The role of hypnotherapy is to support clients as they make changes to their lifestyles enabling them to reduce their weight by reducing stress, habits or emotional conflict that would otherwise make it difficult.
Neither hypnosis nor hypnotherapy is a weight reduction programme. Clients who are overweight must eat less and exercise more in order to be successful, however hypnotherapy offers excellent support to enable weight reduction.
Hypnotherapy can also be used to treat other eating disorders.
As with any type of hypnotherapy clients have to be an active participant in the process.
Hypnosis can help you lose weight naturally and easily. It is probably the healthiest way to lose weight if incorporated properly into a healthy lifestyle plan. It seems to work on two levels:-
Firstly, hypnosis helps you to let go of all the bad habits and false beliefs that stopped you losing weight before. For instance, eating too quickly and eating too much are bad habits and eating to feel happier is based on false belief.
Secondly, and importantly, hypnosis helps you move forward by developing new habits and new beliefs.
Weight loss should be natural and part of a well defined plan of who you are and who you want to be.
Hypnosis can help you to develop a new self-image. You will still be you, but, imagine being you in a happier, healthier and lighter way! It can help you feel relaxed, not only about food, diet and nutrition but about yourself. Overcoming stress will naturally help you to stop comfort eating and to adopt a much healthier attitude.
Hypnosis can help with positive thinking. Never underestimate what positive beliefs and an optimistic outlook will achieve for you. It can often be difficult to be positive, but, then its not always a conscious decision. It’s a decision made on an unconscious level and this is where hypnotherapy works best.
I believe that learning self-hypnosis is actually the main aim for my clients to achieve. I will teach these techniques accordingly. Until a client is able to use the techniques they have learned themselves they are not fully empowered and therefore are still relying on someone or something else.