It is not about the food

I have been talking to friends and colleagues over the last few weeks about launching an awareness campaign about the feelings underneath eating disorders.  It has been really encouraging the number of people who feel strongly that obesity,  which is a serious problem in our society today.  Last night I was blown away by nine-year-old Martha Payne who has raised not only awareness of the state of school meals but has raised £119,482.10 through Mary’s Meals Charity to help feed school children in 16 countries.

Essentially, what really inspired me was that Martha did not sit around creating ‘Vision statements’ or a project plan and setting out goals and wondering who would join her campaign. Martha just told her truth and kept telling her truth and people listened because her truth meant something to others. The government, NHS and the diet industry focus on the food to overcome obesity which can lead us further away from solving the roots of the problem.  The same food and yes,  a lot of it is processed and junk is available to the whole population yet the whole population is not obese. The real question is what causes people to eat in an unhealthy way?

In my experience in working with people who want to lose weight the problem is not one of giving us more information about what we eat but an inner wisdom as to why we choose to eat what we eat.  I believe we are the shape and size that our subconscious mind believes we need to be and deserve to be. Protection and self-esteem are the driving forces.


Feel good inside and out

The subconscious mind, is a primitive tool, its main objectives are:

  1. SURVIVE,  survive at all costs (yes food is fundamental to achieving this)

It is the stay SAFE & COMFORTABLE at an emotional level which is of most interest as there is enough food and no amount of food will satisfy an emotion. This is where the journey starts.

If you have any questions just give Doreen a call on 01628 675400 or e-mail me.

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Written by Doreen
Before establishing myself as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I worked for many years in International Business in the UK and the Far East. During that time it occurred to me that I had lost touch with who I was. One brave day I resigned from my job in Hong Kong and set off on my own life’s adventure. Travelling throughout South East Asia was a feast for the mind and soul. On returning to the UK I discovered Hypnotherapy which provided a new perspective on life. The techniques empowered me to get to the root of issues, to release them and to gain new positive choices to situations. My new path began in 2000 when I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Central England Holistic Therapies. Attending training, conferences, and workshops around the world as part of my commitment to continuous growth and development for my life adventure. There is a great sense of joy from meeting like-minded people, sharing experiences and always gaining new insights. Cycling, toastmasters, travelling, pilates and volunteering at my local community arts center are some my joys in life. Reading has always been a great source of inspiration. What lights up my day is, empowering you to find your unique solution to reduce the butterflies of anxiety and self-doubt in daily life. Together we explore your inner confidence, inner calm and energy for what is important to you in your life. With your commitment we get to the root of what torments you, let it go and moving to a place of content. Allowing you to feel self-acceptance, space to make empowering choices, which create balance, so you can light up your day.