When eating becomes a subconscious habit
Most people who are overweight have established a long term eating pattern over the years. If we eat too much and/or certain types of foods for a long period of time, we have established a pattern that guarantees the result of obesity. We are defined by what we do regularly, on a day to day level.
Our subconscious mind operates autonomously, it functions like a servant, it doesn’t question the requests for good or bad, positive or negative.
Can hypnotherapy really help with weight loss?
Example: A person is unhappy or anxious in their life situation. They want to ‘feel’ safe and comforted. Their solution is to gorge on sugary food because it’s a self-medication. they can experience some short term respite & pleasure. Their sub conscious recognises this stimulus response as a favourable solution and a pattern begins. The conscious mind may fully understand that this is not such a good idea, but the pattern becomes ingrained, it’s not so easy to undo what’s started. The conscious mind only makes a small part of deliberate decision-making.
These eating patterns are now automated by the subconscious mind, which serves our conscious mind. It becomes counterproductive, the subconscious mind is carrying out damaging patterns on a day to day basis. With pure willpower, most overweight people can not manage to reduce their food intake and change their diet to healthier foods because they work against their own subconscious. Diets do not help most people to permanently lose weight. Additional stress often arises, they can’t follow through with the diet and they begin the yo-yo weight loss pattern. Food has become a reward, ‘living to eat’ instead of ‘eating to live’.
What happens in the hypnotic process?
Hypnosis for weight loss allows to change the sub conscious eating patterns. It is much easier to lose weight harnessing the subconscious than trying pure willpower. In the hypnotic state old patterns can be changed quickly, hypnosis is used to integrate the subconscious mind into the process of change in eating habits and lifestyle.
Being satisfied with smaller amounts of food and eating nutritiously rich food becomes the new norm. The sub conscious mind again is programmed to serve, right or wrong, it doesn’t judge, but this time it’s positive.
What happens after the first hypnosis session?
After the first treatment, my clients report an immediate change in the quantity of food that they need to feel satisfied. By the end of the four sessions my clients are satisfied on much smaller amounts of food and have reestablished a stronger connection from the stomach to the brain making it impossible to ignore the ‘full’ signal.
By reprogramming your relationship to food in general, you will be back in control, better able to make decisions that you know are right for your body. What’s more, you won’t have the cravings or the feelings of missing out that you get with regular weight loss diets. You’ll start experiencing fantastic results after the first session and these results will get stronger by the completion of the four sessions. To help continue and maintain great results, you’ll be provided with a personalised take-home CD and a workbook.