Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you to permanently transform your relationship with food, enabling you to lose weight, and be easily in control without the endless battling of diet after diet.
As part of the process, hypnotherapy can show you how to feel more mentally and physically relaxed and much more confident within yourself.
How food is used
Hypnotherapy is so effective because it can remove the need to eat for emotional reasons. We are the only species on earth that eats to help our feelings and we are also the only species that gets overweight. It's no coincidence!
Most clients' weight problems start from their self confessed need to eat when they are either nervous, bored, sad, stressed, happy, lonely, anxious, frustrated, afraid ... but not when they are hungry! Hypnotherapy and NLP techinques can develop other automatic ways of satisfying these triggers without having to resort to overeating.
It is sad but true that due to our conditioning since birth, we all tend to indulge our feelings using food. But no amount of food is going to change the way we feel long term so our minds will never feel satisfied. They just wind up feeling worse.
Your natural balance
Hypnotherapy allows us to simply return our food habits to their natural state ... of being purely hunger led. It can enable your mind to feel better about itself by 'unhooking' it from unhealthy food habits. Combined with some relaxation and confidence building sessions you can then be released to get the most from life and the new you.
There are many reasons for losing weight and you will have your own unique combination.
Some of the most common aims are to:
- feel more confident
- feel good about yourself
- look better in your clothes
- be healthier
- have more energy
- not get out of breath so much
- enjoy shopping for clothes
- look forward to holidays and special occasions
In studies, people who have lost significant amounts of weight said they felt more confident, were more energetic, felt their health had improved, got more attention from people, had a better mood and even felt they were better at their job.
Being overweight puts you more at risk of developing
- heart disease
- certain types of cancer
- sleep apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep)
- gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid)
- gallbladder disease
- steoarthritis (wearing away of the joints).
The unhappy circle
It is well known that the more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have physical health problems.
However it should not be forgotten that being unhappy about 'who you are' and how you look can also lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. It's easy to see how that vicious circle develops where overeating for comfort only succeeds in increasing the problem in the long term.
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
The solutions are as varied as people. However, the 'average' treatment plan will usually address the following four main areas using a combination of Hypnotherapy and NLP:
- Understanding the emotional triggers for your unhealthy eating.
- Enhancing the appeal and enjoyment of healthy foods.
- Building your self esteem to prepare you for change.
- Bringing new habits into your life for healthy eating.
The first sessions will be concerned with getting to grips with the particular issues you face with regards to weight and to generate a plan for enjoyable, healthy eating for life. Relaxation and confidence building in trance should also prepare well for the changes ahead.
The second phase will deal with addressing your unique triggers to unhealthy eating, and aiming for you to be less reliant on food to make you feel better. We will also look at the disparity between what food your body craves and what food your mind feeds it. Through hypnosis your mind can become more naturally aligned with your bodys true needs and will find healthier food more and more appealing.
Finally, whatever it is that triggers your unhealthy eating, we can normally replace those responses with other enjoyable and more healthy activities. This way you will feel good about yourself, not just in the moment, but for good!