Why would a practitioner who has helped people lose weight for almost two decades have a gallery of guilty pleasure foods here? Aren't diets supposed to be about willpower and deprivation? Yes, most diets are a struggle. But this is different. My hypnosis for weight loss patients do not feel deprived. How is that possible? All diets you've tried involved deprivation and an inner battle. Did you ever wonder who you were fighting? And, why it was so difficult?
If you have considerable amount of weight to lose (40 lbs. or more), the battle of wills is between you and your subconscious mind. This is your inner child. In cases of sexual abuse, the inner child needs the weight as protection to ward off men. In other cases, he/she may be packing on the pounds to get back at parents or a spouse. Rebellion and anger are often involved. It may not make any sense to your adult mind, but children see the world differently!
You may also struggle with your weight because food was used as a reward when you were a kid, or the only way to be accepted in your family was if you were heavy. I've worked with patients who were single and were afraid to date. In those cases, the extra pounds gave them an excuse not to socialize--until they got in shape. Not surprisingly, since the weight kept them from doing something scary, it seemed impossible to get trim.
Have you thought: "I'll only have one cookie" or "Just a few chips." How about a splurge to reward yourself for working out? Ever consoled yourself with a pint of Ben & Jerry's? We all have. Where do you think those impulses came from? Yes, your subconscious/inner child. They are powerful thoughts--which is why it's so difficult to change unhealthy habits encouraged by that inner voice!
Fortunately, through hypnosis we can change that voice and your inner-child messages. It's like removing half the players from one side in a tug-of-war. It gets easier to win. And, the process also makes your adult-self team stronger. That's why the effects of this method are permanent! As an adult, your subconscious is closed; nothing can change the new balance-of-power.
So, wouldn't you like to conquer your weight issue once and for all? And, what better time than now? In the early 1990s 55% of the American adult population was overweight or obese. It is now almost 72%. The obesity rate of children is rising too.
My weight loss hypnosis program was created by Zoilita Grant, MS, CCHt. She was obese for many years before she discovered hypnotherapy. Since then her weight has been normal for over 25 years. She understands!
While your weight has a great deal to do with your self-confidence and even your job success, what's most important are the effects on your health. As you probably know, overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, snoring/sleep apnea, stroke and some types of cancers (breast and colon). And, if you are a parent, wouldn't it be great to be a role model by tackling something difficult and succeeding?