Camberley, Surrey (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
Everyone begins the New Year with the best of intentions, setting resolutions left right and center with every intention of carrying them out. However, research suggests only one in 10 of us will succeed*, breaking resolutions almost as soon as we have set them and becoming more despondent in the process.
A recent poll featured on the Hypnotherapy Directory website revealed that the top three resolutions of 2012 were all unsurprisingly health related**. Weight loss came out as top of the table with 32% naming it as their resolution, staying fit and healthy followed in second place with 15% of the vote, and quitting smoking was closely behind with 12% of respondents expressing a desire to give up.
After the obligatory festive season stuffing that most of us fall victim to each year, it is no wonder that gyms and weight loss classes are bursting at the seams each New Year with fresh members who have vowed to 'lose weight' - but how long are they likely to keep it up for?
According to research, only 28% of people who resolve to lose weight and 29% of people who pledge to improve their fitness achieve success*.
Gaining weight over the Christmas period, or indeed at any other time of year could put individuals at an increased risk of developing a myriad of different health problems. High blood pressure and coronary heart disease are just two of the conditions that can stem from excess weight, and in order to reduce these risks we should all be looking at ensuring our weight is within the healthy limits.
As well as minimizing the chance of developing any unwanted health problems, weight loss could also help to improve energy levels, self-esteem and general quality of life.
Many people fall at the first hurdle when it comes to weight loss and fitness, with finding the motivation to exercise and lose weight proving to be one of the biggest challenges.
Those who are really committed to losing weight first have to understand that there is no quick fix or magic pills - successful weight loss requires commitment to a healthy diet and an exercise regime on a long-term basis.
Individuals who have tried every diet under the sun to no avail and have already cancelled their gym membership may find that hypnotherapy for weight loss could help them to overcome some of the obstacles standing in their way.
According to Hypnotherapy Directory members, the post Christmas period is a busy time for weight loss and gastric band hypnosis, with 36% of practitioners reporting an increase in enquiries during the New Year period.
Although the techniques and approach employed by each practitioner will be dependent on the personal circumstances of each client, the process will usually involve accessing the subconscious mind through the use of clinical hypnotherapy in a bid to re-programme negative messages about eating and body image.
Hypnosis has also proven to be an extremely effective tool for helping individuals to eliminate cravings and develop that 'get up and go' attitude required for keeping weight off indefinitely.
Individuals looking to shed unwanted pounds also have the option of gastric band hypnotherapy - a technique which employs the use of hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and cognitive behavioral therapy to convince the patient that they have had a gastric band fitted without the risks of the actual surgical procedure.
With an extensive library of fact-sheets and a country-wide database of qualified hypnotherapists, Hypnotherapy Directory could prove to be a valuable resource for any individuals hoping for a happier and healthier 2012.
About Hypnotherapy Directory
Hypnotherapy Directory is a service that recognized the need for collating all of the information needed to help individuals find a suitable hypnotherapist in their local area. Whilst other directories may supply contact details, Hypnotherapy Directory goes that extra mile to provide all of the information that those seeking help may require to make the most informed decisions.
Hypnotherapy Directory lists full profiles detailing each hypnotherapist’s specialisms, the fees they charge, their practice location, qualifications and background information as to the kind of person they are. The directory also provides a wealth of information about hypnotherapy areas and techniques so visitors can browse this information before choosing a hypnotherapist.
*BBC News, New Year's resolution success tip, available: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7162692.stm
**New Year's resolution results based on a poll of 269 visitors to the site, and client increase percentage based on responses from 45 site members.