Weight Loss : Lose Weight : Weight Control Help
Using Unique Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Techniques to Lose Weight or to Address Issues with Eating – at Friarswood Hypnotherapy Clinic
There is an increasing number of people who have issues with eating, drinking and weight control in our society.
The BBC Word News reported (2nd January 2008) that:
“People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world”. They stated that “obesity is a modern problem – statistics for it did not even exist 50 years ago. The increase of convenience foods, labour-saving devices, motorised transport and more sedentary jobs means people are getting fatter.
The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.
In response to what some describe as the ‘obesity epidemic’, there are now an overwhelming number of diets and ‘magic cures’ advertised in the media and on the internet, but unfortunately many of them simply do not work. This is because they fail to address the very reasons why you have issues with food and drink….
How Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Can Help you
The majority of people who have issues with their eating and drinking also have a variety of other issues which impact upon themselves, some of these may be listed below:
- Poor self- confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Poor, and/or factually inaccurate self and body image
- Lack of, or weak willpower
- High stress levels
- Lack of exercise
- ‘Portion distortion’ – the name being applied to our lack of awareness of correct portion sizes in our ‘super-size’ culture
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are more effective interventions for weight loss, and eating and drinking issues, as they aim to address and minimise unhelpful beliefs and issues.
Hypnosis, combined with suggestion therapy will enable you to move on from unhelpful thought patterns within just one session. It will provide you with a greater sense of self; it will boost self-confidence, willpower and self-esteem; it will help you build on your self-belief; you will become more consciously aware of what and when you are eating and drinking, thereby enabling you to become more in control; you will have greater motivation for exercise and you will have a strong visual image of yourself as a successful person who is in control if their eating and drinking.
An added bonus is that hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and reduces stress levels.
Eating Disorders or Serious Issues with Eating or Drinking
If your eating or drinking are more serious, then you are not alone: Disordered-eating.co.uk report that at least 1.1 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with young people in the age-group 14-25 being most at risk of developing this type of illness.
As many as one woman in 20 will have eating habits which give cause for concern; most will be aged 14 to 25 years old.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists:
Girls and women are 10 times more likely than boys and men to suffer from anorexia or bulimia.
The Independent on Sunday:
An investigation into the problem of eating disorders revealed that at least 1 percent of women are affected by eating disorders.
Beat currently believes the number of people receiving treatment for anorexia or bulimia to be near to 90,000, while many more people have eating disorders undiagnosed, in particular those with bulimia nervosa.
If you have a more serious long term problem with your eating or drinking, or perhaps you have an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia, then it is likely that you would benefit most from a course of analytical hypnotherapy (pure-hypnoanalysis). This type of therapy would provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis with suggestion therapy, whilst also helping you to fully resolve your issues with eating and self-image, leaving you free to enjoy a more stable and relaxed approach to eating and drinking. (For more info on pure-hypnoanalysis click here.)