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FAQ

General

  1. How is my coach qualified to assist me?

    Emma Lloyd

    B.Man, G.Dip, PgDip, M.Soc.Sc (MASRC)


    Emma's extensive qualifications, professional memberships and volunteer work experience consist of the following:

    UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS

    Master of Social Science (Counselling)

    Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

    Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance

    Bachelor of Human Resource Management

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP Coaching

    Master Practitioner and Trainer of Time Line Therapy ®

    Master Practitioner and Trainer of Hypnosis

    Certified Personal Performance Coach

    Diploma in Employee Assistance Counselling

    Diploma in Weight Management Consulting

    Diploma in Clinical Nutrition Consultant

    Diploma in Stress Management

    Diploma in Gestalt Therapy

    Diploma in Neuro-psychological Immunity

    Certificate IV in Personal Fitness Training

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    Certificate III in Disability Work

    NVQ Level 3 in Body Massage

    Certificate in Motivational Interviewing

    Certificate in Safeguarding Adults

    Certificate in Assessment Risk and Support Planning

    Certificate in Skills in Mental Health Issues

    MEMBERSHIP

    Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC)

    Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA)

    VOLUNTEER WORK

    Career counselling and employment advice for disadvantaged individuals in the UK

    Lifeline Crisis and Domestic Violence Helpline Telephone Counsellor in Australia

    Teaching English as a foreign language in India


  2. How do I know I will be successful?

    We use arguably the best and most up-to-date techniques to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and make the changes you desire.

    We also offer a money back guarantee for our weight loss programs.  We therefore guarantee that if you genuinely participate in all the agreed sessions and complete all the assigned tasks and do not lose weight by the end of the program, we will refund your money in full. 

    The rest is up to you!


  3. Do you offer a payment plan?

    Both the individual and group programs involve extensive preparation and full payment is therefore required prior to commencement.  However, special offers and discounts are offered periodically which may assist you depending on your circumstances.  Please contact us for details.


  4. Do you offer a money back guarantee for your weight loss programs?

    Yes.  We are so confident in our programs that we guarantee that if you genuinely participate in all the agreed sessions and complete all the assigned tasks and do not lose weight by the end of the program, we will refund your money in full.


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Coaching

  1. What is coaching?

    Coaching is the process of finding solutions and reaching goals.  A coach inspires people to take action and they provide a strategy which facilitates success.  They offer skilled guidance in order to turn dissatisfaction into information and direction. 

    Coaching differs from therapy in that the focus is more on the present and future than it is on the past.  There is also a more equal balance of power between the coach and client than there is between the typical therapist and client.

    One of the biggest misconceptions is that coaching is about giving advice.  Coaching asserts that all of the answers we seek are inside of ourselves.  A good coach will not tell you what to do.  The reason to work with a coach is to empower yourself to listen to your own inner voice.  Seeking outside help can be beneficial to your development or it can be an escape. Pushing the responsibility away from yourself, from your own truth and going with someone else's view is only a short-term solution. 

     

  2. What techniques will my coach use?

    Our coaching programs utilise simple and effective techniques which actively transform the areas which have been inhibiting you from achieving the results you desire.  Areas of particular speciality include:

    *  Adjust attitudes towards health issues and assist in the cessation of addictions such as smoking and food etc.

    *  Release negative emotions, change limiting decisions and beliefs, increase positivity and determine deep unconscious sources of unhappiness.

    *  Discover what motivates you.  

    *  Facilitate personal values assessments and personality tests.  

    *  Identify, remove and change values conflicts.

    *  Elicit motivational strategies and utilise embedded commands. 

    *  Discover unconscious patterns and internal blocks. 

    *  Utilise specific techniques for pain management and treatment of phobias. 

    *  Use hypnotherapy to embed positive and motivational suggestions. 

    *  Set SMART goals in the future Time Line and create your future. 


     

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Hypnosis

  1. What is hypnosis?

    Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation during which suggestions are made to create beneficial changes in ideas or behaviour.

    The subconscious mind controls the involuntary functions of the body, including habits and things that we do ‘automatically’ - it is fuelled by our emotions and imagination and directs the energy from within.  The subconscious mind also contains memories of every single thing that has occurred to us.

    In hypnosis, the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality.  In the clinical setting, symptoms associated with stress or anxiety can be improved - in such cases it is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it.  Mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole benefits from this holistic approach.

    For some conditions, regression techniques can be utilised.  This may mean re-examining (without necessarily re-experiencing) events which influenced us at an earlier time in life.  By bringing these memories to the surface, the subconscious mind is able to discharge the negative effects and can be ‘reprogrammed’ for success.

    The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately.


  2. What can hypnotherapy do for me?

    Hypnotherapy is a quick and effective solution for a wide range of physical and emotional issues.  A survey of psychotherapy literature by psychologist Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following therapeutic recovery rates:

    * Psychoanalysis:  38% recovery after 600 sessions

    * Behaviour Therapy:  72% recovery after 22 sessions

    * Hypnotherapy:  93% recovery after 6 sessions

    (Source: American Health Magazine)

    VISION Lifestyle Coaching specialise in helping you to address concerns related to:

    Weight Loss

    Hypnosis is a powerful tool to encourage weight loss and assist you to maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle. There may be certain triggers which prompt your desire to eat more such as low mood, boredom, large portions or snacking and hypnosis can specifically target these triggers in order to achieve fantastic results!

    Motivation

    Hypnosis is the ideal state in which to stop procrastinating and increase motivation. Many people produce their best work during trance states when ideas flow more easily and abundantly.

    Confidence

    Hypnosis can be utilised to boost confidence, improve self image, respond positively to difficult situations and be more assertive.  It can also assist you in specific areas of your life where you might lack self belief or feel intimidated.

    Self Healing

    In group experiments, tests have shown that patients treated with hypnotherapy have enhanced anatomical and fracture healing and their recovery progress is faster. 

    Sports Performance

    Hypnosis is often used in sport psychology to bring the best out of athletes. People who expect to excel usually do. Mentally rehearsing a successful game can fire neurons in the brain in exactly the same patterns they would follow when actually performing the activity.

     

    VISION Lifestyle Coaching are also able to assist you with the following difficulties:

    Abuse - physical, sexual and emotional

    Addictions

    Anxiety and Panic Attacks

    Arthritis

    Asthma

    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

    Bedwetting

    Confidence

    Depression

    Examination Nerves

    Fears and Phobias

    Habits and Compulsions

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Insomnia

    Memory Recall

    Migraines and Headaches

    Nail Biting

    Nervousness

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Overeating

    Pain Control

    Public Speaking

    Self-esteem

    Smoking Cessation

    Stress Management

    Trauma

    Weight Loss

    ...and lots more!!

     

  3. Can anyone be hypnotised?

    Most people can, providing they are able to understand the things they have to do in order to achieve this state.


  4. When I am in hypnosis am I unconscious?

    No, you are in a state half-way between sleep and wake.

     

  5. Can I be made to say or do anything against my will whilst I am in hypnosis?

    No. Clinical hypnosis is not stage hypnosis, you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.

     

  6. Will I be aware of what is happening or being said whilst I am in the hypnosis state?

    Yes.  You will feel deeply relaxed but will never lose contact with the Hypnotherapist’s voice.

     

  7. What happens if I don't come out of trance?

    You would simply come out of the trance naturally as the rapport would be lost with the Hypnotherapist.  No-one has ever remained in trance indefinitely.

     

  8. Will I be able to drive afterwards?

    Yes. You will still be feeling relaxed, however your actions and reactions will be functioning super efficiently.

     

  9. Will I experience any side effects?

    Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state.  The only changes you will experience are the beneficial ones of feeling more relaxed and positive about the issue you sought hypnotherapy for.

     

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Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

  1. What is NLP?

    Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is an incredibly powerful human performance technology that enables people to unblock the structures of human communication and human excellence.  By doing so, people can think, communicate and manage themselves and others more effectively. 

    NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programming).

    By studying and learning from these relationships, people can effectively transform the way they traditionally think and act, adopting new, far more successful models of human excellence. This activity is called modelling and is a key feature that distinguishes NLP from psychology.  Once you are able to identify the process of how an individual does something well, you can learn and utilise that same strategy to enhance your own performance.

    In effect, NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally.  That is why NLP is one of the most powerful skills used in weight management, psychology, sports coaching and all forms of personal development.

     

  2. How can NLP help me?

    NLP can help with a diverse range of areas including assisting you to:

    *  Be more successful by learning to influence your emotional and psychological states.

    *  Replace negative behaviours and habits with positive ones.

    *  Transform the way you go about everyday tasks.

    *  Be more aware of your impact on others.

    *  Manage your behaviour for optimal results.

    *  Better understand your own motivations, needs and behaviours.

    *  Better understand the needs, motivations and behaviours of your friends, family and peers.

    *  Enhance your interpersonal communication at home and at the office.

    *  Super-charge your own personal change and growth process!

     

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Time Line Therapy

  1. What is Time Line Therapy?

    Time Line Therapy® is an expansion of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis and was developed by Dr Tad James in 1985.  Dr James published his first TimeLine Therapy® book, 'Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality', in 1988.

    The Time Line is a system for organising the memories of the mind.  Memories are recorded and stored as we age and with time, they have more and more influence.   The Time Line helps us differentiate between the past, present and future.  Time LineTherapy® is a process that is largely unconscious in the same way you might remember your home phone number.  The information is always there, but you may not always be conscious of it.

     


  2. How can Time Line Therapy help me?

    Time Line Therapy® is an innovative technique that is used to quickly and efficiently release negative emotions, limiting decisions and limiting beliefs.  These techniques can also be utilised to:

    *  Move through your internal blocks.

    *  Make the right decisions with re-assurance.

    *  Get to know what you really want.

    *  Learn how to visualise a more compelling and motivating future.

    *  Understand your internal time machine and create your future.

    *  Get to know what you really want.

     

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