It’s been a while since my last post and so this time I want to talk a little about how Hypnosis can help with weight loss. There many reasons why people often struggle with losing weight and also maintaining their ideal weight. I want to talk specifically about those who tend to overeat, or make choices with foods that continue to keep them stuck. Thoughts are powerful – however unless they are followed with positive action, nothing changes. Often we can have thoughts that cause us to say to ourselves ” I must lose some weight” or “I will lose some weight” etc etc. That’s generally as far as it goes for many, because the words ‘ must’ and ‘will’ are in the future which never tends to eventuate. Food and especially the sweet stuff (chocolate, ice cream, biscuits, cakes etc) quite often can become a habitual emotional comfort and so whether a person is feeling down or stressed, or on the other hand, maybe excited and happy – they reach for the snacks. Many people can be driven to overeat because of a suggestion or belief that has remained within the subconscious mind since childhood- an example of this could be “you must not be wasteful, you must finish everything on the plate” or ” money doesn’t grow on trees – and food costs money”. We’ve all heard these sayings at some time in our lives, but for those people who feel a little uncomfortable or even guilty about leaving food on the plate and aren’t sure why they feel this way – it could be that one of the many old beliefs about your approach to food might be in play. Many people try all sorts of fast acting diets in an attempt to make the change and yet never seem to be able to maintain the desired goal weight once they have achieved it.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful intervention for helping to alter the way we relate to food and food portions, and re training the subconscious mind with more appropriate suggestions for healthy eating habits. Each one of us is unique and individual so even though there are common factors relating to how we are approaching eating, the reasons why can be varied and different. I will work with you as an individual to help you with your specific situation and empower you to move you towards your ideal weight and to maintain it.
Best wishes, David