At a cognitive level, it seems to be a simple task; eat less or more, exercise appropriately and you will achieve your goal. Many clients complain that they have tried it all and failed. Every so often, after restrictive diets people end up putting back on all the weight they have lost and some more. Overeating and poor eating habits also create a lot of health concerns related to obesity, like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disorders.
What causes overeating and unhealthy food habits?
Sometimes eating becomes a coping mechanism to deal with stress. When a person experiences an unpleasant emotional state, such as loneliness, sadness, guilt, anxiety etc., eating can be a comforting activity. Unfortunately, mindless eating creates more guilt and helplessness. Often, there is a positive intention at a subconscious level to stay obese. There are many instances, where subconsciously obesity ensures safety and security for the person against some kind of deprivation or abuse.
The answer to all these behaviors lies within the subconscious and it is therefore essential to bear in mind that every behavior has a hidden positive intention. With the help of a skillful therapist you can identify the positive intention at a subconscious level and allow the most powerful part of you to create a better choice to satisfy this intention, in so doing, changing unhealthy and self-destructive habits to new, exciting, life-affirming and empowering ones.
Every individual holds within themselves the God-given gift to achieve their goal to manifest a robust and vibrant version of themselves. All they have to do is get in touch with this inner resource.
How can hypnotherapy help to achieve ideal body weight?
Many celebrities have achieved positive results using hypnosis. (Sarah Ferguson, Orlando Bloom, Geri Halliwel and more) Weight management with hypnosis, is gaining in popularity too and there is now enough scientific evidence supporting the use of hypnotherapy for weight management. Hypnotherapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive method to lose weight. It addresses the psychological cause of the issue, which ensures that the results are long lasting.
To be able to lose weight permanently it is of course vital to change your eating habits. The human body has its own native intelligence and an innate ability to communicate genuine hunger, digest food and maintain a healthy body weight. When eating becomes a mindful activity, one is in touch with this intelligence.
With the help of hypnotherapy you will be able to:
- Change your relationship with food
- Eat mindfully
- Identify underlying emotional causes of overeating
- Identify the positive intention or the “secondary gain” of unwanted behavior (overeating/binge eating/obsessive dieting) and create new healthy choices to support weight management
- Eliminate unconscious cravings or urges
- Stay positive and motivated
- Increase self-esteem and confidence
- Regain your health back
- Achieve your ideal body weight and maintain it
With the help of various techniques available within the ambit of hypnosis and NLP, clients learn to communicate with their subconscious clearly and courageously and the rest, as they say, is history.
Duration of therapy to address weight management :
The duration of treatment for a person seeking hypnotherapeutic intervention for weight management cannot be pre-determined and must be assessed on a case by case basis.