January brings with it overflowing gyms and boxes of pre-made salads eaten at desks. Perhaps the most common New Year’s resolutions are to improve your health – whether that’s getting in shape by losing weight or spending more time exercising or by ditching cigarettes. Did you know that 60% of resolutions are broken before February finishes? If you’re one of that 60% or feel like you’re struggling to stick to your resolutions, you could consider giving yourself a boost with a few sessions of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy has been clinically researched and found to be effective for a wide range of lifestyle and habit changes from quitting smoking to weight loss and boosting self-esteem. Working together with the hypnotherapist you will harness the power of your subconscious to understand and change negative behaviours and thought patterns which have been keeping you stuck.
“Hypnotherapy helps people to make changes to their behaviour,” says the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. A hypnotherapist is a guide and helps you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you. The NCH states that often people find it very empowering to realise that they are in control and can choose to make changes.
Unlike crash diets and extreme boot camp exercise programmes, hypnotherapy for weight loss is about changing your habits with food for the rest of your life. You’ll notice that you’re free to just enjoy your life – eating and exercising sensibly without having to think about it.
If you’ve committed to quitting smoking, you’ll explore the reasons you want to quit and the reasons that you started and harness the power of your subconscious to assist you in your goal. Research shows that by quitting smoking with hypnosis you are twice as likely to give up as if you used nicotine patches.
Finding a hypnotherapist near you is easy, just click here to access the NCH’s therapist database which contains over 1,800 qualified, registered and insured hypnotherapists all around the UK.