Being relaxed and focused on your goal can work wonders. So why don’t you teach yourself self-hypnosis. It’s simple, and it can transform how you think and feel about your weight loss journey.

Just follow these simple steps.

Take yourself to a quiet place where you know you will not be disturbed and tell yourself that you have 20 minutes to work on helping yourself.


Step One: Relax your muscles

Get comfortable, then starting with your feet and working your way to your head tense and relax all the muscle groups in your body one by one. If after tensing and relaxing a certain muscle group it still feels tense do it again.


Step Two: Breathe

  • Breathe deeply hold let go
  • Repeat the process
  • Say to yourself ‘I am 2 times as relaxed’
  • Repeat the process
  • Say to yourself ‘I am more relaxed still’
  • Breathe normally
  • Focus on your breathing
  • Feel the air going down
  • Do this 10 times
  • Each time say – ‘deeply relaxed’


Step Three: Clear your mind

  • Notice the random thoughts in your mind
  • Acknowledge each thought as it appears in front of you
  • Say to the thought ‘come back later’
  • Let it drift away watch it get smaller and smaller
  • Repeat with next thought that comes
  • Continue until the thoughts slow down
  • Let your subconscious take over (you may hear or see a kaleidoscope of images)


Step Four: Visualise

Take yourself to a favourite safe place – perhaps a walk through a wood,  or a lovely beach you choose. What you choose will be right for you. Settle down there and enjoy your time with yourself – this is time just for you


Step Five: self esteem

Visualise a mirror

See yourself looking into a mirror; see your reflection looking back at you


  • Your image changing to the you you want to be
  • Make that image as clear and as brightly coloured as you can
  • Turn from the mirror and see all the bad foods you used to eat in a heap, it is horrible, watch as that heap begins to disintegrate, focus on it and make sure every bit of it disappears
  • Look to another part of the picture and see all the foods you now like to eat. As you look at them they become brighter and even more attractive


Step Six: Return

When you know that you have seen that image as strongly as you can today

Look back into the mirror and see the new you, very bright

Say ‘see you soon’

Turn away and walk back to your safe place


Step Seven: End

Wake…stretch. . .enjoy the feeling