How It Works

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!”

Glinda, The Wizard of Oz

Although we all have will power, it simply doesn’t feel enough, does it?…


We all know that feeling of not wanting to eat something, being determined not to eat something – and yet we eat it anyway…


Then we get up the next morning, determined to try even harder today, and we STILL give in by tea time!


Your eating urges and impulses, run by your nervous system, are much more dominant than any amount of will-power. You are NOT greedy. You are NOT weak willed. And you are NOT doomed to yo-yo forever!


It’s a very basic, simple physical process. Your body has a built-in survival mechanism buried deep in it’s programming, that’s designed to actually fight against dieting…

It’s why we can’t seem to keep the weight off for long, as it feels like some mysterious force makes us over-eat to regain the weight we lost. We’re left feeling at it’s mercy, and it seems like it’s out of our control.


Your actions are controlled by your deeper survival instincts that always win over your intentions for weight loss. They are designed to keep you alive, and nothing messes with them, not even your best weight loss intentions! This is you Fight or Flight mechanism and it’s the most dominant system in your brain.


Changing your relationship with food happens at this deeper level. This is also where you ‘switch’ off the desire for sugar and processed carbs. The way to get to this deeper level is to relax – which is all hypnotherapy is – lots of lovely, Deep Dive Relaxation.

Once you’re in that relaxed state, I’ll show you how to make little tweaks to your food urges that will give you a mindset for making better food choices. Over the space of a few weeks, new food habits then become second nature. It’s as natural as that!


The unfortunate reality is that going on a low-fat, calorie restriction diet has confused your deep body chemistry and given you an un-natural appetite, driven by cravings, rather than hunger.


This is how we confuse cravings with hunger, and can’t stop eating even when we tell ourselves we’re done. Or we eat when we’re stressed, because we don’t feel any control. 


No one can ever make these changes for you and the only way you’ll succeed at something as highly personal as weight loss is by taking back the reins.



Hypnotherapy goes to work for you- and gently works alongside your own natural mechanisms. No forcing or striving, just gentle, positive reprogramming that soothes cravings and lifts your confidence.

You’ll cover all aspects of weight loss, such as CRAVINGS, PORTION CONTROL, GRAZING and IMPULSIVE EATING.

Whether it’s the doughnuts at work, or the kid’s leftovers, you can take back control over all those little trigger moments using the right help.

We will use lots of the latest cutting edge tools for mastering mindset such as NLP and TFT as well as the hypnotherapy. It’s the quickest and simplest way to help you release your cravings and change how you feel about foods you can’t resist. It’s also incredibly relaxing.

The weight loss hypnotherapy will give you a pleasant feeling of being ‘very relaxed, yet fully alert’. Also… “Absolutely lovely!” (what many clients say). It isn’t the same as going to sleep, so you are aware and in control of everything you do.

Nobody can ever make you do anything you don’t want to.

You will probably feel pleasantly floaty, but still ‘there’. It’s a very natural state we all experience- a little bit like daydreaming… there’s no magic wand, just a wonderful therapy that is designed to help you tap into your own ‘change-maker’ brain wave state.




  • ‘Switch off’ sugar cravings, whether it’s being around others who are eating sugary products, or the obsessing for sugar throughout the day. It’s about being able to say “No thank you!” when it’s offered. (It’s easier than you think!)
  • Regain a natural sense of appetite, allowing you to know what ‘full and satisfied’ actually feels like (switching off the hunger hormones is a very important step, here)
  • Create new healthy eating habits, to enjoy foods that help you feel satiated for hours afterwards, and give your body a brand new lease of energy
  • Turbo-charge your motivation-there’s no need to be in the zone when you connect to your natural motivation
  • Take back control of food choices, by enjoying meals again and let go of guilty eating. There are particular foods that make it easier to take back control. The hypnotherapy will also give a helping hand by gently letting of old, unwanted food choices
  • Fall back in love with your body and feel comfortable in your own skin, to regain your own natural self-esteem
  • Eat the right foods for simple weight loss, and I’ll show you exactly what they are
  • Re-connect with your powerful subconscious and harness it to give you the edge for  success. You’ll notice changes in other areas too, as we can’t really work on one area without positively affecting our relationships too
  • Deal with situations from workplace temptations to wedding buffet challenges- the weight loss coaching comprehensively covers all those situations that trip us up in life, you’ll be armed with a range of Insurance Policies to back you up
  • Feel comfortable eating around others, and making your own choices, whether it’s eating out, or at family meals-to do it on your terms without feeling that you’re putting other people out
  • Create a deep sense of confidence in the weight loss– this comes after using the tools, and making those changes…it has to be a lifestyle change, not just a quick fix
  • Use techniques and tools to comfortably maintain your weight loss  You’ll be confidently using all the techniques by the end of the programme, and there will be all the support you need afterwards too
  • Stabilise weight loss, and move on when you’re ready– that’s the fun bit! It might seem hard to imagine right now, but there will be an end to the weight loss journey, and the hypnotherapy will help you connect to how that will feel.


We will gently harness the power of the subconscious mind to reverse these impulsive eating triggers that have been tripped deep in your brain. This signals your body that it’s ‘safe’ to lose weight now and halts self sabotaging.


“I can not recommend Bridgette and breakthrough weightloss enough. My life has completely changed in the last 6 weeks not only have I lost 12lb and dropped a dress size I also have alot more energy, clearer skin and a more positive outlook.” Debbie Foote *



Do you want to work personally with me?…

Your weight Loss Therapy Programme will progress over the space of a couple of months. Which is just how long it takes to create, and then stabilise, brand new habits, and you can expect to be around a dress size down by then. You’ll then move on to an online weight loss programme, with regular, monthly contact and online therapy with me until you reach your Unique Body Goal.


This gives you time to re-train your appetite and make long-lasting changes in your relationship with food. Call (0115) 9781006 for a NO OBLIGATION chat today on how the 1:1 programme works, and I’ll be there to answer all your questions.


The System works on these targeted areas…


  • PORTION control
  • SUGAR addiction
  • KNOWING when you’re full
  • EATING at the wrong time of day
  • OBSESSING about food
  • FEELING as if you’re ‘missing out’
  • SNACKING and grazing between meals
  • EMOTIONAL eating
  • ALL-OR-NOTHING thinking
  • STICKING to plan
  • STAYING motivated
  • ENJOYING accountability
  • CELEBRATING milestones
  • FEELING supported and understood
  • CHOOSING meals confidently


” Getting going again, making better choices for me was always the biggest struggle, I always put it off until next week or just one more blow out and I’ll start tomorrow. Now I actually can! I think the reason you have succeeded where others had failed in the past is as much to do with you as a person and the way you are as much as what you do. Your techniques and choice of words were always measured, considerate and personnel and you’re approachable worldly attitude combined with your passion for what you do were inspiring to me. If I feel myself struggle or begin to feel myself faltering too much I listen to your recordings again and they get me back on track.” Wesley, Nottm.

With the right nutritional help…


Put hypnotherapy together with a way of eating that stimulates your body’s fat burning processes, to self-regulate your appetite.


Food can be 50% of your therapy…



Naturally re-setting eating habits, as your body chemistry adjusts at a deeper level, triggers the production of leptin- the ‘satiation hormone’. Leading to a pleasant, content feeling of being satisfied after eating.


Look at this this way…when we were tiny, we didn’t eat more than we needed to. babies instinctively have that ‘off switch’. You still have your off switch too. All you need a little time to re-wire your brain to create leptin. Let food become your therapy and re-discover the simple pleasure of enjoying that ‘off switch feeling’ again.


Changing your way of eating is a vital component for long term weight loss.


If you’re working with me personally There will be lots of support calls and help with meal choices, downloads to use at home, and as much personal attention and resources as you need to get you on the right track, and feeling familiar and comfortable with your changes.


Because TRUE weight loss happens at a deeper level than just being on a diet, you can experience some truly life-changing moments that help you let go of long-held hang ups around food.


These might including old emotional relationships with sugar, out-of-control eating patterns, or simply negative beliefs about your own body. The changes will be up to you…I will simply work alongside you and help you make it happen.


How Much Weight Will You Lose?


That’s entirely up to you, however much you feel you need! Typically, people lose quite a lot in the first few months. Then, depending on how much you have to lose, the weight loss slows down to a manageable amount for your body to cope with – probably to one or two pounds a week. That way you’ll be guided every step of the way to sustainable, long term weight loss.

Why Does it Have Such A High Success Rate?


I’ve over a decade of experience now in weight loss therapy. I qualified in nutrition and diet over 20 years ago. As an anatomist, I’ve also researched extensively over the years on how the hard-wiring in your brain controls your food urges, addictive behaviours, and deeply programmed habits. This has given me a bigger understanding than most on how cravings work.

I’ve been a hypnotherapist for nearly 15 years, and a complementary therapist for nearly 24 years…put all of this together, with a genuine passion for what I do, and you have the Breakthrough WeightLoss way to success! This doesn’t happen overnight, and hasd been a real process of discovery for me…learning what works (as well as what doesn’t!) along the way.

My confidence in the success of the programme has been supported by the huge amount of positive feedback from happy clients and group members over the last few years (you can read genuine testimonials all over the website)

So you’re in safe hands 🙂


The programme is designed to help you erase the twin issues of CRAVING and SELF DENIAL.


“They will both stall your weight loss attempts consistently, and can keep you in a diet ‘holding pattern’ for years sometimes, (or even a lifetime!) -You know it better as the ‘yo-yo’ diet!”


Simply harness the power of your own amazing mind, and watch the changes unfold…the hypnotherapy will help you gently adjust to a mindset for success.


And because your mind is so powerful, it can either sabotage your very best attempts at weight loss. Or, given the right help, enable you to lose the weight successfully to turn it into a happy journey instead 🙂


Self insight is a very powerful thing, and you’ll shine a light on many aspects of your relationship to food that have remained hidden from you till now. As you gain more clarity, the body you deserve becomes less of a distant dream and more of a definite reality.

“Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.”
– Allure

All hypnosis is really self hypnosis!

So you are guided gently by my voice to let go of your cravings and food issues. It’s an incredibly liberating experience – to be able to feel in control of your own life again, to be back in the driving seat. With you being the one to decide what happens next and what you’re going to eat today.

We will also use other cutting edge techniques together too…all at the leading edge of harnessing the power of your own mind to make changes…gently and naturally.


























*Weight loss therapy is a very personal journey, and yours will be different from anyone else’s. Because of this results vary from person to person.