How does hypnotherapy work for weight loss? Simple: both appetite and cravings are controlled by the brain. Although we ‘feel’ these sensations in the body, they are triggered by the Subconscious mind. Weight loss drugs try to interfere with the pathways of these hunger signals, but drugs are dangerous and have side effects. Hypnotherapy is the only way to get detailed messages to the Subconscious mind quickly and effectively, so we can get appetite reduced naturally and safely. We can also ask for cravings to be shut down, or transferred from one object (such as chocolate or cake) to another object (such as salad, cereal or fruit). This literally changes what you feel like eating, from poor choices to healthy eating.
When you go on a diet, you try to resist the urge to eat the fattening foods using willpower, which is hard to sustain over time. That is because willpower is a conscious effort, and it is an extra effort you don't normally make. So the effort is hard to sustain, and when you run out of willpower the old habitual behaviour returns with a vengeance!
So instead, with the use of hypnosis we simply create real desire for healthy food, and reduce the overall appetite so that you are genuinely satisfied with less. An expert hypnotist can make other changes too, such as increase the desire to drink water, generate more enthusiasm for healthy activity and boost Subconscious motivation so that you're not just relying on willpower all the time! And the effects of a hypnotherapy session can last for months, so you can get great results without having to spend a lot of money to lose weight.
If that sounds much easier and more fun than dieting, that’s because it is! So why not call now to find out more? N.B. Office landline is temporarily not working. Please call or text 07748 838 644 any time, any day, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Go for it! more about this
Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy Stockport, South Manchester and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to lose weight and improve lifestyles since August 2000.
A phobia is an emotional fear reaction by the Subconscious mind which aims to protect you from an imagined threat. Some are triggered by actual experiences but most phobias are si
Would you like help to quit cocaine in just one hypnosis session? Or maybe you don't believe that a single session of hypnotherapy at Central Hypnotherapy in Stockport (South Manc
This one comes up a lot: anxiety about driving, especially on motorways and over bridges. The feeling is of a loss of control, feeling hemmed in by the traffic, and even the irrat
Got a Thank You card in the post again this month:"To Chris,
Just to say thank you for helping us overcome our addictions and setting us free, may God bless you and keep you always
If you've been searching for treatment or help with cocaine 'addiction', you may have noticed that most of the 'help' out there is really just counselling, group therapy or CBT. I
"Can't believe people struggle to lose weight when you can make it so easy for them!"
That was Andrew's conclusion this Christmas after losing over four stones in only six months f
Hypnosis is the most misunderstood subject I have ever come across in my life. Nearly everything you hear people say about hypnosis is either wrong, or a misunderstanding!
"Hello, it's Jill here, I came to see you in July about my fear of having my blood pressure taken and going to hospitals... well it seems to have worked, I can take my own blood pr
People are sometimes amazed to hear that expert hypnotherapists can often get rid of a problem completely in just one session. So how many people would believe that we can sometime
The most common question weight loss clients ask a hypnotherapist is: "How many sessions will I need to achieve my goal?"I always say: "Have ONE." Responses vary, but it is surpri
Oh well, Dan's happy!
A drinking habit can become expensive if it's getting out of hand, and it's not just the outlay for the booze itself. Excessive drinking can cost a person a
Sometimes when I present a case for change to the Subconscious mind of the client, not only does it fix the problem but it starts a chain of beneficial responses that changes the p
Some clients report their success in excited, astonished tones - but not all of them. This is a fine example of an almost grumpy acknowledgement that, contrary to what the client
It's that time of year again! Party season, far too much eating and drinking in the last couple of weeks of December, then the big night out to see in the New Year... by which tim
Is your drinking habit getting out of hand, has it got a bit excessive? Maybe you don't want to quit the booze altogether, and wouldn't class yourself as a problem drinker, but ju
After many attempts to quit smoking, Sheila always believed herself to "be" a smoker, whether she was actively smoking or not. All she needed was a little bit of help to stop feel
Panic attacks, acute anxiety and sleeplessness are stressful and exhausting, especially if they persist. Medication can help temporarily but it does not address the cause, or caus
Here's an interesting question:
I'm thinking about trying to give up drinking on week days but not on holidays and weekends. If this is a possibility do you have a
"Hi Chris, wanted to give you feedback and say I’m doing a lot better since our last session: I’ve lost another 6 lbs. And have developed new healthier habits. Even when eating ou
You saw me in October last year and April this year. I came to see you for weight loss. I am very pleased to say that I have now lost a total of 4 stone 11 lbs and los
"Dear Chris, Firstly I'd like to apologise for not getting in touch sooner with my feedback but I will explain why. I came to see you on the last Saturday of April which was also
As promised, I am contacting you to let you know how I've got on since my back-up session with you for stopping smoking on March 20th. I am very happy to say that I h
Ok this is a daft one. This shows how quickly I forget clients that don’t turn up. Alex’s partner rings up and tells me he’s a compulsive gambler and he needs help so she books h
Not everybody wants to stop drinking completely, but if you go to Alcoholics Anonymous they will tell you that habitual drinkers are “alcoholics” and that they won’t be able to cut
Sometimes people want to change – genuinely – but they doubt themselves. Judging mainly by previous failed attempts to solve the problem the hard way (willpower), they kind of exp
In my wild and reckless youth, I did everything. I can be honest about that now because I've been clean for many years, but I know all about drug habits and I specialise in helpin
"My daughter appeared to develop a horror of needles around the age of seven or eight, after having endured a painful cannula in each arm during kidney function testing at hospital
Would you like to be calm, happy, organised and looking much better? It could be that all you need is a single session of hypnotherapy, because that’s all Cassie needed!
Think it's hard to lose weight? Sharon's lost over a stone in only six weeks with hypnotherapy.
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?Well, she called Central Hypnotherapy, made an appointmen
Most tobacco smokers smoke at any time, but a few only smoke when they drink alcohol. This may be because they started smoking in the pub and never developed the habit of smoking
"What I would like to improve upon is my confidence when public speaking."
OK Julian, we can do that! Hypnosis to improve performance is all about being relaxed in that situation
"Hi, I have found my alcohol consumption has increased as well as my weight, I snack when I've been drinking or have the next day nibbles. I know it all contributes to my weight ga
This one comes up a lot, and not surprisingly because it is the most common fear of all. It is also easy to get rid of with hypnosis, so nobody needs to be struggling with it - b
Hypnotherapy for weight loss - or for anything else! - is best advertised by word of mouth, because with feedback like this, you can't go wrong:
Just wanted to give
The doorbell rang, today, but I wasn't expecting anyone. Turned out to be a young lady I saw a few weeks back, but I didn't recall at first - I see so many people - she came twice
I don't write about this a lot but I should - more and more people are becoming diabetic and finding it hard to stick to healthy food choices, but only because they're trying to do
Most of the people who come to Central Hypnotherapy with an eating issue are consuming too much, and want to reduce their intake of food. But some people have the opposite problem
Comfort Eating: There's always a reason!
When Rosie came to Central Hypnotherapy in December 2013 it was to address her eating habits and especially her emotional eating, which she
How can hypnotherapy help you to get over the pain and heartbreak of a split with your partner?
Dominic came to me after more than three years of trying to recover all by himself
Whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking or get more active for a healthier lifestyle, hypnotherapy is the quickest and easiest way to do it. Otherwise you're down to willpow
Your "drinking habit" is just what you usually do when you are drinking alcohol. Notice how this doesn't often match your conscious intentions? Everyone assumes that this is down
Addiction can be a terrible, terrible thing. Some people are addicted to heroin. Some people are addicted to crack cocaine. And about 25 million people are addicted to playing B
New clients sometimes express surprise at the number of issues that we eliminate in just one session here at Central Hypnotherapy, and I know many people would probably think it so
Many of the blog posts on this website feature feedback from previous clients which clearly shows that they were not only delighted but very surprised to have been successful with
"2 years and 1 day since I visited you... so 2 years and 1 day since my last cigarette. Just to say - thank you!! Jim"
Clearly yes, hypnotherapy does work for stopping smoking! Jim
"I feel like shouting from the rooftops I'VE HAD HYPNOTHERAPY... I'M FREEEEEE!"
This is the feedback from Catherine I received today, and Catherine was very doubtful that hypnother
Now you might think that nausea and travel sickness are not connected to phobias - but you'd be wrong! The Subconscious mind has a number of tactics it can use to force you to avoi
"Hiya Chris! It's Chris from Saturday. I just wanted to say thanks again, results are brilliant, I can't believe it - cravings are gone!" This was the text message I received this
The only phone call I got yesterday (it goes a bit quiet as Christmas gets this close) was from a client I saw two months ago who just wanted to give me an update. This guy owns a
Most people expect to GAIN weight over Christmas, do they not? Then after the New Year celebrations, they get on the scales with a heavy heart and think about going back to Weight
I've tried everything (except hypnotherapy)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) comes in many forms, and in fact that 'disorder' label is a bit of a misunderstanding. All Compulsiv
Life is a Competition
London 2012 has been pretty inspiring has it not? Team G.B. surpassed expectations and won a very respectable clutch of medals - and I bet they did it entirel
"What do you do to relax?"
I've asked thousands of individual clients this question, over the years, and the answer is hardly ever any true form of relaxation, but another activity
Both appetite and cravings are controlled by the brain. Although we 'feel' these sensations in the body, they are triggered by the Subconscious mind. Weight loss drugs try to inter
Time to ditch the drug habits!
More and more people are coming to Central Hypnotherapy to get rid of their cocaine habit, or their drinking habit, or ketamine, cannabis or crack ha
"How can I stop eating chocolate?" Here's Jane's reply to that, and it applies equally to sweets, cakes, ice cream, doughnuts and all sugary things!
Hi Chris,Hope you are well?
This is what we aim for every time: no desire to smoke, no cravings, no withdrawal, no over-eating or weight gain. As standard.
You said to give you feedback and to let y
Most diets or healthy eating plans require willpower to stick to, but hypnosis allows you to change without effort. It is the craving system that reminds us when to eat, and if the
Hypnosis is the easiest way to stop drinking alcohol, as Carole found out seven months ago. This was her feedback from yesterday:
"Hi Chris, I've been meaning to contact you again
This came in by email on the 7th of February:
I came to you for a session of hypnotherapy to help with performance anxiety before singing a solo at a Xmas church servi
Most smokers who have attempted to stop smoking before will have tried some form of Nicotine Replacement (NRT) - or several different forms of it - and after telling me this, my sm
Most smokers who have attempted to stop smoking before will have tried some form of Nicotine Replacement (NRT) - or several different forms of it - and after telling me this, my sm
Tony sent this email in yesterday:
I came to see you 3 or 4 weeks ago with a problem concerning a fear of water and swimming in general. Up to now I've had 9 half-hou
Everyone thinks it is really hard to stop drinking, right? Now read this:
"Hi Chris! It was nice to meet you last week.
Just wanted to give you a quick update on progress so far
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if someone has been "drunk for the past 38 years" then the lovely folk down at Alcoholics Anonymous would class them as "an alcoholic", would they not?
This came in today, feedback from a hypnosis session for alcohol about a month ago:
Just thought I would drop you a line and let you know how I am getting on. I still hav
This just came in today by email from Jim:
You might remember I called in to see you on the afternoon of 28th March. I know it is early days yet, but I haven't eve
The Central Hypnotherapy Stop Smoking Session shuts down any smoking habit in two hours, cravings and all. We also make sure that the habit is not replaced by another habit, as oft
Still, the spending continues!
Money may be tight these days, but if you go to the Trafford Centre (a huge retail palace in Manchester, England UK) there are still thousands of car
Question: What stops you from feeling confident in the first place?
Answer: Self-doubt, fear, anxiety, low opinion of yourself, worry, social phobia... that sort of thing. Exactly
One day, hypno-birthing will be the standard approach to childbirth because hypnosis removes virtually all the pain, fear, stress and suffering women usually go through during labo
Over the years I have found that some habits are especially easy to shut down - just as some phobias seem to be particularly easy to wipe out in practice with hypnotherapy. Chocoho
Most people who come to Central Hypnotherapy with a drug habit are not shy or embarrassed about it, they just want help to get rid of it. Hypnotherapy is the easiest and quickest w
On 22nd December I got the following email message:
"Hi Chris, Just wanted to say thanks for your help - I stopped smoking after a session with you in April 09 and never had a cig
"Hi Chris, I am writing to thank you for your help. I came to you with my weight issues, and although I still have a wayto go, I feel very positive that it's no longer going to be
Lots of people come to Central Hypnotherapy to improve their performance at work - like Mark, the barrister who was suffering from severe work-related stress which was causing him
What IS a phobia?
Strong fears or phobic reactions are really just a reaction by the Subconscious mind to an object or situation which the Subconscious has decided ought to be avoi
Gambling: Giving away all your money to a bad cause. And then maybe money that isn't really yours.Hypnotherapy: A really easy way to get rid of compulsive habits like gambling, usu
"Hi Chris - Happy Friday! Just checking in - no need to reply to me, just want you to know... DAY 14!!!!! HURRAY!!! And you know what's even more fantastic? I thought it would b
When people are new to hypnotherapy they aren't always sure what to expect - not just with the experience of hypnotherapy, but the results too. Yesterday I got this email update f
This text came in on July 21st from Angela:"Hi Chris day 13 going stronger by the day! Absolutely no sign of weakness, wouldnt get drunk for a thousand pound, just wouldnt be enoug
I got an email on July 16th which began with these words:"It’s my anniversary this week Chris, 6 years since I gave up smoking thanks to a single session with you!"The rest of the
Got a text update from Angela this morning:"Good morning, just been weighed, lost 8 pound ha ha ha regards Angela Mancini"So: from just one hypnotherapy session with me 11 days ago
Angela popped in to see me here at Central Hypnotherapy for a session to quit drinking. Not everyone who comes here about alcohol wants to stop completely and that's fine because w
Over the last ten years I've helped many people get over their anxieties and fears associated with driving. These feelings are very common and some of them are to do with the drivi
You know what really surprises people about hypnotherapy? That you feel perfectly normal throughout the session! Most new clients are expecting to be asleep, or at least to "feel h
In recent years there has been a great deal of interest in hypnotherapy and sports psychology to improve performance and get rid of competition nerves. Hypnosis has proven to be ve
I just stumbled on this old report about Lilly Allen's success in losing weight with hypnotherapy, but I couldn't believe the reported cost! Her therapist charged $600 an hour? Wh
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is all about understanding the way the Subconscious mind normally thinks. This is quite different from conscious thinking, which is logi
If you try to break a drug habit with willpower alone, it can often seem difficult or even impossible. That is because you are using willpower - a conscious effort - to resist the
If you just want to be rid of a smoking habit, all you have to do is arrange a session and then just turn up on the day! You may have mixed feelings about quitting - or about hypn
When you go on a diet, you are using conscious efforts (willpower) to resist the urge to eat the wrong things or eat too much, and to force yourself to eat healthy things which y
Do you enjoy flying? If not, hypnotherapy can change that very quickly and easily. Attitudes to flying vary enormously, from general excitement to the out-and-out panic that make
There's a T-Shirt in the window of a clothes shop near my office here in the centre of Stockport which says on the front: "Ketamine: Just say Neigh".
Okay, it's not that funny bu
Smoking and weight loss hypnosis
I get more referrals from weight-loss clients and smoking clients than from anything else, and it is not surprising that these people, particularly
Hypnotherapy can help enormously with sleep problems, even if the problem has been going on for years. Perhaps surprisingly, although most people will have heard Stage Hy
We need Hypnotherapy!
I saw a newspaper headline the other day which described the U.K. as: "Crisis-weary Britain". Yes, and whose fault is that then? To read the newspapers at t
The vast majority of smokers who come to see me to quit smoking have chosen to do so because they know someone who has been to Central Hypnotherapy already and been successful. W
By the time smokers call a hypnotherapist to enquire about hypnotherapy they have usually tried various methods to quit before: willpower, nicotine gum, patches and lozenges. Some
Hypnotherapy for alcohol issues is much quicker!
I'm not having a go at Alcoholics Anonymous, it's just that most habitual drinkers - even heavy drinkers - don't really need A.A.,
Hypnotherapy to lose weight
Many people who come here to lose weight or change eating habits are already convinced that it is really hard to achieve lasting success with that. Thi
Hypnotherapy to stop using cocaine
This one is coming up more and more these days, there's a lot of cocaine out there in the pubs and clubs and so more people are using it than eve
Hypnotherapy stops the sugar 'addiction'
My chocolate-eating clients will often tell me that they crave chocolate at certain times of the day because their "sugar levels are low".