Manage Your Weight using Hypnotherapy
through the pages
of any local newspaper and you will see a plethora of services and
products to help with weight control. Common sense and the laws of
science suggest that to dump the excess weight the equation is simple.
Eat less, and exercise more. That's easier said than done.
fact is that there are numerous reasons that people over eat. Most
people don't even realise that they are over eating. There are lots of
people who are naturally thin and healthy. They tend to have a
different strategy for eating. They eat for fuel as a priority to
taste. When they consider what they are going to eat, they consider the
longer term consequences. They consider how this food will feel in my
belly over the next few hours as I digest it. For example, a thin
person feels hungry. They consider a block of ice cream, and compare
that to a bowl of soup and a sandwich. They imagine how bloated and
listless they will feel after eating the ice cream, and how light and
energetic they will feel after the soup and sandwich, and choose that.
weight control is not about dieting, it is about lifestyle change.
Diets don't work except in the short term. People on diets feel they
are depriving themselves, and constantly feel rebellious. Diets fail
because they are an "away from" motivation, and they are a source of
simplistically, people are motivated to move towards pleasure, and
motivated to move away from pain. People tend go on a diet because they
want to stop being overweight. Moving away from overweight is an away
from motivation, it is away from the pain of being overweight.
Meanwhile, the old toward motivations of food as pleasure or comfort or
any of a thousand reasons are still there, trying to pull you back to
old habits. After a while on the diet, there is some weight loss, and
the motivating pain of overweight loses power. The toward motivations
of pleasure become more powerful, and the swing back to over eating
begins again until the pain of overweight builds up force again and the
cycle begins again. Does that seem familiar to you?
using gastric band hypnosis combined with other hypnotherapy techniques
can have dramatic results, and the change is lifelong, not just
temporary. This is because the changes are locked in at the
subconscious level. It is your subconscious that is responsible for all
learning and change and habits. Changing habits at the unconscious
level causes change at the conscious level apparently without effort. A
useful metaphor is to imagine a horse carriage. Imagine your brain is
the carriage driver, your body is the carriage, and the horses are your
emotions. When we overeat, it's usually our emotions that pull us
along. If those horses (emotions) decide to have a bar of chocolate,
and charge off to do that, pulling on the reins (willpower) might slow
them down for a bit, but that takes a lot of energy, and since the
horses are consistent (imaging that chocolate), they will drag the
carriage and driver along with them. Hypnotherapy gives you direct
access to the desires of the horses (emotions) so they will bring you
in the direction you want, every second of every day consistently,
perhaps just requiring a gentle tug on the reins now and
for weight control starts off with a two hour session, followed by
three one hour sessions, usually weekly. It is very important that you
understand that hypnosis is not magic, and while the results are
usually dramatic, please look at the following equation.
are responsible for your body, for your thoughts and for your feelings.
You need to have the attitude that you are on the cause side of the
equation, and not on the effect side of the equation. Being on the
cause side of the equation means knowing and feeling you are in control
of your life, and not being blown along by the winds of randomness. You
generate the effects. Being on the effect side of the equation means
that you have no control, that nothing you do makes any difference so
why do anything. Hypnotherapy is a team effort, where we work together.
You need to do your part, because you are the one that is changing. It
is important that you have realistic expectations! Your obligations in
relation to the hypnotherapy are:
To use your imagination to imagine the things I describe as vividly as
possible, with as many of your five senses as possible.
Listen to the hypnotic recording provided religiously for the first
couple of weeks.
Follow a few golden rules which I will provide.
has been reported that the expected average weight loss is half a stone
in the first week, and maybe 1-2 lbs a week after that. There is no
dieting, you can eat what you like, but will be completely satisfied
and content with smaller quantities. This is not guaranteed, but it is
the average weight loss following this procedure.
you were to lose 1-2lbs a week without dieting, would you be
happy with that?
first session is a two hour session which consists of information
gathering, the hypnosis pretalk, the hypnotic induction, the "well
formed outcomes" and the hypnotic gastric band "operation". This is
basically an imaginary operation under hypnosis where your subconscious
mind imagines your stomach is smaller, and so feels full on smaller and
healthier amounts of food. You will be given a CD/MP3 to
up, which it is very important to listen to regularly as it reinforces
the session, and increases your subconscious motivation before
meals. If during the intake form it is apparent that there are
significant emotional events in your past that are the main drivers for
the overweight, we may need to change the strategy to clearing
emotional baggage from the past before coming back to the
second session is of one hours duration, and is aimed at resolving any
conflict at the subconscious level in relation to eating and food. The
metaphor behind this is that we have parts at the subconscious level
which have intentions they want to achieve, and behaviours to support
those intentions. Once we get congruence at the subconscious level,
change is very easy because we have harmony instead of conflict at the
subconscious level. It's like the difference between two people with
different objectives fighting and in conflict, and the same two people
with the same objective working together in synergy. What would it be
like if the part of you that was responsible for overeating now uses
it's energy and motivation to move you toward the new healthier, more
third session also of one hour is generally aimed at motivating you
towards getting more exercise, because your new eating lifestyle is
usually automatic at this stage. Sometimes there are particular foods
that have been identified as a particular issue, and we can deal with
those during this session.
fourth session is a "mop up" session, it really depends on how things
have being going for you between the previous sessions, and usually we
do a "tightening" of the hypnotic gastric band during this session.
you would like an explanatory brochure, or a free
consultation, please phone
Daniel Madden ADHP MICHP BE
Phone: 085 - 1318344