Why do we eat excessively? Is it because we enjoy food? Or are there some underlying problems that need addressing? I would imagine that most people would say the latter. But why is this?

When we feel depressed or suffer from low self-esteem we find that we are not producing the right amount of feel good chemicals i.e. Serotonin and dopamine. When we lack these vital chemicals we produce large quantities of Cortisol which is a stress hormone, creating a feeling of self worthlessness and unhappiness. In order for us to feel happier about ourselves we substitute these missing feel good chemicals for food, which of course will only lead to more feelings of low self-esteem and even more stress hormones. We then find ourselves in the mist of a vicious circle.

So how do we over come this? It's simple. We have to change our perceptions and visualise a new, positive perspective of the self, replacing the nasty stress hormones with the ones we really need, serotonin and dopamine. And all this can be achieved with the help of Hypnosis.

If you find over eating is a problem or you need to lose weight then Hypnotherapy can help enormously. In fact studies have shown the diet and exercise combined with hypnosis can have a much more significant result than diet and exercise alone.