Our relationship with food is complex. the need to eat for survival food is right up on the top, along with water, warmth and rest. It’s surprising how so many individuals go through life using food as a drug and choose to fight an internal battle without recognising that they are subconsciously compensating for something else.
Making healthier food choices and exercising are key components to maintain a healthy weight, but in some cases we need to establish and remove the emotional and unconscious factors that prevent us from losing weight or enjoying a healthy relationship with food. Hypnosis works because it works on the level of feelings, patterns, and unconscious motivations. It’s much better when we feel we want to eat healthily rather than just thinking that we should.
It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. Hypnotherapy for weight loss changes how you feel about what you eat. Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective aid in the process of weight loss, especially in cases where eating patterns and habits are the cause of weight problems, hypnosis can help to collapse the intensity of the symptom to poor eating patterns.
Can you relate to any of the following?
I sabotage my attempts at losing weight
I am fed up with diets and the latest lose weight quick fads
When I lose weight, I put it back on again
I eat more when I'm stressed or anxious
I still have cravings when I try to lose weight
I eat when I’m bored - upset - tired - lonely
My weight is affecting my confidence
My weight is affecting my health
I am not motivated to lose weight
We use CTB with the integration of hypnotherapy, which is more effective than using CBT alone. The self-awareness that CBT offers renders it a highly successful way to modify behaviour, embed and consolidate new thinking, and aid deep relaxation.
Hypnosis relaxes and calms people, allowing their subconscious mind to accept positive suggestions for their well-being. This experience helps them to understand the beliefs and the message to reduce the intensity of their eating habits.
We access these beliefs by using hypnosis and hypnotherapy to reduce the intensity of long-standing habits and help take control of eating choices. Once the underlying beliefs have been reduced the message symptoms will be changed permanently.
These coping skills and mechanisms are resources which we all have within us, and these resources can be identified and utilized for the future.