The combined approach of psychotherapy, diet management and hypnotherapy is extremely helpful for people wanting to take off weight. During the therapy, individuals have time to talk about their weight and how difficult or easy they have found the process. The psychotherapy provides support for individuals who need to take off weight.
Obesity is a huge problem in the western world. Often, people eat too much because the food provides them with some comfort during stressful times at work or at home. This is referred to as ‘comfort eating’. Some people, as well as being over weight, on occasions, eat in an uncontrolled manner: they feel outside themselves. This is known as binge eating. Many people with binge eating disorders find that hypnotherapy is a valuable tool and, after a few sessions, they are able to control their behaviour.
So, how does weight loss hypnotherapy work? There are many techniques; however, the following, brief description is the general approach used by David Kraft at London Hypnotherapy UK. At the beginning of the session, both the therapist and the client will discuss diet and make some changes to the daily intake. Here, it is important not to make extreme changes-this will not help weight loss in the long run. What is important is that fatty foods should be eliminated from the diet and that clients should keep to a certain number of calories per day. David Kraft and the client will make realistic goals that can be met. In addition, he will suggest a modest increase in cardiovascular activity to help with the process of weight loss. He will also encourage clients to eat three meals a day and to not eat snacks.
During the hypnotherapy, you will also be told about all the benefits to your health and how much better you will feel having taken off the necessary weight. David Kraft will also talk about how important it is to slow eating down and to enjoy the food you are eating. David Kraft will also use paradoxical sentence constructions and embedded commands to help you to control your diet; this will be combined with powerful ‘anchoring’ techniques.