January is a time when traditionally many of us take stock of our lives and set a few resolutions and put plans in place to change things. I don’t know whether I am a fan of New Year’s Resolutions or not; a new start or a decision to make changes at any time seems like a good idea if something in your life is not working but setting unrealistic goals based on things that you either have no control over or don’t have the right resources for is simply futile.
Are you going mad?
It is a bit like going on a diet every Monday, starting again with the same old goals, the same old beliefs and systems in place and of course you end up with the same old results. There is a quote, attributed to Einstein that says that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So, are you going mad?
Do Something Different
My motto for my clients this year is ‘Do Something Different’. If the things you have done in the past really aren’t working there is no point repeating the same path to failure. It won’t do your self esteem or your waistline any good at all, in fact, in the long run, it will harm them both. So if you have weight to lose but shouldn’t diet, what should you do?
I’ll bet that in your vision of your future slim self that you know how you’ll be behaving and how things will be different about you. I’ll bet that you’ll have a vision of how others will relate to you and how you’ll feel about yourself and who you’ll be. The problem is, that you don’t know how to make that change or that leap into the new you.
That’s how hypnotherapy works. It can help you by taking all that information and knowledge that you have about who you can be and can help your brain to make sense of the information and start on the path to change. When done on a one to one basis, hypnotherapy takes the information you have about how you tick and the results you want to achieve and it helps your unconscious mind to guide you gently along the right path to success.
Don’t give up the chocolate
I’m not an advocate of telling you to stop eating chocolate; the odd bar of dairy milk isn’t the problem, it’s the guilty binges where you eat 3 bars in succession as you fall off the diet wagon, only to follow it with 3 days of ‘last suppers’ before you start the diet again on the Monday. Hypnotherapy can change all that, and allow you to eat everything you want, when you want it (and just for the record, when you allow your body to choose what it wants, it doesn’t always choose chocolate).
If you’d like to find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you to lose your hang-ups around food as well as weight, without the harsh regime of a diet, details can be found at www.beautifulswans.com/consultations where you can book a no obligation initial consultation.