…more effective than diet and exercise alone
Have you experienced limited success from diets in the past. Food is a very important part of our cultural, family and social life. Food can sustain as well as evoke positive feelings from memories. It is important to manage the role that our emotions play in our lives when it comes to food. This is where Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy can assist you to develop a realistic plan.
If you are looking to release weight then Hypnotherapy is more effective than diet and exercise alone. You can allow the mind to adapt to the suggestion to change habits like overeating while following a multifaceted individual plan developed with you which incorporates learning skills, food education, changing habits, meal planning and updating your daily routine.
Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness that you naturally enter for therapeutic purposes. During this process, beneficial corrections may be given directly to the unconscious mind. This is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge and the unwitting source of many of our challenges.
No-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Therefore, therapeutic hypnosis is a state of purposeful and confidential co-operation.
During the session, you will recline in a comfortable chair with your feet elevated. During the hypnosis period, you will feel relaxed, but still aware of what is happening around you. The conscious mind slows down and thoughts fade allowing for positive suggestions to be embedded in the sub-conscious mind. You will enter a state of deep relaxation.
You will awaken from the hypnotic relaxed state initially feeling drowsy and then wide awake as if you have experienced a very satisfying sleep. You may or may not remember the positive suggestions, which is why all hypnosis sessions are recorded and you’ll be sent the recording the next day following the session.
In clinical hypnotherapy, hypnosis is used as a tool to help clients reach a state of relaxation – similar to daydreaming. When you enter a state of hypnosis, your mind is highly suggestible, and because of this, you can begin to reframe the negative thought patterns that are holding behaviours in place.
For example, let’s say you’re hoping to overcome procrastination. The clinical hypnotherapist will guide you into hypnosis. Once you’ve achieved this hyper-focused, relaxed state, the clinical hypnotherapist will provide tailored suggestions designed to help you overcome and reframe your existing subconscious thoughts.
For procrastination, the suggestion might be: “Working in 30-minute intervals should be a priority in your life. Because you’re working for just a half-hour, work will come more easily. And it will feel more manageable than the past.”
Ultimately, because your mind while in a state of hypnosis is so suggestible, this suggestion is much more likely to “stick.” In other words, you’re reversing the negative thoughts that encourage your procrastination.
Clinical Hypnotherapists are trained to address a variety of conditions – including anxiety, overeating, smoking, weight loss, phobias, negative thinking and much more. In other words, our training provides the tools to address a much longer list of conditions.
Plus, clinical hypnotherapists have a much broader toolbox of techniques to work with, including visualisation, neuro-linguistic programming, root cause analysis, and reframing.
With more tools, clinical hypnotherapists can provide an approach that’s tailored to each individual’s needs.
Ultimately,clinical hypnotherapists want you to succeed. Yet, clinical hypnotherapy tends to empower clients more effectively.
The reason? Clinical Hypnotherapists are trained to recognise change resistance behaviours and uncover the root cause.
Additionally, clinical hypnotherapists encourage follow-up appointments to reinforce positive behaviours. Therefore, results may be longer-lasting and achieved more quickly.
Each client seeking hypnosis has his or her own subconscious thinking patterns. These subconscious thoughts are what keep a negative behaviour in place.
For hypnosis to be effective, the experience must be tailored to reversing this “root cause.”
In general, clinical hypnotherapy seeks to understand the root causes of anxiety, stress, discomfort or life challenges and deliver therapy that is designed to reverse the subconscious source.
“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.”