Weight Loss Hypnotherapy in Harrow
Unique Programme using Hypnotherapy Techniques to Lose Weight
There are an increasing number of people who have issues with eating, drinking and weight control in our society. The BBC Word News reported that “People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world”. They stated that “obesity is a modern problem – statistics for it did not even exist 50 years ago. The increase of convenience foods, labour-saving devices, motorised transport and more sedentary jobs means people are getting fatter. The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.
In response to what some describe as the ‘obesity epidemic’, there are now an overwhelming number of diets and ‘magic cures’ advertised in the media and on the internet, but unfortunately many of them simply do not work. This is because they fail to address the very reasons why you have issues with food and drink….
…I have the confidence, the belief and the knowledge to not only get me to my target weight, but also to move forward in so many other areas of my life as well…
How Harrow Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy can help you…
The majority of people who have issues with their eating and drinking also have a variety of other issues which impact upon themselves, some of these may be listed below:
- Poor self- confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Poor, and/or factually inaccurate self and body image
- Lack of, or weak willpower
- High stress levels
- Lack of exercise
- ‘Portion distortion’ – the name being applied to our lack of awareness of correct portion sizes in our ‘super-size’ culture
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are more effective interventions for weight loss, and eating and drinking issues, as they aim to address and minimise the unhelpful beliefs and issues that are the root of the symptom.
The connection between weight and self esteem
For many of my clients, their self esteem hinges on how attractive they look and how slim they feel. They feel that by being in control of their weight they are more in control of how others perceive them, value them and like/love them. However, very often, feelings of low self worth, feeling ugly, feeling ‘not good enough’ come from within; these feelings come from an inner unrest, but are being projected onto how they they look.
They blame how they feel on their weight, when really, the negative feelings are already there, but are made worse by feeling overweight. People who don’t understand self-image wrongly put all their attention on changing their eating and exercise behaviors, but the problem with this physical-only approach is that it’s not addressing the source or cause of the behavior. That’s why, mainly, diets don’t work.
Weight loss and self sabotage
People generally lose weight when they are most motivated to do so. This is the time when diets are most successful. However, for as many people who lose weight from dieting, and manage to maintain that loss, there are many more who put the weight back on again…and then some. This can be due to slipping back into old eating habits once the motivation has worn off. Or it can be due to self sabotage – they feel they don’t deserve to look good – it is incongruent with how they feel inside. Or perhaps, they don’t like the attention that being slim brings with it – it feels outside of their comfort zone. They are attempting to move beyond the safe, familiar and comfortable. An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.
Eating Disorders, Binge Eating & Other Serious Issues with Eating
If your eating or drinking habits are more serious, then you are not alone: Disordered-eating.co.uk report that at least 1.1 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with young people in the age-group 14-25 being most at risk of developing this type of illness.
As many as one woman in 20 will have eating habits which give cause for concern; most will be aged 14 to 25 years old.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists:
Girls and women are 10 times more likely than boys and men to suffer from anorexia or bulimia.
The Independent on Sunday:
An investigation into the problem of eating disorders revealed that at least 1 percent of women are affected by eating disorders.
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