For clarity, Weight Management can be divided into 3 different categories:
- Weight Loss programs
- Habit-based overeating
- Emotional / Psychological overeating
- Body Dysmorphic Disorders i.e. Anorexia
- Eating Disorders i.e. Bulimia
Without doubt 1(b), 2 and 3 above fall into the category of Analytical Hypnotherapy. These symptoms are suggestive of a deeper lying root cause and the path to long term and permanent change has to be to find and remove that cause. Essentially the eating behaviour is not in truth related to food – food is being used as a means of expressing or inhibiting the underlying cause.
In general, 1(a) falls into the category of solution focused Suggestion Therapy and a combination of Hypnosis, NLP and Coaching techniques over the course of two sessions is generally sufficient. As a rule of thumb the typical client who undergoes this program has put on weight over the course of a few years, and has now decided to lose it again. Usually the motivation for this might be going on holidays or getting married etc.
Ian is also co-founder and co-facilitator of a unique weight management program known as MindSlim. MindSlim is a course that helps people change their relationship with food and exercise in an easy way that they would never have thought possible. The course is run for an evening per week over 4 consecutive weeks. For more information or a free CD on MindSlim, please call 01 6010599.