WEIGH MORE THAN YOU WANT TO?
Perhaps you have lost weight in the past using your will power. This takes lots of conscious effort, and when the target weight is reached and the dieting stops, the subconscious mind takes over again directing you to eat in your old inappropriate ways, resulting in putting the weight back on.
The subconscious mind stores all your beliefs and habits that automatically influence your food choices. Hypnosis can help to make the changes you desire in the subconscious part of your mind that will make maintaining your weight goal automatic, without discomfort.
Some common reasons for eating other than being hungry: Reward, Entertainment
Boredom, Anxiety/Stress, Comfort, Boredom, Guilt.
What Can You Do About It?
Regardless of why you eat inappropriately, you can replace the emotional fix you sought in food with a satisfying substitute. In the past, maybe a sugary/fatty snack seemed to help you, but what you really needed is an appealing, satisfying alternative. Hypnosis will relax you, and reprogram negative old habits that have sabotaged your weight goal efforts in the past.
Pinpointing When, Where, and Why You Eat
WHEN? Are you eating when you're genuinely hungry, or when you are nervous, bored, stressed, hyperactive, happy, sad, lonely, frustrated, anxious or afraid?
WHERE? Are you eating while watching TV, at the computer, out with friends, while reading, during coffee breaks, commuting to work, at sports events, at business lunches, social events or in bed?
WHY? Are you eating when you need comfort, a reward, or for companionship? Perhaps it is for something to do, to change your activity, to relax, to compensate for something unpleasant, to feel more important, to feel more secure, or instead of sexual attention?
After you've pinpointed the times, locations, and reasons you overeat, you can begin to change your behaviour patterns with well thought out substitutes that genuinely appeal to you. This is what you will commit yourself to during hypnosis. You need to create successful substitutes for negative old habits.
Common alternatives to inappropriate eating are: Drinking water, going for a walk, having a relaxing bath, renting a movie, sports activities.
Hypnosis and Weight Control
Hypnosis can then be used to relax your conscious mind, making your unconscious mind more receptive and suggestions can be made to your unconscious mind where they are more readily accepted. This makes the changes you want to make occur more naturally without the need for battling with will power.
Number of Sessions
Verity's sees most client an average of 3 times.
hypnosis USED TO
>> increase appeal for healthy food
>> decrease appeal for unhealthy food
>> create new healthy eating behaviour
>> stop unnecessary snacking
>> give less importane to food
>> increase motivation to exercise
>> increase general physical activity
Research indicates that hypnosis supports weight
loss and more importantly supports long term weight loss.
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