If you’ve begun to find that life has become a daily struggle with your weight, then hypnotherapy could just be the answer to your problem. And not just the problem you have with weight, either. Hypnotherapy works because it also looks at what has led you to have the relationship you do with food.
Our relationship with food is a complex one. In our hierarchy of needs, food is right up there at the top, along with water, warmth and rest. It outranks security and safety, companionship and self-esteem. We need food, but sometimes we don’t make it our friend.
Most of us have battled with our weight at some point or another, but sometimes we need a bit of help from someone else. I understand the frustration of failure when it comes to weight loss. Many times we have committed to doing something to combat the relentless inching upwards of the pounds and ounces or the rising dress or trouser sizes? How many of us have at some time or another embarked on the fad diet du jour?
The weight loss industry thrives on selling us a dream that’s achievable with limited effort. It’s not so good at encouraging us to look more deeply at the reasons why food has become our enemy. The simple physiological reason we put on weight is because we eat too much of the wrong things. But you can be sure that if you’re struggling and failing to control your weight on an ongoing basis, the reason has nothing to do with physiology and everything to do with psychology.
For many people, food is the ‘drug’ they choose to fight an internal battle – one which involves subconscious issues arising from a past event or experience. Eating can be an emotional bolt-hole, a place of comfort where some of us choose to hide from something we find emotionally too hard to deal with head-on. We have all sorts of names and labels for this – comfort eating, emotional eating among them – but in the end people who want to lose weight but find it difficult to stop overeating are usually subconsciously compensating for something else. Hypnotherapy can help you to identify what that something else is and then deal with it permanently. For many, the consumption of food forms a system of personal reward but this is masking our negative feelings.
So, food becomes inextricably linked to how we feel – or how we are sometimes made to feel – about ourselves. If we’re lucky, that results in a positive relationship with what we eat. But in a great many cases the reverse is true and we find ourselves on the slippery slope of fluctuating weight and yo-yo dieting that masks underlying emotional issues we’re trying to ignore or avoid.
That’s where hypnotherapy can be a true ally. I will work with you to disrupt that negative reward structure and instead help you to find a way of resolving whatever is leading you to make the eating decisions you do.
There are many techniques in which we can use to help you lose weight, including the Virtual Gastric Band, which works just like the real gastric band, but without the surgery, scars and terrible hospital food!
By using my weight loss hypnotherapy and looking at the full picture of issues that lie behind your weight issues, I believe I can help you to make significant permanent changes to heal your relationship with food.
This programme will consist of five sessions over a period of 6 months for £225.