Hypnosis and NLP For Promoting Weight Loss

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There is no mistake why DIET is a four letter word!  Diets are hard to stick to;  they make you feel like you’re depriving yourself and most of the time they just don’t work.  You try diet tablets, diet drinks, diet programmes.  And the centimetres stay on.

Hypnosis and NLP – Approaches to Lose Weight Naturally

Hypnosis and NLP are weight loss approaches that are known to be successful for many people.  Hypnosis and NLP understands the part your subconscious mind plays in your behaviour and in most cases can re-educate your subconscious to have a healthy body image and to stop starving yourself or to stop craving fatty, high-sugar foods and develop a healthy eating habit that feels like second nature.  Where diet pills, drinks and programmes all treat the symptom of your problem, hypnosis looks at the imprints in your subconscious mind and may facilitate change.  Those imprints can also be addressed using many NLP techniques such as new behaviour generators, anchoring desired states with regards to attitudes to food, exercising, and any limiting beliefs you may have about your ability to have a body that you can feel proud of.

Linda uses hypnosis to understand what subconscious messages are causing your problem with food and together with NLP techniques to try to change your behaviour.  Escape from the despair that failed diets so often put you in and Contact Linda today.  Take control of your life so you can really start living!

How does Your Subconscious Mind Drive Behaviour?

Your craving and urge to eat is because of “conditioning.”  When you associate consuming food with any behaviour, emotion or belief it will trigger cravings for food and a feeling of urgency to eat.  This is called a conditioned response.  For example;  As a child you always got a chocolate when you did something well.  As an adult, you are now conditioned into seeing chocolate as a reward.  You start a diet and you’re keeping to it very well!  What pops into your conscious mind from your subconscious?  “You are doing so well, you deserve a chocolate!”

Some people are compulsive eaters – they have an “irresistible impulse” to eat.  This seems strange as our subconscious mind will only encourage behaviours that benefit or protect us in some way.  How could being fat, be a beneficial behaviour?  Why would the subconscious mind allow this to happen?  This is a classic example;  A person may have been sexually abused as a child.  So, to protect the self from being abused again, the unconscious motivates the self to become fat to make itself unattractive to the attention of anyone who might potentially abuse him/her again.

You may think that the conscious mind is in control, but it is your subconscious mind that drives your behaviour.  This part of your mind stores all your experiences, desires, dreams, emotions and habits.  You will never resolve your problem of an eating disorder unless you understand what in your subconscious mind is motivating the behaviour which causes you to have an unhealthy relationship with food or not exercise and therefore never eat healthily.   contact Linda and explore how hypnosis and NLP can help you to have a healthy relationship with food.

What happens in the brain?

Every thought, experience, event, concept or idea that we have has an effect in our brain. Whenever we think of something, we actually light up a specific set of neurons in our brain.  The more frequently this event and its subsequent emotions are accessed, the stronger that network of neurons becomes.  It is just like building up a muscle;  It becomes easier and easier to “light up” the connections and easier and easier to access the emotion.  This process is known as Hebb’s Law.

Hebb’s Law is one of the few principles of neuroscience that is fairly universally agreed on and therefore can be called a “law”. In itself this law is complicated, describing how neurons and neural networks become wired together in the brain, but is often stated as the principle that “neurons that fire together, wire together”.  It helps to explain the principle of state dependent learning.  It is for this reason we can associate certain emotions (sadness, loneliness, feeling not good enough) with food.

These neurons have probably been firing together for a period of time and have now become synonymous with each other, have actually connected with each other and now are neurologically wired together; Just like a muscle becomes stronger with use then these neurons become stronger with use.

Neural Darwinism is a principle of neuroscience stating that neural networks that no longer fire are subject to pruning; links between the neurons in the network are literally severed until the network becomes incapable of firing.

Self Hypnosis, Transformation CDs, Self Hypnosis Cassettes

Perhaps you want to try self hypnosis before taking the step of contacting a qualified hypnotist.  After all, the internet offers loads of “Get Slim Quick” solutions using self hypnosis techniques or hypnosis tapes.  Most of these promise you remarkable results after the first session!

Research has shown however, that hypnosis is only successful when tailored to your specific and individual needs.

Think about it!  The reasons why you are struggling to lose weight are completely different to the next person.  How then can a standard, off the shelf, self hypnosis CD re-educate your unique subconscious mind?

You need an objective Hypnotist to support, help and guide you through this process.  Linda will work with you to identify what caused your specific eating problem and then help you on your road to recovery.  Whatever type of eating disorder you have start the programme today – Contact Linda Clarke.

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