Park Cities Weight Loss Hypnotist: Tips for the Holidays
Consider that holiday overeating may have less to do about tradition or nutrition and more about having a place to hide. It can become a distraction, a treat: ”Since I have to spend time with your family, I may as well enjoy myself.” Or indulging one’s self to relieve stress due to the pressures of the season and the “family issues” we find ourselves in the midst of.
Feelings of dread, being overwhelmed, neglect, and fear lead to behaviors we regret and leave us thinking we are out of control. That disappointment in ourselves starts the cycle again. We are especially hard on ourselves when we are working on weight loss and getting in shape for next year.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS.
Feelings are like the gauges on your car or truck. They are there to assist us.
In the past we may have tried to fill an emotion by eating and it doesn’t work. The cycle starts over again unless we look at our feelings and work to satisfy the cause.
Process For Change- Easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. NAME IT: Write some of the feelings you have experienced that might have “caused” you to eat in the past.
For example: Anxious, depressed, frustrated, stressed out. Have awareness about what you are feeling. That is the first place to start.
2. FIND ITS SOURCE: What event, circumstance or person may have helped to create the situation (I say helped because we do have the ability to reject the source and we will get to that in future blogs). Be aware of the source of the feeling.
3. SATISFY THE FEELING IN A POSITIVE WAY: Begin to find ways to actually address the issue.
- Go for a walk
- Redirect your attention by recalling a pleasant memory
- Drink a cup of hot tea or glass of water
- Let the person know how you feel. Speak with love and honesty
- Say no to an event
- Take a hot bath with Epson salt (stress reducing properties)
Why these feelings continue – The Process of the Mind
There are two parts of the mind: CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS
Conscious mind is for logic, reasoning, deliberation, contemplation, judging and thinking.
Subconscious mind holds our habits, beliefs, memories, the feelings attached to those memories. It naturally carries out the behavior that has been imprinted into it.
So when you think you should be able to get through the holidays without putting your face to the plate…remember that urge to do so is subconscious. Hypnosis is one of the only ways I know of to rapidly get to that urge and to transform it.
Would love to chat with you about your feelings around the holidays. Clients find when they enter a state of hypnosis it is similar to the light being switched on, a window opened, or a new passage to move through.
Park Cities hypnosis program clinical hypnotist Valerie Grimes is a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CHt). Previously the staff hypnotist at Kaner Medical Group (Bedford), she is a recognized master at helping people overcome the negative belief systems, false opinions and self-defeating habits that reside in their sub-conscious minds. Valerie has developed online weight management and sales improvement classes. She has worked to eliminate negative patterns which consistently sabotage client relationships, health and opportunities for success in business and life.