hhypnotherapy for weight control

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy for weight loss & management

If you've arrived at this page because you seem to have spent most of your life dieting, only to find that after a while you've gained back the weight you lost plus some extra pounds, then you can take comfort in realising that you are not alone

Is it a habit, or is it compulsive emotional eating?

A couple of innocent biscuits can add up to 200 calories. Those 200 calories, if maintained every day, can add up to one and a half stone of extra fat over 12 months.

But sometimes habits run much deeper than those extra biscuits and have become compulsive or emotional eating. It feeds something inside of us, something that's missing, and so no amount of food is ever going to fill that emotional craving or hunger.

Overeating is often just a symptom of the underlying problem, and the phrase ‘weight on the mind’ can seem so very appropriate.

The secret to a healthy weight may be learning how to like yourself, or even love yourself.

For some people that's a scary concept. With constant overeating, food may not be the issue, it can be simply be emotional or comfort eating, where food covers up emotional issues and feelings.

The trouble is that no amount of food is going to satisfy any emotional emptiness or hidden emotional issues. Sadly, diets, exercise and pills all ignore this important deep emotional component.

Losing weight for many isn't hard, but keeping it off is a different story!

You may have successfully reduced your weight in the past and that may have been for a month, a year or longer. But something triggered that eating habit, something inside of you said its time to eat again.

Often it can be small simple thing such as having a bad day at work and seeking comfort in the crisps, biscuits, wine or any other treat that will make you feel better.

Dieting alone will usually end in failure for most people as there are many other factors to be taken into consideration, and from my experience, dieting can leave people feeling sad and miserable, which then fuels the emotional eating urge. Therefore learning to recognise and working with your emotional triggers is the first step.

What if lifestyle and stress are a bigger factor than you imagine in holding onto fat?

Stress and anxiety exist at some point in most peoples lives. At times of stress and anxiety, our bodies can go into fight or flight mode and when it does our bodies produce cortisol and other hormones.

These hormones help to deal with what's at hand, but if cortisol is too high for too long, it can increase the amount of fat you hold in your belly.

So part of the process is to teach you some skills to work with your body to release the pressure that stress can create.

Hypnotherapy aims to get to the root cause of the emotional and comfort eating

Changing how you feel about yourself and working with the emotions driving the eating habit are the keys to success.

When these emotional drivers are addressed at an unconscious level, you can regain control which allows you to achieve natural weight loss. As a result, proper nutrition and exercise can become a matter of simple choice rather than a constant internal struggle.

Regression to cause Hypnotherapy will help by identifying and releasing the underline emotional issues that are the cause of the overeating or self medicate with food. So instead of relying on dieting and slimming programs alone, we can work together to change how you feel about you.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required varies from person to person. There's a misconception that weight loss hypnosis is a magical one off cure! There is no magic cure stopping binge eating. It's a process of clearing the emotional drivers and then the need to overeat can go.

What's the cost per session?

The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.

How can I pay for treatment?

Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.

Chris gelder hypnotherapist in preston

What's the next step?

If you're ready to stop the yo-yo diet weight gain cycle. Call me on 01772 499046 or email me by clicking here.

Chris Gelder hypnotherapist, NLP, EFT