Millions of people worldwide battle with their weight on a daily basis by trying the latest fad diet. For each and every new dietary fad, there are many followers all ready to spend their hard earned cash on diet substances, nutritional supplements and other things required to help them get the shape the results promised.
You might notice that you never see articles featuring testimonials years after they started the diet plan that ‘changed their lives’. It is because no diet plan or fad diet deals with the deeper issues that have caused them to gain the pounds in the first place.
So what could be going on in our heads to make us eat more than we should? When we are young we can acquire some bad habits that stay with us right through to adult life. Clearing our plates is one thing we are all told we ought to do, otherwise we are ‘wasting’ food given to us.
Even if we are not feeling hungry, we are encouraged to finish the food in front of us, even if the portion is too big. From time to time companies include subliminal communications on harmless looking advertisements and, of course, product placement is common on television and in films today.
You also grow up with a reinforced outlook of ‘we all deserve a reward now and again’, which can cause comfort eating and a shared sense of ‘naughtiness’ whenever we are feeling low and need a pick-me-up. All or none of these scenarios may be relevant to you personally, but they are just a small number of the things we may have come across in our life that can contribute to weight issues.
Gaining weight is not a problem for some people, and some people do find success with dieting and exercise alone. Good for them. On the other hand, some of us need a little help on the way.
Good old fashioned self-control is simply not enough in some instances. Most of the time, we need more than just willpower to handle the deeply ingrained problems that have led us to gain weight. These problems can be dealt with by using hypnotherapy.
To help you lose weight using hypnotherapy we design a series of sessions tailored to you that are designed specifically to help you change the habits and beliefs which have resulted in unwanted weight gain.
During weight loss hypnotherapy, you could discover the issues that have caused unwanted weight gain and this can give you a clue as to how to control them long term. This particular hypnotic approach helps re-programme the subconscious part of your brain that has essentially been strengthening all of the negative behaviours you’ve been fighting for so long.
So instead of continuing with the weight loss and then weight gain yo-yo effect, weight loss hypnotherapy approach will help you shed the excess weight, and then maintain that weight loss because you will have changed the behaviours. You can be much more focused and also have a much more powerful resolve, making the lifestyle change significantly less of an uphill battle.
Paul Howard, from The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, is a professional hypnotherapist who specialises in the weight loss hypnotherapy field, said “The initial weight loss is all about motivation to change which we can help to instill, but in reality the long-term problem can only be addressed by a change in behaviours and this is the main focus of our weight loss programme. This is where our slim from within programme differs from everybody else as we believe that it’s not about losing weight, that bit is relatively easy, its about making the change in your decisions and behaviours that creates successful outcomes, long term.”
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy is committed to raising awareness to the help that hypnotherapy can bring to sufferers of psychological issues. They have specialists that cover various issues such as anxiety, weight control, insomnia, psoriasis and smoking. They have been in practice since 2002 and have male and female therapists on staff.