Many of us have at times thought we could do with losing a few pounds or more to fit into our favourite clothes or to just feel a little healthier and more comfortable. Maybe you’ve added a few pounds following Christmas or your annual holiday. Our weight can fluctuate to a certain degree at different times of the year which is totally normal. But trying to lose weight, to shed those unwanted pounds can prove to be a bit of a struggle at times.
We all try dieting even though we know that they don’t work long-term and more often than not we actually put on more weight than when we started. Do you know anyone that has only ever been on one diet and succeeded permanently?
By focusing on diets, food, calories and food points, our minds are rarely away from the whole subject. We wake up thinking about food, what we’re allowed to have, what we’re not allowed to have. It’s a well known fact that the more you deny yourself something, the more your mind tells you, you must have it. Does that sound familiar?
Overeating or comfort eating is a compulsive behaviour triggered by a variety of emotional reasons but can be driven by the level of stress and anxiety you are experiencing. For a short while you experience some comfort and satisfaction by having that extra slice of cake but soon after comes the guilt, disappointment and loathing of yourself which furthers the cycle of compulsive behaviour.
Other oral compulsive behaviours include smoking and drinking, but unlike comfort eating the negative consequences are internal. The overweight person is literally wearing the results of their compulsive behaviour which then lowers self esteem and confidence further. Obesity is on the increase read more …..
As you know, to change your body weight is to eat and exercise correctly. Dieting alone is unable to change a lifetime’s habits and emotions around food and the mind is the key to unlock and change these behaviours.
Food is just a part of the whole picture, there are often psychological issues that are underlying and the root cause of the weight gain needs to be identified and dealt with at a subconscious level.
Some people overeat, some comfort eat, some compulsively eat, some emotionally eat and some don’t even realise when they’re eating. We need to create a relationship with food where you’re in control.
If you’re already at your ideal weight but would like help staying there, we would focus on your reasons for doing so and help eliminate any thoughts and behaviours that may have sabotaged your efforts in the past.
Then we need to motivate you to exercise, where safe and possible to do so. Even small changes have a profound effect on your health, self-esteem and overall image.
We’ll focus on the benefits, the rewards and your success. Focusing on the positives, so in this case, on your goal is far more beneficial than focusing on how you are at present and what you want to change.
I had received hypnotherapy a number of years previously for treating agoraphobia and I found it very effective and changed my life. The problem of anxiety arose after my mum and dad passed away 3 years ago, and I felt sure it would help me again.Linda
I was right. In contacting Lynne I found it really helpful. I felt more confident and less worried about the future. I found Lynne to be very professional but friendly and very approachable which I personally feel is why my treatment was successful.
It wasn’t just the hypnotherapy, it was working together with Lynne and putting things in place that I could use at home if I suffered a “blip”.
I would recommend anyone to be treated with hypnotherapy in this way as it is very successful, and has worked for me.
I sought the help of Lynne because I was struggling with alcohol. I am not addicted to alcohol but when I had to socialise I drank excessively to give me confidence. It did not matter if I knew them well or not at all. I would always drink before I went out would get really drunk become argumentative say and do things I would never do sober or a little tipsy. Lynn helped me through hypnosis what in my past could be one of the reasons I do this and gave me coping techniques. It has been approx. 10 months since I last had hypnotherapy and with the exception of a couple of lapses I have really controlled my alcohol intake at social events and people have commented I have done well and they are proud of me.Julie
The results were almost instant, as you put my life in perspective. I could see things for what they were and the self-help i.e. breathing and techniques really worked for me.Nicola
I’ve not looked back.
I’ve not had an episode at all, I’ve cut down on my drinking. Losing weight slowly and feel generally more motivated. I’ve started to wean myself off the panic attack meds under guidance from docs, and I’m doing great.
I wouldn't think twice about returning to see you if I felt I needed it as you were very easy to talk to and put me at ease straight away. My life at the moment is great, and this is all because you taught me about my life and put it in order.
Can’t thank you enough