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Using Hypnotherapy To Lose Weight

Hypnosis is very effective in helping people who need to lose weight, as any experienced hypnotherapist will deal with the underlying causes and thinking patterns behind a person’s weight problem. It really doesn’t matter if you need to lose only a few pounds or several – once these issues have been resolved the weight should drop off easily. Therefore, it is important that your Hypnotherapist understands completely why you have been struggling to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.

The most obvious reasons are over-eating or under-eating as the body stores fat in both cases, in order to use it at a future date. If you are eating more calories than your body needs then clearly you need to cut down on the culprit foods, however, everyone has different dietary needs so your therapist will need to have an understanding of food combinations and healthy and junk foods.

Weight Loss: Why do I overeat?

There can be many different reasons why you overeat. If you were brought up in an environment where you were plied with sweets or cakes as a reward, then your mind may have formed an association between food and pleasure (reward). On the other hand, if food was scarce when you were younger you might find yourself compensating for what you felt was missing then. Some people see food as a comfort – perhaps you are trying to fill an emotional gap and use food as a pacifier. Others may feel that by gorging themselves they will become unattractive and so avoid relationships which they feel unable to handle – as in the case of someone who has been hurt in the past and doesn’t want to put themselves into a position where they will be hurt again.

Will I miss food if I use hypnosis for weight loss?

If you have tried dieting you’re probably all too well aware of how your thoughts constantly revolved around the next meal or calories or points. Hypnotherapy helps by teaching your subconscious mind to think and feel differently about food. You will learn to accept that you eat to live, not the other way around. So, the answer to this question is a resounding No. There is always plenty of food around so there is no reason why you should miss it. You will only eat when you are truly hungry and when you have had enough to eat you will stop. There is little worse than having a very full and bloated stomach – not being able to feel comfortable and having your clothes feel tight around your waist.

What other reasons could there be why I can’t achieve a decent weight loss?

Is your lifestyle sedentary? Since your weight began to increase, what changes have occurred in your lifestyle? Lack of exercise can cause weight gain, as can an excessive intake of alcohol or snacking between meals.

The options we offer

  • One-to-one sessions that will look at the all issues surrounding your weight. (Normally about 6-8 sessions)
  • One-to-one Hypno-Gastric Band 4 week program
  • Group sessions, Hypno-Gastric Band 4 week program
  • One-to-one Weight Loss 6 week program
  • Group sessions, Weight Loss 6 week program
  • A free 20-minute consultation can help you to decide what option will work best for you.

Hypnotic-gastric Band

Hypno-Gastric banding weight-loss is a 4-week programme designed to help retrain the mind and body to enable you to achieve permanent weight-loss. Each weekly session consists of education, discussion and deep relaxation utilising hypnotherapy. During hypnotherapy, positive suggestions are used to help you control your eating and help you maintain the motivation you need to become really happy with your body.
As you probably know diets do not work in the long-term. This is because as soon as you decrease the number of calories you eat your body goes into starvation mode and immediately lowers your metabolism so you use less energy. This actually makes it much harder to lose weight and can result in yo-yo dieting.
During the hypno weight-loss programme you will learn clever tricks to help increase your metabolism therefore making it much easier to lose weight and become the size you want.

You will have a hypno gastric band fitted in the third week this will enable you to continue eating smaller more healthy portions. With hypnotherapy, weight-loss is about empowering you and enabling you to be in control of your own eating and weight.

With this four-week programme, you can achieve the weight you have dreamed of and enjoy that weight for the rest of your life. The use of hypnotherapy makes this process easier and the deep relaxation every week is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.