Desperate about Obesity
Del, I am realizing, now that I am 100+ lbs overweight, that I need serious help. I am 31 years old, 5’ 3”. I weighed myself this morning and I am appalled at this. It is the most I’ve weighed in my life. I’ve tried diets, even Weight Watchers, but I seem to keep going back to the “old routine”. I find myself in the drive-thru at fast food restaurants without fully realizing I’d gone there; it’s become automatic. Or, I’ll go up to talk to someone at their desk at work and they’ll have a dish of M&Ms and I’ll grab a few and pop them in my mouth before I realize I’ve done it. I just simply don’t realize I’ve done these things until afterwards, and then I’m asking myself “Why did you do that? You KNOW you are trying to lose weight!” I’m at my wits end. I need help. Can you help me? What is your weight program like?
I know what it is like to struggle with getting rid of extra pounds that have collected over the years. Here is the only way I got rid of my own excess weight. After making a list of all the reasons I had the weight on – habits, anger and other emotions, comments and actions of others in my earlier years, etc., I created a hypnotic tape for myself, and used it for a short time. It was amazing at how quickly I responded. I found that it was the only way I could change my habits in such a way that they became natural and life-long. It is several years later, and I have not returned to those habits, I eat one-third less, and have dropped 80 pounds. I have done this by paying attention to all of the things I believed were related to my own over-weight problems, and including them in the recording. I work the same way with my clients when I counsel and use hypnosis.
In working with weight management, before the first visit I send some forms for the client to fill out. They either can find this annoying or, as many claim, very enlightening in terms of their journey. These forms are designed to know a little about you, and what concerns you. This supplies me with helpful information about you and your history prior to your visit, and helps the intake/interview move along more smoothly.
The first visit lasts between 1-3/4 to 2 hours. I ask more questions about your background and your habits so that I can create a program specific, for you. Before our next visit, I take about an hour, outside of sessions, to summarize your responses, and determine where we begin that will be the most effective in helping you make the changes you wish to make.
At our next session, we go over that program, and usually have our first hypnosis session. Minimum time is five sessions after the intake; for extreme weight needs, it can be longer. If someone has just recently gained ten pounds, and rarely has had to struggle with weight then, probably, they aren't going to need that many sessions. However, if there is something going on in a person's life that is causing them to gorge or eat automatically, turn to food for comfort or reward, or there are other emotional needs, then the five sessions are a minimum. Only on very rare occasions have I found one session sufficient, when it comes to weight control.
If you want a hypnotist who will just give you suggestions about how you will eat or not eat, etc., then it would be wise for you to seek out someone else. Anyone who comes to me must be willing to deal with underlying issues related to the over or under weight, should there be any.
Early in those weeks together, if it appears that eating habits aren't automatically being corrected by hypnotic suggestions alone, then I check with your subconscious mind (deeper self, wisdom self, higher consciousness - whatever you want to call it) as to where the problem lies. I have a big "tool-kit" so I usually find something that will work to uncover whatever is necessary. And it happens for the client at either an unconscious level, where they don't have to really know about it consciously, or it happens in a way that allows the client to understand it at a conscious level. Either way, you are released to absorb the suggestions for changes easily and with happy results. I don't promote a special "diet" you must follow, but am most willing to support a healthy program if you are on one (like Weight Watchers, OEA, etc.). My methods and suggestions are such that your changes should come easily and naturally, without feeling deprived.