Jasmine – age 24
* I was getting married and desperately wanted to fit into my wedding dress. The problem was I was about one size too big. It fitted when I tried it on about six months ago, but since then the weight had piled on, and I was so angry with myself.
The strange thing was that I had always had a weight problem, but this one event seemed to be accentuating all the feelings and emotions making things worse than ever. I actually started to put weight on ,when in reality I was desperate to lose it. I was getting depressed at the thought of my big day and not looking how I wanted to look, just because I couldn’t control my weight. I had tried everything, classes, pills, exercise, even thought about a gastric band, I was that desperate and I felt that my problems were more deep rooted and that this was the reason why these methods were not working.
And I just couldn’t work out why? That’s where the hypnotherapy treatment helped me immensely. Alix helped me to understand what was going on in my head and how my feeling and emotions were a part of the whole story. I’m so glad I decided to seek help from Alix, as she was realistically my last hope. I got married in July and the wedding dress was a perfect fit.
Alix’s comments on weight loss hypnotherapy
When Jasmine came to see me about her weight problem she admitted that she was really nervous about her wedding day. The thought of being the centre of attention with all her family and friends looking on filled her with dread. She was terrified that people would judge her and comment negatively on how she looked. Although Jasmine wanted to lose weight she was unconsciously sabotaging herself and eating sweet things to comfort herself and to relieve her anxiety.
During our hypnosis sessions Jasmine began to see the link between her low self esteem and her relationship with food. As a child her mother would often be critical of how she looked and this upset her so much that she would become withdrawn and cry for hours .Her mother would then feel guilty and compensate for upsetting her by indulging Jasmine with cakes and biscuits.This pattern occurred many times and made Jasmine doubt herself and feel self conscious about her appearance.
As these old repressed feelings came to the surface,Jasmine began to understand what has caused her weight problem and she was able to release the emotions around it .She also felt more empowered to take control what she ate.As a result her confident increased and she was able to look forward to her wedding day.