Hypnotherapy & Counselling for Weight Management in Reading, Berkshire
Imagine how life would be if you could…
- Stop dieting and start living
- Stop food cravings and take back control of your weight
- Enjoy every mouthful you eat and still reduce your weight
- Eat whenever you are hungry and stop when you are full
- Eliminate emotional and comfort eating and start nourishing
and taking care of yourself without turning to food
- Feel better about yourself and have more energy
- Maintain a healthy weight for life
Are you using food to cope with the pressures of life or for emotional comfort rather than for self nourishment?
Would you like to learn how you can change your relationship with food, including your attitude towards eating and weight?
It may be that, on a conscious level, you know exactly what to do when it comes to reducing your weight, but each time you start yet another diet, another part of you (your subconscious mind) sabotages all your efforts. What keeps these negative cycles of habits, thoughts, and behaviours in place, which lead to piling on the pounds and chip away your sense of self-worth?
Many people who suffer from the painful cycles of weight loss and weight gain, or yo-yo dieting, know all too well that diets don’t work for long. Reducing and maintaining a healthy weight is not just about stopping eating, depriving or skipping meals. It’s more about understanding and changing the emotional reasons behind your desire to overeat – the often desperate and uncontrollable need to “self-soothe” with food. It’s just as much about changing your mindset as it is about changing your lifestyle.
If you feel that you are your own worst enemy when it comes to reducing and maintaining a healthy weight, and would like to break free from the habits that keep you stuck, then hypnotherapy can help you tap into your inner resources for change. Most slimming clubs focus only on diet and exercise alone, but reducing weight is an inside matter. Change happens form the inside out.
Therapy allows you to change your mindset and empowers you to make the right choices to reduce your weight naturally and in a healthy way, without punishing your body with repressive eating regimes or brutal workouts. It is flexible enough to adapt to your own specific needs and each session is tailored to address the specific nature of your weight issue/s. My role is to help you become aware of your thinking and negative associations around food, so that you can take back control of your emotionally charged or habitual eating patterns. I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques which allow you to identify and explore the underlying reasons for your weight problems, so that you can begin to change the negative patterns and triggers that are keeping you stuck.
In addition to identifying and addressing underlying emotional causes which may be undermining your weight loss efforts, therapy allows you to evaluate how your lifestyle, habits, mindset and trigger situations (including people around you) may be affecting and maintaining your current weight issues. It’s at this level of self evaluation and reflection that real and lasting change occurs, as you start taking control of your own responses and learn to apply new problem solving skills.
Together we will assess your reasons and motivation to reduce your weight and evaluate whether you are Ready, Willing and Able to bring about the positive changes that you desire. As a practitioner, my role is to facilitate those changes and support you every step of the way.
If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above you may be suitable for the Hypno-Band Weight Loss System. For a quick calculation of your BMI use the NHS healthy weight BMI Calculator here, and follow the link to learn more about this method of reducing weight Hypno-Band Weight Loss System.
Please note: If you’re experiencing an obsessive preoccupation or an extreme emotional and behavioural response to food, weight and body shape , coupled with compensatory behaviour such as starving, binging and purging, then you may be suffering from a more complex problem such as an eating disorder. For more information about eating disorders please read What is an Eating Disorder here.
Medical Check – Recommendation
If you have a specific medical problem or complaint, it is recommended that you seek help from your GP or medical practitioner before you seek hypnotherapy. This will allow you to have the necessary checks to determine whether your condition has a physiological or medical cause. More importantly, if such a condition is identified, then the appropriate medical intervention can be applied. Hypnotherapy can then be a useful complement to other medical treatments.
Your health may be compromised if you use any extreme weight control behaviours (even if occasionally) as there are many physical complications that can arise from extreme food restriction, fasting or losing weight too quickly, from self-induced vomiting, abusing laxatives/diuretics, as well as from extreme exercise.
If you think you might be suffering from an eating disorder it’s important to talk to you GP for a full medical check-up.
If you’d like to find out more about the Weight Management Programme
or would like to book an Initial Consultation
CALL me on 0118 947 6134 or 07846 989439
Alternatively, send me an email and I’ll get back to you just as soon as I can.
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