We all know that to achieve our optimum weight and to maintain this weight it is essential to eat less and exercise more. This is a very simple concept but it is, for many, very difficult to put into practice. Why is that? I believe the answer lies in the subconscious aspects of the mind. The source of all of our behaviors is the subconscious mind. It is especially important with issues of weight and body awareness to look deeply into that source. When we were little if our parents gave us a cookie when we were sad or hurt, or told us to “clean our plate”, when we were five, we may find ourselves doing just that as adults, and not even know why we do it. Most of our eating patterns when analyzed turn out to be nothing more than habits we learned in our younger years that became embedded at the subconscious level, where we are seldom, if ever, aware of their existence.
When we find ourselves eating without any thought to whether or not we are hungry. When we do that we can go through a whole bag of cookies, ice cream, etc. before we become conscious of what we are actually doing. There is no amount of food that will lessen the feelings of loneliness, guilt, anxiety, etc. We have, sometime in our past associated these foods with good feelings, with thoughts like “I deserve this”. THe media has really hurt us by showing us pictures of young beautiful slim people eating food filled with empty calories that are very seductive and bad for us as well as easily habit forming.
All of our wishing, dieting, good intentions at the conscious level are going to make anything but a temporary difference in our ability to manage our weight. I am sure many of you can attest to this. A good example is the frustrating “yo-yo” syndrome. Diets can’t help us make permanent changes in the life long habit patterns that are virtually ruling our lives from the subconscious mind.
This is where Hypnosis can have a tremendous value to you in that hypnosis has the unique ability to give us access to our own subconscious minds, where the changes we make can last a lifetime. There is only one weight management plan that will get you to your goal and allow you to stay there forever and that is Hypnosis with Loving Kindness Hypnosis.
(Thank you Drake Eastburn)