As we are all well aware, there are many diets, weight loss clubs and weight management programmes widely available to everyone. Some are more effective than others, and most rely on reducing calorie intake and increasing exercise (eat less and move around more)! Many of us will have tried several variations over the years, but without lasting success. Weight management is one of the most effective area for hypnotherapy. Rather than just reducing calories that you are likely to put on again in the longer term, hypnosis gets you in touch with the reasons why you unconsciously eat. If you are the type of person that struggles to stop after a small piece of chocolate and feels compelled to finish the packet then a hypnotherapist can help you understand why and help you create new healthy self-management techniques.
As well as stopping compulsive eating, hypnosis can increase your motivation for exercise. It can also help you reduce portion sizes so you lose weight healthily, steadily and for the long term. Losing weight with hypnosis is essentially about teaching you to feel good about yourself, whatever size you are. It focuses on making healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Beware of hypnotherapists offering amazing weight loss in one session! Hypnosis for weight management is about changing lifelong negative habits around food and body image; the best results are often when committing to a programme of treatment. It should also be said that the client is ultimately responsible for the success of any weight loss programme. Whilst the therapist will do everything they can to develop an effective treatment plan, and support the client throughout the course of treatment, hypnotherapy is not a magical cure and successful weight management requires self discipline and honesty on the part of the client.