Can Hypnotherapy help you to lose weight for good?
You may have tried Weight Watchers, Slimming world, Lighter Life or any of the other many diet companies that claim to help you lose weight, but do they lead to yoyo dieting and do they really deal with the problems of overeating and where they may stem from?
Seeing a hypnotherapist and being hypnotised to help with your weight loss may seem like taking a step into a strange world but it isn’t actually like that at all.
There are many clinical studies that show how hypnosis has been proven to help people overcome phobias and change certain behaviours.
So can it be used to help us curb our eating habits too?
Does hypnotherapy for weight loss work?
Hypnosis involves being in a state of consciousness with enhanced attention and concentration, coupled with a decreased awareness of surroundings and an increased response to suggestion. It’s a perfectly normal thing that happens to us all the time anyway, it’s just like daydreaming. That focus can help us to get what we want. In this case perhaps more motivation to exercise and eat more tasty nutritious foods rather than junk food on the go.
Studies have found hypnosis can modify certain behaviours, such as smoking or drug use. In terms of helping people with IBS, hypnosis has shown to have an amazing effect in helping people.
Medical studies on weight loss Hypnosis
Further research shows hypnosis may be able to help people speed up weight loss.
One study looked at 60 obese people with sleep apnoea. One group was given dietary advice, another hypnotherapy for stress reduction, or hypnotherapy for reducing calorie intake.
After three months everyone had lost comparable amounts of weight.
However, the only group which managed to maintain the weight loss after 18 months was the group who had hypnotherapy for stress reduction.
Another study saw 109 people receive hypnosis treatment for weight loss. The group continued to lose weight up to two years after the study.
Women who underwent hypnotherapy lost weight, improved eating habits and improved body image, in another study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
When working with people to help them let go of diets and yet still enjoy food and lose weight we can tailor the hypnosis to exactly what you want to achieve. I even provide you recordings so that you can listen at home and relax any time that you would like.
What does BWRT stand for? BWRT is Brain Working Recursive Therapy.
It is a brand new therapy that is unlike any other and can help effect permanent change in a very short period of time. It was created in 2011 by Terrence Watts a therapist, author and trainer who is also the principal of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. After being inspired by the studies of Virtual Nobel Prize Winner: Benjamin Libet, Terrence started to develop this new form of therapy and it is now spreading across the world.
It differs from many other types of therapy, not just in the way that it can help you in one or two sessions, but also in because it can be undertaken content free. What this means to you is that if you have a problem that you would feel uncomfortable or unable to talk about then you do not need to. Instead of spending many session talking about it you can use the BWRT technique to help you deal with the problem and simply change the way that you think about it.
BWRT is not Hypnosis
It does not use hypnosis or hypnotherapy. It is completely logical, practical and down to earth. It is a completely new form of therapy that is showing remarkable results for those who have undertaken it. You can even have BWRT sessions on Skype from the comfort of your own home.
The BWRT technique can only be practiced by certified practitioners, who have been trained by Terrence Watts himself. In order to undertake the training one must already be a professional therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist, counsellor or medical practitioner.
As described on the official BWRT site itself...
BWRT® is an immensely powerful style of working that can dissolve problems almost instantaneously.
There is no other therapy in the world that is the same as BWRT®.
Certified BWRT® Practitioners receive thorough training in this modern methodology and are completely conversant with the techniques needed to work effectively with a great number of human problems and difficulties
As more practitioners are trained in this new form of therapy, expect to see, hear and read more about it, when the benefits become more and more well known.
As well as being trained in this amazing new technique myself by Terence Watts you can also watch my own interview with him below where I ask more questions to give you a really good idea about how BWRT can help you...
I was trained in BWRT by Terence himself and so I am qualified as a certified BWRT Practitioner. If you are wondering if BWRT may be the right therapy to help you then please do get in touch to ask me any questions that you may have.
There are currently only a few hundred trained practitioners of BWRT worldwide. As a newly created technique I am pleased to be able to offer this as part of the help that I provide for people. Some practitioners may not have the same training and experience in other methods that can also help such as EMDR, EFT, NLP or Hypnosis. For this reason I would never decide the best way to help you until we had started working together. What this means is that all the letters and acronyms are really irrelevant to you. The only important thing to know is that I have a wide variety of methods to use which means that we can work together to give you exactly the help that you need.
If you would like to contact me and ask about appointments you can email me on [email protected]
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How on earth does BWRT work...?
From the beginning... For a start off, we work with a different part of the brain from that which any other therapy does; where many neuroscience-based therapies boast of how they work directly with the amygdala and the limbic system, BWRT® works with a part of the brain that 'fires up' long before the limbic system even gets started.
In fact, by the time the limbic system is involved, the physical body has already started to react, already commenced whatever action or psychological process that past experience has indicated is needed... even if that experience is out of date and no longer relevant. It's a kind of 'blind obedience'.
The name of that part of the brain depends on whether you are following the biological model or the evolutionary model - we use the latter in the Level 1 training since it makes it much easier to understand the how and why of what we do. In the biological model, it's usually referred to as the 'hind brain' though it's sometimes called the 'lizard brain' or the 'reptilian brain' - in the evolutionary model (the 'Triune Brain' devised by Paul D Maclean in the 19060s) we refer to it as the 'reptilian complex'. It's the oldest brain structure we have and it dates back some 650 million years to the first sentient creatures that walked the planet, our earliest ancestors. Anatomically, it's the 'brain stem' and includes the primitive part of the limbic system.
The Evolutionary Brain Model No matter how it's referred to in any one model, the important thing is that it was the only brain those early ancestors had... it had to do everything. Every impulse from the world and from the physical body was processed by that early brain before it progressed anywhere else. And here's the thing: nothing's changed, because once evolution has created a fundamental process it's there for good. So although our brain is greatly evolved from those earliest ancestors of ours, every bit of information is still processed by that reptilian complex before it goes anywhere else.
The important thing about all this is that when a pattern of impulses is recognised, it will start the body responding in the same way as it has before, since that response led to survival and must therefore be safe... but we're not aware of this at that point. In fact, we don't become aware of it until that impulse has covered up to fifty meters of neural network into the part of the brain where awareness resides. By then, everything is in full flight!
BWRT® does its work in that 'cognitive gap' between an action starting and conscious recognition of that action. We actually work directly with that reptilian complex, to change the response to patterns of input. And we do this by using the same automatic processes by which it learns the patterns it responds to in the first place - but we get it to wait for further information instead of responding immediately. All we have to do then is ensure that the new information is instantaneously preferable and therefore instantaneously accepted.