Weight loss by addressing the feeling of not being enough

Weight loss is a journey that often goes beyond just shedding pounds; it involves complex emotions and self-esteem issues. I've had many clients come to see me and tell me about their weight loss struggles. In all the cases that I've seen, it's not with the weight itself, but with how they perceive themselves. There is the pervasive feeling of not being enough.


The weight loss struggle

Weight loss is often wrongly perceived as being simply a physical challenge. It needs to be remembered that the emotional and psychological aspects play an equally crucial role. Clients can find themselves trapped in a cycle of diets, exercise routines, and temporary successes, only to revert to old habits. The root of this struggle is frequently deeply embedded in feelings of inadequacy and low self-worth, making it challenging to break free from unhealthy patterns.

How can Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT) help?

Rapid Transformational Therapy® is a comprehensive therapeutic approach. It combines the best elements of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to truly bring about rapid transformations.

I have witnessed firsthand profound transformations with the clients I have worked with for weight loss. In some instances, many of these clients had been struggling with their weight since childhood. The secret behind the effectiveness of RTT is that it dives deep into the subconscious to unearth and reframe the beliefs and thought patterns that were stopping my clients from feeling that they deserved to take care of themselves. 

Addressing the feeling of not being enough

One of the core tenets of RTT in the context of weight loss is tackling self-esteem issues. Clients who struggle with their weight often carry a heavy burden of self-doubt and negative self-perceptions. RTT aims to unveil the origins of these detrimental beliefs and reprogram them with positive affirmations. Through this process, RTT empowers clients to recognise their intrinsic worth and capabilities.

Reframing self-worth

Feeling 'not enough' can be a crippling mindset, affecting various facets of life, including weight management. RTT enables clients to break free from this self-sabotaging cycle and embrace a healthier self-image. By reframing their self-worth, clients become more confident, which significantly impacts their ability to make healthier choices and take better care of themselves.

Conquering emotional eating

Emotional eating is a formidable obstacle on the path to weight loss. Many individuals turn to food as a coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, or past trauma. RTT facilitates the identification of emotional triggers behind unhealthy eating habits. By addressing these emotional roots, RTT equips clients with healthier coping strategies, ultimately breaking the cycle of self-destructive behaviour.

I had a client who was advised by her doctor to improve her diet and lose weight because of her debilitating health conditions. Despite this, she carried on eating large amounts of unhealthy food whenever she felt triggered. During the RTT session with me, she went back to a scene with her mother who told her that she wished that she hadn't been born. This was my client's 'aha moment'.

She was able to connect the dots and realise that the reason that she wasn't taking care of herself was because subconsciously she didn't think that she was enough and deserved to die. By recognising this false belief that she had been holding on to for decades, she was able to let it go and show herself love by making time to make nutritious meals that she would eat mindfully.

Weight loss journeys are multifaceted and often require addressing deep-seated emotional and psychological issues. RTT provides a powerful solution for clients struggling with their weight due to feelings of inadequacy and not being enough. By bolstering self-esteem, confronting emotional eating, and fostering a healthier relationship with food, RTT empowers clients to not only lose weight but also feel better about themselves throughout their journey.

If you've found that traditional weight loss methods haven't provided lasting results because of underlying emotional issues, consider incorporating RTT into your plan. It could be the key to unlocking a healthier, happier, and more confident you.

Remember, it's not just about losing weight; it's about gaining a newfound sense of self-worth and feeling truly enough. Through reframing these old beliefs that they've been holding on to for so long, many of my clients who come to see me as a last resort tolose weight, feel that by the end of our time together, they have trulygained a real sense of self-worth.

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 Soraya Mansour, BSc, CHYP, NLP Practionner and RTT Therapist
London, Greater London, W10 4BA

Soraya is an experienced RTT Therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. She is passionate about unlocking her clients potential by working with their subconscious mind. She specialises in weight loss, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, and insomnia.

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