"I contacted Mary Bowmer on the off chance as I was suffering quite badly with health anxiety, PTSD symptoms, after having breast cancer 7 years ago. Mary replied promptly, assuring me that she had indeed been able to help people with similar issues. My first appointment was long and very in-depth, but very insightful. I went with an open mind as I have never done anything like this before. The questions were strange but fun, and I felt relaxed enough to give straight honest answers. We then went on to the BWRT part, again I was not sure what to expect, and if I am honest again, it did feel very weird and took me a while to process it all. I had intended to discuss everything I had done with everyone in the world after, but as soon as the session had finished, I told Mary this, yet now, I felt that I wanted to actually keep it to myself to digest for a while, as it's hard to do it justice to start with.
I was given homework to do through the week which helps to keep you focused, and also to analyse things a bit more, Mary goes through this the following week, whilst checking, through questions again, you're wellbeing. There were times when I thought I am not actually sure how this will help me the next time I have a big anxiety attack, but on the 4th and final session it all came together. I understood its power, the power of visualization and understanding. I always came out very thirsty strangely enough, with a head full of images, yet unable to remember a thing I had done for a while, if that makes sense.
I would highly recommend Mary for anyone who is looking for this kind of therapy. Mary’s manner, approach and knowledge are second to none. Mary also sent me a link for a meditation hypnotherapy session, which I often listen to, and still I haven't managed to hear the end as I fall fast asleep. Many thanks Mary, I'm sure I will be contacting you again at some point for a top up! Best wishes, Emma Forsey." March 2019
Back in control...
"Thank you so much for your kindness and understanding....
Great outcome from your visits ... made me feel back in Control of life ....
Reaffirming the inner peace of the mind and enabling a positive stance on life ...
Andy" December 2018
"Mary initially saw me at a difficult period in my life... through a mix of techniques, Mary helped me to move forward, see more clearly and to change aspects of my life holding me back. She was professional yet personable - I thoroughly recommend Mary’s services!" Facebook Review June 2018 from Ruthie Burrows
Confidence at work...
I went to Mary for some BWRT for anxiety at work, and it has worked wonders! I realised through talking to Mary that the way I was feeling going into work wasn't helping me be productive, but I seemed to be stuck in this loop of thought. Mary explained how the brain worked, and we did the BWRT. My brain felt a little 'fuzzy' afterwards and I could tell something was happening. Lo and behold, next time I went into work I was remembering I felt all of those things before, but I couldn't access the feelings any longer. Instead, I was feeling confident and was looking forward to getting stuck in. I really enjoy work now.
Thank you Mary x Arti Kakkad - June 2018
"I originally went to see Mary as frankly, I had had enough of grinding my teeth whilst I sleep. Suffering from bruxism for over 10 years I have had to wear a gum shield every night. My grinding had gotten so bad though that it was disturbing my sleep, leaving me feeling constantly tired throughout the day and my jaw aching terribly.
Mary spent time getting to know me and more importantly, understand the way I think and behave. This I think enabled her to focus in on the root causes and in just one session, deal with them accordingly. The subsequent night saw me have the most restful sleep I had had for years.
I have been so impressed that I have continued to see Mary, both to deal with some other issues I have wanted to address, and just to have some high quality, deep relaxation sessions. I always leave the sessions full of confidence and energy, to the point that I would swear I am standing a few inches taller!
What impresses me most though is that for each session it is clear that Mary has invested a considerable amount of time beforehand, working on programs that are tailored specifically to me. For me, the positive results speak for themselves."
H.P. Milton Keynes - April 2018
Don't Worry - Be Happy!...
"When I first met Mary I was at a very low point. I had recently retired but was not enjoying life. I was so stressed that I had severe pains in my joints and muscles. I didn't know what to do. Mary immediately put me at ease and reassured me that she could help. Together we found I had issues stretching back to my childhood, with several traumatic events picked up along the way. There is also a very difficult Mother influencing my life.
With Mary's help I was able to put the past where it belonged - I could move forward with confidence - the "real" me was allowed to surface. She has helped me find a new level of self-confidence and self esteem. I am happy - a true deep down happiness. I have more energy and determination. I had three sessions with Mary and know I would happily go back if I need to. Thank you Mary for all of your help" Happy Lady from Milton Keynes - April 2018
Weight Loss Programme...
"Following a long weekend away with my wife I weighed in and had gained 8 pounds in four days, it was at this point after years of Yo Yo diets I decided I needed professional help. Many years previous I had successfully stopped smoking via Hypnotherapy so I scanned the Internet for a local Therapist and was lucky enough to find Mary Bowmer. It was at this point my life changed for the better and has continued to get better ever since. Mary assessed my problems during a very long phone call (with no charge) it was immediately apparent that I had found the right person to help me.
To cut a long story short when I met Mary 10 weeks ago I was 4 stone overweight, up to date I have lost 32 pounds and still progressing at an average of 2 pounds per week. Unbelievably I am not on a diet, I eat and drink what I want when I want but I do carry out portion control to maintain the weight loss. Mary did not physically remove over 2 stone of fat from my body and Mary did not wave a magic wand at me, I did it myself, fat old Andy did it. What Mary did was supply the information and tools required for me to succeed, I do not have enough words to express how grateful I am to this Lady. Mary has my contact phone number and I am more than willing to speak to anybody who wants a reference for Mary.
Kind Regards, Andy" Andy, aged Fifty Four and Three Quarters - July 2017
Weight Management - Ongoing Changes
"Mary is a lovely person and I have found my hypnotherapy sessions to be very helpful. While it is no panacea, I have already started to make some important changes as a result and I already feel these to be ongoing. She has a very professional yet friendly manner and I found it easy to trust her and relax during the sessions. I was advised about some very useful, practical techniques. I did experience hypnosis and it felt extremely relaxing. Mary is very informed about the science underpinning the hypnotherapy processes and was very engaged and interested in my progress. I would recommend her to others.
Control the Cravings
"I enjoyed the hypnotherapy, it was very relaxing and I always felt great afterwards. I learnt to take control of my cravings and keep the image of what I wanted to become in my mind which saw me through my weight loss. What is different is that I no longer have cravings for cakes and desserts and do not feel deprived when eating healthy food. Now I enjoy my healthy meals as much as I enjoyed cream cakes before the hypnotherapy. I’ve lost 1.5 stone and can get into clothes I haven’t worn for 10years. I would and have recommended you to others." Chris from Hornchurch
A more positive state...
"Mary is a very skilled practitioner who helped me in my journey to overcoming my anxieties and destructive thought processes. Mary facilitated a safe and comfortable environment, which was conducive to making the changes necessary.
I was delighted and amazed by the changes in my feelings and behaviour to a more positive state, which now makes my life more enjoyable!"
Attention Deficit Disorder and Chronic Anxiety...
"I cannot thank Mary enough for all the help that she has given me. She is an amazing BWRT practioner as well as a very talented hypnotherapist. The BWRT sessions that Mary has done with me have been extremely effective in helping me cope better with my Attention Deficit Disorder and associated anxiety. For all of my life I have faced many difficult challenges due to having Attention Deficit Disorder which includes disorganisation, impulsiveness, the inability to focus, procrastination and chronic lateness. I have always had very low self esteem and I often feel like life is just one big hurdle after another. At times I have found juggling my own mental illness as well as being a single mother to a young child to be quite overwhelming. My chronic lateness and disorganisation meant that on most days trying to get my daughter to school on time was a losing battle and no matter how hard I tried to get her there on time we would always be late. This generated a lot of guilt, anxiety and frustration in me and made me feel like I was failing my child. I finally decided that I needed help with this as I felt too overwhelmed to face the situation alone.
I can honestly say that contacting Mary at Inner Space Therapies is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. On our first meeting on Skype Mary made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and I found her very easy to talk to. I felt that I was really able to open up about my problems in complete confidence and without the fear of being judged. After having just a few sessions of BWRT with Mary I could start to see amazing results. I couldn't believe it when one morning soon after one of our BWRT sessions I woke up full of energy and managed to do all my morning chores before it was even time for my daughter to wake up for school. By the time my daughter was awake I was already up and dressed and ready to go. That morning we made it to the school not only on time but we were the first ones there. That was about three months ago now and we have not been late since. I have a lot of faith in Mary's work and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. If you are in any doubt as to whether Inner Space Therapies would help you, I would definitely say go for it and see how it can change your life for the better. Kitty"
"Hypnotherapy and BWRT have really helped me live my life!
I didn't think anyone could help me before I met Mary, I had given up hope.
Then my mum told me to try this and I finally took the risk , I am so pleased I did.
My Toliet anxiety stopped me travelling, I wouldn't get on a train or do any car trips unless I was driving, it was beating me.
I am happy to say with Mary's help I did a 5hr car journey twice! Also a 3hr train journey for a weekend away, there and back.
I can not believe how far I have come!
I can't thank Mary enough!
I would highly recommend this therapy to anyone with anxiety, also she helps me with pain management due to a back problem I have.
Thank you so much
Luis used to suffer from debilitating anxiety. When he came to see me first, he had been severely restricted in how he lived his life. He couldn't travel far and feared leaving his home in case he suffered a panic attack. He was unable to walk his daughter to school, travel by train or drive to town. Since working together, his life has changed for the better. His own self-assessment shows how hypnotherapy has helped:
"While I was on holidays I did not have any problem, no anxiety at all. When I got back to the UK I went to Central London with my family (that was the biggest test ) and I managed to control my thoughts and anxieties during the journey. I have been walking and driving also without any problems. Sometimes the thought comes to my head, but using the techniques that I have learned from you, I manage to keep things under control. So for now, fingers crossed, everything is OK. Any negative change and I will contact you immediately. Kind Regards, Luis"
"I've found the session really helpful and affective. This is the first time in years I have felt
positive and free from binges and can finally achieve my goals. Binging isn't something I
think of now and I feel relieved. Ive also found the session so interesting hearing about
how the brain works and why we binge. Thank you so much! Hazel"
Guilt and PTSD - (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)...
Julie came to see me in a state of stress about the feeling of guilt that remained with her for two years after the death of her mother. Somehow she felt that she was responsible for her mother's death, when clearly, she was not. Julie had also suffered a horrible trauma some years ago and the death of her mother triggered upsetting flashbacks to this terrible time in her life. It caused her to give up her job and she lost the income she relied upon. She felt that her whole life was on hold as she couldn't think straight; those awful memories kept her trapped in a loop of trauma, as if it was happening all over again, and again, and again. Julie loved the sessions and was so enthusiastic each time, despite her emotional state. After three sessions of hypnotherapy, Julie was able to get on with her life remembering the good times with her mother with only feelings of love; her mind became clear so she could start enjoying life again; she looked forward instead of backwards and now feels ready to look for a new job. This is what she said in her note:
"Mary is such a lovely and warm hearted person who is very good at what she does. As soon as I met Mary I felt at ease and comfortable and was able to express my problems. And, I shall be going back for a top up! I would 100% recommend Mary for any problem. Thanks a million Mary. Julie/Brentwood" September 2015
"I found the course to be very effective & it has helped me tremendously as I did have some issues that I could not overcome myself. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, you were very professional & I found you to be very friendly. I cannot thank you enough. Sheila"