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Weight Loss

Food, our friend and sometimes our worst foe, our comfort, yet for some causes much discomfort, our security, haven, retreat, and our strength, yet exposes the under-belly of our deepest vulnerability. We use it to celebrate our achievements and our successes and to punish our mistakes and failures. This unconscious response to food is embedded in us due to conditioning and environmental factors.

Important Factors:

Food is often used as a coping mechanism by those with weight problems, particularly when they are sad, anxious, stressed, lonely, bored, and or frustrated. In many obese individuals, there appears to be a perpetual cycle of mood disturbance, overeating, and weight gain. When they feel distressed, they turn to food to help cope, and though such comfort eating may result in temporary attenuation of their distressed mood, the weight gain that results may cause a dysphoric mood due to their inability to control their stress. The resulting guilt may reactivate the cycle, leading to a continuous pattern of using food to cope with emotions. This pattern is particularly applicable if there is a genetic predisposition for obesity or a “toxic” environment in which calorie-dense foods are readily available and physical activity is limited. Unfortunately, these circumstances are common.

Other factors include problematic eating behaviors such as “mindless eating,” frequent snacking on high caloric foods, overeating, and night eating referred to as “Binge eating” (BE) characterized by: recurrent episodes of eating during a discrete period of time and eating quantities of food that are larger than most people would eat during a similar amount of time; a sense of lack of control during the episodes; and guilt or distress following the episodes. An important differentiation between BE and bulimia/anorexia is that BE is not associated with any regular compensatory behaviors, such as purging, fasting, or excessive exercise, so the majority of individuals with BE are overweight.


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Cognitive and sub-cognitive Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Cognitive and Sub-cognitive Hypnotherapy is used as part of a program of lifestyle modification with slight food change and exercise. This cognitive conditioning combined with Hypnotherapy has been proven to be a very effective therapy model, (sometimes uncovering underlying causation) usually used in weekly sessions lasting 45-75 minutes. Within a six-month period, our clients generally would have reached their goal or lose a significant amount of their initial body weight pending on their weight goal. A higher frequency of sessions is recommended in the initial stage (first month) of Sessions.

In Sub-cognitive conditioning (Hypnotherapy), eating behaviors are associated with other activities. The behaviors become conditioned to occur together, as when a person eats nachos while watching the evening news. If these two behaviors are paired repeatedly, they become so strongly associated with one another that turning on the news alone triggers a craving for nachos. Behavior intervention involves identifying and shifting the inappropriate, environmental or other triggers and cues.

Operant conditioning uses reinforcement and consequences. A person who uses food as a reward or to temporarily attenuate stress will associate food with a more pleasurable state, which makes it more likely to become a repeated behavior..

Working on the conscious awareness of known behaviors, the relationship with food and the Subconscious triggers. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be a powerful modality to overcoming problems of overweight. Cognition influences both feelings, and behaviors, and they cannot be ignored when handling obesity. Both the behaviors and the triggers must be attended to, in the management of Weight, as a way to help individuals change their negative eating behaviors and incorporate healthy lifestyle changes. These Hypnotherapy interventions and other self-monitoring techniques (e.g. food and exercise journals), stress management, stimulus control (e.g. eating only at the dining table, drinking more water throughout the day), social support, problem solving, and sun-cognitive restructuring of negative self talk, and creating a more realistic weight loss goals, avoidance of stress triggers and challenging of self-defeating beliefs.

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