I come from a family of physicians, most of whom politely dismiss hypnotism as some sort of cerebral quackery. I am a journalist and tend to be more open-minded than my relatives, but not by much. I am also a smoker. I had my first cigarette at the age of 15 and quickly became addicted.Decades later in 2022, as my smoking increased in part because of Covid-19 work-at-home requirements, I called Christine Deschemin. The publication I was working for had quoted Christine in a news article about helping athletes and others in dealing with stress and anxiety. During our phone conversation she said she could tell I had reached a point where I was ready to quit smoking. If she did not get the sense that I was ready to make a change, she would not have accepted me as a client, she told me. When we met a week later, I found her to be focused, observant and intelligent. We spoke in her office for about an hour about work, life, dreams and aspirations. We then started the hypnotherapy. It was clear she had listened very intently to my comments during our conversation and was able to tailor the lengthy mental journey we took during hypnosis. I was cognizant for the entire session and, by the end, felt lighter and more hopeful. I have not smoked since. It has been almost two months, and my life is forever changed. Not only have I quit smoking, I have also left my job, resumed my passion for photojournalism and started putting together a book that I have talked about for a long time. For those who recognize that a problem, addiction or situation needs to be addressed but have been unsuccessful in finding a solution, I urge you to contact Christine. Sometimes the hardest part in resolving a problem is admitting you need assistance. I have learnt that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness.
Hopefully sharing my hypnosis experience will encourage others finding themselves facing an overwhelming challenge. During this current Covid pandemic I was diagnosed with tumor on the Larynx whilst living in Macau. Treatment in Hong Kong was a better option, but the quarantine restrictions added layers of complications to an already stressful situation. Thankfully I was able to isolate in the Hong Kong Sanatorium hospital where they were able to conduct a full diagnosis. Following scans and tests, fortunately the cancer had not spread and, at Stage 3, there is still possibility that through Radiation treatment and Chemotherapy, I may not lose my voice box. The odds are not favorable, but of course I want to try. As a relatively fit 55 year old father of 2, I'm accustomed to running 2,000km - 2,500km per year, and participate in adventure races in places like Borneo and Mongolia as opportunities allow. However, the radiation treatment that I so desperately need involves having a tightly fitted full face mask put on me, then pinned down, before finally going into the 'tunnel like' radiology machine. The problem was that I suffered from a crippling Claustrophobia. During the first fitting of the mask and scanning, I was barely able to tolerate the mask, and totally unable to enter the tunnel without a full panic /anxiety attack. Eventually I had to be fully sedated to enter the machine, and even then I was told that my heart rate doubled and my lower body was kicking violently despite being 'asleep'. This took place on Friday, with treatment due to start Saturday, and timing literally being a matter of life and death. Despite practicing, simulations, obtaining masks and trying to force myself to stay under the sofa, the subconscious fear was still very, very much there. With the appointment at 1:30pm I reached out to you at around 08:30 that morning, you were kind enough to recognize the urgency of the situation and got back to me within an hour. The hypnosis session started at 11:15 and lasted over 90 minutes, although it felt much shorter of course. During that time, under the most immense pressure, you managed to help me change my subconscious, and at 1:30 that day I was able to get into the mask and the tunnel, and begin treatment. Without you, I simply could not have done it, it wasn't a conscious, controllable reaction, it was buried in there, and your session helped shift that. That was 4 days ago, since then I have been for 3 more [hypnosis] treatment sessions, all without incident. I still have to make sure I prepare properly and get into the right state, but I'm able to do something that was impossible less than a week ago. It may or may not save my life and my voice box, but now I have chance thanks to you Christine. Thank you from my family and the bottom of my heart.
One Hypnotherapy Session for MotivationI wasn't expecting anything particular when I went to see Christine, I was just curious to discover more about hypnosis. I was first amazed by our call when I took my appointment as she was already able to point out where my struggle was. She is insightful and lucid, without explaining much to her she was able to understand precisely my limitations. The only session I had with her had a big impact, I was surprised by the physical impact it had on me. But most of all, she gave me a new thought, something precious I use every day and that is very useful to move on in life. So I definitely recommend it to anyone who has a target to achieve. Thanks a lot, Christine!
Christine at Renewed Edge has been simply amazing, transforming my self perception positively and effectively, far beyond what I hoped when I first came to her. I see myself as a strong person but was paralyzed faced with certain challenges. Struggling with a troubled childhood and limiting self perception for years, I've tried psychologists but found most a waste of time (the one I do respect is gives me no-nonsense practical advice). Researching the field, I'm unconvinced that form of therapy is effective. I came to hypnotherapy from reading how effective it in quitting smoking - now that's a tough habit to crack. The educated and educating approach Christine takes is in line with how I want to self-heal and redefine myself. And it truly is healing. Neuroscience and research-based yet safe caring and gentle The restful state of hypnosis will feel familiar to those who've done Shamatha or mindfulness meditation - except hypnotherapy is highly purposeful. At each session Christine discusses my goals and needs, and prompted my subconscious to achieve them. Consecutive sessions (spanning 8 months) begin with updates and assessments. She is compassionate yet super smart and methodical. I'm astounded how organic and natural the process is. It's a gift that keeps giving as hypnotherapy works when you're not in session. And powerful - Wow! After my second session I was able to make a tough decision that cost more the longer I delayed. After the third I was able to forge ahead with a project requiring a huge commitment. After the fourth session I feel incredibly calm, confident and positive. And the beginnings of freedom from limiting perceptions ingrained as a child, which are the toughest to identify and change. Thank you, thank you Christine. I'm grateful to you (and my own brain) for guiding me to a Good Place. Me.
Before I first met Christine, I was not new to alternative methods of therapy such as singing bowl, meditation and hypnotherapy itself. I also tried self-help books and self affirmations. However, I still had the feelings of missing an extra piece, one extra step and occasional episodes of anxiety, lack of confidence. Then all of a sudden I found Renewed Edge and decided to give a try after speaking to Christine on the phone. Right at the first session, I could see Christine's systematic and practical methodology was the exact method that I want. She corrected a lot of my distorted beliefs and found several hidden issues in my childhood that I was unable to see. Although I was never sure how many sessions I would need, I was quite confident that I was getting better each session. External circumstances might not have changed a lot but how I approached and saw them changed a lot after I completed the therapy. Christine helped me see myself and my world in a different perspective and approach life differently. Mission completed, I would say. I recommended one of my friends to see Christine and I can feel my friend is already feeling better after a couple of sessions. Thank you, Christine! Steven Cheung
Hypnotherapy for executives in Hong Kong - TestimonialI am an executive in the financial services. Like many building a career in this profession, it has been a rocky road - further compounded by being an outspoken woman with high performance standards -- prone to severe anxiety attacks and dark depressive episodes. The latter was paralysing my performance at work (stress, burnouts, near weeping episodes) and stealing moments from my personal relationships. I had tried medication, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), yoga, etc to varying degrees of success, but none long lasting. When I met Christine, I was weary of trying different approaches, skeptical of hypnotherapy and concerned about its costs. I discussed all this with Christine. Talking with her made me take a leap of faith and sign up with her. Only three sessions down, and for the first time in years I feel like I have clarity, confidence and most importantly compassion for myself. Deep rooted perspectives have shifted. Mental and emotional baggage have lightened. And better belief systems have formed. Christine's straightforward and genuine approach coupled with her deep corporate and hypnotherapy experience is a unique combination. For any corporate looking to engage with her to build high-performance teams, or for professionals seeking to bring their best selves out - I highly recommend Christine. She has helped me find my inner superhero!
Getting Slimmer with hypnosisHere is Benjamin's testimonial about getting slimmer with hypnosis. My name is Benjamin. I am an English teacher. For nearly 20 years of my life I had struggled with my weight management. I would describe myself as being a compulsive eater. I tried diets and exercising intermittently, throughout my adult life but never succeeded in losing weight healthily and consistently. In November 2017, I was required to undergo a physical examination by my medical insurance company. The doctor conducting the examination suggested that I consider consulting Christine for assistance with weight management. I consulted her the same day to find out if she felt that she could help me and I immediately felt cared for and positive about finally getting the help I needed to live a healthier life. The sessions were more helpful than I could have ever imagined and helped me shed more than just my physical weight. No words exist to describe just how much Christine’s practice helped me and continue to do. The results have been astounding, interesting and somewhat unbelievable. I believe in myself, my strengths and my future and I owe so much of that to her. I have no doubt that she will help you too. Benjamin
I recently encountered a deep emotional condition which came out of left field. Knowing I needed to take care of it right away, I considered the options available. Being somewhat skeptical about the effectiveness of psychiatrists, I decided to give hypnotherapy a try. I had never tried hypnosis and was slightly worried about being “conditioned” without being aware of the process and happenings. Renewed Edge had been mentioned in a conversation and I decided to give them a try. After two sessions, I have to admit the results are quite remarkable. The emotions that had surfaced so intensely were completely relieved and there was a renewed sense of confidence and positivity. Until now, I am confident that these feelings will not manifest themselves again. But in the event that they do, I will again turn to Renewed Edge.
Here is a professional jockey's testimonial about hypnosis. My name is Olivier. I am a professional Jockey. I have been riding in horse races all around the world for more than 30 years. After a fall in a race in 2014 I had to stop riding. The doctors decided to bar me from competition for eight months and they were even encouraging me to consider retirement. Thankfully, the problem was solved after eight months and the doctors allowed me to compete again. To be away for a long period of time and to try to come back at the top is a difficult task! But I had the chance to meet Christine at that time and decided to consult her. In my profession the mind plays a very important part as decisions need to be taken very fast and they can make the difference between winning and losing. Self-belief also plays an important part. As I was in period of self-doubt, Christine was a big help for me, after our first consultation I could already feel the benefits. My relationships with horses also came back to the top and I was back on track sharper than ever before. I could not be more pleased to be under Christine’s guidance and it was a great experience. And I am truly grateful for her help.
I always knew and felt that a part of me wasn't able to drive me forward and think bigger. It took me a while to realize that I lacked self-confidence. Everything in my childhood and in my life went really well so I did not understand why I had this feeling deep inside. When I heard Christine talk about hypnosis at a conference, I thought that she could be the answer to the problem I had not been able to overcome on my own. It was not only the theory around hypnosis but also Christine's personality that appealed to me. So I contacted her. I did a first session and I started understanding a lot about myself. I felt that I needed a second session, which I had. Now I feel different. My inner talk changed. I talk to myself differently, more kindly, more confidently. My thoughts are more positive, objective, and uplifting. I feel really good now! Thank you Christine.
Like most, I was at first skeptical with seeing a hypnotherapist regarding the underlying worries I've had for many years until I met Christine. Right from the first session I had with Christine, I was able to feel the immediate effects that were deep within my subconscious mind that I never realised were the root causes of my worries. Christine was able to help unreel these worries one by one - she effectively helped me come to terms with fixing my problems. I was incredibly shocked and amazed at the interactive techniques she used and certainly none that I've experienced before - it was to say the least impressive! I cannot thank Christine enough for the help she has provided me. I am a much better and happier person after seeing her. I would certainly recommend any skeptical individual to see Christine who wishes to use an alternative therapy such as hypnotherapy - you will be amazed at the results! Thank you Christine!