Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss and Management
My recommended style of weight loss treatment; utilising strategic psychotherapy is highly effective and very different.
I'll work with you to understand the habits, patterns and thinking that underpin your weight problem...to get your weight down to your target level, and keep it there.
Clinical Hypnotherapy directly addresses and can actually "reprogram" aspects of the unconscious mind. Via the correct course of treatment aimed at the drivers of your weight problem, it can achieve amazing results.
The habits and patterns that probably that support your being overweight are "all in the mind". Your mind, especially your unconscious mind, holds and drives memories, feelings, triggers, desires, emotions, rationalisations and choices. It's where your terms of reference and habits form and reside. They in turn determine what you choose to do and not to do; how you think, feel and operate.
Re-shaping those unhelpful patterns, thoughts and habits
Hypnotherapy is THE most powerful tool at our disposal to address, influence and change the thoughts and patterns emanating from your unconscious that are contributing to your weight problem. Such things as your willpower, compulsive eating and drinking, exercise patterns, portions, comfort and distress eating, binges, your perceived "full" and "enough" thresholds.
If you're so inclined, take a look through my web pages on Understanding Hypnotherapy and especially "Everything you've always wanted to ask about hypnotherapy but were afraid to ask".
To get you to your target weight, we'll understand how being overweight operates for you. Then, using various hypnotic and psychotherapy techniques, we'll unpack and adjust and in some cases even replace your unhelpful thoughts, perspectives, feelings and perceptions with more useful ones. We'll activate new and useful skills, as well as ones you've probably forgotten you have. That will see us examining your attitudes, thinking and feelings related to activity and exercise, your metabolism, your dietary and rest patterns. It will also require us to examine how you presently see yourself.
In a majority of cases, if you're overweight it's because of a series of patterns of thinking and behavior you have unconsciously adopted. Through hypnosis, we'll also address any destructive and unhelpful patterns of thinking and habit. We'll deal with any unhelpful mental and emotional associations you maintain regarding food and drink and replace them with more constructive associations. We'll address the notion of “comfort food” for example. We can even help you dial down specific cravings.
But it's the way we target and address the underlying factors that's crucial. If we don't, the results won't last, and neither of us want that, right?
All of those factors combine to support your current patterns of behavior; when, how and what you eat and drink; your attitude to exercise and exertion, and how and when you rest and function. It is regularly the case that issues regarding anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, depression, motivation, procrastination, avoidance and dependency are involved.
Deep stuff, yes. But it needs to be.
All of that means that typically, I'll need around six sessions with you. There will be a lot to get through, to get it right.
Here's the good news. Being overweight isn't you, who you are and what you're about (unless of course you want it to be). It's just a changeable physical state. It doesn't define you, even if you've been heavier than you've wanted for a very long time. You aren't automatically "stuck" in that state. Working together, we can change things. We'll abolish patterns of thought such as "I just give up", "it's in my genes" and "I'm just a fat person". Believing you're stuck that way is a series of interrelated mental and behavioral cycles. We'll target and break those cycles in therapy and replace them with better ones.
• The very best dietary plan in the world won't work if you don't choose to apply it and stick to it,
• The very best exercise and training regime in the world won't work if you choose not to exercise, and
• All the mindfulness theory in the world won't work if you don't apply it.
Through hypnotherapy, I'll help you with all of those. I'll "reprogram" the necessary elements of your thinking so that you can actually embrace the right combination of best-practice diet, exercise and mindfulness for you; and make them your new patterns.
That in turn will make it a much more natural and comfortable thing for you to make the right choices in these areas, effortlessly and easily.
As with all of our Treatment programs, we’ll tailor it to address the patterns you run that support the problem.
Sound different? That’s because it is.
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