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Why you should consider hypnosis as part of your post-pregnancy weight loss plan

Whether you had your baby 3 months ago or 3 years ago, it can be really challenging to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight. Alongside sleepless nights and not having enough time to cook healthy meals, the celebrity stories in the media also do nothing for a woman’s confidence.

To give yourself the best change of success, you need to have the right mindset and this is where hypnosis can help.  Hypnosis helps you to retrain your subconscious mind and encourages you to adopt new healthier habits that will help you to not only lose the weight but keep it off.

How does it work? Hypnosis helps you to develop a new self image. You see yourself as a thinner and healthier person, motivated to lose weight. You learn to stress less and relax about the whole process of weight management, which also means you stop using food as a crutch. You feel more positive and confident about exercise and eating healthily, and you get to the root of any psychological issues that might be preventing you from losing weight.

Hypnosis as a weight loss tool has been studied extensively over the years. A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (41) 1985 compared a group of people who used hypnosis as part of their weight loss strategy to a group who did not. While both groups lost weight initially, the hypnosis group continued to lose weight after the study and achieve their goals, whereas the comparison group didn’t.

Getting into the right mindset is half the battle when it comes to weight loss. It’s even more important when you’re sleep deprived and you feel like your body is no longer your own.

To find out more, contact us to book your free initial consultation.

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3 facts that will make you think differently about how ADHD is treated

Currently, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is treated with a combination of medications, counselling and social skills training. However, medications may cause adverse side effects for some children and it can take a process of trial and error to find the right drug and dosage that has the least side effects. This can be a very stressful process both for the child and their parents.

But new technology invites a different way of thinking about the treatment of ADHD. At the end of last year the Psychiatry Service of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona launched a pilot test to analyse the impact of virtual reality in the treatment of ADHD. The study, carried out with the collaboration of behavioural health technology company, Psious, is important for 3 reasons:

  1. Virtual reality allows professionals to use ultra-realistic environments as part of their treatment process. Rather than relying on the child to imagine scenarios, they can interact with the virtual environment in front of them.
  2. Immediate feedback is available, which means corrective action can be taken in the therapeutic situation rather than waiting for the next appointment.
  3. Everyone has different triggers and anxiety-provoking situations and with virtual reality, the therapist is able to tailor the experience to the individual child.

The Psychiatry Service of Vall d’Hebron is known internationally for its work in the field of ADHD and this research suggests through the use of technology we can provide a more tailored treatment option with no side effects to support children with ADHD.

To find out how we use Virtual Reality in our therapeutic approach contact us for a FREE initial consultation.