Sometimes, however, the continual barrage of temptations in the office can threaten to overwhelm the client’s fledgling behaviours
Wallington, Surrey (PRWEB UK) 11 May 2013
The workplace is often awash with sugary treats brought in by colleagues to celebrate special occasions, and the more people in an office, the more ‘special occasions’ there are. Some offices even have ‘cream cakes on Friday’ policy to celebrate the end of the week.
Are these ‘treats’ really treats or are they really the enemy within?
For many weight loss clients of The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, these workplace ‘treats’ are often overlooked as a problem. But the almost subliminal pressure these workplace occasions apply can cause clients’ new behaviours to be severely tested.
It’s not just cakes in the office but often biscuits and chocolate are in plentiful supply as people share their ‘treats’ in a generous way around the office. But for someone on a healthy weight loss programme, being part of a colleague’s generosity is something best avoided.
A recent report from The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, show that two thirds of adults are obese or overweight (BMI over 25). So the chances are that two thirds of the people in the office would be better off avoiding the ‘treats’ too.
Paul White, the behavioural change specialist at the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, said “Hypnotherapy for weight loss is very effective at changing behaviours around food and can, to a certain degree, help you avoid the subconscious sabotage of colleagues, friends and family. Sometimes, however, the continual barrage of temptations in the office can threaten to overwhelm the client’s fledgling behaviours.”
At The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Surrey they seek to change their clients’ relationship with food. The hypnotherapist will work with the client to change the way they view food, even the way they think about food, so the client eats to live, rather than lives to eat. By doing so they remove the guilt, reduce consumption and feel happier around food.
Whilst running their weight loss programme at the Institute, they have come across virtually every type of inappropriate behaviour around food and have strategies to deal with all of them. The great thing about using something like hypnotherapy is that it does not matter if the client is dieting or not, as it works on the behaviours and when they change, the food consumption changes naturally.
By seeking to replace any negative thoughts or behaviours with positive ones, clients begin to see changes with eating habits and improvements in feelings of well being. They will then not only feel better about the food they consume, but also begin to feel happier.
Paul White has been Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for five years. He has been a Director of The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy for 11 years. He has a special interest in weight control and problem behaviours (addictions).