The Skinny On Hypnosis

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

I confess, I didn’t know much about hypnotherapy, particularly for weight loss. The results are undeniable. To find 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 actually been around given that 1776 and has faded in and out of popularity and approval since then. Sigmund Freud used 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 doctors integrate hypnosis into their practice to assist clients manage physical pain, break practices and resolve deep mental issues.

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

A: I at first learnt about hypnosis when I was frantically having problem with my weight and eating and visited a female named Dr. Nancy Bonus. She marketed a “non-diet weight loss program” and called her method ‘visualization’. It appears that many individuals call their method visualization in an attempt to avoid any unfavorable connotations previously associated with hypnosis. The reality is, lots of programs using ‘visualization’ are using some version of hypnosis. The term ‘visualization’ doesn’t adequately explain the power of hypnosis.

The goal with hypnosis is to get past the rational or analytical 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 conscious mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are immediately drawn to brand-new behaviors without having to think about it or utilize self-control.

Q: Why would a person select hypnotherapy as a means of promoting weight loss?

A: A good reason to select hypnotherapy as a means of promoting weight loss is since hypnosis helps you surpass the critical factor and gain access to that part of the mind (the old brain) that’s like a little brat and insists, “I want cookies, I want sweet, I do not wish to exercise.” That old brain (amygdala) wants pleasure principle and benefits, it doesn’t appreciate effects or reasoning. You can reprogram that part of the mind to eagerly anticipate health, fitting in smaller sized clothing, dancing, playing, leaving medication and all the other benefits of weight loss, all of a sudden you have its cooperation. Now your conscious and subconscious mind are interacting. Your subconscious mind doesn’t care about good or bad, ought to or should not, right or wrong. The subconscious mind appears to rebel against guidelines, however it likes benefits.

Q: What would a personal session involve in terms of cost and time commitment? Do you provide private sessions through internet?

A: Private sessions can range from $75 to $300 an hour. My per session fee is $150 however I prefer to provide six-session plans for $700. I do provide coaching over the phone and I will develop an individualized hypnosis CD for the client after I’ve been dealing with them for about three weeks. The reality is, when it pertains to weight loss, the majority of people will not take advantage of just one session. Weight and eating issues are extremely intricate and often start in infancy. Solving your weight issue permanently usually requires work on emotional triggers, mental triggers, practices, self-talk and self-esteem. It also includes making changes to your environment and frame of mind associated to food, eating, enjoyable, benefits and weight.

Some clients have actually experienced injury or abuse that is the root of their weight issue. Unless injury is fixed, the weight and poor eating practices are likely to resurface once again and once again, particularly in times of tension.

Q: Could a person get the benefits of hypnotherapy on their own and how?

An individual can absolutely benefit from using a CD recording of a hypnosis session. If the CD alone appears to stop working or lose effectiveness it might be either time for a brand-new CD or time to see a specialist who can assist you get rid of roadblocks that might be standing in their way of acquiring the complete benefits of hypnosis. If a person holds core beliefs such as “I do not deserve good things, I’m worthless, Why bother, People will think I’m snooty, slutty, selfish, and so on” then hypnosis alone may not be adequate to get rid of those beliefs.

Sigmund Freud used 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 at first found out about hypnosis when I was frantically struggling with my weight and eating and went to see a female named Dr. Nancy Bonus. The goal with hypnosis is not just to picture or see something in your mind. The goal with hypnosis is to get past the rational or analytical 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 conscious mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are immediately drawn to brand-new behaviors without having to think about it or utilize self-control.

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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