Hypnotherapy for weight loss
You weren’t even hungry, but after your day where the train broke down, you missed your early morning meeting, discovered that you had left a document at home that you really needed, and had a one to one with your manager who you don’t really get along with, you needed something. So you now find yourself mindlessly eating square after square of chocolate only to discover you have polished off the packet and had barely noticed. Sound familiar?
This is a classic sign of emotional eating. Whilst it may help to make you feel better for a few moments, when you realise there is more in your tummy than there is in the packet you can then find you become racked with guilt and can almost imagine the scales have crept up a few pounds. For most of us, comfort eating is a pattern we have slipped into and we have associated chocolate (or whatever your vice is) with a particular trigger, commonly stress.
There are a number of things you can do to control this and one of the most effective ways to take control is to HALT and ask yourself the following;
- Am I Hungry?
- Am I Angry?
- Am I Lonely?
- Am I Tired?
Recognising and acknowledging what you are feeling makes your thoughts conscious and give you time to make a different choice, helping to curb the automatic reaction to reach for the biscuits or cake tin.
Book in for a session of hypnotherapy to re-program those old responses and learn techniques that can help to calm and relax you in any given situation so that you can control your emotions rather than them controlling you.