Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
Losing weight isn't easy. There are lots of weird and wonderful diets out there that claim to guarantee results but they don't take one thing in to account. You! It is your thought process that affects what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat. Over time we have learned to eat when we are down as it makes us feel better, the problem is it rarely does make us feel better as we are never satisfied, in fact very often it makes us feel worse, but it is a behaviour we have learned and is a very hard cycle to break. This is why diets fail most of the time as they are not changing our behaviour.
How Hypnosis can help?
Hypnotherapy can help to change your relationship with food by retraining your unconscious mind, that part of the mind that holds all our food related beliefs, associations and habitual patterns of behaviour. Exercise is an important part of weight loss. We often put barriers up when confronted with exercise. In truth these barriers don't exist but again we have been influenced over time and negative associations to exercise get in the way. In the same way hypnotherapy alters your relationship to food it can alter the way you approach exercise to help you lose weight the healthy way.
Hypnosis is a perfect tool for re-educating your unconscious mind-the part that creates cravings and impulses, because it lifts you out of a double bind. On one hand faddy diets and calorie restrictions actually can cause your body to store fat more easily by speeding up the person’s metabolic rate. On the other hand feeling deprived when dieting can eventually lead to bingeing and rebellion.
Hypnosis deals with the hidden agendas and behavioural patterns behind why the client is putting on weight, that’s why it’s so effective in weight loss. “We don’t like being deprived and can’t fool our bodies; it creates conflict and leads to internal arguments.” (Lester E, The little online book of weight loss) All of your eating habit reside in your subconscious part of the brain, in hypnosis we are able to access this part of the mind and give your subconscious healthier eating patterns and habits. Hypnosis also helps create a greater awareness and helps with stress relief and anxiety and self-esteem which are also affected.