Weight Loss and Obesity in Australia Today.

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Weight Loss and Obesity in Australia Today.

BLOG 25-06-2018
Brian William Smith
Mod Psychology | NLP MPrac | MH | PMAHA
Master Mindfulness Practitioner | Thought Field Therapy | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
AHA Qld Workshop Co-ordinator | Treasurer.

Weight Loss and Obesity in Australia Today.

Science based fact has verified that Neuro Linguistic Programming is useful for people struggling to lose weight as it addresses the issues associated with over eating such as confidence, self-esteem, motivation and negative coping strategies. NLP not only helps people to identify and resolve the issues that cause them to over eat, it also helps them to implement strategies for long term health goals. Furthermore, Clinical Hypnotherapy is very effective in weight management as it can help by allowing you to overcome unconscious obstacles which prevent you from losing weight and from keeping weight off after reaching your goal weight. Successful weight loss is as much about re-educating your unconscious mind as it is about adopting healthy eating habits which Hypnotherapy is a highly effective way of doing this. Dr. Stephen Gurgevich notes that hypnosis reinforces motivation, self-discipline, and willpower necessary for weight loss.

Cautioning that hypnosis is no silver bullet, he claims that the suggestions offered during hypnosis can help people change their behaviour and attitudes about eating, physical activity, shopping for food, and restaurant dining. According to Gurgevich, clinical hypnotherapy can remove psychological obstacles to weight loss and strengthen the ego, as well as encourage changes in body image, metabolism, and the body’s set point – its comfortable weight.

Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. In addition, being overweight can restrict the ability to control or manage chronic disorders.
Almost 2 in 3 adults or 67% are overweight or obese and the staggering statistics reveal that today in 2017, 10% more adults are overweight than in 1997 and with 1 in 4 children or 25% being grossly overweight and additionally 15% of people living in outer regional and remote areas are also overweight or obese compared to their city cousins. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-statistics/behaviours-risk-factors/overweight-obesity/overview


Our health system must act to ensure its alignment to our country’s health challenges and policy makers must be able to compare the effects of different conditions that cause ill-health and premature death. Burden of disease analysis considers both the non-fatal burden (impact of ill-health) and fatal burden (impact of premature death) of a comprehensive list of diseases and injuries, and quantifies the contribution of various risk factors to the total burden as well as to individual diseases and injuries. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-statistics/health-welfare-overview/australias-health/overview

Healthy eating and physical activity are very important for a healthy active life. Maintaining your weight means balancing the energy going into your body (as food and drink) and the energy being used for growth and repair, for physical activity, and to keep your bodily functions in good working. An excess in energy intake, even a small amount over a long period, will cause weight gain. Children and adolescents need enough nutritious food to grow and develop normally. Older people need to keep physically active and eat nutritious foods to help maintain muscle strength and a healthy weight. http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/viewTopic?readform&Topic=Health/Health%20Conditions%20and%20Risk%20Factors&StartE2=1&StartE3=6&StartE4=1

Have and amazing day!!!
Look forward to talking again next week.


  1. Ellen says:

    interesting article. Clinical hypnotherapy worked for me to loose weight.

    • Brian Smith says:

      Thank you Ellen for your comment and it is gratifying to read that Clinical Hypnotherapy worked for you.
      There is a growing movement towards bring Hypnotherapy into mainstream practices and by doing this it enhances the opportunity for reliable, safe and effective care.
      Evidence based practitioners decide upon therapeutic approaches and client care based upon the most current independent research available.
      Researchers are currently exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations, including pain management for military personnel and veterans, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, and programs to promote healthy behaviours.