There’s no denying it: trying to lose weight can be a long and challenging journey. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it can be – especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem, sadness and boredom crop up.
It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. This is known as ‘yoyo dieting’ and makes weight loss difficult to sustain.
While fad diets and nutrition plans focus on what you put in your mouth and how often, hypnotherapy changes how you feel about what you eat. For instance – on a diet you might eat a carrot and wish you were eating a carrot cake, but with hypnotherapy you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give that cake a second thought. It might be hard to imagine a world where you’d happily turn down your favourite food for something healthier, but with certain hypnotherapy techniques it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn’t upset or depress you.
By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, I will try to help you develop a new, positive relationship with food and exercise. My aim is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight healthily and responsibly without impacting your emotional wellbeing.
The emotions may, however, need to be addressed. Trying to be in control of our eating is a complex issue and is not normally treated in a one-off (suggestion-based) session. One usually needs to come for several sessions so that underlying causes can be resolved through the use of hypno-analysis and Counselling. A book I often recommend to clients is Geneen Roth’s “When Food is Love.” The book was written a couple of decades ago and one of its themes is to promote the currently popular concept of “mindfulness.”