How hypnotherapy can help you remember (and love) your body

As you rush through life, it is all too easy to forget your body. Dashing from one place to the next, focusing on eliminating any feelings of dis-ease by grabbing bits of food that keep you full, drinking coffee to stop your eyes from closing, and paracetamol to see off the headache.

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You’ve got all the tricks up your sleeve to fix anything that might put up a 'stop' sign. This works for you; it enables you to achieve everything you want in the time you have. There is always the risk of burnout, though, and it’s not very kind to your body. Hypnotherapy will help you remember your body and love it the way it deserves. Keep reading to learn three ways hypnotherapy can help you remember yourself as a soul with a body that needs loving kindness. 


Eat healthily

Gosh, healthy eating is one of the hardest things to do when life is difficult. There are different restrictions, whether it’s finances, motivation, knowledge, or time. Eating nutritionally rich foods makes a holistic difference. There are over 100 million nerve cells in your gut. When you eat well, you think well.

All too often, we fill the hole to stop hunger, rather than considering what our bodies need. There is a difference between the feeling of an empty stomach and a need for food. Your body’s hunger cues are a groaning stomach, reduced energy, shakiness, and difficulty concentrating. It is important to respond to these cues, however, if you forget your body and rarely focus introspectively, you’ll need to do some work to get on track.

Hypnotherapy sessions will help you tune in to your body, giving you the tools to listen and interpret your internal signals. You’ll develop an appreciation for feeling deeply, so you find your instinctual power to listen and respond to your body’s cues. With some guidance from nutritional experts, your hypnotherapist will help you pick the foods that nourish your body, moving away from the hole fillers to the nutritious beneficial choices that will help you feel energised, focused, and able to storm through life with vigour.


Prioritise sleep

Prioritising sleep is something not many people speak about. It feels a bit boring, to say the least! If your life is busy, prioritising sleep may mean choosing between activities such as watching TV or going out and sleeping. In one Jay Shetty podcast, he mentions prioritising his sleep. He will arrange his life to ensure he gets eight hours of sleep each night. This means saying no to things and making choices.

Sleep is incredibly important for brain health. It might surprise you to know that whilst you sleep, your brain clears out the daily rubbish that accrues. Some of the deposits the brain clears out whilst you sleep are found excessively in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

Your brain needs quality and quantity when it comes to sleep. Your hypnotherapist will help you achieve quality sleep and work with you to plan a decent quantity of sleep too. Many people find themselves self-sabotaging in the evening. They watch TV programmes they don’t really enjoy or lose themselves down the black hole of phone scrolling for no real reason. Hypnotherapy will help you find your internal discipline, so you commit to good enough sleep hygiene practices. It goes without saying, this will benefit you hugely throughout the day.


Keep moving

A busy life doesn’t always mean one with movement. You might have little time in your day, but every activity is a sit-down activity, connected with car trips. If you’re struggling with your mental health, you might find the opposite is true – you spend all day resting, but still have no energy.

Your body expects an active lifestyle. Your natural processes interconnect, one thing stimulating another. When your lifestyle doesn’t match the design, you won’t function optimally. Although gentle but continual movement is not possible for most people, try to take a five or 10-minute break every hour to walk around – ideally outside amongst the rest of nature. If outside isn’t possible, there are many five-minute workout videos on the internet that will give your body some movement to keep all of you functioning well.

If you struggle to find the discipline to move around, whether that’s formal exercise or simple movement, your hypnotherapist will help you with this. Together, you will generate a plan that works for your life. Hypnotherapy techniques will motivate you, so this feels like a craving rather than a chore.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Juliet Hollingsworth, MSc
Farnham GU9 & GU10

Juliet is a trauma-informed therapist. Her passion is helping people reach their potential through a combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology. Juliet works online and face to face with clients across the world. (DHP Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. MSc Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal psychology.)

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