Bridgette qualified as a complementary therapist in December 1997. She also gained qualifications in nutrition and diet along with anatomy and physiology around the same time. She has been a full-time therapist for the last 20 years. She has a special interest in how the nervous system affects our behaviour, and how we can control it for better physical and mental health. It is a lifelong interest, stimulated by discoveries happening all the time now in the delicate link between mental processes and body systems and how they connect everything we think and feel.
She was a project manager for the HHT (Holistic Health Team) which was a 40 strong team of therapists, for over 5 years. This organisation facilitated therapies that were free at the point of delivery for those that received them. They worked extensively with government agencies, drug and alcohol services and healthcare charities. They also worked for a wide variety of corporate organisations and large institutions. This has given her a vast amount of experience working with, and alongside people from all walks of life.
She runs workshops all over the country teaching people how to gain control over their nervous system responses using a wide variety of techniques. These workshops centre mainly around resilience in the workplace, and have been delivered to a wide range of sectors from staff working at Hope Construction sites to Co op pharmacy staff.
She studied and qualified in hypnotherapy in 2006, and now works full-time as a hypnotherapist at The Park Hypnotherapy Centre, her clinic in Nottingham. Over the last 10 years she has developed a system for weight loss using a combination of therapies and nutritional guidance. She now works with private clients and groups helping them take back control of their own eating habits and re-gain their natural energy. These groups happen at the clinic and in-situ for organisations and groups around the East Midlands. She also runs 2 successful on-line groups for helping people with sugar addiction and those looking to lose weight.
She blogs as often as she can, and speaks to a variety of groups on the subjects of health, weight loss and nutrition; she also talks on the topic of hypnotherapy and its' benefits in mental and emotional well-being.
This book is quite revolutionary. It feels so personal as if Bridgette is speaking to you. I love the 7 step programme. Its simple and easy to follow. For years I have been struggling with my weight and now I have an effortless regime that works. I've lost 8lb in my first week after reading Break The Crave System and I don't feel like I am on a diet. How refreshing is that? Highly recommended reading that I just couldn't put down.
Thank you Bridgette for writing a book which is so easy to read and makes so much sense! As I was reading this I had several 'ahh that's why' moments, and the reasoning behind the way we think is fascinating. I will be using my book as a reference and popping back regularly until this becomes habit. If you've tried all the diets then you need to read this!
Brilliant read. I love the style of this book and feel that Bridgette is talking my language. We've all been there with diets that don't work or aren't sustainable. This is a way of eating that is for Life! Highly recommend. It has changed my attitude to food.
This book was so easy to read that when I started it I couldn't stop till I finished it! It is also designed to used as a personal reference book with plenty of space to make notes to help with your progress and feelings.
It is a great tool to help kick start a change in diet and lifestyle and really it sums up what I have personally thought about my eating for years! It's good to have something to back up what you really know deep down, especially if you've been struggling for years to get the right balance.
If you know you need to change your diet and lifestyle use this book as the starting point. It's written by someone who knows and understands and doesn't 'preach'
From the perspective of a woman in her early 70's I've realised I've spent my whole life being a sugar addict! It all makes sense for me after reading this book. It's a breath of fresh air to read advice that will help me lose weight without ever being on a single diet ever again! P.S. I have a feeling that this therapy with be helping me with my anxiety too.
I’ve been struggling with diets all my life and since being in my 40’s my hormones have been ridiculous! my diet was more about damage control/limitation! The cravings would last a week and there was nothing I could do. That week I’d put weight on and then when my cravings stopped and I was in control I’d be able to lose the weight. A vicious circle!
This book is easy to read and understand it’s easy to follow, it makes sense and it works! I’ve been following this little book (my new bible) since I read it and my cravings have stopped, I’m losing weight, I’ve got more energy and I feel fantastic!
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to look good and feel good.
What a fabulous book , it covered all questions relating to how our body works with sugar craving and our relationship with food . It gives you tools and gives you the ability to change your life around . It is so well written and such a compelling read , it has changed my relationship with sugar already. Bridgette you have inspired me more than ever to go forward and never look back over past years of yo yo dieting . A brilliant read that really works . Thank you Bridgette for writing this amazing book . It will help so many people to understand and answer our lifetime yearning for sugar and how to break the crave . Fabulous
T J Leyland
T J Leyland
Wow, this book opened my eyes! I didn’t realise that I was a sugar addict, but there it is in black and white. Full of good information and it’s like sitting next to Bridgette whilst she talks to you. Written in a no nonsense way, it described me down to a ‘T’ even to eating the kids Easter eggs! There’s lots of help, and it’s nice to know I’m not alone. Thanks Bridgette, I don’t feel so guilty, and I’m fired up to tackle my addiction.
Thank Bridgette for a no-nonsense, easy to read and understand guide on shushing the CRAVE. I've just finished my first read through and will be going back over it again. Some great bonuses tucked inside too.
Anyone who has been snacking on the Christmas cheese board and nuts will love this.
I have long since know high protein is a good weight loss strategy, but the addition of data is so interesting. You have nothing to lose except excess weight - go on give it a go!
This book is amazing! Bridgette has written it in an easy to understand way and even the "sciency" bits are accessible.
It's reassuring to realise that you are not the only "sugar addict" in the world! But it is a sobering thought as sugar is all around us and resisting it is going to be an ongoing struggle. Fortunately this is where Bridgette steps in with her expertise, advice and support.
Buy this-read this-you won't regret it!!
Mrs A E R Orr
Mrs A E R Orr
100% recomend this! I was lost , in a cycle of the conventional diet prisons. Bridgette Hamilton has set me free and I've lost the weight that's held me down. Be prepared to have your eyes opened. Purchase this book and set yourself free.
Wow. Great book. Really made me reassess my relationship with sugar.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and really enjoyed Bridgette’s style of writing. She expertly guides you through the nutritional information with her unique approach. It feels like being guided by a good friend is giving you guidance with your best interests at heart! I like how Bridgette breaks everything down into easy steps and it all makes perfect sense!
This is an excellent book and it works. Great work Bridgette and thanks for an inspirational book.