Sunlight Hypnosis

Imagine changing your relationship with food and exercise and developing healthier habits that will last a lifetime

I’m Paul Haynes, and I’ve been a weight loss specialist in hypnotherapy for over 20 years. I’ve helped thousands of clients lose weight from my clinics in Chester, Manchester, and London. I also offer Online sessions via Zoom or Skype.

Whatever your weight loss issues are, I’m confident I have the solutions to help you overcome them. I’m known for my unique and effective methods for achieving long-term weight loss and my work in this area has received positive media coverage in the press and lifestyle magazine.

I’ve seen such a major improvement in my ability to lose weight that I would recommend Paul to anyone who has similar problems – it felt so natural. My moods are better, and I don’t feel depressed about my weight anymore

Cordelia Sarbah, London

Advanced Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss

My weight loss hypnosis programme covers everything from reducing portion sizes, cutting out snacking, eliminating emotional eating, making better nutritional choices and, learning to lead a healthier lifestyle.

I achieve results using Advanced Hypnotherapy techniques and Neuro-Linguistic Programming and every client receives a tailor-made programme designed to help them attain their specific weight loss goals.

Virtual Gastric Band therapy is also an option for those who need to reduce their portion sizes and eat less at mealtimes.

I also offer a unique treatment option called ‘Hypnopuncture’ which combines ear acupuncture and hypnotherapy.  This treatment is especially effective for those with a sluggish metabolism, because ear acupuncture can target the body’s energy channels which regulate metabolic rate.  For more information on this weight loss treatment option, please visit my Hypnopuncture page.

Five Factors To Consider For Achieving Weight Loss

Many people believe that losing weight is as simple as eating less and exercising more. However, experts suggest that it is a more complicated process.

Some individuals are genetically predisposed to gaining weight, while others may know about the right approach but lack the willpower or motivation to stick to it.

Here are some of the key factors that need addressing when considering a healthy weight loss programme:

The five factors listed below are common issues for most clients I see for weight loss and can all be helped with hypnotherapy. 

The treatments had a huge impact on my system, there were times even after only one treatment when I noticed a change in what I reached for in the fridge; and in the longer term, what I fill my trolley with in the supermarket has undoubtedly changed. I would recommend seeing Paul for weight loss absolutely 100%

Sophie Ball, London

Hypnotherapy for Better Nutritional Choices

Losing weight requires a healthy diet that usually consists of a balanced mix of protein, carbs, and healthy fats; or one of the various special diets which some people prefer to use. Consuming breakfast cereals, supermarket sandwiches, and carb-heavy evening meals regularly is not a healthy diet.

Therefore, we need to look at your current eating habits to see where they can be improved.  Better preparation and planning of meals, buying healthy ingredients, and cooking can make it easier to stick to a healthy diet.

When it comes to shopping for food or preparing a meal, we often start with good intentions of making healthy choices but can easily be tempted by the alluring options in the food aisles or give in to our carb cravings and reach for that bag of frozen fries to cook in the oven.

I can help you make nutritional choices that come from a place of inner determination to become healthier and fitter. This positive state of mind will stay with you when thinking about food.

We often make food choices unconsciously, based on our desire for instant gratification rather than considering a balanced diet. With hypnosis, we can learn to make choices based on future benefits, which makes losing weight much easier. Once your unconscious mind learns to support healthier choices instead of fighting against them, you will see positive changes in your diet and overall health.

After my last session I’ve found I have completely not been tempted by the free biscuits and drinks in the office. I just seem to stick to my routine of green tea and breakfast in the morning and then eat again at lunch and dinner

Rathini Tharmakulasingam, Morden, Surrey

Stop Snacking With Hypnotherapy

Eating between meals is one of the most common reasons that clients report as their main challenge in losing weight.

Whether it’s indulging in mid-morning or afternoon tea with biscuits, frequent visits to the vending machine at work during stressful times, or consuming savoury snacks after dinner, all of these habits lead to unnecessary eating and can result in unhealthy weight gain.

There are several reasons why people tend to snack, including a dip in blood sugar levels during mid-morning or afternoon, habit formation triggered by stress or routine events such as tea breaks or relaxing in the evening, and peer pressure from colleagues at work when cakes are brought in for birthdays and other occasions.

However, all of these snacking scenarios can be addressed with the help of hypnotherapy. For example, suggestions can be given to your unconscious to encourage you to eat more protein and fewer carbs at breakfast or lunch, which can help reduce blood sugar dips.

Furthermore, NLP techniques can be used to retrain your mind and make it easier and even enjoyable for you to say ‘no’ to habitual snacking and temptations at work.

Normally, when I have a stressful weekend because of my significant other, I go straight to the refrigerator and just eat whatever is there. This week, after my session, I didn’t – I basically just put on my pyjamas and went to bed. I was angry, I was frustrated, but I didn’t feel the need to eat

Judy-Ann Thomas, London

Curbing Comfort Eating With Hypnotherapy

For many people, comfort eating can become a coping mechanism for dealing with negative emotions like boredom, anxiety, unhappiness and loneliness.  Sometimes this a learnt behaviour from childhood when our parents gave us our favourite treats when we were upset.  But in a world where we are often surrounded by food, eating can be a common response to unwanted feelings.

Having the occasional treat to cheer ourselves up is perfectly fine, but being psychologically dependent on food to change our unwanted emotional states can become problematic for those wishing to control their calorie intake.

Studies indicate that people who turn to food for comfort are more likely to develop eating disorders.

Comfort eating can all too easily sabotage your weight-loss intentions and often leads to eating too many high-carb, sweet and fatty foods.

There are two components to the issue – firstly, there is the negative emotion which is fuelling the behaviour, i.e. stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness or loneliness. Secondly, there is the coping mechanism of turning to food for comfort to distract oneself from the emotional discomfort.

Feelings and emotions are not experiences we can normally switch off by just thinking about them, they arise within us from our unconscious mind and sometimes we are not even sure why they have been triggered.

One of the things I can do with hypnotherapy and NLP is to change how your mind deals with negative emotions. Coping mechanisms like comfort eating are often just the unconscious mind’s automatic response to emotional discomfort because sugary, starchy foods give us an almost instant pleasant sensation and the blood-sugar spike lifts our mood temporarily. 

During hypnosis, I can help you understand that these coping behaviours are actually harmful to you. I can then suggest much healthier and more effective alternative solutions that you can then choose instead.

For example, going for a run or visiting the gym whenever you are feeling bored, stressed or lonely is a much more productive and positive response to your feelings than comfort eating and can be just as enjoyable.

I can then use NLP techniques to ensure that these new responses become your default choice when feeling negative and, with repeated instances over days and weeks, can quite soon be a new positive lifestyle habit – one which contributes enormously to helping you feel fitter, healthier and happier. 

My eating patterns have completely changed…I’ve been really aware that there have been really radical changes. Basically, before the sessions, I was a chocolate and toast addict…I would binge on these foods, especially when feeling down. But now I think I’ve switched that addiction for an exercise addiction! So it’s had a huge impact on my physical health and my mental well-being

Nikki Symington, London

Hypnotherapy For Portion Control

Research has revealed that people tend to consume more food when larger portions are served to them. The instinct to finish everything on our plate is very strong and is often instilled into us as children.

Therefore, controlling and reducing portion size is crucial for reducing the amount of calories we consume. We can also learn the healthy habit of leaving just a little food on our plate when we finish a meal.

Reducing portion sizes and avoiding the feeling of being full or bloated after a meal can be an important aspect of any weight loss programme. 

By using hypnotherapy suggestions to ensure that preparing and serving moderate portions is at the forefront of your mind at mealtimes, I can significantly increase your ability to regulate your calorie intake. 

For clients struggling with obesity and looking to lose a significant amount of weight, I offer Virtual Gastric Band Therapy.

This technique is a form of hypnosis that acts as a substitute for gastric band surgery. The therapy consists of three hypnosis sessions that aim to convince your subconscious mind that you have had a gastric band fitted. The results are similar to an actual gastric band, as you should feel fuller more quickly during meals, allowing you to reduce your calorie intake with ease. 

Although I have a busy and tiring job in the NHS I always seem to find time to exercise now

Suzie Cusick, Oxfordshire

Hypnotherapy For Healthy Living

Consuming fewer calories will certainly help with weight loss to begin with, but in the long term we often need to make changes to other areas of our life to ensure we reach our optimal weight and body shape.

The most important factor in living a healthier life is making sure we are getting enough exercise.  Unfortunately, many people struggle to find the time or motivation to be active. So many of us lead sedentary lifestyles – driving to and from work, sitting in an office, coming home to eat and then relaxing in front of the TV.

However, it is now commonly accepted that regular exercise provides innumerable physical and mental health benefits such as: preventing weight gain and helping weight loss, helping prevent serious health conditions such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, improving mood and helping with anxiety and depression, boosting energy and promoting better sleep.

The other lifestyle factor that often needs to be addressed is alcohol consumption.  In addition to the calories present in beer or wine, alcohol inhibits the liver’s ability to metabolize fat.  Consequently, the fat gets stored inside our bodies.

Also, the urge to eat carbs after consuming alcohol can be overwhelming for some individuals and be difficult to control.

If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s important to adopt a healthier lifestyle rather than just reducing calorie intake. While calorie restriction alone can help you lose some weight, it won’t be sustainable if you’re not incorporating regular exercise and limiting alcohol consumption. Furthermore, neglecting healthy living habits can lead to serious health issues in the long run.

Getting into the habit of regular exercise can be a challenge for some people – the older we get, the more entrenched we become in our habitual behaviours of getting home, making dinner, and relaxing in front of the TV.

Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques can help you get out of the rut of a sedentary lifestyle and give you the motivation and positive energy to become more active. Exercising at home or going to the gym can quickly become something we look forward to and enjoy with the help of hypnosis. 

Moderating your alcohol consumption is also something that I can help with by using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to strengthen your resolve to limit the amount you drink.

Other factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and can aid in weight loss include staying well-hydrated by drinking water regularly throughout the day, ensuring we get sufficient sleep, and managing our caffeine consumption. These factors can all be incorporated into a comprehensive weight loss hypnosis program, as needed.

Request Your No Charge Telephone Consultation!

If you would like to know more about how I can help you make that positive shift in your life then why not have an initial consultation with me for free. Book your no charge, no-obligation telephone consultation now by entering your name, phone number and email address into the contact form.

Hypnopuncture – a unique treatment to combat obesity

Since 2010, I have been using a combination of ear acupuncture and hypnosis in a treatment known as hypnopuncture. I developed this therapy several years before whilst working with an acupuncturist colleague at Middlesex University.

Hypnopuncture is especially beneficial for clients who struggle with weight loss, particularly those with a slow metabolism or a significant amount of weight to lose.

Ear acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves inserting small needles into the soft parts of the ear. This process stimulates the body’s energy channels, providing various health benefits, primarily to the digestive system and metabolism.

If you want to learn more about Hypnopuncture click here

Weight Loss – Why Work With Me?

I have helped thousands of clients lose weight since 2007, and from reading the information on this page, I hope you can see I have an in-depth understanding of the process.

All of my sessions are tailor-made for your particular issues, and some of my techniques are unique and were specifically developed for tackling weight loss problems. My work in this area has received coverage in the national press and lifestyle magazines, and I feel confident I can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

If you’re looking for help with losing weight, call me on 07367 660341 for a no-charge, no-obligation consultation.