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Mindfulness and a Solution-Focused approach to Weight Management could be the help you need to lose that excess weight.  Michele Goulding, a Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Practitioner can explain exactly how the therapy works and how it can help you when you book an initial consultation with her.  Included with the full assessment and discussion at the consultation is a Relaxation CD for you to take home with you.

Michele Goulding is based in Newport and Monmouth, and one of the key areas where she can help an individual is improving diet control and so aiding in weight loss.

“In simple terms”, says Michele, “we sometimes find the stresses and strains of everyday life (including our high expectations of ourselves) can see us reaching for foods that may provide what we feel is a quick ‘sugar fix’ but, in doing so, we can also find we are quickly adding to our weight – and of course during the festivities there is a lot of extra food, including a plethora of sugar to help ourselves to.”

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is specifically designed to reduce stress levels and so promote a calmer, more relaxed, attitude towards life. By doing so we are able to make better decisions about what we eat and when we eat it.

“When our ‘stress buckets’ are filling up, specific areas of the brain can sometimes fool us into thinking we need a quick sugar fix when, actually, an apple or banana would be far better for us”, says Michele.

“Therapy focuses the mind away from thinking about problems and any perceived negatives in our lives, and, instead, encourages us to look at solutions and positives. The brain should then stop its ‘emotional eating’ patterns and start to embrace a more healthy diet.”

Each session with Michele lasts for an hour or so and the actual results using the Solution Focused Hypnotherapy model can, in some cases, be fairly fast because people can find they embrace real change within eight to 12 appointments.

The structure of the session is designed to encourage positive thinking during the course of the first 35 minutes or so prior to the actual hypnosis itself – which lasts for around 20 minutes or so.

During this time, Michele, a fully-qualified and insured practitioner guides the client into a state of deep relaxation so their mind can start to feel positive about life and make decisions that are beneficial for them – including eating healthily.

Michele is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), which sets out to ensure its members adhere to its high standards and code of conduct.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve confidence and sleep patterns, ease anger and anxiety based issues, and also in focusing someone’s mind on quitting smoking in a single session.


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