Paul Taylor

Hypnotherapy and Homeopathy in Tunbridge Wells town centre

I'm sure we all know how hard it is to stick to a diet and lose weight. I know I do!

We also know that none of those diets work anyway. After all, depriving yourself of food goes completely against nature's grain, we need to eat to live and to obtain the nutrients so essential both for health and for life itself. We are also social animals who like to share food with family and friends and denying foods on these occasions creates problems of it's own. We can't just stop eating In the same way as, for instance, we can stop smoking or give up coffee.

In any case, when calorie intake falls below a certain level, the body goes into starvation mode and when the whole thing comes crashing to a halt, we start eating again. The body, realising the famine is over, demands more food and so the weight piles back on...until the next time when we decide that "I really MUST get a grip on this!" . we have another problem and that is the harder we try, the more difficult it becomes.

But the good news is that we know why. As long as a hundred years ago French pharmacist turned psychologist Emile Coue' declared that "When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins - without any exception". The imagination is of course the subconscious mind, the part of the brain which controls our thoughts, feelings, urges and desires and is responsible for the negative self-talk we often feed ourselves. As Monsieur Coue' (and many others since have) observed, any attempt by the conscious mind to over-ride the subconscious is doomed to failure.

By using hypnosis and other psychotherapeutic techniques, however, we can address the underlying issues such as anxiety, low self -esteem, feelings of low self-worth or inferiority which amongst many others, are often at the core of emotional or over eating, allowing you to build a new, healthy relationship with food and a new, sustainable, healthy lifestyle.

As always, thanks for reading, if you have any questions please contact me via email here or by phone or text on 07591172742.