David Wade is an experienced hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, and counsellor. He is also an experienced Personal Trainer, nutritional advisor and exercise to music instructor. He has been Director of the Phoenix Hypnotherapy Centre in East Anglia, UK, since 2003. During this time he has helped many people to lose weight, quit smoking, recover from depression, get over panic attacks, overcome phobias and many other psychological issues.
His “Think Yourself Slim” programme has been developed from a combination of his practical and successful experience of helping his clients lose weight enjoyably and extensive research into the issues concerning obesity and its causes.
In his spare time he enjoys playing piano and guitar, learning Chinese, keeping fit, cooking and relaxing with family and friends. He also loves to spend time in his Chinese home with his Chinese wife and exploring different parts of China.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve written Think Yourself Slim because I would like to help people who want to lose weight and to do it enjoyably and sensibly without having to resort to “dieting”. Over the past 11 years, I’ve seen many private clients who had all tried many diets – and put on more weight afterwards! For some, I was their “last chance saloon” – they had almost given up completely on the hope of losing weight and getting healthier again. I worked with them and over 11 years developed Think Yourself Slim to help them – and it worked.
Now my book can make this same system available worldwide – and I hope – to help many, many people!
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing is non-fiction. It has been a combination of my own practical work with clients in one-to-one sessions and a lot of research. I’m also a personal trainer and obesity/diabetic specialist – so I have in-depth knowledge not only of the psychological aspects of weightloss – but also of the physical and physiological aspects of diet, nutrition and health. The book is based on the way that I work with clients to address all aspects, practical and psychological to help them lose weight. So the process was experience;additional research and sitting down and writing. Incidentally, I now don’t sit down at my desk now; I’ve made my own treadmill desk which is probably great for all authors – they won’t be on the “seat of their pants” to write – they’ll be on the soles of their feet! 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
Make a treadmill desk to keep healthy. Be disciplined. Walk for thirty minutes, three times a day – about 10,000 steps – to take a break from writing – this is great for health and inspiration. I have many great ideas when walking. If you are stuck for material/direction etc – before you sleep ask your subconscious mind for help – it will give you the answers and inspiration in the next day or two – guarateed! – it has never failed me!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self publishing is far more practical and straightforward. Explore every possibility that you can.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self publishing will be (and probably is already) the norm.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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