If we were taken to a desert island and left there, we would lose weight very quickly! Having to hunt and gather our own food uses up a lot of calories and of course there isn’t so much of it about. So losing weight is easy enough in particular circumstances. In a nutshell, the only answer is for us to eat less and exercise more. But how do we get there?
There is no instant ‘magic wand’ with weight issues. But the great news however, is that hypnotherapy can produce very exciting and profound changes. Changes that can bring your weight to the level you want.
And with weight issues it’s all about control.
In broad terms, there are two parts of our brains that we have a particular interest in here. They are the conscious part and the primitive part. And working together, it’s fair to say they’ve done pretty well; they’ve got us this far in our human- evolution. However, these two parts are in a constant, on-going battle for supremacy. A battle to be Top Dog. And whichever part is Top Dog pretty much determines our state of mind, our wellbeing, our happiness and yes, even our weight.
What we want is for our conscious part to be Top Dog because when our conscious part is Top Dog, we are in control of our eating and of our life and we make good and healthy decisions. When our primitive part is Top Dog however, we give in to all that propaganda we tell ourselves about hopelessness and resistance as well as giving into words like comfort, and reward and one-more-won’t-hurt.
And the key thing here is the giving-in to; like we’re not actively involved in the decision-making. Through hypnotherapy however, we can change this, so that the conscious part of our brain becomes Top Dog. So that we’re in control of the decision-making. Resistance to change, is simply the primitive part of our brain telling us that change is dangerous. But the effects of hypnotherapy can reassure our primitive part that change is fine, it’s not going to endanger us and it’s okay to go ahead.
And the great thing is, that those nice things like comfort and reward and one-more-won’t-hurt, are absolutely fine as long as the decision comes from the conscious part. Because when that happens, we know we’re in control. And being in control becomes our new, good habit.
And as you’ll discover, change is really not dangerous. And the effects of discovering that you are now in control of your eating has a profoundly exciting effect on all other aspects of your life too.