Treatments

Weight Loss

Before I talk about hypnotherapy and weight loss please read the following just to give you some insight into this countries current situation and what many people choose as their solution.

In the last 25 years the prevalence of obesity in England has more than tripled.

It has also been shown that obesity can be linked to serious health problems. Let me put this in perspective for you with some rather scary figures.

Compared with a healthy weight man, an obese man is:

  • five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  • three times more likely to develop cancer of the colon
  • more than two and a half times more likely to develop high blood pressure – a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease

An obese woman, compared with a healthy weight woman, is:

  • almost 13 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  • more than four times more likely to develop high blood pressure
  • more than three times more likely to have a heart attack
(Statistics provided by the department of health)

When you combine these statistics with the impact obesity can have on a person’s confidence, identity, self-esteem and ability to participate in regular life activities it is of no surprise that many people are now seeking to lose weight.

Do you want to beat the statistics or be the statistics?

Weight Loss

The danger is that people fall into the trap of participating in fad diets, taking appetite suppressors or other potions, swapping real food for milkshakes or completely leaving some foods types out of their diet. These diets are appealing because they claim that you can lose weight really fast, and often have a picture of some young athlete with rock hard abs wearing a pair of trousers that are now fifteen times too big for her. The way it is marketed is so easy to fall into. (I have done the same thing with ‘muscle building potions’ and I still have more muscle in my big toe than anywhere else!!).

So here are the facts:

  • People who use such diets usually always feel hungry
  • The hunger and frustration caused be never being able to eat favourite foods (some of which are actually healthy!!) increases the tendency to give up.
  • Giving up is then detrimental to self-esteem, which is then usually followed by a crash weight gain as eating returns to normal and the body overcompensates.
  • Self-esteem takes another hit from the weight gain and increases the likelihood of comfort eating (Can you see the cycle that is beginning here?)

Furthermore:

  • Some FAD diets encourage you to leave out foods that actually contain essential nutrients!!
  • Diet pills can have pretty nasty side effects and STILL do not work for everybody in the way that they are claimed to. Please just type in ‘diet pill side effects’ into a search to get the full picture as there are way too many to mention on this page. I simply do not have the webspace!!

So I have ranted about obesity, diet pills, fad diets and the negative effects of being overweight and yet I still have not mentioned hypnotherapy. Allow me to begin.

I am not going to sell you a magic cure here. I am not going to say I will hypnotise you and you will leave my consulting room desperately trying to hold your trousers up because that would be unrealistic and it would be a lie. Safe and effective weight loss does not happen in a day.

However, hypnotherapy has proven results in helping people lose weight because of what it teaches and the way it can have powerful effects on breaking patterns and adjusting behaviours.

Hypnotherapy provides a safe, effective and realistic solution for losing weight in a natural way where benefits can be experienced long term.

I will teach you strategies, both cognitive and behavioural, I will build your motivation, confidence, insight, awareness and I will support you every step of the way to meet your weight loss goals. Together we will develop your skills and resources effectively to give you the tools you need to be successful!

All I ask of you is that you are 100% committed to losing weight and that you are prepared to engage with me fully in the process. This will involve carrying out tasks, both behavioural and cognitive outside of sessions that are specifically designed to help you!

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