There are many reasons why we overeat and many different potential weight issues we may face. At Hypnosis Dublin the focus is on dealing with you as an individual, with the goal of bringing control back to you. - Some issues we have successfully dealt with are:
* Compensation eating - and this is really 'comfort' eating and should be viewed as overeating to fulfill an emotional or psychological need. Eating because of stress can also come into this area, as can eating to make you 'feel better'.
* Reward eating (and this can still fall under the umbrella-term of compensation eating). Typical examples would be: 'I've had a great day - so I'm going to treat myself - even though I know I shouldn't really have it' ... or ... 'I've had a really bad day - where's that maxi-pack of crisps?'
* Feeling the need to be noticed and larger than life.
* Wishing to erect a 'barrier', that will (subconsciously), push other people away.
Estimates show, that at any one time, as many as one in three of us are currently on a diet, with over half of us having dieted at some time in our lives.
The truth of the matter is that, for the vast majority of people, 'dieting' on its own just doesn't seem to work in the long term.
The question is: why not?
The answer is surprisingly simple... dieting, in essence, misses the point.
Those who successfully, and permanently lose weight, are not those who simply diet.
They are the ones who change the role that food plays in their life.
They learn to respect their food, and more importantly, to respect themselves.
While slimming / dieting alone can indeed help someone to lose weight in the short term, once the diet ends, the weight can (an often does!), creep back on.
This is because dieting alone doesn't address the person's underlying psychological desire to overeat.
Another common reason that people give as their reason for wanting to lose weight, is that they 'feel fat', or 'enormous', when in reality they're not really overweight at all.
The problem here, of course, is usually self-image. Again, this is something that can be addressed, and yes, hypnotherapy can help with this too.
Treatment using hypnotherapy for weight loss, can give very rewarding and satisfying results.
If you suffer with weight issues, and want help to lose weight, and especially if it's causing problems in your life, then don't suffer in silence.