A weight Loss Miracle. Marion and I have spent over 15 years working with people who wanted or needed to lose weight. Many who we saw were desperate for results. For some, it was all about vanity, for others it was for serious health reasons. Some just wanted to lose a few pounds to look good in their wedding dress, others like Sarah Hart, photo below went on to lose 140 pounds.
More a Technique than a Miracle
So who are we to talk about Miracles? As well as attending and presenting multiple obesity-related university presentations and training courses, I have read hundreds books on the subject of obesity. We have accumulated over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours with our overweight clients. We are specialists in weight loss. So, let me share with you then, an unusual ‘Miracle’ intervention around ‘Permanent Weight Loss’.
My 85 pound Weight Loss, seemed like a Miracle
Initially let me mention the importance of achieving weight loss using psychology, rather than old-fashioned ‘dieting approaches’. When you succeed in changing your mindset around food and eating, then you will automatically start eating for different reasons, like hunger. As a result, your weight loss will be almost effortless. Read Martins Easy Weight Loss Story Here.
Obesity is the Symptom not the Cause
At every level of medical training the student is taught, ‘Always Treat the Cause, Never the Symptom’. Imagine visiting a doctor with a pain in your chest. The doctor told you “take an Aspirin, go home and rest. The pain will go soon”. So, you go home and have a heart attack.
What do you see when you observe a severely overweight person? The excess weight you observe is the symptom of their problem, or maybe the symptom of their illness. Therefore, taking them into an operating theatre and putting a rubber band around their stomach, or alternatively, cutting their stomach in half, is never going to be the correct way to permanently solve the problem. Read up on the subject of ‘weight regain or weight creep’ on this site following bariatric surgery.
Diets Can Never Work
As with surgery, treating an obese person by placing them on a diet, will never deliver a permanent solution. Ask an overweight person the following questions. Do you eat when you are tired, sad, lonely, bored, depressed, or maybe to please someone else? I know what the answer will be, and you can probably guess as well.
Do You Ever East When You Are Hungry
So, those wishing to achieve Permanent Weight Loss must ask themselves the question. If I eat for any of those reasons, how would it even be possible for a diet to change that? The answer, of course, is that it will have zero effect, at least in the medium, or long-term. You may like to read about how you can increase your level of motivation.
A weight Loss Miracle
The Miracle of Weight Loss I want to share with you comes in some ways from the ‘Miracle Question’. The miracle question was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg, so I’m told. The story goes that Insoo came up with the idea as she was responding to a client who said: “That would take a miracle!” when asked to describe her future life, without the problems that brought her to therapy.
The Miracle of Weight Loss
The question is used by psychologists to help the client envision the future when their problem is no longer present. I started using a sort of version of the Miracle Question with weight loss clients at our clinic. It often achieved amazing results.
Relax, close your eyes
So here we go. Firstly, I would ask the client, to sit back, relax, and close their eyes. This is not hypnosis, just deep relaxation. When doing this at home, be somewhere quite, somewhere warm, somewhere where you will not be disturbed. I would tell them to just spend a few minutes, longer if they wished, to allow their mind to clear.
As with you, I would tell them to think about nothing at all, just chill. Telling them to relax and almost let their thoughts just float away. When relaxed, I would ask them to see themselves at a time in the future, say six months’ time. I would ask them to look at themselves, on the beach, or somewhere else appropriate, at their target weight.
Just Enjoy Every Second
I would tell them to stay there for a while, enjoy the positive feelings of achieving their goal. To visualise in detail what clothes they were wearing, what perfume they had on. I asked them to feel the elevated level of confidence and energy achieved by losing their excess weight. To be aware of all the positive comments they are receiving from their friends and family.
I encouraged them to stay there and enjoy it for as long as they wished. Then, I would ask them to walk backwards in time. To walk very slowly, maybe a week at a time, 26 steps. I asked them to take their time, to see the weekly changes that they had made in their life. I told them to make a mental note of each one. When they finally arrived back at ‘Today’ I asked them to open their eyes.
“And so, Susan, now you have been there, you know exactly what to do. Now let’s get on with getting you started on your weight loss journey”. The client, of course, knew instinctively what steps she needed to take. Maybe, more importantly, she knew and understood the ‘Pay Off’ of every small change she made.
The Miracle of Weight Loss
In our online Permanent Weight Loss treatment ‘My Weigh Less’ we exclusively use a proven range of psychology focused techniques. This includes the registered upgrade of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy developed at the Elite Clinic. Read our page – Psychology the Key to Weight Loss Here.
Our CBT upgrade was endorsed by Professor Windy Dryden of Goldsmiths University, and Professor Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University. You can read additional details below.
FAQ 1. Can I use this technique at home?
ANSWER: The Miracle Walking Backwards technique is perfect to use at home as part of a psychological approach to achieving permanent weight loss. If you want some additional information around weight loss and psychology, take a look at this page on this site.
FAQ 2. How many times should I, or can I use it?
ANSWER: It is fine to use the technique just as often as you wish. We would use it at least twice with clients. If the journey, and the steps back are long, then it is fine to split it over two sessions.
FAQ 3. What if I fall asleep, whilst relaxing/day dreaming?
ANSWER: That would be perfect…It is a clear indication that you have reached a deep level of relaxation. Just repeat as you wish. Many people do the exercise in bed at night just before going to sleep. Others have reported doing it in bed in the morning when they first wake up. You may also like to read our page about Hypnosis.
Psychology-Focused Weight Loss
During the twelve sessions that make up the My Weigh Less Course, we will share with you a number of Psychology Focused unique weight loss interventions that you can start to use immediately. The medically Endorsed treatment, is based around 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours, providing the treatment to over a thousand individuals. My Weigh Less delivers a Permanent Solution. Below we re-confirm the six Tips For Dieters that everyone should be following.
Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!
This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…
You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. Remember the famous Delboeuf optical illusion, because a small portion of food looks more generous when served on a smaller size plate. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.
Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, consumed, on average, around 20% less food than previously. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.
A Permanent Solution to Weight Loss
Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Are you becoming weary of your efforts, always resulting in you regaining all the lost weight? Has your approach to dieting made you fear social events?
Are you looking for a Medically Endorsed solution; one based on thousands of hours of experience? Do you dream of finding a ‘Permanent Weight Loss’ treatment? Have you searched on Google in the hope of finding a proven programme? Maybe something that doesn’t involve undertaking a restrictive diet, doing lots of exercise, or having invasive surgery… And no need to buy any “Meal Replacement” products!
My Weigh Less Downloadable Course
Read on the pages of this website how Oxford Therapeutics Ltd – ‘My Weigh Less’ is successfully delivering what is Utopia to Dieters. A Medically Endorsed, proven weight loss approach. A programme based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours. Read our page, Drop a Dress Size in 30 Days.
You can download a free MP introduction right now. No email or credit card details required, just ten minutes of your time. Find out how My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight loss goals!
Martin and Marion Shirran, the developers and joint Clinical Directors of My Weigh Less, appeared on both the Good Morning America and the This Morning Breakfast Show. Kay Lindley, photo below, lost over 105 pounds, and reversed her type 2 diabetes, following her treatment with the Shirrans.
So go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream about what it would be like to be slim and healthy. If you were at your target weight? And then imagine if you never had to go on a diet again, or be afraid of food? What if you were able to enjoy every social event? And you also had an abundance of extra energy, and improved self-esteem.
Welcome to the evidence-based My Weigh Less Master Class. A proven, psychology focused downloadable weight loss treatment, that delivers Permanent Results. It’s also based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical hours treating overweight clients. Sarah Hart, below, lost 140 pounds following her treatment. Follow this link to listen to a complimentary audio introduction of the course.
No Diets, Just Psychology
The My Weigh Less treatment is psychology-focused, built around the experience of treating over a thousand clients. The fully downloadable treatment has also been the subject of extensive real person trials. But, as with your considerations regarding any weight loss approach, do take a look at the verified case studies, and their before and after photos on the My Weigh Less Site. And afterwards, if you require additional comfort, visit the Medical Endorsement page.
consists of twelve, one-hour weight loss sessions, with the Shirrans, who have accumulated in excess of 15,000 hours of 1:1 clinical treatment time. In addition to the twelve sessions, clients receive a number of videos, animated presentations, visual aids and hypnosis sessions.
Martin Shirran below was one of first trial candidates.
is new and refreshing, incorporating the latest, science-based, behavioural change techniques. It’s also completely based on an approach that has changed the lives of over a thousand people. And now, you can also experience all the benefits, the changes in your life, and your thinking around food from the comfort of your own home. Martin, above, also went on to lose 84 pounds himself.
Permanent Weight Loss is the Goal
If you want to lose weight permanently, and have looked into different diets, and possibly even surgery, then take a step back, before you decide which approach to adopt. You don’t need to spend any money right now, but just take ten minutes to read the pages of the My Weigh Less website. After all, you have nothing to lose. There’s additional information on Martin and Marion’s Gastric Mind Band website.
Marion Shirran, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Marion is registered with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.
Martin and Marion were proud to be awarded the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.
She also looks forward to being able to share her vast experience, and help you achieve your weight loss goals. Check out our Brain Food Addiction Page here.
The Downloadable Weight Loss Solution.