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How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Lose Weight

Sep 22, 2016

You've been struggling for years, and nothing you ever try seems to work. Despite the endless New Years resolutions, the fad diets, the intensive exercise plans and endless promises from dodgy slimming gurus, you're still right here, searching for the solution that will finally make a difference to you. The person looking back at you in the mirror isn't you at all, and you loathe it. But it doesn't have to be like this. You don't have to suffer every time you want to treat yourself to something new. You don't need to hate the sight of yourself every time you look in the mirror.

Today I'm going to make you a little promise. I understand if you don't believe me. After all, time and time again they've convinced you that this diet or that diet will be the answer to all of your prayers. I'm going to tell you how hypnotherapy can help you lose weight and allow you to reveal that wonderfully healthy and happy person that's right there inside of you.

The myths about being overweight

Flick through the pages of any popular woman's magazine and you'll common fat loss wisdom for yourself. “It's all your own fault for not controlling what you put into your mouth”, they tell you. “You're weak, you lack willpower and you're short on self-control” they say. “You just aren't doing it right; you need to try a low-fat/low-carb/low calorie diet.

You and I both know that's simply not true. If it was that easy, you'd have defeated your diet demons a long time ago. There's far more that goes into the equation that that.

Why are you overweight? (the real reasons)

So what's the truth? Why are you overweight? There are countless factors and influences that effect our relationship with food, from the emotional, to the psychological and to the physical. These run very deep, but with the help of hypnotherapy we can begin to unlock them.

EMOTIONS

From our moment of birth, we have learned to associate food with emotions. As a newborn, milk provided us with both physical and emotional nourishment as we bonded with our caregivers and began to explore the world. From there, society taught us to use food as a 'treat' or as a 'reward', when we were happy, sad or just bored. Whether we realise it or not, most of us have complicated relationships with food.

STRESS

Stress is huge role in modern life. From pursuing exams, chasing your dream career, running around after kids, caring for elderly relatives, dealing with grief, sadness, regret or loneliness; all of these things provide an enormous challenge for our bodies and we look to food to ease our emotional and psychological burden. This is for a couple of reasons.

On an emotional level, we often attempt to self-medicate with food when under stress. Levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine increase when we are stressed. This pushes the body into fight-or-flight As a result, the body tries to re-stabilise and looks to food and the nutrients it contains to help it do so.

Hormones are vital in the smooth running of our bodies. They include hormones associated with the menstrual cycle and childbirth, stress hormones, growth hormones and sleep hormones. A mis-balance with your hormones may be what is partly responsible for your struggles with your weight. Again stress, lifestyle challenges, physical illness and diet greatly influence them. Hypnotherapy can help you to diffuse and deal with that stress, balance your hormones, and smooth out your emotions.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

By now you're probably wondering what hypnotherapy has to do with losing weight. You might even be concerned that a hypnotist might 'put you under their power' and you will lose all self-control. Don't worry- hypnotherapy isn't at all like that. Together, and with your permission we can challenge your demon and reveal the healthier, happier, slimmer you that lies just beneath the surface. Depending on your own personal challenges and needs we may do a combination of the following:

  • Stress management techniques
  • Visualisation
  • Coping mechanisms for when you are faced with a challenges
  • Strategies on how to overcome food cravings

We will go directly to your subconscious, replace stress and negative emotions with positive ones and give you a new positive mindset and healthy relationship with food.

By getting to the root of the problem we can discover the real reason that you've been struggling with your weight all this time. Together we can use hypnotherapy to help you tackle your weight issues, get a grip on your stress, and reveal that slimmer, happier you inside. Please get in touch to see how I can help.

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