Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I’ll leave behind.
– Gitanjali Ghei
Do you feel it’s impossible to lose weight?
You have tried diet after diet with limited success. It appears that the various weight loss companies who previously encouraged calorie counting and their own brand of food are now advertising that eating is all in the head and are offering various ways to deal with “emotional eating”.
But do they really? When you limit your calorie intake, you are going to lose weight but what happens when you return to “normal” eating. The underlying emotion which causes you to reach for food for that internal hug still remains. You are giving away your power of choice. Therefore, when left to your own devices, you will revert to old habits.
You eat in a frenzy without tasting what you are eating. It is a trance, to stop you feeling pain. But it is only an illusion.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss
Using hypnosis to lose weight has always recognised the fact that the way we eat is an emotional and habit response and as such stored in the subconscious mind. Therefore, it makes sense that to re-programme the misinformation already stored, it is necessary to access the subconscious mind and this is how hypnosis works. How we see ourselves can very well be different to how we are viewed by others. We have to learn to like and love ourselves.
Hypnosis is the key that unlocks the control centre of how we think, feel, see about ourselves, our environmental triggers and the world we occupy.
Breaking the unconscious habits of soothing feelings with food.
You can learn how to not to reach for food every time you are happy or sad, it is about feeling the emotion you have and the information (whether good or bad) that needs to be assimilated.
To address the problem of over-eating, it is necessary to go back to the beginning (briefly because we want to move forward):
- when you first realised you were fat, different from other children and
- then to take this impression and understand the choices you made with regard to food from that point –
- was it a self punishment or to punish others,
- something to do rather than be bored or perhaps food was always associated with love and of having full and plenty.
We cannot change the past but we can change the emotional connection so this is no longer being triggered.
Remember food is the one constant that has been present throughout your whole life. As a society we use food for good times and bad. Your first connection with food was to sustain your life, to soothe you, to comfort you.
You would not survive if you didn’t receive food. And of course, for some the love that came with the food. Or maybe food was comfort to you when you could not rely on others for this. Food gave the internal hug that you wanted.
You are no longer a baby. Therefore, you must learn how to deal with your self esteem.
Logically you know you are taking too much food in and not exercising enough to and so you put on weight. You know this logically but why can’t you stop doing this. This is what hypnosis unravels.
Why does your subconscious mind let you eat out of control?
- For protection?
- is it stop you leaving the house so you won’t get hurt?
- to stop feeling anything for a moment?
The reasons why you create this protective wall,
the reason why you lack the motivation to do something about it
are all contained in your subconscious mind. By taking away the emotional connection with food, food is no longer an issue. It is something to keep you living – fuel for your body.
What would it be like to only think about food when you were hungry?
You learn to appreciate the flavour and the texture of food.
Slow down your eating.
Imagine making the momentous decision to just stop when you are satisfied. Not because the plate is empty but your appetite has been sated.
Food doesn’t love you.
When you are annoyed or upset, not putting food into your mouth. Food is the grown up’s pacifier (as are cigarettes, nail biting. In fact, anything you bring to your mouth is the mind’s way to bring comfort!. We cannot change the past. But with hypnosis, you can learn to take away the emotive element so that your present and your future can be different.