Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
"When I am on a diet, I can’t stop thinking about food!"
"Diets don’t work"
"I shouldn’t eat that"
"I am being good this week"
Does that Sound Familiar?
When we ‘go' on a diet - we really do obsess about food, what we are ‘allowed’ to or ‘should’ eat, when we will eat... Then, we get into that new outfit, feel very pleased with ourselves and ‘come off the diet’ ............ and what happens next? That’s right, those pounds creep back on... and off you go again, the newest, the latest diet!
The problem with diets is that we are either ‘on or off them’, our goal is to lose weight - but what do we want to do when we lose something - that’s right, find it again!
I really do know what it is like to be overweight! I was very overweight for some years, to the extent that my mobility was becoming restricted. I was fortunate not to have any significant health problems, though I had joint pain and was worn out all the time! I strongly believe that weight loss starts in our mind.
Take The Mind And The Body Will Follow
I did exactly that and became my own client, putting into place all the skills I have learnt over the years, both in my training and learning from my work with clients. I looked at my eating habits and behaviours and designed coping skills to deal with them. I looked at the emotional and environmental reasons for my overeating and gained an understanding of my often unconscious bad habits. That was big step along the path to getting rid of those old habits!
I looked at all the reasons I gave myself for not losing weight - and you know what? They were not reasons, they were excuses! So I set about changing those excuses into real reasons that would motivate me.
I dropped the word lose. What do we want to do when we lose something? That's right, we want to find it again! Think ‘the size, shape and weight I choose to be - that‘s right for me’
I set goals, these goals were not weight related, not numbers on the scales. I don't know about you but I find if I focus on the number on the scales I become obsessed with jumping on and off them several times a day! You too? My goals are what I call NSV's - Non Scale Victories. To fit in an aircraft seat without having to use a seat belt extension, to walk a mile fast, fit into the next size down, cut my own toenails - what would your NSV's be?
As I progressed and achieved each NSV, I made another more challenging one. Many of my goals are exercise related, to date I have completed several 5K races, two London Moonwalk Half Marathon, which are actually 15 miles! And the Great North Run half marathon. In 2016 I will be running more half marathons & taking part in a race up a mountain in Canada! Not bad for someone who would drive to the corner shop. Oh, and yes I do get on the scales about every 7 weeks and I am delighted to report that currently (Februrary) I have reduced my weight by nine - yes, 8 stones!
Every day I use my mind to keep myself motivated to reach the size, shape and weight that pleases me.
I don't obsess about what I should or shouldn’t eat, just naturally making sensible and intelligent choices about food and exercise.
You might be thinking "Well it's OK for Lindsay Shepherd Hypnotherapist, she knows what to do, I don't. You'd be right, but the thing is I wasn't doing it. And let's be honest, we probably all do know what we need to do to become the size and weight we want to be don't we? This is where your mind comes in -
Take The Mind And The Body Will Follow
You too can do it, you really can.
This video shows a little of my weight loss journey, currently (Feb 2016) I have reduced my weight by almost 9 stones. I have a little way to go, I'm really excited about what I can achieve next!
Manage your Mind, Manage Your Weight - Work With Lindsay Shepherd
When you work with Lindsay Shepherd Hypnotherapy to reduce your weight, we'll look at your eating habits and behaviours, emotional and environmental reasons for your overeating, gain an understanding of those often unconscious bad habits and design coping skills and techniques to deal with those old habits that do not serve you well. Then we'll get rid of the old excuses, replacing them with some powerful motivating skills.
No more obsessing about what you should or shouldn’t eat, just naturally making sensible and intelligent choices about food and exercise.
You’ll learn how to cope with setbacks and how to love your new body - the size, shape and weight that is right for you.
While on my own weight management journey I have obviously learnt a lot about fitness and nutrition, I do not hold qualifiactions or am qualified to give advice in either. When you work with me, we are concentrating on your mind to help you make those changes.
Of course, the techniques I use for myself to become leaner and fitter may not be right way for you, so when we work together, you will have your own personal hypnotherapy Weight Reduction Programme.
And by learning all these new things, and becoming the size shape and weight you choose, you'll notice other areas of your life just get better and better. You can become more confident, have greater self esteem, and enhance your life and happiness. Wouldn't that be fantastic?
To learn more about how the Hypnosis can help you reduce weight, or to book an appointment at my Bournemouth Hypnotherapy practice, contact me via my contact page or
Call: Lindsay Shepherd 01202 511096
Payment is accepted by Cash, Cheque, Debit or Credit Cards. 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or full fee will be due.