The Skinny On Hypnotherapy

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With Sheri O. Zampelli, M.S., CCH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist An Interview By Laura M. Turner, CHHP

I admit, I didn’t understand much about hypnotherapy, especially for weight loss. However the outcomes are undeniable. To discover out more, I sat down with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, weight loss coach and developer of Donate Your Weight (www.donateyourweight.com) to get the skinny. Here’s what she informed me:

Q: Sheri, What is the background or history of hypnotherapy?

A: Modern hypnosis is said to have been around because 1776 and has faded in and out of appeal and acceptance ever since. Sigmund Freud utilized hypnosis in his practice and his theory of psychoanalysis was formed based upon a few of the things he liked and didn’t like about hypnosis. Lots of therapists and medical professionals integrate hypnosis into their practice to assist customers manage physical pain, break routines and deal with deep psychological problems.

Q: What is your story as it refers to hypnotherapy? Why were you drawn to it?

A: I initially discovered hypnosis when I was frantically dealing with my weight and eating and went to see a lady called Dr. Nancy Bonus. She marketed a “non-diet weight loss program” and called her strategy ‘visualization’. It seems that many people call their strategy visualization in an effort to avoid any unfavorable undertones previously related to hypnosis. The reality is, numerous programs utilizing ‘visualization’ are utilizing some variation of hypnosis. The term ‘visualization’ doesn’t effectively describe the power of hypnosis.

The goal with hypnosis is to get past the analytical or logical part of the mind and to access the part of your mind that makes automatic, impulsive, emotionally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can assist your mindful mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are instantly drawn to new behaviors without having to think about it or utilize willpower.

Q: Why would an individual choose hypnotherapy as a method of promoting weight loss?

A: A great reason to choose hypnotherapy as a method of promoting weight loss is because hypnosis assists you get past the crucial element and gain access to that part of the mind (the old brain) that’s like a little brat and firmly insists, “I desire cookies, I desire sweet, I don’t want to work out.” That old brain (amygdala) desires pleasure principle and rewards, it doesn’t care about effects or logic. You can reprogram that part of the mind to look forward to health, fitting in smaller sized clothes, dancing, playing, leaving medication and all the other benefits of weight loss, unexpectedly you have its cooperation. Now your mindful and subconscious mind are interacting. Your subconscious mind doesn’t care about good or bad, need to or should not, right or wrong. In reality, the subconscious mind seems to rebel against rules, however it likes rewards.

Q: What would a personal session associate with regards to expenditure and time commitment? Do you use personal sessions via internet?

I do use coaching over the phone and I will develop an individualized hypnosis CD for the client after I’ve been working with them for about three weeks. The reality is, when it comes to weight loss, a lot of people will not benefit from only one session. Solving your weight problem permanently usually needs work on psychological triggers, psychological triggers, routines, self-talk and self-confidence.

Some customers have experienced injury or abuse that is the root of their weight problem. Food becomes a buddy and excess weight becomes a security blanket. Unless injury is dealt with, the weight and poor eating routines are likely to resurface once again and once again, especially in times of stress. However, it is possible to deal with these problems and take back your power if you are willing to devote to the process.

Q: Could an individual get the benefits of hypnotherapy on their own and how?

A person can absolutely benefit from utilizing a CD recording of a hypnosis session. If the CD alone seems to stop working or lose efficiency it may be either time for a brand-new CD or time to see an expert who can assist you get rid of roadblocks that may be standing in their way of gaining the complete benefits of hypnosis. If an individual holds core beliefs such as “I don’t be worthy of good things, I’m worthless, Why bother, People will think I’m snooty, slutty, selfish, etc.” then hypnosis alone may not be adequate to get rid of those beliefs.

Sigmund Freud utilized hypnosis in his practice and his theory of psychoanalysis was formed based on some of the things he liked and didn’t like about hypnosis. A: I initially found out about hypnosis when I was frantically struggling with my weight and eating and went to see a lady called Dr. Nancy Bonus. The goal with hypnosis is not simply to see or think of something in your mind. The goal with hypnosis is to get past the analytical or logical part of the mind and to access the part of your mind that makes automatic, impulsive, emotionally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can assist your mindful mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are instantly drawn to new behaviors without having to think about it or utilize willpower.

Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell
Susan is a freelance writer covering hypnotherapy, hypnosis and general health and wellbeing topics. Susan also writes about NLP and PSYCH-K.
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