Weight problems are caused by three main factors:
- Emotional issues and comfort eating
- Food choices
- Lack of exercise
You may know what needs to happen for you to maintain your ideal weight but what’s stopping you? It could be a whole range of reasons:
- So busy with your life that you haven’t got time to shop for good food or prepare it.
- Feelings of low self-esteem, leading to self-sabotaging behaviour.
- Unhelpful beliefs around food, such as needing to eat everything on your plate.
Most people think that going on a diet is the answer to losing weight but the failure rate of diets is around 95%. The diet industry makes over £50 billion a year, because even if people do succeed in losing weight they tend to put it all back on, and more…the so-called yo-yo effect.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy isn’t a magic wand. You won’t be able to lose weight unless you change what you eat or take more exercise, preferably both. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you find the motivation to make the necessary changes.
It is a modern research-based combination of psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis, aimed at encouraging you to focus on how you want things to be. We avoid problem-talk and instead help you to visualise your preferred future. There’s a huge difference between saying “I don’t want to binge on a whole packet of doughnuts” and “I am going to eat healthy and nutritious food”.
Hypnotherapy can help you address the underlying issues that get in the way of making appropriate choices around food and exercise. The hypnosis sessions work with your subconscious mind to change your internal programming and give you support instead of sabotage.
It’s important to realise that commitment is needed to create any change in your life and in order for hypnotherapy to help you have to make an effort to do something different. Be prepared for change and be prepared for a steady, sustainable weight loss rather than a quick fix.