While that’s true, what the headlines and statistics about weight and nutrition don’t tell you, is the underlying causes for obesity in America. There are many. But the patients I see, and whom I can help, are usually the ones who have been trying and trying for decades to lose weight, and have been unsuccessful, because they haven’t been treating the real cause for the extra pounds that they carry around: emotional scars.
I am one of the first hypnotherapists in the US to receive training by the original developer, Sheila Granger, and was excited to offer this therapy to patients in desperate need of options. What I’ve learned from patients is that while weight gain can be solved quickly by reducing calories, in the long term, treating the underlying emotional causes through hypnotherapy, provide more lasting results.
- A father tells his friend “This is my chubby boy.”
- When a girl doesn’t get invited to a party, her mother bakes cookies for her to feel better.
By the time people come to see me, most have tried at least three diets. While their willpower was enough to follow the diet for a while, eventually they all succumbed. Why? Their minds were programmed, like a computer, to see themselves as fat, or rely on food when problems in life arose.
And when five people have died in the Los Angeles area in the past year alone from weight-loss surgery (lap-band) at clinics affiliated with the 1-800 GET-THIN campaign, it really highlights the risks associated with invasive surgery.
One of my clients, let’s call her Marsha, who has had great success with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, knew all about these solutions and their risks. She had done dozens of diets and drugs in her years of being obese, and saw every program as a road to eventual failure. But none of these solutions had dealt with the many emotional issues that were actually the causes of her weight gain.
Marsha is one of the 90% who succeeded with the program. She’s currently in school to become a nurse’s’ aide, she says she is selective of those she dates.
And don’t let physical location be an obstacle. I can do these sessions over Skype.