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Live Webchat with Paul McKenna

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Jan-11 18:20:10

Paul McKenna is joining us for a live webchat on Wednesday evening between 7 and 8pm. Paul will be chatting about his latest book, I Can Make you Happy which claims it can make you feel happier than you had ever imagined.

Paul will also be happy to answer questions on his 'I can Make you Thin' programme which he says has helped 71% of people who have tried it successfully lose weight and keep it off. He will be taking over the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 19th February to host his first Live Weight Loss Seminar.

Paul is Britain's best selling non-fiction author and is published in 30 languages as well as hosting television shows and seminars in hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming and motivation.

Join us on Wednesday evening to chat to Paul, or send in your questions in advance to this thread and he'll attempt to answer as many questions as possible over the hour.

Will he hypnotise all of us? wink

AnyFuleKno Mon 10-Jan-11 18:53:18

How exciting! Please ask this question as I have been brooding on it for a while.

Paul, I'm a devotee of your books, in particular 'I can make you thin' of which I bought 2 copies just in case I lost one. I lost 2 stone and kept it off for 2 years, and hoped to do it again after giving birth.

However, I read Russell Brand's second book a few months ago (one of your famous clients) where he describes some advice you gave him with regard to his co-star who he had fallen in love with. I won't repeat it here, but I was quite shocked by it and a bit disappointed as it came across as misogynistic. I feel conflicted now as I love your work but have to admit it made me view you differently.

Can you please say anything to reassure me that you are pro-women?

AmpleBosom Mon 10-Jan-11 19:06:49

Hi Paul,

i am overweight and know i'm an emotional eater but when i'm pregnant i always lose around 2-3 stone. It's like i suddenly can eat like normal people, i stop eating when i'm full and only eat when i'm hungry.

Can you explain why and tell me how to do this all the time. I've now got three children and can't keep having them just to lose weight! blush

blinder Mon 10-Jan-11 20:34:15

I was very shocked by the Russell Brand book's account of you too!

But I use your CDs regularly. I'm still thinking about my question...

jooseyfruit Mon 10-Jan-11 20:37:33

I stopped smoking thanks to you, I am still overweight however.

do you put subliminal suggestions in your CD's. I had sex dreams about you after listening to them, you norty boy.

Why is it that I can lose twenty pounds or so on the CDs but as soon as I stop listening to them, they stop working? The problem is after about six weeks of listening, I put the CD on, pass out completely, and it seems to stop working. Now I know you can be very relaxed and take it in, but it just seems to not do it after that point. Would I benefit more from a seminar for example?

Can I also just say I just bought 'I can make you happy' and when I got home a big spider ran across my foot and I whacked it with the book and it did make me happy.

The spider, not so much. grin

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Mon 10-Jan-11 21:45:46

I am following "I can make you thin" right now and loving it

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Mon 10-Jan-11 21:47:18

Joosey, Im not the only one then! I am sure there are messages in there that make you notice the cheeky smile and the twinkle in the eye .... blush

AnyFuleKno Mon 10-Jan-11 21:53:24

Also, when are you going to bring out 'I can make you pregnant?' grin

I don't think my DH would like the idea of that AnyFuleKno grin

BluTac Mon 10-Jan-11 21:57:27

Hi Paul, just wondered whether you have read "Fat is a feminist issue" by Susie Orbach? If so what did you think of it?

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 10-Jan-11 22:01:42

Dear Paul,

Please give my love to RK next time you speak to him.

I worked with him 1990ish when he was just starting out as assistant to GG.

Lots of love and a great big kiss on both cheeks and well done for making such a success of yourself R,

from JG at ASA xxx.

canseethe Mon 10-Jan-11 22:11:42

I have been using I Can Make You Sleep, but I get a bit distracted by the counting thing. Am I meant to count for a bit, and then drift off and stop? Otherwise I try to be a good mathematician grin but it taxes my brain and kind of worries me!

whysolate Mon 10-Jan-11 22:40:48

Hiya Paul. I was lucky enough to be chosen to join you in December 2004 for the seminar that was filmed for Richard and Judy.grin

I just wanted to say a huge thank you. Not only was it a fantastic day but over six years later I am still at my ideal weight and have never over eaten since!

P.s DH wants to know if during hypnosis you suggested that I should have a little crush on you. Driving home after the seminar I turned to him and asked "Is it wrong that I fancy Paul McKenna?!?!?"wink

NotOlive Mon 10-Jan-11 23:51:08

Hello Paul

Many many years ago I was one of the people you tried to hypnotise on your stage show. It didn't work very well so I wasn't on stage for long but while I was there, you derided my appearance and compared me to Olive from On The Buses.

OK, so I wasn't the most glamorous girl around but that taunt and sense of humiliation in front of a packed theatre stayed with me on and off for years.

I know it was probably my fault for going up on stage anyway (egged on by a friend) but I just wanted to get that off my (still ample) chest.

I'm guessing you've moved on from those stage show cheap jibes anyway now. Thanks for listening.

sarah293 Tue 11-Jan-11 09:03:37

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Lulumaam Tue 11-Jan-11 09:08:18

What are your tips/ideas if any for self hypnosis/relaxation for anxiety?

thank you

MardyBra Tue 11-Jan-11 09:14:53

<pedant alert>

Sorry if this is a strange question, but I just wondered why you adopt a strange (almost transatlantic) accent for your CDs. I find it hard to get into a state of relaxation when I'm wondering about the state of your vowel sounds and why you replace "t"s with "d"s.

BTW I've got the "Make you thin" book/CD. The advice does make sense, but it hasn't worked yet mainly because a) I haven't applied it properly and
b) I'm too busy trying to get my head around your intonation and pronunciation.

hootsboots69 Tue 11-Jan-11 10:14:02

Are you planning to do any more NLP training in the UK?

I can listen to Richard Bandler, but will admit to not being comfortable with his swearing during an introductory evening - it wasn't necessary and detracted from what he was saying.

Certainly couldn't listen to it for a whole week - I have friends who enjoyed doing NLP with you, so would be interested in your plans for the future.

Deafworm Tue 11-Jan-11 10:56:06

another one here who gets confused with the counting, i tend to stop after about 20.

my question is i restarted (after losing half a stone successfully and getting distracted by life) the i can make you thin 90 days on January the first and its going relatively well but i always worry about the CD, it comments on hearing one bit from one ear and the other from the other ear, i'm hard of hearing and my left ear doesn't work at all, i listen on speakers and just wondered if that will affect how well it works?

I used to be seven and a half stone and really slim and active and ate really well, actually i didnt eat a lot at all, i had a lot of medical issues after giving birth and was very poorly and had 8 operations plus a hysterectomy and gained 4 and a half stone, i am mostly better now and work full time self employed and walk 10 miles a day but cant shift the weight, I have noticed that i am eating because i am stressed rather than when i am hungry.

I have tried not eating the junk and just eating meals but I get to lunch time and give in and eat more of the junk then I would have

how do i change my mind set back to the person i was food wise!

WimpleOfTheBallet Tue 11-Jan-11 12:04:20

Hi Paul, can you recommend books on the process of NLP from the perspective of someone who is thinking of learning of going into NLP as a career?

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