Today, we’re exploring a topic close to many hearts – our relationship with food. Join me as we uncover the transformative power of mindful eating and how hypnotherapy can guide you on this journey to a healthier, more balanced connection with what you eat.
The Complex Relationship with Food
Food – it’s not just fuel for our bodies; it’s can be mixed with our emotions, habits, and associations from childhood. I’ve had my own challenges around food and have overcome a decade long challenge with an eating disorder that began in my late teens. If you’ve ever felt tangled in the web of eating issues, know that you’re not alone and it’s not an easy issue to overcome, certainly not on your own anyway.
The Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) Approach
Now, let’s talk about RTT and how it can be a phenomenally powerful tool to overcome unhealthy eating habits such as overeating, under eating, restricting food, or using food as a coping mechanism, or even just an unhealthy preoccupation or obsession with food. RTT will help you tap into the wisdom of your subconscious mind to understand the WHY you have these particular habits when it comes to food. Picture it as a gentle unraveling of the knots that tie you to unhealthy patterns or thinking, or doing.
In my own journey, RTT became a life raft that helped me navigate the triggers and understand the emotional ties that influenced my relationship with food that lead into an eating disorder in my earlier stages of life. RTT helps you to make sense of why you’re doing something and when you have understanding this gives you the power to change it.
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Emotional eating is a common struggle, and RTT provides a unique approach to break free from this relentless cycle. It’s like rewiring the connections between your emotions and food choices, allowing you to make decisions that align with your well-being and your goals, without the need to rely on willpower or long drawn out talk therapy sessions with a therapist or counsellor. I tried this myself and it still relied a lot on my own fortitude and application of the strategies I was being given and this took me a long time to overcome. Most clients will experience significant change over time with just 2-3 sessions of RTT (more sessions and additional support will likely be required for clients with more complex issues such as an eating disorder)
What’s eating you?
So now let’s take a moment to reflect on your own relationship with food. Are there patterns that you can see over your lifetime? Do these patterns help you, or hinder you? What emotions are tied to your eating habits? This isn’t about judgment; it’s about gaining understanding through the lens of self love and compassion. Most of the time the stuff that’s revealed is way back in our early years of childhood. It’s not about laying blame or shame anywhere, it’s about understanding why so you can begin to break free from this pattern and begin moving towards the life you want – free from issues you’ve been experiencing when it comes to food.
Stay tuned for more insights and practical tips in upcoming articles where I’ll be sharing more of my personal experiences and sharing client wins too.
Remember, this journey is about establishing a healthier relationship with food, so that you can become the healthier, happier woman you deserve to be.
Until next time, nourish your body and soul with kindness.