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Hypnotherapy for Weight Management

With the arrival of colder weather, many people find themselves falling into the habit of binge eating or seeking comfort in sugary foods. This behaviour is often seen in individuals who are feeling anxious, depressed, or unsettled. Unfortunately, this leads to unwanted weight gain and feelings of guilt, which only exacerbate the existing anxiety and depression.

Research has shown that dieting actually affects the way our brains function, and hormonal changes encourage us to eat and store more fat. In fact, most dieters end up gaining more weight than they lose.

However, there is a solution that can effectively treat these issues where diets often fail: hypnotherapy.  

During the hypnotic process, old behaviours, emotions, habits, and exercise levels can be altered. Hypnotherapy can also help maintain a higher metabolic rate, stimulate the production of Leptin and Peptide YY (which help regulate appetite), and suppress Ghrelin (a hormone that stimulates hunger) by suggesting to the subconscious mind that you are eating more than you actually are.

Eating for comfort can develop into an eating disorder, which significantly impacts one's quality of life. It is estimated that about 50% of people who binge eat have experienced depression at some point, though it is unclear whether depression causes binge eating or vice versa. Stress is another common trigger for eating disorders, often occurring during major life events or after the loss of a loved one.

People with eating disorders often face personal difficulties. Those who binge eat often feel ashamed of their food consumption and believe it reflects their lack of control in other areas of life.

The good news is that most individuals already know what they should be eating and what exercises they should be doing. Hypnotherapy for weight loss focuses on removing the subconscious programming that hinders success, rather than educating individuals on proper diet and exercise.

So how does hypnotherapy work, and is it successful?

There are numerous success stories, such as singer Lily Allen dropping six dress sizes after undergoing treatment. Many hypnotherapists report a success rate of over 98%.

Hypnosis is a temporary altered state of consciousness. In the context of weight loss, the therapist first helps the individual understand their problematic behaviours, such as overeating or avoiding exercise. Then, while the person is in a relaxed and impressionable state, the therapist suggests changes to these behaviours, effectively "removing subconscious programming."

Hypnotherapy for weight loss has gained popularity, with millions of people turning to this treatment for a healthier body. Even celebrities like Lily Allen have embraced hypnotherapy and abandoned traditional diets.

Furthermore, hypnotherapy is safe. It utilises the state of hypnosis to address various medical and psychological issues. It is estimated that 85% of people respond positively to clinical hypnotherapy at some level.

When conducted by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist, the benefits of hypnotherapy can be long-lasting and even permanent. It is a natural and safe approach with no harmful side effects.

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