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How to lose weight easily?

Do you wonder how to lose weight easily? Is this a question you pondered? Diet’s don’t work for everyone, if they did there would be no overweight people. So why can’t you lose weight? The short answer is, you don’t want to.

Often, it is because more going on in our subconscious mind than we realise. We use negative talk on ourselves, which creates self-fulfilling prophecies.

We must want the change; we must want the benefits of the change; we must want it badly enough so that we will do what is required to make the change happen. We must believe the change is possible.

10% of your mind represents your conscious mind. That is where you reason, make decisions, where your willpower is stored. 90% represents your subconscious mind. This is your auto function. This is the area that makes you breathe, manages your body and your emotions. That is where you store your beliefs, your automatic responses, your habits. This is also where your primitive area housing ‘fight or flight’ reactions is.

the subconscious mind

Many of our beliefs are formed in early years from what we see, hear and experience. As a child, you are ‘programmed’ for your adult years during the developmental phase, and it is this subconscious ‘programming’ that will run 95% of your adult life. So if your subconscious mind has been taught eating is comfort, or pleasure or I can’t exercise, that is what 90% of your mind will steer you to do. The conscious 10% that does not hold to that believe, which is your willpower, then have to contend with the 90%, and it becomes this tug of war.

Pain and pleasure principle

To make it even harder is the fact that the subconscious also work on a pain and pleasure principle. The things that the subconscious mind knows, the familiar things, is considered pleasure and the unknowns, the new things, are are considered pain. This is not logical. It has nothing to do with the fact that on a conscious level you can see whether something is good or bad for you. Your subconscious mind wants to stay the same. It avoids change, that is why we find change so scary and overwhelming because 90% of our minds don’t want change.

So how does this work in practise

When a child is born, they have no logic, reason or inhibitory processes. The only fears a baby is born with is the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned over the years via identification (you see or experience something) and association (you link that experience to something good or bad).

So the child starts to associate and learn about the world around them. The child is going to have some positive experiences, neutral experiences, negative experiences For each of us that is going to make up how we are going to interact with the world around us.

Example as you grow up you spend time a beach, was good, you have positive experience with ocean. Somebody else went to the ocean and had a negative experience So for you the idea of going to the ocean will bring up positive reaction where for the other person it would be negative reaction. Associating threat with it.

Different people in the same world, given the same stimulus, can react very differently based on what we have learnt. These things are what we call our knows, what have become knowns to us. These knowns (when we identify, make a association and have and emotions) become subconscious in nature, you do not consciously decide how you are going to react, becomes an automatic response.

Identification, association, response

Therefor your subconscious mind work with identification (hear a song), make an association (certain moment) and have a response (feel emotion). So for instance, for a smoker, smoking is a known and the association is that smoking give stress release and the emotion is happy. This is not logical but that is in the data base of the subconscious mind and that is why people can decide on a conscious level that smoking is bad on subconscious level they want to smoke.

So if there is a disagreement between conscious and subconscious, a conflict of mind, most often the subconscious mind wins.

So if you having a hard time to lose weight, chances are that you need to correct the interpretation on a subconscious level.

You need to take away your mental prison bars that you created for yourself away. The negative emotions that causes you to eat for all the wrong reasons. The eating habits like eating when you are bored and angry and the guilt that go with it.

You need to can change your mindset

So weight control and freedom comes, not through denying yourself, but ending the confusion. Your subconscious mind has a positive intent for you. This gives you incredible power because it means that you can decide and chose who you want to be and how you want your life to be from now on. You have all the resources you need to bring about the change and success.

Hypnotherapy and virtual reality therapy is the tools that can help you focus on what you need to achieve success.

Hypnosis works because it works on the level of feelings, patterns, and subconscious motivations. You can let go of negative emotions, anger, limiting believes and correct associations. Hypnosis gives you the power to choose. To no longer think about getting rid of something but creating a new relationship with food and your body. Change becomes easy by reprogramming your subconscious to see the benefit of the change and not the loss of what you are not longer allowed to eat.

Virtual Reality Therapy enables you to see yourself as the new person. If you imagine it, it will come. The changes is cemented into your subconscious because for the subconscious mind reality and fantasy is the same.

Seeing a Healthy Image of oneself has a Profound Effect on attitude and behaviour. The altered reality impacts on how the mind thinks about it’s actual self, resulting in positive change.

People tend to achieve what they think they can achieve.

The only limit to what you can achieve is yourself. Click here if you would like to find out more about how we can assist you.

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What is Virtual Reality Therapy and how can it help you?

Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild to extremely severe and debilitating — anywhere along the spectrum. Some examples include general stress at work, relationship issues, fears and phobias, depression and other anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing states that almost half of the Australia’s total population (45.5%) experienced a mental disorder at some point in their lifetime.

For many disorders, there are highly effective treatments that don’t require drugs.

Exposure therapy is a technique in behaviour therapy used to treat anxiety disorders. It involves the exposure of the patient to the feared object or context without any danger, in order to overcome their anxiety and/or distress.

Virtual Reality is one of the easiest and simplest way to treat anxiety, stress and phobias. VR therapy allows the patient to interact with certain environments between real and imaginal exposure, improving the flow and outcomes of exposure therapy.

The use of Virtual Reality technology offers unique capabilities for the treatment of anxiety, fears and stress not only because it allows interactive, multi sensory, immersive environments to be readily created, but also because it provides the ability for counsellor to control, document, and measure stimuli and patient responses.

Virtual Reality offers clinical assessment and treatment that are not available via traditional methods.

Virtual reality, when applied to the treatment of fears, phobias and stress, allows individuals to be exposed to fear stimuli (in the same manner as when performing traditional therapy) within a computer-generated situation. Through the use of a helmet or headpiece which is integrated into a screen, the patient is placed in a virtual environment where they are gradually exposed to their fears.

The patient has the ability to actually view an artificial environment in front of them, rather than imagining or reliving the scenario in their head or trying to recreate the stressful environment. This is particularly important for situations that are hard to imagine or hard to place a patient in them, such as a fear of flying.

With a fear of spiders, the counsellor could gradually bring in spiders to a controlled setting to expose patients to them, but that form of treatment would be much harder to do with a fear of flying. Also, having the artificial environment directly in front of the patient allows for easy monitoring of anxiety.

Additionally, using a virtual immersion device connected to a computer is very beneficial because the counsellor can manipulate the sights, sounds, and smells of the artificial environment to change the reaction of the patient and see what causes the highest level of anxiety. As a result, the counsellor is able to gradually desensitise the patient to the stressful situation.

VR Therapy serves as a successful bridge between an artificial stressful environment and the real world. After undergoing virtual reality therapy, many patients feel secure in entering the real world and confronting their fear in person. They have gained control over their psychological anxieties and symptoms.

Overall, through virtual reality therapy, the patient is able to overcome their fear in a controlled, non-threatening setting with the help of a therapist.

Virtual reality treatment offers many advantages comparing to traditional exposure techniques for anxiety, phobias and fears:

buttonIncreased control and security

The virtual environment allows for the control of unexpected occurrences that may come up during exposure to the real world (jammed elevator, plane turbulence, traffic jams). The virtual environment allows the client to be exposed to certain fears that may be difficult to reproduce in reality within a secure environment.

buttonReduction of breaching confidentiality

When using gradual traditional exposure techniques, the therapist must accompany the client into different locations in order to allow the client to conquer their fear. These techniques require outings into the world outside of the office, often into a public place that may hold certain risks for the client. Virtual therapy takes place in the privacy of the therapist’s office, thus preserving client confidentiality.

Minimisation of avoidancebutton

Avoidance is the most commonly observed behaviour among people with phobias. It may also manifest itself in the course of therapy, during exposure. The therapist can see on the screen of their computer the image that has been projected into the virtual helmet and onto the movement encoders. In this manner, the therapist can guide the client back to the feared stimulus if the client demonstrates avoidance tendencies.

buttonRespecting the client’s rhythm

The therapist can see and hear what the client is experiencing within the virtual environment. Should the client’s anxiety levels become too elevated, the client can easily return to a lower level of anxiety during the course of treatment or may simply remove the virtual helmet. It is also possible to repeat the sate of exposure as often as is necessary as well as to permit the therapist to pace the sessions according to the client’s needs.

buttonReassuring context

Virtual reality offers clients having difficulty imagining feared situations, or having difficulty entering real life situations, the possibility of conquering a fear stimulus or object in a secure context.

buttonElimination of animal care

For persons suffering from animal or insect phobias, traditional exposure therapy can become complicated and expensive, because the therapist has to house and feed these living creatures, or not be able to get access to them.

buttonReduction of costs

Virtual therapy allows for the reduction of costs often encountered with traditional therapy.  Therapy easier to duplicate and results achieved faster, so less sessions required.

buttonIncreased accessibility to services

The prevalence of specific phobia in the general population is high, yet few people seek treatment. This type of therapy appears to offer security for potential patients, which in itself may motivate them to seek help.

buttonTransfer of gains into the real world

Virtual reality has the potential of becoming an asset for exposure to fear stimuli in a secure context. Studies conducted by means of virtual reality have demonstrated its efficacy longitudinally in the treatment of acrophobia.

 

VR Therapy is very beneficial in the treatment of weight loss, anorexia, relaxation, addictions, OCD, ADHD and PTSD.

Avatars are what you see when you’re in a computer simulation that represents yourself. They’re you, only virtual and because they’re virtual, they can be presented in any number of different ways.

For example, during the treatment of weight loss therapy, an avatar is used that is build from an actual photo of the client. The avatar can be made to look like the desired outcome for the client, for example a more fit and active version of themselves.

People controlling an avatar feel connected to it and the universe in which it resides, even if that universe has features our own world does not. What does that mean for you? How your avatar lives and looks will likely lead the client to gravitate towards living that way too.

The changes are cemented into your subconscious because, for the subconscious mind, reality and fantasy are the same.

Seeing a healthy image of oneself has a profound effect on attitude and behaviour. The altered reality impacts how the mind thinks about it’s actual self, resulting in positive change.

The ability to observe and interact with VR representations makes people feel present in a situation and gives them the confidence needed to achieve their goals. Ultimately, these VR experiences promote desired health behaviour that are longer lasting than other treatments available in the market.

Contact us if you would like to find out more about our Virtual Reality Therapy.