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Case Study: Debra

  1. How did you hear about Dawn?  Her Think it Change it Facebook page
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? I joined The Cave on Facebook, and I really liked what I saw . It felt comfortable and safe, so I dove right in.
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn? I have seen various therapists over many years, but didn’t really get much usable or practical advice. Previous therapists didn’t feel specific, or goal oriented, whereas working with Dawn feels more promising. It’s much more clear and specific, and from our first chat, I felt positive and hopeful.
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? On Skype, but I wish it could be face to face. However, in all honesty, I think Skype is less distracting for me.
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded? No worries at all. Having seen Dawn’s style and interpersonal skills on Facebook, I had full confidence, and knew I was making a great choice.
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn? I have struggled with so many issues over my 60+ years, and saw in Dawn a person I could trust, who would be able to help me jump right in, get to the bottom of it all, and work on my ‘stuff’.
  7. How did you feel after your first session? Relieve that someone could not only see my ‘stuff’ but help me see it, and find answers/solutions to what is hurting me and how I have been holding myself back. I have, all these years, blamed others, as well as myself, not really giving much thought to my subconscious, self-protection mode, and I am now learning ways to overcome so much.
  8. How many sessions did you have? 4 I think, so far anyway.
  9. What surprised you most? Finding someone who ‘gets’ me has been a blessing. Thank you Dawn for being available.
  10. What was hardest? Facing myself has been really tough. But probably even harder, is summoning up the willingness to let go of all of the garbage I’m carrying around. I think I have been holding on to to it all for these many years because it feels ‘safe’ even thought it’s hurting me, and I hate it. It’s been comfortable, albeit in a self-destructive way, really. At the same time, I want to place the blame on others, and then I blame myself, alternatively, and that has gotten me nowhere. I like the change that is happening now. I feel hopeful.
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? It’a not your (conscious) fault. Your subconscious has been trying to protect you, but it’s done so in your child brain way. Let’s move forward and work on it. No time like the present!

Case Study: Gail

  1. How did you hear about Dawn?  I heard about Dawn through an advert at work about fear of public speaking and for some reason was drawn to seek help.
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? I kept going back to the advert for 2-3 weeks then decided to send an email in a moment of bravery.
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn? I have been to see many therapists during my life, from ones that want to talk about everything in my past to those who tried cognitive behavior therapy. Also saw someone for weight loss hypnosis.
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? in person
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded?  I was worried that seeing someone in their own home would be awkward and that I might not have enough to talk about. My worries were not founded in the least. Dawn creates a very relaxing and comfortable setting and very quickly sets your mind at ease.
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn?  I went to see Dawn to get help with weight loss and over eating issues that I have struggled with for the past 15-20 years.
  7. How did you feel after your first session? Its hard to pinpoint actual feelings here. Inspired, energised, exhausted, hopeful, positive, befuddled, proud
  8. How many sessions did you have? To date 2 and I am going back for another
  9. What surprised you most? haha that it really works. Put simply, do the work and you get the results.
  10. What was hardest? Making the initial contact was the hardest thing for me
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? You mean apart from give Dawn a call ? I would tell her that she is OK and that other peoples behavior and actions are about what is going on in there heads and not a reflection on her.

Case Study: Carolyn

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  1. How did you hear about Dawn? I read an article online which Dawn had written.
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? I first read Dawn’s book then got in touch as soon as I’d finished it.
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn? I’d had 12 sessions of CBT..
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? Skype
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded? My concern was that my problem wouldn’t be resolved after having got my hopes up but I began to feel positive change after the first session so this worry quickly disappeared
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn? I was struggling to cope with a health condition and kept making choices which were making the situation worse
  7. How did you feel after your first session? After the first session, I felt a huge weight lift off me and I felt that it might take a bit of time but that I would be able to resolve my problem
  8. How many sessions did you have? 7
  9. What surprised you most? I was most surprised by how such seemingly simple techniques could be so powerful
  10. What was hardest? I felt so many improvements day to day that I found it difficult to recognise when a follow up session would be useful..
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? I’d tell her to not leave quite so long before sessions and to have absolute faith in the process.
  12. If there is something else you’d like to say but I haven’t covered, please feel free to add it. Working with Dawn has changed my life for the better in so many ways. The positive changes are still rippling through my daily life and I continue to be surprised how such seemingly simple strategies can have such a huge impact.

Case Study: Marian

  1. How did you hear about Dawn? My daughter had been looking on line for a therapist local to my area and came across Think It Change It. She sent me the link to the website so I had a look and signed up for the newsletter.
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? No, I didn’t get in touch straight away. It must have been about six months or so before I got in touch and that was only after promising my daughter I would..
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn? I went to couples counselling in 2003 and was impressed that the counsellor seemed to know immediately what the issues were for me. Her support was invaluable. I undertook a counselling course in 2015 and part of that was theory and practising counselling within the group.
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? Face to Face
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded? All my worries seemed big! Initially biggest worry was could I afford it / would it be worth it?
    I was worried about where the venue was. I worried about what I would say and what that would uncover. I didn’t like the idea that I might cry! Looking back on it,  no, none of my worries were founded.
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn? Yes, happy to, because what I discussed and what I thought I wanted to discuss were two different subjects. The second subject is still with me but I’m not sure if they are entwined or even how to explain it.
  7. How did you feel after your first session? I felt more positive in myself.
  8. How many sessions did you have? I had two sessions with a third pending
  9. What surprised you most? Dawn didn’t hypnotise me!
  10. What was hardest? Actually getting up the courage to go in the first place. Dawn’s prompt response to me email enquiry took me aback. If she hadn’t offered me an early appointment I would have procrastinated even longer. That might not seem to be a hard thing, but it was to me – I had not expected an immediate response and was already formulating my explanation to my daughter of why I couldn’t go! I found the second session was not what I expected and left feeling confused as to what had taken place and how this would make a difference to my issues as such I have struggled with the exercise that was given.
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? “Just go and get your head sorted out. It doesn’t hurt and it’ll make you feel better.”
  12. If there is something else you’d like to say but I haven’t covered, please feel free to add it. I really find the download useful. Having used it every night for two weeks, I noticed a big change in my mood and self awareness each day. I am also more aware of what other people are saying and find it easier to rationalise their negative comments whether personal or not.

Case Study: Nikki

  1. How did you hear about Dawn? Heard about through Sandra Roycroft – Davies, Slimpod (Thinking Slimmer)
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? Initially contacted straight away then I think took a couple of days to think about it whilst asking questions by email. Max 1 week.
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn? I have seen an axis counsellor and one through the Drs.
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? Skype
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded? My biggest worry was that it wouldn’t work but there is definite improvement.
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn? I contacted Sandra as I have issues with a binge mentality and lose control with food, I have an unhealthy relationship with it. Because of issues of childhood abuse she referred me to Dawn. We worked on altering the memory of the abuse.
  7. How did you feel after your first session? A little relieved to actually feel that things were being dealt with. The download helped. I do feel calmer about the abuse and it does not have the same meaning that it previously did.
  8. How many sessions did you have? I had 2 sessions
  9. What surprised you most? I was most surprised by my change of perspective but mainly to the abuse not the food.
  10. What was hardest? The hardest thing was trying to visualise things as I often feel that I lack imagination. It was difficult to visualise at request i.e at that specific time.
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? Possibly to ask what is most important? Advice on what should be dealt with i.e. the self-destruct diet/bingeing/shopping binges mentality or abuse and knock on effects. Or are they all linked.
If you want my help, just email dawn@thinkitchangeit.com to get started.

Case Study: Rona

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  1. How did you hear about Dawn? I heard about Dawn by searching on the internet.
  2. Did you get in touch straight away or did you need some time to think about it? If so, how long? I got in touch soon, not long, about a few days
  3. Had you been to see any other sort of therapist before seeing Dawn?Yes I’ve seen a therapist before on the NHS
  4. Was your session in person or over Skype/Facetime? In person
  5. What were your biggest worries about going to see Dawn? Were any of them founded? My biggest worry was getting help with my issues, and Dawn helped me a lot
  6. Will you share what made you go and see Dawn? Went to see Dawn. She was very friendly and explained so well. I like the way she talks and her ways are so understanding.
  7. How did you feel after your first session? I felt a lot easier and happier with myself
  8. How many sessions did you have? I had 3 sessions
  9. What surprised you most? What surprised me was how easy it is when you try to look for someone, and good to get help at a difficult time in your life
  10. What was hardest? The hardest thing was I was frightened I wouldn’t get help
  11. If you were able to travel in time and visit the you before you saw Dawn, what would you tell her that would help? I would tell Dawn more about me and my past and open up quicker, because this is what you need to do. If you hold back a lot of stuff in can be very unhealthy and make you ill more
If you want my help, just email dawn@thinkitchangeit.com to get started.