There are many reasons why we struggle to maintain a healthy weight. We might ‘comfort eat’, snack between meals, have an ‘unhealthy’ relationship with food, eat too-large/small portions or may simply be unable to say ‘no’ to temptation.
We may eat when stressed, unhappy, lonely or when we are bored.
If this sounds familiar, then surely it must be the way you think about food that is the problem? Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think about food.
You may be fed up with dieting. Or often find yourself losing weight but then putting it back on, sometimes ending up heavier than you were before!
Hypnotherapy can help you to enjoy good eating habits and not make you feel like you are on a diet. Hypnotherapy works by putting you in a relaxed state where your mind is more open to suggestion.
Hypnotherapy for weight issues consists of up to five sessions dealing with what has caused your weight issues and to help you to build inner confidence. Hypnotherapy can also help you to change the way you think and feel about food.
You will be given takeaway recordings to reinforce the therapy. It is important that you are prepared to play your part in the therapy and listen to your recordings.
Whether you have a few pounds to lose, or a few stone to gain, or maybe just want to cut out sugary or fatty foods or to stop snacking; I can help.
So if you want to make 2018 the year you decide to take control of your weight, book an appointment with Marion of ME TIME HYPNOTHERAPY and make a really positive choice to become a slimmer healthier You!
About Marion Harvey
Marion is a qualified (GQHP) and registered (GHR) Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner working from her comfortable, safe and welcoming Therapy Rooms at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton and in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. For information about the treatments she offers, please see her website.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that the results of any treatment will vary from person to person and no specific guarantees are being made. Marion Harvey always endeavours to give her best work to each client with a commitment to the best possible outcome.
I am a qualified Level 3 Nutrition Advisor with specialist knowledge in nutrition and weight management, behaviour change coaching and sport nutrition. In addition to this I am also a Pilates Instructor with Future Fit Training and I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Pilates. I have continued studying whilst working at You Massage Southampton to obtain my Level 3 Pre- and Post- Natal Exercise, Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions, Exercise Referral for Health Management and ultimately complete my studies by becoming a Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist in May 2018.
I am really passionate about healing through Pilates….
Mindfulness is in the health news so often now it seems to be a new discovery, but really it has been with us for thousands of years in one form or another. Most people are mindful at times but they don’t realise it or know how to develop or harness that skill to enhance their sense of wellbeing and inner peace.
There are a lot of books and self-help takes around which claim to enable you to develop your mindfulness practice but in over two decades of teachings I have met so many people who tried it that way and then found something missing in the experiences they had until they were able to learn from an experienced teacher.
Stable Heart and Mind – greater resilience to life generally
Mindfulness enables you to remain more emotionally stable through the challenges that we all face in life. As you learn and develop the skills of regulating your emotional and cognitive activities they become less reactive and more balanced so that in a crisis you are more able to maintain calm balanced ways of managing and dealing with it.
Better Relationships – less conflict and greater intimacy
These develop from better self-awareness and compassion for others and the places we live in. We cannot change the outer world but we can adapt the inner world so that the outer world is less intrusive or stressful.
Acceptance – and gratitude for the life we have whilst still moving forward
We cannot always have what we want but often even if we get what we want in life we are not satisfied for long. Learning mindfulness helps us become accepting of what we need and frees us up from the dictates of a materialistic and consumeristic culture, enabling us to live simply and with greater freedom from external pressures.
Letting Go and not allowing past hurts to continue to damage your present and future
So often we are hurt and then when we want to move on we find we cannot let go of the fear of being hurt again. This frequently leads us to repeat the same unhappy cycles and patterns in life. We all talk about letting go but very few people show you how this is done in a way that gradually works more and more powerfully until it is your default mode. Continue reading →
We’ve all read how smoking, one drink too many, days out in the sun as well as another multitude of sins which we commit on a regular basis are bad for your skin, its appearance and how quick (or not!) we age…
We know all this. But how many of us actually have a routine that involves making our skin a priority? We all have busy lives, so we may skip what we see as just another demand on our precious time. Sound familiar?
Thai massage is also known as ‘Lazy Yoga’. The name became apparent because the massage consists of pressure points and stretches that aim to relieve blockages along the 10 energy channels within the body. Obstruction of energy flow can lead to weakness of muscles, fatigue, and many other musculoskeletal disorders. Yoga also works with increasing the energy flow and removing blockages. Slow stretching and breathing work in coordination to relax the body and mind, helping you feel revitalised, relaxed, and rejuvenated.
Importance of stretching
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong and healthy which helps to maintain a healthy range of motion within the joints. Otherwise, muscles become shortened and tight. If you then exert yourself with tight muscles you are at a higher risk or joint pain, injury, and muscle damage. Ideally, we should all be stretching every day – especially if we have an inactive lifestyle. Now with less times on our hands this can seem challenging. Thai massage is a great way to unwind, but also a way to tick off the list one of those yoga classes you’ve been wanting to attend.
Along with the physical benefits ‘Lazy Yoga’ helps restore wellbeing and relaxation. We underestimate the importance of Continue reading →
When it comes to a good life, it is all about Balance
The importance of finding balance in our lives has never been more significant than in today’s frantic world. Pressures from work, family and social commitments can sometimes leave us off kilter, depleted of energy. Often suppressing our own needs for the sake of others, we may inwardly desire simply an hour to ourselves but somehow it feels wrong to admit this, for fear of acting selfishly. Left unchecked, this unbalanced approach can permeate every part of our lives … and, at one point or another, the result is usually burn out, exhaustion and a quiet seething and often unconscious resentment towards those we help.
Making wise energy choices
It is well documented that our energy levels are highly influenced by our diet, lifestyle and even the people we spend time with. However, for many of us we are simply not consciously aware of this energy within our system. Consequently, a specific diet or lifestyle change can feel forced upon us, as if to please others, rather than a choice from within.
A simple, regular yoga practice can develop our capacity to notice the fluctuations in our own energy levels so that, over time, we can start to recognise those parts of our lives that deplete us, and those that raise us up. This conscious awareness of the energy within our own systems, gives us the best possible chance to make our own personal choices; where possible to resist energy-depleting situations and to open to rejuvenating, and life-balancing practices.
More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. As a midwife and holistic therapist I see couples pre conception to create holistic planning for a change in lifestyle to promote optimal fertility. Pre conception is the best time to start making changes.
Working on reproductive health for men, women and as a couple cannot be understated for a healthy, happy journey into pregnancy, birth, parenthood and indeed into the older years.
Ways in which to boost fertility are generally the same for men and women, so if you are thinking about getting pregnant now or planning for the future here are some top tips for lifestyle changes that you can start to implement now:
Boost your chances of conception together with these Holistic lifestyle changes….
As written by midwife and Holistic Massage Therapist, Kirsty
We spoke in the last chapter about the importance of self care for your well being, here, I want to go into more detail about the specific care I would recommend. All available at YOU Massage, Southampton; The complementary therapies I see having the most affect for men and women and couples in the fertility journey are…
Kirsty Hawthorn works as a Holistic Therapist at YOU Massage Therapy, and also a midwife and Infant Massage Instructor. Kirsty has dedicated her career to helping women from pre-conception with fertility boosting treatments, to pregnancy massage, birth and beyond.
The statistics show that as high as one in six couples find it hard to conceive but there is very little written about in relationship to complimentary therapies. Evidence shows that a range of complimentary therapies from massage to acupuncture and energy healing can boost fertility and aid the often stressful journey which accompanies infertility. Complimentary therapies are not a fix for infertility, instead they encourage the body to return to a homeostasis and therefore aid conception.
Here I tell you why I am fascinated by women, how I can help you and how we can help one another to develop a good self care routine, which is so important when trying to conceive…