Weight loss and changing your eating or drinking habits
Have you been trying to lose weight but finding it difficult?
Do you lose weight only to put it on again?
Do you struggle with willpower and motivation to exercise and eat healthily?
Or perhaps you're just in the habit of reaching for a glass of wine at the end of a long day or brekaing open the chocolate when you're stressed?
Do you want to introduce healthier eating habits?
Often clients tell me they feel they have a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. The angel is telling them to stop eating the unhealthy food, to reduce their portion size, cut out that glass of wine and so on. But the devil rears its head and tells them otherwise! It ruins their plans, encourages them to eat unhealthy foods and then makes them feel so guilty about it! This is where hypnotherapy can help. That ‘devil’ is your subconscious mind playing havoc with your plans! What do I mean by this? Well, your mind is made up of your conscious mind and your subconscious mind.
Conscious versus subconscious behaviour
Your conscious mind is the thinking, logical part of your mind – the part that plans, analyses and sets goals (the part that says “I know I shouldn’t have that family size bar of Dairy Milk, it will make me put on weight”). Your subconscious mind is the part of your mind that stores all your beliefs, habits and learned behaviours – many of which you’re not even aware of. It is this part of the mind that relies on your past experiences, skewed judgements and fears to convince you into things that aren’t true (“it’s no point trying to lose weight, I’m big-boned, I’ll never be thin”, "I need that glass of wine to de-stress"). It’s this part of the mind that we talk to in hypnotherapy. Our aim is to ‘re-programme’ the old patterns and behaviours that are getting in the way of your goals.
Reaching your goals
So how would it feel to actually be in control of your eating? To be able to shut that devil on your shoulder up? To feel that you’re not missing out but still managing your weight? To be your ideal size and shape and have the energy and confidence to go with it?
My weight loss sessions involve a programme of sessions tailored to suit your unique circumstances, addressing some of the pitfalls, temptations and thought processes that are getting in your way. I won’t tell you WHAT you can eat (you probably already have a pretty good idea of this) but I will help you to look at how and why you are eating and re-programme your subconscious mind to get that devil off your shoulder for good.
And if it's simply a habit you want to break (drinking a glass of wine every night for example) I can help you overcome that habit and it may just take a couple of sessions.
Find out more
I offer appointments in Newbury, Thatcham or online via Zoom or Skype. Sessions are £65.00. For an informal, no-obligation chat to find out how I can help, drop me a line at , call me on 07921 123329 or fill in the form below.
"I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am more in control of my body and my cravings have ceased. I feel much healthier. My alcohol intake was far in excess of the national guidance and drinking wine had become a daily habit that was hard to break. Since seeing Lindsay and undergoing hypnotherapy I have had no cravings for wine and we have stopped drinking wine completely at home. I feel much healthier and happier. Lindsay was completely professional at all times. She was non-judgemental, empathetic and seemed genuinely interested in helping me. She took the time to talk to me prior to the session to understand what my issues were. She tailored a programme specific to my needs.”