ARE YOU TIRED OF STRUGGLING WITH AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD?
ARE YOU READY TO GET OFF THE DIET ROLLER COASTER, STOP FEARING FOOD AND INSTEAD CREATE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BODY, BASED ON ACCEPTANCE, LOVE AND RESPECT?
AT SOUTH EASTERN HYPNOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING, WE REJECT DIET CULTURE AND THE THIN IDEAL; CHALLENGING SOCIETAL AND CULTURAL STEREOTYPES ABOUT HEALTH AND WEIGHT.
INSTEAD, WE CELEBRATE BODY DIVERSITY AND PRINCIPLES OF ATTUNED EATING. WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO LOVE AND HONOUR THE BODY THAT THEY ARE IN AND LIVE FREE FROM JUDGEMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN USE HYPNOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING TO HELP GAIN ACCESS TO THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND AND IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND YOUR BODY
The first thing that you should understand is that what we offer is NOT A DIET. After all, for most people, DIETS SIMPLY DON’T WORK. In fact, if you are a person who is vulnerable to disordered eating, diets are one of the most dangerous and counterproductive things that you can do.
Many people who follow a traditional diet will lose weight whilst they are on that diet. However, as soon as the diet stops, the weight often returns; that and some extra.
This is what is called the diet cycle, and it happens because at the heart of most diets is the premise of restriction and deprivation.
On a diet you must count calories and avoid your favourite foods. For a perpetual dieter, you will already know that this sets of the ‘alarm’ in the brain; restriction and deprivation are coming. Very soon you see that you are missing out on things. You are told to ignore the natural signals that you body gives you. You have to eat different meals to the rest of the family, avoid joining in socially and you must constantly deny yourself all the foods which are a natural part of a healthy and balanced diet.
Your mind, body and environment will naturally fight against this. On a typical weight loss diet, you are instructed to think constantly about food, so guess what happens when you ‘fall off the wagon’; you’re thinking about food more than ever. This in turn sets up a vicious cycle of shame and feeling like a failure. It is not you who failed however, IT WAS THE DIET THAT FAILED. Conscious self-denial of something will often lead to an increased desire of that very thing.
Is it time for you to reject diet culture and the thin ideal and instead learn to love the body that you are in?
Following principles of attuned eating, it is possible for you to do exactly that; to stop feeling the shame and guilt that you feel after every failed diet and instead learn how to listen to your body and let your body naturally guide you in determining what you need. This is a natural gift that we were all born with, however trained ourselves out of, with diet after diet, as we tried to fit in the the ‘cultural ideal’. You deserve more than that.
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
In your initial consultation, we will decide together how many sessions will likely be required for you to achieve your desired outcome.
In every program you will receive:
> Weekly sessions of counselling, coaching and hypnosis
> Numerous handouts and education which will complement the weekly sessions
> 3x Hypnosis recordings which you will be emailed to you
> Ongoing support and follow ups in the future, once you have completed your program
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?
Using sessions of hypnotherapy which are specifically tailored to the individual, we will help you to start listening to your body again and stop fearing food. These programs are designed to assist you to:
> Tune in to what your body needs
> Increase your confidence with food choices
> Increase your confidence with enjoyable movement and exercise
> Decrease obsessive or compulsive thinking about food and diet
> Decrease anxiety and depression
> Increase self-esteem and self-worth
> Improve body image
> Become more mindful and present in the moment
> Set yourself up for a lifetime free of the roller coaster of the diet cycle
Upon making contact, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you have over the phone, and make an initial appointment. This initial appointment will be used to take a thorough history, and to get an understanding of any psychological, emotional or lifestyle factors which may be currently getting in the way of you living the lifestyle you want to live.
With all of this information, we will together decide which length treatment program is right for you.
If the client is underage, a parent or guardian may be required to be present for part, but not all of the session. If there are any chronic medical conditions present, it may also be advised that this treatment is taken in conjunction with medical advice from your GP or other health professional.
Please contact me to book in for an initial consultation to identify a treatment program which will be right for you.
Using principles of attuned eating along with the unique benefits of hypnosis and treatment methods taught by the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders, we offer flexible programs with a twist.
Tuesday (Maidstone):10am – 8pm
Wednesday (Maidstone):3pm – 8pm
Thursday (Maidstone):10am – 8pm
Saturday (Caulfield):7.30am – 5.00pm
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Call to discuss
0422 014 782
South Eastern Hypnotherapy & Counselling is a leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.