I was fortunate to be involved in a lot of physical fitness growing up and throughout adulthood. Yes, I've struggled with weight, food issues, depression & anxiety for many years. I was put on anti depressants after a suicide attempt at the age of 15. Now turning 45 years of age, I have been off my daily dose of any anti depressant medication thanks to Time Line Therapy and shifting my mindset using some great techniques in NLP.
The WhyWhy a shield? For individuals who’ve experienced a traumatic event, usually some kind of abuse, their weight helps them create a barrier to the outside.
For some, weight serves to minimize their looks and sexuality. In today’s society, thin is in, and if you don’t fit the mold, in theory, people will pay less attention to you and your body. Some women use their weight as protection against future abuse. According to the Survivors of Incest Anonymous:
"If for instance we perceive obesity to be unattractive, and if we believe or were told that we were abused because we were attractive, we may overeat in a misguided yet totally understandable attempt to defend ourselves from further sexual assault."
Emotional Eating - For some, weight is a consequence of emotional eating. Emotions may become too high-risk. They’ve been through so much already that they’d rather avoid any more hurt. They’d rather push down the depression, anxiety, anger, confusion or pain using food. Others may use alcohol or drugs. They may use food to numb their feelings or soothe their discomfort. Perhaps it started out as a once-in-awhile comforting treat and snow balled into a full-fledged habit: Heading for the fridge or pantry becomes an automatic reaction to upset and anxiety. WE unconsciously eat out of pure habit, before we know it the bag of chips or the tub of ice cream is all gone!
How To Heal - Whether your weight is an intentional barrier, a consequence of emotional eating, hormonal imbalances, bad habits or a bit of everything, the following tips may help:
1. Be open to shifting your habits, mindset development is key. Seek a therapist who is trained in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy that can help at the conscious and unconscious level to elicit positive changes.
2. Seek out resources and support. Family and friends that are supportive and on board with helping you to make positive shifts in behavior and mindset. A support group, books, workshops of interest on health, wellness, nutrition and fitness
3. Be gentle with yourself, there are no failures, only learning or feedback. pick one thing per week that you want to work on and focus your attention on what you want-not what you don't want.
4. Self care. Instead of emotional eating, take a warm bath with Epsom salts and lavender essential oil, get a massage, a pedicure or reflexology.
5. Take time to heal - Heal your heart, your body and soul. Have a Reiki Energy Healing Session or learn self reiki.
6. Let go of Negative emotions, beleifs and decisions using Time Line Therapy. Negative emotions can be gone in as little as 4-5 hours. Get the results you deserve using techniques that work!
About Lynn Thier
Lynn has been working in the wellness Industry for more than 20 years and has a magical way of inspiring others to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and relish in living their best life! A Holistic Nutritionist and Cancer Coach, Making even just one of the shifts she suggests can: reduce stress, take pounds off, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, add quality years and vitality to your life. Lynn is a highly trained and Board Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy®, Hypnotherapy, and Coaching which are some of the most powerful tools for personal and professional development today. She also uses Reiki Energy Healing for herself and her clients. Lynn can assist you to make small shifts, create new healthy habits, move past obstacles, and release unwanted emotions that are holding you back from being your best self!