Weight Loss Through Hypnosis
More Effective Than Diet Programs?

Many individuals become overweight when they begin to use food to satisfy an emotional need; to compensate for something they feel is missing in their lives. Some overeat to compensate for an unpleasant experience. Others eat to reward themselves, or possibly for entertainment. Some want to be noticed, and many use a large body to offset a small ego. Food can be used to compensate for a lack of love, to offset fear, to overcome frustration, to deal with boredom, or sometimes even to avoid sex.

Often, the reasons they began overeating are anchored in their past; some emotional event that caused them to begin eating for security, self-preservation or protection. The memory of the event remains sealed in the subconscious mind, even if they have consciously forgotten it.

For these people, dieting alone will not be enough to lose the weight and keep it off. They often view the diet as a short-term program; and look forward to achieving their weight goal so they can return to eating "normally". Once they meet their goal, they reward themselves with the huge meals or heavy deserts that they have been craving; and the weight quickly returns.

Dieting never eliminates the subconscious need for excess food. It’s just a form of self-torture they go through, until they eventually give in to their subconscious desires. They may go up and down the scale continuously, never letting go of the desire for excess food.

A hypnotherapy program will do more than just modify an individual’s behaviour. It addresses all issues, which may be affecting their eating habits. The hypnotherapist will ask: "When do you overeat? Where do you overeat?" And most importantly, "Why?"

The Hypnotherapist will also help examine the client’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Do these areas of self-image require strengthening?

Your hypnotherapist will assist in finding out the root cause which led to the current attitude toward food. This is the first step in eliminating the subconscious desire for excess food.

The second step will be to instill a new attitude toward eating, such as "I am satisfied with small amounts of healthy food". New eating habits are formed, that will last a lifetime. The weight easily stays off; and the roller coaster ride is over.

If you would like assistance in this area, please contact Clinical Hypnotherapist, Jackie Maclean in the Langley & Vancouver areas of British Columbia, Canada or visit www.thepowerwithin.ca.