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    A weight off your mind...

    Lose weight in the mind first, and then in the body. Diets simply don't work in the long term. Lose weight by taking control for good.

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Dieting encourages the Yo-Yo effect

Our brain does not react well to the word 'diet'.  It feels threatened at a survival level.  So, it goes into a primitive phase of 'famine', so when we resume eating again, even if it is sensible, our body will store on to the fat incase we go into famine again.  Therefore, our weight yo-yo's.

Hypnotherapy helps you move towards your ideal weight in a steady and lifestyle maintained way.

Lose weight in your mind

The brain controls the body.  When we take intellectual control over our relationship with food and our lifestyle choices, these incremental changes have a positive effect on our bodies.  A fitter mind leads to a fitter body.

Mind over Matter

Hypnotherapy helps you focus on what you want to achieve and helps you remain motivated and solution driven to be able to move towards your wonderful goal of controlled weight loss in a steady and incremental way.

The Mind Gym

The brain learns new habits simply by repetition.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you come up with new and improved habits and necessary changes of lifestyle that will contribute to a fitter and healthier you.

and... Relax

When the brain is in the trance state, it is 20 times more relaxed and releases two positive chemicals: serotonin and dopamine.  These chemicals help to remain confident and motivated to keep the weight off.

How Hypnotherapy Works?

Hypnotherapy helps you establish the desired goal of where you would like to be with your weight, and what you would like to achieve. We proceed with the further sessions to enable you to take control over your choices and your life style to help you move towards your goal in a steady and controlled way.  

 Book your Initial Consultation with Dipti, she will tailor your hypnotherapy programme specifically to help you identify the ideal goal, and supports your progress in a way that is gentle and subtle.  

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  


During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience is called REM and is very much similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks.



Dipti puts her own hypnosis skills to the test at the dentist and has ROOT CANAL SURGERY using self-hypnosis with NO ANAESTHETIC or PAIN RELIEF!!   

What happens in the Sessions?

Get in touch, and start taking control over your health, fitness and mind now.  It will be a weight off your mind.

Boor an Initial Consultation, which lasts approximately an hour and a half.  

In this session, this will be your opportunity to tell us how you would like hypnotherapy to help you, and we will be able to give you a thorough explanation of how the brain works and you will leave the session with a good understanding of how we work, and how hypnotherapy helps and whether you think that it is something that you feel you can benefit from.  

If you decide it is for you, then we can tailor the sessions to suit you, and you will take the CD or mp3 away with you which you will be asked to listen to it every night to support your sessions.  

Usually, we will see you for three consecutive weeks to build momentum for the changes to start taking place and then we can discuss the route depending on how you feel your progress is developing.  

You are ALWAYS in control.

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"My only regret is that I did not come and see Dipti much, much sooner!"


"Week by week, I was taking more control over my own lifestyle and habits. I lost all the weight I wanted to without thinking about it!"


"I could not believe how hypnotherapy worked without me feeling in denial. For once, I did not use the word diet, and it worked!"


"Dipti said I need to lose weight in my mind before my body, and this is exactly what happened. What a powerful process indeed!"


About us

Dipti Tait

Dipti, author of Good Grief, owns and manages The Cotswold Practice in Stroud, she began her career in TV Post Production, working for the BBC in London. She gave up this glamorous world to become a mother and raise her two boys. She then made some substantially significant life changes to embark on a much more fulfilling and rewarding career in various Holistic Therapies and now Clinical Hypnotherapy at The Cotswold Practice in Stroud. Dipti also lectures and holds workshops around the UK. Dipti regularly makes appearances on TV and Radio (BBC and ITV) talking about the benefits of Hypnotherapy..

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Initial Consultation in Stroud (1hr 30mins) - £150
Couch Sessions in Stroud (1hr ) - £150
Bespoke Hypnosis Audio Session (3hrs) - £295
Smoking Cessation (2.5hrs) - £250 (£50 deposit required on booking)

You are able to pay by card at the practice in Stroud.

Got Questions? well we've got answers...

 What is the hypnotherapy process?

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 How many sessions will I need?

 Why choose The Cotswold Practice

 What can hypnotherapy help with?

 What is trance?