The most significant and fundamental part of any weight issue is in the emotional basis for the out-of control feeding frenzy behavior that comes after negative feelings, coupled with low self-esteem – all in an attempt to feel better (get it: comfort food?). Being overweight is rarely all about bad eating habits or addictions to food. As I have noticed over my many years of working with individuals: All addictions are an attempt to give to ourselves. The point is: There’s nothing wrong with giving to yourself, you just need to find healthier and more effective ways to do it.
The reality is that feeling better is the least of their problems. Addictions are an unconscious behavior (driven by the subconscious mind). In the end, those negative emotions that are felt and negative self talk that is so rampant are as a result of how they think of themselves, how others think of them, leaving them in a clinically depressive and anxious state that takes them back to those bad habits in order to feel better again–all in an attempt to give to themselves a better feeling.
See the cycle? If you are overweight, you most likely know the cycle and see the painful results in the mirror or when you’re out trying to buy something to wear that looks flattering on you. It is so hard to accomplish this goal and is often never achieved.
Hypnosis, on the other hand, is the one process that can help reprogram your mind, emotions and behavior to feel better and behave in ways that will change your body by changing your mind. Hypnosis is not magic or an instant fix, unlike what is shown on TV or in the movies, but it can help easily and quickly change years of those old habits.
Yet, if change is possible, as hypnosis research strongly indicates, the retraining of the mind and emotions being the key, and must be reinforced for long-term success! Desire, participation and time are what I’m talking about – together with an effective
certified clinical hypnotherapist – can be the key to open up and create a new you, a healthier you, a happier person who can find the size he/she was meant to be.