As with all animals, we are all born with a behavioral template to search out food and eat. In primitive times this template would have been programmed to feast when there was an abundance of food or to cope with a fast in times of famine.
In our modern ‘western’ world, famine is uncommon, but with constant availability of food, it is not surprising that this template gets distorted and there is a tendency to overeat. Weight and overeating is not about the food, it is about other emotional issues or feelings of being out of control in other areas of our life. The most common cause of being overweight relates to the individual’s attitude to food – it’s not just a matter of choice but also a matter of conditioning laid down in childhood and throughout life. Your attitude to food and eating is the most important means of losing weight and that’s where hypnotherapy comes in. Under hypnosis the subconscious can be allowed to form fresh perspectives on how, what, when and why you eat. It’s not so difficult once your subconscious mind better understands the role of food.
Old childhood behaviour patterns are updated so that food is not used for comfort at times of stress making the task of losing your weight so much easier. You gain control over your eating habits as your shape changes to a more healthy you.
“I had been considering Hypnotherapy for weight loss for some time and a friend recommended Emma, although I was initially nervous it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
I’ve had a constant battle with my weight for years and i could get so far on my own and then the weight would slowly creep back on. Emma helped me to learn why my brain works the way it does and what I needed to do to keep myself on track.
The hypnotherapy itself is the most amazing feeling and every week i would leave feeling 10 feet tall and ready to tackle anything, if my therapist could bottle this feeling she would be a millionaire!!
My weight is steadily coming off and I’m well on my way, and I know if I stumble with my new positive attitude I can get straight back on it.
I cannot recommend Old Town Hypnotherapy enough, go on give it a try!!” Louise*
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