I really LOVE my job
To be able to help someone become pain free and go for walks, after not being able to for so long....
To be able to help someone change their eating habits and steadily lose weight, without them even really having to try....
To be able to help a 60 a day smoker, simply stop smoking, just like that...
To be able to help someone vastly reduce their habitual alcohol consumption, after just one session...
To know that I can help my clients make massive TRANSFORMATIONS in their lives, using hypnotherapy, makes my heart sing.
This is why I do what I do...
Because I might not be able to change the whole world, but I can make a difference in the lives of those that I do work with 💜
One common issue that a lot of my clients face is snacking between or after meals.
So I have put together some practical tips that you can try, to help you overcome the urge to eat when you aren't actually hungry.
When you find yourself raiding the fridge or the cupboards...
When you catch yourself with your hand on the biscuit box...
When you are contemplating having a snack, even though you ate a meal not that long ago....
And ask yourself a few quick questions...
Could you actually be thirsty? (Hunger and thirst symptoms can manifest in very similar ways)
Are you bored? (Eating just for something to do is a sure fire way of consuming far more calories than you actually need)
Are you tired? (When we are over-tired, the same hunger-sparking hormones are produced, meaning you will feel hungry, even though you do not actually need the calories)
Are you feeling emotionally low? (Comfort eating is a very destructive cycle to get caught up in - you can read about that cycle on one of my previous posts)
By working through these options, you can make a more educated decision on whether what you are experiencing is genuine hunger or if you are trying to mask something else.
This may sound fairly simple, but by taking a few minutes to check in with yourself and how you are thinking/feeling, you can consciously start making healthier choices.
Of course, you can make this whole process a lot quicker and easier by using hypnotherapy to change your unhealthy habits and address your emotional issues.
So if you find yourself mindlessly snacking, give this process a try and use some of the tips below.
If you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can aid you in getting more rapid, long lasting results, send me a message.
These four things need to change, if you want to get different results from those you have got so far.
The things you THINK, the way you FEEL and the things you DO will determine your results.
If you think that losing weight is hard... If you feel that you aren't good enough... If you eat unhealthy foods on a regular basis... THEN THAT WILL BE YOUR REALITY.
However, if you are open minded enough to accept that in fact weight loss could be easy and effortless and you feel confident and motivated and you choose healthy foods and exercise on a regular basis... THAT WILL BE YOUR REALITY
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind and it's no coincidence that it is highly effective in helping people to eat right and lose weight because it is also the part of the mind that controls emotions, habits, behaviours and beliefs!
Using Hypnotherapy we can change the way you think and feel about food. We can boost your confidence and motivation to exercise. We can also remove your desire for unhealthy foods, as simply as flicking a switch off in your brain.
If you have tried all the fad diets going and still haven't got the results you are wanting, send me a message and we can explore your situation and find out if Hypnotherapy would be a good fit for you. 💜
Let me explain how the cycle tends to occur…
It is initially triggered by a SITUATION/EVENT, let’s use the breakup of a relationship as an example.
So as soon as the event happens, your brain will start churning out THOUGHTS.
Quite often, these thoughts will be of a negative nature…
“It’s all my fault”,
“I’m not good enough”,
“If only I was thinner/prettier/more attentive”,
“I’m never gonna find someone else”,
“My life is over” etc.
These negative thoughts, then create negative FEELINGS/EMOTIONS.
When you are feeling sad/stressed/depressed/angry, this influences your BEHAVIOUR, meaning you tend to turn to food for comfort, in the hopes that it will somehow fill the void that your partner left.
This usually entails opting for unhealthy, high calorie foods and lots of them.
Once you have binged on your comfort food, you may very well feel some TEMPORARY RELIEF from your negative thoughts and feelings…
But we all know, that those feelings of comfort, never last for long and soon create NEW NEGATIVE THOUGHTS such as
“OMG Why did I do that?”
“That’s my diet blown for another week so I might as well just finish the packet”,
“I’m so stupid”,
“I’m never gonna get to my ideal weight at this rate”,
“No wonder he left me”,
“I have no control” etc etc.
Obviously, as we have already said, your thoughts dictate your emotions, so you feel more NEW NEGATIVE FEELINGS, which then lead you back to raiding the fridge and the cupboards and bingeing on junk because you feel lousy.
And thus the cycle has been formed and you are stuck.
HOWEVER, I can help you to CUT THE LINK that you have between situations that occur in your life and the need to eat to cope with them.
I can help you to BREAK THE CYCLE.
We can work together to equip you with tools and techniques that help you manage these difficult situations and events that happen, in a more healthy way, that doesn’t involve eating.
We can also CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS about yourself, your eating habits and your situations, so that the resulting emotions and behaviours are also much more positive and healthy.
This cycle isn’t just about comfort eating, it can be applied to many issues.
If you can resonate with this cycle in any way, and you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can indeed help you to break the cycle that you are stuck in, then send me a message and let’s chat.
“ONCE I’VE LOST WEIGHT, I’LL BE HAPPY”
“ONCE I’VE LOST WEIGHT, I’LL BE MORE CONFIDENT”
I hear these statements a lot.
If you have said or thought these things lately, let me ask you a few questions…
Why are you waiting until you’ve lost weight to be happy or confident?
Why are you placing conditions on your happiness?
Do you realise that through my line of work I have met a wide variety of people…
Some who are drastically underweight, some who are at their ideal weight and some who are very overweight and you know what,
NONE of them were happy!
They ALL had issues with their bodies that made them dislike themselves.
Once I helped them work through their problems and helped them to LOVE their bodies, regardless of their shape and size, they realised that happiness is a state of mind… it is a choice.
You don’t just suddenly become happy when you reach a certain weight.
Being happy has nothing to do with your weight or your size.
HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB