Hypnotherapy offers a holistic approach to weigh loss and weight management. It can also be a more sustainable alternative to dieting and its usual yo-yo cycles. How many people do you know who manage to keep the weight off after losing a few stone on a diet regime for a wedding or holiday? As soon as the event is over, the old habits creep back in and before you know it……
With hypnotherapy, the aim is to change your relationship to food? I start by explaining how the brain works, and the part of your brain that wants to overeat. This is a remnant from caveman days. Back then, food was scarce and when we came across any source of sustenance we would eat as much as possible not knowing where our next meal was coming from? But we live in a modern world now and food is always accessible and plentiful so there’s never an excuse to overeat.
"Weight loss doesn't begin in the gym with a dumb bell; it starts in your head with a decision."
The fact is, our conscious intellectual brain can easily override the primitive impulses to overeat, snack and enjoy the ‘wrong’ foods until it becomes a habit.
We want to change your relationship with food and help develop a healthier attitude towards eating. People often have underlying reasons for overeating, boredom, low self-esteem, and negative emotions can be uncomfortable and we look to soothe ourselves with food. We eat when we are not hungry. We fancy a biscuit with our coffee and eat half the packet. We have a Magnum instead of a peach, knowing full well that all the fat, sugar and calories add up and we get the bill for our moment of pleasure further down the line.
As with all of my clients, regardless of why they come to see me, we start by finding out all about you. What do you like to do? What are you good at? How happy are you? What does your preferred future look like? By looking at your life holistically we can get some clues as to how we can make you feel better about yourself and how we can work towards healthier food choices to help you reach your goal.
We are making changes for the long term.