Obesity has been highlighted as a public health problem ranking alongside smoking. It is linked to a nine-year reduction in life expectancy and numerous deaths each year. The challenge is clear and the facts are frightening. Obesity has become an epidemic problem in our society, affecting all generations. Perhaps the most worrying thing is that is if we do not look at broadening the ways in which we tackle obesity, being overweight, deeply unhappy, and unhealthy will become the norm for our younger generations.
Hypnotherapy provides a swift, safe, and sympathetic solution to obesity and the emotions and habits that give rise to it. Much of the problems associated with obesity begin in childhood. We make concrete decisions about self-image, what food means to us, and how active a life we will lead, very early in our lives.
Another factor is the emotional and compulsive connections to food. People use food to feel good or to at least feel better. Food offers temporary relief from symptoms of depression, loneliness, anger, and stress. Long-term problems begin when these unhealthy patterns are repeated over time. We are creatures of habit, we are what we think. Consistently repeating patterns of unhealthy nutrition and sedentary living ensures that they will continue. It is the repetition that gets them deeply rooted in our long term memory, or subconscious mind, where they take on a life of their own.
As our bodies perceive dieting as a form of starvation, we must look towards our mind to help us to outsmart this survival mechanism. Hypnotherapy can address various issues which are concerned with obesity. It can help alter a person’s behaviour patterns. For example it can drastically reduce dependence on willpower and make new healthy eating habits the automatic preference. It is an age-old technique designed to speak to your subconscious mind and alter your behaviour. It can also re-programme eating habits, and one’s attitude towards exercise. In fact it can improve a person’s whole mind-set of how they view themselves.
Hypnotherapy makes weight management easy. It helps people reach their ideal weight, without feeling deprived or miserable. More importantly it helps to develop new healthy habits for eating, drinking, and exercise which ensure that the weight stays off permanently.
How does hypnosis work? Our minds work on two levels; the conscious and unconscious. We make decisions, think, and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind controls our habits. In hypnosis, we can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change the habits of a lifetime. Why does hypnotherapy succeed where other methods fail? Hypnotherapy is a very effective approach to resolve anxiety and stress connected with eating habits, which many other methods, including many diets, do not address. It enables you to change the way you think and feel about food, drink, and exercise.
For an appointment contact Mayo Hypnosis Clinic, tel 094 9060226 or 0861612301 or log onto www.mayohypnosis.ie