WEIGHT LOSS CBT HYPNOTHERAPY
Have you tried to lose weight sustainably many times? Generally, we think that just choosing a good diet and sticking to it means the extra weight comes off. But often enough, we soon learn that this isn't the case. My weight loss hypnotherapy can help you to not just lose weight, but maintain healthy habits that keep it off too. By using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy, I can help you learn to control the self-sabotaging that is stopping you from losing weight.
In general, it starts well because we are initially motivated, and it is not too difficult to change our eating habits at the beginning.
After a week or two, we lose a little weight and feel good. We might even think that it's not that hard. Unfortunately, we often neglect a determining factor – our own self-sabotaging thoughts.
Those inner voices that tell us “ok, just this time, one piece of cake won’t hurt,” or “I worked hard, I deserve a good meal,” or “I can hardly refuse that dessert when it took her so long to prepare it.” These voices, and all the other excuses, lead to gaining weight back.
HOW CBT HYPNOTHERAPY CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS
The good news is that you can counteract these self-sabotaging thoughts with the effective tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You will learn how to have thoughts that help you lose weight, rather than sabotaging your diet.
Unlike many weight loss programs, I do not focus on what you eat. You can use any diet as long as it is balanced and includes a number of reasonable physical exercises.
SIX WEEKS, SIX SESSIONS
At the beginning of your weight loss journey with me, we will have an informal evaluation, so I can learn more about your history, motivation, eating habits and the reactions you have to particular situations connecting to food.
Then I will teach you practical tools to guarantee success - how to replace these self-sabotaging thoughts with more useful ones. You will learn:
- How to tell the difference between hunger and cravings
- Mindfulness techniques
- How to note and monitor your daily diet in a diary and set achievable goals
- Tips on how to manage restaurants, cravings and other techniques to lose weight
More importantly, all this work will be reinforced by hypnosis. A major study (Kirsch, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996) found that when hypnosis was added to CBT techniques for weight loss, the average loss was approximately 2.7 kg without hypnosis and 6.75 kg with hypnosis. A deeper analysis has shown that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.
For those seeking to lose 10 or more kilos, a hypnosis sessions to put a virtual gastric band in place can be very effective.
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Get in touch today for a discussion on how CBT hypnotherapy can help you with your weight loss journey.
“It's been a year that I've been doing yo-yos with diets but I still managed to keep my line. Then two years of stress at work did me in. I ate anything I wanted and put on a lot. I had never gained so much weight. Working with Deborah for six weeks, I lost 4.2 pounds, but more importantly, I learned to think of food differently and it allowed me to lose another 2 kilos even after we finished the sessions. I even think that this way of thinking applies to many things in life, an unexpected benefit. Thank you, Deborah!” - Marianne