Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.

Jack Kerouac

 THE COLLABORATIVE APPROACH 

THE THREE PHASES TO PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS

PHASE ONE

CHANGING YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FOOD

So, here we are!  More than likely you’ve tried this process of obtaining your ideal body weight once or twice before, Hypnotherapists are quite often most people’s last resort - Maybe you’ve read a million contradictory articles on the subject and have walked the walk many different ways and despite all the fantastic advice that you’ve consumed over the years, you’re still not where you’d like to be in regards to your to your body size.

If you think Hypnotherapy maybe the next way forward for you, let me give you a general outline of the collaborative approach.

*Know that the process listed below is flexible and subject to change as to the individual and is only listed as a general format not as a ridged, set in stone methodology.

Finding your motivational drivers!

What are your motivations for wanting to be this ideal weight and size?
What’s going to motivate you? 

These motivational factors are the foundation on which we build a solid new platform to underpin your ideal weight intentions. They will be both positive and negative – a moving away from, what maybe, your current unwanted body weight and then a moving towards your desired ideal size, mindset and ultimately, lifestyle.

We need to find out what is going to motivate you, I mean really motivate you and then we’ll be on our way to a winner!

*know that the vast majority of my clients require help in order to ramp up their motivation, in such ways as to, strengthen and maintain their resolve and/or intention to be a certain size, so that they can go on to maintain consistent ways of feeling great at their desired weight and size.

Most people can tell you what they don’t want quite easily, but it’s in the clarification, of what it is you do want that generally needs this aspect of attentiveness. 

Believe it or not if these motivational factors are firmly in place the rest becomes relatively easy. I’m sure you must know some of the reasons behind your wanting to be an ideal size? This is always the first step in the process, the manner of clarification. We want to fine tune the reasons that will motivate you, both positive and negative and strengthen your resolve; and this in turn will become the driving force for change. Moving away from what you do not want and moving towards what it is you do want - in this case to live at an ideal weight.

Bad habits, unsupportive beliefs and/or unwanted triggers towards food.

Next, we want to pinpoint, identify, any bad habits that you may have around food? Any unsupportive beliefs and/or triggers, like: ‘I must finish everything on my plate – there are people in Africa starving,’ Or ‘I can’t watch a movie without grazing on snacks.’ Whatever these unsupportive triggers or beliefs may be, a vast majority of people overweight or not, can probably come up with a few. This first phase of the collaborative approach is all about readjusting and sometimes changing these patterns, triggers and associations around food. Defusing any emotional triggers for both, food and activity, as well as bringing your eating habits into a conscious perspective, so that we can recognize what works and what may hinder your weight loss objectives - Neuro Conditioning, or re-conditioning, is a term I would use for this process.

How would you like to Purposively choose and be in control of the habits, manners, urges and the ideas that you have around food?

That’s exactly what we want to do in this first Phase, reflect and question your habits and food choices and then consciously decide whether, those choices, support you in where it is you want to be in regards to your weight. Purposively choosing the habits, the manners and the ideas that will support you in, not only obtaining your desired weight, but also underpinning what works, so as to maintain this ideal weight and size at a subconscious level. We want to consciously review your thought bubble around food, restructure its content and then put it back at a subconscious level – like a breath of fresh air, or the beat of your heart, mostly free from conscious intervention (free from thought).

So, during Phase One we want to determine what your motivational factors for becoming your ideal weight are. We want to strengthen those motivational drivers (both positive and negative), so that you move toward what it is you do want and away from what it is you do not want. We want to identify any bad habits, unsupportive beliefs and/or unwanted triggers that you may have towards food and go on to readjust, modify or just plain dis-create them altogether, so that you can began to reach and then maintain your ideal body size and weight a subconscious level.

PHASE TWO

 THE REAL WEIGHT LOSS PHASE 

Up until this point in the program (phase one) we’ve been changing the associations and triggers towards foods and beginning to really define how it is you want to be in this new role as this thinner self. Phase Two is all about identifying with this new, purposely created, sense of being. Listing and forming these attributes and qualities that you will have as a confident and slim person. Really starting to experience this new, sense of self - first in your minds-eye, feeling what it feels like through the power of your imagination and then, through the use of Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming and other change work methodology. Training and/or conditioning your subconscious mind into following these pre-set coordinates
(you can think of it like a road map of sorts) to how it is that you really want to be, in a natural an automatic way.

We want to let go of the old and really start focusing in on the New.

We want to super charge your inner strength, self-belief and confidence and start to move towards this new sense of self. As you become more in tune with your body’s energy flow and vitality, you’ll naturally began to move it more in line with your preferred physical activities; and even if this idea seems completely alien to you, because of a dislike of exercise or any physical activity for that matter, 
We can change the way you process those dislikes and/or preferences, through Neural Programming or Re-Programming, it really is possible. 

I am not teaching you how to exercise or making you feel guilty for not being active enough - that's not going to happen? Instead I will use Hypnotherapy, NLP and other Change Work Methodologies to help inspire you to connect with your energy flow and vitality.

It is all about re-igniting that passion from within, so that You automatically have more energy and vitality in your life… 
And...  

Because you’ll feeling more energetic and alive, you’ll naturally find yourself becoming more physically active in your day-to-day life - you won’t be able to help it. Your body will be taking you into physical activities that are good for you and are right for it. Your body already knows what activity is best for it, so it will lead you into the activities and exercises that uplift you and of course, bring your it into alignment with the ideal weight you have set for yourself. When all these elements are in place you will really start to notice the kilo's dropping off, after all, you’ll have a new relationship with food and you will no longer have trigger emotions ruling your life. You will have “unlocked” your vital energy and you’ll be feeling really good about yourself, it's a generative process, like the metaphor of a snowball rolling down a hill – gaining strength with each of it’s revolutions, you’ll be on the path to achieving your ideal body weight (whatever that is for you).

These sessions are all about reinforcing all the other sessions, really ensuring that the foundation (the components) of the collaborative approach program, have been laid solid. It’s about creating a future “road-map” for your subconscious mind to follow instinctively, as natural and easy as a blink of your eye...

This way, you won’t have to use will-power or regimented discipline to keep your weight loss progress on track. Instead your subconscious mind will be totally aligned with your goals and will continuously move you into behaving, feeling and responding in such ways that you always make the right food and activity choices, whatever they may be for you, in line with your pre-set coordinates and/or your Desired ideal Weight. 

PHASE THREE

THE LIFESTYLE PHASE

This is the part of the program where you are more than on your way to your ideal weight. You have changed your old patterns, rituals and associations around food and you have now created and incorporated new supportive ways of both, responding to food and physical activity on all levels:

Mentally - Physically and Emotionally  

 for some, spiritually.

 Phase Three is all about picking up any wild cards, ironing out any unforeseen aspects and insuring all is going the way we have intentionally planed it.

The Collaborative Approach is not about a diet it's about a Lifestyle,
not my lifestyle,
but Your lifestyle! The one that you have purposively come to create!

These sessions will change You from the “Inside-Out!

The collaborative approach is all about getting life’s balance right, helping you as an individual be consistent with your actions, through your motivation, beliefs and ultimately the way that you feel about yourself from start to finish.

The collaborative approach Program will Gently Guide You into your ideal Body weight and mindset
just as, simply, automatically and naturally,
as a blink of your eye.
No need for conscious intervention
(Free of thought)

Allow your subconscious mind to handle your desired weight loss objectives?
Why not purposely Automate this process and allow it to function right there alongside your breathing and your heartbeat?

 Why not let your subconscious mind lead the way to your ideal weigh
Get in touch, I can help you with this!

*Your absolute commitment and engagement to this process will see you through to the results that you seek and therefore are essential.