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).
“Having tried every diet in the book – some successfully, some not, I first read about the hypno band whilst in Spain. Back home, I read up about it and I had a good feeling that this was the solution I was looking for. I had contemplated actually having a gastric band but could neither afford it nor did I relish the idea of surgery with all the complications that can go with it.
At my initial consultation, Danny explained the whole theory of hypnotherapy to me and discussed with me the reasons why I over ate (and over drank I have to say). From the minute I left his consulting room, I knew this was going to work and couldn’t wait to get started.
The following week I returned and began the hypno band process. Contrary to popular belief, I was not running round the room, clucking like a chicken! What I did experience was a truly wonderful sense of relaxation, yet being totally aware of all that was going on around me.
My next session took me through preparation for my ‘surgery’ – I was even able to choose my surgeon (with very interesting results I have to say). Again, the session was deeply relaxing and totally prepared me for what was to come.
Now that I have had my ‘surgery’, I am 100% convinced I have a gastric band. I can clearly remember the whole process, from check-in through to being discharged – all without any pain!
I no longer think about snacking – I just don’t do it. I eat smaller portions of food, on smaller plates and I do this automatically, without even thinking about it (which has amazed me). It is now just a normal part of my life. As far as I’m concerned, I no longer have a weight problem – I am in total control of my weight.
However, it is not all about the weight loss. I cannot believe the positive impact hypnotherapy has had on my life – I am a completely different person to the one who first walked into Danny’s consulting room. I am so much happier and confident and my self esteem is sky high – I feel I’m on a permanent high, I just can’t stop smiling! The weight loss is an added bonus!
Before I had my “surgery”, I had lost just under 1 stone in weight and I continue to steadily lose. I listen to the recordings Danny made for me every day as it gives me a truly wonderful feeling of relaxation, happiness and contentment – I never want this feeling to end.
I can’t thank Danny enough for all the help and support he has given me. He tells me I should take the credit for it and I do – I am very proud of what I have achieved so far but I know that without him, I would be still be that unhappy, unconfident person with no self-esteem, desperately seeking a solution to my weight problem.
Hypnotherapy is such an incredibly wonderful experience, I would encourage anyone to give it a go. You have nothing to lose (except weight) and so much to gain.”