Whether struggling to lose weight that has built up over time or wanting to get off the treadmill of weight loss followed by weight gain, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you get back in control.
Perhaps you have lost too much weight, or you are worried about your relationship with food. Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders can be helped with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy but the person with the condition has to willing to engage fully with the process.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help people to gain control of their emotions and when we are suffering from anxiety about an issue, such as our weight we can often make poor decisions in our lives. Some of the older parts of our brains (from an evolutionary perspective) can work against us by insisting we continue the behaviours that are causing our issues.
It is also starting to become clear that some people can become emotionally AND physically addicted to sugary and starchy foods. The latest research suggests that eating foods high in sugar and/or starch can produce a low level “high” and, of course, our brains will be constantly reminding us to supply the food, which gives the happy feelings. Once we notice the signs that our body is giving us and understand what will happen when we resist we can start taking back control.
One of the greatest things about our approach to clinical hypnotherapy is that we do not have to spend lots of time talking about any problems that may have contributed to weight problems. On the contrary, we concentrate on the solution to the perceived problems. In this way, we can help people gain control and make positive changes. We also know that good quality sleep helps us to deal better with the stresses of life and the less stressed we are in the grip of stressful thinking, the better decisions we can make for our families and ourselves. If you decide to proceed after the initial consultation, you will be given a free sleep and relaxation Mp3 or CD to listen to at bedtime, which helps start the process.
From the initial consultation, through to our last session we will work with you to find positive solutions. When we start focusing on what we can change or influence, rather than what we cannot we can then start to change our perspective. If we can alter our perspective, even a little by achieving realistic goals, we can begin to regain control of our lives.
Hypnotherapy (trance) is very helpful for creating some space for the mind to contemplate possible solutions to life’s problems. Trance is actually a very normal state, which we often naturally slip into when reading, driving on a long journey, or even when doing mundane chores like ironing. Just the act of allowing yourself to relax totally can be the catalyst to improving your sense of wellbeing. We must also remember that when we are back in the part of the brain that helps us make rational decisions, we may start to evaluate our goals in life and possibly reassess what is most important for us to achieve.