Weight Loss & Management


 

‘Weight Management’ including weight loss and indeed weight gain presents a challenge to many people throughout their lives. If weight is an issue you are certainly not alone. Many of my clients have become experts! Experts at being negative! They have learnt to override the body’s natural signalling system around eating… signals that tell us we are full, have had enough! Some will have learnt that eating somehow temporarily distracts them from boredom, from unpleasant times and emotions, and some will have learnt to reward themselves with food! For others its simply about bad habits.

 

You may recognise that you have thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours around food and yourself that you do not want. Do you think of yourself as for example ”someone who struggles with weight”, or a ”yo yo dieter”? Perhaps you think of yourself as a ”failure” or a ”hopeless case”…. desperate? Maybe you think that with just a little help you can achieve that you desire? Or do other aspects of your life past and present compromise your potential to succeed and you wish to address them?

 

Now lets be clear. Diets don’t work. A simple Google search as to ‘how effective are diets’ will provide you with ample evidence to support this assertion. You haven’t failed; the diets have failed you! Dieting is also expensive. The average woman spends £25,000 on dieting in her lifetime and between 17 and 30 years on a diet. Again Google it! If you are blaming yourself its time to let it go! Its not your fault!

 

Its time to change. Its time to stop sabotaging yourself, blaming yourself. Its time to develop new ways of thinking, believing, feeling and doing. The essence of my programmes is the shift in thinking that you will make. I will help you to see yourself differently, to love and respect yourself and your body, and nurture a healthy relationship with food that prevails in the longer term. By using a combination of therapeutic tools and devising a programme that is tailored to your needs we will together forge a new you, a confident, in control, happier, healthier you.

 

Join those who have made the journey like Jeanette…

”Hi Russell, Just wanted to let you know that I had the most fantastic day at my son’s wedding. Absolutely brilliant – and the only big thing about me was my hat! Have now lost some 37lbs as a result of your weight loss sessions and it continues to be amazingly effortless. Jeanette”*

 

and those like Dorothy who is presently on hers…

”Just an update on how I am doing, which is great 🙂 12lbs have now disappeared. Feeling really good about the experience and myself. Family members have noticed the weight loss also how much slower I am eating. Even after a week in Devon with wine and puddings I lost 1 1/2 lbs.Thank you for giving me the confidence to change Russell.”*

 

The Programmes:

 

NEW WAYS NEW YOU

 

The programme runs over six months. This affords you the opportunity to embed new ways of relating to food, and to see yourself differently.

 

We engage in Hypnotherapy, Mind Management and Counselling. Each compliments the other as we work to address thoughts and beliefs that are held and which are self defeating. You may or may not recognise these ‘negatives’. You may not even be aware of them but they are there and impact to your detriment. Understanding where they come from is the first stage in addressing them and places you in a much better place to make change.

 

We work on re-defining yourself. How you see yourself and your belief system. Techniques applied at a conscious level and subconsciously will help you make change. You begin to succeed. The ‘impossible’ becomes possible. Positive beliefs and affirmations see your relationship with food start to change.

 

Success breeds success and we move into consolidation. We embed new ways of thinking and being.

 

The programme is constructed of 7 face to face sessions preceded by a free no obligation initial consultation during which you can decide which programme is best suited to you:

 

In the first session we ‘formulate’ the path of intervention. You are provided with mental exercises and reflective work which allows us to together ensure the programme is tailored around you. The HypnoBand element, as described below, may or may not be something we identify at this stage as relevant to you but is important to note that this is a dynamic process meaning the programme evolves as we go. Each session will include an element of reflection and planning forward which determines the nature of the hypnotherapy element and the guidance offered re mind management techniques. The approach is to work with the conscious and subconscious so that the concepts and ideas ‘make sense’ to the whole of you.

 

The 7 subsequent sessions are paced over what is typically six months.

 

In addition to the face to face contact I sustain email, telephone, or Skype contact with clients throughout. This ensures that you feel engaged and that you are on a programme of change. Suggested reading, mental exercises, additional pre-recorded hypnotherapy sessions to complement the face to face ones, and on-going support is provided. This facilitates the consolidation and embedding of the new you.

 

NB Each face to face session is of one hours duration. Within this the Hypnotherapy will typically take up half of the session and will be recorded and given to you on the day.

 

MAKING CHANGE/THE HYPNOTIC GASTRIC BAND

 

This programme runs over two to three months. As with the programme above this programme combines elements of Hypnotherapy, Mind Management and Counselling. Again we look at thoughts and beliefs that are held and which are self defeating. The understanding of where they come from is the first stage in addressing them and places you in a much better place to make change. This programme is intended for those clients who wish to make change in their relationship with food and who are looking for insights and techniques that will introduce them to new alternatives to dieting.

 

In this programme we may apply my interpretation of a technique that is currently widely advertised: The HypnoBand Programme is a scripted programme of five sessions which are typically followed to the letter in a ‘one size fits all’ fashion. My approach is to use elements of the ‘HypnoBand’ as is indicated for each individual, to deliver personalised sessions, and in doing so you receive a programme that is tailored to you.

 

I see the ‘Hypnotic Gastric Band’ as a series of hypnotic and psychological implants that create a metaphoric gastric band. I help you nurture a belief system that you eat less, are full with less food, let go of cravings, and have no need or inclination to snack etc. In short you achieve satisfaction with less food and establish new eating patterns.

 

In the HypnoBand session itself I lead you through enacting a drama within your mind. This allows the creation of an event and a memory of being in a operating theatre that helps you make change..

 

Again we consolidate, look at belief systems and nurturing change in the longer term.

 

This programme is constructed of 5 face to face sessions. In the first session ‘formulate’ the pathway of intervention. You are provided with a diary sheets, a ‘changing behaviour exercise’ and additional reading. We also typically begin with an introductory hypnotherapy session. In this programme the 4 subsequent sessions are paced over what is typically two months.

 

Each session will include an element of reflection and planning forward which determines the nature of the hypnotherapy element and the guidance offered re mind management techniques. The approach is to work with the conscious and subconscious so that the concepts and ideas ‘make sense’ to the whole of you. This enhances your potential to succeed.

 

In addition to the face to face contact I sustain email, telephone, or Skype contact with clients throughout. This ensures that you feel engaged and that you are on a programme of change. Suggested reading, mental exercises, additional pre-recorded hypnotherapy sessions to complement the face to face ones, and a general sense of being supported is provided over the period. This facilitates the consolidation of changes made.

 

NB Each face to face session is of one hours duration. Within this the Hypnotherapy will typically take up half of the session and will be recorded and given to you on the day.

 

Within both programmes we may address: Binge Eating; Boredom Eating; Cravings; Emotional Eating; Exercise Motivation; Family Obesity; Fasting; Healthy Eating; Protective Weight; Maintaining Weight Loss; Night-Time Eating; Portion Control; Secret Eating; Sensible Eating; Slower Eating and Drinking; Weighing Obsession; Healthy Weight Gain; Eating to Reward.

  • Please note: Results may vary from person to person.