There is no magic wand when it comes to weight control, but there are ways of identifying the patterns that we have formed when it comes to our relationship with food.
Acknowledging this and focusing on finding a balance, not only helps from a physical perspective, but also facilitates the transition away from the unwanted thought processes and patterns that have become an integral part of our daily lives.
We live in a busy and stressful world and many of us are time compromised when it comes to our breakfast, lunch and dinner times, so having access to a vast array of indulgent convenience foods in our supermarkets, restaurants and fast food outlets, only serves to further compromise those of us who find staying on the weight control path a challenge. Stress, fatigue and emotional triggers also hinder the objective to stay focused.
When the decision is made to lose weight, the word ‘diet’ in itself almost instantly puts most of us under a certain amount of pressure to make radical changes to our food intake and to embark on a rigorous exercise programme. Slimming clubs seem the obvious place to start the process as they can be motivational and offer plenty of tips and advice.
Wendy has guided us to think before we eat. I have found that where I used to pick in between meals isn’t happening anymore and I am making better choices.
I don’t weigh myself but I am sure that the weight is coming off and I feel better about myself and the choices I am making. Listening to the relaxation MP3 daily is wonderful !Wendy Walker, South Glos
They certainly have their place and are of most benefit if we want to see fast results or if we want to get into that outfit for a special occasion, but can we sustain the ‘slimming club’ mentality in the long term? It’s a fact that many people have joined slimming clubs on more than one occasion, hence the expression "yo-yo dieting" so therein lies the answer.
Our relationship with food is very much determined by habitual behaviours that have been laid down at a subconscious level and this is where hypnotherapy can make a difference.
Hypnotherapy helps you to focus on what you want to achieve at a subconscious level. By reducing your ‘emotional’ weight you will feel more motivated and focused on creating new habits and replacing them with healthier food and lifestyle choices. This will have a positive effect on both your physical and emotional health.
Solution focused hypnotherapy will encourage you to make intellectual choices in respect of your dietary intake and will also moderate your relationship with food. This will start the process of making incremental changes so that you are able to move towards sustaining a physical and emotional balance. Creating new habits that provide you with a healthier attitude towards food choices will not only give you a huge sense of achievement but also the knowledge that you are in control of your life will promote greater confidence and self esteem.
My Weight Loss Using a Mindset Approach is so successful and the feedback from my previous clients speaks for itself. Let me explain a little about the course. I have worked with clients in the past who have come to see me for help with weight loss and to a large extent it has been a very successful experience for them. None of us appreciate how much stress we are exposed to on a daily basis and how it feeds our relationship with food, particularly snacking. However, stress might be integral in creating the initial behaviour but it is the repetition and emotional and environmental triggers that get set down in the subconscious mind that start to wreak havoc when trying to make positive and sustainable changes to our diet.
Many people have tried slimming clubs, calorie counting and various diets which are, in many cases, successful and I support these groups as they are motivational, nutritionally educational and interactive but unfortunately many people find that the weight creeps back on over time and for many people, they revisit these clubs over and over again to kickstart the new habits only to find the same old results. This is because the focus is on the weighing scales and not the mindset. We all know that surplus weight can have serious health implications and maintaining a healthy weight can become a lifelong battle. This course focuses on the triggers for the bad eating habits and allows you to change the way you think about food, whilst still enjoying it. There is no deprivation here and there is also no more battling with temptation either!
Sessions 1 and 2 will be two weeks apart. Included in the programme are two follow up consultations, which include a telephone consultation that you can choose to access if and when you consider beneficial to you and a third and final meet up session four weeks later, which will provide additional support and consolidation of the course content; the date for this meeting will be set at a mutually convenient date for everyone at the end of Session 2. This is also a time when some members of the group might like to offer tips and advice to each other and also share their experience and how far they have come on their weight loss journey; it’s a very positive meeting 😊
There is also a Facebook closed group for people who have attended the programme, for continued support and mutual encouragement.
This approach is proving to be very effective and I am including some of the testimonials from people who have attended this course so that you can see how successful it’s proving to be. These are all genuine people who have given feedback following this course.
I first had hypnotherapy to help manage my stress and anxiety which I found very helpful, particularly understanding how the brain functions, and knowing how to respond to stress and anxiety if it creeps back in. I contacted Wendy again to help me eat healthier and lose weight and again I achieved success as it helped to reduce my cravings and stop comfort eating. I now feel in control of what I am eating and feel much happier for it. Hypnotherapy is not what I thought it would be, it's way better and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wendy.James
I am a new member and have attended Wendy’s group recently. I actually feel as though a weight has lifted and the fog is disappearing. I am finding the MP3 great and and I feel really motivated each day. I lost 2lb last week and 3lb this week. I had been in a very low place lately and not feeling motivated or positive… now I am completely focused and looking forward not back (for a change !!!) Thank you WendyJo
It has changed my mindset and has curbed my boredom eating!Charlotte
Today I put on a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn for a year. They fell down! I have given up constantly buying snacks when I am driving all day. I am trying to get my brother to do this course too as he is even bigger than I used to be when I came to you.Jason
The course was fun and taught me a lot. I can’t imagine not using the sound track. I love it.Karen
A bit more about the course:
I use a PowerPoint presentation and give handouts in each session. The presentation is interactive, relaxed and informative ~ we have some fun! We finish the sessions with a guided hypnosis relaxation. You will be provided with a link to a sound track to download. A few simple self-awareness exercises will be provided to keep you focused and make you aware of how your mindset is changing. There are no weigh-ins or asking you to account for your eating. You are free to ask questions or discuss how you are progressing if you would like to. This is about mindset ~ it is NOT about food and calories. These workshops are open to men, women and teenagers (with parental consent if under 18).
Please note: If you are very stressed or anxious, I recommend a couple of 1:1 hypnotherapy sessions with me initially, in order to maximise the benefits of the course. Please phone me to discuss if you consider this might be of benefit to you.
I do not advise you to attend this course if you have a history of a diagnosed eating disorder (e.g. Anorexia) or any medical condition for which weight loss would be inadvisable. If in doubt, please ask your GP.
The scheduling of the workshops allows you time to put what you learn into practice. If you would like to enrol or ask further questions please phone me on 07855 054688. If we agree that the course can benefit you, I will send you a booking form and hold a place for you, allowing you time to arrange your payment. You can pay by bank transfer.
More of what people say about the course:
I have now lost 5lbs I'm not dieting just using my mindset and thought process just enjoying not eating the wrong food. I am now not food obsessed. I rely on my MP3 as it helps me to sleep too !
I have just finished a mindful approach to weight loss course with Wendy and I am amazed at the results. Not only has it completely changed my eating habits, but it’s helped me sleep so much better and my confidence has improved massively in regards to the way I look and feel. I cannot recommend Wendy enough.
I would definitely recommend Wendy to anyone with a issue they are struggling to deal with as mine is food and with the sessions I have had I’ve started to make a change and I’m very thankful to this wonderful lady helping me battle my eating problem and thanks to My Aunty to referring me to Wendy as it is making a difference in my life and wouldn’t change it for the better ... want to thank her for continuing the support while I’m home.
I feel as though a weight has been lifted and the fog is disappearing. I am finding the MP3 great and I feel really motivated each day. I lost 2llb last week and 3lb this week, I am completely focused and am now looking forward not back!
I have found that my mindset has changed towards food and life in general. I have stopped stressing about what I eat and when. I am no longer thinking ‘food’ continually but am eating when hungry as opposed to ‘because I just want to’. It has made me feel calmer, less stressed, and more in control of my life. I will be recommending this course.
Would you like to bring a friend? Mutual support is always helpful and you will benefit from a £10 discount off of the course fee.
If you introduce five friends, and enrol yourself, your place will be only £60. If you would like invite family and/or friends for your own group (maximum of six), I can arrange a course at a time that suits you.
I will look forward to hearing from you, Wendy 😊