The news Losing weight through hypnotherapy is very different than conventional dieting. A diet is like a never ending battle between the conscious and subconscious where calorie counting is a continuous confrontation with the temptations of food. Weight control through hypnotherapy could not be more unlike dieting because subconscious cravings are modified and aligned with the positive choices of the conscious mind. To make a bold metaphor, dieting is akin to war, whereas weight control through hypnosis is the waging of peace between the conscious and subconscious minds. The positive change from negative eating habits to healthful and sensible patterns of eating in order to lose weight and maintain weight loss, when done through a program of hypnotherapy, is a wonderfully natural experience compared with the experiences of most dieters.
My weight-loss program employs a two pronged approach. First, an attitude of greater awareness in the making of food selections and more reasonable and sensible and eating patterns are instilled during hypnotherapy. Second, this greater awareness is combined with direct suggestions which are targeted at curbing the appetite for culprit foods which play a particularly negative part in the client’s eating patterns. Additionally, various anxieties and attitudes that may be contributing to the weight gain are considered and, if appropriate, are dealt with during the session. The net result in successful hypnotherapy is a calmer, more balanced attitude towards eating. Some clients report a dramatic reduction in food cravings and in the tendency towards overeating. Others simply have a new awareness of what they are eating and are able to re-learn healthier eating patterns. The bottom line about hypnosis and weight-control is this: the goal is the development of healthier and more weight conscious eating that become a part of the client’s life. Hypnotherapy in a very real sense helps the client to become the person he or she wants to be. This is real change, and when successful these changes should last a lifetime. Of course, bad habits can always be relearned. Situations that caused the overeating to occur in the first place can recur in one form or the other. Accordingly, I recommend that when my weight loss and weight management program has been completed, the client stay in touch with herself or himself and when necessary, schedule a session which in essence acts as a “booster shot” to keep the new, healthy patterns in tack and on track.