At the Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice I specialise in sustained WEIGHT LOSS by promoting a healthy relationship with food and eating, drinking and exercise. If you are fed up with dieting and want to lose weight, once and for all, and keep it off, you may benefit from a different approach...
Below are several options commonly chosen by my clients who seek to reduce their weight, get fitter, and lead an altogether healthier lifestyle.
Most people need somewhere between 2 and 5 sessions to achieve control of their eating, and break old habits which have sabotaged their success in the past.
The first step on this journey is to STOP dieting, so you can build a healthy natural relationship with food again.
Imagine how good it feels to finally break the 'on a diet' / 'off a diet' cycle, and TRUST yourself with food. Imagine what it's like to eat when you are hungry and stop eating when you are full. To walk past the cake section in the the supermarket and not feel deprived, to make a cup of tea and not reach for the biscuit tin, to know there's chocolate available but choose NOT to eat it, to know there's crisps in the kitchen cupboard but not be tempted to reach for them.... just imagine.
Imagine how good it will be to look forward to eating colourful, fresh, healthy natural foods and take your time enjoying everything you eat. To feel satisfied after eating the nutritious meals which you have prepared and enjoyed like a gourmet. To be in control of what you eat and when. To choose to replace coffees and teas and soft drinks with a glass of water. To crave fresh colourful wholesome foods. No more fixating about food, no more guilt, no more calorie counting, and definitely no more habitual use of the bathroom scales!
Why Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss?
In answer to the question, "have you noticed any changes since your hypnotherapy for weight management and positivity", this is the answer we received....
"Massive changes thank you. All my choices have been healthy so far and I've run twice since last week. I went for dinner with my sister last night and had a chicken salad and watched her eat chocolate cake - just didn't want any !
Not only that but I feel so much more positive than I have felt in weeks. I'm focused and just feel happier in general. Any anxieties I had have totally left me and I feel more confident in my decisions.
I can't thank you enough, I think maybe your a secret fairy or something that has worked her magic. I can't believe what an hour difference has made."
If you’ve tried every diet available, and still can’t sustain a healthy weight over time, you may have considered surgery, but found the risks and the costs involved alarming.
Hypnotherapy uses the power of your unconscious mind to help you achieve the control over food, your weight and well-being that you need to live a healthier and happier life. It's an altered state of awareness in which you can access deeper levels of consciousness.
We offer a highly personalised service because everyone is different, and a tailored session is required to meet individual needs. You will start to lose weight naturally, without dieting, and become healthier and more in control of your own choices.
The sessions are usually 1 or 2 weeks apart and i can provide you with a recording of your final personalised hypnosis which means that you can continue to practice at home.
Hypnosis really can help you take control of your own mind, remove bad habits, establish a healthy relationship with food, and lose and sustain a healthy weight. Here is an excerpt from a client's update email:
"I am actually thinking differently. Not dieting just making good choices but not feeling deprived because I’m having what I want, I just think twice before deciding what to eat. And there’s no negative thoughts which I now notice I used get when I was trying to be "good".
Also bizarrely, enjoying the hungry feeling! or rather ...coping with it better than before. I used to feel hard done by if I was hungry and always had something in my bag to eat like a weight watchers choc bar. Now that I’m having 3 normal meals (normal as in not calorie counted) I’m not really needing anything in between.
Have to stop myself counting calories but I’m loving that freedom...."
Hypnotherapy is offered as part of a multi-component approach to Sustained Weight Loss and Well-Being. Life & Wellness Coaching, Psychotherapy, Professional Nutritional Advice, Exercise Coaching and individualised Clinical Hypnotherapy are offered as part of an intensive 6 week or longer supported 6 month programme called "Coach Me Well" to deliver the following outcomes:
You work on a one-to-one basis with Professionals whose role it will be to support you to achieve your sustained weight loss and well-being goals. Our clients have achieved life-changing results from this programme that will literally last them a life time!
The 6 week Coach Me Well Insight Programme consists of 3 hours of Life and Wellbeing Coaching, 1 Nutrition and Exercise Consultation which is delivered in the comfort of your own home, and 2 personalised Eating and Exercise-focused Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions. The 6 month Coach Me Well Programme consists of 6 monthly Life and Wellbeing Coaching and Therapy sessions, 2 Nutrition and Exercise Consultations and 2 Healthy Eating Hypnotherapy sessions. For clients who would like a programme lasting between 6 weeks and 6 months, we can create a supported programme to meet your needs and preferences. As a realistic estimation, clients should expect to lose 2-3 lbs per week on the 6 week programme, and to be able to continue their healthy eating and exercise habits after the programme has ceased being supported. Clients on the 6 month programme should expect to lose on average 1 lb per week and because of the easy, steady and consistent rate of weight loss, be able to sustain this for life.
Coach Me Well Insight - the 6 week intensive programme consisting of 6 hours of therapy and coaching will require an investment of £295.00. The longer term programme consisting of 10 hour-long sessions of therapy and coaching over a six month period, will require an investment of £495.00.
A recent client shares her reflections about the Coach Me Well Programme...having lost in excess of a stone in weight and 10.5 inches off her body....without even being on a diet or feeling hungry!
"Reflecting on the whole programme, it has clearly enabled me to make informed decisions about how, why and what I eat. I no longer feel compelled to eat everything on my plate, the proportions of what I serve myself are significantly different and the way in which I perceive food has changed."
Another shares her reflections having lost a substantial amount of weight...
‘I had been successful with different slimming clubs at various time in my life, but in recent years I honestly felt that nothing would work and that I was completely unable to lose weight on my own. I needed one to one support. That is how I explained it to Karen and she understood immediately. She reassured me that the combination of advice and information/counselling/hypnotherapy and support she would provide could make a difference to how I was feeling; and her confidence in me achieving weightloss motivated me to get going. I really enjoyed my two assessment sessions with the nutritionist (who was lovely and did a very thorough job) and found that generally I was eating most of the right foods – for me it basically came down to portion sizes, lack of exercise and a bit too much wine!
I immediately started a walking programme which made me feel better straightaway, and at my next session with Karen I found I had lost weight. Not a ridiculously large amount, but a slow steady loss of around a pound a week which I felt I had achieved without too much effort. I had proved that I could lose weight after all and I kept it up – after 3 months I had lost 11lb which I was thrilled with, particularly as it had felt quite easy to do.
I loved going to see Karen once a month, her support and patience were limitless and the hypnotherapy was so relaxing. I found it really helpful to have a recording of the hypnotherapy sessions so that I could listen at home and reinforce those messages in my brain. I once described seeing Karen as it being a real tonic, and that is absolutely how Karen makes you feel – no judging or putting you down. Her considerable training and qualifications mean that she always knows the right thing to say and has a different approach to try if something isn’t working for you or making sense to you. I experienced a few personal problems during my Coach Me Well programme and Karen was amazing in giving me advice and making me feel better. I was so lucky to have Karen in my life at quite a tough time. It is like having the best kind of friend – someone who really cares, really listens and offers really helpful advice and solutions. Thank you Karen for being there for me, and for making me believe in myself again and realise that I CAN lose weight if I put my mind to it!’
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is commonly referred to as 'tapping' and it can be used effectively to help remove bad habits, self-limiting beliefs and addiction. This includes food or eating addictions e.g. Chocolate, biscuits, cake, or a general addiction to eating when bored, sad, stressed and so on. This means that it can be very useful to use with clients who are trying to lose weight. EFT is often used in conjunction with other therapies to help the client achieve their desired weight loss outcomes.
Everyone is uniquely individual as are their needs to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. You are recommended to contact The Practice for a free consultation over the telephone after which there is no obligation to proceed with therapy.