Weight loss help Aylesbury - sessions conducted via Zoom

If you are reading this page, it is probably because you are interested in hypnotherapy for weight loss. However, I no longer practice hypnotherapy...

Instead, over recent years I've been helping people with weight loss issues using the fantastic Thrive Programme. I believe it to be THE most effective, predictable, empowering and long-lasting intervention available.

The Thrive Programme has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to overcome their symptoms and learn how to Thrive, and can help you too!

Lindsay, 40, treated for weight loss, binge eating and low self esteem.

I feel in control of my everyday feelings and those negative feelings which always came to destroy me or my diet...It's a funny feeling, light, happy, airy, clear and it feels wonderful.

Lose Weight With Hypnosis Hypnotherapy aylesbury rickmansworth

There is no secret to losing weight! Most people know that if you eat sensibly and take exercise the pounds will drop off. So why do so many people struggle with it? Surely, its just a matter of burning off more calories than you consume? Well, clearly not, as the 15 million obese people in the UK will testify, as have all the hundreds of unhappy, desperate people who’ve come to see me over the years for weight loss. Some of which do believe they can lose weight but don’t believe they can keep it off.

Why can losing weight feel SO difficult?!

Well, the main reason is that if you are not in the right mind-set, it is usually a losing battle. There are two main issues that are at play which mean that despite your best intentions to lose weight, it just doesn’t happen. They are, firstly, comfort or emotional eating due to stress or poor self esteem. If the idea of being able to look slim and attractive is not consistent with your beliefs about yourself, it will be unlikely to become a reality. Secondly, feeling out of control / powerless about losing weight or keeping it off. Not believing you’ve got the ability to lose weight means it’s unlikely you will put in the necessary effort. Lets look at these in a bit more detail…

The connection between weight and self esteem

It may be that you eat when you are bored or stressed or maybe you just never really feel full up. Food provides that instant reward and gratification, hence the term 'comfort eating'. When you need an emotional boost or need cheering up, that easily accessible chocolate bar or bag or crisps is an easy way of getting that - but just for that moment. Then often the guilt and regret often follows shortly after...

For many of my clients, their self esteem hinges on how attractive they look and how slim they feel. They feel that by being in control of their weight they are more in control of how others perceive them, value them and like/love them. However, feelings of low self worth, feeling ugly, feeling 'not good enough' come from within; these feelings arise from a more general lack of self esteem, but are being attributed to how they look - and of course, being overweight only adds to these negative feelings.

People who don’t understand self-image wrongly put all their attention on changing their eating and exercise behaviors, but the problem with this physical-only approach is that it’s not addressing the source or cause of the behavior. That's why, mainly, diets don't work.

Kerry, 27, treated for weight loss

The weight is still coming off easily and my whole outlook on life has 
changed for the better…my weight problems seem just a distant memory and I 
now look forward to everything in life with positivity.

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Weight loss and self sabotage

People lose weight when they are most motivated to do so. This is the time when diets are most successful. However, for as many people who lose weight from dieting, and manage to maintain that loss, there are many more who put the weight back on again...and then some. This can be due to slipping back into old eating habits once the motivation has worn off. Or it can be due to self sabotage - they feel they don't deserve to look good - it is incongruent with how they feel inside. Or perhaps, they don't like the attention that being slim brings with it - it feels outside of their comfort zone. They are attempting to move beyond the safe, familiar and comfortable

Unfortunately, most people plagued by being overweight try to slim using a variety of ineffectual methods: they move through an array of fad diets and all usually having the same disappointing result...any pounds shed are almost always quickly regained once the diet has ended. Diets are also unsuccessful because they compel the dieter to think about the very thing with which they have already been too preoccupied - food. On a diet we are constantly thinking about food.

Feeling out of control / powerless about losing weight

Unfortunately, most people plagued by being overweight try to slim using a variety of ineffectual methods: they move through an array of fad diets and all usually having the same disappointing result…any pounds shed are almost always quickly regained once the diet is ended. Diets are also unsuccessful because they compel the dieter to think about the very thing with which they have already been too preoccupied – food. On a diet we are constantly thinking about food.

The result of trying, yet failing to lose weight is that we learn to expect failure. The more we expect to fail, the less effort we put into losing weight so it becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. Unfortunately, losing weight effectively DOES require effort – don’t believe any weight loss diet or programme that promises you otherwise!

The good news is that when you feel back in control of losing weight, putting in that extra effort seems worth it. When a weight loss goal seems achievable, you are much more likely to want to put in the effort. It makes it worth it to resist that chocolate bar. It makes it worth it to do that bit of exercise. Losing weight effectively is all about thinking positively and powerfully, having good self esteem and self beliefs. Here’s how to achieve that…

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Lose weight with The Thrive Programme® in Aylesbury clinic and via Zoom

This is a unique and highly effective 6 session training course where you will learn to understand and take control of the thoughts, beliefs, emotions in order to lose weight. Discover how to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself and challenging situations, overcome your symptoms and live a happier and positive life.

When you genuinely understand how your mind works, i.e. the interaction between your thinking and your feelings, you feel much more in control and empowered to lose weight. When you recognise that nearly all of your problems, stresses, symptoms and ill-health are either caused or made worse by poorly-managed thinking, you feel fantastic … because you caused these problems, then you can change them!

The Thrive Programme is an empowering and liberating psychological training programme which, with your input, will allow you to build your self esteem and feel much more in control in your life. You’ll find that its much simpler and faster than you may have ever believed to take control and get the life you want.

What is The Thrive Programme?

It is an easy-to-follow yet extremely effective psychological training programme to overcome mental health problems and learn to thrive. You will learn how to significantly improve your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can feel back in control and symptom-free.

You will develop robust mental health, high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence and be able to make the most of life whilst knowing you can cope when it gets tough.

How does it work?

Over 6-7 weekly, one-to-one sessions, I will teach how all you need in order to reach your goals. The sessions can be done either in person in my offices or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom.

A completely different approach!

The Thrive Programme® is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting mental well-being. If you have previously tried other interventions or therapies that have not worked for you (as is the case with most of the clients I see), please be reassured that The Thrive Programme is completely different to any other kind of intervention available for mental well-being. The Programme is unique.....and it works.