Weight Loss - The Empowering Way
The empowering holistic approach to weight loss works with you in hypnotherapy by deepening your connection with your body and your desire to care for it, allowing you to become more in touch with your body’s needs, including your body’s need to function at a healthy weight. You will become more aware of your senses as you enjoy your body more, and have more energy as you begin to accept your body and feel at home within it. Many people come for weight loss hypnotherapy feeling that somehow their overweight body “is not me”. They have an image of how they would like their body to be, and experience inner struggle and a sense of alienation from their body when it does not fit this image. This separation from the body can lead to an inability to enjoy the pleasures it can bring, an endless circle of diet and weight gain, and ultimately, sometimes enough desperation to modify their body by surgery.
For weight loss, gastric band surgery has become popular, but it is not without risks, including deaths and failed operations: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1292350/. From the holistic perspective, hypnotic suggestions involving gastric band surgery are incompatible with the integration of mind and body, and the much wider life enhancing benefits such integration can bring. For instance, your vitality increases as your inner struggle over your weight ceases, and your self-esteem and confidence grow as you begin to feel at one with your body, perhaps for the first time in many years, and you begin to actively take care of it. Your body takes on a new and positive role as your ally on your journey to a healthy weight. Your love life is likely to improve along the way too!
In some ancient belief-systems, the body was regarded as a temple, respected, tended, beautified, and maintained, so that the spirit could shine from it. This is in contrast to a prevalent contemporary view of the body as a designer object at a distance from oneself and open to modification by surgery. With sensitive and empowering suggestions appropriate to you as a unique individual, the holistic approach helps you become creatively engaged in making appropriate choices for you body, adopting a healthier, more mindful attitude to eating that can be maintained for life. Powerful anchoring techniques will help you induce states conducive to your aims. All you need to bring to hypnotherapy is your motivation to regain a healthy weight, regardless of your current will power. There is no research evidence that one approach to weight loss hypnotherapy is more effective than another – it is important that you consider the options and choose the right approach for you.
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