on track was worth every penny of it and more. 

I invested in my future and since making these changes I have done things, met people and achieved goals, WAY beyond my wildest dreams. I lost 15 stone and work daily on my personal and health development, I practice what I preach !

I am now registered with the, GHR (Where I have just been awarded "Senior Practitioner" Status) the CNHC, The NCH and the NHS directory, I am often asked to do talks (to anyone who will listen) about the mind and how it works and how hypnotherapy helps make fast and lasting change.

Freedom to live your life your way
The reason for telling my story here is not to bleat or gloat but, to show that I don't talk or work from an ivory tower, I have walked the walk, talked the talk and have experienced personal challenges first hand, and I now help others who are ready, to change their life.

We all have our own life journey and history so I say, Not all coaches and hypnotherapist work the same way, come and find out how we do it

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