Weight Management and Healthy Eating
Do you need help losing weight or making healthier choices when it comes to food? Do you eat for reasons other than hunger? Have you tried many different diets but just don't stick to them? Then hypnotherapy could well help you to achieve the figure you have always wanted.
Hypnotherapy is not a diet. It is not a magic cure that will work overnight. However, if you are committed to losing weight and ready to change your eating habits once and for all, then it can be very effective.
Often when it comes to losing weight there are many different factors that need to be considered.
What is Emotional Eating?
Often, we eat to try and fill an emotional need inside us. Loneliness, boredom, stress, depression and many other emotional states lead us to the kitchen looking for something to fill that gap. However, as you have probably found out for yourself, this doesn't work. Often all that happens is that we end up overeating and feeling even worse. Hypnotherapy helps to get to the cause of that emotional state and teaches you other ways to deal with those feelings.
Using Food as a Reward
How many of us were given food as a treat when we were children? Maybe you still use food as a reward with your own children? Or maybe your parents used treats such as cake, sweets or ice cream to cheer you up when you were feeling down? If so, it is very likely that you still use food to reward yourself when you feel you deserve it or to cheer yourself up when things are not going well. Hypnotherapy can help to change those associations and retrain your mind to see food as a source of sustenance, rather than an emotional reward or pick-me-up. I can help you find other ways of rewarding yourself when things go well or healing yourself when they don't.
Making Healthy Food Choices
Perhaps you need help in making the right choices when it comes to food? Nothing is ever completely out of bounds and I don't believe in "good" and "bad" foods. However, when it comes to your main diet, you need to be eating all the right vitamins and nutrients to keep your body healthy and your weight in check.
Maybe you are eating all the healthiest foods, but just too much of it. Many of us were taught as children that we must eat everything on our plate and we still hold to that to this day. Hypnotherapy can change this and retrain you to listen to your body and stop eating when you are full.
What do I do now?
If you would like some help with any aspect of weight control, please contact me today to book a FREE 15 - minute initial consultation. You can ask any question you like before committing to a course of therapy. I usually recommend between four to six sessions of therapy for weight management, depending on how much weight you have to lose and any other issues that might need addressing, but everyone is different and some people might want more sessions. You will also be given a recording to listen to between sessions and practical tips and tasks to keep you on track.
I see clients at various therapy centres in Devon. If you live outside the area, I now offer appointments via Zoom, so we can connect and work together no matter where you are.
You may be interested in my Hypnotic Gastric Band Programme. If so, ask me about it when you call or message and we can have a chat to decide whether it would be suitable for you.
"Overall I feel the therapy has been amazing! I feel calmer and much more in control of my eating. I don’t get hungry and I am responding to difficult situations without using food. I especially enjoyed the hypnotherapy sessions with Laura. She was able to help me take better control of my body, even to regulate my body temperature through hypnotherapy as well as help me to think about what being a slim person means to me and how I will look and feel. I feel so much better as a result, but also my head is in the right frame of mind for it. I have been bowled over by your thoughtfulness and attention to detail, like the stone you gave me with ‘patience’ beautifully painted on it! And your ability to build rapport and trust which I found effortless! Thank you very much for everything, Laura!"
Louise from Lyme Regis, Dorset